FDA wants parents, caregivers and health care professionals to be aware that infants of any age may face an increased risk of developing a life-threatening condition if fed a thickening product called SimplyThick. The agency has
identified 22 infants who developed necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a condition in which tissue in the intestines becomes inflamed and dies, after being fed SimplyThick. Seven of those infants have died. FDA had issued an advisory in May 2011 that warned of the risk to infants born prematurely. Now, FDA is extending that advice to include infants on any age.
SimplyThick is a brand of thickening agent—available to consumers and medical centers—to help manage swallowing difficulties.
Learn more at www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm256250.htm
Ocean Spray is announcing a precautionary recall of its original flavor Craisins dried cranberries because they may have
small metal fragments inside. The packages that are cause for concern come in 5, 10 and 48 oz. packages, as well as 10 lb. bulk packages. The metal fragments are very small, and are being called "hair like." No injuries have been reported and no other Ocean Spray products are affected by the recall.
5 oz. Craisins UPC: 29456-000 & 29464-000. "Best by" dates (only these dates followed by the letter "M" are affected)
10/27/12 M, 10/28/12 M, 10/29/12 M
48 oz. Craisins UPC: 00678-318. "Best by" dates (only these dates followed by the letter "M" are affected) 10/27/12 M,
10/28/12 M, 11/3/12 M, 11/4/12 M, 11/5/12 M, 11/6/12 M, 11/7/12 M, 11/10/12/ M, 11/11/12 M.
10 lb. Bulk Ingredient & Foodservice UPC: 03477-000. "Best by" dates (only these dates followed by the letter "M" are
affected) 10/30/13 M, 10/31/13 M, 11/1/13 M, 11/5/13 M.
If you find one of these packages, Ocean Spray says to destroy them and save the UPC label and "best by" date and contact the Consumer Hotline at 1-800-662-3262 for a replacement.
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