Reckitt is recalling 3.74 million bottles of Airborne Gummies in assorted fruit, orange, and blueberry pomegranate flavors because, when opened for the first time, pressure build up in the bottle can cause the cap and underlying seal to pop off with force when opened for the first time, posing an injury hazard.

Reckitt has received 70 reports of the cap or seal popping off the bottles, including 18 reports of minor injuries and one report of an eye injury requiring medical attention. 

The products were distributed to Target, Walgreens, CVS, Kroger, Sam’s Club, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Costco, Walmart and other
Continue Reading More than 3 million Airborne Gummies recalled after consumer complaints

UPDATED: A spokeswoman for SHOP ‘n SAVE told Food Safety News that none of its independently owned and operated stores serviced out of the Pittsburgh distribution facility, including stores in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland and Ohio, are affected by this recall.

The USDA has identified retailers, including Walmart, Kroger, and Target, that received part of more than 11 million pounds of recalled Tyson chicken strips. Eleven brands and several flavors are involved. Three people have reported injuries from metal pieces in the products.

Other well-known chains such as CVS, Family Dollar, Hy-Vee, Meijer, Piggly Wiggly, Publix and Wegmans are on
Continue Reading UPDATED: Major grocery chains among 32 retailers that sold recalled Tyson chicken strips; injuries reported

As the FDA added another state to the list of those that received pre-cut melon implicated in a salmonellosis outbreak, the chair of the Congressional Food Safety Caucus implored federal agencies to find “what deficiencies led to this outbreak.”

First reported by federal officials on June 8, the outbreak has sickened 60 people across five states. No deaths have been confirmed. (Scroll down for the most recent list of pre-cut melon products recalled in relation to this outbreak. The company did not submit photos of recalled products to the FDA for posting with the recall notice.) 

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Continue Reading Iowa added to list of states that received melon linked to outbreak

The New York Attorney General’s office has ordered four major retailers — Walmart, Target, Walgreens and GNC — to stop selling “adulterated” and “mislabeled” herbal supplements that independent lab tests show do not contain ingredients as stated on the labels. NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent cease-and-desist letters Monday to the heads of all four companies demanding that they stop selling their store-brand herbal supplements because DNA barcoding showed that 79 percent of them either didn’t contain the stated ingredient(s), or were contaminated by other filler materials such as rice and wheat to which some people might be allergic. The
Continue Reading Big Retailers Ordered to Stop Selling ‘Adulterated’ and ‘Mislabeled’ Herbal Supplements

At least 32 people in four states are now ill with E. coli O157:H7 after eating salads and wraps sold at Trader Joe’s and other retailers and produced by Glass Onion Catering, according to the latest update by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number ill by state is as follows: Arizona (1 illness), California (27), Texas (1), and Washington (3). Seven people have been hospitalized. Illness onset dates range from Oct. 13 to Oct. 26, 2013. Reports of the outbreak earlier this month prompted a recall of numerous products from Glass Onions’ facilities. The U.S.
Continue Reading E. Coli Cases Linked to Chicken Salads, Wraps Now at 32 in Four States

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has released a complete list of retailers known to have been shipped recalled salad and wrap products. The products consist of ready-to-eat salads and wraps with fully-cooked chicken and ham that have been recalled by Glass Onion Catering due to the potential of contamination by E. coli O157:H7. The list consists predominantly of retailers in California, including Whole Foods, Walgreens and Trader Joe’s. The only retailer with affected stores outside of California is Trader Joe’s, with stores also affected in Arizona, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. The list also includes smaller retailers in San
Continue Reading FSIS Releases List of Retailers in E. Coli Salad and Wrap Recall