Pet Snack Contains Toxic Chemical: Recall – Chemical Free Life


Pet Snack Contains Toxic Chemical: Recall
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Another pet snack recall due to chemicals–this one covers several brands…

Rawhide possibly contaminated with chemicals recalled by United Pet Group

Eileen Faust, Morning Call

A pet treat manufacturer is recalling several brands of rawhide dog chews because they could be contaminated with a chemical used to disinfect manufacturing equipment.

According to a press release from United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands Inc., the packages of rawhide were sold online and distributed to retailers nationwide. United Pet Group issued the voluntary recall after it found certain manufacturing facilities in Mexico and Colombia, and a supplier in Brazil, were using a quaternary ammonium compound to clean food processing equipment. The chemical compound is not approved in the U.S. as a processing aid for rawhide chews.

The company has received a few reports of illnesses in pets that consumed the rawhide covered in this recall…

Quaternary ammonium compounds can cause the following symptoms in dogs that have ingested it: reduced appetite, and gastric irritation including diarrhea and vomiting. These may require treatment by a veterinarian.

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Recall Details

All of the dog chew products in the recall have an expiration date ranging from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 printed on the back of the package. This recall is limited to dog chew products that contain rawhide.

The products subject to the recall are described below:
American Beefhide brand

Products with lot codes listed on the back of the package that start with AH are affected. This includes all package sizes and/or weights.

The following contact information appears on the back of the package of the affected products: Manufactured by:Salix Animal Health, LLC; Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

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Digest-eeze brand

Products with lot codes listed on the back of the package that start with AH, AV, A, AI, AO, or AB are affected. This includes all package sizes and/or weights.

The following contact information appears on the back of the package of the affected products: Manufactured by:Salix Animal Health, LLC; Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

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Healthy Hide (including Healthy Hide – Good -n- Fun and Healthy Hide – Good -n- Fit) brand

Products with lot codes listed on the back of the package that start with AH, AV, A, AI, AO, or AB are affected. This includes all package sizes and/or weights.

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The following contact information appears on the back of the package of the affected products: United Pet Group, a Division of Spectrum Brands Inc.; 3001 Commerce St., Blacksburg, VA 24060; 800-645-5154.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should dispose of them or return them to United Pet Group or to the retail establishment where they were initially purchased for a full refund.

For more information, call United Pet Group consumer affairs at 855-215-4962 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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World Bank Put On Notice: Do Not Jeopardizes Farmers’ Right to Seeds, Food Security | Global Justice Ecology Project


World Bank Put On Notice: Do Not Jeopardizes Farmers’ Right to Seeds, Food Security

Ahead of World Bank’s release of the 2017 “Enabling the Business of Agriculture” (EBA) report this month, 157 organizations and academics from around the world denounce the Bank’s scheme to hijack farmers’ right to seeds, attack on food sovereignty and the environment.

Global Justice Ecology Project believes it’s critical that environmental protection groups respond to the World Bank when it tries to regulate the autonomy and biodiversity of local farmers from around the globe.

The World Bank’s corruption is endless. As a bully of developing nations and a friend to multi-national corporations it should be dismantled so peoples everywhere can regulate themselves.
From the Civil Societies letter calling on the World Bank to end the Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA):

While the EBA reforms will not benefit the majority of farmers, they will increase the profits of a handful of private companies. Only six multinationals currently control over two-thirds of the industrial seed market, and pending agroindustry mergers stand to further consolidate this oligopoly.4 The concentration of the global seed market has a significant impact on seed prices5 as well as seed diversity. Replacing farmers’ seeds with a few uniform industrial varieties contributes to the rapid erosion of global agro-biodiversity, which is crucial to address the climate crisis.

In the letter, the group demands the immediate end of the project, originally requested by the G8 to support its industry-co-opted New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.

“The EBA dictates so-called ‘good practices’ to regulate agriculture and scores countries on how well they implement its prescriptions,” said Frederic Mousseau, Policy Director at the Oakland Institute. “But the EBA has become the latest tool, to push pro-corporate agricultural policies, notably in the seed sector—where it promotes industrial seeds, that benefit a handful of agrochemical companies,” he continued.

Only six multinationals currently control over two-thirds of the industrial seed sales, and pending agro-industry mergers stand to further consolidate this oligopoly. Further market expansion for these corporations depends on the shrinking of farmer-managed seed systems, which currently provide 80 to 90 percent of the seed supply in developing countries through on-farm seed saving and farmer-to-farmer seed exchange.

A new report, Down On the Seed, the World Bank Enables Corporate Takeover of Seeds, exposes that while the World Bank claims to promote “smart and balanced policies,” its EBA index blatantly ignores farmer-managed seed systems. Instead, it reinforces the stranglehold of agrochemical companies and Western nations by pushing for intellectual property rights in agriculture, so that private breeders profiteer from the use of their seeds by farmers.

The EBA also awards the best scores to countries that ease private companies—not the farmers—access to public gene banks. In addition, the Bank recommends that governments reduce the time and cost necessary to register industrial seeds, with the private sector as the predominant force on the national committees that oversee the introduction of new varieties.

“The EBA reforms aim to foster the privatization of seed systems, regardless of the consequences for farmers and the planet,” said Alice Martin-Prevel, author of the report, Down on the Seed. “The reduction of farmers as passive consumers of industrial seeds undermines their contribution to agro-biodiversity, which is crucial to mitigate pests, disease, and the effects of climate change. It also disempowers farmers, while failing to protect them in increasingly concentrated markets.”

In its 2016 EBA report, the World Bank upheld Tanzania as a model country for enacting intellectual property laws in agriculture, and becoming the first least-developed nation bound by the 1991 UPOV Convention. UPOV is a pro-industry treaty that dramatically restricts farmers’ rights to save, exchange, and sell seeds. Under Tanzania’s seed laws, farmers now risk fines and imprisonment for practicing ancestral seed saving and trading, and are being forced to rely on industrial varieties.

“The Bank, behind closed doors, convinces governments to implement reforms based on the EBA scores, thereby bypassing farmers and citizens’ engagement,” said Mousseau. “The signatories to the petition are demanding an end of the EBA as a step to enable the full participation of farmers and rural communities in agricultural policymaking. This participation is essential for development to be inclusive and to tackle the challenge of food insecurity and rural poverty around the world.”

               

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Petition: Tell the FDA to Enact Stronger Pet Food Safety Regulations – The Animal Rescue Site


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BREAKING NEWS: J.M. Smucker Issues Pet Food Recall! | The Animal Rescue Site Blog


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Get Toxic Weed Killer Out of Our Food

 

Large amounts of toxic weed killer are in many popular food brands. This weed killer is poisoning customers and nothing is being done to stop it. Sign this petition to demand a ban on the use of dangerous herbicides in order to keep our food safe.

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Toxic Taters Action Toolkit – Pesticide Action Network

Thank you for pledging to join the Toxic Taters National Week of Action! Starting October 2, we’ll be putting the pressure on McDonald’s to ensure the potatoes they source aren’t grown with health-harming pesticides. Download the toolkit below for more details on how to plug in online or in your community. Want to learn more about the Toxic Taters Coalition? Visit http://www.toxictaters.org.

Source: Toxic Taters Action Toolkit – Pesticide Action Network

GIANT removes pancake mix from shelves due to possible E. Coli | WPMT FOX43


CARLISLE, Pa.– Following a recall by Continental Mills, GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets announced it has removed from stores Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix that may be contaminated with E. coli 0121.

The company was notified by its supplier that their product, a blueberry nugget, is made with a small percentage of affected flour which was recalled by General Mills because it may be contaminated with E. coli O121.

The Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix was distributed nationwide where consumers purchased product through retail stores.

If you have recently purchased Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix 28 oz. carton with a best by date code between 3/30/2018 and 6/16/2018, and a UPC code 041449001289, please contact Continental Mills at 1-800-457-7744 for information to receive a full refund. Please dispose of the product.

If you have recently purchased Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake a 3.5 lb. bag, with a best by date code between of 4/27/2018 to 4/28/2018, with a UPC code 041449001487, please contact Continental Mills at 1-800-457-7744 for information to receive a full refund. Please dispose of the product.

GIANT/MARTIN’S customers can also take their purchase receipt to the store for a full refund.

Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. E. coli O121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. Seniors, the very young, and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

No illnesses have been reported, however, the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to warn that consumers should refrain from consuming any raw products made with flour. E. coli O121 is eliminated by heat through baking, frying, sautéing or boiling products made with flour. All surfaces, hands and utensils should be properly cleaned after contact with flour or dough.

Consumers looking for additional information may call GIANT/MARTIN’S Customer Service at 1-888-814-4268 for more information. Customers can also visit the GIANT or MARTIN’S website.

Recall: Betty Crocker cake mix recalled due to potential E. coli contamination | WPMT FOX43


NEW YORK — General Mills Inc. recalled three flavors of Betty Crocker cake mix sold in the United States and Canada on Monday over E. coli concerns.

The recall includes Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip and Delights Super Moist Carrot cake mixes in the U.S., and Super Moist Rainbow Bit cake mix in Canada, a press release stated. The flavor chips in the mixes were made by the supplier Wondra, who announced a larger flour recall on July 1 over possible E. coli contamination.

There have been no reported illnesses, but consumers are advised not to eat the raw cake mixes and throw the recalled products away.

The following items are part of the recall:
Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix: Recalled Better if Used by Dates 25MAR2017, 28MAR2017, 27APR2017, 28APR2017, 23MAY2017, 24MAY2017, 25MAY2017

Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix: Recalled Better if Used by Dates 12APR2017, 13APR2017, 14APR2017, 28MAY2017, 29MAY2017, 30MAY2017, 07JUL2017, 08JUL2017

Betty Crocker Super Moist Rainbow Bit Cake Mix: Recalled Better if Used by Dates 27AL2017, 08JN2017, 09JN2017

The Betty Crocker cake mixes were recalled because of possible E. coli contamination. (General Mills)

The Betty Crocker cake mixes were recalled because of possible E. coli contamination. (General Mills)

General Mills and health officials are currently investigating flour-related E. coli outbreaks in several states. The company had also recalled flour products earlier in the month that include:

8 SKUs (stock keeping units or UPC codes) of Gold Medal Flour

3 SKUs of Signature Kitchens Flour

1 SKU of Gold Medal Wondra Flour

For more information, see the General Mills website.

Another frozen veggies recall due to Listeria concerns | WPMT FOX43

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The National Frozen Food Corp. issued a voluntary recall of frozen peas and mixed vegetables due to possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, commonly referred to as Listeria.

The National Frozen Food Corp. issued a voluntary recall of frozen peas and mixed vegetables due to possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, commonly referred to as Listeria.

The National Frozen Food Corp. issued a voluntary recall of frozen peas and mixed vegetables due to possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, commonly referred to as Listeria.

Frozen mixed vegetables and peas packaged by Bountiful Harvest, First Street, Great Value, Live Smart, Market Pantry and Sprout between the dates of September 2 and June 2 are included in the recall.

Product tests by the National Frozen Food Corp. revealed the potential contamination. A full list of the recalled items is available at FDA.gov.

Green Cuisine, which is supplied by National Frozen Food, is also recalling its pesto pasta salad with arugula because of potential Listeria contamination. The recalled product was sold in Southern California, Nevada and Arizona Whole Foods Market locations between between June 15 and 16.

Additional related recalls are likely as other companies identify that they’ve used recalled frozen vegetables in their products. In May, CRF Frozen Foods recalled all of its frozen vegetable and fruit products from its Pasco, Washington, facility dated since May 2014 after an outbreak of Listeria illness was linked to the company.

Listeria primarily affects the elderly, children, pregnant women and those who suffer from weakened immune systems. Symptoms include fever, muscle aches, nausea and diarrhea. Infection is liable to spread into areas of the gastrointestinal tract and the nervous system, and some infections can cause death.

There have been no reports of illness related to the consumption of these recalled items.

If you experience any symptoms, contact your physician. Listeria is treatable with antibiotics.

The Food and Drug Administration cautions people not to consume these products. Any products matching these descriptions should be disposed or returned for a full refund. Consumers can also contact the National Frozen Food Corp.

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General Mills issues massive flour recall over possible E. coli link | WPMT FOX43

General Mills issues massive flour recall over possible E. coli link
Posted 6:25 PM, May 31, 2016, by Tribune Media Wire

NEW YORK — General Mills is recalling roughly 10 million pounds of its flour after investigators found a possible link between the product and an E. coli outbreak in 20 states.

The recall includes several varieties of Gold Medal and Signature Kitchens flour that were sold at Safeway, Albertsons and other supermarkets. According to General Mills, no E. coli bacteria has been found in tests of the company’s flour products, and the recall is being done out of “an abundance of caution.”

The company issued a release Tuesday saying that 38 people contracted a specific type of E. coli between Decemger 21, 2015, and May 3, 2016.

Half of the people who became ill reported making something with General Mills flour. Some of those people may have eaten raw dough or batter, according to the company.

General Mills reminded customers in the release that they shouldn’t consume any raw products made with floor. Flour, which comes from wheat, is grown outdoors and may carry bacteria that is “rendered harmless by baking, frying or boiling.”

The strain of bacteria under investigation, E. coli 0121, is potentially deadly among people with weakened immune systems, and can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration in healthy adults.

The recall affects the following retail flour products that could be currently in stores or in consumers’ pantries. It includes six SKUs (stock keeping units or UPC codes) of Gold Medal flour, 2 SKU’s of Signature Kitchens flour and 1 SKU of Gold Medal Wondra flour:

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You can visit this page to ask additional questions of or call General Mills at 1-800-230-8103.

Frozen vegetable recall: Possibly-tainted products sent to 35 states, Canada | WPMT FOX43

Frozen vegetable recall: Possibly-tainted products sent to 35 states, Canada
Posted 9:16 AM, April 26, 2016, by Tribune Media Wire

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PASCO, Wash. – A Washington company is recalling its frozen vegetables in the United States and Canada over a possible listeria contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned over the weekend.

CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington is taking the voluntary precaution after Ohio state health officials found the organism in one lot of peas and another of white sweet cut corn.

The vegetables involved in the recall were distributed to the following states in the U.S. but may have been redistributed nationwide: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV and WI. In Canada, the vegetables were sent to British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Listeria can cause potentially fatal infections in young children, elderly people or those with weakened immune systems. Pregnant women may suffer a still birth from an infection. In healthy adults, symptoms include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

No listeria infections have been connected to the company’s vegetables as of Monday.

The following is a list of the items under recall:

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Anyone who purchased the vegetables is urged to discard them or take them back to the store for a refund. Anyone with questions should call (844) 551-5595 or visit the FDA.gov website.

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FALSE: Dasani Bottled Water Recall Due to ‘Clear Parasite’ : snopes.com

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UPDATE FALSE RECALL

Enter a caption UPDATE: this report claims this is a fake Coca-Cola Recalls Dasani Water After Clear Parasite Worm Was Found In Bottles Across U.S.

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Coca-Cola Recalls Dasani Water After Clear Parasite Worm Was Found In Bottles Across U.S.

UPDATE PLEASE READ:  FALSE  CLAIM THAT DASANI WATER WAS RECALLED

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NEWS 4 –  If you purchase/drink Dasani water you might want to listen up. There has been a major recall by the Coca-Cola company today after several thousand bottles of their drinking water was found to be contaminated with a parasite. It has sent several hundred people to the hospital and is responsible for parasitic symptoms such as fever, rash, vomiting and stomach bloating.

This comes on the heels of a recent report in which Coca-Cola admitted that Dasani is really just “purified” tap water. The corporation admitted in January that their water brand was just purified tap water dressed in a fancy looking bottle. Like many other bottled waters, Dasani is sold at a premium price, and many people perceive it to be superior to tap water – even though it actually is just tap water.

Even though the majority of the impurities have admittedly been removed…

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Gerber Baby Food Recall

Gerber baby food recall due to possible spoilage
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Gerber Products Company is voluntarily recalling specific Gerber Organic 2nd Foods pouches after identifying a packaging defect that may lead to product spoilage during transport and handling.

The following products are included in the recall:

GERBER® Organic 2ND FOODS® Pouches – Pears, Carrots & Peas, 3.5 ounce pouch, UPC: 15000074319

Batch: 51945335XX, best by date of July 12, 2016
Batch: 51955335XX, best by date of July 13, 2016

GERBER® Organic 2ND FOODS® Pouches – Carrots, Apples & Mangoes, 3.5 ounce pouch, UPC: 15000074395

Batch: 519555335XX, best by date of July 13, 2016
Batch: 51965335XX, best by date of July 14, 2016

No other Gerber products are included in this recall.

The pouches may appear bloated and the product inside may have an off taste or odor. There have been three consumer reports of temporary gastrointestinal symptoms, however, but tit is not confirmed that these are related to the product.

If you purchased pouches with the above UPCs, batch codes and expiration dates please contact the Gerber Parents Resource Center at 1-800-706-0556 anytime day or night for a replacement coupon.

GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’s Food Markets have announced removal of these products from store shelves.

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Petition · General Mills, Kellogg’s, PepsiCo, and Coca-Cola: Support Mandatory FDA labeling of GMOs! · Change.org

 

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Tell Mars to come clean about Whiskas and #BadTuna!

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Top 10 Reasons to Oppose the Senate DARK Act

This week, the Senate Committee on Agriculture will consider a new version of the DARK Act. The House of Representatives has already passed legislation blocking your right to know what’s in your food. Tell the Senate you want the right to know about GMOs.

Source: Top 10 Reasons to Oppose the Senate DARK Act

WARNING: Aspartame Has Been Renamed And Is Now Being Marketed As A “Natural” Sweetener: Amino Sweet

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Aspartame Has Been Renamed

The highly controversial Aspartame has been regarded by some as one of the most dangerous ingredients used in our food supply – while “official” sources continue to maintain its safety and continue not to mention the “negative” studies.

Aspartame has in fact been linked to seizures and a host of other major health issues including fatal cardiovascular events in women. Recent studies (we’ve found them!) have shown that not only does artificial sweetener intake have an association with diabetes[1], it also increases the risk for heart, kidney, and brain damage. [2]


But these are not the only negative studies: In 1967, Dr. Harold Waisman, a biochemist at the University of Wisconsin, conducted aspartame safety tests on infant monkeys on behalf of the Searle Company. Of the seven monkeys that were being fed aspartame mixed with milk, one dies and five others have grand mal seizures.

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