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/PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: FSIS/USDA issues a public health alert for approximately 211,406 pounds of raw ground turkey products, produced by Plainville Brands, LLC, a Pennsylvania establishment, due to concerns the products may have caused Salmonella Hadar illness. The products are though to be a source of a multistate outbreak of 28 Salmonella Hadar illnesses in 12 states with onset dates ranging from December 28, 2020 through March 4, 2021. Evidence collected to date does not link all illnesses to this establishment. Based on the continuing investigation, additional product from other establishments may be involved.
Pet Food Safety Recall: The J.M. Smucker Co. recalls Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food (30-lb bag; UPC 2927452099 Lot codes 1081804 & 1082804; Best if used by 9/14/2022 & 9/15/2022, respectively) due to potential Salmonella contamination. The recalled products were sold at select Walmart stores in IL, MO, NE, NM, OK, UT, WI and WY.
Allergy Alert Update: Federated Co-operatives Ltd. recalls Co-op Gold Pure brand Almond Butter – Crunchy Roasted (500g; UPC 0 57316 16814 6; All codes where cashew and hazelnut are not declared on the label) due to undeclared cashew and hazelnut.
Allergy Alert: Goodfood Market Corp. recalls Goodfood brand Chicken & Parm Grain Bowl with Mixed Salad (515g; Code 400146; Best before 2021 MR 25, 2021 MR 26 & 2021 MR 27) due to undeclared sesame seeds.
Food Safety Recall Update: Tun Hau Enterprises (Canada) Ltd. recalls Double Happiness brand “Dried Almond” (200g; UPC 6 264300 001608; Best before 30/12/2020) due to potential for cyanide poisoning.
OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (DENMARK): The Statens Serum Institut, the Danish Medicines Agency, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the DTU Food Institute are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella infections that has affected a total of 25 people aged 2-92. The outbreak strain has been found in samples of HUSK Psyllium seed husks capsules. Please see recall information below.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): Biogreenz recalls multiple Biogreenz brand dessert products due to undeclared soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): Het Schietveld recalls Het Schietveld brand Sergeant / Kolonel beers due to undeclared barley gluten. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected batches.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): Belcydonia recalls La Jolie brand Confiture Framboises – chocolat blanc / Raspberry & white chocolate jam (215g; All lots) due to undeclared soy.
Allergy Alert (Ireland): Tesco Tzatziki (200g; Use by 12/04/21) contains undeclared egg, which may make the batch unsafe for consumers who are allergic to or intolerant of egg.
Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls VEGETARISCHE SLAGER / Unilever brand vegetarische mc² burger / Veggie burger (160g; Best before 21-04-2021 to 30-04-2021, inclusive) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Jumbo recalls De Vegetarische slager brand Burger Végétarien mc² / Veggie burger (160g; Lots 108382N26, 108484N26, 108985N26, 109285N26; Best before 21-04-2021 to 30-04-2021, inclusive) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Scandic Food A/S recalls REMA 1000 Økologisk Mayonnaise / Organic mayonnaise (210g; Lot L4; Best before 26-11-2021) due to potential for mold growth.
Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Orkla Care A/S recalls multiple Psyllium Husk products due to Salmonella contamination. The products have been linked to an outbreak of Salmonella infections in Denmark. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Orkla Care A/S recalls HUSK Psyllium mavebalance Basic (kapsler) / Psyllium Stomach Balance Basic (capsules) (225 capsules; Batch #505433; Best before 30.09.2023) due to Salmonella contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): Sobomar Atlantique recalls KERALIOU brand Telline (Donax trunculus) shellfish (3kg; Lots MB37766, MB37773TEL & MB37761) due to presence of marine biotoxins.
Food Safety Recall (France): ARGIS-GALAC’SEA Argisfood recalls Casino brand Crevette entières tropicales surgelées / Frozen whole tropical shrimp (400g; Lot VN/532/V/072; Best before 02/12/2022) due to Vibrio parahaemolyticus contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): SARL DE KERALIOU Keraliou recalls Keraliou brand Tellines (Lots MB37766, MB37773TEL & MB37761) due to presence of marine biotoxins.
Food Safety Recall (Italy): Renzini SpA recalls PEPE NERO salame di cinghiale / Black pepper wild boar salami (0.2 kg; Lot #61104910; Best before 24/04/21) due to Salmonella contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): The Vegetarian Butcher recalls Vegetarian Butcher HACK-SEELIG / The Vegetarian Butcher Hack-Selig Burger (160g; Best before 16.04.2021 & 21.04.2021; Lot numbers beginning with 1078 & 1083, respectively) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): La Provençale recalls multiple La Provençale brand METTWURST ET BIERSTUMPEN sausage products due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): K. Iraklidis & Söhne recalls REWE Beste Wahl brand Snacktomaten mit Kräutern / Tomato snack with herbs (150g; All Best before dates) and REWE Beste Wahl brand Snacktomaten mit Meersalz / Tomato snack with sea salt (150g; All Best before dates) due to foreign matter (glass) contamination.
Food Safety Recall Update (UK): Nutricia recalls Cow & Gate and Aptamil Muesli products because some packs have been found to contain pieces of apple stalks. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details on the affected products.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
Allergy Alert (Israel): Target Sweets Ltd. recalls Bitter chocolate stuffed with nougat (100g; All expiration dates) and Bitter chocolate with nut chips (100g; All expiration dates) due to undeclared milk.
Allergy Alert (Israel): Factory at Tania Ltd. recalls SMSi with meat filling (Use by 17/04/2021, 01/05/2021 & 15/05 / 2021) due to undeclared sesame.