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Stefano’s Foods recalls 981 pounds of Stromboli products
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Stefano’s Foods recalls 981 pounds of Stromboli products

The Charlotte, NC-based Stefano’s Foods Inc. has recalled 981 pounds of Stromboli products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to  the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The product contains eggs, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. The frozen meatball Stromboli items, produced on June...

June 25, 2017June 25, 2017by
Shredded pieces of Styrofoam packaging prompt beef recall
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Shredded pieces of Styrofoam packaging prompt beef recall

JBS USA Inc. has recalled 4,922 pounds of ground beef products produced at its Lenoir, NC, facility because they may be contaminated with extraneous materials, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The ground chuck beef items were produced on July 15.  Subject to recall are: 2-pound black Styrofoam plastic...

June 18, 2017June 18, 2017by
Amrita brand protein bars recalled because of Listeria risk
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Amrita brand protein bars recalled because of Listeria risk

More protein bars are being recalled, this time from Amrita Health Foods, because they contain ingredients supplied by Hudson Valley Foods Inc., which found Listeria monocytogenes in its production facility. The protein bars from Amrita Health Foods of Pleasantville, NY, have best-by dates well into 2018. They were distributed across the United States to retailers...

May 25, 2017May 25, 2017by
Chicken meals recalled from institutions for undeclared soy
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Chicken meals recalled from institutions for undeclared soy

Bateman in West Sacramento, CA, has recalled  approximately 20,297 pounds of poultry products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The not-ready-to-eat products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. The not-ready-to-eat chicken entrees were produced on...

May 17, 2017May 17, 2017by
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Latinos Left Out Of Clinical Trials … And Possible Cures

Two decades ago, Luis Antonio Cabrera received devastating news: He likely had only three months to live. The Puerto Rican truck driver, then 50, had attributed his growing leg pain to spending so many hours on the road. The real culprit was a malignant tumor in his left kidney that was pressing on nerves from...

May 7, 2017May 7, 2017by
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For Some Students, Hunger Is Part Of The College Experience

When Marci Maxey’s father moved to Texas to take care of her ailing grandmother last August, the Sacramento resident found herself alone for the first time in her life. She was taking classes at a community college and didn’t have a job. She had some money from her family, but it wasn’t enough to live...

May 3, 2017May 3, 2017by
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California Sued For Allegedly Substandard Medi-Cal Care

Civil rights advocates sued California on Wednesday, alleging that care provided by Medi-Cal, the state’s health program for low-income people, is substandard and disproportionately hurts Latinos — by far the largest group of enrollees. The lawsuit, filed in Alameda County Superior Court by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and the Civil Rights...

April 26, 2017April 26, 2017by
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Scope Maker Olympus Hit With $6.6 Million Verdict In Superbug Outbreak Case

A jury ordered the giant medical scope maker Olympus Corp. to pay a Seattle hospital $6.6 million in damages tied to a deadly superbug outbreak — and told the hospital to pay $1 million to a deceased patient’s family. But jurors on Monday also handed the Tokyo-based manufacturer a key win, rejecting claims that its flagship...

April 18, 2017April 18, 2017by
Salmonella Outbreak Exposes Flaw in FDA ‘Import Alert’ System
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Salmonella Outbreak Exposes Flaw in FDA ‘Import Alert’ System

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and other state and local agencies continue to investigate the  outbreak of Salmonella Kiambu illnesses, which has sickened 47 people and has already claimed one life. The CDC posted this photo with the outbreak notice, describing...

April 9, 2017April 9, 2017by
More coffee recalled because of male enhancement drugs
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More coffee recalled because of male enhancement drugs

AMPT Coffee is the third coffee product in the past year to be recalled because laboratory analysis found it contains a prescription drug, which is similar to the active ingredient in Viagra and can be deadly when combined with nitrates frequently found in heart and blood pressure medications. AMPT Life LLC shipped their coffee product, which contains the drugs Sildenafil...

April 2, 2017April 2, 2017by