Recalls and Alerts: February 5 – 6, 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

Food Safety Recall: Johnson’s Sausage Shoppe, Inc. (Rio, WI) recalls several varieties of North Oak, Johnson’s Sausage Shoppe Inc., and Twisted Oak Farms Beef Jerky (Wisconsin legend with the number 293 on the label or the package) because the jerky was not properly inspected prior to sale. The products were sold at retail stores (quarter-pound packages) and through distributors (no pre-printed weight) on or before January 5, 2017).

Food Safety Recall: Following the closure by the Oregon Department of Agriculture of the commercial crab fishery from the north jetty of Coos Bay to Heceta Head, north of Florence, due to elevated levels of domoic acid in crab viscera, Pacific Seafood and Hallmark Fisheries have recalled Whole, wild-caught, cooked Dungeness Crab. Consumers who purchased this product from Fred Meyer stores (February 3rd – 4th), QFC stores (February 1st – 3rd) or Haggen Northwest Fresh stores in Washington, Oregon and California (February 1st – 3rd) should discard the product or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.


Allergy Alert: Bramic Sales Inc. recalls Chiffon brand Margarine (227g; UPC 7 52046 32111 2; all lot codes where milk is not declared) due to undeclared milk. The product was distributed to retailers in Alberta and Ontario.

Allergy Alert: Castle Cheese (West) Inc. recalls Garden Choice brand Cheeses due to undeclared wheat. The recalled products were distributed to hotels, restaurants and institutions in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. Please refer to the notice for a detailed list of products.

Safety Recall: National Smokeless Tobacco Co. recalls certain NSTC Copenhagen and Skoal products after receiving complaints from US consumers of metal objects, including sharp metal objects, found in select cans. The recalled products were sold in Canada by Costco Wholesale. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products.


Food Safety Recall Update (Ireland): Avoca updates its recall notice for Avoca Hummus (264g) and Avoca Colcannon (550g) to correct the Hummus Use by date to 09.02.17. The recall was initiated due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.


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.