Recalls and Alerts: January 21 – 23, 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

Allergy Alert: Door County Coffee & Tea Co recalls French Vanilla Flavored Cappuccino Single Serve Cups (5.1 oz; Lot codes 1C092220-2 & 1C120220-A; Expiry dates 9/22/2022 & 12/2/2022, respectively) due to undeclared milk and soy.

Allergy Alert: Frito-Lay recalls Ruffles Original Potato Chips, “Party Size” (13 1/2 oz; Both “Guaranteed Fresh” date and price of 23 MAR 2021 5.29 And the Manufacturing Code 225335014
73  03:xx with xx = 00 through 13) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Publix Super Markets, Inc. recalls select Publix Steam In Bag products prepared in-store due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination of the butternut squash ingredient. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Bob Evans Farms, Inc.  recalls Bob Evans Italian Sausage (1-lb chubs; Lot #0352; Use/Frz By JAN 31 21) due to possible foreign matter (thin blue rubber) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: House-Autry Mills, Inc. recalls House-Autry Tartar Sauce (9 oz; Best by BB 08182021, BB 08232021, BB 09162021, BB 09172021, BB 09182021 and BB 09212021) due to spoilage.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Waisee Trading Co. Ltd. recalls Taidian Xiaolong Bun (15-count; UPC 858093700017; All units) due to undeclared oyster and wheat.

Allergy Alert: Hinnawi Bros. Bagel & Café recalls Bagels sésame végétalien (Best before dates up to and including 18 March 2021) and Bagels Nature végétalien (Best before dates up to and including 18 March 2021) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall: Clover Leaf Seafoods Corp. recalls Clover Leaf brand Sardines Boneless Fillets – Garlic & Chive in Oil (106g; Batch codes 0170CBXP 2025 JN 18 & 0204CBXP 2025 JL 22; UPC 0 61362 46008 6) and Sardines Boneless Fillets – Smoked Jalapeño in Oil (106g; Batch codes 0171CBXP 2025 JN 19, 0218CBXP 2025 AU 05 & 0307CBXS 2025 NO 02; UPC 0 61362 46009 3) because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum

Food Safety Recall: Paillard de l’Auvergne recalls certain soups packed in glass jars due to lack of the required “Garder réfrigéré” label instruction. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Brasserie Artisanale Le Trou du Diable recalls two products packed in glass jars due to lack of the required “Garder réfrigéré” label instruction. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Service – Création Milorya recalls SAUCE À LA VIANDE / Meat sauce (1L glass jars; All product sold up to and including 22 January 2021) due to improper manufacturing and/or packing conditions that may render the product unsafe to consume and also due to lack of proper ingredient labeling.

Food Safety Recall: Messara Imports recalls Farma Elassonas brand P.D.O Kefalograviera cheese (Variable weight; Lot #260420; Expiry date 10/26/2021; UPC starts with 2 726905) due to E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall: St. Francis Herb Farm Inc. recalls St. Francis Herb Farm 52 Fields brand Coconut Oil and Ghee (370g; Lot #0530120; Best before MA2022FE; UPC 8 17695 00206 2) due to mold and bacteria.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Múlakaffi recalls Hjónabakki, þorramatur fyrir tvo / dry food for two (Best before 17.01.2021 & 23.01.2021) due to undeclared egg and mustard.

Food Safety Recall (France): Fromagerie du Val d’Ormèze recalls Fromagerie du Val d’Ormèze brand Frais de brebis / fresh sheep’s milk cheese (120g; Lot 212006; Expiry dates 11/02/2021, 14/02/2021 & 16/02/2021) and Fromagerie du Val d’Ormèze brand Râpé de brebis bio / Grated sheep’s milk cheese (90g; Lot 212006; Expiry dates 14/02/2021, 15/02/2021, 17/02/2021 & 18/02/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): EDEKA Handelsgesellschaft Südwest mbH recalls Linz items and pastries with hazelnuts due to possible foreign matter (pieces of wire) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Sternenbäck GmbH recalls various baked goods due to possible foreign matter (screw and washer) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Several retailers recall chilled and frozen seafood products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Pet Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Pak ehf. recalls Sportmix original cat food kattafóðri frá Midwestern pet food / Sportmix brand origial cat food (6.8 kg / 15 lbs; Batch no. 07092021L3 05; All expiry dates up to and including 07.09.22; Product of Midwestern Pet Food, USA) due to elevated levels of aflatoxin.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall / Allergy Alert (New Zealand): NZ Food Manufacturing Ltd recalls Hai Chuan Heng brand and HiLife brand products (all batches, all dates and all packaging sizes) due to lack of process control and presence of undeclared crustacea, gluten, sesame, soy and sulphites.

Recalls and Alerts: January 17 – 20, 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.

If you would like to receive automatic email alerts for all new articles posted on eFoodAlert, please submit your request using the sidebar link.

Interested in learning more about food safety and the history of foodborne disease outbreaks and investigations? Go to TAINTED to download the first couple of chapters of my new book.

United States

Food Safety Recall: Pero Family Farms Food Company, LLC recalls Butternut Squash Trays due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Lancaster Foods LLC recalls Butternut squash noodles, planks, chunks and butternut squash containing medleys and blends due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Hiland Dairy recalls 1% low fat chocolate milk (1/2 pint (236 ml); Plant code 4025; Sell by January 27, 2021; UPC 72060-00156-3) because some of the products may contain food-grade sanitizers, which could cause illness if consumed.

Food Safety Recall: Publix Super Markets, Inc.  recalls select Publix Steam In Bag products prepared in-store containing a specific butternut squash ingredient due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Amy’s Kitchen Inc. recalls Amy’s brand Golden Lentil Dal Soup (398 ml; Lot 30F1520; Best before 06/2023; UPC 0 42272 90593 5) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert: Live Organic Food Products recalls Live. brand Turmeric Wrap (112g; Batch codes 269TW272 and 269TW273; UPC 6 27916 55107 7) due to undeclared gluten.

Food Safety Recall: Charcuterie Richard recalls Mielonka (200 ml and 500 ml glass jars; Sold up to and including 19 January 2021) and Bigos (1 L glass jars; Sold up to and including 19 January 2021) due to lack of “Garder réfrigéré” on the product label.

Europe

Food Safety Alert (UK): Meat products (predominantly lamb, goat, veal, beef), of all meat species, supplied by an unregistered and unapproved Wiltshire based vendor have not been produced in accordance with food safety and hygiene legislative requirements. Please refer to the advisory for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Carbonnades flamandes / Flemish carbonnades (600 g; Use by 24/01/21) due to undeclared wheat, barley, mustard and celery.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Wholefoods recalls Pit & Pit brand Graines du paradis / peppercorns (75g; Lot #LTR98NFYX; Expiration date 01/05/2023) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): EUROKIP recalls Kok O’Rell brand CHIPOLATA DE VOLAILLE / raw poultry sausage (0.250kg – 0.500kg; Lot #139950; Use by 21/01/2021) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Coronet Cake Company ApS recalls Vores Lagkagebunde, lyse, 3-delt / Our Layer Cake Bases, bright, 3-part (Best before 22.02.2021) due to risk of mold growth.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Dagrofa ApS recalls Gestus Lyse Lagkagebunde / layer cake bases (Best before 22.02.2021) due to risk of mold growth.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Huber Mühle GmbH recalls Bio Schoko Dinkelwaffeln / Organic Chocolate spelt wafers (150g; Expiry date 09.09.2021) due to foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Lovison spa recalls Salame a punta di coltello / “Knife-tip” salami (~600g; Lot #14102020; Best before 02.02.2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Lidl Nederland recalls gerookte spekreepjes / smoked bacon strips (Expiration dates 03-03-2021 and 04-03-2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Mars PetCare recalls Pedigree Vital Protection Adult med Kylling og Grøntsager / Pedigree Vital Protection Adult with Chicken and Vegetables dog food (3 kg and 12 kg; Batch codes 045F9MIN05 and 046C9MIN08, respectively; Best before 06.02.2022 and 10.02.2022, respectively) due to excessive levels of Vitamin D.

Pet Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Mars recalls various Pedigree brand dry dog foods due to excessive levels of Vitamin D. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): K S NSW Pty Ltd recalls Wang Korea Sweet Rice Pancake Original Flavour (180g; Date codes 2021.10.31, 2021.12.31, 2022.02.28, 2022.06.15, 2022.08.31, 2022.09.30) and Wang Korea Sweet Rice Pancake Green Tea Flavour (180g; Date codes 2021.10.31, 2021.12.31, 2022.08.31) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (Australia): Shin Mi Australia Pty Ltd recalls Wang Korea Sweet Rice Pancake Original Flavour (180g ; Date codes 31AUG22, 31JUL22, 28FEB22) and Wang Korea Sweet Rice Pancake Original (480g; Date codes 15JUN22, 15APR22, 31JUL21) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): NZ Bakels Limited recalls Bakels Gluten Free Bread Mix (700g; Batch #2011016; Best Before 01 DECEMBER 2021) due to undeclared gluten.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): O’Brien’s Wholesale Meats Pty Ltd recalls O’Brien’s Leg Ham (Various Weights and “use by” dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

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.

If you would like to receive automatic email alerts for all new articles posted on eFoodAlert, please submit your request using the sidebar link.

Interested in learning more about food safety and the history of foodborne disease outbreaks and investigations? Go to TAINTED to download the first couple of chapters of my new book.

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.