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Recent Recalls That Should Be On Your Radar

In case you missed them, we’ve compiled a list of the latest recalls posted this week.

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

Hospira Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall for 2 Lots of Naloxane Hydrochloride Injection

Hospira, Inc., a Pfizer company, is voluntarily recalling lots 72680LL and 76510LL of Naloxone Hydrochloride Injection, USP, 0.4 mg/mL, 1 mL in 2.5 mL, Carpuject Single-use cartridge syringe system (NDC 0409-1782-69), to the hospital/institution level due to the potential presence of embedded and loose particulate matter on the syringe plunger.

In the event that impacted product is administered to a patient, the patient has a low likelihood of experiencing adverse events ranging from local irritation, allergic reactions, phlebitis, end-organ granuloma, tissue ischemia, pulmonary emboli, pulmonary dysfunction, pulmonary infarction, and toxicity. The risk is reduced by the possibility of detection, as the labeling contains a clear statement directing visual inspection of the product for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration. To date, Hospira, Inc. has not received reports of any adverse events associated with this issue for these lots.

For more information, be sure to read the official company announcement.

Maquet Datascope Corp Issues Recall for CARDIOSAVE Hybrid Intra-aortic Balloon Pump

Maquet Datascope Corp. is recalling the IABP due to a design issue that allows fluid (such as saline) to seep into the device. The fluid can cause corrosion of internal components such as the electronic circuit boards, and lead to device malfunction (e.g., sudden stops) which can cause a delay or interruption in therapy. Device failure may result in immediate and serious adverse health consequences, including death.

The CARDIOSAVE Hybrid Intra-aortic Balloon Pump intra-aortic balloon pump is a cardiac assist device used with patients undergoing cardiac and non-cardiac surgery, and to treat patients with acute coronary syndrome or complications from heart failure.

For more information, read the official safety alert.

Frozen Fish, Meat, and Poultry Produced Without Benefit of Inspection Recalled

Supermercado Selectos, a San Sebastián, Puerto Rico firm, is recalling an undetermined amount of various raw, frozen Siluriformes fish, beef, pork, and poultry products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The raw, frozen Siluriformes fish, beef, pork, chicken and turkey items were produced on various dates from August 2017 to May 31, 2018. The complete list of products and UPC code numbers can be found here.

Supermercado Selectos shipped the items to DGA Food Service, LLC, who further distributed the items to Head Start Child and Adult Care Food Programs in Puerto Rico.

For more information, check out the official news release.

Ravioli Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection Recalled

Venda Ravioli, Inc., a Providence, R.I. establishment, is recalling approximately 672 pounds of frozen meat ravioli products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The Meat Ravioli and Prosciutto & Provolone products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST.9501” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The Italian Sausage Ravioli and Osso Bucco Ravioli products do not have the USDA mark of inspection on the packaging. These items were shipped to retail locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

For more information, read the official announcement.

Tyson Foods Recalls Breaded Chicken Products Due to Potential Foreign Matter Contamination

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-746” on the product package. These items were shipped to food services establishments, nationwide. The affected products are not available for purchase in retail stores.

Tyson Foods Inc., a North Little Rock, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,120 pounds of frozen breaded chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically blue and clear soft plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

For more information, check out the official news release.