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Salmonella Outbreak in Jif Peanut Butter

In early May, it was reported that certain Jif peanut butter products started an outbreak of salmonella. These contaminated products were produced at a factory in Lexington, Kentucky, and have been distributed to multiple states nearby. The FDA and CDC are currently investigating the outbreak. Salmonella is a bacterium that is can be present in… Read More


Mercedes-Benz Vehicle Recall

In a statement made in early May, German automobile company Mercedes-Benz announced that starting May 27th certain ML, GL, and R class vehicles made between 2006 and 2012 will need to be taken to a dealership for inspection after a recall has been issued. In a statement made by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,… Read More


Fire Fighters Sue Over Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Protective Gear

Chemicals known as PFAS that are present in firefighters protective gear, as well as nonstick pans, are linked to cancer and causing overall health defects in many fire fighters and others who have been exposed to the gear. These chemicals are used to protect firefighters from fire, water, and oils. Many cases have been brought… Read More


Recall on Peloton Treadmills

Peloton has announced a voluntary recall of its Tread+ and Tread treadmills due to safety concerns. Initially, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requested Peloton recall the Tread+ treadmills and issued an “urgent warning” for parents to stop using the treadmill due to reports of children becoming entrapped, pinned, and pulled under the rear roller… Read More


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… Read More


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… Read More


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… Read More


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… Read More


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,… Read More


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… Read More