4th March 2008 09:10 PM
I get emails about recalls on food and medicine and would like to share some with ya'll without emailing each person separately.
some things may apply worldwide, some may be US based only. But if it keeps someone from the hospital--hell, I'm all for passing it on.
(at the bottom of the page is a place to sign up for email's in case anyone wants to)
Gorton's Seafood Recalls 6 Crispy Battered Fish Fillets Due to Possible Adulteration
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- GLOUCESTER, Mass., February 29, 2008 -- Gorton's Seafood, based in Gloucester, Mass., is voluntarily recalling one frozen seafood product with a specific date code because the product may have been adulterated with pills. While there has been only one isolated case of adulteration and no reports of illness from the product, the company is taking this action as a precautionary measure.
The following product is subject to recall:
* Gorton's 6 Crispy Battered Fish Fillets
o 11.4 oz -- UPC #4440015770
o Date code: 7289G1
o Best if used by date: April 2009
The product included in this recall was produced on October 16, 2007 and distributed to retail outlets in Alabama, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. The product is being removed from retail outlets, and consumers are urged to look in their freezers for products bearing this particular code.
Gorton's is conducting an investigation into the source of the problem and working with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the Food & Drug Administration. There have been no reported illnesses from consumers.
Consumers who have the product may return it to Gorton's for a refund by calling 800-896-9479.
Consumers may report any complaints to FDA's local district complaint coordinators located on the FDA website at http://www.fda.gov/opacom/backgrounders/complain.html.
4th March 2008 09:24 PM
For those in the UK product recalls are announced online at the Food Standards Agency website:
They announce any major product withdraw on their front page or you can subscribe to alerts at the bottom of the page.
For those who like to eat out the agency has details of the local scores on the doors scheme where restaurants have been assessed with regards their compliance with food safety legislation. As yet it is not a national scheme and so the map they are displaying is incomplete.
The chief scientist has a very good blog as well:
6th March 2008 11:43 AM
I'm not sure what the web site is in Australia. I'm sure a Google search would locate it. I haven't the energy right now. Alex? You up for it?
Thanks for this thread Alex. Something that we should all keep on top of.
P.S. Keep checking for those airfare specials girl. Can't wait 'til you come out to Australia to visit me! I bought some new mattresses, so you'll be comfy! It's been so hot of late but it's raining tonight...and a thunder storm brewing now. The sound of rain on the tin roof is wonderful...so love it!
6th March 2008 01:01 PM
hey Phlika :-) how u been doing? have to admit I havent been reading a lot here in the forum--just popping in and back out. hope all's going well where you are =D
hey Jen :-D
will google that and see what i can find, (unless someone else beats me to it) ;-)
still checkin fares!! *whew*..gas gone up again. here its just over 3$ a gallon, In california its just over 5$ a gal.
but---will keep my hopes up and keep checking! something's gotta give at some point .
we'll have a blast! ..and will probably be hungover for days as well LOL!
I need to do some mattress shopping myself, mine's 7 years old. but--root canal has to be paid first, so may be a couple months before i start looking for bed.
wasnt expecting do get another recall so soon--but here's another one for aunt jemimia....
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- March 4, 2008 – The Quaker Oats Co. announced the products in the recall are a small quantity of Aunt Jemima Pancake & Waffle Mix: Original, Original Complete and Buttermilk Complete, which may have potential salmonella contamination. No other Aunt Jemima, frozen Aunt Jemima or Quaker products are affected.
The products, sold in 2 pound and 5 pound boxes with Best Before dates of FEB 08 09 H through FEB 16 09 H stamped on the top, contain the following UPC codes:
* 30000 43272: Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Complete, 5 lb.
* 30000 05040: Aunt Jemima Original, 2 lb.
* 30000 05070: Aunt Jemima Original Complete, 2 lb.
* 30000 05300: Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Complete, 2 lb.
ya'll have a great day!!! (or evening depending on where ya are)
6th March 2008 01:03 PM
dang--this was easy!--Australia recall site
was 2nd link to be listed!! whoohoo!
6th March 2008 05:01 PM
I'm doing well really, looking forward to the summer as my skin usually improves. I hope you are doing good aswell.