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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: Hanover Pike Enterprises, Inc. (Hampstead, MD) recalls Pepper Jelly (8-oz and 4-oz jars), Green Pepper Jelly (8-oz and 4-oz jars), Blackberry Brandy Jam (4-oz and 9-oz jars) and Peach Brandy Jam (4-oz and 9-oz jars), because the products may contain undeclared milk and soy. The items were distributed nationwide through retail stores and via the company website under the label “Jill’s Jams Mixes and More” or “Jill’s Jams and Jellies”.
  • Food Safety Recall/Outbreak Alert: Trader Joe’s expands its earlier recall to include Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter (sku 97111), Valencia Peanut Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds (sku 98927) and Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseeds (sku 94079), because of potential contamination with Salmonella. The products are packed in 16-oz plastic jars; All code dates up to and including 24SEPT13 are affected. The CDC has named Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter as a ‘likely source’ of 29 cases of Salmonella Bredeney infections in 18 US states.
  • Food Safety Recall: Sunland, Inc. recalls Almond Butter and Peanut Butter products manufactured between May 1, 2012 and September 24, 2012, because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled products were distributed nationally to numerous large supermarket chains under a number of different brands, including Trader Joe’s.
  • Food Safety Recall: Haggen Northwest Fresh and TOP Food & Drug recall a number of ground beef items sold in Washington and Oregon, because the product contains trimmings that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Please consult the Canada/USA Ground Beef Recall tab for a detailed list of recalled products and retail distribution.
  • Food Safety Recall: Albertsons recalls ground beef products that contain beef trimmings that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The recalled products were sold in Albertsons stores in Washington, Oregon and three Northern Idaho cities (Coeur d’Alene, Hayden and Lewiston. Please consult the Canada/USA Ground Beef Recall tab for a detailed list of recalled products and retail distribution.

Canada

  • Allergy Alert: Maison des viandes (Rouyn-Noranda, QC) recalls a number of pies and pâtés (sold up to 21 September 2012), due to the presence of undeclared eggs, sulfites, or mustard.
  • Food Safety Recall: Salaison La Maison du Rôti (Montréal, QC) recalls Sauce Viande et Champignons, La Maison du Rôti (2-liter and 3-liter glass jars; Best before 15 November), because the product was not prepared in a manner that would ensure its microbiological safety and was displayed and sold without refrigeration.

Europe

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Food Safety Recall (Israel): Tapugan Industries Company Ltd. recalls Waffles Frozen Mashed Potato Puree (500g package; UPC barcode 7290012884467; Expiry date 01.31.2014), because the product may be contaminated with plastic pieces.
  • Food Safety/Outbreak Notification Update (EU #2012.1302): Salmonella Dublin outbreak suspected to be caused by raw milk cheese from France; distributed to Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Nigeria, Norway, Spain and Sweden.

Australia and New Zealand

  • Food Safety Recall (Australia): Cerebos (Australia) Ltd. recalls Foster Clark’s Snak Pack – Chocolate (2 x 140gm; Best before 21 AUG 2013, 22 AUG 2013, 23 AUG 2013 and 06 SEP 2013), Foster Clark’s Snak Pack – Chocolate (4 x 140gm; Best before 23 AUG 2013, 24 AUG 2013, 06 SEP 2013 and 07 SEP 2013), Foster Clark’s Snak Pack – Strawberry (2 x 140gm; Best Before 03 SEP 2013), Foster Clark’s Snak Pack – Banana (4 x 140gm; Best before 27 AUG 2013 and 28 AUG 2013), and Foster Clark’s Custard Cups – Vanilla (4 x 140gm; Best Before 29 AUG 2013 and 30 AUG 2013), because the products may contain small pieces of plastic. The recalled items were distributed nationally through Woolworths/Safeway, Coles, Bi-Lo, Franklins, IGA, CCC and Pick N Pay (Qld).

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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