Recalls and Alerts: August 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

  • Food Safety Recall: Interior Alaska Fish Processors, Inc. (Fairbanks, AK) recalls Santa’s Smokehouse Gourmet Smoked Salmon (Batch #408 through #457; All batches processed since December 2011 with labels indicating that the products can be kept under refrigeration), due to possible contamination with Clostridium botulinum. The recalled products were distributed in and around the Fairbanks area, and sold online through the company web site.
  • Food Safety Recall Update: Albertsons advises its customers that products recalled by GH Foods because they contain yellow onions that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes were sold at Albertsons stores in California and Nevada.
  • Food Safety Recall Update: FDA posts detailed list of products recalled by Garden-Fresh Foods because they contain onions from Gills Onions that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. California Department of Public Health reports that products recalled by Garden-Fresh Foods were sold in Target stores across California.
  • Food Safety Recall: San Miguel Produce, Inc. (Oxnard, CA) recalls Cut ‘N Clean, Comfort (Cooking) Greens Kits (24-oz clamshell container; UPC 028764000616; run number-best used by dates of 20260-07/25/12, 20260-07/26/12, 20340-07/27/12, 20437-07/30/12, 20546-08/02/12, 20651-08/03/12, 20756-08/06/12, and 20756-08/07/12), because the products contain onions from Gills Onions, which has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled Kits were distributed July 13, 2012 through July 17, 2012 to retail stores in Arizona, California, Iowa and Nevada.
  • Food Safety Recall: Garden Fresh Foods (Milwaukee, WI) recalls various meat and poultry salad products, because the salads contain diced onions recalled by Gill Onions due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the USDA recall notice for a detailed list of impacted products.
  • OTC Drug Safety Recall: DUKAL Corporation recalls selected lots of Zee Antiseptic Swabs, Med 2 ply (50/box, 36 boxes/case; Item #0204), Zee Antiseptic Swab, Med 2 ply (100/box, 20 bx/cs; Item #0271), Dukal BZK Swab, Med 2 ply NS (1/pch, 200/box, 20 bx/cs; Item #854), Zee Antiseptic Swab, Med 2 ply (50/box, 36 bx/cs; Item #02040), Zee Antiseptic Swab, Med 2 ply (10/bx, 10bx/bdl, 6 bdl/cs: Item #2633) and Dukal BZK Swab Med 2 ply NS (1/pch, 1000/bx, 4 bx/cs; Item #854-1000), because the swabs may be contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia. The recalled benzalkonium chloride antiseptic swabs and wipes were manufactured for DUKAL by Jianerkang Medical Dressing Co. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected lot codes.


  • Allergy Alert: Healthcare Food Services Inc.  recalls HFS Carrot Minced, bulk (5 x 1.0 kg; Daycode 2171-1; Expiry date 3170; UPC 1 0062373 61000 9), due to the presence of undeclared milk. The recalled product was distributed to hotels, restaurants and institutions in Ontario and Quebec.


Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Outbreak Alert (Hong Kong): The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a suspected food poisoning outbreak involving 10 persons who developed diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and abdominal pain about 10 to 25 hours after dining at a restaurant in Tsuen Wan on July 24th.

Australia and New Zealand

  • Outbreak Alert (New South Wales, Australia): Patrons of Sumo Salad (Westpac Place, Kent St., Sydney) who ate food bought between Wednesday July 11th and Thursday July 26th may have been exposed to hepatitis A. A food handler who prepared salad at Sumo Salad has been diagnosed with the Hepatitis A virus. A free vaccine clinic will be held at Sydney Hospital for people who ate salad or sandwiches from Sumo Salad, Westpac Place between Thursday 19 July and Thursday 26 July. Individuals who purchased food from Sumo Salad between July 11th and July 18th should see their doctor if they develop symptoms; it is too late for the hepatitis A vaccine to be effective in these individuals. Please refer to the NSW Hepatitis A Alert for additional details.

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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