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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 [….]


Carbon Monoxide Leaks Sickens 25 Children at Elementary School

An elementary school on the far south side of Chicago sent just over two dozen children to the hospital after they became ill. On November 5th, students at Harold Washington Elementary School began experiencing symptoms including nausea, vomiting and headaches.  A Level 1 HazMat was called to the school, located at 9130 S. University Avenue, [….]


20 People Sickened with Carbon Monoxide during Thanksgiving Celebration

Thanksgiving meal preparations sickened 20 people at a North Side Chicago home when a grill was used inside the home. The result was seven people being sent to the hospital while remaining party attendees were treated on site. Around approximately 10:35 p.m., five ambulances were called to the scene in the 4300 block of West [….]


Skippy Peanut butter recalled due to possible contamination

Unilever, the company that owns the Skippy Brand of peanut butter, announced in a press release that they were recalling the Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter and Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter as they may have been contaminated with the salmonella bacteria.   Stores in sixteen states in the Midwest and the New [….]


Eight employees at LaGrange Factory sent to Hospital after Acetone Spill.

Police and fire crews were dispatched to a factory that manufactures keypads for electronic devices after employees became exposed to acetone on March 14, 2011. Grayhill, Inc. in LaGrange, Illinois, was the scene of the acetone spill. Firefighters ventilated the area as a precaution even though the scene had been cleared. Eight employees were sent [….]