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.

 

Recalls and Alerts: February 27 – 29, 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: FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, are investigating an outbreak of 14 illnesses caused by E. coli O103 in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Texas and Utah. CDC is reporting that the epidemiologic evidence indicates that clover sprouts from Jimmy John’s restaurants are a likely source of this outbreak.

Allergy Alert: Choice Products USA, LLC recalls “Premiere Choice” Peanut Butter Cookie Dough (3lb tubs; Date code 19330) due to undeclared milk.

Canada

Allergy Alert (Update): Pusateri’s Fine Foods recalls Pusateri’s Fine Foods brand Spring Rolls due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Industry recalls various tuna products due to elevated histamine levels. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Union Bay Seafood Ltd. recalls certain Union Bay Seafood Ltd. brand Pacific Oysters due to Norovirus contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Herbivores Marché Végétalien inc. recalls certain products that were processed and packaged under insanitary conditions and may not be safe to eat. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Pastavera recalls two products that were processed and packaged under insanitary conditions and may not be safe to eat. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Provigo Francis Descoteaux recalls various ground meat products due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Poissonnerie A-1 recalls various smoked fish products due to absence of a “Best before” date. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Industry recalls Bio Cukier Kokosowy / Coconut blossom sugar (200g & 350g; Lots #L191216 & L191113 respectively; Best before 10/03/2022) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (France): Industry recalls Spring Home brand spring roll pastry sheets due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (UK): Coca-Cola European Partners recalls Thums Up Cola (300ml; Manufacturing date 18 September 2019) due to undeclared celery.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): LA SALUMERIA DI EUSTACHIO recalls SALAME CONTADINO C/A (Lot #P04316; Best before 15-07-2020) due to Listeria and Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Mars Wrigley UK recalls Revels pouches (101g; Batch codes 006C2SLO00 and 006D1SLO00; Best before 31 January 2021) due to foreign matter (small pieces of metal).

Food Safety Recall (UK): Jeff the Chef Foods Ltd recalls five products due to incorrect date labelling. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Singapore): Sing Long Foodstuff Trading Co Pte Ltd recalls Lotte’s Choco Pie Banana (12 pk; All Best Before dates marked 4 November 2020; Product of South Korea) due to undeclared almonds.

 

Recalls and Alerts: January 22 – 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

Outbreak Alert: The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and other state and local health departments, is investigating a recent cluster of Salmonella ser. Montevideo infections.  Two cases have been identified in Illinois residents.  People in Illinois reported becoming ill on December 20 and 26, 2017.  Based on a review of produce, suppliers, and items consumed, investigators believe the most likely source of the infection is sprouts from multiple Jimmy John’s locations.

Allergy Alert: Perdue Foods LLC recalls CHEF REDI HOMESTYLE CHICKEN TENDER FRITTER, RTC – LARGE (10-lb. boxes containing two 5 lb. plastic bags; Case code 7374) due to undeclared egg. The recalled product was shipped to food service locations in Florida, Maryland and Washington D.C.

Allergy Alert: Sun Noodle recalls Tonkotsu Ramen (Lot code 3117332) due to undeclared sardines. The recalled product was shipped primarily to Asian food distributors in the New Jersey, Georgia, Illinois, Texas, and New York areas, and then on to retail stores.

Allergy Alert: Productos Pacheco Inc recalls various bakery products due to undeclared wheat, soy, eggs, milk and/or artificial colors. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were distributed in supermarkets in Puerto Rico from December 14, 2017 to January 3, 2018.

Allergy Alert: Wegmans recalls various ready-to-cook meat & seafood items due to undeclared soy lecithin or wheat. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Wienke’s Market (Algoma, WI) recalls all lines of jams and jellies due to undeclared butter.

Food Safety Recall: National Frozen Foods Corporation recalls “a limited selection of IQF Not-Ready-To Eat vegetable products” after receiving a report from a downstream customer that Listeria monocytogenes was found in a sample of one of the products. The recall was reported on the US Foods and Department of Defense Commissary Agency websites. Please refer to the DoD Commissary Agency announcement for a list of recalled products available for sale at Agency stores.

Food Safety Recall: C J Health and Wellness dba Jayeon Herb & Acu (Buena Park, CA) recalls all liquid herbal teas (100 ml single- serving flexible pouches) due to possible Clostridium botulinum contamination. The recalled products were distributed to certain retailers in California.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Boucherie Atlantique Ltée (Montreal, QC) recalls Homestyle Smoked Salmon (All lots sold up to and including January 22, 2018), because the item was produced under conditions that do not ensure product safety.

Europe

Allergy Alert (UK): Morrisons recalls Morrisons Eat Smart COUNTED Honey & Mustard Dressing (250 ml; Batch code L7306; Best by end November 2018) due to undeclared egg and mustard.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): SOK recalls Rainbow Sweet Corn (450g; Best before dates 06.01.2019 – 09.06.2019) due to excessive levels of Listeria bacteria.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Mars Ireland recalls Galaxy Smooth Milk bar (42g; Batch code 720B1SLO00; Best before 13.05.2018) and Maltesers Fun Size bag (Batch code 720A1SLO00; Best before 13.05.2018) due to possible presence of Salmonella.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Delicatessen HaGalil recalls Magenat Hagalil Frozen Ground Beef (500g; Best before February 19, 2018) due to possible Salmonella contamination.