Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Recall Roundup: September 22, 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: Americas Favorite Noshers Inc. (Brooklyn, NY) recalls Nosher's Choice brand Just Fruit because it contains undeclared sulfites. The recalled product was distributed in New York State and New Jersey.
  • Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Alert (Oregon): The entire Oregon coast has been closed to recreational mussel and clam harvesting due to the risk of paralytic shellfish poisoning. Crab harvesting is not affected by this closure, but the consumption of whole recreational scallops is not recommended.
  • Retailer's Food Recall: Buehler's Fresh Foods (Ohio) recalls several products supplied by Nash Finch for various reasons, including mold, infestation, and an incorrect recipe.

  • Food Safety Recall: Mars Food UK recalls two date codes of Dolmio Express Creamy Carbonara Pasta Sauce due to possible contamination with small pieces of hard plastic.
  • Food Safety Alert (EU): Salmonella enteritidis detected in buckwheat flour from France that was distributed to Luxembourg
  • Food Safety Alert (EU): Salmonella detected in fresh cha om leaf and fresh holy basil from Thailand that was distributed to The Netherlands
  • Food Safety Alert (EU): Soy bean curd from China rejected by Italy due to the presence of excessive Bacillus cereus, a potential pathogen

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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