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Here Are the Symptoms of Salmonella–and Everything Else You Need to Know About the Cereal Recall

Here Are the Symptoms of Salmonella–and Everything Else You Need to Know About the Cereal Recall

Health
A total of 130 people have now fallen ill from a salmonella outbreak that led to the recall of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal in June. While no deaths have been reported, 34 people have been hospitalized with salmonellosis, the name for the infection from the bacteria. Just a month before the recall, 35 cases of salmonellosis and 11 hospitalizations were reported in a salmonella outbreak tied to eggs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning people not to eat any Honey Smacks and for retailers to stop selling the cereal. Similarly in May, the CDC warned consumers not to eat any eggs coming from Indiana-based Rose Acre Farms’ Hyde County facility in North Carolina. Here’s what you need to know about salmonella to stay s...
FDA expands recall of common heart medication Valsartan

FDA expands recall of common heart medication Valsartan

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expanding a recall of a common heart medication because it may contain a cancer-causing chemical. Valsartan (brand name Diovan), which is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, can be used alone or as a component of other heart medications. Last month, the FDA issued a voluntary recall of certain batches of the drug, but has since expanded its recall two additional times to include more valasartan-containing products. “We have carefully assessed the valsartan-containing medications sold in the United States, and we’ve found that the valsartan sold by these specific companies does not meet our safety standards,” says Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. &ld...
Daimler forced to recall Mercedes with defeat devices

Daimler forced to recall Mercedes with defeat devices

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The German government has ordered car maker Daimler to recall 238,000 vehicles in Germany after they were found to be fitted with illegal software that masks diesel emissions.Across Europe a total of 774,000 diesel vehicles contain "defeat devices" and Daimler said it would recall them all. The diesel versions of the Mercedes C-Class, Vito and GLC models are the main ones affected, the ministry said. Daimler said it would refit the software but denied any wrongdoing.It comes three years after VW admitted having fitted "cheat" devices in vehicles that made their engines appear less polluting than they actually were. About eleven million cars worldwide were affected in that case. German transport minister Andreas Scheuer ...
BMW to recall an extra 88,000 cars in the UK

BMW to recall an extra 88,000 cars in the UK

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BMW is to recall an extra 88,000 cars in the UK over problems with a battery connector. The German manufacturer had already said that 312,000 vehicles needed attention.It follows a media investigation that found some vehicles could cut out completely while on the road.The company said it had "chosen to expand on its existing battery connector recall".It will be also be "replacing the blower-regulator wiring harness on affected 3 Series models".The work involves "replacing two wiring connections on the cars already affected and recalling an additional 88,000 cars in the UK". Image: BMW said it had 'chosen to expand' its recall BMW recalled 36,410 petrol cars in April 2017 over safety issues.The most recent re...