Monday, June 14, 2010

Recall Roundup: June 14, 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: Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. recalls Bimbo brand Soft White Bread (1 lb. 4 oz. or 567 grams) sold in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington because it may contain undeclared milk. The product being recalled has a red band of color above the clear bag window on the front of bread bag and square lock tab closures in the colors and dates as follows: white tab - 6/14 or 6/21; blue tab - 6/15; tan tab - 6/17; green tab - 6/18; red tab - 6/20.


Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
  • Proprietary Medicine Safety Alert (Hong Kong): The Department of Health caution the public against the use of a product called "陳家園疳積散" following a notification by the Hospital Authority about a patient with an incidental finding of an elevated level of blood and urine mercury. Laboratory test showed that the level of mercury in the product was 19,067 mcg/g, which is much higher than the permitted level of mercury intake according to the registration requirement of a proprietary Chinese medicine.
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Alert (Saudi Arabia): The Saudi FDA warns the public against consuming Lose Weight Coffee, produced in China by Kunming Huining Company, because the product contains sibutramine, which can cause serious side effects and is banned in Saudi Arabia for use in weight-loss products.

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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