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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

  • Outbreak Alert: Massachusetts Department of Public Health is investigating Twin Rivers Farm (Ashley Falls, MA) after a man may have been infected with brucellosis after having consumed unpasteurized milk produced at the dairy farm.

Canada

  • Allergy Alert: Tasty Enterprises recalls Tasty Enterprises brand Strawberry Powder, Green Apple Powder, Watermelon Powder, Guava Powder, Blueberry Powder, Banana Powder, Taro Powder, Mango Powder, Wheat & Malt Powder, Grape Powder, Sesame Powder, Egg Pudding Powder and Red Bean Powder (1-kg size), due to the presence of undeclared milk. The recalled powders were distributed to hotels, restaurants and institutional customers in Ontario.
  • Allergy Alert: Solly’s (Montreal, QC) recalls various Kettleman Bagel Co. brand cakes (600g; Banana cake, Carrot & Pineapple cake, Triple Chocolate cake, Banana Chocolate Chip cake, Blueberry Lemon cake, Lemon Poppy cake and Marble cake), due to the presence of undeclared milk, soy and sulphites,  Chocolate Homentashen (375g), due to undeclared milk and soy, and Prune, Apricot and Poppy varieties of Homentashen (375g), due to undeclared sulphites. The recalled baked goods were distributed in Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Outbreak Alert: The Ottawa Citizen reports that three flights from Cuba to Canada carried at least 39 passengers returning with a variety of gastrointestinal illnesses last week. The ill passengers were from at least four different resorts.

Europe

  • Food Safety Recall (France): Lidl recalls Freshona chez Lidl brand Champignons en boîte/Canned Mushrooms 1er choix entiers 400g, 1er choix émincés 400g, and 1er choix entiers 3 x 200g (Expiry 31.12.2014), because a production problem may have resulted in the finished product not having been sterilized.
  • Food Safety Recall (Germany): Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG recalls Freshona Champignons I. Wahl Ganze Köpfe/Freshona 1st Choice Whole Canned Mushrooms (400g; Best before 31/12/2014), due to incomplete sterilization of the product.

Australia and New Zealand

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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