Thursday, November 5, 2009

Recall Roundup: November 5, 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: Curly's Food, Inc. (Sioux City, IA) recalls approximately 12,181 pounds of roast beef deli products because they were inadvertently mislabeled and contain undeclared soy.
  • Allergy Alert: Bay Valley Foods, LLC (Pittsburgh, PA) recalls approximately 20,286 pounds of canned cream of mushroom soup because it was inadvertently mislabeled and may contain undeclared egg.
  • Allergy Alert: Kroger Co. recalls Kroger brand Hazelnut Spread (13 oz.) because it contains undeclared peanuts. The recalled product was available in Kroger, Dillons, King Soopers, Peyton Fountain and Southeast stores.
  • Food Safety Recall: Giant Food Stores expands earlier recall of ground beef products supplied by Fairbank Farms to include additional expiration date codes, because the meat may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
  • Food Safety Alert: The Alabama Department of Agriculture issues a Stop Sale notice for imported catfish and basa product from Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, China and Vietnam due to positive results for the antibiotic fluoroquinolones.
  • Pet Treat Safety Recall: PetSmart recalls two Dentley's Beef Hoof products for potential Salmonella contamination. The products were manufactured by Pet Carousel, Inc. (Sanger, CA) and shipped to PetSmart distribution centers in Ottawa (IL), Groveport (OH) and Newnan (GA) for distribution to PetSmart retail locations.
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Warning: FDA warns consumers that Stiff Nights, a product marketed as a dietary supplement for sexual enhancement, contains an ingredient that can dangerously lower blood pressure and is illegal.

  • Food Safety Recall: At the request of Health Canada, U&ME Marketing recalls Chaotic Beverages sold under the brand names Mind Strike, Fearocity, Elixir of Tenacity and Power Pulse "... because they are unauthorized products marketed to a vulnerable population (children) with ingredients that may pose a health risk."


Asia, Africa & The Pacific
  • Drug Ingredient Alert (Hong Kong): The Department of Health warns consumers not to buy or use "Zeng Da Yan Shi Wan" as it was found to contain an undeclared drug ingredient – sildenafil – which may cause serious side effects.

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 comment:

  1. U & Me recalled all Chaotic drinks two weeks ago (Oct. 23, 2009) after we were advised that Health Canada had concerns about some ingredients in our products. We agreed to an immediate, voluntary recall, which resulted in the removal of all Chaotic drinks from store shelves in Canada between Oct 26-30. 

    At the time of the recall, we had been approved by Health Canada for a site license and were in the process of applying for a Natural Health Product (NHP) certification. 

    Chaotic drinks are made with 100 percent natural sugars, colours and flavours. They are a healthier beverage choice for consumers who seek a change from artificial alternatives. The Chaotic beverage is designed for the Chaotic card game players who know the characters on the cans, and understand the value of the interactive game play codes on each label.

    We regret any alarm this has caused with our customers and consumer base, and wish to assure everyone that we are taking the necessary steps to reformulate Chaotic beverage to the standards of Health Canada

    Please feel free to contact me with any further questions regarding this issue.

    Darryl McDaniel
    U & Me Marketing Inc.
    460 Brant Street 3rd flr
    Burlington Ontario


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