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 is investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses linked to chopped Romaine lettuce. The lettuce appears to be from the Yuma, Arizona growing region. CDC has received reports of 35 confirmed cases in 11 states. While a specific grower or packer of the implicated lettuce has not been named by CDC, the agency is recommending that consumers avoid purchasing or eating chopped Romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona region.
Outbreak Alert/Food Safety Recall: Rose Acre Farms recalls 206,749,248 eggs (LOT CODES 011 through 102 from Plant Number P-1065) after FDA determines the eggs to be associated with at least 22 confirmed cases of Salmonella Braenderup infections in multiple states. The recalled eggs were distributed in Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia through retail stores and restaurants via direct delivery. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete listing of affected brand names.
Allergy Alert: Guixens Food Group, Inc. recalls La Marinera Brand Dried Yellow Potatoes (10-oz pkg; Expiration date July 2018; UPC 7-42287-73054-5) due to undeclared sulfites.
Food Safety Recall: Fresh Foods Manufacturing Co. recalls approximately 8,757 pounds of ready-to-eat salad products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 after the company received notification from their romaine lettuce supplier that the romaine lettuce used by the establishment in the products was being recalled due to E. coli O157:H7 concerns. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped to retail locations in Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
Food Safety Recall: Seacrest Foods International, Inc. recalls Formagere de la Brie brand l’Explorateur soft ripened cheese (250g (8.8 oz), clear plastic package; Lot #H010 or H011; UPC 3 390010 004080; Product of France) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was distributed at retail stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey and New Hampshire beginning on 02/06/2018 through 03/31/18.
Food Safety Recall: Koch Foods, Inc. recalls Fully Cooked Rib-Shaped Beef Patty With BBQ Sauce (30-lb bulk boxes; Lot #JTM 16190; Case code 67329) due to possible foreign matter (blue plastic pieces) contamination.
Pet Food Safety Recall: K9 Natural Ltd recalls four batches of K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast (2.2lb and 11lb bags; Product of New Zealand) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for details on affected production batches.
Outbreak Alert/Food Safety Recall: Groupe Adonis Inc. recalls Montana brand Frozen Strawberries (1kg; All codes purchased on or before April 14, 2018; UPC 6222000401487; Product of Egypt) because the product has been linked to an unspecified number of cases of Hepatitis A illnesses. The recalled product was sold exclusively from Adonis markets in Quebec and Ontario.
Allergy Alert: Seoul Trading Corp recalls Dong Won brand Frozen Shrimp Cutlet (480g; All lots; UPC 8 801047 321842) due to undeclared egg. The recalled product was distributed to retailers in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and possibly nationally.
Allergy Alert: Phoenicia Group Inc. recalls Durra brand seasoning products due to undeclared sesame and wheat. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were distributed to retailers in Ontario, Quebec and possibly nationally.
Allergy Alert (Finland): Porlammin Meijeri Oy recalls Vege Plus vegetable fat (250g; Best before 13.5.2018 and 14.5.2018) due to undeclared milk.
Allergy Alert (France): Monoprix recalls Le Wrap Monoprix brand Wrap Chèvre noix et galette à la betterave (Best before 15/04/2018) due to undeclared mustard, peanuts and celery.
Allergy Alert (Ireland): Halo Top UK Ltd. recalls mint chip ice cream and chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream due to undeclared soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert (Italy): Sarti Giovanni e Figli SNC recalls T.M.T. brand Flour (1 kg; Lot #07 08 2018) due to undeclared soy.
Allergy Alert (Sweden): Örneborgs Delikatesser AB recalls Mannerströms Chilibearnaisesås (200g; Best before 26.06.2018) due to undeclared wheat flour, fish, mustard and sulphite.
Allergy Alert (UK): Innovative Bites and American Fizz recall Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites (88g; Best before 09/02/2019; All batch codes) due to undeclared egg and wheat.
Food Safety Recall (Belgium): EUROKIP DE WAELE VAN OSSELAER recalls KOK O’RELL brand seasoned, ground poultry meat (Lot #95433; Expiration date 12-04-2018) due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for details on product distribution.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): Pointe de Penmarch recalls Fish Soup (500ml glass jar; Batch #L17279; Best before 05/2020; Product of France) due to possible contamination with glass particles.
Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Wonderfoods recalls Wonderfood Salads containing Bacon due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Natural Green Limited recalls Natural Green Tofu and Noodle Products due to rodent infestation. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (UK): Sainsbury’s recalls Sainsbury’s Sliced Beetroot (340g jar; Batch code L318N1737; Best before August 2019) because the product may contain small pieces of glass.
Food Safety Recall (UK): Sweetland Ltd recalls various sweet and cake products that were produced in unhygienic conditions. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.