Voluntary Recall of Certain Colgate Products Sold at Family Dollar Stores Because They Were Stored Outside of Temperature Requirements – US Recall News

Summary Company Announcement Date: September 15, 2022 FDA Publish Date: September 16, 2022 Product Type: Drugs Reason for Announcement: Recall Reason Description Product was stored outside of labeled temperature requirements Company Name: Family Dollar Brand

COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT

Family Dollar is initiating a voluntary retail level product recall of certain products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that were stored and shipped to a limited number of stores in AZ, CA, GA, ID, IN, MT, NM, NV, OR, TX, and UT on or around May 1, 2022 through June 21, 2022 due to product being stored outside of labeled temperature requirements.

To date, Family Dollar is not aware of any consumer complaints or reports of illness related to this recall.

Source: Voluntary Recall of Certain Colgate Products Sold at Family Dollar Stores Because They Were Stored Outside of Temperature Requirements – US Recall News

Pittsburgh eyes homelessness solutions, including tiny houses

Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday introduced legislation in an attempt to find immediate solutions to Pittsburgh’s homelessness issues, including a proposal to build tiny houses on city-owned land.

The measure, sponsored by Council President Theresa Kail-Smith and Councilwoman Deb Gross, classified homelessness in the city as a “public health emergency” as homeless individuals are left to contend with extreme weather without adequate shelter.

The measure also directs the Departments of Innovation and Performance and Finance to find 10 parcels of city-owned land with water and sewer connections in place that could be used for tiny home development; 10 parcels of city-owned land with water and sewer connections that can be developed into affordable housing for rent or ownership; 10 parcels of city-owned that could be used as heating or cooling shelters and 10 parcels of land under the Department of Finance’s control that have structures that could be used for affordable housing or temporary shelter.

Source: Pittsburgh eyes homelessness solutions, including tiny houses

32 Drinks Added to Recall of Milk & Plant-Based Milk Products – Thrillist

Almost 100 products have been recalled now.

Lyons Magnus, maker of “nutritional and beverage products,” has made a significant expansion of a recall it issued on July 28. At that time, it recalled 53 different drinks due to the potential for microbial contamination from cronobacter sakazakii.

The expanded recall shared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 10 includes 32 more drinks and more than 300 new code dates of previously recalled drinks from brands like Organic Valley, Premier Protein, Oatly, Intelligentsia, and Stumptown. The products include milk, oat milk, protein shakes, smoothies, chocolate milk, packaged coffees, and other beverages produced by Lyons Magnus.

The new notice says the potential contamination comes from both cronobacter sakazakii and clostridium botulinum. Though, clostridium botulinum has not been found in any of its products at this time.

READ MORE: King’s Hawaiian Announces Recall of Some of its Buns in Connection with Lyons Magnus Recall

The complete list of brands with products in the recall includes Aloha, Cafe Grumpy, Ensure Harvest, Glucerna, Imperial, Intelligentsia, Kate Farms, Lyons Barista Style, Lyons Ready Care, MRE, Oatly, Optimum Nutrition, Organic Valley, PediaSure Harvest, Pirq, Premier Protein, Rejuvenate, Sated, Stumptown, Sweetie Pie Organics, Tone It Up, and Uproot.

The products were distributed nationwide starting in April 2021. Since there are so many brands, varieties, and lots involved, it’s best to look at the table included in the notice on the FDA website.

Source: 32 Drinks Added to Recall of Milk & Plant-Based Milk Products – Thrillist

Passenger fined $1,874 after two undeclared McMuffins found in luggage | CNN Travel

(CNN) — A passenger traveling from Bali, Indonesia to Australia has found themselves paying a hefty price for a McDonald’s breakfast.
The unnamed traveler was handed a fine of 2,664 Australian dollars ($1,874) after two undeclared egg and beef sausage McMuffins and a ham croissant were found in their luggage on arriving at Darwin Airport in the country’s Northern Territory last week.
The incident came about days after Australian authorities brought in tough new biosecurity rules after a Foot and Mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in Indonesia spread to Bali, a popular destination for Australian tourists.

Source: Passenger fined $1,874 after two undeclared McMuffins found in luggage | CNN Travel

Parts of 3 North Side neighborhoods under boil water advisory after main break | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Parts of three neighborhoods on Pittsburgh’s North Side were under a boil water advisory Sunday after a water main break Saturday evening.

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, which issued the advisory Saturday night, said portions of the Central Northside, Fineview and Perry South neighborhoods were covered by the warning. About 460 households are within the advisory area, the PWSA said.

An interactive map is available if residents are unsure if they’re affected.

Anyone in those households is advised to boil any tap water that’s being used for consumption, including for cooking, drinking by humans or pets, brushing teeth, washing dishes and making ice cubes. The PWSA recommends boiling any water “vigorously” for at least a minute, then allowing it to cool.

The advisory was made “in an abundance of caution” after part of an 8-inch water main broke along Perrysville Avenue around 5:15 p.m. Saturday, the PWSA said. The break was isolated and pressure was restored about an hour later, the authority added.

Two water buffaloes are available for those affected by the advisory. They are located on Perrysville Avenue (near its intersections with Eshelman Street and Federal Street Extension) and at Pittsburgh EMS Medic 4 (213 Lafayette Ave.).

The PWSA says the boil advisory will continue until it can confirm the water is safe by testing it.

Customers with questions can visit the PWSA’s website or call 412-255-2423.

‘Leave It to Beaver’ actor Tony Dow still alive, in hospice care, despite statement announcing death

TMZ reported that Dow’s wife, Lauren, believed her husband was dead and told his manager, which led to the statement being posted to his official Facebook page. The post has since been deleted.

Dow, though, is under hospice care, and his son, Christopher, told Fox News that his father does not have much time left.

“This is a difficult time,” Christopher Dow said. “Yes he is still alive but in his last hours. Under hospice care.”

Source: ‘Leave It to Beaver’ actor Tony Dow still alive, in hospice care, despite statement announcing death

Family Dollar issues recall for products stored at wrong temperature | WHEC.com

Family Dollar is recalling more than 430 products. Items like toothpaste, and over-the-counter drugs, were stored at the wrong temperature before being shipped to stores across the country.

See the full list of recalled items here. 

Family Dollar stores that received the recalled products have been notified and told to stop selling them, the company said. People can return any of the recalled products to the Family Dollar store where they were purchased without a receipt. Customers with questions can contact Family Dollar at (844) 636-7687.

Source: Family Dollar issues recall for products stored at wrong temperature | WHEC.com

Santana’s Pittsburgh concert postponed after musician collapses onstage in Michigan | TribLIVE.com

Santana’s Wednesday show at the Pavilion at Star Lake has been postponed after the group’s leader Carlos Santana collapsed onstage Tuesday in Michigan. The 74-year-old musician was hospitalized with heat exhaustion and dehydration. A representative told USA Today that Santana is being held for observation and is doing well.

Santana’s manager Micheal Vrionis updated fans on the artist’s official Facebook page Tuesday, explaining Santana had been transported from the Pine Knob Music Theatre, about 40 miles northwest of Detroit, to the emergency department at McLaren Clarkson in Clarkston, Mich.

The show in Pittsburgh — co-billed with Earth, Wind & Fire as the Miraculous Supernatural Tour — will be rescheduled to a later date and more details will be available through Live Nation, Vrionis said.

It’s the second time the show has been postponed. The two acts were set to play Star Lake on Aug. 5, 2020, but that tour was canceled because of covid.

Source: Santana’s Pittsburgh concert postponed after musician collapses onstage in Michigan | TribLIVE.com

Plane diverted to Pittsburgh due to possible medical situation onboard

An American Airlines flight from Phoenix, Arizona to New York City was diverted to Pittsburgh International Airport early Tuesday morning.

The plane was diverted due to a possible medical situation onboard.

Allegheny County 911 dispatchers said police and paramedics had been called to the airport.

The condition of the person who experienced the medical problem has not been released.

Source: Plane diverted to Pittsburgh due to possible medical situation onboard

North Korea confirms 1st COVID outbreak, Kim orders lockdown

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea imposed a nationwide lockdown Thursday to control its first acknowledged COVID-19 outbreak after holding for more than two years to a widely doubted claim of a perfect record keeping out the virus that has spread to nearly every place in the world.

The outbreak forced leader Kim Jong Un to wear a mask in public, likely for the first time since the start of the pandemic, but the scale of transmissions inside North Korea wasn’t immediately known. A failure to slow infections could have serious consequences because the country has a poor health care system and its 26 million people are believed to be mostly unvaccinated. Some experts say North Korea, by its rare admission of an outbreak, may be seeking outside aid.

However, hours after North Korea confirmed the outbreak, South Korea’s military said it detected the North had fired three suspected ballistic missiles toward the sea. It was its 16th round of missile launches this year, in brinkmanship aimed at forcing the United States to accept North Korea as a nuclear power and negotiate sanctions relief and other concessions from a position of strength.

Source: North Korea confirms 1st COVID outbreak, Kim orders lockdown

120,000 pounds of ground beef recalled over possible E. coli concerns : NPR

A New Jersey manufacturer is recalling more than 120,000 pounds of ground beef products over concerns that it could contain E. coli.

Regulators discovered during routine testing that certain products from Swedesboro, N.J.-based Lakeside Refrigerated Services may be contaminated with E. coli O103, a harder-to-identify strain of the bacteria.

There have been no confirmed reports of illnesses or adverse reactions related to consumption of the food, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a news release.

But the agency is urging people who may have purchased the items, which were shipped to stores nationwide, not to consume them and either throw them away or return them to the store where they were bought.

The product codes and labels of the affected products are available on the FSIS website.

The recalled products have the establishment number “EST. 46841” and were produced from Feb. 1 through April 8.

Source: 120,000 pounds of ground beef recalled over possible E. coli concerns : NPR

Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Issues Consumer Alert For Sinful Sweets’ Downtown Pittsburgh Location

A consumer alert has been issued for a popular downtown chocolate company.

The Health Department says the business had committed several violations, including the areas of cleaning and sanitation, waste and refuse storage, and that there was active pest infestation.

In the latest report from Health Department inspectors, bags of trash were observed in the hallway of the business, dead mice were seen on sticky traps and on the floor, and a roof was seen leaking over a prep area, among other violations.

The Health Department will provide an update on its website once the consumer alert has been lifted. Click here for more information.

Source: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Issues Consumer Alert For Sinful Sweets’ Downtown Pittsburgh Location

Queen Elizabeth II tests positive for COVID | Fox News

Queen Elizabeth II has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Buckingham Palace.

“She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines,” the palace said in a statement Sunday.

QUEEN ELIZABETH SUPPORTS CAMILLA, DUCHESS OF CORNWALL AS QUEEN CONSORT FOR THIS REASON: ROYAL EXPERT

Source: Queen Elizabeth II tests positive for COVID | Fox News

Family Dollar issues recall after FDA inspection reveals rodent infestation at Arkansas facility

 

The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued an alert that various products purchased within the last year from Family Dollar Stores across six states may be contaminated and unsafe to use.

(CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued an alert that various products purchased within the last year from Family Dollar Stores across six states may be contaminated and unsafe to use.

Items ranging from dietary supplements and medication to cosmetics and pet foods may have been exposed to insanitary conditions at Family Dollar’s distribution facility in West Memphis, Arkansas, federal officials said in a news release. An FDA inspection found that a rodent infestation could have potentially contaminated the products.

Family Dollar on Friday issued a voluntary recall of particular items that were sold after January 1, 2021, at hundreds of stores throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee, according to a news release.

Source: Family Dollar issues recall after FDA inspection reveals rodent infestation at Arkansas facility

U.S. COVID vaccine for children under 5 delayed by at least 2 months | Reuters

Feb 11 (Reuters) – A U.S. decision on Pfizer (PFE.N) and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for infants and children 6 months through 4 years of age has been postponed for at least two months after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it needed more data.

The FDA had planned to decide on the vaccine based on early trial data as soon as next week with the government planning to roll it out on Feb. 21. It had asked Pfizer to speed up its application as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus caused a surge of infections, including among children.

On Friday, the agency said it had reviewed new trial information that arrived after Pfizer and BioNTech’s request for emergency authorization and decided it needed more data before weighing in on the authorization.

Source: U.S. COVID vaccine for children under 5 delayed by at least 2 months | Reuters

Biden plans giveaway of 400M masks as Omicron surges – POLITICO

The Biden administration is planning to distribute hundreds of millions of free, high-quality masks through pharmacies and community health centers, a White House official said Wednesday.

The 400 million newly available masks will be non-surgical N95s that are sourced from the government’s Strategic National Stockpile, as part of an effort to ensure Americans can access the more-protective masks during a record surge of Covid-19 cases.

The initiative — which POLITICO first reported Tuesday evening — comes in response to growing pressure on the administration to encourage Americans to abandon cloth masks in favor of more protective versions, amid evidence that the cloth coverings do not work as well against the more transmissible Omicron variant.

Public health experts and former Biden transition advisers had also lobbied the White House in recent weeks to give out masks, arguing that cheap and genuine N95s are still difficult for people to find.

The administration plans to make the masks available at tens of thousands of pharmacies and health centers by early February, the White House official said, which people will then be able to pick up for free.

The supply will not include child-sized masks, though two people with knowledge of the matter said the government is working to procure them.

Source: Biden plans giveaway of 400M masks as Omicron surges – POLITICO

Allegheny County Reports First Omicron Variant Cases

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The omicron variant has now been identified in Allegheny County.

As of Thursday, there are two known cases in the county. Both cases were detected in adult men, with one sample collected on Dec. 7 and the other sample collected on Dec. 13.

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Those samples were confirmed to be from the variant on Dec. 22 and Dec. 23.

Local doctors expect cases to rise significantly in the area.

“Knowing that it was already in the community in the middle of December and how fast it spreads and how contagious it is, we can pretty much assure that, knowing that it’s dominant already in the rest of America, it’s probably the dominant case that we’re seeing here,” said Brian Lamb, an internal medicine doctor at Allegheny Health Network.

On Wednesday, Allegheny County Health Director Dr. Debra Bogen said it was “only a matter of days” before the variant would be detected, especially since the health department found evidence of the variant in the county’s wastewater.

The confirmed cases come as the omicron variant has become the most dominant in the US, and cases from the variant have overtaken the Delta variant.

Source: Allegheny County Reports First Omicron Variant Cases

Listeria recall for ham and pepperoni balloons to 2.3 million pounds

Perdue Premium Meat Co. unit initially said 232,000 pounds sold nationwide could be contaminated with listeria.

The recall now includes 27 products bearing the establishment number “EST. M10125” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The numerous meat brands being recalled include Alexander & Hornung, Amish Valley, Big Y, Butcher Boy, Five Star, Food Club, Garrett Valley Farms, Lancaster, Niman Ranch, Open Nature and Wellshire Wood. See the full list here. Photos of the Alexander & Hornung branded fully cooked products and private label can be found here.

Usually caused by eating contaminated food, listeria is a serious infection that hits about 1,600 Americans each year, killing around 260 people annually. The infection is most likely to sicken pregnant women and their newborns, adults ages 65 or older, and people with weakened immune systems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Symptoms include fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions, sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. The infection is treated with antibiotics.

There have not been any confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consuming the products, the company said, adding that they should be discarded or returned to the pace of purchase.

Source: Listeria recall for ham and pepperoni balloons to 2.3 million pounds

New Zealand to ban cigarettes for future generations – BBC News

New Zealand will ban the sale of tobacco to its next generation, in a bid to eventually phase out smoking.

Anyone born after 2008 will not be able to buy cigarettes or tobacco products in their lifetime, under a law expected to be enacted next year.

“We want to make sure young people never start smoking,” Health Minister Dr Ayesha Verall said.

The move is part of a sweeping crackdown on smoking announced by New Zealand’s health ministry on Thursday.

Doctors and other health experts in the country have welcomed the “world-leading” reforms, which will reduce access to tobacco and restrict nicotine levels in cigarettes.

“It will help people quit or switch to less harmful products, and make it much less likely that young people get addicted to nicotine,” said Prof Janet Hook from the University of Otago.

The crackdown has been met with mixed reactions.

“I reckon it’s a good move, really,” one man told Reuters news agency. “Because right now there’s a lot of young kids walking around with smokes in their mouth. Public are asking how they’re getting these smokes.

“And it’s also good for myself too because I can save more money.”

However, others have warned that the move may create a black market for tobacco – something the health ministry’s official impact statement does acknowledge, noting “customs will need more resource to enforce border control”.

“This is all 100% theory and 0% substance,” Sunny Kaushal, chairman of the Dairy and Business Owners Group, a lobby group for local convenience stores, told New Zealand’s Stuff news site. “There’s going to be a crime wave. Gangs and criminals will fill the gap”.

Source: New Zealand to ban cigarettes for future generations – BBC News

World races to contain new COVID threat, the omicron variant | AP News

BRUSSELS (AP) — Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world raced Friday to contain a new coronavirus variant potentially more dangerous than the one that has fueled relentless waves of infection on nearly every continent.

A World Health Organization panel named the variant “omicron” and classified it as a highly transmissible virus of concern, the same category that includes the predominant delta variant, which is still a scourge driving higher cases of sickness and death in Europe and parts of the United States.

Source: World races to contain new COVID threat, the omicron variant | AP News

Austria locks down unvaccinated as COVID cases surge across Europe | Reuters

Austria imposed a lockdown on people unvaccinated against the coronavirus on Monday as winter approaches and infections rise across Europe, with Germany considering tighter curbs and Britain expanding its booster programme to younger adults.

Source: Austria locks down unvaccinated as COVID cases surge across Europe | Reuters

Federal court blocks Biden administration’s vaccination mandate – POLITICO

A federal court in Louisiana has blocked the Biden administration’s mandate that millions of workers get vaccinated against Covid-19 or be tested weekly, ruling in a suit filed by several states, companies and conservative religious groups.

“Because the petitions give cause to believe there are grave statutory and constitutional issues with the Mandate, the Mandate is hereby STAYED pending further action by this court,” a panel of judges for the New Orleans-based Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Saturday.

The states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Utah are among the plaintiffs.

Source: Federal court blocks Biden administration’s vaccination mandate – POLITICO

Frozen shrimp recalled due to possible listeria contamination

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Grocery stores across the Gulf Coast are pulling a specific brand of frozen shrimp off the shelves after a recall was issued over possible listeria contamination.

Southeastern Grocers (SEG) issued a recall on its 16-ounce bag (16-20 count) of Fisherman’s Wharf brand frozen jumbo-cooked shrimp (UPC: 2114003262). The product has a best-by date of April 5, 2023.

The recall was issued because of the detection of possible listeria, a bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in children, elderly people and people with weakened immune systems. Listeria infections can also cause flu-like symptoms and even miscarriages and stillbirth in pregnant women.

The product was sold in all Winn-Dixie, Fresco y Más and Harveys Supermarkets stores. The sale of the product has been prohibited while the Food and Drug Administration investigates the source of the problem.

SEG said customers should throw the shrimp away or return it to any store for a full refund.

Customers with questions about the recall should contact Southeastern Grocers toll-free at (844) 745-0463, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT, and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT.

Source: Frozen shrimp recalled due to possible listeria contamination

Third Pittsburgh Police Officer Passes Away From COVID-19 Complications

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A third Pittsburgh Police officer has passed away from complications of COVID-19.

READ MORE:Pittsburgh Police Lose 2nd Officer To COVID-19 In Past Month

Pittsburgh Police say Sgt. Timothy Werner, 49, died at UPMC Mercy Hospital Tuesday morning following complications from the COVID-19 virus.

Sgt. Werner was entering his 22nd year with the Pittsburgh Police Bureau.

In a statement, Police Chief Scott Schubert said, “It is with deep sadness that I learned of the passing of Sergeant Tim Werner. Tim has been a friend to many and a dedicated public servant for the City of Pittsburgh for many years. It’s going to be extremely difficult not seeing Tim at Police Headquarters every day. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. He will be truly missed.”

READ MORE:Funeral Held For Brian Rowland, Pittsburgh Police Officer Who Died From COVID-19

Sgt. Werner worked for many years in Zones 4 and 5. Most recently, the bureau says he worked as a supervisor in the property room at Police Headquarters.

The bureau says Sgt. Werner will be dearly missed by his brothers and sisters in the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.

His funeral will be private.

Sgt. Richard Howe and Officer Brian Rowland both died in October from COVID-19 complications.

Source: Third Pittsburgh Police Officer Passes Away From COVID-19 Complications

NIH admits US funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan

The National Institutes of Health has stunningly admitted to funding gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses at China’s Wuhan lab — despite Dr. Anthony Fauci repeatedly insisting to Congress that no such thing happened.

In a letter to Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) on Wednesday, a top NIH official blamed EcoHealth Alliance — the New York City-based nonprofit that has funneled US funds to the Wuhan lab — for not being transparent about the work it was doing.

NIH’s principal deputy director, Lawrence A. Tabak, wrote in the letter that EcoHealth’s “limited experiment” tested whether “spike proteins from naturally occurring bat coronaviruses circulating in China were capable of binding to the human ACE2 receptor in a mouse model.”

Source: NIH admits US funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan

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