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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FOOD SAFETY ALERT: FDA is recommending that consumers not eat the following sprout-containing items from Chicago Indoor Garden, Chicago, IL, with Best By dates between December 1, 2019 and March 12, 2020: red clover (with and without non-GMO labels), sprout salad, mixed greens, and spring salad. FDA’s analysis of a sample of this firm’s product identified the presence of E. coli O103. Whole Genome Sequencing of this bacteria showed that it matches the strain responsible for an outbreak of 14 illnesses in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Texas and Utah likely linked to clover sprouts from Jimmy John’s restaurants.
Food Safety Recall: WinCo Foods, LLC recalls frozen Blackberries in a 16 oz. bag and frozen Berry Medley in 16 oz. and 32 oz. bags, manufactured by Rader Farms of Lynden, WA due to Norovirus contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details on the recalled products.
Food Safety Recall: AFC Distribution Corp. recalls Cooked Butterfly Tail-On Whiteleg Shrimp (Sushi Ebi) (Lot #2019.10.02; Sell by dates from 02/19/2020 to 03/13/2020) due to Vibrio parahaemolyticus contamination.
Allergy Alert: Nouveau Taste de Cuisine Inc. recalls Nouveau Taste de Cuisine Inc. brand Vegetable Springroll (120 pieces; Product codes 020120 and 150120; No UPC) due to undeclared milk.
Allergy Alert Update: Henry & Tenry Food Products Company recalls Henry & Tenry Food Products brand Spring Rolls due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the updated recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall: Sobeys Inc. recalls Sobeys and Foodland brands Asian Vegetable Mix containing bean sprouts (variable size; Best before up to and including 2020MR15; UPC starts with 208066) due to Salmonella contamination.
Food Safety Recall: Sobeys Inc. recalls Thrifty Kitchens brand Ancient Whole Grains Salad (250g and 5kg sizes; All Best before dates up to and including 20 MR 10) due to foreign matter (stones) contamination.
Food Safety Recall: Ecoideas Innovation Inc. recalls Ecoideas brand Chocolate Cake Mix, Brown Rice Pancakes Mix and Buckwheat Pancakes Mix due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
OUTBREAK ALERT / FOOD SAFETY RECALL (France): Ferme de Gioux recalls Ferme de Gioux brand cheeses due to contamination with a strain of Listeria that has been determined to have caused 10 cases of listeriosis.
Allergy Alert (Denmark): Tenax Sild A/S recalls Fiskemandens 2 stk fiskefrikadeller / Fish balls (160g; Best before 21/03/2020) due to undeclared gluten.
Allergy Alert (Denmark): Vitafood ApS recalls RUF Mousse au Chocolat / Chocolate mousse (100g; Lot #L137602 4; Best before November 2020) due to undeclared milk protein.
Allergy Alert (France): Industry recalls Bbé Leader Price brand Purée de carottes, pommes de terre et saumon / carrot, potato & salmon baby food (2 x 200g; Lot #201803; Best before 19.09.2020) due to undeclared gluten.
Allergy Alert (Iceland): Industry recalls Bónus ristuðum karamelluhnetum / Bonus toasted caramel nuts (150g; All dates) due to undeclared egg and lupins.
Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Dirk recalls 1 de Beste Notenmelange / 1st Best mixed nuts, unsalted (190g; Best before 07-06-2020) due to undeclared macadamia nuts and pecans.
Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Jumbo brand Thaise kipsalade / Thai chicken salad (150; Batch code 2003000382; Best before 3 April 2020) due to undeclared soy.
Allergy Alert (UK): Miami Burger recalls Classic Miami Burgers (2 x 100g; Batch code 2019211; Best before 30 January 2021) and True Veg Burgers (2 x 110g; Batch code 2019193; Best before 12 January 2021) due to undeclared milk.
Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Signature Foods Belgium recalls Chef Select brand Salade de Champignons à la grecque / Greek-style mushroom salad (200g; Best before 28/03/2020) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): Industry recalls YARDEN brand Houmous Prestige Za’atar (Lot 0055196504; Best before 13/04/2020 & 15/04/2020) due to suspected non-compliance.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): Panificio Italiano Veritas GmbH recalls Panini Rustico, Sorte Natur (4 x 100g; Best before 09.05.20) due to foreign matter (metal) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): FKS Frischkonzept Service GmbH recalls Bauernkäse Schnittlauch – Knoblauch am Stück / Farmer’s cheese with chives and garlic (~240g; Best before 03.03.2020, 06.03.2020, 10.03.2020, 13.03.2020, 17.03.2020, 24.03.2020, 26.03.2020 & 31.03.2020) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Mizkan Euro Ltd recalls four Branston Pickle products due to foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Italy): Friultrota di Pighin s.r.l. recalls Aringa Sciocca – Aringa Dolce Affumicata (Filetti di aringa affumicati a freddo) / Sweet smoked herring (150g, 1kg, 2kg; Lots #500100-103-110-115-120; Best before from 13/4/20 to 3/5/20) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Italy): LARDIFICIO PIETRO LAURENT recalls LARDIFICIO PIETRO LAURENT brand SALAME “LO SALAM FILZETTA SV” (~300g; Lot #138.351.19; Best before 01/05/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Lidl recalls Chef Select brand Salade de Champignons à la grecque / Greek-style mushroom salad (200g; Best before 28/03/2020) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Jacob Hooy & Co BV recalls Jacob Hooy Pure Powder Ginger (115g; Batch code 059937; Best before Dec. 2021) and Jacob Hooy Ground Ginger (bulk packaged; Batch codes 18713 & 18714; Best before 30-09-2022) due to Salmonella contamination.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Taste Original Pte Ltd recalls Schnitzer Organic Canihua (250g; Best before 11 July 2020; Product of Germany) due to foreign matter (black particles) contamination.
Australia and New Zealand
Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Pak’n Save Napier recalls Pak’n Save Napier brand NZ Beef Mince and NZ Beef Premium Mince (various weights; Best before 08.03.20) due to foreign matter (metal pieces) contamination.