Monday, April 5, 2010

Recall Roundup: April 5, 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: Golden Pacific Foods, Inc. recalls Marco Polo Brand Shrimp Snacks sold as Original, Onion & Garlic Flavored and Bar-B-Que Flavored, because they may contain undeclared milk and soy. All expiration dates up and including 08-13-10 are included in the recall. The affected snack items were sold in retail stores nationwide.
  • Food Safety Recall: Lorentz Meats (Cannon Falls, MN) recalls approximately 100 pounds of ham products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled half and whole ham packages of KOWALSKI'S Markets, FULLY COOKED, SMOKED HAM were produced on March 12, 2010, and distributed to retail establishments in Minneapolis/St. Paul and the surrounding area. The problem was detected as a result of third party testing and reported to USDA by Lorentz Meats.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
  • Dietary Supplement Alert (Malaysia): Ministry of Health authorities recently discovered a company distributing orange juice in packets mixed with thiosildenafil, an analogue of sildenafil or Viagra after raiding a factory in Seri Kembangan following a tip-off. Sildenafil and its analogues can cause serious side effects and should not be taken except under a doctor's supervision.

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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