Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Recall Roundup: June 29, 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: Amazing Taste Foods (Malibu, CA) recalls three Amazing Taste Seasoning Mixes, because they contain black pepper that was recalled by Mincing Overseas Spice Company and may be contaminated with Salmonella. The seasoning mixes were sold in Meijer stores and probably also were available in other retail grocery stores and supermarkets.
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Recall: INZ Distributors Inc./Magic Power Coffee Inc. (Brooklyn, NY) recalls all production dates up to 05/08/2010 of Magic Power Coffee dietary supplement after FDA undeclared hydroxythiohomosildenafil in the product. Hydroxythiohomosildenafil, which is chemically similar to Sildenafil (a prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction) may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Union Development Frozen Foods Co., Ltd. (Taiwan, Republic of China) that an evaluation of the company's HACCP plan dated May 3, 2010 revealed serious deviations from the requirements of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Mamma Lina's, Inc. (San Diego, CA) that a March 30/April 1, 2010 inspection of the company's seafood processing facility revealed serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation and the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulation for foods.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Tejas Industries Inc. (Hereford, TX) that December 2009 and January 2010 inspections of the companies facilities, together with FDA's having detected Salmonella meleagridis in a sample of Merrick Beef Filet Squares pet chews, confirmed that the company offered pet treats for sale as food that were adulterated. FDA also identified shortcomings in the company's recall of the Salmonella-contaminated pet chews.


Asia, Africa and the Middle East

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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