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/Outbreak Alert Update: Fresh, Whole Papayas recalled by Agromod Produce, Inc. were sold at Walmart Stores in the USA, according to information released today by Walmart. The papayas, which were imported from Mexico, are thought to be the source of an outbreak of Salmonella Agona that has sickened 97 people from 23 states since January 1, 2011.


  • Allergy Alert: Verka Food International Ltd. recalls Bikano Rasogolla, 1 kg (Best before 15/02/2012), due to the presence of undeclared sulphites.
  • Food Safety Recall: Primeridge Pure recalls Primeridge Pure brand Pure Cheese Curds (Packed on 08.07.11; sold in random weight packages at Owen Sound Farmers’ Market on July 9, 2011), because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • Food Recall: Garlic Guru Foods recalls Garlic Guru Roma Tomato Hummus, Smokey Garbanzo Hummus, and Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (350mL; no codes), due to microbiological spoilage.
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Alert: Health Canada advises the public that its list of unauthorized health products has been updated to include Tibet Babao, which was found to contain undeclared sildenafil.


  • Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Ardo A/S recalls Hallon Orchard Frozen Raspberry (Lot No. YA 01 11 131st; Best before 11.05.2013), because norovirus was found in a sample of the raspberries.

Australia and New Zealand

  • Allergy Alert (Australia): Cheap As Chips recalls Snickers Bar, 57g (Batch code 111F1NLD0311; Date marking 16-10-11), Mars Bar, 51g (Batch code 113F3NLD0311; Date marking 25-12-11), Bounty Bar, 57g (Batch code 108B3NLD0103; Date marking 25-09-11) and Twix Bar, 58g (Batch code GC116; Date marking 10-10-11), due to non-compliant labeling, including the presence of undeclared peanut, tree nuts, soy, milk, egg and gluten. The recalled products were manufactured in Germany and the Netherlands, and were imported from Denmark. They are not associated with products made by Mars Chocolate Australia. The recalled items were sold in Cheap As Chips stores in South Australia and Victoria.

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.