Thursday, October 22, 2009

Super PoliGrip Now Contains Zinc Warning

Adhesive has been linked to poisoning

By Jon Hood,

The makers of Super PoliGrip have apparently caved to consumer pressure, adding a zinc-related warning to packages of the popular denture cream. The move by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) comes after dozens of lawsuits and a prominent medical article outlined the danger of zinc poisoning resulting from overuse of denture adhesives.

Zinc, a type of metal, is abundant in the earth's crust and is one of the most commonly found elements on the planet. Zinc is an essential human nutrient, and some amount is present in all foods. Indeed, a diet deficient in zinc can ultimately lead to nausea, an inhibited sense of taste, and decreased immune function.

That said, getting too much zinc is no picnic either. Excessive zinc intake over a long period of time can ultimately lead to anemia, pancreatic diseases, and decreased levels of HDL, also known as the "good cholesterol."

Read the entire article here.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Plum Organics Recalls Baby Food Due To Bacteria

Contamination may cause botulism

By Lisa Wade McCormick, 

Plum Organics announced today that it is recalling one batch of its baby food because the products may be tainted with a bacteria that causes botulism.

The Emeryville, California, company voluntarily pulled off the market all its Apple & Carrot Baby Food in Portable Pouches with the best by date of May 21, 2010 and universal product code (UPC) of #890180001221.

The company sold the baby food nationwide at Toys-R-Us and Babies-R-Us stores.

Read the entire article here.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Diamond Pulls Premium Edge Cat Food from Shelves

Thiamine deficiency found in some bags of the product

By Lisa Wade McCormick,

Another pet food company has quietly withdrawn some of its products from store shelves.

Deficiencies in the thiamine levels of certain bags of Premium Edge Finicky Adult and Premium Edge Hairball cat food have prompted Diamond Pet Foods to pull the products from distribution.

The company made that announcement on Premium Edge’s Web site.

The action comes just days after Nutro Products quietly removed from the market three types of its puppy food because of a production error.

Read the entire article here.

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