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 Update: California Department of Public Health reports that Foodmatch, Inc. Divina Stuffed Olives with blue cheese (4-oz plastic containers; Best if used by 15 DEC 2011, 30 DEC 2011 and 11 JAN 2012), recalled by United Natural Foods, Inc. (Providence, RI) due to possible Clostridium botulinum contamination, was sold in two Pavilions locations (727 N. Vine St, Los Angeles and 600 N PCH, Laguna Beach) and seven Vons stores (350 North Lemon Ave, Walnut; 13439 Camino Canada, El Cajon; 13438 Poway Rd, Poway; 7788 Regents Rd, San Diego; 4627 Carmel Mountain Rd, San Diego, 12199 Hesperia Rd, Victorville; and 5922 Edinger, Huntington Beach). The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has confirmed that this same product also was distributed in Alaska.
  • Outbreak Alert Update: The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has confirmed 32 cases of E. coli that are linked to the St. Louis area outbreak. None of the 55 food samples analyzed in the outbreak investigation have been found to be contaminated with E. coli. The source of the outbreak remains undetermined.
  • Outbreak Alert Update: The outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg infections that began in February 2011 and sickened 136 people in 34 states has been declared “over” by the CDC. The source of this outbreak was ground turkey meat products that was contaminated with a multiple antibiotic-resistant strain of Salmonella Heidelberg. Thirty-nine percent of the outbreak patients were hospitalized during the outbreak, and one person died. The contaminated turkey meat was produced by Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation (Springdale, AR). The company recalled more than 36 million pounds of ground turkey products.


  • Food Safety Recall: 3903052 Canada Inc. (Boisbriand, QC) recalls Deschamps Queso Parrilla (Est #1874; Lot #3 75238; Best before Mar 2012) and Fromagerie Marie Kadé Halloom (Est #1874; UPC 7 78546 03000 2; Lot #3 75238; Best before Mar 2012), because the recalled cheeses may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled cheeses were distributed in Quebec and Ontario.

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.