Saturday, June 30, 2012


Mars Petcare US announced a voluntary recall of a limited range of three varieties of PEDIGREE® weight management canned dog food products due to a potential choking risk.

Affected product may contain small pieces of blue plastic, which entered the food during the production process. The source of the plastic has been identified and the issue resolved. We encourage consumers who have purchased affected product to discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange. While a small number of consumers have reported finding the plastic pieces, we have not received any reports of injury or illness associated with the affected product. The lot codes indicated below should not be sold or consumed.
Affected product was distributed to retail customers throughout the United States. Mars Petcare US is working with all of our distributors and retail customers to ensure that the recalled products are no longer sold and are removed from inventory.
Recalled Pet Food Only cans of PEDIGREE® weight management canned dog food varieties with the production codes shown below are included in this voluntary recall. Each product will have a lot code printed on the end of the can that begins with 209, 210, 211 or 212 and a Best Before date that falls between 2/24/2014 and 3/23/2014.

Friday, June 22, 2012

LIQUID GOLD Wholesale CARROT JUICE 128oz, 64oz, 32oz, and 16 oz, contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, which can cause botulism, a serious and potentially fatal foodborne illness.

Healthy Choice Island Blends, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA, is recalling all sizes of LIQUID GOLD CARROT JUICE including 128oz, 64oz, 32oz, and 16 oz, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, which can cause botulism, a serious and potentially fatal foodborne illness.

Liquid Gold Carrot Juice was distributed in California and sold wholesale to produce companies.
Product was sold in plastic see-through containers in gallon, half-gallon, and quart sizes. Product has a white label branded Liquid Gold with picture of carrots and a glass of carrot juice, with UPC Code 7 63213 00130.

Foodborne botulism is a severe type of food poisoning caused by the ingestion of foods containing the potent neurotoxin formed during growth of the organism. Foodborne botulism can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking, breathing and swallowing. Weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms.

Consumers who have purchased Liquid Gold Carrot Juice should not consume the product and are urged to return it to the place of purchase or discard the product. Consumers with questions may contact the company at (213)749-7999, Mondays through Fridays 6am-3pm PST.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

74,000 cases of boxed pasta mix products possible Metal Fragments

Kerry Ingredients & Flavours, Bay Valley Foods is voluntarily recalling approximately 74,000 cases of boxed pasta mix products manufactured by its subsidiary ST Specialty Foods, Inc.
The recalled products include a seasoning blend manufactured by Kerry Ingredients & Flavours. The seasoning blend was manufactured by Kerry using lactic acid which may potentially contain small metal fragments. The affected product is sold under the following brands and codes:

Friday, June 1, 2012

Australia: Marsh Butcheries recalls chorizo sausages possible Listeria

Marsh Butcheries has recalled vacuum-packed chorizo sausages from its retail store in Stratford, Cairns, in Queensland, Australia, due to the presence of Listeria Monocytogenes, according to the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).

The product affected by the recall is Marsh Butcheries Chorizo Sausages, sold in a vacuumed sealed packet available in varying sizes between 350g - 400g. It has a use by date of 6 June 2012.
FSANZ has urged consumers not to eat this product. Listeria may cause illness in pregnant women and their unborn babies, the elderly and people with low immune systems. Any consumers concerned about their health have been advised to seek medical advice.
Customers have been asked to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund....MORE