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: North Dakota Department of Health reports its first case of E. coli O157:H7 illness linked to consumption of romaine lettuce. The outbreak has now spread to 26 states.
Food Safety Recall: Eddy Packing Co., Inc. recalls approximately 49,558 pounds of smoked sausage products due to foreign matter (hard plastic pieces) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall: Texas All Grass-Fed recalls approximately 2,300 whole frozen chickens because of processing issues that may have permitted the growth of Salmonella or other bacteria. Please refer to the recall notice for additional product and distribution information.
Dietary Supplement Safety Recall: Badger Botanicals, LLC recalls Green Suma, Red Suma, Green Hulu 2, and Red Hulu 2 kratom dietary supplements (250g pouches) due to potential Salmonella contamination. The recalled products were sold directly to consumers via the company website from January 1st, 2018 to April l 12th, 2018.
Dietary Supplement Safety Recall: Maya Distribution, LLC recalls Dragon Kratom labeled bottles and sealed packages of encapsulated and raw powder product due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Alert: Gastronomie Concept inc. (Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC) urges consumers to thoroughly cook Gastronomie Concept burger de filet mignon (160g or 170g; all units sold up to and including May 3, 2018), as the cooking instruction on the product label is in error.
Food Safety Recall: Pastaga inc recalls Le Petit Coin Épicerie brand partially-preserved soups and sauces as the products were not preserved in a manner to their safety for consumption. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Update): K&K Foodliner recalls K&K Foodliner brand pork schnitzel products due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Abel’s Deli recalls Abel’s Deli brand Vegetable Medley (460g; Best before 05-05-2018 and 07-05-2018) due to undeclared walnuts.
Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Halal Food Chakirs SPRL recalls CHATAR brand powdered ginger (200g pouch; Lot #E170686; Expiry 2020) due to possible Bacillus cereus contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Scandic Food A/S recalls Svansø Dansk Lyng Honey (225g; Lot #L36; Best before 10/07/2019) due to foreign matter (metal) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): E. Leclerc recalls Tradizioni d’Italia brand Mozzarella di Buffala (Lot #101; Best before 11 May 2018) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): FICO International Ltd recalls Epoisses brand Fromages Mons Sas (250g; Lot #18043; Best before May 11, 2018; product of France) due to possible shiga-toxin producing E. coli contamination.
Australia and New Zealand
Food Safety Recall (Australia): Coles recalls Coles Mini Classics Ice Creams, Vanilla (360 mL; Best before 16/04/2020 and 17/04/2020) and Coles Mini Classics Ice Creams, Almond (360 mL; Best before 18/04/2020) due to possible foreign matter (metal fragment) contamination.