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 (UPDATE): FDA and CDC report that the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from the Salinas, California growing region has increased in size to encompass 67 individuals in 19 states. Thirty-nine outbreak victims have been hospitalized. The federal agencies are recommending that consumers avoid all romaine lettuce indicated as having been grown in the Salinas growing region. Products labeled as greenhouse-grown or hydroponic lettuce are not affected by this warning.
Food Safety Recall: Hodgson Mill recalls Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour (5 lb bags; Lot #001042 & 005517; Use by 10-01-2020 & 10-02-2020) due to the potential presence of pathogenic E. coli.
Food Safety Recall (Expansion): Northern Fisheries LTD recalls Tuna King brand Tuna Medallions (2-3oz & 10x1lb; Lot #0058797; Production date 06/13/2019; UPC 815838020638) due to elevated histamine levels.
Food Safety Recall: Deli Queen recalls certain smoked fish products (variable weight; items sold up to and including 25 November 2019) due to lack of assurance of product safety. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall: Cap On Food recalls Tomato sauce (500 mL; Product sold up to and including November 21, 2019) and Hot pepper sauce (250 mL; Product sold up to and including November 21, 2019) due to lack of assurance of product safety.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): La société Hygiena SA recalls NATALI brand Préparation en poudre BIO pour dessert fermenté soja / Organic powder preparation for fermented soy dessert (2 x 6g; Lot #A1922405; Best before 10/02/2021) due to undeclared milk.
Allergy Alert (Denmark): CPF Denmark A/S recalls Coop Chicken Tikka Masala (350g; Lots 0562092 B06 and 0562092 B07; Best before 2 / 4-2021) due to undeclared wheat (gluten), sesame and soy.
Allergy Alert (France): E. Leclerc recalls Côté Table brand 4 paniers fromage de chèvre surgelés / Goat cheese baskets, frozen (4-pack / 400g; Lot #2019239; Best before 27/02/21) due to undeclared salmon.
Allergy Alert (Italy): Rigamonti recalls Rigamonti brand Bresaola di tacchino (90g; Lot #719470311; Best before 03-02-2020) due to undeclared milk.
Allergy Alert (Italy): Bio’s Merenderia recalls various Bio’s Merenderia brand due to undeclared mustard. Please refer to the individual recall notices for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert (Netherlands): PLUS recalls PLUS Tortilla Wraps (component of PLUS Shopping Package) due to undeclared gluten.
Allergy Alert (UK): Sainsbury’s recalls by Sainsbury’s brand Hot Buffalo Dip (90g; Use by 06 December 2019) due to undeclared egg.
Allergy Alert (UK): TJ Morris recalls Oxfordshire Tea Co. Butter Shortbread (119g; All date codes) due to undeclared wheat (gluten).
Food Safety Recall (Belgium): SPAR recalls SPAR brand haché de poulet / ground chicken (500g; Lots 01947322, 01947323, 01947324, 01947325; Best before 25/11/2019; 26/11/2019; 27/11/2019; 28/11/2019, respectively) due to possible Salmonella contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Grignottes de poulet Barbecue / Barbeque chicken nibbles (250g; Lot A19317; Best before 03/12/2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): La société Fromageries de l’Etoile recalls AUCHAN Mmm brand 9 brochettes de fromage frais & saumon fumé / Fresh cheese and smoked salmon brochettes (80g; Lot #73175849; Best before 04/01/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): Thalheimer Bauernwurst Deuerlein Vertriebs GmbH recalls Griebenschmalz / Lard (100g; various flavours; Best before 20.03.2020) due to foreign matter (metal wire) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): Kaufland Dienstleistung GmbH & Co. KG recalls various K-Favourites brand Liverwurst sausages due to interruption in the correct holding temperature. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): Fleischerei Diedrich Eckhoff, Inh recalls Various meat and sausage products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (UK): Darwin’s Dairy recalls its entire milk and cream product range because the products may not have been effectively pasteurised. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Importer recalls la alegria brand Chorizo Picante (200g; Lots #37, 38 and 39; Best before April 30, 2020; Product of Spain) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Israel): The Mickey Delicatessen Food Fish and Salads Company Ltd. recalls Tehina salad (100g; Expiry 24.11.19) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Australia and New Zealand
Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Venerdi Ltd recalls Venerdi brand Paleo seeded buns (260g; Best before 28.11.19) due to undeclared sesame.
Allergy Alert (New Zealand): New World Wellington City recalls New World Wellington City brand Red Velvet Cup cakes (6 pack; Use-by date up to and including 01.12.2019) due to undeclared egg.
Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Mercury Bay Creamery recalls all Mercury Bay Creamery brand cheese and milk products and raw (unpasteurized) drinking milk (All sizes, batches and flavours) as the business is not registered and there is no information on the process controls.