Recalls and Alerts: February 3 – 4, 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

URGENT PET FOOD SAFETY RECALL: Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food (Wheeling, IL) recalls Hunk of Beef Au Jus (12-oz cans; Lot numbers starting with 1816E03HB, 1816E04HB, 1816E06HB, 1816E07HB, and 1816E13HB; Expiration date June 2020), because of potential contamination with the sedative and euthansia agent, PENTOBARBITOL. The recall was initiated after five dogs in one household became ill and one dog died following consumption of the product with the lot number 1816E06HB13. The recalled dog food was distributed to retail locations and sold online in Washington, California, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

Allergy Alert: Hallmark Management Services, Inc. (Columbus, OH) recalls Chicken Tikka Masala (12-oz. round plastic pkg; Est. No. 1283; Freeze To Enjoy By dates of February 17, 2017 to April 20, 2017), due to undeclared soy. The recalled product was distributed to certain Dorothy Lane Markets, Hill’s Market, Whole Foods, Weiland’s Market and Lucky’s Market in Ohio. Please refer to the recall notice for additional distribution details.

Food Safety Recall: B&H Foods (Charlotte, NC) recalls Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread (7-oz; Lot 016; Sell by 4 30 17) after the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reported having found Listeria monocytogenes in a sample collected from a retail location. The recalled spread was distributed in supermarkets in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and Tennessee.

Food Safety Recall: Barberi International Inc. (Miami, FL) recalls Sunmba Frozen Ajiaco  vegetable mix product (2 lb plastic bags; Use by Nov 5, 2017). After the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reported the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of the product. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of supermarkets that carried this product, which was distributed only in Florida.

Food Recall: HP Hood recalls Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla product (96 oz.; Lot 012617SA; Expiry 051617), due to a quality problem that may cause the product to spoil before its normal shelf life. The recalled product was sold through Save Mart/S-Mart and Lucky stores, and may also have been distributed through other retailers. The recall notice was posted on the supermarkets’ own web sites.

Animal Feed Enforcement Action: United States Files Enforcement Action Against Syfrett Feed Company Inc. (Okeechobee, FL) and Senior Managers to Stop the Adulteration and Misbranding of Medicated Animal Feeds.


Outbreak Alert Update: The multi-state outbreak of E. coli O121 illnesses has spread to a fourth province – Alberta – and the case total has risen to 16. Illnesses have now been reported from British Columbia (5 cases), Saskatchewan (4 cases), Alberta (2 cases) and Newfoundland and Labrador (5 cases), will onset dates ranging from November 2016 to January 2017. The source of the outbreak remains under investigation.

URGENT FOOD SAFETY RECALL: Loblaw Companies Limited recalls PC Organics brand Apple, Blueberry & Green Pea strained baby food (128 mL; Code 2017 OC 31; UPC 0 60383 06292 7), because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum, the source of botulism toxin. The recalled product was distributed nationwide. Although there have been no reported illnesses, the recall was triggered by a consumer complaint. CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may result in additional recalls.

Allergy Alert: Metro Richelieu Inc. recalls Adonis Souvlaki Salmon Pavé and Adonis Souvlaki Trout Pavé (sold up to and including February 3, 2017 in certain Metro, Richelieu and Marché Ami stores across Quebec) due to undeclared mustard.


Allergy Alert (France): Auchan recalls New Covent Garden Soup Co. Slim brand Chicken Goa with spice and lentils due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Wein und Spirituosen Karl Hendrik Frick e.K. recalls Unser Hauswein Pizza Pasta Basta Italian style red wine (1L glass bottle; Lot # L 16179) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (UK): Flynn’s Fine Foods recalls Limerick Cooked Ham (all dates and pack sizes) due to undeclared wheat (gluten) and milk.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Avoca recalls Avoca Hummus (264g; Batch Code J30; Use by 07.02.17) and Avoca Colcannon (550g; Batch Code J30; Use by 04.02.17) because of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Royalty Little Switzerland Inc. recalls March chocolate products manufactured in England and the Netherlands due to undeclared allergens. Please refer to the recall notice for further details.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Hutchings & Addison Ltd., Orata Marine Ltd., Matakana Oysters Ltd., and Seafood Harbour recall Pacific Oysters, as the product may be affected by a recent norovirus contamination event in the Mahurangi Harbour. Please refer to the individual recall notices for additional details.

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.