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: Mergimtari Meat & Grocery (565 E. 187th Street, Bronx, NY) recalls in-store made “Dry Sausage” (all packages), due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.
  • Food Safety Recall Update: USDA releases retail distribution list for breaded chicken breast products recalled by Roundy’s Supermarkets Inc. due to undercooking.
  • Veterinary Medicine Safety Recall: Pfizer Animal Health recalls Dexdomitor (Lot #1391999; Expiry January 2014) and Antisedan (Lot #1399276; Expiry March 2014), after foreign particles originating from a glass vial manufacturing defect were found in the products.
  • Outbreak Alert: A female student at Chatham University (Pennsylvania) has been diagnosed with typhoid fever. No other cases have been reported, according to WPXI news.
  • Outbreak Alert: The Montana Department of Health and Human Services has received several reports since early September of gastroenteritis outbreaks involving several hundred people throughout the state in schools, child day care settings and nursing homes, according to a statement released today. In outbreaks where lab testing was performed, the cause of the illness was found to be Norovirus.

Europe

  • Allergy Alert (UK): The Co-operative recalls Free From Pure Oat Muesli, 450g (Best before 22/07/12), due to intermittent contamination with wheat gluten.
  • Allergy Alert (UK): Delicious Alchemy recalls its Gluten Free Rolled Oats, 450g (Best before 4 August 2012, 5 September 2012, 6 September 2012) and Gluten Free Purely Oaty Fruity Nut Muesli, 450g (Best before 4 August 2012, 5 September 2012, 6 September 2012), because the products may contain undeclared wheat gluten.
  • Food Safety Recall (UK): Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC recalls Morrisons Value Low Fat Fruit Yogurt (4-pack; Use by 28 September 2011), because it might contain small metal pieces.
  • Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): Delhaize recalls three additional lots of Frozen Cocktail Shrimp (51/60 size). The additional lots are #1071525, 1072177 and 1074286. The recall was initiated due to the presence of an antibiotic residue.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1286): Suspicion of shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (O 26 (potentially present), vtx1 positive, vtx2 positive, eae positive) in veal meat from the Netherlands; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1287): Salmonella in whey powder in bulk from the Netherlands; distributed to Germany and the Netherlands.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1288): Salmonella in sprouting seeds dispatched from Germany, via Switzerland; distributed to France.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1290): Mold infestation in orange jelly-filled sponge cakes from Poland; distributed to the Czech Republic.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1291): Unauthorized chlortetracycline in fresh beef from Germany; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1292): Campylobacter jejuni in chilled whole chicken from Germany; distributed to Denmark.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1294): Mercury in chilled dogfish from France; distributed to Italy.

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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