Recalls and Alerts: June 18, 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

  • Allergy Alert: Hannaford Supermarkets withdraws Hannaford brand Mini Frosted Cookies (10-oz pkgs; UPC 4126872374) from supermarket shelves, due to the presence of undeclared egg.
  • Animal Disease Outbreak Alert (Idaho): The Idaho Department of Agriculture is investigating a confirmed detection of Q Fever in an Idaho goat herd. The herd has been quarantined. Q Fever can be contagious to humans and most often is passed through contact with fetal membranes or birthing fluids of affected animals or may be inhaled if the bacterial particle becomes aerosolized. Human symptoms typically include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.


Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Food Safety Alert (Taiwan): E. coli bacteria and excessive amounts of additives were found in a number of beverages and frozen food items during testing carried out by the Taipei City Department of Health, according to a report in The China Post.
  • Outbreak Alert (Hong Kong): The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a confirmed case of Shiga toxin-producting Escherichia coli infection in a 75-year old woman with a history of chronic illness. The patient reported no recent travel history, and her home contacts were asymptomatic.

Australia and New Zealand

  • Dietary Supplement Safety Alert (Australia): Food Standards Australia New Zealand is working with state and territory government agencies and departments to investigate a range of products following complaints from consumers and some adverse health reports linked to products containing DMAA or 1,3-dimethylamylamine.

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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