Recalls and Alerts: December 8 – 12, 2019

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, FDA and the Pennsylvania Department of Health report 11 confirmed cases of Salmonella Javiana illness associated with consumption of Tailor Cut Produce Fruit Mix in Pennsylvania and Minnesota. At least 20 additional cases are under investigation. See below for a link to the product recall.

OUTBREAK ALERT: CDC, FDA and their Canadian counterparts are investigating a cross-border outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses linked to Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits. Eight confirmed illnesses have been reported from 3 US states. Please see below for a link to the product recalls.

Food Safety Recall: CATSMO LLC recalls Cold Smoked Salmon (various package sizes, cuts, and expiration dates) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Ruiz Food Products Inc. recalls EL MONTEREY Signature BURRITO EGG, SAUSAGE & CHEESE, frozen, NRTE (3.38-lb. Value Pack, containing 12 individually wrapped, 4.5-oz. burritos; Lot #19288; Best if used by 01/15/2021) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Tailor Cut Produce recalls Fruit luau, cut honeydew, cut cantaloupe and cut pineapple products (2/1 gallon cases; Production dates November 15 – December 1, 2019) due to possible Salmonella contamination. See OUTBREAK ALERT, above, for additional information.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT: PHAC and CFIA are investigating an outbreak of 24 confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses in Ontario (11), Quebec (3), New Brunswick (4), Nova Scotia (4), Prince Edward Island (1), and Newfoundland and Labrador (1). The outbreak has been linked to consumption of Fresh Express brand Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits. Additional outbreak cases have been reported in the USA (see link, above). Please also see below for a link to the product recall.

OUTBREAK ALERT: PHAC is investigating an outbreak of 92 Salmonella Typhimurium illnesses across Canada linked to contact with pet snakes, pet rodents and feeder rodents. Illnesses have been reported from British Columbia (4), Ontario (16), Quebec (52), New Brunswick (9), Nova Scotia (5) and Newfoundland and Labrador (6).

Allergy Alert: Sobeys Inc. recalls Pete’s Fine Foods brand Large Cranberry Vanilla Cardamom Granola (500g; Best Before: 2020.JA.20; UPC 0 202638 212996) and Pete’s Fine Foods brand Small Cranberry Vanilla Cardamom Granola (85g; Best Before: 2020.JA.20; UPC 0 202631 702500) due to  undeclared pecans.

Food Safety Recall: Industry recalls Fresh Express brand Sunflower Crisp Chopped Kit (315g; All packages bearing a Best Before dates up to and including 07DE19,  and a lot code beginning with “Z”, and indicating “Salinas” as a source of Romaine lettuce) due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. This product has been linked to an outbreak (see above).

Food Safety Recall: Loblaw Companies Limited recalls PC brand Cranberry Goat’s Milk Cheese (300g; Best before 2020 MR 19 & 2020 MR 24; UPC 0 60383 01013 3) due to foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Rejuice! recalls various soups due to improper storage temperature and absence of label instruction regarding correct storage. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Colruyt recalls SAUCE FINE CHAMPAGNE (500g; Best before 9/01/2020) due to undeclared wheat (gluten) and soy.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Mora recalls Mora brand Burgers de poulet / chicken burgers (4X70g; Lots L9246, L9288 & L9289; Best before 09-2020 & 10-2020) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Boerinneke recalls Boerinneke brand pâte à tartiner bio Noir (400g; Lot 8262; Best before 19/12/2019) due to undeclared milk and soy.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Boerinneke recalls various spreads due to undeclared nuts. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Zuger recalls Ambachtelijke choco Zuger / Artisanal chocolate (250g; All “Best before” dates between 09/12/2019 and 09/05/2020) due to undeclared soy and milk.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): VAJRA recalls VAJRA brand gluten powder (400g; Lot #0219/141119; Best before 20.07.21) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (France): Industry recalls Abbot Kinney’s brand Coco Frost Cacao (various sizes and batch codes) due to undeclared gluten. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batch codes.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Hipp UK Ltd. recalls Hipp Organic Combiotic First Infant Milk Starter Pack (6x90ml: Batch codes L-099191, L-162192, L-186191; Best before 09 January 2020, 11 March 2020, 5 April 2020) due to undeclared fish oil.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Boerinneke brand Pâte à tartiner aux noisettes 13% (200g & 400g; All lot codes and Best before dates) due to undeclared nuts.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Colruyt recalls SAUCE FINE CHAMPAGNE (500g; Best before 9/01/2020) due to undeclared wheat (gluten) and soy.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Mora recalls Mora brand Burgers de poulet / chicken burgers (4X70g; Lots L9246, L9288 & L9289; Best before 09-2020 & 10-2020) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Hipp UK recalls Hipp Organic Combiotic First Infant Milk Starter Pack (6x90ml: Batch codes L-099191, L-162192, L-186191; Best before 09 January 2020, 11 March 2020, 5 April 2020) due to undeclared fish oil.

Allergy Alert (UK): Sainsbury’s recalls by Sainsbury’s 18 Mini Egg Bites (186g; Use by 17th December) due to undeclared egg and mustard.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): ALDI recalls Excellence brand Rôti de dinde farci aux pommes et raisins secs (surgelé) / Roast turkey stuffed with apples and raisins, frozen (800g; Lots 410933, 410377, 410925; Use by 30/01/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Dagrofa recalls Gestus Madsalat med Solsikkekerner og Hasselnødder / Gestus salad with sunflower seeds and hazelnuts (500g; Best before 11/12-2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Società Agricola Locatelli Guglielmo & C. S.S. recalls Stracchino all’antica (Lot code 12/10/2019 – 41a Settimana) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): ALDI recalls Excellence brand Rôti de dinde farci aux pommes et raisins secs (surgelé) / Roast turkey stuffed with apples and raisins, frozen (800g; Lots 410933, 410377, 410925; Use by 30/01/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Food Hub Pakuranga Ltd recalls Guangxiang brand Pork Won Ton and Vege Pork Won Ton (all batches and dates of both products) due to undeclared gluten (wheat), sesame and soy.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Neat Meat Global Ltd recalls Harmony Free-Range Boneless Ham (1 to 3.5kg; Use by 27/1/2020, 28/1/2020, 29/1/2020, 30/1/2020) and Harmony Free-Range Champagne Ham (4 to 5 kg; Use by 30/1/2020, 31/1/2020) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Tegel Foods Ltd recalls Tegel brand Crumbed Chicken Burgers (1kg; Batch code 19259; Best before Sep 2020) due to foreign matter  (small pieces of metal wire) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Lion recalls Lindauer brand Fraise (Lindauer & strawberry) (200ml x 4 pack; Batch codes L9164 PW374 20:27 to 20:39 & L9165 PW374 07:41 to 07:58) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: December 5 – 7, 2019

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: FDA and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) are investigating an outbreak of 31illnesses caused by Salmonella Javiana at four healthcare facilities in Pennsylvania. The outbreak appears to be linked to fruit mix with cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, and grapes prepared by Tailor Cut Produce.

Allergy Alert: Tropical Nut and Fruit Co. recalls Truly Good Foods South of the Border nut mix (25-lb box; Lot #29119; Best before 04/15/2020; UPC 094184110198) due to undeclared soy and tree nuts.

Allergy Alert: Nassau Candy Distributors recalls Nancy Adams, Dark Chocolate Graham Crackers (7.5 oz / 212g; Best if used by 4/30/20, 5/1/20, 5/21/20, 6/30/20, 8/4/20) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: White Castle Frozen Food Division recalls multiple production lots of Frozen Cheeseburger and hamburger sliders due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Pet Food Safety Recall: The J. M. Smucker Company recalls Special Kitty® Mixed Grill Dinner Pate (5.5-oz can; Lot #9263803; Best if used by 9/19/2021), and three variety packs containing the impacted product due to health concerns potentially associated with ingredients believed to not meet the Company’s quality and safety standards. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Go Raw, LLC recalls Quest Beef Cat Food (2-lb bags; Lot N128; UPC 6-91730-17101-8) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Tosuta International Sales Ltd. recalls Landers’ Australian brand Gluten free Macadamia Shortbread (175g; BEST BEFORE 23 SEP 20; UPC 6 66394 00012 7) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Marché Kohinoor recalls various meat products due to undeclared sulphites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Lemond Food Corp. recalls OurHome brand Spicy Jjamppongs (Frozen Noodles) (1.2 kg; All lot codes; UPC 8 809257 824238) due to undeclared oyster and squid.

Food Safety Recall: Pizzeria Morso TM Mtl Central recalls various tapinades due to lack of labelling indicating correect storage temperature. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Saucissons d’Antan recalls Pâté de foie / Liver pâté (Variable weights; Best before 2019-12-05) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Usine Amsellem Inc. recalls Amsellem brand Solo Chorizo – Dried Beef Sausage (28g; Product code 91002DC-707 / BB 2020 AVR 08; UPC 6 28055 38930 9) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Les Importations Mini Italia Inc. recalls Golosine brand Pancetta Stagionata “Rigatino” – Dried Cured Pork Belly (900g; Lot #L11923504P; Best before 12/AL/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Low Carb Canada recalls Smart Cake brand Chocolate Smart Cake (120g; Lot 177; UPC 7 36846 00656 1) and Smart Cake brand Raspberry Cream Smart Cake (120g; Lot 177; UPC 8 53817 00825 3) due to foreign matter (metal shavings) contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Austria): REWE International AG recalls SIMPLY GOOD ROTE LINSEN SUPPE MIT KOKOSMILCH / Simply Good brand Red Lentil Soup with Coconut Milk (450 mL; Lot L332; Best before 25.12.2019) due to undeclared traces of gluten and soy.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Udea B.V. recalls Abbot Kinney’s Coco Frost Kakao (500 ml; Lot L9108; Best before 17/04/2021) and Abbot Kinney’s Coco Frost Kakao (125 ml; Lots L9093 / L9094 and L9199; Best before 17/04/2021) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Ireland) Oumph! recalls Oumph! The Chunk (280g; Batch code 180919; Best before 18 March 2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Unilever recalls Pot Noodle Beef & Tomato (90g; Batch code L9282; Best before July 2020) due to undeclared celery and mustard.

Allergy Alert (UK): Oumph! recalls Oumph! The Chunk (280g; Batch code 180919; Best before 18 March 2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (UK): Unilever recalls Pot Noodle Beef & Tomato (90g; Batch code L9282; Best before July 2020) due to undeclared celery and mustard.

Food Safety Recall (France): Casino recalls Casino brand Céleri rémoulade (300g; Lot #933001; Best before 14/12/2019) due to potential foreign matter (pieces of blue plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): REWE recalls REWE Feine Welt brand Kürbis Salbei Girasoli (250g; Best before 22/12/2019; Product of Italy) due to foreign matter (metal foil) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls Cobolux brand Haché mélange épicé (approx. 500g; Lot #20191203; Best before 09/12/2019) due to Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Oldway Farm Pty Ltd recalls various deli beef products due to undeclared gluten. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Recalls and Alerts: December 1 – 3, 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.

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United States

Outbreak Alert: Departments of Health in Washington and Oregon report an outbreak of Salmonella Newport illnesses linked to consumption of pre-cut watermelon, cantaloupe, or fruit mixes containing watermelon or cantaloupe. Eighteen people from six Washington counties and two individuals from Oregon have been diagnosed with Salmonella in this outbreak. The implicated fruit was sold in QFC, Fred Meyer, Rosauers, and Central Market stores between October 25th and December 1st. The investigation into the source of the contaminated fruit is ongoing.

Allergy Alert: Rafedain Shish Kabob Restaurant, Inc. recalls RAFEDAIN FULLY COOKED CHICKEN PATTY SHISH KABOB (9-oz. vacuum-packed tray packages containing four pieces; produced on various dates between Feb. 7, 2017 and Nov. 27, 2017) due to undeclared milk, wheat and soy. The recalled products were shipped to distributors and retail locations in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Utah, Virginia and Washington.

Allergy Alert: Caesar’s Pasta, LLC recalls approximately 46,810 pounds of beef meatball products due to undeclared egg. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped to food service locations in Pennsylvania.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Sweden): Orkla Foods Sverige recalls Felix Små Delikatessköttbullar/Felix Small Delicatessen Meatballs (600g; Item #07375; Best before 2018-10-16) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (UK): Sainsbury’s recalls Sainsbury’s 10 Vegetable Spring Roll Selection (210g; All Use By dates between 30 November 2017 and 8 December 2017), due to undeclared prawns.

Allergy Alert (UK): Fundamental Supplies Ltd recalls Hench Fuel Protein Porridge (73g; Best before 1 November 2018) due to undeclared milk, oats and sulphites.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA announces recall of Ranobo brand Pistachios due to elevated levels of aflatoxin. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Le Antichi Bonta di Calabria recalls Figs from Calabria (All lot numbers and Best Before dates) due to mycotoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Globus SB Warenhaus Holding Gmb HCo.KG recalls Korrekt Salami (200g; Lot #1311; Best before 16.12.2017) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Aldi recalls Rooster’s Southern Fried Poppin’ Chicken (210g; Lot #10101701; Product code 45004 & 75744; Best before 09/4/2019) because packs may contain small pieces of hard plastic which could present a safety risk.