Recalls and Alerts: August 2 – 5, 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: Contaminated red onions produced by Thomson International, Inc. (Bakersfield, CA) are linked to 396 confirmed cases of Salmonella Newport infections and 59 hospitalizations. Thomson has recalled all red, yellow, white, and sweet yellow onions shipped from May 1, 2020 to present.

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issues a public health alert for ready-to-eat (RTE) beef and chicken taquitos and chimichangas products containing FDA-regulated diced green chilies that have been recalled by the producer, Sun Valley Foods, LLC based in El Paso, Texas, due to concerns that the products may be contaminated with foreign matter (pieces of hard plastic). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: H-E-B recalls Blue Cheese Salmon Burgers (dates with dates up to and including 8/3/2020) due to undeclared wheat. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: SmithFoods Inc. recalls Earth Grown Vegan Non-Dairy Almond Based Frozen Desserts (16-oz / pint packs;  various flavors and Best By codes) due to undeclared cashews. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT and Food Safety Recall (Update): Botsis Fruits & Vegetables Inc., Fresh Forward Inc., Freshpoint Canada Inc., Fruiticana Produce Ltd., Krown Produce Inc., Persia Foods Products Inc., Seoul Trading Corp., Sewa Enterprises Ltd., and Sysco Canada Inc. recall red, yellow, white, and sweet yellow onions grown by Thomson International Inc., Bakersfield, California, and imported from the USA. The red onions have been linked to an outbreak of 120 Salmonella Newport infections in 7 provinces. Seventeen Canadians have been hospitalized.

Food Safety Recall: IGA Les Marchés Louise Ménard recalls various products, which have been altered in a way that makes them unsafe for consumption. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Retail Partners Colruyt Group recalls Brochettes de dinde marinées / skewered marinated turkey (3 pieces and 16 pieces; Lots 2031212 & 2031213; Use by 06/8/2020 & 07/8/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Leader Price recalls Leader Price brand Filets de harengs fumés doux / mild smoked herring filets (200g; Lot #Z1775 R HEF 016; Expiration date 10/08/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Reykjagarður hf. recalls Holta, Kjörfugl and Króna brands of fresh chicken – whole and pieces (Traceability numbers 002-20-26-3-01 and 003-20-26-2-01) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Co-op recalls Co-op Sliced Curly Kale (160g; All Best Before dates between 04 and 11 August 2020; Product of UK) because the packs may contain thistle (spiky weeds).

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Gold River recalls Gold River Quality Mixed Salad Leaves Seasonal Salad Box (1kg; All batch codes; All best before dates; Product of Ireland) due to possible Cryptosporidium contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Sublimis Srl recalls Il pastaio Ligure – Sublimis Srl – Sanremo IM brands of ravioli di borragine / borage ravioli (400g; Lot #2020501; Best before 17-08-2020) due to inadequate refrigeration.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Co-operative Food recalls Co-op Sliced Curly Kale (160g; All Best Before dates between 04 and 11 August 2020) because the packs may contain thistle (spiky weeds).

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall Update (Australia): Gerns Continental Smallgoods Pty Ltd recalls Gerns Smallgoods thin beef sausages (1.88 kg; Use by 06-08-2020; Best  before 04-08-2020) due to foreign matter (plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): New Deli & Café recalls all batches and all dates of New Deli & Café brand frozen meals due to a lack of process control.

Recalls and Alerts: July 19 – 23, 2017


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.

If you would like to receive automatic email alerts for all new articles posted on eFoodAlert, please submit your request using the sidebar link.

United States

Outbreak Alert: CDC and FDA are alerting consumers to an outbreak of Salmonella illnesses traced to Caribeña brand Maradol papayas grown in Mexico and distributed in the USA by Grande Produce, San Juan, Texas. Federal agencies, working together with the Maryland Department of Health and other state agencies have identified 47 Salmonella Kiambu cases in 12 states. The numbers are current as of July 21, 2017. FDA advises consumers not to eat the implicated papayas.

Food Safety Recall: The Idaho Foodbank recalls approximately 27,000 pounds of Coconut Beverage, Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Eggs, and Cheese Products, because they were not continuously maintained or stored at the required temperature due to a malfunction in the cooler. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details on affecgted products, which were distributed in Southwest and North-Central Idaho.

Food Safety Recall: Bush Brothers & Company recalls Bush’s Best brand Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans (28-oz can; Lot codes 6097S GF and 6097P GF; best by Jun 2019; UPC 0 39400 01977 0), Bush’s Best brand Country Style Baked Beans (28-oz. can; Lot codes 6077S RR, 6077P RR, 6087S RR, and 6087P RR; Best by Jun 2019; UPC 0 39400 01974 9) and Bush’s Best brand Original Baked Beans (28-oz. can; Lot codes 6057S LC and 6057P LC; Best by Jun 2019; UPC 0 39400 01614 4) due to defective side seams. The recalled products were distributed nationwide.

Food Safety Recall: Bhu Foods recalls various flavors of Protein Bars due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products, which were available nationwide in retail stores as well as by mail order/direct delivery.

Food Safety Recall: Cesina Sausage Company recalls CESINA’S BRAND FULLY COOKED SMOKED PORK KOLBASSI (1-lb. vacuumed packed packages; produced June 22, 2017) because the product label identifies this product as ready-to-eat, when in fact this product is not-ready-to-eat.

Canada

Food Safety Recall (Update): Industry expands is earlier recall of various brands of butter due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination to include additional product information. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details on affected products, which were supplied to retailers in Quebec.

Food Safety Recall: Boucherie Champlain recalls PEPERETTE DE WAGYU (variable size packages; all lots sold up to July 18, 2017) because the product was not manufactured under conditions that ensure safety.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Finland): His & Hers Oy recalls Warhead brand Sour Twist Candy (99g; Best by 13OCT2018) due to undeclared wheat.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): V. Besana S.p.A. recalls Alesto dried goji berries (100g plastic bag; Expiry date 31.10.2017; Batch codes L7057001 and L7057002) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Gmyrek Fleisch- und Wurstwaren GmbH & Co. KG recalls Heidemetzger Frühstücksmettwurst (Best before 25.07.2017) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Fleischerei Schmidt & Sohn GmbH recalls Bauernsalami im Ring (sold from 11.07.2017 to 18.07.2017) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Organic Smoked Salmon (Best before 21/07/2017; lot #1177607) due to an incorrect Best before date.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Penne arrabiata (Best before 19/07/2017; Lot #481) due to an incorrect Best before date.

 

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): MS & HJ TYLER recalls Moo view dairy raw cow’s milk (1 litre, 2 litre, 3 litre; no date markings) due to Cryptosporidium contamination. The recalled milk was sold on line and at the farm gate in South Australia.

Some supermarket chains post recall notices on their web sites for the convenience of customers. To see whether a recalled food was carried by your favorite supermarket, follow the live link to the supermarket’s recall website.

*The Kroger umbrella encompasses numerous supermarket, marketplace and convenience store chains
**Includes Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs and Pak N’ Save.