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Galway Bay Seafoods Smoked Salmon Recall Due to the Possible Presence of Listeria monocytogenes

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has issued a food alert to confirm that Galway Bay Seafoods is recalling all batches of smoked salmon with an approval number of IE GY 0015 EC due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.  Retailers who have received implicated batches are requested to display in-store notices to consumers.

Spring Hill Pure Spring Water recalled due to the presence of E. coli

The UK Food Standards Agency has issued a food alert to confirm that Spring Hill Pure Spring Water with batch code 15 August 2011 has been recalled due to the presence of E.coli. Although E. coli may be non-pathogenic, (not harmful) it is an indicator of faecal contamination and may present a possible risk to health and is in breach of the Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007. As a precautionary measure, the distributor, Lynas Food Service Ltd, Coleraine, Northern Ireland is recalling the batch of Spring Hill Pure Spring Water due to the presence of E. coli (1 cfu/250 ml). Retailers and caterers have been requested to remove the implicated batch from sale and display a point-of-sale notice informing customers of the recall. No action is required by official agencies. Follow the link to find out more.

Suzipoo Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Allergen in Lobster Poo

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Suzipoo Ogunquit, Maine is voluntarily recalling Suzipoo Lobster Poo, 4 oz bags, because it may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The product is in a small plastic bag with a red bow on the bag and the label on the front reads. "Lobster Poo" – Slogan – I went to Maine and here's the scoop I came back home with Lobster Poop. Product was distributed to three retail stores in Maine from August 1-August 18, 2010. Each store has been visited and product labeling has been corrected. Ten- 4 oz. bags may be incorrectly labeled. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product (burnt red peanuts) was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of peanuts.

Abbott Nutrition Voluntarily Recalls Certain Similac® Brand Powder Infant Formulas in the United States That Did Not Meet Its Quality Standards

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is closely following an investigation by U.S. authorities into possible contamination of Similac® Brand Powder Infant Formulas by beetles in the United States. The CFIA is not aware of any product being imported into Canada. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product in Canada. The CFIA is working closely with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on this matter.

The US FDA have issued the following press release:
"Abbott is initiating a proactive, voluntary recall of certain Similac-brand, powder infant formulas in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and some countries in the Caribbean. Abbott is recalling these products following an internal quality review, which detected the remote possibility of the presence of a small common beetle in the product produced in one production area in a single manufacturing facility. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that while t…

Bragan Spring Water recall due to the presence of enterococci

The FSAI has issued a food alert to confirm that as a precautionary measure, Bragan Spring Water Company Limited, Carrickmoe, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan is initiating a recall of Bragan Spring Water 1 litre bottles with a best before date of December 2012, due to the presence of enterococci. This is an indicator of faecal contamination and renders the water unsafe and in breach of microbiological criteria for bottled spring water. No other products are affected by this recall. This spring water is distributed in and around the Monaghan area only. Follow the link for more.

Wisconsin Firm Recalls Cured Uncooked Sausage Products Due To Mislabeling and an Undeclared Allergen

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Mekong Fresh Meats, a Mosinee, Wis., establishment, is recalling approximately 29,893 pounds of cured uncooked pork ginger sausages because they contain an undeclared allergen. Wheat is a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.

On-going national outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium DT8.

The UK Health Protection Agency (HPA) has investigated an on-going national outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium DT8.
"So far this year, the HPA has confirmed 66 reports of human infection in England and Northern Ireland. Figures for previous years were 34 in 2008 and 47 in 2009.  Of the reported cases two are known to have been hospitalised, one of whom has died. Cases are mainly adults with an average age of 46 years, and most are men (61 per cent). Cases have been referred from Northern Ireland and most regions in England, with predominance in the South East and North West." It is believed that the outbreak could be connected to duck eggs.

Salmonella Bareilly

This is a Salmonella that I have not heard of before, but the UK HPA has issued a press release to confirm that Salmonella Bareilly is giving cause for concern.

"The Health Protection Agency with support from Health Protection Scotland, the Food Standards Agency and Environmental Health Officers from a number of local authorities is investigating an increase in cases of Salmonella Bareilly. The Agency's Centre for Infections (CFI) in Colindale has identified 68 cases of S. Bareilly, including 19 reported in the North West of England, since the beginning of August. The CFI normally sees fewer than 10 cases in a typical month. Health Protection Scotland is investigating 15 laboratory confirmed cases of S. Bareilly in the same period....  During the investigation it was reported to the Food Standards Agency that routine testing of salad produce by wholesalers for quality control purposes had identified Salmonella in a small number of raw beansprout samples. We do not know if the…

Red Lotus Bakery Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Eggs In "Butter Cup Cakes"

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Red lotus bakery, is recalling its 12 ounce packages of Butter Cup Cakes because they may contain undeclared eggs. Consumers who are allergic to eggs may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis by food laboratory personnel revealed the presence of eggs in the 12 ounce packages of "Butter Cup Cake" which did not declare an egg ingredient on the label. No illnesses or allergic reactions involing this product have been reported to date. Consumers who have purchased 12 ounce packages of "Butter Cup Cake" are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.  Follow the link to find out more.

General Mills Issues Voluntary Class One Recall of One Day's Production of Nature Valley Dark Chocolate Flavor Granola Thins

The US FDA has issued a food alert to confirm that General Mills is voluntarily recalling a single day's production of Nature Valley Dark Chocolate Flavor Granola Thins because of a labeling issue. Product produced on this date may have been packaged incorrectly, and may contain allergens not listed on the box's ingredient label, specifically peanut butter. A production error resulted in a limited number of properly-labeled, individually-wrapped Nature Valley Peanut Butter Flavor Granola Thins packages being inserted into 10-count boxes labeled as Nature Valley Dark Chocolate Flavor Granola Thins. There have been no reports of allergic reactions or illnesses associated with this product, however, the possibility of an unlabeled allergen makes this a Class One recall. This voluntary recall includes only 10-count boxes of Nature Valley Dark Chocolate Flavor Granola Thins with one Better if Used By date printed on the top of the box:
05JUN2011 YO 12

Individually labeled foil pack…

UNDECLARED WHEAT IN CERTAIN READY TO EAT BIG BOB’S BRAND DELI MEATS

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Big Bob’s Sausage & Deli are warning people with allergies to wheat not to consume the ready to eat Big Bob’s brand deli meats described below. The affected products contain wheat which is not declared on the label. All lots of the following Big Bob’s brand meat products are affected by this alert:

•Polish Sausage
•Ham Sausage
•Smokies
•Bratwurst
These products are sold in 4.54 kg (10 lb) boxes with no UPC and no lot code. In addition, they may have been sold in various weights at deli counters. Consumers with allergies to wheat are advised to check with their retailer to determine if they have the affected products.

These products have been distributed in Saskatchewan. There have been no reported allergic reactions associated with the consumption of these products. Consumption of these products may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to wheat.

Deluxe Ice Cream Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Western Family Maple Nut Ice Cream

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Deluxe Ice Cream (a subsidiary of Matterhorn Group, Inc.) of Salem, OR, in cooperation with the FDA is recalling Western Family Maple Nut Ice Cream because it may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. Western Family Maple Nut Ice Cream (56 fl oz) was distributed to retail stores in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, California, Alaska and Guam. The product being recalled has a UPC code of 15400-22808 and a stamped code of "Best By 07-23-11 Plant 41-48" followed by a four-digit time code. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Follow the link to find out more.

Springhill Pure Spring Water Recall Due to the Presence of E. coli

The F has issued a food alert to confirm that as a precautionary measure, the distributor, Lynas Food Service Ltd, Coleraine, N. Ireland is recalling one batch of Springhill Pure Spring Water due to the presence of E. coli (1 cfu/250 ml). Although E. coli may be non-pathogenic, it is an indicator of faecal contamination and renders the water unsafe and in breach of microbiological criteria for bottled spring water. Retailers and caterers are requested to remove the implicated batch from sale and display a point of sale notice informing customers of the recall. Follow the link to find out more.

House of Spices Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanuts in Garvi Gujarat Brand Tam Tam (Star Noodles) 10 oz.

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that House of Spices in Flushing, NY, is recalling all 10 oz. packages of Garvi Gujarat brand Tam Tam (STAR NOODLES) because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The recalled Garvi Gujarat brand Tam Tam (STAR NOODLES) were sold nationwide in retail stores. Garvi Gujarat brand Tam Tam (STAR NOODLES), Product of India, is packaged in a 10 oz. flexible plastic bag marked with UPC # 7 23246 22347 6 on the back and no other coding. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Agency advice on cooking bean sprouts

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has today reminded people of the importance of good hygiene practice when handling and cooking raw bean sprouts. "An investigation into an outbreak of salmonella by the Health Protection Agency and Health Protection Scotland has identified possible links to raw bean sprouts. There have been 58 cases reported in England since the start of August and 15 cases in Scotland. The investigation is ongoing and no conclusive source has been identified. However, as a precaution the FSA is reminding people of its advice on preparing and cooking bean sprouts". Follow the link to find out more.

CONSUMERS CAUTIONED TO INSPECT POWDERED INFANT FORMULA CANS

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Nestlé Canada Inc. are advising the public that some cans of powdered infant formula found in the Nepean, Ontario area have been tampered with. Three cans of Nestlé Good Start Iron Fortified Infant Formula, 900g size, UPC: 0 65000 36614 3, have been found to contain a powder which appears to be flour. These cans were found at the following retail locations: Your Independent Grocer on Strandherd Drive and Sobeys on Greenbank Drive in Nepean, Ontario. There has been one reported illness associated with the consumption of this product. Consumers using powdered infant formula products should look under the plastic lid of the cans and ensure the metal/foil top is sealed properly. The CFIA is conducting an investigation and the case has been referred to the police.

Source: CFIA

Dough Masters Inc. Issues Recall of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and Chocolate Chunk Cookies Due to Undeclared Walnuts

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that Dough Masters Inc. of Troy, Michigan, is recalling all lots of their Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and Chocolate Chunk Cookies because they contain undeclared walnuts. People who have allergies to walnuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled "Oatmeal Raisin Cookies" and "Chocolate Chunk Cookies" were distributed to and sold at 7-eleven retails stores in Michigan and Ohio. The product comes in a 3-ounce, clear plastic package and is labeled as a "7-eleven Fresh to Go" product. The product is also sold as bulk cookies at 7-eleven retail stores. Dough Masters is recalling all lots of this product to ensure the safety of our customers. There has been one illness that has been reported to date with this problem. The recall was initated after it was discovered that the walnut containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the…

Hallmark Fisheries Issues Recall of Crab Meat Because of Possible Health Risk

The US FDA have issued a press release to confirm that Hallmark Fisheries, Charleston, Ore., is recalling several packaged crab meat products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  The crab meat is sold under the brands Hallmark, Peacock, Quality Ocean International and Yaquina Bay in five pound cans, one pound vacuum packs, one pound plastic tubs and eight ounce plastic tubs. The crab was distributed in Washington, Nevada, Oregon and California primarily to food service companies. Follow the link to find out the batch details affected.

Duck eggs and Salmonella

After the incident in the US with regard to Salmonella and hen's eggs (half a billion eggs), the UK FSA has issued guidance on the handling and preparation of of duck eggs.The update follows an investigation by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) into an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium DT8.

"The investigation indicates that from 1 January 2010 to date, 63 cases of Salmonella Typhimurium DT8 infection have been reported in the UK. Two cases are known to have resulted in people being hospitalised and one death has been reported (although at present it is uncertain whether the death is directly related to the Salmonella infection). Evidence from investigations carried out by the HPA and FSA supports a link between the consumption of duck eggs and this outbreak".


Source: FSA

EXPANDED ALLERGY ALERT:UNDECLARED MILK IN CERTAIN NATUR-A GLACÉ BRAND DAIRY-FREE FROZEN DESSERTS

The CFIA report that the public warning issued on August 6, 2010 has been amended to include additional distribution information. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Nutrisoya Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk proteins not to consume three natur-a Glacé brand dairy-free frozen desserts. These products may contain milk which is not declared on the label.

Aldi Stores Ltd recalls a batch of its own brand Stonemill Ground Coriander due to salmonella contamination

The UK FSA has issued a food alert to confirm that Aldi Stores Ltd is recalling a specific batch code of Stonemill Ground Coriander as salmonella has been detected in the product. Investigations into the source of the contamination are ongoing. Click on the link to find out more.

Ella’s Kitchen Withdraws Baby Foods Due to Spoilage by Yeast

The FSAI has issued an alert to confirm that Ella’s Kitchen, UK has withdrawn three “Stage 1” baby foods and, as a precautionary measure, a smoothie product. The implicated products and best before dates are listed above. The withdrawal is due to the possible presence of yeast growth within the feeding straw inside the pouch. No other products are affected by this withdrawal. Customers can contact Ella’s Kitchen on their customer care line in the UK on 00 44 845 2625221, or visit www.ellaskitchen.co.uk. No action is required by official agencies. Follow the link to find out more.

Improperly Pasteurised Milk

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker has alerted consumers that Midland Farms, located in Menands, New York, is voluntarily recalling certain milk products due to the potential of improper pasteurisation. Proper pasteurization heats milk in order to effectively eliminate all pathogenic bacteria, such as Listeria and Salmonella. Follow the link to find out more details.

Kenmare Bay Seafoods Recalls Chilled Cooked Mussels Due to Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning Toxin

The FSAI has issued an alert to confirm that Kenmare Bay Seafoods have recalling mussels harvested from Ardgroom, Co. Cork on 24.08.2010 due to the possibility of elevated levels of Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) toxin. Mussels from the production area were sampled under the National Biotoxin sampling programme on the 25.08.2010, the results were positive for DSP toxin and the production area was then closed. The implicated mussels with a use by date of 14/09/2010 should not be eaten as they could cause illness. Symptoms are diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain which starts 30 minutes to a few hours after ingestion. Complete recovery occurs within three days. Consumers who may have already consumed this product and are feeling unwell should seek medical advice. Food business operators who have sold these chilled cooked mussels have been asked to display a Point of Sale notice advising consumers not to eat the affected mussels.

Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC recalls all date codes of their own brand Chilli Rice Crackers due to a labelling error resulting in incorrect allergen information

The UK FSA has issued an allergy alert to confirm that William Morrison Supermarkets PLC has recalled all date codes of their own brand Chilli Rice Crackers due to a labelling error resulting in incorrect allergen information. Due to a labelling error, the product contains peanut and sesame which are declared allergens. Follow the link to find out more.

Undeclared Sulfites in "Rehmat" Brand Apricots

The US FDA reports that New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker thas alerted consumers that Tiger King Inc., located at 56-09 56th Drive, Maspeth, New York is recalling "Rehmat" brand Apricots due to the presence of undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites may run the risk of serious or life-threatening reactions if they consume this product. The recalled "Rehmat" brand Apricots are packaged in a 7-ounce, plastic bag. Label demonstrates a UPC code of 7066469. "Rehmat" Apricots were distributed in the Brooklyn and Queens boroughs of New York City and in Nassau and Suffolk Counties of New York. Routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the product contained high levels of sulfites which were not declared on the label. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to…

EXPANDED HEALTH HAZARD ALERT: COWBOY BEEF BURGERS

The public warning issued on September 8, 2010 has been expanded to include additional size products. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Leadbetters Foods Inc. are warning the public not to consume Leadbetters Cowboy Beef Burgers because these products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Follow the link to find out more.

Ella’s Kitchen withdraws certain batches and date codes of some of its products due to possible natural microbial spoilage inside the straw of the pouches

The UK FSA has issued an alert to confirm that Ella’s Kitchen has withdrawn certain batches and date codes of some of its products due to possible natural microbial spoilage inside the straw of the pouches.
The products affected are:

Ella's Kitchen Stage 1 Carrots, Apples and Parsnips (batch code: CAP)
Ella's Kitchen Stage 1 Strawberries and Apples (batch code: SA)
Ella's Kitchen Stage 1 Apples and Bananas (batch code: AB)
The Yellow One Smoothie Fruit (batch code: YO),

which has been recalled as a precautionary measure. The company's investigation has shown a small percentage of the above batches to be affected by harmless natural microbial spoilage, present in the straw of the pouch. Follow the link for the full alert.

LEADBETTERS COWBOY BEEF BURGERS MAY CONTAIN E. coli O157:H7 BACTERIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Leadbetters Foods Inc. are warning the public not to consume Leadbetters Cowboy Beef Burgers because the product may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The affected product, Leadbetters Cowboy Beef Burgers, is sold frozen in 2.27 Kg (5 lb) cartons containing 20 X 113.5 gr (4 oz) burgers bearing the UPC 8 73587 00003 5 and code 20169. This product has been distributed in Ontario. The CFIA is aware of an E. coli O157:H7 illness outbreak in Ontario and is collaborating with its partners, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC), Health Canada, and various health units in Ontario to investigate these illnesses. This investigation is ongoing.

Polos circumnavigate the world

BBC News reports that a British discount store is buying in Polo mints from Indonesia despite the same mints being manufactured just a mile up the road in York. The company says it can get a lower price from the factory more than 7,000 miles away. Follow the link to see the video about this example of globalisation of food.

QUESERIA CHIPILO INC. Recalls Cheese Products Because of Possible Health Risk

The US FDA has issued a press release to confirm that QUESERIA CHIPILO INC. is announcing a recall of the following cheese products, all date codes up to and including September 26, 2010 – Fresco and Nov 25, 2010 – Oaxaca.
Oaxaca String Cheese
Queso Fresco
The Cheese products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Follow the link for more details.

Azteca Linda Corp. Expands Recall of Queso Fresco Because of Possible Health Risk

Azteca Linda Corp. of Brooklyn, NY, is expanding the 8/24/10 recall of QUESO FRESCO (FRESH WHITE CHEESE (exp. SEP 11 2010) to include expiration date SEP 12 2010. In addition, the firm is recalling Queso El Azteca brand REQUESON (RICOTTA CHEESE) with expiration date SEP 19 2010 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Follow the link for full details.

California Firm Recalls Cooked Shredded Pork Skin Products Produced Without Inspection

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Trinh Company, a San Jose, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,070 pounds of cooked shredded pork skin products because the products were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. Follow the link for more details.

ALL RAW BEEF PRODUCTS SOLD ON AUGUST 6, 2010 FROM KABUL FARMS, BEVERLEY HILLS DRIVE, NORTH YORK, ONTARIO MAY CONTAIN E. coli O157:H7 BACTERIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the raw beef products described below because these products may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. All cuts of raw beef, including but not limited to tenderloin, beef chunks and ground beef, sold on August 6, 2010 from Kabul Farms retail store located at 40 Beverley Hills Drive in North York, Ontario, are affected by this alert. These beef products were wrapped at the store for sale on demand and may not bear a label indicating packing date, lot code, or a Best Before date. Consumers are advised to check their home refrigerator or freezer if they have the affected beef products.
The CFIA is aware of an E. coli O157:H7 illness outbreak in Ontario and is collaborating with its partners, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC), Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), Health Canada, and various health units in the Greater Toronto Area to investigate these illnesses. …

Whole Foods Market® Announces Recall of Morningland Dairy and Ozark Hills Farm Cheese

The following press release was issued by Whole Foods Market's North Atlantic Region regarding the voluntary recall of Morningland Dairy of Mountain View, Missouri, Raw Goat Milk Mild Cheddar Cheese.

Whole Foods Market's North Atlantic region is announcing a voluntary recall Morningland Dairy and Ozark Hills Farm Raw Goat Milk Mild Cheddar Cheese due to possible contamination by Listeria and Staphylococcus aureus. No illnesses have been reported to date.

LAFLEUR BRAND ORIGINAL WIENERS MAY CONTAIN LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume Lafleur brand Original wieners described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The affected product, Lafleur brand Original wieners, is sold in a 450 g package bearing the UPC 0 65305 02201 0 and best before code 2010 OC 22 LOT 75022502. The 5 cases of this product were distributed only in Quebec, in the following regions: Montréal, Laval, Lanaudière, Laurentides, Montérégie. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

SHITOR SAUCE SOLD AT THE AFRICANA GENERAL MARKET MAY CONTAIN DANGEROUS BACTERIA

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Africana General Market is warning the public not to consume Shitor sauce because this product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by this bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness. Affected product, Shitor sauce, was sold in 500 ml and 250 ml glass jars with no lot numbers or UPC. The Shitor sauce was sold only at the Africana General Market store, Kingsway, British Columbia. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product

Real Taste Noodle Manufature Recalls Egg Noodle Because of Possible Health Risk

Real Taste Noodle Manufacture of Chicago, IL is recalling bags of Egg Noodle (5lbs per bag, 10 bags per case), because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Bags of Egg Noodle might be effected in this recall were distributed between 06/12/2010 and 08/25/2010 to restaurants and grocery wholesalers either by pick up or delivery. As of today, no illnesses have been reported to the manufacture. This recall has been initiated due to recent massive egg recall by egg-producing companies. Eggs that manufacture used in the manufacture of egg noodles from June to August, 2010 could be contaminated with Salmonella.

Cibo Vita issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Mediterranean Mix of Woodpecker Brand

Cibo Vita, 280 N. Midland Ave Saddle Brook, NJ 07663 is recalling Mediterranean Mix of Woodpecker brand because it may contain undeclared sulphites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfphtes run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The recalled Mediterranean Mix, in plastic containers of 8.5 OZ.  The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequently analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulphites in packages of Mediterranean Mix which did not declare sulfites on the label. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulphites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reactions in some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulphite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more sulphites. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Lidl Ireland GmbH Recalls Linessa Mozzarella Light Due to the Presence of Salmonella

Lidl Ireland GmbH is recalling a batch of Linessa Mozzarella Light cheese due to the presence of Salmonella (sero group C2). Consumers who have already purchased the implicated cheese should not consume it. Lidl Ireland GmbH has issued a press advert and in-store notices. No action is required by enforcement officers. Follow the link for more details.

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