Here is today’s list of food safety recalls, product withdrawals, allergy alerts and miscellaneous compliance issues. The live links will take you directly to the official recall notices and company news releases that contain detailed information for each recall and alert.

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United States

  • Food Safety Recall: Universal Nutrition (New Brunswick, NJ) recalls specific lot numbers for Gain Fast, LAVA, Real Gains, Super Whey Pro, Torrent, Ultra Mass 4500, Ultra Whey Pro and Uni-Syn because one ingredient, whey protein, has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled products were distributed in all 50 states.
  • Food Safety Recall: Northwest Premium Meats (Nampa, ID) recalls approximately 2,130 pounds of Homestead brand and Panther Ranch brand smoked ham and bacon products because they contain sodium nitrite, which is not declared on the label.
  • Food Safety Recall: Lakeside Foods, Inc. (Manitowoc, WI) recalls 105 oz. canned Pickled Sliced Beets (Codes EFBB229/003034 and EFBB229/003047), because some of the cans may have been undercooked and have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. The product was distributed under the Bountiful Harvest, Code Elite, Comsource Medal, Lakeside, Monarch, Nugget Black, Restaurant Pride, and Sysco Classic labels in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
  • Food Safety Recall: Palmyra Bologna Company, Inc. (Palmyra, PA) recalls approximately 23,000 pounds of Seltzer’s Beef Lebanon Bologna that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The recalled products were manufactured in December 2010 and shipped to distribution centers in California, Colorado, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania for further distribution to retailers. The CDC and state public health agencies have identified four cases of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses in New Jersey, North Carolina and Pennsylvania that have been linked to the consumption of the recalled Lebanon bologna products.
  • Food Safety Recall: Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. (Coral Gables, FL) recalls 4,992 cartons of cantaloupes, each containing 4 plastic mesh sleeves with 3 cantaloupes per sleeve (lot codes 02-15-24-10, 02-15-25-10, 02-15-26-10 and 02-15-28-10), because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Panama. The recalled melons were grown in and shipped from Del Monte Fresh’s farm Asuncion Mita in Guatemala and distributed through warehouse clubs (Costco, according to Marler Blog)  in Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. FDA has notified Del Monte of 12 reported cases of Salmonella Panama that have been linked epidemiologically to these cantaloupes.

Some supermarket chains post recall notices on their web sites for the convenience of customers. To see whether a recalled food was carried by your favorite supermarket, follow the live link to the supermarket’s recall web site.