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

  • Allergy Alert: Nestlé Prepared Foods Company recalls Lean Cuisine® Dinnertime Selects™ Chicken Fettuccini (Production code 1253595911G; Best before October 2012), because a small quantity of LEAN CUISINE Dinnertime Selects Lemon Garlic Shrimp product was inadvertently placed into packaging for LEAN CUISINE Dinnertime Selects Chicken Fettuccini and possibly shipped to grocers in Alaska, Florida, Idaho, Oregon and Washington State.
  • Food Safety Recall: Commercial Meat Co (Los Angeles, CA) recalls approximately 377,775 pounds of ground beef products (Produced between Sept 7 and Oct 6, 2011; 5,10,15,20,30,40,50 and 60 lb. cases of bulk ground beef, 5,10 and 20 lb. cases of ground beef patties, 10,15,20,30,40 and 50 lb. cases of ground beef taco, and 5,10,15,20,25,30,40,50 and 60 lb. cases of ground beef chili), because the ground beef products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The recalled ground beef products were distributed to restaurants in California and Nevada, as well as one Federal establishment in California for further processing.
  • FDA Enforcement Action: US Marshals seize food products held at the food storage and processing facility of Dominguez Foods of Washington, Inc. (Zillah, WA) following an FDA inspection of the facility that found evidence of widespread and active rodent and insect infestation in the facility’s warehouse and processing area.
  • Food Quality Recall: Giant Eagle-Prepared Foods recalls Chili (Sell by 11-09-2011; Lot #2455840), Soup – chili only (12-, 16- and 24-oz; Sell by 11-09-2011; SP2455840) and Giant Eagle Chili With Beans Cup (Sell by 11-04-2011; Lot #SP2455840), because the products do not meet quality standards.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Reposteria Aymat, Inc. (San Juan, PR) that a May 2011 inspection of the company’s food manufacturing facility revealed serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice in Manufacturing, Packing, or Holding Food (CGMP) regulations.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Botanic Oil Innovations, Inc. (Spooner, WI) that an April 2011 inspection of the company’s facility revealed serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulations for dietary supplements.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns 24/7 Seafood Distributor Corp. (Hialeah, FL) that a May 2011 inspection of the company’s seafood processing facility revealed serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation, and the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulation for food.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Advantage Foods, LLC (Largo, FL) that an April/May 2011 inspection of the company’s seafood processing and importer establishment revealed serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation, and the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulation for foods.

Europe

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Proprietary Chinese Medicine Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Ocean Pharmaceutical (HK) Limited recalls Cardiotium, a proprietary Chinese medicine, after the Department of Health finds two undeclared western drugs in the product.

Australia and New Zealand

  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall (New Zealand): Medsafe recalls all batches of Get Stiff and Maxi Mize products for erectile dysfunction, because the products contain undeclared prescription medicines.

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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