Recalls and Alerts: March 28–31, 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

Allergy Alert: Harris Teeter recalls certain Fresh Foods Market Cookies & Crème Cakes due to undeclared hazelnut. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Rise Baking Company recalls certain cookies and cakes due to undeclared hazelnut. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: b.a. Sweetie Candy Co recalls certain Chocolate Malt Balls and Chocolate Malted Milk Balls due to undeclared wheat. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Sabra Dipping Company, LLC recalls Classic Hummus (10 oz; Production date/Time stamp “On: Feb 10 Between: 18:00:27 and 23:49:00”; Best before 4/26/21) due to Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was distributed in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Jersey, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

Food Safety Recall: Trident Seafoods Corporation recalls Pacific Salmon Burgers (3 lb / 48 oz. net weight; Lot #GC101431; Best by 01/14/2023) due to possible foreign matter (small pieces of metal) contamination, which may represent a choking hazard. The recalled product was sold at Costco.

Food Safety Recall Update: Avanza Pasta, LLC. recalls approximately 9,847 pounds of meat and poultry pasta products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Midwestern Pet Foods recalls multiple specific expiration dates of certain dog and cat food brands including CanineX, Earthborn Holistic, Venture, Unrefined, Sportmix Wholesomes, Pro Pac, Pro Pac Ultimates, Sportstrail, Sportmix and Meridian brands produced at its Monmouth, Illinois Production Facility due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were distributed across the USA and also exported to Bahrain, Barbados, Chile, Costa Rica, Ghana, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, and Uruguay.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Cargill, Inc recalls Ranch Hound Maintenance Mini-Chunk Dog Food (40-lb bags; Lots E1066 and E1067; Best by 3/7/2022 and 3/8/2022; manufactured for Atwood Distributing, L.P., Enid, OK) due to Salmonella contamination.

Canada

Food Safety Recall Update: Earth Notions Inc. recalls Earth Notions brand Raw Bitter Apricot Kernels (454g; Lot #AK2007; Best before June 2023; UPC 6 89076 42028 0) due to potential for cyanide poisoning.

Food Safety Recall Update: North Shore Specialty Foods recalls Kolapore Springs brand and North Shore brand smoked trout products due to potential for growth of Clostridium botulinum. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: IGA Extra – Coop de Sainte-Foy recalls various smoked salmon products due to lack of a “best before” date on the packages. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Charcuterie Transilvania recalls two delicatessen meats due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details on the affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (France): Auchan recalls POUCE – Auchan brand Barres de céréales / cereal bars (126g (6x21g); Lot #A229356; Use by 10/12/2021) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): Little Dish recalls Little Dish British Chicken & Veg Pie (200g; Use by 18 April 2021) due to undeclared fish.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls Auchan – Mmm! brand Jamón Serrano 6 tranches / Serrano ham – 6 slices (100g; Use by 12/05/2021) due to foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): K. Iraklidis & Söhne AG recalls multiple Snacktomaten / Snack tomatoes products due to foreign matter (glass particles) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update (Ireland): Nestle UK and Ireland recalls multiple batches of SMA Wysoy Infant Formula due to foreign matter (pieces of blue plastic) contamination, which may represent a choking hazard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batch codes.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls Auchan – Mmm! brand Jamón Serrano 6 tranches / Serrano ham – 6 slices (100g; Lot #502028224 16:29:13; Use by 12/05/2021) due to foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Slovak Republic): EQUUS. sro recalls multiple batches of frozen spinach purée due to potential tropane alkaloid poisoning. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update (UK): Nestle UK recalls multiple batches of SMA Wysoy Infant Formula due to foreign matter (pieces of blue plastic) contamination, which may represent a choking hazard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batch codes.

Recalls and Alerts: March 25–27, 2021

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United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: In response to a refusal on the part of Real Water, Inc. to make its records available to FDA during the agency’s investigation into an outbreak of 5 cases of non-viral hepatitis in southern Nevada, the FDA has issued a formal ‘Demand for Records’ under section 414 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The cases of non-viral hepatitis have been linked to consumption of “Real Water” brand Alkaline Water, manufactured by Real Water, Inc. and distributed in the greater Las Vegas, NV area, central California coastal region (North of Los Angeles, CA, and South from Santa Barbara, CA), and Phoenix, AZ.

Food Safety Recall: Kareem Mart recalls Kareem Chef brand “Halva,” “Halva with Pistachio” and “Halva with Chocolate” (1lb and 2lb plastic tubs; Best before 07-01-2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Trident Seafoods Corporation recalls Pacific Salmon Burgers (3 lbs. (48 oz.); Lot #GC101431; Best by 01/14/2023) due to possible foreign matter (small pieces of metal) contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Aliments Naturello inc. (SmoothiesGo) recalls multiple SmoothiesGo brand smoothies due to undeclared soy, sesame, milk, wheat, mustard and sulphites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Conagra Brands Canada Inc. recalls Heathy Choice brand Power Bowls Meatless Chipotle Chick’n (262g; Lot #5009019020; Best before 21AL04; UPC 0 72655 00230 2) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Soline Trading Ltd. recalls Thai Elephant brand Black Tiger Shrimp Headless Shrimp 13-15 (18.89 kg; Batch code HL-269-V20) due to undeclared sulphites.

Food Safety Recall: Ristorante Trattoria Lanni recalls two products sold in glass jars due to absence of “Keep Refrigerated” instruction on product labels. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Le Comptoir recalls various products sold in glass jars due to absence of “Keep Refrigerated” instruction on product labels. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Alert: CFIA warns consumers to avoid Our Father’s Farm brand Extremely Bitter Apricot Kernels (227g; Best before 7-7-2022; UPC 7 18122 91750 1) due to potential cyanide poisoning.

Food Safety Recall: North Shore Specialty Foods recalls Kolapore Springs brand smoked trout and smoked trout, peppercorn (All best before dates up to and including 2021 MR 31) due to potential for growth of Clostridium botulinum in the products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Finland): Kesko Oyj recalls VegeMe Pikkupullat ja muusi vegan product (400g; Best before 4/14/2021, 4/21/2021, 4/27/2021, 4/30/2021, 03/03/2021) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Heera Premium Quality Golden Sultanas (100g; Batch code M19720V; Best before  July 2022) contains undeclared sulphur dioxide.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Savana Milk Chocolate Raisins (175g; Best before 18/10/21) contains undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): PLUS recalls PLUS Fresh Package Chicken Siam (Expiry date 31-03-2021) due to undeclared celery.

Allergy Alert (UK): Merchant Gourmet recalls Merchant Gourmet brand Red and White Quinoa (250g; Batch code L3 2012L00156; Best before end of December 2022) due to undeclared glutens (wheat and barley).

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): Industry recalls Mont de Joux brand mini Mont D’or cheese (460g; Lot #3053; Use by 01/04/2021, 02/04/2021 et 08/04/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Cloetta Suomi Oy recalls ZOO lollipops (sold in bulk) due to possible foreign matter (metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Casino recalls CASINO ÇA VIENT D’ICI brand Piperade basque au piment d’espelette (650g; Lot #V028; Use by 06/10/2024) due to possible foreign matter (glass particles) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls Fromagerie d’Anjouin brand Fromage au lait cru Valençay / raw milk cheese (220 g; Lot #V028; Best before 03/04/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls M’Amour brand Confiture extra ananas / Pineapple jam (325g; multiple batch codes) due to foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batch codes.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): EIFEL-Quelle GmbH recalls EIFEL Quelle Classic (0.75 L glass bottle; Lot code 09.02.24 13:00 to 09.02.24 16:40; Expiration 09.02.24 (13:00) to 09.02.24 (16:40)) due to foreign matter (glass fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): EDEKA ZENTRALE Stiftung & Co. KG recalls GUT & GÜNSTIG Frozen berry mix with sour cherries (750g bag; Use by 19.10.2022, 30.10.2022, 19.11.2022, 03.12.2022 & 07.01.2023) due to foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Nestlé UK and Ireland recalls SMA Wysoy Infant Formula (800g; Batch codes 025057651Z, 025057652Z, and 025157651Z; Best before June 2022 and September 2022) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of blue plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls Fromagerie d’Anjouin brand Fromage au lait cru Valençay / raw milk cheese (220 g; Lot #V028; Best before 03/04/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Nestle UK recalls SMA Wysoy Infant Formula (800g; Batch codes 025057651Z, 025057652Z, and 025157651Z; Best before June 2022 and September 2022) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of blue plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): PepsiCo recalls Smith’s Snaps Spicy Tomato Flavour (8 x 13g multipack; Best before 29 May 2021) due to a potential choking hazard.

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.