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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: United Natural Foods, Inc. recalls FoodMatch, Inc. Divina Olives Stuffed with Feta Cheese (4 oz; UPC 63172352780; Best Used By: 11 JAN 2012), FoodMatch, Inc. Divina Olives Stuffed with Blue Cheese(4 oz; UPC 63172352790; Best Used By: 11 JAN 2012, 15 DEC 2011, and 30 DEC 2011) and Tabatchnick Yankee Bean Soup (15 oz; UPC 07126229491; Best If Used By 05 04 14; sold at Safeway store in Corte Madera, CA only), because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum due to a lack of temperature control during the distribution process. Affected Tabatchnick Yankee Bean Soup was distributed through Carrs, Safeway, Pavilion and Vons stores in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Nevada, South Dakota, Colorado and Wyoming. Feta-stuffed Divina olives were sold in certain Safeway stores in South Dakota (Spearfish, store #0583), Wyoming (Lander, store #2761), and Colorado (Colorado Springs, store #1577; Boulder, store #1615; Falcon, store #1644; Conifer, store #2792; Longmont, store #2910)
  • Outbreak Alert Update: The North Carolina Division of Public Health and Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs have traced the source of the recent outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illness in that state to the Kelley Building at the North Carolina State Fair. The Kelley Building is a permanent structure which housed sheep, goats and pigs for the fair’s livestock shows. As of November 9th, 12 confirmed and 16 suspect cases were reported in 8 North Carolina counties: Wake (13), Sampson (6), Cleveland (1), Durham (2), Johnston (1), Lenoir (1), Orange (2) and Wilson (2).

Canada

  • Allergy Alert: Chocolat Lamontagne Inc. recalls Bite-Size Orange Flavour 73% Dark Chocolates (142g; Product #3335 & 3337), Assorted Chocolate Bite-Size (200g; Product #3333) and Assorted Dark Chocolate Bite-Size (200g; Product #3338), due to the presence of undeclared milk. The recalled products were distributed nationally between October 4th and November 4th, and were sold through catalogues for fund-raising activities at daycares, schools, clubs and associations.
  • Food Safety Alert: Canadian Food Inspection Agency warns the public not to consume Woody’s Mexican Lime Alcoholic Vodka Beverage (330mL, BB014/06/13, hh:mm S16516136; 330mL, BB 22/08/13, hh:mm S23516851; 4 x 330mL, BB014/06/13, hh:mm S16516136l3; 4 x 330 mL, BB 22/08/13, hh:mm S23516851), because the product may contain harmful glass particles. The recalled beverages were distributed in Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario, and may have been distributed to other provinces and territories.

Europe

  • Food Recall (Denmark): Løgismose Dairy A/S recalls Løgismose Organic Skyr, 0.2% natural (350g; Best before 26.11.2011, 30.11.2011 and 01.12.2011), due to yeast fermentation. The recalled skyr was sold in Netto stores across Denmark and in the Løgismore retail store Nordre Toldbod, Copenhagen.
  • Food Recall (Denmark): CO-RO FOOD A/S recalls Sunfresh Tropical (500ml; Best before 13-03-2012; Batch code 10010), due to product fermentation.
  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall (France): Pfizer recalls Zithromax tablets, 250mg (Batch A10029; Expiry March 2014) and Azithromycin tablets, 250mg (Batch A10018; Expiry March 2014), following the observation of plastic particles from raw material containers, which may have contaminated some tablets.
  • Animal Feed Safety Notification (EU #2011.1609): Salmonella infantis in feed material from France; distributed to France, Italy and South Africa.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1612): Salmonella in chilled morning glory from Vietnam; distributed to the Netherlands.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1614): Mercury in dried mushrooms from Poland; distributed to Poland.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1615): Insect larvae in roasted, unshelled peanuts from China, via Slovakia; distributed to the Czech Republic.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1616): Salmonella in la lot from Vietnam; distributed to the Netherlands.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1617): Benzo(a)pyrene in smoked dried crayfish from unknown origin, via the United Kingdom; distributed to the United Kingdom.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1618): Mercury in chilled swordfish from France; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1619): Salmonella spp. in dry sausage from France; distributed to France, Lithuania, Portugal and Slovenia.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Animal Feed Safety Notification (EU #2011.1609): Salmonella infantis in feed material from France; distributed to France, Italy and South Africa.

Australia and New Zealand

  • Allergy Alert (Australia and New Zealand): The Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing Company recalls Sanitarium So Good Rice Milk (1-liter UHT block pack; Batch code 31206; Best before 25 Mar 2012), due to the presence of undeclared soy. The recalled beverage was exported to New Zealand and was sold in Australia in Coles Supermarkets nationally, IGA Supermarkets (WA, VIC, NSW, and QLD) and Franklins (NSW).

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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