Tag: Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA)

FDA Investigates Lucky Charms Cereal After Reports of Sickness

SILVER SPRING, Maryland — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating Lucky Charms after consumers complained about becoming sick after eating the dry cereal. The FDA said it received more than 100 complaints this year. “The FDA takes seriously any reports of possible adulteration of a food that may also cause illnesses or injury,” […]

FDA Warns Parents To Stop Using These Baby Formulas After 4 Infants Hospitalized

STURGIS — Abbott Laboratories said on Thursday it was recalling powdered baby formulas, including Similac, made at a Michigan facility after four consumers complained about bacterial infections in infants who consumed the products. The complaints were related to Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria or Salmonella. Newport and Abbott will also recall its Alimentum and EleCare baby formulas manufactured at […]

VIPD’s ‘Operation Silent Night’ Nets Guns, Ammo, 2 Arrests On New Year’s

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Police Department — using intelligence, high visibility patrol, and technology — initiated “Operation Silent Night” on Friday night. The New Year’s Eve initiative focused on decreasing the discharge of illegal firearms — often called Celebratory Gunfire — on December 31, 2021. VIPD officers — in collaboration with other law […]

DLCA Employee With COVID-19 Forces St. Croix Office To Close Immediately Today

CHRISTIANSTED — Citing Center for Disease Control and the Virgin Islands Department of Health guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 Virus, the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs announced its St. Croix office is closed immediately effective today, October 6, 2021 “to allow for sanitization and deep cleaning of the facility.” DLCA’s office is […]

Unlicensed Contractor Up On Fraud Charges After 5 Homes Not Repaired

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Attorney General Denise George announced the Department of Justice’s arrest of a man who misrepresented himself as a licensed contractor to perform work repairs to the homes of five St. Thomas families. Henry Peters was arrested on Monday for operating an illegal enterprise in the V.I. and while doing so, defrauded the […]

KANGAROO DANGER-ROUX! Shoppers Warned To Read Label When Buying Oxtail

FREDERIKSTED — When buying oxtail in supermarkets on the U.S. mainland and locally be sure you are not getting kangaroo tail masquerading as beef, one concerned reader said today. “Don’t let me stop you from eating kangaroos tails,” Artie Cuban warned on Facebook. “You been eating it for years and gulp it up in your […]

DLCA Commissioner Announces Results Of Holiday Food Basket Survey

CHRISTIANSTED — DLCA Commissioner Richard Evangelista said today the department’s territory-wide “More For Your Dollar” holiday food basket survey was completed on Monday. The market basket survey is designed to inform consumers of which stores have the best prices no matter the brand on staple grocery items, Commissioner Evangelista said. The number of items compared […]

Market Square On St. Thomas Closed To The Public Due To COVID-19 Today

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — At least seven park benches were temporarily removed from Market Square this afternoon by the COVID-19 Task Force as a way to enforce social distancing and promote better health on St. Thomas, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. “The benches were removed by the COVID-19 Task Force as a means of […]

15,000 Pounds of Progresso Chicken Soup Recalled … Because It’s Not Chicken Soup

FARIBAULT, Minnesota — Normally when a product recall is announced due to undeclared ingredients, it’s something simple, like the company forgetting to put onions or garlic on its ingredients label. A new recall from Faribault Foods, Inc., which produces the popular Progresso line of soups, is a little bit different. The chicken soup involved in […]

Mexican Hand Sanitizer Causes ‘Nausea, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Abdominal Pain’ And Is Recalled By FDA

CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) Division of Consumer Affairs, notifies the public that on, July 30, 2020, Albek de Mexico S.A. de C.V issued a voluntarily nationwide recall of specific lots and brands of hand sanitizer currently in United States distribution to the consumer level. The recall was a cautionary measure […]