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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: J Bar B Foods of Texas / Armour-Eckrich Meats LLC recalls Eckrich Smoked Sausage Hog Casing Bulk Pack Rope (one 11-lb package/case; Use by date of March 26 2012 or later), due to the presence of undeclared milk. The product was distributed to the Southwest USA, including to a small number of US Foods Inc. customers.
  • Food Safety Recall: Club Chef LLC recalls Private Selection Pico de Gallo (12 oz; Use by 3/27/2012; UPC 11111091135) Private Selection Hot Salsa (12 oz; Use by 3/27/201; UPC 1111091139) Private Selection Mild Salsa (12 oz; Use by 3/27/2012; UPC 1111091137), heinen’s Hot Salsa (16 oz; Use by 3/27/2012; UPC 2060100024) and heinen’s Mild Salsa (16 oz; Use by 3/27/2012; UPC 2060100026), because the jalapeno peppers used in these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled products were distributed to retailers and foodservice distributors on 3/14/12 and 3/15/12 in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana, and Illinois.
  • Outbreak Alert (Alabama): Customers of McDonald’s, located at 2000 McFarland Blvd, Northport may have been exposed to hepatitis A virus through an infected employee, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. Anyone who visited this location on March 14, 2012, or during breakfast hours on March 16, 2012 should contact his or her health care provider. Customers visiting this McDonald’s location between Feb 28th and March 14th may have become exposed to hepatitis A virus.

Europe

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

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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