Recall : Some Shedd’s Country Crock Chilled Side-Dishes

Now this is a much more specific and targeted recall. Today Unilever announced that they are recalling “certain Shedd’s Country Crock chilled side-dish products because they may contain undeclared sulfites.”

The specific recall list is limited to…

“Shedd’s Country Crock® Side Dishes DELUXE Cheddar Broccoli Rice, with Best-By dates of NOV 29 09 through to JAN 16 10. The UPC code is 027400218316. The product comes in a 21-ounce (1 LB 5 OZ / 595 g) plastic tub inside a paperboard sleeve.”

…and also…

“Shedd’s Country Crock® Side Dishes DELUXE Four Cheese Pasta, withBest By dates of DEC 05 09 through to JAN 16 10.  The UPC code is 027400230875. The product comes in a 20-ounce (1 LB 4 OZ / 567 g) plastic tub inside a paperboard sleeve. The UPC code is located on the bottom of the sleeve and the Best-By date is located on the same side of the sleeve and the side of the tub.”

Here’s the link to the official FDA recall notice.

Recall : “Majesty” labeled cantaloupes

This is a tough recall to sift through, mainly because there are no identifying stickers or marks on some of the affected items.

Five Crowns Marketing announced today that they are… “voluntarily recalling cantaloupes packed under the Majesty label because of a potential health risk due to possible contamination of Salmonella.”

“Cantaloupes were packed in various sizes with and without individual label stickers. All cartons carry the label “Majesty” and are further identified with lot numbers 198 2 or 198 3, packed dates Nov 4, Nov 6, and Nov 10. Also those cantaloupes that contain stickered labels are identified with the label “Majesty”.”

So pretty much you have to remember if you saw “majesty” on the box you picked them from at the grocery store because not all the cantaloupes are properly identified.

I’ve always wondered why RIFD tags aren’t on each stem of everything in the produce isle. RIFD tags cost a fraction of a penny to make, and this would help out immensely in cases like this. I would tag everything as it comes into the US as it enters the nation’s food supply and keep all this information in a master database at the FDA. When a bad batch comes up, you know where everything went. The RIFD tag would be wiped at the checkout scan, and can be tossed along with the stem or skin of the produce. This tagging would help keep a safer food supply chain and definitely create jobs as part of the labeling and cataloging process.

Here’s the link to the FDA recall notice.