Recalls and Alerts: May 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

  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall: Hospira, Inc. recalls Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Injection 1 mg/mL fill in 2.5 mL Carpuject™ (Lot #07547LL; Expiration date July 1, 2013) due to two reported claims of a single Carpuject containing more than the stated 1mL volume. The affected lot was distributed in September-October 2011 to wholesalers and a limited number of hospitals in Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin.
  • Outbreak Alert: The Wall Street Journal reports that at least 150 attendees at a Mother’s Day party at the Chuang Yen Buddhist monastery in Kent Cliffs (NY) developed food poisoning symptoms (vomiting and diarrhea) after they left the party.


  • Food Safety Recall/Alert (Belgium): Following an alert issued by German authorities, the AFSCA recommends that consumers do not eat the following recalled product, because lab analyses have revealed the presence of Salmonella in the product: SIFA Gewürze & Feinkost Ground Cumin (60g glass jars; Best before date 01/12/2013). The recalled product was sold in the provinces of Limbourg and Liège.
  • Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Danish Supermarket A/S recalls Hazelnut Kernels (1 kg bags; Best before 30/10-2012 and 31/10-2012; Product of Germany), due to mold growth in some of the bags.
  • Outbreak Alert (UK): BBC reports that four patients being treated for norovirus symptoms (diarrhea and vomiting) at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, Scotland have died, due to underlying medical conditions. Eight wards at the hospital are closed to new admissions due to the outbreak. Thirty-four patients are showing symptoms at present.

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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