Criffel Cheese Recall [UK]

UK/London: Loch Arthur Creamery recalls some Criffel Full Fat Semi-soft Unpasteurised Cheese due to Listeria hazard. FSA: http://ht.ly/hyYIv

Direct link: http://www.food.gov.uk/news-updates/recalls-news/2013/feb/loch-arthur-creamery

About Listeriosis (Listeria poisoning):
Listeriosis is a serious infection that can develop after eating food contaminated by bacteria, typically a strain called Listeria monocytogenes. In most people, Listeriosis is mild and causes flu-like symptoms such as nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea. In more rare cases and especially in those with compromised immune systems (including pregnant women), the infection can spread to other parts of the body and cause serious complications, such as meningitis (infection of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord) or foetal death. You can learn more about Listeriosis from the National Health Service at http://ht.ly/hnBQu

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1546

Country Fried Steak Recall [US]

US/Washington: AdvancePierre Foods recalls some frozen, fully cooked Country Fried Steak Products due to the presence of foreign materials, specifically pieces of plastic. USDA: http://ht.ly/hySjn

Direct link: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_015_2013_Release/index.asp

Additional information:
This recall affects the following products:

  • 22.75-oz. pouches of “Fast Classics Country Fried Steaks”
  • 8.5-lb. cases, each containing six pouches of “Fast Classics Country Fried Steaks.”

The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports AdvancePierre Foods alerted the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service after the company received complaints from two customers who each received an oral injury upon eating the product subject to this recall. The injury may have been caused by a piece of a plastic bin being introduced into the production process and then being broken into smaller pieces. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should immediately see their healthcare provider for possible treatment.

USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-015-2013
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1545

Dashan Dried Mushroom Recall [US]

US/Silver Spring: DZH Import & Export recalls some Curiosity of Dashan brand Dried Mushrooms due to undeclared sulfites, a known allergen. FDA: http://ht.ly/hyM4F

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm338978.htm

About Sulfite Allergies:
For some people, Sulfites/Sulphites are a source of urgent, dangerous and possibly life-threatening allergic reactions. The US Food and Drug Administration, for example, says that Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain Sulfite-sensitive individuals upon ingesting just 10 milligrams of Sulfites. Learn more about food allergies from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”): http://1.usa.gov/IZWUlm

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1544

Bacon Ribs, Cooked Pig Stomach Recall [UK]

UK/London: Watson’s Wholesale Meats and Savouries recalls some Bacon Ribs, Cooked Pig Stomachs due to poor hygiene hazards. FSA: http://ht.ly/hyyzI

Direct link: http://www.food.gov.uk/news-updates/recalls-news/2013/jan/ribs-recall

Additional information:
The UK Food Standards Agency (“FSA”) reports the recalled products are sold by the following companies:

  • Watson’s Wholesale Meat and Savouries Ltd
  • Stephen and Lynzi Kenny
  • Super Savouries

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1543

PetPlace Dog Harness Recall [UK]

UK TSI RecallUK/Basildon: Poundland recalls some PetPlace Dog Harnesses due to operational failure hazard. TSI: http://ht.ly/hyiGy

Direct link: http://www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/advice/advice-recall-item.cfm?id=297777

Additional information:
The Trading Standards Institute (“TSI”) reports that routine testing has shown that under certain conditions when a strong dog is excited and straining on the harness, the Velcro fastening may come undone allowing the dog to run free.

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Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1542
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Argos Kitchen Utensils Recall [UK]

UK/Basildon: Argos recalls some Kitchen Utensils due to chemical contamination hazard. TSI: http://ht.ly/hxY64

Direct link: http://www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/advice/advice-recall-item.cfm?id=297947

Additional information:
The Trading Standards Institute (“TSI”) reports some items included in the recalled Utensil Sets contain levels of chemicals called Primary Aromatic Amines, the levels of which exceed those permitted for use in products that come into contact with food.

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1541

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