Recalls and Alerts: December 5 – 7, 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

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: FDA warns consumers that Bauer’s Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas (individually wrapped marshmallow candy; purchased after November 14, 2018) may be contaminated with Hepatitis A virus. A worker in the Kentucky manufacturing facility tested positive for hepatitis A. The recalled products are available at retail locations and can also be purchased through QVC and BauersCandy.com. Please read the complete FDA notice for additional information and recommendations.

OUTBREAK ALERT (UPDATE): FDA, CDC, and other state and local agencies continue to investigate a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses likely linked to romaine lettuce grown in California’s Central Coast growing regions. CDC has received confirmed reports of 52 illnesses to date. Nineteen people have been hospitalized.

Allergy Alert: Fine Land Corp recalls Meiqili Durian Candy (12 oz/340g; Product of China; UPC 897055-795465-0) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Danone North America recalls Light & Fit® Greek Crunch Nonfat Yogurt & Toppings S’Mores Flavor (5-oz cups; Expiry December 30, 2018; UPC 36632 03825) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert: Amboy Group, LLC recalls an undetermined amount of Shop Rite Ready To Cook BONELESS & SKINLESS Chicken Breast raw boneless and skinless poultry products due to undeclared milk, egg, and soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped to retail locations in New Jersey.

Allergy Alert: Accra Super Market recalls Home Fresh Foods Suya Barbecue Seasoning (0.53 lb/240g; Lot #EK 08 17; Expiration 08/31/2020; UPC 6033000120298) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert: Hiland Dairy recalls Hiland Dairy Whole Chocolate Milk (1/2 gallon; Plant code  29-162; Sell by Dec 13, 2018; UPC 0-7206000128-0) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert: Chukar Cherries recalls various Ultra Dark Chocolate products due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Country Favor Inc. recalls Best Taste Brand DRIED BAMBOO SHOOT (12 ounce, un-coded flexible plastic package) due to undeclared sulfites.

Pet Food Safety Recall: King Soopers and City Market recall Abound Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe dog food produced by Sunshine Mills, Inc. (4, 14 & 24-lb bags; Best before November 1, 2018 through November 16, 2019) due to elevated levels of vitamin D.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Kroger Louisville Division recalls  Abound Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe dog food produced by Sunshine Mills, Inc. (4-lb bags; Best before November 1, 2018 through November 16, 2019) due to elevated levels of vitamin D.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Columbia River Natural Pet Foods recalls Cow Pie fresh frozen meats for dogs and cats (2-lb bags; Lot #81917; Processed August 19, 2017) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE: PHAC has received reports of 27 confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 illness linked to consumption of Romaine lettuce from the USA in Ontario (4), Quebec (19), New Brunswick (1), and British Columbia (3). The cases reported from British Columbia were related to travel to Quebec, Ontario and the United States.

Allergy Alert: Bulk Barn Foods Limited recalls Coco Polo brand Dark Cocoa Bar 70% – Toasted Coconut and Chia (80g; Best By 20 MR 01; Lot 0058539; UPC 7 93809 40575 5) due to undeclared milk. The recalled product was available in retail stores nationwide.

Food Safety Recall: Les Délices mère et fille recalls various food products that were not produced in a manner that would ensure safety for human consumption. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Canadawide Fruits Inc., Loblaw Companies Limited, Sobeys Inc., and Walmart Canada Corp. recall Eat Smart brand Salad Shake Ups – Sweet Kale (156g; Best Before DEC 03 2018 DE 03 112 319; UPC 7 09351 30243 5) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was available in retail stores nationwide.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Barbarich et fils SPRL recalls OK Snack brand Big bag pepper-flavored chips (All lots) due to undeclared wheat.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Lidl Danmark K/S recalls Pâté en Croûte au canard à l’orange (450g) and Pâté en Croûte au porc (450g) due to undeclared milk, wheat (gluten) and soy.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): PepsiCo recalls Lays Bugles Original (125g; Lot #22.12.18, NLB 6A 305 229, 21:10 S700; Best before 22/12/2018) due to undeclared soy, celery, mustard, milk and lactose.

Allergy Alert (UK): Sainsbury’s recalls Taste the Difference 10 Thai Turkey Meatballs (300g; All batches) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): HEMA recalls Milk chocolate letters with hazelnuts (160g; All expiry dates) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls various batches of AH Salami with garlic and AH Salami without garlic due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Kritsen recalls Kritsen brand Irish Organic Smoked Salmon (various sizes and batch codes) due to risk of fever, headache, nausea and vomiting. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Campofrio Food Group Deutschland GmbH recalls Aoste Kernschinken / Aoste Core Ham (80g; Best before 13.12.2018 (batch: 4073), 17.12.2018 (batch: 4076), 20.12.2018 (batch: 4079), 26.12.2018 (batch: 4084), 03.01.2019 (batch: 4091)) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): TSI GmbH & Co. KG recalls MÜLLERS ground whole cardamom (10g; Expiry 31.01.2021 and 31.02.2021; Batch codes 01.2021 A23, 02.2021 A02, 02.2021 A03, 02.2021 B03, 02.2021 C05, 02.2021 A06, 02.2021 B06) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Eifrisch Vermarktung GmbH & Co.KG recalls various shell eggs due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Matfugl ehf. recalls Bonuses, Crown and Ali brands of fresh, raw chicken (Tracking No. 215-18-44-1-06) due to suspected Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Frime SA recalls Turla Pierino FILONE DI PESCE SPADA DECONGELATO (Lot #3249P20317; Best before 23-11-2018) due to elevated mercury levels.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Hecolux sàrl recalls Valle del Jerte brand Dried Figs (250g and 500g; Lot #L3901; Best before 31/03/2019; Product of Spain) due to elevated level of aflatoxin.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): G’woon recalls certain Milk Chocolate with hazelnut letters (135g; Best before 31-03-2019) due to foreign matter (plastic piece) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Poiesz supermarkets recalls all Poiesz fresh pastries and deep-frozen pastries (sold until December 5, 2019) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls two Brabant sausage products (Best before 5-1-2019 and Best before 3-12-2018 or later) due to Salmonella Goldcoast contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for additional identifying details on both products.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Coop recalls several delicatessen meat products due to possible Listeria contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Styckmästarn recalls Styckmästarn and John Selection brands of Nötfärs 10-12% and Nötfärs 20% due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Coop recalls Coop Serrano Ham (Best before 2019-02-11 and 2019-02-15) due to possible Listeria contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

OUTBREAK ALERT (Israel): The Ministry of Health is investigating 38 cases of Salmonella illness that appear to be linked to consumption of Ahdhut tahini products with expiry dates of 7/4/19-21/5/19. The implicated products, which also are linked to illnesses in the USA and Canada, have been recalled by the manufacturer.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Charlesworth Nuts recalls various products due to foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Patties Foods Ltd recalls Nanna’s Family Apple Pie (600g; Best Before 21 Oct 2020 and 22 Oct 2020) due to possible foreign matter (glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): ALDI recalls Colway Real Mayonnaise (466g; All batches) due to faulty packaging and possible glass breakage.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Gipfel Ltd trading as Gilbert’s Fine Food recalls Lievito brand Gluten Free Flour Mix (1kg and 2.5kg paper bags; All batches and date codes) due to foreign matter (metal wire fragments) contamination.

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