Recalls and Alerts: January 22 – 23, 2018

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: The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and other state and local health departments, is investigating a recent cluster of Salmonella ser. Montevideo infections.  Two cases have been identified in Illinois residents.  People in Illinois reported becoming ill on December 20 and 26, 2017.  Based on a review of produce, suppliers, and items consumed, investigators believe the most likely source of the infection is sprouts from multiple Jimmy John’s locations.

Allergy Alert: Perdue Foods LLC recalls CHEF REDI HOMESTYLE CHICKEN TENDER FRITTER, RTC – LARGE (10-lb. boxes containing two 5 lb. plastic bags; Case code 7374) due to undeclared egg. The recalled product was shipped to food service locations in Florida, Maryland and Washington D.C.

Allergy Alert: Sun Noodle recalls Tonkotsu Ramen (Lot code 3117332) due to undeclared sardines. The recalled product was shipped primarily to Asian food distributors in the New Jersey, Georgia, Illinois, Texas, and New York areas, and then on to retail stores.

Allergy Alert: Productos Pacheco Inc recalls various bakery products due to undeclared wheat, soy, eggs, milk and/or artificial colors. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were distributed in supermarkets in Puerto Rico from December 14, 2017 to January 3, 2018.

Allergy Alert: Wegmans recalls various ready-to-cook meat & seafood items due to undeclared soy lecithin or wheat. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Wienke’s Market (Algoma, WI) recalls all lines of jams and jellies due to undeclared butter.

Food Safety Recall: National Frozen Foods Corporation recalls “a limited selection of IQF Not-Ready-To Eat vegetable products” after receiving a report from a downstream customer that Listeria monocytogenes was found in a sample of one of the products. The recall was reported on the US Foods and Department of Defense Commissary Agency websites. Please refer to the DoD Commissary Agency announcement for a list of recalled products available for sale at Agency stores.

Food Safety Recall: C J Health and Wellness dba Jayeon Herb & Acu (Buena Park, CA) recalls all liquid herbal teas (100 ml single- serving flexible pouches) due to possible Clostridium botulinum contamination. The recalled products were distributed to certain retailers in California.


Food Safety Recall: Boucherie Atlantique Ltée (Montreal, QC) recalls Homestyle Smoked Salmon (All lots sold up to and including January 22, 2018), because the item was produced under conditions that do not ensure product safety.


Allergy Alert (UK): Morrisons recalls Morrisons Eat Smart COUNTED Honey & Mustard Dressing (250 ml; Batch code L7306; Best by end November 2018) due to undeclared egg and mustard.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): SOK recalls Rainbow Sweet Corn (450g; Best before dates 06.01.2019 – 09.06.2019) due to excessive levels of Listeria bacteria.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Mars Ireland recalls Galaxy Smooth Milk bar (42g; Batch code 720B1SLO00; Best before 13.05.2018) and Maltesers Fun Size bag (Batch code 720A1SLO00; Best before 13.05.2018) due to possible presence of Salmonella.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Delicatessen HaGalil recalls Magenat Hagalil Frozen Ground Beef (500g; Best before February 19, 2018) due to possible Salmonella contamination.