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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 Update: USDA releases retail distribution list for ready-to-eat pork products recalled by Keoki’s Lau Lau (Honolulu, HI) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Himalayan Institute of Buffalo (Buffalo, NY) that a January 2012 inspection of the company’s liquid dietary supplement manufacturing facility found serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulations for dietary supplements.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns NatureMost of New England, Inc. (Middletown, CT) that a September/October 2011 inspection of the company’s firm found violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations for Manufacturing, Packaging, Labeling, or Holding Operations for Dietary Supplements.

Canada

  • Food Safety Recall: Watson Enterprises Inc. recalls Watson Frozen Cooked Sweet Corn (500g; Best before 12/22/2013), due to the presence of insect contamination.

Europe

  • Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Skånemejerier recalls Certified Organic Whole Milk (1-liter pack; Production date 2012-06-03; Expiry date 2012-06-12), because the milk has been contaminated by a cleaning solution.
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Notification (EU #2012.0758): High fulvic acid content in diet supplement from Switzerland, via Slovakia; distributed to Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Martinique, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0760 & 0762): Carbarayl in oranges from the Dominican Republic; distributed to France.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0765): Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning toxins – domoic acid – in chilled scallops from Belgium; distributed to Belgium.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • OTC Pharmaceutical Product Recall (Hong Kong): Meyer Pharmaceuticals Limited recalls Derma Skin Spray (All packs), as some of the packages bear unapproved labels, which render the product unregistered. Derma Skin Spray contains salicylic acid and is an over-the-counter medicine used for the treatment of athlete’s foot.

Australia and New Zealand

  • Food Safety Recall (Australia): De Jong Enterprises recalls Pure Food Essentials Certified Organic Turmeric Paste (200g glass jar; Product of India; Best before DEC 12), due to contamination with glass fragments. The product was sold at health food stores and some independent supermarkets nationally (excepting NT)

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Dietary Supplement Safety Notification (EU #2012.0758): High fulvic acid content in diet supplement from Switzerland, via Slovakia; distributed to Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Martinique, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

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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