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- Allergy Alert (Update): Barry Callebaut USA LLC expands its earlier recall of Kroger Value Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips, 12 oz. to include all Best By dates ending in 2012, because the product may contain undeclared milk. The recalled Chocolate Chips were sold in Kroger-owned stores, including Kroger stores nation-wide; and Dillon’s and Gerbes stores in Kansas and Missouri; Baker’s stores in Nebraska; Jay C, Hilander, Owen’s, Pay Less and Scott’s stores in Illinois and Indiana; Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, Smith’s, City Market, Foods Co., and Food 4 Less stores in California, Nevada, Nebraska, New Mexico, Illinois and Indiana (Chicago area). Several consumer complaints have been received.
- Food Safety Recall: Price Chopper advises its customers that AdvancePierre Foods has recalled Fast Fixin' Popcorn Chicken, 26 oz. (UPC 75901-33613) after receiving two consumer complaints of small pieces of plastic in the product.
- Food/Feed Safety Notification Update (EU #2010.1771): Dioxins in vegetable feed fat for pigs and poultry from Germany; distributed to the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.0051): Salmonella in pasteurized liquid salted egg yolks from Spain; distributed to France.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.0052): Dead insects in macaroni from Italy; distributed to Lithuania.
- Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.0053): Escherichia coli in mussels from Spain; distributed to France.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
- Food Safety Update (Philippines): The Department of Health has lifted its ban on Chinese infant formula and other milk products from China. The ban was imposed on 23 September 2008 following confirmation of melamine in infant formula and milk products manufactured in China.
- Food Safety Alert (Taiwan): Three shipments of US beef were removed from retail sale in Taiwan after they were found to contain Paylean, a drug used to promote leanness in animals raised for meat. Taiwan, China and the European Union ban the use of Paylean because of possible human health risks, according to the report posted by Channelnewsasia.com; however, use of Paylean is legal in the USA, Canada, Australia, Brazil and more than 20 other countries.
- Herbal Medicine Safety Recall (Hong Kong): The Department of Health advises the public not to consume the Chinese herbal powder Ramulus Cinnamomi (brand name 百草牌; batch #B20100513), wholesaled by Dynamic Medical Company, as it is contaminated with aconitum alkaloids. Dynamic Medical is recalling the powder, which was manufactured in China.
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.
- Big Y® World Class Market®
- BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
- Costco Wholesale Corporation (US stores)
- Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.
- EDEKA (Germany)
- Food City
- Food Lion
- Giant Food LLC
- Gros Cidac (Italy)
- Hannaford Brothers Co.
- Harris Teeter
- The Kroger Company*
- Lucky Supermarkets
- Price Chopper
- Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc.
- Stop & Shop
- Sweetbay Supermarkets
- Top Food & Drug
- Tops Friendly Markets
- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
- Whole Foods Market
- WinCo Foods
- Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
*The Kroger umbrella encompasses numerous supermarket, marketplace and convenience store chains, listed on the Kroger corporate home page.