Family, Health, Sci-Tech

Maryland Department of Health issues consumer advisory for enoki mushrooms due to Listeria risk

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health is warning consumers not to eat enoki mushrooms produced by Shandong Youhe Biotechnology Co Ltd. in Shandong Province, China, because of potential contamination with Listeria bacteria. Samples collected and tested by MDH in early January were positive for the Listeria bacteria. MDH is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other states …


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Wegmans recalls products containing micro greens, sweet pea leaves, cat grass due to Salmonella risk

ROCHESTER, NY—Wegmans Food Markets is issuing a voluntarily recall on its products containing micro greens, sweet pea leaves, and cat grass because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often …


Two biotech company presidents indicted in Maryland for securities fraud schemes

BALTIMORE, MD—Two biotech company presidents have been indicted in Maryland in connection with a securities fraud scheme. A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Nader Pourhassan, 59 of Lake Oswego, Oregon, and Kazem Kazempour, 69, of Potomac Maryland, for their roles in schemes to defraud investors in CytoDyn Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company based in Vancouver, Washington. …

Lidl recalls chocolate Advent calendars due to Salmonella risk

ARLINGTON, VA—The FDA has announced that some chocolate Advent calendars that were sold at Lidl stores are being recalled. Lidl US has announced a voluntary recall for the 8.4 oz Favorina branded Advent Calendar (Premium Chocolate with a Creamy Filling) due to potential Salmonella contamination. This voluntary recall was issued because some items may be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is …

Frozen raspberries sold in Maryland recalled due to possible Hepatitis contamination

WAHSINGTON—Exportadora Copramar is recalling 1,260 cases of James Farm frozen raspberries due to the potential of the product being contaminated with Hepatitis A. U.S. Food and Drug Administration testing indicated the presence of Hepatitis A in James Farm branded frozen raspberries identified by UPC Code: 76069501010 and Lot Code – 22-165. Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results …

Smoked salmon sold at Giant Food stores in Maryland recalled due to possible Listeria risk

BALTIMORE, MD—Seven Seas International USA, LLC of St. Petersburg, Florida is voluntarily recalling 540 cases of Giant Food Private Label Sockeye Smoked Salmon, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals …

Nestle recalls limited quantity of Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Tubs due to potential presence of plastic film

ARLINGTON, VA—Nestlé USA is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough tubs from NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® due to the potential presence of soft plastic film. This voluntary recall is isolated to three batches of Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough tubs from NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® that were produced August 1-3, 2022. These products were …

Nestle recalls Toll House Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough with Fudge Filling products due to possible presence of plastic pieces

ARLINGTON, VA—Nestlé USA is initiating a voluntary recall of ready-to-bake refrigerated NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® STUFFED Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough with Fudge Filling products due to the potential presence of white plastic pieces. This voluntary recall is isolated to NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® STUFFED Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough with Fudge Filling products that were produced between June and September 2022. These products …