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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- Outbreak Alert: Six-year-old boy in Millbury, Massachusetts succumbed to hemolytic uremic syndrome after contracting E. coli infection from an unknown source. Worcester Public Health officials are investigating, according to a report in the Boston Herald.
- Allergy Alert: OS Distribution recalls Nona Pudding (85g; Honeydew, Mango and Coconut flavors; All codes) due to the presence of undeclared milk. The recalled products were distributed in British Columbia.
- Outbreak Alert (UK): The UK Health Protection Agency is investigating a recent increase in cases of Cryptosporidium infections in four regions of England. Since May 11, 2012, health authorities have confirmed 267 cases of gastrointestinal infections due to the parasite in the North East, Yorkshire, West Midlands and East Midlands. Most illnesses have been mild.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0751): Salmonella bovismorbificans in dried oregano from Turkey, via Germany; distributed to Denmark.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0752): Salmonella Chartres in turkey minced meat from Poland, via Lithuania; distributed to Latvia.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0753): Foreign body (snake) in fresh strawberries from Spain; distributed to the Netherlands and Norway.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0755): Listeria monocytogenes in goat cheese from Belgium; distributed to Belgium, France and Luxembourg.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.0756): Benzalkonium chloride and didecyldimethylammonium chloride in fresh snow peas from Kenya; distributed to Denmark.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
- Oral Drug Product Safety Alert (Hong Kong): The Department of Health warns the public not to consume the oral drug Jin Tan 1-Ching-Sung Laxative Tablets, as it may contain the banned Western drug diacetyldiphenolisatin (also known as oxyphenisatin).
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.
- Big Y® World Class Market®
- BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.
- Costco Wholesale Corporation (US stores)
- Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.
- EDEKA (Germany)
- Food City
- Food Lion
- Giant Food LLC
- Gros Cidac (Italy)
- Hannaford Brothers Co.
- Harris Teeter
- The Kroger Company*
- Lucky Supermarkets
- Price Chopper
- Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc.
- Stop & Shop
- Sweetbay Supermarkets
- Top Food & Drug
- Tops Friendly Markets
- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
- Whole Foods Market
- WinCo Foods
- Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.