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 reports 40 illnesses in 27 states linked to consumption of kratom. Fourteen people have been hospitalized. The outbreak strain of Salmonella I 4,,12:b:- was identified by the North Dakota Department of Health in two samples of kratom obtained from an outbreak victim in North Dakota.
Allergy Alert: J Bar B Foods recalls simple truth Chicken Sausage Links SPINACH GRUYERE (12-oz. vacuum-sealed plastic packages; Lot #8034; Case code 90394; Sell by APR 16 2018) due to undeclared milk. The recalled item was shipped to retail locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Utah and Virginia.
Allergy Alert: Sensenig Turkey Farm LLC recalls approximately 1,925 pounds of turkey sausage products due to undeclared wheat and soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped to retail locations in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Food Safety Recall: Interstate Meat Distributors, Inc. recalls approximately 14,806 pounds of ground beef and pork products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped to retail locations in Oregon, Utah, and Washington state.
Food Safety Recall: Olli Salumeria Americana recalls approximately 3,946 pounds of ready-to-eat meat products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped to retail locations nationwide and exported to Canada.
Food Safety Recall and Allergy Alert: The Kansas City Baking Company recalls an undetermined amount of ready-to-eat meat products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and which contain undeclared wheat, eggs, soy, and milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped to café locations in Kansas and Missouri.
Pet Food Safety Recall: Steve’s Real Food recalls Raw Frozen Dog Food Turkey Canine Recipe (5-lb bags; Lot #E 178; Best by 09/27/18; UPC 6-91730-15303-8) due to potential Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was distributed to retail pet food stores in states of CA, CO, CT, IA, KS, FL, MD, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, NJ, NV, NY, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA, and WA.
Pet Food Safety Recall: Blue Ridge Beef recalls Kitten Grind raw pet food (2-lb chubs; Lot#GA1102, stamped on metal clip at ends of chubs; Manufactured on 11/02/2017) due to potential contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. The recall was initiated after the FDA received a complaint of two kitten deaths, including one death which was confirmed to be caused by Salmonella septicemia. The recalled products were shipped to Texas, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and North Carolina.
Pet Food Safety Recall: The J.M. Smucker Company Inc. has recalled various Gravy Train, Ol’ Roy, Kibbles ‘N Bits and Skippy wet/canned pet food products after the company confirmed the presence of pentobarbital in tallow, an ingredient in all of the recalled products. Please refer to the FDA Enforcement Report Event notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall: Loblaw Companies Limited recalls Cooked Shrimp (56/65 Shirmp/lb – Pacific White Shrimp (300g; Product code 2018 OC 20: PM AP; UPC 0 60249 00927 1) due to the potential presence of raw shrimp, which may contain harmful bacteria. Please refer to the recall notice for information on distribution of the affected product.
Food Safety Recall: Tarini Brothers Meat and Fish Market recalls certain Smoked Rainbow Trout products because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were sold from Tarini Brothers Meat and Fish Market, 1055 Lorne St., Sudbury, Ontario.
Food Safety Recall: Industry recalls certain Gusto brand and Olli brand ready-to-eat meat products due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were imported from the USA and distributed to retailers nationwide.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): Delhaize recalls Delhaize Lait Demi-Ecrémé sans Lactose / Delaize part-skim lactose-free milk (1L; Lot #350013; Best by 15/06/2018) because the product may contain lactose in excess of the amount permitted for a lactose-free product.
Allergy Alert (Germany): Body Attack Sports Nutrition recalls Soja Isolate Shake, Chocolate flavor (750g; Lot #6016181; Best by 31.05.2018) due to undeclared milk.
Allergy Alert Update (Sweden): Saltå Kvarn expands an earlier recall to include additional flour products due to traces of undeclared soy and milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Defco A/S recalls Mixed deli meats (400g pkg; Best by 14/3-2018) due to possible presence of metal shavings.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): EWG Eberswalder Wurst GmbH recalls Eberswalder Original Schorfheider Knüppelsalami (250g; Best by 04.03.2018; Lot #L10446) because the product may contain pieces of red plastic.
Australia and New Zealand
Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Go with your Gut Ltd recalls Go with your Gut brand Kombucha (750mL bottle; all flavors; all batches) because the product may exceed the maximum acceptable level of alcohol for non-alcoholic beverages.