The Chicago-based advocacy group FACT (Food Animal Concerns Trust) has released a new report examining the use of antibiotics and two other drugs by top turkey producers in the U.S. Turkey is a holiday favorite and generally considered healthier than other meats, but some turkeys may contain antibiotics and other veterinary drugs that can help propagate superbugs, leave carcinogenic residues in the meat, and endanger animal health.
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The Palmer Candy Company is recalling some cases of HyVee Chocolate Caramel Clusters and HyVee Chocolate Covered Caramels that may contain peanuts. Peanuts are not listed on the product labels. People with allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if the inadvertently consume these products.
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Gourmet Express LLC. is recalling selected packages of Fusia Chicken Lo Mein, Bremer 3 Cheese Chicken, and Bremer Garlic Shrimp, due to the possible presence of egg, which is not on the ingredient label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
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Those with celiac disease or sensitivity to some grains can now be confident that foods labeled “Gluten-Free” truly are. The FDA has issued a final rule that defines the conditions a food must meet to be labeled “gluten-free,” “without gluten,” “free of gluten,” or “no gluten.” Foods that do not meet the requirements of the rule will be considered misbranded and subject to regulatory action by FDA.
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Recall of some packages of Orville Redenbacher’s Classic Kettle Korn ready-to-eat popcorn that may contain milk, an allergen that is not stated on the packaging. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the recalled products.
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Go Max Go Foods LLC is withdrawing a number of vegan candy bars because of confusion over the term “dairy-free” on the label. According to the FDA notice of the recall, the products are produced on shared equipment and in shared facilities where trace amounts of dairy are present. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to dairy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
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Rich Products Corporation has recalled six products sold nationwide through retail stores and one through Market Day. The products are potentially contaminated with E. coli. E. coli can cause diarrhea and abdominal cramps, often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults will recover within a week, young children and the elderly are susceptible to Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), which can lead to serious kidney damage and even death.
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