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.

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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: December 28 – 31, 2020


Today we are bidding “farewell” to a year that all of us are happy to see in our rearview mirror. It is my hope that the new year will usher in better times ahead for all.

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

PET FOOD SAFETY ALERT AND RECALL: Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. recalls several Sportmix brand dog food and cat food products due to tests indicating levels of Aflatoxin that exceed acceptable limits. FDA is aware of at least 28 deaths and 8 illness in dogs that consumed the implicated pet food. Please refer to the recall notice and the FDA alert for additional information.

Allergy Alert: Lipari Foods recalls Backroad Country Spicy Cajun Mix (9 oz; Lots #M24501, M26902 & M28201; Expiration dates 11/2021 & 12/2021) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Divvies recalls Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting and Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting (6 oz; Lots VV303-1, VV304-1, or VC309-1) due to undeclared milk and egg.

Allergy Alert: Legendary Baking recalls French Silk Pie (Lot #CH20322CPS) due to undeclared pecans.

Allergy Alert: FSIS issues public health alert for FRESH THYME FARMERS MARKET CHICKEN RAVIOLI Ovals (16 oz; Best by 12/08/2021) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert Update: Flowers Foods, Inc. recalls Canyon Bakehouse Everything Bagels (Lot #032220316) due to possible undeclared gluten.

Food Safety Recall: The Quinault Tribe (Washington state) recalls 57,891 pounds of live or un-eviscerated Dungeness crab (harvested from December 23, 2020, to December 28, 2020, from the Point Chehalis to Destruction Island GHPO056 zone) due to possible domoic acid contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Dolson Marketing Inc. recalls Merrylady brand Blue Non-Dairy Whip Topping (1kg and 5kg; All packages where milk is not declared on the label) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Chez Vladimir recalls ESTURGEON FUMÉ À FROID / Cold-smoked sturgeon (Product sold up to 30 December 2020) due to lack of mandatory “store frozen” label instruction.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Heilsa ehf recalls Nudie Snacks Protein Balls – Salted Carmel Brownie (42g; Product of UK) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Italy): The Lorenz Bahlsen Snack-World GmbH & Co KG recalls Fascinations Coated Peanuts Wasabi (100g; Lots 0171, 0172, 0291, 0322, 0352, 0381, 0421, 0451; 01.02.2021, 01.05.2021, 01.06.2021, 01.07.2021, 01.08.2021, 01.09.2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Italy): The Lorenz Bahlsen Snack-World GmbH & Co KG recalls Erdnusse / Peanuts (800g; Lots 0261, 0291, 0321, 0351; Best before 01.04.2021, 01.05.2021, 01.06.2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Plaza Italia SRL recalls ROM brand Baton cu crema / Cream stick (30g; Lot #18.08.21-1; Best before 18/08-21/10.21) due to lack of Italian language allergen information.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Gittis Naturprodukte GmbH recalls Prime Pappe brand Crema di riso mais e tapioca / Rice, corn and tapioca cream (200g; Lots CI & BI; Best before 02.03.2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Gittis Naturprodukte GmbH recalls Prime Pappe brand Crema di cereali (200g; Lots CI, DJ, QK; Best before 01.03.2022 & 11.05.2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Italy): GITTIS NATURPRODUKTE Pöll Beteiligungs- GmbH & Co KG. recalls Via verde bio primia brand Crema di riso, mais e tapioca / Rice, corn and tapioca cream (220g; Lots NK & OK; Best before 05.05.2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Italy): GITTIS NATURPRODUKTE Pöll Beteiligungs- GmbH & Co KG. recalls Via verde bio primia brand Crema di riso, mais e tapioca / Rice, corn and tapioca cream (220g; Lots CF & DF; Best before 03.12.2021) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (UK): ASK Italian recalls Ask Italian Christmas Crackers (Best before end September 2021) due to undeclared egg, gluten (barley, oats, wheat), nuts (almond), peanuts and soy.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Colruyt, OKay, Spar and Alvo recall Everyday cornichons aigres-doux / Sweet-sour pickles (670 g glass jar; Use by 21/7/2022, 22/7/2022 & 23/7/2022) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Aldi recalls Tupelo farm brand Roulade de dinde surgelé / Frozen turkey roll (700g; Lot #25089; Expiry date 25/09/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Salaison du Mont Pilat recalls Salaisonniers du Pilat brand Saucisse droite / Straight dried sausage (Lot #2031406; Best before 31/01/21 to 07/02/21) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Maison CAVET recalls CAVET brand Picodon AOP Bleus / cheese x 12 (60g; Lot #182_2411; Best by 24/01/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Manufacturer recalls Tradition et Terroir du Sud-Ouest brand Langue de porc cuite vinaigrette / Cooked pork tongue vinaigrette (Lot #203429009; Best before 27/12/2020) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Alexander Eyckeler GmbH recalls Lamm-Kotelett geschnitten tiefgefroren / Frozen lamb cutlets (~0.5 kg; Lot #50 9051; Best before 30.01.2022) due to shigatoxin producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Az. Agr. Bertoli Giorgio Luigi recalls I SALAM ‘D GIORS brand SALAM D’LA TRADISSION (Lot #131020) due to suspected microbiological contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Colruyt recalls Everyday cornichons aigres-doux / Sweet-sour pickles (670 g glass jar; Use by 21/7/2022, 22/7/2022 & 23/7/2022) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Mars Belgique recalls Pedigree Vital au Boeuf et aux Légumes dog food (14 kg; Lot #046D9MIN05; Best before 12/11/2021) due to elevated levels of vitamin D.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Mizra Delicacies Food Industries Ltd. recalls Salami Kupecheski Servelat (1kg; Production code 20324; Best before 19.03.2021) due to foreign matter (metal piece) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Selected Agricultural Produce Ltd. recalls Frozen Ground Chicken (500g; Best before 01.02.2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: December 20 – 23, 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.

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

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: FDA is investigating a new outbreak of 7 cases of Salmonella Potsdam infections. No information has been released on the geographic scope of the outbreak, and no product has been specifically linked to the outbreak as yet.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA has issued a Warning Letter to Whole Foods Market after reviewing the company’s history of food recalls due to undeclared allergens.

Allergy Alert: B&G Foods recalls Food Club Garlic Powder (5.37 oz; Best by NOV 19 22 and NOV 20 22) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert: Country Fresh, LLC recalls SE Grocers brand Party Tray Vegetables with Ranch Dip (Lot code 020NFU2001; Best if used by December 27, 2020) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall: CLS Gourmet CL Saigon Food Company recalls approximately 128,841 pounds of various 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

Allergy Alert: Madame Labriski recalls Madame Labriski brand The Bomba Rosa Log (850g; UPC 10627843908187; All units sold up to and including December 16, 2020) due to undeclared soy, eggs, milk, sesame, nuts and peanuts.

Food Safety Recall Update: Levitts Foods (Canada) Inc. recalls certain Assala, Compliments, The Deli-Shop, and Levitts brands deli meat products due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Super Marché Tropic recalls Enduit de porc / pork coating (~250g; Sold up to 22 December 2020) as the product may not be safe to consume.

Europe

OUTBREAK ALERT (Belgium): Norovirus is being blamed for an outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses affecting 71 students and some staff members at the Pegasus Ostende school. The outbreak strain of the virus has been recovered from samples of raw vegetables obtained from the supplier of sandwiches to the school.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): La société Snacky Fruit recalls Carrefour brand Pommes caramelisées / Caramelized apples (300g; Lot 24/01/2021; Best before 24/01/2021) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Emotions Chocolats recalls Emotions Chocolats brand Pâte à tartiner / spread (300g; Use by 30/05/2021) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Summerbird A/S recalls Noisette Dragée / Hazelnut dragée (100g; Lot #20.07.21; Best before 20.07.21) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert (Finland): Pohjolan Peruna Oy recalls Mummon muusi maidoton / Grandma’s Mousse without milk mashed potato powder (420 g) and Kotimaista Perunamuusijauhe / Domestic mashed potato powder (200 g) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Germany): The Lorenz Bahlsen Snack-World GmbH & Co KG Germany recalls Crunchips WOW Cream & Mild Wasabi (110g; Best before 30.11.2020 – 03.05.2021), Wasabi Erdnüsse / peanuts (100g; Best before 03.11.2020 – 01.06.2021), and Wasabi Erdnüsse / peanuts (800g; Best before 05.11.2020 – 26.04.2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Industry recalls Lorenz Crunchips WOW Cream and Mild Wasabi (110g; Best before 4.05.2021 and 07.07.2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Lorenz Bahlsen recalls various Wasabi-flavoured snacks due to undeclared mustard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): STORCK SVERIGE AB recalls merci Finest Selection Crispy Almond Variety (250g; 2021-05-01 and 2021-06-01) due to absence of Swedish-language allergen labeling.

Allergy Alert (UK): Tesco recalls Tesco Finest Festive Belgian Dark Chocolate Brazil Nuts (225g; Lot #L0075004; Best before end May 2021) due to undeclared sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls STRUIK brand Krachtbouillon Tomaat / Tomato bouillon (350 ml; Best before August 2023) due to possible foreign matter (glass particles) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): DENCON Foods A/S recalls Whole turkeys, without offal (3-4 kg; Lot #5040051359; Use by 26-12-2020) because the product is unfit for consumption due to off-odour.

Food Safety Recall (France): La société TLC recalls TLC brand Petits canards / Small ducks (tray of 12 pieces; Lot 000020344; Best by 25/12/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Feinkostmanufaktur frisch & lecker GmbH recalls certain products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Die Frischebox GmbH recalls NATUR Lieblinge –Getrocknete Feigen / Dried figs (200g; Lot #L4302/350058631- 11-580; Best before 20.06.2021) due to elevated levels of ochratoxin.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): LA DORIA SPA recalls Carrefour brand MIRTILLO NETTARE / Blueberry nectar (125 ml x 6; Lot #E133; Best before 12/01/22) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Struik Foods recalls STRUIK brand Krachtbouillon Tomaat / Tomato bouillon (350 ml; Best before  August 2023) due to possible foreign matter (glass particles) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Yekta Foods recalls Achachi Jelly Cups (240 x 12g (Box) and 12g Single Jelly Cup; All batch codes and dates) due to choking hazard.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Dietary Supplement Recall (Israel): SupHerb Co. recalls Aloe Vera Drink (Batches 200801S7312 and 200802S7312; Best before 08.2023) due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination. This bacterium may cause harm to individuals with weakened immune systems.

Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Siem Trading Pte Ltd recalls Crab Brand Black Pepper Seed (50g & 90g; Expiry dates 01/11/2021 and 01/10/2021, respectively; Product of Indonesia) due to presence of Bacillus cereus in excess of permitted levels.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): JL King and Co recalls Simply Tasty Chicken Parmigiana with Creamy Mashed Potato (Use by 21/12/2020 to 06/01/2021) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Woolworths recalls Woolworths Cooked & Peeled Cocktail Prawns (1kg; Best Before 21 02 2022) due to potential microbial contamination.