Recalls and Alerts: November 1 – 4, 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 55 cases of Salmonella Stanley infections (6 hospitalizations) in 12 states linked to consumption of wood ear mushrooms distributed by Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. CDC believes this outbreak is now over, and FDA has completed its investigation.

Food Safety Recall: Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc. recalls Natural Grocers Brand Organic Whole Elderberries (4 oz; Pack dates 20-216, 20-225, 20-246, 20-265 & 20-281) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Grassland Beef recalls Dr. Siegel’s S. A. F. E. Petfood, Ground Beef 70% Lean / 30% Fat Net Wt.: 2 lb 18841 (Batch code 20157) due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The recalled product was shipped directly to consumers nationwide and one retail location in Florida.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA issues Warning Letter to Fresh Express Inc – Div of Chiquita Brands following investigation into a 2020 Cyclospora outbreak linked to the company’s bagged salad mixes. During its investigation, FDA recovered Cyclospora cayetanensis from two samples collected to the north and south of where the farm accessed canal water for seepage irrigation. FDA also experienced delays in receiving requested documents from Fresh Express that were needed to conduct the traceback investigation.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Miss Vickie’s Canada recalls certain Miss Vickie’s brand Kettle Cooked Potato Chips due to possible foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Qualitifruits recalls various salads, cut fruits and vegetables, and prepared ready-to-eat dishes, which were produced and packaged under conditions that may render them unsafe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Restaurant Chez Mike recalls various sauces packaged in glass jars, because they may not be safe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Jumbo Supermarkten recalls Jumbo Gewelde Abrikozen / Dried apricots (250g; Lot #20392; Best before 21/03/2021) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Lidl Danmark K/S recalls five different Culinea brand frozen pasta ready-made dishes lacking Danish-language allergen labeling. Please refer to the recall notice for details.

Allergy Alert (France): NATURALIA recalls Danival brand Ketchup au sucre de canne / Ketchup with cane sugar (Lot #E087; Best before 27/03/2022) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI alerts the public that Loma Linda Spicy Pad Thai with Konjac Noodles (284g; Batch code 230000037020; Best before March 2022) has been incorrectly labeled, with inadequate declaration of peanut and soybeans.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI warns that Spar Quality Tomato Ketchup (485g; Batch code 106 E 138; Best before 17/05/2022) contains undeclared mustard.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Industry recalls various Bettine, Delhaize et Centurion brand goat-milk cheeses due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Bettinehoeve recalls BETTINE HOEVE brand Bûche de chèvre / Goat-milk cheese log (All Best before dates between 28/10/2020 and 22/11/2020) due to Listeria contamination.

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Food Safety Recall (France): Cora recalls LE CENTURION brand Bûche de chèvre 33% MG / Goat-milk cheese log, 33% milk-fat (All Best before dates from 30/10/2020 to 22/11/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Erste Salzwedeler Baumkuchenfabrik Hennig recalls various Baumkuchen brand cakes and baked goods due to microbiological contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Firma Sales & Service Aktuell GmbH recalls Bettine Ziegenweichkäse / soft goat cheese (~150g; Best before 30.10.2020 – 27.11.2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Core ehf. recalls Candy People brand S-märke surt skum Swedish sweets (70g; Best before 14-08-2022 M4) due to foreign matter (foreign object) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Industry recalls Lailand Fromage Chilal Cheese (250g; Batch No. 043; Best before 21/2/2021; Product of France) due to foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Bettinehoeve recalls BETTINE HOEVE brand Bûche de chèvre / Goat-milk cheese log (150g; All Best before dates between 28/10/2020 and 22/11/2020) due to Listeria contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Singapore): Home & Health Distributors Pte Ltd recalls Blue Frog Zesty Raspberry with Coconut & Toasted Almonds Gluten Free Cereal (350g; Best before 13 FEB 21, 06 APR 21, 25 MAY 21, 06 JUL 21, 06 AUG 21; Product of New Zealand) and Blue Frog Apricot with Vanilla & Hemp Heart Gluten Free Cereal (350g; Best before 19 FEB 21, 03 APR 21, 06 JUL 21, 06 AUG 21; Product of New Zealand) due to undeclared gluten.

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Bravo Fine Foods Limited and New Food Project Limited recall FONTINA D.O.P. cheese (Lot C261; Best before November 19, 2020; Product of Italy) due to shiga toxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Eytan’s Cake Manufacturing Company Ltd. recalls Shufersal Green brand Gluten free seed bread (500g; Product code 20278PRD) due to foreign matter (miniature metal chips) contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): The Chocolate Yogi Pty Limited recalls Oscar Caramel Mylk Chocolate (15g; Best Before 11 06 21) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): European Bakery Ltd recalls various European Bakery brand breads due to possible foreign matter (stones) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.