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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: Windsor Quality Food Co (Toluca, IL) recalls Safeway Select Five Cheese Lasagna (Retail cartons; Package code April 4, 2013) and Safeway Select Meat Lasagna (Shipping cases; Best by date April 4, 2013), because the products contain undeclared egg and soy. The recalled products were manufactured on April 4, 2012 and shipped to retail establishments in Alaska, California, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and Virginia.
  • Food Safety Recall: Bay Valley Foods recalls boxed pasta mix products manufactured by its subsidiary, ST Specialty Foods, Inc., because the recalled products include a seasoning blend manufactured by Kerry Ingredients & Flavours that may potentially contain small metal fragments. Affected products were packaged under the Aldi, Coborns, H-E-B, King Soopers, Kroger, Meijer, Mid-Mountain Foods, Mitchell Grocery and Wal-Mart brands. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of products and lot codes.
  • Food Safety Recall (FDA Enforcement Report): Corn Products International, Inc. (Westchester, IL) recalls Purimune galactooligosaccharide powder derived from milk lactose (20kg/44.1-lb plastic bags; Product code 113001-156; Lot Nos. 0000117369, 0000117370 and 0000117371; Manufactured by Corn Products Korea, Inc., Icheon-City, Korea), because the product was found to be contaminated with Salmonella. Customers were notified of the recall by telephone on May 10th and May 15th-16th, 2012. The recalled product was distributed to Arizona, California, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, and Washington, as well as to Canada (Ontario and Quebec, only), Czech Republic, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Recall: Botanical Laboratories (Ferndale, WA) recalls Digestive 3 in 1 Health liquid dietary supplement (33.8-oz bottles; Lot 34552C(4-digit time code)A EXP 03/2014) and Digestive 3 in 1 Health liquid dietary supplement (16-oz bottles; Lot 34441C(4-digit time code)A EXP 03/2014), because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall was initiated after Botanical Laboratories was informed by a raw ingredient supplier (Corn Products International, Inc.) that a sample of one of the ingredients had tested positive for Salmonella.
  • Outbreak Alert: State, local and federal health agencies are investigating an outbreak of E. coli O145 illnesses that has sickened at least 11 people in Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and Tennessee. One child died as a result of the her infection. The source of the outbreak is under investigation.

Canada

  • Allergy Alert: Rocky Roc Canada Trade Ltd. (Richmond, BC) recalls Torabika brand Cappuccino Extra Choco Granule (20 x 25g sachets; Product of Indonesia; UPC 8 996001 414019), because the product contains undeclared milk. The recalled product was distributed in British Columbia.
  • Food Safety Recall: Nys Pâtissier, Pâtisserie belge artisanale (Trois-Rivières, QC) recalls Sauce à Spaghetti Maison (1000mL glass jars), because the product was not manufactured in a manner that would ensure its microbiological safety.
  • Food Safety Recall (FDA Enforcement Report): Corn Products International, Inc. (Westchester, IL) recalls Purimune galactooligosaccharide powder derived from milk lactose (20kg/44.1-lb plastic bags; Product code 113001-156; Lot Nos. 0000117369, 0000117370 and 0000117371; Manufactured by Corn Products Korea, Inc., Icheon-City, Korea), because the product was found to be contaminated with Salmonella. Customers were notified of the recall by telephone on May 10th and May 15th-16th, 2012. The recalled product was distributed to Arizona, California, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, and Washington, as well as to Canada (Ontario and Quebec, only), Czech Republic, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Europe

  • Food Safety Recall (Germany): Fa. Heiderbeck Käse vom Feinsten GmbH (distributor) and Casarrigoni srl (manufacturer) recall La Dolce Crema – “Spoon Gorgonzola” cheese (Product of Italy; Expiration dates 07.06./15.06./21.06./28.06), because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • Food Safety Recall (Greece): EFET orders the recall of Kouniniotis Iarmony Black Currant (200g packages; Expiry date 12/2012; Batch L 1356DSPG), due to contamination with unsafe levels of Ochratoxin A.
  • Food Safety Recall (Greece): EFET orders the recall of TRS – Tumeric Powder (100g; Expiry 31.03.2014; Product of India; Packed by TRS Wholesale Co. Ltd, UK), due to Salmonella contaimation. The recalled Tumeric Powder was sold by Sri Lanka Asien Market, Athens.
  • Food Safety Recall (FDA Enforcement Report): Corn Products International, Inc. (Westchester, IL) recalls Purimune galactooligosaccharide powder derived from milk lactose (20kg/44.1-lb plastic bags; Product code 113001-156; Lot Nos. 0000117369, 0000117370 and 0000117371; Manufactured by Corn Products Korea, Inc., Icheon-City, Korea), because the product was found to be contaminated with Salmonella. Customers were notified of the recall by telephone on May 10th and May 15th-16th, 2012. The recalled product was distributed to Arizona, California, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, and Washington, as well as to Canada (Ontario and Quebec, only), Czech Republic, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Australia and New Zealand

  • Food Safety Recall (Australia): Jmark Pty Ltd., trading as Gourmet Selections, recalls Gourmet Selections Greek Salad (150g and 300g plastic tubs; use by dates from 6 JUN 12 to 14 JUN 12 inclusive), due to E. coli contamination. The recalled product was sold from Woolworths, IGA and other independent supermarkets in Western Australia.
  • Food Safety Recall (FDA Enforcement Report): Corn Products International, Inc. (Westchester, IL) recalls Purimune galactooligosaccharide powder derived from milk lactose (20kg/44.1-lb plastic bags; Product code 113001-156; Lot Nos. 0000117369, 0000117370 and 0000117371; Manufactured by Corn Products Korea, Inc., Icheon-City, Korea), because the product was found to be contaminated with Salmonella. Customers were notified of the recall by telephone on May 10th and May 15th-16th, 2012. The recalled product was distributed to Arizona, California, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, and Washington, as well as to Canada (Ontario and Quebec, only), Czech Republic, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
  • Medical Device Safety Recall (Australia): The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) advises that Other-Sonic Generic Ultrasound Transmission Gel (Product of USA; 250ml and 5L containers; Lot Nos. 060111, 090111 and 081411) has been recalled due to bacterial contamination. The affected lots were manufactured by Pharmaceutical Innovations Inc., USA between June and December 2011, and were the subject of a recall by the manufacturer in March 2012. TGA has confirmed the presence of the bacteria Klebsiella oxytoca and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in samples from the contaminated lots.

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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