Recalls and Alerts: December 6, 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 international and retail distribution of peanut butter products recalled due to Salmonella Bredeney, please consult the Trader Joe’s/Sunland Peanut Butter Recalls tab.

United States

  • Food Safety Recall Update: USDA releases updated retail distribution list for Beef and Cheese Pastellios manufactured by Cantina Foods. The products were recalled by the company because they were produced without the benefit of federal inspection.
  • Food Safety Alert: The California Department of Public Health advises the public not to collect and eat wild mushrooms. Four people died of wild mushroom poisoning in California in November 2012. From January 2011 through November 2012, the California Poison Control System reports that there were 1,602 cases of mushroom poisoning statewide.


  • Food Safety Recall: Loblaw Companies Ltd. (Brampton, OH) recalls Ennis variety In-Shell Filberts/Hazelnuts (Product of USA; Sold from bulk bins up to and including December 4, 2012), because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled product was sold in Ontario (Cash & Carry, Real Canadian Wholesale Club, Fortinos, No Frills), Quebec (Loblaws, Maxi & Cie, Maxi, Provigo), and Newfoundland and Labrador (Dominion).


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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