Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Recall Roundup: June 23, 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
  • Food Safety Alert: FDA warns consumers not to eat California Prime Produce and Orange County Orchards brands of pistachios. The pistachios, which had been recalled by Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc., were received and repacked by Orca Distribution West Inc. Orca has not made any public announcements about these products.
  • Food Safety Recall: International Meat Co., Inc. (Chicago, IL) recalls approximately 6,152 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The contamination was discovered by USDA during routine sampling. The recalled meat was shipped to distributors and restaurants in the Chicago area.

  • Food Safety Recall: Kildara Farms (Sidney, BC) recalls Kildara Farms Organic Gourmet Salad Greens, sold in 113 g plastic containers bearing Best Before JUN 25 and UPC 8 10770 00001 4, because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled product was distributed in British Columbia.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific
  • Adulterated Herbal Product (Hong Kong): The Department of Health warns consumers to avoid Jin Yuan Pai Xue Guan Qing Dao Fu Jiao Nang, which was found to be adulterated with sildenafil, a drug used to treat male erectile dysfunction. Sildenafil (brand name Viagra) can interact with some other pharmaceutical products, resulting in potentially serious side effects in certain individuals.

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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