Recalls and Alerts: January 14 – 16, 2021


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

Consent Decree: The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington entered a consent decree between the FDA and Valley Processing, Inc. of Sunnyside, Washington, along with the company’s owner and president, Mary Ann Bliesner, to stop distributing adulterated juice products until the company complies with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and other requirements listed in the consent decree. In a complaint filed on behalf of the FDA on Nov. 6, 2020, the agency stated that Valley Processing, Inc.’s juice products contained inorganic arsenic and patulin toxins at levels that can pose health risks to consumers. In addition, during an inspection by the FDA, investigators observed that the defendants processed juice under grossly insanitary conditions and failed to adhere to relevant food safety standards.

Allergy Alert: FSIS alerts the public to the presence of undeclared allergens in three brands of beef jerky products. Please refer to the FSIS alert for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Nestlé Prepared Foods recalls Nestlé HOT POCKETS BRAND SANDWICHES: PREMIUM PEPPERONI MADE WITH PORK, CHICKEN & BEEF PIZZA GARLIC BUTTERY CRUST (54-oz 12-pack; Lot codes 0318544624, 0319544614, 0320544614, and 0321544614; Best before FEB 2022) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of glass and hard plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Lake Champlain Chocolates recalls select LCC milk chocolate products from a determined best-by date range due to potential foreign matter (brittle plastic pieces) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Farm Boy Company Inc. recalls Farm Boy brand Marinated Teriyaki Chicken (450g; Best Before 20210128; UPC 8 08912 01858 4) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Industry recalls Wang Korea brand sweet rice pancake products due to undeclared egg. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert Update: Dolson Marketing Inc. recalls Chocolate Non-Dairy Whip Topping (1 kg; UPC 6 953942 240178; All codes where “non-dairy” is declared on the label) and Orange Non-Dairy Whip Topping (1 kg; UPC 6 953942 240093; All codes where milk is not declared on the label) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Hwa Joo Dang Enterprises Ltd. recalls HJD brand Sprouted Multi Grain (1.82 kg; UPC 6 27843 08862 2; All codes where “gluten free” is declared on the label) due to undeclared barley (gluten).

Allergy Alert: 2007064 Ontario Inc. (O/A Kokkadens) recalls Kokkadens Cakes & Bakes brand Dates & Walnut Cake (400g; UPC 9 780201 591279; All packages where egg is not declared on the label) and Kokkadens Cakes & Bakes brand Carrot & Dates Cake (400g; UPC 9 780201 379624; All packages where egg is not declared on the label) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall: Harvest Meats recalls Harvest brand Polish Sausages (675g; BEST BEFORE 2021MR15; UPC 0 57393 70017 8) due to undercooking.

Food Safety Recall: Le marché d’Emma recalls various products packed in glass jars due to improper production and packing that could render the products unsafe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Just Pressed recalls various soups that are not labeled with the mandatory “keep refrigerated” instruction. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: La Fabrique à saucisse recalls Peperette sausages (spicy and mild) due to improper production and packing that could render the products unsafe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for details on the affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Industry recalls Ciloglu brand Findikli Dut Pestili / Dried fruit and nut confectionery (300g; Lot #8697436552788; Expiration date 12.02.2021 – 20.04.21 – 01.07.21 – 14.08.21 – 07.10.21 – 07.11.21) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (France): Auchan recalls Auchan Bio brand Sucre de fleur de coco / Coconut blossom sugar (250g; Lot #51080; Expiration date 17/10/2021) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Taz Group SrL recalls Arachidi al Wasabi / Wasabi peanuts (50g; Lots 0261, 0291, 0321, 0351; Best before 01/04/2021, 01/05/2021, 01/06/2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (UK): Caterers Choice Ltd recalls two Pasta Del Vallo products due to undeclared soy. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details on the affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Milupa recalls various Milupa Kindermüsli Früchte / Milupa Kindermüsli Bircher / Milupa Kinder-Porridge Hafer & Früchte baby cereals due to a choking hazard (pieces of apple stalks). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Kieku Oy recalls Kieku, Pirkka and Kotimaista brand LK-free L4 eggs (Lots #002 & #004; Best before 5.2 and 12.2, respectively; Producer code 2FI15464) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Milupa recalls certain Milupa brand baby cereals due to a choking hazard (pieces of apple stalks). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Nutricia recalls Cow & Gate and Aptamil Muesli products due to a choking hazard (some packs have been found to contain pieces of apple stalks). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Tesco Ireland recalls Tesco Finest Taleggio PDO Italian Cheese ((200g; Use by 25 January 2021; Product of Italy) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Agricola Tre Valli Soc. Coop recalls KEBAB DI POLLO CONAD (350g; Lot #8574274; Best before 22-01-2021) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Agricola Tre Valli Soc. Coop recalls AIA brand KES’S KEBAB DI POLLO (350g; Lot #8574274; Best before 22-01-2021) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Arc en Ciel Soc. Agr. Coop recalls CARREFOUR BIO brand Sugo alle verdure biologico / Organic vegetable sauce (350g; Best before 26.10.2022) due to foreign matter (glass particles) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Tesco recalls Tesco Finest Taleggio (200g; Use by 25 January 2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Nutricia recalls Cow & Gate and Aptamil Muesli products due to a choking hazard (some packs have been found to contain pieces of apple stalks). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Pet Food Safety Recall (Austria): Mars Austria recalls PEDIGREE Adult with Chicken & Vegetables dry dog ​​food (15kg & 3kg; various Best before dates) due to high levels of vitamin D. Please refer to the recall notice for specifics on lot codes and Best Before dates.

Pet Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Mars Belgium recalls several dog food products due to high levels of Vitamin D. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Pet Food Safety Recall (UK): Mars Petcare UK recalls several dog food products due to high levels of Vitamin D. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Recalls and Alerts: January 10 – 13, 2021


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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Interested in learning more about food safety and the history of foodborne disease outbreaks and investigations? Go to TAINTED to download the first couple of chapters of my new book.

United States

OUTBREAK ALERT: FDA has opened an investigation into an outbreak of Salmonella Miami, associated with an unknown food. Forty-eight outbreak cases have been reported so far.

Pet Food Recall and Pet Health Alert: Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. expands its earlier recall of pet food to include to include more than 1000 production lots of dog and cat pet food products made with corn products and manufactured in the company’s Chickasha Operations Facility, because those products may contain aflatoxin levels which exceed acceptable limits. At least 70 pets have died and an additional 80 or more have fallen ill after consuming certain of these products. Please refer to the recall notice for details on how to identify the recalled products. Additional information also is available in eFoodAlert’s Breaking News story, posted on January 11, 2021.

Food Safety Recall: Weis Markets recalls Weis Quality Cookies and Cream Ice Cream (48 oz; Sell by 10/28/21; UPC 041497-01253) and Klein’s Vanilla Dairy Ice Cream (3 gal; Code stamp 0302) due to possible foreign matter (metal filling equipment parts) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: EVR Foods, INC recalls Lavva brand Blueberry Plant-Based Yogurt (5.3 oz; Expiration date 2/21/21) due to potential mold contamination.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Piller’s Fine Foods recalls Piller’s brand Oven Roasted Turkey Breast (375g; Best Before 2021 JA 27; EST 550; UPC 0 69401 07546 8) due to foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.

Europe

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Dufrais recalls Dufrais brand Boulettes rôtie maison / Homemade roassted meatballs (100-120g/piece; Lots 090 1010 007, 090 1010 008, 090 1010 009; Use by 12/01/2021) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Riz basmati / Basmati rice (1kg bag; Lot code / Best before date 01/07/2022) due to mycotoxin (ochratoxin A) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Kólus ehf recalls Sambo brand Risa Þristur – lakkrís- og súkkulaðistangir með karamellufyllingu / licorice and chocolate bars with caramel filling (50g; Lots L350 & L357; Best before 16.11.21 & 08.01.22) due to a packaging defect.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Meitav (G. SH.) Food Industries Limited Partnership alerts the public to the presence of undeclared egg in four flavoured syrup products. Please refer to the notice for a list of affected products. The company points out that the products are safe for consumers who do not have sensitivity to egg.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Woolworths recalls Woolworths Coleslaw (110g, 250g, 400g & 800g; All Use By dates from 12 Jan up to and including 21 Jan) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Bellarine Smokehouse recalls Smoked Barramundi Pâté and Smoked Salmon Pâté (150g; Use By 050221 & 060221) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: January 7 – 9, 2021


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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Interested in learning more about food safety and the history of foodborne disease outbreaks and investigations? Go to TAINTED to download the first couple of chapters of my new book.

United States

Allergy Alert: FSIS issues public health alert for HyVee mealtime CHICKEN ENCHILADAS (64.4 oz; Lot #21003; Best If Used By 01/10/2021) due to undeclared soy.

Canada

Allergy Alert Update: Minhas Sask Ventures Inc. recalls Minhas Craven brand Pina Colada alcoholic beverage (1.75L; UPC 0 62811 11100 9; All batch codes where milk is not declared on the label) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Monaghan Mushrooms Ltd. recalls Belle Grove brand Whole White Mushrooms (227g; Best Before 15 Jan; UPC 8 87462 00000 3) because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Germany): Ciloglu Handels GmbH recalls FINDIKLI PESTIL (12 x 300g; Expiry 12.02.2021, 20.04.2021, 01.07.2021 14.08.2021, 07.10.2021, 07.11.2021) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Hoogvliet recalls Hoogvliet boterhamworst / luncheon meat (Best before 16-01-2021) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Premier Selection Sweets recalls The Premier Selection Choc Nibs (All pack sizes; All Best Before dates up to and including 17 December 2021) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Industry recalls Ciloglu brand Watermelon seeds, roasted & salted (200g; Lot #NTX591477; Best before 28/09/2021) due to elevated levels of aflatoxin B1 et ochratoxin A.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Midsona Danmark A/S recalls Urtekram Lakridsrod / Licorice root (Best before 23.09.2022) due to elevated levels of ochratoxin A.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Edeka AG Hamburg recalls EDEKA Bio Heidelbeere in Birne / Organic blueberry in pear (190g glass jar; Best before 28.07.2022) due to foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Aðföng recalls La Pasta di Alessandra brand Tortellini con ripieno di carne / Tortellini with meat filling (1000g; Best before 16-10-2021) and La Pasta di Alessandra brand Tortellini con ripieno di formaggio / Tortellini with cheese filling (1000g; Best before 16-10-2021) due to presence of mold.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson ehf. recalls Egils brand Malt og appelsín / Malt and orange (0.5 L; Lot #02L20307015730; Best before 02.08.21) due to foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Cully & Sully recalls Cully & Sully Thai Chicken Soup (400g; Use by 16.01.21 (Batches 1, 2, & 3) and 22.01.21 (Batches 1, 2, 3, & 4) due to foreign matter (red plastic packaging) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Switzerland): Migros recalls various salad products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Switzerland): Lidl recalls Mischsalat / Mixed salad (320g; Use by 08.01.2021 and 09.01.21) due to possible Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Switzerland): Denner recalls various salad products due to possible Listeria contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Switzerland): Aldi Suisse AG recalls various salad products due to possible Listeria contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Sainsbury’s recalls Plant Pioneers 6 Caramelised Onion Shroomdogs (300g; Use by 06 January 2021 and 07 January 2021) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): El Cielo recalls White Corn Tortillas Light Flavour 14cm (260g; Use By 040221) due to undeclared gluten.