Posted by: Phyllis E | January 13, 2013

Recalls and Alerts – Canada: January 4-12, 2013

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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Canada

  • Allergy Alert: Maple Rich Enterprises Ltd. recalls Taiwan Rich Foods brand Frozen Puff Pastry Sheets (500g; UPC 4 710885 812259; Product code 20120831), due to undeclared milk. The recalled product was supplied to retailers in British Columbia.
  • Allergy Alert: Kheybar Import and Export Ltd. recalls Pamir brand Dried Apricots (400g; UPC 4 250368 100751; Best Before 31.12.2014), due to undeclared sulphites. The recalled product was supplied to retailers in British Columbia.
  • Allergy Alert: Kasseler Food Products Inc. (Mississauga, ON) recalls Somersaults brand Cinnamon Crunch (Product of USA; 6 oz/170g and 2 oz/56g; UPC 8 98403 00227 7 and 8 98403 00228 4, respectively; Sell By 8/30/2013 or earlier), due to undeclared milk. The recalled products were distributed nationally.
  • Allergy Alert: Kassler Food Products Inc. (Mississauga, ON) recalls Somersaults brand Cinnamon Crunch (0.5 oz/14g; Product of USA; UPC 8 98403 00224 6; Sell by 8/30/2013 or earlier), due to undeclared milk. The recalled product was distributed nationally.
  • Allergy Alert: Canadian Food Inspection Agency warns individuals that Dymatize Nutrition brand Elite Gourmet Cookies & Cream Bar (85g; Product of USA; UPC 7 05016 99301 7; Best before MAY 2013 12072A) has been recalled by the Canadian importers, distributors and retailers due to undeclared peanuts. The recalled product was sold over the internet at sndcanada.com and may have been distributed through retail stores nationally. One allergic reaction has been reported.
  • Allergy Alert: Heidelberg Foods Ltd. (Est 644; St. Jacobs, ON) recalls Noah Martin’s Black Forest Salami (variable weight pkgs; sold up to and including January 11, 2013), due to undeclared mustard. Please refer to the recall notice for a list at the deli locations where this product was sold.
  • Food Safety Recall: Les Aliments Tousain Inc. recalls Dubon brand Snails From France – Very Large – 2 dozen (125g; UPC 0 60897 01545 7; Lot 72071 27.04.15), due to contamination with extraneous material (metal). The recalled product was supplied to retailers in Alberta, New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec.
  • Outbreak Alert/Food Safety Recall: Freshpoint Toronto recalls 3/8″ Shred Iceberg/Romaine Blend (70/30), packaged for use by KFC  (6 x 2 lb; UPC 10883278082124; Lot codes 4941, 5011, 5021, 5031, 5041, 5051, 5121, 5131, 5141, 5151, 5231) and 1/4″ Shred Iceberg Lettuce, packaged for use by Taco Bell (10 x 2 lb; UPC 10883278070701; Lot codes 4941, 5011, 5021, 5031, 5041, 5051, 5111, 5121, 5131, 5141, 5151) due to contamination with E. coli O157:H7. The recalled lettuce products were supplied to KFC and Taco Bell respectively in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec and have been linked to 26 confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses in Nova Scotia (10), New Brunswick (6) and Ontario (10). Eleven outbreak victims have been hospitalized, and one person has developed hemolytic uremic syndrome. Victims, who include 14 males and 12 females, range in age from two to 83 years.

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 website.

*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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