Recalls and Alerts: July 30 – August 1, 2020


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 UPDATE: CDC has received reports of 396 Salmonella Newport infections in 34 states. Fifty-nine of the outbreak victims have been hospitalized. According to FDA, the outbreak is probably linked to consumtion of red onions supplied by Thomson International, Inc. of Bakersfield, CA. Thomson has informed FDA that the company will be recalling all varieties of onions that could have come in contact with potentially contaminated red onions. This includes red, white, yellow, and sweet onions. Consumers, retailers and food service establishments are advised to avoid serving or eating any onions supplied by Thomson International.

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for ready-to-eat (RTE) beef and chicken taquitos and chimichangas products containing Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated diced green chilies that have been recalled by the producer, Sun Valley Foods, due to concerns that the products may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard plastic. Please refer to the official notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: SmithFoods Inc. recalls three flavors of Earth Grown Vegan Non-Dairy Almond Based Frozen Desserts Earth Grown Vegan Non-Dairy Almond Based Frozen Desserts due to undeclared cashews. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: JBS Food Canada ULC recalls approximately 38,406 pounds of boneless beef head meat products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

 

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE: PHAC has received reports of 114 Salmonella Newport infections in British Columbia (43), Alberta (55), Manitoba (13), Ontario (2), and Prince Edward Island (1). Sixteen of the outbreak victims have been hospitalized. PHAC and CFIA report that the outbreak is probably linked to red onions imported into Western Canada by Sysco. Please refer to the recall notice below.

Allergy Alert: Metro Ontario Inc. recalls Selection brand Chocolate Drink Mix (425g; All Best Before dates up to and including 2021 OC 31 A; UPC 0 59749 96229 2) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Sysco recalls IMPERIAL FRESH brand Red Onions – Jumbo (10-lb and 25-lb bags; Product codes 8399925 & 8313967, respectively; All products imported since May 24, 2020; Product of USA), as the onions have been identified as the probable cause of an outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections in five provinces. The recalled products were sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and North Western Ontario.

Food Safety Recall: SJ Fine Foods Ltd. recalls Grimm’s Fine Foods brand Grimm’s Bavarian Bacon & Cheddar Smokies (450g; Best before Best Before 2020SE04; UPC 0 55898 14165 6) due to foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (France): Industry recalls ARO brand Ail semoule fine / fine garlim semolina (1 Kg; Lot #19317) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (Germany): MEGA Fleisch GmbH recalls four salami products due to undeclared mustard and soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Cora recalls Nature Bio brand BARQUETTE DE 2 FILETS DE POULET BIO / tray containing two organic chicken breasts (Lot #2020035938; Expiration date 06/08/2020) due to Salmonella Typhimurium contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls Albert Heijn brand Franse scharrelkipfilet / boneless chicken breasts (340g; Expiration date 06-08-2020 & 07-08- 2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Gold & Green Foods Oy recalls Nyhtökaura® dumplings and Delikaura™ dumplings manufactured during July 2020 due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour Bio brand 6 crêpes moelleuses Bio au sucre de canne / 6 soft crêpes with cane sugar (All lots beginning with 188; Use by 26/07/2020) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Industry recalls NIXE brand Salade Niçoise au thon (280g; Best before 15/07/2023), NIXE brand Salade Mexicaine au thon (280g; Best before 16/07/2023 & 17/07/2023) and NIXE brand Salade Américaine au thon (280g; Best before 16/07/2023 & 17/07/2023) due to improper sterilization. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.

Food Safety Recall (France): HENRI RAFFIN recalls Henri Raffin brand Terrine de porc et canard / Pork & duck terrine (150g; Lot #02048019; Best before 26/08/2020) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Salade au thon Italienne (250g; Best before 09/07/2023; Lots juillet 2020 à juillet 2023) due to improper sterilization.

Food Safety Recall (France): NATURENVIE recalls Jardin Bio brand Ravioli au bœuf / Beef ravioli (700g jar; Lot #E049; Expiration date 18/02/2023) due to foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls Saupiquet brand Moules à l’escabèche / mussels (110g; Lot 08.08.2021) due to foreign matter (metal pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Tsang Lin Industries Ltd recalls various jelly cups and jelly candies due to a choking hazard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Salumificio cardinali recalls salame lardellato / larded salami (Lot #16) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): PELOSO PARIDE recalls AZIENDA AGRICOLA IL VALLONE DI CRIVELLI MATTIA FORMAGGELLA DEL LUINESE DOP cheese (variable weights; Lot 18E; various Best before dates) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Industry recalls various Bio Nature brand and LES FERMIERS DE LOUÉ brand poultry cuts due to Salmonella Typhimurium contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Industry recalls BARQUETTE DE 2 FILETS DE POULET BIO / tray containing two organic chicken breasts (Lot #2020035938; Expiration date 06/08/2020) due to Salmonella Typhimurium contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls five Albert Heijn brand free-range chicken products due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Bread Spread Ltd recalls all sandwiches, wraps, rolls and baguettes containing chicken due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination in the chicken filling. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Pet Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Ecoclavis recalls Barf Buffet Carcasse de Dinde / turkey carcass frozen patties (800g; All lots sold since 2016) due to presence of undeclared bone, which represents a hazard to small dogs and to puppies.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

OUTBREAK ALERT (JORDAN): According to a report in The Jerusalem Post, one child is dead and 700 were poisoned after consuming spoiled shwarma from a food stand in Amman, Jordan.

Allergy Alert (Israel): Alpha Mega Food Ltd. recalls Oatmeal Cookies Sweetened with Fructose (250g; Best before 19.11.2020 & 02.10.2020; Product of Russia) due to undeclared sesame.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Gerns Continental Smallgoods Pty Ltd recalls Gerns Smallgoods thin beef sausages (1.880kg; Use By 04-08-2020; Best Before 06-08-2020) due to foreign matter (plastic) contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: July 26-29, 2020


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

Food Safety Recall: Jamaican Tastee Patties, LLC recalls approximately 60,457 pounds of meat and poultry patty products that were repackaged, relabeled and redistributed without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Boulangerie & Pâtisserie Vova recalls ADAR brand Maquereau Fumé au Froid Cocher / cold-smoked mackerel (variable weights; Sold up to 29 July 2020) due to packaging that may not ensure product safety.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Italy): Lidl Italia s.r.l. a socio unico recalls Strada del gusto brand Pizzelle al gusto granchio / crab-flavored pizzelle (180g; Lots 00609 & 00610; Best before 31/12/2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Italy): COOP Italia S.C. recalls VICENZI SPA brand FROLLE RIPIENE CON CREMA DI CACAO / pastry filled with cocoa cream (200g; Lots 1070, 1500, 1690; Best before 16/10/20, 29/11/20, 17/12/20) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Vicenzi SPA recalls VICENZI SPA brand FROLLE RIPIENE CON CREMA DI CACAO / pastry filled with cocoa cream (200g; Lots 0690, 0770, 0910; Best before 09/09/20, 17/09/20, 30/09/20) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): REWE International AG recalls Produkte clever Pizza-Kombi Pizzateig & Tomatensauce / Clever Pizza combi pizza dough and tomato sauce (600g; various Best before dates) and Penny Ready backfertiger Pizzateig mit fruchtiger Tomatensauce im Glas / Penny Ready-to-bake pizza dough with fruity tomato sauce in a glass (600g; various Best before dates) due to foreign matter (metal) in the tomato sauce. Please refer to the recall notice for additional information.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Wewalka GmbH Nfg. KG and HOFER KG recall Cucina Nobile Pizza Dough and Cucina Nobile Rustic Pizza Dough with Tomato Sauce (600g; various Best before dates) due to foreign matter (metal) in the tomato sauce. Please refer to the recall notice for additional information.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Spar recalls SPAR Backfertiger Pizzateig mit Tomatensauce / SPAR baker pizza dough with tomato sauce (600g; Best before from 22.07.2020 to 19.08.2020) due to foreign matter (metal) in the tomato sauce.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Lidl Österreich recalls chef select & you Pizza Kombi (600g; Expiry 17.08.2020; various batch numbers) due to foreign matter (metal) in the tomato sauce. Please refer to the recall notice for additional information.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Tante Fanny Frischteig GmbH recalls BACKINI Pizza-Kombi Pizzateig & fruchtige Tomatensauce / BACKINI pizza combination pizza dough & fruity tomato sauce (600g; Expiry date 21.08.2020; various batch numbers) due to foreign matter (metal) in the tomato sauce. Please refer to the recall notice for additional information.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Jumbo recalls Jumbo Pizzakit (600g; Lot #028171; Best before 06/08/2020) due to foreign matter (small metal fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): POLAK recalls Bonduelle brand Fasolka po Bretońsku – fèves au lard / baked beans (425g; Lot RHG042510.14.L 07/05/2020 019; Best before 31/03/2024) due to defective can seams.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Naturenvie recalls Jardin Bio brand Ravioli au bœuf / beef ravioli (700g; Lot #E049; Expiry date 18/02/2023) due to foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Lidl Danmark K/S recalls Pizzadej med tomatsauce / Pizza dough with tomato sauce (600g; Best before dates from 25.07.20 to 24.08.20) due to foreign matter (small metal fragments) in the tomato sauce.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Coop Danmark recalls Wewalka Pizza Kit Classic + Tomato Sauce (600g; Best before 25.07.20, 01.08.20, 08.08.20, 11.08.20, 15.08.20) due to foreign matter (small metal fragments) in the tomato sauce.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Gold & Green Foods Oy recalls Nyhtökaura® burger steaks (Best before 7.2020, 1.8.2020, 2.8.2020, 8.8.2020 and 9.8.2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Tante Fanny Frischteig GmbH recalls GUT&GÜNSTIG Pizza Box (600g; Best before 23.08.2020) due to foreign matter (small metal fragments) in the tomato sauce.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): I. Schroeder KG. (GmbH & Co) recalls Klostergarten brand Gurkenfässchen / Cucumber barrel pickles (720 ml; Lot #14607640819; Best before 31.12.2022) due to foreign matter (glass fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Die Rostocker Wurst- & Schinkenspezialiäten GmbH recalls Streichmettwurst fein sausage and Teewurst sausage (125g; Best before 03.08.2020 to 11.08.2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Wewalka GmbH NFG. KG recalls Cucina Pizzateig mit Tomatensauce / pizza dough with tomato sauce (Best before 17.07.2020 – 16.08.2020) due to foreign matter (small metal fragments) in the tomato sauce.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Mars Food recalls Uncle Ben’s® Express Natur-Reis Basmati (220g; various Best before dates) due to foreign matter (glass) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected “Best before” date codes.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Wewalka GmbH Nfg. KG recalls chef select & you Pizza Kombi (600g; from 22.07.2020 up to and including 22.08.2020) due to foreign matter (small metal fragments) in the tomato sauce.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Tante Fanny Frischteig GmbH recalls various brands of Backfertiger Pizzateig mit Tomatensauce / ready-to-bake pizza dough with tomato sauce (600g) due to foreign matter (small metal fragments) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Uncle Ben’s recalls Uncle Ben’s Brown Basmati Rice (250g; Multiple Best before dates; Product of UK) due to foreign matter (glass) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected date codes.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): ABP Nenagh recalls Platinum Pride brand TOMAHAWAK di bovino adulto (0.9-1.1 kg; Lot NE20275998A; Best before 02-08-2020) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Industry recalls Jardin Bio brand Ravioli au bœuf / beef ravioli (700g; Lot #E049; Expiry date 18/02/2023) due to foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Jumbo Pizzakit (600g; Best before dates from 06-08-2020) due to foreign matter (small metal fragments) contamination in the tomato sauce.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Tante Fanny recalls various brands of fresh pizza dough with tomato sauce (600g) due to foreign matter (small metal fragments) contamination in the tomato sauce. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Bergendahls Food recalls FAVORIT PIZZAKIT WITH TOMATO SAUCE (600g; Best before 23.07.2020, 26.07.2020, 06.08.2020, 09.08.2020, 16.08.2020) due to foreign matter (small metal fragments) in the tomato sauce.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Mars Food UK recalls Uncle Ben’s Brown Basmati ready to heat rice pouches (250g; various Best before dates) due to foreign matter (glass) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected “Best before” date codes.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Osem- Nestlé Co. alerts the public that Smoky-flavored “Akh Shel Bisli” (70g; Batch codes 01552828L4, 01552828M4, 01552828N4, 01552828Y4; Best before 31.10.2020) may contain undeclared gluten.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Leanne’s Kitchen Ltd recalls Leanne’s Kitchen brand Seafood and Veges Dumplings (250g; Best before 12/01/21) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Pak’n Save Sylvia Park recalls specific batches of NZ Beef Premium Mince, NZ Beef Prime Mince, NZ Beef Mince, NZ Pork Mince and NZ Lamb Mince due to foreign matter (very fine metal pieces) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Mars New Zealand Ltd recalls Uncle Ben’s brand Brown Basmati ready-to-heat rice pouches (250g; Best before dates between and including 160221 and 011021; Product of UK) due to foreign matter (glass) contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: July 23 – 25, 2020


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 UPDATE: CDC reports 212 confirmed cases of Salmonella Newport infections in 23 states, with 31 people hospitalized. CDC has not yet identified a particular food, retailer or restaurant chain associated with the outbreak.

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE: CDC reports 641 confirmed cases of Cyclospora infections in 11 states, with 37 hospitalizations. The outbreak has been linked to consumption of bagged salad mixes produced at the Fresh Express facility in Streamwood, IL and sold under several different brand names. FDA’s traceback investigation is continuing.

Allergy Alert: UpSpring LLC recalls UpSpring Baby Iron + Immunity dietary supplement (60 ml dark brown glass bottles; Lot #06691; Expiry March 2021) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Wellements LLC recalls Iron Drops liquid Dietary Supplement (1oz/30ml bottle; Lot 18491 BB 1/2021, Lot 10592 BB 10/2020, Sample Lot 10592 BB 10/2020) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market recalls Chantilly Key Lime Tartlets (PLU 268564; product sell-by date through July 26, 2020; Available in WFM stores in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alerts: Whole Foods Market recalls Kouign-amann pastries (PLU 267394; sell through date of July 27, 2020; Available in WFM stores in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas and Utah) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall: Coco’s Italian Market recalls approximately 16,868 pounds of various ready-to-eat frozen meat products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT: The Public Health Agency of Canada reports 59 confirmed cases of Salmonella Newport infections in 5 provinces, with 6 persons hospitalized. This outbreak is linked to the US outbreak posted above. PHAC has not yet identified a common source for the infections.

Europe

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour Le Marché brand Terrine de saumon à l’aneth / salmon terrine with dill (150g; Lot #2028301; Best before 24/07/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Matfugl ehf recalls Ali and Bónus chicken (Batch #215-20-25-1-01; Expiry dates 28.07.20 – 30.07.20) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Cora recalls Saupiquet brand Moules à l’escabèche / mussels (110g; Best before 08/08/2021) due to foreign matter (metal pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Lidl Sverige recalls Svea Lantkött brand Färskkorv Kielbasa (320g; 2020-07-18) due to Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

OUTBREAK ALERT (NEW ZEALAND): New Zealand Food Safety is working with Toi Te Ora Public Health to identify the source of Listeria for the three cases of listeriosis in Tauranga. There is no evidence so far linking the cases to the cheese recalls listed below.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Speirs Foods (2018) LP recalls The Whole Mix brand Moroccan Cous Cous & Chicken Snack Pot (125g; Use by dates between and including 24JUL20 and 02AUG20) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination in the feta cheese.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Foodstuffs Own Brands Ltd recalls Pams brand Greek Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette (295g; Use by dates between and including 09JUL20 and 25JUL20; Best before dates between and including 25/07/20 and 02/08/20) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination in the feta cheese.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): LeaderBrand Produce Limited recalls LeaderBrand brand Garden Gate Crisp’n Zesty Chopped Salad (260g; Best before up to and including 04/08/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination in the feta cheese.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Talbot Forest Cheese recalls various brands and varieties of cheese due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Goodman Fielder recalls various brands and varieties of cheese due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.