Friday, November 19, 2010

Recall Roundup: November 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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  • Food Safety Recall Update (France): Magasins LECLERC de Normandie recalls ECO+ / LECLERC frozen ground beef patties (20% fat; 10 x 100g), sold beginning on September 16, 2010 in E. Leclerc stores in Calvados (14), l'Eure (27), la Manche (50), l'Ome (61) and la Seine-Maritime (76). The affected lots (#10105288, 10105311 and 10105330) bear an expiration date of 10/09/2011 and were recalled due to Salmonella contamination.
  • Food Safety Recall (UK): The Co-operative Group recalls certain batches of The Co-operative Lemon and Lime Flavour Still Spring Water Drink (6 x 500ml bottles; Best before December 2010 and February 2011; Batch codes L0158, L0159, L0175, L0179, L0229, and L0230) because of an unpleasant smell and the possible risk of mold growth.
  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall (France): GrĂ¼nenthal recalls Rovamycine Nourrisons 375,000 IU/5mL syrup (150mL vial; lots #529 and 536) due to stability test results that did not meet specifications.
  • Pharmaceutical Product Recall (France): Bristol-Myers Squibb recalls ACTISKENAN 10mg capsules (box of 14; Lot #M6518; Expiry 04/2013), due to a labeling error.
  • Pharmaceutical Product Recall (France): Orphan Europe recalls Cystadane 1g oral powder (Lot CYP1004; Expiry April 2013), due to an error in the expiration date marked on the packages.
  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall (UK): UCB Pharma Ltd. recalls Ergocalciferol Injection BP 300,000U (10 x 1ml ampoules; Batch #526348; Expiry Oct 2013), because a process deviation occurred during manufacture, which means that the usual sterility assurance level cannot be guaranteed.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.1570): Unauthorised use of colour E 160b - annato/bixin/norbixin in curry powder from Vietnam, via the Netherlands; distributed to Finland.
  • Animal Feed Safety Notification (EU #2010.1571): Salmonella enteritidis in fish meal from Denmark; distributed to Finland.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.1572): Escherichia coli in chilled clams (Tapes decussatus) from Tunisia; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.1573): Listeria monocytogenes in sheep's milk cheese from Greece; distributed to Belgium and Luxembourg.
  • Food Supplement Safety Notification (EU #2010.1574): Arsenic in Fucus vesiculosus powder from France; distributed to Belgium.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.1575): Unauthorised use of colour E 123 - amaranth in cracker and wafer sandwich filled with chocolate cream from the Philippines, via the Netherlands; distributed to Finland.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2010.1576): Carbendazim and thiophanate-methyl in green peppers from Turkey, via Germany; distributed to Austria.
  • Consumer Product Safety Notification (EU #201.1577): Roasting bags in not suitable for heating; distributed to Spain.

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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