Thursday, January 28, 2010

Recall Roundup: January 28, 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: Well Luck Co., Inc. (Jersey City, NJ) recalls approximately 50,000 pounds of imported instant noodle products that were ineligible for import to the U.S.
  • Health Alert: Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) warns consumers not to use a folk remedy designed to relieve the symptoms of morning sickness, because contains elevated levels of lead and unsafe levels of arsenic. This product is called by several names including “Nzu”, “Poto” or “Calabash Chalk”. These products may be sold as a large pellet or in bulk and they resemble clay.

  • Allergy Alert: Marché Laflamme (Montréal, QC) recalls various prepared entrées due to the undeclared presence of one or more of the following allergens: soy, nuts, peanuts, wheat, milk, eggs, sulfites, fish.

  • Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Gert Nielsen A/S recalls batch 100119 of several meat products after lab analysis detects Salmonella contamination. The recalled products were sold to wholesale and catering businesses throughout Denmark.
  • Allergy Alert (UK): Sainsbury's advises its customers of the presence of undeclared milk in two batches of Divine dark chocolate, 100g bars. The UK Food Standards Agency issued an Allergy Alert about this product on January 25, 2010.

Asia, Africa & The Pacific
  • Food Safety Recall (Taiwan): Costco Taiwan recalls Daniele All Natural Salami Assortment (283g x 3 packs).

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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