Friday, April 16, 2010

Recall Roundup: April 16, 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 Alert: Minnesota Department of Agriculture warns consumers to avoid eating dried uneviscerated fish after MDA officials discovered and embargoed more than 400 pounds of product in recent weeks at ethnic grocery stores in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Eating dried uneviscerated fish – dried fish from which the internal organs have not been removed – can result in food-borne botulism poisoning.

  • Food Safety Recall (Update): The Canadian Food Inspection Agency advises consumers of corrections to the lot codes of recalled Inovacure, Proti Diet, and ProtiLife Diet products.

  • Allergy Alert (UK): The Healthy Bowels Company, Ltd. recalls Lepticol probiotic, because the product, which is labeled 'dairy-free', contains undeclared milk protein.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
  • Cosmetic Product Safety Recall (Hong Kong): The Department of Health warns consumers not to use TE XIAO MEI BAI DELETE FRECKLE KING facial cream, because the cosmetic contains more than 11,000 times the acceptable level of mercury.

Australia and New Zealand
  • Food Safety Recall (Australia): Schweppes Australia recalls 2-liter bottles of all Cottee's Cordial flavors (Best before 10/01/11 to 15/01/11, inclusive) because the product may contain glass fragments.

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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