Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Recall Roundup: November 18, 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: Snacks on Racks, Inc. (Parkville, MO) recalls more than 70 products from their line of Gourmet Snacks Packs because the products may contain undeclared milk, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, egg, sulfites or wheat. Gourmet Snack Packs are distributed throughout the continental United States to food service establishments at hospitals, colleges, universities and corporate cafeterias and kiosks.
  • Food Safety Recall: Fairbury Steaks, Inc. (Fairbury, NE) recalls approximately 90 pounds of fresh ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The products were produced on November 16, 2009, and were distributed to an unnamed restaurant in Ruskin, NE.
  • Food Safety Recall: Thrive Foods (Lindon, UT) recalls approximately 3,790 pounds of assorted meat and poultry products because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. The recalled items were produced on October 12, 2009, October 19, 2009 and October 21, 2009, and were distributed to wholesale and retail stores in the State of Utah and through Internet sales.
  • Food Safety Recall: The Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources reminds consumers to check their freezers for packages of ground beef recalled by Fairbank Farms on October 31st. Four residents of Maine were hospitalized after having become infected with the same strain of E. coli O157:H7 that was found in the Fairbank Farms meat.
  • Food Safety Alert: The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control urges people who purchased a meal at a fund raiser in Conway, SC on Nov. 13 to dispose of any leftover food from the fund raiser as an investigation has begun into a possible foodborne outbreak involving the event. Five people have been hospitalized with gastro-intestinal illness symptoms after purchasing and consuming food from the fund raiser.
  • Dietary Supplement Recall: RockHard Laboratories announced today that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lot numbers of the company’s dietary supplement sold under the name RockHard Weekend (RHW), after being informed by FDA that the product contains sulfoaildenfil, an analogue of Sildenfil, an FDA-approved drug used as treatment for male Erectile Dysfunction.


Australia and New Zealand
  • Food Safety Recall: Pronasindo Australia Pty Ltd (trading as Simply The Best Smallgoods) recalls Simply The Best brand Leg Ham Portion and Harris Farm brand Leg Ham Portion because the products may contain Listeria monocytogenes.

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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