Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Product recalls: dietary supplements, catfish, snacks

The following recalls have been announced:


RockHard Laboratories is recalling select lot numbers of RockHard Weekend dietary supplements, because they contain sulfoaildenfil, a chemical that mimics the active ingredient in Viagra, even though the supplements are not approved to contain active drugs.

This compound could interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart disease. If the active drug ingredients interact with nitrates, it could cause blood pressure to drop to dangerous levels.

The recalled supplements were sold nationwide in single blister packs, as well as bottles of three and eight supplements. Details: by phone at 800-562-0543.


Superior Foods Co. is recalling select packages of lemon-pepper marinated catfish and Cajun-style marinated catfish because they include ingredients that are not listed on their labels. The lemon-pepper catfish contains soy and FD&C yellow No. 5 dye. The Cajun catfish contains soy and milk. These omissions could be dangerous for people with allergies or sensitivities to these ingredients. No incidents have been reported. The catfish was available at stores in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Details: by phone at 616-541-2137.


Snacks on Racks Inc. is recalling products from its line of Gourmet Snacks Packs because they might contain milk, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, egg, sulfites or wheat ingredients not declared on the products' allergen statements.

The recall includes items such as nut and chocolate mixes, trail mix, gummy food as well as yogurt and candy products.

Those who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, sulfites, soy or wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they eat the products. No illnesses have been reported to date, according to the Parkville, Mo., company.

The recalled products were distributed nationwide to food service establishments at hospitals, colleges, universities and corporate cafeterias and kiosks. The company said the recalled products were not sold to convenient stores, gas stations, grocery or mass market retailers. They were packaged in clear, rectangular-shaped, safety sealed, plastic containers with blue Snacks on Racks labels adhered to the top of the products. For more information, consumers can call 816-505-9131.

1 comment:

  1. Taking natural supplement is better than artificial supplement because it contains natural ingredients that are beneficial to our health system. It is good to take it regularly to maintain a youthful glow.


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