Coffeeking 3 In 1 Coffeemix Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: Wycen Foods (Canada) recalls some Coffeeking 3 In 1 Coffeemix from Singapore due to undeclared milk, a known allergen. CFIA: http://ht.ly/jNwTy

Direct link: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/about-the-cfia/newsroom/food-recalls-and-allergy-alerts/complete-listing/2013-04-03b/eng/1365051933701/1365051974833

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Food product is subject to this recall:

  • Coffeeking 3 In 1 Coffeemix – 1000 g (50 sachets x 20 g) – UPC: 8 888240 000095

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).

Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to milk or milk ingredients within a very short time, potentially leading to severe injury and/or death. If you suspect Anaphylactic Shock, call-9-1-1 or other local emergency number for immediate transport to a medical center. If trained and an emergency kit is available, it may be appropriate to give an injectable drug such as Epinephrine (also known as adrenaline or adrenalin) to the affected individual. Trade names of these products include EpiPen, Twinject, Adrenaclick, Anapen, Jext, Allerject and Auvi-Q. Please note: even patients who are apparently stabilized should still go to hospital for emergency evaluation. Further treatment is often necessary.

You can learn more about Milk Allergies by visiting Health Canada at http://ht.ly/bqQHt

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1829
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Hoover Fridge Freezer Recall [UK]

UK/Basildon: Hoover Refrigeration recalls some Hoover Fridge Freezers due to overheating, fire hazard. TSI: http://ht.ly/jNqtd

Direct link: http://www.tradingstandards.gov.uk/advice/advice-recall-item.cfm?id=301002

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1828
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Betty Boop Children’s Pyjamas Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: 4283147 Canada recalls some Betty Boop Children’s Pyjamas due to flammability hazard. HCSC: http://ht.ly/jNe4S

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/26493r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports its sampling and evaluation program has determined the recalled Betty Boop Children’s Pyjamas do not meet the flammability requirements for children’s sleepwear under Canadian law. Loose-fitting children’s sleepwear can contact ignition sources such as stove elements, candles, and matches more readily than tight-fitting sleepwear, and once ignited will burn rapidly, potentially resulting in severe burns to large areas of the child’s body. For this reason, cotton is not permitted in loose-fitting sleepwear.

HCSC recall number: RA-26493
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1827
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Centerville Pie Clam Pie Recall [US]

US/Silver Spring: Centerville Pie Company recalls all Clam Pies due to undeclared anchovy fish, a known allergen. FDA: http://ht.ly/jMOjb

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm346792.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the Worcestershire sauce used in the recalled Clam Pies contains undeclared anchovy fish as an ingredient.

About Fish & Shellfish Allergies:
For some people, fish and shellfish are a source of dangerous, urgent and potentially deadly, allergic reactions requiring immediate medical intervention. Anaphylactic Shock could occur in consumers who are allergic to fish or shellfish within a very short time, potentially leading to severe injury and/or death. If you suspect Anaphylactic Shock, call-9-1-1 or other local emergency number for immediate transport to a medical center.

If trained and an emergency kit is available, it may be appropriate to give an injectable drug such as Epinephrine (also known as adrenaline or adrenalin) to the affected individual. Trade names of these products include EpiPen, Twinject, Adrenaclick, Anapen, Jext, Allerject and Auvi-Q. Please note: even patients who are apparently stabilized should still go to hospital for emergency evaluation. Further treatment is often necessary.

You can learn more about food allergies from the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://1.usa.gov/IZWUlm

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1826
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Trophy Foods Hazelnut Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: Trophy Foods recall some Trophy brand Hazelnuts In Shell due to Salmonella hazard. CFIA: http://ht.ly/jMGqD

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2013/26525r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Nut product has been recalled:

  • Trophy Hazelnuts In Shell – 454g (one pound) packages – UPC: 0 59966 04848 9 – Best Before Date: 2014 NO 05

About Salmonella Poisoning:
Salmonellosis (Salmonella poisoning) is a very common type of food poisoning caused by the Salmonella bacterium. Although there are thought to be over 2,000 different kinds of these bacteria, only a comparative few make humans sick. Salmonella serotype “Typhimurium” and Salmonella serotype “Enteritidis” are thought to the two most common types in North America.

In young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems, Salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. Even in otherwise healthy people, Salmonellosis may cause high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. In rare cases, however, Salmonellosis can cause more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected Aneurysms) Endocarditis and Arthritis.

If you suspect your food is contaminated, do not eat it. Contact the retailer for a refund or replacement. Wash your hands, contaminated preparation surfaces, cutlery and serving dishes thoroughly with hot soapy water and dry. Contact your MD immediately if you experience Salmonellosis symptoms. You can learn more about Salmonellosis from Health Canada at http://ht.ly/eRVGG

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1825
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Little Mermaid Herring Recall [US]

US/Silver Spring: Little Mermaid Smoke House recalls some Smoked Herring, Pickled Herring due to Botulism hazard. FDA: http://ht.ly/jLGG2

Direct link: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm346674.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports some Little Mermaid Smoke House Smoked Herring and Pickled Herring Fish were sold uneviscerated. Consequently, they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium that can cause life-threatening illness or death. The sale of uneviscerated fish is prohibited under US law because Clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than any other portion of the fish.

About Botulism:
The US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) 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, however, can cause paralysis and be fatal so emergency medical attention is necessary.

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.

To learn more about Botulism, please visit the US National Institutes of Health (“NIH”): http://1.usa.gov/HLOr3Q

Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1824
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Cocoon Baby Monitor Power Adaptor Recall [Australia]

Australia FlagAustralia/Canberra: Winplus Australasia recalls some Cocoon Baby Monitor Power Adaptors due to electric shock hazard. ACCC: http://ht.ly/jLyk8

Direct link: http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1046581

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the recalled Power Adaptor may pull apart when it is removed from a socket outlet. If this occurs, it could expose live wires and present an electric shock hazard.

ACCC PRA number: 2013/13528
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-1823
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