Friday, May 28, 2010

Recall Roundup: May 28, 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: Wally's Nut House, LLC (Oak Grove, MO) recalls its 16 ounce packages of Tailgate Crunch Mix, Sweet Cajun Heat Mix, Country Western Mix, Cranberry Raisin Mix, Party Mix, Hot 'n Spicy Mix, and Louisiana Cajun Mix snack mixes because they may contain undeclared milk, soy, and/or wheat. The recalled snacks were sold through fundraising events in Kansas and Missouri and through mail order nationwide
  • Food Safety Recall: organicgirl Produce recalls 336 cases of 10 oz organicgirl Baby Spinach with an expired Use-by Date of May 22 and Product Code 11A061167 after Salmonella is found in a random sample test collected and conducted by a third-party laboratory for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The recalled spinach was sold in Alabama, North Carolina, Oregon, Wisconsin, Arizona and California.
  • Food Safety Recall: Aaron Industries recalls all lots and codes of Our Family Electrolyte products because of leaking packaging. The recalled items were sold in Buehlers stores.
  • Cosmetics Product Safety Warning: FDA warns consumers not to purchase or use a product called “Arrow Brand Medicated Oil & Embrocation,” also labeled as “Aceite Medicinal La Flecha (Spanish) or “箭嘜驅風油 (Mandarin).” The product is potentially toxic and contains two substances, methyl salicylate and camphor, which are poisonous when ingested or when applied to a large area of the skin. FDA's preliminary lab analysis indicates that the product may also contain diethylene glycol (antifreeze), which is toxic if ingested. The products are sold primarily on the Internet and in specialty stores that serve Asian and Latino communities. The FDA is asking retailers to remove the product from store shelves.

  • Consumer Product Safety Recall: Canasia Toys & Gifts Inc. (Vaughan, ON) recalls various pieces of children's jewellery because metallic pieces on the jewellery items contain lead in excess of federal standards. The jewellery was manufactured in China and sold across Canada.


Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
  • Diet Supplement Safety Recall (Hong Kong): The Department of Health warns consumers not to buy or use four slimming products which are found to contain the undeclared Western medicine ingredients phenolphthalein and sibutramine that may cause serious side-effects.The products concerned are 苦瓜清脂減肥膠囊, Miyura Fit'x Capsules, and two unknown capsules - an orange and white capsule, and a pearl-white capsule.

Australia and New Zealand
  • Food Safety Recall (Australia): Borgo Smallgoods Co. recalls Friulano Salame, Lismore Salame and Casalingo Salame, sold in various weights in natural casings with Best Before dates of 30 AUG 10 and 06 SEP 10, because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella bovismorbificans. The recalled salame products were sold only in Queensland.

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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