Friday, May 15, 2009

Recall Roundup: May 15, 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.

United States
  • Allergy Alert: Amigo's Mexican Food, Inc. (Deming, NM) recalls approximately 4,594 pounds of red pork tamale products that may contain undeclared wheat. The recalled items were shipped to retailers in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
  • Allergy Alert: Wayne Provision Co. (Vernon, CA) recalls approximately 2,075 pounds of frozen pork sausage products that may contain undeclared hydrolyzed soy and whey. The recalled products were shipped to restaurants in southern California and in the Las Vegas, NV area.

  • Allergy Alert: Parmalat Canada, Inc. (Toronto, ON) recalls Sensational Soy Smooth Original and Sensational Soy Classic Vanilla products due to the presence of undeclared milk protein. The recalled products were distributed in the province of Ontario.

Europe, Including the United Kingdom
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Alert (France): France's Ministry of Health advises consumers to avoid using Hydroxycut dietary supplements, due to the risk of liver damage and other adverse effects. While Hydroxycut products have not been approved for sale in France, the Ministry notes that the products are available over the Internet. 

Australia and New Zealand
  • Food Safety Recall (Australia): Meatworld Fishworld Maroochydore recalls 20 Kg sliced pastrami, available for sale from 2 May 2009, due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled meat was sold only at Meatworld Fishworld Maroochydore 86 Wises Road, Maroochydore, QLD, 4558

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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