Recalls and Alerts: August 28 – 31, 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 / Food Safety Recall: Publix Super Markets recalls ground chuck products that may be contaminated with E. coli O26. The meat was supplied from an as-yet-undetermined source. The recalled products were sold from June 25 through July 31 in the following Florida counties: Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, DeSoto, Flagler, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Lucie, Sumter and Volusia. The recalled products have been linked epidemiologically to 18 cases of E. coli O26 infections, primarily in Florida.

Allergy Alert: Taylor Farms Illinois, Inc. recalls HOMESTYLE BEEF AND PORK MEATLOAF (14-oz plastic tray; Lot code TFIL234A001; Use by 08/28/18) due to undeclared eggs and wheat. The recalled items were shipped to retail locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee.

Food Safety Recall: Olufela Yemitan recalls Dried, Smoked picante fishes spicy catfish smoked with tomatoe pepper sauce ready to eat now!!!! (1-lb plastic-wrapped packages; Best by 2/2019) because the products were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection.

OTC Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall: Pfizer Consumer Healthcare recalls Children’s Advil® Suspension Bubble Gum Flavored (4 FL OZ Bottle; Lot #R51129; Expiry 11/20; UPC 3-0573-0207-30-0) the dosage cup provided is marked in teaspoons and the instructions on the label are described in milliliters (mL), possibly resulting in erroneous dosage.

Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall: Product Quest Manufacturing recalls all lots of nasal products and baby oral gels currently within expiration due to possible contamination with Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall: HelloLife, Inc. recalls Neuroveen, Respitrol, Thyroveev and Compulsin, within expiry, due to contamination with Staphylococcus saprophyticus and/or Burkholderia cepacia. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details. The products were manufactured by King Bio, Inc. in Asheville, NC.


Allergy Alert: North Country Premium Sausage Co. recalls various North Country brand Smokies due to undeclared mustard and milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were supplied to retailers in Ontario.

Allergy Alert: Right Choice Products Inc. recalls Indican Tutti Frutti Cake (450g; All Packed On dates from 07/26/18 up to and including 08/28/18; UPC 6 27726 20192 6) and Indican Mango Fruit Cake (450g; All Packed On dates from 07/26/18 up to and including 08/28/18; UPC 6 27726 20193 3) due to undeclared egg and sulphites.

Food Safety Recall: Northam Beverages Ltd. recalls Bowen Island Brewing Artisan IPA (India Pale Ale) (6 x 355mL; All codes starting with L18207, L18187, or L18215; UPC 6 26990 09858 4) and Bowen Island Brewing West Coast Lager (6 x 355mL; All codes starting with L18207; UPC 6 26990 05123 7) due to cans with defective seams that may have sharp metal sticking out from the rim. The recalled products were supplied to retailers in Alberta and British Columbia.

Food Safety Recall Update: Pinty’s Delicious Foods Inc. recalls Pinty’s brand Italian Style Chicken Schnitzel – Gluten Free Fully Cooked, Breaded and Seasoned Cutlettes (4 kg; Product code 8172; UPC 10069094626371) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.


Allergy Alert (Denmark): Salling Group recalls Penotti Organic Chocolate Cream (350g; All units sold until 28 / 8-2018) due to undeclared milk and hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Lidl Ireland recalls Harvest Basket Aardappelkroketjes Croquettes de pommes de terre (750g; Lot #L808603001; Best before 27.03.2020) due to undeclared egg and wheat.

Allergy Alert (UK): Lidl Ireland recalls Harvest Basket Potato Croquettes (750g; Batch code L808603001; Best by 27 March 2020) due to undeclared egg, wheat and gluten.

Allergy Alert (UK): Crosse & Blackwell recalls Green Vegetable & Kale Soup (400g; Batch code TYJH 8149; Best before May 2020) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA recalls Farm Valley brand Dried Figs (600g tray; Lot #090023184-11-89; Expiry 09.2018) due to elevated aflatoxin levels.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Haugen-Gruppen A/S recalls Cup Noodles Spicy (66g; Lots No. L800863 & L802513; Best before 07.2019 & 10.2019, respectively) due to foreign matter (glass pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Biogan A/S recalls Organic cardamom (100g; Best before 01/05/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Wursti Oy recalls hamburger (400g; Use by 12.9.2018) due to excessive levels of microbial contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): SOK recalls Rainbow Onion (580g; All best before dates) and Rainbow Mattex (275g; Best before 14.4.2019) due to foreign matter (glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Reflets de France brand Fines galettes de Bretagne (100g; Lot #J13115; Best before 20/01/2019) due to foreign matter (metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Casino recalls Casino Bio brand Crêpes moelleuses au sucre de canne et au lait frais / Fluffy pancakes with cane sugar and fresh milk (200g; Best by 03/09/2018) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Casino recalls Casino Delices brand Mozarella di bufala Campana AOP Tressée à la main (250g; Best by 30/08/2018) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Sojabio recalls Sojabio brand Tartine & moi – saveur Ail et fines herbes (125g; Lot #822180; Best by 20/10/2018) due to Escherichia coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Coopérative Laitière de la Sèvre recalls LE CHEVROT de Sèvre et Belle Fromage de chèvre au lait cru (200g; Lot #182200908; various packaging) due to E. coli O103:H2 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Gemüsebau Huber GmbH & Co. KG recalls GUT&GÜNSTIG brand Iceberg Lettuce due to contamination with VTEC (shigatoxin-producing E. coli).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): NISSIN Foods GmbH recalls CUP NOODLES SPICY (Best before 01/2019 to 06/2019) due to foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): EDEKA recalls Blattspinat (450g; Best before 14.05.2020 and 15.05.2020) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Carmarthenshire Dairy Products Ltd recalls Boksburg Blue Cheese (all batches), due to it being produced without approval.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Metcash recalls Community Co Thai Salad Kit (285g; ​Use by 07/09/2018) due to undeclared soy.


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