Recalls and Alerts: August 28, 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 Withdrawal: Charlie’s Produce and TOP Food & Drug withdraw all Daniella mangos (PLU #3114, 4051, 4311, 4584 and 4959) from stores in the TOP supermarket chain, because of a concern that the mangos may be linked to Salmonella illness. TOP Food & Drug stores are located in  Auburn, Edmonds, Federal Way, Grays Harbor, Kent, Lacey, Lake Tapps, Olympia, Puyallup, Tacoma, Woodinville, and Yakima.


  • Food Safety Recall Update: North American Produce Sales expands its earlier recall of Daniella brand Mangoes (Product of Mexico; PLU #4959) to include all products sold at retail stores between July 12 and August 24, 2012. the mangoes may have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon. The Public Health Agency of Canada reports 22 cases of Salmonella Braenderup illness linked to consumption of these mangoes.


Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1229): Aflatoxins in nutmeg from Spain; distributed to Andorra, Guinea Republic-Conakry, and Spain.

Australia and New Zealand

  • Outbreak Alert (New South Wales, Australia): New South Wales Health is warning of an outbreak of gastroenteritis that has affected more than 3,500 people around the state in the past fortnight. The outbreak – due mainly to norovirus or rotavirus – has affected people in nursing homes, hospitals and child care centers.

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Food Safety Enforcement Action (Argentina): The National Food Safety and Quality Service has seized and destroyed 8,600 kilos of food products that were transported under improper conditions and/or without proper documentation.

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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