Hi Jason, I thought to let you know this issue was resolved. With the help of Ray. the issues were in my metatags (I was duplicating my product description withing these metatags, which also found that they were outputting html code (since I needed to store html code for product description for layout purposes...but obviously not needed in metatags). Anyway the solution was to strip the html code as well as using htmlentities to make sure that special codes such as " " are converted to html friendly.
<?php echo htmlentities(strip_tags($row_ItemDetail['ProductLongDesc'])); ?>