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2018 Advisories

As of March 2016, the Indiana Department of Health's Food Protection Program no longer posts notifications for drug and medical device recalls and advisories. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Feed Recalls and Advisories affecting Indiana continue to be reported to local health departments and posted on this site. Recalls are issued by manufacturers with guidance from the USDA which regulates meat and poultry, or the FDA which regulates all other products. If you have questions about a recall, you may contact your local health department or the manufacturer for information.

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DateAdvisory Item
9/17/2018

Subject: Liquid nitrogen added at point of sale, immediately before consumptionADVISORY [Food]
Problem/Product: Liquid nitrogen can cause severe damage to skin and internal organs if mishandled or accidently ingested due to the extremely low temperatures it can maintain. Inhaling the vapor released by a food or drink prepared by adding liquid nitrogen immediately before consumption may also cause breathing difficulty, especially among individuals with asthma./"Dragon’s Breath," "Heaven’s Breath," "nitro puff" and other similar names.
Distribution: Foods and drinks prepared by adding liquid nitrogen immediately before consumption may be sold in malls, food courts, kiosks, state or local fairs, and other food retail locations.