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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: Glister-Mary Lee (Chester, IL) recalls Hill Country Fare Lasagna Dinner (6.4-oz pkg; Best by NOV 21 12 Y18), due to the presence of undeclared soy, after a Creamy Noodle Tuna Dinner seasoning pouch was found in a carton that should have contained a Lasagna flavored seasoning pouch. Distribution of the recalled product was limited to the state of Texas.
  • Allergy Alert: Herbadashery LLC (Casper, WY) recalls Pine Ridge BBQ and Dipping Sauce and Pine Ridge Jalapeño BBQ and Dipping Sauce (18-oz or 34-oz glass bottles and plastic gallon bottles; Lot #10111 through 90111) due to the presence of undeclared anchovies. The recalled products were distributed through retail internet sales and in retail stores from January 1, 2011 to September 1, 2011.
  • Food Safety Recall: Price Chopper recalls Central Market Classics Tres Leches Cakes (5-inch and 8-inch) after Rich Foods (provider of the cake layers reports the possible presence of plastic fragments.
  • Food Safety Recall: Alma Meats (Alma, MO) expands its earlier recall to include Cooked Head Sausage (Produced Sept 15, 2011; Lot #1085211), after an on-going investigation carried out by the Missouri Department of Agriculture determined that the product may not have been properly cooled to ensure food safety during processing.
  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall: Bedford Laboratories updates an earlier recall to include additional guidance. The recalls, which were initiated on August 2, 2011, include Polymyxin B for Injection USP (500,000 Units per vial; Lot 1942980/Exp August 2013 and Lot 1895027/Exp June 2013), Vecuronium Bromide for Injection (10mg per vial; Lot 1865067; Exp Date May 2012) and Vecuronium Bromide for Injection (20mg per vial; Lot 1865069; Exp Date February 2012). Some vials of the recalled products may contain visible particles of glass.
  • Outbreak Alert: Ninety-seven cases of gastroenteritis have been linked to Bob Chinn’s Crab House (Wheeling, IL), according to Cook County Department of Health. Lab tests are in progress.
  • Outbreak Alert: Jimmy John’s restaurant in Valparaiso, Indiana has been identified as the likely source of a Norovirus outbreak that has sickened approximately 60 residents of the area.

Canada

  • Allergy Alert: Marché Village (Ange Gardien, QC) recalls Wrap au thon/Tuna Wrap, Sous marin de la mer/Seafood Sub, Sous marin trois viandes/Three-meat Sub, and Sandwich poulet pressé/Pressed chicken sandwich, due to the presence of undeclared milk, eggs and/or soy.
  • Food Safety Recall: Metro/Supermarché Oka inc (Oka, QC) recalls Sauce Viande Maison (1-liter glass jars; sold before January 12, 2012), because the product was not manufactured in a way that assures its safety for human consumption.

Europe

  • Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Bønnelykken A/S recalls Alfalfa sprouts (70g, 100g, 500g and 1kg packs; All best before dates up to and including 13 January 2012), and Spiremix with alfalfa sprouts (150g; All best before dates up to and including 13 January 2012), after Salmonella was found in a package of the alfalfa sprouts.
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Recall (Spain): Spain mandates the recall of several dietary supplement products, because they contain one or more of the following prescription medications: sildenafil analogues, tadalafil, and nortadalafil.
  • Allergy Alert Notification (EU #2012.0059): Undeclared sulphite in frozen blanched headless shrimps from India; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0060): Omethoate and dimethoate in gourd from Kenya; distributed to the United Kingdom.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0061): Mercury in frozen sliced moro shark from South Africa; distributed to Italy.
  • Allergy Alert Notification (EU #2012.0064): Undeclared gluten in sweet corn snacks from Poland; distributed to Poland.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0068): Mercury in frozen sliced swordfish from Portugal; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0069): Excessive sulphite in dried fruits mix from Germany; distributed to Finland.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0070): Excessive sulphite in dried fruits mix from the Netherlands; distributed to Finland.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0071): Insect larvae infestation in hazelnut kernels from Germany; distributed to Denmark.
  • Allergy Alert Notification (EU #2012.0072): Undeclared sulphite in coconut juice with pulp from Thailand; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0073): Parasitic infestation with Anisakis of chilled anchovies from Italy; distributed to Italy and Spain.
  • Allergy Alert Notification (EU #2012.0074): Milk traces in instant noodles from China; distributed to Norway.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0075): Excessive sulphite in dried fruit mix from Germany; distributed to Finland.

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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