Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Recall Roundup: November 2, 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
  • Food Recall/Withdrawal: Food City advises its customers that Food Club RTS Vanilla Frosting (16 oz can) has been recalled. No details are available.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Bay Island, Inc. (Minnetonka, MN) that a July/August 2010 inspection of the company's packaged food warehouse in Burnsville, MN revealed serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulation for foods.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Vita-Herb Nutriceuticals, Inc. (Placentia, CA) that a May 18th through June 29th inspection of the company identified significant violations of Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP), 21 CFR Part III for the Manufacturing, Packaging, Labeling, or Holding for Dietary Supplements.


Australia and New Zealand
  • Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Marlow St Pie Kitchen (1995) Ltd. (South Dunedin) recalls several varieties of ready-to-eat Marlow's Pies (best before dates of 1/11/10 through 12/11/10, inclusive), because new equipment may have contaminated the pies with small metal chips. The recalled products were sold in dairies and supermarkets throughout the South Island.

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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