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Frito-Lay recalls a bunch of Ruffles potato chips over flavor mix-up

Frito-Lay recalls a bunch of Ruffles potato chips over flavor mix-up

Frito-Lay has recalled some of its Ruffles potato chips in several US states because the flavors applied to the chips were mixed up, potentially putting people who have food allergies at risk of exposure to undeclared ingredients.

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FDA warns coffee recalled after analysis finds risky pharmaceutical drugs

FDA warns coffee recalled after analysis finds risky pharmaceutical drugs

A coffee product marketed as offering alleged weight loss and anxiety relief benefits has been recalled after testing positive for two pharmaceutical drugs, including one that was withdrawn from the market by the FDA years ago due to its various health risks. The Food and Drug Administration notes that the presence of these two chemicals makes it an unapproved drug.

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FDA says 12-15 year olds can get Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

FDA says 12-15 year olds can get Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

The US FDA has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents, extending immunizations to those 12 through 15 years of age. The vaccine had already been authorized for use on those 16 years old or above, and this is the first time a vaccine deployed in the US had sought a revision to the FDA's Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to cover younger people.

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Popular thyroid drug recalled because the pills aren’t potent enough

Popular thyroid drug recalled because the pills aren’t potent enough

Acella Pharmaceuticals has announced a recall of its popular thyroid medication because the tablets in the recalled lots may not be as potent as expected. Assuming a patient with hypothyroidism takes sub-potent medication, their TSH levels may increase and their symptoms may return. The recalled tablets were labeled with doses ranging from 15mg to 120mg.

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Big ice cream and sherbet recall hits Midwestern US over illness risk

Big ice cream and sherbet recall hits Midwestern US over illness risk

If you live in the Midwestern United States and have recently purchased ice cream or sherbet, you'll need to make sure your product isn't one of many included in a new recall from Velvet Ice Cream. The products were distributed in multiple Midwest states and sold under various brand names in addition to the 'Velvet' label.

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Jule’s Foods recalls all of its plant-based products over salmonella risk

Jule’s Foods recalls all of its plant-based products over salmonella risk

California company Jule's Foods has announced the voluntary recall of its plant-based food products over possible Salmonella contamination. The issue appears to potentially stem from the use of cashews, but the source is still a mystery at this point. The company notes that it is working with the FDA and that the recall is joined by a Salmonella probe by the CDC and FDA.

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Mushroom recall in US expands: What you need to know

Mushroom recall in US expands: What you need to know

A few days ago, the FDA highlighted a new mushroom recall in the United States, one that has been joined by a second similar recall from a different company. As with the first recall, this second one involves enoki mushrooms that have potentially been contaminated with listeria, a pathogen that can cause severe illness in some vulnerable people.

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Mushrooms recalled across US over risky contamination issue

Mushrooms recalled across US over risky contamination issue

A new recall covers certain packages of enoki mushrooms, the long, slim variety of mushrooms typically found in ramen and sauteed foods. The reason for the recall, which was recently published by the FDA, is potential contamination with a foodborne pathogen called Listeria that may result in fatal illnesses in vulnerable groups.

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Vitafusion gummy vitamins recalled over metal contamination risk

Vitafusion gummy vitamins recalled over metal contamination risk

Some Vitafusion brand gummy vitamins have been recalled following reports of a "metallic mesh material" contamination. Church & Dwight Co., the company behind the recall, says consumers who have one of the impacted products should stop using it immediately and instead contact the company for a refund. Multiple Vitafusion products are covered, including kids' melatonin, Fiber Well, SleepWell, MultiVites, and more.

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We need a COVID-19 blood clot and vaccine breakthrough reality check

We need a COVID-19 blood clot and vaccine breakthrough reality check

People vaccinated against COVID-19 can still catch coronavirus and some immunizations carry an increased risk of blood clots, new research confirms, but officials maintain that the benefits still significantly outweigh the risks. The ongoing studies - running in parallel to COVID-19 vaccinations, as healthcare providers attempt to slow the global pandemic - underscore the need for comparative nuance when it comes to deciding about whether to get a vaccine shot.

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US halts J&J one-shot COVID-19 vaccinations over “extremely rare” clot risk

US halts J&J one-shot COVID-19 vaccinations over “extremely rare” clot risk

US immunizations with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine have been put on hold, as the CDC and FDA assesses six reported cases of rare blood clotting in America. The J&J Jannsen vaccine has been administered more than 6.8 million times in the US so far, since the one-shot drug received authorization under the FDA's pandemic EUA program.

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Meow Mix cat food recall hits several states: How to check your bag

Meow Mix cat food recall hits several states: How to check your bag

Ohio company J.M. Smucker Co. has announced a voluntary recall of its popular Meow Mix cat food over the potential presence of salmonella. This particular recall is small in scope, involving only two lots of the bulk cat food bags that were distributed to some Walmart stores in several states. As with other salmonella recalls, people who handle the food are at risk of contracting an illness.

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