Recalls and Alerts: April 6 – 9, 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: Mibo Fresh Food (Fort Worth, TX) recalls Mibo Fresh Baby Greens with Turkey and Mango Salad with Sweet Onion Dijon Dressing (2 7.2-oz. tray packages; Produced on various dates between March 28, 2017- April 6, 2017; Best by dates from April 7, 2017- April 16, 2017) due to undeclared wheat.

Allergy Alert: Oberlander Baking Co. recalls Oberlander Gluten Free Bakery Chocolate Kokosh Cake (14 oz.; Date code April 30, 2017; UPC 43711-18093) due to undeclared almonds. The recalled product was sold in Kroger stores in Greater Louisville area (including Indiana) and Lexington, Kentucky and at Stop and Shop stores.

Allergy Alert: H.J. Heinz Co. (Muscatine, Iowa) recalls approximately 5,022 pounds of bistro au jus gravy product that is incorrectly labeled as pork gravy (Best By 12/28/2017 MU6F04) due to undeclared milk and soy.

Food Safety Recall: Fresh Express recalls Organic Marketside Spring Mix Salad (5 oz.; Production code G089B19; Best-if-used-by APR 14, 2017; UPC code 6 8113132897 5) after extraneous animal matter (bat body parts) was allegedly found in a single container of the salad. The recalled salads were sold in Walmart stores in the Southeastern region of the United States.

Food Product Withdrawal: Merisant withdraws Whole Earth Monk Fruit Juice (1.62 oz; UPC 85898200144; All lot codes) because the product does not meet quality standards. The product was sold at Save Mart/S-Mart, Food Maxx/Maxx Value Foods and Lucky stores.


Food Safety Recall: Au Pied Levé (Magog, QC) recalls various cooked rillettes due to improper refrigeration. Please refer to the recall notice for details.

Food Recall: Kraft Heinz Canada ULC recalls Heinz Apple Juice from Concentrate (1 L; 2017 NO 29 and 2018 JA 04; UPC 0 57000 02064 4) due to mold contamination. The recalled product was available from retailers in Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec.


Allergy Alert (Finland): Puhdistamo Real Foods Oy recalls Puhdistamo Riisiproteiini, suklaa (Best by date 08/18; Batch code 0301 0009) due to undeclared whey.

Allergy Alert (UK): Hoo Hing Limited recalls Samlip Fresh Udon Noodles (200g; Best by 15 November 2017; Batch code 4441082) due to undeclared wheat.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Unifood Import A/S recalls Victoria Chickpeas (400g cans; Expiry date 16/03/2020; Lot #V1 B075 07:17 4) because the exterior of the cans was contaminated during transport outside of Denmark.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Erzabtei St. Ottilien recalls Semi-solid Sliced Cheese (Best by dates May 9, 2017, May 14, 2017, May 19, 2017 and May 22, 2017) due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Taste of Asia Ltd. advises gluten-sensitive consumers that Taste of Asia Rice Sticks Spirals (Expiry date 30/05/2018; Manufactured by Sufuko Podstaff Joint Stock Company, Vietnam) may contain undeclared gluten.

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Ceres Resources Limited recalls various Organix brand baby biscuits, imported from the UK, due to a choking hazard. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details.

Food Safety Recall (Singapore): The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority advises that importers have recalled various Organix brand baby biscuits, imported from the UK, due to a choking hazard. 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.