Recalls and Alerts: December 8 – 12, 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, FDA and the Pennsylvania Department of Health report 11 confirmed cases of Salmonella Javiana illness associated with consumption of Tailor Cut Produce Fruit Mix in Pennsylvania and Minnesota. At least 20 additional cases are under investigation. See below for a link to the product recall.

OUTBREAK ALERT: CDC, FDA and their Canadian counterparts are investigating a cross-border outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses linked to Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits. Eight confirmed illnesses have been reported from 3 US states. Please see below for a link to the product recalls.

Food Safety Recall: CATSMO LLC recalls Cold Smoked Salmon (various package sizes, cuts, and expiration dates) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Ruiz Food Products Inc. recalls EL MONTEREY Signature BURRITO EGG, SAUSAGE & CHEESE, frozen, NRTE (3.38-lb. Value Pack, containing 12 individually wrapped, 4.5-oz. burritos; Lot #19288; Best if used by 01/15/2021) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Tailor Cut Produce recalls Fruit luau, cut honeydew, cut cantaloupe and cut pineapple products (2/1 gallon cases; Production dates November 15 – December 1, 2019) due to possible Salmonella contamination. See OUTBREAK ALERT, above, for additional information.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT: PHAC and CFIA are investigating an outbreak of 24 confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses in Ontario (11), Quebec (3), New Brunswick (4), Nova Scotia (4), Prince Edward Island (1), and Newfoundland and Labrador (1). The outbreak has been linked to consumption of Fresh Express brand Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits. Additional outbreak cases have been reported in the USA (see link, above). Please also see below for a link to the product recall.

OUTBREAK ALERT: PHAC is investigating an outbreak of 92 Salmonella Typhimurium illnesses across Canada linked to contact with pet snakes, pet rodents and feeder rodents. Illnesses have been reported from British Columbia (4), Ontario (16), Quebec (52), New Brunswick (9), Nova Scotia (5) and Newfoundland and Labrador (6).

Allergy Alert: Sobeys Inc. recalls Pete’s Fine Foods brand Large Cranberry Vanilla Cardamom Granola (500g; Best Before: 2020.JA.20; UPC 0 202638 212996) and Pete’s Fine Foods brand Small Cranberry Vanilla Cardamom Granola (85g; Best Before: 2020.JA.20; UPC 0 202631 702500) due to  undeclared pecans.

Food Safety Recall: Industry recalls Fresh Express brand Sunflower Crisp Chopped Kit (315g; All packages bearing a Best Before dates up to and including 07DE19,  and a lot code beginning with “Z”, and indicating “Salinas” as a source of Romaine lettuce) due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. This product has been linked to an outbreak (see above).

Food Safety Recall: Loblaw Companies Limited recalls PC brand Cranberry Goat’s Milk Cheese (300g; Best before 2020 MR 19 & 2020 MR 24; UPC 0 60383 01013 3) due to foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Rejuice! recalls various soups due to improper storage temperature and absence of label instruction regarding correct storage. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Colruyt recalls SAUCE FINE CHAMPAGNE (500g; Best before 9/01/2020) due to undeclared wheat (gluten) and soy.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Mora recalls Mora brand Burgers de poulet / chicken burgers (4X70g; Lots L9246, L9288 & L9289; Best before 09-2020 & 10-2020) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Boerinneke recalls Boerinneke brand pâte à tartiner bio Noir (400g; Lot 8262; Best before 19/12/2019) due to undeclared milk and soy.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Boerinneke recalls various spreads due to undeclared nuts. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Zuger recalls Ambachtelijke choco Zuger / Artisanal chocolate (250g; All “Best before” dates between 09/12/2019 and 09/05/2020) due to undeclared soy and milk.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): VAJRA recalls VAJRA brand gluten powder (400g; Lot #0219/141119; Best before 20.07.21) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (France): Industry recalls Abbot Kinney’s brand Coco Frost Cacao (various sizes and batch codes) due to undeclared gluten. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batch codes.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Hipp UK Ltd. recalls Hipp Organic Combiotic First Infant Milk Starter Pack (6x90ml: Batch codes L-099191, L-162192, L-186191; Best before 09 January 2020, 11 March 2020, 5 April 2020) due to undeclared fish oil.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Boerinneke brand Pâte à tartiner aux noisettes 13% (200g & 400g; All lot codes and Best before dates) due to undeclared nuts.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Colruyt recalls SAUCE FINE CHAMPAGNE (500g; Best before 9/01/2020) due to undeclared wheat (gluten) and soy.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Mora recalls Mora brand Burgers de poulet / chicken burgers (4X70g; Lots L9246, L9288 & L9289; Best before 09-2020 & 10-2020) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Hipp UK recalls Hipp Organic Combiotic First Infant Milk Starter Pack (6x90ml: Batch codes L-099191, L-162192, L-186191; Best before 09 January 2020, 11 March 2020, 5 April 2020) due to undeclared fish oil.

Allergy Alert (UK): Sainsbury’s recalls by Sainsbury’s 18 Mini Egg Bites (186g; Use by 17th December) due to undeclared egg and mustard.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): ALDI recalls Excellence brand Rôti de dinde farci aux pommes et raisins secs (surgelé) / Roast turkey stuffed with apples and raisins, frozen (800g; Lots 410933, 410377, 410925; Use by 30/01/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Dagrofa recalls Gestus Madsalat med Solsikkekerner og Hasselnødder / Gestus salad with sunflower seeds and hazelnuts (500g; Best before 11/12-2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Società Agricola Locatelli Guglielmo & C. S.S. recalls Stracchino all’antica (Lot code 12/10/2019 – 41a Settimana) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): ALDI recalls Excellence brand Rôti de dinde farci aux pommes et raisins secs (surgelé) / Roast turkey stuffed with apples and raisins, frozen (800g; Lots 410933, 410377, 410925; Use by 30/01/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Food Hub Pakuranga Ltd recalls Guangxiang brand Pork Won Ton and Vege Pork Won Ton (all batches and dates of both products) due to undeclared gluten (wheat), sesame and soy.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Neat Meat Global Ltd recalls Harmony Free-Range Boneless Ham (1 to 3.5kg; Use by 27/1/2020, 28/1/2020, 29/1/2020, 30/1/2020) and Harmony Free-Range Champagne Ham (4 to 5 kg; Use by 30/1/2020, 31/1/2020) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Tegel Foods Ltd recalls Tegel brand Crumbed Chicken Burgers (1kg; Batch code 19259; Best before Sep 2020) due to foreign matter  (small pieces of metal wire) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Lion recalls Lindauer brand Fraise (Lindauer & strawberry) (200ml x 4 pack; Batch codes L9164 PW374 20:27 to 20:39 & L9165 PW374 07:41 to 07:58) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.