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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OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: Two multistate outbreaks of E. coli O157:H7 infections are now over, with neither FDA nor CDC having managed to definitively determine their sources. The first of the outbreaks comprised 32 infections, including 15 hospitalizations and one death, in 12 states. The second outbreak was responsible for 18 illnesses, including 6 hospitalizations, in 9 states. A third outbreak, also with no source identified, is ongoing.
Consumer Safety Advisory: FDA is advising consumers to not drink Green Gorilla Root Juice sold by Green Gorilla Root Juice, LLC in St. Louis, Missouri, because the product contains yohimbine, a potentially harmful ingredient.
Public Health Alert: FSIS issues a public health alert for raw frozen New Orleans -Roasted Chicken Wings products imported and labeled with a false USDA mark of inspection. A recall was not requested because the known affected product is no longer available in commerce for consumers to purchase. Please refer to the Alert for complete details on the affected product.
Allergy Alert: O&H Danish Bakery, Inc. recalls Almond Kringle (1lb 8oz; Batch code 26720) due to undecalred pecans. The recalled product was sold in Trader Joe’s stores located in Texas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, Colorado, Kansas, Arkansas and Alabama.
Allergy Alert: FSIS advises consumers allergic to milk to avoid Country Meats HOT BBQ Flavor Smoked Pork Snack Sticks In Colored Casing Smoke Flavoring Added (1 oz; Best by 11/06/2021) due to undeclared milk.
Food Safety Recall: Perfect Pasta Inc. recalls an undetermined amount of heat-treated not shelf stable frozen meat and poultry products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall: Nestlé Prepared Foods recalls LEAN CUISINE Baked Chicken, white meat chicken with stuffing, red skin mashed potatoes and gravy (8 5/8-oz. / 244g; Lot #0246595911; Best before October 2021) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of white hard plastic) contamination.
Allergy Alert: Madame Labriski recalls BÛCHE de Noël – LA BOMBA ROSA (850g; Sold up to and including 16 december 2020) due to undeclared soy, eggs, milk, sesame, nuts and peanuts.
Food Recall: Celtrade Canada Inc. recalls three President’s Choice brand spread and dip products due to spoilage. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert (Germany): Krämers Teehandel GmbH recalls Teestube Früchtetee Süße Mandel /Tea room fruit tea sweet almond (125g & 150g; Lot #CH0806287; Best before 04/30/2022) due to undeclared almonds.
Allergy Alert (Ireland): Industry recalls ammy Rudolph Shortcake (62g; All batches; Best before 07 Jan 2021.) due to undeclared egg.
Allergy Alert (Ireland): Industry recalls Biona Organic Horseradish Relish (125ml; Batch #83; Best before 15 May 2021) due to undeclared mustard.
Allergy Alert (Italy): Le Furezze di F. Iseppato recalls ON – LE FUREZZE brand SABATO- Frollini di Mais con Zenzero Candito e Olio essenziale di Bergamotto / Corn Shortbread with Candied Ginger and Bergamot essential oil (150g; Lot E333/54; Best before May 2021) due to undeclared black sesame.
Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Aldi recalls Roompaté / Cream paté (150g; Expiry date 05-01-2021) due to undeclared nuts.
Allergy Alert (UK): Windmill Organics recalls Biona Organic Horseradish Relish (125ml; Batch #83; Best before 15 May 2021) due to undeclared mustard.
Allergy Alert (UK): D’Haubry Bakery recalls Macarons de Pauline Fraise-Pistache-Chocolat (108g; Batch code L0245091; Best before 28 July 2021) due to undeclared milk.
Allergy Alert (UK): Costa Coffee recalls Jammy Rudolph Shortcake (62g; All batches; Best before 07 January 2021) due to undeclared egg.
Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): Colruyt Group recalls Haché de porc bio / Organic ground pork (400 g; Use by 18/12/2020 & 20/12/2020) and Chipolata bio / Organic pork sausage (280 g; Use by 18/12/2020 & 20/12/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): Esschert Design B.V. recalls Bites for Birds brand Sorbet pour oiseaux / Sorbet for birds (Article #3003559; Sold in Action stores between 21 September and 15 December 2020) because the product may be confused with human food and could be harmful to children.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): Hochwald Foods GmbH recalls Lünebest Süße Welle Himbeer mit Vanillasoße/ Lünebest Süße Welle Waldmeister mit Vanillasoße / Raspberry with vanilla sauce and Woodruff with vanilla sauce (150g; Best before 15.01.2021) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): Feinkostmanufaktur frisch & lecker GmbH recalls several products due to suspected Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): dm-drogerie markt recalls dmBio Vegane Elisen Lebkuchen (275g; Lots L775 and L7758; Best before 04.04.2021) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Colruyt recalls Haché de porc bio / Organic ground pork (400 g; Use by 18/12/2020 & 20/12/2020) and Chipolata bio / Organic pork sausage (280 g; Use by 18/12/2020 & 20/12/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.
Australia and New Zealand
Allergy Alert (Australia): Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd recalls Coles Wellness Road ABC Spread (250g; All date codes) due to undeclared peanuts.
Allergy Alert (Australia): Woolworths Ltd. recalls Woolworths Macro Natural Almond, Brazil & Cashew Spread (250g; All Best before dates between 21/5/21 and 10/12/21) due to undeclared peanuts.
Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Woolworths NZ recalls Macro brand Almond Brazil and Cashew Spread (250; Best before 15/4/21 and 30/11/21) due to undeclared peanuts.
Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Pak’n Save Queenstown recalls Pak’n Save Queenstown brand Gluten Free Sausage Roll (10pk; Sold between 9 to 16 December 2020) due to undeclared gluten.
Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Pak’n Save Tauriko recalls Pak’n Save Tauriko brand NZ Beef Mince (~1kg; Best before 04.12.20) due to foreign matter (pieces of white latex) contamination.