Thursday, August 26, 2010

Recall Roundup: August 26, 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): Wright County Egg (Galt, IO) adds Cardenas Market to the list of brands impacted in its egg recall notices. Cardenas Market eggs (Plant #P1026; Julian dates 136-228) were distributed to Cardenas Market stores in California and Nevada.
  • Food Safety Recall (Eggs): Trafficanda Egg Ranch (Van Nuys, CA) recalls specific Julian dates of Medium, Large, X Large, and Jumbo Cartons; 5 Dozen Medium Over Wrap and 20 Count Over Wrap of shell eggs produced by Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Eggs affected by this recall were distributed to grocery stores and foodservice companies in California. The affected eggs were packaged under the Trafficanda Egg Ranch brand names packaged in 12-egg cartons, 20-egg over wrap, and 5 dozen over wrap with the Julian dates ranging from 136 to 229 and plant numbers 1026, 1413, 1720, 1942 and1946. Dates and codes can be found stamped on the end of the egg cartons or the top of the over wrap bag.
  • Food Safety Recall (Eggs): Costco advises its customers that some eggs recalled by Moark LLC (Fontana, CA) were supplied to two Los Angeles Region business delivery warehouses. The affected eggs were packaged as Large Loose foodservice pack (Plant #1156; Julian date 187).
  • Dietary Supplement Warning: FDA warns consumers not to take TimeOut capsules, because it contains hydroxythiohomosildenafil, a chemical similar to sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra. TimeOut is marketed as a 100% natural dietary supplement for sexual enhancement and is distributed on Internet sites and online marketplaces as 2,500mg capsules. Hydroxythiohomosildenafil and sildenafil can interact with prescription drugs such as nitrates, including nitroglycerin, and cause dangerously low blood pressure.

  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall: Novo Nordisk Canada Inc. recalls two lots of GlucaGen Hypokit (DIN 02333627; lots YW60335 and YW60351), due to a manufacturing defect identified in the pre-filled syringes. GlucaGen Hypokit is supplied with a vial of lyophilized GlucaGen and a pre-filled diluent syringe. The diluent syringe is used to reconstitute the lyophilized product and to administer the dose intramuscularly. GlucaGen is indicated for the treatment of severe hypoglycemic reactions which may occur in the management of insulin treated persons with diabetes mellitus, when unconsciousness precludes the use of oral carbohydrates.

  • Food Recall (Denmark): Sefa Import Halal Food recalls Tuzlu Pasta thin salt cookies with a Best before date of 23-09-2010 (product of Germany) because the product contains a high level of trans fatty acids. The recalled product was sold in some retail outlets in the Copenhagen area.
  • Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Lantmännen Schulstad A / S recalls its rye breads after discovering the potential for plastic pieces from a broken plastic spatula in the breads. The recalled breads were distributed to grocery stores and caterers across Denmark.
  • Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Reitan Distribution A / S recalls Landlord brand Wholegrain Baguettes (Lot #h214db111521; best before 25-10-2010) because of mold growth. The bread was sold in Rema 1000 stores across the country.
  • Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Dan Cake recalls various packaged cake rolls, sold in grocery stores and kiosks throughout Denmark because of yeast growth within the specified shelf life.
  • Food Safety Recall (France): The Fromagerie Ariégoise de la Core recalls eleven lots of raw bovine milk cheese after Listeria monocytogenes was detected. The recalled cheeses were distributed throughout france to supermarkets, grocery stores and restaurants under the brand names Bethmale, Cosso, Courajou, Toudeille and Pic de Cazalas.
  • Medical Device Recall (UK): Abbott Medical Optics Inc. recalls AMO Complete® multi-purpose contact lens solutions (Product code 93505/Lot #AH01072; Product code 93515/Lot #AH01225) because the sterility of the solutions may be compromised due to poor fitting caps.
  • Medical Device Recall (France): Johnson and Johnson Vision Care recalls 15 production lots of 1 Day Acuvue TruEye™ disposable contact lenses, after the company received reports of eye irritation from Japanese consumers. The problem was traced to a defective rinsing step during lens manufacture on one production line.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.1166): Excessive shelf life for buffalo milk cheese in brine from Italy; distributed to Germany.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.1167): Salmonella spp. in frozen chicken thighs from Germany; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.1168): Histamine in fresh tuna (Thunnus albacares) from Sri Lanka; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.1169): Listeria monocytogenes in sauerkraut prepared meal from France; distributed to Belgium and France.
  • Allergy Alert Notification (EU #2010.1170): Undeclared sulphite in champagne from France; distributed to the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom.
  • Allergy Alert Notification (EU #2010.1171): Undeclared hazelnut and peanut in compound chocolate from Turkey; distributed to Spain.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.1172): Salmonella infantis in fresh chicken breast filets from Germany; distributed to Denmark.

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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