Saturday, July 16, 2011

Recalls and Alerts: July 16, 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
  • Allergy Alert: Willamette Valley Fruit Company (Salem, OR) recalls all Whole Foods Market brand Apple, Cherry and Marionberry pies (8" pies in square white boxes with see-through window; Pack Dates of July 1-13, 2011; Sell by dates of July 6-18, 2011), due to the presence of undeclared butter. The recalled pies were sold in 35 Whole Foods Market stores in Northern California and Nevada.

  • Allergy Alert Update: CFIA warns people with sensitivity to gluten to avoid consuming Healthy Times brand Brown Rice Cereal for Baby (Product of USA; 6 oz; Lot 02711; Use by 15 JAN 2013), because the product contains undeclared gluten. The recalled batch of baby cereal was sold or distributed by Satau Inc. (New Brunswick, Ontario, Quebec), Puresource Inc. (nationally), UNFI Canada Grocery West (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan), PSC Natural Foods (British Columbia), Horizon Distributors (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Yukon), Loblaw Companies Ltd. (nationally), and Indigo Natural Foods Inc. (Ontario).

  • Food Safety Recall Update: Whole Foods Market advises its Canadian customers that Sol Cuisine brand Spicy Bean Burgers (364g package; lot code 06711), which were recalled by the manufacturer due to possible contamination with Salmonella, were sold in Whole Foods Market stores in Canada.

  • Food Safety Notification/Outbreak Alert Update (EU #2011.0842): Fenugreek seeds from Egypt (via the Netherlands and Germany, and packaged in the United Kingdom) that were implicated in the E. coli O104:H4 outbreak, are known to have been distributed in the following 25 countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

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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