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Mylanta And Nutmeg Products Recalled

khts_recallsAnother brand for heartburn relief is taking a hit. This time it's Mylanta with packaging issues.

In consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Johnson & Johnson-Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, Co. (JJMCP) is recalling, from the wholesale and retail level, twelve Mylanta liquid products and one Alternagel liquid product. JJMCP is conducting the recall in order to update the labeling for these products. The specific products involved, listed below, are being recalled in the United States and Puerto Rico.

JJMCP initiated the recall after an internal review revealed that information about the presence of alcohol from flavoring agents was not noted on the packaging. Certain flavoring agents contribute small (less than one percent) amounts of alcohol. It is unlikely that use of these products will cause either alcohol absorption or alcohol sensitivity related adverse events.


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This is a wholesale and retail level recall and is not being undertaken on the basis of adverse events. No action is required by consumers or healthcare providers and consumers can continue to use the product.

Consumers with questions should call the Consumer Care Center at 1-800-469-5268 (available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

The NDC codes and lot numbers for the recalled products can be found in the below list and on the bottle.

The affected products include: Mylanta Regular Strength 12 FL OZ, Mylanta Original 5 FL OZ, Mylanta Regular Strength Mint 12 FL OZ, Mylanta Maximum Strength Cherry 12 FL OZ, Mylanta Maximum Strength Mint 12 FL OZ, Mylanta Maximum Strength Original 12 FL OZ, Mylanta Maximum Strength Original 24 OZ, Mylanta Ultimate Strength Mint 12 FL OZ, Mylanta Ultimate Strength Cherry 12 FL OZ, Mylanta Supreme Tasting With Calcium Cherry 12 FL OZ, Mylanta Supreme Tasting With Calcium Cherry 24 FL OZ, Alternagel 12 FL OZ.

Click here to view the lot numbers.

Also in the world of recalls: nutmeg: If you like eggnog, make sure you take special care when adding the spice.

In response to a recall commenced by its supplier (Mincing Overseas Spice Company, Dayton, New Jersey), Frontier Natural Products Co-op, is voluntarily recalling two products manufactured with non-organic nutmeg that were sold under the Frontier brand and under the Whole Foods Market brand listed below that contain nutmeg supplied by Mincing Overseas Spice Company. The nutmeg has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Consumption of products containing Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms) endocarditic and arthritis.


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Recalled products were sold in all 50 states and in some parts of Canada to distributors, retailers and consumers. Below are the products containing the nutmeg:

Frontier Bulk

Product Name: Nutmeg Ground
Weight: 16 ounces
UPC Code: 0-89836-00165-8
Lot Code: 0306  

Whole Foods 365

Product Name: Nutmeg Ground
Weight: 1.92 ounces
UPC Code: 0-99482-41931-8
Lot Code: 0321    

And pay attention if you enjoy Golden Dipt Fry Easy All-Purpose Batter and have an egg allergy…  

McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) has announced a voluntary recall of Golden Dipt Fry Easy All-Purpose Batter, 10 OZ, with UPC Code 4123470111 and “BEST BY” date of NOV 17 11 AH. A very limited number of packages of Golden Dipt All-Purpose Batter with this date code contain an undeclared egg ingredient. People who have an allergy to egg run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

The recall is isolated to one geographical region of the US. The Golden Dipt Fry Easy All-Purpose Batter packages were distributed to grocery stores in the southeastern United States beginning on January 22, 2010. The affected product is packaged in 10-ounce cartons, and the date code is found printed in white ink on the bottom of the carton.

The recall was initiated after the discovery of a packaging error that resulted in a pouch of funnel cake batter (which contains an egg ingredient) being packaged in the Golden Dipt Fry Easy All-Purpose Batter package. The ingredient statement on the package does not list egg as an ingredient.

The “BEST BY” date of NOV 17 11AH is the only date code affected by the recall. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date and no other McCormick products are involved in this recall.

All grocery outlets that sell Golden Dipt Fry Easy All-Purpose Batter product are being notified to remove the affected product (UPC Code 4123470111 and date code BEST BY NOV 17 11AH) from their shelves immediately. Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased. Instead, consumers are urged to contact McCormick’s Consumer Affairs team at 1-800-632-5847, weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., or weekends from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), for a replacement or full refund, as well as instructions on what to do with the product.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration. The Company is also issuing an alert through the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network.