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Simmering Soup Voluntarily Recalls Salsa & Balela Because of Possible Health Risk

Simmering Soup, Inc., Atlanta, GA is initiating a voluntary recall of the following Trader Joe’s brand of Salsa and Balela because the products contain diced onions that are the subject of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Follow the link to read product details.
Source: FDA

Whole Foods Market® in FLORIDA issues voluntary recall of prepared foods items made with raw onions due to potential health risk

Whole Foods Market in the state of Florida only has initiated a voluntary recall of certain fresh food items sold in prepared foods departments, as well as one item sold in seafood departments of their 17 Florida stores. The items are being recalled as they could have been made using raw yellow onions processed by Gills Onions, LLC, which initiated a recall on their product due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Follow the link to see the products affected.
Source: FDA

GH Foods CA Initiates Voluntary Recall of Products That Contain Yellow Onions Because of Potential Health Risk

GH Foods CA, LLC, is initiating a voluntary recall of various products containing yellow onions distributed to retail supermarkets. The products were manufactured using onions recalled by Gills Onions because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. A list of the brands, products and states is provided at the end of this release. No other GH Foods CA products or code dates are affected by this recall. The company is cooperating with the FDA. Products are packaged in plastic containers and/or film overwrapped trays with code dates printed on the front or back label. There have been no reported illnesses attributed to the recalled items. GH Foods CA is issuing this voluntary recall linked to Gills Onions expanded recall to minimize risk to the public health.

Source: FDA

WIMBERGER'S OLD WORLD BAKERY & DELICATESSEN ISSUES ALLERGY ALERT ON UNDECLARED MILK, SOY AND WHEAT IN KAISER ROLLS, SEEDED ROLLS, BRAT BUNS, FRENCH BREAD, PRETZEL ROLLS, PRETZELS, PIZZA DOUGH, HOAGIE ROLLS AND BAGUETTES

Wimberger's Old World Bakery & Delicatessen is conducting a voluntary recall of all Kaiser Rolls, Seeded Rolls, Brat Buns, French Bread, Pretzel Rolls, Pretzels, Pizza Dough, Hoagie Rolls and French Baguettes because they contain undeclared Milk, Soy and Wheat. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Milk, Soy or Wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The baked products were distributed to grocery stores, delicatessens and restaurants located in Colorado and Kansas. Although all of the affected products are not Kaiser rolls, each is packed in semi-transparent plastic bags identified "fresh from the OVEN SOUR DOUGH 12 KAISER ROLLS, NET WT 20 OZ, WIMBERGER'S OLD WORLD BAKERY 2321 Bott St., Colorado Springs, Colo 80904". The labeling is yellow, white, and brown, with black print writing bearing the UPC 7960540012. These items are also distributed in 10 oz. bags bearing the UPC 7960540012. No …

Staphylococcus Aureus In Quesito Colombiano, Colombian Style Cheese

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine today warned consumers in the Metropolitan New York area not to consume “Quesito Colombiano, Colombian style Cheese” made by Productos Tita Corp., 70-06 88th Street, Glendale, New York 11385 due to possible Staphylococcus aureus contamination.

The recalled Colombian style cheese under the Brand name “Tita” is contained in 8oz. clear plastic pouches or tubs with a plant code of #36-8440 and with a stamped code of “AUG 10 2012” stamped beneath the label bar code. The product was distributed in the Metropolitan New York area. A routine sample of the cheese, taken by an inspector from the Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services on July 25, 2012, was subsequently tested by the Department’s Food Laboratory and discovered to be contaminated with high levels of Staphylococcus aureus. On July 28, 2012, the manufacturer was notified of the positive test result and voluntarily recalled the product.

Source: FDA

California Firm Recalls BBQ Chicken Salads for Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

Huxtable's Kitchen, a Vernon, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,610 pounds of barbeque chicken salads. The salads contain diced onions that are the subject of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. Follow the link to find out more.

Wegmans Recalls Chilled Prepared Foods that Contain Diced White Onions Sold at Three Pennsylvania Stores Only

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is recalling prepared foods that contain chopped/diced white onions as an ingredient because the onions have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  There have been no reports of illness in connection with these products. Follow the link to find out more.

Source: FDA

Florida Firm Recalls Chicken Wrap Products Due To Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

LSG Sky Chefs, an Orlando, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 735 pounds of ready-to-eat chipotle chicken wrap products. The products contain diced onions that are the subject of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced.

Mississippi Firm Recalls Sausage Products For Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

Enslin & Son Packing Company, a Hattiesburg, Miss. establishment, is recalling approximately 314 pounds of sausage products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. Follow the link to find out more.

Undeclared almond in LOTTE brand CHOCO PIE

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with allergies to almond not to consume the Lotte brand Choco Pie described below. The affected product may contain almond which is not declared on the label. The affected product, Lotte brand Choco Pie, is sold in 280 g packages bearing UPC 8 801062 168255. All Date Descriptions are affected by this alert. This product is known to have been distributed in Ontario and may have been distributed in other provinces as well. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Undeclared egg in Montreal Kosher Brand Potato Knish

The public warning issued on July 26, 2012 has been expanded to include an additional size. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Montreal Kosher are warning people with allergies to egg not to consume the Montreal Kosher products described below. The affected products contain egg which is not declared on the labels. Follow the link to find out more

Undeclared egg in Montreal Kosher Brand Potato Knish

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Montreal Kosher are warning people with allergies to egg not to consume the Montreal Kosher products described below. The affected products contain egg which is not declared on the labels.

All lot codes of the following Montreal Kosher brand products are affected by this alert:
 Product Size UPC Potato Knish 283g 068342006715
                              Potato Knish 454g 068342007019
These products have been distributed in Quebec and Ontario. There has been one reported reaction associated with the consumption of these products.

Mount Franklin Foods, LLC Issues Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall for Undeclared Milk in Sunrise Indian Corn Candy

Mount Franklin Foods, LLC. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Sunrise Indian Corn because the candy contains undeclared milk and sulfites. People with an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk can run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The recall affects Sunrise Indian Corn Candy which is packaged in 16 oz clear plastic tubs with Best By date of MAR 26 2013 and with Lot # 2321811. The Best By date and Lot Number are printed on the bottom label of the tub. This lot had UPC number 0-76500-16651-5. No other lots or products are affected. The products were distributed in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Florida, only through Albertson’s LLC retail stores between the dates of 7/3/2012 and 7/5/2012. There have been no reports of injuries or illnesses reported to date. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the Chocolate flavor used in the affected lot contained nonfat dry milk and sulfites, which was not declared on the labe…

Single jar of olives tested positive for type B Clostridium botulinum

Heads of Environmental Health Services and Directors of Trading Standards will wish to be aware that a single consumer is recovering from C.botulinum poisoning having consumed olives from a jar that tested positive for C.botulinum type B toxin. Major retailers have confirmed they do not stock the implicated product. The product is most likely to be sold via specialist delicatessens or farmer market stalls. Photos of the implicated product are attached. The labelling information is only in Italian. Investigations are underway to establish the retailers, UK distributors and general supply chain information. Only one jar from the batch is currently known to have been contaminated with C.botulinum, but the Agency is advising consumers not to eat the contents of any jars from this batch as a precautionary measure. The presence of C.botulinum renders the product a potential health risk.

Product name on label (please note that this is a variety of olive rather than a brand): Olive Bella D…

Prompt Thai 2000 (Wholesale) recalls all batch codes of a range of Lady's Choice Spreads and Knorr Soups

Prompt Thai 2000 (Wholesale) recalls all batch codes of a range of Lady's Choice Spreads and Knorr Soups.

In the absence of necessary import approvals, the products will be withdrawn from the UK market. All batches of each of the above products are manufactured in the Philippines using dairy, egg and meat ingredients in premises which do not have the necessary approvals for import to the EU.

Source: FSA

Undeclared milk in certain 800 g CRISPY JUST BAKED PUNJABI COOKIES

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and TWI Foods Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume the Crispy Just Baked Punjabi Cookies described below.

The affected product contains milk which is not declared on the label. All codes of the Crispy Just Baked Punjabi Cookies, sold in 800 g plastic clamshell packages bearing UPC 6 27265 00152 0, where milk is not declared in the list of ingredients, are affected by this alert. This product has been distributed nationally. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Certain BABY MOVE brand PRUNE CONCENTRATE may contain Salmonella Bacteria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Nature’s Emporium are warning the public not to consume Baby Move brand Prune Concentrate described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected product, Baby Move brand Prune Concentrate with Prebiotics, is sold in 120 mL glass bottles and packaged in individual boxes, bearing UPC 729609019878. All codes up to and including lot number 12179 are affected by this recall. This product was sold at Nature's Emporium, 16655 Yonge Street, Newmarket, Ontario from January 2012 to July 2012. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

The FDA has also issued an alert for Wellements LLC Recalls Baby Move™ Prune Concentrate

Cass-Clay Creamery Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Allergens In Ice Cream

Cass-Clay Creamery of Fargo, North Dakota, is voluntarily recalling the following ice cream products because they may contain undeclared allergens.

The following products have been recalled, because they may contain undeclared Brazil nuts: Cass-Clay Maple Nut Ice Cream, 1 Gallon (3.78L), UPC 70422-03404 Cass-Clay Premium Light Maple Nut Ice Cream, 1 Gallon (3.78L), UPC 70422-23404 Hornbacher’s Maple Nut Ice Cream, Half-Gallon (1.89L), UPC 41130-21666 The following product has been recalled because it may contain undeclared peanut oil and soy lecithin: Cass-Clay Premium Light Double Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream, Half-Gallon (1.89L), UPC 70422-24061

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these ingredients run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled products were distributed in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. All code dates for these …

New Jersey Firm Recalls Various Frozen, Ready-To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products Due To Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

Buona Vita, Inc., a Bridgeton, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 72,510 pounds of various frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced.

Consumer Alert-Colombian Style Cheese Recall Due To Improper Pasteurization

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel Aubertine today alerted consumers that Productos Tita Corp, (Trade Name of Tita Products), located in Glendale, New York, is voluntarily recalling certain fresh cheese products due to the improper pasteurization of the milk used to make the cheese. Proper pasteurization heats milk in order to effectively eliminate all pathogenic bacteria, such as Listeria and Salmonella.

The recalled fresh cheese products are all sold in plastic pouches, or rectangular clear plastic tubs and are marketed under the brand name “Tita”. The package labels bear the plant code 36-8440. The products also possess a stamped ink date code beneath the label bar code. The recall applies to all date codes of these products found in the marketplace. The recalled products were sold in the metropolitan New York area. The cheese products involved in this recall are labeled: Quesito Colombiano Colombian Cheese The problem was detected by a New York State Department of Ag…

Certain EARTH GREENS brand ORGANIC ITALIAN BLEND salad may contain Listeria Monocytogenes

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Sobeys Quebec Inc. are warning the public not to consume the Earth Greens brand Organic Italian Blend salad described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The affected product, Earth Greens brand Organic Italian Blend salad, product of USA, is sold in a 198 g plastic clamshell package bearing UPC 8 18431 00107 3, Best Before date 2012 JL 13, and lot code 2217915MI. This product has been distributed in Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario and Nunavut. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Cambridge diet recalls one batch of their own brand Lactose-free Vanilla Drink due to undeclared milk

Cambridge diet recalls one batch of their own brand Lactose-free Vanilla Drink due to undeclared milk. The product contains milk due to a packaging error. Because of this error, milk has not been declared in the labelling information or on the allergen label and an incorrect lactose-free claim in included. This means the product should not be consumed by anyone with an allergy or intolerance to lactose or milk.

Product Identification: Cambridge Weight Plan Lactose-free Vanilla Drink Batch / date codes: L68365-2, Best before 5/12/13

Source: FSA

Gills Onions Voluntarily Recalls Diced and Slivered Red and Yellow Onions, and Diced Onion and Celery Mix Because of Possible Health Risk

Gills Onions, LLC of Oxnard, CA is initiating a voluntary recall of a single day’s production of diced and slivered red and yellow onions and diced celery and onion mix because they may be contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall, and no other Gills Onions products are affected by this recall. A list of recalled products is provided at the end of the release.

Source: FDA

Certain GILLS ONIONS brand FRESH DICED RED ONIONS, FRESH DICED YELLOW ONIONS, and FRESH DICED CELERY & ONIONS may contain Listeria monocytogenes - CFIA alert

Undeclared WHEAT and MILK in certain MELINDA'S BISCOTTI brand ALMOND BISCOTTI

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Melinda's Biscotti are warning people with allergies to wheat and milk not to consume the Melinda's Biscotti product described below. The affected product contains wheat and milk which are not declared on the label. The affected product, Melinda's Biscotti brand Almond biscotti, is sold in 240 g packages, bearing UPC 8 75281 00030 4 and a BEST BEFORE code of NOV 2012, DEC 2012, or JAN 2013. This product has been distributed in British Columbia only. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC recalls one date code of its own-brand Pesto Chicken Pasta due to incorrect allergen information

Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC recalls one date code of its own-brand Pesto Chicken Pasta due to incorrect allergen information.

Product Product: Morrisons Pesto Chicken Pasta, 380g Use by date: 20 July

Due to a packaging error, the above product contains prawn linguine instead of chicken pasta, resulting in incorrect allergen labelling and the undeclared presence of prawns and celery. This makes the product a potential health risk for people who are allergic to or intolerant of shellfish (prawns) and/or celery.

Source: FSA

Indiana Firm Recalls Corn Chowder Soup Products That May Contain Foreign Materials

Morgan Foods, Inc., an Austin, Ind. establishment, is recalling approximately 94,850 pounds of corn chowder soup products that may contain foreign materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced.

The products subject to recall are: 18.8-ounce cans of “Hill Country Fare Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder,” Wegman’s Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder,” “Chef’s Cupboard Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder” and “America’s Choice Chicken Corn Chowder Chunky” with “best-by date” of “01 Mar 2014” stamped on the bottom of the can. The cans are also distributed in trays of 12 (twelve) with a case code of “B2912” on the case tray. The products subject to recall bear the establishment number “P-1469” inside the USDA mark of inspection on the label. They were produced on February 29, 2012. The “Hill Country Fare Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder” product was shipped to retail stores in Texas. The “Wegman’s Chunky Chicken Corn Chowder” product was distributed to retail…

Moet Hennessy UK Ltd (Maison Krug) withdraws batch codes of Krug Champagne due to incorrect allergen labelling information

Moet Hennessy UK Ltd (Maison Krug) withdraws batch codes of Krug Champagne due to incorrect allergen labelling information. The product contains sulphites which are not declared on the label, resulting in incorrect allergen labelling. This makes the product a potential health risk for people who are sensitive to sulphites. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

W.G. Buchanan's & Sons Ltd withdraws batches of desiccated coconut due to incorrect allergen labelling

W.G. Buchanan's & Sons Ltd withdraws batches of desiccated coconut due to incorrect allergen labelling. Sulphur dioxide is an ingredient in the above named product, but has not been correctly declared on the labelling. Therefore, this is a potential health risk for individuals who are allergic to or intolerant of sulphites/sulphur dioxide.Follow the link to find out more.
Source: FSA

The Co-op recalls two batches of its own-brand Fairtrade Peruvian Dark Chocolate with Dried Sweetened Cranberries due to undeclared milk

The Co-op recalls two batches of its own-brand Fairtrade Peruvian Dark Chocolate with Dried Sweetened Cranberries due to undeclared milk. Due to a packaging error, two batch codes of the above product contain milk chocolate bars instead of dark chocolate, resulting in incorrect allergen labelling. This makes the product a potential health risk for people who are allergic or intolerant to milk or milk constituents. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FDA

Sainsbury's recalls one date code of its own-brand Pumpkin Quadrotti Pasta due to incorrect allergen information

Due to a packaging error, the product contains prawn-filled pasta instead of pumpkin-filled pasta, resulting in incorrect allergen labelling. This makes the product a potential health risk to people who are allergic to or intolerant of shellfish (prawns) or fish. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

Pacific International Marketing Voluntarily Recalls 19 Cases of Bulk Romaine Lettuce Sold At Vons And Pavilions Stores In California And Nevada Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

Pacific International Marketing (“Pacific”) is voluntarily recalling 19 cases of bulk Romaine Lettuce sold at Vons and Pavilions stores in California and Nevada due to potential Salmonella contamination. The bulk Romaine Lettuce was sold in bulk produce bins from July 2, 2012 through July 4, 2012. The lettuce heads are banded with a red twist tie marked “Safeway.” Consumers who may have purchased this product should discard it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. No Illnesses have been reported to date. This recall is being conducted out of an abundance of caution. The recall is the result of a positive Salmonella test taken at the field level. The source of contamination is unknown.

Source: FDA

Undeclared milk in MILLE-FEUILLES PASTRIES produced by PÂTISSERIES SANDA INC.

The public warning issued on June 22, 2012 has been expanded to include additional product and lot code information. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Pâtisseries Sanda Inc. are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume Mille-Feuilles pastries which they produced. The affected products contain milk which is not declared on the label. Follow the link to read more.

Cass-Clay Creamery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in Peppermint Bon Bon Ice Cream

Cass-Clay Creamery of Fargo, N.D., is voluntarily recalling Hornbacher’s Peppermint Bon Bon Light (half gallon/1.89 liter), Schroeder Peppermint Bon Bon (1.75 quart/1.65 liter) and SunnyBrook Peppermint Bon Bon Light (half gallon/1.89 liter) because they may contain undeclared eggs. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled products were distributed in Iowa, North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. All code dates for these products are affected. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Source: FDA

New Jersey Firm Recalls Various Frozen, Ready-To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products Due To Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

Buona Vita, Inc., a Bridgeton, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 324,770 pounds of various frozen, ready-to-eat meat and poultry products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced.

Source: FSIS

Certain FRESH SHELLED PEAS sold from THOMAS BROS. FARM MARKET, 5856 Colonel Talbot Rd, London, Ontario may contain LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Thomas Bros. Farm Market are warning the public not to consume the fresh shelled peas described below because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The affected product, fresh shelled peas, was sold from Thomas Bros. Farm Market located at 5856 Colonel Talbot Road, London, Ontario on June 27, 2012. The packages do not bear a label identifying the store name and other information. Consumers who have this fresh product in their homes or may have frozen it are advised not to consume it. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

CDFA Announces Recall Of Aandante Dairy Cheeses

Multiple lots of cheeses made by Andante Dairy in Petaluma, California are the subject of a recall and quarantine order announced by California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Whiteford. The quarantine is based on a determination that a lack of proper pasteurization could have allowed dangerous pathogens to survive in the products. No illnesses have been reported, and the processor is cooperating with the recall. The recalled cheeses were sold in sizes from five to eight ounces, with no code date or variety information on the packages. The cheeses were sold mainly to retail markets, restaurants and cheese shops in California, with very limited distribution in Chicago and New York. Three varieties of Andante Dairy cheese exempt from the quarantine are Musette, Tomme Dolce, and Etude. Consumers are urged to discard any other varieties from this producer.

Source: FDA

Arctic Zero Inc. Voluntarily Recalls For Relabeling Frozen Dessert Due To Undeclared Milk Allergen On Label.

Arctic Zero Inc. of Escondido, Ca. is voluntarily recalling to relabel pints and chocolate dipped bars which were produced before February of 2012, due to undeclared milk allergen. All products that were produced after February 2012 have the statement “Contains whey protein, which is a derivative of dairy”. Whey protein is considered a derivative of milk and must claim “milk” on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Follow the link for product details.

Source: FDA

Certain ALKANATER BRAND TAHINA may contain SALMONELLA BACTERIA

The public warning issued on June 26, 2012 has been expanded to include additional codes. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Phoenicia Group Inc. are warning the public not to consume Alkanater brand Tahina, described below, because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected product, Alkanater brand Tahina, is sold in 454 g containers bearing the UPC 6 92551 00002 0, lot code TT3N-260112 and codes PRO: 26/01/2012 and EXP: 25/01/2014. This product has been distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed nationally. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Philip Cassidy Apples Inc. Fined $15,000

On January 23, 2012, at the St. Jérôme courthouse, Philip Cassidy Apples Inc., located in St. Antoine Abbé, pleaded guilty to five charges of violating the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Regulations. The Court of Québec ordered the company to pay fines totalling $15,000. The offences consisted of trading apples interprovincially five times between April 27, 2009, and May 12, 2009, in violation of paragraph 29(1)(a) of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Regulations. The company shipped McIntosh apples in bulk grown in Nova Scotia to Quebec without having the required authorization. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is responsible for enforcing various federal legislation, including the Canada Agricultural Products Act and its Regulations that govern the marketing of agricultural products (import, export and interprovincial trade).

Source: CFIA

Lakeshore Fish Market Inc. Fined for Offences Under the Fish Inspection Act and Regulations

On April 16, 2012, a conviction was registered in the Ontario Court of Justice in Simcoe against Lakeshore Fish Market Inc., also doing business as Lakeshore Fish Company, of Port Dover, Ontario. This conviction resulted in a fine of $6,000. Lakeshore Fish Market Inc. entered a guilty plea to two counts of violating Section 6(2)(e) of the Fish Inspection Regulations, thereby committing offences under Section 17.1 of the Fish Inspection Act. Section 6(2)(e) of the Fish Inspection Regulations pertains to the import of fish into Canada. A written notification of each importation of fish has to be provided to an inspector either prior to the importation or within 48 hours following the importation. An investigation by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) determined that Lakeshore Fish Market Inc. did not provide written notification to an inspector for two large shipments of fresh round yellow perch which was imported on May 14 and May 17, 2011, from Ohio.

Source: CFIA

Co-op recalls own-brand Fairtrade chocolate

Co-op has recalled two batches of Truly Irresistible Fairtrade Peruvian Dark Chocolate with Dried Sweetened Cranberries because of incorrect allergy information. The affected products contain milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate. If you’re allergic to or intolerant of milk, don’t eat this product.

The Agency has issued an Allergy Alert.

Product details
The product being withdrawn is: Co-operative Truly Irresistible Fairtrade Peruvian Dark Chocolate with Dried Sweetened Cranberries Best before dates: 1 February 2013 and 2 February 2013.

The Co-operative has removed the affected products from sale.

Source: FSA

Warning about drinking Zam Zam water

With Ramadan beginning shortly, the Food Standards Agency reminds people that they should consider avoiding drinking bottled water described or labelled as Zam Zam water. This is because tests have shown Zam Zam water sold in the UK, or brought into the UK for personal consumption, may contain high levels of arsenic or nitrates. Zam Zam water is sacred to Muslims and comes from a specific source in Saudi Arabia. Under Saudi law, Zam Zam water cannot be exported from Saudi Arabia for sale.

Any water on sale in the UK that is labelled as Zam Zam is therefore of uncertain origin. Tests carried out on water described as Zam Zam in the UK over the past few years, including water brought into the country for personal consumption, have indicated the presence of arsenic at almost three times the legal limit.

Follow the link to read the full article.

Source: FSA

Cott recalls isotonic orange drink

Cott Beverages is recalling one batch of Emerge Isotonic Orange Flavour Sports Drink. The batch may be contaminated with small pieces of plastic. If you've bought the product, do not drink it. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice. Follow the link for more details.

Source: FSA

Breckland recalls fruit-based drinks

Breckland Orchard is recalling some date codes of its fruit-based drinks due to the potential risk of the glass bottles breaking. All affected products have a 'best before' date of either March 2013 or April 2013. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice. Follow the link to find out more.

Source: FSA

Winn-Dixie Issues Class II Recall On Winn-Dixie Brand Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet Dinner

Winn-Dixie today announced an immediate Class II voluntary recall of Winn-Dixie Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet Dinners sold in the 5.8 oz. package with a UPC code of 2114018080, and a sell-by date of May 14, 2013. According to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the reason for the recall is the potential for the product to contain small metal fragments.

Source: FDA

Seafresh Products Distributors, Incorporated Enters Guilty Plea For Violating Fish Inspection Regulations

On April 24, 2012 in British Columbia Provincial Court, Seafresh Products Distributors Incorporated pleaded guilty to four counts of violating section 14.(3)(a) of the Fish Inspection Regulations. Section 14.(3)(a) of the Fish Inspection Regulations states: No person shall export fish unless (a) all the processing and storage of the fish is carried out in a registered establishment,” In her decision, the Honourable Judge Jane McKinnon imposed a total fine of $2,000.

Between May 22 and June 7, 2010, a Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) investigation determined that Seafresh Products Distributors Incorporated unlawfully exported live prawns from Canada without the processing being carried out in a registered establishment.

Source: CFIA

Britvic recall of fruit drinks

The FSA has been informed that Britvic Soft Drinks is recalling all Robinsons Fruit Shoot and Fruit Shoot Hydro packs, featuring the new design cap, due to a packaging safety issue. Consumers with any affected product are being asked to return it to the retailer for a refund.

Source: FSA

Recalling Due to Undeclared Eggs

Fruiti Pops, Inc. is recalling 178 dozen Fruiti Pops 4 ounce Classic Coconut frozen dessert bars because they may contain egg yolk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious and life threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. Fruiti Pops Classic Coconut frozen dessert bars were distributed in Southern California and are sold by push cart vendors and ice cream trucks. These products were distributed between June 25, 2012 and June 28, 2012. The product comes in clear polypropylene packaging and is not labeled with lot numbers nor expiration dates. The UPC of the recalled product is 763734 000011 and is located on the back of the wrapper. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Source: FDA

Undeclared almond in LOTTE brand CHOCO PIE

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Uncle T Food Ltd. are warning people with allergies to almond not to consume the Lotte brand Choco Pie described below. The affected product may contain almond which is not declared on the label. The affected product, Lotte brand Choco Pie, is sold in 168 g packages bearing UPC 8 801062 161881 and in 336 g packages bearing UPC 8 801062 160709 or 8 801062 16825. All Date Descriptions are affected by this alert. This product is known to have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario and may have been distributed in other provinces as well. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Listeria Contamination in Queso Fresco, Fresh Cheese

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel Aubertine today warned consumers in the metropolitan New York area, including Queens, the Bronx, and Brooklyn, to not consume certain "Queso Fresco, Fresh Cheese” products made by Mexicali Cheese Corp. located at 91-52 87th Street in Woodhaven, New York due to possible Listeria contamination. The product is packaged in a rigid 14 oz. plastic tub that displayed the plant number 36-0128 and a code of 071512. This consumer warning affects all packages with this code.

The product was packaged in containers bearing the following product names: Mexicali Queso Fresco Mexicano, Mexican Style Fresh Cheese; or Acatlan Queso Fresco, Fresh Cheese. A routine sample of the cheese, taken by an inspector from the Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services on June 20, 2012, was subsequently tested by the Department’s Food Laboratory and discovered to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. On June 25, 2012 the manufacturer was notified of a p…

BI-LO Issues Class II Recall On Southern Home Brand Bacon Ranch Salad Mix & Creamy Parmesan Salad Mix

BI-LO has announced an immediate Class II voluntary recall of two store brand products, the Southern Home® Bacon Ranch Salad Mix and the Southern Home® Creamy Parmesan Salad Mix. According to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the reason for the recall is the potential for the product to contain small metal fragments.

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Source: FDA

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