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: Aliments Prince, S.E.C. (Ontario, Canada) recalls Napoli Cooked Bacon Topping (2 x 5 lb.; Case code 83600), Stefano Brand Cooked Diced Bacon (2 x 5 lb.; Case code 83601), Bellissimo Cooked Diced Bacon (2 x 5 lb.; Case code 83602), Olymel Cooked Diced Bacon (2 x 5 lb; Case code 83603) and Assoluti Cooked Diced Bacon (2 x 5 lb.; Case code 83608), because the cooked bacon products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. All production dates prior to August 10, 2011 are included in this recall. The products were shipped to US distribution centers for further distribution to food service institutions.
  • Food Safety Recall: Fresh Food Concepts, Inc. (Buena Park, CA) recalls various Layer Dip products containing guacamole (all use by dates of 09/16/11 and before), because the imported avocado pulp used in the products was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Recalled dips were sold at Costco, Ralphs, Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs, and Pak N’ Save stores, and may also have been sold in other stores across the USA.
  • Food Safety Recall: National Beef Packing Co. LLC (Dodge City, KS) recalls more than 60,000 pounds of ground beef products that may be adulterated with E. coli O157:H7. The ground beef products are packed as 10-pound, 5-pound, and 3-pound chubs bearing Est. 262 within the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to distributors nationwide for further processing and/or distribution. Some of the recalled ground beef was sold in Walmart and Sam’s Club stores.
  • Food Safety Recall: Ron Spada Farms (Portland, OR) recalls approximately 4,800 flats of strawberries sold between June 11 and August 1, 2011 because the strawberries may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Spada Farms purchased the strawberries from Jaquith Strawberry Farm, whose strawberries have been implicated in 14 confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7, including one death. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of locations where the recalled strawberries were sold.
  • Food Safety Recall: Growers Outlet (Portland, OR) recalls fresh strawberries produced by Jaquith Strawberry Farm, because the strawberries may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of locations where the recalled strawberries were sold.
  • Cosmetic Product Safety Recall: John Freida recalls Sheer Blonde Conditioner Platinum To Champagne (Lot #A126226ZZA & A126226ZZB), due to microbial contamination.
  • Outbreak Alert: The Lions Junction Family Water Park in Temple, Texas has been linked to 10 cases of cryptosporidiosis, according to a report on KWTX. The park has been disinfected, inspected and reopened.

Canada

  • Food Safety Recall: White Veal Meat Packers Ltd (Est 412; Toronto, ON) recalls Veal Tongue (sold at Les Caprices D’AL ADHBA Inc, Laval, QC and Super Tehran, Toronto, ON) and Veal Cheek Meat (sold at Boucherie Marcelleria Bari Inc, Montreal, QC), because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
  • Food Safety Recall: Canada Safeway Limited recalls Signature Cafe 6-Layer Dip (425g and 850g; Use by 09/16/11 and before), because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled dips were manufactured in the USA and distributed across Canada.

Europe

  • Outbreak Alert (UK): The Adonis Kebab House in Cardiff was closed on Thursday after the restaurant was linked to seven confirmed cases of E. coli O157 illness in south east Wales. Three of the outbreak victims were taken to hospital, where they are described as being in stable condition.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Outbreak Alert (PRC): More than 220 people were hospitalized after attending a lobster feast in east Jiangxi Province. Doctors are suggesting that E. coli might be the cause.

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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