Toxic PCB Contamination At Walmart Return Center Leads To Evacuation, Lawsuit

Toxic PCB Contamination At Walmart Return Center Leads To Evacuation, Lawsuit

Hundreds of workers at an Indianapolis Walmart returns processing center may have been contaminated with a toxic substance last month. While the center was evacuated and employees are now undergoing medical tests, one employee has filed a lawsuit against the mega-retailer. [More]

FDA Announces Proposed Rule To Safeguard Food During Transportation

FDA Announces Proposed Rule To Safeguard Food During Transportation

No on likes salmonella in their peanuts or listeria on their cantaloupe, or in any of their food for that matter. While contamination can occur in just about every step of the food production process, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is taking the final steps to make sure the transportation of food isn’t the problem by setting new criteria for the transport of food. [More]

Environmental Protection Agency Says Beach Sand Can Make You Sick

The beach has all sorts of ways to punish you for daring to relax and enjoy life. The sun can burn you and give you cancer, while the water can drown and poison you. Then there’s the sand, which can contain pathogens that make you feel like a Patriots fan the day after yet another crushing Super Bowl humiliation at the hands of the Giants. [More]

190 Tons Of Walmart Deli Meat Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination

190 Tons Of Walmart Deli Meat Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination

A New York company called Zemco Industries has recalled 380,000 pounds of deli meat that it distributed to Walmart under the Marketside label, because it might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Although nobody has reported any illness and healthy people aren’t usually in danger, listeriosis can kill old people, infants, and others with weak immune systems. [More]

Uh Oh, 1 Million Pounds Of Beef Is Contaminated With E. coli

Uh Oh, 1 Million Pounds Of Beef Is Contaminated With E. coli

Alright, you know the drill: go to your freezer and look for meat products labeled “EST. 8268,” which is now code for everybody’s favorite stomach bug: E. coli. The Valley Meat Company of California announced this week that they plan to recall nearly one million pounds of ground beef contaminated with the icky stomach bug. [More]

Johnson & Johnson Hired Fake Shoppers To Buy Up Bad Motrin, Avoid Public Recall

Johnson & Johnson Hired Fake Shoppers To Buy Up Bad Motrin, Avoid Public Recall

Ever since the FDA and Congress started asking Johnson & Johnson to explain why it keeps recalling medicine, there have been references to an unpublicized “recall” that happened in November 2008. Last month, at a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, a J&J executive swore that the company didn’t mean to mislead anyone. It turns out that wasn’t exactly accurate: Bloomberg has obtained emails from J&J’s company, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, that show executives knew the secret recall would trigger an FDA reaction if the agency got wind of its full scope. [More]

Boar's Head, Dietz & Watson, Daniele Salami Recalled For Salmonella

Boar's Head, Dietz & Watson, Daniele Salami Recalled For Salmonella

Last week, 1.2 million pounds of various cured meats made by Rhode Island’s Daniele International but sold under different names were recalled due to possible salmonella poisoning. Labels the affected meats were sold under include Daniele, Dietz & Watson, Black Bear of the Black Forest, and Boar’s Head. [More]

"Moldy Smelling" Tylenol Recalled

"Moldy Smelling" Tylenol Recalled

All TYLENOL® Arthritis Pain Caplet 100 count bottles with the distinctive red EZ-OPEN caps have been recalled after consumer complaints of “an unusual moldy, musty, or mildew-like odor that was associated with nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea.” [More]

Rubber And Steel Fragments Found Inside Medication

Rubber And Steel Fragments Found Inside Medication

The FDA has sent a warning to biotech company Genzyme after particles of rubber, steel, and fibers were found in vials of five of their injectable medications. The contamination occurred during the manufacturing process, and the FDA is concerned because doctors could be, y’know, injecting garbage fragments into their patients.

Hey, Where Did All The Eggo Waffles Go?

Hey, Where Did All The Eggo Waffles Go?

Kimberly’s life just isn’t the same. Something is missing. That something: Eggo waffles. She wants to know where they have gone, and whether they will ever return to her.

Tylenol Voluntarily Recalls Children's Medicines

Tylenol Voluntarily Recalls Children's Medicines

Concerned about bacterial contamination, Tylenol is recalling certain children’s liquid medication products manufactured during a certain period in 2008. While the risk of infection is low when the medicines are ingested, still: eww, bacteria.

Another Month, Another Beef Recall

Another Month, Another Beef Recall

The summer of beef recalls continues, with the creatively named Beef Packers recalling 826,000 pounds of ground beef linked to salmonella illnesses in the western U.S.

Dunkin Donuts Pulls Hot Chocolate, Dunkaccinos Over Salmonella Scare

Dunkin Donuts Pulls Hot Chocolate, Dunkaccinos Over Salmonella Scare

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http://consumerist.com/2009/05/21/ground-beef-recall-the-usda/

Ground Beef Recall The USDA says Valley Meats LLC, of Coal Valley, Ill., is recalling approximately 95,898 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli. You can check out the labels here (PDF) and the recall notice here. [USDA]

Salmonella Found In "Critical Areas" Of Pistachio Plant

Salmonella Found In "Critical Areas" Of Pistachio Plant

The pistachio recall has been expanded after FDA inspectors found salmonella contamination in “critical areas” of Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Calif.

http://consumerist.com/2009/03/10/dont-eat-queso-fresco-fresh/

Don’t eat Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese Mexican style soft cheese and Queso Cotija Molido Mexican style grated cheese manufactured and distributed by Peregrina Cheese Corp. It might be full of Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause severe headaches, nausea, diarrhea, or miscarriages.

China Sentences Two Men To Death Over Melamine Milk Scandal

China Sentences Two Men To Death Over Melamine Milk Scandal

Two men have been sentenced to death and a third given life in prison for their involvement in the tainted milk scandal that killed at least six children and made at least 300,000 more sick.

Salmonella Spares Nation's Critical Supply Of Do-Si-Dos

Salmonella Spares Nation's Critical Supply Of Do-Si-Dos

Fear not, cookie monsters, the Girl Scouts say their eponymous wares are not affected by the salmonella-infected peanut butter responsible for at least 453 illnesses and 5 deaths. [Press Release] (Photo: tracyhunter)