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Product Warnings Are Buried – Clueless Consumers Keep Buying

April 22, 2008

FDA Finds Hazardous Levels of Selenium in Samples of “Total Body Formula” and”Total Body Mega Formula”
Dietary supplement products linked to adverse reactions

Federal Authorities Seize More Than $100,000 of Unapproved Drugs Marketed as “Natural Supplements”
Products contain active ingredients in prescription erectile dysfunction drugs

Salmonella Illnesses in Multiple States may be Linked to Recently Recalled Cereal

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that at least 21 people in 13 states have been diagnosed with salmonellosis that was caused by the same strain of Salmonella that was found in the recently recalled unsweetened Puffed Rice and unsweetened Puffed Wheat Cereals produced by Malt-O-Meal.

April 23, 2008

Allergy Alert on Undeclared Dairy in 11-Ounce Single Serve Silk Soymilk Chocolate Flavor in Plastic Bottles

April 23, 2008

DPH Issues Consumer Warning for Chang Farm Soy Sprouts Because of Bacteria Contamination

April 18, 2008

KFC Issues a Nationwide Allergy Alert, Recalls Unlabeled Double Chocolate Chip Cakes

April 17, 2008

California Department of Public Health Warns Consumers Not to Eat Chaca Chaca Chacatrozo Candy Imported from Mexico

April 16, 2008

Grand Carnival L.L.C Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in its “S’morestick Kit”

Pulmuone Wildwood, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in Leek and Oriental Noodle Fried Dumplings

How many of you watch the consumer warnings? The information is always available if you have the time and resources to investigate. Lifting the rug covering consumer product failures takes a lot of effort. Marketers are unwilling to allow bad publicity to threaten their paycheck. By the time product failure is exposed, marketers have a positive spin already prepared. By the time consumers are alerted in mainstream media, damage has already piled up. Who determines the number of casualties before consumers are alerted? The current system is filtered by corporate protectionism. This is a dangerous condition that laws have not been effective in preventing. Money drives this condition. Accountability is a thing of the past. The next American administration holds the reins to turn this problem around. Hopefully protecting people will override protecting corporate profit. The focus should be, protecting the consumer is protecting profit.

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