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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.

For up-to-date information on recalls and product withdrawals associated with the Kasel pet treat recalls and investigation, please consult the Kasel Dog Treat Recalls: 2012-2013 page.

United States

  • Allergy Alert: See’s Candies, Inc. (San Francisco, CA) recalls Divinity Easter Egg with Walnuts (1.7 oz; Code L.A.D. 102/13), because some boxes may actually contain Peanut Butter Eggs. The recalled product was distributed to See’s shops in Arizona, California, Nevada, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah.
  • Food Safety Recall: Charley’s Food Design recalls Charley’s Fire Roasted Salsa – Original Mild (16 oz; UPC 79450406183; Sell-by dates April 1, 2013 through April 30, 2013), Charley’s Fire Roasted Salsa – Smoothie (16 oz; UPC 79450406193; Sell-by dates April 1, 2013 through April 30, 2013), Charley’s Fire Roasted Salsa – Medium Hot (16 oz; UPC 79450406203; Sell-by dates April 1, 2013 through April 30, 2013) and Fatt Daddy’s Fire Roasted Salsa – Coma (16 oz; UPC 79450406213; Sell-by dates April 1, 2013 through April 30, 2013), due to reports of product bloating.

Europe

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Oral Medicine Safety Alert (Hong Kong): The Department of Health warns members of the public not to buy or consume the oral product known as Fu Fang Feng Shi Gu Kang Ling Jiao Nang, as it has been found to contain several undeclared Western medicines, including prednisone, diclofenac, indomethacin, ibuprofen, piroxicam and metoclopramide.

Australia and New Zealand

  • Dietary Supplement Safety Alert (Australia): The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) reports that the purported herbal medicine, My Slimmer Me (soft gel capsules) contains the undeclared prescription substance sibutramine in addition to a sibutramine impurity with unknown health risks. The supply in Australia of My Slimmer Me is illegal.
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Alert (Australia): The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) reports that the GNY Australia products MSV Strong Version soft gel capsules, ESV Extra Strong Version soft gel capsules and RL Rapid Loss soft gel capsules contain the undeclared prescription substance sibutramine in addition to a sibutramine impurity with unknown health risks. The supply in Australia of these products is illegal.

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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