Thursday, January 14, 2010

Recall Roundup: January 14, 2010

Here is today's list of food safety recalls, product withdrawals and allergy alerts. 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 (Retail Distribution): USDA posts updated retail distribution list for recent recall by Rudolph Foods of "Pepe's Gigante Louisiana Hot Sauce Flavored Cracklins" due to undeclared milk protein.
  • Food Quality Product Withdrawal: Lakeside Foods (Owatonna, MN) withdraws Meijer Cream Style Corn (lot #NHA9039 007 033 6 Best By Dec 2012) due to several consumer reports of watery product. The affected product can be returned to a local Meijer store for a refund.
  • Pet Treat Safety Warning: FDA is warning consumers not to use Merrick Beef Filet Squares for dogs distributed by Merrick Pet Care with a package date of "Best By 111911" because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The dog treats were distributed nationwide through retail stores and over the Internet. FDA detected a Salmonella-positive sample in December 2009, and a follow-up inspection revealed deficiencies in the packaging and manufacturing processes. Consumers are advised to discard the product.


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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