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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: FreshLine/Caito Foods Service (Indianapolis, IN) recalls certain expired fresh-cut mango products (Printed code dates from 08/04/12 to 09/16/12), because the products contain mangoes from Agricola Daniella and may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled products were processed by FreshLine between July 26, 2012 and September 6, 2012.
  • Food Safety Recall: The Kroger Co. Family of Stores recalls Fresh Selections Tender Spinach (10-oz pkgs; UPC 0001111091649; Best if used by September 16), because the product, which was supplied by NewStar Fresh Foods LLC, may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled spinach was sold in Kroger stores in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, central and eastern Tennessee, and Michigan, in Kroger, Jay C, Owen’s, Pay Less, Scott’s and Food 4 Less stores in Indiana, Illinois and eastern Missouri, and in Dillons, Baker’s, and Gerbes stores in Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.
  • Food Safety Recall: US Foods alerts its customers that Liberty Fruit of Kansas City has recalled Agricola Daniella brand mango products packed under the Tomorrow’s Tropical label, due to possible presence of Salmonella. One US Foods division is affect by this recall.
  • Food Safety Recall: Winn-Dixie expands earlier voluntary cut fruit recall to include additional items produced by Renaissance Food Group, because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled products were prepared at two Renaissance production facilities (P-009 or P-008), packaged in plastic bowls, and distributed from Aug 30 – Sept 18, 2012. Please refer to the recall notice for additional product identification and retail distribution details.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Winter Gardens Quality Foods, Inc. (New Oxford, PA) 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 SR Rosati, Inc. (Clifton Heights, PA) that a May-June 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 MDK Enterprises, Inc. dba Maui Jelly Factory and Maui Fudge & Ono Chocolates (Pukalani, Maui, HI) that a May 2012 inspection of the company’s food processing facility determined that the facility produces an acidified food and revealed significant deviations from the requirements of the Acidified Food regulations.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Caseificio Sociale Manciano (Manciano, Italy) that a February 2012 inspection of the company’s cheese processing facility found serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulation for foods.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Persimmon Hill Farm Gourmet Foods (Lampe, MO) that a May 2012 inspection of the company’s facility found serious deviations from the Acidified Food regulations.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Sam & Son Wholesale Group, Inc. (Atlanta, GA) that a June 2012 inpsection of the company’s multiple food storage facility found serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulation for foods, including evidence of rodent activity.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Sea One Enterprises, Inc. (Walton Hills, OH) that a June-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 Blends Maker Manufacturing, Inc. (Caguas, PR) that a January/February/April 2012 inspection of the company’s juice and juice beverage manufacturing facility located in Comerio (PR) found serious repeat violations of the juice Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Naturavit, Inc. (Miami, FL) that a February-March 2012 inspection of the company’s facility found serious violations of FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) in Manufacturing, Packaging, Labeling, or Holding Operations for Dietary Supplements.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Kuang Pei San Food Products Public Col, PLC. (Thailand) that a review of the company’s HACCP plans determined that the firm continues to have serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Indian Food & Spices, LLC (Rahway, NJ) that an April 2012 inspection of the company’s food warehouse documented serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations for manufacturing, packing, or holding human food.
  • Outbreak Alert (Illinois): Kane County Health Department is conducting a food-borne illness investigation into six cases of Salmonella that are linked to Aliano’s Ristorante in downtown Batavia. One person was hospitalized.

Canada

  • Allergy Alert: Best Express Foods, Inc. recalls First Grain Bars (Production code 2456168; Best before Nov 13, 2012), sold between September 5 and September 17, 2012 in Costco Wholesale warehouses in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, because the product contains undeclared sesame seeds.
  • Food Safety Recall: XL Foods (Est 38) expands its earlier recall to include additional brands, products and retail distribution information, because the products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Please refer to the Expanded Health Hazard Alert for details. A complete list of recalled products can be found on the E. coli O157:H7 recall tab at the top of the eFoodAlert page.
  • Food Safety Recall: C & C Packing Inc. (Est S712) recalls ground beef products due to possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7. The recalled products were distributed in Quebec.
  • Natural Health Product Safety Alert/Recall: Wing Quon Enterprises recalls Zhuifeng Tougu Wan, an unauthorized natural health product, due to levels of mercury that are far beyond the allowable limit set by Health Canada. The recalled products were sold by Sung Ming Hong in Toronto (ON) and by four retailers in British Columbia.

Europe

  • Allergy Alert (Greece): Parmenopoulos Anestis Confectionery Manufacturing recalls Glucose Corn Syrup for Pastries (400g; Expiry 30/07/2013), due to the presence of undeclared sulphites.
  • Food Safety Recall (Greece): Trofotechniki SA recalls Strawberry Syrup (1 L; Expiry 30/05/2013), because the product contains benzoic acid, which is not permitted for this food category.
  • Food Safety Alert (EU Countries): The United Kingdom and Sweden have issued warnings agains consuming sprits from the Czech Republic. Nineteen people in the Czech Republic are dead and 36 hospitalized after drinking bootleg spirits containing methanol. Cases also have been reported in Poland and Slovakia.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Allergy Alert (Hong Kong/Taiwan): Metro Alliance Ltd. recalls Oats & Job’s Tear Powder (240g / 8 x 30 packets; Product of Taiwan; Best before December 5, 2013), because the product contains undeclared peanut.

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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