Recalls and Alerts: March 16, 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

  • Food Safety Recall Update: USDA releases updated retail distribution list for various meat and poultry products recalled on February 15, 2012 by AA Meat Products Corporation that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection.
  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall: Franck’s Compounding Lab (Ocala, FL) recalls Brilliant Blue G (All lot codes) after receiving reports that some patients treated with the product have experienced fungal infections in the eye. Physicians are instructed to return any remaining product to Franck’s.


  • Allergy Alert: Canadian Food Inspection Agency announces the recall of Koh-Kae brand Peanuts Shrimp Flavour Coated snack product (230g pkgs; UPC 8 852023 665481; All lot codes), due to the presence of undeclared milk. The recalled product was sold in Ontario and Quebec, and may have been distributed nationally.
  • Allergy Alert: Orque Tradevelop Corporation recalls Cup Star Shoyu (71g; UPC 4 901734 014676), due to the presence of undeclared crustacean/shellfish. The recalled product was distributed in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario.
  • Food Safety Recall Update: Whole Foods Market advises its customers that Dion brand Organic Curry Powder (36g; UPC 6 20383 02007 7; Lot 02B12G & 12A05G), which was recalled by G. Dion Foods due to potential contamination with Salmonella, was sold in Canadian Whole Foods Market stores.
  • Consumer Product Safety Recall: Naturadif Inc. (Montreal, QC) recalls HD Life Style Hairspray Extreme hairsprays (500mL black aerosol container; Manufactured in Italy by Farmavita), because the product contains methylene chloride, which is banned as an ingredient in pressurized products. The recalled product was sold at salons in Ontario and Quebec.
  • Outbreak Alert (Ontario): Ottawa Public Health reports an outbreak of Salmonella illnesses that has affected 27 people, including 23 children aged 15 months to 14 years. Six schools and daycare facilities have reported at least one confirmed case. Three of the outbreak victims were hospitalized, but have been released.


Australia and New Zealand

  • Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Goodman Fielder New Zealand Ltd. recalls Deli Kitchen Classic Ham & Mustard Sandwich (155g; Use by 17/03/12 and 18/03/12) and Deli Kitchen Classic Ham & Mayo Sandwich (155g; Use by 17/03/12 and 18/03/12), due to the possible presence of plastic in the sandwiches. The recalled products were sold in service stations, some corner stores, some mini-marts and some supermarkets throughout New Zealand.

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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