Saturday, December 1, 2012
The Sunland Inc. plant that distributes products to Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Sprouts, Target, Safeway and others is linked to Salmonella contamination that made at least 41 people ill in 20 states.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it has blocked food distribution from the Sunland Inc. peanut butter plant in New Mexico whose products were subject to a wide recall in recent months because of salmonella contamination. The various types of Sunland peanut butter products—sold under several brands by major food retailers, including Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Sprouts, Target and Safeway—had been part of a voluntary recall that began in September and later was expanded to include other nut butters as well as processed nuts and peanuts. The FDA action announced Monday is a mandatory order. The company's nut products have been "linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney that has sickened 41 people in 20 states," …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Consumers with milk allergens or sensitivity run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they use the dressing.
Friday, November 30, 2012
If you don't have allergies or sensitivies to milk, then the most recent recall of a dressing won't affect you. But if you do, be aware that Newman’s Own Inc. announced the voluntary recall of Newman’s Own Lite Honey Mustard Dressing because it contains undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the Newman’s Own Lite Honey Mustard Dressing with the affected time code. No other Newman’s Own products or flavors are impacted. The products are sold in retail stores in the Eastern to Midwestern US. The affected packages are 16 fl. oz. bottles of Newman’s Own Lite Honey Mustard Dressing that have a sell-by date of 16 OCT 13 M with a…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The issue is that a small bushing inside the container has “the potential to leach lead,” according to the FDA. The item was sold at large retailers and e-retailers.
Focus Products Group International LLC is voluntarily recalling its Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Maker. You should immediately stop using the project and contact the Focus Products Call Center for instructions on how to return and product and receive a replacement. The issue is that a small bushing inside the container has “the potential to leach lead,” according to the FDA. The products were sold under the following makes and model numbers: So far, the company has not received any consumer complaints about the issue, but Focus Products’ “independent testing revealed the potential product, and out of an abundance of caution, the company voluntarily decided to recall the product,” said the FDA. According to the FDA: The only affected products are …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
The car company announced two recalls on Wednesday.
Toyota is recalling about 670,000 Toyota Prius vehicles in the U.S. because of problems with vehicles' steering. In addition, 350,000 of these same vehicles are being recalled because of problems with the electric water pump for the hybrid system, Toyota announced on Wednesday. According to Toyota: Due to insufficient hardness treatment of some of the extension shafts, the splines that connect the extension shaft to the steering gear box may deform if the steering wheel is frequently and forcefully turned to the full left or full right position while driving at slow speeds. This deformation may create increased internal clearance and the splines may eventually, over time, wear out. Toyota dealers will inspect the extension shaft to …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Libertyville company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recall 220,000 PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds due to suffocation risk.
Libertyville, IL-based KidCo Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 220,000 PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds following a baby's death and numerous reports of infants becoming entrapped, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said. The recall affects 220,000 PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds, the CPSC said. Infants and young children can roll off the edge of the inflatable air mattress, become entrapped between the mattress and the fabric sides of the tent, and suffocate, according to a release. Consumers should immediately stop using the tents and contact KidCo to get a free repair kit. The kits will vary depending on the model and will be shipped to consumers starting in December 2012. Contact KidCo toll-free at (855) 847-8600…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Chelmsford Patch has just learned that one of the lawsuits regarding the 9 North Road Property has been dismissed.
Chelmsford Patch has just learned on the Chelmsford In-Town Report Facebook Page that the lawsuit between Roland Van Liew and the Town of Chelmsford over 9 North Road has been dismissed. We will have more details as they become available. UPDATE 11:16 p.m. - In addition to the suit being dismissed, a request for payments of attorney's fees by the defendants in the case, the Chelmsford Board of Selectmen and others, has been denied In a ruling by Associate Middlesex County Supreme Court Justice Joseph Walker, it was concluded that Van Liew did not act in bad faith seeking mandamus relief to compel the Selectmen to enforce a preservation restriction on 9 North Road. Walker also stated that Van Liew's reasoning to maintain standing in the …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size were part of the recall.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has initiated a voluntary recall of Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original and Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size because of possible metal mesh fragments from a faulty manufacturing part, according to the FDA. Recalled products include the letters KB, AP or FK before or after the Best If Used Before date. Products that are impacted are: Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Original cereal Kellogg's Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size cereal People with the recalled product or who have questions should choose Contact Us on Kelloggs.com or call 800-962-1413 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday-Friday.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Bags of salad recalled due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections
Fresh Express Inc. is recalling a limited quantity of 18 oz. Hearts of Romaine salad with the Use By date of September 26, 2012 due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. See the recalled product information below: To read the full release you can go to the FDA website..
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Massachusetts Ethics Commission issued an Order to Show Cause in alleged ethics violations by Planning Board member Richard McClure.
The Massachusetts State Ethics Commission earlier this week issued an Order to Show Cause against Planning Board member Richard McClure, necessitating a hearing within 90 days on alleged violations of Massachusetts conflict of interest laws. Their complaint begins with his legal representation in an August 2010 Land Court case on Fair Street, which was amended in October 2010 to include the Town of Chelmsford. He continued to act as an attorney on this case despite his election to the Planning Board in April 2011, and was disqualified from the case in October 2011 by a Land Court judge citing "knowing" conflict of interest. The statement from the Commission also mentioned McClure's legal representation of the pro-recall faction in last …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
A group of residents have established a group to fight the recall.
A group of residents last night told selectmen they "Choose Chelmsford" and will spearhead an effort to bring people to the polls on Aug. 2 to vote against recalling the selectmen. The recall election comes as lead petitioner Roland Van Liew asserts selectmen acted unlawfully regarding 9 North Road. Van Liew collected about 2,300 - about 10 percent of voters - signatures to force the recall election. "We were listening to concerns of many residents regarding what is happening and what will happen if the recall takes place," said Angelo Taranto, co-chairman of Choose Chelmsford. "People are expressing to us why they moved to Chelmsford and they don’t want to see (the) town dismantled." Resident Joanne Stanway told selectmen she will vote "…