Raw Alfalfa, Clover Sprout Recall [US]

US/Silver Spring: Sprouters Northwest recalls various Raw Sprouts due to Listeria hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/hcWDm

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm337098.htm

The Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Sprout Products are subject to this recall:

  • Alfalfa Sprouts (certain SKUs, sell-by dates);
  • Brocco Sandwich Sprouts (certain SKUs, sell-by dates);
  • Clover Sprouts (certain SKUs, sell-by dates); and
  • Spicy Sprouts (certain SKUs, sell-by dates).

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).

If you suspect your food is contaminated, do not eat it. Contact the retailer for a refund or replacement. Wash your hands, contaminated preparation surfaces, cutlery and serving dishes thoroughly with hot soapy water and dry. Contact your MD immediately if you experience Listeriosis symptoms.

You can learn about Listeriosis from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/IScAKJ

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EU Issues 21 Product & Vehicle Recalls

Belgium/Brussels: EU issues 21 new consumer-based product recalls; a must-read for parents, caregivers and others: http://ht.ly/hcvAF

Direct link: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/dyna/rapex/create_rapex.cfm?rx_id=495


Fried Chicken Recall

US/Washington: Advance Pierre Foods recalls some Chicken Fried Chicken Breasts due to metal fragment hazard. UDSA: http://ht.ly/hcqlH

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_010_2013_Release/index.asp

Lactated Ringers/5% Dextrose Recall [US]

US FDA RecallUS/Silver Spring: Hospira recalls some Lactated Ringers/5% Dextrose Injection solution due to mold hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/haGMG

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm336959.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Drug Product is subject to this recall:

  • Lactated Ringers and 5% Dextrose Injection, USP, 1000 mL, Flexible Container, NDC 0409-7929-09.

According to the FDA, the Drug Product is used as a source of water, electrolytes and calories or as an alkalizing agent and is packaged in a 1000 mL flexible container, lot number 05-019-JT, with an expiration date of May 1, 2013. The affected lot was distributed nationwide between June 2011 and January 2012 to wholesalers/distributors, hospitals and pharmacies. The FDA reports one confirmed customer report in which a “spore-like structured particulate, consistent with mold, was noted in the solution”.

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Hyundai Veloster FS Sunroof Glass Recall

Australia/Canberra: Hyundai recalls some Veloster FS Sunroof Glass due to fracture, laceration hazards. ACCC: http://ht.ly/hb37k

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1045089

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