Food and drug recall

There have been a number of food and drug recalls lately.  Most notably, Campbells had to recall 15,000,000 cans of Spagetti-o’s with Meatballs. Apparently, the meatballs were never fully cooked during processing.  That’s pretty scary, but even scarier is that all cans produced since June 2008 are being recalled.  June 2008?  Really?  I am pretty sure that any and all meatballs prepared in 2008 should not be consumed in 2010.  This issue highlights the importance of food safety and security.  Know who produces your food and what they are doing to protect your safety.  And just to be on the safe and healthy side, skip the Spagetti-o’s altogether. :)

Over the counter children’s medications have been recalled as well.  McNeil is recalling certain lots of Children’s Motrin, Tylenol, Zyrtec and Benadryl.  Why?  Because:

“Some of the products included in the recall may contain a higher concentration of active ingredient than is specified; others may contain inactive ingredients that may not meet internal testing requirements; and others may contain tiny particles.”

Wow!  Check your cabinets and make sure your medicine is safe.

Better yet – see your naturopathic doctor, stay healthy, and use over the counter medications only when neccesary.

Stay safe,

Dr. Caitlin

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