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 / Food Safety Recall: FDA and CDC are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Sandiego infections linked to Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad. CDC reports that 21 people in 5 states (IA, MN, MO, NE, SD) have become ill. There have been 5 hospitalizations and no deaths. Hy-Vee, Inc. recalls Spring Pasta Salad (1-lb and 3-lb containers; produced between June 1, 2018, and July 13, 2018) due to potential Salmonella contamination. The recalled products were distributed to all of Hy-Vee’s 244 grocery stores across Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Allergy Alert: New Seasons Market recalls NEW SEASONS SESAME NOODLE CHICKEN SALAD (24-oz clear plastic container; Best by 07/18/2018) due to undeclared peanuts. The recalled product was shipped to retail locations in Oregon and Washington.
Allergy Alert: Portland French Bakery recalls Seattle Sourdough Pub Buns (16-oz 6-pack; Best before JUL- 03-18 and JUL-31-18) and Franz Premium Pub Buns (32-oz 12-pack; Best before JUL- 03-18 and JUL-31-18) due to undeclared soy.
Allergy Alert: The Pictsweet Company recalls Pictsweet Farms Steam’ables Baby Brussels Sprouts (12 oz; Production codes beginning with 1508K; Best if used by MAY 30, 2020; UPC 0 70560 97731 9) due to undeclared milk and soy. The recalled product was distributed are as follows: Alabama, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Food Safety Recall: Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp., doing business as Stefano Foods recalls Stefano’s Calzone PEPPERONI FIVE CHEESE STUFFED WITH PEPPERONI AND A FIVE CHEESE BLEND (8-oz. deli tray; Lot #14318B; Best by 1/18/2019) due to foreign matter (pieces of hard, sharp, clear plastic particles). The recalled product was shipped to retail stores nationwide.
Food Safety Recall: ALDI recalls AnnaSea Wasabi Ahi Poke Hawaiian Poke Kits and Limu Ahi Poke Hawaiian Poke Kits (best by dates of 5/23/2020. 6/11/2020, 6/12/2020, and 6/14/2020) sold in certain stores due to incorrect storage temperature. Please refer to the recall notice for details on the affected stores.
Food Safety Recall: Poissons frais des Îles inc. (Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC) recalls TOMALI DE HOMARD DES ÎLES-DE-LA-MADELEINE (120 ml; All lots sold up to July 16, 2018) due to improper processing.
Allergy Alert (Denmark): Unilever recalls Frisco brand Vienetta Chocolate ice cream (650 ml; Lots L8047BA004, L8047CA004, L8047AA004 and L8048AA004; Best by 02/2020) due to undeclared hazelnuts.
Allergy Alert (Finland): Unilever Finland Oy recalls Frisco brand Vienetta Chocolate ice cream (650 ml; Lots L8047BA004, L8047CA004, L8047AA004 and L8048AA004; Best by 02/2020) due to undeclared hazelnuts.
Allergy Alert (France): Gruppo Fini spa recalls Le conserve della nonna Sauce with clams (Lot #12 LA017; Best by 31/07/2020) due to undeclared egg.
Allergy Alert (Italy): ANTAAR&S S.p.A. recalls Organic Babykiss Lenticchie (Lot #L05271; Best before 21 02 19) due to undeclared gluten.
Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Jan Linders recalls Corn Gold giant raisin currant buns (Best by 25-7-2018) due to undeclared oat flakes, almonds, hazelnuts and barley.
Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Capella Trading recalls Smoked salmon (250g; Lot #2134-188; Best before 8/8-2018) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): Manufacturer recalls Gel Manche brand Seafood delight (2.2kg; various lot numbers and best before dates) due to Listeria contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected product.
Food Safety Recall (France): Intermarché recalls Monique Ranou brand Chicken bowl with vegetables (250g; various lot numbers and best before dates) due to Listeria contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected product.
Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand part-skim milk (50 cl bottle; Lot #18 124 L9; Best before 04/09/2018) due to foreign matter (pieces of black plastic) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Italy): C.I.R. sas di Mecarelli C. & C. recalls Salsa fegato Take Away (1.2 kg; Batch codes/Best by dates 14/07/2018, 15/07/2018, 16/07/2018, 17/07/2018 and 10/08/2018) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Fresh Fruit Express recalls Veggie Express Green Smoothie mix (Batch codes L18068A1 & L18068B1; Best by 09-03-2020) and Veggie Express Red Smoothie mix (Batch code L18123B2; Best by 03-05-2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH Beenham (Best by 29-07-2018) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (UK): Health Leads UK Ltd recalls several batches of Bitter Apricot Kernels due to high levels of hydrocyanic acid (cyanide). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Australia and New Zealand
Allergy Alert (Australia): Sarric PTY Ltd trading as Serendipity Ice Cream recalls Serendipity Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (500 ml; Best before 14/06/19) due to undeclared milk and egg.
Allergy Alert (Australia): Jimmy Brings recalls Jimmy Brings Wine Mount Emmy Pinot Grigio – 2017 (750mL; all stock) and Jimmy Brings Wine Lily of the Valley Pinot Grigio – 2018 (750mL; all stock) due to undeclared sulphites, milk and egg.
Food Safety Recall (Australia): Mushroom Exchange recalls Sliced Mushrooms – Brown and White (various brands) due to foreign matter (large pieces of white plastic) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for details on the affected products.