Recalls and Alerts: March 8 – 11, 2017

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: CDC reports that at least six people become infected with Listeria monocytogenes after consuming soft raw milk cheese made by Vulto Creamery of Walton, New York. All six people were hospitalized and two have died. The outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes has been recovered from leftover cheese collected from the home of one of the dead patients and from intact wheels of cheese obtained from the creamery by the New York Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services. Listeria monocytogenes infections have a long incubation period and more cases may yet develop.

Allergy Alert: Gerber Products Company recalls Cheese Ravioli Gerber® Pasta Pick-Ups® (UPC code: 159070; all packages) due to undeclared egg in the ‘Contains’ statement that lists allergens.

Allergy Alert: Nonna Foods recalls Lidia’s Marinara Sauce (25-oz jar; Best By Date 06/13/2019) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: BAK-EZ Bakery Company recalls 7-Select brand Mantecada muffin (4.0 oz; UPC 05254859241-7; sold in stores January 23rd to March 3rd 2017) due to undeclared milk. The recalled product was sold only in 7-Eleven stores in San Diego, Bakersfield and Los Angeles.

Allergy Alert: Picone Meat Specialties, LTD. recalls various dry fermented salami products due to undeclared non-fat dry milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (expansion): Vulto Creamery expands its earlier recall to include all lots of Andes, Blue Blais, Hamden & Walton Umber cheeses manufactured from raw milk due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Food Safety Recall (expansion): Biery Cheese Co. expands its earlier recall to include GFS brand Monterey Jack Cheese with Jalapeno Peppers (1.5 lb; Sell by dates 07/19/17 and 07/20/17) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (expansion): The SoyNut Butter Co. expands its earlier recall to include Dixie Diner’s Club brand Carb Not Beanit Butter (All Best Buy dates) due to potential contamination with E. coli O157:H7. The recalled product was only available for purchase via mail order or online portals.

Food Safety Recall: Whole Foods Market recalls Vulto Creamery cheeses from nine stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine and New York due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected stores.

Food Safety Recall: King’s Command Foods, LLC recalls various meatballs and chicken fried steak products due to potential foreign matter (metal object) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Dietary Supplement Safety Recall: Regeneca Worldwide, a division of VivaCeuticals, Inc. recalls its entire line of herbal and dietary supplement products pursuant to a Consent Decree entered by the federal court for the Central District of California. This recall applies to all products manufactured and sold between June 1, 2011 and February 8, 2017. These products include, but are not limited to RegeneSlim, RegenErect, RegeneArouse, RegeneBlend, RegeneBoost, RegeneBlast, and RegeneFit. ALL LOT #s ARE INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Remark Fresh Markets (Windsor, Ontario) recalls Lemon Blueberry Cobbler Loaf (400g; All lots) due to undeclared egg and milk.

Allergy Alert: Aliments Santé Biotope (Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC) recalls LE VG ROULÉ due to undeclared peanuts and other nuts, and TOFU GIN-GIN due to undeclared peanuts, wheat, milk, nuts, egg and sulfites.

Allergy Alert: Marché de la Rousselière inc. (Metro Plus, Montreal, QC) recalls YO-YO CRÈME AU CHOCOLAT ET À LA VANILLE due to undeclared nuts and sesame seeds, and ROULÉ FRAMBOISE COCONUT due to undeclared peanuts, wheat, shellfish, sesame seed, milk, mollusc, mustard, nuts, egg and fish.

Food Safety Recall: Industry recalls I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter and Granola products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: VanAmerongen & Son Inc. recalls Klassic Coconut brand Organic, Medium, Desiccated Coconut (25 lbs; Y-106-F-025-TP-16-342-Y1-0074-VAS-ORG F) due to Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was only distributed to the warehouse level.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Germany): Lidl Germany recalls Fischerstolz White Tiger Shrimp Aioli (150g; All Best before dates through 24.03.2017; manufactured by Heiploeg International B.V., Netherlands) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Avoca recalls Avoca Food Market Tomato Chutney (320g pkg; all best before dates between 20th April 2018 and 22nd February 2019) due to undeclared mustard and sulphites.

Allergy Alert (UK): Seasalt Cornwall recalls Seasalt Cornwall Eton Mess White Chocolate Bar (100g; All Best before dates) and Seasalt Cornwall Lemon Meringue Chocolate Bar (95g; All Best before dates) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (UK): Best Fresh recalls six sandwich products due to undeclared barley (gluten), celery, milk, and/or sulphur dioxide or sulphites. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products.

Food Safety Alert (Czech Republic): The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority warns that minced meat mix 100% beef – pork (500g pkg; Use by 5 March 2017; produced by Zaklady Miesne Henryk Kania S.A., Oddzial w Mokrsku, Poland) is contaminated with Salmonella and should not be consumed.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Dansk Supermarked recalls Levevis brand catsup (Best before 11/08/2017 and 30/06/2017), Levevis brand Organic Creme Fraîche dressing (Best before 06/30/2017), Levevis brand Organic Garlic dressing (Best before 8/11/2017 and 06/30/2017) and Levevis brand Organic Thousand Island dressing (Best before 8/11/2017 and 07/07/2017), due to defective lids.

Food Safety Recall (France): Les Délices de la Mer recalls Soupe de poissons curry coco (1-L bottles; Best by B 23/01/2020 et B 25/01/2020) after company tests determined a problem with product stability. The recalled fish soup was sold in Lidl stores in France.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Steigerwald Mineralbrunnen GmbH recalls Steigerwald, Schwarzenbergquelle, and Owalis mineral waters (All lots) and Steigerwald, Owalis and Marktquelle sweetened beverages (All lots) after a glass sliver was found in a bottle of Steigerwald Naturell.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Oriental Kitchen recalls Chua B et Chua BLA spring rolls (300g pkg; Best by 11/03/2017; Product of France) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Coop recalls Janapeño & Cheddar-flavored sausage due to suspected Listeria contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Alert (Hong Kong): The Centre for Food Safety advises the public that  LeaderBrand Produce Ltd. of New Zealand has recalled specific batches of various salads due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of recalled products and distribution information.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): The Two Fishermen Company recalls Vacuum packed sliced cold fillet of smoked salmon (Consignment No. 1702-0103-p; Expiration date March 10, 2017) due to potential Listeria contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Tasman Foods International Pty Ltd recalls Chan’s Yum Cha at home Seafood Prawn Hargow dumplings (1 Kg; All best before dates up to and including 01.12.2018; Product of Vietnam) due to undeclared soy and egg.

Allergy Alert (Australia): Natural High Co. Pty Ltd recalls Bounce Apple Cinnamon Natural Energy Ball (42g; Best Before 21JUL17, 19AUG17, 02SEP17, 26NOV17; Product of USA) due to undeclared dairy.

Allergy Alert (Australia): Food Babies Love recalls Food Babies Love brand Greek Lamb Casserole (200g; Use By 29/03/17), Baby Bolognaise (200g; Use By 29/03/17), and Fish Pie (200g; Use By 29/03/17) due to undeclared wheat.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): LeaderBrand Produce Ltd. recalls specific batches of various salads due to potential Listeria contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of recalled products and distribution information.

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
**Includes Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs and Pak N’ Save.
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Recalls and Alerts: February 23 – 25, 2017

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: Kusher LLC (Fife, WA) recalls various Kusher brand cookies (Best before February 2017 and up to August 10, 2017) due to undeclared milk and egg. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of products.

Food Safety Recall: Lakeview Cheese and Bashas’ Family of Stores recalls various types of Colby cheese due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products were distributed by Las Vegas-based Lakeview Cheese to Bashas’ Family of Stores, and sold in Bashas’ and Food City supermarkets’ Arizona meat departments under the grocery brands’ private label. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of recalled items.

Food Recall: WinCo Foods and Buehler’s Fresh Foods recall Two Bite Pecan Mini Tarts (9.2 oz; All lot codes), manufactured by Give and Go Prepared Foods (Ontario, Canada) because the product may contain dried weevil larvae.

Public Health Alert: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that certain PREMO brand meat and poultry wraps produced by JLM Manufacturing (Shelby Township, MI)  may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. A recall was not requested because it is believed that all products have been consumed and are past their “Best by” dates. Please refer to the FSIS notice for details.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Poissonnerie du Marché (Laval, QC) recalls Taramosalata Dip (all product sold up to and including February 22, 2017) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Amira Enterprises Inc. recalls Ziyad brand Soup Starter Soup Based – Jameed (1 kg) and Ziyad & Chef’s Soup Starter Soup Base – Jameed & Premium Rice (1.91 kg) due to undeclared milk. The recalled products were distributed to retailers in Alberta, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec.

Allergy Alert: Hen Long Market Oriental Food Co. Ltd. recalls various Happy brand pudding products due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for details.

Allergy Alert: GraceKennedy (Ontario) Inc. recalls Butterkist Artificially Flavoured Butter Cookies and Butterkist Artificially Flavoured Coconut Cookies (150g; all codes) due to undeclared milk. The recalled cookies were distributed to retailers in Ontario.

Allergy Alert: Merlin Trading Co. recalls Yanjinpuzi Dried Tofu products due to undeclared fish. Please refer to the recall notice for details.

Food Safety Recall: IFC Seafood Inc. recalls Irresistibles brand Giant Scallops (300g; Code Oct 10 2018; Lot 164105 16284) due to metal pieces in the product. The recalled product was distributed to retailers in Ontario and Quebec.

Food Safety Recall: Les Placements GT7 Inc. – Marché du Coin – Super Sagamie (Saguenay, QC) recalls Spaghetti Sauce (800 mL and 1 L glass jars; sold up to and including February 22, 2017) due to potential underprocessing that may render the product unsafe.

Food Safety Recall: Pâtisserie La Bonne Fournée (Matane, QC) recalls Cipaille (500 mL and 1 L; sold up to and including February 22, 2017) because the product is missing the required label instruction indicating that it must be refrigerated.

Food Safety Recall: Les Pâtes Cortina Inc. (Quebec, QC) recalls Sauce à la Viande/Meat Sauce (500 mL and 1L; Lots 08/02/2017 and 15/02/2017; Exp. 25/03/2017 and 01/04/2017) due to potential underprocessing that may render the product unsafe.

Public Health Notice Update – Norovirus: The Public Health Agency of Canada advises Canadians that a total of 267 clinical cases of gastrointestinal illness linked to oysters have been reported in British Columbia (179), Alberta (40) and Ontario (48). Testing of several cases has confirmed the presence of Norovirus infection. All individuals who became ill reported having eaten oysters.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Dan Viet (Odense) recalls Kokoscreme Royal Thai i dåse (400 mL; Expiry 11-06-2019) and Lotusrod i lage (Net wt. 200g; Expiry 31-12-2018) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (UK): Waitrose recalls Frozen 2 Breaded Haddock Fillets (300g; Batch no L7 038 N; Pack size 2; Best before end February 2018) due to undeclared mustard and milk.

Food Safety Recall (Czech Republic): Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority warns the public not to consume Grandma Beauty Seven Herbs bagged tea with Echinacea (Batch L09111630 C; Best before 09 11 18; Manufactured by Mokate SA, Ustron, Poland) because the presence of alkaloids and scopolamine renders the tea unfit for human consumption.

Food Recall (Denmark): Danish Crown Oldenburg GmbH recalls ground beef sold in Aldi (400g net weight; Printed expiry date 03/28/2017; Lot no. ID2002) due to an incorrect expiry date.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Steigerwald Mineralbrunnen GmbH recalls various mineral waters and sweetened beverages after a foreign body was found in some bottles. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Martin Amberger Kartoffelverarbeitung Dolli-Werk GmbH & Co. KG recalls Dolli and Feldmühle potato salad products (Best before dates 26.2.2017, 13.03.2017 and 16.3.2017) due to an error in the use of metal detection equipment.

Food Safety Alert (Germany): The North Rhine-Westphalian Department of Consumer Protection warns against the consumption of “Diamond Vodka” after laboratory tests reveal that the product contains 15 grams of methanol per liter, exceeding the permitted limit by 400 times. A criminal investigation is in progress.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Wicklow Farmhouse Cheese recalls Wicklow Blue Cheese (Batch codes 16334C and 17018A; Use by dates 23.02.2017 and 11.04.2017) due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Tnuva recalls Cdi Yogurt (3-liter, 3%, 4% and 6.5% fat; Expiry dates 25/02/17 to 04/02/17) due to the presence of plastic residues in the products.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Ottovo International Trading P/L recalls Wheat Pop Sesame Flavour Popped Wheat Snack (400g plastic bag; Best before 25-10-2017; Imported from China) due to undeclared peanut. The product was distributed through Chinese grocery stores in NSW and ACT.

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
**Includes Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs and Pak N’ Save.

Recalls and Alerts: February 19 – 22, 2017

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

Allergy Alert: Fratelli Beretta USA, Inc. (Mount Olive, NJ) recalls Deli Thin Dietz & Watson Mortadella, sliced (3-oz. plastic pkgs; Lot# LO23633800; Best By Date April 2, 2017) due to undeclared pistachio nuts. The recalled product was distributed to retailers and distribution centers in Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

Allergy Alert: Bee International, Inc. (Chula Vista, CA) recalls Plastic Heart Tubes with Chocolate Lentils (1.7-oz clear plastic tube; Best before April 2019) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Cozy Vale Creamery (Tenino, WA) recalls retail raw fluid whole milk (quart, half-gallon and one-gallon plastic jugs; Best By dates of 2/27 through 3/4) after sampling conducted by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) revealed the presence of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli in the product. The recalled raw milk was sold at the on-farm store, one drop-off location and several retail stores throughout Western Washington.

Food Safety Recall: MDS Foods Inc. (Massillon, OH) expands its current recall to include additional products, due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Please refer to the recall notice for details.

Food Safety Recall: Ready Pac Foods Inc. recalls Ready Pac Foods Puro Picante Blazin Hot Chicken Salad (7.5 oz.; Use By Dates of 01/31/17 through 03/04/2017) because the cheese component of the salad may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Food Safety Consumer Advisory: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is issuing a consumer advisory for products produced by Dukarani Food Processing, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minnesota, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. An issue with two fish- and vegetable-based sauces was identified during a routine inspection. MDA cannot verify that the sauces were properly processed, making them a potential botulism risk. The inspection also identified a dry sesame seed and ground fish product (Benniseed) that was made through an unapproved process and with an unapproved ingredient source. Please refer to the MDA notice for additional details.

Food Safety Consumer Advisory: The North Dakota Department of Health is issuing a consumer advisory for sauces produced by Dukarani Food Processing, Inc. of Minneapolis. These products have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. The advisory includes 8 oz. glass jars of Pepper Sauce, Ketele Sauce, and Benniseed Sauce produced and sold by Dukarani Food Processing. The products were produced and sold through Friday, Feb. 9, 2017, and may have been distributed in North Dakota.

Dietary Supplement Safety Recall: Organic Herbal Supply, Inc. recalls all lots of XtraHRD Natural Male Enhancement capsules after FDA analysis finds the product to contain Tadalafil, a FDA-approved drug.

OTC Product Recall: Bayer recalls A & D Zinc Diaper Rash cream (1.5 oz; All lot codes; UPC 41100-81128). The labeling claims the product to be ‘phthalate-free’, but trace amounts of phthalate were found in the recalled product. The cream was sold at Buehler’s Fresh Foods and may also have been distributed elsewhere.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Chocolate Moose Fudge Factory recalls Savory!! Popcorn – All Dressed, Savory!! Popcorn – Dill Pickle Chips, and Savory!! Popcorn – Salt & Vinegar due to undeclared milk. The product was distributed to retailers in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Allergy Alert: Aliments Nacho Villa recalls Nacho Villa brand Tortilla Chips – Chipotle (280g; Code 14 04 17) due to undeclared sesame. The recalled product was sold by retailers in Quebec.

Allergy Alert: Wild Serendipity Foods recalls Wild Serendipity Foods scones and buttermilk scone dough mix due to undeclared milk, tree nuts and wheat. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of products, which were sold by retailers in Saskatchewan.

Consumer Product Safety Recall: The Honest Company recalls all lots of Honest Organic Baby Powder (4 oz. white bottle; UPC 817810014529) due to possible contamination with several species of bacteria. The recalled product was manufactured in the USA and sold primarily online between May 2014 and December 2016, and at West Coast Kids in/around February 2015.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Ireland): The Happy Pear recalls The Happy Pear Lovely Basil Pesto (180g; various batch numbers and Use by dates), due to undeclared egg. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.

Food Safety Recall (France): Société LE BRUN recalls LE BRUN Jus de Pomme Artisanal (1L bottles; Lot #01/2016; 02/2016; 03/2016; 04/2016; Expiry February 2018) due to  the presence of Bisphenol A. The recalled products were distributed through Intermarché.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Karlsberg Brauerei recalls MiXery Nastrov Flavour Iced Lemon (six-pack; Batch # L 09 K6; Expiry date MHD 08.17) after a foreign body was found in a bottle of the recalled beverage.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Tesco recalls Tesco Cheeses of Ireland Wicklow Blue (120g pkg; Use by 23/02/2017 and 25/02/2017) due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): SuperValu recalls Wickow Blue Cheese (cut and packed in-store; Use by 21/02/2017, 22/02/2017, 23/02/2017) due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Leo’s Fine Food Co Ltd recalls Leo’s Fine Food Roast Beef (Use by February 27, 2017) due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

 

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
**Includes Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs and Pak N’ Save.