Thursday, April 1, 2010

Recall Roundup: April 1, 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: Kings Delight recalls Coleman Breaded Tender, 8oz box UPC (73586-11167) due to the presence of undeclared milk. The product was sold in the frozen foods section of Publix supermarkets, and may also have been sold in other retail grocery stores.
  • Food Safety Recall: Bass Pro Shops® recalls one lot of Uncle Buck's® Beer Batter Mix Lightly-Seasoned, because the product was received from a supplier that used crushed black pepper that may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • Food Safety Recall (Update): USDA posts updated retail distribution list for ready-to-eat (RTE) beef taquito and chicken quesadilla products that have been recalled by Windsor Foods.

  • Food Safety Recall: Canadian Food Inspection Agency alerts consumers that Jardi BBQ Peanuts have been recalled by the Canadian manufacturer because they were manufactured using hydrolyzed vegetable protein that may be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • Unauthorized Health Product Alert: Health Canada warns consumers that that an unauthorized health product, West Pharm Therma Lean Fat Burner Energizer was found on the Canadian market. West Pharm Therma Lean Fat Burner Energizer contains Ephedrine and caffeine, which combined together, may cause serious and possibly fatal adverse effects. Canadians suffering from heart conditions, high blood pressure and diabetes are among those particularly at risk. The product was distributed across Canada via the internet by Nutrition First (, a company located in Nova Scotia.


Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
  • Dietary Supplement Recall (Hong Kong): Hong Kong Department of Health warns consumers to avoid buying or using the slimming products LiPO-4 Cap, LiPO-8 Cap and Glucomi 600 Cap respectively as they were found to contain sibutramine, which may cause serious side effects.
  • Fraudulent Product Seizure (Malaysia): Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) officers raided a warehouse and seized 1,000 sacks of fake creamer meant for export to the Thai market.

Australia and New Zealand
  • Pharmaceutical Product Recall (Australia): Spirit Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd recalls AMLO 10 tablets (10mg amlodipine), Blister packs of 30 tablets (Batch No. AR169; Expiry date NOV 11), because the batch may contain the lower dose AMLO 5 tablets (5mg amlodipine) instead.

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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