Friday, October 15, 2010

Recall Roundup: October 15, 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 (Update): The Pictsweet Company (Bells, TN) recalls specific lots of Pictsweet 32 ounce Clear Bag Breaded Okra because they contain undeclared milk product. The recalled production codes begin with the following five digits: 1400B, 1550B, 1660B, 1730B, 1870B, 2030B, 2350B, 2500B, and were distributed to retailers primarily in the Southeast USA, including Food Lion, Harveys, Reids, Bottom Dollar, Bloom, Brookshire's, and Super1Foods.
  • Food Safety Recall: Kroger recalls Kroger Frozen Green Peas, 12 oz., and Kroger Frozen Peas & Carrots, 12 oz., because some of the packages may contain particles of glass. The recalled frozen products were sold in Kroger stores located in Greater Louisville (including Indiana), Lexington, and Nashville, TN, Greater Memphis, TN, Arkansas, Mississippi and Western Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, Eastern WV, Eastern Kentucky, SE Ohio, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • Food Safety Alert/Recall: Candy El Pecas (Chula Vista, CA) recalls Candy El Pecas Saladitos con Chile and Candy El Pecas Saladitos con Limon. Both candy products were imported from China, and were recalled after the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) found that they contained elevated levels of lead. CDPH warns consumers to discard these products, as their consumption could result in a lead exposure that exceeds the maximum legal limit by as much as seven times. Pregnant women and parents of children who may have consumed this candy should consult their physician or health care provider to determine if medical testing is needed.


Australia and New Zealand
  • Allergy Alert (Australia): Raffles Healthy Foods recalls all Best Before dates of Vitality Bakehouse Chocolate Mink Cookies Gluten-free, 210g and Vitality Bakehouse Vanilla Honey Cookies Gluten-free, 210g after lab testing detects the presence of gluten in the cookies. The recalled products were manufactured in Australia and sold in the ACT, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria.
  • Food Safety Recall (Australia): Alex Importers recalls El Helwa Tahini (908g plastic jar; Best before December 2011), due to Salmonella contamination. The recalled Tahini was sold only in Victoria.

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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