Recalls and Alerts: April 15 – 17, 2019

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: CDC investigating Salmonella Newport outbreak linked to consumption of raw, frozen ground tuna from Vietnam.

Allergy Alert: Unilever recalls Ben & Jerry’s Coconut Seven Layer Bar bulk product (2.4 gal; Best by SEP1520BJ4; UPC 076840104246) and Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey (1 pt / 473 mL; Best by AUG2820BH2, AUG2920BH2, or AUG3020BH2; UPC 076840100354) due to undeclared tree nuts including almonds, Brazil nuts, and hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert: Hercules Candy LLC recalls Cashew Brittle Bits (4-oz clear plastic package; Best By 7/14/19; Barcode 00369) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert: Weis Markets recalls Weis Quality Banana Puddin Ice Cream (48 oz; All lots; UPC 041497-01305) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall: Jensen Tuna of Louisiana recalls frozen ground tuna imported from JK Fish, because it may potentially be contaminated with Salmonella. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.

Food Safety Recall: Mondelēz Global LLC recalls CHIPS AHOY CHEWY COOKIE (13 OZ; Best when used by 07SEP2019, 08SEP2019, 14SEP2019, 15SEP2019) because of the potential for certain product to contain an unexpected solidified ingredient.


OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE: PHAC has recorded seven additional cases of Salmonella Enteritidis infections in an outbreak that now encompasses 70 individuals in six provinces: British Columbia (27), Alberta (12), Saskatchewan (8), Manitoba (10), Ontario (11) and Quebec (2). Eighteen people have been hospitalized so far. The source of the outbreak has not yet been identified.

Food Safety Recall: La Boucanerie recalls Saumon fumé / Smoked salmon (300g; Best by April 14, 2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: FeedingChange Canada recalls Feeding Change brand Young Thai Coconut Meat (454g; Best By May 28 2020; CM 148181A; UPC 0 91037 12927 7) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Kind Organics Inc. recalls Kind Organics brand Alfalfa (114g; Best before 04/18 2019; UPC 7 27908 14903 6) and Kind Organics brand Broccoli Brassica (114g; Best before 04/18 2019; UPC 7 27908 14905 0) due to E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall: MFG Distribution Inc. recalls Kokkinos Oreinos brand Kriti Graviera (1.5 kg; All codes sold from October 15, 2018 up to and including April 12, 2019) due to E. coli contamination.


Allergy Alert (Denmark): Flensted Snitgrønt A/S recalls Easy Tasty White cabbage salad with beetroot and coleslaw dressing (350g; Best before 18/04/19, 19/04/19 and 20/04/19) due to undeclared wheat gluten.

Allergy Alert (Finland): Lidl Suomi recalls Chef Select 4 Formaggi Fresh Stone-Baked Pizza (Best before 22.4.2019) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour Kids brand Gourdes aux fruits (12X90g; Best before 22/03/2020) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (France): Intermarché recalls ITINERAIRES DES SAVEURS brand Dés de chorizo doux (100g; Lot 190841245; Best before 06/06/2019) due to undeclared allergens.

Allergy Alert (Italy): DALIAN NEW CENTURY HUIHONG TRADING CO. LTD. recalls NUVOLE DI DRAGO / PRAWN CRACKERS (227g; All lots) due to undeclared shellfish.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Kaufland Dienstleistung GmbH & Co. KG recalls Exquisit Lammfilets (400g; Lot L 1841301 B22; Best before 09.04.2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Fromagère de la Brie recalls all cheeses manufactured at its St Siméon site in France due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls various cheeses manufactured by FROMAGERE DE LA BRIE due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Classic Fine Foods (Hong Kong) Ltd recalls Bordier brand Brillat Savarin cheese (Lots 352702, 352203, 352802 and 352803; Best before April 12 to May 7, 2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): K-Element Limited recalls Beillevaire brand Brillat Savarin cheese (Lots 1900307B, 1900437B, 1901105, 1901542B, 1901757, 1901933B, 1902075B, 1902379B, 1902791 and 1903446B; Best before February 10 to April 21, 2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Importer recalls Pouligny Saint Pierre Fermier brand au lait cru / raw goat milk cheese (Lot J90800103; Product of France) due to Shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Steve’s Fresh Farm Eggs recalls Fresh Eggs From My Farm 12 Free Range Eggs (700g; Use By 6-5-2019) and Fresh Eggs From My Farm Cage Eggs (700g; Use By 6-5-2019) due to Salmonella Enteritidis contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Organic Spring Pty Ltd recalls various imported French cheeses due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.