Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Recall Roundup: August 24, 2010

Here is today's list of food safety recalls, product withdrawals, allergy alerts and miscellaneous compliance issues. 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 (Eggs): Moark, LLC (Fontana, CA) recalls specific lots of shell eggs produced by Hillandale Farms of Iowa and packaged by Moark, LLC, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Moark repackaged the eggs for retail customers (under the brand names Albertsons, Yucaipa Valley, Farmer’s Gems and Mountain Dairy), as well as providing unbranded eggs to foodservice customers. The eggs were sold by Moark to retail and wholesale customers in Southern California and Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Food Safety Recall: Zemco Industries (Buffalo, NY) recalls approximately 380,000 pounds of "Marketside Grab and Go Sandwiches" brand deli meat products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The products were supplied to Walmart and sold in Walmart stores nationwide.
  • Food Safety Alert/Recall: The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers not to eat queso fresco manufactured by Azteca Linda Corp. (expiration date of September 11, 2010). HEALTH’s Laboratory confirmed that this product tested positive for Listeria. HEALTH expects this product to be recalled.
  • Food Safety Recall: Ingles Markets Inc. recalls Laura Lynn Onion and Chive Cream Cheese (8 oz; Code #97969), because the product "may be hazardous."
  • Consumer Product Safety Recall: Williams-Sonoma Inc. (San Francisco, CA) recalls Beaba Express Steam Bottle Warmers (manufactured in China) because the bottle warmers can overheat liquids and baby food, posing a burn hazard to adults and babies.

  • Food Safety Recall: Goudas Food Products Co. Ltd. (Concord, ON) recalls Mr. Goudas brand Tahini (908g jars; lot code NO1745/10; sell by date APRIL 19/2012) because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled tahini was distributed in Ontario.
  • Personal Care Product Safety Recall: Gateway Soap (Winnipeg, MB) recalls Ora and Lilac Conditioning Shampoos (Hotel amenities) after Health Canada detects Klebsiella oxytoca and Serratia liquefaciens in the Ora Conditioning Shampoo. The recalled products were manufactured in Canada and were available at various motels and inns in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario between August 2009 and August 2010.


Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
  • Contact Lens Recall (Japan): Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Company (Tokyo) recalls certain production lots of One Day Acuvue Touruai contact lenses (manufactured in Ireland) after some consumers reported eye irritation. Consumers should stop using the recalled lenses and return them for a replacement. For more information, contact J&J at 0120-003-867.

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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