Recalls and Alerts: July 12, 2012

Here is today’s list of food safety recalls, product withdrawals, allergy alerts and miscellaneous compliance issues. The live links will take you directly to the official recall notices and company news releases that contain detailed information for each recall and alert.

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United States


Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Alert (Singapore): The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) alerts members of the public to illegal capsules that are being sold as herbal or traditional medicines to treat arthritic and joint pain, and promote blood circulation. To-date, two patients have suffered serious adverse reactions, one of whom was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after taking these capsules. Samples of these capsules were tested and found to contain an undeclared potent western medicine, dexamethasone. These capsules are also not adequately labelled and are not approved by HSA.

Some supermarket chains post recall notices on their web sites for the convenience of customers. To see whether a recalled food was carried by your favorite supermarket, follow the live link to the supermarket’s recall web site.

*The Kroger umbrella encompasses numerous supermarket, marketplace and convenience store chains, listed on the Kroger corporate home page.
**Includes Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs and Pak N’ Save.

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