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: CDC is investigating an outbreak of 4 cases of Listeria monocytogenes infections in Louisiana, Michigan, Tennessee and Texas. The illnesses are linked to ready-to-eat pork products manufactured by 165368 C. Corporation, doing business as Long Phung Food Products in Houston, TX.
OUTBREAK ALERT (UPDATE): FDA traceback investigation has identified the following California counties as possible sources of E. coli O157:H7-contaminated lettuce: Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Ventura. Consumers are advised to avoid purchasing or consuming Romaine lettuce unless the geographic origin of the product is clearly marked.
Allergy Alert: Gemini Food Corporation recalls Imperial Taste Fried Red Onion and Imperial Taste Fried Garlic due to undeclared wheat. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details on the recalled products.
Allergy Alert: Kwik Trip, Inc. recalls Kitchen Cravings Strawberry and Mixed Berry Parfaits (8.25-oz cup; Sell by 12/6/2018) due to undeclared traces of cashews or almonds. The recalled products were sold at Kwik Trip convenience stores in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa (Kwik Star).
Food Safety Recall: Sprout Creek Farm recalls “Kinkead” raw semi-firm, washed natural rind cheese (Manufactured 5-10-18) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for information on where the recalled product was sold.
Food Safety Recall: F&S Produce Co., Inc recalls SAMS TAHINI CARROT SALAD (BULK – 1 LB; All batch codes; UPC 024064800000) and SAMS TAHINI CARROT SALAD (PPK – 1 LB; All batch codes; UPC 024066100000) due to possible Salmonella contamination.
Pet Food Safety Recall: ANF Pet Inc. recalls specific production lots of ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food due to elevated levels of vitamin D. Please refer to the recall notice for complete information on the recalled product.
Pet Food Safety Recall: ELM Pet Foods, Inc. recalls specific production lots of ELM CHICKEN AND CHICKPEA RECIPE Dry Dog Food due to elevated levels of vitamin D. Please refer to the recall notice for complete information on the recalled product.
Allergy Alert: Marché Sénécal inc. recalls pork filet and Italian sausage due to undeclared soy and milk. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.
Food Safety Recall: Chef’s Warehouse recalls Soom brand tahini products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were distributed to consumers nationwide.
Food Safety Recall: Altra Foods Inc. and S & F Food Importers Inc. recall Achva and S&F brand tahini products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which weresold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec and maybe have been distributed in other provinces.
Allergy Alert (Netherlands): PLUS recalls PLUS Meal salad chicken madras (Best before 05-12-2018) due to undeclared mustard, sesame, sulphite and / or wheat (gluten).
Allergy Alert (UK – England specific): English Heritage recalls Cherry Brandy, Ginger Liqueur, Elderberry & Port and Scrumpy Cider due to undeclared sulfites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert (UK): Nestlé recalls La Laitière Clafoutis Aux Cerises (340g 4-pack; Use by 03 December 2018) due to undeclared milk, egg, wheat (gluten) and nuts.
Allergy Alert (UK): Poundstretcher recalls Aldiva Mosaik Cake Break (100g; All batch codes and use-by dates) due to undeclared egg, wheat (gluten), hazelnuts, milk, peanuts, sesame and sulphite.
Allergy Alert (UK): Poundstretcher recalls Aldiva Waffo Roll (250g; All batch codes and use-by dates) due to undeclared egg, wheat (gluten), hazelnuts, peanuts, sesame, soya, and milk.
Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Carlsberg Danmark recalls Carlsberg pilsner (330 ml bottles; Best before 12-07-2019) due to foreign matter (glass particles and label residue) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): Le GAEC Ferme Chapuis recalls La Ferme Chapuis brand Fromages de vache au lait cru due to highly pathogenic E. coli. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Reflets de France brand Cidre Fermier de Bretagne Brut (75 cl; Lot #E11AD/18 MEB 236/18) due to foreign matter (glass particles) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): EDEKA recalls EDEKA chocolate gingerbread, hearts, stars and pretzels bittersweet (500g; Batch #748; Best before 30/05/2019) due to foreign matter (green plastic pieces) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Italy): Foods of Scotland SRL recalls Scottish Pride brand Smoked Salmon (100g; Lot #504903; Best before 12/01/2019, 13/01/2019 and 09/11/2019) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Australia and New Zealand
Allergy Alert (Australia): Al Mina recalls Al Mina brand Almond Baklava Triangle (250g; Best Before 25 Apr 19) and Al Mina brand Four Finger Baklava (200g; Best Before All dates) due to undeclared pistachios.