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Bagged Salad Linked to Cyclospora Outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported over 200 cases of  Cyclospora infections which included 23 hospitalizations so far. Recalls have been issued and the agencies are advising consumers to avoid select store brands of garden salad mixes. So far, the stores suspected to have the contaminated salad [….]


Roundup Litigation Comes to Multi-Billion Dollar Agreement

Bayer recently announced agreements designed to resolve major Monsanto litigation, including U.S. Roundup product liability litigation, dicamba drift litigation, and PCB water litigation. In addition to these agreements, the company has put in place a mechanism to efficiently resolve potential future claims. Bayer will be making a payment of $8.8 billion to $9.6 billion to [….]


Johnson & Johnson Discontinues North American Sales of Talc-Based Baby Powder

After defending against claims that one of their signature products contained traces of asbestos, Johnson & Johnson has decided to discontinue North American sales of talc-based baby powder. In recent years, consumers of Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based baby powder, mainly women with ovarian cancer, have filed lawsuits against the company, arguing that the company did [….]


September is Food Safety Education Month

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to work towards keeping the world’s food supply safe for consumption and in doing so have dedicated the month of September as National Food Safety Education Month. This is used to promote food safety and help inform consumers about ways to prevent food poisoning. It is [….]


Cut Melon Linked To Salmonella

A recall has been issued on fresh melon products produced by Indianapolis-based Caito Foods. The recall includes fresh-cut honeydew melon, watermelon, and cantaloupe, as well as mixed fruit products containing any of the aforementioned melon. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this recall comes after links to potential contamination of Salmonella Carrau, [….]


FAA bans flying with Samsung’s Note 7 smartphones

Due to numerous incidents of battery fires, the United States Federal Aviation Administration banned people from flying to, from, or within the country with their Samsung Note 7 smartphones. In a recently released statement, Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said, “We recognize that banning these phones from airlines will inconvenience some passengers, but the [….]


Senate subcommittee to question GM’s investigation

A Senate commerce subcommittee is set to question General Motors’s CEO Mary Barra on July 17 about the process by which U.S. attorney Anton Valukas conducted an investigation into the company’s faulty ignition switch fiasco, the Associated Press reported. Senators are also set to question the conclusion that it was the fault of one person – engineer [….]


U.S. agency to investigate immediacy of GM’s recall response

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is conducting an investigation into whether Detroit, Michigan-based automaker General Motors issued a recall of 1.6 older-model small cars with faulty ignition switches soon enough upon discovering the defect. Thus far, the vehicles have caused 13 fatalities. According to the agency’s policies, an auto manufacturer has five days after [….]


Millions of Cans Of Tuna Recalled

A recall of over 3 million cans of tuna fish have been recalled because of concerns over packaging. The recall affects cans of both Bumble Bee tuna and Chicken of the Sea tuna distributed to stores between January 17 and March 6. While no one has reported any instances of illness connected to the product, [….]


Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club Recalls Smoked Salmon in 42 States

Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores in 42 states, including Illinois, are recalling smoked salmon because of listeria concerns. The fish product was prepared by a Miami subsidiary of Multiexport Foods in partnership with Tampa Bay Fisheries. While doing a standard lab test on a shipment of salmon that had not been distributed to store, listeria [….]