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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

  • Food Safety Withdrawal: Homestead Creamery (Jamesport, MO) withdraws Flory’s Favorite 60-day aged cheese made with raw milk (Packed on 210), after preliminary test results from the Missouri State Health Laboratory reveals that the cheese may be contaminated with shigatoxin-producing E. coli. The withdrawn batch of cheese was sold at the Homestead Creamery facility in Jamesport and may have been sold by HyVee (Liberty and Trenton, MO), Benedict Builders’ Farm (Knob Noster, MO) and Milton Creamery (Milton, IA).

Canada

  • Food Safety Recall: Freshpoint Toronto recalls Sysco Combo Separate Salad (1 x 5 lb; Use by dates of January 8, 2013 or earlier; Lot codes 5011, 5021, 5031, 5041, 5051, 5111, 5121, 5131, 5141, 5151, 5211, 5221, 5231, and 5241), Sysco Chop Lettuce Iceberg (5 x 4 lb; UPC 10074865394076; Use by dates of January 8, 2013 or earlier; Lot codes 5011, 5021, 5031, 5041, 5051, 5111, 5121, 5131, 5141, 5151, 5211, 5221, 5231, and 5241), Sysco Salad Mix Harmony (5 x 4lb; UPC 10883278074582; Use by dates of January 8, 2013 or earlier; Lot codes 5011, 5021, 5031, 5041, 5051, 5111, 5121, 5131, 5141, 5151, 5211, 5221, 5231, and 5241), Sysco 1/4″ Shred Lettuce Iceberg (4 x 2lb; Use by dates of January 8, 2013 or earlier; Lot codes 5011, 5021, 5031, 5041, 5051, 5111, 5121, 5131, 5141, 5151, 5211, 5221, 5231, and 5241), Sysco Chef Salad Mix (5 x 4lb; Use by dates of January 8, 2013 or earlier; Lot codes 5011, 5021, 5031, 5041, 5051, 5111, 5121, 5131, 5141, 5151, 5211, 5221, 5231, and 5241), Sysco Aramark Mixed Vegetable Pack (1 x 1lb; Use by dates of January 8, 2013 or earlier; Lot codes 5011, 5021, 5031, 5041, 5051, 5111, 5121, 5131, 5141, 5151, 5211, 5221, 5231, and 5241), Sysco Chop Lettuce Iceberg (1 x 5lb; Use by dates of January 8, 2013 or earlier; Lot codes 5011, 5021, 5031, 5041, 5051, 5111, 5121, 5131, 5141, 5151, 5211, 5221, 5231, and 5241), Sysco 1/8″ Shred Lettuce Iceberg (5 x 4lb; UPC 10074865178676; Use by dates of January 8, 2013 or earlier; Lot codes 5011, 5021, 5031, 5041, 5051, 5111, 5121, 5131, 5141, 5151, 5211, 5221, 5231, and 5241), Sysco Chop Salad Mix 50/50 (2 x 5lb; UPC 10883278081462; Use by dates of January 8, 2013 or earlier; Lot codes 5011, 5021, 5031, 5041, 5051, 5111, 5121, 5131, 5141, 5151, 5211, 5221, 5231, and 5241), Burger King BK Whole Iceberg Lettuce (24 heads; Use by dates of January 8, 2013 or earlier; Lot codes 5011, 5021, 5031, 5041, 5051, 5111, 5121, 5131, 5141, 5151, 5211, 5221, 5231, and 5241), Sysco Chop Lettuce Romaine (2 x 2lb; Use by date of January 10, 2013 or earlier; Lot codes 4941, 4951, 5011, 5021, 5031, 5041, 5051, 5061, 5111, 5121, 5131, 5141, 5151, 5211, 5231, 5241, 5251, 5261), Sysco 1″ Chop Panera Lettuce Romaine (6 x 2lb; Use by date of January 10, 2013 or earlier; Lot codes 4941, 4951, 5011, 5021, 5031, 5041, 5051, 5061, 5111, 5121, 5131, 5141, 5151, 5211, 5231, 5241, 5251, 5261), Sysco Premium Chop Lettuce Romaine Hearts (6 x 2lb; UPC 10074865916643; Use by date of January 10, 2013 or earlier; Lot codes 4941, 4951, 5011, 5021, 5031, 5041, 5051, 5061, 5111, 5121, 5131, 5141, 5151, 5211, 5231, 5241, 5251, 5261), 1 1/2″ Chop Romaine Lettuce Packaged for use by Pizza Hut (6 x 2lb; Use by date of January 10, 2013 or earlier; Lot codes 4941, 4951, 5011, 5021, 5031, 5041, 5051, 5061, 5111, 5121, 5131, 5141, 5151, 5211, 5231, 5241, 5251, 5261), Burger King Canada 1 1/2″ Cut Romaine Lettuce BK-2002 (6 x 2lb; Use by date of January 10, 2013 or earlier; Lot codes 4941, 4951, 5011, 5021, 5031, 5041, 5051, 5061, 5111, 5121, 5131, 5141, 5151, 5211, 5231, 5241, 5251, 5261), 1 1/2″ Chop Romaine Lettuce Packaged for use by YUM ( 3 x 2lb; UPC 10883278093724; Use by date of January 10, 2013 or earlier; Lot codes 4941, 4951, 5011, 5021, 5031, 5041, 5051, 5061, 5111, 5121, 5131, 5141, 5151, 5211, 5231, 5241, 5251, 5261), Freshpoint Chop Romaine (6 x 907g; Use by date of January 10, 2013 or earlier; Lot codes 4941, 4951, 5011, 5021, 5031, 5041, 5051, 5061, 5111, 5121, 5131, 5141, 5151, 5211, 5231, 5241, 5251, 5261) and Sysco 1 1/2″ Chop Romaine Lettuce (6 x 2lb; UPC 10074865451069; Use by date of January 10, 2013 or earlier; Lot codes 4941, 4951, 5011, 5021, 5031, 5041, 5051, 5061, 5111, 5121, 5131, 5141, 5151, 5211, 5231, 5241, 5251, 5261), due to contamination with E. coli O157:H7. The recalled lettuce was supplied to hotels, restaurants and institutional customers in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec.

Europe

  • Food Safety Recall Update (Scotland, UK): Snax 4 U expands its earlier recall to include all Snax 4 U (of Glasgow) products with a ‘use-by’ date of up to and including 15 January 2013, because the products were produced in premises served with a Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Notice (HEPN) due to food hygiene contraventions involving rodent infestation. The recalled products were supplied mainly to news agents and small independent convenience stores.
  • Food Safety Enforcement Action (Wales, UK): BBC reports that the owner of Adonis Kebab House has been jailed for eight months following an August 2011 outbreak of E. coli illnesses that were linked to food that was purchased at the takeaway. Diar Wali Ali admitted to 23 food hygiene offences.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Food Safety Recall (Israel): Shamir Salads recalls Shamir brand Egg Salad (250g; All expiry dates up to and including 30.01.2013), due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

  • Dietary Supplement Safety Alert (Australia): The Therapeutic Goods Administration warns Australians that Meizi Evolution Botanical Slimming soft gel capsules contain the undeclared prescription substance sibutramine, and should not be taken.
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Alert (Australia): The Therapeutic Goods Administration warns Australians that Best Slim capsules contain the undeclared prescription substance sibutramine, and should not be taken.

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.