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

  • Dietary Supplement Safety Recall: Global Wellness, LLC (Hollywood, FL) recalls VIA Xtreme Ultimate Sexual Enhancer Dietary Supplement For Men (Lots #809013 and 806030), after FDA lab analysis finds sulfoaildenafil, methanesulfonate, sulfosildenafil and dimethylsildenafil analogs of sildenafil (an active ingredient of an approved prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction. The recalled product was distributed throughout the USA, Puerto Rico and Canada to Internet and retail consumers.
  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall: American Regent recalls Methyldopate HCl Injection, USP, 250 mg/5mL, 5 mL single-dose vial (Lot #0152; Expiry date March, 2012), because some of the vials contain translucent visible particles consistent with glass delamination. The recalled product was distributed to wholesalers and distributors nationwide.

Canada

  • Allergy Alert: Nonuttin’ Foods Inc (Duncan, BC) recalls Fruit Explosion Train Mix, Berry Delight Train Mix, Raw and Shelled Sunflower Seeds, Blueberry Maple Granola and Cranberry Apple Granola (Best before dates up to and including May 31, 2012), because these nationally distributed products may contain undeclared sesame. One adverse reaction has been reported.
  • Allergy Alert: Quality Natural Foods Ltd. recalls Haldiram’s Rajbhog, 1-kg size, because some packages of the product contain undeclared sulphites. The recalled product was sold at retail stores nationally.
  • Food Supplement Safety Recall: Simply Thick, LLC recalls Simply Thick® thickening gel products manufactured at the Thermo Pac, LLC food processing plant in Stone Mountain, Georgia, because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised the company that Thermo Pac, LLC failed to file with the FDA a scheduled process designed to ensure that vegetative cells (harmful bacteria) of possible public health significance are destroyed during the manufacturing process. This failure was discovered during an FDA inspection of the Thermo Pac, LLC Stone Mountain plant conducted from May 23 through June 3, 2011.
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Recall: Global Wellness, LLC (Hollywood, FL) recalls VIA Xtreme Ultimate Sexual Enhancer Dietary Supplement For Men (Lots #809013 and 806030), after FDA lab analysis finds sulfoaildenafil, methanesulfonate, sulfosildenafil and dimethylsildenafil analogs of sildenafil (an active ingredient of an approved prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction. The recalled product was distributed throughout the USA, Puerto Rico and Canada to Internet and retail consumers.

Europe

  • Dietary Supplement Safety Alert (Switzerland): Swissmedic, the Swiss Institute for Therapeutic Products advises the public that a recent sampling of 122 imported weight-loss products revealed that most of the products are associated with a hazard to health. More than one-half of the products suffered from serious quality defects; nearly 90% contained unsafe active ingredients. Some products contained dangerous concentrations of sibutramine.
  • Outbreak Alert Update (E. coli O104:H4): As of June 5th, Germany reported 630 cases of HUS (including 15 fatalities) and 1601 cases of non-HUS EHEC infections (6 deaths), for a total of 2231 outbreak-related illnesses. Twelve other European countries have reported a total of 31 cases of HUS (1 death) and 73 non-HUS EHEC cases, for a total of 104 illnesses.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Food Safety Alert (Hong Kong): The Centre for Food Safety has alerted industry and the public to seven kinds of fruit juice/syrup and powder for manufacturing confections (all products of Taiwan) that may be contaminated with DEHP. The trade has been instructed to immediately stop the use and sale of the named products.
  • Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore has suspended the import of Tachungo brand fruit juice concentrates and instructed the importer to recall the products after DEHP was found in a sample of the products.
  • Food Safety Alert (Taiwan): Many bakeries have been found using jams and flour that can be traced back to Yu Shen Chemical Co., which has been using DEHP-contaminated clouding agents in their jams.

Australia and New Zealand

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Dietary Supplement Safety Recall: Global Wellness, LLC (Hollywood, FL) recalls VIA Xtreme Ultimate Sexual Enhancer Dietary Supplement For Men (Lots #809013 and 806030), after FDA lab analysis finds sulfoaildenafil, methanesulfonate, sulfosildenafil and dimethylsildenafil analogs of sildenafil (an active ingredient of an approved prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction. The recalled product was distributed throughout the USA, Puerto Rico and Canada to Internet and retail consumers.

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.

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