Recalls and Alerts: March 6 – 7, 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: Landies Candies Co. Inc. recalls WEGMANS Milk Chocolate Big Ear Bunny Sucker (3 oz. net wt; Lot #35016; Best by 9-15-2017) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert: Rochester Meat Company (Rochester, MN) recalls various pork sausage products due to undeclared monosodium glutamate. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Outbreak Alert (Update): CDC reports that four additional people have been confirmed to have been infected with E. coli O157:H7, increasing the confirmed case count to 16 people in 9 states. Fifteen (100%) of the 15 people reached for interview reported either eating I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter at home (nine people) in the week before they became ill, attending a facility that served I.M. Health brand SoyNut Butter (two people), or attending childcare centers that served I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter and I.M. Healthy brand granola coated with SoyNut Butter (four people).

Food Safety Recall: The Soynut Butter Co. expands its earlier recall to include all varieties of I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butters and all varieties of I.M. Healthy Granola products due to possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7. The expanded recall encompasses all Best By dates, flavors and package sizes.

Food Safety Recall: Vulto Creamery (Walton, NY) recalls all lots of Ouleout, Miranda, Heinennellie, and Willowemoc soft wash-rind raw milk cheeses after FDA finds Listeria monocytogenes in Ouleout Lot #617 and the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets finds possible contamination in Ouleout Lot #623. The recalled cheeses were distributed nationwide, with most sold in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states, California, Chicago, Portland, and Washington, DC.

Food Safety Recall: F.B. Packing Co. Inc. (Boston, MA) recalls various shaved beef products that may be contaminated with plastic. Please refer to the recall notice for detailed information.

Dietary Supplement Safety Recall: A&H Focal Inc. recalls all lots of 21 different dietary supplements for male sexual enhancement, because many of these products have been historically tested by the FDA and found to contain PDE-5 Inhibitors (i.e. sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil, etc.) which is the active ingredient in an FDA-approved drug for erectile dysfunction (ED) making these tainted dietary supplements unapproved drugs. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of recalled products.


Allergy Alert: Uncle Tom’s Farm Ltd. recalls The Cider Keg Apple BBQ Grilling Sauce (250 mL; all codes) due to undeclared anchovy. The recalled product was sold in Ontario and British Columbia.

Allergy Alert: Fruiterie du Plateau inc. (Montreal, QC) recalls Jambon cuit en tranches/Sliced Cooked Ham (all lots) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: JD Sweid Foods (2013) Ltd. recalls Hampton House brand Chicken Strips (1.5 kg; All best before dates from January 20, 2018 through February 11, 2018) due to an error in preparation insructions on the label. The oven preparation instructions on the label should read: “Preheat to 204°C (400°F)”. The product may contain harmful bacteria that may cause food illnesses. The recalled chicken strips were sold at Costco Canada stores in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec


Allergy Alert (Belgium): Colruyt recalls Carbonades de boeuf préparée/Beef stew (600g; Best before 6/3/2017, 24/3/2017, 25/3/2017, 26/3/2017, 30/3/2017, 02/4/2017, 03/4/2017, 08/4/2017, 10/4/2017 and 16/4/2017) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): ZipVit Ltd. recalls ZV Whey Protein 80 (500g; All batches and date codes) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Finland): Vitaseege Oy Ab recalls Saitaku Miso Soup (72g; Best by 08/11/2017) due to undeclared wheat.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Avoca recalls Avoca Food Market Tomato Chutney (320g; all best before dates between 20th April 2018 and 22nd February 2019) due to undeclared mustard and sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Colruyt recalls Carbonades de boeuf préparée/Beef stew (600g; Best before 06/03; 24/03; 25/03; 26/03; 30/03; 02/04; 03/04; 08/04; 10/04; 16/04) due to undeclared mustard.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Hong Kong): Tesco recalls Spaghetti Bolognese (400g; Product of Ireland; All batch codes) due to undeclared egg.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Tasman Foods International Pty Ltd recalls Chan’s Yum Cha at home Seafood Prawn Hargow dumplings (1 kg cardboard box; All best before dates up to and including 01.12.2018; Product of Vietnam) due to undeclared egg and soy.

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Hellers Ltd. recalls Hellers brand Sweet & Sticky Pork Ribs (Best Before: 08/03/17 through 12/04/17) due to undeclared sesame.

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.