Recalls and Alerts: February 14 – 17, 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: The Connecticut Department of Public Health warns consumers, restaurants, and retailers in Connecticut not to eat, serve or sell El Abuelito Queso Fresco cheese due to laboratory findings that detected Listeria monocytogenes in samples collected from a Connecticut retail food store. The samples were collected as part of an investigation of a multi-state outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes illnesses. One of the outbreak victims reported having eaten this brand of cheese. Additional lab tests are underway to determine whether the L. monocytogenes recovered from the cheese sample is a genetic match for the outbreak strain. The CDC reports a total of seven confirmed cases of listeriosis; all seven outbreak victims have been hospitalized. The FDA and its state partners are working with the company to recall the contaminated batch of cheese.

Allergy Alert: Russ Davis Wholesale recalls Kowalski’s brand Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Kowalski’s Steakhouse Blue Dressing (22 oz; Use By 1/19/2021 through 2/10/21) due to undeclared fish (anchovies).

Allergy Alert: Litehouse Inc. recalls Brite Harbor Caesar Dressing & Dip (1.5 oz pillows; Lot code 03 071321 16002 60; Best if used by 03 071321) due to undeclared anchovies.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Boucherie L’Amiral inc. recalls Truite fumée tranchée / Sliced smoked trout (Variable weights; All product sold up to and including 17 February 2021) due to missing expiration date on packages.

Food Safety Recall: Le 5ième inc. recalls various products packed in glass jars (500 ml; All product sold up to and including 15 February 2021) due to improper storage temperature. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Sweden): Gotlands Bryggeri recalls Gotlands Bryggeri White Bulldog Wheat IPA (Best before 13-08-21) due to undeclared wheat malt.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Finartes NV recalls Vleeswaren cd brand Ringworst & droge worst / dried sausages (245g; Use by 30/03/2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): MARIGOLD recalls GROUND EGUSI melon seeds (80g, 160g et 500g; Lots 280520/01 – 231020/02 – 230920/02 – 231120/03; Expiry date 12/2021) due to elevated aflatoxin levels.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): ALL FOODS recalls ALL FOODS brand Préparé du Chef (150g – 0.5kg – 1 kg; Lot #21-05-04; Expiry date 27/02/2021) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Manufacturer recalls Itinéraire des Saveurs brand Magret de Canard séché tranché / Dried, sliced duck breast (90g; Lot #421 025; Best before 15/05/2021) and Itinéraire des Saveurs brand Magret de Canard séché tranché et fumés / Dried, sliced, and smoked duck breast (90g; Lots 421 025 & 421 026; Best before 15/05/21 & 16/05/21, respectively) due to Campylobacter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Adler Restaurant Indisches Restaurant / Adler Restaurant Indian restaurant recalls partially cooked meals (Purchased between December 2020 and January 2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Supervalu recalls Signature Taste Yellowfin Tuna Steaks (240g; Use by 16/02/2021 and 17/02/2021) due to elevated histamine levels.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): LE DELIZIE ITALIANE SRL recalls FILETTI DI ALICI IN OLIO / Anchovy fillets packed in oil (200g; Lots 34520, 34620, 34720; Best before 08/10/21, 09/10/21, 10/10/21) due to elevated histamine levels.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Unidex recalls Zena Moringa powder (100g; Best before 31 December 2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Co-op recalls Irresistible Ginger and Dark Chocolate Cookies (200g; Best before 2 June 2021 and 3 June 2021) due foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): New Zealand Creameries Ltd recalls Deep South brand Strawberry & Cream Pavlova Premium Ice Cream (950 ml; Best before 06.11.2022 & 11.11.2022) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Foodstuffs Own Brands Ltd recalls Pams brand Bacon Pieces (350g; Best before 28 FEB 21) due to foreign matter (aluminium pieces) contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: August 13 – 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

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE: CDC reports 640 confirmed cases of Salmonella Newport infections in 43 US states attributed to consumption of onions produced by Thomson International, Inc. Eighty-five people have been hospitalized. Please check below for the latest product recalls associated with this outbreak.

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE: CDC reports 690 confirmed cases of Cyclospora infections in 13 US states attributed to consumption of bagged mixed salads produced by Fresh Express. Thirty-seven people have been hospitalized.

Allergy Alert: Abdallah Candies recalls Lund’s and Byerly’s sea salt caramels (16 oz.; Code AC31) due to undeclared almond.

Allergy Alert: Serafin Fishery recalls Salmon Dip and Whitefish Dip (8 oz; Lots #729 & #807; Expiration dates August 12, 2020 and August 24, 2020) due to undeclared anchovies, eggs, milk and soy.

Food Safety Recall: Fred Meyer recalls various cheese dips sold between May 15, 2020 and August 6, 2020 due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Kroger Delta Division recalls various cheese dips sold between May 15, 2020 and August 6, 2020 due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Fry’s Food Stores recalls various cheese dips sold between May 15, 2020 and August 6, 2020 due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Kroger Mid-Atlantic recalls various cheese dips sold between May 15, 2020 and August 6, 2020 due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Kroger recalls various cheese dips sold between May 15, 2020 and August 6, 2020 due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Smith’s recalls various cheese dips sold between May 15, 2020 and August 6, 2020 due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE: PHAC reports 339 confirmed cases of Salmonella Newport infections in 7 provinces. Forty-eight people have been hospitalized. Please check below for the latest product recalls associated with this outbreak.

OUTBREAK ALERT FINAL UPDATE: PHAC reports 5 confirmed cases of E. coli O157 infections in three provinces linked to exposure to Carnivora brand frozen raw pet food, or to dogs fed this raw pet food.

Food Safety Recall: Krown Produce Inc. recalls Krown brand red and yellow onions grown by Thomson International Inc., Bakersfield, California, and imported from the USA due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: The Modern Meat Inc. recalls Modern brand Tarragon Remoulade and Modern Meat brand ‘Crab’ Cakes, made with onions grown by Thomson International Inc. due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Kitchen Partners Limited recalls Sobeys brand Herb Marinade (8 x 1.13 kg; Best Before 2021 JN 25; UPC 00625265003216) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Massepain Sleeubus recalls Bûche de massepain enrobée de chocolat / Chocolate-enrobed marzipan log (40g; Lots #181020, 011120, 131220, 210214; Best before 18/10/20, 01/11/20, 13/12/20, 14/02/21) due to undeclared soy.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Industry recalls various jelly-based candies due to risk of suffocation. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Norenca recalls Brochettes de dinde marinées / marinated turkey brochettes (3 pcs and 16 pcs; Lot #02032220; Use by 14/08/2020) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Semper i Danmark recalls majsgrød fra 4 mdr / corn porridge from 4 months (Best before 18/03/2021, 19/03/2021, 20/03/2021 and 22/03/2021) due to foreign matter (metal pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Société Acevia recalls Acevia brand Fromage de tête au poivre / head cheese with pepper (Sold by the slice from deli counters between 8/07/2020 and 11/08/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Industry recalls Jelly Mini Cup Sweets due to possible choking risk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): EFFELLE PESCA SRL recalls MISTO SCOGLIO (0.8 kg; Lot # FL277764; Best before 10/08/20) due to presence of okadaic acid (algal biotoxin) in excess of permitted levels.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): EFFELLE PESCA SRL recalls Cozze / Mussels (1 kg, 1.7 kg, 5 kg; Various lot codes; Best before 10/08/20) due to presence of okadaic acid (algal biotoxin) in excess of permitted levels. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected lot codes.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): City Gross Ytterby recalls blandfärs / minced meat (Best before 10/8/2020 and 11/8 2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

OUTBREAK ALERT and Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Lindsay Farm recalls Lindsay Farm brand raw (unpasteurised) drinking milk (2L plastic bottles; Received on and between 3 July to 11 August 2020) due to potential Campylobacter contamination. There have been reports of associated illness among individuals who consumed this product.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): ALDI recalls Inner Goodness Regular UHT Soy Milk (1L; Best Before 12/03/2021) due to potential microbial contamination.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Pak’n Save Cameron Road (Tauranga) recalls certain batches of NZ Beef Mince, NZ Beef Prime Mince, NZ Premium Beef Mince, NZ Pork Mince, and NZ Lamb Mince due to foreign matter (silicone) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

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.