Recalls and Alerts: March 14, 2012

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

  • OTC Pharmaceutical Product Withdrawal: Giant® Food Stores advises its customers that the manufacturer has withdrawn Pepto Bismol Cherry (12 0L; UPC 30149032047) due to a deviation from the manufacturer’s specifications. 


  • Allergy Alert: Raw Elements Inc. recalls Sunwarrior Warrior Blend Raw Protein Plant – Based (1kg; Lot AC25111; Enjoyed Best by 03/2013; UPC 7 18122 58829 9), due to the presence of undeclared tree nuts. The recalled product was distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec.
  • Allergy Alert: Perestroika Products Ltd. (Burnaby, BC) recalls Red Square brand Powerflax Energy  Cookies – High Fiber (650g/8-bar pkg; UPC 7 75461 76107 3; Lot code 35220.11), due to the presence of undeclared milk. The recalled product was distributed through London Drugs stores in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
  • Food Safety Recall: G. Dion Foods (Saint-Jerome, QC) recalls Dion brand Organic Curry Powder (36g; UPC 6 20383 02007 7; Lot code 01B12G & 12A05G), because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled curry powder was distributed in Ontario and Quebec. This is an expansion of a previously announced recall.
  • Outbreak Alert (Ontario): CBC News reports that Ottawa Public Health is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella food poisoning that is believed to be linked to a catering service named “The Lunch Lady.” Sixteen children and four adults are confirmed to have been infected so far; the number is expected to grow.


Australia and New Zealand

  • Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Hellers Limited recalls certain Hellers Precooked Flavoured Sausages (1kg packs; All use by dates up to and including 18 April 2012), due to the presence of traces of gluten. The recalled sausages include Chinese Honey, Spicy Italian, Super Savoury, Chunky Cheese, and Original Gluten-Free flavours and were sold in retail outlets throughout the North Island.

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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