Recalls and Alerts: August 11, 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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United States

  • Outbreak Alert/Food Safety Recall (California): The California Department of Public Health reports three cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections linked to eating shucked and in-shell raw oysters from Drakes Bay Oyster Company (Inverness, CA). Drakes Bay Oyster has recalled its shucked and in-shell raw oyster products (9 ounce, 1-pint, 1-quart and half-gallon jars or tubs; Lot No. 363 through 421; in-shell raw oyster tags marked with harvest dates from July 17, 2012 through August 8, 2012). The recalled oyster products were supplied to restaurants and to a few grocery stores in Sausalito, Berkeley, San Francisco, Novato, Oakland, Santa Rosa, Point Reyes Station, Calistoga, Cotati, Bolinas, Kentfield, Auburn, Petaluma, Sonoma, Fairfax, Inverness, San Rafael, Fulton, Windsor, Modesto, Marshall, Mill Valley, Olema, Nicasio, Tomales, San Geronimo, Healdsburg and Larkspur.
  • Food Safety Recall: Burch Equipment LLC (North Carolina) expands its earlier cantaloupe recall to include all of this growing season’s cantaloupe and honeydew melons that may remain on the market (cantaloupes identified by a red label reading Burch Farms referencing PLU # 4319; some cantaloupes may be identified with a Cottle Strawberry, Inc. sticker referencing PLU #4319; individual honeydew melons do not carry identifying stickers), after FDA’s finding of Listeria monocytogenes on a honeydew melon grown and packed by Burch. The recalled melons were sold between June 23rd and July 27th to distributors in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Vermont and West Virginia. Grocery chains that were supplied with cantaloupes or honeydew melons by Burch include Hannaford, Food Lion and Reid.
  • Food Safety Recall: Fresco Green Farms Inc. (Winchester, CA) recalls Cilantro (10″ x 1 ¼” bunches held with brown rubber band), after routine USDA sampling finds that cilantro harvested from July 18th to July 27th may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled cilantro was sold in California and Minnesota beginning July 19, 2012 and was likely sold or removed from sale before August 6, 2012. Some of the recalled cilantro also was supplied to US Foods for redistribution to its customers.
  • Food Safety Recall: Missa Bay, LLC, wholly owned subsidiary of REady Pac Foods, Inc. (Swedesboro, NJ) recalls 293,488 cases and 296,224 individually distributed units of fruit, vegetable, and sandwich products containing apples (Use-by dates of July 8, 2012 through August 20, 2012), because they contain diced or sliced apples that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall was initiated after Listeria monocytogenes was found on equipment used by Missa Bay, LLC to produced apple products. The recalled products were distributed to retailers (including Hannaford, Food City, Harris Teeter, Kroger, Ralphs, Food4Less, FoodsCo, Safeway, Giant Food, Stop & Shop, and Wegmans) and foodservice operators (McDonalds and Burger King) in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Washington D.C., Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed product list.
  • Food Safety Recall: US Nutrition recalls Pure Protein High Protein Bar, Chewy Chocolate Chip (1.76 oz; UPC 74982612644; Lot #EMO452C38 and EMO462C38; Best by Feb 14, 2012 and Feb 15, 2012 respectively) due to consumer complaints of a plastic foreign object inside some bars. The recalled protein bars were sold at Giant, Giant Eagle, Schnucks, Logli, Hilander and Kinney Drugs locations.

Canada

  • Allergy Alert: Marina Export & Import Inc. recalls Chichny Beef Stock (24g, Best – Bef 013/07; 576g, Best Before 2013/07 or Best – Bef 013/07), due to the presence of undeclared gluten and soy. The recalled product was sold nationwide.
  • Allergy Alert Update: Canadian Food Inspection Agency expands its August 9th Allergy Alert to include additional organic pine nuts (Product of USA), to include additional products, because the pine nuts contain undeclared peanuts. Please refer to the Allergy Alert for a list of affected products.
  • Food Safety Recall: Canadian Food Inspection Agency expands its earlier Health Hazard Alerts to include additional dried Basil products recalled by Shah Trading Co. Ltd, because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella. Please click on the menu bar (above) for a consolidated list of affected products.

Europe

  • Food Safety Recall (Denmark): GIMA Catering A/S recalls Frozen whole barbecue chickens (1300; Production date 21/3-2012; Shelf life 12/9-2013; Product of Brazil), due to Salmonella enteritidis contamination.

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.

Recalls and Alerts: July 26, 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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United States

  • Allergy Alert: Piccadilly Fine Foods (Santa Clara, CA) recalls Top Nosh Farmer’s Market Chicken and Yam with Coconut Curry Pies (Est #P-9216; Lot code 184-12), due to the presence of undeclared shrimp. The recalled pies were produced on June 29, 2012 and sold to a San Jose, Calif.-area distributor for further distribution.
  • Allergy Alert: Spillson’s LTD recalls Texas BBQ Beef Sandwiches (4-oz; Best by date between July 20th and August 3rd, 2012), due to the presence of undeclared soy flour and wheat flour. The recaled product was sold at various convenience stores in Monroe, MI.
  • Food Safety Recall: Gills Onions, LLC (Oxnard, CA) expands its earlier recall to include all diced, slivered and whole peeled onions and diced onion/celery mix with use-by-dates on or before August 3rd, due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products were shipped directly to retailers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Montana, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Washington and Canada. US retailers impacted by this recall include KingSoopers, Fred Meyer, Ralphs, Food4Less, QFC and Albertsons, The expanded recall was initiated after FDA investigation revealed the presence of Listeria in the company’s facility.
  • Food Safety Recall: Sartori Inspirations, LLC recalls Ciolo brand tapenades, goudas, cheeses and salsas (please refer to recall notice for details), because the products may contain onions from Gill Onions and may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled dips and spreads were distributed to Whole Foods Market stores in Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington.
  • Food Safety Recall: Publix Super Markets (Lakeland, FL) recalls Sub Sandwiches With Onions, because the onions were supplied by Gill Onions LLC and may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled Sub Sandwiches were sold from the Publix Deli department between July 7, 2012 through July 26, 2012 in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina. Publix stores in Florida are not involved with this recall.
  • Food Safety Recall: Spartan Stores recalls Spartan Stores Central Kitchen Three Bean Salad (5 lb bulk bag; Spartan code #329; All lots) and Spartan Stores Central Kitchen Broccoli Stir Fry (12 oz; Spartan code #010; All lots), because the products contain onions recalled by Gills Onions, LLC, and may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products were shipped between July 13th through July 26th, 2012 to VG’s Grocery, Spartan, Valu Land, VG’s Fresh Market, Glen’s Markets, Glen’s Fresh Market, Family Fare Supermarkets, and D&W Fresh Market stores.
  • Food Safety Recall Update: USDA updates Retail Distribution List for frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products recalled by Buona Vita, Inc. due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • Food Safety Alert (Washington): The Washington State Department of Health has closed Hood Canal to shellfish harvesting after tests detected diarrhetic shellfish poison at unsafe levels in molluscan shellfish from Hood Canal near Brinnon.
  • Outbreak Alert Update: CDC reports that the outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly and Salmonella Nchanga that was associated with consumption of products containing raw scrape ground tuna is over. In all, 425 people in 28 states were infected with one of the outbreak strains, and 55 of those were hospitalized.

Canada

  • Allergy Alert: Korea Food Trading recalls Lotte Choco Pie (336g; All codes) due to the presence of undeclared tree nuts. The recalled product was sold in Ontario.
  • Food Safety Recall: Gills Onions LLC (Oxnard, CA) has expanded its earlier recall to include all Best before date codes up to and including 08/03/12 for the following products, because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination: Fresh Diced Yellow Onions (198g; UPC 6 43550 00044 3), Fresh Diced Red Onions (198g; UPC 6 43550 00045 0) and Fresh Diced Celery & Onions (198g; UPC 6 43550 00046 7). The recalled products may have been distributed nationally.
  • Food Safety Alert (British Columbia): The BC Centre for Disease Control is reminding the public there’s a risk of illness associated with eating raw or undercooked bivalve shellfish such as oysters, clams, mussels, scallops, and cockles. Five cases of locally acquired Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections have been reported so far in 2012.

Europe

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

  • Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Apotex Inc. (Canada) recalls Apo-Trifluoperazine Tablet 5mg (Batch #JW2265 and JW2266), as the indicated batches were found to be out of specification during post marketing stability study.

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.

Recalls and Alerts: July 21, 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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United States

  • Allergy Alert: Cass-Clay  Creamery (Fargo, ND) recalls Cass-Clay Maple Nut Ice Cream (1 gal/3.78L; UPC 70422-03404; Plant #38-25; all date codes), Cass-Clay Premium Light Maple Nut Ice Cream (1 gal/3.78L; UPC 70422-23404; Plant #38-25; all date codes) and Hornbacher’s Maple Nut Ice Cream (1/2 gal/1.89L; UPC 41130-21666; Plant #38-25; all date codes) due to the presence of undeclared Brazil nuts, and Cass-Clay Premium Light Double Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream (1/2-gal/1.89L; UPC 70422-24061; Plant #38-25; all date codes) due to the presence of undeclared peanut oil and soy lecithin. The recalled products were distributed in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
  • Animal Feed Safety Recall: PMI Nutrition International expands its earlier recall to include additional Mazuri® and LabDiet® animal feed products, because these products may contain elevated levels of vitamin D. The recalled products were distributed nationally in the USA and exported to customers in Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, Singapore, Chile and Uruguay. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products.
  • Animal Feed Safety Recall: Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC recalls Purina Fish Chow® Meal (50lb; Lot #May 05 12 1; Formula #5120), due to elevated levels of vitamin D. The recalled products were distributed nationwide.
  • Dietary Supplement Safety Recall: Wellements LLC recalls Baby Move™ Prune Concentrate liquid dietary supplement (4 oz; UPC 729609019878; All lots up to and including Lot #12179), because one of the ingredients used in the product (Purimuni galacto-oligosaccharide) tested positive for Salmonella. The recalled product was distributed nationwide from January 2012 to July 2012 through retail stores and online retailers.
  • Food Safety/Outbreak Alert: FDA warns consumers not to eat raw or partially cooked oysters and clams with tags listing Oyster Bay Harbor, Nassau County, New York as the harvest area, following reports of Vibrio parahaemolyticus illnesses in several states. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation closed Oyster Bay Harbor to shellfish harvesting on July 13. Shellfish harvested from Oyster Bay Harbor were distributed in several states, including, but not necessarily limited to, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

Canada

  • Allergy Alert: TWI Foods Inc. (Mississauga, ON) recalls Crispy Just Baked Punjabi Cookies (800g plastic clamshell pkgs; UPC 6 27265 00152 0), due to the presence of undeclared milk. The recalled product was distributed nationally.
  • Food Safety Recall: Merrylynd Organics recalls Merrylynd Organics Maple Syrup – Medium (375 mL and 1L; Lots 12-1 and 12-2), due to the presence of heavy metal (lead) contamination. The recalled product was sold in Ontario.
  • Food Safety Recall Update: Canada Safeway Ltd., Loblaw Companies Ltd. and The Product People Inc. recall Gills Onions Fresh Diced Red Onions (198g; Lot code 22YAA1A2184; UPC 6 43550 00044 3; Best before 07/20/12), Gills Onions Fresh Diced Red Onions (198g; Lot code 22RAA1A2184; UPC 6 43550 00045 0; Best before 07/20/12) and Gills Onions Fresh Diced Celery & Onions (198g; Lot code 22YAA1A2184; UPC 6 43550 00046 7; Best before 07/20/12), because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products were imported from the USA and sold in Alberta (all three retailers), British Columbia (Canada Safeway and Loblaw), Manitoba (Canada Safeway and Loblaw), Northwest Territories (Canada Safeway), Ontario (Canada Safeway and Loblaw), Quebec (Loblaw) and Saskatchewan (Canada Safeway and Loblaw).

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.