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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: London Meat Company (New York, NY) recalls Milano’s Country Breakfast Sausage (80 sausage links/5-lb box; EST 8777; Made to order through Feb 21, 2012), due to the presence of undeclared monosodium glutamate. The recalled products were made-to-order for restaurants and caterers in the New York City area.
  • Allergy Alert: Price Chopper recalls Price Chopper Streusel Pies (5-inch and 8-inch sizes; Apple, Cherry, Blueberry and Peach (8-inch only) pies), because the products contain undeclared eggs.
  • Food Safety Recall Update: USDA releases retail distribution list for various meat and poultry products recalled by AA Meat Products Corporation because they may have been produced without the benefit of federal inspection.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Donut Factory, LLC (Seattle, WA) that a November 2011 inspection of the company’s bakery revealed serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulation for foods, including evidence of rodent excreta pellets, rodent hairs and live flies.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Mirrotek International, LLC (Passaic, NJ) that a September 2011 inspection of the company’s acidified food processing facility revealed significant violations of federal regulations relating to the processing of acidified food products.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Wa Hen Dou Fu Soy Sauce Corporation (Sacramento, CA) that environmental sampling carried out during a September 2011 inspection of the company’s soy manufacturing facility revealed the presence of Salmonella species Poly B in the facility, including on a direct food-contact surface. Inspectors also documented serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice in Manufacturing, Packing, or Holding Food (CGMP) regulation for foods.

Canada

  • Allergy Alert: Corneau et Cantin Ltée (Saguenay, QC) recalls several ready-to-eat products, including various pâtés and tourtières, due to the presence of undeclared egg and milk. Please refer to the recall notice for more details.
  • Food Safety Recall: Super C (14000, boulevard Henri-Bourassa, Québec, QC) recalls semi-lean and lean ground beef (packaged 25 Februar 2012), because the products may contain particles of metal.
  • Food Safety Recall: Charcuterie La Tour Eiffel Inc. recalls Chef Georges Maître Charcutier Homestyle Cooked Ham (approx. 2.7 kg; Codes 0281, 0282, 0283 and 0284), due to the presence of unspecific microbiological contamination. The recalled cooked ham was distributed in Quebec.

Europe

  • Pet Food Safety Withdrawal (Spain): Mercadona supermarket chain has removed boxed Compy wet dog food from its stores in Almeria, Alicante and Murcia provinces, for fear that the dog food was causing kidney problems in dogs. The supermarket has taken this precautionary measure pending the outcome of lab tests on the food and the packaging material.
  • Food Safety Notification Update (EU #2012.0221): Norovirus in oysters from Ireland, via France; distributed to Belgium, Hong Kong, Italy, Norway, Spain and Thailand.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Food Safety Notification Update (EU #2012.0221): Norovirus in oysters from Ireland, via France; distributed to Belgium, Hong Kong, Italy, Norway, Spain and Thailand.

Australia and New Zealand

  • Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Tegel Foods Ltd. (Auckland) recalls several Tegel Foods frozen pre-cooked chicken products (All recalled products bear a 5-digit lot identifier number starting with the number 2; sold on or after 1 January 2012), because the products are undercooked. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of recalled items.

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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