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 reports 16 cases of foodborne illnesses in 5 states linked to oysters imported from Mexico. One US distributor has initiated a recall (see below).
Allergy Alert: Novartis recalls Promacta® 12.5 mg for oral suspension due to potential peanut contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details on affected production lots.
Food Safety Recall: DiCarlo Seafood recalls raw oysters harvested from Estero El Cardon in Baja California Sur, Mexico. The recalled raw oysters, which have been linked to 16 cases of foodborne illnesses in 5 states, were distributed to three restaurants in Southern California.
Food Safety Recall: Marché Al-Rehab recalls KHLEA (variable size; Best before up to and including 10 May 2019) because the product was manufactured under conditions that do not ensure safety.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): PEDON S.p.A recalls More Than Pasta brand Yellow Lentil Lasagna (250g; Lot #0587; Expiration date 23/02/2020) due to undeclared gluten.
Allergy Alert (Czech Republic): Z.P.H.U. “Vangusto” recalls Vangusto brand MANDARINKOVÉ MARSHMALLOW (Best before 12. 06. 2019) due to undeclared gluten.
Allergy Alert (Denmark): Biogan A / S recalls organic shelled hemp seeds (400g; Best before 1/12/2019, 30/3/2020 and 21/3/2020) due to undeclared spring barley.
Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls More Than Pasta brand Yellow Lentil Lasagna (250g; Lot #0587; Expiration date 23/02/2020) due to undeclared gluten.
Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Intersnack recalls POM-BÄR Original (90g; Lot codes L13024c 06:22 through L13024c 06:32; Best before 28-09-2019) due to undeclared lactose and gluten.
Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Prime Ocean A / S recalls Ocean King, Smoked sliced salmon (200g; Lot #C6E5; Best before 13.05.2019) due to incorrect ‘Best before’ dating. The recalled product was sold in Aldi stores.
Food Safety Recall (France): Magasins Match recalls FROMI brand Fromage Chaource AOP (250g; Lot #227078; Best Before 18/05/2019) due to E. coli contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): La Société FRANPRIX recalls Leader Price brand Sandwich Club thon crudités (145g; Best before 22/05/2019) due to foreign matter (white plastic) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): Casino recalls Casino brand Sandwich Club thon crudités (145g; Best before 22/05/2019) due to foreign matter (white plastic) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): LINCET recalls Tradition Emotion, Cremier, Tradition brands of Chaource cheese (250g; Best before 18/05/2019, 20/05/2019, 23/05/2019) and Chaource cheese (500g; Best before 16/05/2019) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.
Australia and New Zealand
Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Pak’nSave Tamatea recalls Pak’nSave Tamatea brand NZ Beef Prime Mince (800-900g; Best before 05.05.19) due to foreign matter (small soft blue and black plastic pieces) contamination.