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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: Wimberger’s Old World Bakery & Delicatessen recalls all Kaiser Rolls, Seeded Rolls, Brat Buns, French Bread, Pretzel Rolls, Pretzels, Pizza Dough, Hoagie Rolls and French Baguettes because they contain undeclared Milk, Soy and Wheat. All of the recalled products were packed in semi-transparent plastic bags identified “fresh from the OVEN SOUR DOUGH 12 KAISER ROLLS, NET WT 20 OZ, WIMBERGER’S OLD WORLD BAKERY 2321 Bott St., Colorado Springs, Colo 80904”. The labeling is yellow, white, and brown, with black print writing bearing the UPC 7960540012 or in 10 oz. bags bearing the UPC 7960540012. The recalled products were distributed to grocery stores, delicatessens and restaurants in Colorado and Kansas.
  • Allergy Alert: Tony Downs Foods Company (Madelia, MN) recalls Tyson Premium Chunk Chicken (12.5-oz cans; Best by May 18, 2015; Code date 8965 248A 12139), due to mislabelling and the presence of undeclared wheat. The incorrectly labeled cans may actually contain Beef with Gravy. The recalled product was distributed to retailers nationwide.
  • Food Safety Recall: LSG Sky Chefs (Orlando, FL) recalls RaceTrac Chipotle Chicken Wrap (6.9-oz pkg; Sell Thru July 27 to July 31, 2012; Est P-19682), because the ready-to-eat product contains diced onions that were recalled by Gill’s Onions due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled wraps were produced from July 22nd to July 26th, 2012 and shipped for distribution to Racetrac stores in Florida.
  • Food Safety Recall: Enslin & Son Packing Company (Hattiesburg, MS) recalls Cedar Grove Red Hots (1.5-lb and 2-lb pkgs; Use or freeze by dates of 09/24/2012 or 09/28/2012; Est P-31806), due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled products were supplied to Save-A-Lot and Cash Saver in Meridian, MS and to William Brothers in Philadelphia, MS.
  • Food Safety Recall: Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. recalls prepared foods that contain chopped/diced white onions as an ingredient, because the onion were recalled by Gill Onions, LLC due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled products were sold only at certain Wegmans stores. Please refer to the recall notice for details.
  • Food Safety Recall: GH Foods CA, LLC recalls various products containing yellow onions, because the onions were recalled by Gills Onions due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled products were sold under the following brands: Delish! (California), Generic Label Albertson’s (California and Nevada), Garden Highway (California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah), Marketside (California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Idaho), Natural Directions (Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Wyoming), Pacific Coast Directions (California and Nevada), Raley’s (California and Nevada), Safeway Farms (Safeway, Vons Pavilions, Pak ‘N Save in California, Nevada and Arizona), Signature Café (Safeway, Vons Pavilions, Pak ‘N Save in California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wyoming and Nebraska), Sprouts (California) and Trader Joe’s (California, Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed product list, including expiration dates and packaging details).
  • Food Safety Recall: Whole Foods Market recalls certain fresh food items sold in prepared foods departments and one item sold in seafood departments of their Florida stores, because the products may contain raw yellow onions that were recalled by Gills Onions, LLC due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled products were sold at 17 Whole Foods Market locations in Florida between July 7th and July 27th, 2012. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of products and affected store locations.
  • Food Safety Recall: Cool Creations, LLC (North Kansas City, MO) recalls certain Cool Creations, LLC or Fiesta Garden Fresh Salsa brand products containing onions (Lot codes 12201 to 12208; that were recalled by Gills Onions, LLC due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products were distributed to retailers in Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma between July 19th and July 26th, 2012. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed product list.
  • Food Safety Recall: Trader Joe’s recalls the following products that contain onions that were recalled by Gills Onions due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination: Trader Joe’s Diced Onions, Garlic & Shallots Blend (Best by 7/15/12 through 8/1/12; Arizon, California, Nevada & New Mexico stores); Trader Joe’s Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Quinos & Wheatberry Salad (Use by 7/28/12 and 7/30/12; Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington stores); Trader Joe’s BBQ Chicken Salad (Use by 7/16/12 through 7/30/12; Arizona, New Mexico, Southern California, Southern Nevada & Texas stores); Trader Joe’s Fresh Mild Salsa (16 oz; Use by 8/9/12; Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Southern Virginia Region stores); and Trader Joe’s Balela (Use by 7/31/12; Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Southern Virginia Region stores).
  • Food Safety Recall: Productos Tita Corp. (Glendale, NY) recalls Quesito Colombiano, Colombian style Cheese (8-oz clear plastic pouches or tubs; Code AUG 10 2012; Plant code #36-8440), after a routine sample was found by the New York State Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services to be contaminated with high levels of Staphylococcus aureus. The recalled product was distributed in the Metropolitan New York area.
  • Pet Food Safety Recall: Arthur Dogswell LLC recalls Catswell Brand VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins (2-oz plastic bag; Lot codes SEW12CH032701/03c & SEW12CH032702/03c; Best before 09/10/13 and 09/11/13), because the treats may contain propylene glycol. The recalled product was distributed nationwide via retail stores and mail order from April 13th through June 14th, 2012. The problem was detected as a result of a routine surveillance sample.
  • Personal Care Product Safety Recall: Natural Essentials recalls Oasis Age Essential Mouthwash (16 OL; Lot #11842, 11741 and 11851; Expiration date 5/2014), due to possibel contamination with Burkholderia cepacia.
  • Outbreak Alert (Florida): Several dozen Disney World attendees became ill with diarrhea, abdominal pain and fatigue in early June after participating in the Animal Kingdom Wild Africa Trek, according to the Orange County Health Department. Symptoms lasted 2-5 days, and none of the victims were hospitalized. The source of the illness outbreak has not yet been determined.
  • Outbreak Alert Update (Cruise): CDC reports that the outbreak of illnesses on a July 8-21, 2012 voyage of Princess Cruises’ Sun Princess was due to norovirus. Fifteen crew members and 201 passengers developed vomiting and diarrhea during the cruise, which docked in New York on July 20, 2012. Norovirus was confirmed in stool specimens analyzed by a Health Canada lab in Halifax.

Canada

  • Allergy Alert: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency warns consumers who are allergic to almond not to consume Lotte brand Choco Pie (280g pkgs; UPC 8 801062 168255; All date codes), because the product contains undeclared almonds.This product is known to have been distributed in Ontario and may have been distributed in other provinces as well.
  • Allergy Alert: Montreal Kosher updates its earlier recall of Montreal Kosher brand product to include all of the following: Montreal Kosher Potato Knish (283g, 340g and 454g; All lot codes). The recalled products, which contain undeclared egg, were distributed in Ontario and Quebec.
  • Food Safety Recall: Manitoba Liquor Control Commission recalls Woody’s Sasparilla Original Alcoholic Beverage (4 x 330 mL; Code BB 16/02/14), due to extraneous material (glass) contamination. The recalled product was sold in Manitoba.
  • Food Safety Recall (Retail distribution): Gills Onions brand Fresh Diced Yellow Onions, Fresh Diced Red Onions and Fresh Diced Celery & Onions (198g pkgs; Best before dates up to and including 08/03/12; Product of USA), which were recalled due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, were sold by the following retail chains: Gambles Ontario Produce Inc. (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan), Overwaitea Food Group LP (Alberta, British Columbia), Loblaw Companies Ltd. (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan), and Walmart Canada Corp (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan).

Europe

  • Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Fang’s Food S.A. recalls Fang’s Food Bean Sprouts (250g, 5kg & 10kg; Best before 25/07/2012 to 31/07/2012), due to Salmonella contamination. The recalled products were sold during the period of 19/07 to 25/07/2012.
  • Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Delhaize Belgique recalls Delhaize brand Wokmix soja (250g; Expiry 26 and 27 July 2012), Wok Légumes et soja (400g; Expiry 27 July 2012), Wok chop choy (400g; Expiry 26 & 27 July 2012), Wok mélange de légumes (400g; Expiry 27 July 2012) and Wok légumes chinois (400g; Expiry 27 July 2012), because the products contain soy sprouts that may be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Match recalls Cora brand Roquefort (4 x 25g; Lot #120466192; Best before 10/11/2012), due to contamination with Escherichia coli O103:H2. The recalled cheese was sold in Match, Smatch, and Match Food and More stores.

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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