Recalls and Alerts: February 20, 2013

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 recalls and product withdrawals associated with the horse meat investigation, please consult the Horse Meat Synopsis and Recalls page.

United States

  • Food Safety Recall: MKG Provisions (Miami, FL) recalls Atlantic Smoked Salmon (Batch #1768) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The following recalled products were distributed from January 23, 2013 through February 1, 2013 to Gold Kosher (North Miami Beach, FL), Sally Sherman Salads (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), Boca Raton Resort & Club (Boca, FL), US Foodservice South Florida, US Foodservice Baltimore, Deer Run (Longwood, FL), L’Chaim (Delray Beach, FL), Prestige Smokehouse (Riviera Beach, FL), and Best Value (Miami, FL): UpRiver Brand Norwegian presliced sides (Upriver vacuum pouch bags), Prestige Brand Scottish presliced sides (clear vacuum pouch bags), Legendary Brand Norwegian pre-sliced sides (Legendary vacuum pouch bags), Prestige Brand Pastrami pre-sliced sides (clear vacuum pouch bags), UpRiver Brand Scottish pre-sliced sides (UpRiver vacuum pouch bags), UpRiver Brand Trimmings in clear bags (clear vacuum pouch bags), UpRiver Brand Pastrami pre-sliced sides (UpRiver vacuum pouch bags), UpRiver Brand Peppered pre-sliced sides (UpRiver vacuum pouch bags), UpRiver Brand Tequila/Cilantro pre-sliced sides (UpRiver vacuum pouch bags), Prestige Brand retail packs (16 oz.; clear vacuum pouch bags), UpRiver Brand Nwgn retail packs (4 oz.; UpRiver vacuum pouch bags), Prestige Brand Irish retail packs (4 oz.; clear vacuum pouch bags), Prestige Brand Nwgn retail packs (4 oz.; clear vacuum pouch bags), Prestige Brand Nova retail packs (4 oz.: clear vacuum pouch bags), UpRiver Brand Gravalax retail packs (4 oz.; UpRiver vacuum pouch bags), and UpRiver Brand Norwegian Presliced sides (UpRiver vacuum pouch bags).
  • Food Safety Recall: Wegmans recalls Wegmans brand All-Purpose Bleached Flour (UPC 0 77890 22797; Best by 12/20/13), because the product may contain 7-9 mm blue polyurethane balls from the product sifting equipment. The recalled product was sold between December 24, 2012 and February 15, 2013.
  • Pet Treat Safety Recall: Kasel Associated Industries (Denver, CO) recalls ALL PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED AT ITS DENVER, COLORADO FACILITY FROM APRIL 20, 2012 THRU SEPTEMBER 19, 2012 due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled products were distributed nationwide through various retailers from April 20th to September 19th, 2012. Affected brand names include Boots&Barkley, BIXBI, Nature’s Deli, Colorado Naturals, Petco and Best Bully Stick. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products and ‘Best By’ dates.
  • Health Alert (North Carolina): Mecklenburg County (NC) Health Department advises that an employee of Hooters Restaurant (7702 Gateway Lane NW, Concord, NC) and the Whiskey Warehouse (1221 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC) has been confirmed to be infected with hepatitis A virus. Patrons who ate at the Hooters location on Feb. 7th or 8th between 10:30am and 5pm, and patrons who ate or drank at the Whiskey Warehouse location on Feb 6th between 5:30pm and 7:30pm, on Feb 9th between 4:30pm and 3:30am or on Feb 13th between 7pm and 8:30pm may have been exposed to hepatitis A.

Canada

  • Food Safety Recall/Outbreak Alert: Canada Safeway Limited recalls The Gourmet Meat Shoppe Big & Juicy Burger (1.13 kg; UPC 0 58200 10650 3; Best before 2013 AU 14 EST 752), The Gourmet Meat Shoppe Prime Rib Burger (907g; Best before 2013 AU 14 EST 752), and The Butcher’s Cut Pure Beef Patties (10, 20 and 40 patties; 1.13 kg, 2.27 kg & 4.45 kg, respectively; UPC 0 58200 21604 2, UPC 0 58200 21592 2 & UPC 0 58200 21594 6, respectively; Best before 2013 AU 14 EST 752), due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. This recall is the result of an ongoing outbreak investigation. The recalled products were sold in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and Northwest Territories.
  • Food Recall: Cie 2 Ameriks Inc. recalls Gogo Quinoa brand Amaranth and Kaniwa Cream (400g; Code MR 2014 212KR516; UPC 8 96899 00055 5), for unspecified reasons. The recalled product was supplied to retailers in Ontario and Quebec.

Europe

  • Food Safety Recall (Sweden): ICA recalls ICA Mashed Potatoes (12-serving container, 3 x 140g; Best before 2014-08-08), because the product may contain metal particles.
  • Food Safety Recall (UK): Loch Arthur Creamery recalls Loch Arthur Creamery Criffel full fat semi-soft unpasteurized cheese (Production dates 7 January 2013 and 9 January 2013), because the cheese contains high levels of Listeria monocytogenes. This is an expansion of an earlier recall.
  • Food Fraud Recall (Czech Republic): Tesco recalls Nowaco Lasagne Bolognese, frozen (400g pkg; Best before 24. 2. 2014; Batch code 24/02/14 240/12 8:30; Country of Origin Luxembourg) and Nowaco Lasagne Bolognese, frozen (400g pkg; Best before 18.10.2013; Batch code 18/10/13 111/12 17:03; Country of Origin Luxembourg) because the products were found to contain horse DNA.
  • Food Safety/Outbreak Notification Update (EU #2013.0191): Shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 in frozen hamburgers from Sweden, with raw materials from the Netherlands; distributed to Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0211 & 2013.0216): Salmonella in paan leaves from India; distributed to the United Kingdom.
  • Food Fraud Notification (EU #2013.0212): Suspicion of fraud (unlabeled horse meat) in relation to beef tortelloni from Germany; distributed to Austria and Switzerland.
  • Food Fraud Notification (EU #2013.0213): Suspicion of fraud (equine DNA) in relation to meat ravioli, meat tortellini with raw material from Brazil, Belgium and Germany; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0214): Omethoate and unauthorized dinotefuran in yard long beans from Jordan; distributed to Switzerland.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0215): Methamidophos, acephate, profenofos and tetramethrin in green chillies from Sri Lanka; distributed to Switzerland.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0218): Excessive Escherichia coli in fresh basil leaves from Vietnam; distributed to Norway.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0219): Histamine in chilled tuna fillets from Spain; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0220): Norovirus in oysters from France; distributed to the Netherlands.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0221): Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli in frozen boneless beef from Brazil; distributed to the United Kingdom.

Some supermarket chains post recall notices on their web sites for the convenience of customers. To see whether a recalled food was carried by your favorite supermarket, follow the live link to the supermarket’s recall website.

*The Kroger umbrella encompasses numerous supermarket, marketplace and convenience store chains, listed on the Kroger corporate home page.
**Includes Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs and Pak N’ Save.

Recalls and Alerts: February 11, 2013

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.

United States

  • Food Recall: Food City advises its customers that the manufacturer has recalled Sour Patch Jelly Beans (13 oz bags). Consumers wishing to obtain additional information may contact the manufacturer at 1-800-524-2854.
  • Food Safety Enforcement Action: The Missouri Department of Agriculture halts custom exempt processing operations at Leinbach Custom Processing (Versailles) due to violations related to the business’s use of non-potable water in plant operations.

Canada

  • Allergy Alert: Yum Yum Food (Toronto, ON) recalls Yum Yum Food brand Sui Mai, frozen (228g pkgs; UPC 8 30121 10017 0; All codes) due to undeclared egg and milk. The recalled product was distributed in Ontario.
  • Food Safety News: Canada has appointed an Independent Expert Advisory Panel to review the events and circumstances surrounding the recent XL Foods Inc. E. coli O157:H7 investigation, recalls and outbreak. the Panel members include Dr. Ronald Lewis (Chair), Dr. Ronald Usborne, and Dr. André Corriveau.

Europe

  • Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Carrefour recalls Carrefour (Engagement Qualité Carrefour) and Cultimer oysters due to possible Norovirus contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.
  • Food Safety Recall (France): The Prefecture of La Manche recalls all shellfish harvested from the Zone de depot de la zone de production No 50-14 Blainville-Gouville, due to norovirus contamination in oysters sampled on January 28, 2013 from the indicated zone.
  • Food Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour Lasagnes bolognaise, frozen (600g and 1kg), Carrefour Cannelloni bolognaise, frozen (600g), Grand Jury Lasagnes bolognaise, frozen (600g) and Grand Jury Cannelloni bolognaise, frozen (600g) because the products may contain horse meat. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.
  • Food Recall (France): Findus recalls Findus brand Moussaka (600g; UPC 3599740007969), Lasagne Bolognaise (600g; UPC 3599740004517), Hachis Parmentier (600g; UPC 3599740004500), Lasagnes Bolognaise (1.2kg; UPC 3599740007983) and Hachis Parmentier (1.2kg; UPC 3599740007990), because the products contain horse meat. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.
  • Food Recall (France): Picard recalls Picard Formule Express Lasagnes à la Bolognaise (300g; Lots #314/12 and 315/12; Code 57376) due to suspicion of the presence of horse meat.
  • Food Recall (Greece): Marinopoulos SA recalls Carrefour Lasagne Bolognese (1kg) and Carrefour Cannelloni Bolognese (600g), due to suspicion of the presence of horse meat.
  • Food Recall (UK): Aldi Stores recalls Aldi Today’s Special Frozen Beef Lasagne (400g; All date codes) and Aldi Today’s Special Frozen Spaghetti Bolognese (400g; All Date codes) due to finding horse meat (between 30% and 100%) in some samples.
  • Food Withdrawal (Ireland): Aldi withdraws Aldi Today’s Special Frozen Beef Lasagna (all batch codes/best before dates) and Aldi Today’s Special Frozen Spaghetti Bolognaise (all batch codes/best before dates) after the company’s tests revealed that some samples contained between 30% and 100% horse meat.
  • Food Recall (Sweden): Axfood withdraws Eldorado Lasagna Bolognese (1kg) Willys Lasagna Bolognese (400g) and Hemköp Lasagna Bolognese (400g) because the products are suspected to contain horse meat.
  • Food Recall (Sweden): Coop withdraws Coop Lasagna (400g) due to a suspicion that the product may contain horse meat.
  • Food Recall (Sweden): ICA recalls ICA brand Basic Lasagne (400g; all best before dates) because the product may contain horse meat.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU 2013.0172): Hepatitis A virus in pitted dates from Algeria, via France; distributed to the Netherlands.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0173): Norovirus in chilled oysters from France; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU 2013.0175): Chlorfenapyr in fresh papaya from Brazil; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0176): Salmonella Bredeney in frozen beef trimmings from Poland, via the Netherlands and via Germany; distributed to Sweden.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2013.0177): Salmonella in dried green pepper from India, via Germany; distributed to Estonia.

Australia and New Zealand

  • Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Seafood Marketing Ltd. recalls Seastar Samosa (750g pkgs; Best before 20.11.2014) and Seastar Vegetable Spring Rolls (750g pkgs; Best before 20.11.2014) due to undeclared soy.
  • Food Safety Recall (Australia): Fonterra Brands Australia recalls the following CalciYum yoghurt pouches (70g; All Best before dates up to and including 11 MAR 13) due to a potential choking hazard: Disney Princess Strawberry Yoghurt, Ben 10 Vanilla Yoghurt, Toy Story Vanilla Yoghurt, Cars Strawberry Yoghurt, Mickey and Minnie Tropical Yoghurt, and Wiggles Banana Yoghurt. The recalled products were sold in Coles, Woolworths and independent supermarkets nationally.
  • Outbreak Alert Update (Australia): The outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to cheeses manufactured by Jindi Cheese Company (Victoria), now stands at 26 illnesses, including a third death – a 68-year old man from New South Wales.

Some supermarket chains post recall notices on their web sites for the convenience of customers. To see whether a recalled food was carried by your favorite supermarket, follow the live link to the supermarket’s recall website.

*The Kroger umbrella encompasses numerous supermarket, marketplace and convenience store chains, listed on the Kroger corporate home page.
**Includes Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs and Pak N’ Save.

Recalls and Alerts: November 23, 2012

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.

For current information on international and retail distribution of peanut butter products recalled due to Salmonella Bredeney, please consult the Trader Joe’s/Sunland Peanut Butter Recalls tab.

Canada

  • Food Safety Recall: Capital Packers Inc. (Est 231, Edmonton, AB) recalls Capital brand Ham Sausage (300g; UPC 0 64946 51100 6; Code 2012 DE 26) and Compliments brand Ham Sausage (375g; UPC 0 68820 10061 4; Code 2012 DE 26), because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled Capital brand Ham Sausages may have been distributed nationally. The Compliments brand product was sold in Sobeys, IGA and Price Chopper stores in the West. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has suspended Capital Packers’ license to operate at Establishment 231, and warns that additional food products may be added to the Health Hazard Alert recall list. All outstanding inventory at the plant is now under CFIA detention and control.

Europe

  • Allergy Alert (Finland): CA-SA Välimeren Herkut Oy recalls Shrimp Chili-Aioli and Chili-Aiolissa (180g containers), due to the presence of undeclared celery.
  • Food Safety  Recall (Germany): Aerzener Brot und Kuchen GmbH recalls Natreen Strawberry Yogurt, Frozen Sections (4 x 100 pieces/pkg; Lot/Expiry dates L 12048 05/2013, L 12083 06/2013, L 12114 07/2013, L 12145 09/2013, L 12180 10/2013 and L 12297 01/2014), due to suspected hepatitis A virus contamination in the strawberry cubes from China.
  • Food Safety Recall (Greece): 58 Viofos Ltd. recalls Organic Radish Seeds for Sprouting (30g; Expiry 06-2015; Packaged by Bavicchi in Italy), because the seeds are contaminated with Bacillus cereus.
  • Food Safety Alert (Russia): The Office of the Ministry of Interior in the Sakhalin region has seized 200 Kg of salmon caviar that lacked the required manufacturer’s identification mark. Supporting documents verifying safety and quality parameters also were lacking.
  • Outbreak Alert Update (Norway): The Public Health Institute now has received reports of eight cases of infection with Salmonella Mikawasima from six different counties, including Akershus Aust-Agder, Vest-Agder, Hordaland, Oppland, Oslo and Nordland. All of the outbreak victims are adults (20-50 years of age). Salmonella Mikawasima is rarely seen in Norway.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1635): Salmonella in live mussels from Spain; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1636): Parasitic infestation of chilled salmon from Poland; distributed to Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1637): Salmonella in chilled sausage from Italy; distributed to the United Kingdom.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1639): Listeria monocytogenes in paté from Belgium; distributed to Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands and Switzerland.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1640): Insects in fennel seeds from Italy; distributed to France and Italy.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1641): Listeria monocytogenes in raw milk cheese from France; distributed to Belgium and France.
  • Food Safety Notification (EU #2012.1642): Excessive coumarin in breakfast cereals from Lithuania; distributed to the Czech Republic.

Australia and New Zealand

  • Food Safety Alert (Australia): The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries warns that paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins above safe levels have been detected in Botany Bay. The Food Authority has warned the public agains eating oysters, mussels, cockles, clams, periwinkles, sea urchins, crabs or the gut of rock lobster or abalone taken from the bay or the Georges River.
  • Outbreak Alert (Australia): Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas was hit by an outbreak of norovirus that sickened some 135 passengers and eight staff members, according to The Telegraph. The ship arrived in Sydney from New Zealand with sick passengers aboard. Boarding of new passengers was delayed while “enhanced” cleaning operations were carried out.

Some supermarket chains post recall notices on their web sites for the convenience of customers. To see whether a recalled food was carried by your favorite supermarket, follow the live link to the supermarket’s recall web site.

*The Kroger umbrella encompasses numerous supermarket, marketplace and convenience store chains, listed on the Kroger corporate home page.
**Includes Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs and Pak N’ Save.