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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: Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc. (Beaverton, OR) recalls Mrs. Weaver’s Pimento Spread (7 oz; Use by Aug/05/12; Plant ID & Time 20 HH:MM; UPC 71117.00003), because the spread may have been packaged into containers marked Ham Salad. The Ham Salad label does not list milk as an ingredient. The recalled spread was distributed in AR, AZ, FL, LA, MS, OK, TX, and WA between April 11, 2012 and April 17, 2012.
  • Allergy Alert: Krispak, Inc. (Grand Rapids, MI) recalls GFS® Hostess Candy Mix (8-48 oz packages; Code date 088 12), because some of the cases of Candy Mix were inadvertently put into GFS® Chocolate Sprinkles packages, which do not declare the ingredients wheat, milk and egg, all of which may be present in the Candy Mix. The affected product wasdistributed between April 5th and 19th to Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee Gordon Food Service Marketplace Stores.
  • Food Safety Recall: LA Star Seafood Co. Inc. (Los Angeles, CA) recalls Vobla Dry fish and Vobla Smoked fish (20-lb bulk boxes; no lot numbers or expiry dates), because the fish were improperly eviscerated and, therefore, have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. The recalled products were distributed and sold at: Arbat Store, Utah; European Importing, Russian Import, and M and M Market, Northern California; Golden Farms Market, Karabagh Market, and Tashkent Market, Southern California; Global Importing, Oregon; Solomon’s Groceries and Europa, Colorado between February 28th and April 23rd, 2012.
  • Pet Food Safety Recall: Diamond Pet Foods recalls Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Dog Food (“certain lots” – to be updated) after lab tests conducted by the Ohio Department of Agriculture found Salmonella in a sample of the pet food
  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall: American Regent recalls Epinephrine Injection, USP, 1:1000 (1mL ampules; Lot #1395; Expiry July 2012), due to the presence of discoloration and small visible particles in some ampules. The recalled product was wholesalers and distributors nationwide. Hospitals, Retail Pharmacies, Clinics, Physician Offices, and other healthcare facilities and providers are instructed to stop using the recalled batch of product and immediately quarantine any outstanding supply of Lot #1395 for return.

Canada

  • Allergy Alert: Le Grand Marché Col-Fax inc (Laval, QC) recalls a number of pastries and prepared foods (sold up to and including 23 April 2012), due to the presence of undeclared soy and/or sulfites. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected products.
  • Allergy Alert: Transhing Investment Inc. (QC) recalls Koh-Kae Peanuts with Thai Tom Yum Spicy Flavour Coated (230g; All codes; UPC 8 852023 666549) due to the presence of chemical additives and undeclared shellfish and milk. The recalled product was sold in Ontario and Quebec.
  • Allergy Alert: Bramic Sales recalls Koh-Kae Peanuts Tom Yum Flavour Coated (240g; All codes; UPC 8 852023 666549), due to the presence of chemical additives and undeclared shellfish. The recalled product was sold in Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0586): Listeria monocytogenes in raw milk sheep cheese coated with herbs from France; distributed to Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France and Germany.

Europe

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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