Monday, November 23, 2009

Recall Roundup: November 23, 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: Timco Worldwide Inc. (Davis, CA) recalls a limited number of MelonUp! large seedless watermelons after a distribution company detects Salmonella on the rind of a watermelon during routine sampling. The recalled watermelons were distributed to grocers, wholesalers and processors in California and Texas.


Canada
  • Allergy Alert: Bonisoir LEA (Ch√Ęteauguay, QC) recalls a number of cakes due to the presence of undeclared milk, soy, nuts, peanuts and sulfites.


Europe


Australia and New Zealand
  • Fraudulent Claims Alert (New Zealand): Medsafe (New Zealand Ministry of Health) warns the public of 65 overseas websites that purport to be based in New Zealand and are touting unapproved herbal products.


Asia, Africa & The Pacific
  • Food Safety/Cholera Alert (Malaysia): Contaminated fish used in the making of crackers has been identified as among the sources of the cholera outbreak. Eleven ice factories, two cracker factories and eight food outlets have been ordered closed.



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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