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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Food Safety Recall: The Pictsweet Company recalls Pictsweet Farms brand Steam’ables Asparagus Spears (8 oz; Production codes beginning with 2138XD; BEST BY AUG 1, 2020; Product of USA; UPC 0 70560 97799 9) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall: Ron’s Home Style Foods recalls approximately 6,912 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken salad products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped to institutional and retail locations in Texas.
Allergy Alert: Buffets insère-jeunes recalls various baked goods due to undeclared milk, eggs, soy and sulfites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert: Metro Alimentation Martin Duplessis Inc. recalls two pudding products due to undeclared wheat, gluten, sesame seeds, nuts and soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall: Philippe Antoine traiteur inc. recalls Meat sauce (1L; All lots sold up to and including November 8, 2018) because the product may not be safe for consumption.
Food Safety Recall: Sobeys Inc. recalls various Safeway brand Ground Beef products due to foreign matter (metal pieces) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were supplied to retail stores in British Columbia.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): Teker bvba recalls Teker Chicken Stek (800g; sold since 10/2017; various lot numbers and best before dates) due to undeclared gluten.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): Carrefour Belgique recalls Carrefour BIO velouté tomates basilic (300 mL; Lot #BIOTOM AH1029.3; Best before 03/01/2019) due to undeclared gluten.
Allergy Alert (Denmark): Lidl Danmark recalls Dulano Roasted Chicken Breast Filet, various flavors (80g; All Best before dates) due to undeclared mustard and celery.
Allergy Alert (Ireland): Walkers recalls Walkers Sensations Thai Sweet Chilli Flavour Crisps (40g; All Best before dates up to and including 29/01/2019) due to undeclared wheat (gluten).
Allergy Alert (UK): Walkers recalls Sensations Thai Sweet Chilli Flavour Potato Crisps (40g; and 73g Price Marked Pack (‘Only £1 RRP’); All best before dates up to and including 29 January 2019) due to undeclared wheat gluten.
Allergy Alert (UK-England specific): Gardiners of Scotland Ltd recalls Gardiners Scottish Macaroon Bars (85g; various batch codes and Best Before dates) due to undeclared soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batches.
Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Importer recalls Leader Price Mini blinis (135g; Lot #183451; Best before 19/11/2018) and Franprix Mini blinis (135g; Lot #183451; Best before 19/11/2018) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Graasten Salater recalls Mayo Horseradish Salad (150g; Best before 14.12.2018) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Bon Appetit Group A/S recalls Hot-smoked salmon salad with pearl barley (302g; Best before 13.11.2018 – 18.11.2018) and Pasta penne smoked salmon & rucola pesto (390g; Best before 13.11.2018 – 15.11.2018) due to Listeria contamination.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
OUTBREAK ALERT (SINGAPORE): The Ministry of Health (MOH), National Environment Agency (NEA) and Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) are investigating several cases of gastroenteritis traced to the consumption of food prepared at Spize Restaurant, located at 409 River Valley Road. As of 9 November 2018, a total of 49 cases were verified to be affected, and 21 cases have been hospitalised.
Australia and New Zealand
Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Serious Foods Co Ltd recalls Serious Popcorn brand Coconut and Vanilla (80g; Batch #ASM 307; Best before 04 December 2018) and Serious Popcorn brand Popping Corn (300g; Batch #ASM 257; Best before 31 May 2019) due to undeclared gluten.