Posted by: Phyllis E | February 8, 2013

Recalls and Alerts: February 8, 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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United States

  • Allergy Alert: DZH Import & Export Inc. (Brooklyn, NY) recalls Curiosity of Dashan Dried Mushroom (3.5 oz/100g plastic tray pkg; Best before May 3rd, 2013; Product of China; UPC 6939457003484), due to undeclared sulphites. The recalled product was sold in New York City.
  • Allergy Alert: Marshallville Packing Co. recalls the following products (Ohio Est. 1054; All products sold before February 1, 2013), due to undeclared wheat: German Brand Beef Bologna, Garlic Beef Bologna, Beef Bologna, Trail Style Bologna, Dutch Brand Loaf, Pepper Loaf and Braunschweiger. The recalled products were sold at Marshallville Packing Co.
  • Food Safety Recall: AdvancePierre Foods (Enid, OK) recalls Fast Classics Country Fried Steaks (22.75-oz pouches & 8.5-lb cases/6 pouches per case; Est 2260Y; Produced Dec 21, 2012; Best by March 21, 2014; Case code 1523560202), due to possible contamination with pieces of plastic. The recalled products were supplied exclusively to Walmart stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming.
  • Food Safety Recall: Nestlé Prepared Foods Company (Solon, OH) recalls Lean Cuisine® Culinary Collection Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli (Production Codes 2311587812 and 2312587812; Best before DEC 2013; UPC 13800-58358), due to possible contamination with fragments of glass in the ravioli portion of the entree.
  • Food Recall: Food City advises its customers that Nissin has recalled Nissin 6-pack Top Ramen Shrimp (6/3 oz). No details were released.
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Recall: EonNutra, LLC (Colorado Springs, CO) recalls Growth Factor Complex 200 GFC 200 Dietary Supplement (2 fl oz; Mf’d for Soto Supplements; Lot codes SRK91512, SRK92112, SRK92512, SRK102312, SRK11412 & SRK111912), because the products may be contaminated with various types of bacteria. The recalled product was distributed nationwide.
  • Food Safety Enforcement Action: Titan Medical Enterprises Inc. (Santa Fe Springs, CA) has been ordered to stop manufacturing and distributing drugs and dietary supplements in domestic commerce until their manufacturing operations comply with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The order was signed on Dec. 11, 2012 by U.S. District Court Judge Otis D. Wright.

Canada

  • Allergy Alert: Metro Richelieu inc. (Montreal, QC) recalls Salade de goberge et légumes (sold up to and including February 7, 2013 at certain Metro and Metro Plus stores) and Saumon sur lit de pâtes (sold up to and including February 7, 2013 at Metro Plus, 1955 rue Sainte-Catherine Est, Montréal, QC), due to undeclared mustard.
  • Allergy Alert: AMRA Services Ltd. recalls Glutenull Coco Moko Cookie (300g; UPC 6 08938 66659 8; All lot codes), due to undeclared tree nuts. The recalled product was supplied to retailers in British Columbia.
  • Food Safety Recall: Saucisson Vaudois (Sainte-Brigide, QC) recalls various ready-to-eat meat products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of products and their corresponding Best Before date codes.
  • Food Safety Enforcement Action: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has suspended the operating license of Establishment 287, St. Ann’s Foods Inc., a beef slaughter plant located in St. Ann’s, Ontario, effective February 7, 2013, after the company filed to correct deficiencies in hygienic practices that were previously identified through inspections.
  • Outbreak Alert Update: The Public Health Agency of Canada reports that the outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that was associated with shredded lettuce distributed by FreshPoint Inc. primarily to some KFC and KFC-Taco Bell restaurants appears to be over. The outbreak comprised a total of 30 illnesses in New Brunswick (7), Nova Scotia (10) and Ontario (13).

Europe

  • Food Safety Alert/Recall (France): Following reports of several cases of food poisoning linked to the consumption of shellfish, recreational and commercial harvesting of shellfish from an approximately 5-kilometer zone around Blainville-sur-Mer, in the Manche, is prohibited. Products shipped since January 28th have been recalled and will be destroyed. Tests conducted on oysters sampled on January 28th from the specified zone were found to be contaminated with Norovirus.
  • Food Safety Recall (UK): Loch Arthur Creamery recalls Loch Arthur Creamery Criffel full fat semi-soft unpasteurized cheese (All date codes up to and including 11 February 2013), due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
  • Food Recall (UK): Findus UK recalls Findus Frozen Beef Lasagne (320g, 360g and 500g pkgs; All date codes; All batch codes) after the company’s testing shows that the meat content of some Findus beef lasagne products is more than 60% horse meat.
  • Food Withdrawal (Ireland): Findus withdraws Findus Lasagne, frozen (320g, 360g & 500g pkgs; All batch codes; All Best before dates; Product of Luxembourg) after tests reveal that some of the frozen lasagnes contain more than 60% horse meat.
  • Food Withdrawal (UK): Aldi withdraws Today’s Special Frozen Beef Lasagne and Today’s Special Frozen Spaghetti Bolognese after tests reveal that the products contain between 30% and 100% horse meat. The implicated products were supplied by the French company, Comigel.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0159): Metallic wire in frozen plaice fillets from the Netherlands; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0161): High level of acrylamide in potato crisps from Italy; distributed to Malta.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0162): Parasitic infestation with Anisakis of chilled mackerel from France; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0163): Suspicion of fraud (horsemeat) in relation to frozen beef products from Poland; distributed to Ireland.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0164): Histamine in chilled tuna steaks from Spain; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0165): Excessive Escherichia coli in live bivalve molluscs from Denmark; distributed to the Netherlands.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0166): Suspicion of fraud (horsemeat) in relation to frozen beef lasagne manufactured in Luxembourg with raw material from France; distributed to Ireland and the United Kingdom.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0167): Mold infestation in soft toffee from Poland; distributed to the Czech Republic.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0168): Salmonella in chilled beef from Ireland; distributed to Sweden.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0169): Pesticide residues in Chinese kale from Malaysia; distributed to Switzerland.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0171): Salmonella Dublin in chilled bovine meat processed in Sweden, with raw material from Ireland; distributed to Sweden.

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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