Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Recall Roundup: July 8, 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: Arizona Nutritional Supplements, manufacturer for Publix Brand GreenWise Vanilla & Chocolate Flavored Whey Proteins, recalls specified production lots after a review of product labels revealed inadequate information about the presence of milk allergens.
  • Food Safety Recall: USDA issues updated and expanded list of retail consignees for JBS Swift Beef Company meat recall.
  • Food Safety Recall: The C.F. Sauer Company recalls gravy and sauce mixes, marketed under Sauer's, Gold Medal and Piggly Wiggly brand names, because the mixes may be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • Food Safety Recall: Traditions Meals Solutions recalls non-fat dry milk packets that are components of Traditions Meal Solutions shelf stable meal kits. The meal kits were distributed to food distributors and regional nutrition service providers located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
  • Food Safety Recall: recalls Rich, Rich, Rich Hot Chocolate Mix (lot #29494), due to possible Salmonella contamination.
  • Sport Fishing Advisory: Texas Department of State Health Services advises the public not to consume any species of fish from Clear Creek after lab testing reveals elevated levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in fish samples.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific
  • Dietary Supplement Alert (Hong Kong): The Department of Health warns consumers not to buy or use REDUCE WEIGHT Capsule, which has been found to contain an undeclared pharmaceutical ingredient, sibutramine. Silbutramine is an appetite suppressant that can cause significant side effects. Two illness have been reported, both requiring hospitalization.

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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