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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: John B. Sanfilippo and Son, Inc. (Elgin, IL) recalls Full Circle Concierge Snack Nut Blend (11 oz; UPC 036800 28392; Best by Nov 02 12), due to the presence of undeclared soy and milk ingredients. The recalled item was sold in Lunds Stores in Minnesota and in Weis Markets in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York and New Jersey.
  • Food Safety Recall: H.C. Foods Co. Ltd. recalls Pacific Isles Brand Dried Mackerel/Hasa Hasa (Product of Philippines; 8-oz in plastic bags; lot #3228 and 0760) and Pacific Isles Brand Dried Round Scad/Galunggong (Product of Philippines/ 8-oz in plastic bags; lot #3228 and 3168), because the products were not properly eviscerated prior to processing and may be contaminated with spores of Clostridium botulinum. The recalled products were distributed nationwide.
  • Food Safety Recall: Washington State health officials closed Samish Bay to shellfish harvest due to high levels of fecal bacteria in the Samish River, and recalled shellfish harvested from the area since Tuesday, April 10th.
  • Outbreak Alert (Alaska): Three suspected cases of paralytic shellfish poisoning were reported this week to the Alaska Section of Epidemiology. All three victims reported eating shellfish (razor clams or butter clams) harvested in the Juneau region over Easter weekend.

Europe

  • Allergy Alert (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour Bière d’Abbaye 6-pack (6 x 25 cl glass bottles; UPC 3 560 070 138 500), due to the presence of undeclared sulfites.
  • Allergy Alert (Sweden): Garbo Food AB recalls Joss Puff Pastry (Batch #113551st; Best before 21/11.2012), due to the presence of undeclared egg powder. Other batches may also be affected.
  • Allergy Alert (Denmark): Stryhns A/S recalls Graasten Russian Salad (175g; Produced 21 March 2012; Best before 2 May 2012), due to the presence of undeclared gluten.
  • Food Safety Recall (France): SIR (Syndicat Interprofessionnel du Reblochon) recalls Le Campagnard/Gaston Reblochon style cheeses (450g; Manufactured by Pernet-Mugnier, Christian Les Mouilles 74; Lots #1440703, 1441403, 1442303 and 1442902; Best by 20/04/12, 01/05/12 and 10/05/12), after Brucella bacteria were discovered in cattle in Haute Savoie.
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Alert (Sweden): The National Food Administration warns the public that Viamax Pure Power and Powertabs have been found to contain a variant of the drug sildenafil, which is not declared on the label.
  • Outbreak Alert (UK): Public Health Wales has confirmed four cases of Cryptosporidium at a community farm in Cwmbran, Torfaen and is investigating an additional thirteen suspect cases. All four of the confirmed outbreak victims reported having bottle-fed lambs and goats. There have been no reported illnesses among visitors to the farm or among the general public.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0527): Zearalenone in popcorn-mais from France; distributed to Germany.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0528): Unauthorized potassium sorbate in tapioca pearls from Taiwan; distributed to Austria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0529): Aflatoxins and high cyanide content in apricot kernels from the USA; distributed to Germany and the Netherlands.
  • Allergy Alert Notification (EU #2012.0530): Undeclared egg in frozen breaded and prefried plaice fillet stuffed with spinach and feta sauce from the Netherlands; distributed to Italy.

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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