Recalls and Alerts: October 4 – 7, 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 43 cases of Salmonella Stanley infections in 10 states linked to consumption of Wood Ear Mushrooms. Four people have been hospitalized.

Food Safety Recall: Seneca Snack Company recalls Seneca Cinnamon Apple Chips (0.7-oz & 2.5-oz pkgs; Expiry dates 26JUN2021 & 28JUN2021, respectively) and Clancy’s Cinnamon Apple Chips (2.5-oz pkgs; Expiry dates 26JUN2021 & 27JUN2021) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update: Country Fresh expands its recall to include various containers of “Freshness Guaranteed “cut and/or sliced apples, grapes, mangos, pineapples and cantaloupe distributed by Walmart, due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: In conjunction with Eagle Produce, LLC, Meijer recalls whole cantaloupe and select cut cantaloupe fruit trays and bowls due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE (Denmark): The Statens Serum Institut, the DTU Food Institute and the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration have collaborated to trace the source of an outbreak of 44 Shigella infections to fresh mint bought at a local greengrocer or bazaar in and around the Copenhagen area. It is believed that the mint was probably imported.

Allergy Alert (France): Auchan recalls Madrange brand Confit de foies aux châtaignes / Liver confit with chestnuts (150g; Lot #274 LS6; Use by 04/11/2020) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Industry recalls Dunkin’ Donuts Boston Kreme Donuts (148g 2-pack; Batch code L-02480BM20; Best before 04/09/2021) due to undeclared gluten (wheat), eggs, soybeans, and milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Waitrose & Partners recalls Easy to Cook Pork and Chorizo Burgers (280g; All date codes) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (UK): P & B (Foods) Ltd recalls various Ahmed Foods pickle in oil products due to undeclared mustard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products

Allergy Alert Update (UK): Lidl GB recalls Cologran Stevia sweetener tablets (Stevia variant) (100 tablets; Batch codes L 91424 A, L 91424 B, L 91424 C (previously recalled batch) and L 91424 D; Best before December 2022) due to undeclared aspartame.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Wholefoods recalls Pit & Pit brand Griffe du diable en poudre / Devil’s claw powder (various package sizes, lot numbers and expiration dates) due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): La SAS DEROUX FRERES recalls L’œuf des collines brand Œuf plein air moyen / Medium free range eggs (6-packs, 12-packs and trays of 30 eggs; Lot #1FRUFC01; Best before 05/10/20 to 21/10/20) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Ireland): Industry recalls Roosters Southern Fried Poppin’ Chicken and Roosters Breaded Poppin’ Chicken (210g; Batch codes L15320; L14720; L14820; L14920; L15020; L15120; L16020; Best before 25 May 2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): COSMO SEAFOOD COMPANY recalls PORTICELLO brand TONNO IN OLIO DI GIRASOLE / Canned tuna in sunflower oil (1730g can; Lot #JCG 324; Expiry date 12/2024) due to microbiological contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Dupont Cheese recalls Oliviana Ensalada green / salad (1.1 kg; Lot #244; Best before20-10-2020) due to foreign matter (black plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls various AH burgers, bratwurst and beef finches due to E. coli contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): Carrefour recalls Espina brand Espetec sausage (130g; Lot #202404; Best before 17.11.2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Spain): Ovo 12 recalls various lots of Eroski and Hobea brands of eggs due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Aldi recalls Roosters Southern Fried Poppin’ Chicken (210g; Batch codes L15320, L14720, L14820, L14920, L15020, L15120, L16020; Best before 25 May 2022) and Roosters Breaded Poppin’ Chicken (210g; Batch codes L15320, L14720, L14820, L14920, L15020, L15120, L16020; Best before 25 May 2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): International Beer Breweries Ltd. recalls Carlsberg Beer (500 ml bottles; Best before 1.10.2021, 30.9.20201, & 29.9.2021) due to foreign matter (small pieces of filter material) contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Te Atatu Toasted Limited recalls Te Atatu Toasted brand Coco Crunchies (all batches and dates) due to undeclared gluten.