Friday, September 17, 2010

Recall Roundup: September 17, 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 Alert: New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker today warned consumers not to eat “Eviscerated Dried Vobla” sold by International Food located at 1110 Pennsylvania Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11207, because the product was found to be uneviscerated and has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores, which can cause botulism. Consumers are warned not to consume the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. The “Eviscerated Dried Vobla” was offered for sale in un-coded vacuum packaged polybags and sold in the New York City metropolitian area.
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Recall: Advanced Muscle Science (Silver Springs, NV) recalls all Lot Codes of Arom-X, Arom-X UTT, Arom-XL, 4-AD, and Decavol, which are marketed as Natural Testosterone Boosters and Libido Enhancers. The products contain 1,4,6 etioallocholan-dione, also known as ATD, an aromatase inhibitor. These products are sold both individually and as part of promotional "Kits". Advanced Muscle Science is conducting this recall after being informed by representatives of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it is FDA's opinion that 1,4,6 etioallocholan-dione does not meet the definition of a dietary ingredient and therefore the product is in violation of provisions of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Recall: Fizogen Precision Technologies (Wellington, FL) recalls all Lot Codes of the company's dietary supplement product sold under the name Off Cycle II Hardcore which contains 3,17-keto-etiochol-triene (a synonym for ATD an aromatase inhibitor). Fizogen Precision Technologies is conducting this recall after being informed by representatives of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that they do not believe 3,17-keto-etiochol-triene meets the definition of a dietary ingredient and therefore the product is in violation of provisions of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Recall: Genetic Edge Technologies (Phoenix, AZ) recalls 60 count bottles of ArimaDex, because it may contain an Aromatase Inhibitor.
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Recall: KiloSports Inc. (Phoenix, AZ) recalls 60 Count bottles of Clomed because it may contain an Aromatase Inhibitor.
  • Medical Device Safety Recall: Westmed, Inc. (Tucson, AZ) recalls 24,384 units of BagEasy Manual Resuscitation Devices. The select lots of the BagEasy device have been found to have a potential for disconnection at the retention ring of the patient port manifold. Disconnection causes the unit to be inoperable, which potentially could result in treatment delays while another unit is obtained or technician switches to a different method of resuscitation.

  • Allergy Alert: Nutrisoya Inc. (St.-Hyacinthe, QC) expands its August 6th recall of certain natur-a GlacĂ© brand dairy-free frozen desserts (vanilla, strawberry and chocolate flavours) to include additional distribution information. The desserts – recalled because they contain undeclared milk – distributed in Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba.
  • Consumer Product Safety Recall: CEC Entertainment, Inc. (Chuck E. Cheese) of Irving, Texas recalls Children's Light-Up Rings and Star Glasses. If crushed or pulled apart, the plastic casing on the light-up rings and star glasses can break apart and expose the button-sized batteries, which represent an ingestion hazard to children.

  • Allergy Alert: Lantmännen Cerealia recalls a number of AMO bread and cake mixes that are suspected of containing an undeclared allergen. The recalled products were sold in convenience stores, petrol stations and kiosks throughout Denmark. Some allergic reactions have been reported.
  • Food Safety Recall (Italy): Mediterranea s.r.l. recalls La Rossa Broccoli alla napoletana "Frijarielli" in sunflower seed oil (Lot #180510), preserved in 1 kg glass jars, after learning of two suspected cases of botulism related to the product.
  • Food Safety Recall (Finland): Vassa Oy recalls Vaasan Tiikerikranssi products with best before date is 22/09/2010, because the products may contain pieces of metal. The recalled products were available for sale beginning Thursday, 16.09.2010 through Finland.
  • Food Safety Recall (United Kingdom): Morrisons recalls Morrisons Mini Coconut Bits (best before 6 October 2010) because the product may be contaminated with small pieces of thin metal.
  • Food Safety Recall (United Kingdom): Aldi Stores Ltd. recalls all batch and date codes of Aldi Stonemill Ground Coriander, 40g due to the possible presence of Salmonella. This is an expansion of an earlier recall.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.1238): Parasitic infestation with Anisakis of chilled hake (Merluccius merluccius) from Spain; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.1239): Salmonella in ground coriander from Germany; distributed to Ireland and the United Kingdom.

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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