Food Recall for Apples at Root of Listeria Outbreak

FDA Ties Listeria Outbreak to Apples, Issues Food Recall On January 9th, the US Food and Drug Administration announced that it had conducted tests on several food products after a major listeria outbreak was tied to prepackaged caramel apples, and the safety agency found that California-grown apples were the cause of the problem. The FDA has issued a food recall for Bidart Brother’s apples, which have the same strains of listeria on them as those found in the caramel apple listeria outbreak. “The results are devastating to the Bidart family,” … [Read more...]

Son Uses Mom’s e. Coli Battle to Fight for Better Food Safety

Woman’s Tragic e. Coli Death Could Bring Better Food Safety Regulations A victim of a severe e. Coli infection died in July 2013, four years after she contracted the food-borne illness after eating raw cookie dough. Now, her 22-year-old son is fighting for better food safety regulations with the FDA. Linda Rivera contracted e. Coli after eating Nestle cookie dough raw in 2009. She was 57, and was hospitalized with the terrible illness. "She was probably the most severely injured e. Coli victim I have ever seen," said Bill Marler, a family … [Read more...]

New Investigations into Toyota Sudden Acceleration

New Toyota Sudden Acceleration Claim Leads to Further Investigation from Regulators Although Toyota began work toward settling numerous sudden acceleration lawsuits in December of this past year, US federal safety regulators say that they are now investigating several new Toyota sudden acceleration claims, this time involving the Corolla instead of the Camry. On Monday, September 29th, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that it is examining 163 new complaints of Toyota sudden acceleration covering about 1.69 million … [Read more...]

FDA Revises Food Recall and Food Safety Regulations

FDA Proposals to Improve Food Safety and Food Recall Procedures After extensive public outreach for comments, the Food and Drug Administration has proposed revisions to its Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA), to help improve food safety regulations and food recall procedures. FSMA was originally signed into law in 2011, and included four proposed updates to laws involving produce safety, preventative controls for human food, as well as animal food, and a foreign supplier verification program. The FDA reached out to the public for … [Read more...]

Safety Recall for Product Not Approved by FDA

Dermatend Under Safety Recall Because FDA Did Not Approve Use Solace International, manufacturers of Dermatend products which remove moles and warts, has issued a voluntary safety recall after the FDA contacted the company because the product has not been approved for such uses. The FDA issued a statement regarding Dermatend that moles should only be removed by a dermatologist, and not with a kit at home. Both Dermatend Original and Dermatend Ultra fall under the safety recall. The products are not FDA approved, and the FDA recommends that … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, Under Food Recall for Salmonella

Major Retailers of Nut Butters Under Food Recall for Salmonella On Tuesday, August 19th, the Food and Drug Administration announced that peanut butter and almond butter are under food recall for salmonella, due to a possible salmonella contagion. Major retailers like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods are pulling the all-natural nut butters from manufacturer nSPIRED Natural Foods. The producer issued the voluntary food recall after receiving notification from the USDA. Other brands affected by the food recall were Arrowhead Mills and MaraNatha, … [Read more...]