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Bagged Salad Recalled For Fears Of Salmonella

Filed under: FoodRecall!

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Taylor Farms Retail of California is voluntarily recalling 3,265 cases of bagged salads due to possible salmonella contamination.

The Food and Drug Administration announced the recall after a random test on a finished package of spinach by the Washington State Department of Agriculture turned up traces of the bacteria.

Be on the lookout for several salad blends under brands Fresh Selections, H-E-B, Marketside and Taylor Farms with a "best by" date between October 18 and 21.

According to the FDA, the recalled products were distributed in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Puerto Rico.

Fortunately, no cases of infection have been reported, but salmonella can do serious damage to those with weak immune systems such as infants or the elderly. Symptoms can include fever, vomiting, diarhea, and abdominal pain.

Please play it safe and check any bagged salad that was purchased recently and any bagged salad under the brands listed above that may be purchased in the near future!

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Don't Order Discounted Pet Drugs Online! Visit The Vet!

Filed under: Icky Icky PooPets

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It's best to pay full price for some things in life, and this is def one of those things!

The FDA has issued a consumer alert, warning pet owners about purchasing discounted pet drugs online.

Here are some of the main points presented by the FDA:

-Legit companies require a veterinarian prescription note for drugs

-Online companies will sometimes sell expired, unapproved, and counterfeit products

-Frequent use of nonsteroidal anti-flammatory drugs (pain relievers) can cause internal bleeding problems for pets

-Heartworm drugs given to dogs that are infected with parasites can lead to serious complications

-If you are going to buy pet drugs online, only do so at sites that are Vet-VIPPS accredited pharmacy sites

As a general rule, do the right thing and make sure to take your pet to the veterinarian.

Ordering pet drugs online is just not worth the risk!

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