Recalls and Alerts: December 19 – 23, 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

Allergy Alert: Funky Chunky, LLC recalls  Nutty Choco Pop Gift Box (10 oz), Holiday Crowd Pleaser (50 oz) and Crowd Pleaser (50 oz), due to undeclared almonds and cashews. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected lot codes. The recalled products were distributed to AZ, AL, CA, CO CT, DC, DE, FL GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI and WY through mail order or direct delivery.

Food Safety Recall: Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, Inc. recalls approximately 164,210 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Reading. Raw turkey product from this company has been linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Reading illnesses. The recalled products were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

Food Safety Recall: Inspired Organics, LLC recalls Organic Almond, Peanut, and Tahini Butters due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were distributed exclusively by Lipari Foods. LLC in Warren, Michigan to food service and retail stores throughout Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada.

Food Safety Recall: Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. recalls fresh Cauliflower Rice, Veggie Cauliflower Rice Blend and Stir-Fry Mix with Cauliflower (Use by dates 12/11/18 through 12/22/18) due to potential E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The recalled products were distributed to 98 Wegmans stores in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Massachusetts.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Marché Hochelaga M&H recalls Creamy cole slaw and Macaroni Salad due to undeclared mustard seed, and eggs in both products and wheat in cole slaw.

Allergy Alert: Bulk Barn Foods Limited recalls certain Coco Polo brand Dark Cocoa Bars due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were sold to consumers nationwide.

Food Safety Recall: Inspired Organics, LLC recalls Organic Almond, Peanut, and Tahini Butters due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were distributed exclusively by Lipari Foods. LLC in Warren, Michigan to food service and retail stores throughout Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Robert Damkjær A/S recalls Chicken sausages (300g; Best before 19/3-2019) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Aurion A/S recalls Aurion gluten-free organic oatmeal mixture (600g; Best before 25 / 5-2019) and Aurion gluten-free organic buckwheat flour mix (600g; Best before 15 / 5-2019) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Eliza Chokolade recalls Dessert Chocolates (80g; Best before 9/2-2019, 26/3-2019 & 25/7-2019) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert (France): Auchan recalls Auchan brand Tzatziki (200g; Best before 08/01/2019) due to undeclared sesame.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Eurosnack S. A. recalls Chrupcie Maisstangen (60g; Best before 20.02.2019) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Vergani recalls  DESPAR VEGGIE brand DOLCE DI NATALE AL CIOCCOLATO VEGANO (750g; Lot #8290; Best before 30-04-2019) due to undeclared milk protein.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls Auchan brand Tzatziki (200g; Best before 08/01/2019) due to undeclared sesame.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Dirk recalls 1 De Beste Gehakt Cordon Bleu Italiaans 2x (Best before 28-12-2018) due to undeclared celery.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): DekaMarkt recalls 1 De Beste Gehakt Cordon Bleu Italiaans 2x (Best before 28-12-2018) due to undeclared celery.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Kook bvba recalls Lunchtime Cassolette de poisson (500g; Lot # 3518 3000; Best before 28/12/18) due to inadequate processing.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Mathonet-Gabriel s.a. recalls Mathonet-Gabriel s.a. brand Filets de Truites Saumonée fumée (Lot #M-02369; Best before 02/01/2019 03/01/2019, 04/01/2019, 05/01/2019 & 06/01/2019) and Mathonet-Gabriel s.a. brand Mousse de Truite Saumonée fumée (150g; Lot #M-0739; Best before 31/12/2018, 01/01/2019, 02/01/2019, 03/01/2019 & 04/01/2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Raunsmed poultry farm recalls freshly slaughtered Danish turkey (5-8 kg; Lot #160; Best before 27-12-2018 and 28-12-2018) due to off-odor.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Max Krone ApS recalls Brødcooperativet Vaniljekranse (150g; Best before 2/1-2019 & 9/1-2019) due to foreign matter (small pieces of silver-colored plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Bonduelle Frais France recalls Auchan Roquette (125g; Best before 25/12/2018 and 28/12/2018) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Société Fromagère d’Eteaux recalls Beulet brand Reblochon de Savoie AOP (450g; Lot #185394230; Best before 10/12/2018) due to E. coli O26:H11 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Société Fromagère d’Eteaux recalls Pochat et Fils brand Reblochon de Savoie AOP (450g; Lot #185394214; Best before 24/12/2018) due to E. coli O26:H11 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Fabry`s Food & Snack GmbH & Co. KG recalls Snack Time Sweet Chili Chicken on Wheat Bread (Best before dates 20.12.2018, 23.12.2018, 25.12.2018, 26.12.2018, 27.12.2018, 30.12.2018, 31.12.2018, 01.01.2019, 02.01.2019, 03.01.2019, 06.01.2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Achva recalls Téhina naturelle (500g; Expiration dates 07/04/2020 & 21/05/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): LACTIS S.A. recalls Boni lait entier and Boni lait demi-écrémé (1L; Best before 26/12/19) due to an incorrect ‘Best before’ date.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): H Karlssons Charkuterifabrik AB recalls Wiener Sausage (410g; Batch #234112) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK – England and Wales): Waitrose recalls 6 Chunky Battered Haddock Fish Fingers (300g; Best before November 2019) because the product may contain large fish bones.

Food Safety Recall (UK – England and Wales): Pieminister recalls Gluten Free Moo Pie (275g; Use by 14 December 2018) due to foreign matter (small pieces of plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Lactalis McLelland Ltd recalls Seriously Melting Pot Original and Seriously Melting Pot Roasted Onion (150g; All batch codes; All dates) because the glass pot may break when heated.

Pet Food Safety Recall (UK – England and Scotland): Avondale Pet Foods Ltd recalls Just Natural Chicken & Tripe (20 x 454g and 8 x 1kg pkgs; Batch code 104-6/14105/339CT; Best before December 2019) due to Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Vic’s Premium Quality Meat recalls Vic’s Meat BONE-IN HAM HALF LEG (4.5kg; Best Before 29/01/2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): The New Zealand King Salmon Co. Ltd recalls Regal Marlborough King Salmon brand Wood Roasted Salmon Mixed Pepper & Spices (200g; Use by 10 Dec 19) due to incorrect “use by” date.

Jennie-O ground turkey linked to deadly Salmonella outbreak


Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, LLC (Jennie-O) is recalling more than 45 tons (approximately 91,388 pounds) of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with a multidrug-resistant Salmonella Reading strain.

The Salmonella was recovered from an unopened package of Jennie-O raw ground turkey obtained from the home of an outbreak victim. The strain was a genetic match to the Salmonella Reading strain that has killed one person and sickened at least 164 people in 35 states.

The following recalled products were produced on September 11, 2018 and shipped to retail locations nationwide:

  • 1-lb. packages of “Jennie-O GROUND TURKEY 93% LEAN | 7% FAT” with “Use by” dates of 10/01/2018 and 10/02/2018.
  • 1-lb. packages of “Jennie-O TACO SEASONED GROUND TURKEY” with a “Use by” date of 10/02/2018.
  • 1-lb. packages of “Jennie-O GROUND TURKEY 85% LEAN | 15% FAT” with a “Use by” date of 10/02/2018.
  • 1-lb. packages of “Jennie-O ITALIAN SEASONED GROUND TURKEY” with a “Use by” date of 10/02/2018.

All of the recalled packages bear the establishment number P-190 inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

According to CDC, outbreak victims have reported eating different types and brands of turkey products purchased from many different locations. Three ill people lived in households where raw turkey pet food was fed to pets.

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) cautions that additional product from other companies may also be recalled.

CDC offers the following advice to consumers and retailers

Always handle raw turkey carefully and cook it thoroughly to prevent food poisoning. This outbreak is a reminder that raw turkey products can have germs that spread around food preparation areas and can make you sick.

CDC is not advising that consumers avoid eating properly cooked turkey products, or that retailers stop selling raw turkey products.

CDC advises consumers to follow these steps to help prevent Salmonella infection from raw turkey:

  • Wash your hands. Salmonella infections can spread from one person to another. Wash hands before and after preparing or eating food, after contact with animals, and after using the restroom or changing diapers.
  • Cook raw turkey thoroughly to kill harmful germs. Turkey breasts, whole turkeys, and ground poultry, including turkey burgers, casseroles, and sausage, should always be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F to kill harmful germs. Leftovers should be reheated to 165°F. Use a food thermometer to check, and place it in the thickest part of the food.
  • Don’t spread germs from raw turkey around food preparation areas. Washing raw poultry before cooking is not recommended. Germs in raw poultry juices can spread to other areas and foods. Thoroughly wash hands, counters, cutting boards, and utensils with warm, soapy water after they touch raw turkey. Use a separate cutting board for raw turkey and other raw meats if possible.
  • Thaw turkey in the refrigerator, in a sink of cold water that is changed every 30 minutes, or in the microwave. Never thaw your turkey by leaving it out on the counter.
  • CDC does not recommend feeding raw diets to pets. Germs like Salmonella in raw pet food can make your pets sick. Your family also can get sick by handling the raw food or by taking care of your pet.