Recalls and Alerts: January 15 – 18, 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: D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc. recalls Original Animal Crackers (32 oz.; Best by 07SEP17; Case lot #L120716), because they may be packaged with other cookies that contain milk powder.

Allergy Alert: Burger’s Ozark Country Cured recalls Harry & David Ready to Heat Fully Cooked Turkey without Giblets (Case code V20HD2MV; Lot numbers 3276 and 3286) due to incorrect labeling. The mislabeled product contains undeclared sodium nitrite.

Allergy Alert: Willow Tree Poultry Farm, Inc. recalls Whole Foods Market Chicken Salad (6 oz. pkg; Sell by 1/24/2017), because the product containers actually contain an egg salad product.

Food Safety Recall: Olymel S.E.C./L.P. (Boucherville, QC) recalls pork rib tips (10-lb & 30-lb cardboard boxes; packaging date Jan 10-13, 2017) because the products were repacked and distributed without the benefit of federal inspection.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Blue Ridge Beef recalls Turkey with bone (2 lb. chub; Lot #103 mfd 12716) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The affected products were distributed to retail stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.


Allergy Recall: McCain Foods (Canada) recalls Wong Wing brand Vegetable Spring Rolls (545g; Code T160913A) due to undeclared soy. The product was distributed in Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.


Allergy Alert (Germany): Herzberger Bakery recalls “Bio Fitnesstange” bread due to accidental mislabelling.

Allergy Alert (UK): Tesco recalls Tesco Takeaway Butter Chicken (385g pkg; Batch codes L014K and L015K; Use by dates 24/01/2017 and 25/01/2017) because the sauce contains undeclared cashew nuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): Windmill Organics Ltd. recalls Pro Fusion Organic Cacao Nibs Cashew Butter (250g; Best before 30/09/2018; Batch code L15259) because the level of peanut found in this product is above that suggested on the label.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Kaufland Warenhandel GmbH & Co KG recalls K-Classic Sour Cherries (350g and 680g containers; Expiry date 04.07.2019 ES211) due to the presence of glass fragments.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Michael Wah Hing Co Ltd recalls Tsin Tsu Wei brand Sichuan Soya Beancurd with Chili & Sesame Oil (130g; Best before August 23, 2019) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Poisoning Investigation (Hong Kong): The Centre for Health Protection is investigating two suspected food poisoning clusters affecting 14 persons. All of the affected individuals ate a meal at the same (unnamed) food premises in Causeway Bay.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Supersol recalls Frozen Green Peas & Carrots (Product code 7294073224907; manufactured in Belgium by Ardo) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): George Weston Foods recalls various brands of garlic bread due to the presence of plastic pieces. The garlic bread was sold at Woolworths, Aldi, FoodWorks, Foodland, IGA and independent stores across Australia.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Target Australia Pty Ltd. recalls Christmas Sprinkles Cookie Mix with a Mason Jar and Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix with a Mason Jar (530g; Best before 20 June 2017; imported from China) due to insect contamination.


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.