4 Critical Product Recalls You Need to Be Aware Of

There are four critical product recalls that could endanger your health and safety, as well as one that could be fatal to your dog(s). The recalls and warnings include romaine lettuce, beef, dog food, and 11 Nissan vehicles.

1. Romaine lettuce still not safe to eat

Once again, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is informing consumers that romaine lettuce may still not be safe to eat. Nine additional people have become sickened from an E. coli outbreak affecting romaine lettuce. The outbreak has affected 52 people in 15 states, with the most cases being reported in California and New Jersey.

Although the CDC says “no common grower, supplier, distributor, or brand romaine lettuce has been identified,” they believe the outbreak most likely initiated with romaine lettuce coming from northern and central California.

Therefore, the CDC is warning consumers to check labels to confirm that the lettuce was not harvested in the central coastal growing regions of northern and central California, and should avoid any romaine lettuce coming from those areas.

Additionally, the CDC says: “If the romaine lettuce is not labeled, do not buy, serve, sell, or eat it.” Likewise, the CDC advises consumers to throw away any salad mixes that contain romaine lettuce.

The agency that regulates food safety in Canada, also announced that they are investigating 27 E. coli cases there.

2. More than 5.1 million pounds of beef recalled over salmonella

The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection services has found salmonella in raw beef products. As a result, JBS Tolleson Inc. is recalling more than 5.1 million pounds of its products. The recalled beef was packaged between July 26 and September 7. It has been distributed to several nationwide brands, including Kroger, Laura’s Lean and JBS Generic.

A full listing of the recalled products can be found on the USDA website here: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/e055456e-449a-4995-8414-13fd080e5009/JBS+Tolleson+EST+267+Expanded+Recall.pdf?MOD=AJPERES

3. Food and Drug Administration recalls toxic dog food

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled at least 12 dog food products due to their containing toxic levels of vitamin D. The amount of vitamin D contained in the dog food products is at least 70 times above the amount of the mineral that is considered safe for consumption. Excessive amounts of vitamin D can cause kidney or liver failure, or other health problems, and can be fatal to dogs.

The recalled brands include Kroger, Sunshine Mills, ANF, Nutrisca, natural life Products, LIDL, Elm pet foods, Ahold Delhaize.

For a complete list of affected brands, lot numbers and bag sizes affected, visit the FDA page here: https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/ucm627485.htm

4. Nissan recalling 150,000 vehicles for concerns over steering and brakes

Nissan has just announced that it is recalling 11 of its models which will encompass 150,000 affected vehicles, after concerns that factory inspections of brakes and steering were substandard and improper. Thus far, the recall only affects vehicles sold in Japan. There is no word yet whether any vehicles sold in America are affected or may be recalled.