Recalls and Alerts: August 15, 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: Hummingbird Wholesale (Eugene, OR) recalls Organic Bulk Pinenuts (27.5-lb and 5-lb plastic bags wholesale packaging; Sold from 3/22/2012 to 8/16/2012, inclusive), due to the presence of undeclared peanuts. The recalled  bulk pinenuts were sold in bulk bins by natural food retail stores in Washington State and Oregon.


  • Allergy Alert: Mike and Mike’s Inc. recalls Organic Select Pine Nuts (160g; Lot codes BL441, BL992, BE977, BF345, BG216, BG493, BH088, BH426, BJ216, BJ364, BK035, BK412; UPC 8 94679 00010 8) due to the presence of undeclared peanuts. The recalled pinenuts were sold in Ontario.


  • Allergy Alert: Sainsbury’s recalls Sainsbury’s Breaded British Pork Schnitzels (250g; Use by 16 August 2012) because some packs of the product contain undeclared cheese.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Orient Europharma Company Limited recalls Vimpat Tablets (50mg and 100mg; all lot codes), because the wholesaler had imported and distributed the unregistered version of the products containing soya lecithin coating instead of the registered version. Vimpat Tablets are manufactured in Germany by Schwarz Pharma Produktions GmbH.
  • Food Safety Bulletin (Philippines): Philippines Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources advises the public that shellfish collected at Dumanquilles Bay in Zamboanga del Sur, Murclelagos Bay in Zamboanga del Norte and Misamis Occidental, and the coastal waters of Milagros in Masbate remain positive for paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit.

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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