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 Dockside Fish Market (Grand Marais, MN) that a May 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 Philadelphia International Airport that a May 2011 inspection of the aircraft servicing areas and watering points revealed significant violations of the Interstate Conveyance Sanitation regulations under the Public Health Service Act. In consequence, the watering point and aircraft service area at Philadelphia International Airport has been changed to “Provisional” from “Approved.”
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Sivertson Fisheries Inc. dba Lake Superior Fish Company (Superior, WI) that a May 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 Porky Products Inc. (Carteret, NJ) that an April-May 2011 inspection of the company’s seafood processing and importer establishment found serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns The Best Chocolate in Town (Indianapolis, IN) that a May 2011 inspection of the company’s food facility revealed significant violations of the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulations for manufacturing, packing, or holding human food.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Deshaies’ Associates, Inc. dba Deshaies’ Lobster Salad (Lewiston, ME) that an April-May 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 Grand Cakes, Inc. (Bayamon, PR) that a January/February 2011 inpsection of the company’s bakery product manufacturing facility revealed significant labeling violations.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns JJ Cake & Pastry, Corp. (Cidra, PR) that a January-February 2011 inspection of the company’s food manufacturing facility revealed serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice in Manufacturing, Packing, or Holding Food (CGMP) regulations.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Musco Foods Corporation (Maspeth, NY) that a March-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.

Canada

  • Allergy Alert: Seoul Trading Corporation (ON) recalls Haioreum Roasted Hot Pepper Paste (500g; Code 2012.03.10), due to the presence of undeclared sesame seeds and soy.
  • Allergy Alert: Dai Jung Distributing recalls Lee Lemon Grass from Fresh Stems (200g; all codes) due to the presence of undeclared sulphites.
  • Food Safety Recall: Nostrano Inc. recalls Nostrano Cooked Mild Capicollo (variable weight; Lot L20708), due to contamination with Listeria.
  • Food Safety Recall: Ocean Food Company Ltd. (Toronto, ON) recalls a number of Ocean Food brand surimi-based products (Best before dates up to and including October 18, 2011; please navigate to recall notice for list of affected products), because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Also recalled is Ocean Food Chikuwa – Fish Cake (125g; Best before dates up to and including August 29, 2011).
  • Food Recall: Nestle Canada Inc. recalls Stouffer’s Bistro Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Pizzeria, incorrectly labelled as “Stuffed Crust 3 Cheese Pizzeria” (210g; Code #1007 5446 17A 99), due to incorrect labeling.

Europe

  • Allergy Alert (UK): Dove Farm Foods Limited withdraws Doves Farm Chocolate Chip Cookies with dark chocolate chips (150g; Batch code 1080; Best before 21/09/11), because the product has been found to contain undeclared milk.
  • Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Hilton Foods A/S Denmark recalls Minced pork 9-15% (600g; Batch #400107304B; Produced 11/8/2011/ Best before 19/8/2011) because Salmonella was found in the product.

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.

*The Kroger umbrella encompasses numerous supermarket, marketplace and convenience store chains, listed on the Kroger corporate home page.
**Includes Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs and Pak N’ Save.
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