Tuesday, January 26, 2016

FDA recalls cough syrup brand, says it contains morphine -Master's Herbs Licorice Cough Liquid



According to the FDA: Consumers using this product may not be aware they are ingesting morphine. The unware ingestion of morphine can lead to life-threatening respiratory depression and death. Because the morphine contained in this product is not identified on the label there is a risk that patients who are hypersensitive to morphine could suffer severe allergic reactions. In addition young children with a respiratory illness are vulnerable to respiratory depression from opioids and should not be exposed to morphine in any event. To this date Master Herbs, Inc. is not aware of adverse events associated with use of the product.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Chipotle to close locations for national meeting on Feb. 8


Chipotle Mexican Grill will briefly close locations Feb. 8 when it hosts a national team meeting where the agenda will include food safety changes, a company spokesman said, in the wake of a series of norovirus and E. coli outbreaks that sickened dozens and drove down sales.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/01/15/chipotle-close-locations-for-national-meeting-feb/5sXGhddM59MaKYrHWewHAO/story.html

Should Sugary Drinks have a Warning Label?

From CNN:

Bills are under consideration in New York and California that would require sugar-sweetened beverages to feature health warning labels on their packaging, similar to tobacco warning labels in the United States and many other countries. San Francisco has passed a law, which has not gone into effect yet, that requires advertisements for sugary drinks to include warning labels.
http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/14/health/warning-labels-sugary-drinks/

Bad idea- do you agree?

Thursday, January 14, 2016

FDA Issues Urgent Drug Recall of Certain Weight Loss Dietary Supplements - Trim Plus, Jenesis and Oasis

BeeXtreme LLC is recalling all lots of La' Trim Plus, Jenesis and Oasis products from the market. Recent Analysis by the Food and Drug Administration has found undeclared Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein in the Dietary Supplement "La' Trim Plus", “Oasis”, and “Jenesis”.  The recall includes all lots and expiration dates.
BACKGROUND: Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein pose a significant health hazard. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010. It is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke. Phenolphthalein is an ingredient previously used in over-the-counter laxatives, but because of concerns of carcinogenicity, it is not currently approved for marketing in the United States. Health risks associated with phenolphthalein could include potentially serious, gastrointestinal disturbances, irregular heartbeat, and cancer with long-term use.
RECOMMENDATION: Please determine if you have any of the above products on hand. If so, please discontinue selling the products and do not consume them. Please promptly dispose of all identified products. If you have further distributed La' Trim, Jenesis and/or Oasis, please contact your customers if possible and advise them of the recall situation. Provide them with a copy of this notice. Have them return their outstanding recalled stocks to you. If you have any questions regarding this recall please contact beextremellc@gmail.com or call 814-771-4377.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm478890.htm

Chromium Mineral Supplements May Cause Cancer: Other Health Risks Of Dietary Supplements

In a new study, Australian researchers discovered that chromium, which is commonly taken by bodybuilders and dieters, partiallyconverts into a carcinogen when it enters cells.

More at the link: http://www.techtimes.com/articles/123924/20160113/chromium-mineral-supplements-may-cause-cancer-other-health-risks-of-dietary-supplements.htm

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

R Thomas Marketing recalls numerous dietary supplements

R Thomas Marketing is recalling all lots of the following products:
  • Black Ant: BIG BOX (20 small boxes / 4 capsules per box / 80 capsules total)
  • Herb Viagra: BIG BOX (20 small boxes / 4 capsules per box / 80 capsules)
  • Real Skill: BIG BOX (20 small boxes / 4 capsules per box / 80 capsules)
  • Stree Overlord: BIG BOX (20 small boxes / 4 capsules per box / 80 capsules)
  • Weekend Prince: BIG BOX (24 individual cards / 2 capsules per card / 48 capsules)
  • African Black Ant: BIG BOX (8 small boxes / 6 capsules per box / 48 capsules)
The products contain Sildenafil, a PDE-5 Inhibitor which is the active ingredient in an FDA-approved drug for erectile dysfunction (ED) making this tainted dietary supplement and unapproved drug. Sildenafil is not listed on the product labels.

Additionally, the company is recalling all lots of the following products, which came from the same vendors as the above-mentioned products, and may contain Sildenafil:
  • Bull: CASE (10 packs / 3 capsules per can / 30 capsules)
  • Bulls Genital: CASE (10 Cans / 10 capsules per can / 100 capsules)
  • Zhonghua Niu Bian: BIG BOX (6 small boxes / 6 capsules per box / 36 capsules)
  • African Superman: BIG BOX (6 small boxes / 8 capsules per box / 48 capsules)
  • Bigger Longer More Time More Sperms: BIG BOX (6 small boxes / 6 capsules per small box / 36 capsules)
  • Black Ant King: BIG BOX (10 capsules / can / 12 cans per box / 120 capsules)
  • Black Storm: SMALL BOX (6 capsules)
  • Germany Niubian: BIG BOX (10 small boxes / 24 capsules per box / 240 capsules)
  • Happy Passengers: BIG BOX (30 small boxes / 1 capsule per box / 30 capsules)
  • Plant Vigra: BIG BOX / (18 cans / 6 capsules per can / 108 capsules)
  • Hard Ten Days: BIG BOX (6 small boxes / 6 capsules per box / 36 capsules)
  • Man King: BIG BOX (8 small boxes / 5 capsules per box / 40 capsules)
  • Mojo Risen: BIG BOX (24 individual cards / 2 capsules per card/ 48 capsules)
  • Night Man: SMALL BOX (6 capsules)
  • Tiger King: BIG BOX (10 small bottles / 10 capsules per bottle / 100 capsules)
  • Samurai-X: BIG BOX (24 individually wrapped capsules)
  • Super Hard: BIG BOX (20 small boxes / 6 capsules per box / 120 capsules)
  • Zhen Gong: BIG BOX (16 small boxes / 2 capsules per box / 32 capsules)
The above products were marketed as dietary supplements for male sexual enhancement, and were sold from September 2013 to the present mainly sold through the following websites:
The company is notifying its customers by directly via email.

Customers who have any of these above mentioned products should stop using them and arrange for return of them to:

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Chipotle served with grand jury subpoena in norovirus outbreak

Chipotle was served with a federal grand jury subpoena as part of a criminal investigation tied to a dangerous norovirus outbreak this summer at one of its restaurants in California, the company announced Wednesday.
The subpoena, received last month, requires the company to produce a broad range of documents tied to the restaurant in Simi Valley. The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California in conjunction with the Food and Drug Administration, the company said.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/01/06/chipotle-hit-with-subpoena-in-federal-criminal-investigation.html