Cottonelle wipes recalled due to possible bacteria contamination

A consumer product in heavy demand during the pandemic is being recalled due to the possible presence of bacteria. 

Kimberly-Clark is recalling specific lots of Cottonelle wet wipes sold nationwide because they could be contaminated with bacteria that can cause infections in people, according to the household goods maker.

Billed as having the “texture and the cleansing power of water to deliver long-lasting freshness,” the affected products include Cottonelle Flushable Wipes and Cottonell GentlePlus Flushable wipes manufactured between February 7, 2020, and September 14, 2020, and could contain the bacterium Pluralibacter gergoviae, the company announced Friday.

“At this time there is a low rate of non-serious complaints, such as irritation and minor infection, reported for the affected wipes,” Kimberly-Clark said.

Those with weakened immune systems or who have serious preexisting conditions are at particular risk of infection, it added.

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Recalled product packaging.

Kimberly-Clark


The wipes are sold broadly in the

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Public health alert issued for ready to eat meat and poultry products due to possible foreign matter contamination

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is issuing a public health alert for ready-to-eat meat and poultry bowl products, due to concerns that the products may be contaminated with extraneous material, specifically glass.

FSIS is issuing this public health alert out of the utmost of caution to ensure that consumers are aware that these products should not be consumed. A recall was not requested because it is believed that the products are no longer available for consumers to purchase.

The ready-to-eat meat and poultry items for this public health alert were produced by Taylor Farms in Dallas, Texas on Oct. 5 and Oct. 6. The following products subject to the public health alert are:

  • 10-oz. plastic bowl package containing “MEAL SIMPLE SPAGHETTI SQUASH AND ALFREDO WITH CHICKEN” with lot code TFD279AU23 and best by 10/15/2020; or lot code TFD280AU23 and best by 10/16/2020.
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Walmart recalls packaged fruit in 9 states for possible Listeria contamination

Oct. 5 (UPI) — Pre-packaged fruit sold by Walmart is being recalled in nine states because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the FDA said.

Country Fresh, which sells products under the Walmart brand, announced a voluntary recall of packages of cut or sliced apples, grapes, mangoes, pineapples, and cantaloupe.

The fruit was shipped to Walmart grocery stores in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas, the company said.

Inspectors from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration detected traces of listeria on equipment used in an area near where the fruit was packed, a press release said.

No cases of food poisoning from listeria contamination have been reported in connection with the recalled Walmart fruit products, Country Fresh said.

Listeria is a microscopic organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and people with weakened immune systems, the FDA

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US city told not to use water amid contamination concerns

Residents of Lake Jackson have been urged not to use tap water
Residents of Lake Jackson have been urged not to use tap water

Residents of Lake Jackson, Texas, have been urged not to use tap water because it might be contaminated with a deadly brain-eating microbe.

The local water authority warned of the potential contamination of its supply to the town – home to about 27,000 people – by Naegleria fowleri.

The amoeba typically infects people when contaminated water enters the body through the nose. It is usually fatal.

Infections are rare in the US, with 34 reported between 2009 and 2018.

Eight Texas communities were told on Friday night not to use their water supply for any reason except to flush toilets. But the warning was lifted on Saturday for everywhere but Lake Jackson.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality said residents of Lake Jackson should continue to avoid using tap water “until the water system has been adequately flushed

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Dog Food Recalled Over Possible Salmonella Contamination

KEY POINTS

  • A Phoenix-based company recalled one of its dog food products due to possible Salmonella contamination
  • Customers who bought the product were advised to dispose of it
  • Although uncommon, pets can also be infected with Salmonella and be carriers of the bacteria

Real Pet Food Company has recalled Billy+Margot Wild Kangaroo and Superfoods Recipe dog food, sold in 4-pound bags, because of possible Salmonella contamination.

On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Phoenix-based company Real Pet Food voluntarily recalled the 4lb bags of Billy+Margot Wild Kangaroo and Superfoods Recipe dog food due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product has the lot code V 07 Feb 2022.

Retailers have been asked to remove the product from their shelves immediately and dispose of them properly, while customers who have purchased them should stop feeding them to their dogs. They are also advised to properly wash

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