Recalls and Alerts: August 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

  • Food Safety Recall: Pure Hothouse Foods Inc. recalls 1402 cases and 8,412 individual units of Meijer Brand Grillers Mushroom with Rosemary Grilling Trays (Use by August 11th – August 26th 2012; UPC 7-08820-85464-2), Meijer Brand Grillers Steak Topper Grilling Trays (Use by August 11th – August 26th 2012; UPC 7-08820-85468-0), and Meijer Brand Grillers Asparagus Blend Grilling Trays (Use by August 11th – August 26th 2012; UPC 7-08820-85353-9), because they contain whole or sliced mushrooms which may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products were produced and distributed from Pure Hothouse Foods Inc. in Leamington, Ontario, Canada to Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky.


  • Food Safety Recall: Canadian distributors are recalling Tanimura & Antle brand Romaine Lettuce (plastic package containing 1 head of lettuce; Product of USA; UPC 0 27918 20314 9), because the lettuce may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The recalled product was sold at retail from August 8, 2012 through August 17, 2012 in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Nunavut and Yukon.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall (Philippines): Pfizer Consumer Healthcare recalls Carbocisteine (Loviscol) 50 mg/mL Oral Drops Syrup (Lot #11LID6, Exp Aug-14, 15mL; Lot #11LID8 & 11LID9, Exp Oct-14, 15mL; Lot #12LIDIA, Exp Dec-14, 15 mL; Lot #12LIDIB (samples only), Exp Dec-14, 5mL; Lot #12LID2, Exp Jan-15, 15mL), due to incorrect concentration declaration of the claim reflected in the formulation for both the carton and bottle labels of the product.
  • Outbreak Alert (Japan): Six people are dead, and 93 others are ill as a result of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in Sapporo. The outbreak victims were infected after consuming pickled Chinese cabbage manufactured by the Sapporo-based company, Iwai Shokuhin. Many of the illnesses were reported at elderly care facilities in and around Sapporo.

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 website.

*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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