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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

  • Food Safety Recall/Outbreak Alert Update: Smiling Hara (Asheville, NC) recalls all Smiling Hara products manufactured between January 11th and April 11th, 2012, including unpasteurized soybean tempeh (Best by 7/11/12 through 10/25/12; Manufactured between January 11th and April 11th, 2012), after samples of the tempeh collected by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services during a routine inspection tested positive for Salmonella. The state’s Division of Public Health will be conducting tests to determine whether the Salmonella found in the tempeh matches the outbreak strain of Salmonella Paratyphi B that has sickened at least 37 people so far. Outbreak cases appear to have been associated with residence or travel to Buncombe County, NC since February 28th. Blue Ridge Food Ventures, a shared-use food production facility where Smiling Hara manufactured and packaged its tempeh, has temporarily halted its normal production schedule and has initiated extensive environmental testing of its facility.
  • Pet Food Safety Recall: Diamond Pet Foods expands its earlier recalls once again to include Diamond Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food, 40-lb bags (Production codes DPP0401B22XJW, DPP0401A21XAW, DPP0101C31XME and DPP0401B21XDJ; Best by dates 6-Apr-2013, 6-Apr-2013, 11-Jan-2013 and 7-Apr-2013, respectively), Diamond Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food, 20-lb bags (Production codes DPP0401B22XJW, DPP0101C31XME, and DPP0101C31XRB; Best by dates 6-Apr-2013, 11-Jan-2013, and 11-Jan-2013, respectively), Diamond Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food, 8-lb bags (Production code DPP0401B2XALW; Best by date 7-Apr-2013), and Diamond Puppy Formula Dry Dog Food, 6-oz samples (Production code DPP0401), because sampling revealed Salmonella in the product. The recalled dry dog food was manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods in Gaston, SC and was distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The product may have been further distributed to additional states through pet food channels.
  • Pet Food Safety Recall: Kaytee Pet Products recalls Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat and Hamster feed (please see recall notice for product details) after a random sample test conducted by FDA had a positive Salmonella result. The recalled batch was originally manufactured on January 5 and 6, 2012. The product was distributed to retailers and distributors in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin, and also was exported to countries around the world.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Florida’s Finest Seafood Company (Lauderhill, FL) that a February/March 2012 inspection of the company’s seafood processing facility revealed serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation, and the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulation for foods.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Vince & Sons Pasta Company (Bridgeview, IL) that a February/March 2012 inspection of the company’s processing facility found serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns SEI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Miami, FL) that a September 2011 inspection of the company’s dietary supplement manufacturing facility revealed significant violations of FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulations in Manufacturing, Packaging, Labeling, or Holding Operations for Dietary Supplements.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Oriental Packing Co. Inc. (Miami, FL) that a December 2011/January 2012 inspection of the company’s spice processing facility documented serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulation for foods.

Canada

  • Food Safety Recall: True North Salmon Co. Ltd. recalls True North Salmon Co. Ltd Mussels (50-lb and 10-lb; Lot #12011; Best Before May 3, 2012), due to the presence of marine biotoxin. The recalled mussels were distributed to retailers and institutions in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Quebec.
  • Pet Food Safety Recall: Kaytee Pet Products recalls Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat and Hamster feed (Product of USA; please see recall notice for product details) after a random sample test conducted by FDA had a positive Salmonella result. The recalled batch was originally manufactured on January 5 and 6, 2012 and was exported to Canada.

Europe

  • Pet Food Safety Recall: Kaytee Pet Products recalls Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat and Hamster feed (Product of USA; please see recall notice for product details) after a random sample test conducted by FDA had a positive Salmonella result. The recalled batch was originally manufactured on January 5 and 6, 2012. The product was exported to the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, the United Kingdom, Greece, Ireland, Russia, and Sweden.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Pet Food Safety Recall: Kaytee Pet Products recalls Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat and Hamster feed (Product of USA; please see recall notice for product details) after a random sample test conducted by FDA had a positive Salmonella result. The recalled batch was originally manufactured on January 5 and 6, 2012. The product was exported to Abu Dhabi, Brunei, China, Guam, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, and Thailand.

Australia and New Zealand

  • Food Safety Recall (Australia): Hans Continental Smallgoods recalls Hans Cocktail Franks, unpackaged (use by 26 May 2012), due to the presence of blue plastic in the products. The recalled franks were sold from Woolworths delicatessens between 18 and 30 April, inclusive.
  • Pet Food Safety Recall: Kaytee Pet Products recalls Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat and Hamster feed (Product of USA; please see recall notice for product details) after a random sample test conducted by FDA had a positive Salmonella result. The recalled batch was originally manufactured on January 5 and 6, 2012. The product was exported to Australia and New Zealand.

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Pet Food Safety Recall: Kaytee Pet Products recalls Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat and Hamster feed (Product of USA; please see recall notice for product details) after a random sample test conducted by FDA had a positive Salmonella result. The recalled batch was originally manufactured on January 5 and 6, 2012. The product was exported to Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Dutch Antilles, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, and Trinidad.

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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