Recalls and Alerts: January 15 – 18, 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: CDC reports an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to Coconut Tree brand Frozen Shredded Coconut. As of January 16th, 25 cases were reported in 9 states: California (9), Colorado (1), Connecticut (1), Massachusetts (2), New Jersey (1), New York (1), Oklahoma (1), Pennsylvania (5), Washington (4). On January 3, tests performed by the Massachusetts Deparment of Public Health detected Salmonella in a sample of Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut, resulting in a nationwide recall of the product, which was distributed in Ohio, Massachusetts, Washington, California, and Oklahoma with redistribution to Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York Pennsylvania, Oregon, Florida, and Texas.

Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island recall Cheesecake Bars (PLU #240801; Sold between May 2017 and January 12, 2018) due to undeclared almond flour. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of stores in which the product was sold.

Allergy Alert: Café Spice GCT Inc. recalls Southwest-style Chicken Wrap ready-to-eat Chicken Salad product (15-oz. clamshell package; Best by Jan. 20, 2018) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Palmer Candy Company recalls Sea Salt Caramel Hearts (12-oz tub; Best by 12/21/18; UPC 77232-17091) due to undeclared peanuts. The recalled product was sold only at Bomgaars Supply Inc. Store in the Midwest States.

Allergy Alert: Hiland Dairy recalls Hiland Dairy Orange Juice (1 gal; Sell by 02/05/18; Plant Code 3108; UPC 0-7206000586-8) and Tampico Citrus Punch (1 gal; Sell by  03/09/18; Plant Code 3108; UPC 0-9518801128-3) due to undeclared milk.


Allergy Alert: Le Boucan boucherie Inc (Quebec, QC) recalls Beef meat paté and Mexican paté (all batches) due to undeclared milk, almonds, nuts, peanuts and egg.

Allergy Alert: Marché Metro Beaubien (Montreal, QC) recalls two fish products due to undeclared peanuts. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.

Allergy Alert: J. L. Trading Co. Ltd. recalls Liu Bi Hu brand Sweet Bean Paste (250g; All codes; UPC 6 909689 200005) due to undeclared soy.


Allergy Alert (Belgium): Colosseum SA recalls Cocktail Mix Nuts (All packages with expiry dates between 10/05/2017 and 13/09/2018) due to undeclared celery, wheat, mustard and barley.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Bon Appetit Group A/S recalls Ready-to-eat sandwich with egg salad & bacon (175g; Best by 20/01/2018) due to undeclared mustard seeds and cheese.

Allergy Alert (UK): New World Imports (UK) Ltd recalls Kam Yuen Crab Roe Flavour Sunflower Seeds (138g; Best before 18/03/18; Batch code 2017/07/18 (Chinese text) 4D) due to undeclared peanuts.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): King Solomon Trading BVBA recalls Banku-Mix fermented banku flour (1kg; Manufacturer’s lot #B170616; King Solomon’s lot #L17-03867; Best before 30/06/2019) due to elevated aflatoxin levels.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Shaan SPRL recalls Banku-Mix fermented banku flour (1kg; Manufacturer’s lot #B170616; Shaan Lot #VFG17-51540 or VFG17-52255; Best before 30/06/2019) due to elevated aflatoxin levels.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): La société Lammens recalls Ground Chicken (Lot #10234; Best before 17/01/2017) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Fromagerie du Troufleur recalls Cœur de Bellevaux Cheese (Lot #219; Best before 15/02/2018) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Hilton Foods A/S Danmark recalls Chopped pork, 8-12% (500g; Best before 15.01.2018) due to contamination with small plastic pieces.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Kaufland recalls K-Purland minced beef and pork products due to possible contamination with glass particles. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Arla Foods recalls Arla® Familjefavoriter Port Salut Sliced Cheese 26% (750g; Best before 2018-03-06) due to possible contamination with hard pieces of plastic.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Soglowek recalls various sausage products that may be contaminated with nylon. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details of the affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Shufersal recalls Supersol frozen green peas and carrot product (800g; Batch #L267211A11; Best by 01/2020; Manufactured by Ardu Sapifrost Belgium) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Foodstuffs Own Brands Ltd recalls Pams brand Tex Mex Butterflied Chicken (1.15 kg; Lot #18015; Best by 26 Jan 18) due to undeclared gluten and milk.