Recalls That Should Be on Your Radar—Week of October 13, 2019


We’ve rounded up a list of important US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recalls from this past week.

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:

Viatrexx Bio Incorporated Issues Recall of Sterile Injectables due to Lack of Sterility Assurance

Viatrexx Bio Incorporated has issued a voluntary recall of various 10mL sterile injectable vials of products. These products were sold exclusively to practitioners. Viatrexx issued the recall over concerns that the 10mL products were manufactured in a manner that cannot guarantee sterility.

Thus far, Viatrexx has not received reports of adverse events related to the recall, and the products have a limited distribution to less than 32 US practitioners. The list of relevant 10mL injectables can be found in the full recall statement.

Read the recall statement.

Mical Seafood Inc. Expands Tuna Recall due to Possible Scombroid Poisoning

Mical Seafood Inc. has issued a voluntary expanded recall of frozen, wild-caught yellowfin Tuna Loins, Tuna Poke, Tuna Steaks, Tuna Ground Meat, and Tuna Saku due to potentially elevated levels of histamine which can produce an allergic reaction known as scombroid fish poisoning. Symptoms may appear within minutes to several hours after eating affected products. The most common symptoms are not fatal, but each individual may experience symptoms differently and severe symptoms are a sign to seek immediate medical attention.

Four illnesses were confirmed by Mical as of 10/01/2019, as reported in the initial recall.

Read the recall statement.

Global Zakii Enterprises, LLC Recalls Canned Products due to Lack of Import Inspection

Global Zakii Enterprises, LLC, is recalling approximately 100 pounds of canned meat and poultry that were not subjected to import re-inspection. The products were also imported from Jordan, which is a country ineligible to export products to the United States. The items were shipped to various retail locations in Texas.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions thus far, but the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is concerned that some products may still be in consumers’ pantries and has urged consumers to dispose of or return these products.

Read the recall statement.

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