Recalls and Alerts: January 14 – 16, 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

Consent Decree: The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington entered a consent decree between the FDA and Valley Processing, Inc. of Sunnyside, Washington, along with the company’s owner and president, Mary Ann Bliesner, to stop distributing adulterated juice products until the company complies with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and other requirements listed in the consent decree. In a complaint filed on behalf of the FDA on Nov. 6, 2020, the agency stated that Valley Processing, Inc.’s juice products contained inorganic arsenic and patulin toxins at levels that can pose health risks to consumers. In addition, during an inspection by the FDA, investigators observed that the defendants processed juice under grossly insanitary conditions and failed to adhere to relevant food safety standards.

Allergy Alert: FSIS alerts the public to the presence of undeclared allergens in three brands of beef jerky products. Please refer to the FSIS alert for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Nestlé Prepared Foods recalls Nestlé HOT POCKETS BRAND SANDWICHES: PREMIUM PEPPERONI MADE WITH PORK, CHICKEN & BEEF PIZZA GARLIC BUTTERY CRUST (54-oz 12-pack; Lot codes 0318544624, 0319544614, 0320544614, and 0321544614; Best before FEB 2022) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of glass and hard plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Lake Champlain Chocolates recalls select LCC milk chocolate products from a determined best-by date range due to potential foreign matter (brittle plastic pieces) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Farm Boy Company Inc. recalls Farm Boy brand Marinated Teriyaki Chicken (450g; Best Before 20210128; UPC 8 08912 01858 4) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Industry recalls Wang Korea brand sweet rice pancake products due to undeclared egg. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert Update: Dolson Marketing Inc. recalls Chocolate Non-Dairy Whip Topping (1 kg; UPC 6 953942 240178; All codes where “non-dairy” is declared on the label) and Orange Non-Dairy Whip Topping (1 kg; UPC 6 953942 240093; All codes where milk is not declared on the label) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Hwa Joo Dang Enterprises Ltd. recalls HJD brand Sprouted Multi Grain (1.82 kg; UPC 6 27843 08862 2; All codes where “gluten free” is declared on the label) due to undeclared barley (gluten).

Allergy Alert: 2007064 Ontario Inc. (O/A Kokkadens) recalls Kokkadens Cakes & Bakes brand Dates & Walnut Cake (400g; UPC 9 780201 591279; All packages where egg is not declared on the label) and Kokkadens Cakes & Bakes brand Carrot & Dates Cake (400g; UPC 9 780201 379624; All packages where egg is not declared on the label) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall: Harvest Meats recalls Harvest brand Polish Sausages (675g; BEST BEFORE 2021MR15; UPC 0 57393 70017 8) due to undercooking.

Food Safety Recall: Le marché d’Emma recalls various products packed in glass jars due to improper production and packing that could render the products unsafe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Just Pressed recalls various soups that are not labeled with the mandatory “keep refrigerated” instruction. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: La Fabrique à saucisse recalls Peperette sausages (spicy and mild) due to improper production and packing that could render the products unsafe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for details on the affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Industry recalls Ciloglu brand Findikli Dut Pestili / Dried fruit and nut confectionery (300g; Lot #8697436552788; Expiration date 12.02.2021 – 20.04.21 – 01.07.21 – 14.08.21 – 07.10.21 – 07.11.21) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (France): Auchan recalls Auchan Bio brand Sucre de fleur de coco / Coconut blossom sugar (250g; Lot #51080; Expiration date 17/10/2021) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Taz Group SrL recalls Arachidi al Wasabi / Wasabi peanuts (50g; Lots 0261, 0291, 0321, 0351; Best before 01/04/2021, 01/05/2021, 01/06/2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (UK): Caterers Choice Ltd recalls two Pasta Del Vallo products due to undeclared soy. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details on the affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Milupa recalls various Milupa Kindermüsli Früchte / Milupa Kindermüsli Bircher / Milupa Kinder-Porridge Hafer & Früchte baby cereals due to a choking hazard (pieces of apple stalks). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Kieku Oy recalls Kieku, Pirkka and Kotimaista brand LK-free L4 eggs (Lots #002 & #004; Best before 5.2 and 12.2, respectively; Producer code 2FI15464) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Milupa recalls certain Milupa brand baby cereals due to a choking hazard (pieces of apple stalks). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Nutricia recalls Cow & Gate and Aptamil Muesli products due to a choking hazard (some packs have been found to contain pieces of apple stalks). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Tesco Ireland recalls Tesco Finest Taleggio PDO Italian Cheese ((200g; Use by 25 January 2021; Product of Italy) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Agricola Tre Valli Soc. Coop recalls KEBAB DI POLLO CONAD (350g; Lot #8574274; Best before 22-01-2021) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Agricola Tre Valli Soc. Coop recalls AIA brand KES’S KEBAB DI POLLO (350g; Lot #8574274; Best before 22-01-2021) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Arc en Ciel Soc. Agr. Coop recalls CARREFOUR BIO brand Sugo alle verdure biologico / Organic vegetable sauce (350g; Best before 26.10.2022) due to foreign matter (glass particles) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Tesco recalls Tesco Finest Taleggio (200g; Use by 25 January 2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Nutricia recalls Cow & Gate and Aptamil Muesli products due to a choking hazard (some packs have been found to contain pieces of apple stalks). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Pet Food Safety Recall (Austria): Mars Austria recalls PEDIGREE Adult with Chicken & Vegetables dry dog ​​food (15kg & 3kg; various Best before dates) due to high levels of vitamin D. Please refer to the recall notice for specifics on lot codes and Best Before dates.

Pet Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Mars Belgium recalls several dog food products due to high levels of Vitamin D. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Pet Food Safety Recall (UK): Mars Petcare UK recalls several dog food products due to high levels of Vitamin D. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.