Tips on Cleaning Mold after a Flood

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 13:25
Returning to your home after a flood is a big part of getting your life back to normal. But you may be facing a new challenge: mold. What can you do to get rid of it?  How do you get the mold out of your home and stay safe at the same time? CDC has investigated floods, mold, and cleanup, and offers practical tips for homeowners and others on how to safely and efficiently remove mold from the home. In 2005, thousands of people along the Gulf Coast were faced with cleaning up mold from their homes after Hurricanes Katrina

Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation Voluntarily Recalls

CDC Food Safety - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 18:47
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation is voluntarily recalling all of its products produced at the Keaau facility between Sept. 6 - 21, 2018 due to a potential contamination of Escherichia coli (E. coli). The recall was initiated due to E. coli being detected in the well water and distribution system that supplies the firm's operations. No illnesses related to the water have been reported to the state.

Allergy Alert Issued in Whole Foods Market Stores Nationwide for Undeclared Milk in 365 Everyday Value White Corn Tortilla Chips

CDC Food Safety - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 17:58
Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling 365 Everyday Value White Corn Tortilla Chips because the product may contain undeclared milk that was not listed on the product label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product

Voluntary Recall on Harris Teeter Low Fat Cookies & Cream Frozen Yogurt Due to Undeclared Peanut Product

CDC Food Safety - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 16:03
Harris Teeter is notifying shoppers of a voluntarily recall of Harris Teeter Low Fat Frozen Yogurt Cookies & Cream 1.5 qt laminated cartons, UPC 0 72036 98182 0, with all SELL BY DATES up to 07/30/19 due to undeclared peanut product.

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Prevention

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:39
When power outages occur after severe weather (such as severe storms, hurricanes or tornadoes), using alternative sources of power can cause carbon monoxide (CO) to build up in a home and poison the people and animals inside. Every year, at least 430 people die in the U. S. from accidental CO poisoning. Approximately 50,000 people in the U.S. visit the emergency department each year due to accidental CO poisoning. There are steps you can take to help protect yourself and your household from CO poisoning. Change the batteries in your CO detector every six months. If you don’t have a

Junior's Smokehouse Processing Plant Recalls Beef Jerky Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

CDC Food Safety - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 11:03
Junior's Smokehouse Processing Plant, an El Campo, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 690 pounds of ready-to-eat teriyaki beef jerky products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of hard metal.

Purus Labs Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk and Soy in MyoWhey

CDC Food Safety - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 10:37
Purus Labs, Inc of Plano, Texas is recalling MyoWhey Chocolate Cookie Crunch, because it may contain undeclared milk and soy. This only effects products with Lot number PL: 0100518 Exp: 04/2020. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk and soy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Zweigle's Inc. Recalls Olive Loaf Pork Products due to Sodium Nitrite Levels in Excess of Regulatory Limit

CDC Food Safety - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 19:57
Zweigle's Inc., a Rochester, N.Y., establishment, is recalling approximately 6,082 pounds of ready-to-eat olive loaf pork products due to sodium nitrite levels in excess of the regulatory limit.

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Flood Safety Tips

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 13:40
Hurricane Florence: Emergency Management Officials have requested that people escaping flood waters as a last resort do not stay in the attic. If the highest floor of your home becomes dangerous…get on the roof. Call 911 for help and stay on the line until answered. Listen to local advisories for more information and be careful to never drive through flood waters. Visit CDC’s Hurricane page for information on how to keep your family safe before, during, and after a storm. Take these important steps to reduce the harm caused by flooding. Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than

Cargill Meat Solutions Recalls Ground Beef Products Due To Possible E. Coli O26 Contamination

CDC Food Safety - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 22:54
Cargill Meat Solutions, a Fort Morgan, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 132,606 pounds of ground beef products made from the chuck portion of the carcass that may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O26.

Lidl Voluntarily Recalls Bellona Brand Hazelnut Wafers Due to Improperly Declared Wheat Allergen

CDC Food Safety - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:02
Lidl US has voluntarily recalled all Bellona brand "Milk Chocolate Flavored Coated Wafer with Hazelnut Crème Filling and White Chocolate Flavor" confections as a precautionary measure because the allergen statement does not include wheat.

Be Safe After a Hurricane

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Mon, 09/17/2018 - 20:08
The storm might be over, but that doesn’t mean the danger is. Keep your loved ones safe after the storm by following our safety tips. Stay Safe Indoors Never use a wet electrical device If it’s still plugged in, turn off the power at the main breaker. Wait for an electrician to check the device before using it. Learn more about electrical safety after a disaster or emergency. If the power is out, use flashlights instead of candles If you have to use candles, keep them away from anything that can catch fire. Always stay near lit candles. Learn more


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