Monday, May 24, 2010

Recall Roundup: May 24, 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: Grace Foods USA recalls two batches of canned Corned Beef, which were produced for the US market by a Brazilian supplier, because routine testing revealed higher than USDA allowable levels of Ivermectin, an anti-parasitic treatment routinely used for cattle, in two affected batches of the product.

  • Food Product Withdrawal (Finland): Inex Partners Oy withdraws Rainbow Frozen stir-fry (wok) vegetables (packed in 450 g plastic bags; imported from Belgium) after a dead mouse was found in one package. Consumers are asked to return the empty packages to the store for a refund.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
  • Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Nestle HK Limited recalls all batches of Nescafé Collections instant coffee, including: "CAP COLOMBIE" (100g), "ALTA RICA DECAFF" (100g), "SURAYA" (100g), "ESPRESSO" (100g) and "ALTA RICA" (100g). The coffee powder may contain small fragments of glass.
  • Food Safety Recall (Taiwan): Taiwan health authorities have initiated a recall of dried bean curd manufactured by Cheng Hsiang Foods Co., after the bean curd was found to be the source of at least two cases of botulism.

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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