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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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Europe

  • Allergy Alert: Asda withdraws Asda Great Stuff Minced Beef Hotpot (200g; all date codes), because the product contains wheat/gluten, which is mentioned on the label but not in the allergen advice box.
  • Allergy Alert (Ireland): The Food Safety Authority of Ireland warns consumers that Rose Snowcreams (300g box Family Pack box; Best before 19/11/2013) contains undeclared egg, milk, soy and nuts, and should not be consumed by individuals who are allergic or intolerant to any of those ingredients.
  • Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Carrefour alerts its customers to the recall by Jan Dupont of all lots of the following cheeses, manufactured by la Fromagerie de Jussac (France) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination: Reflets de France Brique du Forez au lait de brebis (200g; UPC 3245390064578), Reflets de France Brique du Forez au lait de vache (200g; UPC 3245390226419), Reflets de France Brique du Forez au lait de chevre (200g; UPC 3245390064585), Carrefour Brique lait de chevre (200g; UPC 3270190215226), and Carrefour Brique lait de vache (250g; UPC 3270190215219). All recalled cheeses bear expiration dates between 28/12/12 and 19/02/13.
  • Food Safety Recall (Germany): Andechser Molkerei Scheitz GmbH recalls BIO Real Whipped Cream, 32% fat due to the presence of a small residue of a disinfectant.
  • Food Safety Recall (Greece): Lidl Hellas recalls Goldessa Cottage Cheese and Linessa Cottage Cheese (200g packs; Batch #A0068; Expiration date 17/01/2013; Manufactured by Naabtaler Milchwerke GmbH & Co.KG., Germany), due to mold growth.
  • Food Safety Recall (Scotland, UK): Snax 4 U (Glasgow) recalls all varieties of Snax 4 U branded Sandwiches, baguettes, wraps and rolls made with various fillings (Use by dates up to and including 14 January 2013), because the items were produced in premises served with a Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Notice due to food hygiene contraventions involving rodent infestation.
  • Food Safety Recall (Scotland, UK): Snax 4 U (Glasgow) recalls Burns Bakers pre-packed bakery products (postcode G21 1HS on label) and Highlands Foods pre-packed bakery products (postcode G21 1HS on label), because the products were produced in premises served with a Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Notice due to rodent infestation.
  • Food Safety Alert (UK): The Food Standards Agency warns the public that the following products, originating in China via The Netherlands, should not be consumed, as they are contaminated with high levels of Bacillus cereus: Koon Yick Wah Kee – Rose Bean Curd Tofu (454g; Best before 30 December 2013; Lot #023424) and Koon Yick Wah Kee – Chilli Bean Curd Tofu (454g; Best before 30 December 2013; Lot #023421). No distribution details are available.
  • Contact Lens Safety Recall (Italy): Johnson & Johnson Vision Care recalls 1-Day ACUVUE® MOIST® Contact Lenses (Lot #2054890521, 2054895620) and ACUVUE® ADVANCE® with HYDRACLEAR® Contact Lenses (Lot #B00DJPQ), due to incomplete seal welds in a limited number of packages. The weld defects could result in the loss or spillage of preservation solution in which the lenses are immersed and may compromise product sterility.
  • Food Safety Notification Update (EU #2012.1742): Bacillus cereus and high counts of yeasts in Koon Yick Wah Kee brand tofu in sesame oil with chilli in glass jar from China, via The Netherlands; distributed to Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden and United Kingdom.
  • Food Safety Notification Update (EU #2012.1774): Listeria monocytogenes in various Fromagerie de Jussac goat, sheep and cow milk cheeses from France; distributed to Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, French Polynesia, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Vietnam.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0010): Salmonella in frozen ravioli with poultry from France; distributed to Belgium and France.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0011): Oxamyl in string bean from Morocco; distributed to Belgium.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0013): Listeria monocytogenes in chilled smoked turkey from Belgium; distributed to Belgium and the Netherlands.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0014): Salmonella in frozen minced beef from Ireland; distributed to France.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0015): Listeria monocytogenes in frozen cooked meat product sliced in straight strips from Poland; distributed to Germany.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0017): Cadmium in purple dye murex from Italy; distributed to Hungary and Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0018 & #2013.0019): Ochratoxin A in dried figs from Turkey; distributed to Germany.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0020): Salmonella London in frozen mechanically separated pork meat from the Netherlands; distributed to Sweden.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0021): Aflatoxins in salted peanuts from the United Kingdom, with raw material from Argentina; distributed to Ireland and the United Kingdom.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0022): Benzo(a)pyrene in canned smoked fish from Côte d’Ivoire; distributed to Belgium.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0023): Salmonella Kentucky and Salmonella Newport in black tiger shrimp from Vietnam; distributed to Norway.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0024): Mercury in chilled swordfish from the United States; distributed to Switzerland.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0028): Aflatoxins in chili powder from Pakistan; distributed to France.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0029): Aflatoxins in dried fig cubes from Turkey; distributed to Belgium and Germany.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Food Safety Recall (Israel): Shamir Salads recalls Tahini Salad (350g; Expiry 01/18/13), Tahini Salad (700g; Expiry 02/24/13), Egg Salad (350g; Expiry 10/01/13), Tahini Salad (400g; Expiry 18/01/13), Milling (500g; Expiry 02/24/13) and Milling ‘Almost Free’ (700g; Expiry 02/24/13), due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
  • Food Safety Notification Update (EU #2012.1774): Listeria monocytogenes in various Fromagerie de Jussac goat, sheep and cow milk cheeses from France; distributed to Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, French Polynesia, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Vietnam.
  • Outbreak Alert (French Polynesia): Fifty-two children and two adults participating in a sailing workshop at Arue developed food poisoning after consuming sandwiches containing chicken and mayonnaise.
  • Outbreak Alert (Hong Kong): The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a suspected food poisoning outbreak involving four men and six women who became ill about 12 to 70 hours after eating at a restaurant in Happy Valley the evening of January 4th.

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.