Recalls and Alerts: November 3 – 6, 2018

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 / Food Safety Recall: Conagra Brands recalls four Duncan Hines brand cake mixes due to potential linkage to a cluster of Salmonella illnesses currently under investigation by CDC and FDA. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Ganaderos Borges, Inc. recalls PORK PATTIES FOR INSTITUTIONAL USE ONLY (10-lb. cardboard boxes containing 54-3 oz. pieces; Expiry date 16/11/18) due to foreign matter (metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Sprout Creek Farm recalls Margie cheese (1-lb wheels; lot number make date of 10-9-18; best by date of 12-9-18) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Natural Life Pet Products and Nutrisca recall several dry dog foods due to elevated levels of Vitamin D. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.


OUTBREAK ALERT (Update): PHAC is investigating an outbreak of 50 lab-confirmed Salmonella illnesses possibly linked to long English cucumbers. Ten of the 50 outbreak victims have been hospitalized.

Allergy Alert and Faulty Labeling: Marché Label Terre recalls Grana padano cheese due to undeclared egg and lack of labeling to indicate presence of raw milk, and Gruyère doux suisse cheese due to lack of labeling to indicate presence of raw milk.

Allergy Alert: Boucherie Jacques Beaulieu inc recalls certain Spécialités MR brand sausages due to undeclared sesame seeds, mustard, egg, milk, sulfites, soy and wheat (gluten).


Allergy Alert (UK): Candyco recalls Monarch Confectionary Chocolate Statins (100g; All dates up to and including 31 October 2019) and Monarch Confectionery Vanilla, Raspberry and Peppermint macaroon bars (115g; All dates up to and including 31 March 2019) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Waitrose recalls Waitrose Aromatic Green & White Chickpea and Bean Salad with a basil yoghurt dressing (180g; Use by 3 November 2018) due to undeclared wheat and barley (gluten), nuts, mustard and soya.

Food Safety Recall (France): E. Leclerc recalls Ronde de Mers brand 16 Mini blinis (135g; Best before 19/11/2018) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Casino recalls Casino brand 16 Mini blinis ((135g; Best before 19/11/2018) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Intermarché recalls Jean Rozé brand Rissolette de veau (4 x 100g; Lot 82910005; Best before 18/10/2019) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Biocoop recalls Bébé MANDORLE brand Préparation Infantile 2ème âge à partir de 6 mois (800g cans; Lot 240/7 – Expiry 02/2020; Lot 022/8 – Expiry 07/2020; Lot 096/8 – Expiry 10/2020; Lot 205/8 – Expiry 01/2021) due to Cronobacter sakazakii contamination in the guar gum used in the preparation.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): MERKUR Aussenhandel recalls KING’S CROWN brand hand-peeled white asparagus with heads (314ml glass jars; Batch L0161320180528 3700/01090; Expiry 30.06.2021) due to foreign matter (glass particles) contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Canberra Milk recalls Canberra Milk Full Cream (300ml, 500ml and 1 Litre; Use By dates: 05/11/2018; 06/11/2018 (1 litre only); 08/11/2018; 09/11/2018 (1 litre only); 12/11/2018; 13/11/2018 (1 litre only); 15/11/2018) due to a faulty seal on some of the black caps.