- Authorities have ordered the recall of several sunscreen brands sold in the US.
- The sunscreen recall was issued after a carcinogenic substance was detected in the products.
- The company said the recall of sunscreens is done as a “precaution.”
New recall of products in the national market. Authorities of the brand Coppertone ordered the recall of five sunscreen products sold in the United States after a carcinogenic substance was detected in them.
Coppertone, owned by German firm Beiersdorf, requested the recall of five of its aerosol sunscreens sold throughout the United States after the carcinogen benzene was detected in several batches of those products.
Order recall of sunscreen
The recall is for a dozen specific batches of the traveler-size Pure & Simple SPF 50 Spray, Pure & Simple Baby SPF 50 Spray, Sport Mineral SPF 50 Spray and Coppertone Sport Spray SPF 50 sunscreens. Fox Business on the night of Friday, October 1.
Coppertone said in a release from the press that the company is issuing the voluntary recall “as a precaution” and that so far “it has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.”
Recall of sunscreens was requested after a substance that could cause cancer was detected
The company explained that benzene is classified as a human carcinogen and that exposure to certain levels could “result in an increased risk of cancers such as leukemia and bone marrow cancer and other life-threatening blood disorders.”
However, he noted, “Daily benzene exposure at the levels detected in these affected Coppertone aerosol sunscreen products would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences based on exposure models generally accepted by many regulatory agencies.”
The recall of sunscreens is done as a “precaution”
In the same statement, Coppertone said: “Out of abundant precaution, we are recalling certain batches of these specific sunscreen sprays. To date, Coppertone has received no reports of adverse events related to this recall. ”
The company detailed that the aerosol sunscreen products they are voluntarily recalling are packaged in aerosol cans, and that they were distributed nationwide in the United States through various retailers.
They ask not to use the sunscreens that star in the recall
Coppertone also indicated that consumers should stop using these specific sunscreens and dispose of them properly. In turn, he noted that customers can call 1-888-921-1537 if they have questions about the recall and can request a refund.
Fox Business noted that anyone who has experienced adverse health reactions or other problems with any of these recalled products is encouraged to report them to the Adverse Event Reporting Program. MedWatch from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Nestlé orders 27,000-pound recall of DiGiorno pizzas because they could cause allergies
On the other hand, Mark of frozen pizzas famous for the slogan “No home delivery, it’s DiGiorno” also starred in a massive recall in the United States because it could cause allergies in some consumers, the newspaper reported New York Post Monday, September 27.
Nestle issued the alert for exactly 27,872 pounds of frozen DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust pepperoni pizza after receiving reports that it contained undeclared soy protein, a known allergen.
National Recall of Frozen Pizzas
“FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers,” ad on Sunday the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture. “Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them.”
The labeling error first came to light after a customer informed the Swiss snack giant that the boxes labeled pepperoni pizza actually contained three-meat pizzas, which contain allergenic textured soy protein. These mislabeled products were reportedly shipped to retail locations and distribution centers across the country.
Recall pizzas may contain an allergen for people
FSIS reported that the pizza products that are part of the recall were produced on June 30, 2021 with an expiration date of March 2022. They have the USDA mark of inspection label, bearing the establishment number “EST. 1682A, ”which is the code for Nation Pizza Products Limited, a subsidiary of Nestlé USA, the Post detailed.
When finding one of the frozen pizzas that are in the recall due to the incorrect labeling, customers are urged to throw the item away or return it to the place of purchase, the statement from the Food Safety and Inspection Service mentioned.
Despite the recall of frozen pizzas, no illnesses have yet been confirmed
So far, fortunately, the agency has not confirmed any reports of allergic reactions in people after the consumption of some of the pizzas that star in the recall or mass recall in US stores.
Questions regarding pizza recall should be addressed to Bonita Cleveland, Nestlé USA Consumer Services Manager, at 800-681-1676 or by mail firstname.lastname@example.org, the New York Post specified.
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