Recalls and Alerts: March 12 – 15, 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: Dolcetta Artisan Sweets recalls Dolcetta branded chocolate confections due to undeclared soy and milk. Please refer to the recall notice for details.

Allergy Alert: Vanilla Castle Bakery recalls snickerdoodle cookies (16 oz. tray), snickerdoodle whoopie pies (7 oz. bag) and snickerdoodle cookie packs (3 oz. tray) due to undeclared soy and wheat. The recalled products were available for sale prior to March 14, 2017 at retail locations throughout Ohio.

Food Safety Recall: RBR Meat Company, Inc. recalls Marketside Extra Large Supreme Pizza (16″ pizza; Lot code 20547) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was shipped to retail distribution centers in California, Nevada, Utah and Washington.

Food Safety Recall: Materne North America Corp. recalls Non-organic GoGo squeeZ® applesauce pouches (Best Before Date of 12/4/15-3/4/17 and a 5 digit production code beginning “US” followed by 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07 or 08) due to potential adulteration from food product residue.

Food Safety Recall: Whole Foods Market expands Vulto Creamery recall to include Andes, Hamden and Walton Umber cheeses sold in eight stores in Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.


Outbreak Alert Update: The Public Health Agency of Canada advises that the number of reported cases in the current E. coli O121 outbreak has increased to 24. Confirmed reports of infections caused by the outbreak strain have been reported from British Columbia (12), Saskatchewan (4), Alberta (3) and Newfoundland and Labrador (5). The source of the outbreak remains under investigation.

Allergy Alert: L’Intermarché du Plateau (Montreal, QC) recalls HAUT DE CUISSE DE POULET ASSAISONER/Seasoned Chicken Thigh due to undeclared wheat, sesame seeds, milk, nuts and soy.

Allergy Alert: King’s Family Inc. recalls various King’s Family brand Dumplings due to undeclared egg. Please refer to recall notice for details.

Food Safety Recall: New Era Nutrition Inc. recalls SoLo GI brand energy bars due to possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Industry recalls Dixie Diners’ Club brand Carb Not Beanit Butter (15 oz.; UPC 6 16578 78105 2; all batch codes) due to possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7.


Allergy Alert (Denmark): SK Meat-Vertriebs GmbH recalls Chicken Nuggets with Curry Dip (300g; Best before 05/02/2018; Batch code CH. 033001) due to undeclared gluten and celery and possible traces of mustard. The recalled product was sold in Lidl supermarkets in in Jutland and on Funen.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Hellebergs ApS recalls Chocolate Sponge Cake Mix (1 kg; Best before 2017-10-31; Lot codes 63567890, 63868307, 64068616, 64268946,
64869797, 63567891, 64068615, 64268945, 64869796, 70170374, 70170375, 70270652, 70270651; Product of Funcakes, Netherlands) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Lindt & Sprungli Ltd recalls Lindt Excellence Dark Extra Fine Shell Egg (220g; best-before end: 10-2017; batch: LS7018) and Lindor Strawberry & Cream Shell Egg (285g; best-before end: 07-2017; batch: LS6334) due to undeclared barley.

Allergy Alert (UK): Lindt & Sprungli Ltd recalls Lindt Excellence Dark Extra Fine Shell Egg (220g; Batch code LS7018) and Lindor Strawberry & Cream Shell Egg (285g; Batch code L6334), due to undeclared barley.

Allergy Alert (UK): SunVit-D3 Limited recalls SunVit-D3 5000IU Tablets (28 tablet pack size; Batch code 128057; Expiry February 2019) due to undeclared lactose.

Allergy Alert (UK): Seasalt Cornwall recalls Seasalt Cornwall Eton Mess White Chocolate Bar (100g; 21 June 2017, 17 July 2017, 30 July 2017, 20 August 2017, 10 September 2017, 1 October 2017) and Seasalt Cornwall Lemon Meringue Chocolate Bar (95g; Best before 29 March 2017) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (UK): Tesco recalls Oriental Kitchen Chicken Chow Mein (400g; Batch code L 069 F) due to undeclared egg, milk, mustard and sesame.

Allergy Alert (UK): Kernow Chocolate recalls Kernow Chocolate Eton Mess Bar (100g; Best before 29 March 2017 and 08 December 2017) and Kernow Chocolate Lemon Meringue Bar (95g; Best before 22 March 2017 and 06 December 2017) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Friki Döbeln GmbH recalls Viva Vital brand Viennese Chicken weiners with skim-milk yogurt (300g; Expiry dates 22.03.2017 to 03.04.2017) due to contamination with metal fragments.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Pe’er Delicacies Company recalls Mother’s Couscous, Sultana-Tunisian Couscous and Sultana-Moroccan Couscous (800g pkgs; Expiry dates 01/28/18-28/02/18) due to suspected Staphylococcus aureus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Tblini Biton Company recalls Sweet Paprika, sweet paprika oil due to aflatoxins in excess of permitted levels. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details.

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.