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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: Figi’s Inc. (Marshfield, WI) recalls Lemon Bar Bliss (1# tins; No expiration date codes) due to the presence of undeclared almonds. The recalled product was distributed in Missouri, Pennsylvania, New York, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Virginia, Texas, Minnesota, Iowa, California, Louisiana, Oregon, and Utah by UPS mail directly to purchasers or recipients.
  • Food Safety Recall: H-E-B recalls 19 Asian Ready-to-Eat entrées and meals (4-oz, 8-oz, 12-oz, and 24-oz black containers with clear lid, single serve sizes and to-go containers; all products sold prior to 5/3/12) due to possible undercooking of chicken in those meals. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products. The recalled items were sold in 40 stores in Texas, including one Houston store. They were available at the Grab ‘N Go section in H-E-B Delis.
  • Outbreak Alert: CDC reports an outbreak of 14 cases of Salmonella Infantis infections in nine states. The infections are linked to contaminated dry dog food produced by Diamond Pet Foods at their Gaston, South Carolina manufacturing facility.
  • Consumer Product Safety Recall: Church & Dwight Co. Inc. recalls Spinbrush® Recharageable SONIC toothbrushes (Lot # ranges DD9310 to 9365 or DD0002 to 0122; distributed between February 2010 and October 2011 in the USA and Canada), because the charging battery may overheat with localized melting and sparking, possibly causing fire, shock or burns.

Canada

  • Consumer Product Safety Recall: Church & Dwight Co. Inc. recalls Spinbrush® Recharageable SONIC toothbrushes (Lot # ranges DD9310 to 9365 or DD0002 to 0122; distributed between February 2010 and October 2011 in the USA and Canada), because the charging battery may overheat with localized melting and sparking, possibly causing fire, shock or burns.

Europe

  • Food Safety Recall (Ireland): PepsiCo recalls Tropicana Kids Orange Juice Drink – Orange and a Splash of Water (4 x 200ml; illegible coding), because they contain water instead of orange juice drink. The water is not of a satisfactory microbial quality and should not be consumed.
  • Food Safety Recall (Denmark): The Danish Gærfabrikker A / S recalls Maltese Cross Baker’s Yeast (50g; Package date 10/4-2012; Best before 15/5-2012), due to mold growth.
  • Food Safety Recall (Greece): Market In supermarkets recalls Daily-Toasted Unsweetened Croutons (Manufactured in Poland by Daily Orange SA; 285g; Batch #08.02.2013), because the product was manufactured with the illegal use of prepared egg yolk powder and is contaminated with Salmonella.
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Recall (France): The Directorate for Competition, Consumption and Repression of Fraud advises the public of the recall of POWERtabs Dietary Supplement for Men (10- and 20-capsule packages, with Best before date of 2013-12 and 2-capsule blister-pack, with Best before date of 2015-01), because the products contain the undeclared and unauthorized pharmaceutical substance dithio desmethyl carbodenafil.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0593): Omethoate in okra from Thailand; distributed to Germany.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0594): Parasitic infestation with Anisakis of frozen mackerel from Ireland; distributed to Slovakia.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0596): Listeria monocytogenes in smoked salmon from Poland; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0597): Plastic fragments in cinnamon sugar from Austria; distributed to the Czech Republic.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0598): Parasitic infestation with Anisakis of smoked salmon from France; distributed to Italy.
  • Allergy Alert Notification (EU #2012.0599): Undeclared gluten in crispy puffed corn from Poland; distributed to the Czech Republic.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0600): Mycobacterium tuberculosis suspected in chilled raw milk from Germany; distributed to Austria and Germany.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0602): Fenitrothion in wheat from Brazil; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0604): Aflatoxins in corn dough from Ghana; distributed to the United Kingdom.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0605): Staphylococcus saprophyticus in oyster sauce from China, via Poland; distributed to the Czech Republic.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0607): Escherichia coli and Salmonella Javiana in fresh basil leaf from Vietnam; distributed to Norway.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0608): Presence of coliforms in orange juice drink from the United Kingdom; distributed to Ireland and the United Kingdom.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0609): High Escherichia coli count in chilled cocksomb mint from Vietnam; distributed to Norway.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0610): High Escherichia coli count in chilled houttuynia from Vietnam; distributed to Norway.

Australia and New Zealand

  • Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): LHF Ltd. recalls Lisa’s Organic Hummus Roasted Garlic (200g tub; Best before 11/05/12), due to contamination with Listeria. The recalled product was sold in supermarkets and some specialty stores throughout the South Island, and in two specialist organic stores in the Auckland region.
  • Food Safety Recall (Australia): Euro Spices Pty Ltd. recalls Ground Coriander and other spice mixes (Product of India; Best before December 2015; Please refer to recall notice for a complete list of products and package sizes), due to Salmonella contamination. The recalled products were sold in fruit and vegetable shops and independent supermarkets in New South Wales.

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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