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: Greencore USA, Inc. (Cincinnati, OH) recalls Thornton’s Quick Café’s Chef Salad (5.6-oz plastic bowl; Enjoy by dates 09/30/11, 20/02/2011 or 10/03/2011), because grape tomatoes used in these salads may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled products were distributed to retail stores in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.
  • Food Safety Recall: Thorntons, Inc. (Louisville, KY) recalls Quick Café Garden Salads (6 oz) and Quick Café Chef Salads (5.6 oz), because they contain grape tomatoes that may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled salads were manufactured and distributed by Greencore U.S.A. to select stores in Chicago, Ill, Cincinnati, OH, Columbus, OH, Indianapolis, IN, Evansville, IN, Lexington, KY and Nashville, TN. The product comes in a black bowl with clear lid and is marked with expiration dates 9/30/2011, 10/2/2011, and 10/3/2011 on the label on the front of the package.
  • Food Safety Alert: Wegmans advises customers that the following fresh cut cantaloupe products sold at Buffalo-area stores only between August 31 and September11 may have contained cantaloupe that was recalled by Jensen Farms due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes: Cantaloupe Chunks, Cantaloupe Slices, Gourmet Fruit Salad, Small Fruit Salad, Small and Large Fruit Salad with Pineapple, Fruit Salad with Kiwi, and Fruit Trays.
  • Boil Water Advisory: Customers of the Oysterville water system (Pacific County, Washington) have been advised to boil water, because E. coli was detected in the water system.

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Food Safety Alert (Colombia): INVIMA advises the public that Zarpollo Salchicha de Pollo (Lot #4361111) and Premium Zarpollo Jamón de Pollo (Lot #3371117), manufactured by Zarcarnicos S.A., may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. INVIMA recommends that consumers not eat these products under any circumstances, and asks the public to inform health authorities of the possible presence of these foods in supermarkets, meat markets or delicatessens.

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.