Magnolia Peanut, Bird Seed Mix Recall

US/Silver Spring: Magnolia Bird Farm recalls some Peanuts, Bird Seed Mixes due to Salmonella hazard. FDA:

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The company reports these products may contain Sunland brand Peanuts as an ingredient. These Peanuts are now subject to a North American-wide recall and involve numerous peanut-based foods from many manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

About Salmonella poisoning in Animals:
According to the FDA, animals with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some animals will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. It is important to note that infected but otherwise healthy looking animals can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. Always wash your hands thoroughly after feeding, petting or performing other activities with animals. Learn about Salmonellosis from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”):

Publix Cake Recall [US]

US/Silver Spring: Publix Super Markets recalls 45 different Cake Products due to Listeria hazard. #FDA:

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About Listeria poisoning:
The bacteria that cause Listeriosis (Listeria poisoning) most often produce a gastrointestinal illness that can be quite serious or even fatal. Listeriosis in pregnancy, for example, may cause a miscarriage or fetal death. In other cases, people can develop Septicemia (a serious blood infection) or Meningitis (an inflammation of the covering of the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges).

You can learn about Listeriosis from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”):

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NHTSA Vehicle Recalls

US/Washington: As of Saturday, November 17, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted 24 vehicle or tire recalls so far this month. Are yours listed?

Turkana Valley Dried Apricot Recall

US/Silver Spring: Turkana Food recalls some Turkana Valley Dried Apricots due to undeclared sulfites, a known allergen. FDA:

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About Sulfite Allergies:
For some people, Sulfites/Sulphites are a source of urgent, dangerous and possibly life-threatening allergic reactions. Learn more about food allergies from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”):

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