Recalls and Alerts: April 1–3, 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

OUTBREAK ALERT/FOOD SAFETY RECALL: Dungeness Valley Creamery has issued a voluntary recall of all raw milk product with a ‘Best By’ date of April 13, 2021, or earlier, after five cases of Campylobacter infections in Washington state were associated with consumption of the company’s raw milk.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: CDC is investigating a Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak that appears to be linked to wild songbirds. A total of 19 cases have been reported from eight states, including: California (3), Kentucky (1), Mississippi (1), New Hampshire (1), Oklahoma (1), Oregon (5), Tennessee (1) and Washington (6).

Public Health Alert: USDA/FSIS issues a public health alert for for approximately 39 pounds of raw ground chorizo sausage products due to potential foreign matter (hard pieces of crystalline material) contamination. Please refer to the public notice for a complete description of the affected products, which were sold at a farmer’s market and also shipped to retail locations in Oregon.                                 

Allergy Alert: HI-TECH Pharmaceuticals recalls Various APS Isomorph 28 Products and iFORCE Nutrition Mass Gainz Dietary Supplements due to undeclared milk, eggs, wheat and soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Rong Shing Trading Inc. recalls approximately 3,365 pounds of Chinese style hot pot base products containing beef tallow. The products were imported from the People’s Republic of China, a country ineligible to export beef to the United States.

Canada

Food Safety Recall Update: Industry recalls certain apricot kernels products due to potential for cyanide poisoning. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update: Industry recalls Bitter apricot kernels (All units sold from February 20, 2020up to and including June 30, 2020 at Yin Chun Super Herbs Inc., Unit 2356 (2/F), 8339 Kennedy Rd., Markham, Ontario) due to potential for cyanide poisoning.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Finland): Dr. Oetker Suomi Oy withdraws from sale Dr. Oetker Pink Roses (50g; All batches) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert (France): Auchan recalls Auchan/Pouce BARRES DE CEREALES CHOCOLAT/BANANE (6 x 21g; Lot #A229356; Best before 10/12/2021) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): Heron Foods recalls Milka Daim Bar (100g; Best before 30 October 2021) and Milka Yoghurt Bar (100g; Best before 01 February 2022) due to undeclared gluten, milk, almonds, hazelnuts and soy.

Allergy Alert (UK): Jim Jams Spreads Ltd recalls Jim Jams Dark Hazelnut Choc Spread (Vegan) (330g; All batch codes and Best before dates) and Jim Jams Dark Chocolate Orange Spread (Vegan) (330g; All batch codes and Best before dates) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (France): Fromagerie Guillaume recalls Fromagerie Guillaume brand SAINT-NECTAIRE AU LAIT CRU DE VACHE / Cheese from raw cow’s milk (Lot 1AAV6 / 2AAV6; Best before 22/04/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Industry recalls Clos Chevrel brand Fromage Valençay cheese (Lot V028; Best before 03/04/2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Dunnes Stores recalls Irish Turkey Breast Crown with Prime Wings (1.5 kg; Use by 05 April 2021) due to incorrect cooking instructions that could lead to inadequate cooking of the product by consumers, making it unsafe to eat.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Morrisons recalls Morrisons Choco Crackles breakfast cereal (375g; Best before November 2021) due to foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Dunnes Stores recalls Irish Turkey Breast Crown with Prime Wings (1.5 kg; Use by 05 April 2021) due to incorrect cooking instructions that could lead to inadequate cooking of the product by consumers, making it unsafe to eat.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Asda recalls Asda 2 Original Chicken Chargrills (170g; Batch code 31120953; Best before 05 September 2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): VHT Perth recalls Xiang Hai Crab Flavor Crisp Chips, Totato and Seaweed flavours (50g; Best Before 14-04-2021; Product of China) due to undeclared egg.

Recalls and Alerts: March 28–31, 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: Harris Teeter recalls certain Fresh Foods Market Cookies & Crème Cakes due to undeclared hazelnut. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Rise Baking Company recalls certain cookies and cakes due to undeclared hazelnut. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: b.a. Sweetie Candy Co recalls certain Chocolate Malt Balls and Chocolate Malted Milk Balls due to undeclared wheat. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Sabra Dipping Company, LLC recalls Classic Hummus (10 oz; Production date/Time stamp “On: Feb 10 Between: 18:00:27 and 23:49:00”; Best before 4/26/21) due to Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was distributed in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Jersey, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

Food Safety Recall: Trident Seafoods Corporation recalls Pacific Salmon Burgers (3 lb / 48 oz. net weight; Lot #GC101431; Best by 01/14/2023) due to possible foreign matter (small pieces of metal) contamination, which may represent a choking hazard. The recalled product was sold at Costco.

Food Safety Recall Update: Avanza Pasta, LLC. recalls approximately 9,847 pounds of meat and poultry pasta products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Midwestern Pet Foods recalls multiple specific expiration dates of certain dog and cat food brands including CanineX, Earthborn Holistic, Venture, Unrefined, Sportmix Wholesomes, Pro Pac, Pro Pac Ultimates, Sportstrail, Sportmix and Meridian brands produced at its Monmouth, Illinois Production Facility due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were distributed across the USA and also exported to Bahrain, Barbados, Chile, Costa Rica, Ghana, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, and Uruguay.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Cargill, Inc recalls Ranch Hound Maintenance Mini-Chunk Dog Food (40-lb bags; Lots E1066 and E1067; Best by 3/7/2022 and 3/8/2022; manufactured for Atwood Distributing, L.P., Enid, OK) due to Salmonella contamination.

Canada

Food Safety Recall Update: Earth Notions Inc. recalls Earth Notions brand Raw Bitter Apricot Kernels (454g; Lot #AK2007; Best before June 2023; UPC 6 89076 42028 0) due to potential for cyanide poisoning.

Food Safety Recall Update: North Shore Specialty Foods recalls Kolapore Springs brand and North Shore brand smoked trout products due to potential for growth of Clostridium botulinum. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: IGA Extra – Coop de Sainte-Foy recalls various smoked salmon products due to lack of a “best before” date on the packages. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Charcuterie Transilvania recalls two delicatessen meats due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details on the affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (France): Auchan recalls POUCE – Auchan brand Barres de céréales / cereal bars (126g (6x21g); Lot #A229356; Use by 10/12/2021) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): Little Dish recalls Little Dish British Chicken & Veg Pie (200g; Use by 18 April 2021) due to undeclared fish.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls Auchan – Mmm! brand Jamón Serrano 6 tranches / Serrano ham – 6 slices (100g; Use by 12/05/2021) due to foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): K. Iraklidis & Söhne AG recalls multiple Snacktomaten / Snack tomatoes products due to foreign matter (glass particles) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update (Ireland): Nestle UK and Ireland recalls multiple batches of SMA Wysoy Infant Formula due to foreign matter (pieces of blue plastic) contamination, which may represent a choking hazard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batch codes.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls Auchan – Mmm! brand Jamón Serrano 6 tranches / Serrano ham – 6 slices (100g; Lot #502028224 16:29:13; Use by 12/05/2021) due to foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Slovak Republic): EQUUS. sro recalls multiple batches of frozen spinach purée due to potential tropane alkaloid poisoning. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update (UK): Nestle UK recalls multiple batches of SMA Wysoy Infant Formula due to foreign matter (pieces of blue plastic) contamination, which may represent a choking hazard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batch codes.

Recalls and Alerts: March 25–27, 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

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: In response to a refusal on the part of Real Water, Inc. to make its records available to FDA during the agency’s investigation into an outbreak of 5 cases of non-viral hepatitis in southern Nevada, the FDA has issued a formal ‘Demand for Records’ under section 414 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The cases of non-viral hepatitis have been linked to consumption of “Real Water” brand Alkaline Water, manufactured by Real Water, Inc. and distributed in the greater Las Vegas, NV area, central California coastal region (North of Los Angeles, CA, and South from Santa Barbara, CA), and Phoenix, AZ.

Food Safety Recall: Kareem Mart recalls Kareem Chef brand “Halva,” “Halva with Pistachio” and “Halva with Chocolate” (1lb and 2lb plastic tubs; Best before 07-01-2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Trident Seafoods Corporation recalls Pacific Salmon Burgers (3 lbs. (48 oz.); Lot #GC101431; Best by 01/14/2023) due to possible foreign matter (small pieces of metal) contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Aliments Naturello inc. (SmoothiesGo) recalls multiple SmoothiesGo brand smoothies due to undeclared soy, sesame, milk, wheat, mustard and sulphites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Conagra Brands Canada Inc. recalls Heathy Choice brand Power Bowls Meatless Chipotle Chick’n (262g; Lot #5009019020; Best before 21AL04; UPC 0 72655 00230 2) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Soline Trading Ltd. recalls Thai Elephant brand Black Tiger Shrimp Headless Shrimp 13-15 (18.89 kg; Batch code HL-269-V20) due to undeclared sulphites.

Food Safety Recall: Ristorante Trattoria Lanni recalls two products sold in glass jars due to absence of “Keep Refrigerated” instruction on product labels. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Le Comptoir recalls various products sold in glass jars due to absence of “Keep Refrigerated” instruction on product labels. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Alert: CFIA warns consumers to avoid Our Father’s Farm brand Extremely Bitter Apricot Kernels (227g; Best before 7-7-2022; UPC 7 18122 91750 1) due to potential cyanide poisoning.

Food Safety Recall: North Shore Specialty Foods recalls Kolapore Springs brand smoked trout and smoked trout, peppercorn (All best before dates up to and including 2021 MR 31) due to potential for growth of Clostridium botulinum in the products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Finland): Kesko Oyj recalls VegeMe Pikkupullat ja muusi vegan product (400g; Best before 4/14/2021, 4/21/2021, 4/27/2021, 4/30/2021, 03/03/2021) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Heera Premium Quality Golden Sultanas (100g; Batch code M19720V; Best before  July 2022) contains undeclared sulphur dioxide.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Savana Milk Chocolate Raisins (175g; Best before 18/10/21) contains undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): PLUS recalls PLUS Fresh Package Chicken Siam (Expiry date 31-03-2021) due to undeclared celery.

Allergy Alert (UK): Merchant Gourmet recalls Merchant Gourmet brand Red and White Quinoa (250g; Batch code L3 2012L00156; Best before end of December 2022) due to undeclared glutens (wheat and barley).

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): Industry recalls Mont de Joux brand mini Mont D’or cheese (460g; Lot #3053; Use by 01/04/2021, 02/04/2021 et 08/04/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Cloetta Suomi Oy recalls ZOO lollipops (sold in bulk) due to possible foreign matter (metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Casino recalls CASINO ÇA VIENT D’ICI brand Piperade basque au piment d’espelette (650g; Lot #V028; Use by 06/10/2024) due to possible foreign matter (glass particles) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls Fromagerie d’Anjouin brand Fromage au lait cru Valençay / raw milk cheese (220 g; Lot #V028; Best before 03/04/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls M’Amour brand Confiture extra ananas / Pineapple jam (325g; multiple batch codes) due to foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batch codes.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): EIFEL-Quelle GmbH recalls EIFEL Quelle Classic (0.75 L glass bottle; Lot code 09.02.24 13:00 to 09.02.24 16:40; Expiration 09.02.24 (13:00) to 09.02.24 (16:40)) due to foreign matter (glass fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): EDEKA ZENTRALE Stiftung & Co. KG recalls GUT & GÜNSTIG Frozen berry mix with sour cherries (750g bag; Use by 19.10.2022, 30.10.2022, 19.11.2022, 03.12.2022 & 07.01.2023) due to foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Nestlé UK and Ireland recalls SMA Wysoy Infant Formula (800g; Batch codes 025057651Z, 025057652Z, and 025157651Z; Best before June 2022 and September 2022) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of blue plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls Fromagerie d’Anjouin brand Fromage au lait cru Valençay / raw milk cheese (220 g; Lot #V028; Best before 03/04/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Nestle UK recalls SMA Wysoy Infant Formula (800g; Batch codes 025057651Z, 025057652Z, and 025157651Z; Best before June 2022 and September 2022) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of blue plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): PepsiCo recalls Smith’s Snaps Spicy Tomato Flavour (8 x 13g multipack; Best before 29 May 2021) due to a potential choking hazard.