Friday, October 22, 2010

Recall Roundup: October 22, 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: MY Place Deli Inc., d.b.a. Monika Polish Meat & Deli (Jackson Heights, NY) recalls Frubex brand Marinated Celery (9.5 oz. glass jars; product code 01-10-2010) due to the presence of undeclared sulfites. The recalled product was imported from Poland.
  • Food Safety Recall (Retail Distribution): USDA publishes retail distribution list for ready-to-eat pork barbeque products recalled by The Murphy House due to possible Salmonella contamination.
  • Food Safety Recall: Foremost Foods, International, Inc. (Pomona, CA) recalls certain Tomi brand dried seafood products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. The recalled products (follow the live link for a detailed list) were sold in California, Nevada and Washington State through Seafood City and Manila Seafood retail stores between September 23, 2009 and October 20, 2010.
  • Food Safety Recall: Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. recalls certain cantaloupes grown in and shipped from Arizona. The affected product was distributed to limited customers in and around Detroit, Michigan and is being recalled because these cantaloupes have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Please follow the live link for details.
  • Animal Feed Safety Recall: Western Milling, LLC (Goshen, CA) recalls certain types of store brand noncommercial turkey feed after the company learned that the feed may contain monensin, a medication included in medicated turkey feed. The turkey feed subject to this voluntary recall was not labeled as medicated and was not formulated to contain monensin. Products subject to this recall were distributed in May and June, 2010, to 57 retail animal feed stores located in California as well as eight feed stores in Arizona and one each in Nevada and Hawaii. All retail stores have been notified. The turkey feed was sold in 50-pound paper bags under the company's Universal and Kruse Perfection Brands.


Australia and New Zealand
  • Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Brandlines Limited recalls SRS Wicked Fizz Sour Head Lickers candy (60mL can), following the discovery that this product presents a choking hazard to children, as the dispenser roller ball may dislodge if the bottle is squeezed. All Wicked Fizz Sour Head Lickers from batch 090720 should not be consumed. The recalled products were sold in dairies and shops throughout New Zealand.
  • Food Safety Recall (Australia): Three brands of imported coffee and chocolate – marketed as slimming foods – have been recalled by the importers after they were found to contain sibutramine, a prescription medicine not permitted in foods. The recalled products are: Moti Angel Coffee, Sumabe Acai Berry Coffee and Leptin Weight Loss Chocolate.

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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