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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

  • Outbreak Alert (New York): Food Safety News reports that Livingston County (New York) health officials are investigating seven cases of E. coli; four people were hospitalized. The source of the infections is unknown.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Wing Kee Foodstuff Company (San Francisco, CA) that a June 2011 inspection of the company’s facilities found a serious violation of the seafood HACCP regulation.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Old Fashioned Foods, Inc. (Mayville, WI) that an April/May 2012 inspection of the company’s low-acid and acidified food manufacturing facility found significant deviations from the Low-Acid Canned Foods regulations and from the Acidified Foods regulations.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Santos Incorporated (San Leandro, CA) that a March 2012 inspection of the company’s facility found serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulation for foods.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Centrum Valley Farms, LLP (Clarion, IA) that an April/May 2012 inspection of the company’s shell egg production faciliity found serious violations of the Prevention of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) in Shell Eggs During Production, Storage, and Transportation regulation.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Parrillo Performance (Fairfield, OH) that a February 2012 inspection of the company’s dietary supplement manufacturing and re-packaging facility revealed a failure to comply with the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulations for dietary supplements.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns East Asia Noodle Co., Inc. (Philadelphia, PA) that a May 2012 inspection of the company’s processing facility found significant deviations from the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations for food manufacturers.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Petruzzi Pizza Mfg., Inc. (Hazleton, PA) that a May 2012 inspection of the company’s processing facility found significant deviations from the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations for food manufacturers.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Diamond Head Seafood Wholesale, Inc. (Honolulu, HI) that a June 2012 inspection of the company’s seafood processing facility found serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation and the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulation for foods.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns The Crab Lady’s Market (Little Deer Isle, ME) that a July 2012 inspection of the company’s seafood processing facility found serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation and the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulation for foods.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns New Day Fisheries, Inc. (Port Townsend, WA) that a June 2012 inspection of the company’s seafood processing facility found serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation and the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulation for foods.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Curry’s Bakery, Inc. dba Pastry Perfection (Garden City, ID) that a June 2012 inspection of the company’s food manufacturing facility found serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) in Manufacturing, Packing, or Holding Human Food.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Philippine Cinmic Industrial Corp (General Santos City, Philippines) that a review of documentation submitted by the company found serious deviations from the Seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Regulation.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Nicho Produce Company, Inc. (Edinburg, TX) that a December 2011 inspection of the company’s produce processing facility carried out in response to recalls of “Cut Above” brand shredded bagged lettuce and spinach products associated with Listeria monocytogenes findings in two samples, documented the presence of L. monocytogenes on direct food-contact surfaces at the facility in addition to serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice in Manufacturing, Packing, or Holding Food.
  • Consumer Advisory: Lucky Supermarkets advises its customers that the company DOES NOT CARRY Tanimura & Antle Farms Field Fresh Wrapped Single Head Romaine Lettuce, which was recalled by Tanimura & Antle due to potential E. coli O157:H7 contamination.

Canada

  • Food Safety Recall: La Branche d’Olivier (Verdun, QC) recalls La Branche d’Olivier Rubbed Basil (90g; UPC 200001 802003), because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled Rubbed Basil was Sold from La Branche d’Olivier, 4342 Wellington, Verdun, Quebec, up to and including May 25, 2012.
  • Food Safety Recall: Champ’s Mushrooms (Aldergrove, BC) recalls Champ’s Mushrooms brand Sliced Crimini Mushrooms (Product of Canada; 227g/8-oz pkgs; Packed on date PO 10AUG2012; UPC 6 78286 88877 5), because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled mushrooms were distributed in British Columbia.
  • Outbreak Alert (Nova Scotia): Barfblog reports that 26 cases of apparent norovirus-like illness have been reported among patrons and workers at The Bicycle Thief restaurant in Halifax.

Europe

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Outbreak Alert (Hong Kong): The Centre for Health Protection reports that a total of 122 outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis and norovirus have been recorded so far in 2012, the highest number since 2007. Fifty-two out of 65 institutional outbreak for which lab confirmation was obtained were associated with norovirus.

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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