Sunday, 31 January 2010
Saturday, 30 January 2010
The report states that: "As of 9:00 pm EST on January 28, 2010, a total of 202 individuals infected with a matching strain of Salmonella Montevideo have been reported from 42 states and District of Columbia since July 1, 2009. Recent test results provided by the Rhode Island Department of Health revealed that an opened container of black pepper used in the manufacturing of at least some of the recalled products was positive for Salmonella Montevideo and that the DNA fingerprint matched the outbreak strain: http://www.ri.gov/press/view/10647 *. ..... The FDA is investigating the supply chain of the black pepper used in the manufacturing of the recalled meat products. The Agency has collected and is currently analyzing black pepper samples. To date, all the samples collected and analyzed by the FDA have tested negative for Salmonella, however, sample collection and analysis continues". Follow the link to find out more.
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Monday, 25 January 2010
The recall notice states that "FSIS became aware of the problem during the course of an ongoing investigation of a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella serotype Montevideo illnesses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), FSIS, state health and agriculture departments, and Daniele International are cooperating in this investigation. The CDC has posted information about the multi-state outbreak on its website (http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/ montevideo/index.html) but the investigation is ongoing, and has not yet definitively identified a food vehicle(s)". Follow the link to find out more.
Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc recalls three date codes of its own-brand Value Seedless Raisins 500g due to the potential presence of small pieces of green plastic
The products recalled are:Morrisons Value Seedless Raisins 500g Best before: October 2010, November 2010 and December 2010. The raisins are in a heat-sealed plastic bag, which has a yellow front and a yellow back. The raisins can be seen inside the bag. A copy of the product recall notice is attached to this food alert. Follow the link for more details.
Divine Chocolate Ltd withdraws two batch codes of Divine Dark Chocolate due to cross-contamination with milk
Saturday, 23 January 2010
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
There is no Best Before date specified however the current English label states ‘1 year from data of production’ with the dates of production on label stated as 2009 June 18, 2009 October 15 and 2009 July 30. The product contains undeclared allergens – milk and peanut which are not declared on the label.
In addition, the CFIA and Calgary Co-op are encouraging the public to carefully inspect any products purchased at this store during this time frame. Should there be any signs of tampering, consumers are advised not to consume the products and to return them to the store for a full refund. The CFIA is working with Calgary Co-op, Calgary Police Service and Alberta Health Services to investigate this tampering incident at the Calgary Co-op Oakridge Centre grocery store. Calgary Co-operative Association Ltd., Calgary, AB, is voluntarily recalling the affected products and is actively participating in the investigation.
Previous recall statement click here
Oakridge Calgary Co-op Victim of Product Tampering
Saturday, 16 January 2010
Parkers Farm, Inc. Expands Recall to Include All of Its Products, Regardless of Code Dates, Because of Possible Health Risk
Friday, 15 January 2010
Nurture, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall on select HAPPYTOT Stage 4 and HAPPYBABY Stage 1 & Stage 2 Pouch Meals Due to a Packaging Defect that could cause a Possible Bacterial Contamination
Green bean, pear & peas, NET WT. 4.22 OZ. (120g), UPC 8 52697 00127 9;
Sweet potato, carrot, apple & cinnamon, NET WT. 4.22 OZ. (120g), UPC 8 52697 00128 6;
Spinach, mango & pear, NET WT. 4.22 OZ. (120g), UPC 8 52697 00129 3;
Butternut squash & apple, NET WT. 4.22 OZ. (120g), UPC 8 52697 00130 9;
Banana, peach, coconut & prunes, NET WT. 4.22 OZ. (120g), UPC 8 52697 00131 6;
Banana, peach & mango, NET WT. 4.22 OZ. (120g), UPC 8 52697 00132 3
Mango, NET WT. 3.5 OZ. (99g), UPC 8 52697 00134 7
Spinach Mango Pear, NET WT. 3.5 OZ. (99g), UPC 8 52697 00139 2
Apricot Sweet Potato, NET WT. 3.5 OZ. (99g), UPC 8 52697 00136 1
The above meals are packaged in plastic pouches with plastic caps. To determine if a specific product is part of this voluntary recall, consumers should examine product packaging for expiration date codes between November 2010 and January 2011. These dates are printed as the first seven characters of a 15-character string, as illustrated in the accompanying illustration. Less than half of one percent of the products sold to date is affected by this packaging defect; no other products sold by the company are affected. As standard practice for Nurture, all products sold are sent to a laboratory for food safety testing prior to market release and no harmful bacteria have been detected in damaged packages to date. Follow the link to find out more.
"Food safety authorities in Australia and New Zealand informed the Food Standards Agency last year about high levels of iodine in a soya drink called 'Bonsoy', which some people use as an alternative to milk. We are issuing an update on what is happening. Following the notification, we have investigated the distribution of Bonsoy Soya drink in the UK. We have notified the main importer as well as the retail distributors of this product and have advised them to withdraw the product from sale. The distributors have confirmed that all existing stocks of Bonsoy soya drink have been quarantined and recalled from customers. Tests carried out on various batches of the product have shown high levels of iodine and therefore it is assumed that all batches of Bonsoy have high levels of iodine.
Nine adults and a child in New South Wales, Australia, have been diagnosed with thyroid problems and also reported drinking Bonsoy. This soya drink is enriched with a seaweed product that naturally contains iodine. Iodine is an essential element required to make thyroid hormones, but higher levels than normal may affect the way the thyroid works. However, most healthy people will not be affected by any slight excess of iodine.
There have been no reported ill effects from consumption of Bonsoy soya drink in the UK. However, people who drink a lot of this product, including toddlers fed soya drinks as an alternative to milk, could be at risk. If you are at all concerned about drinking this brand of soya drink as your main alternative to milk, then you may wish to consider an alternative brand".
Follow the link to find out more.
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Sunday, 10 January 2010
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Harry London Candies, Inc. announces a voluntary and limited recall of Harry London Chocolate Pecan Caramel Stars due to an undeclared allergen
Bonsoy soya milk is enriched with a seaweed product that naturally contains iodine, but the levels of iodine in the Bonsoy soya milk are too high. Iodine is an essential element required to make thyroid hormones, however, if consumption levels exceed tolerable daily intakes, the thyroid function may be affected.
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Sunday, 3 January 2010
Nutty Guys Issues Public Notice on Voluntary Recall of Butter Toffee Peanuts and Yogurt Covered Peanuts
Friday, 1 January 2010
"Morrisons has withdrawn the product from sale and is putting up point-of-sale notices telling any customers who may have bought the chicken not to eat it and to contact their customer service for advice. No other Morrisons product is known to be affected. Chicken that is not cooked thoroughly may cause food poisoning.
The product is produced in the Irish Republic and the Agency is working with the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) to determine if the chicken pieces have been distributed to other shops and supermarkets. The Agency is only aware of this product being produced for Morrisons". Follow the link to find out more.