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Three Other FDA Recalls You Haven't Heard About

We admit that we don't typically spend a lot of time perusing the recall press releases on the Food and Drug Administration website, but in a quest to find an update on that whole egg mess (update: millions more eggs have been toss into the suspicious pile; here's the latest from the Arizona Department of Health Services) we happened upon a list of other items recalled this month. We thought you might be interested.

Among the offending items: potentially salmonella-infested products including alfalfa sprouts in Brooklyn, raw pistachios in Eugene, and pet treats in Amarillo. There were even a couple recalls (aside from the egg fiasco) this week that affect Arizona. So we thought we'd share.

1. Montalvan's Sales, Inc. of Ontario, California, pulled "La Nuestra" brand frozen mamey pulp off shelves in many states this week -- including Arizona! -- due to a potential health risk from, get this, Salmonella Typhi

Okay, people, that's not the garden-variety salmonella afflicting the eggs. It's the kind that causes Typhoid FeverTo be honest, we weren't planning on trying mamey pulp anytime soon, but still, glad to have this information.

(More recalls after the jump)

2. If you've got a milk allergy, you'll want to chuck any Milton's Whole Grain Bread with an expiration date of August 26 or earlier. (Or spend more than what you paid for it in gas, we're betting, to get back to the store to fetch your refund.) Oopsie, the Carlsbad, California-based company failed to include milk on the packages of between 5,000 and 10,000 loaves of its bread sold in several states, including Arizona. The FDA has all the details.

3. Finally, this one doesn't exactly fall into the food category, but how could we leave it off the list? Glow Industries Inc. in Ohio is recalling a product called "Mr. Magic Male Enhancer from Don Wands." It's just what it sounds like -- an erectile dysfunction drug, with the motto, "Be a Rising Star" -- but according to the FDA, it is an "unapproved new drug," and therefore could be dangerous. So call (419) 350-2726, fellas, to find out what to do with any unused capsules. More info here.

As for us, we're going back to reading the surprisingly entertaining -- and appetite-suppressing -- recall press releases.

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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at amy-silverman.com.