Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Recall Roundup USA: 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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United States
  • Allergy Alert (December 17th): YNot Foods, Inc. (Madison, WI) recalls Upsides™ Orzo Toscano, distributed by J.R. Simplot Co. through food service and retail channels in Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Mexico, because the products contain undeclared milk and soybean. The affected production codes are 987SEP301001, 987OCT071001 and 987OCT081001.
  • Allergy Alert (December 17th): Tofutti Brands Inc. expands its earlier recall of 4-pack Yours Truly Frozen Dessert Cones to include lot number 2360. The recalled Dessert Cones, which are labeled "Milk-Free," contain undeclared milk
  • Allergy Alert (December 23rd): Brand Castle, LLC recalls its licensed Rice Krispies Treats Holiday Village Kit (expiration dates 15 Oct 2012, 16 Oct 2012 and 02 Nov 2012), distributed only through Michaels retail stores in the USA and Canada, because the icing component contains undeclared egg.
  • Allergy Alert (December 23rd): South Florida Bakery recalls all lot codes of Publix Bakery Coconut Macaroons (Coquitos), because the products contain a small amount of undeclared milk.
  • Food Safety Recall (December 17th): Sally Jackson Cheese (Oroville, WA) recalls all cheese products, including cow, goat and sheep, because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Sally Jackson cheese are made using raw cow, goat and sheep milk and were distributed nationwide to restaurants, distributors and retail stores.
  • Food Safety Recall (December 17th): Winn Meats Co. (Dallas, TX) recalls 25,600 pounds of ground beef products that were improperly labeled and potentially adulterated.
  • Food Safety Recall (December 20th): Bright Water Seafood (Tucker, GA) recalls Buffalo Krab Dip (7-ounce pkg; expiration 12/21/2010) and Southwest Krab Dip (7-ounce pkg; expiration 12/29/2010), because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled items were distributed in retail stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Georgia and Virginia.
  • Food Safety Recall (December 20th): Whole Foods Market recalls cheeses supplied by Sally Jackson Cheese (Oroville, WA) and sold in California, Nevada, Washington State and Washington DC, because the cheese may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
  • Food Safety Recall (December 23rd): JFC International, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA) recalls all of its uneviscerated Frozen Capelin, because the fish (imported from Vietnam) may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum.
  • Food Safety Recall (December 24th): Rolf's Patisserie (Lincolnwood, IL) recalls all desserts made after November 1, 2010 after the desserts were linked to several outbreaks of Staphylococcus aureus food poisoning. The recalled products include tiramisu, cakes, cobblers, decorated cookies, tarts, pastries and pies and were available through retail (including grocery stores), wholesale and internet sales, and were distributed through a catering service and to institutions such as nursing homes. One hundred cases of food poisoning – three in Illinois (30 illnesses) and one in Wisconsin (70 illnesses) – have been reported from four separate events in November and December.
  • Food Safety Recall (December 24th): Whole Foods Market recalls items supplied by Rolf's Patisserie and sold in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin. Please follow the live link for a detailed list of recalled items.
  • Food Safety Recall (December 24th): Whole Foods Market recalls all assembled Ginger Bread Houses made after November 1, 2010 and sold in 22 states, because the ginger bread houses were supplied by Rolf's Patisserie.
  • Food Safety Alert (December 27th): FDA advises consumers not to eat Alfalfa Sprouts and Spicy Sprouts (which contain alfalfa sprouts mixed with radish and clover sprouts) from Tiny Greens Organic Farm (Urbana, IL), after preliminary results link the sprouts to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections.
  • Food Safety Recall (December 28th): J&D Produce Inc. recalls Little Bear brand Fresh Greens packed on November 30th and December 6th after regulators in Quebec detect Salmonella in a sample of curly parsley and regulators in Detroit detect Salmonella in a sample of cilantro. The recalled products were distributed in several US states and in Canada. Please follow the live link for a complete list of the recalled products and their distribution.
  • Food Safety Recall (December 28th): Bethel Livestock Farm (Swan Lake, NY) recalls Bethel Creamery Pasteurized Whole Organic Milk (Kosher Cholov Yisroel), packaged in half-gallon plastic containers (Use by JAN 7 2011), because the milk was improperly pasteurized. The recalled milk was distributed to five locations in the Bronx and in Rockland County.
  • Pet Foods Safety Recall (December 18th): The Kroger Co. recalls select packages of dog foods and cat foods, because the pet foods may contain aflatoxin. Please follow the live link for a complete list of recalled products and distribution details.
  • Medical Device Safety Recall (December 22nd): Abbott Diabetes Care recalls 359 lots of Precision Xtra®, Precision Xceed Pro®, MediSense® Optium™, Optium™, Optium EZ and ReliOn® Ultima Blood Glucose Test Strips because the affected test strips may give falsely low blood glucose results. The recalled test strips were distributed in the USA and Puerto Rico.
  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall (December 22nd): Pfizer recalls Lipitor® 40mg Tablets (Lot 0836050) due to the presence of an uncharacteristic odor.
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Recall (December 22nd): RockHard Laboratories recalls specific lot numbers of RockHard Weekend and Pandora dietary supplements after the recalled products were found to contain an analogue of Sildenafil.

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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