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Howard G. Smith, M.D. is a former radio medical editor and talk show host in the Boston Metro area. His "Medical Minute" of health and wellness news and commentary was a regular weekday feature on WBZ-AM, WRKO-AM, and WMRE-AM. His popular two-way talk show, Dr. Howard Smith OnCall, was regularly heard Sunday morning and middays on WBZ.

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Sep 28, 2022




The FDA and Van Law Food Products Inc. are expanding the recall of Whole Foods Market 365 Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing.  The recall is being expanded to include product with a BEST IF USED BY DATE of SEP 21 22 through JUN 06 23.  The initial recall only only involved dressing with  a Best By Date of 04/06/2023.  This product contains undeclared soy and wheat allergens.  Those with an allergy to soy or wheat or who have gluten sensitivity or celiac disease could develop a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction should they consume this product.  This caesar dressing was sold in the produce or dairy department of Whole Foods in the states of Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.  If you bought this caesar dressing, don't consume it and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.  For more information, contact Van Law Foods by phone at 1-844-936-8255.

Initial recall:


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