Recalls and Alerts: December 14 – 17, 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

Food Safety Recall: Piller’s Fine Foods (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) recalls Black Kassel Piller’s Dry Aged D’Amour Salami (variable package weights; Best before May 12, 2018) and Black Kassel Piller’s Dry Aged Speck Smoked Prosciutto (variable package weights; Best before May 12, 2018) due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled products were produced in Canada and were shipped to distribution centers in California, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey and New York.

Food Safety Recall: Old Silvana Creamery, LLC (Arlington, WA) recalls Jim’s Jerseys brand and Guernsey Goodness brand whole retail raw milk (1/2 gallon and 1-gallon; Best by 12/15 through 12/23) due to presence of toxin-producing E. coli.


Outbreak Alert Update: Public Health Agency of Canada reports 30 confirmed cases of E. coli O157 illnesses associated with consumption of Romaine lettuce since the beginning of November. Twelve individuals have been hospitalized. One outbreak-related death has been reported. The source of the contaminated lettuce is under investigation. Outbreak cases have been reported in Ontario, (6), Quebec (5), New Brunswick (5), Nova Scotia (1), and Newfoundland and Labrador (13).

Allergy Alert: Bayan Grocers Inc. recalls various Polly Ann brand frozen dessert bars due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were distributed to retailers in Ontario.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Imperial Caviar & Seafood recalls Imperial Caviar & Seafood brand and VIP Caviar Club brand Trout Roe, because the products may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were distributed to retailers in Ontario and Quebec.


Allergy Alert (France): Kubizz B.V. recalls Montevergine Nougat Bar with Peanuts, Christmas Edition (Lot #25652565; Sold in Action stores between October 9, 2017 and November 30, 2017) due to undeclared egg albumen.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Aldi recalls Excellence brand Rôti de lapin au romarin/Roasted rabbit with rosemary (2×150 g; Lots 170336998 & 170336999; Best before 8/12/2017) due to detection of Salmonella in the spices used in the production of the recalled item.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Dirk Rossmann recalls Das Exquisite Heidelbeere Weiße Schokolade/The Exquisite Blueberry White Chocolate Bar (100g; Best before 24.03.2019) due to Salmonella contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Jumbo Smart Development Limited recalls Mon petit brand Inovital Infant milk from 0 to 6 months (No. 1) (900g; Best before June 19, 2019; Manufactured by Lactalis International, France) and Mon petit brand Inovital Growing-up milk from 1 to 3 years (No.3) (900g; Best before June 21, 2019) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Foodstuffs New Zealand recalls Pak’nSave brand NZ Beef Mince (Best before 17.12.17) as the product may contain soft plastic. The recalled product was sold only at Pak’nSave Papakura.