Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Recall Roundup: June 23, 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: Crown I Enterprises, Inc. (Est. 20889; Bay Shore, NY) recalls approximately 3,700 pounds of W.B. Stockyard brand ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The recalled meat was produced on June 11, 2010, and June 15, 2010, and shipped to food service institutions in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.
  • Food Safety Recall: South Gate Meat Co. (Est. 6217; South Gate, CA) recalls approximately 35,000 pounds of ground beef and ground beef patties that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The recalled meat was produced from June 7, 2010 through June 21, 2010, and shipped to restaurants in the Los Angeles and Orange County, California area.
  • Food Safety Recall (Retail Distribution): USDA releases retail distribution list for Marie Callender "Cheesy Chicken" entrĂ©es, recalled due to Salmonella contamination.
  • Food Safety Recall (Retail Distribution): USDA releases updated retail distribution list for SpaghettiOs With Meatballs, recalled due to possible underprocessing.
  • Pet Supplement Safety Recall: United Pet Group (Cincinnati, OH) recalls all unexpired lots (expiration dates on or before 06/13) of its PRO-PET Adult Daily Vitamin Supplement Tablets for Dogs due to possible Salmonella contamination, after lab analysis detects Salmonella in a sample from one lot. The product was sold nationally in retail stores.

  • Food Safety Recall (Update): Canadian Food Inspection Agency updates and expands Health Hazard Alert for Lester's Smoked Meat. Lesters Foods Ltd. (Laval, QC) has recalled Lesters brand MontrĂ©al Smoked Meat, sold in 2 x 100 g packages bearing UPC 0 57730 01098 4, Establishment number 289 and a Best Before date between 10JL16 (July 16, 2010) and 10JL24 (July 24, 2010) inclusive. The smoked meat may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products are known to have been distributed in Ontario, Quebec, the Atlantic provinces, Nunavut, and may have been distributed nationally.
  • Consumer Product Safety Recall: Farah Impex (Toronto, ON) recalls Hesh Shikakai powder, manufactured by Hesh Pharma Mfrs & Exporters of Herbal Products (Mumbai, India) and sold in a 100g yellow box with the picture of a long and dark-haired woman on the front of the box. The recalled product, which contains unacceptable levels of bacter, including Enterobacter cloacae and Kluyvera intermedia, can be identified the Batch number 836 and the UPC 8901701105105. Health Canada has reason to believe that other batches of Hesh Shikakai and other Hesh products may also be contaminated. As a result, Health Canada advises that this recall encompasses all Hesh natural powder products. Hesh Shikakai is known to have been sold in Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba and British Columbia, and may also have been available in other parts of Canada.

  • Food Safety Recall (Italy): The Ministry of Health advises consumers of the seizure of all mozzarella cheese manufactured by MILCHWERK JAGER GMBH & Co. of Germany and sold in Italy under the brand names: Land (sold by Eurospin), Lovilio (sold by Lidl), Malga Paradiso (sold by MD Discount), Fattorie Torresina (various lots; sold in Todis supermarkets), and Mozzarella LD (sold by LD). Lab analyses of recalled products are continuing.
  • Food Safety Advisory (France): Mozzarella manufactured in Germany and seized by Italian authorities has been located at a wholesaler in Moselle. The German-made mozzarella had not yet been distributed to retailers.
  • Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Coop Trading A/S recalls Coop Tomato Puree, 680ml/700 grams; best before 11-3-2011 and 30-03-2011 (imported from Turkey), because of mold contamination.
  • Allergy Alert Notification (EU #2010.0819): Undeclared milk ingredient in croissant from France; distributed in Estonia and Finland.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0821): Mercury in frozen swordfish (Xiphias gladius) from Portugal; distributed in Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0822): Salmonella typhimurium in whole chicken from Germany; distributed in Denmark.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0823): Altered organoleptic characteristics (Blue coloured) of mozzarella cheese from Germany; distributed in Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0824): Too high content of sulphite in frozen shrimps from Portugal; distributed in Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.0825): Mercury in swordfish loins from Chile; distributed in Belgium, France, Italy and the Netherlands.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
  • Counterfeit Pharmaceutical Product Alert (Hong Kong): The Department of Health urges members of the public not to buy or take a batch of product called "Po Chai Pills" (Batch Number 21214), in which the Government Laboratory has detected an undeclared western medicine ingredient, diclofenac (a pain killer that can cause gastrointestinal side effects). Pharmaceutical products containing diclofenac are only permitted to be sold under prescription.

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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