FDA Recalls 75 Brands of Hand Sanitizer

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PharmaceuticalsJuly 27, 2020

FDA Recalls 75 Brands of Hand Sanitizer

Products containing methanol, which can be toxic when absorbed through the skin, have been recalled. A full list can be found on their website.

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Food & BeverageJune 29, 2020

Possible Rubber Contamination Found in Chicken Nuggets

About 60,000 pounds of Pilgrims Pride chicken nuggets have been recalled due to the presence of a rubber material. The affected batch are 4 pound bags of chicken nuggets with “best by” dates of May 6th 2021 and were distributed to four states including Arizona, Idaho, Oregon and Texas with no reported cases of adverse reactions so far.

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Food & BeverageJune 16, 2020

Possible E. coli Contamination Found in Ground Beef

The USDA is issuing a nationwide recall of over 40 thousand pounds of ground beef being sold at Walmart stores due to a possible E. coli contamination. The ground beef originated from Lakeside Refrigerated Services in New Jersey and is being sold under the brand name Thomas Farms and Marketside Butcher.

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PharmaceuticalsJune 10, 2020

PPE Now A Counterfeit Market

As with other goods sold in the marketplace, PPE (personal protective equipment) is not immune to the counterfeit market. In a time when federal limitations were put in place to provide for availability and stability of pricing, there were still some companies that took advantage of the pandemic panic.  A new lawsuit for N95 masks sold through Amazon is the latest to come to light.

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AutomotiveJune 5, 2020

Nissan Recalling Almost 1.9M Cars

Nissan is issuing a fourth recall that covers nearly 1.9 millions Altima vehicles manufactured between 2013 and 2018 to fix a latch issue with the hood that can cause it to fly open while the vehicles are in motion.

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Food & BeverageMay 28, 2020

COVID-19 Affecting the Food & Beverage Industry

While COVID-19 has no foodborne risks associated with it, the virus that has caused a worldwide pandemic is affecting the food and beverage industry in many other ways. Despite a drop in recalls in the United States during this time, the virus may be at the epicenter of triggering future recalls.

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Food & BeverageMay 12, 2020

Food Recalls At An All Time Low

The low number of food recalls should be something to celebrate, however amid the pandemic the limited recalls isn’t due to safer food but for lack of inspections. 

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AutomotiveMay 5, 2020

More Than 15.9 Million Airbags Not Fixed

The recall issued earlier this year due to airbags exploding at deployment containing sharp metal objects that has killed 16 people is still a major existing recall. Millions of vehicles are still on the road that have not been serviced to address this issue. 

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Premium BrandsMay 1, 2020

Over $1M Dollars in Perfume Confiscated

Just in time for Mother’s Day, more than 60,000 bottle of counterfeit perfume was confiscated in Miami with a retail price of the lot totaling over $1.7 million dollars. Brands such as Christian Dior and CHANEL were among the lot officers seized deeming the fake perfume to be a threat to America’s economy as well as people’s health and safety, not to mention an infringement on protected trademarks.

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AutomotiveApril 29, 2020

Round Up of Car Recalls

Things you may have missed during the pandemic include a recall on your car. Here’s a listing of every recall this year (so far).

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