Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Recall Roundup: June 17, 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: Smith Dairy Products Company recalls SMITH'S Tea with Lemon gallon size - UPC 70424 00560 Lot No. 07/07/09, due to the presence of undeclared milk. The recalled tea was distributed only in Ohio.
  • Cold Remedy Warning: FDA warns consumers that three zinc-containing Zicam Cold Remedy products may cause a loss of the sense of smell, and should not be used.
  • Dietary Supplement Recall: Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. recalls all lots of Stamina-Rx Dietary Supplement Products, because Stamina-Rx is " unapproved new drug and misbranded new drug in violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (the Act)." In addition, one lot contains benzamidenafil, a drug that is not FDA-approved and is not declared on the label.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific
  • Food Safety Warning: The Hong Kong Department of Health warns that certain Chinese Herbal Teas were found to be adulterated with either paracetamol or both paracetamol and chlorpheniramine, and may cause adverse reactions.

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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