Recalls and Alerts: February 15 – 17, 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: USDA/FSIS issues Public Health Alert advising consumers that a Fareway Chicken Salad, produced between Dec. 15, 2017 and Feb. 13, 2018 and shipped to Fareway stores in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota may be contaminated with Salmonella. The Iowa Department of Health has implicated the product in multiple cases of salmonellosis across the state.

Pet Food Safety Alert: The J.M. Smucker Company announces a business-to-business withdrawal of 27 canned/wet dog food products manufactured and sold since 2016 under its Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Skippy and Ol’ Roy brands after pentobarbital was reported in several samples of Gravy Train products. Please refer to the notice posted on the J.M. Smucker web site for a complete list of affected products, which were supplied to retailers nationwide.

Pet Food Safety Recall (Update): Smokehouse Pet Products Inc. recalls Beefy Munchies Dog Treats (all lots and pack sizes) due to potential Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was distributed nationwide through distributors selling to various retailers.

Food Safety Recall: Pilgrim’s Pride Corp recalls GOLD KIST FARMS, Fully Cooked Whole Grain Home-Style Breaded Chicken Patties (30-lb. boxes with six 5-lb. clear bags; Case code 72491050xx; Product code 665400) due to possible foreign matter contamination. The recalled product was shipped to institutions nationwide.


Food Safety Recall: Marché Landry-Tardif inc (Lévis, QC) recalls Féves au lard maison / Home-style baked beans (1L; Code 260618105997; All lots up to and including 14 February 2018) and Soupe aux pois en pot / Pea soup in a jar (500 ml; Code 260597203998; All lots up to and including 14 February 2018) because the products were stored improperly.


Allergy Alert (Denmark): Mars Danmark A/S recalls Celebrations Easter Eggs filled with chocolate bars (242g) due to undeclared milk, gluten and peanuts.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Dirk Rossmann GmbH recalls ernerBio Tortilla Chips (125g; Best by 06/27/2018) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Global Foods Trading GmbH recalls MDH CHANA MASALA India Spice Blend (100g; Best before 30.01.2019; Lot 81; Product of India) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (UK): Laila Foods recalls Laila Mint Sauce (1L; Batch code PR210617C2; Best before 21 June 2018) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (UK): Morrisons recalls Morrisons Italian Penne Bolognese Bake (400g; Use by 18th,19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd February 2018) due to undeclared celery.

Food Safety Recall Update (Germany): Wewalka GmbH Nfg. KG expands its earlier recall to include Cuisinette Blätterteig puff pastry (2x270g; Best by 09.03.2018) due to possible contamination by metal fragments.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Young’s recalls Chip shop fish cakes, frozen 6 pack (300g; Best before January 2019 [Batch no. AAL 7209K & AAL 7209L] and Best before February 2019 [AAK 7222J & AAL 7222K]) because they may contain pieces of plastic and metal.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): PARKnSHOP (HK) Limited recalls Casino brand Jambon Superieur Fines tranches /Sliced Ham (120g; Use by February 13, 2018; Product of France) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Deeks recalls Deeks Banana Log (620g; Best before 11 Feb 18, 18 Feb 18 and 25 Feb 18) due to undeclared egg. The recalled product was sold at selected IGAs (ACT), Health food shops, grocery stores, independent stores and the Pearce Café & Lounge in the ACT, NSW, QLD, VIC and WA.

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Importers recall Lotte brand Kancho Choco Biscuits (all batches and packaging sizes; Product of Korea) due to undeclared peanut, gluten, soy, milk, egg and tree nuts (almonds). The recalled products were sold in various ethnic stores, supermarkets, retail outlets and online stores throughout New Zealand.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Mondelez International recalls Cadbury Caramilk Chocolate Block (190g; Best before 17/01/2019 and 21/01/2019) because some of the bars may contain small, flexible pieces of food grade plastic. The recalled chocolate was sold in Coles, Woolworths, IGA’s and independent retailers (VIC only) in NSW, QLD, VIC, SA, TAS and WA.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Foodstuffs Own Brands Ltd recalls Value brand Multigrain Toast Fresh Sliced Bread (600g; Best before 26 Jan 18 and 11 Feb 18 inclusive) as the product may contain foreign matter (plastic). The recalled product was sold in New World, Pak’n Save and Four Square supermarkets throughout the North Island.