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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Food Safety Recall: Caven’s Meats (Conover, OH) recalls Hickory Smoked Baked Ham – Water Added (various packages sizes; Packed on dates December 30, 2017 through February 2, 2018) due to a processing deviation and possible presence of Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin.
Allergy Alert: S. Bourassa Mont-Tremblant ltée (Mont Tremblant, QC) recalls BONBON FRUIT ASS / Assorted Fruit Candies (variable weights; all lots up to and including 27 February 2018) due to undeclared soy, milk, wheat and eggs.
Allergy Alert: IGA Marché Toppetta (Montreal, QC) recalls various products due to undeclared sesame seeds, wheat and nuts. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert Update: Industry recalls Lotte brand Kancho Choco Biscuit (54g and 216g; All batch codes where peanut is not declared) due to undeclared peanut. The recalled product was distributed by retailers in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and possibly nationally.
Food Safety Recall: IKEA Canada recalls IKEA GODIS PÅSKKYCKLING Marshmallow candy (100g; All codes sold in 2018; UPC 1.602.603.11.0002) due to mice infestation in the production facility.
Allergy Alert (Denmark): ASBA Danmark ApS recalls various Gourmet Easter Eggs due to undeclared milk, soy, almonds, pistachio nuts, hazelnuts, walnuts and gluten. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert (Ireland): Importer recalls Hellenic Grocery Handmade Loukoumi Mixed Flavours (200g) due to undeclared pistachio. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batch codes and Best Before dates.
Allergy Alert (UK): DSAM Consulting S.A. recalls Hellenic Grocery Handmade Loukoumi Mixed Flavours (200g) due to undeclared pistachio. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batch codes and Best Before dates.
Allergy Alert (UK): Lidl recalls Favorina Dip Eggs Cocoa Crème and Favorina Dip Eggs Milk Crème (4 x 36g; Batch code L1506A7LP; Best by 30.07.2018) due to undeclared milk, gluten, egg, peanut, soya, and nuts.
Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Biofresh Belgium recalls Biscotte à la farine de bise (270g; Lot #172812 and 174722; Best by 12/07/2018 and 22/11/2018 respectively) due to possible foreign object (glass) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Finland): Valio Oy recalls Valio Tutti 1 milk-based infant formula and Valio Tutti 2 milk-based follow-on formula (1-L UHT; Best before 14.6.2018) due to a packaging defect that may result in product spoilage.
Food Safety Recall (Finland): IKEA Oy recalls IKEA GODIS PÅSKKYCKLING Marshmallow candy (100g; All codes sold in 2018; UPC 1.602.603.11.0002) due to mice infestation in the production facility.
Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Lidl recalls Eridanous Squid Rings (630g; Batch 8003; best-before date: 07/2019; Product of Greece) as the cooking instructions are not in English.
Food Safety Recall (Italy): Senoble Italia SpA recalls Vitalibre brand Latte Fermentato Gusto Mirtillo / Blueberry flavor fermented milk (2 x 125g; Best by 10-03-2018) due to possible foreign matter (metal) contamination.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
Allergy Alert (Hong Kong): Edo Trading Company recalls Lotte Kancho Biscuit (Choco) (54g; Best by May 18, 2018 and May 19, 2018; Product of Korea) due to undecalred almonds.
Australia and New Zealand
Outbreak Alert/Food Safety Recall (Australia): Rockmelons from a single grower in Nericon, New South Wales have been linked to an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes illnesses in ten (10) elderly people in New South Wales (6 cases), Victoria (1 case) and Queensland (3 cases) between January 17 and February 9, 2018. The company ceased production after receiving notification of the problem and the implicated produce has been removed from the market.
Allergy Alert (Australia): Manassen Foods recalls Sharwood’s Plain Puppodums (113g; All Best Before End Dates up to and including Best Before End MAY 2019) due to undeclared gluten.