SARS-CoV-2 (“Coronavirus” / “COVID-19”) Update

Logo - Living SafelyA message from the Managing Director of Recalls Direct, a global health initiative of Living Safely:

Our regional health teams, in-house clinicians and medical advisors recognize this is a difficult time for people dealing with the global SARS-CoV-2 (“Coronavirus” / “COVID-19”) pandemic. We further recognize this is a very serious, emerging and rapidly evolving situation requiring global agency cooperation. We fully support the efforts of the World Health Organization and regional heath authorities in this pandemic. If you a clinician or other heath care provider, please visit the WHO site for technical guidance here:

Due to the enormous constraints placed upon various government health provisioning and regulatory agencies at this time, however, the reporting of certain serious food, product, drug and vehicle recalls have been curtailed or eliminated. In turn, this reduces the level of reporting that we can provide to you and the thousands of other people who visit us and companies and organizations who consult our site every day.

We note this is the second serious interruption of recall information we’ve experienced over the last few years, with the first one being the 35-day long stoppage of recall notifications from December 22, 2018 until January 25, 2019 under the current presidential administration in the United States. This first stoppage, however, affected only US-based recall information. The current pandemic has understandably affected governments around the world and their ability to devote resources to food, product, drug and vehicle recalls.

During this time, we will continue to report on various recalls as best we can under the circumstances and remind everyone that “food is medicine”. One of the best ways of staying healthy is to eat nutritionally, reduce your consumption of junk food, soda and other high-carb/high-fat/high-salt foods and concentrate on healthy meals. Pay special attention to washing fruits and vegetables well before eating, cook “protein foods” such as meat, fish and poultry thoroughly and avoid unpasteurized dairy product and “soft” cheeses at all times.

Additional information:

  • Observe social distancing (this means don’t get closer than six (6) feet – two (2) meters to anyone else). Avoid crowds or gatherings of any size. The best way to avoid germs is to avoid germ carriers. Older people, infants, children and those who are otherwise immune compromised (including people with Cancer, heart disease, Diabetes and HIV/AIDS) are especially vulnerable to infection. Be careful! Avoid visiting nursing homes, hospitals and day care centers unless these visits constitute a genuine emergency.
  • Listen to physicians and public health officials. When there is a conflict between what politicians are saying and what physicians are saying, PLEASE LISTEN TO THE DOCTORS! Physicians have studied medicine for many years and have dedicated their lives to learning about diseases and helping people live longer. Politicians may have ulterior motives and give voters false hope, tell people what they want to hear, and gloss over the seriousness of medical and scientific issues.
  • If you must leave your home, please wear the best mask you can buy, find or make. If you can’t use a mask, use a thickly-woven cloth to cover your mouth AND nose. Wear gloves. Consider sunglasses (preferably the “wraparound” style) to protect your eyes from sprayed particles. If you must adjust your mask (or cloth scarf), do so with a clean, ungloved hand; then re-glove. Change your replaceable mask/filters and/or wash your cloth mask/scarf as often as you can.
  • Avoid touching “contact points”, buttons, switches, door handles, hand rails and other things that other people have touched often. Remember, the germs that cause serious disease can live on hard surfaces for days. Soft surfaces can trap germs as well. Launder your outside clothes more often. Keep outside clothes by the door rather then wearing them inside your house.
  • Wash your hands (using plenty of hot soapy water) for at least 30 seconds. Remember to wash the backs of your hands and at least 4 inches (10 centimetres) above your wrist. Pay special attention to your fingertips, nails and the “webbings” between each finger. Dry your hands carefully to avoid irritating your skin. Apply hand cream to keep your skin healthy and crack-free.
  • Never touch anything above your neck – especially your mouth, eyes, nose and ears – without washing your hands beforehand. If something itches, use a tissue to wipe. Throw the tissue away.
  • Blow your nose or sneeze? Wash your hands afterwards. If things get messy, wash your face as well!


US CDC Coronavirus Tips___________________________________________________________

Here are some further resources to help you fight Coronavirus, sorted by country:

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New Zealand:



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Living Safely SARS-CoV-2 Update: 01
Recalls Direct RIN: 12887-2020
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