IPA to be turned over to Police – Health Minister

first_imgRecalled LAILAC infant milkThe Government Analyst-Food and Drug Department’s (GA-FDD) order to recall all Lailac infant milkThe recalled LAILAC infant milk on the shelf of a supermarket on Saturdayproducts will now be handled by the Police as International Pharmaceutical Agency (IPA) continues to disregard the directive.This is according to Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton, who in a telephone interview with Guyana Times stood by the decision made by the GA-FDD, noting that since the product does not meet the country’s required standards, then it is an appropriate move to have the Lailac infant milk pulled from the market. He added that since local distributor IPA refuses to do so, then it will become a legal issue where the Police will get involved.“If the law so says and the product does not abide by the regulations then the Food and Drug Department has a right to pull the product from the market. If they (distributors) continue to defy the order, then it’s a legal matter and when it comes to a legal case, it goes to the Police and a decision will have to be made,” the Public Health Minister said.Dr Norton further added that he is disappointed that the Analyst-Food and Drug Department has not started to seized the milk from the shelves of retail and wholesale entities.“It could be that the company brought in the milk some time ago, probably sold it to supermarkets and the supermarkets continue to display it so that they don’t make a loss. What I know that can be done is the Food and Drug Department can literally go and seize these products. I don’t know why they’re not doing it.”Additionally, he said that an investigation will be launched into why the GA-FDD is inactive with respect to seizing the milk.The GA-FDD in early February 2016, issued a recall for the Lailac infant milk, however more than six weeks after the recall deadline of March 22, 2016, the product remained on the shelves of numerous retail and wholesale outlets.The IPA has persistently disregarded the GA-FDD’s instructions contending that LAILAC infant milk is a milk-based baby formula.The recall by GA-FDD was issued on two grounds – the product’s noncompliance with Food and Drug Regulation (12) of 1977, which prohibits distributing a product in Guyana that is not distributed in its country of origin. GA-FDD Director Marlon Cole was quoted in other sections of the media as saying that LAILAC was not and could not possibly be sold in France as milk.“Our regulations clearly state that the product must be freely distributed in the country of production. That product is not sold in France. No other Caribbean country has LAILAC milk. It is not milk,” he was quoted as saying.The other reason for this recall was based on concluding after reading the product’s label which showed that the product is labelled infant milk although in the production process non-specified ‘vegetable oils’ were used to replace milk fat. According to the GA-FDD, in making the product as close as possible to “mother’s milk”, unless specific vegetable oils were added to the cow milk-based substance, when digested by infants, the formula can prove to be dangerous since the fatty acids in the triglycerides produced influence their function negatively.The IPA has admitted its LAILAC product was not sold in France, the country of origin but only in the Third World countries. The IPA continues to argue that the product is being distributed in France, but under a different brand.last_img read more

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Outstanding Donegal woman honoured as Ulster Caregiver of the Year

first_imgA Donegal woman has received an award for the care she gives to local older people through her work at Home Instead Senior Care. Bernie McHugh, from Ardara, was selected as regional winner for Ulster at the Home Instead Senior Care CAREGiver of the Year Awards 2019, which took place at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin.“Bernie has been part of our team of CAREGivers for more than 10 years now, and she specialises in providing care for clients with physical and sensory challenges. We are so proud to see her hard work and dedication recognised through this award,” said Martin Murphy, Owner of Home Instead Senior Care Donegal. Bernie received the award for the consistently high quality of senior care services she delivers to local communities in Donegal. She is regarded as an “outstanding CAREGiver who always goes the extra mile for people”, her colleagues said.Before inviting Bernie to the stage to collect her award, Home Instead Brand Ambassador and former broadcaster Thelma Mansfield described the positive feedback she receives from local health professionals, clients and colleagues.“She has shown complete devotion to her clients and their wellbeing, with one saying that he ‘thinks the world of her’,” said Thelma Mansfield.Home Instead Senior Care is Ireland’s largest provider of private home care services and is also an approved care provider by the HSE. “These awards give us the opportunity to recognise the tireless work that our 4,000-strong team of CAREGivers deliver to clients all over the country, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” said Shane Jennings, Director of Franchise Operations at Home Instead Senior Care.“It is only through their hard work and dedication that we can honour our mission, which is to enhance the lives of older people and their families,” said Shane Jennings.Outstanding Donegal woman honoured as Ulster Caregiver of the Year was last modified: June 4th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:caregiverhome instead senior carelast_img read more

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FlexConnect – New Soybean Inoculant Technology

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio-based Morral Companies have been early adopters of Flex Connect soybean inoculant technology from Verdesian Life Sciences. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins traveled to north central Ohio to learn about this new innovation and see it an action.last_img

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RCMP say suspect in Ahtahkakoop fatal shooting has died

first_imgAPTN National NewsRCMP say the suspect in a fatal shooting Tuesday morning in the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation has also died.The 59-year-old man was found at approximately 5 p.m. in the community by RCMP. Police said a firearm went off after officers found the suspect and he was later pronounced dead in hospital. The RCMP said their officers never fired a shot.The small community, about 150 km north of Saskatoon, was rocked by a shooting hours earlier when a 56-year-old man was shot to death. Police have not identified either of the men.But according to resident Kim Sasakamoose, the shooting happened around 10 a.m. and the alleged shooter is her cousin, Elgin “Chucky” Sasakamoose.Chucky Sasakamoose. (Facebook photo)“They tried to bring him back to life,” said Kim Sasakamoose of the victim, who she identified as “Wayne” and being new to the community. The shooting happened near the health centre.A family friend identified the victim as Wayne Teed.Wayne Teed. (Facebook photo)Kim Sasakamoose said she heard the shooting was over a woman. “He took off on his quad,” said Kim Sasakamoose of her cousin. Police had told residents to stay in their homes throughout the day as they searched the area.Officers from several RCMP detachments were on the scene, including the canine and major crimes units. Police said they don’t believe there are any other victims or suspects. They have called in Saskatoon police to conduct what the RCMP said will be an independent investigation into what happened when the suspect died.RCMP at the scene of the shooting Tuesday in Ahtahkakoop. (Facebook photo)Chucky Sasakamoose was the son of Fred Sasakamoose, the first Aboriginal hockey player in National Hockey League when he played for the Chicago Blackhawks in 1953, according a family member.last_img read more

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