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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

  • Animal Feed Safety Recall: PMI Nutrition International recalls certain varieties of AquaMax™, Mazuri® and LabDiet® feed products, due to the potential for elevated levels of vitamin D. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products. The recalled products were manufactured at the Richmond, Indiana feed plant and distributed nationwide in the USA and exported to Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Mexico, Cambodia, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Chile, and the United Kingdom from April 2, 2012 through May 8, 2012.

Canada

  • Animal Feed Safety Recall: PMI Nutrition International recalls certain varieties of AquaMax™, Mazuri® and LabDiet® feed products, due to the potential for elevated levels of vitamin D. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products. The recalled products were manufactured at the Richmond, Indiana feed plant and distributed nationwide in the USA and exported to Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Mexico, Cambodia, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Chile, and the United Kingdom from April 2, 2012 through May 8, 2012.
  • Natural Health Product Safety Advisory: Fu Fang Zaoren Jiaonang (Manufactured by Dong Phuong Trading Co), an unauthorized natural health product promoted for anxiety and/or insomnia, has been removed from sale after testing by Health Canada confirmed the presence of the ingredient L-tetrahydropalmatine that could cause damage to vital organs such as the liver, most notably in pregnant women. The product was sold at Fu Ji Herbal, a retail store in Markham, Ontario.

Europe

  • Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Aldi recalls Whole Fresh Chicken, Chilled (Product of Germany; Best before 10-07-2012), after Campylobacter is detected in the product. The recalled product was sold in Aldi stores in Zealand.
  • Animal Feed Safety Recall (UK): PMI Nutrition International recalls certain varieties of AquaMax™, Mazuri® and LabDiet® feed products, due to the potential for elevated levels of vitamin D. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products. The recalled products were manufactured at the Richmond, Indiana feed plant and distributed nationwide in the USA and exported to Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Mexico, Cambodia, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Chile, and the United Kingdom from April 2, 2012 through May 8, 2012.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Animal Feed Safety Recall (Multiple Countries): PMI Nutrition International recalls certain varieties of AquaMax™, Mazuri® and LabDiet® feed products, due to the potential for elevated levels of vitamin D. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products. The recalled products were manufactured at the Richmond, Indiana feed plant and distributed nationwide in the USA and exported to Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Mexico, Cambodia, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Chile, and the United Kingdom from April 2, 2012 through May 8, 2012.
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Alert (Hong Kong): The Department of Health warns the public not to buy or consume the slimming product known as Conting Qianweisu Slimming Herbs Capsule, as it may contain the banned Western pharmaceutical ingredient sibutramine. The implicated product was purchased outside of Hong Kong.
  • Allergy Alert Notification (EU #2012.0999): Undeclared sulphite in champagne from France; distributed to the United Kingdom.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1000): Salmonella enteritidis in frozen poultry meat preparation from Poland; distributed to Slovakia.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1002): Mercury in swordfish from Spain; distributed to Italy.

Australia and New Zealand

  • Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Waikato Valley Chocolate Ltd. recalls Waikato Valley Forest Fruit Chocolate Bar (200g block; Best before 18.12.2013), because the product contains undeclared almonds. The recalled product was sold exclusively through The Warehouse stores nationwide, between June 26th and July 12th, 2012.

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Animal Feed Safety Recall (Multiple Countries): PMI Nutrition International recalls certain varieties of AquaMax™, Mazuri® and LabDiet® feed products, due to the potential for elevated levels of vitamin D. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products. The recalled products were manufactured at the Richmond, Indiana feed plant and distributed nationwide in the USA and exported to Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Mexico, Cambodia, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Chile, and the United Kingdom from April 2, 2012 through May 8, 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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