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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 Withdrawal: Spartan Central Kitchen withdraws several prepared salads and sandwiches containing hard-cooked eggs that were recalled by Michael Foods due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • Food Safety Recall Update: USDA releases retail distribution list for Harold Food Co. Grand Strand Deluxe Chicken Salad, recalled by Bost Distributing Company because the product contains hard-cooked eggs that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled salads were sold in Wilco-Hess Gas Stations convenience stores in Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia.
  • Consumer Product Safety Recall: BSH Home Appliances Corp (Irvine, CA) recalls Tassimo Professional Single-Cup Brewers (Model Numbers beginning with TAS6512CUL; Date codes beginning with FD and within the range of 8905 through 9109) and Bosch® Single-Cup Brewers (Model Numbers TAS100, TAS200, TAS451, TAS46 and TAS651; Date codes beginning with FD and within the range 8806 through 9109), because the plastic disc, or T Disc, that holds the coffee or tea can burst and spray hot liquid and coffee grounds or tea leaves onto consumers using the brewers and onto bystanders. The recalled brewers were manufactured in Slovenia and China and were distributed throughout the USA and Canada.
  • Outbreak Alert: Ninety-five passengers and 12 crew members on board the Celebrity Cruises ship Celebrity Constellation have developed symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea during a cruise that began on January 28 and is scheduled to end at Ft. Lauderdale on February 11th. The ship will be met by CDC environmental health officers on its arrival in port.
  • Outbreak Alert: One hundred and seventy-four (174) passengers and 11 crew members on board the Celebrity Cruises ship Celebrity Silhouette have developed symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea during a cruise that began on January 29 and is scheduled to end at Newark, NJ on February 10th. The ship will be met by a CDC environmental health officer and an epidemiologist on its arrival in port.

Canada

  • Allergy Alert: Metro Marchée Verchères inc. (Waterloo, QC) recalls Pâté au poulet/chicken paté (500g; all units), Pâté au saumon/salmon paté (Frozen; 500g; all units), Pâté mexicain/Mexican paté (525g; all units) and Sous-marin trois viandes/Three-meat submarine (190g; all units), due to the presence of undeclared soy, mustard, and/or egg.
  • Food Safety Recall: Les Produits Kara-mel inc. (L’Ancienne-Lorette, QC) recalls Sauce à spaghetti Lorraine (500ml and 1 liter), Palourde Lorraine (500ml) and Moules fumées (250ml), because the perishable products were sold without refrigeration and may not be safe for human consumption.
  • Food Safety Recall: Société des Alcools du Québec recalls Vignoble Gagliano Vineyards Red Wine (750ml; 2009 vintage; UPC 8 27924 01401 8), due to the presence of process residues.
  • Consumer Product Safety Recall: BSH Home Appliances Ltd.  recalls Tassimo Professional Single-Cup Brewers (Model Numbers beginning with TAS6512CUL; Date codes beginning with FD and within the range of 8905 through 9109) and Bosch® Single-Cup Brewers (Model Numbers TAS100, TAS200, TAS451, TAS46 and TAS651; Date codes beginning with FD and within the range 8806 through 9109), because the plastic disc, or T Disc, that holds the coffee or tea can burst and spray hot liquid and coffee grounds or tea leaves onto consumers using the brewers and onto bystanders. The recalled brewers were manufactured in Slovenia and China and were distributed throughout the USA and Canada.

Europe

  • Allergy Alert (UK): Suma recalls Suma Organic Pesto Alla Genovese with Basil (190g; Best before April 2014), due to the presence of undeclared milk.
  • Allergy Alert (UK): Weetabix withdraws Oatibix Bites Sultana and Apple Breakfast Cereal (550g; Batch/date codes BB2201/2013 2022), due to the presence of undeclared wheat.
  • Allergy Alert (Ireland): Weetabix withdraws Oatibix Bites Sultana and Apple cereal (550g; Best before 22.01.2013; Batch 2022), due to the presence of undeclared wheat and gluten.
  • Allergy Alert (UK): Doves Farm withdraws Doves Farm Chocolate & Crispy Rice Bars (5 x 35g; Batch codes 1276, 2026, 1349, 1340, 1312, 1305, 1252, 2010, 1335, 1319, 1290, 1266 and 1243), because the product may contain undeclared milk.
  • Allergy Alert (UK): Waitrose recalls Waitrose LOVE Life You Count Spiced King Prawn Noodle Salad (230g; All use by dates), due to the presence of undeclared sesame seeds.
  • Food Safety Recall (UK): Marks and Spencer recalls Marks & Spencer Crispy Prawn Wonton, Marks & Spencer Crispy Vegetable Balls, Marks & Spencer Prawn Baguette Toast, and Marks & Spencer Prawn Siu Mai Selection (Use by date of 9 March 2012), because the products should have been labeled with a Use by date of 9 February 2012.
  • Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Marks and Spencer recalls Marks & Spencer Crispy Prawn WontonMarks & Spencer Crispy Vegetable BallsMarks & Spencer Prawn Baguette Toast, and Marks & Spencer Prawn Siu Mai Selection (Product of Vietnam; Use by date of 9 March 2012), because the products should have been labeled with a Use by date of 9 February 2012.
  • Food Safety Recall (Greece): Carrefour recalls Mini Carrefour Kids Dutch Gouda cheese. Please see recall notice for details.
  • Outbreak Alert (UK and Netherlands): Eurosurveillance reports possible food-borne outbreaks of hepatitis A in the UK and the Netherlands that appear to be linked to consumption of semi-dried tomatoes.
  • Animal Feed Safety Notification (EU #2012.0204): Arsenic in mineral feed from France; distributed to Germany.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #0212.0205): Cadmium in frozen cuttlefish from Vietnam; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0206): Methomyl in cocktail tomatoes from Morocco, via France; distributed to Germany.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0207): Insect infestation in dried figs from Turkey via Slovakia; distributed to the Czech Republic.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0210): Salmonella in chilled minced pork from Sweden, with raw material from Germany; distributed to Sweden.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Denis Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. recalls Ayam Brand Salmon Mayonnaise (185g; Best before 27 July 2014; Production Code MNLIAY SHIDBJN, MFG: 2011.07.27:J) after a consumer reports finding a metal fragment in one can.
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Alert (Hong Kong): The Department of Health warns the public not to buy or consume the slimming product Xiu Zhi Su L-Carnitine Slimming Capsule, as it may contain the banned Western medicines sibutramine and phenolphthalein.
  • Outbreak Alert (Hong Kong): The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a confirmed case of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infection in a 46-year old male tourist from the USA. The patient left Hong Kong on January 19th.

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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