Saturday, February 20, 2010

Recall Roundup: February 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: Lovin Oven LLC recalls certain Health Valley Organic Peanut Crunch, Dutch Apple and Wildberry Chewy Granola Bars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The bars contain organic toasted soy grits supplied by Thumb Oilseed Producers Cooperative of Ubly, MI which is the subject of an FDA investigation concerning recent Salmonella outbreaks.
  • Food Safety Recall: Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Inc. recalls all date codes of fresh&easy™ Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars as a result of a recall initiated by Thumb Oilseed Producers. This company supplies an ingredient that has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • Food Safety Recall: Trader Joe's expands earlier recall to include all date codes of Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Chewy Coated Granola Bars after being alerted by a supplier that the granola bars may be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • Food Safety Recall: Queseria Bendita recalls Queso Fresco, Panela, and Requeson soft cheeses due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. At least five cases of listeriosis in Oregon and Washington states may be linked to consumption of these pasteurized milk cheeses.

  • Allergy Alert: Private Stock Sauce Company (Markham, ON) recalls Private Stock Chef Robert brand Honey Ginger Teriyaki due to the presence of undeclared wheat.

  • Allergy Alert: Antartic 2 recalls Top Budget brand puffed rice with powdered chocolate due to the presence of undeclared gluten.

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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