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By Kristen Anderson

The FDA requires each new drug to undergo rigorous testing and stand up to scientific scrutiny, a process that is designed to protect consumers by thoroughly examining the effects of new medications before they are available to the public. But few people stop to realize that these studies which are mandated by the FDA, are actually funded by the drug companies themselves, clearly a conflict of interest.

Big Pharma has so much influence in the field of scientific research, that the professionals who depend on peer-reviewed studies, i.e. doctors, psychiatrists, nurses, etc., prefer to read meta-analyses as a way to ensure objectivity. These meta-analyses combine evidence from multiple studies to weed out studies that produced irregular or uncommon results. In this way, the meta-analysis is regarded as the purest form of research and is heavily relied on by medical professionals. But, again, if Big Pharma has essentially infiltrated the research industry to the point that the majority of studies are being skewed, even a meta-analysis is unreliable.

Take for example Study 329. GlaxoSmithKline funded Study 329 between 1994 and 1998 and the results showed that Paxil was safe for teenagers. This study was published in 2001 in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), a well-respected and peer-reviewed journal. It was later found, however, that the authors had downplayed the negative findings and that GlaxoSmithKline had actually hired a PR firm to ghost write the article! Paxil actually clearly increases suicidal thoughts and impulses among teenagers and this effect was downplayed in the article and not even addressed in the conclusion (the most-read section of a scientific study).

 

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Food Poisoning Bulletin

Petco and Petsmart have announced plans to stop carrying pet treats imported from China after last week’s FDA announcement that they can’t find the cause of 4,800 dog and cat illnesses. The government has been researching this issue for seven years and cannot figure out what is going wrong.

dog-salmonellaVeterinarians and the government are reminding pet owners that these treats are not necessary to a pet’s nutrition or health. Safety advocates have been asking the government to ban these imported treats for years, but nothing has been done.

Food & Water Watch commends Petco and Petsmart for taking this step, but say that they should remove those products from their shelves immediately rather than simply phasing them out. More than 1,000 dogs have died after consuming these treats.

 

 

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Over 250 million Americans are addicted to ‘food drugs’ and suffering the consequences

Monday, April 21, 2014 by: S. D. Wells

 

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(NaturalNews) What? — Food drugs? What on Earth are you talking about? Do you mean “they,” as in “Big Food,” are putting prescription drugs inside food and drinks? Do you mean that scientists are working in labs right now figuring out how to make humans addicted to certain food additives and agents? Is that what you mean by food drugs? Health enthusiasts everywhere want to know.

The Health Ranger is studying this phenomenon in the Natural News Forensic Food Lab — using microscopy and other high-tech scientific equipment for measuring chemical levels in foods, including toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and aluminum. Do you ever wonder how many chemicals are in foods? Try about 70,000 different ones that are allowed by the FDA! How can you even start to filter them out of your daily intake? That’s easy. You just have to prioritize. Start with identifying and eliminating toxic heavy metals and pesticides, the two largest contributors to disease and disorder in the U.S. of A. (http://www.organicconsumers.org)

Junk Science Addicts Galore

What is junk science? Who invests in it? Who is responsible for this insidious development?
(http://www.naturalnews.com)

Why does the Biotech Industry and the late great healthcare scam of Obamacare want you addicted to junk food? What is the big picture and what is the grand connection here? Do they bioengineer aspartame (central nervous system disruptor) and MSG (another CNS disruptor) to make you hungrier and make you gain weight? Yes. They do. And do they bioengineer bug killer and weed killer to ruin your good gut bacteria, your flora? Yes.

How can you become addicted to McDonald’s and Taco Bell for life? How are GMO potato chips and HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) subsidized by the Government, and why would they subsidize sickness? These questions and more are all answered, and all you have to do to learn is keep your mind open about your own health.

Over 250 million Americans are addicted right now to FOOD DRUGS and suffering health consequences — heading directly toward cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and arthritis. Let’s face it, Big Food invests mainly in one area, and that is Big Pharma. Conventional food (90% of all food) is processed and cooked DEAD and then labeled as “fortified” to fool the public that it contains any nutritional value at all, when it doesn’t.

Plus, since about 1990, the holiness of natural food has been devastated by genetic modification — to contain weed killer and bug killer, so on top of being dead food, for two decades it has been contaminated with poison on the inside. The seeds and plants now contain chemicals that kill pests, and guess what the human beings are who consume them? — Dying “pests!” Ca-ching! — Big money for the pink-ribbon-washing cancer-industrial complex. Don’t be a fool. Stop getting fooled. It’s okay to admit when you are wrong. Go on, open the doors of your pantry and look. Open that refrigerator and freezer. Open your medicine cabinet. It’s time to throw away everything that Big Food and Big Pharma have “sold you” through false advertising and marketing schemes.

 

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Consumer alert: GMO labeling to be outlawed by ‘Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act’ introduced today in Congress

 

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles…)

 

(NaturalNews) A proposed new federal law just introduced by Rep. G.K. Butterfield (a Democrat) and Rep. Mike Pompeo (a Republican) would outlaw state-enacted GMO labeling laws. The new law, ridiculously called the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, is actually an last-ditch, desperate effort by the biotech industry and the GMA to forever bury the truth about GMOs so that consumers don’t know they’re eating poison.

According to mainstream media reports (1), the bill would require the FDA to mandate GMO labeling only if those foods “are found to be unsafe or materially different from foods produced without biotech ingredients.”

Because the FDA and USDA have already decided, against all scientific evidence, that GMOs are “safe” and “not materially different” from other foods, this requirement is nothing but sheer sleight of hand and a pandering to idiocy. In truth, this new bill, if passed into law, would allow food companies to permanently and insidiously hide GMOs in all their products forever, nullifying the numerous state-based GMO labeling laws which are on the verge of passing.

The Environmental Working Group calls this proposed new law the “DARK Act” (Denying Americans the Right to Know), saying:

After two states have passed GE labeling bills and more than 30 others are poised to consider similar labeling bills and ballot initiatives, the food and biotech industry have goat-roped some members of Congress into introducing legislation to block state GE labeling laws.

Push for GMOs run by criminally-minded organizations

GMOs have already been restricted or banned in over 60 countries (2), and Americans are very close to achieving victory in state-based GMO labeling campaigns. The very idea that American consumers might find out they’ve been eating GMO poisons in most of their favorite foods is so horrifying to the biotech industry (and the processed food front groups) that its enforcers are now seeking this “nuclear option” to legally deceive consumers about GMOs with the complicity of the FDA.

 

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U.S. bill seeks to block mandatory GMO food labeling by states

April 9 Wed Apr 9, 2014 12:46pm EDT

(Reuters) – A Republican congressman from Kansas introduced legislation on Wednesday that would nullify efforts in multiple states to require labeling of genetically modified foods

The bill, dubbed the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act” was drafted by U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo from Kansas, and is aimed at overriding bills in roughly two dozen states that would require foods made with genetically engineered crops to be labeled as such.

The bill specifically prohibits any mandatory labeling of foods developed using bioengineering.

“We’ve got a number of states that are attempting to put together a patchwork quilt of food labeling requirements with respect to genetic modification of foods,” said Pompeo. “That makes it enormously difficult to operate a food system. Some of the campaigns in some of these states aren’t really to inform consumers but rather aimed at scaring them. What this bill attempts to do is set a standard.”

Consumer groups have been arguing for labeling because of questions they have both about the safety for human health and the environmental impacts of genetically modified foods, also called GMOs.

Ballot measures in California in 2012 and last year in Washington state narrowly lost after GMO crop developers, including Monsanto Co., and members of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) poured millions into campaigns to defeat the measures.

The companies say the crops are safe and cite many scientific studies back those claims. Pompeo on Wednesday reiterated those claims, stating GMOS are safe and “equally healthy” and no labeling is needed.

“It has to date made food safer and more abundant,” said Pompeo. “It has been an enormous boon to all of humanity.”

But there are also many scientific studies showing links to human and animal health problems, and many indicating environmental damage related to GMO crops.

 

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Congress considers blocking GMO food labeling

Published time: April 09, 2014 20:10
Edited time: April 10, 2014 11:01
AFP Photo / Robyn Beck

AFP Photo / Robyn Beck

A new bill introduced in Congress looks to ban states from implementing their own labeling laws when it comes to food containing genetically engineered ingredients.

According to Reuters, US Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) introduced the legislation on Wednesday, which is intended to head off bills in about 24 states that would require companies to inform customers when their food is produced using genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Titled the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act,” the proposal would forbid states from enacting such proposals.

“We’ve got a number of states that are attempting to put together a patchwork quilt of food labeling requirements with respect to genetic modification of foods,” Pompeo told Reuters. “That makes it enormously difficult to operate a food system. Some of the campaigns in some of these states aren’t really to inform consumers but rather aimed at scaring them. What this bill attempts to do is set a standard.”

Supporters of GMO labeling argue that modified ingredients pose a threat to human health, and that as a result they should be clearly labeled in the marketplace so that consumers can make informed decisions. In addition to health concerns, they also point to the negative environmental consequences that could arise from widespread GMO use, since millions of acres of farmland and weeds are developing resistances to the pesticides used.

Opponents, however, point to their own studies, showing that GMO crops are safe and therefore do not need to be labeled differently than other products.

 

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Published time: April 04, 2014 04:00

(AFP Photo / Dieter Nagl)

(AFP Photo / Dieter Nagl)

Rep. Mike Pompeo will introduce legislation backed by powerful trade groups to prevent states from passing laws requiring the labeling of genetically-modified foods, according to reports. The bill is linked to biotech giant Monsanto and Koch Industries.

Pompeo will offer the bill in the US House before Congress leaves for Easter recess later this month, The Hill newspaper reported, citing industry sources. Politico also reported on the impending proposal. Pompeo’s office would not comment on the congressman’s intentions for a labeling restriction.

The bill includes a “prohibition against mandatory labeling,” according to The Hill, echoing powerful interest groups that have already declared war against such “right to know” labeling laws around the nation.

It was revealed in recent months that powerful farming and biotechnology interest groups like Monsanto were joining forces – under the name ‘Coalition for Safe Affordable Food‘ – to push a federal voluntary labeling standard for food made with genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in an effort to stem the tide of state legislation seeking to mandate labeling.

In recent years, voters in states such as California and Washington have narrowly defeated ballot initiatives proposing mandatory GMO labeling, though not without dragging members of the new Coalition into expensive campaigns to defeat the measures. Many other states are now considering their own proposals to label GMO food.

A top member of the Coalition – the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), a major food industry lobbying group – raised and spent the bulk of the overall $22 million that opponents of labeling sank into defeating Washington State’s ballot initiative on GMO labeling last year. That total number was three times the amount that proponents of labeling spent in the state. GMA was joined in its effort by allies such as biotech giants Monsanto, Bayer, and DuPont.

The Coalition said in February that it would seek to empower the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “to establish federal standards for companies that want to voluntarily label their product for the absence-of or presence-of GMO food ingredients.” In addition, the Coalition proposes the FDA mandate labels for GMO food or ingredients that the agency deems a “health, safety or nutrition issue,” though no consumables currently fall in such a category.

“The legislation we’re proposing would preclude state legislation that conflicts with the federal standards,” GMA president Pamela Bailey said of the Coalition’s aim, The Hill reported.

 

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Food Poisoning Bulletin

Terra-Medica is recalling 56 lots of homoepathic drug products because they may have the drug penicillin that is not declared on the label.

Anyone who is allergic to penicillin, or allergic to beta-lactam antibiotics, even at low levels, could have a serious or life-threatening anaphylactic reaction if they consume these products. The penicillin or derivatives of penicillin could be produced during the fermentation process. No reports of adverse reactions have been reported to date.

 

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Terra-Medica Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Specified Lots of Pleo Homeopathic Drug Products Due to the Potential for Undeclared Penicillin

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 18, 2014 – Terra-Medica, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 56 lots of Pleo-FORT, Pleo-QUENT, Pleo-NOT, Pleo-STOLO, Pleo-NOTA-QUENT, and Pleo-EX homeopathic drug products in liquid, tablet, capsule, ointment, and suppository forms to the consumer level. FDA has determined that these products have the potential to contain penicillin or derivatives of penicillin, which may be produced during the fermentation process.

In patients who are allergic to beta-lactam antibiotics, even at low levels, exposure to penicillin can result in a range of allergic reactions from mild rashes to severe and life-threatening anaphylactic reactions. To date, Terra-Medica has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall, nor any reports of product tests indicating penicillin content in the products.

The products are used as homeopathic drugs and have a label stating “Distributed by SANUM USA Corp.” The affected products are identified by package size, batch (lot) number and expiry date (ranging from March 2014 – May 2018) in the table accompanying this release. The batch number can be located at the side panel on the label. The affected products were distributed nationwide through health care practitioners, who may have sold the products through websites.

Terra-Medica is notifying its customers by letter and email and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Consumers and distributors that have product which is subject to the recall should stop using the products and return them to the point of purchase.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Terra-Medica’s Customer Service Department at (888) 415-0535, ext. 1, Monday through Friday between 8-5pm, Pacific Time Zone, or their health care practitioner that distributed the product. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced reactions while taking or using this drug product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to Terra Medica or the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Product Name Potency Pharmaceutical Form Package Size Batch # Expiry Date
PLEO-NOT 5X Portable sips 10 x 1ml 07099 08/2014
PLEO-NOT 5X Portable sips 10 x 1ml 15090 08/2015
PLEO-NOT 5X Portable sips 10 x 1ml 06120 11/2015
PLEO-NOT 5X Portable sips 10 x 1ml 19023 01/2018
PLEO-NOT 5X Portable sips 50 x 1ml 07099 08/2014
PLEO-NOT 5X Portable sips 50 x 1ml 15090 08/2014
PLEO-NOT 5X Portable sips 50 x 1ml 01110 10/2015
PLEO-NOT 5X Portable sips 50 x 1ml 06120 11/2015
PLEO-NOT 5X Portable sips 50 x 1ml 19023 01/2018
PLEO-NOT 6X Portable sips 10 x 1ml 25050 04/2015
PLEO-NOT 6X Portable sips 50 x 1ml 25050 04/2015
PLEO-NOT 7X Portable sips 10 x 1ml 20010 12/2014
PLEO-NOT 7X Portable sips 50 x 1ml 20010 12/2014
PLEO-NOT 5X Drops 10ml 21049 03/2014
PLEO-NOT 5X Drops 10ml 13059 04/2014
PLEO-NOT 5X Drops 10ml 09080 07/2015
PLEO-NOT 5X Drops 10ml 15100 09/2015
PLEO-NOT 5X Drops 10ml 24092 08/2017
PLEO-NOT 5X Tablets 20pcs 15070 06/2015
PLEO-NOT 5X Tablets 20pcs 24072 06/2017
PLEO-NOT 3X Ointment 30g 03051 04/2014
PLEO-NOT 3X Ointment 30g 13072 06/2015
PLEO-NOT 3X Ointment 30g 21033 04/2016
PLEO-NOT 3X Suppositories 10pcs 1080 07/2015
PLEO-NOT 3X Suppositories 10pcs 1102 09/2017
PLEO-NOT 4X Capsules 20pcs 14010 12/2014
PLEO-NOT 4X Capsules 20pcs 11080 08/2015
PLEO-NOT 4X Capsules 20pcs 12092 07/2017
PLEO-NOTA-QUENT 5X Drops 10ml 04062 05/2017
PLEO-NOTA-QUENT 5X Drops 10ml 06062 05/2017
PLEO-QUENT 5X Portable sips 10 x 1ml 13090 08/2015
PLEO-QUENT 5X Portable sips 50 x 1ml 13090 08/2015
PLEO-QUENT 5X Drops 10ml 15129 11/2014
PLEO-QUENT 5X Drops 10ml 12040 03/2015
PLEO-QUENT 5X Drops 10ml 01081 08/2016
PLEO-QUENT 4X Capsules 20pcs 25030 04/2015
PLEO-QUENT 4X Capsules 20pcs 27101 09/2016
PLEO-QUENT 3X Suppositories 10pcs 2089 06/2014
PLEO-QUENT 3X Suppositories 10pcs 3031 03/2016
PLEO-FORT 5X Portable sips 10 x 1ml 15030 02/2015
PLEO-FORT 5X Portable sips 10 x 1ml 12122 11/2017
PLEO-FORT 5X Portable sips 50 x 1ml 15030 02/2015
PLEO-FORT 5X Portable sips 50 x 1ml 12122 11/2017
PLEO-FORT 5X Drops 10ml 23109 09/2014
PLEO-FORT 5X Drops 10ml 08030 02/2015
PLEO-FORT 5X Drops 10ml 12032 02/2017
PLEO-FORT 5X Drops 10ml 26043 03/2018
PLEO-FORT 5X Tablets 20 pcs 27100 09/2015
PLEO-FORT 5X Tablets 20 pcs 29100 10/2015
PLEO-FORT 5X Tablets 20 pcs 25013 01/2018
PLEO-FORT 3X Suppositories 10pcs 3110 10/2015
PLEO-FORT 3X Suppositories 10pcs 1112 10/2017
PLEO-FORT 4X Capsules 20pcs 24030 02/2015
PLEO-FORT 4X Capsules 20pcs 14062 05/2017
PLEO-EX 5X Portable sips 10 x 1ml 09020 01/2015
PLEO-EX 5X Portable sips 10 x 1ml 03052 04/2017
PLEO-EX 5X Portable sips 50 x 1ml 09020 01/2015
PLEO-EX 5X Portable sips 50 x 1ml 03052 04/2017
PLEO-EX 5X Drops 10ml 07011 12/2015
PLEO-EX 5X Drops 10ml 09043 03/2018
PLEO-EX 3X Suppositories 10pcs 2011 12/2015
PLEO-EX 3X Suppositories 10pcs 2081 07/2016
PLEO-EX 3X Suppositories 10pcs 3063 05/2018
PLEO-EX 3X Suppositories 10pcs 1013 02/2018
PLEO-STOLO 6X Drops 10ml 08060 05/2015
PLEO-STOLO 6X Drops 10ml 07119 08/2014
PLEO-STOLO 6X Drops 10ml 03043 05/2018

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Young cancer survivor will get experimental treatment

A 7-year-old boy who has beaten cancer four times but whose weakened immune system is being threatened by a rare virus will start receiving an experimental treatment within 48 hours after the drug’s manufacturer reached an agreement with federal officials for a pilot trial to begin immediately.

The boy, Josh Hardy, will be the first patient to be enrolled Wednesday in the new study of the drug, brincidofovir, the Durham, N.C.-based company, Chimerix, announced late Tuesday.

Earlier the company had said it could not release the drug to Josh outside of clinical trials. The boy’s family had been pleading with the company to change its mind.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration agreed to the pilot trial of brincidofovir for the treatment of adenovirus infections in immune-compromised patients, the company said in a statement late Tuesday. The FDA will work expeditiously with Chimerix to design a Phase 3 study that would be a continuation of the pilot trial, the company said.

“Josh Hardy’s story brought to public attention the often-devastating impact of adenovirus infection, and helped accelerate a discussion between the FDA and Chimerix regarding the need for additional clinical development to assess brincidofovir’s potential in adenovirus infection,” Kenneth I. Moch, Chimerix’s president and CEO, said in a statement.

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Matthew Herper Forbes Staff

Pharma & Healthcare 3/11/2014 @ 9:12PM 4,486 views

Company Makes Drug Available To Ailing Boy Following Public Outcry

Chimerix, a small and unprofitable biotechnology company, will make an experimental drug available to a young Virginia boy who is suffering from an infection he contracted while being treated for cancer.

Chimerix originally said it could not ethically provide the drug to one patient without opening the floodgates to others, presenting it with a huge operational burden that might prevent the drug, brincidofovir, from ever reaching patients. The story of the boy, Joshua Hardy, was shared on CNN, USA Today, The Huffington Post, and generated a large volume of posts on the social networking site Twitter under the hashtag #savejosh. This evening, Chimerix, based in Durham, North Carolina, issued a press release saying that it was going to start a new, 20-patient clinical trial for the treatment of adenovirus (the virus brincidofovir treats) in immunocompromised patients. The first immunocompromised patient, dosed tomorrow morning, will be Josh Hardy.

“This 20-patient open-label study underscores Chimerix’s mission to develop innovative antiviral therapies in areas of high unmet need – for everyone,” said Chimerix Chief Executive Kenneth I. Moch in his company’s press release. “Being unable to fulfill requests for compassionate use is excruciating, and not a decision any one of us ever wants to have to make. It is essential that each individual in a health crisis be treated with equal gravity and value, a principle we have upheld by pursuing further clinical study of brincidofovir that will inform its use in adenovirus and other serious DNA viral infections.”

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Published on Mar 8, 2014

Anthony Gucciardi joins The Alex Jones Show to discuss the militarization of government wings, how small businesses are being targeted, and much more.

 

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There Might Be A Big Corruption Scandal Surrounding America’s Dangerous New Painkiller

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg

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FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg

Ever since a coalition of doctors came out against the controversial new painkiller Zohydro, health officials have been questioning how the drug got approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the first place.

Now, two senators are questioning the ethics of a series of meetings between drug companies and federal regulators, MedPage Today reports.

Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and David Vitter (R-La.) want answers about what they call “pay-to-play” meetings in which pharmaceutical manufacturers allegedly shelled out thousands of dollars to meet with FDA officials who oversee safety regulations on painkillers. The senators suggest these meetings might have helped Zohydro get approved by the FDA despite an advisory committee voting against it.

 

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Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Sickens School Children

Several varieties of Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice have been recalled after reports that school children in IL and TX became ill after eating the rice for lunch, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recalled products were sold in 5-pound and 25-pound bags to restaurants, schools, hospitals and other institutional foodservice operations. They were also sold online to warehouse retailers. Uncle Ben’s brand ready- to-heat products sold in  boxes, bags or cups at grocery stores are not part of the recall.

uncle-ben's-rice-recallThe recalled products were produced during 2013 and include: Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Roasted Chicken Flavor in 5-pound and 25-pound bags; Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Garlic and Butter Flavor in 5-pound bags; Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Mexican Flavor 5-pound and 25-pound bags; Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Pilaf in 5-pound bags; Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Saffron Flavor in 5-pound bags and Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Spanish Flavor in 25-pound bags.

The products are being recalled because children in two states who ate the rice for school lunch became ill. The Texas department of health believes the products may contain too much niacin.

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Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice Recall

Uncle Ben’s Infused Rice products, sold in 5-lb. and 25-lb. bags primarily at the institutional level, are being recalled or potentially high levels of niacin that could cause illness, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. The rice was distributed on Texas and possibly other states. Consumers or organizations that have purchased this rice should not use it.

RecallThe recall was issued after a group of schoolchildren in Katy, TX became ill after eating the rice. High levels of niacin can cause skin irritations, such as redness, flushing, dryness and itchiness. Sometimes there is also nausea or indigestion. Symptoms appear shortly after ingestion and last 30 to 90 minutes. People liver injury or liver disease are at risk for more serious illness.

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February 2nd, 2014
Updated 02/02/2014 at 1:53 am

 

food trade 263x164 Sedgwick, Maine First to Enact Free Food Trade Immune to Federal Law, Say NO to Forced GMO Regulations

Sedgwick, Maine, the first town in the US to legalize any kind of food transaction as free and legal in order to keep the right to produce raw milk, organic produce, free-range eggs, and more, is revolutionizing the way America keeps its food rights – including saying no to GMOs. In other words, it is the first town to declare food sovereignty while opposing both state and federal laws.

The town has passed an ordinance that protects citizens’ rights to “produce, sell, purchase, and consume any food of their choosing.” The ordinance laughs in the face of FDA regulations and their hodge-podge way of giving food a rubber stamp of approval, especially GMO. Three additional towns in Maine are expected to pass similar ordinances as well.

The move is somewhat similar to a move one England town made, where the citizens transformed their entire town’s landscape into a giant food-producing garden. Both are great examples of moving toward food sovereignty.

It isn’t just a declaration on the whim of a few city council members. There is a warrant added: “It shall be unlawful for any law or regulation adopted by the state or federal government to interfere with the rights recognized by this Ordinance.” This means that federal interference is prohibited in our food supply – at least in Maine. If you can’t get Monsanto out of the government, take the government out of your food. It’s a brilliant way around the convoluted system now in place that almost gave Monsanto the right to be exempt from federal prosecution for its poison food and which tries to hoist (foist.. DR) it upon the whole Nation without consent.

 

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