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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

Europe

  • Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Kaasimport Jan Dupont NV recalls Jussac Brique lait de vache (250g; Best before 28/12/12 through 19/02/13), Jussac Brique lait de brebis (200g; Best before 28/12/12 through 19/02/13), Jussac Brique lait de chèvre (200g; Best before 28/12/12 through 19/02/13), Jussac Mini briques panachées (Best before 28/12/12 through 19/02/13), and Gerbizon (300g; Best before 28/12/12 through 19/02/13) after the French manufacturer, la société Fromagerie de Jussac recalled the products due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • Food Safety Recall (France): La société Jussac recalls all sheep, cow, and goat milk cheeses bearing expiry or best before dates between 28/12/12 and 19/02/13, inclusive, after Listeria monocytogenes is found in certain production lots. The recalled cheeses were sold between October 31st and December 26th, either by the slice or from self-service departments, in Auchan, Carrefour (Reflets de France), Cora, Intermarché, Leclerc (nos régions ont du talent), Metro, Match, Systeme U, and other retail stores. The recalled products also were sold in the départements of Loire and Haute Loire at Fromagerie de Jussac retail outlets (in Retournac and Firminy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
  • Food Safety Recall (Germany): Lacroix GmbH recalls Lacroix Achat-Schnecken in Gewürzaufguss/Lacroix Agate Snails in Spice Infusion (200g can), due to possible contamination with metal chips.
  • Food Safety Recall (Ireland): SuperValu recalls SuperValu Salted Peanuts (200g; Best before 30th April 2013; Batch Code 022154; Product of Argentina), due to a higher than permitted level of aflatoxin.
  • Food Safety Recall (UK): Budgens, Londis and SuperValu recall SuperValu Salted Peanuts (200g; Best before 30 April 2013; Batch code 022154), after the product was found to contain aflatoxins at levels higher than the regulatory limit.
  • Food Safety Recall Update (UK): The Dutch importer, Liroy B.V., recalls all tofu products imported from China during 2012, after additional tofu was found to be contaminated with high levels of Bacillus cereus. Affected products distributed in the UK include: Koon Yick Wah Kee – Rose Bean Curd Tofu (454g; Product of China; Best before 30 June 2014; Lot #023424) and Koon Yick Wah Kee – Chili Bean Curd Tofu (454 g; Product of China; Best before 30 June 2014; Lot #023421).
  • Outbreak Alert (UK): The Health Protection Agency reports 3,538 lab-confirmed cases of norovirus so far this season, an increase of nearly 500 cases over the week before. Seventy hospital outbreaks were reported during the two weeks ended December 23rd, compared to 61 in the previous two-week period. The number of lab-confirmed cases is 83% higher than during the same period of 2011.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1772): Aflatoxins and ochratoxin in dried mini figs from Turkey; distributed to Germany.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1773): Metal fragments in canned snails in brine from France; distributed to Germany.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1774): Listeria monocytogenes in la société Jussac  goat, sheep and cow milk cheeses from France; distributed to Andorra, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Lebanon, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Vietnam.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Infant Formula Safety Alert (Hong Kong): The Centre for Food Safety calls on parents to refrain from feeding their babies with the following infant formula, because it was found to contain low biotin content and may produce adverse health effects on infants: Meiji for 0-9 months (5 x 21.6g sachets per box; Product of Japan; Manufactured by Meiji Co., Ltd; Best before date of January 14, 2014).
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1774): Listeria monocytogenes in la société Jussac  goat, sheep and cow milk cheeses from France; distributed to Andorra, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Lebanon, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Vietnam.

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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