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Jenny Albano

Total Body Formula Recalled

The FDA is telling consumers not to use Total Body Formula in Tropical Orange and Peach Nectar, or Total Body Mega Formula in the Orange/Tangerine flavor because the dietary supplement can cause adverse reactions such as hair loss, muscle cramps, diarrhea, joint pain and fatigue. The Total Body Formula products come in eight-ounce and 32-ounce plastic bottles and has been voluntarily recalled…

Courtney Mills

Publix Settles Consumer Lawsuit over Lemon-Lime Soda with Benzene

Publix Supermarkets announced this week that the Lakeland-based grocery chain had settled a consumer lawsuit over problems relating to the content of the chemical benzene in the company’s private label soda pop. Consumer groups had brought the suit, alleging that ingredients in Publix diet lemon-lime soda compound to form trace amounts of benzene once the beverage has heated during shipping. …

Courtney Mills

Winn-Dixie Pulls Mislabeled Ice Cream from Shelves

Winn-Dixie Grocery Stores has issued a recall on Prestige Chocolate Ice Cream because of possible mislabeled packaging. Some of the Prestige Ice Cream product shipped by Winn-Dixie may have actually been Chocolate Almond flavor ice cream instead of Chocolate.Persons who suffer from nut allergies or from sensitivity to almonds may risk life-threatening complications from eating the product, and…

Chrissie Cole

Zelnorm Recalled

Novartis Pharmaceuticals has voluntarily agreed to the FDA’s request that they discontinue the marketing and sales of Zelnorm (tegaserod maleate). The FDA’s request was based on new information of an increased risk of serious cardiovascular adverse events, including heart attack, chest pain and stroke associated with the use of Zelnorm. Based on this information, the FDA decided that the overall…