The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a new warning for people with aluminum foil pans.
The agency says the pans are now being recalled due to a possible health risk and is urging people with a history of aluminum foil or other aluminum foil products to avoid them.
The Food and Safety Modernization Act of 2010 created the FDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to investigate food safety hazards.
The agency issued a warning on Wednesday to consumers and businesses that use aluminum foil, which is coated with aluminum oxide, and is also used as a foil coating on breads, cookies, pizza, and other food products.
Aluminum foil is used in aluminum pie and aluminum foil pan products to help foil the edges of aluminum pans when cooking.
The FDA says it has not found a health risk related to the aluminum foil product and advises people to avoid using aluminum foil at home, in restaurants, or on a table.
The warning states that consumers and restaurants are encouraged to report any reports of possible aluminum foil hazards to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
The government agency has also said that it will inspect more than 5,000 aluminum foil items that were distributed in the U.S. in the past five years.
The new warning comes after several deaths and illnesses linked to aluminum foil were linked to the products.
On February 10, two children died after eating foil from a foil pan at a Disney theme park in Florida.
In June, a man in Colorado was found to have aluminum foil wrapped around his body.