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Health in Brief: Herb Ox Beef Bouillon Recalled Due to Unlisted Milk Ingredient

Herb Ox Beef Bouillon Recalled Due to Unlisted Milk Ingredient

Creative Contract Packaging LLC is voluntarily recalling 4,412 cases, or 13,236 total pounds, of two code dates of HERB-OX® Beef Flavor Granulated Bouillon, due to the potential presence of an undeclared milk allergen.

Consumers who are allergic to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

The recalled product is limited to 4 ounce jars with “Best If Used By” dates of SEPT 2020 and OCT 2020. The code date is located on top of the lid. A photo of the product and “Best If Used By” date appears below. Recalled product was sent to retailers and distributors nationwide.

Arizona gets health report card

United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report is the longest-running annual assessment of the nation’s health on a state-by-state basis. For 28 years, the report has analyzed a comprehensive set of data on behaviors, community and environment, policy, clinical care and outcomes to provide a holistic view of the health of the nation. For more information, visit www.AmericasHealthRankings.org.

Arizona State Highlights:

* In the past two years, children in poverty decreased 19% from 28.5% to 23.1% of children

* In the past five years, obesity increased 16% from 25.1% to 29.0% of adults

* In the past five years, smoking decreased 24% from 19.3% to 14.7% of adults

* In the past 10 years, drug deaths increased 40% from 13.6 to 19.0 deaths per 100,000 population

* In the past five years, preventable hospitalizations decreased 32% from 52.9 to 36.1 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees

For more information about the state of Arizona’s health visit: https://www.americashealthrankings.org/

eWIC makes it easier for families to get healthy foods

The Arizona Department of Health Services has completed a multi-year effort to launch an electronic system called eWIC that replaces paper checks with a card for families that participate in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program.

“The Yavapai County WIC Program provides services to over 3,500 participants each month,” says Willa Miller, WIC Director for Yavapai County Community Health Services. “The move to eWIC means that our WIC families can shop for the same healthy WIC-approved foods with more flexibility to go to the store throughout the month with their WIC benefits on one card.”

WIC families can also download the EzWIC app for Apple and Android devices. This app will allow them to search the WIC Food List, scan items in the store to see if they are WIC-approved, and check their current benefit balance.

WIC is a successful public health nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and connections to community services for income-eligible women who are pregnant and postpartum, infants, and children up to five years old. To learn more or to locate a WIC clinic, visit azwic.gov.

Information provided by Yavapai County Community Health Services.

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