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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- Allergy Alert: BUI Natural Tofu (Portland, OR) recalls BUI Shrimp Salad Roll (Expiration dates from 9/2 through 9/13) and BUI Vegetarian Salad Roll (Expiration dates from 9/2 through 9/13), because the products contain undeclared soy and wheat. The recalled Salad Rolls were distributed to retail stores in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area.
- Food Safety Recall: Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation (Springdale, AR) recalls 185,000 pounds of ground turkey products (Est. #P-963; Produced on August 23, 24, 30 and 31, 2011), because the turkey meat may be contaminated with an antibiotic-resistant strain of Salmonella Heidelberg that was responsible for an outbreak of salmonellosis earlier this year.
- Food Safety Alert: FDA warns consumers not to eat tapenade or spreadable dried tomato paste manufactured by the French company La Ruche and sold under the brand names Les délices de Marie-Claire, Terre de Mistral, and Les secrets d’Anaïs, because these products may contain botulinum toxin. Eight cases of botulism have been confirmed in France to be linked to the consumption of one of these products, and lab analyses have confirmed the presence of Clostridium botulinum and/or its toxin in several samples. French authorities have ordered the company to cease production and recall all outstanding products. While FDA has no indication that La Ruche products were imported into the USA, returning tourists may have purchased them in France as souvenirs or gifts.
- Outbreak Alert: A multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections – including one death – in Colorado (9 cases), Texas (2 cases) and Nebraska (1 case) has been linked – based on preliminary results – to the consumption of cantaloupe. All nine of the Colorado victims report having eaten cantaloupe. The source of the cantaloupe has not yet been identified. Confirmed Colorado cases are in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer and Weld counties. The victims range in age from the 30s to the 90s. The average age is 84. The majority are female.
- Outbreak Alert (California): Monterey County health officials advise the public not to consume raw or undercooked oysters, after receiving several reports of Vibrio parahaemolyticus illnesses in individuals who consumed raw oysters served or purchased in Monterey County.
- Allergy Alert: Tulipa Crossanteria & Salao de Cha recalls its Strawberry Pie (700g), Apple Pie (700g), Lemon Pie (700g), Rosquilhas Portuguese Biscuits (224g) and Macaroon Coconut (400g), due to the presence of undeclared milk. The Macaroon Coconut also contains undeclared sulphites. The recalled products were sold in Ontario.
- Food Safety Recall Update: Johnvince Foods (Downsview, ON) expands its earlier recall and alert to include additional walnut products that were repackaged by retailers using bulk walnuts imported from the USA by Johnvince in 25-lb cardboard cases bearing Lot code W1866 and the name Anderson and Sons Shelling, Vina, California. These raw walnut products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Please navigate to the CFIA notice for a list of the additional recalled products, all of which were sold in Ontario.
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.
- Big Y® World Class Market®
- BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.
- Costco Wholesale Corporation (US stores)
- Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.
- EDEKA (Germany)
- Food City
- Food Lion
- Giant Food LLC
- Gros Cidac (Italy)
- Hannaford Brothers Co.
- Harris Teeter
- The Kroger Company*
- Lucky Supermarkets
- Price Chopper
- Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc.
- Stop & Shop
- Sweetbay Supermarkets
- Top Food & Drug
- Tops Friendly Markets
- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
- Whole Foods Market
- WinCo Foods
- Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.