Recalls and Alerts: March 19 – 22, 2020


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 39 cases of E. coli O103 infections in six states (Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Texas, Florida, and Utah) linked to consumption of clover sprouts.

Allergy Alert: Lindt & Sprüngli (USA) Inc. recalls Lindt Excellence 85% Cocoa chocolate bars (Lot #L5539; Best before 11-30-2020; UPC 3746601645) due to undeclared milk and soy.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Al-Shamas Food Products recalls Al-Shamas Food Products brand spring rolls and samosas due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Asian Food recalls Asian Food Ltd. brand and DSI brand Spring Rolls due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Gah Lok Dim Sum Ltd. recalls Gah Lok Dim Sum Ltd. brand Egg rolls due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert: Sobeys Inc recalls Thrifty Kitchens brand Beef Meets Barley Beef & Barley Soup (700 mL; Best Before 20 AL 10; UPC 7 74147 00090 1) due to undeclared pacific grey cod, steelhead salmon, clams, shrimp, milk, and wheat.
Allergy Alert: The Commissary recalls Frozen Beef Burgers and Frozen Beef Burgers with Bacon (all date codes) due to undeclared soy.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Løgismose Meyers Food og Foodservice recalls Meyers Lebanese Kafta Tahin (375g; Best before 1 / 4-2020) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Veganmatur ehf recalls The Oumph! Burger (2x 113gr; Best before 09.07.21; Manufactured by Food For Progress; Product of United Kingdom) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): Food for Progress recalls The Oumph! Burger (20 x 113g foodservice 20-pack and 2 x 113g retail pack; Best before 04-06-21 (foodservice pack only) and 09-07-21 (both package formats); Product of UK) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Ilmenauer Wurstwaren GmbH & Co. KG recalls Original Thüringer Meisterknackwurst mit Knoblauch / Original Thuringian master sausage with garlic (200g; Lot #0104005010; Best before 08.04.2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Richter Fleischwaren GmbH&Co.KG recalls Oederaner Land liver sausage (glass jars; Best before 09.10.2020 and 14.10.2020) due to foreign matter (glass splinters) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Bosse/Liefeith GbR, Fräulein Lottas Hofladen recalls Wildknackwurst / Wild sausage (approx 300g; Sold from February 25, 2020 to March 13, 2020) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Coop recalls Frozen Hash Browns (700g; Best before July 2021) due to foreign matter (pieces of white plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Amy’s Kitchen recalls Amy’s Kitchen Gluten Free Vegetable Lasagne (Frozen) (255g; Batch code 30-K269; Best before November 2021) due to foreign matter (metal shavings) contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Rajab Dairy recalls Bryndza cheese (400g; Product code 7290003075805; Best before 30.05.20) and Bryndza cheese (1Kg for bulk sale; Product code 7290003075317; Best before 30.05.20) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): The Loose Leaf Lettuce Company recalls Asian Salad Mix and Special Salad Mix (200g; All best before dates from 21/03/20 to 28/03/20 inclusive due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Supreme Salads recalls Garden Salad 150g; Garden Salad 250g; Supreme Salad 150g; Supreme Salad 250g; Greek Salad 150g; Greek Salad 250g (Best before 18/03/2020; 19/03/2020; 20/03/2020; 23/03/2020; 24/03/2020; 25/03/2020; 26/03/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Fresh Frontier recalls Foodies Choice Gourmet Greek Salad with Quinoa + Kale (Use by 23/3/2020, 24/3/2020, 25/3/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Quality Produce International recalls Asian Vegetable Mix 500g, Lettuce Mizuna 500g, Prepack Asian Mix 200g, Special Mix 1kg, Special Mix 200g, Swiss Chard 500g, Tatsoi Baby 500g Loose Leaf Lettuce Company products (All Best before dates between 21/03/20 and 28/03/20, inclusive) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Speirs Foods (2018) LP recalls specific batches of its The Whole Mix brand ready-to-eat salad products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.