Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Recall Roundup: May 5, 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: Nestlé USA's Baking Division recalls select Nestlé® CARNATION® Famous Fudge Kits because the outer containers of some of the kits were distributed without a complete allergen precautionary statement. Consumers who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reactions if they consume products containing peanuts.
  • Food Safety Recall: Orlando Greco & Son Imports (Carol Stream, IL) recalls approximately 822 pounds of prosciutto products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The prosciutto was imported from Canada and distributed to restaurants and retailers in Illinois and Indiana.
  • Food Safety Recall: Richin Trading, Inc. (Alhambra, CA) recalls Corn Jelly Choice American Sweet Corn Flavour candy, because the candy contains excessive lead.

  • OTC Pharmaceutical Safety Advisory: Health Canada reminds Canadian consumers of the McNeil Consumer Healthcare recall and provides a list of the recalled items that were sold in Canada.


Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
  • OTC Pharmaceutical Safety Advisory (Philippines): The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises consumers that none of the recently recalled McNeil Consumer Healthcare products were imported into the Philippines. FDA recommends that consumers discard any of these products that they may have purchased abroad.

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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