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 advises that 124 individuals in 36 states have contracted a Salmonella infection as a result of contact with backyard poultry (primarily baby chicks and ducklings) since February. Twenty-one of the outbreak victims have been hospitalized. This represents the 71st outbreak linked to backyard poultry since 2000.
Outbreak Alert/Food Safety Recall: Caito Foods, LLC recalls fresh cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe and fresh-cut mixed fruit containing one of these melons, produced at the Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. CDC has received reports of 60 confirmed cases of Salmonella Adelaide infections from five midwestern states, with 31 of the victims requiring hospitalization. The recalled products were packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers and distributed to Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart, and Whole Foods/Amazon.
Food Safety Recall: Tyson Foods Inc. recalls UNCOOKED, BREADED, ORIGINAL CHICKEN TENDERLOINS (12-lb. box containing 3-lb. plastic bags; Lot code 1378NLR02) due to possible foreign matter (blue and clear soft plastic) contamination. The recalled product was shipped to food services establishments, nationwide.
Food Safety Recall: Venda Ravioli, Inc. recalls approximately 672 pounds of frozen meat ravioli products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped to retail locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Food Safety Recall: Supermercado Selectos recalls an undetermined amount of various raw, frozen Siluriformes fish, beef, pork and poultry products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. The items were shipped to DGA Food Service, LLC, who further distributed the items to Head Start Child and Adult Care Food Programs in Puerto Rico.
Food Safety Recall: Evergreen Herbs Ltd. recalls Evergreen Herbs brand Pea Shoots (100g; Purchased from May 22, 2018 up to and including June 7, 2018; UPC 6 25280 50159 9) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was distributed to retailers in British Columbia and may have been distributed nationwide.
Food Safety Recall: Golden Pearl Mushrooms Ltd. recalls GPM brand Sweet Pea Shoots (230g; Lot code #11421; UPC 6 84469 00008 7), and GPM brand Pea Shoots (100g & 455g; Lot code #11421; UPC 6 84469 00012 4 & 6 84469 00018 6, respectively) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was distributed to retailers in Alberta and British Columbia.
Food Safety Recall: Pro-Amino International Inc. recalls various Iron Vegan Sprouted Protein Bars due to foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were distributed through retailers nationwide.
Allergy Alert (Finland): Gold&Green Foods Oy recalls Gold&Green MiniBurger Kit BBQ (184g; All batches up to and including 17.6.2018) due to undeclared mustard.
Allergy Alert (Germany): Aldi recalls D-ANTELLI Maispasta (500g; Spaghetti, Fusilli and Penne varieties) due to undeclared gluten.
Allergy Alert (Ireland): Lidl Ireland recalls Duc de Coeur Macarons (120g; All batch codes with no labeling in English) due to undeclared almond, wheat, milk, eggs, pistachio, barley, lupin, other nuts, peanuts and sesame.
Allergy Alert (UK): Lidl Ireland recalls Duc de Coeur Macarons (120g; All batch codes with no labeling in English) due to undeclared almond, wheat, milk, eggs, pistachio, barley, lupin, other nuts, peanuts and sesame.
Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Danival and BIOFRESH BELGIUM recall Danival bio Chili con carne (525g in glass jars; Lot #B334; Expiration date 30/11/2020) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls Anjouin and Mmm! Selles-sur-Cher raw milk cheese (150g; various lot numbers and expiration dates) due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected lot codes.
Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Manufacturer recalls Fulfil White Chocolate & Cookie Dough Vitamin & Protein Bar (Lot code L8002/J; Best before 5 April 2019; Product of Netherlands) due to possible foreign matter (small pieces of clear plastic) contamination.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
Food Safety Alert (Hong Kong): The Centre for Food Safety advises consumers that a sample of Nestlé Hong Kong Limited’s Skimmed Hi-Calcium Milk Drink (236 mL; Use by June 2, 2018) was found to contain excessive Bacillus cereus. CFS is investigating.
Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Optimo Foods Pte Ltd recalls CeresOrganics Organic Breakfast Paleo Crumble – Cacao Spice (350g; Best before 05/01/2019; Product of New Zealand) due to foreign matter (small ceramic-like object) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Importer recalls Love Child Organics baby food pouches (128mL; various varieties; Best Before dates up to and including 25 May 2019; Product of Canada) due to a packaging defect that may permit entry of spoilage microorganisms. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.