Oregon Chocolate Manufacturer Recalls Product Due to Undeclared Milk Allergen

Earlier this week, the FDA announced a recall of chocolate bars, almond clusters, assorted fruit clusters, chocolate buttons (raspberry, espresso, pure dark, mint, peanut butter), truffles, fudge, and molded chocolates manufactured by Chocolate Decadence, a Eugene, Oregon manufacturer, because the products may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run… Learn More »

Does Artificial Food Coloring Cause Behavioral Problems in Children?

Did you know that several European countries have banned artificial dyes from foods, and require foods using any still-approved unnatural colors to prominently display warning labels on packaging stating that consuming foods containing artificial colors might be linked to behavioral issues in children? Yet earlier this year, in an 11-3 vote, the FDA’s Food Advisory… Learn More »

Kent, Washington Firm Recalls Beef Jerky Products Due to Mislabeling and an Undeclared Allergen

The United States Department of Agriculture announced last week that Oberto Sausage Company, a Kent, Washington company, is recalling approximately 772 pounds of beef jerky products because they contain a known allergen, soy, which is not declared on the label. The recall covers 4.16-oz. canisters of "LOWREY'S HICKORY SMOKED BEEF JERKY," containing 3 individual snack packs of… Learn More »

Should the FDA Ban Latex Gloves Due to Allergy Risk?

On April 26, 2011, Public Citizen, a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of the public in Washington, issued a press release announcing the filing of a petition with FDA to ban surgical and examination gloves that have cornstarch powder on them or that are made of natural rubber latex due to the risk of… Learn More »

Counterfeit Tamiflu Sold By Internet-Based Pharmacies is Dangerous to Patients Allergic to Penicillin

Last week, the FDA notified consumers and healthcare professionals about a potentially harmful product represented as "Generic Tamiflu" sold over the Internet. FDA tests revealed that the fraudulent product does not contain Tamiflu’s active ingredient, oseltamivir, but cloxacillin, an ingredient in the same class of antibiotics as penicillin. Patients who are allergic to penicillin products… Learn More »

Soft White Bread Distributed in Oregon and Washington Recalled Due To Undeclared Allergen

Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. announced recently that it is recalling Bimbo brand Soft White Bread (1 lb. 4 oz. or 567 grams) sold in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of life threatening or serious allergic reaction if they consume… Learn More »