Tuesday, October 30, 2007


If you feel that it is safe to make a nice summer spinach salad, you'd be wrong. I'm sure you will recall, that it was just last summer that spinach was recalled due to an E. coli scare. This year the spinach is being recalled once again only this time it is due to Salmonella contamination. This Salmonella contamination affects as many as 34 tons of spinach. So you may want to opt for some romaine while it is still supposedly safe.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Dangerous Toys Kill Kids

According to a report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 250,000 Team Talkin' Tool Bench toys were recalled by Playskool of Pawtucket, Rhode Island in September (22SEP06). The recall was prompted by the deaths of two children - a 19-month boy-from West Virginia and a two-year-old boy from Texas - who choked on the large plastic nails sold with the tool bench. Stores such as Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Target, and KB had been selling the Playskool toy bench since last October (05). The Consumer Product Safety Commission receives around 20 reports each year related to the deaths of children under three who choked on toys.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Status on Pet Food Recall

A 30 percent increase in kidney failure among cats during the three months of recall has been recorded by Banfield, The Pet Hospital. The analysis suggests that out of every 10,000 cats and dogs seen in Banfield clinics, three developed kidney failure during the time pet food contaminated with melamine, a chemical used to make plastic kitchenware, countertops, fertilizers and flame retardants, was on the market. About 1 million dogs and cats have been seen during this pet food recall period. In the three weeks since the first pet food was recalled, Banfield vets have examined 1,605 cats and dogs reported to have eaten the recalled food. That is less than 1 percent of pets examined. Six of those animals, five cats and one dog, have died.