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Illinois health officials warn residents about salmonella outbreak linked to recalled Jif peanut butter

State health officials are warning Illinois residents to immediately dispose of recalled Jif peanut butter products that may be contaminated with salmonella. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Tuesday that they are working with local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to investigate the multi-state outbreak of salmonella […]

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Coalition in McHenry County warns of edible THC products that could lead to accidental ingestion by kids

The McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition has issued an alert warning about edible THC products that look like commonly consumed foods and could have adverse effects if ingested by children. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that some manufacturers are packaging and labeling edible products containing THC to look like popular brands of […]

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Federal court orders Waukegan company to stop distributing misbranded supplements

Federal authorities say a Waukegan company violated federal law by distributing nutritional supplements that falsely claimed to treat and cure diseases. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Salud Natural Entrepreneur Inc., a Waukegan-based company. The FDA alleged in the complaint that Salud Natural Entrepreneur Inc., its owner, Hector Pablo […]

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Illinois health officials recommend all adults get COVID-19 booster following FDA’s authorization

The Illinois Department of Public Health is recommending all Illinois residents 18 and older receive a COVID-19 booster shot after the FDA expanded their authorization Friday. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) said the vaccine booster dose should be administered at least six months after someone receives their second Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, or […]

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Gov. Pritzker, Illinois state health officials unveil plan for vaccinating children aged 5 to 11

(The Center Square) – The state of Illinois is readying plans to vaccinate school-aged children younger than 12 against the coronavirus, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said on Monday. The Food and Drug Administration’s panel of advisors is scheduled to debate on Tuesday whether the Pfizer shots are ready for the country’s roughly 28 million children ages […]