Recalls and Alerts: June 1, 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

  • 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.


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.

*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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