Posts Tagged ‘FDA recall’

Ice cream and listeria

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream® is recalling all of its ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbets and ice cream sandwiches because the products may have listeria. Listeria is a kind of bacteria that can cause the food poisoning, listeriosis. This recall follows the Blue Bell ice cream recall from a couple weeks ago, also due to listeria.

You can get listeriosis and other kinds of food poisoning from harmful germs in something you eat or drink. Listeriosis can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever and headache. Most healthy people don’t get sick from listeriosis. It mostly affects people with a weak immune system, including pregnant women, newborns, elderly people and people with health conditions, like diabetes or HIV. If you get listeriosis during pregnancy, it can cause serious and even life-threatening health problems for your growing baby.

If you have the recalled ice cream, throw it out. You also can return or exchange the recalled ice cream at the same store where you bought it. Contact Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream at (614) 360-3905 or at jenis.com/recall if you have any questions.

For more information about this ice cream recall, visit the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) website. Learn more about listeriosis and pregnancy.

Store-brand infants’ acetaminophen recalled

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

The Perrigo Company, makers of several store-brand infant pain relievers and fever reducers, is recalling some of its liquid acetaminophen because the dosing syringe is missing the dose markings. The dosing syringe is used to measure how much medicine to give your baby. If the syringe is missing the dose markings, parents may give too much or too little of the medicine to their babies.

The recall affects some store-brand infants’ liquid acetaminophen (like generic Tylenol®) in 160 mg/5mL sold in 2oz and 4oz bottles. Some store-brands of infants’ liquid acetaminophen that are being recalled include Babies R Us, Care One, Rite Aid, Walgreens and more.

If you have the recalled infant acetaminophen and the syringe is missing the dose markings, stop using the product and contact Perrigo’s Consumer Affairs Department at (800) 719-9260. For a list of the recalled products and for more information, visit the Food and Drug Administration’s website.

Motrin Infant Drops Recalled

Monday, September 9th, 2013

motrin-recall-3The makers of Motrin® are recalling about 200,000 units of Concentrated Motrin Infants’ Drops Original Berry Flavor because small plastic particles may have gotten into the medicine. The drops, used to treat infant pain and fever, come in ½ fluid ounce bottles and have the following lot numbers: DCB3T01, DDB4R01 and DDB4S01. The lot numbers can be found on the label.

So far, other Motrin products, like Concentrated Motrin Infants’ Drops Dye-free Original Berry Flavor, Children’s or Adult Motrin aren’t included in the recall.

If you have the recalled drops, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends you stop using the product immediately. Pharmacies and other retail stores are being asked to remove the affected products from store shelves. Visit the FDA website for more information on the Motrin recall.