Recalls and Alerts: September 12, 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: 3fish, inc (Gastonia, NC) recalls all seafood cakes and stuffed fish items that contain onions produced by Gills Onions (use-by dates between 9/10/2012 and 9/15/2012), due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled items were distributed along the east coast in retail stores and repackaged at store level. The following products were sold to Harris Teeter, Ingles, MDI (Merchants Distributors Inc), and US FoodserviceMaryland Crab Cake Bulk, Stuffed Salmon (8ct), Charl Crab Cake Bulk, Stuffed Tilapia (8ct), Crab Stuffing – Bucket, Stuffed Flounder (8ct), Signature Lump Crab Cake, Devil Stuffed Crab (10ct), Carolina Style Crab Cakes (4oz), Devil Stuffed Crab (3oz), Carolina Style Crab Cakes (.5oz), Premium Lobster Cake (3oz), and MD Crab Cakes – Value Tray Pack.
  • Pet Food Safety Recall: Breeder’s Choice Pet Food recalls Breeder’s Choice AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula (26 lb; Product Code/SKU 1000065074; UPC 0 5290702043 8; Best before 28 Aug 2013, 29 Aug 2013, and 30 Aug 2013), due to possible contamination with Salmonella. Recalled products were distributed to retailers and distributors in California, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, Virginia and Washington.
  • Food Safety Alert (Rhode Island): The Rhode Island Department of Health is advising residents, staff, volunteers, family and friends who attended a cookout at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 and ate uncooked onions that they may have been exposed to Listeria monocytogenes. The onions were supplied to U.S. Foods by Gills Onions.
  • Food Safety Recall – Retail Distribution: Ricotta Salata Frescolina Brand cheese, which was recalled on September 10th after being linked to 14 cases of Listeria monocytogenes infections, was sold in Whole Foods Market stores and in QFC stores, according to notices posted on the retailers’ web sites.


  • Allergy Alert: Bardahl’s Foods recalls Bardahl’s Potato Lefsa (400g; UPC 6 22876 00100 6; No lot codes), due to the presence of undeclared milk. The recalled product was sold in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
  • Food Safety Recall: Les Produits Alimentaires Berthelet Inc. recalls Nappe Blanche Wild Mushroom Sauce Mix (500g; Lot 0096970; Best before 16 July 2013; UPC 0 69809 00182 3), due to insect contamination. The recalled product was sold in Quebec.
  • Food Safety Recall: RW Packaging Ltd. recalls Baby’s Choice Distilled Nursery Drinking Water (4L; Code 12E194), Alpine Distilled Water (4L; Codes12E191, 12E194, 12E198, 12E201, and 12E205), Encounter Distilled Water (4L; Code 12E191) and Crystal Pure Drinking Water – Distilled – Salt Free (4L; Code 12E194), due to microbiological contamination. The recalled products were sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan.


Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Food Safety Enforcement Action (Abu Dhabi): Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has ordered punitive closure of Hani Supermarket and Bakery –WLL, located on Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum (Airport Road) due to repeated violation of food safety rules.

Latin America and the Caribbean

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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