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: Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (Mount Pleasant, TX) expands its earlier recall of ready-to-eat chicken products to add Pilgrim’s Pride Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Breaded Nugget Shaped Patties with Rib Meat (8 x 2-lb bags/box; Date code 11531010; Best by JUN 02 2012; Est. #P-2071A), because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled chicken products were shipped to a retail chain in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
  • Food Safety Recall: Flying Food Group, LLC (Lawrenceville, GA) expands its earlier recall of Starbucks brand, RaceTrac brand and F&L Cafe brand ready-to-eat chicken, turkey, beef and pork products, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products were distributed to retail outlets in Alabama (Starbucks and F&L Cafe), Florida (F&L Cafe) and Georgia (Starbucks, RaceTrac and F&L Cafe).
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Recall: Intercharm Inc. recalls Slimforte Slimming Capsules, Slimforte Slimming Coffee, and Botanical Slimming Soft Gel after FDA lab analysis detects sibutarmine in the products. The recalled products were distributed in the USA via the Internet, and exported to Ireland.

Canada

Europe

  • Allergy Alert (UK): Booker Ltd. recalls Euro Shopper Milk Chocolate (100g; Batch L512620; Best before end date April 2012), because the product contains undeclared nuts.
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Recall (Ireland): Intercharm Inc. recallsSlimforte Slimming Capsules, Slimforte Slimming Coffee, and Botanical Slimming Soft Gel after FDA lab analysis detects sibutarmine in the products. The recalled products were distributed in the USA via the Internet, and exported to Ireland.
  • Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Millstream Ltd. recalls Milstream Oak Smoked Salmon (100g, 200g, and 1kg packs; Smoked on 15.07.2011; Batch code 42287; Expiry 15.08.2011), because the product is contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Aldi Stores Ltd. recalls Snackrite Okey Dokeys Crinkle Cut Crisps (25g single packs and 300g 12-packs; all flavours; Best before 18 Oct. 2011), because a limited number of packs may have been contaminated with small pieces of rubber.
  • Consumer Product Safety Recall (Greece): The government of Greece advises the public that several brands of plastic baby nursing bottles (manufactured in China) have been recalled due to the migration of bisphenol A (BPA) from the plastic.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1018): Salmonella in ginger powder from Belgium via China; distributed in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Malta, Martinique, Morocco, the Netherlands and Sweden.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1019): Listeria monocytogenes in smoked halibut from Poland; distributed to the Czech Republic.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): The Centre for Food Safety orders the sale to be stopped of plasticizer-tainted Taiwan-style drink and GH Assorted Fruits Dietary Fibre Pie.
  • Outbreak Alert (Hong Kong): The Centre for Health Protection is investigating two suspected food poisoning outbreaks involving a total of four people who had consumed mushrooms purchased from a department store in Causeway Bay.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1018): Salmonella in ginger powder from Belgium via China; distributed in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Malta, Martinique, Morocco, the Netherlands and Sweden.

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1018): Salmonella in ginger powder from Belgium via China; distributed in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Malta, Martinique, Morocco, the Netherlands and Sweden.

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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