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: Price Chopper/CMC Bakery recalls CMC Cake in a Cup, CMC Coffee Cakes, Creme Cakes and Crumb Cakes (Lot #RC11243BH003), because the recalled products may contain chocolate.
  • Food Safety Recall: Price Chopper advises its customers that Polaner Sugar Free W/Fiber Grape Jam (13.5 oz; Lot R11439; Best by 3/9/2013) has been recalled because a piece of glass was found in one jar.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Nordimex, LLC (San Diego, CA) that a May 2011 inspection of the company’s facility revealed serious violations of FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practice in Manufacturing, Packaging, Labeling or Holding Operations for Dietary Supplements (CGMP) regulations for Dietary Supplements.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Hong Kong Food Company (Los Angeles, CA) that an August/September 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 regulation for foods.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns ECRS, LLC dba Big Chef (Hollywood, FL) that a July/August 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 regulation for foods.

Canada

  • Allergy Alert: Marché Marie-Lynn (Longueuil, QC) recalls Grape Danish, Raspberry Danish and Almond Creme Croissant, because the pastry products contain undeclared egg.
  • Food Safety Recall (Expanded): Shellfish processors have expanded their original recall of raw mussels to include raw in-shell oysters and shucked oysters, because the shellfish products may contain paralytic shellfish toxins. The recalled oysters were harvested between October 2 and 14, 2011 from sub area 15-4, Okeover Inlet, British Columbia and were distributed – primarily to wholesalers, restaurants and other institutional clients – in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario, and possibly to other provinces and territories. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected processors and shellfish.
  • Food Safety Recall: Loblaw Companies Ltd. recalls President’s Choice Milk Chocolate and Almond Caramel Clusters (195g; All lot codes), because the product may be contaminated with glass particles.

Europe

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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