Recalls and Alerts: November 24 – 27, 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 and CDC report that the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from the Salinas, California growing region has increased in size to encompass 67 individuals in 19 states. Thirty-nine outbreak victims have been hospitalized. The federal agencies are recommending that consumers avoid all romaine lettuce indicated as having been grown in the Salinas growing region. Products labeled as greenhouse-grown or hydroponic lettuce are not affected by this warning.

Food Safety Recall: Hodgson Mill recalls Unbleached All-Purpose White Wheat Flour (5 lb bags; Lot #001042 & 005517; Use by 10-01-2020 & 10-02-2020) due to the potential presence of pathogenic E. coli.

Food Safety Recall: UNFI recalls Wild Harvest® Organic All-Purpose Flour, Unbleached (5 lb bags; Best if used by 010820 CC 15:58; UPC 711535509158) due to potential E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Expansion): Northern Fisheries LTD recalls Tuna King brand Tuna Medallions (2-3oz & 10x1lb; Lot #0058797; Production date 06/13/2019; UPC 815838020638) due to elevated histamine levels.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Olymel S.E.C. / L.P. recalls Lafleur brand Original Wieners (450g; Best Before 2020 JA 15; UPC 0 65305 02201 0) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Deli Queen recalls certain smoked fish products (variable weight; items sold up to and including 25 November 2019) due to lack of assurance of product safety. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Cap On Food recalls Tomato sauce (500 mL; Product sold up to and including November 21, 2019) and Hot pepper sauce (250 mL; Product sold up to and including November 21, 2019) due to lack of assurance of product safety.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): La société Hygiena SA recalls NATALI brand Préparation en poudre BIO pour dessert fermenté soja / Organic powder preparation for fermented soy dessert (2 x 6g; Lot #A1922405; Best before 10/02/2021) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): CPF Denmark A/S recalls Coop Chicken Tikka Masala (350g; Lots 0562092 B06 and 0562092 B07; Best before 2 / 4-2021) due to undeclared wheat (gluten), sesame and soy.

Allergy Alert (France): E. Leclerc recalls Côté Table brand 4 paniers fromage de chèvre surgelés / Goat cheese baskets, frozen (4-pack / 400g; Lot #2019239; Best before 27/02/21) due to undeclared salmon.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Rigamonti recalls Rigamonti brand Bresaola di tacchino (90g; Lot #719470311; Best before 03-02-2020) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Bio’s Merenderia recalls various Bio’s Merenderia brand  due to undeclared mustard. Please refer to the individual recall notices for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): PLUS recalls PLUS Tortilla Wraps (component of PLUS Shopping Package) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (UK): Sainsbury’s recalls by Sainsbury’s brand Hot Buffalo Dip (90g; Use by 06 December 2019) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (UK): TJ Morris recalls Oxfordshire Tea Co. Butter Shortbread (119g; All date codes) due to undeclared wheat (gluten).

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): SPAR recalls SPAR brand haché de poulet / ground chicken (500g; Lots 01947322, 01947323, 01947324, 01947325; Best before 25/11/2019; 26/11/2019; 27/11/2019; 28/11/2019, respectively) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Grignottes de poulet Barbecue / Barbeque chicken nibbles (250g; Lot A19317; Best before 03/12/2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La société Fromageries de l’Etoile recalls AUCHAN Mmm brand 9 brochettes de fromage frais & saumon fumé / Fresh cheese and smoked salmon brochettes (80g; Lot #73175849; Best before 04/01/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Thalheimer Bauernwurst Deuerlein Vertriebs GmbH recalls Griebenschmalz / Lard (100g; various flavours; Best before 20.03.2020) due to foreign matter (metal wire) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Kaufland Dienstleistung GmbH & Co. KG recalls various K-Favourites brand Liverwurst sausages due to interruption in the correct holding temperature. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): UNSER LAND GmbH recalls Shell eggs (Best before 11.12.-18.12.19) due to Campylobacter coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Thomas Dinkel recalls Shell eggs (Best before 11.12.-18.12.19) due to Campylobacter coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Fleischerei Diedrich Eckhoff, Inh recalls Various meat and sausage products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Darwin’s Dairy recalls its entire milk and cream product range because the products may not have been effectively pasteurised. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Importer recalls la alegria brand Chorizo Picante (200g; Lots #37, 38 and 39; Best before April 30, 2020; Product of Spain) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Williger Industries Ltd. recalls Vking brand Smoked Salmon (100g; Expiry 07.12.19) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): The Mickey Delicatessen Food Fish and Salads Company Ltd. recalls Tehina salad (100g; Expiry 24.11.19) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Venerdi Ltd recalls Venerdi brand Paleo seeded buns (260g; Best before 28.11.19) due to undeclared sesame.

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): New World Wellington City recalls New World Wellington City brand Red Velvet Cup cakes (6 pack; Use-by date up to and including 01.12.2019) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Kalleske Meats recalls Kalleske Meats Plain Mettwurst (500g, bonus 150g; Best Before 11 May 20) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Mercury Bay Creamery recalls all Mercury Bay Creamery brand cheese and milk products and raw (unpasteurized) drinking milk (All sizes, batches and flavours) as the business is not registered and there is no information on the process controls.

Recalls and Alerts: September 8 – 11, 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.

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

Allergy Alert: Hy-Vee Fresh Commissary recalls approximately 6,233 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) beef and chicken products due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Hy-Vee, Inc. recalls seven of its Hy-Vee Mealtime Asian Entrees due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Hometown Food Company recalls Martha White Gluten Free Sweet Cornbread Muffin (7 oz; Lot #9 204; Best before Jan 23 2021; UPC 0 1330082014 8) and Martha White Gluten Free Sweet Cornbread Muffin (7 oz; Lot #9 205; Best before Jan 24 2021; UPC 0 1330082014 8) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert: New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets warns consumers that Stash Foods’ “Kelewele Hot Spices” (8-oz jar; Batch code SF/KHS/03-18; Best before December 2022; Product of Ghana) contains undeclared peanut allergens and should be avoided by anyone allergic to peanuts.

Food Safety Recall: Alfa International Seafood, Inc. recalls refrigerated, wild-caught yellowfin tuna loins (Sell by dates between August 29, 2019 and September 14, 2019) due to elevated levels of histamine. Five illnesses have been reported. Customers who purchased these products between August 20, 2019 and September 7, 2019 should not consume them and should return them to a store for a full refund. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.

Food Safety Recall: House of Spices (India) recalls MDH SAMBAR MASALA (100g/3.5oz; Lot 48; Expiration date DEC 2021; UPC 6291103750327) due to Salmonella contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Jager nv recalls Sea it Pure brand Calamars Frit / Fried calamari (All Best before dates up to and including 15.09.2019) due to undeclared wheat, shellfish, molluscs, egg, fish, soy, milk and celery.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Delhaize recalls Smoothie Orange Mangue Fruit de la Passion / Orange-Mango-Passionfruit Smoothie (Lot 6041) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Kalu A/S recalls Le Gaulois Dampkogt, røget kylling / Le Gaulois brand steamed, smoked chicken (Best before 19/09/2019) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (France): FURIC SOLUTIONS recalls Les Naturels brand Langoustines cuites 20/30 (Lot #0628084770O; Best before 06/09/2019) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Despar Italia C.a.r.l. recalls Despar brand Cremoso alla soia Bianco Veggie (250g (2 x 125g); Lot L2349; Best before 08-10-2019) due to undeclared allergens.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Smoothie Orange Mangue Fruit de la Passion / Orange-Mango-Passionfruit Smoothie (250 ml; Lot 6041; Best before 09/10/2019) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): Coop recalls Coop brand Psyllium Fiber for gluten-free baking (300g) due to undeclared mustard and sesame, and has ceased production until further notice.

Allergy Alert (UK-England and Wales specific): Waitrose recalls Waitrose Sour Cream and Chive Mix (150g; Best before 21 December 2019) due to undeclared wheat.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls AH Lunchsalade Tonijn / Tuna salad (225g; Best before 06+07+08+09+10/09/2019) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Reitan Distribution A/S recalls REMA 1000 kyllingepølser / Chicken sausages (300g; Best before 23-09-2019) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LEADER PRICE recalls LEADER PRICE – 2 Euros brand Coppa 8 tranches (80g; Lot #5674492; Best before 07/11/2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Ferme DURR recalls various Ferme DURR brand organic dairy products due to Listeria contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Top Taste BV recalls Top Taste Röstzwiebeln / Roast onions (280g; Lots L 9142 / L9143 / L9144; Best before 20.05.2020 / 21.05.2020 / 22.05.2020) due to foreign matter (small pieces of metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Dr. August Oetker Nahrungsmittel KG recalls Die Ofenfrische Thunfisch / Ovenfresh tuna Frozen Pizza (Lot #28061911; Best before 03.2020) due to foreign matter (white plastic particles) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): IVV GmbH & Co. KG recalls Grafschafter 9 Brezeln zum Fertigbacken /  Grafschafter brand 9 Pretzels, ready-to-bake (785 g; Best before 29.02.20 & 01.03.20) due to foreign matter (metal) contamination.

Food Safety Alert (Iceland): The Icelandic Food Safety Agency warns against the consumption of Holta, Kjarfugl or the Icelandic Krona brand chickens (traceability numbers 001-19-32-1-16 and 012-19-31-4-03) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Alert (Iceland): The Icelandic Food Safety Agency warns against the consumption of Holta, Kjarfugl or the Icelandic Krona brand chickens (traceability numbers 003-19-31-201 and 001-19-31-302) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Schneider recalls Schneider GARNITURE POUR FLAMMKUECHE (500g; Best before 11/09/2019, 17/09/2019, 18/09/2019, 19/09/2019, 20/09/2019, 25/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 02/10/2019, 04/10/2019) and Schneider FLAMM’KIT (360g; 11/09 /2019 & 25/09/2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Lidl Nederland recalls Chef Select Lidl brand Baguettes knoflookboter en kruidenboter / garlic butter and herb butter baguettes (2 x 175g; Expiry 01-08-2020) due to foreign matter plastic particles) contamination.