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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Mandatory Food Safety Recall: FDA issues mandatory recall order for for all food products containing powdered kratom manufactured, processed, packed, or held by Triangle Pharmanaturals LLC. FDA’s action follows the company’s refusal to conduct a voluntary recall after several of its products were found to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled products include, but are not limited to, Raw Form Organics Maeng Da Kratom Emerald Green, Raw Form Organics Maeng Da Kratom Ivory White, and Raw Form Organics Maeng Da Kratom Ruby Red. Numerous brands of kratom-containing products have been linked to a multi-state outbreak of salmonellosis from multiple strains of Salmonella.
Allergy Alert: Good Foods Group, LLC recalls approximately 130 pounds of fully cooked ready-to-eat curry chicken salad products due to undeclared cashews. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details about the affected product, which was shipped to a retail locations in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin.
Allergy Alert: Izzy’s Ice Cream, LLC recalls Izzy’s Maple Nut Ice Cream (1-pint containers; Lots #18012729, 18020312, 18024706, 18028819, 18025206, 18020327, and 18028806) due to undeclared peanuts.
Allergy Alert: Aspire Food Group recalls EXO bars (various flavors) due to undeclared sulfites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert: Independent Nutrition Inc, dba Back to Health of Eugene, Oregon recalls Ignite High Endurance Pre-Workout Supplement products (specific lots) due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert: AdvoCare International recalls two lots of Muscle Strength and four lots of Nighttime Recovery dietary supplements due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for complete information on the recalled products.
Allergy Alert: Cut Fruit Express, Inc recalls Bruschetta Mixes and Dips (distributed under various brand names) due to undeclared milk and soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were sold to distributors or retailers in Minnesota.
Outbreak Alert/Food Safety Recall: Global Commodities Corporation recalls Buenas Brand frozen grated coconut (16-oz plastic bag; Lot #10BAAGA; UPC 4806514650443; Product of The Philippines) due to Salmonella contamination. The contamination was detected by the California Department of Public Health while investigating reported illnesses. The recalled product was distributed to various grocery stores and ethnic food markets in Northern California.
Food Safety Recall: Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods recalls Organic Amaranth Flour (22 oz; Sell By 11/26/2015; Lot #169617; UPC 0 39978 00911 1) due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was distributed in CA, FL, MI, ND, N, NY, OH, OR, TX, and WA starting June 11, 2014 and ended shipping on August 7, 2014.
Food Safety Recall: J.T.M. Provisions, Co. recalls approximately 14,525 pounds of fully cooked not shelf stable pulled barbequed beef products that may contain foreign matter (rubber). Please refer to the recall notice for details on the affected products, which were shipped to retail locations in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.
Food Safety Recall: Pelleh Farms Inc. recalls Bethel Creamery brand Pasteurized Whole Organic Milk Non-Homogenized (64-fl. oz. plastic bottle; Use by APR 08 2018) due to improper pasteurization. The recalled milk was sold in Rockland County and Brooklyn, NY.
Dietary Supplement Safety Recall: NutriZone, LLC recalls various lots of multiple dietary supplements due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were sold in Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Washington, Missouri, Florida, Mississippi, California and Texas.
Allergy Alert: La Cocina Dyck recalls all lots of La Cocina Dyck Turkey Tamales (UPC 7 36211 18527 3) and La Cocina Dyck Pork Tamales (UPC 7 36211 18517 4) due to undeclared wheat. The recalled product was distributed to retailers in Ontario.
Allergy Alert: Sobey’s Inc. recalls Sensations brand Pecan-Crusted Cheesecake Collection (340g; Product codes 18008A4 1A, 18008A4 2A and 18008A4 2P; UPC 6 23682 11931 2) due to undeclared wheat. The recalled product was distributed to retailers in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Ontario, and Saskatchewan.
Allergy Alert: Metro Richelieu inc recalls Carré costarde – Custard square (560g; All lots sold up to and including April 4, 2018; UPC 234043706999) due to undeclared sesame seeds, egg, peanuts and other nuts.
Food Safety Recall: Les Cuisines Gaspésiennes de Matane Ltée recalls Gaspésien brand ham products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were distributed to retailers nationwide.
Food Safety Recall: Labatt Brewing Company Limited recalls Certain Stella Artois brand Beer due to possible presence of glass particles. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were distributed to retailers nationwide.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): Vleeswaren De Keyser recalls Carrefour brand Filet de poulet BIO (100g; Lot 102120; Best before 23/04/2018) due to undeclared milk.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): Delhaize recalls Delhaize Lait Demi-Ecrémé sans Lactose / Delhaize Lactose-free Part-skim milk (1-L brick; Lot #350013; Best before 15/06/2018) due to the presence of lactose in excess of authorized level.
Allergy Alert (Denmark): Nordisk Kellogg ApS recalls Pringles Salt & Vinegar (165g; Best before 15/03/2019, 30/04/2019, 01/05/2019, 13/05/2019 & 06/06/2019) due to undeclared lactose (milk) and gluten (wheat and barley).
Allergy Alert (Finland): HKScan Finland Oy recalls HK Viljaporsaan marinoitu kasslerpihvi (450g; Best before April 8, 2018 and April 9, 2018) due to undeclared mustard seed.
Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI advises consumers that Rolnik Beer Mustard (250g/275mL; Best by 09.11.2018; Batch no. BL.11 09/GK) contains undeclared sulphur dioxide.
Allergy Alert (Italy): Multicedi S.r.l. recalls Deco’ Vaschetta Tiramisu (500g; Lot K7235 – K7249; Best by 06/19 to 07/19) due to undeclared gluten.
Allergy Alert (UK): Nevis Bakery recalls Empire Biscuits (110g; Best before 2nd April 2018 to 2nd July 2018; Batch codes 001 to 094) due to undeclared egg.
Allergy Alert (UK): Maxela Ltd recalls Rolnik Beer Mustard (250g / 275ml; Best by 9 November 2018; Batch code BL.11 09/GK) due to undeclared sulphur dioxide.
Allergy Alert (UK): Interlink Direct Ltd recalls CG Classic Coconut Candy (250g; Best before 6 August 2019) due to undeclared milk.
Food Safety Recall (Various countries): ABInBev recalls Stella Artois beer (33 cl; green bottles only) due to possible presence of glass fragments. Please refer to the recall notice for instructions on determining the affected production lots. The recalled beer also was distributed in Azerbaijan, Cyprus, France, Greece, Iceland, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Réunion, Singapore, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA and Uzbekistan.
Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Boîte de bonbons Extra Mix (525g; Best before 04 2019, 05 2019 & 08 2019) due to foreign matter (metal) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): Le Délice du boucher recalls Ground Beef, 15% fat sold under various brands (400g; Best by 28 March 2018; Lot #31118894) due to contamination with E. coli O26:H11. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected brand names.
Food Safety Recall (France): Tallec recalls Tallec brand old-style head cheese cooked in white wine due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for details on affected production lots.
Food Safety Recall (France): PLATEAU DES TRADITIONS FROMAGERES recalls Brie de Meaux cheese wheels (Best before 11/04/18; Lot #18009334) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): Sté Fromagère de la Brie recalls various raw milk cheeses due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Sweden): SP Chark recalls Sliced TORPARESKINKA (Batch #8037 & 8058) due to possible Listeria contamination.
Food Safety Recall (UK): TRS Wholesale Co Ltd recalls TRS Turmeric Powder (100g; Batch #P41411; Best before 31 October 2019) due to possible Salmonella contamination.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Horsinvest Holding Co Ltd recalls Stella Artois Beer (330mL bottles; Best before September 15, 2018 and September 16, 2018; Manufactured by InBev Belgium NV) because the product may contain particles of glass.
Australia and New Zealand
Food Safety Recall (Australia): Entyce Food Ingredients recalls Creative Gourmet Pomegranate Arils (180g; All Best Before Dates up to and including 21/03/20) due to potential Hepatitis A contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Australia): Ingham’s recalls Ingham’s Sweet Chilli Breast Tenders, frozen (400g; Best before 28/02/2019 and 01/03/2019) due to foreign matter (hard plastic pieces) contamination.