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August 2018 Archives

Jamba Juice Sued for 'Whole Fruits' Misleading Advertising

The Center for Science in the Public's Interest (CSPI) has filed a class action lawsuit against Jamba Juice in a Northern District of California federal court, claiming its marketing is tricking consumer into believing its beverages are 'whole fruit and vegetable smoothies'. CSPI is seeking unspecified damages.

32 Children's Medicines Recalled for Possible Contamination

King Bio recalled 32 of its children's medicines after a small percentage of the items tested positive for microbial contamination. This isn't King Bio's first rodeo on the recall circuit. The company voluntarily recalled other products due to microbial contamination earlier this year, including one product for baby teething soother, another for yeast infections, and also a product to help with discomfort in the lymphatic system.

Thyroid Medication Recalled After Failed FDA Inspection

Westminster Pharmaceuticals has voluntarily recalled a hypothyroid medication after its Sichuan supplier's plant failed Federal Drug Administration (FDA) inspection. The alert states that Levothyroxine and Liothronine, two synthetic hormones used in the thyroid tablets, were manufactured in a plant that the FDA warns had a number of manufacturing failures including ones related to "established standards of quality and purity." No adverse events have been linked to the drugs to date.

It's never a good sign when 23 district attorneys are coming after you. But that's what happened when almost two dozen California district attorneys targeted retailing giant Amazon over plastic products labeled as "compostable" or "biodegradable" on its website. Golden State statutes ban such claims without caveats about exactly how long it will take for the product to actually break down. (Somewhere between 450 and 1,000 years.)

But Amazon settled those claims last week, dishing out $1.5 million and agreeing to fund testing of plastic products marketed to consumers as compostable or degradable.