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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Health News

Recalled Chicken With Cheese Burrito Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Request Foods, Inc., a Holland, Mich. establishment, is recalling approximately 30,537 pounds of burrito products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products are mislabeled as a chicken with cheese and bean burrito but contain an egg and sausage burrito product. The product contains egg and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. Read more

Yavapai County Community Health Services has a new Director

On April 9th, Leslie Horton will officially become the Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) Director.  She has been acting as interim Director since Stephen Tullos left in March of this year.  Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Chairman, Thomas Thurman said “It was a unanimous vote by the board, with total confidence that Mrs. Horton is perfect for the job.  We are happy she is on board.”

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Yavapai County wants to know what community needs to be a healthier, happier place to live – seeks community input for 2017 Community Health Assessment

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YAVAPAI COUNTY, ARIZONA — Does your neighborhood need more room to run, bike and play? Do you have enough access to healthy food? Yavapai County Community Health Services (YCCHS) wants to know what you need in your community to make it a healthier, happier place to live. YCCHS is partnering with Pinnacle Prevention, a public health services nonprofit, to conduct the 2017 Community Health Assessment. YCCHS is required to complete the assessment every five years, and the last assessment was completed in 2012.

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Gerber Issues Allergy Alert To Clarify Egg Labeling For Cheese Ravioli Pasta Pick-ups

Gerber Products Company of Florham Park, New Jersey, is initiating a voluntary recall of Cheese Ravioli Gerber® Pasta Pick-Ups® because the egg allergen is missing from the “Contains” statement. The full ingredient list on the package does list “egg” as an ingredient; however, the “Contains” statement, designed to further alert parents to allergens in the recipe, did not include “egg” as is required. Only consumers who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg are at risk of serious allergic reaction if they consume this product. Read more

The Soynut Butter Co Expands Recall to All I.M. Healthy Soynut Butters And I.M. Healthy Granola Because of Possible Health Risk

The SoyNut Butter Co. of Glenview, IL is recalling all varieties of I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butters and all varieties of I.M. Healthy Granola products because they may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7). E. coli O157:H7 causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. I.M. Healthy Products were distributed in multiple states and may have been purchased in stores or through mail order. They were also distributed to childcare centers and schools in multiple states. Read more

Recalled Hunt’s Chili Kits Due To Potential Presence Of Salmonella In Spice Packet

Conagra Brands, Inc., announced today it is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Hunt’s Chili Kits due to the potential presence of Salmonella in the chili seasoning packet contained in the kit. The chili seasoning used in the packet originated from a supplier who informed the company of the potential presence of Salmonella in a raw material used in the chili seasoning. Although no Salmonella was found in the finished product supplied to Conagra Brands, the company has decided out of an abundance of caution to recall the product. Read more

Trader Joe's Recalls Applesauce over Potential Glass in Product

Trader Joe’s has issued a voluntary recall for variations of an unsweetened apple sauce over concerns about possible pieces of glass in the products’ jars. Two of the three variations are sold in stores nationwide, while the other is available in multiple states. Read more

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