In addition to extremely high levels of lead, the FDA has found elevated levels of chromium in cinnamon applesauce products marketed for children.

The applesauce in question was manufactured by the Ecuadoran company Austrofoods and marked in the United States under the brands Wanabana, Schnucks and Weis. All of the

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As part of its enforcement activities, the Food and Drug Administration sends warning letters to entities under its jurisdiction. Some letters are not posted for public view until weeks or months after they are sent. Business owners have 15 days to respond to FDA warning letters. Warning letters often are

Continue Reading Dollar Tree warned because of rodent infestation and conditions in distribution center

The Dollar General Corporation’s “dollar stores” are sometimes used by researchers as a poverty indicator and this year a corner of those  more than 18,000 locations in the continental United States were called out for rodents and other sanitation problems.  And a federal grand jury has joined these investigations.

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Dollar Tree Distribution Inc. is recalling certain products purchased from Family Dollar because of potential exposure to rodents.

This recall comes after last month’s FDA warning to consumers to throw out products from Family Dollar stores in a number of categories, including human food, because of a severe rodent infestation
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Macaroni and cheese products sold at Aldi and Dollar Tree stores nationwide are under recall because they were made with powdered milk from a manufacturer whose plant and finished products were contaminated with Salmonella.

recalled Double Takes macaroni and cheeseThe recall posted Monday with the Food and Drug Administration by Fourth Street Barbecue Inc. indicated
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