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FBI Warns Against Fake Scams in Wake of Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting

FBI Warns Against Fake Scams in Wake of Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting

In the aftermath of the Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting that occurred on October 27, 2018, FBI Pittsburgh has been made aware of potential scammers who are attempting to fraudulently solicit donations for the victims. Members of the Pittsburgh community and concerned public from around the world feel moved to contribute to victim assistance programs […]

FDA Takes Action to Stop the Use of Lead Acetate in Hair Dyes

FDA Takes Action to Stop the Use of Lead Acetate in Hair Dyes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today took action to remove lead acetate in hair coloring products given potential safety concerns about lead exposure from these products. The agency issued a final rule in response to a color additive petition that repeals the regulation that allows for the use of lead acetate as a color additive in […]

Shirley’s Cookie Company Recalls Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Shirley’s Cookie Company Recalls Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Shirley’s Cookie Company Inc. of Claysburg, PA, is recalling its 16-ounce packages of “Chocolate Whoopie Pie” because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled “Chocolate Whoopie Pie” was distributed to Weis Markets Headquarters 1000 South […]

Email Phishing Alert: Requesting Updated Links for PayPal Account

Email Phishing Alert: Requesting Updated Links for PayPal Account

Most of the time the Gmail and Yahoo servers will identify malicious emails if similar ones were previously reported as phishing. However, if for some reason it does not, be aware of a scheme to rob users of their vital information for PayPal. On October 4, 2018, the fraudulent message in this writer’s email read: […]

Recall of Whey Powder Affects Dozens of Popular Foods

Recall of Whey Powder Affects Dozens of Popular Foods

A little-known key ingredient in the manufacture of many foods is whey powder. It serves as a gel, thickener, or to modify texture. When there is a possible salmonella contamination in the production of packaged foods the item is recalled. Once the wholesaler of the whey powder sent out notification of the possible contaminant, their customers must […]

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