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

  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Capt’n Chucky’s Crab Cake Company, LLC (Newton Square, PA) that a January/February 2011 inspection of the company’s seafood processing facility revealed serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation, and the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulation for foods.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Yamaya USA Inc. (Torrance, CA) that an April 2011 inspection of the company’s seafood processing and importer establishment revealed serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation, and the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulation for foods.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Pacific Food, Inc. (Columbus, OH) that a February 2011 inspection of the company’s seafood processing facility revealed serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns George Packing Company, Inc. (Newberg, OR) that a March 2011 inspection of the company’s hazelnut packing house and warehouse revealed that the company’s hazelnuts are adulterated within the meaning of the Act, in that they have been prepared, packed, or held under insanitary conditions.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Rose Acre Farms, Inc. (Seymour, IN) that laboratory analysis of environmental samples collected during an April 2011 inspection of White County Egg Farm found the presence of Salmonella Enteritidis in two egg laying houses. In addition the inspection revealed violations of the Prevention of Salmonella enteritidis in Shell Eggs During Production, Storage, and Transportation regulation (shell egg regulation).
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Dynamic Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Brooksville, FL) that a November/December 2010 inspection of the company’s dietary supplement manufacturing facility revealed significant violations of FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) in Manufacturing, Packaging, Labeling, or Holding Operations for Dietary Supplements.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Culinary Crossing Inc. (Harleysville, PA) that a February/March 2011 inspection of the company’s seafood processing facility revealed serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation, and the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulation for foods

Canada

  • Allergy Alert: Right Choice Products Inc. recalls Good Choice Red Chilli Powder, 100g and Good Choice Punjabi Burryan, 3 kg due to the presence of undeclared gluten. The recalled products were distributed to retailers in Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba.

Europe

  • Allergy Alert (Greece): Carrefour recalls Carrefour Chocolate Wafers, 33g (Code L212011), due to the presence of undeclared almonds.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.0997): Salmonella spp. in frozen peeled shrimps from the Netherlands; distributed to France.
  • Animal Feed Safety Notification (EU #2011.0998): DDT in white maize from Ethiopia; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1001): Ochratoxin A in dried raisins from Iran; distributed to Poland.
  • Allergy Alert Notification (EU #2011.1002): Almond traces in chocolate wafers from Greece; distributed to Cyprus.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1004): Listeria monocytogenes in frozen corn from Bulgaria; distributed to Slovenia.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1008): Parasitic infestation with Anisakis of chilled monkfish from France; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1009): Foodborne outbreak suspected to be caused by eggs from Spain; distributed to France.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1010): Parasitic infestation with nematodes of hake from Spain; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1014): Excess sulphite and undeclared sulphite in glucose syrup from Bulgaria; distributed to Greece.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1016): Plastic fragments in meatloaf with cherries from Belgium; distributed to Belgium and Luxembourg.

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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