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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Allergy Alert: Ciolo Foods recalls Nut-Free Basil Pesto (7-oz; Lot# BV431291; Best by 5/9/18) due to undeclared tree nuts. The recalled product was distributed to stores in Colorado, Utah, and Kansas.
Allergy Alert: Kodiak Cakes recalls Kodiak Cakes Blueberry Chia Energy Waffles (10.72 oz; Sold prior to March 5, 2018) due to undeclared milk.
Consumer Alert/Food Safety Recall: New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball warns consumers not to consume The Maiden’s Creamery “Wild Meadow” raw goat milk cheese (Plant No. 36-1315; Code 101) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Pet Food Safety Recall: Raw Basics, LLC recalls Tucker’s Pork-Bison-Formula (5 lb boxes; Lot code 27717; Best by 04/17/19; UPC 072635520017) due to Salmonella contamination based on test results reported by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. The recalled product was supplied to distributors in Minnesota, Georgia, Kansas, and Pennsylvania.
Allergy Alert: Pita Royale (Montreal, QC) recalls various Pita products due to undeclared soy, wheat and mustard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert (Germany): Zentrale Handelsgesellschaft – ZHG – mbH recalls “Jeden Tag” Cheeseburger (2 x 150g; Best by 09.03.2018) due to undeclared allergens.
Allergy Alert (Ireland): Lidl Ireland recalls two varieties of Grafschafter Butter Baguettes due to undeclared wheat, rye, milk, mustard, sesame and soya. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete description of recalled products.
Allergy Alert (Ireland): Food Safety Authority of Ireland warns consumers that Beautiful Butterfly Red Bean Cake with Nuts (270g; Best before 30/10/2018) contains undeclared casein (a milk protein).
Allergy Alert (UK): Lidl Ireland recalls two varieties of Grafschafter butter baguettes due to undeclared wheat, rye, milk, mustard, sesame and soya. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete description of recalled products.
Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Holland & Barrett recalls Good Stuff de Holland & Barrett brand non-sulfited Dried Apricots (Lot 117034; Best by December 2018) due to excessive levels of ochratoxin A.
Food Safety Recall (Sweden): AB Jakobsdals Charkuteri recalls various deli meats due to possible foreign object (metal fragment) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (UK): Waitrose recalls Waitrose New York Cheesecake (540g; All best by dates up to and including 6 March 2018) because it may contain strands of plastic.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
Food Safety Alert (Hong Kong): The Centre for Food Safety is monitoring the Listeria monocytogenes outbreak in Australia traced to contaminated rockmelons from a New South Wales grower. CFS advises that four local importers had imported the affected rockmelons into Hong Kong between January 1 and February 28 this year.
Outbreak Alert/Food Safety Recall (South Africa): Tiger Brands recalls Enterprise ready-to-eat meat products after the products were determined to be the source of a massive outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes illnesses and deaths throughout South Africa.
Australia and New Zealand
Allergy Alert (Australia): Healthy Warrior Pty Ltd recalls Planet Food Organic Hemp Vegan Protein – Rich Chocolate Flavour (500g Best Before 26/02/2020) due to undeclared soy.
Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Arran Farm recalls Arran Farm brand raw (unpasteurised) drinking milk (Batch numbers 1902, 2002, 2102, 2202. 2302, 2402, 2502, 2602, 2702, 2802, 0203, 0303, 0403, 0503) due to potential for Campylobacter contamination.