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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Allergy Alert: Lipari Foods, LLC recalls Weis, All Natural and unbranded specific dark chocolate products packaged by sister company JLM due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were distributed to retail stores throughout Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
Allergy Alert: Circle S Farm recalls Herb Bacon Cheese Ball Mix (2.2 oz/62g) due to undeclared soy. The recalled product was available for sale prior to November 15, 2017 at retail locations throughout Ohio as well as phone in orders to Circle S Farm.
Food Safety Alert: The New Jersey Department of Health has issued a ‘Cease-and-Desist’ order to Udder Milk, a home-delivery company that has illegally sold unpasteurized milk in New Jersey. A North Jersey woman tested positive for Brucella RB51 infection after consuming the milk.
Food Safety Recall: Casa Sanchez Foods recalls Real Guacamole (9-oz containers; Lot code 279; Expiration date 11/10/17; UPC 0 78732 00412 2) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was distributed to retail stores throughout the California Bay Area and surrounding counties.
Food Safety Recall: GIANT Food Stores, LLC and MARTIN’S Food Markets recall GIANT/MARTIN’S Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn (16 oz.; Best by Oct-2019; UPC 68826700676) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall: Texas Natural Meats recalls Frozen Beef Tongue (1.72-lb. cryovac packages; produced on various dates between April 1, 2016 and Nov. 11, 2017) due to possible contamination with specified risk material. The recalled product was to product owners and further distributed in Texas.
Food Safety Recall: The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC recalls Stop & Shop Brand Frozen Whole Kernel Sweet Corn (16 oz.; Best by Oct-2019; UPC 68826700676) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall: Trader Joe’s recalls Trader Joe’s Cilantro & Chive Yogurt Dip (SKU #78720) and Trader Joe’s Tahini Sauce (SKU# 78723), due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Both products were sold in Trader Joe’s stores nationwide.
Allergy Alert: Les Empaqueteurs unis de fruits de mer ltée recalls CUISSE POULET SEMI-DES (Variable weights; All lots sold up to November 15, 2017) due to undeclared sesame seeds, mustard seeds, wheat, soy, eggs, peanuts and other nuts.
Food Safety Recall: Fou du Bio (Québec, QC) recalls various products processed in glass jars, as the items were not processed in a manner that would ensure their safety for human consumption. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert (Ireland): Lidl Ireland recalls Connell Bakery Wholesome Seed & Grain Sliced Pan (800g; All batch codes; All best before dates) due to undeclared soy.
Allergy Alert (Northern Ireland): Lidl recalls Connell Bakery Wholesome Seed and Grain Sliced Pan (800g; All batch codes; All best before dates) due to undeclared soy.
Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Højer Pølser recalls Red wine salami, Cognac sirloin and Ålerøget sirloin due to risk of growth of gas-producing bacteria that may cause packages to bulge. Please refer to the recall notice for additional information.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): California Direct GmbH recalls Trader Joe’s Soft Fruits – Figs (250g; Expiry 31.08.2018; Lot #L21773) due to excessive levels of ochratoxin A, a mold toxin that can cause kidney disease. The recalled product was available in Aldi Nord stores.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Master Blessed Ltd recalls Peacock Brand Dongguan Rice Stick (400g; Best before June 1, 2019; Product of China) due to excessive cadmium in the product.
Food Safety Recall (Israel): Galil Beehive Products recalls Whole Sesame Tahini (380g and 720g jars; All expiry dates up to and including 02/2020; Product of Ambasel Trading House, Gondar Ethiopia) due to potential Salmonella contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Israel): Hamoi Brothers Company Ltd. recalls HaMuvharim Shebakfu’im brand Whole Kernel Corn (1kg and 2.5kg plastic bags; Expiry date 25.9.19) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Australia and New Zealand
Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Venerdi Ltd. recalls Venerdi brand Gluten Freedom Fancier Sourdough Pizza Bases (two pack 400 g plastic package; Best before 15.11.17, 16.11.17, 17.11.17, 20.11.17, 21.11.17, 22.11.17, 23.11.17, and 27.11.17) due to undeclared gluten. The recalled product was sold in Supermarkets throughout New Zealand.