Saturday, February 13, 2010

Recall Roundup: February 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: Daniel's Western Meat Packers (Pico Rivera, CA) recalls approximately 16,290 pounds of frozen turkey patty products because they were inadvertently mislabeled and may contain undeclared wheat.
  • Food Safety Recall: Huntington Meat Packing Inc. (Montebello, CA) expands its recall of January 18 to include approximately 4.9 million additional pounds of beef and veal products that were not produced in accordance with the company's food safety plan. The recall was expanded based on evidence collected in an ongoing criminal investigation being conducted by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) with assistance from FSIS.

  • Consumer Product Safety Recall: Natural Color Productions (New Westminster, BC) recalls Vancouver-Themed Decorative Glazed Ceramic Wall Plates because Health Canada has determined that the glaze may contain lead and cadmium in excess of allowable limits. The made-in-China decorative plates were sold in Natural Color Production stores across Canada between May 2006 and January 2010.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
  • Cosmetic Products Safety Alert (Taiwan): The Department of Health advises consumers not to purchase or use six cosmetic products imported from mainland China, because these products contain mercury, a toxic heavy metal that is banned from cosmetics in Taiwan.

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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