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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PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for an undetermined amount of imported cooked duck blood curds from China. A recall was not requested because FSIS has been unable to contact the importer. Please refer to the official notice for additional details.
Allergy Alert: Fresco Foods Inc. recalls Eat Fresco, Ancient Grain Jackfruit Bowl (14 oz / 397 g: All Best If Used By/Freeze By dates up to and including 9/15/2020) due to undeclared anchovies.
Pet Food Safety Recall: Sunshine Mills, Inc. recalls certain dog foods due to elevated levels of aflatoxin. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE: PHAC reports 48 confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis infections in Ontario (32) and Quebec (16) linked to consumption of peaches imported from the USA. Please refer to the CFIA Consumer Advisory for a list of imported peaches implicated in this outbreak.
Allergy Alert: Canadian Tire Corporation of Canada recalls Frank brand Milk Chocolate Covered Raisins (300g; Lots 07EUA, 13EUA,07GUB, 21DUB, 08GUB; Best Before 2021 MA 07 & 2021 MA 13) due to undeclared peanuts.
Allergy Alert: Diana Distribution Centre Ltd. recalls Vegetarian Spring Rolls (42 g x 19 pc; All packages where monosodium glutamate is not declared on the label) due to undeclared monosodium glutamate (MSG).
OUTBREAK ALERT (FRANCE): Santé Publique France reports 18 cases of Salmonella infections (including 12 children) in France are linked to imported “fuets” manufactured by Embutidos Sola SA of Spain. Victims fell ill between July 8, 2020 and August 3, 2020. Please refer to the recall notice, below.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): Q & Queen International Trading Corp recalls DURRA brand KESHK (500g; Expiry date 01/2022) due to undecalred wheat.
Allergy Alert (Denmark): Løgismose Mejeri & Fødevarer recalls Løgismose Pesto Rosso med soltørrede tomater / Red pesto with sundried tomatoes (150g; All Best before dates up to and including 01.10.2020) and La Campagna Rød Pesto / Red Pesto (130g; All Best before dates up to and including 01.10.2020) due to undeclared sulphites.
Allergy Alert (Ireland): Industry recalls Tiger Tiger Spicy Pad Thai Paste (all sizes; all date codes) because it contains peanuts which is not correctly emphasised on the label.
Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI warns consumers that provisional results indicate the presence of casein (milk protein) in Kelkin Hazelnut & Chocolate Flavoured Rice Cake Bars (20g and 120g (6 x 20g); All batch codes and date codes) and may be unsafe for consumers who are allergic to milk protein.
Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Uit de keuken van Maass recalls Groente curry kokos bowl / Vegetable curry coconut bowl (Best before 21-01-2021) due to undeclared sesame and soy.
Allergy Alert (UK): Uncle Roy’s Ltd recalls Rabbie’s Super Horseradish (190g/6.7oz; Batch codes 126187, 126621, 127425, 127426, 128255, 128972, 128973, 130324, 130325, 130511, 131592; All Best before dates up to and including the end of June 2022) due to undeclared mustard.
Allergy Alert (UK): JK Foods (UK) recalls Tiger Tiger Spicy Pad Thai Paste (all sizes; all date codes) because it contains peanuts which is not correctly emphasised on the label.
Food Safety Recall (France): EMBUTIDOS SOLA recalls Fuets Spanish sausage (All brands, lot codes and Best before dates; Product of Embutidos Sola SA, Spain) due to Salmonella contamination. This product has been linked to an outbreak of Salmonella illnesses (see Outbreak Alert, above).
Food Safety Recall (Germany): Wander AG recalls Ovomaltine Schokolade (100g; Lots 1328918A & 1328918B; Best before 08.05.2021) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Italy): Chocolats Halba recalls FONDENTE NOIR CIOCCOLATO FONDENTE EXTRA 72% CACAO / Extra-dark chocolate, 72% cocoa (100g; Lots L1330004 & L1328941; Best before 30-10-2021) due to foreign matter (plastic) contamination.
Australia and New Zealand
Allergy Alert (Australia): Haigh’s Chocolates recalls Haigh’s Milk MaltiChocs (250g; Best Before 17 Jan 21) due to undeclared hazelnut.