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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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For current information on retail distribution of peanut butter products recalled due to Salmonella Bredeney, please consult the Trader Joe’s/Sunland Peanut Butter Recalls tab.

For current information on retail distribution of beef products containing Canadian beef recalled due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination please consult the Canada/USA Beef Recall tab.

United States
  • Allergy Alert: Raymond-Hadley Corp. (Spencer, NY) expands its earlier recall of Wegmans Gluten Free Double Chocolate Brownie Mix (17.2 oz; UPC 077890283363) to include Enjoy By Dates from 30 Oct 2013 – 17 Mar 2013, because the product contains undeclared milk.The recalled Brownie Mix was distributed through Wegmans retail stores in the USA.
  • Allergy Alert Update: USDA updates its retail distribution list for Chicken Wyngz products recalled by Tyson Foods, Inc. due to the presence of undeclared allergens.
  • Food Safety Recall: Natural Selection Foods recalls Earthbound Farm Baby Spinach Grab & Go Salad Kits with Peanuts (3.5 oz clamshell; UPC 0-32601-08875-0; All Use By dates), because the product contains peanuts chopped by Sunland and may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled product was distributed to retail supermarkets and foodservice operators in California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Ontario.
  • Food Safety Recall: Buck’s Ice Cream (Milford, CT) recalls Iskream Brand Peanut Butter and Jelly No Sugar Added Ice Cream (8 pts/case; UPC 858452020554; All lot codes) because the product contains peanut butter from Sunland and may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled product was distributed to retail customers through several wholesale distributors in the Northeast between March 1, 2012 and October 17, 2012.
  • Food Safety Recall: Trifecta Foods, LLC recalls Fresh Pak brand and Energy Club brand In-Shell Roasted Salted and Unsalted Peanuts, because these peanuts were supplied by Sunland and may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled products were distributed nationally to independent stores, grocery and retail chains during the six month period immediately prior to the October 12, 2012 recall date. Please consult the recall notice or the Trader Joe’s/Sunland Peanut Butter Recalls tab for additional details.
  • Pet Food Safety Recall: TBD Brands, LLC recalls Yoghund brand Organic Banana & Peanut Butter flavor, frozen yogurt dog treats (All case product of Lot Code 268 12 and earlier, cup and four pack Best By Date of 9.24.14 or earlier), because the product contains peanut butter from Sunland and may be contaminated with Salmonella. The product was distributed through retailers nationwide.
  • Food Safety Recall Update: USDA releases a retail distribution list for beef and pork products recalled by Lao Chareune Foods due to the lack of federal inspection.
  • Outbreak Alert Update: The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports that 52 children and 29 adults have been infected with E. coli after attending the Cleveland County Fair. One child has died.

Canada

  • Allergy Alert: Over The Hill Orchards recalls Over The Hill Orchards brand Prairie Cherry Bark (100g; UPC 8 32398 00016 0) and Prairie Cherry Delights (144g; UPC 8 32398 00005 4), due to the presence of undeclared soy. The recalled products were sold in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
  • Food Safety Recall: Natural Selection Foods recalls Earthbound Farm Baby Spinach Grab & Go Salad Kits with Peanuts (3.5 oz clamshell; UPC 0-32601-08875-0; All Use By dates), because the product contains peanuts chopped by Sunland and may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled product was distributed to retail supermarkets and foodservice operators in California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Ontario.
  • Personal Care Product Safety Recall: Avmor Ltd. expands its earlier recall of Antimicrobial Foaming Hand Soap (Triclosan 0.3%; 1L clear plastic cartridge; DIN 02319144; additional Lot Nos. F121392032, F122353169, F121722415, F121231911, F120901362, F120330626, F120200498, F120160346, F113539955, F113009259, F112778570, F111586878, F111386429, F110885459, F110254442, F103493933, and F103053192), Antimicrobial Foaming Hand Soap (Triclosan 0.3%; 4L refill; DIN 02319144; Lot Nos. F112788571, F111336183, F110354443), X3 Clean Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer (Benzalkonium chloride 0.13%; 75mL container; DIN 02318296; Lot Nos. F121372272, F113189615), X3 Clean Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer (Benzalkonium chloride 0.13%; 250mL container; DIN 02318296; Lot Nos. F121462273, F120941393, F120130367, F113209576, F112939168, F112798991), X3 Clean Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer (Benzalkonium chloride 0.13%; 1L cartridge;  DIN 02318296; Lot Nos. F121462274, F120941392, F120170312, F113480046, F113219577, F112358267, F110394783), and X3 Clean Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer (Benzalkonium chloride 0.13%; 4L refill; DIN 02318296; Lot Nos. F121462275, F120160313, F113480045, F113199575, F112939260, F112909161), because the sanitizing products may be contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
  • Food Safety Advisory: Health Canada updates its previous advice to parents and caregivers, urging them to consult their health professional before using Simply Thick to feed infants. Simply Thick is a xanthan gum-based product marketed for the management of swallowing disorders. There may be a link between consumption of Simply Thick and the development of a potentially life-threatening condition known as necrotizing enterocolitis.

Europe

  • Food Safety Recall (Denmark): AP Green / Fresh Choice recalls Frisee lettuce heads (Whole heads; Lot No. 278, 282, 285; Packed 4/10-2012, 8/10-2012 and 11/10-2012, respectively), after Campylobacter was detected in a sample of lettuce from the batch used in these lot numbers.
  • Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Bornholm Andelsmejeri recalls Habits Pear/Banana Lactose-free Yogurt (1L cartons; Best before 20/10/2012 (October 20); 22-10-2012 (Oct. 22) and 24-10-2012 (Oct. 24)), due to yeast growth, causing gas formation in the the cartons of product.
  • Food Safety Recall (UK): The Co-operative recalls The Co-operative Truly Irresistible Whole Cherry Tomato and Chilli Pasta Sauce (340g; Product code LM111), because some jars may contain pieces of glass due to a manufacturing  fault.
  • Outbreak Alert (France): France reports two fatal cases of food poisoning linked to the consumption of toxic mushrooms in the Loire.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1451): Parasitic infestation with Anisakis of chilled scabbardfish from Italy; distributed to Italy and the Netherlands.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1453): Methidathion in oranges from Brazil; distributed to the Netherlands.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1455): Salmonella typhimurium in chilled turkey breast fillets from Poland; distributed to Denmark.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1456): Prochloraz in mango from Guinea; distributed to the Netherlands.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1457): Arsenic in dried hijiki algae from Japan; distributed to Switzerland.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1459): Aflatoxins in ogi from Nigeria; distributed to the United Kingdom.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1460): Parasitic infestation with Anisakis of chilled monkfish from Denmark; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1461): Salmonella in frozen beef fat from Lithuania; distributed to Italy.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Chinese Medicine Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Pure Health (Hong Kong) Medical Limited recalls Pure Health Stong Plaster, Bon Sante Jiangubao Yitiaogen Huoluotie, and Tranaly Plaster, because these proprietary Chinese medicines, which were manufactured in Taiwan and repackaged by Pure Health, were not registered in Hong Kong.
  • Chinese Medicine Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Peking Medicine Manufactory recalls Yan Chai Tong] Reishi Bak Foong Pills (Registration #HKP-02931; Batch AL0107), because the product contains three times the permitted level of mercury.
  • OTC Pharmaceutical Safety Alert (Hong Kong): The Department of Health warns the public not to buy or use the oral product Jia Rong Zhuang Gu Tong Bi Jiaonang, as it may contain multiple undeclared Western drugs that are dangerous to health.

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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