Recalls and Alerts: October 3 – 5, 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

Allergy Alert: Ample Hills Manufacturing recalls Peppermint Pattie Ice Cream (half-pint / 8 oz / 236ml; Lot code 19169; Best before 6/18/20) due to undeclared peanuts.

Food Safety Recall: The J. M. Smucker Company recalls Robin Hood® All Purpose Flour (5 lb; Lot codes 8350 513, 8351 513, 8354 513, 8355 513; Best before 6/16/2020, 6/17/2020, 6/20/2020, 6/21/2020, respectively; UPC 0 51500 18010 5) due to possible E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall: King Arthur Flour, Inc. recalls King Arthur Flour brand Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, milled at an ADM Milling facility in Buffalo, NY and distributed by King Arthur Flour nationwide, due to E. coli O26 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected lot codes and Best before dates.

Food Safety Recall: ADM Milling Co. recalls flour manufactured in its Buffalo, NY mill after FDA finds E. coli in two production lots. Please refer to the ADM statement for additional information.

Food Safety Recall: Premium Foods USA, Inc. recalls approximately 121,151 pounds of various Siluriformes fish products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details on the recalled products.

Food Safety Recall: Grand Strand Sandwich recalls Lunch Box Chicken Salad Fresh Wedges, Lunch Box Chicken Salad Frozen Wedges, Fresh and Local Chicken Salad Croissants due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Cornerstone Premium Foods recalls Cornerstone Frozen Blackberries (16 oz; Lot #GC 1 1092 9; Expiry date April, 2021; UPC 8 55104 00765 9) due to possible Norovirus contamination.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT – NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR: The Department of Health and Community Services advises that there have been 22 cases of E. coli illness in the province in the past week. The source of the illnesses is under investigation.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Longo’s recalls Longo’s Chicken Gyros Wraps (cold protein case) and Longo’s Chicken Gyros Wraps with two sides (all codes up to and including BB OCT 04, 2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Sobeys Inc. recalls certain sandwiches and in-store made chicken salads due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Entrée Plus Foods, Eating New Creations, Farm Boy, Les Cuisines Roi Kitchens Ltd., Mr. Snack Inc., Red Table Foods, Save on Foods, LLP, Wile’s Lake Farm Market & Bakery recall certain products containing diced chicken due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Metro Ontario Inc. recalls various raw beef and raw veal products due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: St. Ann’s Foods Inc./Ryding-Regency Meat Packers Ltd. recalls Ryding-Regency Meat Packers Ltd. brand raw beef products due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: St. Ann’s Foods Inc./Ryding-Regency Meat Packers Ltd. recalls Ryding-Regency Meat Packers Ltd. brand raw beef products due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update: Industry recalls various raw beef and raw veal products due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update: La Sandwicherie, Freshmart PoCo, Freshstone Brands, Industry, Prospector Frozen Foods, Save on Foods, LLP, Wong Wing, a division of McCain Foods Limited (‘McCain’) recall various chicken products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Scarlett House Catering Inc. recalls certain sandwich products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update: Ryding-Regency Meat Packers Ltd. recalls Ryding-Regency Meat Packers Ltd. brand raw beef and raw veal products due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update: Industry recalls various raw beef and raw veal products due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Charcuterie La Bicoise inc recalls various products containing diced cooked chicken due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Industry recalls various products containing diced cooked chicken due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

OUTBREAK ALERT / Food Safety Recall (Austria): Wilke Waldecker Fleisch- und Wurstwaren GmbH & Co. KG recalls all meat and sausage products due to products from these companies having been linked to an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections in Germany.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Cesare Fiorucci spa recalls Cesare Fiorucci spa brand Salametto (150g; various lots and best before dates) due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batches.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Cesare Fiorucci SPA recalls Salame classico il gusto d’italia (150g; various lots and best before dates) due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batches.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): G’woon recalls Sugar-free Salty Ovals (Batch code LT19224C; Best before 08/2021) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): Kronfågel recalls Max Delifresh Kycklingburgare / Chicken burger (Best before August 26, 2020) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (UK): Focused Nutrition recalls Choc Chip Flapjacks (various batch codes) due to undeclared oats (gluten), soy, milk, nuts, peanuts and sulphites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batch codes.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Aldi recalls Délifin brand Rosbif cuit / Cooked roast beef (100 g; All Best before dates up to and including 13/10/2019) due to possible Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Viangro S.A. recalls Chef Select brand Linguine saumon-épinards / Salmon-spinach linguine (450g; Best before 05/10/2019 & 07/10/2019) due to foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Deli Drengene ApS recalls various snack sausages and beer sausages (products of Germany) due to possible Listeria contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): SCHOEPFER recalls Le Moulis brand Tomme artisanale de vache Pyrénées raw milk cheese (~260g; All Best before dates) due to E. coli O26:H11 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GéantCasino recalls various production batches of Moulis vache, Luzenac vache, Moulis vache prestige, Bethmale de marterat raw cow’s milk cheese due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batch codes.

Food Safety Recall (France): GéantCasino recalls Moulis vache, Luzenac vache, Moulis vache prestige, Bethmale de marterat raw cow’s milk cheese (Various weights; Lots #19219100, 19219107 & 19228116; All Best before dates) due to E. coli O26:H11 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Matfugli ehf recalls Ali, Bonus, and FK brands of fresh chicken (Traceability #215-19-35-1-04) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Eirespan Distribution Ltd recalls MySolDeli Salami and Wilke Salami Logs (All batch codes and best before dates; Products of Germany) as meat products from the manufacturer have been linked to an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes illnesses in Germany.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Grand Salumifici Italiani S.p.A. recalls Conad FRESCHI&CONVENIENTI brand Mortadella Bologna IGP (100g; Lot #26937039; Best before 01-11-2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Aldi recalls Délifin brand Rosbif cuit / Cooked roast beef (100 g; All Best before dates up to and including 13/10/2019) due to possible Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Lidl recalls Chef Select brand Linguine saumon-épinards / Salmon-spinach linguine (450g; Best before 05/10/2019 & 07/10/2019) due to foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Offerman recalls Freshly, Kraak-Vers, FairBeleg, Anur, and Wahid brands of prepackaged meat products due to possible Listeria contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): ALDI Nederland recalls various prepackaged meat products due to possible Listeria contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Versunie recalls various prepackaged meat products due to possible Listeria contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls various prepackaged meat products due to possible Listeria contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Bröderna Nilsson recalls various meat products from the German manufacturer Wilke’s due to possible Listeria contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Recalls and Alerts: June 19 – 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 (Update): FDA, CDC, and state and local partners investigated a multistate outbreak of foodborne illnesses associated with the consumption of raw oysters harvested in Estero El Cardon, Baja California Sur, Mexico between the dates of February 12, 2019 and April 9, 2019. As of June 21, 2019 the CDC has announced that this outbreak appears to be over. FDA has concluded that all potentially contaminated product has been recalled and the growing area of Estero El Cardon, Baja California Sur, Mexico was reopened on June 13, 2019.

OUTBREAK ALERT (Update): Several products from Brand Castle, LLC containing flour milled by ADM Milling Co. have been added to the list of recalled items potentially associated with this outbreak of E. coli O26 infections. Seventeen people have been infected with the outbreak strain to date, with three requiring hospitalization.

Food Safety Recall: Alma Pak recalls Great Value Frozen Blackberries (16 oz; Lots AP1555, AP1640, AP1655; Expiry dates 1/25/2021, 3/07/2021, 4/08/2021) and Tipton Grove Frozen Mixed Berries (12 oz; Lot AP 1700; Expiry dates 4/22/2021, 4/23/2021, 4/24/2021) due to Norovirus contamination. The frozen blackberries were imported from Chile.

Food Safety Recall: Brand Castle, LLC in conjunction with ADM Milling Co. recalls 25 oz and 32 oz glass jars of cookie and brownie mix due to potential shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. recalls a number of perishable products sold at two Long Island Target stores due to a mechanical malfunction in the temperature control during transportation. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: C&S Wholesale Grocers recalls an undetermined amount of ready-to-eat and not-ready-to-eat meat and poultry products. due to temperature abuse during transport. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were sold at two Long Island Target stores.

Food Safety Recall: UNFI recalls Woodstock frozen Organic Grilled Red Peppers (10 oz pkg; Lot #60B; Expiration date April 2020) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Nature’s Touch Frozen Foods (West) Inc. recalls Signature Select Avocado Chunks (12 oz; Best Before OCT 11 20; UPC 2113009412) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Pâtisserie Aveline recalls MOUSSE L’ENSOLEILLÉ / Sunny mousse (Sold up to and including 20 June 2019) due to potential Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Update): France Délices Inc. recalls France Délices brand Choco-Raspberry Crunchy (95g; Product code 08519; UPC 7 74461 16122 7) due to potential Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Farinex Distribution recalls Gelsius brand IQF (frozen) Raspberries (5 x 1 kg; Lot 003; Production dates 26/09/2018 and 27/09/2018; UPC 18269030415 & 018270033134) due to Norovirus contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Denmark): H. V Jørgensen Slagterforretning recalls Rørvig Spegepølsen (350g & 700g; All best before dates up to and including 05.08.19) due to undeclared milk and soy.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): GnC Engros recalls Birkegaarden’s Tomatsuppe / Tomato soup (550 mL; Best before dates up to and including 28.08.2019) due to undeclared celery.

Allergy Alert (France): Celtigel recalls Auchan Hachis Parmentier / shepherd’s pie (1 kg; Lot #19 004; Best before 07/2020) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): SuperValu recalls SuperValu Prepared for YOU 12 INDIAN STYLE SNACKS Selection of 6 onion bhajis & 6 vegetable samosas (162g; All batches; All ‘use by’ dates) due to undeclared peanuts, nuts and sesame seeds.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Amazing Oriental recalls Xiang Xiang Crisp Cakes (200g; Expiry dates 26-09-2019 and 09-12-2019) due to undeclared peanut.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Lady Fruitcake recalls Raw Strawberry-coconut bar (Batch #100; Sold from 16-04-2019 to 18-06-2019) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert (UK): Shazans Foods recalls Shazans 10 Bitesize Punjabi Samosas (200g; Batch code LDS; Best before End of April 2021) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Yorkshire Provender recalls Yorkshire Provender brand Rustic Vegetable Broth with Kale, Lentils & Quinoa (600g; Use by 8 July 2019) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Bio-Planet recalls Frais Devant ! Lomo brand ham (70g; All lots; Sold from 15/02/2019 to 20/06/2019) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Cora S.A. recalls Frais Devant ! Lomo brand ham (70g; All lots; Sold from 15/02/2019 to 20/06/2019) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Damse Kaasmakerij recalls Damse Mokke Koe cheese (Lot #190523; Best before 16/07/2019—17/07/2019—22/07/2019—23/07/2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FRAIS DEVANT recalls Frais Devant ! Lomo brand ham (70g; All lots; Sold from 15/02/2019 to 20/06/2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): DMK Group recalls Mucci – Mini Mix Ice cream, 3 types of chocolate (12 x 50 mL; Best before 03.04.2021, 04.04.21 and 05.04.21) due to foreign matter (wood splinters) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Sprehe Geflügel- and Tiefkühlfeinkost Handels GmbH & Co. KG recall GUT&GÜNSTIG brand Knusper Dinos / Crisp Dinos (400g; Best before 01.04.2020) due to foreign matter (red plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Cora recalls Frais Devant ! Lomo brand ham (70g; All lots; Sold from 15/02/2019 to 20/06/2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Hoogvliet recalls various packages of Hoogvliet tartar and German steak due to potential Listeria contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Hoogvliet recalls Hoogvliet grillworst naturel / grilled sausage natural (Sold in slices and pieces; Shelf life 19 to 23 June 2019) due to possible undercooking.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Semper recalls Eco äpple & pärondryck / Eco Apple & Pear Juice (Best before 22.02.2020) due to elevated chlorine levels.

Food Safety Recall (UK – England specifiic): Lactalis McLelland Ltd recalls Galloway Coloured Medium Grated Cheddar (200g; Batch code 9154G53; Best before 26 August 2019) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Eureka Operations trading as Coles Express recalls Coles Fresh Full Cream Milk (2 L; Use by date 02 JULY 2019) due to E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Lactalis Australia Pty Ltd recalls certain fluid milk products (Use by date 02 JULY 2019) due to potential E. coli contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Multistate E. coli O26 outbreak linked to flour

Flour manufactured by ADM Milling and sold by Aldi has been linked to 17 cases of E. coli O26 illness in eight states.

Three people have been hospitalized.

ADM Milling and Aldi have jointly recalled all lots and date codes of the following product:

Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour (5-lb bag; UPC 041498130404)

The recalled product was sold in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia.

According to CDC, illnesses associated with this outbreak have been reported in California (1), Connecticut (1), Missouri (1), New Jersey (1), New York (5), Ohio (5), Pennsylvania (2), and Rhode Island (1).

Illnesses started on dates ranging from December 11, 2018 to April 18, 2019. Ill people range in age from 7 to 86 years, with a median age of 23. Sixty-five percent of the outbreak victims are female.

DNA analysis of an E. coli O26 recovered from an unopened bag of flour revealed a close genetic relationship to the outbreak strain, according to FDA.

Individuals infected with E. coli O26 may experience symptoms that include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, fever, nausea, and/or vomiting. Some infections can cause severe bloody diarrhea and lead to life-threatening conditions, such as a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), or the development of high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, and neurologic problems.

Symptoms may not develop until as long as nine days follwoing infection.

Anyone experiencing symptoms of E. coli O26 infection should consult a healthcare provider.

FDA offers the following recommendations to consumers and food handlers:

  • DO NOT use or eat flour from five-pound bags of Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour packed for ALDI, that includes all lot codes and all Best If Used By Dates distributed in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia.
  • DO NOT eat any raw cake mix, batter, or any other raw dough or batter product that is supposed to be cooked or baked.
  • WASH hands, work surfaces, and utensils thoroughly after contact with flour and raw batter or dough products.
  • KEEP raw foods separate from other foods while preparing them to prevent any contamination that may be present from spreading. Be aware that flour or cake mix may spread easily due to its powdery nature.