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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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For up-to-date information on recalls and product withdrawals associated with the horse meat investigation, please consult the Horse Meat Synopsis and Recalls page.

United States

  • Food Safety Recall: The Kellogg Company recalls Kellogg’s Special K Red Berries Cereal (11.2-oz pkg; UPC 38000 59923; Better if Used Before: DEC 02 2013 KNC 105 00:13 through DEC 02 2013 KNC 105 02:30), Kellogg’s Special K Red Berries Cereal (22.4-oz twin pack; UPC 38000 78356; Better if Used Before: NOV 30 2013 KNA 105 07:00 to NOV 30 2013 KNA 105 08:51 and NOV 30 2013 KNB 105 15:00 to NOV 30 KNB 105 17:05) and Kellogg’s Special K Red Berries Cereal (37-oz pkg; UPC 38000 20940; Better if Used Before:  NOV 30 2013 KNB 107 17:31 to NOV 30 2013 KNB 107 20:05), due to the possible presence of glass fragments. The recalled packages were supplied to retailers nationwide.
  • Food Safety Recall: BBU, Inc., parent of Bimbo Bakeries companies, recalls the following products, due to the possible presence of flexible wire caused by a faulty screen at a third party flour mill: Sara Lee Multi-Grain Thin Style Buns (Best by dates up to and including Feb 17; Distributed in California), Aldi L’Oven Fresh Hearty 12 Grain (Best by dates up to and including Feb 20; Distributed  in AR, CT, DC, IL, IA, KS, MD, MA, MN, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OK, PA, RI, SC, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV), Farm Bread All Natural Multi-Grain (Best by up to and including Feb 20; Distributed in Utah), Harmons 100% Multi-Grain Wide Pan Oven-Baked Bread (Best by up to and including Feb 20; Distributed in Utah), Arnold Dutch Country 100% Whole Grain (Best by up to and including Feb 20; Distributed inAL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV), Arnold Healthfull 45 Calories per Slice Multigrain (Best by up to and including Feb 20; Distributed in AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV), Brownberry Healthfull 45 Calories per Slice Multigrain (Best by up to and including Feb 20; Distributed in IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, OH, PA, SD, WI, WV) Brownberry Dutch Country 100% Whole Grain (Best by up to and including Feb 20; Distributed in IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, OH, PA, SD, WI, WV), Brownberry Grains & More Double Protein (Best by up to and including Feb 20; Distributed in IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, OH, PA, SD, WI, WV), Brownberry Healthfull Nutty Grain (Best by up to and including Feb 20; Distributed in IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, OH, PA, SD, WI, WV), Stroehmann Dutch Country 100% Whole Grain (Best by up to and including Feb 20; Distributed in DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV), Earthgrains 12 Grain Natural Bread (Best by up to and including Feb 20; Distributed in all states) and Sara Lee 12 Grain Bread Hearty & Delicious (Best by up to and including Feb 20; Distributed in all states).
  • Pet Food Safety Recall: Kaytee Products recalls various bird treats and greens items due to possible contamination of Salmonella from parsley flake ingredients supplied to Kaytee by Specialty Commodities, Inc. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products and Best Before date codes.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Stonington Sea Products, LLC that a January 2013 inspection of the company’s seafood processing facility found serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation, and  the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulation for foods.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Arizona Hydroponic Farming, LLC (Eloy, AZ) that September-October 2012 inspections of the company’s sprout growing facility found insanitary conditions and practices. Samples of finished alfalfa sprouts and spent irrigation water taken during the inspection ending September 20, 2012 yielded Salmonella Cubana.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Beehive Botanicals, Inc. (Hayward, WI) that a July 2012 inspection of the company’s dietary supplement manufacturing plant found a number of significant violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulation for dietary supplements.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Warren Farms, LLP (Union Grove, AL) that an August 2012 inspection of the company’s shell egg production facility found serious violations of the Prevention of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) in Shell Eggs During Production, Storage, and Transportation regulation.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Wholistic Herbs, Inc. (Dallas, TX) that a December 2011 through January 2012 inspection of the company’s facility found significant violations of FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulations for dietary supplements.

Canada

  • Allergy Alert: Super Marché A. Chauvin ltée (Montreal, QC) recalls Marché Famille Chauvin brand Poulet Cuit B.B.Q./B.B.Q Chicken (sold up to and including 19 February 2013) due to undeclared soy.
  • Allergy Alert: Unique Wonton Ltd. recalls various wonton, filled bun, dumpling and other products sold under the Unique Wonton, Yum Yum Food and Yang.SK Foods Ltd. brands, due to undeclared milk and/or egg. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were supplied to retailers in Ontario.

Europe

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Food Recall (Israel): Tempo Beverages Company Ltd. recalls Low Calorie Malt Beverage (1.5 liter bottles; Production code L3027, from 13:48 to 14:40 only; Best before 29.07.2013), because the drink contains sugar and is, therefore, mislabeled.
  • OTC Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Loyal Advance Limited recalls Fensinemix Cough Syrup (Batch AAC18B), due to a labelling error. Some bottles (but not the outer boxes) were wrongly labeled as Ammocol Cough Syrup.

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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