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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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  • Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Tayyib Meat & Kebab A/S recalls Chopped Beef (Packing dates 06.03.2012, 07.03.2012 and 08.03.2012), Minced Beef (Packing dates 06.03.2012 and 07.03.2012) and Frozen Kebab (Packing dates 06.03.2012 and 07.03.2012), due to Salmonella contamination. The recalled meats were sold to restaurants (primarily kebab and pizzerias) on Zealand (mostly Copenhagen).
  • Food Safety Recall (Finland): Inex Partners Oy recalls Rainbow Suklaahippukakut/Chocolate chip cakes (350g; Best before 05/18/2012), because the product may contain pieces of plastic. This is an expansion of an earlier recall.
  • Food Safety Recall (UK): Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc recalls Morrisons Cooked Turkey Breast (160g; Use by 26 April and 27 April 2011), due to mislabeling. The recalled packages should have been labelled with Use By daes of 26 March and 27 March 2012, respectively. This is an expansion of an earlier recall.
  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall (France and Spain): Covidien Spain, S.L. and Covidien Imaging France recall Mag3 Technescan 1mg Reagent Kit for preparation of radiopharmaceutical (Manufactured by Mallinckrodt Medical BV; 5 vials of 10ml; Lot 310418, expiry 14/10/2012 and Lot 310475, expiry 19/10/12) after routine tests revealed the presence of glass particles in a few vials.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0417 & 2012.0418): Salmonella in paan leaves from Thailand; distributed to the United Kingdom.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0419): Aflatoxins in organic broken white rice from Pakistan; distributed to Belgium.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0421): Insect infestation in frozen Boletus edulis from Italy, with raw material from Serbia; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0422): Methomyl in grapes from Peru, via Chile; distributed to Germany, the Netherlands and the Russian Federation.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0423): Aflatoxins in peanut butter from Sierra Leone; distributed to the United Kingdom.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0424): Aflatoxins in ground egusi from Sierra Leone; distributed to the United Kingdom.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0425): Aflatoxins in ground egusi from Nigeria; distributed to the United Kingdom.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0426): Aflatoxins in whole ogbono from Sierra Leone; distributed to the United Kingdom.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0427): Aflatoxins in ground egusi from Nigeria; distributed to the United Kingdom.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0428): Aflatoxins in whole egusi from Nigeria; distributed to the United Kingdom.

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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