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Many Skin Whitening Creams Containing High Levels of Mercury Are Sold Online

Skin-whitening creams identified as containing potentially dangerous levels of mercury continue to be sold online more than seven months after a watchdog group raised the alarm, including on platforms run by eBay, Amazon.com and Alibaba, a Reuters review of the …

Conagra Sued by Burn Victims After Cooking Spray Cans Explode

Eight burn victims have filed suit against the Chicago-based maker of Pam cooking spray, saying they were severely injured when cans of the spray exploded in their kitchens. The plaintiffs’ attorney, J. Craig Smith, says larger cans of Pam and …

Listeria Fear Prompts Kellogg’s Eggo Waffle Recall

Battle Creek, Michigan-based Kellogg Co. is recalling about 10,000 cases of its Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles in 25 states because they could be contaminated with the bacteria listeria. Listeria can cause serious and even deadly infections. It primarily affects …

Oklahoma Company Recalls Hot Dogs, Corn Dogs over Listeria Fear

More than 372,000 pounds of hot dogs and corn dogs made by an Oklahoma company are being recalled over concerns of listeria contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Alstus, Oklahoma-based Bar-S Foods is recalling five chicken and pork products …

Trial over Spinal Bone Cement Death Begins in Washington

The physician who used a non-FDA-approved bone cement during a woman’s spinal surgery and the company that ran an illegal test market to promote the dangerous product should be held accountable for her death, a lawyer for the woman’s daughter …

LIU Launches Product Recall Policy for Packagers, Co-Packers

Liberty International Underwriters (LIU), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has launched LIU Packagers Protection, a new LIU product recall policy for packagers and co-packers. Designed specifically for packagers and co-packers of topical and ingestible products, the LIU Packagers Protection policy …

Massachusetts High Court Affirms $20.6M Award in Slide Death

The highest court in Massachusetts upheld a $20.6 million jury award on Sept. 13 for the family of a woman who died after hitting her head on a concrete pool deck when an inflatable slide partially collapsed. A jury awarded …

Wisconsin Dairy Farmers Disagree on Sales of Raw Milk

When it comes to raw milk, even dairy farmers who drink their own product disagree over whether they and their peers should be allowed to sell it. The issue has made headlines with the recent trial of a Sauk County …

Florida Compounding Pharmacy’s Drug Recall Involves 91 Batches

A spokeswoman for a central Florida compounding pharmacy says 91 batches were involved in a voluntary recall of its sterile non-expired drug products over concerns they’re not sterile and may contain bacteria. Spokeswoman Roxie Mooney said Monday there have been …

Florida Compounding Pharmacy Recalls Sterile Drugs

A Florida-based compounding pharmacy is voluntarily recalling all lots of its sterile non-expired drug products sold nationwide over concerns the products are not sterile and may contain bacteria. Food and Drug Administration officials on April 21 encouraged health care providers …