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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: Quality Food Distributor (Las Vegas, NV) recalls Steamed BBQ Flavored Pork Buns (12-lb cases; Est 34064; Produced between April 5, 2011 and April 4, 2012), due to the presence of undeclared monosodium glutamate (MSG). The recalled product was sold to a distributor in Las Vegas, Nevada and may have been further distributed to restaurants.
  • Allergy Alert: Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s stores recall Food Lion store brand hard/soft taco dinner (13.4-oz pkg; UPC 3582605118; Lot #ga-aug07125), because the product may contain a milk allergen in chicken Caesar-flavored seasoning, which is not properly marked and was mistakenly included in the taco dinner kit by the manufacturer.
  • Food Safety Recall: Kraft Foods Group recalls Planters Cocktail Peanuts (12-oz canisters; UPC 2900007212; Code date 09-Jan-14), because the product may have been exposed to water not intended for use in food during the production process. The recalled product was shipped to retail customers across the USA and in Puerto Rico.
  • Pet Food Safety Recall: Diamond Pet Foods recalls Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice (6-lb bags, Production code DLR0101D3XALW, Best before 04 Jan 2013; 20-lb bags, Production code DLR0101C31XAG, Best before 03 Jan 2013; 40-lb bags, Production codes DLR0101C31XMF and DLR0101C31XAG, Best before 03 Jan 2013; 40-lb bags, Production code DLR0101D32XMS, Best before 04 Jan 2013), because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled dry dog food was distributed to customers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia, who may have further distributed to product to other states through pet food channels.
  • Outbreak Alert: The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has learned of five cases of E. coli O157:H7 infections in Central Missouri, that have occurred in late March and early April. A two-year old child and a 17-month old child have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome as a result of their infections. The source of the infections has not been identified, and it is unclear from the health advisory whether or not all five cases are related.
  • Outbreak Alert: The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health has confirmed a norovirus outbreak at the Cebolla’s Mexican Grill in Time Corners, according to barfblog. The health department first notified the public of this outbreak on March 30th. Since that time, it has grown to 107 cases.

Canada

  • Food Safety Recall/Outbreak Alert: Intercity Packers (East) Ltd. (Mississauga, ON) recalls Intercity Packers Ltd. brand Beef Burger Meat Mix 80/20 (5kg cases of 2 x 2.5kg units; UPC 90066172180172; Lot code 046; Est 503), because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled product was distributed to public and commercial food establishments in Ontario and Newfoundland, and possibly to retailers in Newfoundland. This product may be associated with an outbreak of Salmonella illnesses in Ottawa and southern Ontario, which is under investigation by federal, provincial and local public health authorities.

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Food Safety Recall: Kraft Foods Group recalls Planters Cocktail Peanuts (12-oz canisters; UPC 2900007212; Code date 09-Jan-14), because the product may have been exposed to water not intended for use in food during the production process. The recalled product was shipped to retail customers across the USA and in Puerto Rico.

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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