Recalls and Alerts: March 25, 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: Sysco Seattle Inc. (Seattle, WA), recalls Prime Rib Beef Patties, 8 oz (10 lb boxes; Product code 55317; Production code 11 NO 22) and Prime Rib Beef Patties, 71g (10 lb boxes; Product code 55391; Production codes 11 SE 01 and 12 JA 04), due to possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7. The recalled products were produced by New Food Classics (Burlington, ON, Canada) and imported by Sysco for distribution to restaurants in Arizona, Colorado, Texas and Washington.
  • Food Safety Alert: Washington State Fish & Wildlife seized shipments of Geoducks (large, long-necked clams) that may have been improperly or unsafely harvested, according to a report on King5News. Most of the 3,500 pounds of seized shellfish will likely be destroyed due to lack of proper documentation.

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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