CareBears Pacifier Recall

US/Washington: IDM Group recalls some CareBears Pacifiers due to choking hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/depMo

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12254.html

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Mexican Mango Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: North American Produce recalls some Mexican-sourced Mangoes due to Salmonella Braenderup bacterial hazard. CFIA: http://ht.ly/delc3

Direct link: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20120824e.shtm

About Salmonella Poisoning:
Salmonellosis (Salmonella poisoning) is a very common type of food poisoning caused by the Salmonella bacterium. Although there are thought to be over 2,000 different kinds of these bacteria, only a comparative few make humans sick. Salmonella serotype “Typhimurium” and Salmonella serotype “Enteritidis” are thought to the two most common types in North America.

In young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems, Salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. Even in otherwise healthy people, Salmonellosis may cause high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. In rare cases, however, Salmonellosis can cause more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected Aneurysms) Endocarditis and Arthritis.

You can learn more about Salmonellosis from Health Canada at: http://ht.ly/eRVGG

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True Nutrition Whey Product Recall [US]

US/Silver Spring: True Nutrition recalls various Whey Products due to undeclared milk ingredients, an allergen. FDA: http://ht.ly/dehA9

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm316891.htm

About Milk Allergies:
According to the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”), milk allergies are very common, especially in infants and young children. Estimates range from 1% to 2% of all kids suffer from a milk allergy. There is also some anecdotal evidence that as we age, we lose the ability to digest milk products (although this condition is technically classified as an intolerance, rather than a full-blown allergy).

You can learn more about food allergies from the National Institutes of Health: http://1.usa.gov/IZWUlm

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NHTSA Vehicle Recalls

US/Washington: As of Saturday, August 25, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted 57 vehicle or tire recalls so far this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/5G8bb

Protica Protein Shake Recall

US/Silver Spring: Protica recalls some Protein Shake Drinks due to Botulism hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/de9wR

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm316820.htm

Botulism is a rare but serious illness caused by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Learn about Botulism from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”): http://1.usa.gov/HLOr3Q

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