Here are some of the latest health and medical news
developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Prepared Sandwiches, Salads Recalled by California Caterer
A California catering company is recalling more than 90 tons of
ready-to-eat sandwiches and salads after 26 people in three states
were sickened by E. coli, the USDA's Food and Safety Inspection
Glass Onion Catering is recalling nearly 182,000 pounds of
salads and sandwich wraps that contain cooked chicken and ham. They
were produced between Sept. 23 and Nov. 6 and sent to distribution
centers in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah,
Washington and Texas, the
The company supplies food to Trader Joe's, Super Fresh Goods and
Delish, according to the
Contra Costa Times.
A full list of the recalled products is available on the Food
and Drug Administration website, the
Meningitis Outbreak Declared at Princeton University
New Jersey health officials have declared a meningitis outbreak
on the Princeton University campus, where there have been six
confirmed and one suspected case of the disease since March.
The possible case involves a male student who developed symptoms
on Saturday and is in hospital. Five of the six confirmed cases
involved students and all the patients have recovered, the
The outbreak was declared in an effort to raise awareness on the
campus, according to state health officials.
They said meningitis can be spread through kissing, coughing or
lengthy contact. Symptoms include headache, fever, vomiting and
Weight Loss Products Recalled After Liver Illnesses
A number of OxyElite Pro weight loss supplements are being
recalled after being linked to an outbreak of liver illnesses,
including one death, the U.S. Food and Drug Administrations
The recalled products include certain packages of OxyElite Pro
Super Thermo capsules, OxyElite Pro Ultra-Intense Thermo capsules
and OxyElite Super Thermo Powder,
The products are made by USPlabs of Dallas. Last month, the FDA
told the company that it considered OxyElite Pro and another of the
company's supplements, VERSA-1, to be adulterated because they
include a new dietary supplement ingredient called aegeline.
The FDA said there is a lack of evidence about the safety of
aegeline, a compound found in an Asian tree. USPlabs disputed the
Last week, the FDA told USPlabs that if it did not voluntarily
recall the OxyElite Pro products with aegeline, the agency would
order the company to stop distribution of the products immediately
and tell other distributors and retailers to stop selling them,
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