Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Recall Roundup: April 7, 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: Del Bueno (Grandview, WA) recalls all size packages of Queso Fresco Fresh Cheese (all codes up to and including May 30, 2010) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Washington State reports that one illness has been linked to consumption of the cheese. The recalled items were distributed to retail markets in Washington and to one retail market in Hermiston, Oregon. Del Bueno's Queso Fresco is made using pasteurized milk.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Tomaso's Specialty Foods (Blue Lake, CA) that an August 2009 inspection of the company's facilities revealed serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulation for foods and violations of nutritional labeling regulations.

  • Consumer Product Safety Recall (Update): Ronor International Inc. (Montreal, QC) recalls Eyeglass Cases For Children, model #E5027-RPU, because the paint on the cases contains lead in excess of federal safety standards. The recalled items were manufactured in China and in Costco stores across Canada, Sears stores in Quebec and other optical stores across Canada during the January-March 2010 period.

  • Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Inco Denmark amba recalls Rødvinskam brand pork loin, marinated in red wine (Best Before 12-04-2010) after Salmonella is detected in a sample of the product. The recalled meat was distributed to wholesalers and catering companies.
  • Food Safety Recall (Denmark): WP Meat ApS recalls several varieties of minced meats after Salmonella is detected in a sample of the meat. The recalled minced meats were distributed to wholesale supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, Gourmet and various institutional kitchens.
  • Allergy Alert Notification (EU #2010.0431): Traces of milk ingredient in food supplement from the United Kingdom; distributed in Spain.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0427): Carbon monoxide treatment of tuna tenderloins from Vietnam, via the Netherlands; distributed in Austria.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0428): Unauthorised novel food ingredient Cnidium monnieri and novel food ingredient epimedium in food supplement from the Netherlands; distributed in Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0429): Mercury in shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) from Portugal; distributed in Italy.
  • Animal Feed Safety Notification (EU #2010.0430): Salmonella in fish meal from Latvia, via the Slovak Republic; distributed in Poland.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0432): Procymidone (pesticide) in fresh green paprika from Turkey; distributed in Bulgaria, France and Germany.

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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