Recalls and Alerts: January 30, 2013

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

  • Allergy Alert: Yolanda Quality Foods, Inc. (San Gabriel, CA) recalls various Yolanda brand gnocchi, ravioli, tortellini and tortelloni products (please see recall notice for detailed list of products) due to undeclared wheat (all recalled products) and milk (Classic Gnocchi, only).
  • Food Safety Recall: Whole Foods Market expands its earlier recall of Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon cold smoked, sliced salmon (4 oz; Lot 7425A2297A), due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This  second recalled lot code was sold in Whole Foods Market stores in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.


  • Allergy Alert: United Marketing & JB Enterprises Inc. recall JB brand Apricots (450g clamshell packages; UPC 8 92012 00164 5; All codes), due to undeclared sulphites. The recalled product was distributed in Ontario.
  • Allergy Alert: Riverbend Plantation Inc. (Saskatoon, SK) recalls Riverbend Plantation brand Saskatoon Berry Chocolate Hearts (1 piece, 65g, 130g, 16 pieces, & 32 pieces; Lot 212), due to undeclared milk and hazelnuts. The recalled products were distributed in Ontario.
  • Personal Care Product Safety Recall: Arbonne International Distribution Inc. recalls RE9 Advanced for Men Facial Moisturizer SPF 20 Sunscreen (Lot 043904), after product testing detected the presence of bacterial contamination (Aerococcus viridans) in a sample of the product. The recalled product was sold through Arbonne International Distribution’s network of independent sales consultants.


Australia and New Zealand

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 website.

*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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