Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Recall Roundup: August 4, 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
  • Allergy Alert: Ugo DiLullo & Sons (Westville, NJ) establishment, is recalling approximately 147,667 pounds of U. DiLullo's Deluxe Meatballs in Sauce (6 lb., 10 oz. cans) because the product contains undeclared egg.
  • Food Recall/Withdrawal: Food City announces the recall/withdrawal of Full Circle Organic Angel Hair Vermicelli (16 oz). No reason was given for the action.
  • Pet Food Safety Recall: Merrick Pet Care, Inc. (Amarillo, TX) is extending its July 2,2010 recall of 10 oz "Beef Filet Squares for Dogs (Texas Hold'Ems)" pet treat (ITEM # 60016 LOT # 10084TL7 BEST BY MARCH 24, 2012) to also include 83 cases of "Texas Hold'ems" (ITEM # 60016 LOT # 10127 BEST BY MAY 6, 2012) because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

  • Allergy Alert: Mike's Bakery (Fredericton, NB) recalls Mike's Bakery brand Jelly Cookies (500g pkgs; all Best Before dates up to and including 8/24/10), because the Jelly Cookies contain milk, which is not declared on the label.
  • Food Safety Recall (Update): Costco Canada advises its customers that the following three recalled Brandt ready-to-eat meats were sold in Costco Warehouse stores in Canada: Mini Farmer Sausage (Costco item# 206013), Turkey Drumsticks, smoked (Costco item# 39818), and Turkey Kolbassa (Costco item# 39141).


Australia and New Zealand
  • Food Safety Recall Cancelled (Australia): Hunsa Smallgoods retracts its earlier recall of Hunsa Cacciatore Hot Salami (Use by 26 Aug 10). Further testing has confirmed that there was a laboratory error and this product does not contain Salmonella as indicated in the original test results.

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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