Infectious Disease

Almond Butter and Peanut Butter Recall announced by Sunland for possible Salmonella

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that Sunland, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Almond Butter and Peanut Butter products that were made between May 1, 2012, and September 24, 2012. The recall was announced because the food products could be contaminated with Salmonella.

People should not eat food that could be contaminated with Salmonella because they could become ill. Typical symptoms of a Salmonella infection include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, and fever. In people who have a weak immune system, the very old, and the very young, there is a risk that the infection could become serious and sometimes can be fatal. The concern is that the infection could spread to the bloodstream. Those concerned about the symptoms should seek proper medication attention.

Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter recalled for possible Salmonella Contamination

Trader Joe's Creamy Valencia Peanut Butter Recall - FDA

(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the voluntary recall of Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter because it could potentially be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported to the company prior to this recall announcement.

Salmonella can cause serious infections in the very young, the elderly, and those with a compromised immune system. Most people will recover from a salmonella infection. There are several symptoms of a salmonella infection, including fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and stomach pain. The infection could enter into the bloodstream and cause a more serious illness requiring immediate medical attention.

Cantaloupe recall announced for possible Salmonella

DFI Marketing Inc. Voluntarily Recall announced for 28000 cases of cantaloupes - FDA

(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration announced the voluntary recall of cantaloupes that were distributed by DFI Marketing Inc. out of Fresno, California. A single sample of cantaloupe tested positive for Salmonella.

No illnesses have been reported. Out of a concern for safety, the company is recalling certain cantaloupes that were shipped to Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Mexico.

Daniella Brand Mango Recall announced for possible Salmonella

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(Best Syndication News) - The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the voluntary recall of Daniella brand Mangoes because they may have been contaminated with Salmonella. The mangoes were packed in Mexico and were distributed in the US by Splendid Products located in Burlingame, California.

The CDPH said that they are currently investigating several illnesses in California that might be related to eating mangoes that were imported from Mexico. The health agency said that there have been 80 confirmed cases of Salmonella Braenderup in California as of August 29, 2012. The outbreak started in early July and 37 percent of these infected people have been hospitalized. So far, no people have died from the outbreak. Nationwide, in over 16 states, there are 103 infections reported for this outbreak. The CDPH suspects that mango consumption is related to the outbreak in California from a preliminary epidemiological investigation.

FDA concerned about infections from using Neti Pot or Nasal Irrigation Kits Incorrectly

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is concerned that neti pots and nasal irrigation kits may be incorrectly used placing the user at risk for serious infections.

Neti pots use a salt-water based liquid to irrigate the nasal passages. The pots look similar to a tiny teapot. The neti pot idea of irrigating the nose to clear mucus and congestion dates all the way back to ancient Hindus.

If the neti pot is used correctly, it could be helpful. However, the FDA is concerned about infection from products that irrigate the nasal passage ways, including neti pots. Other products might be dangerous if improperly used include bulb syringes, squeeze bottles, and battery-run water pulsating devices.

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