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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PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: USDA, FDA, and CDC warn public not to consume products containing romaine lettuce grown in the Salinas, California growing region due to a risk of E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Lettuce from this growing region has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses.
Allergy Alert: Euroline Foods LLC recalls DRY FRUIT MIX “QUINCE COMPOTE” (17.65oz / 500g; Container code 27032019; UPC 4605932006203) due to undeclared sulphites.
Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market recalls Whole Foods Market Raspberry Cheesecake Italian Gelato (1 pt; Best by 6/11/2021; UPC 9948248024) due to undeclared egg.
Food Safety Recall: Missa Bay, LLC recalls approximately 75,233 pounds of salad products that contain meat or poultry because the lettuce ingredient may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall: Unilever United States recalls a limited quantity of Lipton, Knorr, and LeGoût chicken products that contain chicken from a supplier, which issued a recall on its poultry for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall: Morris Meat Packing recalls approximately 515,000 pounds of various raw, intact pork products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and outside inspection hours. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall: Ajinomoto Foods North America, Inc. recalls AJINOMOTO YAKITORI CHICKEN WITH JAPANESE-STYLE FRIED RICE (54-oz pkgs; Date codes 3559007, 3559008, 3559015, 3559190 and 3559191; Best by 1/7/2020, 1/8/2020, 1/15/2020, 7/9/2020 and 7/10/2020) due to foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.
Allergy Alert: Taza Food Products Ltd. recalls Taza Chat Papdi – Gram Flour Snack (360g; All units sold up to and including November 7, 2019; UPC 8 96546 00089 1) due to undeclared wheat.
Food Safety Recall: Boucherie Robert (Ma boucherie.ca) recalls Pesto maison (125 mL; All product sold up to and including November 22, 2019) due to lack of correct storage temperature labeling.
Food Safety Recall: Poissonnerie Odessa inc. recalls various smoked fish products that were produced and packaged under insanitary conditions or are lacking a label indicating correct storage temperature. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall: Industry recalls certain Bonduelle brand salads containing chicken or turkey due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products. This recall appears to be related to the US outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses traced to contaminated romained lettuce from the Salinas, California growing region (see Public Health Alert, above). PHAC is advising consumers to avoid products that contain romaine lettuce from the Salinas growing region.
Food Safety Recall: Centre des viandes F. Iasenza recalls Saucisse Italienne séché Douce / Mild dry Italian sausage (4 pieces; Sold up to and including November 21, 2019) because the product was manufactured under insanitary conditions.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): EXKi recalls The EXKi Carrot (160g; Best before 23/11/2019) due to undeclared celery.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): Jumbo Belgique recalls Marc O’Deli brand fruits secs / dried fruits (250g; Lot #19435; Best before 19-10-2020) due to undeclared peanuts and sulphites.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): La société Abbot Kinney’s recalls Abbot Kinney’s brand Coco frost cacao (125 mL & 500 mL; Lots L9093 (125ml), L9094 (125 ml), L9199 (125ml), L9108 (500 ml); Best before 04/2021 & 07/2021) due to undeclared gluten.
Allergy Alert (France): Coursesu recalls Tallec brand Terrine chevreuil sauvage au madiran / Wild venison terrine (Sold between 13/11/19 & 21/11/19) due to undeclared allergens.
Allergy Alert (Germany): Abbot Kinney’s recalls Abbot Kinney’s brand Coco frost cacao (500 mL; Lot #L9108; Best before 17.04.2021) due to undeclared gluten.
Allergy Alert (Ireland): Centra recalls Centra Salmon Sensation (180g; Use by 28.11.2019) due to undeclared prawns and sulphur dioxide.
Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): EXKi recalls The EXKi Carrot (160g; Best before 23/11/2019) due to undeclared celery.
Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Jumbo spinach wrap tuna salad (Best before 27 November 2019) due to undeclared egg, fish and mustard.
Allergy Alert (UK – England and Wales specific): Aldi recalls Ashfield Farm British Breaded Chicken Steaks (505g; Batch code 29 Nov; Best before 29 November 2019) due to undeclared milk.
Allergy Alert (UK): Sainsbury’s recalls Sainsbury’s Tomato & Basil Soup (600g; Use by 8 December 2019) due to undeclared gluten (wheat).
Food Safety Recall (Finland): Lidl Suomi Ky and SOK recall Isokari Smoked Salmon fillet (750g; Best before 29.11.2019) and Rainbow Smoked Salmon fillet (250g; Best before 29.11.2019) due to a batch processing error.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): Willms Weißwasser GmbH & Co. KG recalls certain sausage products due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Kitchen on a Mission recalls Forest Mushroom Tapenade (1Kg & 5Kg; All Best before dates up to and including December 26, 2019) due to Listeria contamination.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Wing Kee Product Ltd recalls organicgirl baby spring mix (5 ounces /142 g) due to potential E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Please see Public Health Alert, above for details on the linkage between romaine lettuce from the Salinas, California growing region and an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses in the USA.
Australia and New Zealand
Allergy Alert (Australia): David Jones Pty Limited recalls David Jones Vegetable Spring Rolls (240g; Use by 28/11/19) due to undeclared sesame.