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: Landshire, Inc. (St. Louis, MO) expands its earlier recall of Nike Sandwich to include additional production dates and products, because the sandwiches may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.. The expanded recall includes Landshire Nike All-American Sandwich (7.25 oz/206g; UPC 0 9748801741 5; Production lot codes 11 237 6 through 11 285 6) and Landshire Nike Super Poor Boy Sandwich (2-count pkg (UPC 0 9748800765 2) or 8-count pkg (UPC 0 9748800712 6); Production lot codes 11 237 6 through 11 285 6). The recalled sandwiches were distributed nationwide at convenience stores, wholesale food distributors and retail supermarkets, including Ralphs and Walmart.
- Food Safety Recall/Outbreak Alert: Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. recalls Turkish Pine Nuts sold in the Bulk Foods department of Wegmans stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia and Maryland between July 1 and October 18, 2011, after consumption of the pine nuts was linked to 42 confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis infections in six states.
- Food Safety Recall: Judy’s Catering, LLC (Burbank, CA) recalls ready-to-eat meals produced on 4/27/11, 6/15/11, 8/10/11, 9/12/11, or 9/13/11, because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. The ready-to-eat meals were sent to distribution centers in the Los Angeles County area, and may have been sold to airlines and hospitals. The recalled products carry expiration dates of 10/27/11, 12/15/11, 2/10/12, 3/12/12 or 3/13/12.
- Food Safety Recall: A.L. Bazzini recalls Honey Nut & Seed Crunch (all lots) and Honey Nut & Seed Crunch Mix (all lots), due to possible foreign material in the product, according to a notice posted by Giant Eagle.
- Outbreak Alert: The Saint Louis County Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of shiga toxin-producing E. coli that has sickened 14 people so far this week. The outbreak victims range from 4 to 94 years of age, and have been suffering from bloody diarrhea, according to a report on stltoday.com. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is assisting in the lab analysis and in the outbreak investigation, and has notified CDC.
- Allergy Alert: McCormick Canada Co. (London, ON) recalls McCormick International Roast Gravy Sauce Mix (32g; UPC 0 66200 90556 9; Date codes 1214A, 1214B, 1214C and 1215C), because the product may contain undeclared milk. The recalled sauce mix was distributed nationally.
- Food Safety Recall: Viande Richelieu Inc. recalls Viande Richelieu Horse Meat Deboned (Code 1237), Ground (code 1242) and Sliced (Code 1244), due to the presence of drug residues in the meat. The recalled horse meat was distributed to retailers in the province of Québec.
- Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall: Apotex SPAIN SL recalls OLANZAPINA APOTEX 15MG 28 COMPRIMIDOS BUCODISPERSABLES EFG (Product of Apotex Inc (Canada); Lot JW5630; Expiry date 30/04/2013), due to the presence of 10mg blisters inside some containers.
Australia and New Zealand
- Food Safety Recall (Australia): Murray Goulburn Company Ltd. recalls Devondale UHT Skim Milk (2L tetra brik pkg; Best Before 05 June 12-3; Batch code 06:08 to 07:08), due to bacterial spoilage in some packs. The recalled milk was sold in Coles Supermarkets nationwide, in IGA stores in West Australia and Queensland, and at the Murray Goulbourne Trading Store in Corryong, VIC.
- Food Safety Alert (West Australia): The public is reminded not to eat shellfish collected from within the Peel-Harvey Estuary (South of Mandurah), or wild shellfish from elsewhere in West Australia, due to the presence of algae that are capable of causing Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning.
Latin America and the Caribbean
- Medical Device Safety Recall (Brazil): Bayer SA recalls Countour TS Test Strips for Blood Glucose, because under certain conditions, some test strips can produce a falsely low blood glucose reading.
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.