Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Recall Roundup: October 21, 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: Domega International Co, Ltd. (Brooklyn NY) recalls WHITE LOTUS SEED PASTE MOON CAKE (2 YOLKS) because it contains undeclared eggs.

  • Mislabelled Medication Alert: Health Canada is warning patients who take the antidepressant Trazorel (50 mg) or the anti-nausea medication Cesamet (1 mg) of a mislabelling issue that may potentially result in patients getting the wrong medication. Valeant Canada, the manufacturer, has recalled both drugs.

  • Food Recall (EU #2009.1381): too high content of E 210 - benzoic acid in cola drink from the United States; distributed in Austria, Greece and Italy
  • Food Safety Recall (EU #2009.1395): Histamine in escolar fillets from Vietnam; distributed in Denmark
  • Food Safety Recall (EU #2009.1390): Salmonella spp. (presence /10g) in minced beef meat (steak hache) from Italy; distributed in France
  • Food Safety Recall (EU #2009.1389): Mercury in frozen porbeagle (Lamna nasus) fillets from Spain; distributed in Italy
  • Food Safety Alert (EU #2009.1386 & 2009.1387): Hepatitis A Virus in clams and mussels from France; distributed in Belgium and already consumed
  • Food Safety Alert (EU #2009.1380 and others): Hepatitis A Virus in mussels from the Netherlands; distributed in Belgium and already consumed
  • Food Safety Alert (Belgium): L’Agence Fédérale pour la Sécurité de la Chaîne Alimentaire (AFSCA) halts the slaughter of swine at Intercommunale des abattoirs de Liège after finding a significant increase in the number of pork carcasses that are contaminated with Salmonella Ohio. The abattoir will not be permitted to resume swine slaughter until the contamination problem is brought under control. AFSCA advises that Salmonella Ohio infections have been on the increase in the Belgian population.

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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