Preferida Whole Pinto Bean Recall [US]

US/Silver Spring: La Preferida recalls 56,808 cans of Preferida Whole Pinto Beans due to product contamination hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/jmYT5

Direct link: www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm344732.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the manufacturer’s preliminary inspection has found some cans of Preferida Whole Pinto Beans may not have been fully processed. This may lead to product contamination due to spoilage organisms or by pathogens. In turn, this could cause consumer illness if eaten.

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1753
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Nestlé Kit Kat Chunky Chocolate Bar, Easter Egg Recall [UK]

UK/London: Nestlé recalls some Kit Kat Chunky Chocolate Bars, Easter Eggs due plastic fragment hazard. FSA: http://ht.ly/jmMAb

Direct link: http://www.food.gov.uk/news-updates/recalls-news/2013/mar/kit-kat

Additional information:
The UK Food Standards Agency (“FSA”) reports the following Chocolate Bars and Easter Eggs are affected by this recall:

  • Kit Kat Chunky Peanut Butter (48g) – Best before date range: September 2013 to February 2014;
  • Kit Kat Chunky Hazelnut (48g) – Best before date range: September 2013 to October 2013;
  • Kit Kat Chunky Choc Fudge (48g) – Best before date range: September 2013 to October 2013;
  • Kit Kat Chunky Caramel (48g) – Best before date range: June 2013 to July 2013;
  • Kit Kat Chunky Hazelnut Multipack – Best before date range: September 2013 to December 2013; and
  • Kit Kat Chunky Collection Giant Egg – Best before date: July 2013

Please note: this notification is part of a multi-country recall of various Nestlé products. For more information, please visit the company’s Web page at http://www.nestle.com/media/statements/kit-kat-chunky-special-varieties-recall

A similar recall is also in place for Nestlé products sold in Canada. For more information, please consult Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1746.

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1752
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St-Thomas Bar Clams, Bar Clam Stew Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: St-Thomas Fish Market recalls some Bar Clams, Bar Clam Stew due to Clostridium botulinum hazard. CFIA: http://ht.ly/jmD8S

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/26389r-eng.php

About Botulism:
Health Canada says Botulism is a rare but serious paralytic illness caused by a nerve poison that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum). Foodborne botulism is caused by eating foods that contain the botulism toxin. You can also get Botulism from an infected wound. All forms of botulism can cause paralysis and be fatal. Clostridium botulinum bacteria cannot grow in air, so Foodborne Botulism is usually seen only when certain foods are stored or prepared improperly. These typically include the following:

  • Improperly prepared low-acid, home-canned foods (such as asparagus, beets, green beans, mushrooms, peppers);
  • Improperly smoked fish;
  • Improperly prepared raw marine mammal meat (such as whale, walrus, seal);
  • Non-refrigerated storage of low-acid fruit juices (such as carrot juice); and
  • Baked potatoes improperly stored in aluminum foil.

You can learn more about Botulism poisoning from Health Canada at http://ht.ly/iVQeN

Please note: this expands a previous recall for this product. For more information, please refer to Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1691.

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1751
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