Saturday, December 12, 2009

Recall Roundup: December 12, 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: Health Valley recalls three lot codes of Health Valley Organic Split Pea Soup, No Salt Added, 15oz., because they contain undeclared butter, according to information posted by Wegmans

  • Pending Food Safety Recall (UK): Elland food factory has been shut down by the UK environmental health inspectors due to egregious unsanitary conditions, according to a report in today's Evening Courier. The newspaper adds that a recall announcement is expected from the UK Food Standards Agency by Monday. The facility is a chick pea canning factory that packs under several different labels.
  • Consumer Product Safety Notification (EU #2009.1711): Migration of lead and of nickel from metal cookware with lid from Italy; distributed in Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2009.1712): Aflatoxins in roasted pistachio nuts from Turkey; distributed in France and Germany.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2009.1713): Triazophos (pesticide residue) in okra from India; distributed in Germany.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2009.1714): Amitraz (0.2 mg/kg - ppm) in fresh pears from Turkey; distributed in the United Kingdom.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2009.1715): Dioxins and dioxin-like polychlorobifenyls (industrial contaminants) in cod liver from Poland; distributed in Latvia.

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. Thank you for sharing this I am a vegan (I do not blog about it) and the pea article caught my eye. I eat quite a bit of pea products for the protien that peas offer... I have heard that about 20 percent of more of the weight of peas is protien. You have an impressive position and I am now off to read some of your archives for more material.

    I stumbled into your blog and I am glad that I did.

    Thank you for sharing

    Best regards,
    Tom Bailey

  2. Hello Tom.

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