Recalls and Alerts: August 28 – 31, 2018

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: Publix Super Markets recalls ground chuck products that may be contaminated with E. coli O26. The meat was supplied from an as-yet-undetermined source. The recalled products were sold from June 25 through July 31 in the following Florida counties: Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, DeSoto, Flagler, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Lucie, Sumter and Volusia. The recalled products have been linked epidemiologically to 18 cases of E. coli O26 infections, primarily in Florida.

Allergy Alert: Taylor Farms Illinois, Inc. recalls HOMESTYLE BEEF AND PORK MEATLOAF (14-oz plastic tray; Lot code TFIL234A001; Use by 08/28/18) due to undeclared eggs and wheat. The recalled items were shipped to retail locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee.

Food Safety Recall: Olufela Yemitan recalls Dried, Smoked picante fishes spicy catfish smoked with tomatoe pepper sauce ready to eat now!!!! (1-lb plastic-wrapped packages; Best by 2/2019) because the products were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection.

OTC Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall: Pfizer Consumer Healthcare recalls Children’s Advil® Suspension Bubble Gum Flavored (4 FL OZ Bottle; Lot #R51129; Expiry 11/20; UPC 3-0573-0207-30-0) the dosage cup provided is marked in teaspoons and the instructions on the label are described in milliliters (mL), possibly resulting in erroneous dosage.

Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall: Product Quest Manufacturing recalls all lots of nasal products and baby oral gels currently within expiration due to possible contamination with Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall: HelloLife, Inc. recalls Neuroveen, Respitrol, Thyroveev and Compulsin, within expiry, due to contamination with Staphylococcus saprophyticus and/or Burkholderia cepacia. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details. The products were manufactured by King Bio, Inc. in Asheville, NC.

Canada

Allergy Alert: North Country Premium Sausage Co. recalls various North Country brand Smokies due to undeclared mustard and milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were supplied to retailers in Ontario.

Allergy Alert: Right Choice Products Inc. recalls Indican Tutti Frutti Cake (450g; All Packed On dates from 07/26/18 up to and including 08/28/18; UPC 6 27726 20192 6) and Indican Mango Fruit Cake (450g; All Packed On dates from 07/26/18 up to and including 08/28/18; UPC 6 27726 20193 3) due to undeclared egg and sulphites.

Food Safety Recall: Northam Beverages Ltd. recalls Bowen Island Brewing Artisan IPA (India Pale Ale) (6 x 355mL; All codes starting with L18207, L18187, or L18215; UPC 6 26990 09858 4) and Bowen Island Brewing West Coast Lager (6 x 355mL; All codes starting with L18207; UPC 6 26990 05123 7) due to cans with defective seams that may have sharp metal sticking out from the rim. The recalled products were supplied to retailers in Alberta and British Columbia.

Food Safety Recall Update: Pinty’s Delicious Foods Inc. recalls Pinty’s brand Italian Style Chicken Schnitzel – Gluten Free Fully Cooked, Breaded and Seasoned Cutlettes (4 kg; Product code 8172; UPC 10069094626371) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Salling Group recalls Penotti Organic Chocolate Cream (350g; All units sold until 28 / 8-2018) due to undeclared milk and hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Lidl Ireland recalls Harvest Basket Aardappelkroketjes Croquettes de pommes de terre (750g; Lot #L808603001; Best before 27.03.2020) due to undeclared egg and wheat.

Allergy Alert (UK): Lidl Ireland recalls Harvest Basket Potato Croquettes (750g; Batch code L808603001; Best by 27 March 2020) due to undeclared egg, wheat and gluten.

Allergy Alert (UK): Crosse & Blackwell recalls Green Vegetable & Kale Soup (400g; Batch code TYJH 8149; Best before May 2020) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA recalls Farm Valley brand Dried Figs (600g tray; Lot #090023184-11-89; Expiry 09.2018) due to elevated aflatoxin levels.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Haugen-Gruppen A/S recalls Cup Noodles Spicy (66g; Lots No. L800863 & L802513; Best before 07.2019 & 10.2019, respectively) due to foreign matter (glass pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Biogan A/S recalls Organic cardamom (100g; Best before 01/05/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Wursti Oy recalls hamburger (400g; Use by 12.9.2018) due to excessive levels of microbial contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): SOK recalls Rainbow Onion (580g; All best before dates) and Rainbow Mattex (275g; Best before 14.4.2019) due to foreign matter (glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Reflets de France brand Fines galettes de Bretagne (100g; Lot #J13115; Best before 20/01/2019) due to foreign matter (metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Casino recalls Casino Bio brand Crêpes moelleuses au sucre de canne et au lait frais / Fluffy pancakes with cane sugar and fresh milk (200g; Best by 03/09/2018) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Casino recalls Casino Delices brand Mozarella di bufala Campana AOP Tressée à la main (250g; Best by 30/08/2018) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Sojabio recalls Sojabio brand Tartine & moi – saveur Ail et fines herbes (125g; Lot #822180; Best by 20/10/2018) due to Escherichia coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Coopérative Laitière de la Sèvre recalls LE CHEVROT de Sèvre et Belle Fromage de chèvre au lait cru (200g; Lot #182200908; various packaging) due to E. coli O103:H2 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Gemüsebau Huber GmbH & Co. KG recalls GUT&GÜNSTIG brand Iceberg Lettuce due to contamination with VTEC (shigatoxin-producing E. coli).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): NISSIN Foods GmbH recalls CUP NOODLES SPICY (Best before 01/2019 to 06/2019) due to foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): EDEKA recalls Blattspinat (450g; Best before 14.05.2020 and 15.05.2020) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Carmarthenshire Dairy Products Ltd recalls Boksburg Blue Cheese (all batches), due to it being produced without approval.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Metcash recalls Community Co Thai Salad Kit (285g; ​Use by 07/09/2018) due to undeclared soy.

FDA Public Health Alert: Avoid using King Bio drugs and homeopathic products

Drugs and homeopathic products manufactured by King Bio Inc. (Asheville, NC) may contain high levels of microbial contamination and pose a risk to humans and pets.

In an alert posted today, FDA recommended that consumers stop using these products, and dispose of them immediately.

The FDA announcement coincided with a voluntary nationwide recall initiated by the manufacturer of all aqueous-based products for human and animal use. A complete list of recalled products has been posted on the company’s website.

This is the third product recall announced by King Bio since July 20, 2018.

Among the products included in the most recent recall are: Dr. King’s Children’s Cough Relief, Dr. King’s Chicken Pox Symptom Relief, Dr. King’s Children’s Ear Relief Formula, Dr. King’s Children’s Appetite Enhancer, Dr. King’s Attention and Learning Enhancement For Kids, Dr. King’s Cold Sore treatment, Dr. King’s Wart Freeze, and pet products for urinary incontinence and digestion relief.

The recall announcement and the associated consumer alert follow an inspection of the company’s manufacturing facility by FDA – an inspection that uncovered substandard conditions, including recurring microbial contamination associated with the water system used to manufacture the drug products.

FDA found several microbial contaminants during the course of its investigation, including Burkholderia Multivorans, a strain of bacteria that can cause illness in people with compromised immune systems.

What should consumers do?
The FDA encourages health care professionals and consumers to report adverse events or quality problems experienced with the use of King Bio’s products to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program:

For reporting adverse drug events in animals, please see How to Report Animal Drug Side Effects and Product Problems.

Recalls and Alerts: August 23 – 24, 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

Food Safety Recall: Ripley Dairy LLC recalls Hillcrest Dairy brand Old Fashioned Raw Milk Monterey Jack, Horseradish Monterey Jack, and Chipotle Adobo Monterey Jack cheeses (Mfg. Date 5/17/17) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Expresco Foods, Inc. (Montreal, QC, Canada) recalls WEST END CUISINE GRILLED MEDITERRANEAN STYLE CHICKEN SKEWERS HAND-MADE WITH CHICKEN BREAST (1.31-lb. packages; lot codes 172562, 172640, 172571 and 172704; UPC 621588314947) and EXPRESCO GRILLED Garlic & Herb CHICKEN SKEWERS (1.09-lb packages; lot codes 172563, 172668, 172669 and 172670; UPC 621588315555) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled products were shipped to retail locations in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan and Texas.

Food Safety Recall: Sunrise Growers Inc. recalls Great Value Organic Dark Sweet Pitted Cherry products (32 ounce printed plastic zip top bags; Best By 08/10/19; Lot code FED722211 or FED722212; UPC 078742126166) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled products were distributed to a customer distribution center in Louisiana and may have been redistributed to stores in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Pharmaceutical Products Safety Recall: Centurion Labs recalls Ninjacof (473 mL bottles; Lot# 200N1601; Expiration date 11/2018) and Ninjacof A (473 mL bottles; Lot# 201NA1601; Expiration date 11/2018) due to possible contamination with Burkholderia cepacia. The recalled products were manufactured by Vilvet and distributed by Centurion in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Juliang Healthy Food recalls Juliang brand Peach Blossom Powder for Beautifying Face (300g; All lot codes; UPC 6 944922 800734) due to undeclared soy.

Food Safety Recall: Weddel Ltd. recalls Hereford brand Chopped Ham (340g pkgs; Product codes 06/26/2020, 08/13/2020, 09/10/2020; UPC 8 85512 90152 2) due to possible bone fragments in the product. The recalled product was supplied to retailers nationwide.

Food Safety Recall: Folie en Vrac inc. recalls various products, as the items in question were not prepared or processed in a manner that would ensure their safety for consumption. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Recall: Nutrisoya Foods Inc. recalls Kirkland Signature brand Organic Fortified Soy Beverage Original (946 mL; Best by 2018MA06; Lot no. 710059211; UPC 0 96619 67324 7), because the Tetra Pak cartons may swell due to a microbiological spoilage issue. The recalled product was supplied to retailers nationwide.

Europe

Allergy Alert (UK): Frohwein’s recalls Frohwein’s Beef Sausages (varying weights; all Use By dates from 4 August through 26 August 2017) due to undeclared mustard and soya, and also recalls Frohwein’s Beef Pickled Briskets (flat and rolled; varying weights; all Use By dates from 10 August through 31 August 2017) due to undeclared mustard and celery.

Food Safety Recall (Austria, France, Germany): FROMI GmbH recalls Morbier coque – Morbier Tradition raw cow’s milk cheese (Lot 150; Best by 26.08.17 – 28.08.17 – 29.08.17 – 04.09.17; Manufactured in France by Monts de Joux) due to possible contamination with Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli 026:H11.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Salico AB recalls pre-cut apple slices (Best before August 23, 24, 25 and 26, 2017; sold in bags to McDonalds in the Nordic region) due to metal particles.

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.