Sunday, July 3, 2011

Recalls and Alerts: July 3, 2011

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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.

United States
  • Beach Closure (Ontario): Lakeside Beach (Kingsville) and Seacliff Beach (Leamington) are closed to swimming due to elevated levels of E. coli int he water. Swimming is also not recommended at Sandpoint Beach (Windsor) or West Belle River Beach (Lakeshore).

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
  • Food Safety Seizure and Recall (Vietnam): The Dat Nam Co. Ltd., producer of Aquasun Mineral Water was suspended from operation after inspectors from the municipal Department of Health found Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the water. More than 1,000 bottles of water have been seized, and a recall has been ordered. More than 50 of the 500 bottled water enterprises inspected by the department produced bottled water contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Dat Nam and the Ke Ba Company were reported to be repeat offenders.

  • Outbreak Alert (India): A cholera outbreak in the Wayanad district has resulted in the hospitalization of as many as 114 people. Five people are reported in critical condition.

  • Outbreak Alert (India): Forty-six cases of diarrhea have been reported in Ropar in the past week. Five people have been hospitalized, including two foreigners.

  • Outbreak Alert (Spain): Eighty-seven residents of two juvenile facilities have developed possible food poisoning, 71 of them in La Esperanza and 16 in Punta Blanca.

  • Outbreak Alert (India): The first cholera case of the monsoon season has been reported in Chandigarh. The patient was admitted to hospital for treatment, but has been discharged.

  • Outbreak Alert (Congo): An outbreak of cholera in regions fed by the Congo River has claimed 153 lives since March. In all, 2,787 cases have been reported.

  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.0881): Salmonella Derby inmussels from Italy; distributed to Italy and Hong Kong.

Australia and New Zealand
  • Synthetic Cannabis Mandated Recall (New Zealand): Ministry of Health warns retailers to remove the herbal smoking product Juicy Puff Super Strength from sale, because it contains the prescription medicine phenazepam, which is not approved for sale in New Zealand.

  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2011.0877): Fumosins in maize and buckwheat flour from Italy; distributed to Australia, Italy and the USA.

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.

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