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: FDA is investigating a new outbreak of 7 cases of Salmonella Potsdam infections. No information has been released on the geographic scope of the outbreak, and no product has been specifically linked to the outbreak as yet.
FDA Warning Letter: FDA has issued a Warning Letter to Whole Foods Market after reviewing the company’s history of food recalls due to undeclared allergens.
Allergy Alert: B&G Foods recalls Food Club Garlic Powder (5.37 oz; Best by NOV 19 22 and NOV 20 22) due to undeclared soy.
Allergy Alert: Country Fresh, LLC recalls SE Grocers brand Party Tray Vegetables with Ranch Dip (Lot code 020NFU2001; Best if used by December 27, 2020) due to undeclared egg.
Food Safety Recall: CLS Gourmet CL Saigon Food Company recalls approximately 128,841 pounds of various meat products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert: Madame Labriski recalls Madame Labriski brand The Bomba Rosa Log (850g; UPC 10627843908187; All units sold up to and including December 16, 2020) due to undeclared soy, eggs, milk, sesame, nuts and peanuts.
Food Safety Recall Update: Levitts Foods (Canada) Inc. recalls certain Assala, Compliments, The Deli-Shop, and Levitts brands deli meat products due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall: Super Marché Tropic recalls Enduit de porc / pork coating (~250g; Sold up to 22 December 2020) as the product may not be safe to consume.
OUTBREAK ALERT (Belgium): Norovirus is being blamed for an outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses affecting 71 students and some staff members at the Pegasus Ostende school. The outbreak strain of the virus has been recovered from samples of raw vegetables obtained from the supplier of sandwiches to the school.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): La société Snacky Fruit recalls Carrefour brand Pommes caramelisées / Caramelized apples (300g; Lot 24/01/2021; Best before 24/01/2021) due to undeclared milk.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): Emotions Chocolats recalls Emotions Chocolats brand Pâte à tartiner / spread (300g; Use by 30/05/2021) due to undeclared soy.
Allergy Alert (Denmark): Summerbird A/S recalls Noisette Dragée / Hazelnut dragée (100g; Lot #20.07.21; Best before 20.07.21) due to undeclared almonds.
Allergy Alert (Finland): Pohjolan Peruna Oy recalls Mummon muusi maidoton / Grandma’s Mousse without milk mashed potato powder (420 g) and Kotimaista Perunamuusijauhe / Domestic mashed potato powder (200 g) due to undeclared milk.
Allergy Alert (Germany): The Lorenz Bahlsen Snack-World GmbH & Co KG Germany recalls Crunchips WOW Cream & Mild Wasabi (110g; Best before 30.11.2020 – 03.05.2021), Wasabi Erdnüsse / peanuts (100g; Best before 03.11.2020 – 01.06.2021), and Wasabi Erdnüsse / peanuts (800g; Best before 05.11.2020 – 26.04.2021) due to undeclared mustard.
Allergy Alert (Ireland): Industry recalls Lorenz Crunchips WOW Cream and Mild Wasabi (110g; Best before 4.05.2021 and 07.07.2021) due to undeclared mustard.
Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Lorenz Bahlsen recalls various Wasabi-flavoured snacks due to undeclared mustard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert (Sweden): STORCK SVERIGE AB recalls merci Finest Selection Crispy Almond Variety (250g; 2021-05-01 and 2021-06-01) due to absence of Swedish-language allergen labeling.
Allergy Alert (UK): Tesco recalls Tesco Finest Festive Belgian Dark Chocolate Brazil Nuts (225g; Lot #L0075004; Best before end May 2021) due to undeclared sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites.
Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls STRUIK brand Krachtbouillon Tomaat / Tomato bouillon (350 ml; Best before August 2023) due to possible foreign matter (glass particles) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Denmark): DENCON Foods A/S recalls Whole turkeys, without offal (3-4 kg; Lot #5040051359; Use by 26-12-2020) because the product is unfit for consumption due to off-odour.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): Feinkostmanufaktur frisch & lecker GmbH recalls certain products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): Die Frischebox GmbH recalls NATUR Lieblinge –Getrocknete Feigen / Dried figs (200g; Lot #L4302/350058631- 11-580; Best before 20.06.2021) due to elevated levels of ochratoxin.
Food Safety Recall (Italy): LA DORIA SPA recalls Carrefour brand MIRTILLO NETTARE / Blueberry nectar (125 ml x 6; Lot #E133; Best before 12/01/22) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Struik Foods recalls STRUIK brand Krachtbouillon Tomaat / Tomato bouillon (350 ml; Best before August 2023) due to possible foreign matter (glass particles) contamination.
Food Safety Recall: Yekta Foods recalls Achachi Jelly Cups (240 x 12g (Box) and 12g Single Jelly Cup; All batch codes and dates) due to choking hazard.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
Dietary Supplement Recall (Israel): SupHerb Co. recalls Aloe Vera Drink (Batches 200801S7312 and 200802S7312; Best before 08.2023) due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination. This bacterium may cause harm to individuals with weakened immune systems.
Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Siem Trading Pte Ltd recalls Crab Brand Black Pepper Seed (50g & 90g; Expiry dates 01/11/2021 and 01/10/2021, respectively; Product of Indonesia) due to presence of Bacillus cereus in excess of permitted levels.
Australia and New Zealand
Allergy Alert (Australia): JL King and Co recalls Simply Tasty Chicken Parmigiana with Creamy Mashed Potato (Use by 21/12/2020 to 06/01/2021) due to undeclared milk.
Food Safety Recall (Australia): Woolworths recalls Woolworths Cooked & Peeled Cocktail Prawns (1kg; Best Before 21 02 2022) due to potential microbial contamination.