Business, Health, Sci-Tech

Grimmway Farms recalls certain carrot products due to Salmonella risk

BALTIMORE, MD—Grimmway Farms has voluntarily issued a recall of certain carrot products because they may have been contaminated with Salmonella. “The recall was initiated as a result of a routine, internal company test, said Grimmway Farms President and CEO Jeff Huckaby. “The health of our customers and the integrity of our products are our highest priorities, and we will continue …


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St. Jude Medical agrees to pay $27 million for allegedly selling defective heart devices

BALTIMORE, MD—St. Jude Medical, Inc. has agreed to pay $27 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act that, between November 2014 and October 2016, it knowingly sold defective heart devices to health care facilities that, in turn, implanted the devices into patients insured by federal healthcare programs. St. Jude was acquired by Abbott Laboratories in January 2017. The …


Avanti Frozen Foods recalls frozen shrimp, Dole recalls blueberries

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Two food recalls have been announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Avanti Frozen Foods Shrimp Recall Avanti Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd, due to an abundance of caution, is recalling certain consignments of various sizes of frozen cooked, peeled, deveined, shrimp (with some packaged with cocktail sauce) sold in various unit sizes, because it has the potential to …

Banner Smoked Fish recalls smoked fish products due to possible Listeria risk

UPDATE: This recall has been expanded. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—Banner Smoked Fish is voluntarily recalling its smoked fish products within expiry, in all package sizes, all package types, and all lots. The recall is because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young …

Natural Balance cat food recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling some of their cat food products due to possible contamination with Salmonella. This was discovered from a routine state surveillance sample from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Products were distributed nationwide in the U.S. via both retail and online distribution. No customer complaints or illnesses have been reported to date, and …

Maryland reports biggest drop in COVID-19 cases nationwide, Johnson & Johnson vaccine reintroduced

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has announced that Maryland’s COVID-19 metrics are among the best in the country. Maryland saw a 43% drop in new COVID-19 cases over the past week—the biggest drop in the country.  According to the Centre for Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases, Maryland also has the lowest transmission rate in the country, and is the only state …

Jule’s Foods issues voluntary recall of Jule’s Foods products due to possible health risk

BALTIMORE, MD—Jule’s Foods of Carlsbad, CA is voluntarily recalling all Jule’s Foods products, because the product was potentially contaminated with Salmonella. Products include: Jule’s Cashew Brie (Classic) – UPC: 860388001507 – all expiration dates Jule’s Truffle Cashew Brie – UPC: 860388001514 – all expiration dates Jule’s Black Garlic Cashew Brie – UPC: 860388001552 – all expiration dates Jule’s Artichoke Spinach Dip – UPC: 860388001569 …

MDH, Baltimore County to pause distribution of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine over safety concerns

UPDATE: Baltimore County has issued a statement indicating that the Department of Health will discontinue use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine… Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—On Tuesday morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the statement below about recent reports of adverse reactions to the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) …