Recalls and Alerts: August 6 – 9, 2020 – Updated


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 has received reports of 640 confirmed Salmonella Newport infections in 43 states. Eighty-five of the outbreak victims have required hospitalization. The outbreak has been linked to consumption of red onions produced by Thomson International, Inc. of Bakersfield, CA.

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: Bluegrass Provisions Co. produced sausage products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. A recall was not requested because it is believed that all products are no longer in commerce and are past their use or freeze by dates. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: FSIS issues a public health alert for ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry products containing onions that have been recalled by Thomson International Inc., due to concerns that the products may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Haven’s Kitchen Home, LLC recalls Golden Turmeric Tahini sauce (5oz; Lot #1770; Expiration 10/23/20; UPC 8-18758-02011-5) due to undeclared soy.

Food Safety Recall: Taylor Farms Texas recalls Taylor Farms and Marketside branded products containing onions due to potential Salmonella Newport contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Giant Eagle recalls all bulk and bagged red, yellow and white onions sold in its produce department since June 6, 2020 and select prepared foods items purchase since July 25, 2020 that include onion as an ingredient due to potential Salmonella Newport contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Freshouse II, LLC recalls select mesh bags and bulk shipments of potatoes, limes, Valencia oranges and lemons due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. recalls four-pound bag of Valencia Oranges, two-pound bag of lemons, bulk lemons, and a variety of in-store produced seafood and restaurant foods items that contain fresh lemon due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE: PHAC has received reports of 239 confirmed Salmonella Newport infections in 7 provinces. Twenty-nine of the victims have been hospitalized. The outbreak has been linked to red onions produced by Thomson International, Inc (Bakersfield, CA) and imported from the USA.

Food Safety Recall: Freshpoint Foodservice recalls Freshpoint Foodservice is recalling Freshpoint Foodservice brand red and jumbo onions grown by Thomson International Inc., Bakersfield, California, and imported from the USA due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update: Industry recalls red, yellow, white, and sweet yellow onions grown by Thomson International Inc., Bakersfield, California, and imported from the USA due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update: Industry recalls various products made with onions grown by Thomson International Inc., Bakersfield, California due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Épicerie le Butterblume recalls saumon fumé à l’érable / maple-smoked salmon (~200g; sold up to and including 7 August 2020) because the product has been packaged in a manner that may render it unsafe to consume.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): LES DELICES DU VALPLESSIS recalls Porsi brand Glace saveur Tiramisu / Tiramisu ice cream (900 mL; Expiration 12/01/2023) due to undeclared milk, wheat (gluten) eggs, seafood and soy.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Brouwland recalls Vinoferm Malostop lysozyme enzyme (25g & 100g; Lot #19173; Best before 30-06-2021) due to undeclared eggs.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): Axfood recalls Eldorado Chokladflarn (600g; Best before 17.01. 2021 BA200721) due to undeclared milk, almonds and hazelnuts.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Coop Danmark A/S recalls three batches of fresh organic salads because the arugula in the salad may be contaminated with Listeria. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): CREPERIE JARNOUX recalls Jarnoux brand 8 crêpes moelleuses à la vanille / 8 soft vanilla crêpes (200g; All lots beginning with 188; Best before 26/07/2020) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CREPERIE JARNOUX recalls Auchan brand 8 crêpes moelleuses à la vanille / 8 soft vanilla crêpes (200g; All lots beginning with 188; Best before 26/07/2020) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Intercomm Foods S.A. recalls EXQUISIT Olivenpaste aus grünen Oliven / Olive paste made from green olives (180 g; Lot # L INF 283/19; Expiration date 10.10.2022; Product of Greece) due to foreign matter (broken glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): DMK Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH recalls Penny Gouda 48% fat i. Tr., Grated, spicy, mild (200g; Best before 23.09.2020) due to foreign matter (small pieces of film) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): La Dispensa di Campagna Srlu recalls La Selva Pesto Vegan – Basilikum Pesto / basil pesto (180g; Lot #E181; Expiration date 29.06.2023) due to insufficient pasteurization.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Puratos Crest Foods Ltd recalls Puratos Soft’N Buttery Bakery Improver (12.5 kg; Batch #0007309238; Best before 15/01/2021; Product of Belgium) due to foreign matter (ceramic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): La Dispensa di Campagna Srlu recalls La Selva Pesto Vegan – Basilikum Pesto / basil pesto (180g; Lot #E181; Expiration date 29.06.2023) due to insufficient pasteurization.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Lidl Nederland recalls PiqueBroche brand Whole free-range chicken natural (Best before 10 August 2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Sainsbury’s recalls Sainsbury’s semi-skimmed less than 2% fat UHT milk (1 L; Best before 28 December 2020 and 29 December 2020) possible microbiological contamination that could lead to spoilage.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Arobake Ltd recalls Arobake brand Basler Leckerli, Chocolate Afghans, Toffee Biscuits and Mini Belgium Biscuits (200g; purchased up to and including 7 August 2020) due to undeclared peanuts.