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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Outbreak Alert: CDC is investigating a 20-state outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to consumption of kratom products. Twenty-eight cases have been reported, with 11 people hospitalized. Also known as Thang, Kakuam, Thom, Ketom, and Biak, Kratom is a plant consumed for its stimulant effects and as an opioid substitute according to CDC. Eight of eleven people interviewed to date reported having consume kratom in pills, powder or tea. No common brand or supplier has been identified.
Food Safety Recall / Outbreak Alert: Triple T Specialty Meats, Inc recalls approximately 20,630 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken salad products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Typhimurium. The recalled items were shipped to Fareway grocery stores in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Iowa Department of Public Health has linked consumption of the product to at least 37 confirmed cases of Salmonella Typhimurium infections in the state.
Allergy Alert: Sunneen Health Foods recalls Whole Foods Market Vegan Buffalo Chicken Bites (9-oz. containers; Expiry 2/27/2018; UPC 636910500059) due to undeclared pecans. The recalled product was sold at 13 Whole Foods Market locations in New York and New Jersey. Please refer to the recall notice for the addresses of the 13 locations.
Allergy Alert: A & A Finest recalls PORK & SHRIMP SUI-MAI frozen, ready-to-cook pork and shrimp dumpling items (200 pieces/case; packaging dates 05/02/17, 06/23/17, 07/26/17, 11/29/17 and 12/06/17) due to undeclared egg. The recalled product was shipped to hotel restaurants in New York.
Allergy Alert: Night Hawk Frozen Foods, Inc. recalls NIGHT HAWK BEEF PATTY ‘N GRAVY, CHARBROILED BEEF PATTY and GRAVY, POTATO ROUNDS and SWEET CORN (8.75-oz cartons; produced on Nov. 8, 2017) due to undeclared milk. The recalled products were shipped to retail locations in Louisiana and Texas.
Allergy Alert: Market of Choice recalls Sezam Kale Salad due to undeclared egg. The recalled product was sold in the Deli cases between February 14, 2018 and February 20, 2018 at several Market of Choice retail stores in Oregon. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected stores.
Allergy Alert (Update): Industry recalls Lotte brand Kancho Choco Biscuit (95g and 168g; All lots) due to undeclared peanuts. The recalled products were sold by retailers in Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec, and may have been sold nationwide.
Allergy Alert: Bickerstaffe Farms & Nurseries Ltd. recalls various The Spice Barn spice blends due to undeclared mustard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were sold by retailers in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Food Safety Recall: Scott Bathgate Ltd. recalls Nutty Club brand Sliced Brazils (100g; All units sold up to and including February 16, 2018; UPC 0 61966 00756 4) due to aflatoxin contamination. The recalled product was sold by retailers in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan.
Food Safety Recall: Fondation B’Nai Levy (Boisbriand, QC) recalls Turkey Pastrami and Beef Salami delicatessen products (variable weights; all products sold up to and including 20 February, 2018) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall: Épicerie Chiasson inc. recalls Morue Fumée / Smoked Cod and Turbot Fumé / Smoked Turbot (variable weights; all products sold up to and including 20 February, 2018) because they were not processed in a manner that would ensure safety for human consumption.
Food Safety Recall: Ferme Pré rieur inc. recalls HUILE DE TOURNESOL MI-OLÉIQUE / Mixed Sunflower and Olive Oils (1L; Lots 1620-3, 1620-4 and 1620-5) because the product was not processed in a manner that would ensure safety for human consumption.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): Cora recalls Jardin Bio brand Gluten-free Tortilla – Natural flavor (125g; Lot 37332 37346; Best before 28/06/2018 & 12/07/2018) and Jardin Bio brand Gluten-free Tortilla – Chili flavor (125g; Lot 37332 37346; Best before 28/06/2018 & 12/07/2018) due to undeclared gluten.
Allergy Alert (Denmark): Mols Organic recalls Tortilla Corn Chips (various flavors and Best before dates) due to undeclared gluten. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert (France): La société Alterfoodie recalls Douceur d’amandes Bio LES PETITES POUSSES / Les Petites Pousses brand Organic Almond Sweetness (2 x 100g; Lot 0036; original and raspberry flavors) due to undeclared hazelnut.
Allergy Alert (Ireland): CO YO recalls certain dairy-free coconut milk yogurt products due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert (Sweden): Saltå Kvarn recalls Beef Powder (500g; Lot 25; best before 12-2018) due to possible traces of milk powder.
Allergy Alert (UK): FZ Organic Food BV recalls Trafo Tortilla Chips – Chilli (75g; Best before 29 July 2018; Product of Netherlands) and Trafo Tortilla Chips – Natural (75g; Best before 11 August 2018; Product of Netherlands) due to excessive levels of gluten.
Allergy Alert (UK): CO YO recalls certain dairy-free coconut milk yogurt products due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Ireland): VBites Foods Limited recalls VBites VegiDeli Lincolnshire Style Sausages (295g; Batch code 011063; Use by 14.01.19; Product of United Kingdom) due to incorrect ‘Use by’ date.
Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Aldi Stores Ltd recalls Ballymore Crust White Bloomer bread (800g; Best before 17th February and 18th February 2018) due to possible presence of small pieces of wire.
Food Safety Recall (UK): Taipec Ltd recalls Yuki & Love Mango Jelly (200g; Best before 30 July 2018, 7 November 2018, 17 January 2019) and Yuki & Love Litchi Jelly (200g; Best before 3 September 2018, 17 January 2019) due to possible choking hazard.
Food Safety Recall (UK): Booker recalls Happy Shopper Tomato Ketchup (440g; Batch code 7269; Best before end March 2019) because it may contain pieces of plastic.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
Food Safety Recall (Israel): Importer recalls Frozen Caviar – fish eggs (1kg packages; Expiry 31/08/18; Manufactured by Pacific Star Seafoods, Alaska, USA) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.