Saturday, October 24, 2009

Recall Roundup: October 24, 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
  • Food Recall: Food City announces recall of World Classic Royal Black Olives with Garlic. No reason given for the recall.
  • Food Safety Recall: California Department of Public Health warns consumers not to eat Jigong Chayote Candy imported from China after tests found unacceptable levels of lead. The Jigong Chayote Candy container has a copper/gold colored lid, with a picture of a warrior, Chinese symbols, and orange fruit. The word Jigong is printed in green on a black background. Jigong Chayote Candy is imported and distributed by King Wai Trading Company, based in Union City, in the Bay Area. King Wai Trading has voluntarily recalled the candy.

  • Food Safety Alert: Alberta warns consumers to limit their consumption of certain species of fish caught in Alberta waters, due to the risk of mercury contamination.

  • Food Safety Recall (Republic of Ireland): Wexford Creamery recalls Wexford Creamery Skim Milk, 1L, Use by date 29/10, batch 289 because of possible taint.
  • Food Safety Recall (UK): Waitrose recalls some Essential Waitrose semi-skimmed milk (1.7% fat), because it might contain small amounts of cleaning solution.

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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