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Mylan is recalling EpiPens (epinephrine injections) and EpiPen Jrs due to potential defects. A defective EpiPen may require unnecessary force in order to deploy medicine, or in some cases, the device may altogether fail. Epinephrine, the drug injected by an EpiPen, is first aid treatment for an individual undergoing anaphylactic shock, or life-threatening allergic reaction.
The recall was originally limited to Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Japan but has since expanded to include the United States. Outside of the United Stated, there have been two cases reported of individuals whose EpiPens failed during emergency situations. Both patients, fortunately, were able to use alternate EpiPens in order to obtain treatment.
Both faulty EpiPens came from the same lot, but additional lots are now being recalled out of precaution. The potentially defective EpiPens were distributed between December 2015 and July 2016. Recalled lots in the United States are listed below.
The image below indicated where to find the lot number on an EpiPen package.
Aldi’s Peas Recalled
Just under two thousand packages of Season’s Choice Frozen Peas are being voluntarily recalled due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Listeria infections can be serious or even fatal in young children, the elderly, or other persons with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include high fever, nausea, stiffness, severe headache, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Pregnant women who are infected with Listeria may suffer miscarriages or stillbirths.
The recalled frozen peas were distributed to Aldi Stores in Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and West Virginia. Identify the recalled product by its label code:
Season’s Choice Sweet Peas, Net Weight 16 oz (1 LB) 454 g UPC code 041498164294
Code: DC17038 PLAB6176 BEST BY 08 2018
DC27038 PLAB6176 BEST BY 08 2018
DC27038 BNAF7286 BEST BY 08 2018
DC37038 BNAF7286 BEST BY 08 2018
DC47038 PLAC6216 BEST BY 08 2018
DC57038 PLAC6216 BEST BY 08 2018
Consumers may returned recalled products to place of purchase for full refunds.
Hunt’s Chili Kit Recalled
On April 2, Conagra initiated a voluntary recall of its Hunt’s Chili Kits due to potential Salmonella contamination of the chili seasoning packets. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection include abdominal cramps, fever, and diarrhea. An otherwise healthy individual may recover without treatment, although some cases of severe diarrhea lead to hospitalization. Salmonella infections pose the greatest risk to infants, the elderly, and others with weakened immune systems.
The recalled chili kits were distributed in retail stores and online, as well as through military commissaries, across the United States. Identify a recalled product via UPC and Manufacturing Lot Codes.
|Item Description||UPC||MFG/Lot Code||Best By Date|
|HUNT’S CHILI KIT 44.8OZ||20-0-27000-42063-2||3534619500||Apr 04, 2018|
|HUNT’S CHILI KIT 44.8OZ||20-0-27000-42063-2||3534622200||May 01, 2018|
|HUNT’S CHILI KIT 44.8OZ||20-0-27000-42063-2||3534619600||April 5, 2018|
The below picture demonstrates where to find the information that can be used to identify a recalled chili product.