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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- Food Safety Recall: Manning Beef LLC (Pico Rivera, CA) recalls BroPack Inc. Beef Manufacturing Trimmings (Combo bins; “65/35, 50/50 or 85/15” produced on Sept. 23, 2011), Paso Prime Beef Manufacturing Trimmings (Combo bins; “65/35, 50/50 or 85/15” produced on Sept. 23, 2011) and primal cuts, subprimal cuts and boxed beef (30 and 60 lb. boxes; produced Sept 23, 2011), because the beef may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The recall was triggered by “…an unusually high number of confirmed positive E. coli O157:H7 test results conducted by the establishment on the manufacturing trimmings.” The recalled beef was shipped to retail establishments and food service centers in Ariz. and Calif. and to another federally regulated establishment in Nebraska.
- Outbreak Alert: The Georgia Division of Epidemiology is investigating an outbreak of Cyclospora gastroenteritis that may be linked to the consumption of catered food supplied by Wolfgang Puck at the Georgia Aquarium over the summer. More than 100 guests and staff at the Aquarium have developed week-long bouts of diarrhea during the summer.
- Allergy Alert: Importers recall Chongga Kimchi Richi, 80g, Daesang FNF Corporation Gat Kimchi, 500g and Daesang FNF Corporation Godulbbaegi, 200g, due to the presence of undeclared fish, shrimp, sesame or nuts (depending on the product. All of the recalled kimchi products were imported from Korea, and may have been distributed nationally.
- Food Safety Recall: Northern Lights Produce Network Ltd. (Edmonton, AB) recalls True Leaf Farms brand Chopped Romaine Lettuce (Product of USA; 6 x 2-lb bags; MFC codes A256-46452-8, B256-46454-8, and B256-46438-8; Best before 09/29/11), because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled Romaine lettuce was distributed to food service accounts in Calgary and Edmonton.
- Food Safety Recall: Fumoir Grizzly (St-Augustin, QC) recalls Grizzly Smoked Coho Salmon, sliced (70g packages; Lot codes 20890115 and 20890125), because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled smoked salmon was distributed in Quebec.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1321): Procymidone in papaya from Ecuador; distributed to the Netherlands.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1324): Salmonella in frozen pork head meat from Germany; distributed to Romania.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1325): Salmonella in frozen sow loin ribs from Spain; distributed to Romania.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1326): Listeria monocytogenes in cooked pork ears from Spain; distributed to France.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1327): Histamine in sardines in vegetable oil from Morocco, via Hungary; distributed to the Czech Republic.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1330): Parasitic infestation with Anisakis of frozen whole mackerel from the Faeroe Islands, via Germany and Poland; distributed to the Czech Republic.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1332): Mercury in chilled Dentex angolensis from Senegal; distributed to Greece.
- Dietary Supplement Safety Notification (EU #2011.1333): Unauthorized sildenafil in food supplement from China; distributed to Luxembourg.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1334): Mercury in canned tuna from Turkey; distributed to the Netherlands.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1336): Salmonella in spices from Germany; distributed to Sweden.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1338): Listeria monocytogenes in chilled smoked salmon from Denmark; distributed to Italy.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
- Food Safety Alert (Taiwan): Health authorities report that raw oysters recalled in the USA due to possible contamination with Vibrio parahaemolyticus were imported into Taiwan and sold to restaurants.. These oysters probably already have been consumed.
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.