Recalls and Alerts: February 7 – 8, 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: Fred Meyer Stores recalls Fred Meyer 100% Whole Wheat Bread (16 oz.; Julian dates 013 through 036) due to undeclared milk. The recalled product was sold in Fred Meyer stores in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

Allergy Alert: Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods (Richmond, VA) recalls Ukrop’s Chili Flavored Soup with Beans and Chicken (24 oz container; Sell by 02/08/17; Est. No. 19979 or P-19979) and Ukrop’s Chili Flavored Soup with Beans and Beef (24 oz container; Sell by 02/08/17; Est. No. 19979 or P-19979) due to undeclared milk, wheat and soy.

Pet Food Safety Recall: PetSmart recalls Grreat Choice Adult Dog Food – With Chicken and Rice Classic Ground (13.2 oz.; Lot 1759338; Best by 8/5/19). No reason for the recall wsa given. This recall coincides with the announcement of the Companion brand recall, below.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Giant Food, Martin’s, and Stop&Shop recall the following Companion brand canned dog food varieties (13.2 oz.; Best by 08/05/2019) because the products may contain foreign material. The recalled items are: Companion Dog Food with Chicken and Rice, Companion Dog Food with Chicken, Lamb and Rice, and Companion Dog Food with Turkey and Bacon.

Food Safety Recall: Thomas Foods International USA recalls Royal Dutch Ground Veal (16 oz.; UPC 64708600153; All lot codes) because the products were not approved for grinding by the United States Department of Agriculture before being distributed. The recalled product was distributed to Lucky Supermarkets.

Dietary Supplement Safety Recall: Kingsway Trading Inc. recalls Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian) Dietary Supplement (Batch No. 130401 and 150201) because the product contains undeclared ephedra, an item banned by FDA. The recalled product was distributed in MA, NJ, NY, IL, MD, FL, MO, TX, IN, GA, DE, CO, VA, PA, CT, OR, VA, and AZ


Outbreak Alert: Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reports that 202 clinical cases of norovirus gastrointestinal illness linked to oysters from British Columbia have been reported in British Columbia (143 cases), Alberta (35 cases) and Ontario (24 cases) as of February 7, 2017. All reported cases occured between December 2016 and January 2017. PHAC urges consumers to avoid eating raw or undercooked oysters. The outbreak investigation is ongoing.


Food Safety Recall (UK): Great Northern Sandwich Co. recalls six chicken products because of a blue discoloration on the meat. Please refer to the recall notice for details.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): HaGavi’s Wafer Products Ltd. recalls Glilit Lugano, Chocolate Cream Filled Cookies (150g; Production date December 16 & 17) because some of the packages may contain halva-filled cookies. Individuals who are sensitive to sesame should not consume this product.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Cape Wholefoods recalls Maree Wilkinson brand Vanilla Pancake Mix, Chocolate Cake Mix, and Raspberry Cacao Granola due to undeclared gluten. Please refer to the recall notice for details.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Hunter Fish (Otahuhu) recalls Pacific Oysters (whole shell and half shell) sold on or after 14 January 2017, as the products may be affected by a recent norovirus contamination event in the Mahurangi Harbour.


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.