Hydrogel For Skin Irritations Recalled Because Of Bacteria Contamination


KEY POINTS

  • The company discovered the bacterial contamination after receiving two complaints
  • B. cepacia can cause life-threatening conditions is immunocompromised people
  • The recalled product was distributed nationwide

A Texas-based company has recalled its hydrogel product because of bacterial contamination. The recalled product, contaminated with Burkholderia cepecia (B. cepacia) bacteria, can lead to skin infections and it can even cause life-threatening conditions in immunocompromised people.

MPM Medical issued a voluntary recall of one lot of Regenecare HA Hydrogel, an over-the-counter product that can be topically applied “for the temporary relief of pain and itching” related to scrapes, sunburn, insect bites, minor burns and skin irritation. In an announcement posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) website, the company said it learned of the B. cepacia contamination after receiving two customer complaints regarding a “visible contamination.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), B. cepacia

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Herbal Compress For Nursing Moms Recalled Over Possible Bacterial Contamination


KEY POINTS

  • WishGarden Herbs is recalling 46 units of its herbal remedy because of a possible contamination
  • The recalled product may be contaminated with Cronobacter sakazakii
  • Cronobacter infections are said to be rare but can be fatal to infants

A product meant for nursing mothers has been recalled because of possible bacterial contamination. 

WishGarden Herbs has recalled 46 units of Happy Ducts Compress after a retained product was found to be contaminated with Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria. The company, in a release posted on the U.S. Food and Drugs (FDA) website, said the herbal remedy was meant to be used as an external compress for the breast tissue of nursing women.

If the contaminated product is used, the babies may be exposed to the bacteria through the residue on the mothers’ skin. The mothers may also be at risk if the product is applied on broken skin.

The lot number 53664

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What Foods And Products Have Been Recalled This Month?


Throughout the month of November, several companies issued recalls that consumers should be aware of for safety and health reasons.

From product hazards to food illnesses, these recalls are the lastest warnings to consumers about the everyday items that they may have in their homes. Read on to see the recent recalls you need to know:

Mac & Cheese Bites

Stuffed Foods LLC has recalled its frozen Mac & Cheese Bites because they were misbranded and included an undeclared soy allergen. A total of 1,818 pounds of the snack food was affected by the recall, which was distributed to retailers nationwide.

The misbranding caused the Mac & Cheese Bites to contain Buffalo Style Chicken Poppers in the carton, while the soy allergen was not declared on the label of the packaging. Consumers should throw out the affected snack food or return it to the place of purchase.

Romaine Lettuce

Tanimura

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Raw Dog Food Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns


KEY POINTS

  • The affected products were distributed in 10 states including California and New York
  • One animal illness has been reported so far
  • Pets can get infected by eating the product

Albright’s Raw Dog Food is recalling 67 cases of “Chicken Recipe for Dogs” over possible Salmonella contamination. Both pets and humans who are exposed to the recalled products may be at risk of infection.

The affected products are packed in 2-pound cubs/rolls, each labeled with “Albright’s Raw Dog Food Chicken Recipe for Dogs” with the lot number C000185 and a “Best By” date of May 19, 2021, the company announced on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website. These items were distributed in 10 states including California, Florida, Nevada, New York and New Jersey from July 8 to Aug. 27 and were sold frozen.

The company said the problem was discovered during testing conducted by the FDA.

“The

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A dozen sickened in E. coli outbreak linked to recalled romaine lettuce


Federal health officials are investigating whether an outbreak of E. coli that’s sickened 12 people in six states stems from recalled romaine lettuce sold by Tanimura & Antle across the country, including at more than 1,100 Walmart stores.

Five of those infected were hospitalized, and all of those stricken in the current outbreak showed the same strain of E. coli that prompted a recall last week by the Salinas, California-based produce company, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. No deaths have been reported.

The CDC announced its probe after routine sampling in Michigan flagged Tanimura & Antle lettuce as infected with E. coli.

The bacteria typically strikes three or four days after a person consumes food tainted with E. coli. Symptoms include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting and fever, while some infected people can suffer from kidney failure.

Tanimura & Antle on Friday recalled nearly 3,400

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Another Oral Rinse Recalled Over Bacterial Contamination Concerns


KEY POINTS

  • Lohxa, LLC’s Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse was distributed nationwide
  • The said product was sourced from Sunstar Americas Inc.
  • Sunstar Americas informed Lohxa about the probable contamination
  • People who have the product are being advised to stop using it immediately

Lohxa, LLC is recalling its Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse USP, 0.12% Alcohol-free, 15 mL (NDC:70166-027-15) over possible contamination with the Burkholderia lata (B. lata) bacteria that is known for causing respiratory and other infections in patients with underlying illnesses.

In the company announcement posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) website on Monday, Lohxa noted that the affected products were sourced and repackaged from Sunstar Americas Inc., which notified the company about the possible contamination. Sunstar Americas Inc. also announced its own oral rinse recall on Oct. 27.

Although no adverse reactions have been reported as of the Monday company announcement, people who are immunocompromised may experience systemic

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