Recalls and Alerts: February 18, 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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For up-to-date information on recalls and product withdrawals associated with the horse meat investigation, please consult the Horse Meat Synopsis and Recalls page.

United States

  • Outbreak Alert Update: The CDC has now identified eight overlapping multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections that are associated with exposure to pet turtles or their environments. Thirty-eight states have reported a total of 347 confirmed cases of Salmonella; 55 of the case-patients were hospitalized as a result of their illnesses. One-third of the outbreak victims are children 1 year of age or younger; 70% are children under the age of 10 years.


Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Outbreak Alert (Hong Kong): The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a suspected food poisoning case cluster involving 11 persons (aged 13 – 64) who developed symptoms after lunching at a restaurant in Qingyuan, Guangdon on February 15th. All are currently in stable condition.

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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