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March 2016 Archives

Old Spice Brand Sued for Irritating Deodorant

Old Spice has done much to spice up its brand and reach a new generation with flashy advertising. But one youth who used the deodorant experienced rashes and burning under his arms, and his mother's complaints on the company's website are cited by lawyers in a suit filed this week in the US District Court in Cincinnati, Ohio. The palintiffs say Old Spice is inadequately labeled.

This week federal agencies filed a complaint against Native American Enterprises, a food supplier for schools and the military, after its products tested positive for Listeria contamination. The complaint comes after several warnings and is led by the Consumer Protect Branch of the US Department of Justice, according to Food Safety News.

Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea Canned Tuna Recall

Fans of tuna fish -- sometime called chicken of the sea -- may want to consider temporarily switching to just plain old chicken for sandwiches and salads, as two national canned tuna producers have issued a recall on tens of thousands of cans. At the very least check the brands for Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea tuna cans, as this small measure could save you a big headache ... or rather, stomachache.

Common Products That Contain Cancer-Causing Formaldehyde

On the one hand we try to live healthy, avoiding poisonous habits and unhealthy foods. On the other hand, we live with toxins all around us, polluting our air, our hair, our homes, bodies, and lives. That is true of formaldehyde.

Yummy Brand Chicken Nuggets May Contain Metal Pieces

If you're a fan of Yummy brand chicken nuggets, it's time to find a new snack. The Canadian frozen chicken product, manufactured by Maxi Canada, Inc. and sold in the US, is being recalled in both countries after Canadian authorities shared some scary news. The company's chicken nuggets may contain some not-so-yummy metal pieces.

Beware These Health and Beauty Fads and Products

We are exposed to a lot of weird and wild notions of health and beauty. With so many stars paid to proclaim the wonders of a slew of beauty products, diets, and cleanses, it's hard to know when to detox, when to botox, and when to stop altogether.

It's one thing if your diet doesn't work or your product doesn't deliver as promised. But sometimes the damage is much worse and a wondrous idea turns into a consumer's nightmare. Let's look at the bad, the dangerous, and the dumb, four beauty and health claims that you should consider very carefully.

Maytag Raw Milk Blue Cheese Recalled From Whole Foods

Raw food fans tout the benefits of unpasteurized dairy products, including improved skin tone, fewer allergies, and weight loss. But this week, go for the pasteurized cheese, or at least avoid Maytag brand Raw Milk Blue Cheese, sold at Whole Foods Markets around the nation.

The cheese is being recalled for possible Listeria bacteria contamination. The Food and Drug Administration, however, has reported no illnesses in connection with this recall, according to NBC News.