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 13 cases of Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to consumption of dried coconut products. Illnesses have been reported in 8 states; 3 people hospitalized. Consumers are advised not to eat the following recalled products: International Harvest, Inc. brand Go Smile! Raw Coconut, Go Smiles Dried Coconut Raw or Natural Grocers Coconut Smiles Organic.
Allergy Alert: Weis Markets recalls Weis Quality Cole Slaw (1-lb container; Sell by dates March 21, 18 through March 24, 18) due to undeclared egg.
Food Safety Recall: King Arthur Flour Company recalls Organic Coconut Flour (16 oz; Best if used by 10/25/2018 and 12/04/2018; Lots No. CF22017E and CF22017E, respectively; UPC 0 71012 10702 5) due to potential Salmonella contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Update): PDX Aromatics, DBA Kraken Kratom, Phytoextractum, and Soul Speciosa expands its earlier recall of Kratom powders due to potential Salmonella contamination to include additional products. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of recalled items.
Food Safety Recall: California Jerky Factory, Inc. recalls Beef Jerky Products due to possible underprocessing. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall: Taylor Farms California Foodservice, Inc. recalls Taylor Farms 3/8″ Diced Yellow Onion (4/5# bags – 20 lb, corrugated paper carton; 20 lb. box for food service distribution; Item number 1130025; Package code STF066A56; Best if used by March 24, 2018) after receiving notification from a direct customer of a confirmed positive result for Salmonella sp. following routine testing of the diced onion product. The recalled product was distributed in OK, OH, MI, MN, IA, CA, KS, WI, PA, OR, WA FL. Customers who were supplied with the recalled product were notified of the recall by letter.
Pet Food Safety Recall: The J.M. Smucker Company recalls specific production batches of Milo’s Kitchen Steak Grillers / Steak Grillers Recipe with Angus Steak dog treats and Milo’s Kitchen Grilled Burger Bites with Sweet Potato and Bacon dog treats, because the products may contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert: Marché d’alimentation coréen MTL (Montreal, QC) recalls Shanghai Bok Choy Kimchi (900 mL and 2 L; all date codes) due to undeclared wheat.
Allergy Alert: Les Traiteurs BestSimcha (Montreal, QC) recalls various pastry products due to undeclared sesame seeds, soy, sulfites and milk.
Allergy Alert (Update): Erie Meat Products Limited updates its earlier recall of Butcher’s Selection brand Stampede Chicken Burgers (undeclared egg) to include additional distribution information. Please refer to the recall notice for details.
Allergy Alert (Update): Industry recalls Lotte brand Choco Pie – Green Tea (336g; All date codes; UPC 8 801062 006205) due to undeclared almond. The recalled product was supplied to retailers in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan, and may have been distributed nationally.
Food Safety Recall: D’Lys sur le pouce recalls various jerky products due to lack of instruction on the product label regarding correct storage temperature. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall: Viandes Lauzon recalls various ground beef products due to potential E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were supplied to hotels, restaurants and institutional customers in Ontario and Quebec.
Food Safety Recall: Jacques Forget Ltée recalls Les Viandes Forget Beef Trimming 85% and Les Viandes Forget Beef Trimming NC 65% (27.22 kg; Packed on 18FEB21) due to potential E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The recalled product was not distributed beyond warehouse level.
Allergy Alert (Denmark): Urkraut recalls Den Grønne Blanding brand Sauerkraut (680 mL / net wt 410g; Best before 25/07/2018) due to undeclared celery.
Allergy Alert (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Tartine croustillante de seigle complet (Lot 48004DDM; Best by 03/01/2019) due to undeclared sesame.
Allergy Alert (Italy): Nuova Jolli SRL recalls Coop Minestrone de verdure (600g; Lot #150418; Best by 15-04-2018) due to undeclared gluten.
Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Bioplanète recalls Bioplanète Protein-Leinmehl and Frühstücksheld due to undeclared gluten. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details of the affected products.
Allergy Alert (UK): SA Wholesale recalls four flavours of Robertson Rajah Curry Powder due to undeclared celery and mustard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert (UK): Mr. Dips recalls Mr. Dips Taramasalata (all pack sizes; All date codes up to and including 01/05/18) due to undeclared soya.
Allergy Alert (UK): Confectionery World recalls Turkish Delight – Rose and Lemon Flavours (200g; Batch code 251017; Best before 25 October 2019) due to undeclared nuts.
Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Tadal S.A. recalls SUNTAT/BAKTAT brand Pistachio Halvah (350g plastic pkg; Lot L24 L 17; Best by 31 octobre 2019) due to aflatoxin contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Finland): SOK recalls Rainbow yogurt, unpasteurized, 0.9% fat (250g; Best before 24.3.2018, 31.3.2018, 7.4.2018 and 14.4.2018) due to possible foreign matter (metal) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): DMK Deutsche Milchkontor GmbH recalls various quark products due to possible foreign matter (metal) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): Vegan Vital Food recalls several products due to possible foreign matter (plastic) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Italy): L’Acquachiara SRL recalls Cozze Spagna (Lot 18-B0602) due to presence of E. coli above acceptable levels.
Food Safety Recall (Italy): Roberto Azzocchi SRL recalls Salamino Piccante (Lot #48LCP) due to possible microbiological hazard.
Australia and New Zealand
Food Safety Recall (Australia): Washed Rind Pty Ltd recalls several varieties of cheeses due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.