Recalls and Alerts: May 21 – 23, 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 reports that vegetable trays produced by Del Monte Fresh Produce Inc. and sold at Kwik Trip convenience stores in Wisconsin and Minnesota are linked to three Salmonella Infantis illnesses in Wisconsin and one illness in Minnesota. FDA is inspecting the Del Monte facility in Kankakee, Illinois that produced the implicated vegetable trays. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is advising the public not to consume the following products:

  • Del Monte Vegetable Tray (containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip) 6 oz.
  • Del Monte Vegetable Tray (containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and dill dip) 12 oz.

Food Safety Recall: ADM Milling Co. and ALDI recall Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour (5-lb bag; all best if used by dates and all lots; UPC 041498130404) due to potential E. coli contamination. The recalled product was distributed to select ALDI stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia.

Food Safety Recall: Aurora Packing Company, Inc. recalls approximately 62,112 pounds of raw beef products due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped nationwide for further distribution and processing.

Food Safety Recall: BEF Foods, Inc. recalls Bob Evans Beef Stroganoff Pasta (18-oz sealed plastic trays; Use by 07/02/19; Time stamp between 15:00 and 18:37) as the products were manufactured without benefit of inspection. The recalled product was shipped to retail locations in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio.

Food Safety Recall: Blount Fine Foods recalls Panera BREAD at HOME Chicken Tortilla Soup (16-oz plastic bowls; Use by 07/05/2019; Lot codes 042619-3V or 042619-4V) due to possible foreign matter (plastic) contamination. The recalled product was shipped to distribution centers and retail locations in Arizona, Florida, and Georgia, and does not include any products sold at Panera restaurants.


Allergy Alert: Polish Trade Centre Ltd. recalls Laskol brand Chrzan / Horseradish with citrus acid (290g; All batch codes; UPC 5 902556 001126) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Boucherie des chefs inc. recalls CRETONS DE VEAU (All lots sold up to and including May 23, 2019) due to undeclared wheat and PÂTÉ MEXICAIN (All lots sold up to and including May 23, 2019) due to undeclared wheat, mustard, milk and soy.

Food Safety Recall: Les Serres René Fontaine Inc. recalls Pousses et Ciebrand Mix Spicy Microgreens (75g; Best Before 19MA20, 061FE05; UPC 6 74001 03531 8) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was supplied to consumers in Quebec.


OUTBREAK ALERT (Denmark): At least 20 Danes have become ill with Yersinia enterocolitica infections since March. Outbreak victims include 11 women and 9 men aged 2-74 years – including most people aged 20-30 years. An additional 37 individuals were reported ill in Sweden. According to the Statens Serum Institut and Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, the illnesses are linked to consumption of spinach.

Allergy Alert (France): La société SVELTIC recalls Auchan brand Falafels boulgour (280g; Lot #19-127-490; Best before 25/06/2019) due to undeclared eggs, soy, milk and celery.

Allergy Alert (France): La Société Oriental Viandes recalls Oriental Gourmet brand Laban / Fermented milk (1-litre cartons; Lot #190606; Best before 06/06/2019) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Aldi Ireland recalls Butcher’s Selection Irish Smoky BBQ Ribs (500g; All batches and use-by dates) due to undeclared mustard, wheat and gluten.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls AUCHAN FALAFELS BOULGOUR (280g; Lot #19-127-490; Best before 25/06/2019) due to undeclared eggs, milk, soy and celery.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Brioche hamburger buns (2 x 75g; Best before 02-07-2019) due to undeclared sesame.

Allergy Alert (UK – England and Wales specific): Freshasia Foods Ltd recalls Bok Choy & Mushroom Veg Dumplings (450g; Batch code 16/09/2020; Best before 16 September 2020) due to undeclared prawns.

Allergy Alert (UK): Costa Coffee recalls Costa Chicken & Bacon Pasta Salad (290g; Use by 22 May 2019) due to undeclared fish, milk and mustard.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Lorre (N.V.) recalls selected batch codes of Trader Joe’s brand Mendiants classic bio et Mendiants exotic bio due to elevated levels of ochratoxin A.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): De Zuivelarij BVBA recalls Berloumi chèvre goat cheese (~300g; Lot THT 11/06/2019; Best before 11/06/2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Industry recalls Monoprix brand Basmati Rice in packets (5 x 90g; Best before 25/09/2020 and 26/09/2020) due to elevated aflatoxin levels.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Rimantas Meats recalls Smoked Pork Sausage (All batch codes; All expiry dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Cora recalls BURGER GRILL (2X120g; Lot #05213010108; Best Before 16/05/2019) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): DekaMarkt recalls Petit Pain Brown (8 pieces; Best before 24-05-2019) due to foreign matter (rubber) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Aldi recalls Milsani vanilla custard (Best before 05-06-2019) due to contamination with a detergent.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls various Jumbo Huismerk brand pork products due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (UK – England and Wales specific): Waitrose & Partners recalls Essential Waitrose Pickled Sweet Sliced Beetroot (340g; End date September 2020) because some jars may contain small pieces of glass.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Chef’s Garden Limited recalls Roza’s Gourmet brand Miso & Edamame Dip (160g; Best before June 5, and June 21, 2019; Product of Australia) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Rami Levy Marketing Plant 2006 LTD recalls Rami Levy brand Tehina Raw Product (500g and 1kg) and Rami Levy brand Tehina Full Product due to Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Ingham’s recalls Ingham’s Sweet Chilli Chicken Kiev (Purchased from the deli counter only on 19, 20 and 21 of May 2019) due to foreign matter (blue rubber) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Roza’s Gourmet recalls Roza’s Gourmet Miso & Edamame Dip (Best Before: up to and including 23 JUNE 2019) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.