Clovis News

Local briefs: Warning issued for lemon, lime juices

The California Department of Public Health warned people Saturday not to consume three brands of lemon and lime juices.

Citrovita, Byblos and Golchin brands contain FD&C Yellow Number 5 food coloring, according to a news release from the department.

People who have a severe sensitivity to the food coloring and use these products risk a serious or life-threatening reaction.

The department found the additive in some of the juices produced by Anaheim-based Ataco International Inc., which has denied using the food coloring.

Consumers should discard the juices or return them to where they bought them, the department said.

People who find the product for sale are encouraged to call the department's toll-free complaint line at (800) 495-3232.

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Buchanan blood drive honors teacher

Students, faculty and administration of Buchanan High School will hold a three-day memorial blood drive for instructor Matt Mueller.

It will be in the school's multipurpose room from 2 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Donors will receive a T-shirt, a free barbecue dinner and discounts from Valley businesses.

The school is at 1560 N. Minnewawa Ave. in Clovis.

Details: Central California Blood Center, (559) 389-5433.