Recalls and Alerts: April 8–10, 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/PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: FSIS/USDA issues a public health alert for approximately 211,406 pounds of raw ground turkey products, produced by Plainville Brands, LLC, a Pennsylvania establishment, due to concerns the products may have caused Salmonella Hadar illness. The products are though to be a source of a multistate outbreak of 28 Salmonella Hadar illnesses in 12 states with onset dates ranging from December 28, 2020 through March 4, 2021. Evidence collected to date does not link all illnesses to this establishment. Based on the continuing investigation, additional product from other establishments may be involved. 

Pet Food Safety Recall: The J.M. Smucker Co. recalls Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food (30-lb bag; UPC 2927452099 Lot codes 1081804 & 1082804; Best if used by 9/14/2022 & 9/15/2022, respectively) due to potential Salmonella contamination. The recalled products were sold at select Walmart stores in IL, MO, NE, NM, OK, UT, WI and WY. 

Canada

Allergy Alert Update: Federated Co-operatives Ltd. recalls Co-op Gold Pure brand Almond Butter – Crunchy Roasted (500g; UPC 0 57316 16814 6; All codes where cashew and hazelnut are not declared on the label) due to undeclared cashew and hazelnut.

Allergy Alert: Goodfood Market Corp. recalls Goodfood brand Chicken & Parm Grain Bowl with Mixed Salad (515g; Code 400146; Best before 2021 MR 25, 2021 MR 26 & 2021 MR 27) due to undeclared sesame seeds.

Food Safety Recall Update: Tun Hau Enterprises (Canada) Ltd. recalls Double Happiness brand “Dried Almond” (200g; UPC 6 264300 001608; Best before 30/12/2020) due to potential for cyanide poisoning.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (DENMARK): The Statens Serum Institut, the Danish Medicines Agency, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the DTU Food Institute are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella infections that has affected a total of 25 people aged 2-92. The outbreak strain has been found in samples of HUSK Psyllium seed husks capsules. Please see recall information below.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Biogreenz recalls multiple Biogreenz brand dessert products due to undeclared soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Het Schietveld recalls Het Schietveld brand Sergeant / Kolonel beers due to undeclared barley gluten. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected batches.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Belcydonia recalls La Jolie brand Confiture Framboises – chocolat blanc / Raspberry & white chocolate jam (215g; All lots) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Tesco Tzatziki (200g; Use by 12/04/21) contains undeclared egg, which may make the batch unsafe for consumers who are allergic to or intolerant of egg.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls VEGETARISCHE SLAGER / Unilever brand vegetarische mc² burger / Veggie burger (160g; Best before 21-04-2021 to 30-04-2021, inclusive) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Jumbo recalls De Vegetarische slager brand Burger Végétarien mc² / Veggie burger (160g; Lots 108382N26, 108484N26, 108985N26, 109285N26; Best before 21-04-2021 to 30-04-2021, inclusive) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Scandic Food A/S recalls REMA 1000 Økologisk Mayonnaise / Organic mayonnaise (210g; Lot L4; Best before 26-11-2021) due to potential for mold growth.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Orkla Care A/S recalls multiple Psyllium Husk products due to Salmonella contamination. The products have been linked to an outbreak of Salmonella infections in Denmark. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Orkla Care A/S recalls HUSK Psyllium mavebalance Basic (kapsler) / Psyllium Stomach Balance Basic (capsules) (225 capsules; Batch #505433; Best before 30.09.2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Sobomar Atlantique recalls KERALIOU brand Telline (Donax trunculus) shellfish (3kg; Lots MB37766, MB37773TEL & MB37761) due to presence of marine biotoxins.

Food Safety Recall (France): ARGIS-GALAC’SEA Argisfood recalls Casino brand Crevette entières tropicales surgelées / Frozen whole tropical shrimp (400g; Lot VN/532/V/072; Best before 02/12/2022) due to Vibrio parahaemolyticus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SARL DE KERALIOU Keraliou recalls Keraliou brand Tellines (Lots MB37766, MB37773TEL & MB37761) due to presence of marine biotoxins.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Renzini SpA recalls PEPE NERO salame di cinghiale / Black pepper wild boar salami (0.2 kg; Lot #61104910; Best before 24/04/21) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): The Vegetarian Butcher recalls Vegetarian Butcher HACK-SEELIG / The Vegetarian Butcher Hack-Selig Burger (160g; Best before 16.04.2021 & 21.04.2021; Lot numbers beginning with 1078 & 1083, respectively) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): La Provençale recalls multiple La Provençale brand METTWURST ET BIERSTUMPEN sausage products due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): K. Iraklidis & Söhne recalls REWE Beste Wahl brand Snacktomaten mit Kräutern / Tomato snack with herbs (150g; All Best before dates) and REWE Beste Wahl brand Snacktomaten mit Meersalz / Tomato snack with sea salt (150g; All Best before dates) due to foreign matter (glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (UK): Nutricia recalls Cow & Gate and Aptamil Muesli products because some packs have been found to contain pieces of apple stalks. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details on the affected products.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Target Sweets Ltd. recalls Bitter chocolate stuffed with nougat (100g; All expiration dates) and Bitter chocolate with nut chips (100g; All expiration dates) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Israel): Factory at Tania Ltd. recalls SMSi with meat filling (Use by 17/04/2021, 01/05/2021 & 15/05 / 2021) due to undeclared sesame.

Recalls and Alerts: April 4–7, 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.

United States

Allergy Alert: Glutenull Bakery recalls Goji Berries and Chocolate Cookies (11 oz / 320g; Expiration dates 06/10/2021 to 08/20/2021, inclusive; UPC 628451529132) due to undeclared milk.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Federated Co-operatives Ltd. recalls Co-op Gold Pure brand Almond Butter – Raw – Unroasted (500g; Lot #200648; Best before 30 JUL 2021; UPC 0 57316 16813 9) and Co-op Gold Pure brand Cashew Butter (500g; All codes; UPC 0 57316 16812 2) due to undeclared hazelnut and almond.

Food Safety Recall: Chevalier Star Trading Co., Ltd. recalls Chen-Chen brand Dried Apricot North Almond Seeds (170g; Best before 12.MAY.2022; UPC 0 20616 99366 4) due to potential cyanide poisoning.

Food Safety Recall: Marché la Pantry (H4C) par Dany Bolduc recalls two products packed in glass jars, due to absence of “Keep Refrigerated” instruction on the label.

Food Safety Recall: District Bagel (Sandwich salades et plus inc.) recalls Soupe petits pois et carottes / Peas and carrots soup (946 ml; Best before 4MA21) due to absence of “Keep Refrigerated” instruction on the label.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Lithuania): The State Food and Veterinary Service is investigating an outbreak of gastroenteritis and colitis among children attending the Ąžuoliukas kindergarten in Kelmės.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Pietro Macellaro recalls LA COLOMBA CLASSICA (1kg; Lot #1922 from 15.03.2021; Best before 10-04-2021) due to lack of allergen labeling.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): ICA recalls ICA Nougatsås / Nougat sauce (300g; Batch #323581; Best before 01-01-2022) due to undeclared hazelnut.

Allergy Alert (UK): Yekta Foods recalls Kambiz Iranian Sauce (680g; Batch 210-04-01-913; Best before end June 2023) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Tesco recalls Tesco Tzatziki (200g; Use by 12 April 2021) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Le Larry recalls multiple varieties of Crottins de chèvre au lait cru / goat cheese due to potential shiga toxin-producing E. coli contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): CABROL LA SALVETAT recalls CABROL LA SALVETAT brand Pâté de tête / Head cheese pâté (Lot #81; Use by 03/04/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SAS Nicodis recalls various pork products due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): DIEPPEDIS E.LECLERC recalls Paris-Brest Praline (All lots; Use by 23/03/2002 to 06/04/2002, inclusive) due to potential for foreign matter (metal particles) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): NORDfrische Center recalls GUT&GÜNSTIG Rostbratwurst sausage (540g; Use by 22.04.2021) due to foreign matter (metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Nutricia recalls Aptamil Oats, Raisin & Apple Bircher Muesli 10+ months and Aptamil Multigrain & Fruit Muesli 10+ months (275g; All batch codes; Best before 16.01.2022; Product of Austria) due to foreign matter (apple stalks) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Aldi GB recalls Harvest Morn Crisp Rice (375g; Batch codes 10470953, 10480953, 10490953; Best before November 2021) due to foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Indoguna (Singapore) Pte Ltd. recalls Graindorge Petit Camembert Au Lait Cru / raw milk cheese (150g; Best before 28/03/2021; Product of France) due to potential shiga toxin-producing E. coli contamination.

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.