Thursday, November 26, 2009

Recall Roundup: November 26, 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: Vita Food Products, Inc. (Chicago, IL) recalls its Elf Branded Herring in Sour Cream product distributed in retail stores in California, Texas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Georgia, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin because the product contains undeclared wheat.

  • Food Safety Recall: NutriSystem Canada ULC recalls certain Nutrisystem brand Peanut Butter Granola Bars (Canadian version) described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The 40 g packages bearing UPC 6 32674 37016 7 and lot code TC05219B (product of USA) were sold exclusively through the Canadian NutriSystem website, by telephone (1-877-368-8446), and via the Shopping Channel.
  • Dietary Supplement Recall: Health Canada is warning consumers not to use Herblex "Once More", an unauthorized product promoted to enhance male sexual performance, as this product was found to contain sildenafil, a prescription medication not indicated on the label. The product also was found to be contaminated with high levels of mold and bacteria.


Australia and New Zealand
  • Food Safety Recall (Australia): National Foods and Woolworths Limited recall Woolworths Fresh Milk Lite, 2 L (Use by date: 6 Dec 09) due to the presence of Escherichia coli. The recalled milk was sold in Woolworths/Food For Less supermarkets in specific stores in Victoria, New South Wales and the ACT.

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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