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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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Canada

  • Dietary Supplement Safety Alert: Health Canada advises that four products promoted for weight loss – Brazil Perfect Reducing Fat Coffee, Goya Bittermelon, S-organic Cocoa + L-carnitine and Super Fat Burning Bomb – have been seized from U-Box (Burnaby, BC), because they contain undeclared sibutramine and phenolphthalein. These drugs may cause serious health effects.

Europe

  • Food Safety/Outbreak Alert (UK): The Health Protection Agency (HPA) reports that lab tests have identified the presence of Clostridium botulinum toxin  in a jar of Italian olives after an Oxfordshire resident was admitted to hospital with botulism poisoning. The implicated olives are identified as DIVINI di Chicco Francesco brand Olive Bella Di Cerignola (580g glass jar with metal screw top lid; Product of Italy; Lot #161/11; Best before 10/06/2014). The product is most likely to be sold via specialist delicatessens or farmer market stalls. Only one jar has been found to be contaminated with C. botulinum thus far, but consumers should avoid tasting the contents of any jars from the implicate batch.
  • Allergy Alert (Greece): Kri-Kri recalls Top Exotic Peach and Mango ice cream flavors (80ml package), due to the presence of undeclared coloring agents E102 and E110.
  • Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Colruyt recalls Nice & Easy Soy Sprouts (500g; Best before dates 25/7/2012, 27/7/2012 and 29/7/2012), due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled products were available for sale from 20/7/2012 onward.
  • Animal Feed Safety Notification (EU #2012.1054): Salmonella spp. and excessive Enterobacteriaceae in processed animal proteins from France; distributed to Belgium.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1055): Salmonella typhimurium in turkey carcass from France; distributed to Belgium and France.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1056): Mold growth in chilled Cheddar cheese from the Netherlands; distributed to Denmark.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1057): Salmonella enteritidis in frozen chicken inner fillet from Poland; distributed to France.
  • Food Safety/Food Poisoning Notification (EU #2012.1058): Clostridium botulinum in olives from Italy; distributed to the United Kingdom.
  • Allergy Alert Notification (EU #2012.1060): Undeclared milk ingredient and lactose in vanilla drink from the United Kingdom; distributed to the Czech Republic, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1061): Mammalian protein in meat, egg and dairy products from the Philippines; distributed to the United Kingdom.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1062): Excessive sulphite in frozen shrimps from the Netherlands; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1063): Mold growth in cheddar cheese from the Netherlands; distributed to Denmark.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1064): Excessive sulphite in frozen shrimps from Iran; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1065): Foreign bodies (wire) in children’s biscuits from Italy; distributed to Lithuania.
  • Animal Feed Safety Notification (EU #2012.1066): Salmonella Livingstone in poultry meat flour from the Netherlands; distributed to Germany.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Australia and New Zealand

  • Allergy Alert (Australia): Simplot Australia Pty Ltd. recalls I&J Crispy Battered Flathead in Beer Batter – frozen (300g cardboard box; All best before dates; Product of Thailand), due to the presence of undeclared milk. The recalled product was distributed nationally at Woolworths supermarkets, IGA and other independent supermarkets, SPAR (Queensland only) and Franklins (New South Wales only).

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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