Recalls and Alerts: February 9 – 11, 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: Legendary Baking recalls Private Selection Salted Caramel Chocolate Almond Pie, 91N (9″ pies; 34 oz.; Lot Code 17025) due to undeclared eggs and almonds. The recalled products were sold in Fry’s, Fred Meyer, Smith’s and certain Kroger stores.

Food Safety Recall: Ruth’s Salads (Charlotte, NC) expands its earlier recall of Ruth’s Salads Pimento Cheese Spreads (packed in Chester, SC) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of recalled products.

Food Safety Recall: Taylor Farms establishments in Dallas, TX and Tracy, CA recall 6,630 pounds of chicken and pork salad products due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled items include 10.5 oz plastic trays of Signature Café Southwest Chicken Premade Saled (USE BY 2/13/17, 2/14/17 or 2/15/17), Signature Café Southwest Style Salad with Chicken (USE BY 2/14/17, 2/15/17 or 2/16/17) and H-E-B Shake Rattle & Rowl Rowdy Ranch Hand (contains pork) (USE BY 2/17/17, 2/18/17 or 2/19/17). The recalled products contain Bevel Shred Pepperjack cheese supplied to Taylor Farms by Sargento Foods, Inc. and recalled recently by Sargento due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Meijer recalls Meijer Brand Colby Cheese and Colby Jack Cheese sold through Meijer deli counters  from Nov. 10, 2016 to Feb. 9, 2017 due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Sargento Foods Inc. recalls Sargento Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby (6.84 oz.; Sell By 12APR17B and 10MAY17B) and Sargento Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese (8 oz.; Sell By H14JUN17 and H12JUL17), packaged at the Sargento facility in Plymouth, WI after receiving notification from their supplier that the cheese may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Food Safety Recall: Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC (Middlebury, IN) recalls various cheese products after the Tennessee Department of Agriculture detects Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of cheese obtained from a store in Trenton, TN. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of recalled products. Some of the cheese was supplied to US Foods for distribution to food service customers.

Food Safety Recall: Riviana Foods Inc. recalls Mahatma Yellow Rice (1o oz.; Best By July 2018) because the products may be contaminated with grey metallic dust particles.

Food Safety Recall: Stubb’s BBQ recalls Stubb’s Sticky Sweet BBQ Sauce (18 oz; Best By 01/17/2020) due to a glass bottle defect.

Food Safety Recall: Pride & Joy Creamery (Toppenish, WA) recalls organic retail raw fluid milk (Best By FEB 10 through FEB 24) after sampling conducted by the Washington State Department of Agriculture detected the presence of toxin-producing E. coli in the product.

Pet Food Safety Recall: WellPet LLC recalls seven varieties of Wellness Canned Cat food (12.5 oz) after learning that foreign material was found in non-WellPet products made in the same facility. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of recalled products.

Pet Food Safety Recall: PetSmart recalls Grreat Choice® Adult Dog Food with Chicken & Rice Classic Ground (13.2 oz cans; Best By 8/5/19; Lot 1759338) due to metal contamination that could potentially be a choking hazard.


Allergy Alert: Schneider’s Gourmet World recalls Salt and Vinegar Seasoning (14g and 100g pkgs) and Dill Pickle Seasoning (14g and 100g pkgs) due to undeclared milk.


Allergy Alert (Czech Republic):  Government monitoring activities have detected undeclared sulphites in a lot of F.W. Tandoori al. s.r.o. Shi-ta-ke mushrooms (50g; Best before 16.2.2018; product of China.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): A consignment of Toblerones were sold in Ireland with an incorrect oversticker, which omitted the ingredient, egg white. Consumers who are sensitive to egg should avoid packages labeled with the oversticker.

Food Safety Recall (France): Société MCD CHAMSYL recalls Cêpes de France dried mushrooms (60g pkg; Expiry date 03/10/2020) due to unspecified microbiological contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Sidroga GfGmbH recalls Sidroga Bio Säuglings- und Kindertee due to contamination with pyrrolizidine alkaloids.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Tugra Großhandel recalls Sour Pickled Beets due to the presence of Rhodamine B dye. Please refer to the recall notice for details.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Tesco Ireland recalls Tesco Mackerel Fillets (300g pack size; Use By 01 Feb 2017) due to elevated levels of histamine.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Sainsbury’s recalls various stir fry products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Icelandic Holdings Ltd. recalls all batches and date codes of Sun Valley Foods brand Granny’s Treat Mix (300g re-sealable plastic pouch) due to undeclared gluten. The product is sold in FreshChoice and Four Square supermarkets throughout the South Island.


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.