Recalls and Alerts: August 20 – 22, 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: CDC reports 68 confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis infections in 9 states. Fourteen people have been hospitalized. The infections have been linked to consumption of peaches supplied by Prima® Wawona of Fresno, California. Please see recall information, below.

Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market recalls Vegan Vanilla Cake (whole, 6-inch cakes; sell-by date through August 24, 2020) due to undecalred soy.

Allergy Alert: Superior Nut Company recalls Southern Grove Mixed Nuts Less than 50% Peanuts (14.75 oz. cans; Lot codes 0MR105975; 0MR106051; 0MR106280; 0MR106320) due to undeclared Brazil nuts.

Allergy Alert: Oberto Snacks Inc. recalls CATTLEMAN’S CUT SMOKED SAUSAGES OLD FASHIONED (3-oz pkg; BEST BY 21MAR2021 22; Time range between 18:35 to 19:15) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert: Frito-Lay recalls Ruffles Original Potato Chips (1 1/2 oz. bags; Guaranteed fresh date of 22 SEP 2020; Manufacturing code 34631762) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Prima® Wawona of Fresno, California recalls all of its bulk/loose peaches distributed and sold from June 1 through August 3 and its bagged Wawona and Wawona Organic peaches distributed and sold from June 1 through August 19th due to potential Salmonella contamination. Wawona peaches have been linked to an outbreak of 68 Salmonella Enteritidis infections in 9 states. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details on the affected brands and their distribution.

Food Safety Recall: Prima® Wawona of Fresno, California recalls Wawona, Wawona Organic brand conventional and organic bagged peaches sold from June 1st to August 19th due to potential Salmonella contamination. Wawona peaches have been linked to an outbreak of 68 Salmonella Enteritidis infections in 9 states. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details on the affected brands and their distribution.

Food Safety Recall: Target recalls bulk and bagged peaches supplied by Prima® Wawona due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice posted on the Target website for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: ALDI recalls assorted peaches supplied by Wawona Packing Company due to potential Salmonella contamination. Wawona peaches have been linked to an outbreak of 68 Salmonella Enteritidis infections in 9 states. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details on the affected brands and their distribution.

Food Safety Recall: Walmart recalls Prima® Wawona peaches due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Wegmans recalls Fresh Peaches and Bakery Items Containing Fresh Peaches due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: The Kroger Group recalls bagged peaches due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were available in the following Kroger Group stores: Jay-CKing SoopersCity MarketFry’sRalphsFood 4 LessFoods Co., and Smiths.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE: PHAC reports 379 confirmed cases of Salmonella Newport infections in British Columbia (100), Alberta (207), Saskatchewan (26), Manitoba (24), Ontario (8), Quebec (13) and Prince Edward Island (1). The outbreak is linked to imported onions from Thomson International, Inc. of Bakersfield, CA.

Allergy Alert: Uncle T Foods Inc. recalls Pengsheng brand Oil Preserved Cabbage Leaf (450g; All lot codes; UPC 6 922406 898989) due to undeclared sesame.

Food Safety Recall: Umami Ramen recalls several varieties of bouillon à ramen / ramen bouillon (500 ml; Sold up to and including 21 August 2020), because the products were not maintained under constant refrigeration and lack required labeling for refrigerated storage. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Fine Choice Foods Ltd. recalls Summ! brand Chicken Gyoza Dumplings Sesame Ginger (900g; Lots 2182, 2188, 2202, 2203 & 2205; UPC 0 57356 03403 6) and Summ! brand Chicken Gyoza Dumplings (Steamed) (5 kg; Lot 2190) due to foreign matter (pieces of bone) contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Italy): Molino F.lli CHIAVAZZA S.p.A. recalls Il Molino Chiavazza brand FARINA DI RISO SENZA GLUTINE / gluten-free rice flour (500g; Lot #025360; Best before 15-03-2021) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): SPAR recalls SPAR Boerenleverworst / Farmer’s liver sausaage (125g; Best before 04-09) due to undeclared mustard.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Jumbo Supermarkten recalls Jumbo brand Mix Garam Masala (60g; Lots 123591 & 126953; Expiration dates 11/2022 & 02/2023) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): ISFI recalls ISFI Garam Massala (150g; Lot P126189) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Casino recalls Casino brand Blanc de poulet aux herbes / chicken breast with herbs (4 x 120g; Lot 227; Best before 11/09/2020) due to foreign matter (hard plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Krombacher Brauerei Bernhard Schadeberg GmbH recalls Limobier – Biermischgetränk aus 70 % naturtrüber Zitronenlimonade und 30 % Pils / Limobier – mixed beer drink made from 70% naturally cloudy lemonade and 30% pilsner (24 x 0.33 liter; Expiration dates May 27, 2021; 06/16/2021; 06/17/2021; various lot codes) due to foreign matter (glass particles) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected lot codes.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Hersteller Zumdieck GmbH recalls Beerenmix / Berry mix (750g; Lot #E19-1780/20000-007; Expiration date 05.08.2022) due to potential Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): CASEIFICIO RABBIA FRANCESCO S.N.C. DI RABBIA FRATELLI & C. recalls Caseificio Francesco Rabbia brand Nodo del Saio Vaccino / raw milk cheese (2.5 kg; Lot #200507; Best before 31-10-2020) due to shiga toxin-producing E. coli.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Industry recalls Eat Natural brand FRUIT & NUT BARS – BRAZIL & SULTANA (with peanuts and almonds) (50g & 3 x 50g; Best before August 2020 to June 2021) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Hand2mouth Ltd recalls Hema Natural Bar fruit & nut (50g & 16 x 50g; All Best before dates) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Hand2mouth Ltd recalls Eat Natural Brazil & sultana with peanuts and almonds (50g, 3 x 50g & 15 x 50g; All Best before dates) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Jumbo Mix Indiase Garam Masala (60g; Best before 11/2022 & 02/2023) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Lidl GB recalls Deluxe Dark Chocolate Muesli Bar with Brazils and Cranberries (3 x 45g; Best before end of August 2020, September 2020, October 2020, December 2020, January 2021, February 2021, March 2021, April 2021) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): The Paleo Foods Co. recalls Paleo Foods brand Cocoa & Hazelnut Grain-Free Granola containing Brazil nuts (285g and 6 x 285g; Best before August 2020, September 2020, October 2020, November 2020, January 2021, February 2021, March 2021) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Hand2Mouth Ltd recalls various products containing Brazil nuts due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): The Happy Chef recalls various The Happy Chef brand fresh sauces due to undeclared soy and dairy allergens. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Australia): David Jones recalls David Jones Australian Sultanas in Milk Chocolate (160g; Best before 18 Dec 2020) due to undeclared peanut.

Multistate E. coli O26 outbreak linked to flour

Flour manufactured by ADM Milling and sold by Aldi has been linked to 17 cases of E. coli O26 illness in eight states.

Three people have been hospitalized.

ADM Milling and Aldi have jointly recalled all lots and date codes of the following product:

Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour (5-lb bag; UPC 041498130404)

The recalled product was sold in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia.

According to CDC, illnesses associated with this outbreak have been reported in California (1), Connecticut (1), Missouri (1), New Jersey (1), New York (5), Ohio (5), Pennsylvania (2), and Rhode Island (1).

Illnesses started on dates ranging from December 11, 2018 to April 18, 2019. Ill people range in age from 7 to 86 years, with a median age of 23. Sixty-five percent of the outbreak victims are female.

DNA analysis of an E. coli O26 recovered from an unopened bag of flour revealed a close genetic relationship to the outbreak strain, according to FDA.

Individuals infected with E. coli O26 may experience symptoms that include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, fever, nausea, and/or vomiting. Some infections can cause severe bloody diarrhea and lead to life-threatening conditions, such as a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), or the development of high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, and neurologic problems.

Symptoms may not develop until as long as nine days follwoing infection.

Anyone experiencing symptoms of E. coli O26 infection should consult a healthcare provider.

FDA offers the following recommendations to consumers and food handlers:

  • DO NOT use or eat flour from five-pound bags of Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour packed for ALDI, that includes all lot codes and all Best If Used By Dates distributed in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia.
  • DO NOT eat any raw cake mix, batter, or any other raw dough or batter product that is supposed to be cooked or baked.
  • WASH hands, work surfaces, and utensils thoroughly after contact with flour and raw batter or dough products.
  • KEEP raw foods separate from other foods while preparing them to prevent any contamination that may be present from spreading. Be aware that flour or cake mix may spread easily due to its powdery nature.