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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: Morgan Foods, Inc. (Austin, IN) recalls Hill Country Fare Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder, Wegman’s Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder, Chef’s Cupboard Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder, and America’s Choice Chicken Corn Chowder Chunky corn chowder soup products (18.8-oz cans; Best by 01 Mar 2014; Est P-1469), because the products may contain foreign materials (pieces of a marker pen). The Hill Country Fare product was shipped to retail stores in Texas; Wegman’s product was distributed in New York; Chef’s Cupboard was distributed to retail stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin; America’s Choice product was distributed to retail stores in Connecticut, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
  • Animal Feed Safety Recall: Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC recalls certain Purina® feed products, due to a potential for elevated vitamin D levels. The recall includes WellSolve W/C® (40#; Formula #35TD; ALL Lots APR 02 12 1 Thru MAY 08 12 3 Inclusive), WellSolve W/G® (25# bucket; Formula #355U; ALL Lots APR 02 12 1 Thru MAY 08 12 3 Inclusive), Game Fish Chow® (50#; Formula #52C1; ALL Lots APR 02 12 1 Thru MAY 08 12 3 Inclusive), Catfish 32 (50#; Formula #51J2; ALL Lots APR 02 12 1 Thru MAY 08 12 3 Inclusive), Catfish Chow® SR (50#; Formula #5136; ALL Lots APR 02 12 1 Thru MAY 08 12 3 Inclusive) and Minnow Chow (50#; Formula #5115; ALL Lots APR 02 12 1 Thru MAY 08 12 3 Inclusive).
  • Animal Feed Safety Recall: Feed Solutions recalls certain varieties of animal feed products (All lots APR 02 2012 1 through May 08 12 12 3) due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels. The recall includes Aquamaz Grower 600 (50 lb; Formula 5D06), Catfish 32 (50 lb; Formula 51J2), Catfish Chow SR (50 lb; Formula #5136), Maz Koi Pond Nuggets (20 lb; Formula 5M78), Mazuri Guinea Pig Diet (25 lb; Formula 5664), Mazuri Ratite Diet (50 lb; Formula 5647), Mazuri Waterfowl Maint. (50 lb; Formula #5642), Nutrisource Koi Pond (6 x 4.5 lb; Formula 5ZC9; Best if used by 04/25/14, only), Wellsolve W/C (50 lb; Formula #35TD) and Maz Koi Platinum Nuggets (20 lb; Formula #5M80). The products were distributed at select Tractor Supply and Del’s Feed & Farm Supply stores nationwide starting April 2, 2012 through May 8, 2012.
  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall: Westone Laboratories, Inc. recalls Oto-Ease® Ear Lubricant (All sizes and packaging configurations), after FDA sample analysis finds that the product is potentially contaminated with pathogenic bacteria and mold. The product was previous recalled in October 2011 within the USA and from Australia (without FDA knowledge). The recalled Ear Lubricant products were distributed hospitals, health professionals, and retailers nationwide and to Belgium, Greece, Canada, Thailand, Australia, Panama, Singapore, Russian Federation, Ireland, The Philippines, France, Korea, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Brazil, Japan, Germany, Mexico, Hong Kong, and Sweden.

Canada

  • Allergy Alert: Melinda’s Biscotti (Sidney, BC) recalls Melinda’s Biscotti brand Almond Biscotti (240g pkgs; UPC 8 75281 00030 4; BEST BEFORE code of NOV 2012, DEC 2012, or JAN 2013), due to the presence of undeclared wheat and milk. The recalled product was distributed only in British Columbia.
  • Allergy Alert: Pan Asia Food Co. Ltd. recalls Lotte Choco Pie (168g; Best before 13.11.2012 and 12.02.2013; UPC 8 801062 161881) and Lotte Choco Pie (336g; Best before 14.11.2011, 03.02.2012, 12.11.2012, and 06.02.2013; UPC 8 801062 160709), due to the presence of undeclared tree nuts. The recalled products were sold in Ontario and Quebec.
  • Allergy Alert: Seoul Trading Corporation (BC) recalls Lotte Choco Pie (336g; Code 13.02.2012 B4 12.02.2013; UPC 8 801062 160709), due to the presence of undeclared tree nuts. The recalled products were sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.
  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall: Westone Laboratories, Inc. recalls Oto-Ease® Ear Lubricant (All sizes and packaging configurations), after FDA sample analysis finds that the product is potentially contaminated with pathogenic bacteria and mold. The product was previous recalled in October 2011 within the USA and from Australia (without FDA knowledge). The recalled Ear Lubricant products were distributed hospitals, health professionals, and retailers nationwide and to Belgium, Greece, Canada, Thailand, Australia, Panama, Singapore, Russian Federation, Ireland, The Philippines, France, Korea, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Brazil, Japan, Germany, Mexico, Hong Kong, and Sweden.

Europe

  • Food Safety Recall (Belgium): La Société Gabriel Coulet SA recalls Cora/Winny brands of Roquefort cheese (150g; Lot 120406156; Best before 08/09/2012, 29/09/2012 and 06/10/2012), due to contamination with Escherichia coli O26:H11, a shigatoxin-producing strain of E. coli. The recalled cheese was sold in Match, Smatch and Match Food and More stores.
  • Food Safety Alert (UK): BBC reports that trade in Ribble Estuary cockles has been banned until further notice by the West Lancashire Environmental Health Department, after cockles from the estuary were found to contain dangerous levels of E. coli and other fecal coliform bacteria.
  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall (Multiple Countries): Westone Laboratories, Inc. recalls Oto-Ease® Ear Lubricant (All sizes and packaging configurations), after FDA sample analysis finds that the product is potentially contaminated with pathogenic bacteria and mold. The product was previous recalled in October 2011 within the USA and from Australia (without FDA knowledge). The recalled Ear Lubricant products were distributed hospitals, health professionals, and retailers nationwide and to Belgium, Greece, Canada, Thailand, Australia, Panama, Singapore, Russian Federation, Ireland, The Philippines, France, Korea, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Brazil, Japan, Germany, Mexico, Hong Kong, and Sweden.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall (Multiple Countries): Westone Laboratories, Inc. recalls Oto-Ease® Ear Lubricant (All sizes and packaging configurations), after FDA sample analysis finds that the product is potentially contaminated with pathogenic bacteria and mold. The product was previous recalled in October 2011 within the USA and from Australia (without FDA knowledge). The recalled Ear Lubricant products were distributed hospitals, health professionals, and retailers nationwide and to Belgium, Greece, Canada, Thailand, Australia, Panama, Singapore, Russian Federation, Ireland, The Philippines, France, Korea, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Brazil, Japan, Germany, Mexico, Hong Kong, and Sweden.

Australia and New Zealand

  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall (Australia): Westone Laboratories, Inc. recalls Oto-Ease® Ear Lubricant (All sizes and packaging configurations), after FDA sample analysis finds that the product is potentially contaminated with pathogenic bacteria and mold. The product was previous recalled in October 2011 within the USA and from Australia (without FDA knowledge). The recalled Ear Lubricant products were distributed hospitals, health professionals, and retailers nationwide and to Belgium, Greece, Canada, Thailand, Australia, Panama, Singapore, Russian Federation, Ireland, The Philippines, France, Korea, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Brazil, Japan, Germany, Mexico, Hong Kong, and Sweden.

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall (Multiple Countries): Westone Laboratories, Inc. recalls Oto-Ease® Ear Lubricant (All sizes and packaging configurations), after FDA sample analysis finds that the product is potentially contaminated with pathogenic bacteria and mold. The product was previous recalled in October 2011 within the USA and from Australia (without FDA knowledge). The recalled Ear Lubricant products were distributed hospitals, health professionals, and retailers nationwide and to Belgium, Greece, Canada, Thailand, Australia, Panama, Singapore, Russian Federation, Ireland, The Philippines, France, Korea, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Brazil, Japan, Germany, Mexico, Hong Kong, and Sweden.

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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