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

FDA Says 16 Brands Of Dog Food Linked To Heart Disease In Canines

WASHINGTON — The FDA announced last summer that it was investigating over 500 reported cases of canine dilated cardiomyopathy beginning in 2018. The disease can often result in congestive heart failure. The agency released the names of the 16 food brands that were most frequently identified in the cases on Thursday. The brands are ordered […]

FDA Approves Vaccine To Prevent Dengue Disease

CHRISTIANSTED — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the vaccine Dengvaxia on Wednesday for the prevention of dengue disease endemic in areas like the U.S. Virgin Islands, European Union and 19 other countries. Dengue is a mosquito-borne virus that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) globally infects approximately 400 million […]

FDA and CBP Sign Pact To Join Together To Protect Public Health and Safety

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) leaders signed an agreement this month to maximize inspection and detection capabilities in order to prevent illegal and harmful products entering the U.S. through the nation’s International Mail Facilities (IMFs) and Ports of Entry that pose a threat […]

Nearly 100 people Sick In Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Pre-Cut Melon Sold At Target, Walmart, Elsewhere

INDIANAPOLIS — Caito Foods LLC is voluntarily recalling pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fruit medley products containing one of these melons due to the possibility of salmonella contamination, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration said Friday. A total of 93 cases have been reported in the outbreak, […]

Metal Found In Food Sold To Puerto Rico Schools For The Second Time In A Week

SAN JUAN — About 4,940 pounds of ready-to-eat corned beef was recalled after a school in Puerto Rico found metal in a chub of the meat. If Procesadora La Hacienda’s not-food-in-your-food recall sounds familiar, it’s because Productos La Aguadillana recalled nearly 18 tons of breaded chicken breasts after two schools found metal in the chicken […]

Puerto Rico Gets Boost In Cold-Storage Capacity For Vaccines

SAN JUAN — Direct Relief is equipping 89 health facilities across Puerto Rico with 164 FDA-compliant, pharmaceutical-grade refrigeration units – expanding the island’s capacity to store temperature-sensitive vaccines by six million vials. The pharmaceutical and laboratory refrigerators and freezers are scheduled to arrive over the summer of 2019 at every federally-qualified Health Center on the […]

Pfizer Recalling Thermacare Heat Wraps In USVI, Puerto Rico and U.S. Mainland

NEW YORK — Pfizer Consumer Healthcare has issued a nationwide recall for some of its Thermacare heat wraps because there is a possibility that the contents can leak out of the wrap. “The use of a leaking/damaged heat cell wrap could cause skin injuries such as burns/blisters and/or skin irritation on the wrap applied area,” […]

Del Monte Fiesta Corn Recalled in Nine Caribbean Countries, 25 U.S. States

JESSUP, Maryland – Del Monte Foods has recalled incompletely sterilized cans of one of its corn products from nine Caribbean countries, because of potential contamination. The recall of Fiesta Corn Seasoned with Red and Green Peppers applies to 64,242 cases of the product which had been sent to multiple distributors and retail locations in The Bahamas, […]

Bulletproof 360 Collagen Protein Bars, Bites Sold In The U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Are Being Recalled

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Protein bars and bites from  Bulletproof 360 are being recalled because they were made with cashew butter that may be contaminated with Listeria. The Washington state-based company said that the bars and bites were sold in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, among other places nationally and internationally. Five varieties are part […]