Recalls and Alerts: May 1 – 6, 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

Allergy Alert: Medifast, Inc. recalls OPTAVIA Essential Old Fashioned Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal (7 x 32g/box; Lots #RP1048870, RP1048871 and RP1048886; Best by January 8, 2021, January 8, 2021 and January 9, 2021, respectively) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: USDA/FSIS issues Public Health Alert for RCK Foods Fresh FOODS MARKET CLASSIC CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP (15-oz cups; Lot code 425798031120; Best by 6/9/2020) due to undeclared egg. A recall was not requested because it is believed the affected products are no longer available for purchase.

Allergy Alert: Mondelēz Global LLC recalls RITZ Cheese Cracker Sandwiches Family Size (21.6 oz; UPC 0 44000 03826 7; Best by 18SEP20, 20SEP20, 28SEP20, 29SEP20, 30SEP20, 01OCT20, 02OCT20) due to undeclared peanut.

Allergy Alert: The Essential Baking Company recalls Sliced Columbia Bread (32 oz; Expiration date May 6.20) due to undecalred egg.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Hillside Products Ltd. recalls Pearl’s Perogies Homemade (Style) Perogies, Cheddar Cheese & Potato (600g; UPC 0 62066 00010 3; All batch/date codes) and Pearl’s Perogies Homemade (Style) Perogies, Bacon, Cheddar Cheese & Potato (600g; UPC 0 62066 00090 5; All batch/date codes) due to undeclared tartrazine.

Allergy Alert: Frito Lay Canada recalls Ruffles Hot Wings Potato Chips (190g; Batch codes JL14 & JL28; UPC 0 60410 04948 8) due to undeclared mustard.

Food Safety Recall: Boucherie 4 Saisons recalls Sauce à spaghetti maison / Home-style spaghetti sauce (500mL and 1L: Product sold up to and including 5 May 2020) due to absence of “keep refrigerated” instruction on product label.

Europe

Allergy Alert (UK): Top Star Marketing UK Ltd. recalls Shahzada Industries GoGo Fresh & Sweet Pan Masala (150g; All expiry dates) because it contains undeclared flour from an unknown source.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): WESTVLEES recalls HACHE PORC / Ground pork (250g; Lot 218; Best before 07/05/2020) and HACHE PORC / Ground pork (500g; Lot 218; Best before 06/05/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): FROM-UN recalls Manech brand Tomme au lait pasteurisé de brebis au pigment d’Espelette / pasteurized sheep’s milk cheese (4.5kg; Lot #20BFPI15; Best before 09/07/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Société Matines recalls Netto brand shell eggs (6/carton, 10/carton, 12/carton, 30/tray; Code marked on each egg 3FRMDB08; All Best before dates from April 26, 2020 to May 14, 2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Société AGOUR recalls Agour brand Fromage au lait pasteurisé de brebis au piment d’Espelette / pasteurized sheep’s milk cheese (Lot 20BFPI15; Best before 05/05/20) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Société Matines recalls Marque neutre brand shell eggs (30/tray; Code marked on each egg 3FRMDB08; Best before May 8 & May 10, 2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Marque blanche Medium shell eggs (10/carton, 30/tray; Code marked on each egg 3FRMDB08; All Best before dates from April 27, 2020 to May 14, 2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Société Matines recalls Matines brand shell eggs ((6/carton, 10/carton, 12/carton, 30/tray; Code marked on each egg 3FRMDB08; All Best before dates from April 27, 2020 to May 14, 2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Lait demi-écrémé stérilisé UHT / Part-skimmed, UHT-sterilized milk due to foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details on the affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): ARRADOY recalls Arradoy brand large shell eggs (20/tray; Lot code 3FRMDB678; Best before April 27, 2020 to May 18, 2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Industry recalls True Natural Goodness Organic Alfalfa seeds (100g, 250g and 2.5kg; Best before 25/07/2020 – 12/04/2021; Product of China) due to foreign matter (glass fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Switzerland): Käserei Vogel AG recalls 26 cheese varieties due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to Le blog d’Albert Amgar for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Pak’n Save Hastings recalls Pak’n Save brand NZ Beef Premium Mince and NZ Beef Prime Mince (various weights; Best before 28.4.20) due to foreign matter (plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): New World Thorndon recalls New World brand NZ Beef Premium Mince and NZ Beef Prime Mince (various weights; Best before 05.05.20) due to foreign matter (plastic) contamination.