Recalls and Alerts: March 30 – April 2, 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

Outbreak Alert/Recall Update: FDA has suspended the Food Facility Registration of Dixie Dew Products, Inc., manufacturer of the I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter that is behind an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7, which has sickened 29 people in 12 states, sending 12 of the victims to hospital. The suspension comes on the heels of an FDA investigation into the operations of Dixie Dew and the discovery of numerous, serious and long-standing deviations from good manufacturing practices.

Allergy Alert: Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc. recalls Reser’s Macaroni Salad (16 oz.; Use by April 24, 2017; UPC 71117.19007) due to undeclared milk. The recalled product was distributed to grocery retailers and distributors in AL, CO, GA, KS, LA, MD, MO, MS, NY, OK, PA, TX, and WI.

Allergy Alert: Lifestyle Evolution recalls NuGo Slim Crunchy Peanut Butter nutrition bars (Manufacturing code B16119A; Best by 28-Jul-17; UPC (bar) 6 91535 20701 1; UPC (box) 6 91535 20702 8) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Aldi, in cooperation with Olde York, recalls Clancy’s Snack Combo bags. Due to a packaging error, the product may contain undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.

Food Safety Recall: Conagra Brands recalls Hunt’s Chili Kits (44.8 oz; UPC 20-0-27000-42063-2; Lot codes 3534619500, 3534622200 and 3534619600; Best by dates Apr 04, 2018, May 01, 2018 and Apr 05, 2018 respectively) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Sigma Alimentos Congelados recalls Menu del Sol Frozen Beans and Cheese Burritos (2 lb; Lot #C3018; BEST BY MAR01 18; UPC 45230-05601) after Listeria monocytogenes was detected in a sample during routine product testing. The recalled products were sold via retail outlets in California and Nevada.

Food Safety Recall: Hannaford (Chelmsford, MA) recalls 80 percent ground beef produced and sold at the store March 31, because the product may contain glass fragments.


Allergy Alert: La Cie McCormick Canada recalls Thai Kitchen Original Pad Thai Stir-fry Sauce (236 ml; Best before 2018JN27; UPC 7 37628 00510 9) due to undeclared peanuts. The recalled product was sold through retailers in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan.

Allergy Alert: Pêcherie Manicouagan inc. (Baie-Comeau, QC) recalls various products due to undeclared milk, egg, soy and sulfites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of items.

Food Safety Recall: Central Smith Creamery recalls Wholesome Farms brand Vanilla Sundae Cup (115 mL; Product code 017032 and case of 48 x 115 ml; Product code 7382200017032029 2/1/17; UPC 00074865915427) due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. This recall was triggered by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) test results. The product was distributed to food service customers in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and possibly to other provinces nationwide.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Frankly Fresh Salads Inc. and H.Y. Louie Co. Ltd. recall various Chef Destinations, Frankly Fresh Salads and Fresh St. brands Fresh Guacamole and 7 Layer Dip due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This is an expansion of an earlier recall. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details.


Allergy Alert (UK): Thorntons recalls Thorntons Dark Chocolate Easter Egg with a Personalised Iced Message (265g; All dates; all batches) due to undeclared milk in the icing.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Thorntons recalls Thorntons Dark Chocolate Easter Egg with a Personalised Iced Message (265g; All dates; all batches) due to undeclared milk in the icing.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Midsona Danmark A/S recalls Urtekram økologisk Muesli Crunchy aronia/Urtekram Organic Muesli Crunchy aronia (550g; Lot #23.11.2017 L2; Best by 23/11-2017) due to risk of broken glass in the product.

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.