Friday, August 27, 2010

Recall Roundup: August 27, 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): Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. clarifies its previous statement to state that it has voluntarily recalled specific Julian dates of shell eggs purchased on May 31, 2010, from Hillandale Farms of Iowa and re-packaged by Cal-Maine’s Benton County, Arkansas, facility, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected eggs were distributed to food wholesalers and retailers in Oklahoma and Arkansas after having been received from Hillandale Farms of Iowa and repackaged into large loose 5, 15 and 30 dozen units. The repackaged eggs were sold in generic large loose packs (15 and 30 dozen) and as Wagon Trail, West Creek and Sam's Bulk Pack eggs. All of the repackaged eggs carry plant number 1382 and are labeled with various Julian dates between 150 and 175.
  • Food Safety Recall (Eggs): Costco advises its customers that Cal Egg brand Large Eggs (Costco Item #8691; 5-dozen; Plant codes P1292 or P1091; Sell by dates 06 17 10 through 08 11 10) have been recalled by NuCal Foods because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Costco Warehouse stores in the San Francisco Bay Area carried these recalled eggs. Customers who purchased the eggs should return the eggs to their local Costco Warehouse location for a full refund.
  • Food Safety Recall: Fruiti Pops, Inc. (Santa Fe Springs, CA) recalls its mamey frozen fruit bars because they may be contaminated with Salmonella Typhi. The frozen fruit bars were distributed in California, Arizona and Texas through retail stores, ice cream trucks and vending machines. The bars were made from contaminated mamay pulp that was recalled by Goya Foods, Inc. on August 12th after the imported pulp was linked to cases of typhoid fever in California and Nevada.
  • Food Safety Alert: The California Department of Food and Agriculture has found Listeria monocytogenes in Morningland Dairy Raw Milk Cheese Garlic Colby and Morningland Dairy Raw Milk Cheese Hot Pepper Colby, both manufactured at processing plant #29-428 in Mountain View, MO. The products were shipped from Morningland Dairy to locations in Mendocino, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles and San Diego counties. Production and distribution has been halted at Morningland Dairy, and the company is cooperating with Missouri Department of Agriculture investigations. According to MDA, California found both Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus aureus in the cheese samples.
  • Food Recall: Buehlers advises its customers that Honest Tea has recalled Honest Tea Mango Acai White Tea, 64 oz. (Lots: April 28 2011, April 29 2011, May 26 2011) because the product may exhibit mold growth.
  • Food Safety Recall: U-Can Food Trading recalls Cocon® Grape Gummy Candy (manufactured by Cocon Food Industries in Malaysia) after the California Department of Public Health finds unacceptable levels of lead in the candy. The recalled candy was distributed in Los Angeles.

  • Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Thailandia Imports recalls Mint, sold in 80-gram bags (SKU 11-049) because Salmonella has been found in the product. The mint was sold in specialty shops and markets across Denmark.
  • Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Leco Convenience Food A/S recalls Meatballs in Curry with White and Wild Rice (450g; Expiry date 01-09-2010) because the product contains Bacillus cereus. The recalled food was sold in C Convenience stores in Frederiksberg and Kvickly stores.
  • Food Recall (Denmark): Lantmännen Unibake Denmark recalls Easter Bread brand French Hotdog rolls (360g; 6 pcs; several production dates) because of mold growth. The product was sold in grocery stores across Denmark.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.1173): Histamine in anchovies marinated in oil from Morocco; distributed to France.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.1174): Too high content of trans fatty acids in salty pastry from Germany; distributed to Denmark.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.1175): Diarrhoeic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) toxins in whole queen scallops from the United Kingdom; distributed to Spain and the UK.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.1177): Carbendazim and triazophos in curry leaves from India; distributed to Germany.

Australia and New Zealand
  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall (New Zealand): Novo Nordisk recalls GlucaGen® HypoKit, 1mg (Batch/Lot No. YW60362; Expiry date 11/2011) because a small number of syringes may have cracks which could cause the diluent to leak out or become contaminated. The affected batch has only been available since July 22, 2010.

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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