Recalls and Alerts: July 30 – August 1, 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.

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United States

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE: CDC has received reports of 396 Salmonella Newport infections in 34 states. Fifty-nine of the outbreak victims have been hospitalized. According to FDA, the outbreak is probably linked to consumtion of red onions supplied by Thomson International, Inc. of Bakersfield, CA. Thomson has informed FDA that the company will be recalling all varieties of onions that could have come in contact with potentially contaminated red onions. This includes red, white, yellow, and sweet onions. Consumers, retailers and food service establishments are advised to avoid serving or eating any onions supplied by Thomson International.

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for ready-to-eat (RTE) beef and chicken taquitos and chimichangas products containing Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated diced green chilies that have been recalled by the producer, Sun Valley Foods, due to concerns that the products may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard plastic. Please refer to the official notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: SmithFoods Inc. recalls three flavors of Earth Grown Vegan Non-Dairy Almond Based Frozen Desserts Earth Grown Vegan Non-Dairy Almond Based Frozen Desserts due to undeclared cashews. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: JBS Food Canada ULC recalls approximately 38,406 pounds of boneless beef head meat products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

 

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE: PHAC has received reports of 114 Salmonella Newport infections in British Columbia (43), Alberta (55), Manitoba (13), Ontario (2), and Prince Edward Island (1). Sixteen of the outbreak victims have been hospitalized. PHAC and CFIA report that the outbreak is probably linked to red onions imported into Western Canada by Sysco. Please refer to the recall notice below.

Allergy Alert: Metro Ontario Inc. recalls Selection brand Chocolate Drink Mix (425g; All Best Before dates up to and including 2021 OC 31 A; UPC 0 59749 96229 2) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Sysco recalls IMPERIAL FRESH brand Red Onions – Jumbo (10-lb and 25-lb bags; Product codes 8399925 & 8313967, respectively; All products imported since May 24, 2020; Product of USA), as the onions have been identified as the probable cause of an outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections in five provinces. The recalled products were sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and North Western Ontario.

Food Safety Recall: SJ Fine Foods Ltd. recalls Grimm’s Fine Foods brand Grimm’s Bavarian Bacon & Cheddar Smokies (450g; Best before Best Before 2020SE04; UPC 0 55898 14165 6) due to foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (France): Industry recalls ARO brand Ail semoule fine / fine garlim semolina (1 Kg; Lot #19317) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (Germany): MEGA Fleisch GmbH recalls four salami products due to undeclared mustard and soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Cora recalls Nature Bio brand BARQUETTE DE 2 FILETS DE POULET BIO / tray containing two organic chicken breasts (Lot #2020035938; Expiration date 06/08/2020) due to Salmonella Typhimurium contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls Albert Heijn brand Franse scharrelkipfilet / boneless chicken breasts (340g; Expiration date 06-08-2020 & 07-08- 2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Gold & Green Foods Oy recalls Nyhtökaura® dumplings and Delikaura™ dumplings manufactured during July 2020 due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour Bio brand 6 crêpes moelleuses Bio au sucre de canne / 6 soft crêpes with cane sugar (All lots beginning with 188; Use by 26/07/2020) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Industry recalls NIXE brand Salade Niçoise au thon (280g; Best before 15/07/2023), NIXE brand Salade Mexicaine au thon (280g; Best before 16/07/2023 & 17/07/2023) and NIXE brand Salade Américaine au thon (280g; Best before 16/07/2023 & 17/07/2023) due to improper sterilization. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.

Food Safety Recall (France): HENRI RAFFIN recalls Henri Raffin brand Terrine de porc et canard / Pork & duck terrine (150g; Lot #02048019; Best before 26/08/2020) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Salade au thon Italienne (250g; Best before 09/07/2023; Lots juillet 2020 à juillet 2023) due to improper sterilization.

Food Safety Recall (France): NATURENVIE recalls Jardin Bio brand Ravioli au bœuf / Beef ravioli (700g jar; Lot #E049; Expiration date 18/02/2023) due to foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls Saupiquet brand Moules à l’escabèche / mussels (110g; Lot 08.08.2021) due to foreign matter (metal pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Tsang Lin Industries Ltd recalls various jelly cups and jelly candies due to a choking hazard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Salumificio cardinali recalls salame lardellato / larded salami (Lot #16) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): PELOSO PARIDE recalls AZIENDA AGRICOLA IL VALLONE DI CRIVELLI MATTIA FORMAGGELLA DEL LUINESE DOP cheese (variable weights; Lot 18E; various Best before dates) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Industry recalls various Bio Nature brand and LES FERMIERS DE LOUÉ brand poultry cuts due to Salmonella Typhimurium contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Industry recalls BARQUETTE DE 2 FILETS DE POULET BIO / tray containing two organic chicken breasts (Lot #2020035938; Expiration date 06/08/2020) due to Salmonella Typhimurium contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls five Albert Heijn brand free-range chicken products due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Bread Spread Ltd recalls all sandwiches, wraps, rolls and baguettes containing chicken due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination in the chicken filling. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Pet Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Ecoclavis recalls Barf Buffet Carcasse de Dinde / turkey carcass frozen patties (800g; All lots sold since 2016) due to presence of undeclared bone, which represents a hazard to small dogs and to puppies.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

OUTBREAK ALERT (JORDAN): According to a report in The Jerusalem Post, one child is dead and 700 were poisoned after consuming spoiled shwarma from a food stand in Amman, Jordan.

Allergy Alert (Israel): Alpha Mega Food Ltd. recalls Oatmeal Cookies Sweetened with Fructose (250g; Best before 19.11.2020 & 02.10.2020; Product of Russia) due to undeclared sesame.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Gerns Continental Smallgoods Pty Ltd recalls Gerns Smallgoods thin beef sausages (1.880kg; Use By 04-08-2020; Best Before 06-08-2020) due to foreign matter (plastic) contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: July 12 – 15, 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.

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United States

Allergy Alert: Flagstone Foods LLC recalls Wegmans Pecan Blend Trail Mix (16-oz pkg; Lot #05M04300; Best by JAN 29 2021) due to undeclared almonds and walnuts.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Metro Ontario Inc. recalls Selection brand Chocolate Drink Mix (425g; Product code BB 2021 AL 19A; UPC 0 59749 96229 2) due to undeclared milk.

Europe

Allergy Alert (France): ARDO GOURIN S.A.S recalls SAINT ELOI brand Epinards hachés surgelés / Frozen chopped spinach (1kg. Lots 17 0 146 & 17 0 147; Best before 05/2022) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Vista Foods recalls Vista Foods Deluxe Battered Chicken Burgers (1kg; all best before dates from 11.09.2020 to 05.09.2021) and Vista Foods Deluxe Battered Chicken Nuggets (1kg; all best before dates from 15.08.2020 to 18.12.2021) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Viangro recalls Hamburger de boeuf épicé / spiced beef hamburger (500g; Best before 19/07/2020 & 20/07/2020) due to possible shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Américain Nature ground beef (200g, 300g, 600g & 1,2 kg; Best before 19/07/2020 & 20/07/2020) due to possible shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): OKay recalls brochettes de porc / pork brochettes (300g; Best before 16/07/2020) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Vleeswaren Georges Mauriën recalls Kipfilet Diepvries / Chicken breasts, frozen (1.0 – 1.5 kg; Lot #027; Best before 03-10-2020) and Kipsatés diepvries / Chicken brochettes, frozen (1.0 – 1.5 kg; Lot #027; Best before 03-10-2020) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Bønnelykken A/S recalls three salad varieties due to Listeria contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Bio.coop recalls Les Bons Moments – La Sablaise brand Houmous de lentilles corail et saumon BIO / organic lentil and salmon hummus (150g; Lot 20146; Best before 02/08/2020) due to improper storage temperature.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Benyfit Natural Pet Food Ltd recalls several types of frozen raw dog food products containing beef due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): M.S.I Cranes Ltd. recalls Chewzy brand Dark Chocolate Snack with Pretzel Bits (170g; Expiration date 06/11/2020) due to undeclared dairy protein and peanuts.

Recalls and Alerts: July 7 – 8, 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.

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United States

Allergy Alert: KIND Healthy Snacks recalls Oats & Honey Granola with Toasted Coconut (11-oz and 17-oz pouches; Best before April 4, 2021 to June 1, 2021 (11-oz) and April 30, 2021 to June 1, 2021) due to undeclared sesame seeds.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA issues Warning Letter to pet food manufacturer Lea-Way Farms Inc. dba Blue Ridge Beef, listing insanitary conditions, presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes in a finished product sample, and inadequate or non-existent examination of raw materials to ensure they were suitable for manufacturing and processing into animal food.

Canada

Allergy Alert Update: Daiya Foods Inc. recalls Daiya brand Classic Vanilla Creme Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert (473 mL; Lot code 600820; Best before 08 JA 2021; UPC 8 71459 00984 1) due to undeclared milk. The previous recall notice has been updated to reflect additional product distribution information.

Food Safety Recall: Poissonnerie Sherbrooke recalls various smoked fish products because the conditions of manufacture and packaging may represent a food safety hazard.

Europe

Allergy Alert (UK): Waitrose & Partners recalls Waitrose & Partners Slow Cooked Beef and Ale Pie (400g; Lot #L0125; Best before end November 2021) due to undeclared milk and hazelnuts.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): VDS Food recalls various raw ground meat products (Best before 06/07/2020, 07/07/2020, 08/07/2020 or 10/07/2020) due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Leader Price recalls Leader Price brand Chorizo fort / strong chorizo sausage (225g; Lots 16 902 265, 16 902 271 & 16 902 274; Best before 16 octobre 2020) due to probable Samonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Casino recalls Casino brand Chorizo fort / strong chorizo sausage (225g; Lot 16902271; Best before 16/10/2020) due to probable Samonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): AsRopa Food GmbH recalls HoGoMas Mini Frucht Pudding (24 x 365g; Best before 28.11.2020) due to potential choking hazard.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Cliftons Farms recalls Cliftons Farm raw milk (2 pt; any products purchased on or after 20th June 2020) and Cliftons Farm raw cream (230 ml; any products purchased on or after 20th June 2020) due to Campylobacter contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Soyummy Ltd recalls Soyummy brand Dr. Fermented Bean Paste (220g tub; Best before 30/09/20 and 13/12/20) due to elevated levels of Bacillus cereus.