Recalls and Alerts: December 28 – 31, 2020


Today we are bidding “farewell” to a year that all of us are happy to see in our rearview mirror. It is my hope that the new year will usher in better times ahead for all.

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

PET FOOD SAFETY ALERT AND RECALL: Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. recalls several Sportmix brand dog food and cat food products due to tests indicating levels of Aflatoxin that exceed acceptable limits. FDA is aware of at least 28 deaths and 8 illness in dogs that consumed the implicated pet food. Please refer to the recall notice and the FDA alert for additional information.

Allergy Alert: Lipari Foods recalls Backroad Country Spicy Cajun Mix (9 oz; Lots #M24501, M26902 & M28201; Expiration dates 11/2021 & 12/2021) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Divvies recalls Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting and Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting (6 oz; Lots VV303-1, VV304-1, or VC309-1) due to undeclared milk and egg.

Allergy Alert: Legendary Baking recalls French Silk Pie (Lot #CH20322CPS) due to undeclared pecans.

Allergy Alert: FSIS issues public health alert for FRESH THYME FARMERS MARKET CHICKEN RAVIOLI Ovals (16 oz; Best by 12/08/2021) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert Update: Flowers Foods, Inc. recalls Canyon Bakehouse Everything Bagels (Lot #032220316) due to possible undeclared gluten.

Food Safety Recall: The Quinault Tribe (Washington state) recalls 57,891 pounds of live or un-eviscerated Dungeness crab (harvested from December 23, 2020, to December 28, 2020, from the Point Chehalis to Destruction Island GHPO056 zone) due to possible domoic acid contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Dolson Marketing Inc. recalls Merrylady brand Blue Non-Dairy Whip Topping (1kg and 5kg; All packages where milk is not declared on the label) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Chez Vladimir recalls ESTURGEON FUMÉ À FROID / Cold-smoked sturgeon (Product sold up to 30 December 2020) due to lack of mandatory “store frozen” label instruction.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Heilsa ehf recalls Nudie Snacks Protein Balls – Salted Carmel Brownie (42g; Product of UK) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Italy): The Lorenz Bahlsen Snack-World GmbH & Co KG recalls Fascinations Coated Peanuts Wasabi (100g; Lots 0171, 0172, 0291, 0322, 0352, 0381, 0421, 0451; 01.02.2021, 01.05.2021, 01.06.2021, 01.07.2021, 01.08.2021, 01.09.2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Italy): The Lorenz Bahlsen Snack-World GmbH & Co KG recalls Erdnusse / Peanuts (800g; Lots 0261, 0291, 0321, 0351; Best before 01.04.2021, 01.05.2021, 01.06.2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Plaza Italia SRL recalls ROM brand Baton cu crema / Cream stick (30g; Lot #18.08.21-1; Best before 18/08-21/10.21) due to lack of Italian language allergen information.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Gittis Naturprodukte GmbH recalls Prime Pappe brand Crema di riso mais e tapioca / Rice, corn and tapioca cream (200g; Lots CI & BI; Best before 02.03.2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Gittis Naturprodukte GmbH recalls Prime Pappe brand Crema di cereali (200g; Lots CI, DJ, QK; Best before 01.03.2022 & 11.05.2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Italy): GITTIS NATURPRODUKTE Pöll Beteiligungs- GmbH & Co KG. recalls Via verde bio primia brand Crema di riso, mais e tapioca / Rice, corn and tapioca cream (220g; Lots NK & OK; Best before 05.05.2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Italy): GITTIS NATURPRODUKTE Pöll Beteiligungs- GmbH & Co KG. recalls Via verde bio primia brand Crema di riso, mais e tapioca / Rice, corn and tapioca cream (220g; Lots CF & DF; Best before 03.12.2021) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (UK): ASK Italian recalls Ask Italian Christmas Crackers (Best before end September 2021) due to undeclared egg, gluten (barley, oats, wheat), nuts (almond), peanuts and soy.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Colruyt, OKay, Spar and Alvo recall Everyday cornichons aigres-doux / Sweet-sour pickles (670 g glass jar; Use by 21/7/2022, 22/7/2022 & 23/7/2022) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Aldi recalls Tupelo farm brand Roulade de dinde surgelé / Frozen turkey roll (700g; Lot #25089; Expiry date 25/09/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Salaison du Mont Pilat recalls Salaisonniers du Pilat brand Saucisse droite / Straight dried sausage (Lot #2031406; Best before 31/01/21 to 07/02/21) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Maison CAVET recalls CAVET brand Picodon AOP Bleus / cheese x 12 (60g; Lot #182_2411; Best by 24/01/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Manufacturer recalls Tradition et Terroir du Sud-Ouest brand Langue de porc cuite vinaigrette / Cooked pork tongue vinaigrette (Lot #203429009; Best before 27/12/2020) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Alexander Eyckeler GmbH recalls Lamm-Kotelett geschnitten tiefgefroren / Frozen lamb cutlets (~0.5 kg; Lot #50 9051; Best before 30.01.2022) due to shigatoxin producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Az. Agr. Bertoli Giorgio Luigi recalls I SALAM ‘D GIORS brand SALAM D’LA TRADISSION (Lot #131020) due to suspected microbiological contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Colruyt recalls Everyday cornichons aigres-doux / Sweet-sour pickles (670 g glass jar; Use by 21/7/2022, 22/7/2022 & 23/7/2022) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Mars Belgique recalls Pedigree Vital au Boeuf et aux Légumes dog food (14 kg; Lot #046D9MIN05; Best before 12/11/2021) due to elevated levels of vitamin D.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Mizra Delicacies Food Industries Ltd. recalls Salami Kupecheski Servelat (1kg; Production code 20324; Best before 19.03.2021) due to foreign matter (metal piece) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Selected Agricultural Produce Ltd. recalls Frozen Ground Chicken (500g; Best before 01.02.2021) due to Salmonella contamination.