Baby Formula Shortage Causes Fears Among Desperate Parents
Baby formula is a vital ingredient in ensuring that mothers are able to feed their babies and the shortage is causing parents to seek desperate measures as the months wear on. According to reportsobtained from data tracking companies the supply of formula stock is down by at least 43%, which is less than half of what's typically available at facilities across the country. This is in part due to a recent recall by a division of Abbott Laboratories, one of the top manufacturers across the United States. The news led to a halt in production creating a ripple effect for stores, pharmacies, hospitals, and federal agencies that would normally have amply amounts. In addition, to the recall, there have been major supply chain issues serving to exacerbate the problem.
FDA Pushes Harder to Ban Menthol in Cigarettes
Menthol cigarettes are most commonly available in low-income neighborhoods.(WhiteMay/iStock) There has been some buzz about the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pushing to pull menthol cigarettes from shelves. While the FDA’s plan was still making its way to becoming law, and cigarette companies were lobbying against the idea, there hasn’t been much movement in the matter – until now.
Are Menthol Cigarettes Getting Banned? Not Quite Yet.
On April 28, 2022, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a proposed measure banning menthol cigarettes. So, are menthol cigarettes banned or what? The short answer is no. Menthol cigarettes have not been banned, and there is currently no definitive date which they may be.
Family Dollar closes 404 stores nationwide following rodent infestations
Deyan Georgiev (Canva Pro license.) While many families rely on "dollar stores" to get discounts on everyday items, sometimes those discounts come with health risks. Earlier this week, Family Dollar temporarily shut down over 400 of its stores in multiple states after the Food and Drug Administration put out an alert that certain products sold by the discount chain were unsafe for consumers to use.
Popular baby formula brands recalled after infants become sick
Mother calming crying baby.Aywan88/Getty Images (Canva Pro license.) The Food and Drug Administration just put out a recall alert today notifying the public that Abbott Nutrition is voluntarily recalling several of its popular baby formula brands.
Royal ice cream recall due to listeria contamination
According to the Food and Drug Administration, the Royal Ice Cream Company of Manchester recalls all ice cream products due to potential listeria contamination. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall order for all goods manufactured at the Manchester facility because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This organism can cause severe and quite often deadly infections in young children and older adults and those with weakened immune systems.
No, You Can’t Run a COVID-19 Testing Center Out of Your Home
Many Morristown residents have, in an attempt to help their communities, begun running COVID testing centers out of their homes. Unfortunately, they’re likely doing so illegitimately.