Recalls and Alerts: July 19 – 22, 2018


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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United States

OUTBREAK ALERT: CDC is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Reading infections linked to raw turkey products from a variety of sources. The outbreak strain has demonstrated resistance to multiple antibiotics. Ninety cases have been reported from 26 states; 40 of the outbreak victims were hospitalized. The outbreak strain has been identified in samples taken from raw turkey pet food, raw turkey products, and live turkeys. Two ill people lived in a household where raw turkey pet food was fed to pets.

Public Health Alert: USDA alerts the public not to consume HUNGRY MAN CHIPOTLE BBQ SAUCED BONELESS CHICKEN WYNGZ frozen microwavable dinners (15.25-oz.; Best by 9/6/19) because the product contains whey powder that has been recalled by the manufacturer (Associated Milk Producers, Inc.) due to possible Salmonella contamination. The frozen dinners were shipped to retail locations in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Allergy Alert: GiftTree recalls Sherman Candy Caramels due to undeclared pecans, walnuts, almonds and peanuts. The recalled product was sold online in the several Gift Baskets. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details on the affected products.

Allergy Alert: Shearer’s Foods, LLC recalls multiple lot codes of Food Lion brand Dill Pickle Flavored Potato Chips due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected lot codes, which were distributed to Food Lion stores in NC, SC, GA, PA, KY, VA, TN, DE, MD, and WV between Dec 1st, 2017 and July 19, 2018.

Food Safety Recall: Flowers Foods, Inc. recalls Swiss Rolls sold under the brand names Mrs. Freshley’s, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker’s Treat, Market Square, and Great Value, distributed nationwide, and Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, due to the potential presence of Salmonella in an ingredient, whey powder. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products and batch codes.

Food Safety Recall: Food Lion recalls Food Lion Swiss Rolls (13 oz; UPC 3582609277) due to possible presence of Salmonella in one of the ingredients (whey powder). The recalled product was sold only in select Food Lion stores in North Carolina and Virginia.

Food Safety Recall: H-E-B recalls two variety packs of Creamy Creations ice cream and sherbets in 3-ounce cups due to broken metal found in processing equipment during routine maintenance. Please refer to the recall notice for details on the affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Win Opportunity Knocks, doing business as Ottomanelli Wholesale Meats Inc. recalls approximately 6,020 pounds of fresh and frozen, raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O45, O103 and O145. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were distributed for institutional use in Florida.

Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall: King Bio recalls four lots of Aquaflora Candida HP9, Lymph Detox, and Baby Teething liquids due to contamination with Pseudomonas Brenneri, Pseudomonas Fluroescens and Burkholderia Multivorans. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details regarding the recalled products.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT: Federal and provincial agencies are cooperating to investigate outbreaks of Salmonella Enteritidis infections in British Columbia (3), Alberta (1), and Ontario (3). Illnesses have been linked through lab tests to consumption of frozen raw breaded chicken, specifically No Name Chicken Nuggets and unbranded $10 Chicken Fries. One person has been hospitalized. See the recall notices below for details of the implicated products.

Allergy Alert: Cedar Juice recalls Cedar brand Edamame Basil Tahini Cold Pressed Select Spread (227g; All batch codes; UPC 6 28055 25237 5) due to undeclared sesame seeds and soy, and Cedar brand Rosemary Sweet Potato Cold Pressed Select Spread (227g; All batch codes; UPC 6 28055 25238 2) due to undeclared sesame seeds. The recalled products were supplied to retailers nationwide.

Food Safety Recall: Mondelēz Canada recalls Christie brand Ritz Bits Sandwiches due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recall was triggered by a recall in another country. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were supplied to consumers nationwide.

Food Safety Recall: Loblaw Companies Limited recalls No Name Chicken Nuggets (907g; Outer package code 2019 MA 15; Inner package code 1358M; UPC 0 60383 89685 0) due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was supplied to consumers nationwide. This recall was triggered by findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak.

Food Safety Recall: Loblaw Companies Limited recalls unbranded $10 Chicken Fries (1.81kg; Product code 2019 MR 23; UPC 0 60249 01411 4) due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was supplied to consumers nationwide. This recall was triggered by findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Germany): Unilever recalls Viennetta Schokolade (650ml; Lot code L8047BA004; Best by 02.2020) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert (Italy): ANTAAR&S S.p.A. recalls Baby Kiss Passatino di lenticchie (150g; Lot #L 05271; Best before 21 02 19) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Dirk recalls 1 de Beste Slavlinders 2x (Expiry dates 27-7 and 28-7-2018) due to undeclared wheat, barley malt and milk.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Jumbo multigrain bread (Best by 28-09-2018) due to undeclared rye, barley, oats and soy.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH Gele couscous falafel (Best by 20-07-2018) due to undeclared sulphite and celery.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): SPAR recalls Chicken breast meat (25g; Best by 23-7-2018) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (France): LUSTUCRU recalls LUSTUCRU brand Tortellini à poêler MAXI jambon emmental (450g; Best by 14/08/2018; LOT S1900/) due to foreign matter (small metal filaments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LUSTUCRU recalls LUSTUCRU Tortellini boeuf (300g; Best by 18/08/2018; LOT S1850/) due to foreign matter (small metal filaments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LUSTUCRU recalls LUSTUCRU Lunch box Tortel 4 fromages (360g; various lot codes and best before dates) due to foreign matter (small metal filaments) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected lot codes.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Cavalleri Carni SRL di Cavalleri Angelo e Figli recalls Salamino di puro suino (Lot #16-05-2018; Best before 06-05-2019) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Babease Limited recalls Broccoli, Parsnip & Lentils with Onion, Tomato, Quinoa, Fennel, Rapeseed Oil & Herbs baby food (130g pouches; Batch codes 02.06.2019-1, 02.06.2019-2, 02.06.2019-3; Best before 2 June 2019) due to presence of spoilage organisms.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Waitrose recalls Waitrose Crisp & Creamy Deli Style Coleslaw Side Salad (Use by 20/21/22/23 July) due to Listeria contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Fresh Fodder Pty Ltd recalls Fresh Fodder Peppered Taramosalata (200g; Best before 03.09.2018) due to undeclared seafood and soy.

Allergy Alert (Australia): Vili’s Cake recalls Vilis Lamb, Mint and Rosemary Pies (160g; Batch code 01 183 18; Best Before if fresh, 25 July 2018; Best Before if Frozen, 10 July 2020) due to undeclared milk, sesame and shrimp.

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