Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Recalls and Alerts: July 5, 2011

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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.

  • Allergy Alert: Sun Sweet Catering recalls The Greek Chef Garlic Spread (12 oz & 32 oz) and The Greek Chef Hot & Spicy Garlic Spread (12 oz & 32 oz), because the products contain undeclared milk. The recalled garlic spreads were distributed in Ontario.

  • Allergy Alert: Quality Natural Foods Ltd. recalls Quality Super Tasty Petha Angoori - Pumpkin in Sugar Syrup (1 kg & 3.8 kg; all codes), due to the presence of undeclared sulphites. The recalled product was distributed in Ontario and British Columbia.

  • Health Product Alert: Health Canada advises the public that the unauthorized health product "Man Up Now" has been removed from sale at O! Behave retail stores in Delta and Surrey, BC after Health Canada's testing identified undeclared sildenafil (a prescription medication) in the product.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
  • Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong and Macao): EDO Trading Co recalls EDO Pack Pineapple Pie (Manufactured in Taiwan; Expiry April 6, 2012) after the plasticiser DEHP is detected in a sample of the product.

  • Outbreak Alert Update (Hong Kong): The Centre for Health Protection has received reports of an additional 24 cases of suspected food poisoning among patrons of a restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui, bringing to 43 the total number of cases reported so far.

  • Food Safety Alert (Taiwan): Health inspectors have detected traces of the banned drugs malachite green and leuco-malachite green in four (all of them threadfin) out of 37 samples of farmed fish sold in local markets.

  • Food Safety Notification Update (EU #2011.0805): Shigatoxin-producing E. coli in frozen minced beef from France, with raw material from Germany; distributed to Belgium, Cyprus, France, Gabon, Hungary, Italy and the Netherlands. See also SEB/CERF recall notice, above.

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.

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