Thursday, March 20, 2008

News round Up

Mega Brands issues new toy recall
Globe and Mail - Canada
Canadian retailers were told to stop selling a popular children's product yesterday after the country's largest toy company launched a major recall amid ...

Rat Head Forces Producer to Recall Popular Snack
Korea Times - South Korea
A customer had reportedly called Nongshim asking for a refund and a recall on all of its product made on that day, but initially her requests were denied. ...

A year after pet food recall, still buyer beware
By pixiebobjournal
The federal legislation, for instance, relies on manufacturers to voluntarily recall contaminated pet food. “As long as it’s voluntary, there will always be breaches,” says Marion Nestle, a professor of nutrition, food studies and ...
Pixie-Bob News Room - http://pixiebobjournal.wordpress.com

Mega Brands Hits Record Low on Magnetic-Toy Recall (Update2)
Bloomberg - USA
The company said it is cooperating with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission in the voluntary recall. There have been at least 44 reports in the US of ...

USDA warns changes could delay meat recalls
Reuters - USA
CHICAGO (Reuters) - It took four hours under the US Agriculture Department's voluntary recall system to begin the largest meat recall in history, ...

Mega Brands stock plunges 14 per cent on news of latest recall
940 News - Montreal,Quebec,Canada
MONTREAL - The third recall of a Mega Brands (TSX:MB) magnetic toy has dealt the struggling toymaker an especially painful blow as it marks the first time ...

Children’s Juice Recall!
By higg275
Loblaw’s supermarkets in Canada issued an official recall yesterday (3/13) of two brands of pear juice because of their unusually high concentrations of….get this….arsenic! Beechnut Pear and President’s Choice Organics(! ...
The Frog Blog - http://pinkletinkbaby.wordpress.com

Evenflo Discovery Seat Recall Shows Need for Side Impact Standards
Newsinferno.com - New York,NY,USA
Last month’s Evenflo Discovery Car Seat recall was issued despite the absence of a federal standard that specifies how well child safety seats must protect ...

A year after pet food recall, still buyer beware
MSNBC - USA
The federal legislation, for instance, relies on manufacturers to voluntarily recall contaminated pet food. “As long as it’s voluntary, there will always be ...

MagnaMan Toy Recall
WRCB-TV - Chattanooga,TN,USA
The Consumer Product Safety Commission along Mega Brands announced the voluntary recall of MagnaMan Magnetic Toy Figures. The hazard is small magnets inside ...

Beef recall has impact on school budget
Shelbyville Times-Gazette - TN,USA
By John I. Carney The recent and widely-publicized beef recall has had an impact on the local school system budget, although it's hoped that eventually, ...

The Pet Food Recall: One Year Later, Has Anything Changed?
San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA
I didn't guess when I began covering this story with Gina Spadafori at Pet Connection that it would turn into the largest consumer recall in history, ...

Heads up: GM recall; Parmalat trial; China investment
Kansas City Star - MO,USA
General Motors Corp. is recalling 207542 Buick Regal and Pontiac Grand Prix sedans from the 1997-2003 model years over a risk they could catch fire. ...

Another pet-food recall could happen
San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA
The FDA still does not have mandatory-recall authority. "In this age of potential bio-terror and random cross-species crossover horrors like the avian flu, ...

Stop & Shop Supermarket Company Alerts Customers to Voluntary ...
Earthtimes - London,UK
...recall covers the "ICYBAY" brand cooked, ready to eat, frozen langostinos with an expiration date of June 2009. The recalled item has the UPC number ...

Support, explanation given for USDA's actions in beef recall
The Prairie Star - Great Falls,MT,USA
By Clint Peck The beef industry continues to condemn the actions by Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Co. of Chino, Calif., that have led to the largest recall ...

Fires Cause Recall of GM Sedans
The Associated Press - The automaker said Friday the recall affects 1997 to 2003 Buick Regal GS and Grand Prix GDP models with 3.8-liter supercharged V-6 engines. ...

Battat Recalls Magnabild Magnetic Toys Sets, Play Wonder Toy ...
Newsinferno.com - New York,NY,USA
This recall marks the second time since January that Battat has issued an alert regarding its Magnabild magnetic play sets. In addition to the magnetic toy ...
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