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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

  • Allergy Alert: Mars Food US recalls Uncle Ben’s® Whole Grain White Rice Garden Vegetable (4.7-oz box; Best Before 08/12; Code dates 133BA4RP06 and 133BB4RP06), due to the presence of undeclared milk. The product was distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin through retail stores, including Walmart.
  • Allergy Alert: See’s Candies, Inc. recalls Almond Clusters (8-oz; Code #SF 088/12), because the candies may contain undeclared peanuts. The recalled product was distributed to See’s Holiday Gift Centers and Licensee locations in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Nevada, New York, Nebraska, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana.
  • Pet Food Safety Recall: Cargill Animal Nutrition recalls Professional Formula River Run Hi-NRG 24-20 Dog Food (50-lb bags), River Run Professional Formula 27-18 Dog Food (50-lb bags), River Run 21% Protein Dog Food (40-lb and 50-lb bags), River Run Hi-Pro No-Soy Dog Food (40-lb and 50-lb bags), Marksman Dog Food 24% Protein 20% Fat (40-lb bags), Marksman Dog Food 20% Protein 10% Fat (40-lb and 50-lb bags) and Marksman Dog Food 28% Protein 18% Fat (40-lb bags), due to aflatoxin levels that wee detected above the acceptable limit. The affected products were manufactured between Dec. 1, 2010 and Dec. 1, 2011 and bear Packaging Date Codes 4K0335 through 4K0365, LL0335 through LL0365, 4K1001 through 4K1335 and LL1001 through LL1335. The recalled products were distributed through retailers in Kansas, Missouri, Northeast Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Western Kentucky, Southeast Indiana, Southern Illinois, Hawaii, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and limited areas of Florida and California.
  • Food Safety Recall: Fair Oaks Dairy Products, LLC (Fair Oaks, IN) recalls Fair Oaks Farms Fine Cheese brand one-half pound retail packaged cheeses and cheese gift boxes (Sold between September 30, 2011 and December 3, 2011) after lab analysis of a 4-year aged Cheddar cheese confirmed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. Recalled varieties include Asiago, Butterkase, Gouda, Aged Gouda, Smoked Gouda, Havarti, Pepper Havarti, Habanero Havarti, Onion Havarti, Veggie Havarti, Havarti Dill, Sweet Swiss, Smoked Sweet Swiss, Emmentaler, Calico, Mozzarella, Farmers, Cheese Curds, Muenster, Provolone, Lacy Swiss, Cheddar, Cheddar Mild, 1 yr. Cheddar, 2 yr. Cheddar, 3 yr. Cheddar, 4 yr. Cheddar, and 5 yr. Cheddar. The affected cheeses were sold at the Fair Oaks Dairy store in Northwest Indiana, and were distributed either directly or through distributors to other stores in Northern and Central Indiana and Northeast Illinois. One store in Sulphur Springs (Texas) also was supplied with the recalled cheese.
  • Food Recall/Withdrawal: Food City advises its customers that Tribe Hummus Party Tray (18-oz) has been recalled/withdrawn by the manufacturer.
  • Outbreak Alert: Magnolia Regional Health Center (Corinth, MS) has confirmed 11 cases of Salmonella since November 28th. No source of the infections has yet been identified.

Europe

  • Allergy Alert (UK): Maysum withdraws Maysum 20 frozen Chicken Samosas (675g; Best before 2 November 2013) and Maysum 20 frozen Vegetable Samosas (675g; Best before 8 November 2013), due to the presence of undeclared sulfites.
  • Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Intermarché – Ecomarché recalls Guillaume Dunoy bloc de foie gras de canard (150g semi conserve; Best before 15/08/2013 and 23/08/2013; Lot #601151048091 and 601151056071, respectively), because the products were not maintained at the proper storage temperature, and represent a risk for the consumer.
  • Food Safety Recall (Belgium & Luxembourg): Bleuzé Interfood NV recalls certain À l’Olivier brand vinaigrettes, sold at Smatch, Match and Match Luxembourg stores. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of recalled products.
  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall (France): Laboratoires Ranbaxy Pharmacie Génériques recalls Furosemide Ranbaxy 40mg/20mg diuretic pills (Lots C200/Exp 11/2012, H201/Exp 07/2013, H202/Exp 10/2013 and W203/Exp 02/2014), because the dissolution rate drops significantly over time.
  • Contact Lens Safety Recall (Spain): CooperVision Spain S.L. recalls various contact lenses (manufactured by CooperVision Manufacturing Ltd., UK), due to the presence of a silicone oil residue on the lenses. The following brands are affected by this recall: Avaira, A Hisi, Albalens Silicone, Carla 3 Silicona, Cecop Silicone, Centro OP. Jose Manuel Marquez, Combisoft Nature, Delgado Espinosa Silicona, Dublan Silicona, Easygel Plus, Enfilcon DK100 Aspheric, Galindo, Gran Optica, Hidrancy Oxygen, HorizonT, Irco Vision, Lenso Active Hidro Silk, Lent Soft 4 Air, Lentigel Contact, Lentsport, Meca Opticos, Medifresh Elite, Miolent Q, My Vision Max, MyOptica, Only-You Hidrosilk, Optica Altavoz, Optica Avenida, Ramon Optica Hidramax, Soft Lens Oxygen, Verasilicon, and White light Silicone. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected lots.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1785): Listeria monocytogenes in chilled swordfish from Madagascar; distributed to France.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1786): High aluminum content in instant rice noodles from Vietnam; distributed to the Czech Republic.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.1789): Excessive sulfite in potato chips from Poland; distributed to Slovakia.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Pet Food Safety Recall (Guam): Cargill Animal Nutrition recalls Professional Formula River Run Hi-NRG 24-20 Dog Food (50-lb bags), River Run Professional Formula 27-18 Dog Food (50-lb bags), River Run 21% Protein Dog Food (40-lb and 50-lb bags), River Run Hi-Pro No-Soy Dog Food (40-lb and 50-lb bags), Marksman Dog Food 24% Protein 20% Fat (40-lb bags), Marksman Dog Food 20% Protein 10% Fat (40-lb and 50-lb bags) and Marksman Dog Food 28% Protein 18% Fat (40-lb bags), due to aflatoxin levels that wee detected above the acceptable limit. The affected products were manufactured between Dec. 1, 2010 and Dec. 1, 2011 and bear Packaging Date Codes 4K0335 through 4K0365, LL0335 through LL0365, 4K1001 through 4K1335 and LL1001 through LL1335. The recalled products were distributed through retailers in Kansas, Missouri, Northeast Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Western Kentucky, Southeast Indiana, Southern Illinois, Hawaii, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and limited areas of Florida and California.

Australia and New Zealand

  • Outbreak Alert (Australia): Raw egg used to make mayonnaise at the Silo bakery in Kingston (ACT) has been linked tentatively to 13 confirmed cases of salmonellosis. Lab tests to confirm the link are still in progress. Five of the 13 victims were hospitalized with dehydration, and the bakery has been closed until the source of the outbreak is confirmed.

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Pet Food Safety Recall (US Virgin Islands): Cargill Animal Nutrition recalls Professional Formula River Run Hi-NRG 24-20 Dog Food (50-lb bags), River Run Professional Formula 27-18 Dog Food (50-lb bags), River Run 21% Protein Dog Food (40-lb and 50-lb bags), River Run Hi-Pro No-Soy Dog Food (40-lb and 50-lb bags), Marksman Dog Food 24% Protein 20% Fat (40-lb bags), Marksman Dog Food 20% Protein 10% Fat (40-lb and 50-lb bags) and Marksman Dog Food 28% Protein 18% Fat (40-lb bags), due to aflatoxin levels that wee detected above the acceptable limit. The affected products were manufactured between Dec. 1, 2010 and Dec. 1, 2011 and bear Packaging Date Codes 4K0335 through 4K0365, LL0335 through LL0365, 4K1001 through 4K1335 and LL1001 through LL1335. The recalled products were distributed through retailers in Kansas, Missouri, Northeast Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Western Kentucky, Southeast Indiana, Southern Illinois, Hawaii, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and limited areas of Florida and California.

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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