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 Update:  CFIA and Canadian importers of the following products alert people with allergies to fish, shrimp and sesame not to consume Chongga Mat Kimchi (1.2kg), or any of the following kimchi products manufactured by Daesang FNF Corporation, all of which contain undeclared fish, shrimp or sesame: Old Fermented Kimchi (1 kg), Poggi Kimchi (1 kg), Mat Kimchi (2.5 kg), Poggi Kimchi (3 kg) and Yeolmu Kimchi (500g). The above-named products, which were imported from Korea and distributed across Canada, have been recalled by the Canadian importers.
  • Allergy Alert: Baxters Canada Inc. recalls Primo brand Hearty Chicken Soup (525 ml cans; Lot code EST 142 2356 9 230), because the affected cans contain Minestrone soup, which has milk ingredients that do not appear on the Hearty Chicken Soup list of ingredients.
  • Allergy Alert: Summer Star Trading recalls Maple Smell Dried Sweet Potato (400g; Code #, due to the presence of undeclared sulphites.
  • Allergy Alert: Loblaw Companies Ltd. recalls Butcher’s Choice Uncooked Breaded Pork Leg Inside Cutlet (variable kg; Best before 2011OC10) due to the presence of undeclared wheat.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Medical Device Safety Alert (Saudi Arabia): Saudi FDA warns the public about an “imitated” inhaler device marketed under the name “Air O Chamber”, meant to imitate the AeroChamber inhaler. Saudi FDA advises consumers not to use this product, which may not deliver the correct prescribed dose of medication, and has taken action to ban entry of the product into the Kingdom and to remove it from local markets.

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.