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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Pet Food Safety Recall: Evanger’s Pet Food and Against the Grain expand earlier recalls to include 13 months of date codes and a third product. Twelve-ounce cans of Evanger’s Hunk of Beef, Evanger’s Braised Beef and Against the Grain Pulled Beef (all lots manufactured between December 2015 and January 2017; expiration dates of December 2019 through January 2021), due to potential adulteration with pentobarbital, a euthanasia agent. FDA investigation is ongoing.
Pet Food Market Withdrawal: Blue Buffalo withdraws 17 varieties of BLUE Divine Delights 3.5 oz. cups and BLUE Wilderness Trail Trays 3.5 oz. cups due to a quality issue with the foil seal on the top of the cup.
Outbreak Alert: CDC reports an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter. A total of 12 confirmed cases have been documented in five states: Arizona, California, Maryland, New Jersey and Oregon. Six people have been hospitalized; four with hemolytic uremic syndrome. No deaths have been reported.
Food Safety Recall: The SoyNut Butter Co. recalls I.M. Healthy Original Creamy SoyNut Butter (15 oz plastic jars with the Best By dates July 05, 2018, August 30, 2018, and August 31, 2018; individual portion cups with the Best By date as August 08, 2018; and 4 lb plastic tubs with Best By dates of November 16, 2018 and July 25, 2018.), due to potential contamination with E. coli O157:H7. The recalled product was distributed in multiple states and may have been purchased in stores or through mail order. It was also distributed to childcare centers and schools in multiple states.
Food Safety Recall: Ohio Farms Packing Co. Ltd. recalls Atlantic Veal & Lamb Inc. Boneless Veal products due to possible contamination with E. coli O103. Please refer to the recall notice for details of the affected products.
Food Safety Recall: Meijer expands its earlier recall to include Meijer brand Artisan Made Natural Muenster Cheese and pre-wrapped Ham Sub on Artisan White Baguette due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.
Food Safety Recall: Dos Hermanos, Inc. recalls Carne Seca Beef Jerky: Chihuas Natural (8-oz pkgs; shipped to retailers in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri between Oct 26, 2016 through Feb. 23, 2017), because the jerky was produced without the benefit of federal inspection.
Allergy Alert: Ahaa Foods recalls Eastern brand Payasam Mix (200g) due to undeclared wheat.
Allergy Alert (updated to include additional product information): Hen Long Market Oriental Food Co. Ltd recalls Happy brand Mangosteen Pudding (110g x 6; all lots) due to undeclared milk.
Food Safety Recall: The Liquor Control Board of Ontario recalls Georgian Bay brand Vodka (750 mL; Batch 19) due to high alcohol content.
Food Safety Recall: Charcuterie Jacques-Cartier (Valleyfield, QC) recalls Fondue au Fromages Classiques/Classic Cheese Fondue, as the labelling does not disclose that the cheese mixture contains cheese manufactured from raw milk or unpasteurized milk.
Allergy Alert (Denmark): Scan Choco A/S recalls Easter Øko-mandler med mørk chokolade og kokos/Easter Organic almonds with dark chocolate and coconut (110g; Best before 07/12/2017) due to a labeling error. The package actually contains milk chocolate. Milk is not declared on the label.
Allergy Alert (Ireland): Tesco recalls Tesco Spaghetti Bolognese, frozen (400g; all date codes) due to undeclared egg.
Allergy Alert (Sweden): Fazer Konfektyr recalls Cocosprickar/Coco Dots (1kg & 2.1kg; various production lots) due to possible cross-contamination with hazelnuts and almonds. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.
Allergy Alert (UK): Tesco recalls all date codes of Spaghetti Bolognese (frozen), due to undeclared egg.
Allergy Alert (UK): Zipvit Ltd. recalls ZV Whey Protein 80 (500g; All lot numbers and date codes) due to undeclared milk.
Allergy Alert (UK): Uncle Roy’s recalls Natural Bitter Almond Extract (50ml/1.750z pkg; Best before 2017 and 2018; Batch codes 112787, 112789, 113172, 114374, 114432 and 115614) due to undeclared nuts.
Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Le Larry recalls Artisanal Goat Cheese made using raw milk (125g; Lot 1705401; Expiration dates 02-03-17, 03-03-17, 05-03-17, 07-03-17 and 13-03-17) due to potential contamination with Shiga-toxin producing E. coli.
Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Lotus Bakeries recalls Lotus Crunchy Biscuit Spread because the product may contain small pieces of metal. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.
Food Recall (Denmark): Danpo A/S recalls Smagfuld Kyllingeoverlår (800g; packed 28/02/2016; Best before 09/06/2017) due to an incorrect Best before date. The Best before date should read 09/03/2017.
Food Safety Recall (Finland): Oy Semper Ab recalls BabySemp 2 (200 ml; Best before 10/06/2017) due to a packaging fault that can result in product deterioration.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): Lotus Bakeries GmbH recalls Lotus Biscoff Brotaufstrich Crunchy (380g; various production codes) because the product may contain small pieces of metal. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): Kaufland Warenhandels GmbH & Co.KG recalls K-Classic Königsberger Klopse in Kapersauce, frozen (450g; Expiry date 07.2018; Lot #MHD 07/2018) due to Salmonella contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Lotus recalls Lotus brand Crunchy Biscuit Spread, because the product may contain small pieces of metal. Please refer to the official recall notice for a complete list of batch codes and distribution information.
Food Safety Recall (UK): Quorn Foods Ltd. recalls Quorn Meat Free Mince (300g; Best before 31 August 2018; Batch code 136331) because it may contain small pieces of metal.
Food Safety Recall (UK): Lotus Bakeries UK Ltd. recalls Lotus Biscoff Crunchy Biscuit Spread, because the product may contain small pieces of metal. Please refer to the official recall notice for a complete list of batch codes and distribution information.
Australia and New Zealand
Allergy Alert (Australia): Jinyuanbao Investment Pty Ltd recalls Jinyuanbao Pork Vegetable Wonton and Jinyuanbao Chicken Vegetable Wonton (300g; All best before dates up to and including 10 April 2017) due to undeclared wheat.
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.
- Albertsons Grocery Stores
- ACME Markets Grocery Stores
- ALDI – current recalls
- Big Y® World Class Market®
- BJ’s Wholesale Club
- Buehler’s (Ohio)
- City Market
- Costco Canada
- CVS Caremark
- D&W Fresh Market
- Family Fare
- Food City
- Food Lion
- Fred Meyer
- Giant Eagle – Product Recalls
- GIANT® Food Stores
- Giant Tiger
- Glens Fresh Market
- Haggen Food & Pharmacy
- Hannaford Supermarkets
- Harris Teeter
- Hy-Vee Recalls
- Ingles Markets
- JayC Food Stores
- King Soopers
- Kinney Drugs
- Kroger Group*
- Lowe’s Food Stores, Inc.
- Lucky Supermarkets
- Mariano’s Fresh Market
- MARTIN’S® Food Markets
- Metro Market
- Meijer: Product Recalls
- Owen’s Market
- Pay Less Super Markets
- Pick ‘n Save
- Price Chopper
- Rainbow Foods
- Reid’s Fine Foods
- Rite Aid
- Save Mart Supermarkets
- Stop & Shop
- Super 1 Foods
- Trader Joe’s
- U.S. Foodservice
- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
- WinCo Foods