Recalls and Alerts: November 22, 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

  • Allergy Alert: Global Culinary Investments (Spring, TX) recalls Luca Chicken Empanada (50-count bags in 10-lb bulk cases; Case code 10853349004002; Est. P-44923; Best by March 4, 2013 to May 21, 2013), due to the presence of undeclared monosodium glutamate. The recalled products were distributed for institutional use in the Houston, TX area.
  • Food Safety Recall: Rio Queen Citrus, Inc. (Mission, TX) recalls Karol Cherry Tomatoes (12/1 Dry Pints; Product of Mexico; Lot No. 01W45; Distributed by Interstate Fruit & Vegetable), because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled cherry tomatoes were distributed at the retail level through stores in Texas and South Carolina between November 19th and November 19th.


  • Allergy Alert: Campbell Company of Canada recalls Campbell’s V8 Golden Autumn Carrot Soup (500mL Best before Dec 13 2012; UPC 0 63211 18274 3), due to the presence of undeclared gluten. The recalled product was sold by retailers nationally, including Whole Foods Market.
  • Allergy Alert: Richardson Foods Ltd. recalls Murray’s Pineapple Topping No. 713 (3.18 kg; Lot #1217800201; Expiry 06/17/2014), due to the presence of undeclared milk and soy. The recalled product was supplied to hotels, restaurants and institutions nationally.
  • Food Safety Recall: The Canadian Food Inspection Agency warns the public not to consume the following products, because they may be contaminated with Salmonella: Krown brand Cherry tomatoes (551 ml; UPC 0 33383 65520 8; Sold November 13 to 21, 2012, inclusive) and Various store-made party trays containing cherry tomatoes sold at Safeway stores (Sold November 14 to 21, 2012, inclusive. The products, which have been recalled by importers and retailers, were distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, North West Territories and Yukon and may have been distributed nationally.


  • Allergy Alert (Ireland): Aldi withdraws all batch codes and “best before” dates of Specially Selected Pesto Rosso Sauce (190g; Barcode 25192896), Specially Selected Pesto Genovese Sauce (190g; Barcode 25192889) and Specially Selected Tomato & Ricotta Pasta Sauce (340g; Barcode 25279474), due to the presence of undeclared egg.
  • Allergy Alert (UK): Aldi withdraws all batch codes and “best before” dates of Specially Selected Pesto Rosso Sauce (190g; Barcode 25192896), Specially Selected Pesto Genovese Sauce (190g; Barcode 25192889) and Specially Selected Tomato & Ricotta Pasta Sauce (340g; Barcode 25279474), due to the presence of undeclared egg.
  • Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Buurtslagers recalls Boudin Noir aux oignons / Blood sausage with onions (2 pieces/pkg; Lot 455; Expiry 23/11/12) after Listeria monocytogenes is detected in a sample of the product.
  • Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Scandic Food recalls Whisky sauce (750g; Best before 02-02-2013), because the product may be contaminated with gas-forming lactic acid bacteria.
  • Outbreak Alert (Norway): The Folkehelseinstituttet (Public Health Institute) is investigating six cases of salmonellosis involving Salmonella Mikawasima. The six patients live in four different counties (Akershus Aust-Agder, Vest-Agder, Hordaland and Nordland); all patients are adults aged 20 – 50 years. The institute typically sees no more than 3 cases of Salmonella Mikawasima annually.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1617): Salmonella typhimurium in chilled pork meat and pork products manufactured in Norway, with raw material from Belgium; distributed to Norway.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1625): Salmonella in horopa basil from Cambodia; distributed to Finland, France, Germany and the Netherlands.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1626): Excessive Escherichia coli in mussels (alive, chilled) from Spain; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1627): Salmonella enteritidis in frozen chicken breast fillet from Romania; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1628): Salmonella in chilled vacuum packed duck breasts from France; distributed to Denmark.
  • Allergy Alert Notification (EU #2012.1629): Undeclared lactose in chocolate sprinkle from the Netherlands; distributed to Belgium, Curaçao and the Netherlands.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1630): Cadmium in chilled horse carcasses from Poland; distributed to Poland.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1631): Acetamiprid and ethephon in peppers from Poland; distributed to Austria.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Food Recall (Israel): Strauss Ice Cream Packaging recalls Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cookies Ice Cream (2L pkg; Expiry 17-18.4.14) due to a labeling error. The product was erroneously labeled as “Pareve.”

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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