Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Recall Roundup: June 22, 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: Portland Shellfish Company, Inc. expands its earlier recall to include the Meat Without Feet private label food service (2 Lb bags; Lot 13310), pack of ready to eat frozen lobster claw and knuckle meat, as recent tests show the product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled product was sold in the New York City metropolitan area.
  • Cat Food Recall Update: Meijer advises its customers that the Iams Cat Food recall announced by Procter & Gamble earlier this month also applies to "free" cans of cat food that were included in select bags of IAMS Dry Cat Food.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Oxford Falls, Inc. (Starkville, MS) that a February 2010 inspection of the company's acidified canned foods production facility revealed serious deviations from FDA's Low-Acid Canned Food regulations and Acidified Foods regulations, and with applicable parts of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Atlas Operations, Inc. (Pompano Beach, FL) that an October/November 2009 inspection of the company's facilities and concurrent lab analyses of several product samples revealed that the company is marketing unapproved drugs in contravention of the Food, Drugs and Cosmetics Act.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Lactasoy Company Limited (Bangkok, Thailand) that a November 2009 inspection of the company's low-acid canned foods production operations revealed serious deviations from US low-acid canned food regulations.

  • Veterinary Prescription Drug Recall: VĂ©toquinol N.-A. has expanded the December 2009 recall of the prescription veterinary drug Longisil (DIN 00461679) to include one new lot, due to an unusually high number of reports of allergic reactions in animals treated with this lot. Longisil is a form of penicillin available by prescription from a veterinarian. Consumerswhose animals are being treated with Longisil should contact their veterinarian immediately if they notice any symptoms of an allergic reaction following treatment with this drug.

  • Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Den glade slagter recalls ground beef bearing expiry dates of 16 and 17 June 2010, because Salmonella was found in the product.
  • Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Falengreen A/S recalls Gouda cheese (product of Germany; best before dates of 6/8-2010, 20/8-2010, 17/9-2010 and 3/9-201) due to mold contamination.
  • Food Safety Recall Follow-up (Italy): Lab analysis of the mozzarella cheese imported from Germany that turned blue one once the packaging was opened has determined that the cheese is contaminated with molds and with Pseudomonas bacteria. The cheese has been recalled.
  • Topical Pharmaceutical Product Recall (France): Laboratoire Cooper recalls EOSINE 2% COOPER drying solution for use on umbilical cords because the product is contaminated with mold.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0812): Escherichia coli in mussels from France; distributed in Austria, France, Germany, Spain and Switzerland.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0813): Presence of Senecio vulgaris (a noxious weed) in rucolla lettuce from the United Kingdom; distributed in the Netherlands.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0814): Foodborne outbreak suspected (scombroid syndrome) to be caused by chilled tuna loins from Sri Lanka; distributed in Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0815): Aerobic plate count too high for raw cow milk from Germany; distributed in Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0816): Altered organoleptic characteristics (blue colour) of and Pseudomonas fluorescens in mozzarella cheese from Germany; distributed in Italy.
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Notification (EU #2010.0817): Cadmium in dietary minerals from India, via Germany; distributed in Belgium.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0817): Altered organoleptic characteristics (blue color) and mold contamination of mozzarella cheese from Germany; distributed in Italy.

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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