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 (UPDATE): One person has died and 121 individuals in 25 states have been infected with a strain of E. coli O157:H7, according to the latest report from CDC. Fifty-two (52) people have been hospitalized, including 14 who have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (a form of kidney failure). The illnesses are linked to consumption of romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region.
OUTBREAK ALERT: FDA advises consumers to avoid potentially contaminated raw oysters from British Columbia. The oysters have been linked to an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness in three Canadian provinces. Some of the cases have been confirmed as Norovirus. Food Safety News reports that California has experienced 100 cases of Norovirus-like illnesses linked to consumption of the raw oysters.
Allergy Alert: Stonewall Kitchen recalls Stonewall Kitchen brand Basil Pesto Aioli (10.25 oz; Use by 28 Sep 2019) due to undeclared egg.
Allergy Alert: Utz® Quality Foods, LLC recalls certain select expiration dates of some Golden Flake, Good Health, Utz and Weis Brand Tortilla Chip items due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details on the affected products, which were distributed to retail outlets in AL, AR, AZ, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WV.
Food Safety Recall: Seabear Company recalls Gerard & Dominique Seafoods brand Cold Smoked Wild Coho Salmon Lox (3 oz.; Lot #CSCO-17339; Pack Date 17-340) due to potential Clostridium botulinum contamination. The recalled product was distributed directly to distributors in CA, MD, and WA between 12/8/17 and 4/10/18 and it may have been further distributed and sold through retail stores at least in these states.
Food Safety Recall: JBS USA, Inc. recalls approximately 35,464 pounds of raw ground beef products due to foreign matter (hard plastic) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped to distribution centers in Virginia and Indiana for further distribution to retail locations.
Food Safety Recall (Update): Greenbelt Greenhouse Ltd. recalls certain Greenbelt Microgreens brand microgreens due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the updated recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were sold to consumers in Alberta , British Columbia, and the Northwest Territories.
Allergy Alert (Ireland): Lidl Ireland recalls certain Alesto Dried Fruit Products due to undeclare sulfur dioxide and nuts. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH Lunch Salmon goat cheese with spinach, blueberries, walnuts and citrus vinaigrette (200g; Best by 05-05-2018) due to undeclared milk and nuts.
Allergy Alert (UK): BOL Foods recalls BOL Caribbean Jerk Curry (345g; Use by 5 May 2018) due to undeclared milk and barley.
Food Safety Recall (Belgium): TURK FOOD IMPEX SPRL recalls Favorim brand Powdered Ginger (100g, 150g & 700g pkgs; Lots #E170873, E170932 & E170811; Best by 31/08/2021) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): Block Foods AG recalls Block House Bread Garlic (Best by 20.05.2018) and Block House Bread Herbal Pesto (20.05.2018) due to possible foreign matter (fragments of a machine part) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Dunnes Stores recalls a number of its Simply Better yogurts due to possible foreign matter (pieces of rubber) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): MCD supermarket and Boon’s market recall Lean ground beef (300g and 500g; Shelf life of 30-4, 1-5 and 2-5) due to possible Shiga-toxin producing E. coli contamination.
Food Safety Recall (UK): Dunnes Stores recalls a number of its Simply Better yogurts due to possible foreign matter (pieces of rubber) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): FICO International Ltd recalls Fromagerie du Plessis brand Camembert de Normandie – Appelation d’origine protégée – raw milk cheese (250g; Batch code 260218DS0; Use by May 2, 2018) due to possible Shiga-toxin producing E. coli contamination.
Australia and New Zealand
Allergy Alert (Australia): Sweet Bondi Pty Ltd recalls Tapioca Coconut Milk Puddings – Mango, Raspberry and Plain flavours (180g; All Use by dates up to and including 15/5/18) due to undeclared milk.