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: TransOcean recalls TransOcean brand Wild Sockeye Smoked Salmon (UPC 71516630201; Lot 1280W and 1293W) due to possible Listeria contamination. The recalled product was sold in Giant Eagle grocery stores.
  • Food Recall: Giant Eagle advises that Food Club Solid Pack Pumpkin (UPC 3680089519; all lots; all dates) because the product does not meet quality standards.
  • FDA Enforcement Action: FDA is seeking a permanent injunction agains the dietary supplement manufacturers ATF Fitness Products Inc, Manufacturing ATF Dedicated Excellence, Inc. and James G. Vercellotti (owner and operator of both companies), on the grounds that the dietary supplement maker and owner substituted ingredients and products without noting the changes on final product labels. The injunction would stop the defendants from amking and distributing more than 400 products.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1683): Listeria monocytogenes in chilled gorgonzola from Italy; distributed to France, Italy and the USA.


  • Food Safety Recall: 3903052 Canada Inc. (Est No. 1874; Boisbriand, QC) expands its earlier recall of cheeses to include additional products , because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The cheese products, which include cheeses sold under the Clic, Deschamps, Fromagerie Marie Kadé and TIFCO brand names, were distributed in Ontario and Quebec. One reported illness has been associated with consumption of the products.


  • Food Safety Alert (UK): The Food Standards Agency warns the public not to consume Drop Vodka, an illegal brand of vodka that has been found on sale in some shops. The brand is not registered by any company in the UK and has been found to be contain propan-2-ol (rubbing alcohol) and methanol (wood alcohol), both of which are toxic. Anyone finding Drop Vodka on sale should contact their local health authority or the Food Standards Agency food fraud hotline on 020 7276 8527.
  • Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Delhaize Belgique recalls Delhaize Tiroler Salami en tranches/Delhaize sliced Tyrol Salami (150g; Best before 01.01.12), because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Atria Scandinavia recalls Hot Dogs produced November 17th and 18th 2011, because the products may be contaminated with Listeria.
  • Food Safety Recall (Germany): Pepper King eK recalls King Pepper chili extract 11 million, Satan’s Blood, 1 million Scoville Pepper extract 148 mL and Schwiegemuttertod (Expiry end of 2012), due to very high capsaicin content.
  • Food Safety Recall (Germany): Netto Marken-Discount AG & Co KG recalls Premium smoked salmon (120g; all varieties; Best before 24/11/2011), because the product may contain Listeria.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1676): Listeria monocytogenes in chilled smoked salmon from Poland; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1678): Foreign body and mold infestation in lemon iced tea from Bulgaria; distributed to Greece.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1679): Aldicarb in pineapples from South Africa, via the Netherlands; distributed to Norway.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1681): Cadmium in frozen spinach from Belgium; distributed to Belgium, Germany and Greece.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1683): Listeria monocytogenes in chilled gorgonzola from Italy; distributed to France, Italy and the USA.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1686): Campylobacter spp. in frozen roasted skinless boneless chicken breasts from Thailand; distributed to France.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Outbreak Alert (India): More than 50 student nurses at the School of Nursing in Indore developed food poisoning after eating at the college mess hall. The students were hospitalized, and now are all out of danger.

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.