Sunday, June 28, 2009

Recall Roundup: June 28, 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: City Baking LLC (Long island City, NY) recalls 781 individually wrapped City Baking brand Apple Crumb Cakes (bag code #161 or #169; UPC 854142000165) because they contain walnuts, which were not declared on the label. The 3 1/4 oz. packages were distributed in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts, and Maine.
  • Food Safety Recall: JBS Swift Beef Company (Greeley, CO) expands its June 24 recall to include approximately 380,000 pounds of assorted beef primal products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The expanded recall results from an on-going CDC outbreak investigation of 24 illnesses in multiple states. At least 18 of the illnesses may be associated. The recalled meat was distributed nationally and was exported.

  • Food Safety Alert: The Middlesex-London Health Unit (Ontario) has received three lab-confirmed reports of E. coli O157:H7 infections in children in the last five days. Two of the three children reported eating kofta (spiced ground beef) purchased on June 14 and 15 from the Westmount Halal Food Store located at 490 Wonderland Road South. The source of the third child's infection is unknown. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency advises consumers to avoid ground meat or kofta purchased from Westmount Halal Food Store on or after June 2nd. While no recall notice has been issued, the store will issue refunds to any consumers who purchased these products.

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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