Tag: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Jif Peanut Butter Under Recall For Potential Salmonella Contamination

LEXINGTON, Kentucky — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating an outbreak of salmonella infections that is possibly linked to Jif peanut butter products. The J.M. Smucker Company issued a voluntary recall for its creamy, crunchy, natural and reduced fat peanut butter products that were distributed nationwide, with […]

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,” […]

Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer Lotion Recalled Due To Possibly Harmful Bacteria

CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Department of Health warned that Kao USA Inc., the makers of Jergens® Ultra Healing Moisturizer 3 oz and 10 oz products have issued a voluntary recall of these products. According to Health, the precautionary recall was prompted by the possible presence of Pluralibacter gergoviae, a bacterium which typically poses little […]

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 […]

Court Won’t Order Hospital To Use Deworming Drug On Michigan Man

ANN ARBOR, Michigan — The Michigan Court of Appeals won’t order a hospital to use a deworming drug to treat a man who has health problems related to COVID-19. The court said it won’t disrupt the judgment of doctors at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. “A court directive in this matter could open […]

VIDOH Waits 3 Weeks To Warn Public On High Blood Pressure Medication Recall

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Health Department said that Lupin Pharmaceuticals has voluntarily recalled batches of two blood pressure drugs last month because they may contain high levels of a substance that could cause cancer. “The recall is due to the potential presence of a probable human carcinogen based on results from laboratory tests,” […]

USVI Warned Not To Take Animal De-Worming Pills As Cure For COVID-19

FREDERIKSTED — Local poison control experts today warned Virgin Islanders not to take dog de-worming pills as a cure for COVID-19. National health officials on Monday warned against using a drug called ivermectin for unapproved use as a medicine to prevent or treat COVID-19. “I was unable to find any calls/cases from USVI related to the use […]

Dominican Republic Says Its Citizens Will Be Among The 1st In The World To Get The COVID-19 Vaccine; Will USVI People Be The Last?

SANTO DOMINGO — Virgin Islands Department of Health Territorial Epidemiologist Dr. Esther Ellis said on November 17 that the territory would receive doses of the FDA-approved coronavirus vaccine “at the same time as the states.” The question then becomes, how soon will that be? USA Today quoted FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn today as saying that […]

Romaine Lettuce Recall Hits Puerto Rico And 19 Other States

SALINAS — Tanimura and Antle Farms in California is voluntarily recalling thousands of heads of romaine lettuce over possible e. Coli contamination The recall appeared on the Food and Drug Administration website. The grower is recalling nearly 3,400 cartons distributed in 19 states and Puerto Rico under its namesake brand. Each case has between a dozen and […]

Tomorrow Is Prescription Drug Take-Back Day In The USVI And Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN — The DEA is holding its 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day tomorrow October 24 at locations across the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The nationwide event aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of […]