Monday, January 4, 2010

Recall Roundup: January 4, 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.

United States
  • Food Safety Recall (Retail Distribution List): USDA releases updated retail distribution list for imported hams that were recalled Associated Grocers of Maine on December 24, 2009 because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
  • Food Safety Recall: ShopRite recalls ShopRite Southern Style Hash Browns –32 oz, after routine testing by a regulatory agency detected possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • FDA Court Action: Department of Justice, on behalf of FDA, seeks permanent injunction against Quesos Mi Pueblito and two of its officers because the cheese manufacturer failed to heed repeated warnings by FDA and the state of New Jersey regarding non-compliance with food safety laws and a history of producing cheese that is contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.


Asia, Africa & The Pacific
  • Dietary Supplement Alert (Malaysia): Malaysian health authorities warn against the use of unnamed slimming products that contain two dangerous chemicals, sibutramine and metformin, according to an article in the New Straits Times.

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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