Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services HEALTH AND SAFETY http://health.mo.gov/information/news/rss.xml Official news releases issued by the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services. en-us <![CDATA[ Whole Foods Market Recalls Packaged Raw Macadamia Nuts]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of packaged raw macadamia nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The product was labeled as "Whole Foods Market Raw Macadamia Nuts" and was packaged in 11 oz. plastic tubs. The recalled product has best-by dates of March 19, 2016 through June 21, 2016 and a UPC code of 0-76958-62059-1.

Recalled items were sold in AR, AZ, CA, CO, HI, KS, LA, NM, NV, OK, TX and UT Whole Foods Market Stores.

Click here for the full recall.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:15:27 CST
<![CDATA[ Wish-Bone Salad Dressing Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in 24 oz. Wish-Bone Ranch Salad Dressing]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Wish-Bone Ranch Salad Dressing, due to the product containing Wish-Bone Blue Cheese Dressing, inadvertently packed in Ranch Salad Dressing bottles. This product contains eggs, a known allergen not declared on the packaging.

The product was produced on April 23, 2015 by a contract manufacturer. In total, 8,678 cases of Wish-Bone Ranch Salad Dressing in 24 oz. bottles, distributed nationwide, are involved in the recall. The 'Best Used By' date can be found on the neck label of the bottle.

Specific details of the product being recalled are outlined below.

Flavor

UPC CODE

Best Used By date (found on neck label of bottle)

Wish-Bone Ranch Salad Dressing - 24 oz.

0-41321-00661-6

FEB 17 16

Click here for the full recall.

 

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:59:47 CST
<![CDATA[ Project 7 Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk/Dairy Ingredient in Sour Caramel Apple Gum]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Sour Caramel Apple Gum from August 20th, 2014 to June 11th, 2015 because the caramel flavoring ingredient in the gum contains a small amount of dairy, an allergen that is not declared on the packaging.

The product comes in a 0.53 oz. white and green film pouch package with the image of a caramel apple on a stick on the front of it. Each pouch contains 12 pieces of chewing gum. Printed upon the front of the package are the words "Sour Caramel Apple," "Gourmet Gum," and "Sugar Free." On the rear panel, among other details, are the words, "Distributed by Project 7, Inc.," and UPC code "844911-002919."

Click here for the full recall.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 08:37:18 CST
<![CDATA[ Missouri Summer Weather Safety Week, June 21-27, calls attention to dangers of excessive heat]]>JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the State Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service are promoting Missouri Summer Safety Week (June 21-27) to highlight the risks and dangers associated with excessive heat. Missourians can find a public cooling center near them by visiting MO.gov. Through the online cooling center directory at MO.gov, users can simply enter a ZIP code, city or county to find a cooling center nearby.

"Each summer brings days of excessive heat and humidity that can pose real health risks, particularly for people with pre-existing health issues," said Gail Vasterling, director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. "Limiting time outdoors, staying hydrated and checking on those who are vulnerable when summer's heat is most intense are the best way to avoid the potential risks. Summer Weather Safety Week is a good reminder of the simple steps we can take."

In 2014, the Department of Health and Senior Services reported 18 heat-related deaths in Missouri.

Remember these basic tips to protect you and your family during severe heat and heat emergencies:

  • Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone.
  • Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles.
  • Eat light, well-balanced meals at regular intervals.
  • Drink plenty of water and limit intake of alcoholic beverages.
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothes that cover as much skin as possible.
  • Protect your face and head by wearing a wide-brimmed hat. Wear sunscreen.
  • Avoid strenuous work during the warmest part of the day; use the buddy system when working in extreme heat and take frequent breaks.
  • If you do not have air conditioning, consider spending the warmest part of the day in public buildings such as libraries, schools, movie theaters, shopping malls and other community facilities.
  • Be aware of medications that may impair the body's response to heat, including antihistamines, tranquilizers and some medications for heart disease.

The National Weather Service has additional information on staying safe during excessive heat, as well as lightning safety at http://weather.gov/stlouis/summerweathersafetyweek.

To find the cooling center nearest you, please visit MO.gov.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:01:04 CST
<![CDATA[ G&C Natural Nutrition, Inc. Issues Recall of Pyrola Due to Undeclared Drug Ingredients]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Pyrola, 430mg/capsule. Advanced Joint Formula capsules may contain undeclared diclofenac and chlorpheniramine.

Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (commonly referred to as NSAIDs). NSAIDs may cause increased risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke, as well as serious gastrointestinal damage, including bleeding, ulceration, and fatal perforation of the stomach and intestines.

Chlorpheniramine is an over-the-counter (OTC) antihistamine used for allergies. Antihistamines may cause drowsiness and affect mental alertness.

The product is packaged in a white bottle in capsule form, with all lots being recalled. The product was sold to distributors and consumers nationwide through phone orders and online from April, 2013 through June, 2015.

Click here for the full recall.

 

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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:15:35 CST
<![CDATA[ Walgreen Co. Recalls Product Because of Possible Mold Risk]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall ofNice! Powdered Sugar Mini Donuts, because it has received consumer complaints alleging that mold was observed on some products.

The Nice! Powdered Sugar Mini Donuts were distributed to Walgreens stores nationwide.

The product comes in 11.5 oz packages and is marked with WIC number 178206 and UPC number 4902264948. Both the WIC and UPC numbers can be found near the product bar code, which is located next to the nutrition facts on the package.

Click here for the full recall.

 

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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:56:40 CST
<![CDATA[ Natural GrocersĀ® Expands Recall of Macadamia Nuts Due to Possible Health Risk]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of additional lots of Natural Grocers brand Macadamia Nuts as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

This recall was initiated after being notified of positive Salmonella findings in product sampled by the FDA.

The recalled product is packaged in clear plastic bags with Natural Grocers label (periods were added to stop encryption):

UPC Code

Description

Packed on Dates

#000.08065.7552

Raw Macadamia Nuts 10 oz.

14-328, 14-337, 14-360, 14-365, 15-020, 15-041, 15-056, 15-077, 15-090, 15-104, 15-127

The product was distributed to Natural Grocers' 97 stores located in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Consumers can find the specific locations of Natural Grocers stores at: www.naturalgrocers.com/store-locations.

Click here for the full recall.

 

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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:16:29 CST
<![CDATA[ Big Easy Foods Louisiana Cuisine, Inc. Recalls Poultry Product Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Big Easy Foods of LA both raw and cooked stuffed chicken product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The product contains wheat, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 3 pound chipboard cartons of BIG EASY FOODS of LA "Boneless Stuffed Chicken with Pork Sausage and Potato Stuffing" with sell by dates of June 9, 2015 through June 8, 2017.
  • 3 pound chipboard cartons of BIG EASY FOODS of LA "Fully Cooked Boneless Stuffed Chicken with Pork Sausage and Potato Stuffing" with sell by dates of July 21, 2013 through April 11, 2015.

The products were produced on various dates from June 9, 2013, through June 9, 2015. The products bear the establishment number "13251" inside the USDA mark of inspection and have the sell by date printed on the product label.

The products were shipped to retail outlets in Louisiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, New Jersey, Arizona, Florida and Tennessee.

Click here for the full recall.

 

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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 16:21:08 CST
<![CDATA[ Quincy Street, Inc. Recalls Pork Products]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of approximately 49,308 pounds of pork sausage products that may be contaminated with foreign materials.

The pork sausage items were produced on April 22, 2015 through April 23, 2015.

View labels of the products.

The products subject to recall bear the establishment number "EST.18963" inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to institutions nationwide.

Click here for the full recall and list of products.

 

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Tue, 09 Jun 2015 13:57:24 CST
<![CDATA[ Santa Barbara Smokehouse Recalls Cold Smoked Salmon Because of Health Risk]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Santa Barbara Smokehouse smoked salmon (excludes hot smoked salmon) from March 1st to April 8th 2015, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Cold Smoked Salmon was distributed within the United States through retail stores and food wholesaler.

The following brands affected in the recall include:  Cambridge House, Coastal Harbor, Harbor Point, North Shore S.F. Specialty, Channel Islands and Santa Barbara, along with the following batch range of #1015 - 3949.

All fresh products have a use by date of April 29 to May 6, 2015. The company is recommending as a precautionary measure to pull frozen products produced on or before April 8, 2015.

Click here for the full recall and list of products.

 

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Mon, 08 Jun 2015 17:00:07 CST
<![CDATA[ SmartLipo365 Recalls Smart Lipo Due to Undeclared Sibutramine, Desmethylsibutramine and Phenolphthalein]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Smart Lipo (800, 900, 950 mg) capsules due to the products containing undeclared sibutramine, desmethylsibutramine and phenolphthalein.

Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010. Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke.

Phenolphthalein is an ingredient previously used in over-the-counter laxatives, but because of concerns of carcinogenicity, it is not currently approved for marketing in the United States. Health risks associated with phenolphthalein could include potentially serious gastrointestinal disturbances, irregular heartbeat, and cancer with long-term use.

These undeclared ingredients make these products unapproved new drugs for which safety and efficacy have not been established. These products may also interact in life-threatening ways with other medications a consumer may be taking.

Smart Lipo is marketed as a dietary supplement and is packaged in bottles of 30 capsules, with 22 bottles of 800mg, 77 bottles of 900mg, and 23 bottles of 950mg.The affected Smart Lipo products include the following expiration dates: 800mg capsules - 9/15/2017, 900mg capsules - 7/30/2017, 950mg capsules - 7/30/2017 & 7/30/2018. Smart Lipo was sold in stores, Centro Naturista in Richardson, TX, SmartLipo365 in Arlington, TX, as well as distributed nationwide via the Internet.

Click here for the full recall.

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Fri, 05 Jun 2015 09:57:03 CST
<![CDATA[ The Popcorn Factory, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Product]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of 4oz bags of Lite Works Dill Pickle Popcorn because it may contain undeclared milk.

Product was distributed nationally in Burlington Coat Factory retail stores. The Product comes in a 4oz foil bag. A 5 digit lot code is printed along with the best by date just above the price sticker located on the lower left of the backside of the bag. The lot code of the recalled product is #15111, the best by date is SEP 17, 2015.

Click here for the full recall and photo of the label.

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Fri, 29 May 2015 11:22:38 CST
<![CDATA[ Natural GrocersĀ® Recalls Macadamia Nuts]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of Natural Grocers brand Macadamia nuts as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recalled product includes:

UPC Code

Description

Packed on Dates

#0000080657552

RAW MACADAMIA NUTS 10oz

15-041 and 15-056

The product was distributed to Natural Grocers' 96 stores located in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Consumers can find the specific locations of Natural Grocers stores at: https://www.naturalgrocers.com/store-locations.

Click here for the full recall and photo of the label.

 

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Thu, 28 May 2015 09:55:36 CST
<![CDATA[ Aurora Products, Inc. Recalls Aurora Natural Brand and Certain Private Label Branded Raw Macadamia Nuts]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of raw macadamia nuts packaged under the Aurora brand label and various Store brand labels. Products are being recalled because they have the potential to contain Salmonella.

The product being recalled was distributed to retail stores in: CT, DC, DE, KY, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA and WV.

Click here for the full recall and list of products.

 

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Mon, 18 May 2015 09:45:19 CST
<![CDATA[ Natural Creations Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Ingredient in Dietary Supplement New Zealand Colostrum]]>The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall for Natural Creations New Zealand Colostrum of Woodbine, Iowa. Natural Creations of Woodbine, IA is recalling a small quantity of Natural Creations New Zealand Colostrum because the label does not inform consumers that the product is milk-based. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk protein run the risk of serious allergic reaction if they consume this product.

No illnesses have been reported to date. Natural Creations was notified of potential risk from a contract manufacturer. New Zealand Colostrum was distributed in AR, GA, IA, ID, IL, KS, LA, MI, MN, NC, ND, NE, NV, TX, VA, and WY principally through retail stores. The product is packaged in a white, plastic container containing 120 capsules. The affected lot numbers are 1112301 and 3102914. UPC code is 877730001016.

The "lot number" is located directly below the supplement box on the label. Natural Creations has already notified retailers to stop sale of the affected lots of the product. Consumers who have purchased Natural Creations New Zealand Colostrum are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-877-647-1601 Monday - Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CST).

The full recall can be found at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm447054.htm.

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Fri, 15 May 2015 16:05:11 CST