Saturday, October 10, 2009

Recall Roundup: October 10, 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: Giant® Food Stores and Price Chopper are both reporting a recall of Hostess Scary Monster Cakes (UPC 45000-01421) due to the presence of undeclared coconut.
  • Food Safety Recall: Fisher-Rex Sandwich Co. recalls some pre-packaged sandwiches after tests by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in product samples as part of a routine inspection. Affected products are identified by a six-digit product code that begins with 01, and were sold in convenience stores, gas stations and other retail stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. No illnesses have been reported.

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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