Fruits at Market

Fruit recall affects Costco, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Kroger stores

    (CNN) — If you’ve picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe’s, Kroger or Walmart stores recently, keep reading. Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes….

Ice Cubes Big

Ice is Considered a Food by FDA

The average American buys four bags of packaged ice each year, 80 percent of it between Memorial and Labor Day1. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates packaged ice in interstate commerce as a food, just like other foods. And like other foods, packaged ice must be produced according to FDA’s regulation for Current Good Manufacturing Practices…

Caffeine Powder

FDA Caffeine Warning

FDA Consumer Advice on Powdered Pure Caffeine Key Message The FDA is warning about powdered pure caffeine being marketed directly to consumers, and recommends avoiding these products.  In particular, FDA is concerned about powdered pure caffeine sold in bulk bags over the internet. The FDA is aware of at least one death of a teenager…

Energy Drinks

Energy “Drinks” and Supplements: Investigations of Adverse Event Reports

  FDA takes every adverse event report seriously, and investigates and evaluates other possible causes before deciding whether the product actually caused the medical problem. The existence of an adverse event report does not necessarily mean that the product identified in the report actually caused the adverse event. FDA assesses the relationship, if any, between…

Seafood Freezer

Seafood Special Health Notes

Eating Raw Seafood -What You Need To Know It’s always best to cook seafood thoroughly to minimize the risk of foodborne illness. However, if you choose to eat raw fish anyway, one rule of thumb is to eat fish that has been previously frozen. Some species of fish can contain parasites, and freezing will kill…