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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: The Kroger Co. recalls Kroger Deluxe French Vanilla Ice Cream (48 fl oz cartons; Sell by June 12, 2013; UPC 11110 50718), because the product may contain undeclared pecans. The recalled ice cream was sold at Dillons, Gerbes, Bakers, Fry’s, King Soopers, City Market and Smith’s stores in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
  • Food Safety Recall: Omya Inc. recalls Omya-Cal FG-10 AZ (50 lb bags bearing Lot #Z227510511, and 2500-lb & 2000-lb bulk bags bearing Lot #Z227500511), Omya-Cal FG-4 AZ (50-lb bags; Lot # Z227510409 & Z230310409), and Omya-Cal FG-15 AZ (2500-lb bulk bags bearing Lot # Z228400712 & Z228200712) foodgrade ground limestone products, because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled food grade ground limestone products were manufactured at Omya’s Superior, AZ plant and sold to distributors and/or manufacturers as ingredients for further processing in the USA.
  • Food Safety Alert: The California Department of Public Health warns consumers not to eat the following five preserved plum and/or prune products, after tests reveal the presence of lead in excess of state standards. Please follow the live links for additional information on each product. Dried Plum (Imported from Hong Kong), Sweet and Soure Prune (Imported from Taiwan), Ching Ling Dried Prune (Imported from Taiwan), Preserved Plum (Imported from China), and Dried Red Prune (Imported from Taiwan).
  • Food Safety Alert: The California Department of Public Health advises the public to avoid consuming sport-harvested clams and whole scallops from Del Norte County due to the presence of dangerous levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins in this region.
  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. recalls Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) Capsules, 75mg 60 US (NDC 0597- 0149-54, lot 201900, Exp January 2015), due to a potential packaging defect that may compromise product integrity and allow moisture to enter the bottle, impairing the quality of the active ingredient. The recalled product was distributed in the USA and Puerto Rico.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns St. James Smokehouse Inc. (Miami, FL) that a May-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 Caito Fisheries, Inc. (Fort Bragg, CA) that an August-September 2012 inspection of the company’s seafood processing facility found serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns B & H Foods, Inc. (Charlotte, NC) that a May 2012 inspection of the company’s pimento cheese processing facility found serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulation for foods.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Hana Gourmet, Inc., dba Beyond Gourmet (Dallas, TX) 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.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Bay View Packing Co. (Milwaukee, WI) that a September-October 2012 inspection of the company’s seafood processing facility found serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Ritter’s Fish Market (Prairie Du Chien, WI) 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, Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 123, and the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulation for foods.

Canada

  • Food Safety Recall: Canada Bread recalls Dempster’s / Bon Matin Original Tortillas (15-pack, 10″ White SL28; 915 g; Best before 2012 OCT 15 – 2012 NOV 15; Item #272905), because the tortillas may contain metal shavings. The recalled products were sold in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada through various retailers, including Costco Canada, and were supplied to foodservice partners.
  • Personal Care Product Safety Recall: Avmor Ltd. expands its earlier recall of products to include four additional lots of X3 Clean Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer (Benzalkonium chloride 0.13%), due to potential bacterial contamination. Please refer to the complete list of recalled products for details.
  • Allergy Alert Notification (EU #2012.1524): Undeclared hazelnut and wheat in Fazer Dumle Original brand singly wrapped milk chocolates from Finland; distributed to Azerbaijan, Canada, Estonia, Finland, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.

Europe

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Food Safety Recall (Singapore): The local importer has recalled Spring Bay Live Blue Mussels (Product of Tasmania, Australia), due to the presence of paralytic shellfish toxin, a naturally occurring marine biotoxin. Please refer to the AVA Food Alert for complete details on the affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

  • Allergy Alert (Australia): Woolworths Ltd. recalls Homebrand Choc Eclairs (300g; Product of China; All best before dates currently in the marketplace), due to the presence of undeclared peanut and gluten. The recalled product was distributed nationally at Woolworths, Safeway, Food for Less and Flemings supermarkets.

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. recalls Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) Capsules, 75mg 60 US (NDC 0597- 0149-54, lot 201900, Exp January 2015), due to a potential packaging defect that may compromise product integrity and allow moisture to enter the bottle, impairing the quality of the active ingredient. The recalled product was distributed in the USA and Puerto Rico.

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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