Recalls and Alerts: October 19 – 21, 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

Allergy Alert: Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods recalls Cedar’s Chickpea Salad (8 oz. plastic container; Sell by dates from 9/23/18 – 11/9/18; UPC 044115337767) due to undeclared edamame (soy). The recalled product was distributed to retailers in AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, TX, UT, VT, and WI.

Food Safety Recall: Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc. recalls approximately 795,261 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry products that contain an onion ingredient that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

Food Safety Recall: SK Food Group recalls approximately 174,207 pounds of chicken wrap products that contain vegetables that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped directly to consumers through catalog sales in California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Food Safety Recall: Buddy’s Kitchen, Inc recalls approximately 212,746 pounds of ready-to-eat pork and chicken products that contain vegetables that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped to institutional locations in Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and New Jersey.

Food Safety Recall: GHSW, LLC recalls approximately 1,786 pounds of ready-to-eat salad with chicken products that contain a corn ingredient that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped to retail locations in Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

Food Safety Recall: Ruiz Food Products, Inc. recalls approximately 2,490,593 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry taquitos that may be adulterated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped to distributors nationwide.

Food Safety Recall: Caito Foods, LLC recalls approximately 1,532 pounds of ready-to-eat salad and bowl products made with chicken that contain a corn ingredient that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped to retail locations in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Missouri.

Food Safety Recall: Envolve Foods recalls approximately 292,764 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and beef products that contain a vegetable ingredient that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which wereshipped to distribution warehouses nationwide.

Food Safety Recall: Hy-Vee, Inc. recalls six of its meat and potato products across its eight-state region due to possible contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes after Hy-Vee’s supplier, McCain Foods, announced it was recalling its caramelized mushrooms and fire-roasted tomatoes, which are ingredients that are used in six Hy-Vee products.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Working Cow Homemade, Inc. recalls all ice cream manufactured from August 29, 2017 – October 11, 2018, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Working Cow customers include ice cream parlors, independent living facilities and restaurants throughout the state of Florida.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT: The Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Infantis infections that appear to be associated with consumption of fresh cucumbers. As of October 19th, federal and provincial health agencies have confirmed 45 cases in five provinces: British Columbia (37), Alberta (5), Saskatchewan (1), Manitoba (1), and Quebec (1). The Quebec victim reported having traveled to British Columbia before becoming ill.

Allergy Alert: Uhrenholt Group/Richstone Fine Foods recalls Emborg brand Pizza Style Dairy Free Shreds (200g; Best Before: 2019/FE/10; UPC 5 704025 031869) due to undeclared milk. The recalled product was distributed to retailers in Alberta , British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan.

Allergy Alert: Nora’s Non-Dairy Ltd. recalls certain Nora’s brand Dairy-Free Frozen Desserts due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were distributed to retailers in Alberta and British Columbia.

Allergy Alert: Salamico Saint-Eustache (Saint-Eustache, QC) recalls various fruit pies due to undecalred milk, sulfites and soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Boulangerie Mariano (Montreal, QC) recalls various bread loaves due to foreign matter (wood splinters) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Dépanneur Lunch Express (Saint-Zénon, QC) recalls Spaghetti Sauce with spices (250 mL glass jar; Lots dated 26 September 2018 and 5 October 2018) as the product was not prepared and packaged in such a way as to ensure its safety.

Food Safety Recall: Charcuterie Varsovie inc. (Montreal, QC) recalls Smoked Mackerel (all product sold up to October 18, 2018) as the product was not prepared and packaged in such a way as to ensure its safety.

Europe

OUTBREAK ALERT (UK): Food Standards Agency is reporting a rise in the incidence of a particular strain of Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to raw meat, with 165 new cases reported sincle June 2018. Consumers are reminded to take proper care when storing, handling, and cooking raw meat, including lamb and mutton.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Hanegal A / S recalls Bio Lever Organic Svine/Okse Leverpostej (200g; Best before date 09/12/2018 (note – should be 02/11/2018)) due to undeclared lactose-free milk and mustard flour.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): La Provençale recalls various pâtés due to undeclared egg. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Bleuzé Interfood recalls Les Mouettes d’Arvor brand Sardines de saison à l’huile d’olive Millésime 2018 (115g can; Expiry end 2028) due to risk of delamination of can lining.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Healthy Powerfood GbR recalls various sprout products due to contamination with Shigatoxin-producing E. coli. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): ECO-BIO ALIMENTARE DI MIHAI VASILE recalls BAULE VOLANTE brand CIOCCOBI’ FONDENTE CON RISO SOFFIATO (25g; Best before 12-01-20) due to foreign matter (hard plastic pieces) contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): John’s Rice Noodle Manufacturing Co recalls John’s Rice Noodle Banh Pho (1kg; Use By 20/11/18) due to undeclared gluten.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Pak’n Save Botany recalls Pak’n Save brand minced meats and all serve over meat counter minced meats (Best Before 20.10.18) due to contamination with foreign matter (soft blue plastic).

 

 

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