Alerts and Recalls
Health Alerts and Recalls
This page provides information on recent health alerts and food and product recalls that may be important to Go Ask Alice! readers. Alerts and other information on this page will be updated as information becomes available, but please remember that Go Ask Alice! is not a news site or an emergency service. For rapid and timely access to emergent health information, please visit the CDC's Health Alert Network (HAC).
- 4/20/2015: U.S, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Warns Patients of Bogus Botox
- 4/17/2015: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Warns Dangers of “Synthetic Marijuana” After in Emergency Department Visits.
- 3/3/2015: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Cautions Using Testosterone Products for Low Testosterone for Aging May Lead to a Possible Increased Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke.
Food borne illness affects nearly 48 million Americans each year, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. It is important to watch for news of recalls or outbreaks to avoid getting sick. The following items have been recalled, as they pose a potential risk for food borne illness:
- 4/20/2015: Blue Bell Cearmeries Issues Recall of All of its Current Products (Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, Sherbet, and Frozen Snacks) due to Possible Contamination with Listeria.
- 4/9/2015: Sabra Company recalls Classic variety hummus due to potential Listeria contamination
- 4/1/2015: Maya Overseas Food Inc. of Maspeth, NY, Issues Recall of Cumin Power, 7oz Packages, due to Undeclared Peanut Allergen.
- 3/31/2015: Aurora Products, Inc. Issues Voluntarily Issues Recall of Certain Private Label Branded Walnut and Trail Mix Products Due to Possible Contamination with Salmonella.
Helpful Links and Other Resources:
- You can always stay on top of food and drug recalls by visiting the FDA Food and Product Recall list.
- For general information on food safety and safe handling, visit FoodSafety.Gov, published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- For global health news, visit the World Health Organization.