Recalls and Alerts: November 9, 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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For current information on retail distribution of peanut butter products recalled due to Salmonella Bredeney, please consult the Trader Joe’s/Sunland Peanut Butter Recalls tab.

For current information on retail distribution of beef products containing Canadian beef recalled due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination please consult the Canada/USA Beef Recall tab.

United States

  • Food Safety Recall: Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship recalls and impounds dairy products from Meinders Farm Fresh Dairy (Buffalo Center, IA), due to concerns that some of the products did not meet regulatory requirements. The products were sold at retailers under the Meinders Farm Fresh Dairy label.
  • Food Recall: Price Chopper recalls Price Chopper Single Cup Original Donut Blend Coffee (12-pack; UPC 4173506881), because the product does not meet Price Chopper’s quality standards.


  • Food Safety Recall: Berchicci Importing Ltd. recalls Cilento Burrata Fresh Pulled Cheese (200g; Best before 11/09/2012; Lot #770; UPC 0 60085 31416 4), due to E. coli contamination. The recalled product was sold in Ontario and Quebec.
  • Food Safety Recall: Tree Brewing Co. Ltd. recalls Duke’s Dry Apple Cider (355 mL; Best before dates from 20/01/13 to 30/01/13; UPC 6 24524 20231 5), due to microbiological spoilage. The recalled product was sold in Alberta and British Columbia.


Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Proprietary Medicine Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Wah Shun Medicine Limited recalls Shi Hu Ye Guang Wan (Batch #8011 WP 1), a proprietary Chinese medicine,  because the indicated batch was found to contain about 1.3 times the permitted limit of lead.
  • Outbreak Alert (Hong Kong): The Centre for Health Protection is investigating suspected food poisoning outbreaks involving a total of nine persons, all of whom dined at the same restaurant in Admiralty on the evening of November 6th.

Australia and New Zealand

  • Dietary Supplement Safety Alert (Australia): The Therapeutic Goods Administration advises consumers to avoid using Majestic Slimming Capsules, because the product contains undeclared sibutramine (a prescription-only medicine) and phenolphthalein. The supply of Majestic Slimming Capsules is illegal in Australia.

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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