Sunday, March 24, 2013

Food Safety Recalls: March 1-24, 2013

Here is a summary of food safety recalls from around the world. The live links will take you directly to the official recall notices and company news releases that contain detailed information for each one.

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United States
  • Byron Center Wholesale Meats (Byron Center, MI) recalls approximately 6,586 pounds of ham products that were produced without a Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan.
  • Home Market Foods recalls Cooked Perfect Homestyle Meatballs because the product may contain pieces of metal.
  • La Preferida, Inc. recalls 4,734 cases (56,808 cans) of La Preferida Whole Pinto Beans 29 oz. (Water & Salt), because the manufacturer’s preliminary inspection indicates 420 cans may not have been fully processed.
  • Bumble Bee Foods, LLC recalls specific codes of 5-ounce Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna products, because the products do not meet the company’s standards for seal tightness.
  • Tri-Union Seafoods LLC recalls a limited amount of Chicken of the Sea brand 5-ounce cans of chunk white albacore tuna in water, because the seams on the lids of the cans do not meet the standard for seam quality.
  • Tri-Union Seafoods LLC expands its earlier recall to include a limited amount of Chicken of the Sea brand 5-ounce chunk light tuna in oil, because the seams on the lids of the cans do not meet the standard for seam quality.
  • Hot Springs Packing Co., Inc. (Hot Springs, AR) recalls approximately 6,120 pounds of chicken Polish sausage and chicken breakfast link products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • FPL Food, LLC (West Columbia, SC) recalls approximately 5,820 pounds of ground beef chuck that may contain small pieces of plastic.
  • Ben-Lee Processing, Inc. (Atwood, KS) recalls ready-to-eat and heat-treated bacon and ham products that were produced without a Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan.
  • Grippo Foods Inc. recalls all bags and boxes of their Plain Potato Chips, Bar-B-Q Potato Chips, Cheddar Cheese with a touch of Jalapeno Potato Chips, Hot Dill Pickle Potato Chips, Sweet Bermuda Onion Potato Chips and Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips, because these products may have the potential to contain metal fragments.
  • FDA warns consumers not to eat ProtiDiet High Protein Chocolate Dream Bar, sold in 210 gram (7.4 oz.) packages, 7 bars per package, bearing UPC 6 21498 42238 1, lot code CR 18 13B, and Best Before date of 2015-08, because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella and has been recalled by the Canadian manufacturer (Pro-Amino International Inc.).
  • Belgium: Ponroy Vitarmonyl BENELUX recalls Argile - Ventre Plat dietary supplement from Laboratoires Vitarmonyl due to excessive lead in the product.
  • Belgium: Haute Cuisine recalls marmites sold through l'Action-Epargne in stores belonging to the group AD Delhaize, because the enamel seals break on first contact.
  • Belgium: Kaasaffineurs Van Tricht recalls raw milk Goat cheese produced by Hardy de Selles Sur Cher (France) due to possible contamination with shiga-toxin producing E. coli.
  • Belgium: Colruyt recalls Everyday Salade de viande, 275g due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
  • Czech Republic: Verner Kotula recalls two kinds of deli products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
  • Czech Republic: dm drogerie markt Ltd recalls Alnatura příkrm dýně, brambor, fenykl due to possible occurrence of glass fragments in the baby food.
  • Denmark: Lembcke recalls Fresh Mini Corn from Thailand due to Salmonella contamination.
  • Denmark: delica as recalls Carl Vollstedt eftf brand Deer Salami due to metal fragments.
  • Denmark: KD-Food recalls Hummus due to Listeria contamination.
  • Denmark: Reitan Distribution A/S recalls Rema1000 Red cheddar due to mold contamination.
  • France: Carrefour recalls Carrefour BIO brand Jus d'Orange BIO and Jus de Pomme BIO because the bottles may contain glass fragments.
  • France: Casino recalls Casino / Tous les Jours Brioche Tranchée and Pain au Lait due to possible presence of steel shavings.
  • France: IKEA recalls TÅRTA CHOKLADKROKANT chez IKEA brand Almond, Chocolate and Caramel tart, due to possible fecal contamination.
  • France: Etablissements HARDY recalls SELLES SUR CHER AOP FERMIERS Fromages de Chèvre (150g) due to contamination with Escherichia coli.
  • Germany: Firma Werz Wurst-Fleisch-Convenience GmbH recalls Pfälzer Leberknödel (Palatine Liver Dumplings) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
  • Germany: Iglo GmbH recalls Viva Italia Tortelloni Käse-Sahne due to contamination with small metal fragments.
  • Germany: Alnatura Produktions- und Handels GmbH recalls Alnatura Babygläschen Kürbis mit Kartoffeln und Fenchel nach 4. Monat because of glass fragments.
  • Germany: Nestlé Kaffee & Schokoladen GmbH recalls KitKat Chunky der Sorten Hazelnut, Caramel und Peanut Butter due to foreign body (plastic fragment) contamination.
  • Greece: I & S Sklavenitis S.A. recalls Marata Plums without stone, dried, after stones were found in packages of the prunes.
  • Ireland: Food Safety Authority of Ireland announces the recall of prohibited products containing Non-Food Grade Grapefruit Seed Extract supplied by The Aisling Foundation in breach of a Prohibition Order.
  • UK: Edward Gray of Dudley Ltd, aka Teddy Grays, is recalling certain date codes of their sweet products (rock and boiled sweets) because of a possible rodent infestation at the manufacturing premises.
  • UK: Loch Arthur Creamery recalls all of its dairy products because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This is an expansion of earlier recalls.
  • UK: Nestle recalls four Kit Kat Chunky special varieties (48g size bars in Peanut Butter, Hazelnut, Choc Fudge and Caramel flavours) and Kit Kat Chunky Collection Giant Egg due to seven people reporting small pieces of plastic in the bars.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
  • Israel: Strauss recalls Strauss Cottage 250, 5% fat with an expiration date of 21/03/2013 due to excessive coliform levels.
Australia and New Zealand
  • Australia: Melbourne Kosher Meats recalls Chicken and Veal Wurst from Melbourne Kosher Meats in St Kilda and Meal Mart in Balaclava (Victoria) due to  Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
  • Australia: Shaw River Buffalo Cheese recalls Shaw River Buffalo Yoghurt from some small gourmet retailers and health food stores in NSW, VIC, TAS and SA due to microbial (E. coli) contamination.
  • New Zealand: Foodstuffs (Auckland) Ltd. recalls in store processed Trevally Fish Fillets due to possible high levels of Histamine which may result in Scombroid (histamine) poisoning.
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.

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