Friday, June 19, 2009

Recall Roundup: June 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.

United States
  • Allergy Alert: Smith Dairy Products Company recalls SMITH’S Tea with Lemon in gallon size, lot no. 07/07/09, due to the presence of undeclared milk. The recalled product was distributed only in Ohio.
  • Stolen Insulin Warning: FDA warns that at least some of the stolen 129,000 vials of the injectable insulin product, Levemir – made by Novo Nordisk – have resurfaced and are being sold to US consumers. FDA has received one report of a patient who suffered a dangerous reaction due to poor control of blood glucose as a result of using a vial of the stolen insulin.
  • Food Safety Alert: The California Department of Public Health warns consumers not to eat canned Cioppino Sauce from Sea Harvest Fish Market & Restaurants, (Carmel, CA) because the product presents a botulism hazard. Sea Harvest does not have a cannery license, and did not process the Cioppino Sauce in accordance with the requirements for a low acid-canned food.
  • Food Safety Alert: The Utah Department of Health provides sport fishermen with a list of state fish advisories.
  • Food Safety Recall: Nestlé USA recalls all varieties of Nestlé Toll House refrigerated raw cookie dough products. Preliminary epidemiological evidence has linked consumption of raw Toll House cookie dough to a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7.


Europe, Including the United Kingdom
  • Food Safety Alert (Norway & Denmark): The Norwegian Food Safety Authority has prohibited the sale of all sugar peas imported from Kenya after Shigella sonnei was detected in an unopened package. The imported sugar peas were linked to four cases of shigellosis in Norway and 10 cases in Denmark.

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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