The following recalls of potentially dangerous food and drug products were announced by FDA:
- Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. initiated a voluntary recall of certain lots of Soliris® (eculizumab) 300 mg/30 mL concentrated solution for intravenous infusion. These lots were manufactured in such a way as to create a particulate in the solution which, if administered, could cause immune reactions and blood clots.
- Rite Aid voluntarily recalled some “Thrifty” brand Mint n’ Chip Ice Cream: A batch of pistachio ice cream was mislabeled as Mint n’ Chip. People who are allergic to nuts may have run the risk of life-threatening allergic reaction.
- PGG/HSC Feed Company, LLC implemented a voluntary recall of 50-pound packages of its Champion Lamb Texturized B30 product due to higher than allowable copper levels. The product was manufactured in February 2014 and carries the UPC code UPC-748252483805 located in the bottom left corner of a white label attached to a Payback bag with a photo of a lamb.
- Ocean Spray voluntarily recalled two production lots of Ocean Spray® Greek Yogurt Covered Craisins® Dried Cranberries because consumers reported that some bags contained yogurt-covered peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume peanuts.
- Health Matters America Inc. of Cheektowaga, New York voluntarily recalled Organic Traditions Sprouted Chia Seed Powder and Sprouted Chia/Flax Seed Powder due to possible Salmonella contamination.
- Glutino, a division of GFA Brands, Inc. based in Paramus, NJ, voluntarily recalled Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Snack Crackers. The recall was initiated because the seasoning supplier, Kerry Ingredients, recalled the seasoning blend due to possible Salmonella contamination.
- Baptista’s Bakery, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 4,339 cases of LiveGfree Gluten Free Rosemary and Olive Oil Multiseed Crackers with a best if used by date of 11-24-14. The recall was initiated because the seasoning supplier, Kerry Ingredients, recalled the seasoning blend due to possible Salmonella contamination.
- Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. of Topeka, KS voluntarily recalled 62 bags of Science Diet® Adult Small & Toy Breed™ dry dog food as they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The suspect product, part of a single production run, was distributed to 17 veterinary clinic and pet store customers in California, Hawaii and Nevada between April 24 and May 13, 2014.
- Princess House, a nationwide direct sales distributor of tableware and house goods announced that a small quantity of its Marissa Tangerine Appetizer Plates, when put into certain food service use, may allow cadmium and lead in the decorative plate decal to escape at levels exceeding U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and/or California Proposition 65 guidance levels. Princess House is voluntarily recalling all these Plates distributed through its consultant and hostess network.