Monday, October 12, 2009

Recall Roundup: October 12, 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.

  • Allergy Alert (EU #2009.1327): Traces of milk ingredient in cooked ham from Spain; distributed in Spain and Andorra
  • Food Safety Recall (EU #2009.1329): Listeria monocytogenes in vacuum-packed ham from Poland; distributed in Republic of Ireland
  • Food Safety Alert (EU #2009.1330): Metal fragments in fruit yoghurts from Germany; distributed in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, (The Former Yugoslav Republic of) Macedonia, and Slovakia

Asia, Africa & The Pacific
  • Dietary Supplement Alert (Taiwan): Taiwan Department of Health advises that over-the-counter weight loss products that contain phenolphthalein or Sibutramine are not approved for sale. Consumers are urged to avoid using these products, as they are being sold illegally and their use may result in serious side-effects.

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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