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Recalls That Should Be on Your Radar—Week of January 27, 2019

FEB 02, 2019 | CONTAGION® EDITORIAL STAFF
We’ve compiled a list of recalls issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) from this past week:

Food Safety Recalls:

Jac. Vanderberg Inc Issues Recall For Peaches, Pulums, and Nectarines Potentially Contaminated With Listeria

Jac. Vandenberg, Inc. of Yonkers, New York is recalling 1,727 cartons of Fresh Peaches, 1,207 cartons of Fresh Nectarines and 365 cartons of Fresh Plums because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The peaches and nectarines are sold as a bulk retail produce item with PLU sticker (PLU# 4044, 3035, 4378) showing the country of origin of Chile. The peaches, nectarines and plums sold at ALDI are packaged in a 2-pound bag with the brand Rio Duero, EAN# 7804650090281, 7804650090298, 7804650090304. The nectarines sold at Costco are packaged in a 4-pound plastic clamshell with the brand Rio Duero, EAN# 7804650090212.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem to date.

To learn more about the recall, read the company’s statement.
Thrive Market Issues Recall for Nut Butters Potentially Contaminated With Listeria

Thrive Market, Inc, is recalling all unexpired lots of the Thrive Market-branded nut butters listed below (“Product(s)”) due to the potential for contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. On January 21, 2019, one of our suppliers notified us that it was issuing a recall of all nut butters it has manufactured since January 2018 because of a positive test for Listeria monocytogenes in recent lots.

The products were distributed nationwide via Thrive Market’s ecommerce subscription service to its members, as well as other online retailers.

For a full list of recalled products, check out the recall statement.
Tyson Foods Inc Issues Recall for Chicken Nuggets Potentially Contaminated with Rubber

Tyson Foods, Inc., a Sedalia, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 36,420 pounds of chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically rubber, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-13556” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.     
                
The problem was discovered when the establishment received consumer complaints of extraneous material in purchased Panko Chicken Nugget products. FSIS was notified on Jan. 29, 2019.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

Check out the USDA’s statement for more information.
Oskri Organics Corp. Issues Recall for Nut Butters Potentially Contaminated with Listeria

Oskri Organics Corporation of Lake Mills, WI is recalling ALL Oskri Corporation manufactured nut butters.

This recall has been initiated due to positive test results for Listeria monocytogenesfound in multiple Oskri Corporation manufactured nut butters. Consumption of this product may cause potential health risk.

No illnesses have been reported.

For more information on the recall, consult the news release.

Medical Device and Product Recalls:

Tris Pharma Expands Recall of Children’s Ibuprofen

Monmouth Junction, NJ, Tris Pharma, Inc. is expanding the scope of its November 2018 recall by adding three (3) additional lots of Ibuprofen Oral Suspension Drops, USP, 50 mg per 1.25 mL, to the retail (pharmacy) level. Some units from these batches have been found to have higher levels of Ibuprofen concentration.

The product is used as a pain reliever/fever reducer and is packaged in ½ oz. and 1 oz. bottles. 

For a list of newly included lot numbers, check out the company’s press release.
Nature’s Rx Issues Recall of Silver Bullet 10x  Due to Undeclared Ingredient

Nature’s Rx is voluntarily recalling quantity lots of Silver Bullet 10x, description of dosage form to the hospital, retail or consumer level. This recall has been initiated because the product was found to contain undeclared sildenafil and tadalafil, the active ingredient in Viagra and Cialis respectively, which are PDE-5 inhibitors. The undeclared PDE-5 inhibitors in the product may pose serious health risks because consumers with underlying medical issues may take the products without knowing that they can cause serious harm or interact in dangerous ways with other drugs they may be taking.

Nature’s Rx has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

The product, Silver Bullet 10x, is used as a male enhancement nutritional supplement and is packaged in mylar package containing 10 capsules with an expiry date: 11/2020. Silver Bullet 10x was sold on eBay and website.

To learn more about this recall, read the recall statement.
West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. Issues Recall of Vial2Bag Fluid Transfer Systems

West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. is recalling the Vial2Bag fluid transfer systems due to the possibility that the device may not adequately transfer concentrated medication from a vial to an IV bag before infusion into a patient's vein. If inadequate transfer occurs, the drug delivered to the patient may have variable or unpredictable dosing, which means that a patient may be infused with an overdose or under-dose of medication, leading to life-threatening adverse health consequences.

The FDA received sixteen complaints of serious adverse health consequences related to the use of the 13mm device with oxytocin in pregnant women in connection with labor and delivery. Since this device may be used with many different types of medications in different patient care settings, all the Vial2Bag fluid transfer systems are being recalled while an investigation is underway.
 
Check out the press release for more information on this Class I recall.

FDA Warns of Recall of Home-Use Test Strips Unauthorized in the US

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today is warning patients and doctors, who use at-home or in-the-office medical devices to monitor levels of the blood thinner warfarin, that certain test strips used with the devices may provide inaccurate results and should not be relied upon to adjust the drug dosage. Medical product distributor Terrific Care/Medex Supply LLC issued a voluntary recall of certain Roche Diagnostics test strip lots used with CoaguChek test meter devices last month. Today, the FDA classified this action as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall, which means use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death. This recall is related to the November 2018 Roche Diagnostics Recall, the manufacturer of CoaguChek meters and test strips.

For the full warning, check out the FDA's news release. 
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