Recalls and Alerts: December 26, 2011

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 Recall: Green Valley Food Corp. (Dallas, TX) recalls additional sprout products (Use By date range of 12/22/2011 to 1/1/2012; Received or purchased from 12/07/2011 to 1/1/2012), because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The expanded list of recalled sprouts includes Let’s Grow Healthy Together! Alfalfa Sprouts (5-oz container; UPC 714722228818), Let’s Grow Healthy Together! Spicy Sprouts (5-oz container; UPC 71472222991), Alfalfa Sprouts (4-oz clamshell; UPC 815098001088), and 100% Natural Onion Sprouts (4-oz clamshell; UPC 815098002054). The recalled items were distributed in Texas to retail grocery stores and food distribution centers. At least some of the affected products were sold in Target (as many as 33 stores), Brookshire’s food & pharmacy, and Super 1 Foods & Discount Pharmacy stores. A portion of the recalled sprouts also were supplied to a U.S. Foods distribution center.
  • Food Safety Recall: Kradjian Imp Co. (Glendale, CA) recalls Cedar Brand Tresse Firm Unripened Cheese (16-oz; delivered before November 13, 2011; UPC 78546 01000), and Cedar Brand Shinglish Firm Unripened Cheese (16-oz; delivered before November 13, 2011; UPC 78546 10000), because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled cheeses were manufactured and recalled by Fromagerie Marie Kade (Quebec, Canada), and were distributed in Southern California to Mediterranean specialty markets.

Europe

  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall (Spain): B. Braun Medical, S.A. recalls several Nutriflex Lipid products for infusion, because needle-like microscopic particles may develop in the products before the expiration date.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Food Safety Alert (China): China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine has detected excessive levels of aflatoxin in milk produced by Mengniu Dairy Group. The contaminated milk was produced at a Mengniu plant in the province of Sichuan, and was discovered before it was sold. According to Asia Pacific News, the contaminated milk never reached the retail market. Aflatoxin is produced by molds, and can be found in milk after cows consume moldy feed. Mengniu has destroyed the toxin-contaminated milk products.

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 web site.

*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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