Sunday, April 19, 2009

Recall Roundup: April 19, 2009

Here is today's list of food safety recalls, product withdrawals and allergy alerts. The live links will take you directly to the official recall notices and company news releases that contain detailed information for each recall and alert.

Pistachio Product Recalls
  • NOW Foods recalls NOW Foods brand In-shell Pistachios, 12oz bags 
  • Ross Nut Co. recalls Roasted Salted In-shell Pistachios
  • Wegmans recalls two sizes of Wegmans Raspberry Custard Tarts and Pineapple Almond Tarts

United States
  • Food Safety Recall: Amalgamated Produce, Inc. (Bridgeport, CT) extends earlier recall to include Crunchy Sprouts. The recalled items were distributed in NY, NJ, CT, RI, MA, NH, VT, ME, MD, PA and DE under the Specialty Farms, Vermont Sprout House, Nature's Promise, and BroccoSprouts brands. Alfalfa sprouts also were supplied in 5-pound bulk bags. The original recall was initiated after New York State detected Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of sprouts obtained at a supermarket.


Mexico, Central America, South America
  • Food Safety Recall (Chile): Elaboradora DoƱihue Limitada suspends production and recalls meat products after its products were linked to an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes.

Europe, Including the United Kingdom
  • Food Safety Alert (UK):  A G Barr's withdraws Simply Fruity and Simply Aqua flavoured water drinks due to reports that the bottle caps present a choking hazard to children

Some supermarket chains post recall notices on their web sites for the convenience of customers. To see whether a recalled food was carried by your favorite supermarket, follow the live link to the supermarket's recall web site.

*The Kroger umbrella encompasses numerous supermarket, marketplace and convenience store chains, listed on the Kroger corporate home page.

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