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

(Photo: jocey01_y)

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)

453 Illnesses, 5 Deaths Connected To Tainted Peanut Butter

453 Illnesses, 5 Deaths Connected To Tainted Peanut Butter

The peanut butter recalls just keep on coming — as an outbreak of salmonella that has sickened 453 people and contributed to 5 deaths in 43 states continues.

http://consumerist.com/2008/09/30/theres-a-pretty-nasty-e/

There’s a pretty nasty e. coli outbreak going on in Michigan and Illinois — apparently “industrial” sized bags of lettuce from a Michigan company called “Aunt Mids” have been contaminated. Among those affected were students at Michigan State and the University of Michigan and some inmates at Lenawee County Jail. [Michigan Department Of Community Health & Progressive Grocer] (Thanks, Alex!)

Did China Cover Up The Melamine Milk Scandal Because Of The Olympics?

Did China Cover Up The Melamine Milk Scandal Because Of The Olympics?

The New York Times says that China’s state-controlled media has admitted that “one of China’s biggest dairy producers received consumer complaints about its baby milk formula as early as December 2007 — much earlier than previously thought and nine months before the producer ordered a nationwide recall because of concerns that the formula had been adulterated with a toxic industrial chemical.”

Melamine Tainted Dairy Products Sicken 53,000 Children, Nearly 13,000 Hospitalized

Melamine Tainted Dairy Products Sicken 53,000 Children, Nearly 13,000 Hospitalized

China’s chief quality supervisor was replaced today as the total number of children sickened from dairy products tainted with melamine (the same substance that was found in contaminated pet food last year) grew to 53,000. Nearly 13,000 children have been hospitalized and 4 have died. Products manufactured by 22 companies were found to contain melamine, says Bloomberg.

10,000 Babies May Have Consumed Poison Milk

10,000 Babies May Have Consumed Poison Milk

Remember melamine, last year’s pet-killing poison? It’s back with a vengeance, and this year it wants Chinese babies. As many as 10,000 may have consumed melamine-laced milk powder, according to authorities. Even worse, a New Zealand company detected the poison weeks ago but couldn’t convince local officials to issue a recall. Only after New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark demanded action did the Chinese recall the death milk.

E. Coli: FDA Will Allow Spinach, Lettuce To Be Irradiated

E. Coli: FDA Will Allow Spinach, Lettuce To Be Irradiated

For the first time ever, the FDA is going to allow manufacturers to irradiate produce at levels that can kill bacteria that causes food-borne illness, says the New York Times. The produce in question, spinach and iceberg lettuce, have, in recent years, been linked to widespread outbreaks of serious illnesses.