October 24, 2010

Fun Size Bags May Be Dangerous

1 Raisinets Recalled for Peanuts

People allergic to peanuts should be extra careful about consuming Raisinets this Halloween. Nestle USA has recalled some 10 ounce "fun size" bags of the chocolate-covered raisins after learning that some of the bags contain peanuts, reports MSNBC. The recalled candy was sold at Target, Shop Rite and Don Quixote retail stores in the U.S. Nestle USA issued the recall after receiving three consumer complaints about the peanuts. According to Nestle, the recall applies to Raisinets with a 02015748 production code and UPC number of 2800010255. Consumers may call Nestle at 1-800-478-5670 for a refund, but the candy shouldn't be returned to stores.

More at MSNBC | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Great Value Recall

Tags: Peanut Allergies, Peanut Recall Victims, Target, Candy Recall, Peanut Allergy, Raisinets Recall, Halloween Candy Recall, Dangerous Candy, Nestle USA Recall, Raisinets Not Peanut Safe, Shop Rite, Don Quixote

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Bitter Is Sweet for the Lungs

2 Bitter Tasting Compounds May Help Asthmatics

The bitter taste receptors on the tongue that send signals to our brain have now been found to reside also in the lungs, and a study in mice showed they might be a useful target in treating asthma. The study, which appears in the October 24 online edition of Nature Medicine, involved human and mouse airways. "The researchers tested different bitter compounds on human and mouse airways, individual airway smooth muscle cells, and on mice with asthma," Yahoo News says. "They found that these compounds all opened lung airways more profoundly than current drugs." Researchers believe the compounds could be used for several respiratory diseases. Dr. Stephen B. Liggett said, "New drugs to treat asthma, emphysema or chronic bronchitis are needed. This could replace or enhance what is now in use."

More at Yahoo! HealthDay | Posted 7 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: FDA Cautions on 4 LABA Asthma Inhalers

Tags: Asthma, Lungs, Bitter Taste Receptors, Bitter Compounds, Respiratory Diseases

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