Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Recall Roundup: January 12, 2010

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.

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United States
  • Allergy Alert: Rudolph Foods (San Bernardino, CA) recalls 39 cases of Pepe’s Louisiana Hot Gigante Cracklins, 3,537 cases of 7-Select Louisiana Hot Onion Rings and 420 cases of Rudolph’s Louisiana Hot OnYums, because the products may contain undeclared milk. The recalled Cracklins were distributed in Southern California; the Onion Rings and OnYums were sold in California, Nevada, Oregon, Arizona and Washington State.
  • Food Safety Recall: Adams Farm Slaughterhouse, LLC. (Athol, MA) recalls approximately 2,574 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The Massachusetts Department of Health and USDA have identified one illness that is associated with the recalled meat. The beef was distributed to private owners on three separate Massachusetts farms.
  • Food Safety Recall: HP Hood recalls select Heluva Good branded 8 oz. plastic cup containers of Cold Pack Cheese Food after the State of Wisconsin detected Listeria monocytogenes in several finished product samples processed by the co-packer that produces Heluva Good products on behalf of HP Hood. The recalled items were distributed in stores – including Wegmans – in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and Rhode Island.
  • Food Safety Recall: The Kroger Co. alerts its customer to the recall of Mr. Dell's Shredded Hash Browns, 64 oz., due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled product was sold in Kingsoopers stores.
  • Food Safety Recall: Brookshire's Food & Pharmacy has recalled all code dates of Food Club 30 oz. Shredded Hash Browns (UPC-3680006530) and 28 oz. O’Brien Potatoes (UPC-3680006299) as a precaution. An unrelated (non Food Club brand) sample from the same manufacturer tested positive for the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.
  • Food Alert: Food City advises that ValuTime Duplex Sandwich Cookies 14 oz. have been recalled by the manufacturer. No details have been provided.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Paul W. Marks Company Inc. (Everett, MA) that an inspection of the company's distribution facility revealed serious violations of the Seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Village Cannery of Vermont, Inc. (Barre, VT) that two inspections of the company's applesauce processing facility determined that Village Cannery manufactured and offered for sale applesauce products that were adulterated within the meaning of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. FDA lab analysis of applesauce samples taken during the inspections detected the presence of patulin, a toxin produced by molds that may grow on apples.


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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