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CDC, FDA warn of non-viral hepatitis, liver failure tied to ‘Real Water’ drink

BALTIMORE, MD—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration have launched an investigation into “Real Water” brand alkaline water after cases of acute non-viral hepatitis and liver failure were reported by consumers. The CDC and FDA were notified of five cases of acute, non-viral hepatitis in children by the Southern Nevada Health District on March …


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Maryland Department of Health issues consumer advisory for La Cieba, La Colonia, Selectos Latinos cheeses amid contamination concerns

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health is warning consumers not to eat the following cheeses under the brand names La Cieba, La Colonia, and Selectos Latinos until further notice, as they may be contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus (Staph) and E.coli bacteria: Cuajada el Terron Queso Morolique con Chile Queso Con Loroco Queso Con Chile Queso Frijolero Queso Duro Blando Salvadoreno …


Bravo Packing expands nationwide pet food recall due to Salmonella, Listeria risk

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Bravo Packing, Inc. of Carneys Point, NJ is expanding the previously announced voluntary recall of two pet food products to now include all pet food and bones in all package sizes. During a U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspection, samples collected tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes and resulted in a recall due to the potential health risks …

Listeria outbreak prompts additional product recalls

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A recent Listeria outbreak has prompted additional product recalls, according to U.S. Food & Drug Administration. El Abuelito Recall In addition to the products listed here, El Abuelito Cheese of Paterson, NJ is recalling all Queso Fresco (Fresh, soft cheese), Quesillo (Oaxaca, string cheese), and Requeson (Ricotta) products, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, …

Home Depot recalls Wood Windsor Dining Chair sets due to fall hazard

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Home Depot has announced a recall of their StyleWell Wood Windsor Dining Chair Sets. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that the chair’s back can detach, posing a fall hazard to consumers.  Around 3,100 units are affected by the recall. Home Depot has received 17 reports of the chair’s back detaching from the chair base. No injuries have …

CDC: Listeria outbreak tied to Hispanic-style fresh, soft cheeses

UPDATE: This recall has been expanded to include additional products. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked a Listeria outbreak to various Hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses. On Tuesday, February 16, Connecticut officials found Listeria in samples of El Albuelito brand queso fresco cheese collected from a store where a sick person …

Edsal recalls 2.2 million shelving units, Nautilus recalls select Bowflex barbells

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced two important product recalls this week. Edsal Shelving Recall Edsal is recalling approximately 2.2 millions of its 5-Tier Muscle Rack Heavy Duty Steel Shelving Units used to store heavy items. The company says the shelves can fail to support the 800-pound weight load as stated on the packaging, posing an injury hazard …

Bob Evans recalls pork sausage, Publix recalls Steam In Bag products

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Two important food product recalls were announced on Friday. Bob Evans Pork Sausage Recall Bob Evans Farms is recalling approximately 4,200 pounds of pork sausage product that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically thin blue rubber, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. The raw, pork sausage item was produced on December …