Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Recall Roundup: July 14, 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: Malt-O-Meal Company expands earlier recall of of Maple & Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal to include additional date codes
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Recall: Haloteco recalls Libipower Plus, sold nationwide as a dietary supplement pill, after FDA detects tadalafil, the active ingredient in FDA-approved drugs to treat Erectile Dysfunction. Tadalafil can interact with other prescription medications, producing possibly life-threatening side-effects.

  • Allergy Alert: Metro Ontario Inc. (Etobicoke, ON) recalls certain Master Choice brand frozen Garlic and Herb Baguettes due to the presence of undeclared milk. The recalled items were sold in Metro and A&P stores in Ontario. One adverse reaction has been reported.

  • Food Safety Alert: The European Commission alerts member countries that Salmonella-contaminated whey protein supplement from the United States may have been distributed in European Union member countries and should be withdrawn from the market.
  • Dietary Supplement Recall (Belgium): AFSCA (Agence Fédérale pour la Sécurité de la Chaine Alimentaire) that Cutter Total Stack dietary supplement has been recalled after AFSCA detected arsenic in the product at a concentration exceeding the maximum permitted level of 1 mg/Kg.

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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