Recalls and Alerts: August 31, 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

  • Dietary Supplement Safety Recall: Brand New Energy recalls EphBurn 25 (90-count bottle; All lots and use-by dates), after FDA detects ephedrine alkaloids in a sample from one lot. The product was previously discontinued on or about May 2012.
  • Food Safety Recall: World Foods, LLC recalls Garden Highway Tropical Salsa (11 oz; UPC 8 26766-422104; Code dates 8/31/2012 and 9/1/2012; Plant code P-009), Generic/Winn-Dixie Stores Fresh Island Medley (1 lb; UPC 0 21140-01696 6; Code date 8/30/2012 and 8/31;2012; Plant code P-009), and Generic/Winn-Dixie Stores Fresh Fruit Burst Bowl (1 lb and 1.5 lb; UPC 0 21140-01701 7 and 0 21140-01707 9; Code Dates 8/30/2012 and 8/31/2012; Plant code P-009), because the products contain Daniella brand mangos recalled by Splendid Products and may be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup.
  • Food Safety Recall/Outbreak Alert – Mangos: Please refer to Salmonella Braenderup – Mango for current information on US retail distribution of recalled Daniella brand mangos and other products that contain these mangos.


  • Food Safety Recall: M.L. Catania Company Limited (Toronto, ON) recalls Daniella brand mangos (Product of Mexico; PLU #4051 and 4959), which were packaged and shipped to Costco members between July 20th and August 28th, because the mangos may be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup.
  • Food Safety Recall: Sunterra Market (Calgary, AB) recalls several store-made Fruit Cuts, Yogurts and Salads, because the products contain Daniella mangos that may be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of recalled products, which were sold at Sunterra Markets in Calgary and Edmonton.
  • Food Safety Recall/Outbreak Alert – Mangos: Please refer to Salmonella Braenderup – Mango for current information on Canadian retail distribution of recalled Daniella brand mangos and other products that contain these mangos.


  • Allergy Alert (Germany): Intersnack Knabber-Gebäck GmbH & Co. KG recalls Pom-Bear Original, due to the presence of small amounts of gluten in the product, which is claimed to be “gluten-free.”
  • Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Arla Foods Amba recalls Maja Chocolate Milk (200 ml; Production date 07/08/2012; Best before 01/01/2013), because the product has become sour well in advance of its expiration date.
  • Food Safety Recall (Denmark): SuperGros A/S recalls First Price brand Pumpkin Seeds (250g plastic bag; Package date 20/2-2012; Best before 20/9-2013; Lot #1050-10), after broken glass is reported in a bag of the product. The recalled pumpkin seeds were sold at Super Best, Eurospar, Super Spar, Spar, Kwik Save, Go On, Kiwi Mini price, Letkøb, Shell, and other gas stations, grocery stores and kiosks outside the chain.
  • Food Safety Recall (France): The supplier recalls Krill Essentiel chez Professionnels de la Restauration Collective et Hors Foyer brand Poêlée de Légumes Campagnarde en Sachet (Lot #2 165 19:12; Expiry 06/2014; Mixture of green beans, butter beans, eggplant, carrots and onions), due to the presence of datura – a potential hallucinogen – in the vegetables.
  • Food Withdrawal (Northern Ireland): Britvic Ireland withdraws Still Plastic Ballygowan Water (750 ml; Best before end May 2013) and Still Ballygowan Sports Water (1 litre; Best before end May 2013), because the products have an off-odor.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1255): Deltamethrin in lettuce from the Netherlands; distributed to Lebanon, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates.
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Notification (EU #2012.1257): Sibutramine in food supplement from the USA, via the Netherlands; distributed to Lithuania.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1258): Ochratoxin A in raisins from China; distributed to the Netherlands and Poland.
  • Allergy Alert Notification (EU #2012.1259): Undeclared gluten in potato chips from Germany; distributed to Austria and Germany.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1260): Glass fragments in pumpkin seeds from China, via Switzerland; distributed to Denmark.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Outbreak Alert (Hong Kong): The Centre for Health Protection is investigating an outbreak of acute gastroenteritis at a kindergarten and child care centre in Yau Tsim Mong District. The outbreak involves 26 pupils between the ages of 2 and 5 years, and three staff members. Outbreak victims have reported suffering from vomiting, diarrhea and fever.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1255): Deltamethrin in lettuce from the Netherlands; distributed to Lebanon, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates.

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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