Attention - March 2007 Has Been 'Recalled'!

Friday, 30 March 2007 19:00 GFP Columnist - Trevor Hill
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Due to an overwhelming amount of ‘recalls’ this month, "March 2007" has been ‘recalled’ Please check your “Best Before” date to see if it is overdue. If the “Best Before” date is March 31st, 2007, please throw it out immediately, or take March back to the retail outlet where you purchased it for a full refund. In addition to March being recalled, the following products were also recalled this month in the USA…

- Del Monte Pet Products Voluntarily Withdraws Specific Product Codes of Pet Treats and Wet Dog Food Products (March 30, 2007)
- Eight In One Announces Nationwide Recall of All Lots Of Dingo® Chick’n Jerky Treats for Dogs, Cats And Ferrets (March 30, 2007)
- Alpo® Brand Prime Cuts In Gravy Canned Dog Food Voluntary Nationwide Recall (March 30, 2007)
- FDA Finds Melamine in Wheat Gluten used by Hill’s Pet Nutrition (March 30, 2007)
- Hills Pet Nutrition, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Single Product, Prescription Diet™ m/d™ Feline Dry Food, Only Product Containing Wheat Gluten (March 30, 2007)
- Consumer Alert: Undeclared Milk in Lorenzo’s Brand Mexican Breads (March 29, 2007)
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- Consumer Alert: Undeclared Milk in Certain Healthy Corner Foods Salads and Sandwiches (March 29, 2007)
- FDA Announces Voluntary Withdrawal of Pergolide Products– Agency Working with Product Manufacturers (March 29, 2007)
- Guida’s Milk and Ice Cream Withdraws Guida Label Lowfat Chocolate Half-Pint Containers Due to Possible Presence of Food Grade Sanitizer (March 28, 2007)
- Nationwide Recall of Cerignola, Nocellara and Castelvetrano Olives Because of Possible Health Risk (March 27, 2007)
- Southeast Asian Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Liquid Egg White In Fish Paste, Fish Ball and Fish Cake Products (March 27, 2007)
- Smith & Nephew Issues Nationwide Recall of RF Denervation Probes Used for the Spine (March 26, 2007)
- Drug Safety Information: Ketek (telithromycin) (March 26, 2007)
- Menu Foods Initiates Market Withdrawal of All Varieties of Recalled Wet Pet Food to Ensure Consumer Protection (March 24, 2007)
- FDA Warns Again About Arsenic in Mineral Water (March 24, 2007)
- Woodridge Labs Recalls Certain DermaFreeze365 Products Because of Possible Health Risk (March 23, 2007)
- Petrapport Issues Recall of Pig Ear Dog Treats Because of Salmonella Contamination (March 23, 2007)
- Harry London Candies and Macy’s Issue Nationwide Allergy Alert on Frango® Cheggs Chocolate and Chocolate-Covered Egg-Shaped Candies (March 23, 2007)
- FiberChoice Plus Multivitamins Issues Allergy Alert Fish Allergen Not Declared on Label (March 20, 2007)
- Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc., Announces Voluntary Participation in Menu Foods’ Nationwide U.S. recall of Specific Canned Cat Foods (March 17, 2007)
- Recall of Pet Foods Manufactured by Menu Foods, Inc. (March 17, 2007)
- MDA Issues Consumer Advisory on Potato Salad (March 16, 2007)
- Purina to Voluntarily Withdraw Mighty Dog® 5.3 Ounce Pouch Products in Response to Menu Foods Recall (March 16, 2007)
- Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc., Announces Voluntary Participation in Menu Foods’ Nationwide U.S. and Canadian recall of Specific Canned Cat Foods (March 16, 2007)
- P&G Pet Care Announces Voluntary Participation in Menu Foods’ Nationwide U.S. and Canadian Recall of Specific Canned and Small Foil Pouch ‘Wet’ Cat and Dog Foods (March 16, 2007)
- Menu Foods Issues Recall of Specific Can and Small Foil Pouch Wet Pet Foods (March 16, 2007)
- Ben & Jerry’s Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Wheat in Ben & Jerry’s Country Peach Cobbler Ice Cream: Peach Ice Cream With Cinnamon-Sugar Shortbread Pieces & A Peach Swirl (March 16, 2007)
- Cosmos Trading, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Rhino Max (Rhino V Max), a Product Marketed as a Dietary Supplement (March 16, 2007)
- Barodon SF Issues A Voluntary Nationwide Recall of V.MAX, a Product Marketed as Dietary Supplement (March 15, 2007)
- Gretchen’s Shoebox Express Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soybean in Tuna and Garden Salad Mixer, Sold Exclusively to Amtrak (March 15, 2007)
- WinCo Foods Recalls Bread in California and Nevada (March 9, 2007)
- Safeway Recalls Bread in Parts of California and Nevada (March 9, 2007)
- Continental Mills Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in GFS Buttermilk Pancake Mix (March 9, 2007)
- FDA Update on Peanut Butter Recall (March 9, 2007)
- Frito-Lay Issues Voluntary Recall of 2 oz. Bags of Fritos Original Corn Chips in 2 States Due to Undeclared Milk and Wheat (March 9, 2007)
- BJ’s Wholesale Club Issues Recall of “Berkley & Jensen” Full-Cut Pig Ears Dog Treats Because of Potential for Salmonella Contamination (March 9, 2007)
- Flora Foods Recalls “Cerignola” Olives Because of Possible Health Risk (March 8, 2007)
- Consumer Alert: Undeclared Sulfites in “Dried Potato” (March 7, 2007)
- FDA Warns Consumers Not to Drink “Jermuk” brand Mineral Water (March 7, 2007)
- Bausch & Lomb Initiates Limited Voluntary Recall of Twelve Lots of ReNu MultiPlus Solutions Due to Potential for Shortened Shelf Life (March 6, 2007)
- Cibo Specialty Foods Issues Nationwide Alert on Potential Botulism Risk Associated with Specific Lots from Eight Varieties of Dal Raccolto Brand Olives (March 6, 2007)
- Defibtech Announces a Worldwide Voluntary Recall of Lifeline and ReviveR Automated External Defibrillators (March 6, 2007)
- Drug Safety Information: Actos (pioglitazone) Tablets; ACTOplus met (pioglitazone and metformin hydrochloride) Tablets; Duetact (pioglitazone and glimepiride) Tablets (March 2007)
- FDA Investigating Norovirus Outbreak Linked to Oysters (March 2, 2007)
- PA Department of Health Warns Consumers of Tainted Raw Milk Sold by York County Dairy (March 2, 2007)
- Safety Alert: Medical Equipment That Uses or Displays Time (March 2, 2007)
- Consumer Alert: Undeclared Sulfites in Denise Brand Dyno Mix (March 1, 2007)
- FDA Takes Action to Halt Marketing of Unapproved Ergotamine (March 1, 2007)
- Gebauer Company Announces a Voluntary Recall of Salivart® Oral Moisturizer (March 1, 2007)
- Simply Fresh Fruit Inc. Announces the Recall of Fresh Cut Fruit Trays Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination (March 1, 2007)
- FDA Update on Peanut Butter Recall (March 1, 2007)

The above titles are from the US Food and Drug Administration’s website for March 2007

and in Canada…

- March 30 - HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - Voluntary Recall of CARAMEL KIT KAT CHUNKY BARS 65g UNIT UPC Code 0-59800-25027-6
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March 29 - HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - FERMENTED ACIDIFIED OLIVES manufactured by CHARLIE BROWN DI RUTIGLIANO & FIGLI OF ITALY may contain dangerous bacteria
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March 28 - ALLERGY ALERT - Undeclared milk in FINESSE ASSORTED DARK CHOCOLATE
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March 28 - ALLERGY ALERT - Undeclared milk, soy, sulphites, peanuts and wheat in TICKLEBERRY’S CHOCOLATE COVERED DRIED FRUIT PRODUCTS
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March 27 - ALLERGY ALERT - Undeclared allergens in certain rice cracker products manufactured in Japan by SANKO-SEIKA
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March 23 - ALLERGY ALERT - Undeclared milk protein in ORGANICFAIR brand dark chocolate bars
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March 23 - ALLERGY ALERT - Undeclared sesame seeds in NINO D’AVERSA BREAD CRUMBS
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March 23 - UPDATED HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - MARCELLA’S GARDEN brand OLIVES may contain dangerous bacteria
-March 23 - ALLERGY ALERT - Undeclared allergens in pre-packaged food products
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March 22 - HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - MARCELLA’S GARDEN brand OLIVES may contain dangerous bacteria
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March 22 - ALLERGY ALERT - Undeclared soy, egg, and milk in certain RICK’S SANDWICH PRODUCTS
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March 20 - UPDATED ALLERGY ALERT - Undeclared egg, fish, milk, sesame, soy, and wheat in certain rice cracker products imported from Japan
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March 19 - HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - LILYDALE COOKED SEASONED SLICED TURKEY BREAST may contain salmonella bacteria
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March 19 - ALLERGY ALERT - Undeclared almonds in DEMPSTER’S WHOLEGRAINS PREBIOTIC BARLEY & SUNFLOWER BREAD
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March 16 - ALLERGY ALERT - Undeclared soy, egg, and crab in PAUL’S FOOD FACTORY brand SANDWICH PRODUCTS
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March 16 - ALLERGY ALERT - GRETCHEN’S SHOE BOX EXPRESS Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soybean in TUNA AND GARDEN SALAD MIXER, Sold Exclusively to Amtrak
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March 14 - HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - Arsenic in ARK LAND brand NATURALLY CARBONATED MINERAL WATER
-March 14 - ALLERGY ALERT - Undeclared milk protein in certain LAURA SECORD brand 70% COCOA DARK CHOCOLATE PRODUCTS
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March 14 - ALLERGY ALERT - Undeclared egg, fish, milk, sesame, soy, and wheat in certain rice cracker products imported from Japan
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March 9 - HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - Excessive levels of arsenic in JERMUK CLASSIC brand NATURAL SPARKLING MINERAL WATER
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March 9 - ALLERGY ALERT - Undeclared egg, milk, and soy in certain JACK’S brand SANDWICH PRODUCTS
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March 7 - AMENDMENT - HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - SIENA DELI brand SLICED BLACK FOREST HAM may contain salmonella bacteria
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March 6 - HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - SIENA DELI brand SLICED BLACK FOREST HAM may contain salmonella bacteria
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March 3 - EXPANDED ALLERGY ALERT - Undeclared egg, milk, soy and anchovy in certain SANDWICH FACTORY and SUB DELICIOUS brands of sandwich products
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March 3 - ALLERGY ALERT - Undeclared milk protein in certain BOTTICELLI brand CHOCOLATE PRODUCTS
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March 2 - HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - Suspected tampering associated with CHRISTIE CHEWY CHUNKS AHOY! COOKIES
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March 1 - ALLERGY ALERT - Undeclared egg in certain SANDWICH FACTORY brand SUB SANDWICHES
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March 1 - HEALTH HAZARD ALERT - Suspected tampering associated with CHRISTIE CHEWY CHUNKS AHOY! COOKIES

The above titles are from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website for March 2007

and finally from Australia…

Products
- REPEL 102: Pepper Spray
- Hitachi C12FSA Compound Mitre Saw
- Loewe 100 Hz televisions
- Calvin Black Glass Dining Tables MK2
- ACD-10 and ACD-14 Digital Clamp Meters
- Commercial Electric - Cool Touch Work Light
- Yamaha Outboard Motors - Steering Handle
- Intelligence Funny Toys
- Musical Choo Choo Train
- Baby Toys Rattle
- Battery Operated Animals Train
- Suzuki ATV - Front Suspension Arm
- Honda Outboard Marine Engines
- Leelawadi Decorative Lighting
- Diplomat Indian Archery Set


Food
- Dieter’s Herbal Trim Tea, Dieter’s Herbal Eze Tea and Dieter’s Wellfit Herbal Tea

Automotive
- MAN TGA trucks - Steering draglink arm
- Honda 5RL Fuel Pump
- Honda Odyssey 5PB 2004-2007
- Ducati SBK 1098 Motorcycles - Timing Belt Tensioners
- Honda VT750C Motorcycles - Handlebar Switch Connectors
- Honda SCV100 LEAD Motorcycles
- Mazda E Series Commercial Vehicles - Lower Arm Ball Joint Bolt
- Triumph Sprint ST Motorcycle - Drag Link to Drop Link Bolt
- Jaguar S Type and XJ diesel vehicles - Diesel Particulate Filter
- Volvo XC90 and S80 MY 2003 and MY 2004
- Mercedes-Benz Atego Trucks - Electrical Wiring Harness


The above titles are from Product Recalls Australia website for March 2007

This is just March.

These lists resonate a loud wake-up call to all of us, and they are but a mere fraction of what exists on the great global “recall list”. Let’s face it folks, it’s finally happened, the products we consume are going to kill us. Literally. From chocolate bars to bean sprouts, the choices are running out. We’ll soon be playing Russian roulette with our grocery shopping excursions.

It is clear what has happened. The corporate powerhouses that provide us with the everyday goods have let us down - the regular people. The very people who work for them. The very people who faithfully and blindly purchase items for themselves and their families. The very people who make it possible for those corporate folks to afford all the very best of foods available.

Not only has the corporate rich gotten richer, but now they’ll do it and get to kill us at the same time. Are they trying to reduce the population? Are these products tampered with in other countries as a means to eliminate those in west who consume them? Including our pets? Is there something going on behind the scenes that we don’t know about?

It would seem that we have more problems than just war, climate change and George Bush - we have Global Product Tampering (GPT). I suggest a UN GPT Unit to investigate this global issue. Or something else that takes a good look at the weird shit these companies feed us - and our pets. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the others around the world are obviously not checking things the right way. Someone should ask some questions.

The only two questions I came up with are…

What the hell is going on?

and

What the hell is next?

These questions have to be the two most asked questions asked by people the world over - on a daily basis.



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