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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.

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United States

  • Food Safety Recall:Einstein Bros. recalls Einstein Bros. Darn Good Atlantic Smoked Salmon (4 oz pkg; UPC 099892315200; Lots #249 through 291), due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled product was distributed only in Georgia and Illinois.
  • Food Safety Recall:Ingles Markets Inc. recalls Santa Barbara Sun Dried Olives (5 oz; Item #735809; Code 0611C03W), because the jars may have broken seals and some molding.
  • FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Raca Enterprises, Inc., dba Life Cycle Herbal Products (El Monte, CA) that…

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Smith has fellow believers in USA – where they want to cut assistance that gives needy families a small stipend monthly for food – SNAP

Pride's Purge

(satire – probably)

The work and pensions secretary has attacked the system put into place by Labour of allowing the low-paid and the unemployed to spend money on food, saying it had resulted in “a sorry story of food dependency, wasted money and full stomachs”.

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Iain Duncan Smith said allowing people in low-paid work or without jobs to eat was costing billions and “haemorrhaging money”.

Estimates on the amount of money low-income families are wasting on food is given by HM Revenue & Customs for their income for the year ahead, who are responsible for reclaiming at the end of the year any overpayments spent on luxury items such as loaves of bread and tins of beans.

‘Culture of eating open to abuse’

Mr Duncan Smith said:

Clearly, under Labour the system was wide open to abuse as in the years between 2003 and 2010, people…

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