Recalls and Alerts: July 2, 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 Alert (Idaho): The Idaho Division of Public Health warns that catfish in the lower Boise River have been found to have high levels of mercury that could be dangerous to developing babies, children, and the general public if eaten too often. Therefore, the state has issued a Fish Advisory for catfish for the lower Boise River.


Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Food Safety Enforcement Action (Saudi Arabia): Makkah Municipality has closed an unidentified restaurant belonging to a “well-known international fast food chain” in the city center after four people who ate at the restaurant developed food poisoning. Lab tests on samples of food from the restaurant confirmed the source of the outbreak cluster. The restaurant will remain shut for one month and be fined SR4,000.

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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