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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: Whole Foods Market recalls its variety cupcake six-packs (All expiration packed on dates prior to May 10th 2012), because the carrot cake cupcakes of the products contain undeclared walnuts. Six-packs that do not contain carrot cake cupcakes are unaffected by the recall. The affected six-packs were sold at Whole Foods Market stores in Northern California, including Folsom, Lafayette, Los Altos, Mill Valley, Novato, Palo Alto, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Rosa and Sonoma.
  • Pet Food Safety Recall: Nestlé Purina PetCare recalls Purina Veterinary Diets® OM Overweight Management Feline Formula canned cat food (5.5 oz can; Best by JUN 2013; Product code 11721159; UPC 38100-13810), because analytical testing of a product sample by FDA indicated a low level of thiamine (vitamin B1). The recalled cat food was distributed to veterinary clinics in the USA and Canada between June 2011 and May 2012.
  • Pet Food Safety Recall Update: Natural Balance Pet Foods announces a correction to the date code for one of the Natural Balance Pet Foods recalled on May 4th due to potential Salmonella contamination. The Best By date code of March 12, 2013 listed for Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog, 5-lb size should be corrected to read “March 13, 2013”
  • Outbreak Alert: The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is investigating an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) related to dining at Spartanburg-area Mexican restaurant during the last week of April 2012. Preliminary lab results indicated that the outbreak microbe is a strain of E. coli O157:H7. At least eleven cases are under investigation. Two of the three case-patients interviews so far have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome.

Canada

  • Pet Food Safety Recall: Nestlé Purina PetCare recalls Purina Veterinary Diets® OM Overweight Management Feline Formula canned cat food (5.5 oz can; Best by JUN 2013; Product code 11721159; UPC 38100-13810), because analytical testing of a product sample by FDA indicated a low level of thiamine (vitamin B1). The recalled cat food was distributed to veterinary clinics in the USA and Canada between June 2011 and May 2012.
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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