Recalls and Alerts: April 21 – 24, 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 UPDATE: CDC reports 117 cases of Salmonella Carrau in 10 states. Thirty-two people have been hospitalized. The illnesses have been linked to pre-cut melons supplied by Caito Foods LLC. On April 12, 2019, Caito Foods, Inc. recalled pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and pre-cut fruit medley products containing one of these melons produced at the Caito Foods LLC facility in Indianapolis, Ind.

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE: CDC reports 156 cases of E. coli O103 in 10 states. Twenty people have been hospitalized. The illnesses are associated with consumption of ground beef from several different grocery stores and restaurants. Many ill people bought large trays or chubs of ground beef from grocery stores and used the meat to make dishes like spaghetti sauce and sloppy joe.

Food Safety Recall: K2D Foods, doing business as (DBA) Colorado Premium Foods recalls approximately 113,424 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped to distributors in Port Orange, Fla. and Norcross, Ga. for further distribution to restaurants.


Food Safety Recall Update: Golden Pearl Mushrooms Ltd. recalls GPM brand Pea Shoots (100g, 230g, 455g; Product batch code 10851) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled products were distributed to retailers in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan, and may also have been sold elsewhere in Canada.


Food Safety Recall (France): Manufacturer recalls EARL Le Moulin de la Fosse brand Fromages fermiers / farm cheeses (Sold between 2/04 and 20/04/2019) due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for specific information on where the recalled products were sold.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Angel Jasmine Bakery Shop recalls chocolate flavored balls and chocolate paste filled crunchy cookies (300g; Expiry 1.6.19) due to incorrect allergen labeling regarding presence of egg and peanuts.

Allergy Alert (Israel): Meshek Melamed Ltd. recalls Beyond burger, plant-based meat (2 x 113g; Expiry 01.10.19) due to undeclared gluten and soy.