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March 19, 2020 2:35 PM
“Lindt & Sprüngli (USA) Inc. of Stratham, New Hampshire, is issuing a voluntary recall of one lot of its Lindt Excellence 85% Cocoa chocolate bars due to the bars being wrapped in the wrong packagi ... ng. The bars are labeled as Excellence 85% Cocoa, but contain Lindt Excellence Dark Caramel Sea Salt bars. Therefore, this product does not contain accurate information about allergens.
Consumers who have a food allergy or have any sensitivity to milk or soy should not consume the product as it could result in a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction.
The recalled Lindt Excellence 85% Cocoa chocolate bars are labeled with Lot Code L5539, a Best Before date of 11-30-2020, and UPC of 3746601645.
For more information go here: fda.gov
Source: FDA ”
March 2, 2020 7:42 AM
“Eating poisoned medicinal thc dried pineapple that made me throw up , nausea, stomach aches sweating for two days I ate this dried ... oll" title="Product: Fruit">fruit a couple of separate times and each time got extremely stomach poisoned ”
February 19, 2020 2:25 PM
“I think i have developed an allergy against pineapple. It started as small blistering on my but...which I thought was mozzy bites....and then the next morning i was ridden with hives/blistering a ... ll over my body. Dizziness...tight chest...breathing abnormally while lying down. I have a whole p-apple most days. Huge blistering went down late today and started subsiding...it all moved down my thighs' and is still swollen..... had another p-apple an hour ago...thats before i realised that i might be that and googled on the p-apple question. Am i in danger ? ”
Two NJ Transit employees have tested positive for COVID-19, Hudson Bergen Light Rail HQ, Caven Point Avenue, Jersey City, NJ, USA
May 17, 2020 12:00 PM
“Two 21st Century Rail Corporation employees working for NJ Transit on the Hudson Bergen Light Rail workers have tested positive for COVID-19. Nine other employees were potentially exposed to the virus as a result.
Source: nj.com ”
May 12, 2020 12:00 PM
“well. regardless. since the rest of my household tested positive and i have symptoms too, i'm fairly certain i have coronavirus too.
just my word of advice is to watch out if you suddenly lose your sense of taste and smell!! that's the only reason I knew to get tested ”
At least 6 workers have died from Coronavirus, FedEx Ship Center, 155 Earhart Dr, Newark, NJ 07114, United States
May 5, 2020 12:00 PM
“At least six fatalities at the Newark FedEx facility have been attributed to COVID-19. Most FedEx Newark employees that have tested positive for COVID-19 are receiving treatment or have recovered from the coronavirus.
Source: usatoday.com ”
Over 30 employees in a warehouse tested positive for COVID-19, Amazon, 308 Middlesex Ave, Carteret, NJ 07008, USA
April 26, 2020 12:00 PM
“Amazon is confirmed a major outbreak of the novel coronavirus at a warehouse outside New York City in Carteret, New Jersey of over 30 warehouse workers that have tested positive for COVID-19.
Source: businessinsider.com ”
Avet Pharmaceuticals Labs Inc. Tetracycline HCl Capsules, 250mg and 500mg - recalled due to Due to low out of specification dissolution results, East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
April 16, 2020 3:00 PM
“Company name: Avet Pharmaceuticals Labs Inc.
Brand name: Heritage
Product recalled: Tetracycline HCl Capsules, 250mg and 500mg
Reason of the recall: Due to low out of specification dissolution results
FDA Recall date: April 16, 2020
Recall details: Avet Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Avet”), based in ... East Brunswick, New Jersey, is initiating a voluntary recall of the following lots of Tetracycline HCl Capsules USP, 250 mg and 500 mg, 100-count bottles listed in the table below to the consumer/user level.
- Tetracycline HCl Capsules 250 mg 100 count. NDC number: 23155-017-01. Lot No: H190666. Expiry Date: JUL 2022
- Tetracycline HCl Capsules 500 mg 100 count. NDC number: 23155-018-01. Lot No: G190609. Expiry Date: JUN 2022
- Tetracycline HCl Capsules 500 mg 100 count. NDC number: 23155-018-01. Lot No: G190610. Expiry Date: JUN 2022
- Tetracycline HCl Capsules 500 mg 100 count. NDC number: 23155-018-01. Lot No: G190611. Expiry Date: JUN 2022
- Tetracycline HCl Capsules 500 mg 100 count. NDC number: 23155-018-01. Lot No: L191027. Expiry Date: NOV 2022
- Tetracycline HCl Capsules 500 mg 100 count. NDC number: 23155-018-01. Lot No: L191028. Expiry Date: NOV 2022
- Tetracycline HCl Capsules 500 mg 100 count. NDC number: 23155-018-01. Lot No: K190953. Expiry Date: OCT 2022
- Tetracycline HCl Capsules 500 mg 100 count. NDC number: 23155-018-01. Lot No: K190952. Expiry Date: OCT 2022
These drug products are manufactured by Avet Pharmaceuticals Labs Inc. and distributed under the Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc. label. The voluntary recall is being initiated due to low out of specification dissolution test results.
Low dissolution results in less tetracycline available in the body to fight infection. This can lead to treatment failures. For patients with compromised immune systems and the elderly, who may be taking tetracycline to treat a serious infection such as pneumonia, there is a reasonable probability that if there is not enough tetracycline in the body to fight the infection, this could result in rapid progression of the infection and death. To date, Avet has not received adverse event reports or complaints related to this event.
The recalled Tetracycline HCl Capsules 250 mg and 500 mg lots were distributed to wholesalers and distributors Nationwide in United States between August 2019 and March 2020.
Avet is notifying its distributors and customers by a separate notification to distributors and through Qualanex and is arranging for the return of all recalled products. Consumers should contact their doctor for further guidance and potential change of treatment before they stop taking this drug product. Pharmacies and healthcare facilities that have the drug product subject to this recall should immediately stop dispensing this drug product.
Check the full recall details on fda.gov
Source: FDA ”
Nizatidine Oral Solution 15 mg/mL - recalled due to NDMA (Nitrosodimethylamine) impurity, Bridgewater, New Jersey, USA
April 15, 2020 8:00 PM
“Company name: Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Brand name: Gemini Laboratories
Product recalled: Nizatidine Oral Solution 15 mg/mL
Reason of the recall: NDMA (Nitrosodimethylamine) impurity
FDA Recall date: April 15, 2020
Recall details: Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Bridgewater, New Jersey is volunt ... arily recalling three lots of Nizatidine Oral Solution, 15 mg/mL (75 mg/5mL), packaged in 480 mL bottles to the Consumer Level. Nizatidine Oral Solution was distributed by Gemini Laboratories, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Amneal Pharmaceuticals. The three recalled lots are identified in the table below. Nizatidine Oral Solution is being recalled due to potential N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) amounts exceeding the levels established by the FDA. Risk Statement: NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests.
NDMA is a known environmental contaminant and found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products and vegetables. Amneal Pharmaceuticals, LLC has not received any reports of adverse events that have been confirmed to be directly related to this recall. Nizatidine Oral Solution manufactured by Amneal, is a prescription oral product used for the short-term treatment and maintenance therapy of ulcers and for the treatment of esophagitis and associated heartburn due to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The Nizatidine Oral Solution lots subject to the recall can be identified by the NDC number and lot number listed on the product label:
- NDC: 60846-301-15. Description: Nizatidine Oral Solution. Lot: 06598004A. Expiration Date: 04/2020
- NDC: 60846-301-15. Description: Nizatidine Oral Solution. Lot: 06599001A. Expiration Date: 12/2020
- NDC: 60846-301-15. Description: Nizatidine Oral Solution. Lot: 06599002A. Expiration Date: 12/2020
The affected Nizatidine Oral Solution lots were distributed directly to wholesalers who further distributed to retail pharmacies and consumers nationwide in the USA. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to the use of this drug product.
Check the full recall details on fda.gov
Source: FDA ”
April 12, 2020 12:00 PM
“Been having symptoms of the Coronavirus, I'm going to get tested today. Been feeling very tired, for the past 2 days my face has been flushed and feeling hot, today I couldn't taste my breakfast um yeah I think I have it ”
Recent Interesting Reports
Employee not wearing a mask and still working and serving, Starbucks, Jalan Marina 3, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
February 23, 2020 4:39 AM
“guy having flu, not wearing a mask and still working and serving. in this covid season, i dont really know understand why employee was sick was allowed to work without wearing mask even if not covid season, it is basis hygenic issue 101 to wear a mask if you are having flu. so when i highlight the i ... ssue the on.duty manager. she made me waited 30mins and doesnt realy care about it instead she just asked me talk to her supeior on the phone which made me.waited another 30mins. Her superior doesnt even concern at all. some.more there is no.hand sanitizer at the.cashier. If this is the health standard i will boycott them and support local barister instear. ”
March 13, 2020 7:04 PM
“Interview - SafelyHQ user in the United States:
This is a first hand account of a user that has coronavirus Covid-19 symptoms, how he thinks he contracted it, his struggles to get tested, and what he thinks of the current situation.
When did you first feel sick- and what symptoms did ... you have at that time?
I first felt it five days ago, upon waking up. I feel like I had head pain, some sort of fever feel, my brain wasn't quite clicking as sharply as it normally does then on that first day I started having sporadic body pains around my back and my kidneys maybe around my liver area. But it was mostly the head and that really progressed through the next day where I had a throbbing headache, and this is very strange for me, as I never have headaches. Growing up I just never really had headaches, so for me to get that was kind of alarming in and of itself, and at the same time to know that there's this outbreak going on around the country with coronavirus. It was pretty scary. But, again it was hard to predict or understand, it could have been the flu could have been a cold. I wasn't sure early on those first couple days of what I had because I didn't I didn't have the symptoms that they were specifying on the CDC portal which was cough, shortness of breath and a fever. So although I felt like I had a fever I wasn't running a temperature. I didn't have a cough and I did not have a problem with breathing. In fact, I was still working out, running and had no physical debilitation, it was just more or less a roller coaster ride of pain, pain throughout my body.
What are your symptoms today, and how does it compare to the flu?
It’s a good question, I've actually never had the flu. So it's tough to compare. I would imagine that may be similar, you know, it's not terrible, but it’s not good, it’s a bad feeling, it’s constant discomfort, it does go up and down, you know, sometimes I feel better than others, but, to answer your first question I’d say the pain peaked on the second night, but not by much, it's still there. I've improved largely but I still feel bad. I don't feel the energy to do a lot of things, you know, I'm trying to do some things on my computer, but the focus isn't there. I think there's also some anxiety that comes along with the unknown of where's this thing going and what's going on but, five days in Patrick. I'm still not in good shape.
How long before you realized it might be coronavirus?
I think it was the afternoon of the third day because after that length of time, I began to worry because normally even with the flu or other ailments they tend to be a day, and a half, a couple of days, and then you start seeing progress or feeling better. I wasn't feeling any better, and I was doing the right things. I was getting sleep, I was taking vitamins, I was taking over-the-counter medications, you know, I had gone and seen the doctor. I just wasn't making any progress. That's when it hit me that wait a minute this might be coronavirus.
Can you relate it to anywhere you have recently been that you think you might have contracted it?
Yeah, so I had just come back from Europe and I think there is a direct correlation to that and the virus, and I think that's where I picked it up because the day after I got back is the day that I first started having symptoms
When did you decide to get medical attention/testing?
It was really on the third day, unfortunately my doctors office was closed that day, I went to and Emergency Walk-In Clinic and that's where they performed the Flu A, and Flu B test whether in five minutes, both of those came back negative and considering the fact that I hadn’t improved and, I had actually gone to the emergency clinic on the fourth day, so considering I had gone four straight days with these ailments and the fact that I've just come back from Europe doctors said it’s an 80% chance that I have coronavirus but, unfortunately, there's no tests available and of the tests that are available in some of the larger hospitals they are only providing those to the elderly, people who have high risk with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes high blood pressure and asthma and since I don't qualify for that, even if I went to the hospital waited hours, they would just send me back home.
So at that point, with 80% chance, is that when you started to think about self quarantine?
Yes and actually before that, so yesterday before I went to the emergency clinic, I decided to self quarantine and stay in my apartment because at that point I realized this wasn't just some sickness, this was something serious and highly likely to be coronavirus and considering the fact that that it's fairly deadly to those at risk. I definitely don't want to put anyone at risk.
What are the things the medics recommended you do. Did they have some recommendations, to limit symptoms?
Yeah, actually the doctor was very proactive, he was a very sharp guy, he seemed to understand a lot about this disease, even though they don't have the testing for it, he know that the contagious period is about 14 days and he said you are on day 5 so you need to stay home for another 10 days, but he said there's really nothing, there are no known treatments, not even over-the-counter. It's pretty much just rest, get plenty of fluids there's no medicine, nothing that they could prescribe to help.
How do you think you got it?
Well looking back. I think I got it either in an Uber, when we were in Europe last week or that I got it at a restaurant or bar that we visited, you know, one of the things going over there, there were probably about 10% of people that I saw whether at the airport or out and about wearing masks and I didn’t wear one some of my friends did that were with me. We were all vigilant about using hand sanitizers constantly, washing hands, I have always been a very clean person inherently. In fact, I've never had any real ailments in my life. I've never had the flu, never had a cold. So we thought we were pretty prepared. We weren't that worried because most of the cases were in other parts of Europe and not where we were at and I think if I had to guess looking back that it was probably an Uber because now that I've done more research, I've learned that it's not what they initially said that it's all about touching and touching your face and that's how you get it. I think it's more airborne than people realize, and they have done some studies recently that show that that the virus can actually stay afloat in the air for up to three hours. So you can imagine all the people getting in and out of cabs or Ubers, not only are they touching the same door handles sitting in the same seats, but they're also going to be breathing residual air, which can contain this virus. I think that's probably how I got it was through the air and Uber.
Were you with others, and do you know how they are doing ?
Yeah, I was with a group of other people and all but one of them is now sick. And in fact, one of them who lives in another country and is now back home just got tested today, and I think, as I mentioned earlier I'm not able to get tested because of my age and the fact that I don't have any pre-existing conditions which would put me at risk. So, you know even in a big city here in the US, they are not willing to test me so I really don't have any options directly. But I guess it's somewhat of a blessing that my friend in their country they’re easily able to get tested. Unfortunately we won't know the results for another 72 hours but at least then we'll have some peace of mind knowing that that's what this is because whatever this is, it's certainly bringing me down. It's keeping me at home and I don't feel well. So I’m looking forward to understanding if it is, what I’m pretty certain it is.
Can you describe your age range, and your health and fitness level, what kind of health you were in prior to this. ?
Yeah, I'm 37 and in really good shape, I work out frequently, in fact up until two days ago. When I started quarantining myself I was still active in the gym working out. So for me to get this, this is kind of shocking. If I can get anybody can get it, but I do know that like I said one of our friends did not get it. I think there will be people who inherently are, maybe it doesn't multiply in their bodies as fast or they're just naturally immune. We know that this is now a Pandemic virus, which means everyone hears the word novel. I didn't understand what that was until I watched a series on Netflix last night. I think it was called Pandemic, and they were talking about this very thing happening. They have these super flu’s which come around, and go and they mutate which is why every year they have different vaccines that they have to come up with, but you are able to stay ahead of those mutations with the vaccinations. This is something that humans have not experienced before this particular strand this particular type. So on the whole most people have zero defense for this. Which is why I think it takes so many days for your body to figure out what's going on. What is this? How do we fight it and to kind of fight through it? I think that’s also why the death rate is 20 times higher than the regular flu because, you know, people talk about the deaths in China most of them are elderly individuals, but they're also a elderly individuals who smoked so they've already put their lungs at risk and knowing that this virus really likes to attack the respiratory system. Yes, that's definitely a concern
Now that you are dealing with coronavirus directly, are you less worried about coronavirus or does it make you more alarmed?
Yeah, I think it's a little bit of both, I mean three weeks ago here in the United States it really wasn't much of a concern because we had a handful of cases, it was largely a problem in China, but the situation I think is going parabolic. I think the number of people that have it is vastly understated as you can see in my case, they refuse to test me, but I pretty much have it and there's probably many people like me that are either kind of hiding the issue or not sure what they have or they're in a situation where they're trying to get up in front of it. They're trying to find out more but they're being held back by the situation with our medical industry. In other countries that have far fewer cases and far fewer resources and far less money, they have unlimited capabilities to get testing out to people, drive through test windows, we're just really behind on that so to some degree I’m less alarmed personally because it's okay, I've got it now, my body is fighting through it, hopefully I get through this thing. You know, I'll have natural defenses going forward but the economic impact is scary. What is this going to mean for people that I know that are in industries where they can't work remotely long term, are companies going to go bankrupt and if the airlines are told that they have to shut down for two months, what is this going to do? There is so much fear not just health wise but to our daily lives, the NBA’s canceled, Major League Baseball's canceled the Masters PGA golf tournament is canceled, I mean this is huge, this is unprecedented, I mean even for 911 we didn't have this type of shut down even major wars, world war II, we didn't have these types of shutdowns, I mean a life continue, even though we were facing something very grave, whether it was potential additional terrorist attacks or back to WWII, potential invasion. Now, we have something as simple as a virus that is causing an unprecedented shutdown of daily life, and who knows when it's gonna get back to normal and once we get back to normal how many people have died and you know it’s people that we know, people that we care about, that we love which is so much uncertainty. So, I think on the whole I would have to say I'm even more fearful now because I don't think any of us understood how rapidly this thing was going to expand and how serious it was going to be.
What is your message to people concerned about coronavirus?
Yeah, I think if you're at risk you really need to try to stay at home as much as possible. If you're out, wear a mask, I know the mask won’t prevent it. But again, I'm pretty confident that most people are getting this through the air so it would limit the amount of particles going in your lungs. But again, if you're at risk, I think you gotta stay home as long as possible because in the event that this thing turns out to be seasonal, meaning like similar flu’s they tend to die off in warmer temperatures, we are only a couple months away so people who are at risk can do that, then need to, and then for people who aren’t at risk they need to be careful about who they're interacting with because this virus can be contagious from a person who doesn’t have symptoms or you can be contagious and the symptoms take 5 to 10 days to show up, in the meantime, you could have interacted with your grandmother your grandfather and got them sick. So I know it's a very difficult thing to ask or to say but people are going to have to think outside the box. You got to think ten steps ahead because like me, you know, I went on a trip to Europe thinking oh, well, I'm going to part of Europe that was not really infected I'm young, I'm not worried about it and that turned out to be a mistake. You know, I think you've just got to be very disciplined. If you care about people if you're concerned. You got to stay away from public gatherings. You have got to wear masks and you gotta stay out of confined area spaces as much as possible because either it's going to be you or it's going to be someone else that you know, that could get impacted by this in a bad way.
Thank you so much for sharing. Really appreciate it. We wish you all the best and getting it over this really fast.
Well, thank you very much Patrick, and I'll keep you informed as things progressed. ”
March 17, 2020 2:35 PM
“Interview - Valorie, Pennsylvania
This is an interview with the parent of a presumptive coronavirus patient that was denied testing.
Valerie, thanks for joining us. Really appreciate it. Your situation relates to your daughter. Can you describe to us when she first felt sick and what ... the symptoms were at that time and what they've progressed to now?
Okay. It started on Wednesday night into Thursday. She had developed a deep cough, a dry cough, which only got louder over time as the only way I can describe it and more steady and it sounds like a pneumonia type cough. She also had a cold, a very severe cold, and then she finally didn't develop a fever until last night. So that's Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. That's how long it took to get a fever.
What was your experience in trying to get testing?
So today I did call her pediatrician exactly when they opened and I left an urgent message saying to please advise me what to do. My daughter now has all the symptoms of coronavirus and I don't even know if you're able to see her. And she said, no, you're right. We cannot see her. And she urged me to call a hotline. I even called urgent care, seeing if she could be seen there. They told me no, same thing call this hotline. So I called the hotline. I was on hold for approximately two hours the first time. I mean, because I estimate that because I was able to get myself and her fully ready to go, thinking that they were going to send us to the hospital wherever we needed to go to get tested. Okay. That never happened. I took a bath, had it on speaker phone, got everything ready, set us all. I mean we have a three person family and I had to hang up eventually because her pediatrician was calling me back with the response to the urgent message. The second time I was on hold, about the same amount of time I was on hold for a total of four hours today.
Is there any conditions that your daughter has that might make her higher risk or make it more urgent?
Yes, she has anemia and she is a very contractive person. I don't know why she gets sick every month with something in school. And that's why I looked at urging that please close the schools. Please close the schools because it just is going around. My daughter will be the one who gets it for sure.
And so do you have an idea of where she might have got it?
I honestly would have to say that it would be at school. Her sister didn't get it. I didn't get it. I was engaging in doctor appointments and kind of normal social activity until the end of next week because I figured sending them to school is just as bad as any of us going out into the public.
And so what are you the next steps that you plan to take given you've had a hard time getting medical care?
Well I plan on just calling the hotline again tomorrow. What the pediatrician did do, I guess to cover their own end of the spectrum. They sent over an urgent RX to the pharmacy for amoxicillin just in case. Just in case it is not a virus. Then if that doesn't treat it, that's how I know sooner. You know what to do. So if that doesn't treat it, and if I can't get through on the hotline, I just plan to drive to the hospital, which was designated as a location anyway through our healthcare system and go in myself and alert them ahead of time.
And what is your message to people that are concerned about coronavirus now that it's, it's something that you've seen firsthand. Do you have a message for other people?
A message that's kind of hard to come up with? Everybody's healthcare system is going to be different, if you don't succeed at first. There's got to be another step you can take. Be proactive. think of yourself, think of your family, and do whatever you feel is best, not what a hotline is telling you or say. And not exactly what your doctor's telling you or say. If you want to be tested, find a way. ”
COVID-19: Employee At ShopRite In Hudson Valley Tested Positive, Shoprite, Fairview Avenue, Hudson, NY, USA
April 12, 2020 12:00 PM
“Details: A sixth employee at a ShopRite in the Hudson Valley has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The store is asking colleagues who may have been in close contact with that person to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days
Source: dailyvoice.com ”
Ideal Foods Meat and Poultry Flatbread Pizza - recalled due to they were produced without benefit of inspection, California, USA
May 12, 2020 9:35 PM
“The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall of approximately 3,302 pounds of meat and poultry flatbread ... /product/pizza#scroll" title="Product: Pizza">pizza products by Ideal Foods that were produced, packed, and distributed without the benefit of federal inspection. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions related to this recall to date.
The recalled products were produced on various dates from October 2019 to April 2020 and bear establishment number “EST. 45351A” or “P-45351A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a distributor and retail locations in California.
- 13.5-oz. plastic-wrapped cardboard trays containing “culinevo Artisan Style Flatbread Pizza CARNE ASADA”.
- 13-oz. plastic-wrapped cardboard trays containing “culinevo Artisan Style Flatbread Pizza CHICKEN SPINACH ARTICHOKE”.
- 16.5-oz. plastic-wrapped cardboard trays containing “culinevo Artisan Style Flatbread Pizza SIZZLIN JALAPEÑO”.
- 14.5-oz. plastic-wrapped cardboard trays containing “culinevo Artisan Style Flatbread Pizza MEAT LOVERS”.
FSIS advises consumers who have purchased these products not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
Check the full recall details on the FSIS website fsis.usda.gov
Source: FSIS ”
March 26, 2020 2:53 PM
“letter from management informed us that there is a patient self quarantining in our building ”
IcelandicPlus LLC Whole Capelin Fish Pet Treats - recalled due to Potential for Clostridium botulinum, Fort Washington, PA, USA
April 3, 2020 2:00 PM
“Company name: IcelandicPlus LLC
Brand name: Icelandic+
Product recalled: Whole Capelin Fish Pet Treats
Reason of the recall: Potential for Clostridium botulinum
FDA Recall date: March 23, 2020
Recall d ... etails: Out of an abundance of caution IcelandicPlus LLC of Ft. Washington, PA, is recalling its Capelin Pet Treats because some of the fish have exceeded the FDA compliance guideline for fish larger than 5 inches. The FDA has determined that salt-cured, dried, or fermented un-eviscerated fish larger than 5 inches have been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning in humans between 1981 and 1987 and again in 1991. Since some IcelandicPlus Capelins are larger than 5 inches there is a possible health risk. To date there have been no reported illnesses of dogs, cats, or persons in connection with Capelin. Nor has there been any positive test results for Clostridium botulinum from any IcelandicPlus Capelin, but because of the potential risk, and despite no known illnesses in connection with our products, we have decided in co-operation with the FDA, to announce this product recall. Clostridium botulinum toxin can cause severe clinical signs including death in both animals consuming the pet treat and people handling the pet treat or coming in contact with contact areas that have been exposed to the product. Common symptoms may include dizziness, blurred or double vision, trouble with speaking or swallowing, difficulty breathing, muscle weakness, abdominal distension, and constipation. Consider that several of the listed symptoms, such as double vision, cannot be easily assessed in animals or conveyed by an animal. Pets or persons experiencing these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention. The Capelin product was shipped to distributors in the United States with the intent to be sold to Retailers who in turn sell to Consumers. This product would be found in Independent Pet Specialty Stores within all States in the United States. The product comes in a clear plastic package or tube, and marked Icelandic+ Capelin WHOLE FISH, PURE FISH TREATS FOR DOGS, or PURE FISH TREATS FOR CATS UPC CODES, 8 5485400775 9; 8 5485400711 7; and 8 5485400757 5 are packaged in a 2.5 ounce tube or a 1.5 or 2.5 ounce bag (lot numbers 02/2020 to 02/2022)IcelandicPlus is family owned and run by pet parents who take the safety and wellbeing of its consumers and clients with the utmost importance, as such we are conducting this voluntarily recall to further protect our customers. Additionally, we are changing our Capelin supplier to ensure that the fish in our product are consistently less than 5 inches, or if larger, they will be completely eviscerated. Distributors, Retailers and Consumers who have purchased IcelandicPlus’s Capelin can return it to the location where it was purchased for a refund.
Check the full recall details on fda.gov
Source: FDA ”
May 15, 2020 11:00 AM
“Company name: Summitt Labs
Brand name: KORE ORGANIC
Product recalled: Watermelon CBD oil tincture
Reason of the recall: Contains lead
FDA Recall date: May 15, 2020
Recall details: Summitt Labs is voluntarily recalling Batch#730 Lot#K018 of KORE ORGANIC Watermelon CBD Oil Tincture, 30 ml bottle ... , 15mg 450x to the consumer level. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services tested a random sample and found the product to contain lead levels at 4.7 ppm. When informed of this, Summitt Labs issued an immediate voluntary recall and started an internal investigation. As part of this investigation Summitt Labs had a sample from Batch #730 Lot #K018 tested at an ISO/IEC accredited lab. Lead results were 500 ppb (.5ppm), which is within the legal limits as defined by the State of Florida. However, based on the test from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Summitt Labs initiated, and will complete, a full recall of Batch #730 Lot #K018 in full cooperation with the FDA and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Summitt Labs is an inspected and licensed facility under the Florida Department of Food and Agriculture and Consumer Services to produce products containing CBD but the Federal Food and Drug Administration does not consider CBD to be a legal drug or dietary supplement. Ingestion of KORE ORGANIC Watermelon CBD Oil Batch #730 Lot #K018 containing lead could result in high lead exposure. According to the Florida Department of Health, acute lead poisoning could have signs and symptoms including but not limited to; Pain, Muscle Weakness, Paresthesia, Abdominal Pain, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Constipation, Poor appetite, Weight Loss, Symptoms associated with encephalitis, Metallic taste in the mouth, Shock, Hemolysis, and Kidney Damage. To this date, Summitt Labs has not had a call, complaint or report of any adverse effect from the use of this product.
The product labels states that benefits may include, Anxiety Relief, Pain Reduction, Mood Enhancer, Restful Sleep and may Alleviate Stress. The product is packaged in 30 milliliter bottles; which could come in 9 count displays in Kraft paper packaging. The affected Kore Organic Watermelon CBD Oil lots include Batch#730 Lot#K018. The Product can be identified by the Kore Organic Logo and Kraft Paper Packaging on the 30 milliliter bottle. The product was distributed nationwide by Wholesalers (I.E. Nirvana Kulture and North East Rally), Samples by Sales Personnel, Tradeshow Samples, and by Summitt Labs. Summitt Labs is notifying its distributors and customers by email, phone, and personal visits to ensure the return of all recalled product.
Consumers, distributors and retailers that have Kore Organic Watermelon CBD Oil Batch #730 Batch #K018, which is being recalled, should stop using the product. Any consumer with Lot #K018 Batch #730 should return this product to the place of purchase for a full monetary refund. If that is denied, please contact Summitt Labs at the above number for refund information and any other information regarding this recall.
Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.
Check the full recall details on fda.gov
Source: FDA ”
April 17, 2020 11:57 PM
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“Interview - Maroy, Lyon France:
This is a first hand account of the coronavirus situation in Lyon France, including one member of their community that has been diagnosed, and another working in a nearby hospital.
I am 25 and I'm living in Lyon in the east France and it's like the third ... region which is the most touched by the virus. And right now I'm at home since Monday the government told us to stay at home, so I'm not touched by the virus, but I know some, an old person who are touched by the virus. And I have a friend who is working in the hospital in the care units and she explained to me what the media is hiding and what's the truth behind this virus.
What area does your friend work in the hospital? And what is she seeing?
She's living in the South of France, Toulouse and she's in the care units. So she's working closely with the people who are in the worst situation in the hospital. So she see's a lot of cases everyday and everyday she's told me that it's worse.
Some of the materials state that it's mostly older people that are impacted, is that what she's seeing?
So at first in the media, they say that only old people and fragile persons who have a disease are impacted. But now this is not the truth. Now,people who are 23 years old, 25, 30 are impacted.
Have you heard anything about testing? Is it hard to get testing or is it easy to get testing?
Yes. One week ago I was talking with my doctor and we were talking about the virus and he told me, you know, we are talking a lot with the other doctors and I can tell you right now that we don't have in France,no testing, no tests anymore. We don't know if a person has a flu, if it's simple flu or the coronavirus and when he told me that I was really anxious because even the doctors can't diagnose now if this only a flu or if it's worse.
At the hospital, where your friend works? Is there enough room for people or are they worried about how much space they have?
No, unfortunately not. Now they are transferring patients to another hospital to welcome the patients who are infected by the virus. And I also heard that in some hospitals they are taking the children's room. So the services reserved for children, they are transferred to the care unit because they do not have enough room for them. They don't have enough places now.
Is there anyone that you know of or any people that you are aware ofthat directly, or through friends or family that have been diagnosed with coronavirus?
Yes, the cousin of my husband has been diagnosed so she's at home. She can't be at the hospital because there are too many people and they said that if she don't have struggle to breathe, she needs to stay at home. The government said that you can call emergency, only if you're struggling to breathe, if you should just have fever. Or a cough if you cough you stay at home, but really if you can't breathe you can call the emergency.
So now that you've had experience in France with coronavirus, and hearing about your husband's cousin and your friend at the hospital, what's your feeling about coronavirus and how serious it is? Are you concerned now that you have had direct impact?
Yes. I'm really mad get the government because they they take that too easily. They didn't do the right things at the beginning. People need to understand that this is really, really serious. And I'm pretty anxious because now yesterday I was doing shopping, so just to buy food and the all people in the grocery was afraid was wearing masks and there was nothing, people were struggling to find some pasta or something like that. And I'm really mad because we can see that a lot and a lot of people are infected by the virus. My friend who is nurse, is really afraid, she's really anxious, she's really scared to have it. She's pregnant and she needs to work even if she's pregnant. And I'm really mad against the government for that. I'm sure that if it took the good decision at the right time, they would not have a lot of cases like right now.
Is there any message that you have for people listening based on what you've learnt so far?
Don't take that too lightly. This is really my word, don't take that too lightly. When I see that in UK, they say that they are counting on the auto immunity of people. I just don't understand. If I have a thing to say it, don't shake hands, don't hug someone, wash your hands carefully, and just take it this really, really seriously. Because this is not a simple flu. It's bigger than that. ”