Recalls and Alerts: February 6, 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: The Kroger Company recalls Bakery Mardi Gras King Cake, Cinnamon (**1315), due to undeclared pecans. The recalled product was sold at Kroger stores in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Knoxville, TN.
  • Allergy Alert: Marshallville Packing Co. Inc. recalls German Brand Beef Bologna, Garlic Beef Bologna, Beef Bologna, Trail Style Bologna, Dutch Brand Loaf, and Braunschweiger ready-to-eat meats, due to undeclared wheat.
  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Alert: FDA has warned U.S. doctors about another counterfeit version of the cancer drug Avastin. The product, labeled as Altuzan (bevacizumab) 400 mg/16 mL, may be counterfeit if it displays Batch No. B6022B01 (Exp. date 11 2013) or B6024B01 (Exp. date 02 2013). FDA lab tests have confirmed that at least one batch of the counterfeit product contains no active ingredient.


  • Allergy Alert: AAA Boucherie Gourmet inc. (Montreal, QC) recalls Sauce Spaghetti Maison (All product sold up to 5 February 2013, inclusive) due to undeclared wheat, soy, milk or mustard).


Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Proprietary Chinese Medicine Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Fung Wah (Hong Kong) Company (operated by Honour Essence Trading Limited) recalls Yunnan Baiyao capsules (registration number: HKP-00776; batch number: 48911104), Yunnan Baiyao powder (registration number: HKP-00775; batch number: 48971012), Yunnan Baiyao plaster (registration number: HKP-00255; batch number: 48971204), Yunnan Baiyao aerosol (registration number: HKP-00777; batch number: 48971107) and Yunnan Baiyao tincture (registration number: HKP-00805; batch number: 20110101C), as they have been found to contain undeclared aconitum alkaloids.

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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