Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Recall Roundup Canada: December 17-29, 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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  • Allergy Alert (December 18th): Seoul Trading Corporation recalls Choripdong brand frozen dumplings (810g packages; imported from Korea; all date codes), because the dumplings contain undeclared egg. The recalled dumplings are known to have been distributed in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario (Toronto), and may have been sold nationwide.
  • Allergy Alert (December 22nd): Federated Co-operatives Ltd. (Saskatoon, SK) recalls all lot codes of Quaker brand Chewy Granola Bars Value Pack (14 bars; 364g), because the packs may contain Quaker brand Dipps granola bars that contain peanuts. The affected packs were previously recalled on November 24th, but may have been distributed after the original recall through Co-op retail stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.
  • Allergy Alert (December 22nd): Heng Hing Dry Seafood Inc. recalls Fei Dun Chocolates (all best before dates), because the product contains undeclared peanuts.
  • Allergy Alert (December 22nd): CFIA advises consumers that the importer has recalled VSC Chocolats Brandy Beans Brandy Liqueur Chocolates (200g package; made in Germany; lot code L7058 J8 and L7157 J8), because the product may contain undeclared milk. The recalled chocolates were distributed across Canada.
  • Allergy Alert (December 24th): Brand Castle LLC (Chicago, IL) recalls Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats Holiday Village Kit (666g package; all best before dates), because the product contains undeclared egg. The kits, which were imported from the USA, are known to have been distributed in Michael's, Winners and HomeSense stores across Canada, and may also have been sold in other stores.
  • Allergy Alert (December 27th): Thrifty Foods Broadmead (Victoria, BC) recalls in-store baked Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, incorrectly labelled as Chocolate Chip Cookies (Best Before 29 DE 10).
  • Food Safety Recall (December 21st): Réal Veer Inc. (Sainte-Claire, QC) recalls raw shell eggs, imported from the USA (lot code SEA-1024796; Best before JAN-18-11) because the eggs may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled eggs were distributed in the province of Québec.
  • Food Safety Recall (December 21st): Yie Ming (Canada) Ltd., recalls Yu Yuan brand vacuum packed Sweet Glutinous Corn (all lot codes), imported from China, because the product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. The recalled product was sold in British Columbia.
  • Food Safety Recall (December 22nd): McCormick Canada recalls certain lot codes of Club House One Step Lemon and Herbs Seasoning, Club House Sesame Seeds, Sysco Sesame Seeds and Trade East Sesame Seeds, because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • Food Safety Recall (December 24th): Whole Foods Market (Toronto, ON) recalls Rolf's Patisserie brand and Whole Foods Market brand Ginger Bread Houses, imported from the USA, because the products may be contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus. The recalled ginger bread houses were sold in Whole Foods stores in Ontario.
  • Food Safety Recall (December 27th): J & D Produce Inc. (Texas, USA) recalls Little Bear brand fresh greens (shipped to Canada between November 30th and December 7th, inclusive), because the fresh greens may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled produce items were distributed to grocery stores (including Maxi in Montreal, QC) and may have been sold nationwide. Please follow the J & D Produce live link for a complete list of recalled fresh greens.

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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