Recalls and Alerts: March 19 – 22, 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 cases of E. coli O103 infections in six states (Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Texas, Florida, and Utah) linked to consumption of clover sprouts.

Allergy Alert: Lindt & Sprüngli (USA) Inc. recalls Lindt Excellence 85% Cocoa chocolate bars (Lot #L5539; Best before 11-30-2020; UPC 3746601645) due to undeclared milk and soy.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Al-Shamas Food Products recalls Al-Shamas Food Products brand spring rolls and samosas due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Asian Food recalls Asian Food Ltd. brand and DSI brand Spring Rolls due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Gah Lok Dim Sum Ltd. recalls Gah Lok Dim Sum Ltd. brand Egg rolls due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert: Sobeys Inc recalls Thrifty Kitchens brand Beef Meets Barley Beef & Barley Soup (700 mL; Best Before 20 AL 10; UPC 7 74147 00090 1) due to undeclared pacific grey cod, steelhead salmon, clams, shrimp, milk, and wheat.
Allergy Alert: The Commissary recalls Frozen Beef Burgers and Frozen Beef Burgers with Bacon (all date codes) due to undeclared soy.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Løgismose Meyers Food og Foodservice recalls Meyers Lebanese Kafta Tahin (375g; Best before 1 / 4-2020) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Veganmatur ehf recalls The Oumph! Burger (2x 113gr; Best before 09.07.21; Manufactured by Food For Progress; Product of United Kingdom) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): Food for Progress recalls The Oumph! Burger (20 x 113g foodservice 20-pack and 2 x 113g retail pack; Best before 04-06-21 (foodservice pack only) and 09-07-21 (both package formats); Product of UK) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Ilmenauer Wurstwaren GmbH & Co. KG recalls Original Thüringer Meisterknackwurst mit Knoblauch / Original Thuringian master sausage with garlic (200g; Lot #0104005010; Best before 08.04.2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Richter Fleischwaren GmbH&Co.KG recalls Oederaner Land liver sausage (glass jars; Best before 09.10.2020 and 14.10.2020) due to foreign matter (glass splinters) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Bosse/Liefeith GbR, Fräulein Lottas Hofladen recalls Wildknackwurst / Wild sausage (approx 300g; Sold from February 25, 2020 to March 13, 2020) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Coop recalls Frozen Hash Browns (700g; Best before July 2021) due to foreign matter (pieces of white plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Amy’s Kitchen recalls Amy’s Kitchen Gluten Free Vegetable Lasagne (Frozen) (255g; Batch code 30-K269; Best before November 2021) due to foreign matter (metal shavings) contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Rajab Dairy recalls Bryndza cheese (400g; Product code 7290003075805; Best before 30.05.20) and Bryndza cheese (1Kg for bulk sale; Product code 7290003075317; Best before 30.05.20) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): The Loose Leaf Lettuce Company recalls Asian Salad Mix and Special Salad Mix (200g; All best before dates from 21/03/20 to 28/03/20 inclusive due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Supreme Salads recalls Garden Salad 150g; Garden Salad 250g; Supreme Salad 150g; Supreme Salad 250g; Greek Salad 150g; Greek Salad 250g (Best before 18/03/2020; 19/03/2020; 20/03/2020; 23/03/2020; 24/03/2020; 25/03/2020; 26/03/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Fresh Frontier recalls Foodies Choice Gourmet Greek Salad with Quinoa + Kale (Use by 23/3/2020, 24/3/2020, 25/3/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Quality Produce International recalls Asian Vegetable Mix 500g, Lettuce Mizuna 500g, Prepack Asian Mix 200g, Special Mix 1kg, Special Mix 200g, Swiss Chard 500g, Tatsoi Baby 500g Loose Leaf Lettuce Company products (All Best before dates between 21/03/20 and 28/03/20, inclusive) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Speirs Foods (2018) LP recalls specific batches of its The Whole Mix brand ready-to-eat salad products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Recalls and Alerts: March 15 – 18, 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

Allergy Alert: Raw Seafoods, Inc recalls Wegmans Ginger Salmon Oven Safe Meal (Codes 7608 & 7659; Best by 01/23/2021 & 02/13/2021, respectively) and Wegmans Salmon Teriyaki Oven Safe Meal (Codes 7688 & 7692; Best by 02/24/2021 & 02/25/2021) due to undeclared wheat.

Food Safety Recall: Chicago Indoor Garden recalls all products containing Red Clover sprouts due to E. coli O103 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Mountain Rose Herbs recalls Organic Kudzu Root Herbal Supplement (all sizes; Lots #24247-X and #24247) due to Salmonella contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Overwaitea Food Group recalls Save On Foods Plain Chocolate Croissant, 4-pack (320g; All ‘packed on’ dates from 2020 FEB 01 up to and including 2020 FEB 29; UPC 0 062639 428730; Sold at Save-on-Foods, 2345 Beacon Ave., Sidney, BC) due to undeclared hazelnut.

Allergy Alert: TJX Canada recalls Chedz brand Premium Cheese Snack – Spicy (113g; All product codes; UPC 8 61258 00010 1) due to undeclared wheat and barley.

Food Safety Recall: Ecoideas Innovations Inc. recalls Ecoideas brand Brown Rice Pancakes Mix (454g; Lot #42920042; UPC 8 75405 00242 9) due to Salmonella contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Ireland): MiiRO recalls certain MiiRO Vegan Ice Lollies due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Bubbles Wholesale Ltd relabels Milka Joghurt bars (100g; Batch #00A3192613-03; Best before 23.06.20) due to lack of English-language allergy warnings for presence of milk, nuts, soybeans, wheat, and other nuts.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Industry recalls Jacob Hooy brand Ginger Powder (115g, 250g & 1kg; Best before 31/12/2021 (115g) & 30/09/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La société Bioporc recalls Bonjour Campagne brand Merguez x5 BIO sausages (Lot #E070; Best before 21/03/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La société Bioporc recalls Auchan brand Merguez Bio / organic sausages (5/pack; Lot #E070; Best before 21/03/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: March 12 – 14, 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

FOOD SAFETY ALERT: FDA is recommending that consumers not eat the following sprout-containing items from Chicago Indoor Garden, Chicago, IL, with Best By dates between December 1, 2019 and March 12, 2020: red clover (with and without non-GMO labels), sprout salad, mixed greens, and spring salad. FDA’s analysis of a sample of this firm’s product identified the presence of E. coli O103. Whole Genome Sequencing of this bacteria showed that it matches the strain responsible for an outbreak of 14 illnesses in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Texas and Utah likely linked to clover sprouts from Jimmy John’s restaurants.

Food Safety Recall: WinCo Foods, LLC recalls frozen Blackberries in a 16 oz. bag and frozen Berry Medley in 16 oz. and 32 oz. bags, manufactured by Rader Farms of Lynden, WA due to Norovirus contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details on the recalled products.

Food Safety Recall: AFC Distribution Corp. recalls Cooked Butterfly Tail-On Whiteleg Shrimp (Sushi Ebi) (Lot #2019.10.02; Sell by dates from 02/19/2020 to 03/13/2020) due to Vibrio parahaemolyticus contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Nouveau Taste de Cuisine Inc. recalls Nouveau Taste de Cuisine Inc. brand Vegetable Springroll (120 pieces; Product codes 020120 and 150120; No UPC) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert Update: Henry & Tenry Food Products Company recalls Henry & Tenry Food Products brand Spring Rolls due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the updated recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Sobeys Inc. recalls Sobeys and Foodland brands Asian Vegetable Mix containing bean sprouts (variable size; Best before up to and including 2020MR15; UPC starts with 208066) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Sobeys Inc. recalls Thrifty Kitchens brand Ancient Whole Grains Salad (250g and 5kg sizes; All Best before dates up to and including 20 MR 10) due to foreign matter (stones) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Ecoideas Innovation Inc. recalls Ecoideas brand Chocolate Cake Mix, Brown Rice Pancakes Mix and Buckwheat Pancakes Mix due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

OUTBREAK ALERT / FOOD SAFETY RECALL (France): Ferme de Gioux recalls Ferme de Gioux brand cheeses due to contamination with a strain of Listeria that has been determined to have caused 10 cases of listeriosis.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Tenax Sild A/S recalls Fiskemandens 2 stk fiskefrikadeller / Fish balls (160g; Best before 21/03/2020) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Vitafood ApS recalls RUF Mousse au Chocolat / Chocolate mousse (100g; Lot #L137602 4; Best before November 2020) due to undeclared milk protein.

Allergy Alert (France): Industry recalls Bbé Leader Price brand Purée de carottes, pommes de terre et saumon / carrot, potato & salmon baby food (2 x 200g; Lot #201803; Best before 19.09.2020) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Industry recalls Bónus ristuðum karamelluhnetum / Bonus toasted caramel nuts (150g; All dates) due to undeclared egg and lupins.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Dirk recalls 1 de Beste Notenmelange / 1st Best mixed nuts, unsalted (190g; Best before 07-06-2020) due to undeclared macadamia nuts and pecans.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Jumbo brand Thaise kipsalade / Thai chicken salad (150; Batch code 2003000382; Best before 3 April 2020) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (UK): Miami Burger recalls Classic Miami Burgers (2 x 100g; Batch code 2019211; Best before 30 January 2021) and True Veg Burgers (2 x 110g; Batch code 2019193; Best before 12 January 2021) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Signature Foods Belgium recalls Chef Select brand Salade de Champignons à la grecque / Greek-style mushroom salad (200g; Best before 28/03/2020) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Industry recalls YARDEN brand Houmous Prestige Za’atar (Lot 0055196504; Best before 13/04/2020 & 15/04/2020) due to suspected non-compliance.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Panificio Italiano Veritas GmbH recalls Panini Rustico, Sorte Natur (4 x 100g; Best before 09.05.20) due to foreign matter (metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): FKS Frischkonzept Service GmbH recalls Bauernkäse Schnittlauch – Knoblauch am Stück / Farmer’s cheese with chives and garlic (~240g; Best before 03.03.2020, 06.03.2020, 10.03.2020, 13.03.2020, 17.03.2020, 24.03.2020, 26.03.2020 & 31.03.2020) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Mizkan Euro Ltd recalls four Branston Pickle products due to foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Friultrota di Pighin s.r.l. recalls Aringa Sciocca – Aringa Dolce Affumicata (Filetti di aringa affumicati a freddo) / Sweet smoked herring (150g, 1kg, 2kg; Lots #500100-103-110-115-120; Best before from 13/4/20 to 3/5/20) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): LARDIFICIO PIETRO LAURENT recalls LARDIFICIO PIETRO LAURENT brand SALAME “LO SALAM FILZETTA SV” (~300g; Lot #138.351.19; Best before 01/05/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Lidl recalls Chef Select brand Salade de Champignons à la grecque / Greek-style mushroom salad (200g; Best before 28/03/2020) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Jacob Hooy & Co BV recalls Jacob Hooy Pure Powder Ginger (115g; Batch code 059937; Best before Dec. 2021) and Jacob Hooy Ground Ginger (bulk packaged; Batch codes 18713 & 18714; Best before 30-09-2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): Mega Image recalls SANO VITA SEMINŢE DE CHIA / chia seeds (150g; Best before 30.01.2021 & 28.02.2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Taste Original Pte Ltd recalls Schnitzer Organic Canihua (250g; Best before 11 July 2020; Product of Germany) due to foreign matter (black particles) contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Pak’n Save Napier recalls Pak’n Save Napier brand NZ Beef Mince and NZ Beef Premium Mince (various weights; Best before 08.03.20) due to foreign matter (metal pieces) contamination.