Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Recall Roundup: July 14, 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
  • Pharmaceutical Safety Recall: Bristol-Myers Squibb recalls 3 lots of physician sample blister packs of Coumadin® 1 mg tablets and 5 lots, of Coumadin 1 mg tablet hospital unit dose (HUD) blister packs, because some of the tablets, over time, may not meet specification for isopropanol, which is used to maintain the active ingredient, Coumadin, in the crystalline state.

  • Food Safety Recall: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) advises that Fresh Express brand Romaine-based Salads may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, and have been recalled by Fresh Express, Inc. (Salinas, California). CFIA is working with the importers of these salads to ensure their removal from the market. The recall extends to Fresh Express brand Romaine-based Salads which have Best Before dates of July 9 through July 12 and an “S” in the product code. These salads are known to have been distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed nationally. Please click on the live link to access a complete list of the recalled salads.
  • Food Safety Recall: Freybe Gourmet Foods Ltd. recalls Freybe headcheese, because the ready-to-eat deli meat has been associated with 10 cases of Salmonella Chester illness in residents of British Columbia in the last two weeks.


Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
  • Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Importer Lorence & Company recalls NOSTROMO SARDINE ALL'OLIO DI OLIVA (120g), with a Use By date of December 31, 2014, because of an excessive bacterial count. The Centre for Food Safety was notified of the problem by the European Union authorities. The canned sardines were manufactured in Morocco and exported to Hong Kong and 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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