Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Recall Roundup: October 27, 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 Safety Recall: Crocetti's Oakdale Packing Co. (d.b.a. South Shore Meats, Inc., Brockton, MA) recalls approximately 1,039 pounds of fresh ground beef patties derived from bench trim as well as mechanically tenderized beef cuts that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The recalled meat has been implicated in an outbreak of gastroenteritis that occurred among a group of Rhode Island school children who attended a camp in Massachusetts earlier this month.
  • Food Safety Recall: San Link, Inc. (Staten Island, NY) recalls vacuum pack dried Lesh (fish) and vacuum pack dried Krasnoperka (fish), imported from Russia, that were improperly eviscerated before processing. Uneviscerated fish have been associated in the past with Clostridium botulinum food poisoning and are not permitted to be sold in New York State. The recalled fish were distributed in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

  • Food Safety Recall: Les Pâtes Cortina Inc. recalls Delizia brand minestrone soup because of mislabelling and hazardous display. The soup, which is packed in hermetically sealed glass jars, was not stored or displayed at the correct refrigeration temperature, and the label lacks the caution Garder réfrigéré. The recall affects all 500g jars bearing expiration dates up to and including 30 novembre 2009 (Nov. 30, 2009)


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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  1. The continued pet food recalls really made me do my homework on what food has been, is now, and will continue to be safe for my pets. Spent a lot of time researching foods. My decision as a dog trainer and animal behavioralist are the holistic pet food created by veterinarian Dr. Jane Bicks.

    This is why: (or check it out for yourself at www.DogSmithNutrition.com)

    1) She has her own stand-alone manufacturing facility, so there is no worry about cross-contamination of equipment by other pet-food manufacturers using lower-quality ingredients.

    2) She makes the food in small batches and personally quality control tests every one.

    3) She uses only human-grade ingredients, and no corn, wheat or soy products, or preservatives or dyes.

    4) The foods are fast-cooked to retain the maximum amount of nutrients, and she refuses to sell the product via stores because she doesn't want it sitting on store shelves (because of the absence of preservatives). So you order it online through a registered agent, and it ships to your door!

    5) She encourages customers to call into a monthly conference call she does and ask questions about the food.

    Each 40-lb bag of kibble contains approximately 160 cups. Each cup of dog food has 483 kcal/cup. Check whatever food you're using now, because this is very nutritionally-dense food and most people find they need to feed much less of it to maintain their pets' weights. I cut my 70-lb pointer back from 2 cups twice a day to 1.3 cups twice a day. My heeler gets half a cup twice a day. My 15-year-old cat gained a precious two pounds and is acting like a kitten again. The products are beyond compare.

    Hope this helps!

  2. Thanks, Catherine, for sharing this information.



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