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

  • Animal Feed Safety Recall: Ridley Block Operations, Inc. recalls Purina-Lix 38 Hi-E and RangeLand® 38 Hi-E free-choice supplement tubs for beef cattle (Lot No. DB00302716), because the softened product has the potential to contain excessive levels of urea. The recalled products were sold in Texas (Ft. Worth and Lubbock) and Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) through retail feed stores.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Diana Fruit Company, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) that a June 2011 inspection of the company’s acidified canned food manufacturing facility revealed significant deviations from the Emergency Permit Control regulations, and Acidified Foods regulations.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Edenic Soy & Tofu, Inc. (Chicago, IL) that a February 2011 inspection of the company’s facility revealed serious violations of FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) in Manufacturing, Packing, or Holding Human Food regulation.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Bagels Forever, Inc. (Madison, WI) that an April 2011 inspection of the company’s processing facility revealed significant violations of FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulation in manufacturing, packing, or holding human food in addition to significant violations of the labeling regulations for foods.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns The H.T. Hackney Company (Knoxville, TN) 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.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Inversiones Himalaya S.A. (Sechura – Piura, Peru) that a January 2011 inspection of the company’s facility revealed serious deviations from the low-acid canned food regulations.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1022): Listeria monocytogenes in pecorino cheese from Italy; distributed to Canada, Italy and the United States.

Canada

  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1022): Listeria monocytogenes in pecorino cheese from Italy; distributed to Canada, Italy and the United States.

Europe

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Medical Device Safety Recall (Hong Kong): CNW Far East Limited recalls all batches of its intrauterine contraceptive devices, Mona Lisa CuT 380A and Mona Lisa NT Cu 380 following discovery of mislabelling and wrong packaging involving the two models.
  • Outbreak Alert (Taiwan): One boy is dead and his twin is in hospital with severe food poisoning two days after consuming pieces of marinated ginger.

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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