Giant Eagle Inc. is recalling iceberg lettuce because they may be contaminated with listeria. They were informed by the US Food and Drug Administration the products may contain listeria, after a routine test revealed its presence. The affected product is an 8-ounce package of shredded iceberg lettuce which was produced by River Ranch Fresh Foods LLC. The lettuce has a use-by date of October 14. So far, there have been no reports of customers becoming ill due to consuming the lettuce. The lettuce was also included in prepared deli sandwiches, which are all listed by Reuters.
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A warning was issued yesterday by the US Food and Drug Administration concerning a neck massage device called the ShoulderFlex Massager. The product was distributed by King International and according to federal regulators, it may be lethal. It works by sitting beneath the neck of the user and rotating a bar with removable, adjustable “fingers.” If the parts are not correctly set, they may pull on the user’s hair or their clothing, thus potentially resulting in injury. One person was strangled to death when the device snagged on their necklace while in use, says Consumer Reports.
As an auto accident lawyer, I hope that nobody is adversely affected by this product. If you or a loved one were harmed by an unsafe product, discuss your case with a Alexandria personal injury attorney who can evaluate your claim, assess your case, and answer any important legal questions you may have regarding your case.
A recall has been put into effect by the Hartland pharmaceutical company. They’ve faced heavy scrutiny from the US Food and Drug Administration in the past and now say they are recalled its povidone iodine swabsticks, scrub solutions, prep solutions, and prep jel. The move is in accordance with a June consent degree filed by the FDA which keeps them from manufacturing products until certain conditions are met. Five products had been previously recalled by the company for bacterial contamination. They were sued when a family believed their 2-year-old son’s infection resulted from their alcohol wipes. The products were distributed across the country. According to news reports, they were labeled “for use as an antiseptic for preparation of the skin prior to surgery, and also to prevent infection in minor cuts, scrapes and burns.”
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Media sources reported that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and generic drug manufacturers reached a compromise agreement on a user-fee program that requires the companies to pay around $299 million the first year to speed up the drug approval process.
The FDA has been negotiating with the generic drug industry since February of this year to establish a user-fee program that mirrors the one in place for brand-name drugs and medical devices. The program allows companies to pay the FDA extra money to hire more staff and improve support systems for its drug review process, and some of the fees would pay for bulking up the FDA inspection of US and foreign manufacturing facilities. The agreement met requires that the companies fund the user-fee program in full starting in year one. The $299 million or more a year, when adjusted for inflation, would include a one-time payment from those companies whose drugs are still pending review in the FDA’s application backlog.
The US generic drug industry accounts for more then two-thirds of the prescriptions filled in the country and have become a formidable rival to brand-name drugs that are facing expiring patents. With larger revenues, the industry is more willing to pay for faster approval of their products. It is also eager to improve the FDA inspection process to avoid the scandals that have occurred in the past.
As an Arlington personal injury lawyer, I’m glad to hear that these companies are willing to help improve the FDA’s approval process. As a reader, do you consider it a conflict of interest that the same companies being inspected are footing the bill, or do you think that it’s only natural that they should have to pay if they want a faster process? If you’ve been injured through the consumption of a defective drug product, call a personal injury lawyer in your area to discuss your case.
According to news reports, new research from the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health shows that poultry farms that transition to organic practices and cease the use of antibiotics in the birds significantly lower the levels of drug-resistant bacteria.
Many experts concur that the overuse of antibiotics in both humans and animal agriculture is contributing to the problem of growing antibiotic resistance. More than 100,000 people die in the US each year from bacteria infections, 70 percent of which are resistant to antibiotics. Recent data from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows that around 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the country are given to food animals.
But the study shows that poultry farms that transition to organic practices can have an immediate impact on lowering antibiotic resistance for some enterococci bacteria, a genus that can cause infections in humans.
“We initially thought we would see some differences in on-farm levels of antibiotic-resistant enterococci when poultry farms transitioned to organic practices. But we were surprised to see that the differences were so significant across several different classes of antibiotics even in the very first flock of birds that was produced after the transition to organic standards, said Amy Sapkota, assistant professor at the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health.
As an Arlington personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen many infections that could have otherwise been cured had the bacteria strain not been resistant to antibiotic treatment. As a reader, how do you feel about the purported overuse of antibiotics in the United States? If you’ve been injured through the consumption of contaminated food products, call a personal injury lawyer in your city to discuss your legal options.