If you have any at-home rapid COVID tests, an important recall was just issued.  Apparently, a shipment of at-home tests have entered the United States illegally and as a result, these tests have not been authorized, cleared, or approved by the FDA.  Individuals in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, and throughout the United States are being told to avoid using this COVID test.

COVID-19 Ag Home Test Recalled in MinnesotaIowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

According to FDA.gov, a voluntary recall was issued for a Standard Q Covid-19 Ag Home Test.  Below are a few details to know about this product and recall:

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  • PRODUCT NAME:  STANDARD Q COVID-19 Ag Home Test
  • REASON FOR RECALL:  reports indicate that the test kits were illegally imported into the United States and as a result, these are not authorized, cleared, or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for distribution or use in the United States.
  • WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE THIS PRODUCT:  consumers are asked to discard and avoid using the test.  If the product has been used to help with the diagnosis of COVID, individuals are strongly encouraged to consider getting retested.
  • LEARN MORE: All the information above is from the FDA.gov website.  You can find additional information about this recall at the FDA.gov website here.

12 Products That You Might Have a Hard Time Finding on Store Shelves in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois.

Heads up!  If you are out shopping or putting together your online grocery order, prices of several items are slowly increasing but another concern is even more alarming.  Shortages are starting to be a little more noticeable with 12 items throughout the United States and stores in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin are seeing the impact.

12 Items That Are Experiencing Shortages in 2022

As you are creating your online grocery order or shopping at the grocery store, you may have already noticed that we are seeing store shelves that aren't quite as full. Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois shoppers are experiencing these shortages as they are out shopping but it has also been noticeable throughout the entire country. According to USAToday.com, the following items could be sparse on store shelves due to a large variety of reasons including some of the following: COVID, global supply chain disruptions, and weather-related events.