Recalls and Alerts: January 10 – 13, 2021

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: FDA has opened an investigation into an outbreak of Salmonella Miami, associated with an unknown food. Forty-eight outbreak cases have been reported so far.

Pet Food Recall and Pet Health Alert: Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. expands its earlier recall of pet food to include to include more than 1000 production lots of dog and cat pet food products made with corn products and manufactured in the company’s Chickasha Operations Facility, because those products may contain aflatoxin levels which exceed acceptable limits. At least 70 pets have died and an additional 80 or more have fallen ill after consuming certain of these products. Please refer to the recall notice for details on how to identify the recalled products. Additional information also is available in eFoodAlert’s Breaking News story, posted on January 11, 2021.

Food Safety Recall: Weis Markets recalls Weis Quality Cookies and Cream Ice Cream (48 oz; Sell by 10/28/21; UPC 041497-01253) and Klein’s Vanilla Dairy Ice Cream (3 gal; Code stamp 0302) due to possible foreign matter (metal filling equipment parts) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: EVR Foods, INC recalls Lavva brand Blueberry Plant-Based Yogurt (5.3 oz; Expiration date 2/21/21) due to potential mold contamination.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Piller’s Fine Foods recalls Piller’s brand Oven Roasted Turkey Breast (375g; Best Before 2021 JA 27; EST 550; UPC 0 69401 07546 8) due to foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.

Europe

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Dufrais recalls Dufrais brand Boulettes rôtie maison / Homemade roassted meatballs (100-120g/piece; Lots 090 1010 007, 090 1010 008, 090 1010 009; Use by 12/01/2021) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Riz basmati / Basmati rice (1kg bag; Lot code / Best before date 01/07/2022) due to mycotoxin (ochratoxin A) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Kólus ehf recalls Sambo brand Risa Þristur – lakkrís- og súkkulaðistangir með karamellufyllingu / licorice and chocolate bars with caramel filling (50g; Lots L350 & L357; Best before 16.11.21 & 08.01.22) due to a packaging defect.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Meitav (G. SH.) Food Industries Limited Partnership alerts the public to the presence of undeclared egg in four flavoured syrup products. Please refer to the notice for a list of affected products. The company points out that the products are safe for consumers who do not have sensitivity to egg.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Woolworths recalls Woolworths Coleslaw (110g, 250g, 400g & 800g; All Use By dates from 12 Jan up to and including 21 Jan) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Bellarine Smokehouse recalls Smoked Barramundi Pâté and Smoked Salmon Pâté (150g; Use By 050221 & 060221) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.