Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Recall Roundup: February 23, 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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  • Allergy Alert: True World Foods, Inc. recalls two Maruchan brand instant noodle products because they contain undeclared fish and egg proteins.
  • Allergy Alert: Loblaw Companies Limited recalls President's Choice Organics Chocolate Digestive Biscuits because the product contains undeclared milk protein.

  • Food Safety Alert (UK): The Food Standards Agency has alerted consumers that The Smoke House Hot Smoked Mackeral products were produced on unapproved premises in Northern Ireland and should not be eaten, as they may represent a health risk.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
  • Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) warns residents and visitors not to consume certain batches of organic peanut, apple and wildberry granola bars manufactured by Lovin Oven which are suspected of being contaminated with Salmonella. CFS has ascertained that one of the recalled items, Organic Wildberry Chewy Granola Bars, had been on sale in SOGO and Apita UNY in Hong Kong. Supermarkets have been ordered to remove the product from store shelves.

Australia and New Zealand
  • Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Vitaco Health (NZ) Limited recalls Berry Light Cereal Healtheries Simple. Due to a labeling/packaging error, the packages contain a different cereal. As a result, the contents contain 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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