Recalls and Alerts: April 15–17, 2023

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

Allergy Alert: Hy-Vee recalls Hy-Vee Brand Honey Mustard Braided Pretzels (10 oz; Lot D2162022 & D3332022; Best by 8/9/2023 & 12/1/2023, respectively), Hy-Vee Brand Dill Pickle Braided Pretzels (10 oz; Lot D2562022; Best by 9/14/2023), and Hy-Vee Brand Salt and Vinegar Braided Pretzels (10 oz; Lot D3252022; Best by 11/29/2023) due to undeclared milk.


OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Spain): Spanish authorities report at least 30 cases of Clostridium perfringens illness linked to ground cinnamon imported from Vietnam. The implicated product has been recalled.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Fresh Concept S.A. informs consumers who are sensitive to gluten to avoid Louis, Cora et Fresh for you brands of Pâté du chef, Pâté poivre vert, Pâté de campagne, Pâté aux pommes, Pâté grand-mère products (All batches) due to the presence of undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Prontofoods recalls Belbake brand Preparato per Creme Caramel / Creme caramel mix (2 x 100g; Exp. 05/12/2025) due to undeclared almonds and lupine.

Allergy Alert (UK): Lidl GB recalls Deluxe Ecuadorian Single Origin Easter Egg (180g; All batches) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): El Khawas Trade GmbH recalls Durra Sesampaste Tahina / Tahini sesame paste (800g; Lot 298; Best before 27.12.2024) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): CASEIFICIO LONGO SRL recalls Caseificio Longo Srl brand Formaggio a pasta molle “Tomino piemontese” / Soft cheese (180g; Lot 1074; Best before 27-04-2023) due to possible Salmonella contamination.


Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Gotzinger Smallgoods recalls Gotzinger Wood Smoked Kabana (400g; Use by 12 MAY 23) due to undeclared milk.

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