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RECALL LIST (updated 9/5/18)

Posted on September 05, 2018

This page will be monitored and updated as new information is released. Updated 9/5/18.

For a complete list of notices of recalls and alerts from both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), visit the FoodSafety.gov website: https://www.foodsafety.gov/recalls/recent

Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal

OUTBREAK Update: Salmonella infections linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal now total 130 people in 34 states with 34 hospitalizations (0 deaths).

Retailers:

  • Do not sell or serve Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. It is NOT legal to sell this cereal at this time.

Consumers:

  • CDC continues to recommend people not eat and retailers not sell any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal. It might be contaminated with Salmonella and could make people sick.
  • Even if some of the cereal has been eaten and no one got sick, throw the rest of it away or return it for a refund.
  • If you store cereal that looks like Kellogg’s Honey Smacks in a container without the packaging and don’t remember the brand or type, throw it away.
  • Thoroughly wash the container with warm, soapy water before using it again, to remove harmful germs that could contaminate other food.
  • Contact a healthcare provider if you think you got sick from consuming recalled Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal.
  • Most people infected with Salmonella develop the following signs and symptoms 12-72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria:
    - Diarrhea
    - Fever
    - Abdominal cramps

Additional Information:
CDC Investigation Update: Salmonella outbreak linked to Honey Smacks
FDA Investigating Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka Infections Linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal
FDA: Kellogg Company Voluntarily Recalls Honey Smacks Cereal Due to Possible Health Risk

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Pepperidge Farm Goldfish

Voluntary Recall Notice from Pepperidge Farm:

If you have any of these products, please use caution and throw them away.

Additional Information:
www.pepperidgefarm.com/GoldfishUpdate
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Ritz Sandwich and Ritz Bits Cheese Products

Mondelēz Global LLC announced on July 21, 2018 a voluntary recall in the United States, including Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands, of certain Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits product. These products contain whey powder as an ingredient, which the whey powder supplier has recalled due to the potential presence of Salmonella.

Consumers who have these products should not eat them, and should discard any products they may have. Consumers can contact the company at 1-844-366 -1171, 24 hours a day to get more information about the recall, and Consumer Relations specialists are available Monday-Friday, 9am to 6pm EST.

For a complete list of the products, visit https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm614253.htm

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Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip

U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports: “As a precaution, approximately 7,000 cases of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip are being voluntarily recalled because the affected product is showing signs of product separation which can lead to a potential health hazard.

This could create conditions that could allow for the growth of Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum), a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double vision, and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

There have been no consumer complaints or reports of illness related to this issue to date.”

For more product information and UPC numbers, please visit https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm614642.htm

September 2018 Newsletter

Posted on September 04, 2018

Download a copy of our September 2018 Newsletter here here!

This issue features content on:
- National Childhood Obesity Month
- 2018 NVHD Flu Clinics
- Healthy Recipe of the Month: Tomato Soup
- Fall Fitness Tips
- National Preparedness Month

Gov. Malloy Advises Residents to Prepare for Extreme Heat

Posted on August 29, 2018

8/28/18 Press Release from the Office of Governor Malloy Advising CT Residents to Prepare for Extreme Heat Over the Next Two Days

Psychological First Aid - 9/11

Posted on August 27, 2018

The Naugatuck Valley Medical Reserve Corps is hosting a free Psychological First Aid training for volunteers on September 11, 2018 from 6-8PM at 286 Howe Ave., Shelton, CT.

NVMRC is NVHD’s volunteer unit and is made up of individuals who are working professionals and/or retired with BOTH NON-MEDICAL and MEDICAL backgrounds! No medical training is required to sign up. Volunteers must be 18+. If you are interested in learning more or signing up, attend this event! It is a great topic to learn more about. For more information, please visit www.nvmrc.com

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

ASTHMA EDUCATION EVENT 9/17

Posted on August 27, 2018

The Naugatuck Valley Health District is hosting a FREE asthma education event at our office (98 Bank Street, Seymour, CT, 06483) on Monday September 17, 2018. The event will begin at 5:30PM and will include a free dinner. Parents are encouraged to attend this event, which is presented by a Certified Asthma Educator, to have any of their questions answered and also learn about things like:

  • asthma symptoms
  • asthma triggers
  • managing asthma
  • asthma medications
  • asthma action plans

All participants that attend will receive a gift card to Target.

We ask that interested individuals please register by contacting Jamie, NVHD’s Health Educator, at 203-881-3255 by September 10th.

Please read the 9/17/18 Asthma Event Press Relsease for additional information.

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