May 4, 2013 12:10 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. - Manda Fine Meats' deli and specialty meats are returning to store shelves this weekend. The Baton Rouge meat packing company tells The Advocate it expects near-normal distribution within a few weeks. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Manda recalled nearly 490,000 pounds of products made at... more »
April 11, 2013 3:14 PM
BAKER- Manda Packing Company is recalling more than 20,000 pounds of cooked deli meat after a sample tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
The cooked roast beef came from a retail establishment. There have been no reports of illnesses.
But, the company is recalling a number of roast beef... more »
March 26, 2013 11:38 AM
COVINGTON - A St. Tammany Parish citizens' group has voted to launch a recall drive against Coroner Peter Galvan, whose spending habits and operations are under investigation. The Times-Picayune reports the leadership of Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany Parish decided Monday to undertake the recall, which requires that they gather... more »
March 20, 2013 4:44 PM
BATON ROUGE - "When you stretch, you can see skin," claims Kelsey Box.
Box and Jessica Spatali tried their best not to overexpose themselves in their yoga class today.
"I was asking my friend and my cousin, "are these see through can you see through them?"" says Spatali.... more »
March 20, 2013 3:53 PM
NEW YORK - LuLulemon Athletica has taken its black yoga pants off the shelves because the sheer material reveals too much. The Canadian company said that it took the pants off its store shelves and website over the weekend. That means there will be a shortage of its black Luon... more »
February 21, 2013 7:18 PM
WASHINGTON - Smithfield Packing Co. is recalling about 38,000 pounds of pork sausage that may contain small pieces of plastic, likely from gloves. The Agriculture Department's Food Safety and Inspection Service reports that the Virginia company recalled certain containers of a product called "Gwaltney mild pork sausage roll." The sausage... more »
January 30, 2013 1:19 PM
UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Jan. 39, 2013 -
Timing may be everything when it comes to eating and losing weight.
A new study shows people who eat a bigger meal later in the day lose less weight than those who ate earlier.... more »
January 28, 2013 10:52 AM
NEW YORK - Federal health officials say at least 16 people in five states have been sickened by salmonella food poisoning linked to ground beef. No one has died, but half were hospitalized. Most of the illnesses have been in Michigan, but a few cases were scattered in Arizona, Illinois,... more »
November 16, 2012 12:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Two Calcasieu Parish teachers who led failed recall efforts against Gov. Bobby Jindal and House Speaker Chuck Kleckley have been fined $500 each for failing to file campaign finance reports on time. Angie Bonvillian and Brenda Romero missed a deadline to file a report 45 days after... more »
November 16, 2012 11:52 AM
FRESNO, Calif. - The humane society says a landmark $500 million settlement has been reached in a slaughterhouse abuse case that led to the biggest meat recall in U.S. history in 2008. The federal civil court settlement announced by the Humane Society of the United States on Friday is the... more »
September 20, 2012 10:14 AM
BATON ROUGE - A group of public school teachers has failed in its efforts to recall Gov. Bobby Jindal and House Speaker Chuck Kleckley. Angie Bonvillain and Brenda Romero, the two Calcasieu Parish teachers leading the effort, told The Associated Press in an e-mail Thursday that they didn't get enough... more »
June 4, 2012 3:12 PM
MADISON, Wis. - The battle over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's agenda has attracted millions of dollars from out of state, campaign volunteers from across the country and months of concentrated attention from the two major political parties. But on Tuesday, the only voices that matter will be those of voters... more »
February 28, 2012 11:13 AM
NEW YORK- Drugmaker Glenmark Generics says it is recalling seven lots of birth control pills because in some packages, the pills were in the wrong order.
Glenmark announced a voluntary recall of seven lots of its Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets USP, 0.18 mg/0.035 mg, 0.215 mg/0.035 mg, 0.25... more »
February 3, 2012 9:01 AM
MINNETONKA, Minn. - A Minnesota food company is widening its recall of hard-cooked eggs because of a potential for listeria contamination.
Michael Foods is recalling eggs in brine sold in 10 and 25-pound pails for institutional use in 34 states under six brand names: Columbia Valley Farms, GFS, Glenview... more »
November 30, 2011 8:00 PM
As a protest, France recalled its ambassador to Iran after an attack on the British Embassy in Tehran. The French Foreign Ministry says France was moved to act "in the face of this flagrant and unacceptable violation of the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations and the gravity of the violence."... more »
October 7, 2011 5:11 PM
BATON ROUGE - Health officials confirmed today a second person in Louisiana has died from listeria, and that it was the same strain found in tainted cantaloupe that have been recalled nationwide.
According to the Department of Health and Hospitals the victim was an 81-year-old woman who died in... more »
August 14, 2011 3:48 PM
DODGE CITY, Kan.- At least three major grocery store chains are recalling certain packages of ground beef due to possible E. coli contamination.
The recalls at Winn-Dixie Stores Inc., Publix Super Markets Inc. and Kroger Co. mainly in the southeastern U.S. stem from meat from National Beef Packaging Co.... more »
August 3, 2011 5:40 PM
WASHINGTON - The Agriculture Department says meat giant Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of ground turkey linked to a death in California and at least 76 other salmonella illnesses.
Illnesses in the outbreak date back to March and have been reported in 26 states coast to coast, including... more »
April 3, 2011 12:58 PM
WILLMAR, Minn.- Jennie-O Turkey Store in Willmar is recalling nearly 55,000 pounds of frozen, raw turkey burgers that it says were sold at Sam's Club Stores nationwide. The meat may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the recall Saturday.
It includes 4-pound boxes of... more »
December 15, 2010 5:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - A recall petition has been filed against Gov. Bobby Jindal by a couple from Opelousas. Ronnie Ray Ceasar says he is trying to get the governor recalled because he's unhappy with budget cuts that have stripped millions from higher education and health care. Ceasar also calls Jindal... more »
November 10, 2010 7:48 PM
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Hanover Direct, Inc. agreed to recall thousands of roman shades and blinds after the death of a 22-month old boy in Iowa. He became tangled and trapped in the pull cord of a roman shade and was found hanging by the neck by his... more »
September 24, 2010 4:47 PM
Thousands of parents around the nation are concerned about a recall of Similac infant powder formula after authorities said five million cans are being pulled from store shelves.
Worried parents are now calling their doctors about the dangers of the bug-tainted formula. "These beetles do not cause any problems,... more »
August 27, 2010 2:52 PM
The owner of an egg farm at the center of a massive salmonella recall was able to expand his egg empire despite being branded a "habitual violator" of Iowa's environmental laws - a label that was supposed to ban him from building any more farms. Documents reviewed by The Associated... more »
August 24, 2010 3:03 PM
Roast beef and ham that was distributed to Walmart delicatessens nationwide and sold in sandwiches has been recalled because it might be tainted with potentially harmful bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday. No illnesses have been reported from the 380,000 pounds of meat products that were made by... more »
August 23, 2010 10:22 PM
A recall of tainted eggs has topped 500 million. More than1,000 people across the country have gotten sick with salmonella poisoning. State inspectors last week found three cases included in the recall. They don't think the eggs went through major distribution chains. The feds blamed the outbreak on two farms... more »
August 23, 2010 1:01 PM
An over-easy egg should make you un-easy -- according to the head of the Food and Drug Administration.
Margaret Hamburg says consumers should strictly avoid runny yolks, as investigators continue their probe of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened about 1,300 people.
About a half billion eggs have... more »
August 20, 2010 2:20 PM
A second Iowa farm is recalling eggs due to salmonella poisoning.
The FDA says the recall is related to an ongoing investigation of an outbreak that has caused more than 1,000 people to get sick.
Eggs were distributed under the brand names Hillandale Farms, Sunny Farms, Sunny Meadow,... more »
August 14, 2010 5:17 PM
Vernon Foods, LLC, a Prairieville based food company, is recalling nearly 500 thousand pounds of "ready to eat" sausage and hog head cheese products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes according to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
The possible contamination was discovered through a food borne... more »
June 3, 2010 7:44 AM
Maytag Corp. is recalling about 1.7 million dishwashers because of a fire hazard.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the company received 12 reports of electrical failures in the dishwasher heating element that led to fires and damage.
One kitchen fire caused extensive damage. No injuries were reported.... more »
May 21, 2010 7:52 PM
A nationwide recall is on for all Caldwell alfalfa products after it appears to be tainted by salmonella. The sprouts made at least 23 people sick, including an infant sick, in 10 states. Caldwell Fresh Foods, in Maywood, California produced the products. They are sold under various labels in certain... more »
May 20, 2010 5:49 PM
A bill approved today in the House Commerce Committee would require a dealer to tell you if your new car was part of a recall.
Dealers are currently obligated to fix the recall problems before a vehicle is sold, but there is nothing requiring them to give that information... more »
May 17, 2010 11:59 AM
A Justice Dept. investigation last week led to an army recall of 44,000 combat helmets.
The army decided to retest helmets after learning about a legal probe into an Ohio-based military contractor called ArmorSource. Army officials said the tests showed the helmets would not protect a soldier against a... more »
May 10, 2010 1:05 PM
Federal regulators are announcing another recall of children's jewelry with high levels of the toxic metal cadmium, and say they're expanding their investigation in an effort to keep dangerous items off store shelves in the first place.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission tells The Associated Press its inspectors... more »
May 7, 2010 11:25 AM
The FDA says romaine lettuce could be the source of an E.Coli outbreak that has sickened at least 19 people, 3 of those with life-threatening illnesses.
Freshway Foods announced the recall, and said the lettuce was sold in 23 states and the District of Columbia with a "use-by" date... more »
April 30, 2010 9:27 PM
Comarco recalled more than half a million of its wall power adapters for laptops because they pose a potential burn hazard. The recall effects 507,0000 Targus Universal Wall Power Adapters for laptops. more »
April 2, 2010 10:13 AM
Zatarain's is recalling 8-ounce packages of the company's Original Dirty Rice Mix with the "best by" code date of Jan. 19 12H.
The recalled rice mix contains wheat and barley ingredients not declared on the packaging. Those with allergies to wheat or barley run the risk of serious or... more »
April 1, 2010 12:52 PM
Toyota says U.S. sales in March surged 41 percent, as unprecedented incentives sent customers flocking back to showrooms.
Toyota Motor Corp. says it sold 186,873 cars and trucks in March, up from 132,802 a year earlier.
The gains follow a dismal February, when sales fell 9 percent due... more »
March 27, 2010 9:20 PM
Voters have decided to recall the mayor of Wilson, according to the Louisiana Secretary of State's office.
The margin was 55 percent to 45 percent, with an unofficial voter turn out of more than 62 percent.
A recall petition accused Mayor Joshua Thomas of refusing to work with... more »
March 25, 2010 11:32 PM
The state Department of Health and Hospitals has ordered the closure of oyster harvesting in an area in St. Bernard Parish.
The closure took effect at sunset Thursday.
State Health Officer Dr. Jimmy Guidry says he signed the closure order when the department was notified of a possible... more »
March 25, 2010 12:02 PM
The mayor of Wilson, La. will not be able to challenge an election which could remove him from office. Mayor Joshua Thomas took his complaint to an appeals court panel, after a judge ruled against him last week.
A recall petition accused him of refusing to work with the... more »
March 25, 2010 7:44 AM
A five-judge appeal court panel has turned down Wilson Mayor Joshua L. Thomas' challenge to a Saturday election on the question of whether he should be removed from office. Charles Griffin, attorney for the recall election supporters, said five judges of the state 1st Circuit Court of Appeal in Baton... more »
March 25, 2010 2:20 AM
An outbreak of illnesses in Mississippi two weeks ago prompted a recall Wednesday of oysters harvested in Louisiana.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals says 11 people got sick with norovirus at a seafood conference. One person was hospitalized but has since been released.
The recall affects... more »
March 24, 2010 5:51 PM
Obese teens could benefit from weight loss surgery.
Important information for parents on recalled baby slings. more »
March 24, 2010 1:03 PM
One million baby slings made by Infantino are being recalled.
Consumers should stop using the recalled slings immediately and contact Infantino to receive a free replacement product.
Infantino says if you have questions call Infantino's toll-free number at (866) 860-1361 or visit the firm's Web site at www.infantino.com. more »
March 12, 2010 5:52 AM
A recall election for Forest Hill Mayor Marcia Young scheduled for May 1 has been called off. The state 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal reversed a March 3 state court ruling, which had declared the recall petition valid. Young appealed the ruling arguing the petition was invalid because it contained... more »
March 5, 2010 5:37 PM
Insulin pump recalls, a food additive tainted with salmonella, and sugary drinks are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
March 5, 2010 11:35 AM
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February 26, 2010 5:34 PM
Procedures to treat blocked arteries, recalled Girl Scout Cookies, lactose intolerance, and an anti-gravity treadmill are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
February 17, 2010 8:28 PM
Some baby bracelets and pacifier clips were recalled by a company in Utah because of high levels of lead. A ten month girl was treated for elevated levels of lead after being exposed to one of the bracelets. The clips and bracelets were made in the USA by Allreds Design,... more »
February 15, 2010 8:09 PM
Executives at Toyota say they may lengthen warranties and raise incentives to keep customers as the company tries to recover from a string of recalls. Group Vice-President Bob Carter told the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in Orlando that half a million of the more than 2 million cars and... more »
February 10, 2010 4:56 AM
A recall petition has been filed against St. Landry Parish Councilman Ronald E. Buschel. The Feb. 1 filing starts the 180-day period in which the recall committee has to get at least 1,436 signatures of registered voters from Buschel's district to force a recall election. The petition does not specify... more »
February 8, 2010 8:12 PM
Persistent trouble with Toyotas prompted Kelly Blue Book to reduce the value of some used cars involved in a massive recall for the second time in less than a week. The value dropped an average of about 3.5 percent and Kelly Blue Book says it could drop further. The cuts... more »
February 3, 2010 10:24 PM
It's the first day for Toyota fixes in the Baton Rouge area, and many Toyota owners have lined up for repairs. Toyota recalled eight-models because of potentially sticky gas pedals. Those pedals caused some cars to accelerate un-controllably. The first shipment of repair pieces made it today to Team Toyota... more »
February 3, 2010 9:44 PM
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February 3, 2010 6:47 PM
The same strain of salmonella that made more than 200 people sick in at least 42 states , has been found in black pepper, according to tests by the Department of Health. Spokeswoman Annemarie Beardsworth says its not clear if the pepper is the only source of the outbreak. Black... more »
February 3, 2010 11:28 AM
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is telling owners of recalled Toyotas to get them fixed as soon as possible.
LaHood told a House Appropriations subcommittee on transportation that his advice to owners is to "take it to a Toyota dealer because they believe they have a fix for it."... more »
January 29, 2010 5:36 PM
A jewelry recall, declining fertility in women, ovarian cancer and secondhand smoke are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
January 29, 2010 4:50 PM
Federal consumer safety regulators announced a recall of "The Princess and The Frog" movie-themed children's pendants, citing high levels of the toxic heavy metal cadmium. The recall affects about 55,000 items sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores. It comes several weeks after an Associated Press investigation reported high levels of cadmium... more »
January 27, 2010 5:41 PM
A needle recall and free ways to get healthy are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
January 26, 2010 11:03 AM
Federal health officials announced a recall of 2 million needles because of a risk they can push bits of silicone into patients' bodies. The Food and Drug Administration said Nipro Medical Corp. has voluntarily recalled its Exel/Exelint Huber needles manufactured between January 2007 and August 2009. The needles are used... more »
January 21, 2010 5:44 PM
Concerns over the safety of baby cribs and a new tool that could help dentists are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
January 20, 2010 10:34 AM
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10115.html more »
January 20, 2010 10:07 AM
Graco Children's Products Inc. is recalling 1.5 million strollers after some children had their fingertips amputated by hinges on the products. The recall includes certain model numbers of Graco's Passage, Alano and Spree Strollers and Travel Systems. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the company received seven reports of children... more »
January 19, 2010 10:09 PM
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10114.html more »
January 15, 2010 5:36 PM
An expanded Tylenol recall and 'superfoods' for women are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
January 15, 2010 3:12 PM
http://www.mcneilproductrecall.com more »
December 29, 2009 5:38 PM
A Tylenol recall, the benefits of ginkgo biloba, and an exercise routine to help you get back into your skinny jeans are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
December 29, 2009 11:41 AM
http://www.tylenol.com/page2.jhtml?id=tylenol/news/subp_tar_recall.inc more »
December 29, 2009 11:34 AM
Johnson & Johnson is expanding a voluntary recall of Tylenol Arthritis Caplets due to consumer reports of a moldy smell that can cause nausea and sickness. According to a statement posted to the Food and Drug Administration Web site late Monday, the company is now recalling all product lots of... more »
December 18, 2009 8:36 PM
Proctor & Gamble recalled 700,000 bonus packs of Vicks DayQuil capsules because they aren't childproof. The box says they are but P & G says they aren't. P & G includes extra packs of DayQuil Cold and Flu LiquiCaps as a special offer during the cold season. The capsules are... more »
December 18, 2009 5:49 PM
A car seat recall, soy formula for babies, gender differences when it comes to facial wrinkles, and why some liquors give you a bigger hangover are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
December 18, 2009 12:15 PM
About 447,000 Dorel baby car seat carriers are being recalled after dozens of reports of the child restraint handle coming loose. There have been at least three injuries to babies, including bumps, bruises and a head injury. Dorel Juvenile Group Inc., of Columbus, Ind., has received 77 reports of the... more »
December 15, 2009 10:40 AM
Health officials are recalling hundreds of thousands of doses of swine flu vaccine after tests indicated they may not be potent enough to protect against the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified doctors about the recall Tuesday. It involves about 800,000 doses made by Sanofi Pasteur. The... more »
December 15, 2009 9:08 AM
The government and the window covering industry recalled more than 50 million Roman-style shades and roll-up blinds because of the risk children may be strangled by the cords. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said five deaths and 16 near-strangulations from Roman shades have been reported since 2006, while three deaths... more »
December 7, 2009 5:41 PM
Safety concerns over Zhu Zhu Pets toys, a recall of oysters from Texas, and how some diabetes drugs may put patients at risk are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
December 4, 2009 5:49 PM
A Slim-Fast recall, a push to ban the weight-loss drug Meridia, concerns about a hospital sterilization device and nicotine dependency are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
December 4, 2009 2:49 PM
Consumers who have purchased Slim-Fast® RTD products in cans are urged to discard them immediately and contact the company at 1-800-896-9479 for a full refund. more »
November 23, 2009 5:48 PM
More than 2.1 million dropside cribs by Stork Craft Manufacturing are being recalled, the biggest crib recall in U.S. history. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the recall involves 1.2 million cribs in the United States and almost 1 million in Canada, where Stork Craft is based.
Nearly 150,000... more »
November 23, 2009 5:39 PM
A possible crib recall, the link between ADHD and toxins, and migraines in kids are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
November 20, 2009 5:38 PM
A nasal spray recall and how to eat healthy on Thanksgiving are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
November 20, 2009 11:17 AM
http://www.pginvestor.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=104574&p=irol-newsArticleMain&ID=1357535 more »
November 10, 2009 5:38 PM
Safety concerns over folding strollers, foods that damage your bones and the link between childhood obesity and exercise are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
November 9, 2009 10:34 AM
Maclaren voluntarily recalled 1 million umbrella strollers sold in the U.S. because of safety concerns. The company web site says the strollers pose "fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is unfolding/opening the stroller." The affected models include Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT,... more »
September 24, 2009 5:47 PM
A Tylenol recall, heat treatments for cancer, vitamin D deficiency and why hand washing offers little protection against swine flu are all discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
September 24, 2009 12:24 PM
Tylenol voluntarily recalled more than 20 children's and infant's liquid products after bacteria was found in an "inactive ingredient." The products include flavored medications made between April and June 2008. Tylenol says medication already packaged and on store shelves are safe, and no bacteria has been found in any of... more »