These are our favourite entires from the US FDA’s photostream of recalled products. Such innocuous, dodgy, bad-looking things. Especially that golden pill. Salmonella, Listeria and unlisted active pharmaceutical ingredients, oh my!
Purity Organic’s parent company recalled some shipments of these mangoes because FDA investigators found Listeria monocytogenes bacteria in a sample they took from the fruits. Listeria monocytogenes can cause fever and diarrhea.
Bissinger mis-packaged some of their chocolate bunny ears so that some ears, containing milk, came with ingredients cards that didn’t list milk. Who eats ears only, is what we want to know. Who.
Playtex recalled power adaptors for this breast pump “due to potential for electric shock.”
I’m A Very Sexy Monkey
In January, a number of male sexual enhancement products—all made by the same company, under different brand names—wererecalled for containing active, prescription, erectile-dysfunction-treating ingredients that they didn’t list on their labels. While it might sound like a deal to get active ED ingredients in an over-the-counter product, it’s sketchy that the ingredients are undeclared. The FDA warns that the undeclared ingredients in Sexy Monkey and the other recalled supplements may interact dangerously with common medications for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart disease.
It’s Not Confidence You’re Getting
Another brand name operated by the company that recalled products for containing prescription erectile dysfunction ingredients. If I were to take a sketchy sexual performance pill, I would want it to be gold.
Et Tu, Butterballs?
Butterballs contain wheat flour, soy flour, whey and milk, but did not list warnings on their label for these potential allergens. Soy flour and whey aren’t listed as ingredients at all. The L. M. Noodle Company recalled these vividly-named soup dumplings in January.