Dry Salted Bream Fish Recall [US]

US/Silver Spring: ZIP International Group recalls some Dry Salted Bream Fish due to unevisceration hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/hHdm5

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm339735.htm

About Botulism:
Botulism is a rare but serious illness caused by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Botulism can cause life-threatening illnesses or even death, especially in the very young, very old and those with compromised immune systems. To learn more about Botulism, please visit the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”): http://1.usa.gov/HLOr3Q

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1564

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Purr-Fection Stuffed Animal Recall [US]

US/Washington: MJC recalls some Purr-Fection Beamerzzz Stuffed Animals with Flashlights due to laceration hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/hGRg4

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Purr-Fection-Stuffed-Animals-with-Flashlights-Recalled-by-MJC/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports the recalled products were sold exclusively at Cabela’s. The recalled Beamerzzz stuffed toys come with LED flashlights sewn into their left paws. The toys are 12 inches high and come in five animal types, as follows:

  • Baby Moose – 3127FS
  • Baby Butter Cream Bear – 1229FS
  • Baby Smoky Black Bear – 1231FS
  • Baby Deer – 3136FS
  • Baby Derby Elephant – 1927FS

CPSC recall number: 13-120
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1563

NHTSA Vehicle Recalls – 14 MTD [US]

US/Washington: As of Wednesday, February 13, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted 15 vehicle or tire recalls so far this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/5G8bb

Additional information:
Recently added recalls include products from the following company:

  • Blue Bird Body Company

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1562

Organic Baby Spinach Recall [US]

FlagUSUS/Silver Spring: Taylor Farms Retail recalls some Organic Baby Spinach products due to Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) hazard, a form of E. coli. FDA: http://ht.ly/hGDwb

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm339569.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following brands are affected by this recall:

  • Central Market Organics
  • Full Circle Organic
  • Marketside Organic
  • Simple Truth Organic
  • Taylor Farms Organic

==> UPDATE #1: as of 19h30 EST Wednesday, February 13, 2013, the FDA page at which this recall was originally posted has apparently been removed. We are investigating this situation and will supply additional information as it becomes available.

==> UPDATE #2: as of 19h55 EST Wednesday, February 13, 2013, a representative from Taylor Farms has confirmed this recall continues. You can find out more information by visiting the company’s Web site at http://www.taylorfarms.com/ or its own recall site at http://spinachmarketwithdrawal.com/

About E. coli enteritis:
E. coli poisoning is a serious and potentially deadly illness, typically transmitted using the fecal-mouth route by eating or drinking foods or beverages contaminated with E. coli, eating unpasteurized (i.e., raw) milk and (raw) milk products and untreated water. Common symptoms of E. coli poisoning include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), vomiting, nausea and headache. People particularly at risk for serious E. coli illness and complications are the very young, the elderly or those with compromised immune systems.

You can learn more about Escherichia coli poisoning by visiting the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/KwrDIf.

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Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1561
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