Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Recall Roundup: October 13, 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: The Pictsweet Company recalls Pictsweet Breaded Okra, 32 oz. bag (Production codes 1400B, 1550B, 1660B, 1730B, 1870B, 2030B, 2350B and 2500B), because the product contains an undeclared milk component in the breading. The recalled product was sold in Food Lion, Harvey's, Reids, Bottom Dollar Food, Bloom and Super1Foods stores and may also have been available in other grocery stores.
  • Food Safety Alert: New York State Agriculture Commissioner warns consumers not to eat Dried Vobla Fish (Astrakhanskaya) sold by Ocean Side Pharmacy Inc. (Brooklyn, NY), because the product was found to be uneviscerated. The Dried Vobla Fish (Astrakhanskaya) was sold from the above retail store to consumers in the NYC Metro area and to two wholesale accounts, one in California and one in Massachusetts. The product was offered for sale at ambient temperature as an unpackaged, uncoded, bulk item. Uneviscerated processed fish is prohibited in New York state because Clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than any other portion of the fish. Uneviscerated fish has been linked to botulism outbreaks in the past.

  • Allergy Alert: Goddess Gourmet (Toronto, ON) recalls M-Bar brand Organic Chocolate-Coconut Bars (70g bar; UPC 0 99999 11001 2; Best before dates NOV-25 and DEC-7), because the product contains peanuts which are not declared on the label. The affected product was distributed in the Greater Toronto Area (Ontario). One allergic reaction has been reported in association with the recalled product.


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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