Contamination Scare Prompts Del Monte to Recall Canned Corn Products

Concerns over potential contamination prompted Del Monte to recall certain canned corn products. According to the notice, the recall includes more than “64,000 cases of ‘FIESTA CORN Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers.’” It turns out, the recalled corn may have been under-processed. When this happens, it may result in “potentially deadly contamination and illness.”


Fears of Potential Metal Contamination Prompt Jimmy Dean Sausage Recall

Do you enjoy the occasional side of Jimmy Dean sausage with your breakfast? If so, this latest recall notice is for you. Recently, Jimmy Dean announced a recall of more than 28,000 pounds of its sausage products over concerns that it may be contaminated with metal. According to the recall notice, the potentially tainted products were distributed to 21 states. So far, the company has received five complaints from consumers who ended up with metal in their sausage. Fortunately, none of the consumers reported experiencing adverse health effects.


Elm Pet Foods Recalls Dog Food Products Over Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

Another recall related to dog food was recently issued, adding to the growing list of dog food brands affected by elevated levels of vitamin D, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The specific brand affected by this latest recall is Elm Pet Foods and it’s “chicken and chickpea recipe dog foods.” Late last month, certain products from ANF Pet and Sunshine Mills were recalled under the “Evolve, Sportsman’s Pride and Triumph brands” due to elevated vitamin D levels as well.


Pfizer Recalls Thermacare HeatWraps Over Leak Concerns

Have you ever used a heat wrap to help alleviate muscle or joint pain? If so, you may have used a wrap that was recently recalled. Earlier this month, Pfizer issued a recall of certain lots of its eight-hour Thermacare HeatWraps. The wraps are often used to alleviate “joint, muscle and menstrual pain” and were recalled after it was discovered they might leak.


Skip Hop Recalls More than 32,000 High Chairs After Legs Detach

Skip Hop recently issued a recall of more than 32,000 highchairs after it discovered that the legs can actually detach from the seat, posing a hazard for children. At the time of the recall, the company had received “17 reports of the legs detaching.” Fortunately, however, none of those reports included injury incidents related to the defect.


Tris Pharma Inc. Recalls Three Brands of Liquid Ibuprofen for Infants

Earlier this week, a recall was issued for a few different liquid ibuprofens sold at CVS, Family Dollar, and Walmart retailers under the Equate, CVS Health, and Family Wellness brands. The recall notice was issued by Tris Pharma Inc., a pharmaceutical company based in New Jersey. According to the notice, “three lots of Infants’ Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL — sold in 0.5 oz. bottles in stores — have been found to “potentially have higher concentrations of ibuprofen.”


FDA Links Recent Romaine Lettuce Recall to California

By now, you’re probably aware that there was a massive recall of romaine lettuce announced earlier this week, right before the Thanksgiving holiday. Everything from “whole heads of lettuce, boxes of precut lettuce, hearts of romaine to salad mixes that contain romaine” were recalled over concerns that the products were potentially contaminated with E. coli. Fortunately, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced earlier today that it has found the source of the contamination.


Butte County Settles Racial Discrimination Suit with Former Sheriff’s Deputy

Butte County recently decided to settle a lawsuit filed by Michael Sears, a former deputy with the Butte County Sheriff’s department. Sears originally filed his lawsuit against the department and county after he allegedly experienced workplace discrimination, harassment, and retaliation over his race. The suit settled for $645,000 and will be paid to Sears and the law firm that represented him, Mastagni Holstedt, APC.


JBS USA Recalls Nearly 100,000 Pounds of Ground Beef Over Potential E. coli Contamination

A recall was issued late Saturday for nearly 100,000 pounds of bulk raw ground beef from a JBS USA Swift Beef facility in Utah over concerns of potential E. coli contamination. According to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the recalled product was distributed to retailers throughout “at least five states,” including Utah, Washington, Oregon, California, and Nevada.


Eddie Bauer Infant Carriers Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

If you have an Eddie Bauer infant carrier, listen up. Earlier this week, Gold Inc. issued a recall for Eddie Bauer fabric infant carriers over concerns that the buckles on the carriers may break, “posing a fall hazard to children.” According to the recall notice, the recalled carriers were sold nationwide at Target stores and online for $70 between December 2017 and August 2018.