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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

  • Food Safety Recall: Leasa Industries Co. (Miami, FL) recalls LEASA Living Alfalfa Sprouts (6-oz clear plastic container; Expiration date 2/1/12), because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled Alfalfa Sprouts were distributed in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi through retail stores and food service companies on 1/4/12, 1/5/12, 1/6/12, 1/7/12 and 1/8/12.
  • Food Safety Recall: Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. recalls LEASA Broccoli Sprouts (4-oz), LEASA Gourmet Sprouts (6-oz), LEASA Spicy Sprouts (6-oz), and LEASA Onion Sprouts (6-oz), after LEASA recalls all LEASA Living Alfalfa Sprouts due to potential Salmonella contamination. The recalled LEASA sprouts were sold between January 7, 2012 and January 18, 2012 and have expiration dates between February 1, 2012 and March 15, 2012, and were sold in Winn-Dixie stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.
  • Contact Lens Recall: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. (Jacksonville, FL) recalls 1-DAY ACUVUE MOIST Brand Contact Lenses for ASTIGMATISM (FDA Recall #Z-0734-2012; External carton Lot No. B00BVTN; Internal package Lot No.B00BSBH), due to a lot being mixed. The recalled contact lenses were distributed across the USA and internationally.

Canada

  • Food Safety Recall: Loblaw Companies Limited recalls several President’s Choice Organics Infant Cereals (227g packages; all codes), because the products may have an unpleasant rancid odor or taste. The recalled cereals include: Mixed Grains with Apple (add water 8+baby, Oat cereal (add breast milk or infant formula) 6+baby, Oat Cereal (add water) 6+baby, Rice Cereal with Banana (add water) 7+baby, Rice Cereal (add breast milk or infant formula) 6+baby, Rice Cereal (add water) 6+baby, Wheat Cereal (add water) 6+baby, and Wheat Cereal with Mixed Fruit (add water) 7+baby.

Europe

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Vickmans Laboratories Ltd. recalls Diurex Tablets (Lot #110738), after a plastic fragment was found embedded in a single tablet.
  • Outbreak Alert (Hong Kong): The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a norovirus outbreak at a seniors’ home in Kwun Tong. The outbreak has affected 46 residents and 20 staff members.
  • Food Safety Notification/Outbreak Alert (EU #2012.0094): Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak caused by dried milk formula from Belgium; distributed to Burundi, Congo-Brazzaville, Haiti, Mozambique and the Russian Federation.

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Food Safety Notification/Outbreak Alert (EU #2012.0094): Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak caused by dried milk formula from Belgium; distributed to Burundi, Congo-Brazzaville, Haiti, Mozambique and the Russian Federation.

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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