Sunday, January 23, 2011

Recall Roundup: January 23, 2011

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: Pretzels, Inc. (Bluffton, IN) recalls Better Made brand Corn Pops (8 oz., Expiration code MAR1411), because the product may contain undeclared milk. The recalled Corn Pops were distributed to retail stores in Michigan and Ohio.
  • Food Safety Alert: Rhode Island Department of Health advises consumers that a sample of Northeast Spring Mix salad (7-ounce bags; product code Jan15/457034), manufactured by Northeast Fresh (Chelsea, MA) and sold at McQuade's Market in Jamestown, has tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
  • Food Recall: Food City advises its customers that Karo Green Label Pancake Syrup (16-oz bottle) has been recalled by the manufacturer.

  • Allergy Alert: Mountainview Marketing (Surrey, BC) recalls Pelican Bay Ltd. Toffee Fudge Hot Chocolate (226g/8 oz package; Product of USA; Best by 30/AUG/2011; Lot 83053), because the product contains undeclared almonds. The recalled Hot Chocolate was distributed in Shoppers Drug Mart stores across Canada.
  • Allergy Alert: Sobeys (Sydney Shopping Centre, Sydney, NS) recalls in-store baked Peanut Butter Choc Chunk Cookies 8 Pkg, incorrectly labeled as Chocolate Chunks Chips Chewy Cookie 8s (Packed On date JA 18, 11; Best before date of JA 28, 11), because the mislabeled cookies contain undeclared peanuts.

Australia and New Zealand
  • Food Safety Recall (Australia): Paradise Beach Purveyors recalls Paradise Beach Purveyors Smoked Trout and Chive Dip (180g plastic tub with lid; Dated 14 Feb 2011), due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled dip was distributed in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, West Australia, Victoria and Queensland.

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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