Recalls and Alerts: January 8-10, 2017

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

Allergy Alert: Mann Packing recalls 205 cases of 18-oz Organic Veggies with Organic Ranch Dip in a snacking tray (Best If Used By date of January 14), because the product may contain undeclared egg, milk, soy and mustard. The recalled product was shipped to Florida, Minnesota, New York, Iowa and Texas.

Allergy Alert: The Dannon Company alerts individuals who may be allergic to pecans not to consume Danone Dairy Drink – Nuts and Cereal (7.7 oz; UPC 36632-01421; All date codes 02/11/2017 and before) due to undeclared pecans.

Food Safety Alert: USDA/FSIS alerts consumers that ready to eat chicken strips products produced by House of Raeford, a Mocksville, N.C. establishment, may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. A recall was not requested because it is believed that all products have now been consumed. The fully cooked chicken products were produced and packaged on September 29, 2016 and supplied to a distributor in Cleveland, OH. The products were shipped to various restaurants as part of fajita or gyro dishes and served to consumers in December 2016.

Food Safety Recall: Palmer Candy Company recalls certain Palmer, Bakery Delights, Delhaize, Trail’s End and Publix candy products due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled produces were manufactured between October 20, 2016 and December 9, 2016 and supplied to grocery, convenience store and wholesale customers nationwide.

Food Safety Recall: Schreiber Processing Corp. recalls approximately 2,330 pounds of Meal Mart Battered & Breaded Chicken Breast Tenders that may be contaminated with plastic and misbranded. The recalled product was packed in 10-lb boxes bearing item code 03-CTB, production code 0246, and a USDA mark of inspection with Est. No. P-787. The chicken products were shipped to institutional and retail locations in New Jersey, New York and Washington.

Food Safety Recall: Hostess Brands, LLC recalls Holiday White Peppermint Hostess® Twinkies® (UPC 888109111571; sold in multipack boxes containing 9 individually wrapped cakes), because the confectionary coating (supplied by Blommer Chocolate Company) may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled products were sold to mass merchandisers, grocery stores, distributors, dollar and discount stores, and convenience stores throughout the United States.

Pet Food Recall: The J.M. Smucker Company expands its earlier recall on certain lots of 9LivesTMEverPetTM, and Special KittyTM canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1).

Baby Powder Recall: The Honest Company recalls all lots of Organic Baby Powder (4-oz containers; UPC 81781001452) due to possible contamination with microorganisms, including some species associated with skin infections or eye infections.


Food Safety Recall: Overwaitea Food Group recalls My Mix Grab n’ Go brand Chocolate Pretzel Hearts (240g; Best Before August 2017; UPC 0 62639 35098 7) due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.


Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): OH YEAH ONE almond-flavored protein-based snack food is recalled because the label indicates the presence of ‘soy milk’, whereas the product contains milk and soy.

Food Safety Alert (Hong Kong): The Centre for Food Safety announces that the import into and sale within Hong Kong of raw oysters harvested in Etang de Thau, France, has been prohibited with immediate effect, due to contamination with norovirus.


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.

*The Kroger umbrella encompasses numerous supermarket, marketplace and convenience store chains
**Includes Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs and Pak N’ Save.