Rojas Inc. of Los Angeles, CA, is recalling plain dried salted plums in 0.5-ounce packages because of the presence of lead, which can cause developmental problems for children and other health issues for adults.
A California company is recalling all lots of certain Saladitos brand dried plums because of the presence of lead, which can cause developmental problems for children and other health issues for adults.
Food safety officials in New Zealand are probing a series of botched recalls involving sugar because of lead contamination linked to transportation.
In early November, Chelsea Sugar recalled specific batches of Chelsea, Pams and Woolworths…
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A plant commonly referred to as female ginseng and used to make soup is being recalled because of excessive levels of heavy metals.
Murray Int’l Trading of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling its Angelicae Sinensis because…
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a study on cake decorating “luster dust” associated with toxic metal poisonings.
Decorating foods with luster dust and similar products is a current trend, popularized on …
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Crider Foods of Stillmore, GA, is recalling more than half a million pounds of canned beef with gravy products that may be contaminated with unsafe levels of lead, because of a spice mix used from…
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Consumer Reports today (Sept. 29) urged baby food manufacturers and the Food and Drug Administration to take quick and decisive action to address the “disturbing” findings in a new report issued by the U.S.
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The European Commission has set new maximum levels for lead and cadmium in a range of food products to protect public health.
Measures will apply beginning Aug. 30 for limits of lead and a day…
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for data on two heavy metals in a range of food types.
The first covers methylmercury and total mercury in orange roughy, pink cusk-eel and all toothfish and…
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There are reports of more than 80 lawsuits filed against firms that were named in a February congressional report about highly dangerous levels of arsenic and other poisons in baby food.