Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Recall Roundup: January 20, 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
  • Food Safety Recall: BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. alerts its customers to a recall by Ethnic Fancy Foods, Inc. of Himalayan Harvest Brown Basmati Rice 3.25 lb. jar with “best by” dates of August 15, 2011 – November 15, 2011. The rice is being recalled due to an insect (weevils) infestation.

  • Health Hazard Alert - Tampering: Calgary Co-operative Association Ltd. expands its earlier consumer alert to include bulk buns and loaves, bulk food items, packaged cheeses and refrigerated juices (sold in the produce section), purchased from the Calgary Co-Op Oakridge Centre grocery store at 2580 Southland Drive SW between Friday, January 15, 2010 and Monday, January 18, 2010. These products may contain objects such as pins, sewing needles and buttons as a result of product tampering. A criminal investigation is in progress.

  • Dietary Supplement Recall (Denmark): recalls 9 nutritional supplement products that may contain undeclared hazardous ingredients. The recalled products were sold in shops and discos in East and Central Jutland and from the website
  • Food Safety Recall - Update (Denmark): Kokken og Køkkenhaven ApS updates earlier recall of leaky and deformed packages of entrées and soups to include additional distribution information.
  • Food Safety Notification - Update (EU #2010.0022): High content of iodine (31000 µg/l) in Bonsoy soy milk product from Japan, dispatched from Australia; distributed in Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain and the United Kingdom.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0052): Colour migration (red) from outside wrapping of white chocolate confection filled with truffle from France; distributed in Finland.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0053): Unauthorised E 386 - disodium ethylene diamine tetra acetate (DEDTA) in mayonnaise from Ukraine; distributed in Latvia.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0055): Unauthorised E 386 - disodium ethylene diamine tetra acetate (DEDTA) in mustard sauce from Ukraine; 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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