Sunday, July 12, 2009

Recall Roundup: July 12, 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 Recall: Herring Produce, (Lake Park, GA) recalls production lot number 0801206 of whole Anaheim Peppers after New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets detected Salmonella during routine sampling. The recalled fresh peppers were shipped June 9-19, 2009 to retail outlets in New York state, Ohio and Massachusetts.
  • Food Safety Recall: Country Creations recalls packets of frosting included with Country Creations Braided Bread and Country Creations Cinnamon Rolls, because the frosting contains nonfat dry milk that was supplied by Plainview Milk Products and may be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • Food Safety Recall: Godiva Chocolatier recalls ‘G Collection’ Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day gift boxes that were available for purchase during limited holiday timeframes in 2009. One piece in the 'G Collection' (Praline Crunch) contains nonfat dry milk supplied by Plainview Milk Products.

  • Personal Care Products Recall: Carina Organics Corporation recalls some Pure & Natural Daily Light Conditioner for Normal Hair (UPC 061354073607) due to contamination with Burkholderia cepacia bacteria, which can cause serious infections, especially in individuals with certain preexisting conditions. The recalled shampoo was sold in British Columbia and online through the company's website,, and may also have been sold elsewhere in Canada.
  • Unauthorized Sale of Health Product: Health Canada has advised retailers to remove Specific-Formula Arthro-Ace from store shelves, as sale of these health products is not authorized in Canada. Specific-Formula Arthro-Ace, which is promoted as a natural health product for the relief or arthritic pain, contains dexamethasone, a prescription steroid that can cause serious side effects. Health Canada has received one adverse reaction report involving a consumer who experienced an irregular heartbeat and tremors after using the product.

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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