A national recall of shell eggs distributed by Wright County Egg has been expanded, as more cases of Salmonella have been reported. Also in today’s recall update, appetite suppressants with additives that may cause heart or blood pressure problems and unapproved drugs in erectile dysfunction products.
Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa is expanding its voluntary recall (original recall date: August 13, 2010) of specific Julian dates of shell eggs produced by their farms because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis or arthritis.
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Eggs affected by the expanded recall were distributed to food wholesalers, distribution centers and foodservice companies in California, Arizona, Missouri, Minnesota, Texas, Georgia, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Nevada, Iowa, Illinois, Utah, Nebraska, Arkansas, Wisconsin and Oklahoma. These companies distribute nationwide.
Eggs are packaged under the following brand names: Albertsons, Farm Fresh, James Farms, Glenview, Mountain Dairy, Ralphs, Boomsma, Lund, Kemps and Pacific Coast. Eggs are packed in varying sizes of cartons (6-egg cartons, dozen egg cartons, 18-egg cartons, and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging) with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 229 and plant numbers 1720 and 1942.
Dates and codes can be found stamped on the end of the egg carton or printed on the case label. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example: P-1720 223.
Eggs under the August 13, 2010 recall are packaged under the following brand names: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps. Eggs are packed in varying sizes of cartons (6-egg cartons, dozen egg cartons, 18-egg cartons, and loose eggs for institutional use and repackaging) with Julian dates ranging from 136 to 225 and plant numbers 1026, 1413 and 1946.
There have been confirmed Salmonella enteritidis illnesses relating to the shell eggs and traceback investigations are ongoing.
Wright County Egg is fully cooperating with FDA’s investigation by undertaking this voluntary recall. Our primary concern is keeping Salmonella out of the food supply and away from consumers. As a precautionary measure, Wright County Egg also has decided to divert its existing inventory of shell eggs from the recalled plants to a breaker, where they will be pasteurized to kill any Salmonella bacteria present.
Consumers who believe they may have purchased these shell eggs should not eat them but should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. This recall is of shell eggs only. Other egg products produced by Wright County Eggs are not affected. Consumers with questions should visit www.eggsafety.org9 or call Wright County’s toll-free information number (866-272-5582), which contains a message outlining recall instructions for consumers.
NU CAL FOODS ADDED TO LIST
NuCal Foods is voluntarily recalling specific Julian dates of shell eggs produced by Wright County Egg and packaged by NuCal Foods because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections, endocarditis or arthritis.
Eggs affected by this recall were distributed to food wholesalers and retailers in California and Nevada. NuCal Foods received these eggs from Wright County Egg which were then packaged into 5-dozen overwrapped retail units. In addition to those products listed in the original Wright County Egg media statement dated August 13, 2010, the following products are being recalled:
Product Description UPC Plant Number Julian Dates
Bayview Large 5dz 7-17544-30172-1 P-1686 142-149
Mountain Dairy Medium 5dz 0-11110-89969-9 P-1951 193-208
Nulaid Medium 5dz 0-71230-02140-0 P-1091 167-174
Nulaid Medium 5dz 0-71230-02140-0 P-1951 195-210
Sun Valley Medium 5dz 6-48065-11432-6 P-1951 195-209
Dates and codes can be found printed on the overwrap film. The plant number begins with the letter P and then the number. The Julian date follows the plant number, for example P-1686 142.
Wright County Egg’s media statement indicates that there have been confirmed Salmonella enteritidis illnesses relating to shell eggs from Wright County Egg, and traceback investigations are ongoing.
Consumers who believe they may have purchased these shell eggs should not eat them but should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. This recall is of shell eggs only. Consumers with questions should call 1-877-249-8224 or visit www.eggsafety.org9.
J & H Besta Corp. of Hicksville, NY, has been informed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that FDA lab analysis of Slim-30 Herb Supplement Lot 6032101 distributed by the company was found to contain undeclared Desmethyl Sibutramine, similar in structure to Sibutramine. Sibutramine is an FDA-approved drug used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss. The FDA has not approved Slim-30 Herbal Supplement, therefore the safety and effectiveness of the product is unknown. On July 16, 2010, J & H Besta had recalled Lot/Code 032009 and is now expanding the recall action to include Lot 6032101.
FDA advises that this product poses a threat to consumers because Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke.
Slim-30 Herb Supplement is marketed as a Natural Herb for Weight Loss. Slim-30 Herb Supplement is packaged in plastic bottles containing 30 capsules per bottle and bears UPC 8 31457 005009 2.
The product was sold to distributors and retail stores nationwide and via internet sales.
No illnesses or injuries have been reported to the company to date in connection with this product. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the FDA.
J & H Besta Corp. is taking this voluntary action because of the concern for the health and safety of consumers. The company is discontinuing distribution of Lot/Code 6032101. It sincerely regrets any inconvenience to our customers.
Consumers should not consume Slim-30 Herb Supplement and should return it immediately to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact Jason Wang at 516-735-1436, Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm, EDT.
Any adverse reactions experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program online [at www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm9], by phone 1-800-332-1088 [1-800-FDA-1088], or by returning the postage-paid FDA form 3500 [which may be downloaded from the MedWatch “Download Forms10″ page], by mail [to address on the pre-addressed form] or fax [1-800-FDA-0178].
UNAPPROVED DRUG IN PRODUCT
Glow Industries, Inc., Perrysburg, OH, announced today that it is initiating a voluntary nationwide recall of the company’s product sold under the name of Mr. Magic Male Enhancer from Don Wands. Glow Industries, Inc. is conducting this voluntary recall after being informed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that lab analysis has found the Mr. Magic Male Enhancer from Don Wands capsules to contain Hydroxythiohomosildenafil and Sulfoaildenafil, an analogue of Sildenafil, an FDA-approved drug used in the treatment of male Erectile Dysfunction (ED), making Mr. Magic Male Enhancer an unapproved new drug. These active ingredients are not listed on the product label. Product manufactured containing lot numbers 9041401, 251209 and 8121904 are included in this recall.
The Mr. Magic Male Enhancer recall includes:
Product Name Lot Code UPC Code
Mr. Magic 1 ct. Capsule Card 9041401 and 251209 648658123001
Mr. Magic 3 ct. Capsule Bottle 9041401 and 8121904 648658123018
Mr. Magic 6 ct. Capsule Bottle 9041401 and 8121904 648658123025
Mr. Magic 12 ct. Capsule Bottle 9041401 and 8121904 648658123032
Mr. Magic Display of 24; 1 ct. Capsule Cards 9041401 and 251209 648658123043
Mr. Magic 20 ct. Capsule Bottle 9041401 and 8121904 648658123056
The recall is being conducted as a precautionary measure. No illnesses or adverse effects have been reported to the company to date in connection with the product.
The undeclared ingredients may pose a threat to consumers because the analogue may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. ED is a common problem in men with conditions, and consumers may seek types of products to enhance sexual performance.
Glow Industries, Inc. advises any customer in possession of Mr. Magic Male Enhancer from Don Wands capsules to call (419) 350-2726, between the hours of 8 a.m and 5 p.m, Monday through Friday, Eastern Standard Time for instructions on the product return and credit process. Glow Industries, Inc. is notifying its distributors and retailers by a recall letter and phone calls to arrange for return of recalled product in their possession.
Any adverse events that may be related to the use of this product should be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online [at www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm9], by returning the postage-paid FDA form 3500 [which may be downloaded from www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm10] by mail [to MedWatch, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787] or fax [1-800-FDA-0178].
Customers with questions should contact Glow Industries, Inc. at (419) 350-2726.