Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Recall Roundup: June 2, 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: Price Chopper recalls Price Chopper 80% Lean Ground Beef (UPC 211638910702) with a sell-by date of May 31, 2010, because of potential contamination with metal particles. The recalled meat was sold only in Savings Pack 3 lbs. or more at the Price Chopper Supermarket in Putnam, CT.
  • Food Safety Recall Retail Distribution: USDA posts retail distribution list for CASA ITALIA C.I. PROSCIUTTO BONELESS, recalled in May by International Gourmet because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

  • Food Safety Recall: Boulangerie Laurentides (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive, QC) recalls liver pâté packaged in Mason Jars (pâté de foie en conserve) because the product labeling does not state Garder réfrigéré, nor does it indicate an expiration date. The public is warned not to consume this product unless it has been stored continuously in a refrigerator and, in any case, not to consume the product after June 11, 2010.


Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
  • Medical Device Recall (Hong Kong): Philips Electronics Hong Kong Ltd. recalls four models of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) which may have voltage detector problems.

Australia and New Zealand
  • Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Bluebird Foods Ltd. recalls Bluebird Light Plus Sea Salt Potato Chips (150g bags) displaying Best Before date 25 August 2010 due to the presence in the product of undeclared milk, soy and gluten. The recalled item was sold in supermarkets and dairy’s throughout the North Island.

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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