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Beef Recall – Possible E.Coli Contamination

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According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a Kansas company has recalled approximately 50,000 pounds of meat due to a possible e.coli contamination.

The beef, which was sold by the National Beef Packing Company, was sent to retailers, wholesalers and food services distributors across the country. Affected products include:

    • 10 lb. chub of “National Beef” 93/ 7 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 0707
    • 10 lb. chub of “NatureSource” 80/20 Fine Ground Chuck, Product Code 7031
    • 10 lb. chub of “NatureSource” 85/15 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7054
    • 10 lb. chub of “NatureSource” 90/10 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7344
    • 10 lb. chub of “NatureSource” 93/ 7 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7004
    • 10 lb. chub of “NatureWell 80/20 Fine Ground Chuck, Product Code 7484
    • 10 lb. chub of “NatureWell” 85/15 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7454
    • 10 lb. chub of “NatureWell” 90/10 Fine Ground Sirloin, Product Code 7577
    • 10 lb. chub of “NatureWell” 93/7 Fine Ground Beef, Product Code 7404

 

The ground beef also features the establishment number “EST.208A” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2013/Recall-043-2013-Release

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/31/beef-recall_n_3685744.html

http://www.examiner.com/article/beef-recall-2013-due-to-e-coli-scare-50k-pounds-of-tainted-beef


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WARNING: The Vitamin B supplement Healthy Life Chemistry By Purity First B-50 contains illegal & harmful substances

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that they should not use or purchase Healthy Life Chemistry By Purity First B-50, marketed as a vitamin B dietary supplement. A preliminary FDA laboratory analysis indicated that the product contains two potentially harmful anabolic steroidsmethasterone, a controlled substance, and dimethazine. These ingredients are not listed in the label and should not be in a dietary supplement.

“Products marketed as a vitamin but which contain undisclosed steroids pose a real danger to consumers and are illegal,” said Howard Sklamberg, director of the Office of Compliance in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “The FDA is committed to ensuring that products marketed as vitamins and dietary supplements do not pose harm to consumers.”

The FDA has received reports of 29 adverse incidents associated with the use of Healthy Life Chemistry By Purity First B-50.  These reports include fatigue, muscle cramping, and myalgia (muscle pain), as well as abnormal laboratory findings for liver and thyroid function, and cholesterol levels.

READ MORE HERE: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm362799.htm

http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/8461/20130729/fda-steroids-healthy-life-chemistry-purity-first-b-50-contains.htm

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57595919/fda-anabolic-steroids-found-in-vitamin-b-supplement/


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Frozen Fruit:Townsend’s Organic Antioxidant Blend Linked to Hepatitis A Outbreak

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Townsend Farms is recalling bags of a frozen fruit mix commonly used in smoothies because they could be contaminated with the hepatitis A virus. Townsend’s Organic Antioxidant Blend is suspected in an outbreak of the virus that has affected five Western states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Thirty-four people have been infected with hepatitis A, and 11 of them have been hospitalized as of Monday. Infections have been reported in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico, the CDC website said Tuesday.

The fruit mix with contaminated ingredients was sent to Costco stores and Harris Teeter stores. At Costco, the recalled codes include T012415 through T053115; consumers can find these on the back of the package near the words “BEST BY.” Harris Teeter packages have “BEST BY” codes of T041615E or T041615C.

The highly contagious infection inflames the liver and limits its ability to function. “Mild cases of hepatitis A don’t require treatment, and most people who are infected recover completely with no permanent liver damage,” the Mayo Clinic website says. Severe cases can lead to liver failure and death, according to the World Health Organization. There are an estimated 1.4 million cases of hepatitis A annually worldwide. Consumers who may have eaten the contaminated product should contact their doctor, and the product should be thrown away immediately.

 

http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/Outbreaks/2013/A1b-03-31/index.html


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90% of Ground Turkey in the US found to be Contaminated

tainted-ground-turkey“Dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been found in ground turkey on U.S. grocery shelves across a variety of brands and stores located in 21 states, according to a report by a consumer watchdog organization. Of the 257 samples of ground turkey tested, more than half were found to be positive for fecal bacteria and overall, 90 percent were contaminated with one or more types of disease-causing organisms, many of which proved resistant to one or more common antibiotics, Consumer Reports found.”

Read the full article here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/30/us-food-turkey-report-idUSBRE93T13720130430