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FDA warns cattle feed, cheese, supplement producers

A Kentucky cattle feed manufacturer, a Vermont cheese processing facility, and a New York supplement facility are all on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of federal food safety rules. The FDA sent the warning letters to the companies in August and September, and posted them for public view in recent days. Companies are allowed… Continue Reading

Dietary Supplement Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination

AMS Health Sciences is recalling 2014 bottles of Saba Shark Cartilage Complex due to possible contamination with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. A single lot of Saba Shark Cartilage Complex is the subject of this public… Continue Reading

Dietary Supplements Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

New England Greens of Canaan, CT, is recalling certain lots of dietary supplements because the organic parsley leaf powder used to manufacture them has been recalled for potential Salmonella contamination. The implicated lots of Green Vibrance and Rainbow Vibrance were distributed nationwide through both brick-and-mortar and online health food and natural product retailers. The products… Continue Reading

Ginkgo Biloba Linked to Cancer in Rats and Mice

Ginkgo biloba, the popular dietary supplement purported to have memory-enhancing properties, has been linked to cancer in rats and mice, according to a new government study. After administering ginkgo regularly to rodents over a two-year period, researchers at the National Toxicology Program (NTP) found that the animals were more likely to develop thyroid and liver… Continue Reading

Court Rulings Halt Production at Food Supplement Companies

FDA announced this week that two food supplement companies have recently halted production in response to claims and court orders. Truman J. Berst, doing business as Alternative Health and Herbs Remedies, was ordered on Sept. 20, 2012, by permanent injunction in an Oregon Federal District Court, to stop selling its herbal supplement products, which were… Continue Reading

Probiotic Formula Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination

Latest in a line of supplements to be recalled for potentially contaminated ingredient

A California-based company is recalling its powdered dietary supplement because it contains an ingredient that may be contaminated with Salmonella. This recall appears to be linked to previous recalls of other dietary supplements that contain the same potentially contaminated ingredient. Eco Health, Inc. of Chatsworth, CA issued a voluntary recall of its prebiotic formula this… Continue Reading

Protein Drinks Recalled for Botulism Risk

A Pennsylvania-based company is recalling several of its protein drinks because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacteria that can cause a life-threatening illness in humans when ingested. Protica, Inc. of Whitehall, PA issued a voluntary recall of its Body Choice “Protein Shots,” Nutritional Resources “Protein Wave,” ProBalance “Protein to Go French Vanilla… Continue Reading

Nutrition Supplement Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination

A Ferndale, Washington-based nutritional supplements company is voluntarily recalling 313 bottles of liquid supplements because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The company – Botanical Laboratories, Inc. – is recalling two of its Wellesse brand liquid supplements because the supplier of one of the ingredients in these products has indicated that the ingredient may contain… Continue Reading