Recalls and Alerts: January 24 – 28, 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: NSE Products, Inc. recalls ageLOC TR90 Protein Boost (expiration dates between Nov. 2017 and Dec. 2018; Batch Nos. AZ30751, AZ32051, AZ00661, AZ27161 and AZ34161) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Fred Meyer Stores recalls Bakery Fresh Goodness Carrot Cupcakes (Sell by 1/30/17 or before) due to undeclared milk and soy. The recalled products were sold in Fred Meyer stores in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington State.

Allergy Alert: Marich Confectionery (Hollister, CA) recalls 4.25oz Valentine Chocolate Caramel Hearts (4.25 oz; Lot code 0031711; Best by 9/30/17; UPC CODE 797817-44440-9) because it may contain Triple Chocolate Toffee, which contains almonds that are not declared on the label. The recalled product was distributed in California, Oklahoma and Minnesota.

Allergy Alert: Carriage House Creations recalls all Bourbon Basting Sauces, and Hot Barbecue Sauce due to undeclared soy and peanut ingredients.

Allergy Alert: Cibo Vita, Inc. recalls Natures Garden Raw Cashews (7.5 oz) because the packages may contain almonds instead of cashews.

Food Safety Recall: Atlas Meat Company (Fort Collins, CO) recalls vacuum-sealed or butcher paper wrapped packages of Atlas Meat Pork Breakfast ssg. and Atlas Meat Pork Italian ssg. (produced on various dates from Oct. 12, 2016 through Jan 23, 2017) due to undeclared monosodium glutamate.

Food Quality Recall: Kidfresh recalls Mighty Meaty Chicken Meatballs (3.9 oz; Best by FEB 26th 2018) because the chicken used for production contained some gristle. The product was sold at BigY Supermarkets.

Food Recall: The Save Mart Companies recalls SunnySelect Cranberry Cocktail Juice (96 oz.; Best by 6/22/17) due to an unknown presence in the neck of the bottle. The product was sold in Save Mart/S-Mart, Luck and FoodMaxx/Maxx Value stores.


Outbreak Alert Update: The outbreak of E. coli O121 illnesses under investigation by the Public Health Agency of Canada has grown to 14 cases in British Columbia (5), Saskatchewan (4) and Newfoundland and Labrador (5). The source of the outbreak has not yet been determined.

Allergy Alert: Nu Skin Canada Inc. recalls ageLOC brand TR90 Protein Boost (720g; Product codes AZ30751 and AZ32051), due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Oakhaven Organic Bakery recalls Oakhaven 9 Grain Khorasan Bread (475g) and Oakhaven 9 Grain Bread (500g), due to undeclared sesame seeds. The recalled products were distributed in Nova Scotia.

Food Safety Recall: Inc. recalls Thorntons brand Hollow Milk Chocolate Jolly Santa (200g; all codes) because the product may contain pieces of plastic. The recalled product was distributed in Ontario.

Food Recall: Naturapack Foods Inc. recalls A Good Portion brand Raw Mixed Nuts and Dried Fruits (454g; Product code SEP. 18, 2017 16-229-230) due to insect contamination. The recalled product was distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Saskatchewan


Allergy Alert (UK): New Covent Garden Soup Co. recalls Skinny Goan Spiced Chicken Soup (600g & 700g; All Use by dates up to 19 February 2017) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (UK): Co-op recalls Southern Fried Chicken Wrap (Use by date 29 January 2017) due to undeclared milk and fish.

Allergy Alert (France): Broceliande Loudeac recalls Carrefour brand Mousse Onctueuse Pur Canard (220g; see recall notice for list of affected lots), due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Waitrose recalls Hearty Minestrone Soup (600g; Use by 29 January 2017) because the product may contain blue plastic pieces.

Food Safety Recall (France): Charcuterie Bordelaise recalls a number of rillettes, pâté and grattons products after Listeria monocytogenes was detected in a sample of Rillette de porc. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of recalled products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Supralta recalls Supralta Panzani Supralta Vermicelle / Vermicelle Cheveux d’Ange (250g; Use before April 2019 to December 2019) due to possible insect contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Smaak & Co. B.V. (a Netherlands company) recalls Meine Kaserei Brotaufstrich dairy spreads (175g pkg) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the notice for product details.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Global March advises consumers that a number of chocolate products imported by Moses Sides & Son Ltd. may contain undeclared allergens. Please refer to the official notice for details.

Food Safety Alert/Recall (Hong Kong): The Centre for Food Safety warns the public not to consume Waitrose brand Hearty Minestrone Soup (600g/cup; use by January 29, 2017; imported from UK), as the product may contain pieces of plastic. The manufacturer has recalled the affected product.

Food Safety Alert/Recall (Hong Kong): The Centre for Food Safety warns the public not to consume Rillette pur porc, manufactured by Charcuterie Bordelaise and imported by Classic Fine Foods (Hong Kong) Limited (Lot #17009044; Use by February 7, 2017; imported from France), as the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Food Safety Alert (Israel): RASFF notifies consumers that a frozen mix peas & carrots product manufactured in Belgium and imported into Israel was found to be contaminated with Listeria. The brand and batch information was not identified.

Food Safety Alert (Hong Kong): The Centre for Health Protection is investigating a case of mad honey poisoning linked to honey brought into Hong Kong from Nepal.

Health Alert (Hong Kong): The Centre for Health Protection alerts the public to increased norovirus activity in Hong Kong and overseas.

Food Safety/Outbreak Alert (Hong Kong): The Centre for Food Safety announces the prohibition of the import into and sale within Hong Kong of raw oysters produced by Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd. of Scotland after the consumption of raw oysters at a restaurant in Causeway Bay was linked to a number of food poisoning cases.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): MOI Agencies Ltd. recalls Delish brand Choc Hokey Pokey Biscuits (340g plastic tray; all batches) due to undeclared milk. The product was sold in Countdown supermarkets throughout New Zealand.


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.