Recalls and Alerts: March 23 – 25, 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: Nutiva expands its earlier recall of Organic Plant Based Protein Superfood 30 Shake – Vanilla to include all lots of both Vanilla and Chocolate flavored products due to undeclared peanut traces. Please refer to the recall notice for detailed product information. The recalled products were sold at Costco stores.

Allergy Alert: Whiskey Hill Smokehouse LLC (Hubbard, OR) recalls approximately 22,466 pounds of beef, venison and ostrich jerky products due to undeclared soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, and to the California Department of Public Health for a list of retailers in the state who carried the recalled products.

Food Safety Alert: New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets warns consumers in Oneida County and the surrounding area not to consume unpasteurized raw milk from the Winters Grass Farm due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The advisory follows lab confirmation on March 22, 2017 of Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of unpasteurized milk from Winters Grass Farm. The producer is now prohibited from selling raw milk until subsequent sampling indicates that the product is free of harmful bacteria.

Food Safety Recall: Fred Meyer stores recall Manila Clams, Fr (Item Nos. 093820 and 093824) as the clams may have an unacceptable level of PSP (paralytic shellfish poison) as determined by samples tested by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.

Food Safety Recall: Lake Farms Raised Catfish, Inc. recalls approx. 1,695 pounds of Siluriformes (Catfish) Fish products due to possible adulteration with Malachite Green and Leucomalachite Green. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc. (Lampasas, TX) recalls JOSÉ OLÉ TAQUITOS BEEF CARNE DE RES IN CORN TORTILLAS Crispy and Crunchy (60-oz. plastic bags inside of a corrugated carton; case codes 3366365A, 3366365B, 3366365C, 3366365D; Best By date of December 30, 2017; Est. No. M-5590) two consumer complaints of foreign material in its ready-to-eat beef products on March 14, 2017 and March 21, 2017. The foreign materials were pieces of rubber with white plastic that originated from the establishments processing equipment. The recalled product was shipped to retail locations in California, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wyoming.

Food Safety Recall: Pro Sports Club recalls 36,957 20/20 Life Styles brand Yogurt Peanut Crunch bars (2 oz. net wt.; lot code B.B. 22JUL17 (means best by July 22, 2017), UPC Code 78571 00052) because of possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7. The recalled product was manufactured using an ingredient supplied by SoyNut Butter Company.

Food Safety Recall: OK Food, Inc. (Oklahoma City, OK) recalls 933,272 pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken products (produced on various dates from Dec. 19, 2016 through March 7, 2017) after the company received five consumer complaints stating that metal objects were found in the ready-to-eat chicken products and by FSIS inspection personnel during verification activities.

Food Safety Recall: ChloroFields (Lawrence, KS) recalls Asian Mix Microgreens (1.5 oz clamshell; sell by date of 3/26/2017; UPC 853763007096) after FDA finds Salmonella in the finished product. The sprouted Microgreens were distributed throughout Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri, and were made available through retail grocery stores, including Whote Foods Markets.


Allergy Alert: Purposeful Excellence Inc. recalls Booby Boons Lactation Cookies – Chocolate Chip (168g; DEC31/2017) due to undeclared peanut. The recalled product was sold nationally and through Internet sales.

Allergy Alert: Traiteur AL-É-G inc. recalls various prepared dishes due to undeclared mustard and sulfites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of products.

Food Safety Recall: Frankly Fresh Salads, Inc., and H.Y. Louie Co. Ltd. recall Chef Destinations, Frankly Fresh Salads and Fresh St. brands Fresh Guacamole (300g; Best before 17 MR 22) after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency discovers Listeria monocytogenes contamination in a sample of the product. The recalled products were sold at retail in British Columbia and may have been distributed nationally.

Food Safety Recall: Boucherie Mario Allen inc. recalls Lard au pots maison/Lard in glass jars (500 mL; all lots up to and including 22 March 2017) due to improper storage and labeling.

Food Recall: Gevinoth Yisroel Dairy Products recalls Fresh & Healthy brand Chunk Feta Cheese (227g; Product code JN 27 17; UPC 7 20742 26226 8) due to E. coli contamination. The product was available at retail in Ontario.


Allergy Alert (Denmark): Biogan A/S recalls LOOV Delicate Ginger Breads (120 g net wt.; Best by 29.03.2017) and LOOV boghvede Brunkager/LOOV Buckwheat Brown Cakes (120g net wt.; Best by 20.03.2017) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): The Porterhouse Brewing Company advises that Hersbrucker Pils (330 ml bottle; best before 05.10.2017) contains undeclared sulphur dioxide.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): Findus Sverige AB recalls Findus brand Skinkcrêpes/Ham crêpes (250g; Lot L7002VL6343; best before 06.2018 and Lot L7002VL6327; best before 05.2018) due to undeclared fish and seafood.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Mathonet-Gabriel s.a. recalls Mousse de Truite Saumonée Fumée (150g; Best by 04/04/2017; Lot M-0622) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Kakshidi Food Trading ApS recalls Lao Gan Ma Mushroom in Chili Oil (210g net wt.; Best before 17/10/2017) because the product may contain glass fragments.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Marks and Spencer recalls M & S Chicken & Vegetable Soup (600g; Use by 30/3/17; Product of UK) due to customer complaints of an off-taint.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Bonneterre et Cie recalls Bonneterre brand Camembert de Normandie au lait cru Bio/Normandy Camembert cheese made with organic raw milk (250g wooden pkg; Expiry 09/04/2017; Lot 039151) due to Salmonella contamiantion.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Marks and Spencer recalls Chicken and Vegetable Soup (600g; use by date 30 March 2017; product code 00711135) due to possible chemical contamination.

Food Recall (UK): Cleone Foods recalls Island Delight Jerk Chicken Flaky Patties and Island Delight Lamb Shortcrust Patties (140g; 26 March 2017) due to incorrect labelling.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): The Centre for Food Safety announces a recall of all the frozen and chilled meat and poultry imported from 21 plants currently under investigation by Brazilian authorities.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert: Yummy Snack Foods recalls Yummy Mini Tub Yoghurt Sultanas (300;g Best Before 8/2/18) due to undeclared peanut. The product was sold at IGAs and independent supermarkets in NSW, QLD, VIC, SA and WA.

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.