Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Recall Roundup: August 19, 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: Shun Fung International Trading Inc. (dba Yummy Foods Co.) recalls 17 oz./480g Wife Cake, because the product contains undeclared egg and wheat. The recalled product was sold at Ranch 99 Supermarkets in Kent and Edmonds, Washington and Asian retail markets in California, and was distributed to individuals in California.
  • Food Safety Recall: SUPERVALU INC.® recalls frozen Culinary Circle™ Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled product was sold nationally at SUPERVALU-owned stores including Acme®, Albertsons®, biggs®, Cub Foods®, Farm Fresh®, Hornbacher’s®, Jewel-Osco®, Lucky®, Shaw’s/Star Market™, Shop ‘n Save®, and Shoppers Food & Pharmacy®. The contamination was discovered through routine sampling of the product at the manufacturing facility.
  • Food Safety Recall (Retail Distribution): USDA releases retail distribution list for Pasha Halal Poultry's recall of E. coli O157:H7-contaminated ground beef. The ground beef was supplied by Pasha Halal to Marcacci Meats. The contaminated beef also was supplied to Target and Walmart stores.

  • Allergy Alert: Uncle T Foods Ltd. (Richmond, BC) recalls all codes of Huipu brand Dried Pachyrhizus (Sweet Potato), product of China, sold in 350 g packages bearing UPC 6 922601 400949. The recalled product is known to have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, and may also have been distributed in other parts of Canada.

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.

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