Dairy Manufacturers Recalls Infant Formula for FDA Issues

Prosper, TX – 5/24/24 – Dairy Manufacturers Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lot codes of their infant formulas, including Crecelac Infant 0-12, Farmalac 0-12, and Farmalac 0-12 Low Lactose, from the U.S. retail and wholesale market. This action follows an FDA notification indicating non-compliance with section 21 CFR 106.110, related to new infant formula registration. […]

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Think Food Safety this Memorial Day, MDARD Reminds Michiganders

Memorial Day marks Michigan’s start to picnic and barbeque season. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) urges everyone to prioritize food safety to prevent foodborne illnesses. Here are essential tips: If you suspect you have eaten something that has made you ill, please seek medical attention and report your illness to Van

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Financial Hardship on the Rise: ALICE Update for Southwest Michigan

Despite wage growth, financial struggles persist in Southwest Michigan and across the state, with over 1.7 million households living paycheck to paycheck. The latest ALICE (ALICE: Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Update highlights the challenges faced by working families, revealing a decade-long trend of rising financial hardship. Racial disparities, high childcare costs, and limited access to food assistance contribute

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Michigan Reports First Case of Influenza A (H5) in Farmworker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2024 CONTACT: Chelsea Wuth, 517-241-2112, WuthC@michigan.gov Lansing, Mich. – Michigan’s health authorities confirm the first case of influenza A (H5) in a farmworker with livestock exposure. While the individual has recovered, vigilance remains crucial. The state emphasizes collaboration and precautionary measures to mitigate risks. Read the complete press release here.

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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in Three Michigan Dairy Herd

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) has identified highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in dairy herds located in Clinton, Gratiot, and Ionia counties. This detection was made through the Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, with confirmatory testing underway at the USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories. Biosecurity remains the primary defense against

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Celebrating Prevention Efforts: Michigan Recognizes National Prevention Week

In observance of National Prevention Week from May 12-18, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) acknowledges the dedicated work of prevention providers across the state in combatting substance use disorder and advancing mental health awareness. MDHHS Director Elizabeth Hertel praises the crucial contributions of prevention workers, emphasizing their diverse services’ importance in

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Michigan Expands Hospital Support for Substance-Exposed Infants with Opioid Settlement Funds

Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is allocating $1.3 million from opioid settlement dollars to enhance support for pregnant individuals and families affected by substance use disorder (SUD). This investment expands the rooming-in approach to care for substance-exposed infants in five birthing hospitals across the state. Rooming-in allows caregivers and infants to stay

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HPAI Alert: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in New Michigan Dairy Herd

MDARD Director Tim Boring has confirmed highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) cases in dairy herds across Allegan, Clinton, Gratiot, Ingham, and Isabella counties. The Michigan State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory confirmed these cases, with samples sent to USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory for further testing. Biosecurity measures are crucial to combat HPAI. Director Boring’s “Emergency

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