Recalls and Alerts: October 14, 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: Sunland, Inc. recalls raw and roasted shelled and in-shell peanuts processed in its Peanut Processing Plant after FDA finds Salmonella in raw peanuts and environmental samples from the Plant. Please consult the recall notice or the eFoodAlert Trader Joe’s/Sunland Peanut Butter Recall page for a complete list of recalled products.
  • Food Safety Recall: PureFit Inc. (Irvine, CA) recalls PureFit Peanut Butter Crunch Nutrition Bar (2 oz; UPC 812787001008; Best by 1 March 2013 and 12 July 2013) and PureFit Peanut Butter Crunch Nutrition Bar (Box of 15; UPC 812787002005; Best by 1 March 2013 and 12 July 2013), because the product contains peanut butter manufactured by Sunland, and may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled products were distributed throughout the United States between March and August of 2012, primarily through health food stores, grocery stores, and online retailers.


  • Outbreak Alert (Northern Ireland): BBC reports that eleven confirmed or suspected cases of E. coli O157 have been linked to Flicks restaurant at Cityside Mall on York Street, Belfast. The first case was discovered October 9th; the restaurant closed voluntarily on October 11th and is cooperating in the investigation. Four of the 11 victims were hospitalized, but all have been discharged.

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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