The Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are recalling products they say can have foreign material or was altogether unapproved for public consumption.
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Wednesday that J.H. Routh Packing Co., out of Ohio, is recalling about 1,719 pounds of raw pork sausage that may be contaminated with “extraneous materials,” specifically rubber. The raw ground pork bulk and link sausage items were produced between Jan. 1 and Jan. 4.
Products subject in the recall are 5-pound packages of Daisyfield Brand’s fresh pork sausage and Italian sausage bulk and links. For label numbers, check out the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov.
The products were shipped to retail locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky. There have been no confirmed reports of injury or illness associated with the recall.
For more information about the recall, contact J.H. Route Packing Co. at 419-626-2251.
The FDA on Tuesday announced the recall of two medications, one for glass and the other because it had ingredients that were not approved by the agency.
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Inc. is recalling lots of Vecuronium Bromide for injection due to glass particulates found in the injection.
The FDA said if glass is present in an intravenous drug, it may result in local irritation and swelling, or worse, blockage and clotting in blood vessels, which could be life-threatening. To date, the company has not received any reports of adverse events related to the recall, the FDA said.
The injection can be used at hospitals as an adjunct to general anesthesia to facilitate endotracheal intubation and to provide skeletal muscle relaxation during surgery or mechanical ventilation.
The product can be identified by vial, and vial numbers are located on the FDA website at www.fda.gov. It was distributed nationwide to wholesale customers and medical facilities.
For more information, contact Sun Pharmaceutical Industries at 1-800-406-7984.
The FDA also announced the recall of Happy Together Inc.’s Rhino 5k capsules.
The FDA said an analysis found these products had sildenafil and tadalafil, which are FDA approved drugs for treatment of erectile dysfunction. The presence of the drugs renders the capsules unapproved, since safety and efficacy was not established.
Rhino 5k was marketed as dietary supplements for male sexual enhancement and is packaged in a blister card. The 30-count box was distributed to consumers nationwide via the internet.
Men who have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart disease may be on medications that, if taken with Rhino 5k, could lower blood pressure to dangerous levels, according to the FDA.
Consumers with questions can call Happy Together Inc. at 248-343-2013. Those who have purchased the product should contact their health care provider if they have experienced any problems related to the product.
The Cumberland County Commissioners appointed Al Bienstock to fill the remaining term of Mike Clapsadl’s seat on the Capital Area Transit Board of Directors.
Bienstock, president of the Hampden Township Board of Commissioners, will serve out the last year of Clapsadl’s term, which runs through the end of 2019, according to a news release from the county. Bienstock, along with attorney Scott Wyland, are Cumberland County’s two representatives on the CAT Board.
“Al is the perfect choice for this position with his abundance of private and public sector experience,” said Vince DiFilippo, chairman of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners. “We are grateful for Mike’s service, and wish Al the best in his new venture on the CAT Board.
Bienstock worked as an insurance broker, in corporate finance, and holds several board positions. He has been a commissioner for Hampden Township since 2002.
Clapsadl, who is the deputy controller and audit manager for the county, recently resigned his position on the CAT board where he served as treasurer, according to a news release from the county.
The commissioners recognized Clapsadl for his four-year term on the CAT Board while performing his many other duties as deputy county controller.
CAT, which is governed by a board of directors, is the fixed-route public transit provider in the greater Harrisburg area. Members, appointed by local officials, each serve a term of five years. The board meets monthly to set policy and provide guidance to the staff.
Wednesday, Jan. 9
12:53 a.m.: nonstructure fire, Meadowbrook Road at Alters Road, North Middleton Township; North Middleton
12:50 p.m.: automatic fire alarm, South Filbert Street, Mechanicsburg; Citizens-Mechanicsburg, Washington
2:11 p.m.: auto accident, Wertzville Road at Interstate 81 south on-ramp, Hampden Township; Hampden
3:49 p.m.: nonstructure accident, Green Ridge Road, Silver Spring Township; Silver Spring
4:25 p.m.: nonstructure accident, Ritner Highway, West Pennsboro Township; Friendship Hose
4:26 p.m.: nonstructure fire, Sheepford Road, Lower Allen Township; Lower Allen
5:22 p.m.: fire police, York Road at Creek Road, Monroe Township; Monroe
7:09 p.m.: automatic fire alarm, West Penn Street, Carlisle; Union, Carlisle Fire & Rescue
10:03 p.m.: nonstructure fire, Middle Spring Avenue, Shippensburg Township; Vigilant Hose
10:12 p.m.: fire police, I-81 south, Middlesex Township; New Kingstown
11:29 p.m.: automatic fire alarm, East King Street, Shippensburg Borough; Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose, West End
11:41 p.m.: automatic fire alarm, Grandon Way, Hampden Township; Hampden
State Police at Carlisle (717-249-2121)
Information is from police reports and may be incomplete depending on the status of an investigation. Phone numbers are nonemergency.
Today is Friday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2019. There are 354 days left in the year.
On Jan. 11, 1913, the first enclosed sedan-type automobile, a Hudson, went on display at the 13th National Automobile Show in New York.
In 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed the Grand Canyon National Monument (it became a national park in 1919).
In 1935, aviator Amelia Earhart began an 18-hour trip from Honolulu to Oakland, California, that made her the first person to fly solo across any part of the Pacific Ocean.
In 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry issued “Smoking and Health,” a report that concluded “cigarette smoking contributes substantially to mortality from certain specific diseases and to the overall death rate.”
In 1977, France set off an international uproar by releasing Abu Daoud, a PLO official behind the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
In 1995, 51 people were killed when a Colombian DC-9 jetliner crashed as it was preparing to land near the Caribbean resort of Cartagena — however, 9-year-old Erika Delgado survived.In 2003, calling the death penalty process “arbitrary and capricious, and therefore immoral,” Illinois Gov. George Ryan commuted the sentences of 167 condemned inmates, clearing his state’s death row two days before leaving office.
In 2010, Miep Gies, the Dutch office secretary who defied Nazi occupiers to hide Anne Frank and her family for two years and saved the teenager’s diary, died at age 100.
Ten years ago: In a rare Sunday session, the Senate advanced legislation that would set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as wilderness.
Today’s birthdays: Country singer Naomi Judd is 73. World Golf Hall of Famer Ben Crenshaw is 67. Singer Mary J. Blige is 48.
Thought for Today: “If you are ruled by mind you are a king; if by body, a slave.” — Cato, Roman statesman and historian (234 B.C.-149 B.C.)
Due to a production error, the answers to the Sunday, Jan. 6, Sudoku did not run in The Sentinel. Here are the answers to the puzzle.
Midday — 8-1
Evening — 9-7
Midday — 5-2-4
Evening — 0-6-4
Midday — 7-9-6-7
Evening — 7-9-6-3
Midday — 7-5-1-4-2
Evening — 3-9-5-2-5
Midday — 9
Evening — 8
No player matched 5
54 players matched 4, receiving $100
1,356 players matched 3, receiving $6
10,640 players matched 2, receiving $1
1 player matched 5, receiving $125,000
29 players matched 4, receiving $299.50
1,161 players matched 3, receiving $12.50
15,056 players matched 2, receiving $1