Recalls and Alerts: June 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 Update (Retail Distribution): On June 22, 2012, Dole Fresh Vegetables recalled Kroger Fresh Selections Leafy Romaine Salad (10-oz bag; Code N158 111B; Use by June 19), Kroger Fresh Selections Greener Supreme Salad (12-oz bag; Code N158 211B 1613 KR04; Use by June 19) and Wal Mart Marketside Leafy Romaine (Code N158 111B; Use by June 19), after a sample of the Marketside Leafy Romaine tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The Marketside salad was distributed in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, and was sold in Walmart stores (perhaps in states additional to the six states mentioned. The Kroger Fresh Selections salads were sold in Kroger stores located in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Knoxville, Tennessee, Greater Memphis, TN, Arkansas, Mississippi and Western Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, Eastern WV, Eastern Kentucky, and SE Ohio.


Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Medical Device Safety Alert (Saudi Arabia): Saudi Food and Drug Authority warns healthcare practitioners and the public that Clever Chek Model TD-4232 Blood Glucose Meter (Manufactured by TaiDoc Technology, Taiwan) may not sound an alarm if insufficient blood is applied to the test strip. There is a potential for both falsely low and falsely high blood glucose results with this device. The Clever Chek Blood Glucose Meter has not obtained market authorization from the Saudi FDA.
  • Outbreak Alert (Philippines): A family of four was hospitalized in Cagayan province after eating contaminated salted eggs. The eggs had been sold at a reduced price, because they had cracks.

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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