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RoundUp - 4th Week of August 2023






CoVid is Back With Two Novel Subvariants


Cases of CoVid are again on the rise, and many of them are driven by the Omicron subvariant labeled EG.5 and known by the nickname Eris.  EG.5 is EG.5 is $ descended from the XBB.1.9.2 and has what has been described as a moderate growth advantage over the currently predominating subvariants XBB.1.16 and XBB.1.5.  The global prevalence of Eris has doubled over the past month from 8 to 16%, and it is the predominant CoVid variant in the US.


As EG.5. has proliferated, it has quickly spawned another subvariant EG.5.1.  While EG.5 should be susceptible to the antibodies generated by our current vaccines or natural infections, EG.5.1 contains a unique mutation that offers it moderate protection from these antibodies. EG.5 and EG.5.1 don’t seem to drive more severe or dangerous infections, but they do appear to be more contagious.


A second CoVid variant of concern has a label of FL.1.5.1 and is nicknamed Fornax.  Related to the  XBB subvariants, Fornax has spread rapidly in New York.  It should be vulnerable to the Moderna bivalent booster planned for the autumn as this mRNA vaccine codes for both Eris and Fornax antigens.  


Officials at the CDC feel that the current jump in CoVid infections and hospitalization is due not only to these new subvariants but also to waning community immunity as more than 6 months have elapsed since receipt of the bivalent booster or occurrence of natural infections.  They hope that the upcoming fall CoVid boosters based on the XBB.1.5 will offer protection against infection but substantial protections against hospitalization and death from the latest subvariants.


One more thing: Just last week another new Omicron subvariant labeled BA.2.86 has popped up driving CoVid infections in the US plus 4 countries., Denmark, S. Africa, Israel, and the UK.  Named Pirola, BA.2.86 sports 36 unique mutations compared with the XBB varieties.  This subvariant is descended from the Omicron BA.2 that was prevalent last year and was included in the bivalent vaccines by Moderna and Pfizer.  Despite that. the CDC fears it could evade the immunity you might have after vaccination or a natural infection.  We don’t know yet if this subvariant is more dangerous that previous ones but we suspect that it will spread more rapidly.


The take home points: get your CoVid fall booster as soon as it is available.  The Moderna booster will be a bivalent one containing XBB.1.5 and FL.1.5.1. The Pfizer offering is monovalent covering XBB.1.5.  Also get your flu and RSV jabs, but the current recommendation is not to get them at the same time.  


With CoVid cases on the rise, it’s again time to avoid crowds if you can and mask if you can’t.  If you eat indoors, do it in spots with widely-distanced tables and good ventilation.  Otherwise, chow down outdoors or at home.


#CoVid #eris #eg5 #eg51 #fornax #fl151 #xbb15 #omicron #vaccines

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Routine Vaccinations Associated With Less Alzheimer’s Disease



Getting vaccinated against shingles, pneumonia, tetanus, diphtheria, and even the flu is associated with a 25-30% up to a 40% lower risk of developing the dementia of Alzheimer’s Disease.  Biomedical informatics researchers at the University of Texas followed about 1,652,000 initially dementia-free subjects over an 8 year period.


The numbers revealed that shingles vaccination was associated with a 25% overall lower incidence of Alzheimer’s, pneumococcal vaccination a 27% lower risk, and tetanus combo vaccination a 30% lower risk. Those who received the latest recombinant shingles vaccine, Shingrix, had a 73% lower risk. 


The same research group reported last year a 40% lower risk of Alzheimer’s in those receiving influenza vaccination.  These apparently protective effects of routine vaccines compare favorably with those reported for the latest anti-amyloid antibody therapies which slow Alzheimer Disease progression by 25-35%.


It appears that routine adult vaccinations stimulate the immune system in a way that either prevents buildup of damaging proteins in the brain or interferes with their toxic effects.


This study suggests yet another reason to keep your vaccination status up-to-date.


#alzheimers #vaccinations #shingles #shingrix #pneumococcalvaccine #tdap #tetanus #influenza

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The Morning After Pill Helped By Arthritis Drug



Taking the over-the-counter contraceptive levonorgestrel with the anti-inflammatory arthritis NSAID drug piroxicam improves the chances of preventing pregnancy by 49%.  Hong Kong reproductive investigators report this finding after studying 860 women half of whom received the prescription NSAID piroxicam 40 mg along with the 1.5 mg dose of levonorgestrel within 72 hours of unprotected sex.  The control group received a placebo with the levonorgestrel.


At follow up several weeks after the next expected period, the combination therapy prevented 94.7% of expected pregnancies vs. only 63.4% for the control group.


Levonorgestrel is available over-the-counter at most pharmacies and online at  Piroxicam is a prescription medication, but it is widely available.


#contraception #morningafterpill #levonorgesterel #piroxicam #nsaid

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Playing Football Increases Parkinson Disease Risk



Playing organized American football was associated with a 61% greater risk of eventually developing Parkinson’s Disease.  Neurologic disease investigators at Boston University’s Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers surveyed 1875 men for diagnoses of Parkinson’s and tabulated their participation in football or other sports looking at duration, level, and age of first play.


Of the group, 85% were diagnosed with Parkinson’s, 39% played football for a mean duration of 4.4 years.  Any play increased the odds of Parkinson’s by 61%, longer duration of play increased risk by 12% but a higher level of play increased the odds nearly 3-fold (2.93).


BU neurologists were the first to recognize CTE, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, in professional football players.  They now present this evidence that repeated head trauma on the gridiron may also lead to Parkinson’s Disease.


#football #parkinsons #cte #headtrauma #encephalopathy #bostonuniversity #neurology

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CoVid Triggers New High Blood Pressure Problems



Those contracting a CoVid infection are 1.5 to 2 times more likely than flu patients to develop a new case of persisting hypertension.  Investigators at New York’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine studied 45,398 CoVid patients and 13,864 influenza patients infected between 2020 and 2022.


The analysis revealed that a CoVid infection requiring hospitalization made it 31% more likely that high blood pressure would develop in comparison to an influenza infection also requiring hospital care.  Outpatients with CoVid were 4 times more likely than flu patients to become hypertensive.  Development of CoVid-related hypertension was more common in those over 40, in black adults, and in those with pre-existing lung, heart, or kidney disease.


So…..If you develop CoVid, be certain to keep an eye on your blood pressure and seek treatment if it is elevated.  Timely intervention could prevent a heart attack or a stroke.


#CoVid #hypertension #hospitalization #outpatient #heaertattack #stroke #lung #kidney

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Infant Screen Time Drives Later Developmental Delays



Permitting infants to view tv, phone, pad, or computer screens over their first year of life leads to markedly faulty communication and problem-solving skills.  Japanese child development researchers report this finding following their study of 7,097 children.


Of the group 48.5% watched less than an hour a day and served as controls, 29.5% watched 1-2 hours/day, 17.9% watched 2-4 hours/day, and 4.1% watched 4 or more hours/day.  Developmental analyses at 2 years revealed that those infants watching 1-2 hrs/day compared with less than 1 hour had a 61% higher risk of communication delays.  That risk doubled (2.04) for those watching 2-4 hrs, and was almost 5-fold higher (4.78) for those watching 4 hrs or more a day.  Problem solving was also impaired by 2 years with a 40% higher risk for those watching 2-4 hrs/day and a nearly 3-fold (2.67) risk for those watching 4 hrs or more.


While it is tempting to use video as an electronic nanny, think twice about permitting your baby to gaze at the screen hour after hour.


#infants #parenting #screentime #smartphones #digitpads #computer #development #communication #problemsolving

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Gene Editing Could Exterminate the HIV Virus



For the first time, the Nobel Prize winning CRISPR gene editing technology has successfully inactivated an HIV-like virus from primate cells.  Temple University microbiologists employed a single dose of an injectable gene editing therapy known as EBT-101, developed by Excision Biotherapeutics Inc., to successfully and permanently neutralize the HIV-like Simian Immunodeficiency Virus in rhesus monkeys.  The gene editing agent was well distributed throughout the test animals bodies.  After these exciting preclinical results, the agent is already being adapted for humans to attack the HIV virus……someday soon.


#geneediting #crispr #hiv #aids #monkeys #ebt

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Repairing Damaged Corneas With Stem Cells



From Boston’s Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary comes the report of an exciting Phase 1 trial using an patient’s own eye stem cells to repair a chemically burned cornea.  In this preliminary study of the so-called CALEC procedure which stands for cultivated autologous limbal epithelial cell transplantation, 4 patients with burned corneas each received stem cells from their own cornea limbus following cultivation and amplification of cell numbers in tissue cultures.  The limbus is a stem cell rich zone between the corneal edge and the white sclera that normally produces enough new cells to effect repairs without assistance.  Chemically burned limbal zones do not.  Two of the patients enjoyed sufficient corneal regrowth that they required no further therapy.  The other two had sufficient corneal repair to become candidates for corneal transplants.  Studies are now underway on 15 additional patients as the next step toward offering this option to even more patients….someday soon.


#cornea #chemicalburns  #cornealtransplantation #limbus #stemcells #ophthalmology

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Magnetic Micro-Tentacle Robots Allow Deep Lung Surgery



Bioengineers at Britain’s University of Leeds have developed soft, silicone robotic tentacles, manipulated by external magnetic fields, that will allow minimally invasive microsurgery deep within the lungs.  These tiny devices, only 2 millimeters in diameter, are capable of traveling 37% further into your airways compared with conventional surgical equipment.  The spiral devices contain strings of small magnets that not only provide propulsion but also permit surgeons to reshape the device allowing it to penetrate into even smaller bronchioles.  This device will permit sampling, removal, and even treatment of respiratory lining tumors without major surgery…..someday soon.


#roboticsurgery #minimallyinvasive #lung #cancer #magnetic

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Cell Tattoos Track Their Wellness



Johns Hopkins bimolecular engineers have developed complex nano-tattoos that adhere to individual cells and measure function.  These flexible nano-tattoos may harbor optical and electronic sensors and are constructed in arrays using gold micro-wiring.  The microarrays are attached to a dissolvable hydrogel film with molecular glues.  The tattoos are non-toxic and remain on the cells for prolonged intervals.  These tattooed gold microcircuits will drive biomonitoring to new heights…..someday soon.


#tattoos #nanotatoos #nanotechnology #monitor #gold

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CPSC Recalls



Costco Power Bank Batteries May Ignite


Recall by: CPSC; Costco



Problem: These Ubio-branded batteries may overheat and ignite causing fires and burns.


Sold: About 350K power banks were sold nationwide by Costco and online at


Actions:  Stop using these power banks.  Return the unit to Costco stores or call Costco at 1-800-774-2678 for a refund or for more information.


#costco #powerbank #lithiumbattery #fire #burns #recall

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Midwest Lubricants Sodium Hydroxide A Risk to Children



Recall by: CPSC; Midwest Lubricants


Problem: This product is not sold in child-resistant containers.  The sodium hydroxide is caustic with a risk of chemical burns to the skin and eyes.


Sold: 3,000 containers of this lye were sold at and


Actions: Immediately store this product in secure spot away from children.  Contact Midwest Lubricants at 1-833-791-7335 or via the email to obtain a free replacement with child-resistant packaging and a new label.


#midwestlaboratories #sodiumhydroxide #childresistant #burns #recall

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Toddler Towers Are Unstable



Recall by: CPSC; Simplay3 


Problem: These towers tip over creating fall and injury hazards to the children using them.


Sold: About 108,450 were sold in the US and about 5512 were sold in Canada online at,,,, and other web sites and at Buttercup Baby Store, Fun Stuff, Midstates, and other toy stores nationwide.


Actions: Do not permit your children to play on these towers.  Contact Simplay3 at 1-866-855-0100 to receive a free set of stabilizing bases that attach to and stabilize the toddler tower.


#toddlertower #simplay3 #instability #falls #injuries #recall

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Zipadee Montessori Beds Can Trap and Strangle Kids



Recall by: CPSC; Zipadee Kids


Problem: The spindles on these recalled Convertible House Bed Frames and Montessori Floor Beds are spaced far enough apart that children may become entrapped with strangulation and death.  The bed’s design permits a child’s torso but not the head to slip through.


Sold: About 7,450 beds were sold online at and at Zipadee's shop.


Actions: Do not permit your kids to sleep on or otherwise use these beds.  The CPSC suggests that you dispose of the beds without reselling or donating them.   The company has closed and offers no refunds.


#zipadee #beds #montessori #entrapment #strangulation  #recall

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Gree Dehumidifiers Overheat



Recall by: CPSC; Gree Electric Appliances



42 models of dehumidifiers branded as Kenmore, GE, SoleusAir, Norpole, and Seabreeze manufactured in 2011 through February 2014 overheat, emit smoke, catch fire and create burn hazards.


Sold: About 1.56 million dehumidifiers were sold at Home Depot, Lowe's, Menards, Sam's Club, Sears, Walmart and other stores nationwide.


Actions:  Stop using these dehumidifiers, unplug them, and contact Gree online.  To do this, go to

to join the waitlist to register for the recall and to obtain information about refunds.  The company has not provided a phone number or email.


#dehumidifiers #Kenmore #GE #SoleusAir #Norpole #Seabreeze #overheating #fire #burns #recall

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Glass Carboys May Crack and Cut



Recall by: CPSC; Saxco International


Problem: These 3 gallon glass carboys were improperly cooled during manufacture and are prone to crack leading to laceration hazards.


Sold: About 8,370 units were sold nationwide.


Actions: Discontinue using these carboys and return them to the place of purchase for a refund.  For additional information, contact Saxco at 1-877-641-4003 or via email at


#carboy #glass #crack #saxco #lacerations #recall

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Room and Board Crib Mattresses May Suffocate



Recall by: CPSC; Room & Board


Problem:  Room & Board Natural Organic Latex Mattresses (Model No. 925869) and Latex and Spring Crib Mattress (Model no. 847564) fail to meet federal safety standards including insufficient firmness and missing labels and warnings.  As a result, these crib mattress create suffocation hazards for infants.


Sold:  About 100 of these mattresses were sold at Room and Board stores.


Actions:  Do not allow your baby to sleep on these crib mattresses.  Contact Room and Board at 1-800-301-9720 by emailing to arrange for pick up and refund.


#roomandboard #crib #mattress #firmness #suffocation #recall

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Polaris Off-Road Vehicles Have Disintegrating Clutches



Recall by: CPSC; Polaris


Problem:  Model Year 2021 Polaris RZR XP Turbo and RZR Turbo S Recreational Off-Road Vehicles have defective clutches that may fracture and eject fragments creating fire and injury hazards.


Sold: About 27,300 of these off-road vehicles were sold in the US and about 660 were sold in Canada.


Actions:  Stop riding these vehicles and contact a Polaris dealer to schedule a free repair with replacement of the primary drive clutch.  For more information, contact Polaris at 1-800-765-2747.


#polaris #offroad #clutch #disintegration #fire #injury #recall

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The Children’s Place Jeans Can Lead To Choking



Recall by: CPSC; The Children’s Place


Problem:  Baby and Toddler Boy Basic Stretch Straight Leg Jeans have metal snaps that may detach and potentially choke a child.


Sold About 97,400 pairs of baby jeans were sold at The Children’s Place stores in the US and 1800 were sold in Canada.


Actions:  Do not allow your child to wear these jeans.  Return them to any The Children’s Place store for a refund.  Additional information at 1-877-752-2387.


#thechildrensplace #children #jeans #snaps #choking #recall

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Polaris, Bobcat, and Gravely Vehicles Have Leaky Fuel Pumps



Recall by: CPSC:Polaris, Bobcat, Gravely


Problem:  Polaris 2021-2023Off-Road Vehicles, fuel pump kits, and fuel tank assemblies, 2021-2023 Bobcats, and 2021 & 2023 Gravely Utility Vehicles and fuel pump kits have fuel pump leaks at their outlet connectors permitting flammable fuel to reach hot surfaces.


Sold:  About 12,300 of these vehicles were sold in the US and about 517 were sold in Canada.


Actions:  Stop riding these vehicles and contact the respective dealer to arrange an inspection and fuel pump replacement.  For more information, contact Polaris at 1-800-765-2747, Bobcat at 1-800-743-4340, or Gravely at 1-877-904-4069.


#polaris #bobcat #gravely #fuelpump #leakage #fire #burns #recall

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Pressure Cooker Lids May Belch Steam


Recall by: CPSC; Sensio



Problem: The lids on Bella, Bella Pro Series, Crux, and Cooks electric pressure cookers, as well as those on Bella stovetop pressure cookers may suddenly unlock permitting steam and scalding contents to splash out creating burns.


Sold: About 860,000 pressure cookers were sold at JCPenney, Kohl’s, Lowe’s, Macy’s and Target stores nationwide, and online at and other websites.


Actions:  Stop using these pressure cookers and contact Sensio at 1-855-647-3125 for a refund and additional information.


#sensoio #Bella #crux #cooks #pressurecookers #lids #burns #scalds #recall

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Target Candle Jars Crack



Recall by: CPSC; Target


Problem:  These Threshold  Glass Jar Candles tend to crack and break leading to lacerations and burns.


Sold: About 2.2 million candles were sold at Target stores nationwide and online at


Actions: Stop lighting these recalled candlers and return them to any Target store for a refund.  For additional information, call Target at 1-800-440-0680.


#target #candles #glassjar #laceration #burns #recall

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Cans of Maggie’s Farm Aerosol Bed Bug and Flea Killer May Explode



Recall by: CPSC; Maggie’s Farm Ltd.


Problem: These pressurized aerosol cans can explode shooting shrapnel and risking lacerations and other injuries as well as skin and eye irritation from the chemical contents.


Sold: About 14,500 cans of this insect killing aerosol were sold at Meijer, Big Y, Stop & Shop, Woodman's, and defense commissaries nationwide and online at,, and


Actions: Stop using this bed bug snd flea killer, take a photo of the can showing the lot number, wrap the can in several layers of paper and place in a plastic bag for disposal. For the refund, submit the photo with your contact info and a written pledge to dispose of the product to  For more information, call Maggie’s at 1-844-368-2280 or email them at the same email.


#maggies #bedbug #flea #extermination #explosion #shrapnel #skinirritation #conjunctivitis #recall 

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Amana Air Conditioner and Heat Pumps Overheat



Recall by: CPSC; Daikin Comfort Technologies


Problem: The DigiAir module compressor in these Amana Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps tends to overheat leading to burn and fire risks.


Sold: About 62,100 units were sold in the US and about 302 were sold in Canada via HVAC dealers.


Actions: Turn these units off and contact Daikin at 1-844-309-1141 for instructions you’ll need to safely disable the compressor and then arrange for a free repair.


#amana #airconditioner #heatpump #compressor #overheating #fire #burns #recall

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Philips Avent Digital Video Baby Monitors Overheat While Charging



Recall by: CPSC; Philips Avent


Problem: The lithium-ion battery in the screen monitor unit overheat while charging creating fire and burn risks.


Sold:  About 12,850 baby monitor units were sold at,,,, and


Actions:  Stop charging snd using these recalled Philips video monitors and contact Philips Avent online at to obtain a replacement.


#philips #babymonitor #video #battery #overheating #fire #burns

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FDA Recalls



Food Lion and Kroger Frozen Corn and Veggies Have Listeria 



Recall by: FDA; Twin City Foods


Problem: Not-Ready-To Eat Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) Super Sweet Cut Corn and Mixed Vegetables in retail bags sold at Food Lion and Kroger stores are contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.  This bacterium causes serious disease in the very young, older, frail individuals, and in those with weakened immune systems.Listeria also triggers miscarriages and premature births.


Actions: To check if your particular product is involved and the recall, call Twin City Foods at 1-360-629-5678.  If so, you will be given info about proper disposal and refunds.


#kroger #foodlions #frozencorn #frozenvegetables #listeria #infection #recall

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Stonewall Kitchen Peanut Butter Maltballs Have Multiple Undeclared Allergens



Recall by: FDA; Stonewall Kitchens


Problem: Stonewall Kitchens Peanut Butter Maltballs contain the undeclared allergens soy, wheat, and peanuts.  Well the label does say peanuts so let’s not nit pick.Those with an allergy to any or all of these allergens could develop serious allergic reactions if they ingest this treat.  Affected is product with a Best By date of 12/31/2024.


Sold: Stonewall Kitchen Company retail stores located in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut and likely at other retail locations.


Actions: If you or a family member have allergies to soy, wheat, or peanuts, return the product to the place of purchase.  To be on the safe side, even if you don’t have such allergies, return the product for a refund.  More information is available from Stonewall Kitchen Premier Guest Services by calling 1-800-826-1735 or by emailing the company at


#stonewallkitchen #oeanutbuttermaltballs #soy #wheat #allergies #recall

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Nestle’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars Have Other Chips



Recall by: FDA; Nestle USA.


Problem: NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough “break and bake” Bars are contaminated with wood chips.  The batches implicated have codes 311457531K and 311557534K.


Actions:  Return this product to the place of purchase for a refund. For additional information, contact Nestlé USA by phone at 1-800-681-1678


#nestles #chocolatechip #cookiedough #woodchips #recall

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Knorr Sopa Soup Mix Products Contain Hidden Egg



Recall by: FDA; Unilever


Problem:  Knorr Sopa Soup Mix products contain undeclared egg.  Those with egg allergies could develop severe allergic reactions should they consume this product. Affected are products with a Best if Used by Date of 7/6/2024.


Actions:  Return these products to the place of purchase for a refund.  For additional information and a refund, visit  To get the refund, submit a photo of the container with the UPC and Best if Used by Date in the pic.


#knorr #sopa #soup #egg #allergies #recall

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Soft serve on the go ice cream and sorbet products have listeria contamination



Recall by: FDA; Real Kosher Ice Cream


Problem: Soft serve on the go ice cream soft ice cream and sorbet are contaminated with listeria monocytogenes.  This bacterium causes serious disease in the very young, older, frail individuals, and in those with weakened immune systems. Listeria also triggers miscarriages and premature births.


Sold: At grocery and convenience stores as well as canteens in CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, IL, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, VA, WV.


Actions: Return these products to the place of purchase for a refund.  For more information, call the Soft Serve on the Go team at: 1-845-668-4346 or via the email


#softserveonthego #icecream #sorbet #listeria #infection #recall

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Zespri Organic Green Kiwifruit Is Contaminated With Listeria



Recall by: FDA; David Oppenheimer and Company LLC


Problem: All one-pound clamshells of Zespri organic green kiwifruit y have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  This bacterium causes serious disease in the very young, older, frail individuals, and in those with weakened immune systems. Listeria also triggers miscarriages and premature births.


Sold: At stores in FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MI, NC, NY, OH, PA, TN, TX, VA, and WI. 


Actions:  Return this product to the place of purchase for a refund.  For additional information, call David Oppenheimer and Company, LLC at 1-866-698-2580 or send an email to


#zespri #kiwi #listeria #infection #recall

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