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

  • Allergy Alert: Yant Beef Jerky (Jackson Center, OH) recalls Yant’s Hot Beef jerky, Yant’s X Hot Beef Jerky, Yant’s Milk Beef Jerky, Yant’s Southern BBQ Beef Jerky and Yant’s Hot and Sweet Beef Jerky (1.6-oz, 3.25-oz, and 7-oz pkgs; Est 21371; Sell by dates from July 20, 2011 to April 17, 2012), because the products contain undeclared fish (anchovy puree ingredient in Worcestershire sauce). The recalled products were shipped to retailers in Ohio and Indiana, and a small amount of product also was sold on-line.
  • Food Safety Recall: Jetro Cash and Carry Enterprises LLC/R.D. Food Services LP recalls Assoluti Cooked Diced Bacon (2 x 5-lb bags/box; Product of Canada (Aliments Prince, S.E.C. Est. No. 169A); Case Code 1173), because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled diced bacon was shipped to distribution centers in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio for further distribution to food service institutions.
  • Food Safety Recall: Bobby Salazar’s Mexican Foods (Fowler, CA) recalls Carne Asada Chopped Beef & Textured Wheat Protein in Red Hot Sauce (4 x 4-lb bags/case; Produced April 19, 2011 and May 11, 2011), because the chopped beef products were processed outside of normal hours of operation and, therefore, without the benefit of federal inspection. The recalled product was shipped to a distributor and restaurants in California for further distribution.

Canada

  • OTC Pharmaceutical Product Safety Advisory: Health Canada reports that one bottle of the prenatal multivitamin Centrum Materna has been found to contain unidentified capsules instead of the proper Materna multivitamins, which are pink, oval-shaped tablets. The bottle was found on the shelf in a Shopper’s Drug Mart in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in its sealed box with the seal on the bottle removed. Tampering is suspected.

Europe

  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall (France): The Agence Européene du Medicament recalls Vimpat Syrup for Epileptic Patients, 15 mg/ml (200ml; all lots), because of an uneven distribution of the active ingredient Lacosamide in the syrup. Patients using Vimpat should not stop using the product or adjust their dosage with consulting their physician. The recall will commence officially on September 15, 2011 to allow doctors time to prescribe alternative treatments.

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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