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.

Recalls and Alerts: March 18–20, 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: FDA, CDC and the Southern Nevada Health District are investigating an outbreak of five cases of non-viral hepatitis reported in Nevada. The cases appear to be linked to consumption of Real Water brand alkaline water manufactured by Real Water Inc., of Mesa, Arizona. FDA is urging the public not to drink, cook with, sell, or serve “Real Water” alkaline water.

OUTBREAK ALERT: CDC and FSIS are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Hadar infections that may be linked to consumption of a turkey product. A specific source of the outbreak has not yet been identified.

Public Health Alert: FSIS (USDA) issues a public health alert for products produced without the benefit of federal inspection by One Meat Corp., doing business as Eastern Asia Trading Corporation, a La Puente, Calif. firm. Please refer to the FSIS notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: MINDO CHOCOLATE MAKERS recalls Coffee Toffee Chocolate Bar (75g / 2.65 oz; Lots 190310 through 210310) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Western Mixers Produce & Nut Company recalls Gelson’s Yogurt Raisins (14 oz; Lot #210330; Sell by  02/02/22) due to undeclared peanuts.

Food Safety Recall: MG Foods recalls three turkey wrap products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Avanza Pasta, LLC. recalls approximately 2,237 pounds of meat and poultry pasta products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: PHAC reports that the outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to shell eggs has now increased to a total of 64 cases in Newfoundland and Labrador (26), and Nova Scotia (38). Nineteen people have been hospitalized.

Allergy Alert: Amra Services Ltd. (dba GluteNull) recalls GluteNull brand Goji Berries & Chocolate Cookies (320g; All lot codes up to and including EXP08/20/2021; UPC 6 28451 52913 2) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: The Fork Food Co. Ltd. recalls Dwarf Stars brand Pumpkin Seed Butter Cups Dark Chocolate (42g; UPC 627987 024913; Lot code HA 456; Sell by 07.21) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert Update: Federated Co-operatives Ltd. recalls Co-op Gold Pure brand Almond Butter – Crunchy Roasted (500g; UPC 0 57316 16814 6; Lots 200839 & 210298; Best before 30 AUG 2021 and 30 APR 2022, respectively) due to undeclared cashew and Co-op Gold Pure brand Cashew Butter (500g; UPC 0 57316 16812 2; Lot 200521; Best before 30062021) due to undeclared almond.

Food Safety Recall: Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary recalls Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary brand Wild Harvested Apricot Kernels (150g & 454g; Lots 40601 & 10601, respectively; Expiry 09/2021) due to possible cyanide poisoning.

Food Safety Recall: District Bagel (Sandwich salades et plus inc.) recalls several soup products packed in glass jars due to lack of “Keep Refrigerated” warning on the label. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (SWEDEN): The Swedish Public Health Agency reports that the outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica that infected 53 individuals during January and February of this year has ended. Based on case comparison studies, it is believed that the outbreak was due to contaminated iceberg lettuce that was distributed to a single restaurant chain.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Colruyt recalls Boni Selection brand Filet de poulet aux piments / Chicken filet roll with chili peppers (150g; Lot #121050; Use by 7/4/2021) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (France): TARTEFRAIS recalls LA MAROTTE DE CÉCILE brand Mini Blinis au sarrasin / Mini buckwheat blinis (pkg of 16; Lot #726223; Use by 13/04/2021) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Belle Chèvre recalls Belle Chèvre brand Ambachtelijke geitenkaas met gerookte zalm / Goat cheese with salmon (4x75g; Lot #0803211202; Multiple dates) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Agustson A/S – Nora recalls NORA SEAFOOD Rød stenbider rogn / Red catfish roe (60g; Lot #L0114; Best before 23/10/2021) due to a risk that some containers from the batch contain toxins from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.

Food Safety Recall (France): Denel (Martinique) recalls Royal brand Confitures et gelées / Jams and jellies due to possible foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Reflets de France brand Mini Mont d’Or et Mini Mont d’Or + céramique cheeses (Lot 3053; various Use by dates) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected dates.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls Monts de Joux brand Mini Mont d’Or cheese (Lot #3053; Use by 06/04/2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): COPACK Tiefkühlkost Produktionsgesellschaft mbH recalls three brands of mixed herbs due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Aðföng recalls all batch codes of SFC Take Home Boneless Bucket (650g) and SFC Southern Fried Chicken Strips (400g) due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recal notice for additional details.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): SFC recalls all batch codes of SFC Boneless Box (550g) and SFC Crispy Chicken Dippers (200g) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls Monts de Joux brand Mini Mont d’Or cheese (Lot #3053; Use by 06/04/2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Birds Eye recalls Birds Eye 4 Chicken Burgers with Golden Wholegrain (200g; Batch codes L1022 V U124, L1022 W U124, and L1022 X U124; Best before April 2022) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of red plastic) contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Osem advises that Creamed pasta flavored with chicken hot dish (Batch no. 1006282884; Best before 05.07.2021) contains undeclared soy and gluten.

Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Importers recall shell eggs imported from Linggi Agriculture Sdn Bhd in Malaysia (Farm code CEM014; All Best before dates) due to Salmonella Enteritidis contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Lindsay Farm recalls Lindsay Farm brand Organic Raw Milk (unpasteurized) (2L; Lot # 0203, 0303, 0403, 0503,0603, 0703, 0803,0903, 1003, 1103, 1203,1303, 1403, 1503, 1603 and 1703; Use by 06.03.2021 and up to and including 21.03.2021) due to possible Campylobacter contamination.

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.