Saturday, June 19, 2010

Recall Roundup: June 19, 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
  • Pet Food Safety Recall: Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. (of Pacoima, CA) recalls Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog Food with the "Best By" date of June 17, 2011, in 5-lb. and 28-lb. bags, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled pet food was manufactured on December 17, 2009 and sold in specialty pet stores in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
  • Food Safety Recall Update: USDA posts retail distribution list for SpaghettiOs recall.

  • Food Safety Recall: Asian Food Imports recalls Green Cardamom (100g, 200g and 400g packages; product of Guatemala), sold between January and March 2010 at Asian Food Imports store located at 275 Wyandotte Street West in Windsor, Ontario, because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • Food Safety Recall: MacDonald Consolidated has reissued a recall notice for Smith’s Quality Meats ready-to-eat cooked meat products (recalled due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination). Due to a misunderstanding, some independent stores that were supplied by MacDonald Consolidated may not have removed the recalled products as was intended.
  • Food Safety Advisory: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has determined that none of the SpaghettiOs With Meatballs that were recalled in the United States were sold in Canada. CFIA urges Canadian consumers who may have purchased these products while in the United States to check their pantries and discard any recalled products.

  • Dietary Supplement Safety Alert (Denmark): The Food Safety Administration warns consumers against purchasing supplements from the Internet site, because the site sells products that contain synefrin and caffeine in combination. This combination of ingredients is illegal in Denmark and is dangerous, as it can cause cardiovascular disorders, osteoporosis and affect the central nervous system. The site, which is aimed at Danish consumers, is registered to a Swedish company.
  • Food Safety Recall (France): Magasins U recalls U brand and BIEN VU brand jars of tomato sauces, (Sauces Tomates en Bocaux) because the product may be contaminated with small pieces of glass.
  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall (France): Bristol-Myers Squibb recalls FUNGIZONE 10% M├ędicament Antimycosique (Lot #A786), because the product may contain foreign bodies.

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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