Recalls and Alerts: December 4 – 6, 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: Creative Contract Packaging LLC recalls HERB-OX® Beef Flavor Granulated Bouillon (4-oz. jars; Best before SEPT 2020 and OCT 2020) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Heartland Creamery recalls Cranberry Pecan and Cranberry Orange Goat Cheeses (4 oz. pkgs) due to undeclared pecans.

Food Safety Recall: The Kroger Company recalls Comforts FOR BABY Purified Water with Fluoride Added (1 gal/3.78L; Sell by dates from 4/26/2018 to 10/10/2018; Plant code 51-4140; UPC 0 41260 37597 2) due to complaints of mold contamination in the product. The recalled products were distributed to Kroger stores, including Food 4 Less, Jay C, Jay C Food Plus, Kroger, Kroger Marketplace, Owen’s, Payless Super Market, and Ruler stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Food Safety Recall: Tribe Mediterranean Foods Inc. recalls Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (Lot #72975505B 1423; Expiry Dec 23; UPC 78902-41135) and Tomato Pesto Swirl Hummus (Lot #72975505A 0924; Expiry Dec 23; UPC 78902-41153) due to mold contamination.


Outbreak Alert (Update): An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to frozen raw breaded chicken products has grown to 22 confirmed cases. Outbreak-related cases have been confirmed in six provinces: British Columbia (1), Alberta (1), Ontario (12), Quebec (3), New Brunswick (3), and Nova Scotia (2)

Food Safety Recall: Concord Sales Ltd. recalls Anthon Berg Sweet Moments Marzipan Bar Mini (165g; All Best before dates up to and including 09-10-2018; UPC 0 74540 90603 0) due to pieces of plastic. The recalled product was supplied to retailers in Ontario.


Outbreak Alert/Food Safety Recall (France): The Department of Health reports an outbreak of Samonella agona infections affecting 20 children aged 6 months or less in 8 different regions of France. Twelve production lots of infant formula have been recalled by Lactalis in connection with this outbreak. Please refer to the news release for complete details.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Action Deutschland GmbH recalls Montevergine Nougat-Riegel mit Erdnüssen/Montevergine nougat bar with peanuts (80g in Christmas packaging; All expiration dates up to and including 01.09.2018) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Big Al’s Chicken Goujons (400g; Best before end December 2018) recalled due to undeclared milk and mustard.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Big Al’s Chicken Chunks and Chicken Dippers (various batches) recalled due to undeclared mustard. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Montevergine Nougat bars (80g; Best before 01.09.2018; Product of Brazil) recalled due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (UK): Kepak Frozen Division recalls three varieties of its Big AL’s chicken products due to undeclared mustard and milk. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details on the affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Suzi Wan brand Crème de Coco / Coconut cream (200ml; Best before dates up to and including 01/05/2019) due to potential microbial growth.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Goatsbridge recalls Goatsbridge Trout Pâté (125g; Lot P054717; Use by 06.12.2017) due to presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

Food Safety Recall (UK): West London Sandwiches recalls various sandwiches because the products were produced in unhygienic conditions. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Outbreak Alert (South Africa): The South Africa Ministry of Health reports an outbreak of listeriosis encompassing 557 confirmed cases between January 1, 2017 and November 29, 2017. While three provinces are responsible for 82% of the confirmed illnesses, listeriosis cases have been reported across the entire country. Thirty-six people have died in this outbreak so far. The source of the outbreak remains under investigation.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Noam Guy Import and Marketing Ltd. recalls Anthon Berg Sweet Moments Marzipan Bars (165g; All expiry dates up to and including October 9, 2018) due to pieces of plastic.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): James Richardson company recalls Sweet Moments Marzipan Bar Mini (165 g; All expiry dates up to and including October 9, 2018) due to pieces of plastic.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Williger Industries Ltd. recalls Delidag brand Smoked Salmon (100g; Best before 30.11.2017) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Aldi recalls Berg Smallgoods American Style Skinless Hot Dogs (375g; All use-by dates up to and including 28/01/18). due to potential microbial contamination and the presence of bone fragments.