Popular Baby Formulas Recalled

Three popular baby formulas made by Abbot Nutrition have been recalled after four babies became sick with bacterial infections.

The recall covers select lots of powdered Similac, Alimentum and EleCare formulas from Abbot’s facility in Sturgis, Michigan. The FDA is investigating complaints of four infant illnesses from three states – Minnesota, Ohio and Texas, although the product was shipped nationwide.

All four cases required hospitalization and the bacteria may have contributed to the death of one of the infants.

People are advised NOT to use any Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare powdered infant formulas if:

  • the first two digits of the code are 22 through 37; and
  • the code on the container contains K8, SH or Z2; and
  • the expiration date is 4-1-2022 (APR 2022) or later.

You can check if your product is involved in the recall here.

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, WIC Program users are being notified that they may have been issued affected products. WIC participants should return any of the affected formula to the store or clinic where they received the product.


Infant Formula Recall


The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging parents and caregivers of infants to check their powdered infant formula before using it due to a recall of some products. The recall includes select lots of Similac®, Alimentum®, and EleCare® formulas manufactured by Abbott Nutrition in its Sturgis, Michigan, facility. The products are sold throughout the U.S.

The recalled powdered infant formulas – Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare – can be identified by the 7-to-9-digit code and expiration date on the bottom of the package. Do not use these brands if they meet all 3 of the following conditions:

·         the first two digits of the code are 22 through 37 and

·         the code on the container contains K8, SH, or Z2, and

·         the expiration date is 4-1-2022 (APR 2022) or later.

Parents can also check Similac’s recall website or call 800-986-8540 and follow the instructions provided to find out if a formula they use is included in the recall. The recall does not include liquid formula products or any metabolic deficiency nutrition formulas.

Georgia WIC participants may return or exchange recalled formula to the place of purchase or contact their WIC clinic to exchange for replacement vouchers.

Parents and caregivers of infants should contact their child’s healthcare provider for recommendations on changing feeding practices if their regular formula is not available.

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating after four babies became sick with bacterial infections after consuming the products. Three of the complaints concerned Cronobacter sakazakii infections and one complaint was Salmonella infection; both infections can be foodborne. 

Additional recall information is available on the FDA websitehttps://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-warns-consumers-not-use-certain-powdered-infant-formula-produced-abbott-nutritions-facility

Emergent BioSolutions Produced Contaminated COVID-19 Vaccine

The federal government has canceled a multimillion-dollar deal with COVID 19 vaccine manufacturer Emergent BioSolutions after its facilities were found to have produced millions of contaminated Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses.

Emergent, which is based in Maryland, announced the news in an SEC filing on Thursday.

SHEPHERDSVILLE, KENTUCKY - MARCH 01:   Doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine is packaged in a box at the McKesson facility on March 1, 2021 in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. 

SHEPHERDSVILLE, KENTUCKY – MARCH 01:   Doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine is packaged in a box at the McKesson facility on March 1, 2021 in Shepherdsville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Timothy D. Easley-Pool/Getty Images)

In June, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided to discard around 60 million additional doses also produced at the facility.


Wal Mart Recalling Room Spray; Two Victims Have Died

Walmart is recalling about 3,900 bottles of room spray after four people were diagnosed with a bacterial infection linked to the product. Two of the victims, including one child, died.

The cases were reported from March to July in Kansas, Minnesota, Texas and Georgia.

Recall issued on baby food sold at Walmart, online for high levels of arsenic

The recall concerns bottles of Better Homes & Gardens room sprays. Customers who purchased the sprays are urged to stop using them immediately. (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Samples taken by CDC from a bottle of the Better Homes and Gardens Lavender & Chamomile aromatherapy room spray in the home of the Georgia victim found the presence of Burkholderia pseudomallei. This bacteria, usually found in contaminated water or soil, is known to cause melioidosis, primarily a disease of tropical climates, according to the CDC.

The aromatherapy room spray was sold at about 55 Walmart stores nationwide and online at Walmart.com from February 2021 through October 2021 for about $4. “Better Homes and Gardens Aromatherapy,” is printed on the front label of the 5-ounce glass bottle.

Walmart has stopped the sale of the product.

According to the CDC, anyone who has purchased the product is urged to stop using it immediately. The product should not be thrown away. Instead, consumers are being instructed to return it to the nearest Walmart store double-bagged and boxed.

Customers who have purchased the spray should also clean any fabrics or surfaces that it was used on.

Anyone who has used the product in the past 21 days who experiences a fever or other symptoms , should seek medical care.

Warning About Fresh Whole Onions from Health District

The area Health District is warning consumers about fresh whole onions causing a large Salmonella outbreak in 37 states.
They advise that you throw away any unlabeled onions.
Do not eat or serve red, white, or yellow onions imported from Mexico and distributed across the US by ProSource Inc.
Since it may be hard to determine the distributor, the Health District advises that you don’t buy or eat fresh whole onions for now.


Herpes Infection Could Be Side Effect of Vaccine for COVID

Herpes infections may be a side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine, experts have revealed.

Scientists in Israel identified six cases in a new study of patients developing a skin rash known as herpes zoster after receiving the Pfizer vaccine, according to a study in the Rheumatology journal.

Herpes zoster starts off as a small, itchy skin rash, but if left untreated, it could cause nerve damage and pain, the Jerusalem Post reported. This can include a prolonged burning sensation on the skin even after the rash disappears.

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Want To Live Longer? Walk!

Walking can literally add years to your life, and incorporating walks after meals can improve all manner of chronic metabolic disorders.

Hardly news, the body of research on walking was augmented with another study which took place in 2003-06 but whose results were only just published recently, showing that people who took 8,000 steps per day had a 51% reduced risk of death than those who took 4,000 steps per day.

Furthermore, as uncountable scientists in the past have confirmed, the study found a cumulative, dose-dependent effect on the person, as those who walked 12,000 steps or more had a 65% reduced risk of death.

The study consisted of about 5,000 participants who wore pedometers for three years, and whose circumstances of death were monitored by the scientists.

The science is quite clear: walk and live longer; exercise and live even longer.



Resveratrol Could Be Used To Fight COVID; Now Being Studied

While the world shelters in place to see if a vaccine might end the COVID-19 pandemic, a body of researchers are suggesting that if the scientific community only took studies on certain plant compounds a little farther, widespread effective treatments could be developed that ward off this coronavirus and future ones.

These include resveratrol and flavonoids collectively known as polyphenols, containing impressive flu-fighting elements such as quercetin, luteolin, fisetin, curcumin.

Gaining a lot of popularity as an anti-aging supplement, resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant that also helps suppress pro-inflammatory compounds like IL-6 and TNF-alpha that are associated with disease, the latter of which involved in every disease known to man.

Currently, resveratrol, a compound present in most plants which is expressed when they experience stress, is being looked at as a potential ameliorator of viral infections including seasonal influenza and COVID-19.