Despite safety measures set in motion by the FDA, there are still about four listeria outbreaks in America annually. These outbreaks are typically associated with food, many of which are common items in refrigerators across Ohio, and they sometimes prompt the need for product liability claims. The most recent listeria outbreak, which is the second this year, was caused by Sabra, a popular brand of hummus.
Teflon cookware is widely popular in many kitchens across Ohio. While its non-stick surface has made it a convenient alternative to other types of cookware -- such as stainless steel or cast iron -- it is not necessarily safer than these alternatives. In fact, Teflon has been the focus of an Environmental Protection Agency investigation since the 1990s and apparently contains toxic materials.
When it comes to providing for themselves or their family, some workers in Ohio are just happy to have a job in light of the recent recession. Unfortunately, not every job takes place in a safe environment. Employers are tasked with protecting workers from being exposed to hazardous or toxic materials, but some employees are left with little to no protection and have to suffer the dangerous side effects.
Marlyce's Butterballs are being recalled by L.M. Noodle Company because it did not declare milk, whey, wheat flour and soy flour allergy warnings on the packaging. If residents of Ohio have traveled to Colorado, Wyoming or Nebraska recently and bought a package of these butterballs, they need to check whether there is an allergy warning. Each plastic bag of 12 frozen butterballs has a white label with black lettering with a UPC of 094219-21708.
On Dec. 28, supermarket chain Giant Eagle released an allergy alert via the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's website. The release pertained to Candy Place Chocolate Santas products sold in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland beginning on Oct. 1, 2013. Although Giant Eagle didn't produce the candies, the manufacturer, George J. Howe Company, also released a contact number for consumers with problems. In addition, the chain said that customers would receive complete refunds upon returning the candies to any Giant Eagle market.