Recalls and Alerts: November 22 – 25, 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: CDC reports 39 E. coli O157:H7 infections (19 hospitalizations) in 18 states in this on-going outbreak of unknown origin.

Allergy Alert: Riverside Natural Foods recalls Good & Gather Banana Chocolate Chip Date & Nut Bar (8 oz; Lot #1020; Expiration 13 JUL 2021) due to undeclared almond.

Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market recalls Popcorn Chicken Shaker with Sweet Chili (PLU 81789; Sell by dates through Nov. 27, 2020) due to undeclared shrimp.

Allergy Alert: Prairie Farms recalls Prairie Farms Dairy Premium Flavored Chocolate Milk (1 gal; Plant code 17-284; Best before Dec. 4, 2020; UPC 72730-26110) and Prairie Farms Dairy 1% Lowfat Chocolate Milk (1 gal; Plant code 17-284; Best before Dec. 4, 2020; UPC 72730-26126) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall: Hy-Vee, Inc. recalls Hy-Vee Short Cuts Pot Roast Mix (Best if Used By Dec 3, 2020; UPC 0272083305352) and Hy-Vee Short Cuts Grill/Oven Ready Veggie Mix (Best if Used By Dec 3, 2020; UPC 0272104105992) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Shenandoah Growers, Inc. recalls multiple brands, private labels and package sizes of fresh cut organic certified basil clamshells (Product of Colombia) due to potential Cyclospora contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: National Food Trading Corporation recalls Frozen French Cut Green Beans (20.5-lb boxes; Lot #629991; Expiration date 11/25/2022) due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled product was shipped to a single consignee in Jonesboro, AR

 

Canada

Allergy Alert: Délices Complices recalls various cakes due to undeclared nuts, sesame, egg, milk, soy, wheat and sulphites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update: Isagenix International LLC recalls multiple Isagenix brand Isalean products due to over-fortification of vitamins. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update: Les Œufs Richard Eggs Inc. recalls multiple brands, sizes and packaging formats of shell eggs due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update: Miss Vickie’s Canada recalls Miss Vickie’s brand Original Recipe Kettle Cooked Potato Chips (200g; UPC 0 60410 04667 8; Product codes JA 26 608329131 and JA 12 with all manufacturing codes where “0” appears in the second position and “8” appears in the third position) due to foreign matter (possible presence of pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Les Moulins Lafayette recalls various prepared dishes and bakery products that were manufactured and packaged under conditions not conducive to food safety. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.

Food Safety Recall: Levitts Foods (Canada) Inc. recalls Compliments brand Smoked Beef Pastrami (175g; Est 48; Best before 2020/DE/25; UPC 0 68820 13360 5) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Ferma Food Products recalls Senna Leaves (28g & variable weights; All units sold up to and including November 17, 2020) due to non-permitted food ingredients.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Kaasimport Jan Dupont recalls BRUGGE D’OR EN TRANCHES / cheese slices (180g; Lots L1820311 – L1820314 – L1820315; Best before 15/01/2021 – 18/01/2021 – 19/01/2021) and BRUGGE D’OR BLOC / cheese blocks (250g; Lots L1420301; L1420302; L1420315; L1420316; L1420324; L1420325; Best before 19/01/2021; 20/01/2021; 28/01/2021; 29/01/2021) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (Germany): HAK-foodeko GmbH recalls HAK Edamame Bohnen (150g; All Best before dates up to and including 06/2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Italy): T&C srl recalls Tartufetta (80g; Lot #L.25121; Best before 08-03-2024) due to undeclared fish.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): HAK recalls HAK Edamame beans (Purchased before November 24, 2020) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Cora recalls BRUGGE D’OR EN TRANCHES / cheese slices (180g; Lots L1820311 – L1820314 – L1820315; Best before 15/01/2021 – 18/01/2021 – 19/01/2021) and BRUGGE D’OR BLOC / cheese blocks (250g; Lots L1420301; L1420302; L1420315; L1420316; L1420324; L1420325; Best before 19/01/2021; 20/01/2021; 28/01/2021; 29/01/2021) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall (France): Industry recalls COTÉ TABLE brand Terrine de sanglier au cognac / Wild boar terrine with cognac (180g; Best before 19 08 2023) due to foreign matter (glass particles) contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Hong Kong): Tropical Trading Company recalls four varieties of pastes and sauces (Products of Singapore) due to undeclared fish. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Eat Shop Do Ltd recalls JUK Gourmet Everyday brand Vegan Thai Green Tofu Curry (400g; Batch codes 007-3064, 007-3039 & 007-3001) due to undeclared shrimp.

Recalls and Alerts: November 1 – 4, 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: CDC reports 55 cases of Salmonella Stanley infections (6 hospitalizations) in 12 states linked to consumption of wood ear mushrooms distributed by Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. CDC believes this outbreak is now over, and FDA has completed its investigation.

Food Safety Recall: Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc. recalls Natural Grocers Brand Organic Whole Elderberries (4 oz; Pack dates 20-216, 20-225, 20-246, 20-265 & 20-281) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Grassland Beef recalls Dr. Siegel’s S. A. F. E. Petfood, Ground Beef 70% Lean / 30% Fat Net Wt.: 2 lb 18841 (Batch code 20157) due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The recalled product was shipped directly to consumers nationwide and one retail location in Florida.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA issues Warning Letter to Fresh Express Inc – Div of Chiquita Brands following investigation into a 2020 Cyclospora outbreak linked to the company’s bagged salad mixes. During its investigation, FDA recovered Cyclospora cayetanensis from two samples collected to the north and south of where the farm accessed canal water for seepage irrigation. FDA also experienced delays in receiving requested documents from Fresh Express that were needed to conduct the traceback investigation.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Miss Vickie’s Canada recalls certain Miss Vickie’s brand Kettle Cooked Potato Chips due to possible foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Qualitifruits recalls various salads, cut fruits and vegetables, and prepared ready-to-eat dishes, which were produced and packaged under conditions that may render them unsafe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Restaurant Chez Mike recalls various sauces packaged in glass jars, because they may not be safe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Jumbo Supermarkten recalls Jumbo Gewelde Abrikozen / Dried apricots (250g; Lot #20392; Best before 21/03/2021) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Lidl Danmark K/S recalls five different Culinea brand frozen pasta ready-made dishes lacking Danish-language allergen labeling. Please refer to the recall notice for details.

Allergy Alert (France): NATURALIA recalls Danival brand Ketchup au sucre de canne / Ketchup with cane sugar (Lot #E087; Best before 27/03/2022) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI alerts the public that Loma Linda Spicy Pad Thai with Konjac Noodles (284g; Batch code 230000037020; Best before March 2022) has been incorrectly labeled, with inadequate declaration of peanut and soybeans.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI warns that Spar Quality Tomato Ketchup (485g; Batch code 106 E 138; Best before 17/05/2022) contains undeclared mustard.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Industry recalls various Bettine, Delhaize et Centurion brand goat-milk cheeses due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Bettinehoeve recalls BETTINE HOEVE brand Bûche de chèvre / Goat-milk cheese log (All Best before dates between 28/10/2020 and 22/11/2020) due to Listeria contamination.

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Food Safety Recall (France): Cora recalls LE CENTURION brand Bûche de chèvre 33% MG / Goat-milk cheese log, 33% milk-fat (All Best before dates from 30/10/2020 to 22/11/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Erste Salzwedeler Baumkuchenfabrik Hennig recalls various Baumkuchen brand cakes and baked goods due to microbiological contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Firma Sales & Service Aktuell GmbH recalls Bettine Ziegenweichkäse / soft goat cheese (~150g; Best before 30.10.2020 – 27.11.2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Core ehf. recalls Candy People brand S-märke surt skum Swedish sweets (70g; Best before 14-08-2022 M4) due to foreign matter (foreign object) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Industry recalls Lailand Fromage Chilal Cheese (250g; Batch No. 043; Best before 21/2/2021; Product of France) due to foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Bettinehoeve recalls BETTINE HOEVE brand Bûche de chèvre / Goat-milk cheese log (150g; All Best before dates between 28/10/2020 and 22/11/2020) due to Listeria contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Singapore): Home & Health Distributors Pte Ltd recalls Blue Frog Zesty Raspberry with Coconut & Toasted Almonds Gluten Free Cereal (350g; Best before 13 FEB 21, 06 APR 21, 25 MAY 21, 06 JUL 21, 06 AUG 21; Product of New Zealand) and Blue Frog Apricot with Vanilla & Hemp Heart Gluten Free Cereal (350g; Best before 19 FEB 21, 03 APR 21, 06 JUL 21, 06 AUG 21; Product of New Zealand) due to undeclared gluten.

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Bravo Fine Foods Limited and New Food Project Limited recall FONTINA D.O.P. cheese (Lot C261; Best before November 19, 2020; Product of Italy) due to shiga toxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Eytan’s Cake Manufacturing Company Ltd. recalls Shufersal Green brand Gluten free seed bread (500g; Product code 20278PRD) due to foreign matter (miniature metal chips) contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): The Chocolate Yogi Pty Limited recalls Oscar Caramel Mylk Chocolate (15g; Best Before 11 06 21) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): European Bakery Ltd recalls various European Bakery brand breads due to possible foreign matter (stones) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Recalls and Alerts: September 24 – 26, 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.

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 UPDATE: The outbreak of Cyclospora infections that began in May and was linked to bagged salad mix appears to be over, according to CDC. As of September 23rd, 701 people in 14 states were lab-confirmed to have been infected with Cyclospora after consuming bagged salad mixes from the Fresh Express production facility in Streamwood, IL. Thirty-eight people were hospitalized. According to FDA, the probable source of the outbreak has been traced to a farm in south Florida. Cyclospora has been recovered from a regional water management canal west of Port St. Lucie, FL. However, FDA has been unable to determine whether or not the Cyclospora found in the canal water is a genetic match for the outbreak strain. The canal provided irrigation water to the farm in question. FDA and state agencies are continuing the investigation.

OUTBREAK ALERT: CDC reports an outbreak of 41 Salmonella Stanley infections in 10 states. The outbreak has been linked to dried wood ear mushrooms (also known as Kikurage, Dried Black Fungus, Dried Fungus, or Mu’er/Mu Er/Mu-Err) imported from China by Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. The mushrooms were supplied to only restaurants in the United States and Canada, and were not available for sale directly to consumers.

Food Safety Recall: Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. recalls Shirakiku brand imported Dried Fungus, also known as Black Fungus or Kikurage (5 lb; All Lots with Item #60403 on the package; UPC 00074410604035; Product of China) due to Salmonella contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert Update: Loblaw Companies Limited recalls PC brand chicken strips – gluten free (600g; Best before 2021 AL 20; UPC 0 60383 20488 4) due to undeclared wheat (gluten). The original recall notice has been updated to include additional distribution information. Please refer to the notice for details.

Allergy Alert: Marché Adonis recalls Pizza Adonis (various flavours; All product sold up to and including 23 September 2020) due to undeclared walnuts, peanuts, mustard, egg, milk, sesame, soy and sulphites.

Food Safety Recall Update: Evergreen International Foodstuffs Ltd. recalls certain Manila clams (25 lb; Lot #21057; Harvest date Sep 16, 2020; Harvest location B.C. 17-20; Processing date Sep 17, 2020) due to a maring biotoxin which causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning. The original recall notice has been updated to include additional distribution information. Please refer to the notice for details.

Food Safety Recall: Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. recalls Shirakiku brand Black Fungus (Kikurage) (2.27 kg; All codes sold up to and including September 24, 2020; UPC 0 74410 60403 5; Product of China) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Bagel St-Lo recalls Saumon Fumé / Smoked salmon (Variable weight; All product sold up to and including 25 September 2020) due to the lack of “Best before” dating.

Food Safety Recall: Marché Adonis recalls Fromage Parmesan Grana Padano and Fromage Parmesan Reggiano parmesan cheeses (variable weights; All product sold up to and including 23 September 2020) because the packaging does not indicate that the cheeses were made from raw (unpasteurized) milk.

Food Safety Recall: Loblaw Companies Limited recalls Butchers Choice brand Medium Ground Beef Butcher Pack (~1.1 kg; Best Before 20.SE.24; UPC starts with 217403) due to foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls KIPS Vega Paté (125 g; Best by 19/11/2020) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Candyana ApS recalls Hostess Twinkies (385g; Lot #110821000; Best before 04/2021) and Oreo O’s Cereal (311g; Lot #DEC1620PDM; Best before 16/12/2020) because the Danish label lacks emphasis on some of the allergens.

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Industry recalls Íslandsnaut Hamborgarasósa, Smash Style / hamburger sauce (250 ml; Best before 08-01-2021) due to undeclared flour.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Consumers are warned that Iceland Fish Pie (480g; Batch code L0204; Best before 23/01/22) contains undeclared barley (gluten).

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Biofresh Belgium recalls Picoreur Cuisse de poulet blanc / White chicken leg (250g; Lot #258001101; Best before 01/10/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Norenca nv recalls Carpaccio de bœuf / Beef carpaccio (Lot #91001010; Best before 25/09/2020) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Vegromix recalls SPAR brand Salade au Jambon / Ham salad (300g; All Best before dates up to and including 28/09) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Alert (Finland): The Finnish Food Safety Authority has received information that Salmonella has been detected in Farmer Farms Favorites 10% minced beef (1000g; Batch #2036120 0503; Expiration date 13.09.2020)  delivered to Finland by the Danish operator Skare Meat Packers. Consumers are advised either to dispose of the frozen product or to use the minced meat when cooked well.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIÉTÉ NOUVELLE DES DOUCEURS DE JACQUEMART recalls Maison Jacquemart brand Lunettes de Romans Fraise / strawberry-filled biscuits (Lot 20211.3; Best before 25/04/2021) due to foreign matter (small metal pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Industry recalls Monoprix Gourmet brand Gorgonzola AOP (200 g; Lot #P231002; Best before 01/10/2020; Product of Italy) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): DMK Group recalls MILRAM Kümmelkäse Scheiben 45% / cheese (150g; Best before 16.12.2020) due to foreign matter (plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls escalopes de dinde Halal / Halal turkey cutlets (3-pack tray; Lot #0340068233; Best before 27/09/2020) due to possible Salmonella contamination.