Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Recall Roundup: January 13, 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 (Retail Distribution): USDA posts retail distribution list for Pepe's Gigante Louisiana Hot Sauce Flavored Cracklins, which was recalled on January 9, 2010 due to the presence of undeclared milk in the product.
  • Food Safety Recall: Nurture, Inc. recalls selected varieties and date codes of HAPPYTOT Stage 4 and HAPPYBABY Stage 1 and Stage 2 pouch meals with date codes expiring between November 2010 and January 2011. These products are being recalled due to a packaging defect that potentially could cause the pouches to swell or leak, indicating potential bacterial contamination. There has been one customer complaint and no illness reports.

  • Allergy Alert: Provigo Saint-Urbain (Montreal, QC) recalls "Rouleaux Imperiaux avec riz frit" (Imperial rolls with fried rice) because the product contains undeclared milk protein. All production lots bearing a packaging date up to an including 12 janvier 2010 are included in this Allergy Alert.

  • Food Spoilage Alert (Denmark): Dansk Supermarked withdraws Old Mill Grove Pitabrød, 390g. (Best before 23 MAR 2010), produced by Eghoyan's Pitta Bakery Ltd. after mold is detected in several packages.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0030): Mercury in frozen swordfish fillets from Spain; distributed in France
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0031): Ochratoxin A in red wine in bulk from Italy; distributed in Germany.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0032): Unauthorised colours Rhodamine B and Orange II in dried ground chilli pepper from Ireland; distributed in the United Kingdom.

Asia, Africa & The Pacific
  • Seafood Toxin Alert (Hong Kong): The Centre for Food Safety has warned consumers, wholesalers and the Kai Bo Food Supermarket (Kowloon) that a recent sample of prepackaged frozen half-shell scallop sample was found to contain Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) toxin, at a level of 114 micrograms/100 grams. Consumers are advised not to eat this product.

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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