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Re: Tainted items/alerts/warnings

Postby CielOnTap on Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:15 pm

Several Johnson & Johnson items were recalled last year due to quality control problems. Check the article list to see if you have any of the indicated items that might need disposal at your local pharmacy.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/16/business/16johnson-and-johnson.html?src=me&ref=business
“Looking for Tylenol pain relief products?” asks one of the signs. The notices at CVS serve as a stark reproof to Johnson & Johnson, whose brands have for more than a century been synonymous with quality. Some of its products are in short supply at drugstores and supermarkets because the McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit of J.& J. last year recalled about 288 million items, including about 136 million bottles of liquid Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl for infants and children.

Johnson & Johnson has had to recall such a variety of products because of quality-control problems across product lines, in multiple factories and in several units last year. Some of its consumer products, for instance, may have contained bits of metal. Others came in bottles with a moldy smell. And some products have gone missing from stores with hardly an explanation. All of this has put the company and its manufacturing under the intense scrutiny of lawmakers and officials at the Food and Drug Administration.
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Re: Tainted items/alerts/warnings

Postby CielOnTap on Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:24 pm

C. difficile cases are causing concern as they mount. One family lost two senior members to the bacteria. A particular hospital system is getting the focus of attention due to cases in its system.

Protest planned as C. diff deaths at Niagara hospitals rise to 16
TORONTO A chorus of concern about the management of a number of hospitals in the Niagara region is growing amid an outbreak of Clostridium difficile that’s been linked to the deaths of 16 patients.

The patients were being treated at three hospitals experiencing clusters of cases of the bacterial disease: four died at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, 10 at St. Catharines General Hospital and two at the Welland Hospital since the outbreak was declared May 28.

The three centres are run by the Niagara Health System, a network of seven hospitals serving 434,000 people around Niagara Falls and St. Catharines.

Protesters will hold a rally outside the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Wednesday to voice their displeasure with the way the hospitals are being run. http://www.thespec.com/news/ontario/article/557792--protest-planned-as-c-diff-deaths-at-niagara-hospitals-rise-to-16

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Food safety issues in China can crop up in different situations including wedding banquets. The banquet mentioned had over half of its guests made ill. The anniversary for the occasion is going to be hard to celebrate by the newlyweds if food and guests were to show up in the future.
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In May, a Shanghai woman who had left uncooked pork on her kitchen table woke up in the middle of the night and noticed that the meat was emitting a blue light, like something out of a science fiction movie. Experts pointed to phosphorescent bacteria, blamed for another case of glow-in-the-dark pork last year.
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Re: Tainted items/alerts/warnings

Postby smitty on Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:15 pm

The summer hot season has been on us for a while. I noted a bit north of here someone spotted a young dog inside, got the door open & took said puppy to the Vet, but it passed away.

Same is going on with BABIES for the RCMP smashed in one car door window to remove a child to the hospital as she & her friend were out shopping--------now I know that woman tend to take a LOT OF TIME when it comes to shopping, but this child is suffering.

No I will not say anything about a baby boy falling from the 10th floor, it injuries along with a woman that cought & trued to save it, only now she has a broken arm. Does not take us long to realize why the woman trying to save the baby's life ended up with a broken arm!!!!!!!
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Re: Tainted items/alerts/warnings

Postby smitty on Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:23 pm

We have a number of lakes in the Okanagan Valley & so many people that do not know how to swim take a plunge & do not come up. EVEN at a camping ground when parents are setting thing up it is so often that their child will wander into the lake & that is the end of them.

Also these lakes are large enough for many types of boats (from Kelowna to Penticton there use to be a paddle wheeler to take tourists) & the RCMP are starting to try & apply the pressure on NO LIQUOR, ONE MUST HAVE A PROER SAFETY VEST ON, to that any operator of a boat, has to pass a safety course so a bit like a DL.

I think most of us can remember the drunk tearing around in the lake to accidently plow into a town boat killing the owner. Still not taken to court & he cannot back out & say it was not him driving the boat as it was almost welded into the town boat.
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Re: Tainted items/alerts/warnings

Postby deja vu on Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:40 pm

The most common symptoms of salmonella are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever within eight to 72 hours of eating a contaminated product. It can be life-threatening to people with weakened immune systems.

"It is regrettable that people may have become ill from eating one of our ground turkey products," said Willardsen -- "and, for anyone who did, we are truly sorry."


http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/08/0 ... d-turkery/


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Re: Tainted items/alerts/warnings

Postby CielOnTap on Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:02 pm

Mind the listeria warning on whole canteloupes from a US source. There have been confirmed deaths.
Jensen Farms Recall

Jensen Farms voluntarily recalled1 its whole cantaloupes on Sept. 14 in response to the multi-state outbreak of listeriosis. Cantaloupes from other farms have not been linked to this outbreak.
The recalled cantaloupes were shipped from July 29 through September 10, 2011 to the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming. There is no indication of foreign distribution at this time.

For more information on the epidemiologic investigation, please refer to CDC’s Investigation on the Multi-State Listeriosis Outbreak2.

http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/CORENetwork/ucm272372.htm
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Re: Tainted items/alerts/warnings

Postby smitty on Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:09 pm

i noted yesterday evening on the TV news they were mentioning that we should stay away from some of the sliced ham in plastic containers.
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Re: Tainted items/alerts/warnings

Postby alohasand on Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:17 pm

Looks like getting one's own cut from the butcher or going directly to the grower is the best option and then preparing the food yourself is the safeguard that will cost you time but give you some peace of mind.

All that talk about eating fruit daily--have to watch out for the alerts on any fruit. But what happens to the grower and employees-who's covering their expenses as the fruit comes back? Where did the listerosis originate?
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Re: Tainted items/alerts/warnings

Postby guitarblues on Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:35 pm

Won't miss the fruit this time. But yeah, it's sad for the people affected work-wise as well as anyone who got ill or died. Internet keeps me alert to these warnings else I don't notice them unless shelf is empty or someone says something.
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Re: Tainted items/alerts/warnings

Postby CielOnTap on Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:15 pm

If you are taking one of these brand name remedies, check that the tablet/pill you are reaching for is the right one. There may be odd looking pills in the bottle.

Mon Jan 9 2012
Headache pill bottles mixed with opiod drugs by accident
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning patients about a potential mix-up between powerful prescription pain drugs and common over-the-counter medications like Excedrin and Gas-X made at a Novartis manufacturing plant.

The problem is a result of major manufacturing problems at a Lincoln, Nebraska, facility which was shut down last month. The Swiss drugmaker has recalled bottles of Excedrin, Bufferin and other medications which may have included mixed up pills.

http://www.thespec.com/news/world/article/651543--headache-pill-bottles-mixed-with-opiod-drugs-by-accident
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