Saturday, May 15, 2010

Recall Roundup: May 15, 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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  • Food Safety Recall: Amish Wedding Foods, Inc. (Millersburg, OH) recalls all lots of the following products, because the pH and water activity level is too high and could result in the growth of Clostridium botulinum and production of potentially deadly toxins: Pumpkin Butter (9 oz., UPC #0 49646 50014 7); Pumpkin Butter (16 & 18 oz., UPC #0 49646 65549 6); Sweet Potato Butter (16 & 18 oz., UPC #0 49646 65550 2). The recalled products were sold under a large number of different brand names to distributors and retailers in most states.
  • Food Safety Recall: Sampco, Inc. (Chicago, IL) recalls approximately 87,000 pounds of imported beef products that may contain the animal drug Ivermectin, a broad-spectrum antiparasitic that is used as a de-worming agent in live animals. The recalled products include 12 oz. cans of "Libby's CORNED BEEF" (production lots 100222 U, 100219 U, or 100224 U) and 35 lb. boxes of Seasoned Cooked Beef that were sold to an establishment for further processing. All of the recalled meat was imported from Brazil and is labeled "BRASIL 337 S.I.F" and either Product of Brazil" or "Packed under Brazilian Government Inspection."

  • Consumer Product Safety Recall: Claire's Stores Canada Corp. (Toronto, ON) recalls "Best Friends" Charm Bracelet sets, because the heart lock charms attached to the bracelets contain high levels of cadmium. The recalled items were manufactured in China and sold in Claire's stores across Canada between February 2009 and January 2010.

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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