Recalls and Alerts: December 1 – 3, 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: Departments of Health in Washington and Oregon report an outbreak of Salmonella Newport illnesses linked to consumption of pre-cut watermelon, cantaloupe, or fruit mixes containing watermelon or cantaloupe. Eighteen people from six Washington counties and two individuals from Oregon have been diagnosed with Salmonella in this outbreak. The implicated fruit was sold in QFC, Fred Meyer, Rosauers, and Central Market stores between October 25th and December 1st. The investigation into the source of the contaminated fruit is ongoing.

Allergy Alert: Rafedain Shish Kabob Restaurant, Inc. recalls RAFEDAIN FULLY COOKED CHICKEN PATTY SHISH KABOB (9-oz. vacuum-packed tray packages containing four pieces; produced on various dates between Feb. 7, 2017 and Nov. 27, 2017) due to undeclared milk, wheat and soy. The recalled products were shipped to distributors and retail locations in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Utah, Virginia and Washington.

Allergy Alert: Caesar’s Pasta, LLC recalls approximately 46,810 pounds of beef meatball products due to undeclared egg. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped to food service locations in Pennsylvania.


Allergy Alert (Sweden): Orkla Foods Sverige recalls Felix Små Delikatessköttbullar/Felix Small Delicatessen Meatballs (600g; Item #07375; Best before 2018-10-16) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (UK): Sainsbury’s recalls Sainsbury’s 10 Vegetable Spring Roll Selection (210g; All Use By dates between 30 November 2017 and 8 December 2017), due to undeclared prawns.

Allergy Alert (UK): Fundamental Supplies Ltd recalls Hench Fuel Protein Porridge (73g; Best before 1 November 2018) due to undeclared milk, oats and sulphites.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA announces recall of Ranobo brand Pistachios due to elevated levels of aflatoxin. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Le Antichi Bonta di Calabria recalls Figs from Calabria (All lot numbers and Best Before dates) due to mycotoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Globus SB Warenhaus Holding Gmb HCo.KG recalls Korrekt Salami (200g; Lot #1311; Best before 16.12.2017) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Aldi recalls Rooster’s Southern Fried Poppin’ Chicken (210g; Lot #10101701; Product code 45004 & 75744; Best before 09/4/2019) because packs may contain small pieces of hard plastic which could present a safety risk.