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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  • Allergy Alert (Belgium): Stassen Premium Belgian Cider withdraws Excellence brand ciders (Lot #L02316/Expiry 05.2012; Lot #L12073/Expiry 08.2012; Lot #L12199/Expiry 02.2013), due to the presence of undeclared sulfites. The oversight was the result of a labeling error.
  • Allergy Alert (Finland): Saarioinen OY withdraws Thai-kanakeitto chicken soup (300g; Batch #02.11.2011; Expiry 23/11/2011), due to the presence of undeclared peanut traces.
  • Allergy Alert (Finland): Fazer Confectionery Ltd. recalls Rider-Choco Candy Mixture (325g bags; Lot 1227 (Best before 04/09/2012) and Lot 1277 (Best before 05/29/2012)), because the product contains undeclared wheat flour.
  • Allergy Alert (Denmark): Tulip Food Company withdraws Green Butchers Meatballs, 200g (see recall notice for list of production and expiry dates), because wheat flour was used instead of potato flour.
  • Food Safety Recall/Outbreak Alert (UK): Premier Foods recalls Loyd Grossman’s Korma sauce (350g; Best before February 2013; Batch code 1218R), due to contamination with Clostridium botulinum. One jar from this batch has been linked to two cases of botulism in a single family in Scotland.
  • Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Premier Foods recalls Loyd Grossman Korma Sauce (350g jars; Batch code 1218R; Best before February 2013), following the detection of botulinum toxin in one jar of this batch. Some of the recalled jars were distributed to Tesco stores in the Republic of Ireland.
  • Food Safety Recall (Finland): Saarioinen OY recalls Frozen Ground Beef Patties (Product #4754; Best before 03/09/2012; Batch #8.9.2011), because the patties may contain small metal fragments introduced via the breadcrumbs used as an ingredient.
  • Food Safety Recall (Germany): Albhof recalls Mountain Cheese Schwobakäse, Bauernrahmkäse, Fit & Light, Albhof dollars, Raclette, and Swiss Tilsit cheeses, after Listeria monocytogenes was found in two batches of cheese during the company’s testing program.
  • Consumer Product Safety Alert (Italy): Consumers are warned that Superglue manufactured in China and distributed in Italy by Boldrini S.p.A. (Cremona), contains chloroform in excess of permitted levels.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1620): Listeria monocytogenes in roompate with mushrooms from Belgium; distributed to the Netherlands.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1621): Organophosphate pesticides in chamomile tea from Macedonia; distributed to Denmark.
  • Allergy Alert Notification (EU #2011.1625): Undeclared wheat in candy mix from Finland; distributed to Estonia and Finland.
  • Animal Feed Safety Notification (EU #2011.1626): Salmonella spp. and excessive Enterobacteriaceae in meat meal from Spain; distributed to Spain.
  • Allergy Alert Notification (EU #2011.1629): Undeclared soya in chilled pork pate from Poland; distributed to Slovakia.
  • Food Safety Notification/Outbreak Alert (EU #2011.1630): Salmonella Strathcona foodborne outbreak suspected to be caused by datterino tomatoes from Italy; distributed to Denmark.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1631): Listeria monocytogenes in sausage from Italy; distributed to Italy and France.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1633): Salmonella spp. in frozen snake meat from Vietnam; distributed to Belgium.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1634): Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli in game salami from Austria; distributed to Austria and Germany.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1635): Salmonella spp. in paan leaves from Bangladesh; distributed to the United Kingdom.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1636): Salmonella Kentucky in chilled turkey breast filets from Germany; distributed to Denmark.

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.