Sunday, September 19, 2010

Recall Roundup: September 19, 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: Dough Masters Inc. (Troy, MI) recalls all lots of their Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and Chocolate Chunk Cookies because they contain undeclared walnuts. The recalled cookies were distributed to 7-eleven stores in Michigan and Ohio, packaged in 3-oz clear plastic packages, labeled as a 7-eleven Fresh to Go product, or sold in bulk. One illness has been reported.
  • Food Safety Recall: Hallmark Fisheries (Charleston, OR) recalls several packaged crab meat products (see recall notice for affected lot codes), because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled crab meat is sold in five-pound cans, one-pound vacuum packs, one-pound plastic tubs and 8-ounce plast tubs, under the brands Hallmark, Peacock, Quality Ocean International and Yaquina Bay. The crab meat was distributed primarily to food service companies in Washington State, Nevada, Oregon and California. The contamination was discovered during Hallmark's routine testing program. The company has halted product of crab at its Charleston facility while they investigate the source of the problem.
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Recall: Tribravus Enterprises, LLC d/b/a/ iForce Nutrition, LLC (Vista CA) recalls all Lot Codes of the company's dietary supplement product sold under the name Reversitol, which was marketed “for promoting hormonal regulation…,” and contains 6-Etioallochol-1,4-Diene-3,17-Dione, also known as ATD, an aromatase inhibitor. iForce Nutrition is conducting this recall after being informed by representatives of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it is FDA’s opinion that 6-Etioallochol-1,4-Diene-3,17-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.

  • Food Safety Alert (Tampering): The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and NestlĂ© Canada Inc. are advising the public that some cans of powdered infant formula found in the Nepean, Ontario area have been tampered with. The case has been referred to the police. Three cans of NestlĂ© Good Start Iron Fortified Infant Formula, 900g size, UPC: 0 65000 36614 3, have been found to contain a powder which appears to be flour. These cans were found at Your Independent Grocer on Strandherd Drive and Sobeys on Greenbank Drive in Nepean, Ontario. Consumers using powdered infant formula products should look under the plastic lid of the cans and ensure that the metal/foil top is sealed properly.There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of this product.
  • Food Safety Recall: Distribution Viandes Kourieh (Laval, QC) recalls bastourma, sold at the company's service counter on or before September 10th and bearing the identification "Distributions Viandes Kourieh", because the product was not prepared in a manner to ensure its microbiological safety. No illnesses have been reported, but consumers are urged to discard the product or return it to the store.

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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