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Chrissie Cole

Lemon Girl Scout Cookies Recalled

The Girl Scouts of America issued a precautionary recall of some lots of its Lemon Chalet Crème cookies after receiving consumer complaints of a foul smell and taste. According to a statement by Little Brown Bakers, “Certain lots [...]
Chrissie Cole

Salmonella Risk Prompts Pecan Recall

American Pecan Co. is recalling 1lb. bags of Pecan Pieces after salmonella was detected during routine sampling by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). To this date, there have been no illnesses associated with the recalled pecans. The pecans [...]
Paul Napoli

Cranesville Block Co. Fined $45,500 for Safety and Health Hazards

February 25, 2010 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed $45,500 in fines for alleged repeat and serious violations of safety and health standards at the Kingston, NY plant of Cranesville [...]
Paul Napoli

Sepsis and Pneumonia from Hospital-Acquired Infections Killed 48,000 People in 2006

February 24, 2010 A new study found that two common conditions caused by hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) killed 48,000 people and increased health care costs by $8.1 billion in 2006. In a release yesterday, Resources for the Future [...]
Chrissie Cole

Crushed Red Pepper Recalled

Wholesome Spice, of Brooklyn, New York, in conjunction with the Rhode Island Department of Health, announced a recall of Crushed red pepper in 25-pound boxes due to possible salmonella contamination. Salmonella infection can cause serious and [...]
Chrissie Cole

Snowmobiles Recalled By Arctic Cat

Arctic Cat Snowmobiles have been voluntarily recalled due to a fuel leak that poses a fire hazard to consumers. The recall, announced in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), involves about 1,300 snowmobiles. To [...]
Paul Napoli

Off Duty Philly Cop Crashes into PA State Police

February 22, 2010 An off-duty police officer with the Philadelphia Police Department was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after crashing into the back of a trooper’s cruiser on I-95, NBC Philadelphia reported on their website www.nbcphiladelphia.com. Just [...]
Paul Napoli

Ear Candles and Candling are a Dangerous Health Scam Says FDA

February 21, 2010 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to use ear candles because there is no scientific evidence they have any health benefits and they can cause serious injuries, even when used according to [...]
Paul Napoli

Government Report Links Avandia to Heart Attack and Heart Failure, Says GSK Knew of Dangers

February 20, 2010 “Hundreds of people taking Avandia, a controversial diabetes medicine, needlessly suffer heart attacks and heart failure each month, according to confidential government reports that recommend the drug be removed from [...]
Paul Napoli

Jogger Struck and Killed as SUV Passes Double Parked Vehicles in Bayonne, NJ

February 19, 2010 An SUV passing double-parked vehicles struck and killed a jogger yesterday in an early morning accident in on Avenue A near the intersection of West 33rd Street in Bayonne, reports The Jersey Journal today. 37-year-old Daniel [...]