Student Mineral Kit Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: Minérobec recalls some Student Mineral Kits due to asbestos dust, a potential carcinogen (Cancer-causing agent). HCSC:

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For more information about Asbestos hazards, please consult the Health Canada info site:

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1520
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Chicken Nugget Recall

UK/Basildon: The Co-operative recalls some Chicken Nuggets due to plastic contamination hazard. TSI:


Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1519

EU Issues 44 Product & Vehicle Recalls

Belgium/Brussels: European Union issues 44 new consumer-based product recalls; a must-read for parents, caregivers and others:

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Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1518

Nueske’s Liver Paté Recall

US/Washington: Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats recalls some Liver Paté due to an undeclared milk protein, Sodium Caseinate, a known allergen. USDA:

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About Milk Allergies: For some people, milk (and milk products) are a source of urgent, dangerous and potentially deadly, allergic reactions. Due to modern food manufacturing methods, milk products may not “look” or “sound” like milk. Some examples of foods with milk proteins include artificial butter or cheese flavor; casein or caseinates; curds; ghee; hydrolysates; lactalbumin and lactalbumin phosphate; lactose, lactoglobulin, lactoferrin and lactulose; and finally, rennet (originally, ground calves’ stomach but more often now, by-products of genetically engineered bacteria, mold or yeast). Learn more about food allergies from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”):

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1517

Children’s Fleece Blanket Recall [UK]

UK FlagUK/Basildon: Laura Ashley recalls some Children’s Fleece Blankets due to strangulation hazard. TSI:

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The Trading Standards Institute (“TSI”) reports loose threads on some recalled products present a strangulation hazard or other injury hazard to children.

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1516

Ssangyong Korando Motor Vehicle Recall [Australia]

Australia/Canberra: Ateco Automotive recalls some Ssangyong Korando Motor Vehicle due to missing regulatory label, injury hazard. ACCC:

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the recalled vehicle’s passenger air bag warning label was not fitted to the left side of the dashboard. If a child seat was consequently placed in the vehicle’s front passenger seat, the child may be injured during a vehicle crash.

ACCC PRA number: 2013/13459
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1515

Maurie Bonta’zola Gorganzola Dop Blue Cheese Recall

Australia FlagAustralia/Canberra: Calendar Cheese Company recalls some Maurie Bonta’zola Gorganzola Dop Blue Cheese due to Listeria hazard. ACCC:

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About Listeria poisoning:
The bacteria that cause Listeriosis (Listeria poisoning) most often produce a gastrointestinal illness that can be quite serious or even fatal. Listeriosis in pregnancy, for example, may cause a miscarriage or fetal death. In other cases, people can develop Septicemia (a serious blood infection) or Meningitis (an inflammation of the covering of the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges). You can learn more about Listeriosis from the Health Department for New South Wales:

ACCC PRA number: 2013/13461
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1514
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