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: Chris’s Cookies recalls Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Cookies (12-oz/340g bag; Lot #2060; Sell by 031218 through 031818) due to undeclared peanuts. The recalled product was sold in Trader Joe’s stores in CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, Northern Virginia, PA, RI, VT and Washington D.C.
Food Safety Recall: Oregon Food Bank recalls Nutritional Yeast. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.
Food Safety Recall (Update): PDX Aromatics, dba Kraken Kratom, Phytoextractum, and Soul Speciosa, expands the scope of their 3/9/2018 voluntary recall of certain kratom white vein powder and capsule products and red vein powder products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall: International Harvest, Inc. recalls Organic Go Smile! Raw Coconut (9-oz bags; 010118, 020118, 030118, 040118, 050118,060118, 070118, 080118, 090118, 100118, 110118, 120118, 010119, 020119, 030119 and 25-lb bulk case; Lot #OCSM-0010, OCSM-0011, and OCSM-0014) due to Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was distributed to customers via online retailers, retail stores, and distributors and was directly distributed to NY, NJ, CT, CA, CO, OK, GA, VT, IL, FL, ME, WA, NH, and UT.
Food Safety Recall: River Valley Sprouts recalls several sprout products due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were distributed in Minnesota and Wisconsin and were sold through various grocery stores.
Food Safety Recall: SMI Holdings, Inc., dba Stampede Meat, Inc. recalls approximately 484,800 pounds of beef products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details of the recall.
Food Safety Recall: Standard Meat Company recalls up to 53,154 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with Salmonella. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details of the recall.
Food Safety Recall: Johnsonville, LLC recalls JALAPEÑO CHEDDAR Smoked Pork Sausage (14-oz/6 pieces; Batch ID 1001124486 or 1001124487; Best by 04/04/2018) due to potential foreign matter (hard, green plastic) contamination. The recalled product was shipped to retail locations nationwide.
Outbreak Alert: Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis illness reported in four provinces. The outbreak, which has been linked to consumption of poultry, including frozen raw breaded chicken products, encompasses 30 illness in Alberta (2), Ontario (17), Quebec (7), and New Brunswick (4). Four people have been hospitalized. A specific source of the outbreak has not yet been identified.
Allergy Alert: Boucherie Premium (Laval, QC) recalls HUMMUS CITROUILLE/ Pumpkin Hummus (All lots sold up to 15 March 2018) due to undeclared nuts and peanuts.
Allergy Alert: The Spice Tailor (Canada) Limited recalls The Spice Taylor Fiery Goan Curry (285 mL; Best before 31 March 2019; UPC 5 052675 000620) due to undeclared mustard. The recalled product was distributed to retailers in Ontario.
Allergy Alert: Erie Meat Products Limited recalls Butcher’s Selection Stampede Chicken Burgers (1.4 kg; All product codes; UPC 8 29810 93280 2) due to undeclared egg. The recalled product was distributed to retailers in Ontario and Quebec.
Food Safety Recall: Organic Matters recalls Organic Matters brand Organic Cardamom Seed Whole Green Pods (113g and 454g; Lot #W5934) due to Salmonella contamination. This recall follows a recall of the same product in the USA. The affected product was distributed to retailers nationwide.
Allergy Alert (Germany): Ölmühle Moog GmbH recalls BIO PLANÈTE Protein Linseed (250g; Best before February and March 2019) and BIO PLANÈTE Breakfast Herb – Protein Powder (300g; Best before December 2018 to March 2019) due to undeclared gluten.
Allergy Alert (Germany): Intersnack Knabber-Gebäck GmbH & Co. KG recalls Chipsfrisch ungarisch/Hungarian Fresh Chips (175g; Batch LGQ 07 E 25.06.2018) due to undeclared milk.
Allergy Alert (Germany): Jahnke Süsswaren GmbH recalls Salmiak Salz Lakritz Bonbons/Salmiak Salz Licorice Candies (125g) due to undeclared dairy (cream). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected production lots.
Allergy Alert (Ireland): Ultralife recalls five varieties of their food supplement products due to undeclared wheat, milk, egg, nuts and soya. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert (Ireland): Western Brand Products NI Ltd recalls Western Brand Garlic Kiev and Western Brand Creamy Garlic Kiev (260g; Please see recall notice for list of affected batch codes and Best By dates) due to undeclared egg.
Allergy Alert (UK): C&K Meats recalls C&K Meats Country Style Pork Sausages and C&K Meats Sage & Caramelised Red Onion Pork Sausages (400g; All ‘Use by’ dates up to and including 23 March 2018) due to undeclared sulphur dioxide.
Allergy Alert (UK): Ultralife recalls five varieties of their food supplement products due to undeclared wheat, milk, egg, nuts and soya. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Czech Republic): Encinger SK, spol. s.r.o. recalls Albert brand Dried Raisins (200g; Lot #E15180017A; Best by 09/10/2018; Product of Iran) due to ochratoxin in excess of permitted levels.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): DE-VAU-GE Gesundkostwerk Deutschland GmbH recalls GUT&GÜNSTIG brand Knusper Müsli weniger süß (600g carton; Best by 12.11.2018) due to possible foreign matter (wood pieces) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): Manolo´s Food GmbH recalls REWE Fine World Risotto with Saffron (280g; Best before 09/2019; Lot #L247 E40502) and REWE Fine World Risotto with porcini mushrooms (280g; Best before 09/2019; Lot #L261 E40501) due to possible foreign matter (glass) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Delhaize Bio Burger Noisette (2 pieces/pkg; Best by 14/3/2018, 21/3/2018, 28/3/2018, 4/4/2018) and Delhaize Bio Pavé Mil (2 pieces/pkg; Best by 14/3/2018, 21/3/2018, 28/3/2018, 4/4/2018) due to foreign matter (plastic) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Multiple countries): Estyria Naturprodukte GmbH recalls Golden Sun Organic Grains Assorted (Amaranth) (500g; All Best before dates; Product of Austria) due to Salmonella contamination. The recalled products were manufactured in Austria and distributed in Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Etak International Ltd recalls Johnsonville JALAPEÑO CHEDDAR Smoked Sausage (14-oz pkg; Lot #1001124486; Use by April 4, 2018; Product of USA) due to suspected foreign matter contamination.
Australia and New Zealand
Allergy Alert (Australia): Home Ice Cream Pty Ltd recalls Coconutters Mango Vanilla (15-pack box; Best before 25/1/2020 or 25 JAN 2020) due to undeclared milk. The recalled product was sold through Home Ice Cream outlets across QLD, NSW, ACT, and VIC.
Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Importers recall Lotte brand Choco Pie (all batches and packaging variations) due to undeclared tree nuts.
Food Safety Recall (Australia): Unique Health Products Pty Ltd recalls The Whole Foodies SEA VEGETABLES Mixed Seaweed (170g; Expiration date 2019 JAN 30) due to the level of Arsenic being above the permitted level in the Food Standards Code.