Recalls and Alerts: August 30 – September 2, 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 – ONIONS: CDC reports 1012 cases of Salmonella Newport infections linked to onions from Thomson International, Inc. of Bakersfield, CA. Cases have been confirmed in 47 states, and 136 victims have been hospitalized. Only Oklahoma, Louisiana and Vermont have not reported any outbreak cases.

Allergy Alert: Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods recalls Ukrop’s Chicken Salad (15 oz; Sell by 09/02/20) due to undeclared almonds.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE – ONIONS: PHAC reports 457 cases of Salmonella Newport infections linked to onions imported from Thomson International, Inc. of Bakersfield, CA. Cases have been confirmed in British Columbia (107), Alberta (257), Saskatchewan (33), Manitoba (25), Ontario (11), Quebec (23) and Prince Edward Island (1). Sixty-six people have been hospitalized and there has been one death that may be linked to the outbreak.

Allergy Alert: Loblaw Companies Limited recalls PC brand chicken strips – gluten free (600g; Batch Code 2021 AL 20; UPC 0 60383 20488 4) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert: Boulangerie Le Marquis recalls Pain sarrasin / buckwheat bread (425g; Product sold up to and including 2 September 2020) due to undecalred wheat.

Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market recalls Whole Foods brand Chicken Pot Pies, Turkey Pot Pies, and Vegetarian Pot Pies (All Best Before Dates up to and including 2020.AU26 where milk is not declared on the label) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Les Jardins Picoudi recalls three varieties of microgreens due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update: Aux Vivres recalls three tempeh products due to potential Bacillus cereus contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Freshasia Foods recalls Freshasia Dumpling (raviolis agneau & carotte) / Lamb and Carrot Dumplings (400g; Batch code 200402; Best before 6 April 2021) due to undeclared crustaceans.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Hermann Busse GmbH & Co. KG and Cux-Fleisch GmbH recall Busse brand mini meatballs in BBQ curry sauce (220g; Lot 341A; Best before 26.09.2020) due to undeclared wheat, eggs and mustard.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Holland & Barrett recalls Holland & Barrett Super Hair Food Supplement 60 Coated Tablets 1 A Day Formula (60 tablets; Best before end dates February and March 2023; Batch codes 751519-01, 751519-03, 751944-01, 751949-03) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Lidl Ireland recalls Lidl Vitasia Style Kimchi Spicy (190g; Batch #L459ODA 5A 2100/08283 004; Best before 07.11.2020) due to undeclared fish and crustaceans.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Industry recalls Denny Slow Cooked Wafer Thin Crumbed Irish Ham (90g; Best before 20th September 2020) due to undeclared wheat (gluten).

Allergy Alert (UK): Freshasia Foods recalls Freshasia brand Lamb and Carrot Dumplings (400g; Batch code 200402; Best before 6 April 2021) due to undeclared crustaceans.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Colruyt recalls Saucisson de jambon / ham sausage (300g; Best by 15/09/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Stonemanor International LTD recalls GREGGS STEAK BAKES 2PK (280g; Best before 20 December 2020, 22 December 2020, 23 December 2020) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): LMCHOP recalls Georges brand Pasta de Mici (1kg; Lot #PDM280820; Best by 01/09/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Industry recalls Sodebo brand Salade & Compagnie « Antibes » (320g; Best by 06/09/2020) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Mars Belgium recalls Suzi Wan brand soy sauces due to potential foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details on the affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Colruyt Group recalls Everyday cornichons aigres-doux / Sweet-and-sour pickles (670g; Best before 20/7/2022) due to foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): Seagull NV recalls Appetit brand Filets de truite fumés BIO / Organic smoked trout filets (125g; Lot Nos. 17180820 & 18190820; Best by 07/09/2020, 09/09/2020, 10/09/2020, 11/09/2020, 14/09/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Hilton Foods A/S recalls Coop tatar – minced meat below 6% fat (180g; Expiry date 04.09.2020) and Coop ground beef – minced meat (Expiry date 07.09.2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Maison CAVET recalls CAVET brand Chèvre blanc Bio / Organic white goat cheese (2-pack; Lot AB123_2208; Best before 23/09/2020 & 24/09/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SODEBO recalls SODEBO brand Salade & Compagnie Recette Antibes (320g; Best by 06/09/2020) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Plant-for-the-Planet Service GmbH recalls three varieties of Die Gute Schokolade due to foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete lisit of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Euco GmbH recalls Ming Chu Asia Cuisine Mango Chutney Fruchtig Scharf / Fruity and hot (230g; Best before 27.12.2021) due to foreign matter (glass pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Grönvang Food Aps recalls Naturli organic vegan butter (225g; Best before 22.09.2020 and 23.09.2020) due to mold growth.

Food Safety Recall Update (Luxembourg): Cactus and Auchan recalls Florette brand Plateau Apéro (600g; Lots 04164374N, 07019283, 07019281, 07021123; Best before 04/09/2020, 05/09/2020, 06/09/2020) due to foreign matter (metal particles) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): SODEBO recalls SODEBO brand Salade & Compagnie Recette Antibes (320g; Best by 06/09/2020) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Colruyt recalls Everyday cornichons aigres-doux / Sweet-and-sour pickles (670g; Best before 20/7/2022) due to foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Freedom Foods recalls MILKLAB Almond Milk (1 L; Best before 18/06/21, 01/07/21, 20/07/21, 29/07/21, 06/08/21) and Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Chocolate Almond Milk (1 L; Best before 27/04/21) due to potential contamination with Pseudomonas bacteria.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Woolworths NZ Ltd recalls Only Organic, Natureland, and Smiling Tums brand baby food in squeezable pouches due to packaging damage caused by mice found in 2 of their distribution centres. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.