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Alert - Zika Virus in India

CDC Travel Notices - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 21:00
An outbreak of Zika has been reported in India. Pregnant women should NOT travel to areas with risk of Zika.
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CTI Foods LLC, Recalls Ready-To-Eat Pork and Poultry Sausage Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

CDC Food Safety - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 14:44
CTI Foods LLC, an Owingsville, Ky. establishment, is recalling approximately 29,028 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat (RTE) pork and poultry sausage links products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal.

Go Green for the Holidays

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:36
Make sustainable holiday choices when you are shopping, traveling, sending cards, decorating, and choosing gifts. When you save energy and resources, you protect the environment and safeguard health both now and for the future. Are you one of those organized people who are already prepared for the coming winter holidays? Or do you still have plans to make and gifts to buy? Either way, why not take a second look at some of your usual holiday activities to see if you can make them more "sustainable?" Sustainability is the responsible use of environmental resources in the present so that future

3-D Meats, LLC Recalls Ready-To-Eat Beef Snack Stick Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

CDC Food Safety - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 09:44
3-D Meats, LLC, a Dalton, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 47 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) beef snack stick products because the products are misbranded and may contain milk, a known allergen, which was not declared on the finished product label.

Amboy Group, LLC Recalls Poultry Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

CDC Food Safety - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 09:44
Amboy Group, LLC, a Woodbridge, N.J. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of raw boneless and skinless poultry products because the products are misbranded and may contain milk, egg, and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the finished product label.

The National ALS Registry is more than counting cases

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Tue, 12/04/2018 - 18:35
CDC/ATSDR recently released a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (Mehta, et al., 2018) presenting National ALS Registry findings on ALS prevalence. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive and fatal disease, attacking neurons that control voluntary movement. These neurons die over time. The result is the gradual loss of muscle movement, speech, swallowing, and eventually breathing. Unfortunately, people with ALS usually have a shortened lifespan and may die within a few years of diagnosis. ALS is most common in whites, males, and people over the age of 60. The estimated prevalence-cases of people living

JBS Tolleson, Inc. Recalls Raw Beef Products due to Possible Salmonella Newport Contamination

CDC Food Safety - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 20:00
JBS Tolleson, Inc., a Tolleson, Ariz. establishment, is recalling approximately 12,093,271 pounds of non-intact raw beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport.

Tres Hermanos Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Telera and Bolillo Breads

CDC Food Safety - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 18:35
Tres Hermanos Bakery of Wyoming, MI is recalling its white Telera and Bolillo Mexican salt breads because they may contain undeclared milk. People who have allergies to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Gemini Food Corporation Conducts Voluntary Recall of Imperial Taste Fried Red Onions and Fried Garlic Due to Undeclared Wheat

CDC Food Safety - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 12:01
Gemini Food Corporation has voluntarily recalled all Imperial Taste Fried Red Onions & Fried Garlic canisters as a precautionary measure because it's missing an allergen statement and the ingredient panel does not include wheat.

ELM Pet Foods Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

CDC Food Safety - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 10:00
ELM Pet Foods, Inc is issuing a voluntary recall of Elm Chicken and Chickpea Recipe dog food because the products could contain elevated levels of Vitamin D.

Watch - Measles in Madagascar

CDC Travel Notices - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 21:00
There is an outbreak of measles in Madagascar. Travelers to Madagascar should make sure they are vaccinated against measles with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine.
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Sprout Creek Farm Recalls "Kinkead" Cheese due to Possible Health Risk

CDC Food Safety - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 12:06
Sprout Creek Farm of Poughkeepsie, New York is recalling 4 wheels of "Kinkead" cheese made on 5-10-18, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Allergen Alert: Kitchen Cravings Strawberry and Mixed Berry Parfaits with Trace Tree Nuts

CDC Food Safety - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 15:02
Kwik Trip, Inc. located in La Crosse, WI is recalling Kitchen Cravings Strawberry and Mixed Berry Parfaits in an 8.25 oz. cup because they may contain undeclared traces of cashews or almonds

Achdut Recalls Multiple Brands of "Tahini" Because It May Be Contaminated with Salmonella

CDC Food Safety - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 12:16
Achdut LTD. of Ariel, Israel, is recalling its Tahini products of all packages and sizes produced on the following dates: April 7th to May 21st 2018, because it may be contaminated 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.

Sunshine Mills, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

CDC Food Safety - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 08:52
Sunshine Mills, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of select products of Evolve Puppy, Sportsman's Pride Large Breed Puppy and Triumph Chicken and Rice Dog Food (reference below) due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.

Alert - Polio in Niger

CDC Travel Notices - Sun, 11/25/2018 - 21:00
There is a polio outbreak in Niger. CDC recommends that all travelers to Niger be vaccinated fully against polio.
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Ottogi America, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Product

CDC Food Safety - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 10:59
Ottogi America, Inc. of Gardena, California announced today it is recalling 1lb 5.16ounce of Jin Ramen Mild 5pk. (Best Before Aug. 19th 2019) and Jin Ramen Spicy 5pk. (Best Before Aug. 20th 2019) due to undeclared egg as an ingredient on the packages. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Chunwei, Inc. Recalls Meat and Poultry Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens and Monosodium Glutamate

CDC Food Safety - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 16:03
Chunwei, Inc., a Huntington Park, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 65,023 pounds of various ready-to-eat and raw meat and poultry products because the products are misbranded and may contain soy, wheat, dairy, egg, and sesame, known allergens, as well as monosodium glutamate (MSG), which are not declared on the finished product label.

First Source Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecan and Cashew in Chocolate and Nut Tray

CDC Food Safety - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 18:31
First Source of Tonawanda, NY, is voluntarily recalling Chocolate and Nut Tray because it contains undeclared tree nuts, pecan and cashew. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to tree nuts (Pecan & Cashew) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

165368 C. Corporation Recalls Pork Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

CDC Food Safety - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 18:03
165368 C. Corporation, doing business as Long Phung Food Products, a Houston, Texas establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of ready-to-eat pork products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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