Thanksgiving is upon us and so turkey consumption is way up in Tennessee. This does not make this the ideal time for a large recall of turkey products, but Jennie-O has announced a recall of as many as 91,000 pounds of ground turkey because of a salmonella outbreak. While salmonella poisoning may be prevented by proper cooking and handling of raw poultry, the outbreak has nonetheless created dangerous products.
The holidays are upon us, and that means that home bakers are, or soon will be, baking cakes and cookies to share with family and friends. Many recipes start with pre-packaged cake mix as an ingredient. Duncan Hines, a popular brand, is currently the subject of a voluntary product recall. Dangerous products are subject to recall, and a number of Duncan Hines cake mixes are suspected as being the source of a salmonella outbreak. The cake mixes are distributed all over the country, including Tennessee.
It is probably safe to say that the medicine chests in many houses in Tennessee contain at least one bottle of dietary supplements. This may include calcium, fish oil or one of the many products that promise weight loss without food restrictions. Many choose these supplements because the manufacturers promote them as a more natural alternative to chemical prescriptions, and consumers often believe this makes them a safer choice. However, many of these supplements are dangerous products.
In Tennessee and elsewhere, the assumption is that food for sale on store shelves is safe to eat. No one wants to worry about the possibility of it being contaminated with listeria. Shoppers might double check a sell by or use by date, but beyond that people tend to trust the safety of our food supply. Unfortunately, dangerous products can come in all shapes and sizes, including food items.
Pesticides and herbicides are regularly used by many people every day in Tennessee and elsewhere in this country. People use these products and believe that while they are lethal to weeds or bugs that, used properly, they do not pose a threat to humans. A case recently brought against Monsanto, the makers of RoundUp, refuted that assumption. The company denies that its herbicide is a dangerous product.
Supplements are the way most Americans can satisfy the lack of nutritional value in the typical diet. Vitamins and supplemental protocol have a long list of dietary aids that help assist in many areas of deficit in one' diet. Some advocates also claim the healing benefits of an herbal or supplemental regime in curing or easing symptoms of certain illnesses. What some Tennessee alternative medicine proponents may not realize is that many of these supplements can interfere with western medicine, and some supplements are considered dangerous products by the Food and Drug Administration.
Many women and young girls have a certain brand and favorite products when it comes to makeup. Tennessee consumers use these products, trusting that they are tested and found to be safe. Consumers also read labels to see what ingredients manufacturers use to develop their favorite products. Unfortunately, some products contain ingredients that are hazardous to human health and are consider dangerous products.
Walking the isles in any Tennessee toy store, one can become overwhelmed with the thousands of neatly packaged toys awaiting purchase. What may be included in those eye-catching packages could be dangerous products that unsuspecting parents purchase for their children. Many of the recent wildly popular toys contain dangers that child safety advocates are raising concerns about.
With the advancement of technology, some of the coolest and most innovative toys are constantly introduced to the consumer market. Robots that respond to commands and can clean a room along with hoover boards are the stuff movies were once made of but are now in use in many Tennessee homes. Recently, The Consumer Product Safety Commission listed seven hover board recalls, stating that these dangerous products have serious issues that can harm users, most of whom are children.
Millions of products are placed on the market for Tennessee consumers to purchase and use on a daily basis. These sometimes-dangerous products often enjoy the trust and familiarity that a brand name provides. In the case of one automaker, the boasting of autonomous features on the self-proclaimed "safest car" may lead car shoppers into purchasing a possibly dangerous product.