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Food Safety Warning/Recall Notice: Stew Leonard’s Sliced Chicken and Chicken Salad Contained Undeclared Milk

The following content is from the CT DPH on February 5, 2024 and was not written by HVHD. Stew Leonard’s has initiated a voluntary recall for several products containing undeclared dairy, an allergen that could cause illness. HARTFORD — The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection Food, Standards and Product Safety Division (DCP) and the Connecticut Department of […]

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Yaomiao Children’s Rhinestone Silver Tiaras Recalled Due to Violation of Federal Lead Content Ban; Sold Exclusively on Amazon.com by LordRoadS

The following content is from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission on January 25, 2024 and was not written by HVHD. Recalled Yaomiao Red Rhinestone Silver Tiara Name of Product: Yaomiao Children’s Rhinestone Silver Tiaras Hazard: The rhinestones embedded in the recalled tiaras contain levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. Lead

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Food Safety Warning/Recall Notice: Florentine cookies sold at Stew Leonard’s contain undeclared peanuts

The following content is from the CT DPH on January 23, 2024 and was not written by HVHD. HARTFORD, Conn.— The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection Food, Standards and Product Safety Division and the Connecticut Department of Public Health are warning the public about cookies sold at Stew Leonard’s grocery stores in Danbury and Newington that contained

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CT DPH announces voluntary recall for BrightFarms spinach brand

The following content is from the CT DPH on January 19, 2024 and was not written by HVHD. HARTFORD, Conn— The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) that Bright Farms has issued a voluntary recall of spinach grown by its supplier Element Farms in their Pompton Plains, NJ farm and distributed

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Connecticut Department of Public Health warns residents of carbon monoxide poisoning following Monday’s storm

The following content is from the CT DPH on December 18, 2023 and was not written by HVHD. HARTFORD, Conn.— As a result of Monday’s storm which delivered heavy rain and high winds, the Connecticut Department of Public Health is reminding residents about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning from the improper use of fuel burning equipment during power

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Severe and Fatal Confirmed Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever among People with Recent Travel to Tecate, Mexico

The following content is from the CDC Health Advisory on December 8, 2023 and was not written by HVHD. SummaryThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is issuing this Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory to notify healthcare providers and the public about an outbreak of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) among people in

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PandaEar Recalls Stainless Steel Children’s Cups Due to Violation of Federal Lead Content Ban; Sold Exclusively on Amazon.com

The following content is from the US CPSC on November 22, 2023 and was not written by HVHD. Name of Product: PandaEar Stainless Steel Toddler Cups, 8 oz. Hazard: The bottom exterior of the recalled stainless-steel cups contains an accessible solder bead with levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. Lead is toxic

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Applesauce products being recalled because of elevated lead levels

The following content is from the CT DPH on November 8, 2023 and was not written by HVHD. HARTFORD, Conn—Various applesauce products are being recalled across the country due to the risk of elevated blood lead levels. The items include WanaBana Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree pouches, Schnucks brand Cinnamon-flavored Applesauce pouches, and Weis brand Cinnamon Applesauce pouches. The

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Special Collection: Emerging and Lesser-Known Arboviruses Impacting Animal and Human Health

The following content is from the Journal of Medical Entomology and was not written by HVHD. Arboviruses (arthropod-borne viruses) are a class of viral pathogens that are transmitted by arthropod vectors in nature. They are responsible for many vector-borne diseases that continue to plague humans and animals and impact the health of ecosystems globally. The biological

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