Recalls and Alerts: March 26 – 29, 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: Whole Foods Market (Hadley, MA) recalls Made Right Here 6pk Banana Choc Chip Muffins (Sell by March 28, 2017) due to undeclared walnuts.

Allergy Alert: Sunshine Bakery (Alhambra, CA) recalls Cassava Cake and Mixed Nut Mooncake (Best before 3/24/2017) because the products may contain undeclared peanut, coconut, almond, cashew and sunflower seeds.

Allergy Alert: NuGo Nutrition recalls NuGo Slim Crunchy Peanut Butter (Sell by 28-Jul-17; UPC 69153520701) due to undeclared milk. The recalled product was sold at Giant Eagle and may also have been available elsewhere.

Allergy Alert: King Wai Trading Co. recalls KWEI CHOW Prime Spicy Pot Paste (7.1 oz; UPC 471022600207) due to undeclared wheat. The recalled product was sold at QFC and Ralph’s stores.

Food Safety Recall: The French’s Food Company LLC recalls French’s Crispy Jalapeños (5 oz.; Best By 5/25/18; UPC code: 41500-95309) because the product may contain foreign material (metal & stone particulates). The recalled product was sold at Buehler’s and may also have been available elsewhere.

Food Safety Recall: Kidsmart Food Service Inc. (San Diego, CA) recalls various breaded chicken (code date of 12/20/17) that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products per the supplier. This is related to the recall from OK Foods Inc. The recalled product was supplied by US Foods to foodservice customers.

Dietary Supplement Safety Recall: Envy Me recalls LaBri’s Body Health Atomic weight-loss dietary supplement (all lot codes, manufacturing codes and expiration dates) because the product contains sibutramine, a controlled substance that was removed from the market in October 2010 for safety reasons.


Outbreak Alert: The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) warns consumers not to use or eat any Robin Hood All Purpose Flour, Original sold in 10 kilogram bags with a code containing BB/MA 2018 AL 17 and 6 291 548 as these products may be contaminated with E. coli O121. The flour has been linked to an E. coli outbreak affecting 25 people in British Columbia (12), Saskatchewan (4), Alberta (4) and Newfoundland and Labrador (5).

Allergy Alert: La Reine Pâtisserie (Montreal, QC) recalls two bakery products due to undeclared sesame seeds. Please refer to the recall notice for product details.

Allergy Alert (Update): Purposeful Excellence Inc. recalls Booby Boons brand Lactation Cookies due to undeclared peanuts. Please refer to the recall notice for product details.

Food Safety Recall: Pâtisserie La Lorraine inc. (Montreal, QC) recalls Sauce au poulet/Chicken sauce (All product sold through March 23) because the product label is lacking an instruction to refrigerate the product.

Food Safety Recall: Smucker Foods of Canada Corp. recalls Robin Hood brand All Purpose Flour, Original (10 kg; Best before April 17, 2018; Production code 6 291 548; UPC 0 59000 01652 8) because the product may be contaminated with E. coli O121. The recalled flour was sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.


Allergy Alert (UK): Sainsbury’s recalls Sainsbury’s Vegetable Sushi Snack Pack (Batch code 7796512; Use by 28 March 2017) due to undeclared tuna and prawns.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Schock GmbH recalls Sesam La Creme (Batch 60318; Best by 01.02.2018) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Lactalis Deutschland GmbH recalls Roquefort Cheese (100g; Expiry date 15.07.2017; Product identification FR 12.203.018 CE; Manufactured by Société des caves, France) due to contamination with a strain of shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Mathonet-Gabriel recalls Mousse de truite saumonée fumée/Smoked Salmon Trout Mousse (150g; Best by 04/04/2017; Lot #M-0622) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Marks & Spencer recalls Chicken and Vegetable Soup (600g; Use by March 30, 2017; Product code 00711135; Product of UK) as the product might be tainted with chemical contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): YS Vegetables Inc. recalls Iceberg Lettuce (833g and 6 lbs; bar codes 2743369327249 and 2743369327236) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

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.