Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Recall Roundup: February 3, 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: West Missouri Beef, LLC (Rockville, MO) recalls approximately 14,000 pounds of fresh boneless beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The recalled beef was distributed to wholesalers in the Chicago, IL area. No illnesses have been reported.
  • Allergy Alert: Apna Bazar Cash & Carry (72-20 37th Ave, Jackson Heights, New York 11372) recalls certain in-store repackaged “Fruit Mix” and “Mixed Nuts” due to the presence of undeclared sulfites.
  • Consumer Product Safety Recall: Playmate Toys (Costa Mesa, CA) recalls Tiny Tink and Friends Children’s Toy Jewelry Sets because a cylindrical metal connector on a charm may contain excessive lead.


Asia, Africa & The Pacific
  • Food Safety Alert (China): The Shanghai Daily reports that four people have been charged in the latest government campaign to detect and eliminate melamine-adulterated dairy products.
  • Consumer Product Safety Alert (Taiwan): The Consumer's Foundation reports that 12.5% of plastic drinking straws available in breakfast shops and night markets contain excessive lead.
  • Food Fraud Alert (Taiwan): The Consumer Protection Commission reports that 15% of inspected beef jerky sold as 100% beef in Taiwan contains more than 50% pork meat.

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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