Monday, May 17, 2010

Recall Roundup: May 17, 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 Update: USDA posts retail distribution list for Beef Puff and Chicken Puff products that were recalled by Galant Foods on May 12, 2010.
  • Pharmaceutical Safety Recall: Baxter International Inc. recalls Hylenex recombinant (hyaluronidase human injection) after stabilty tests reveal small, flake-like glass particles in some vials.



Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
  • Cosmetic Products Safety Alert (Malaysia): Health Ministry has banned three beauty products, because they contain the chemical agents tretinoin and hydroquinone. Consumers are strongly advised not to buy or use the products, which are manufactured by Zara Rejuvenation Cream produced by Mum Bio Cos Manufacturing Sdn Bhd, Beauty Line Beautitude Multi-Purpose Cream by Beauty Line Skin Care & Cosmetic Sdn Bhd, and Pigmentation Recovery Complex by Mycreme Skin Care Products.
  • Food Safety Alert (Hong Kong): Department of Health warns consumers to avoid eating fresh scallops in the meantime to prevent paralytic shellfish poisoning.
  • Food Safety Recall (Japan): 亀屋万年堂 Inc. recalls Dora焼 mashed green soybeans after internal tests detect Staphylococcus aureus in the product.
  • Pharmaceutical Safety Recall (Japan): Taiwan Department of Health reports that Hospira Company (Japan) has recalled 6 lots of Propofol 1% injections after testing revealed the presence of some foreign body stainless steel particles in some retained vials. Hospira products have not been approved for import into Taiwan.

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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