Recalls and Alerts: May 26-27, 2022

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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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For up-to-date information on the multi-national Jif peanut butter recall and the associated Salmonella outbreak in the United States, please point your cursor to the Jif/Smucker Recalls menu item at the top of the page.

United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: CDC reports 16 confirmed cases of Salmonella Senftenberg in 12 US states. The illnesses are linked to consumption of Jif peanut butter products.

Public Health Alert: FSIS issues Public Health Alert for Super Asian Chicken Salad (ready-to-eat) (14.5-oz clamshell containers; Best Thru 05/16 through 06/03; distributed to an Amazon Go retail location in Washington) because the salads contain peanut butter that may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp. recalls approximately 185,610 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) bacon topping products due to possible foreign matter contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A virus infections linked to imported fresh organic strawberries. Ten lab-confirmed outbreak cases have been reported in Alberta (4) and Saskatchewan (6). Four people have been hospitalized. The imported fresh organic strawberries were purchased between March 5 and 9, 2022 at Co-op stores in Alberta and Saskatchewan and are no longer available for purchase in Canada.

Food Safety Recall: Cantine asiatique Le Petit Jardin du Bedeau (Saint-Pascal, QC) recalls THON FUMÉ / Smoked tuna (Sold up to 26 May 2022) due to food safety hazard.

Food Safety Recall: Nita Tout Garni recalls Gravlax (Sold up to 26 May 2022) due to food safety hazard.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): PLUS supermarkten recalls PLUS Gehakt Cordon Bleu / Minced meat, Cordon Bleu (2 pieces; Use by 3 June 2022) due to undeclared peanuts and soy.

Allergy Alert (Spain): AESAN alerts the public to undeclared peanut protein in PWD brand Vegan Chocolate & Hazelnut Praline (35g; Batch no. 22017).

Allergy Alert (UK): East Midlands Food Ltd recalls Aryapan Prajituri Cake Selection (300g & 500g; All batch codes and date codes) due to undeclared peanuts, eggs, milk, nuts, soya and wheat (gluten).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Käserei Wilhelm Mack GmbH & Co. KG recalls four cheese products due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Nordgetreide GmbH Co. KG recalls Crownfield brand Cornflakes di mais da agricoltura biologica / Organic corn flakes (375g; Expiration dates 29.05.2023, 30.05.2023 & 04.06.2023) due to aflatoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Norway): Rema 1000 recalls Squid rings, breaded and pre-fried, pick and mix freezer counter (Use by 04.2024) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): Lidl România recalls Belbake Semințe de susan / Sesame seeds (200g; Lot 304-2216111; Use by 18.03.2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): JDM Distributors recalls Jif Creamy Peanut Butter (453g; Batch code 1343006; Best before 09 December 2023) and Jif Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter (453g; Batch code 1296425; Best before 23 October 2023) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Singapore): Kaiser Foods (Singapore) Pte Ltd recalls Chris’ Homestyle Plant Based Spring Onion Dairy Free Vegan Dip (200g; Use by 1 June 2022; Product of Australia) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Singapore): Yen Investments Pte Ltd recalls Hanami Toasted Prawn Cracker, Original Flavour (All batches; Product of Thailand) due to undeclared molluscs (squid), milk and/or soy.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Eden Ice Cream Factory recalls Round sandwich brand Popsicle in vanilla-flavored vegetable fat (50g; No production dates) and Sankor brand Popsicle in vegetable fat flavored with vanilla chocolate (70g; No production dates) due to E. coli contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Chetak Melbourne Pty Ltd recalls Deep Coriander Chutney (283g; Use By 20 AUG 2023) due to undeclared sesame.

Allergy Alert (Australia): Cantire Foods Pty Ltd (T/A Chris’ Foods) recalls Chris’ Homestyle Plant Based Corn Relish Dairy Free Vegan Dip (200g; Use By 23 JUL 22 & 11 AUG 22) and Chris’ Homestyle Plant Based Spring Onion Dairy Free Vegan Dip (200g; Use By 01 JUN 22 & 02 AUG 22) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Australia): Industry recalls Hanami Toasted Prawn Crackers (Various sizes and weights; All batch and date codes) due to undeclared molluscs (squid), milk and/or soy.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): The Little Big Dairy Company Pty Ltd recalls Double Cream (300 ml & 1 L; Use By 27 JUN 22) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.