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From the author of
Food Safety: Old Habits, New Perspectives

Salmonella in eggs. Listeria in deli meats. Melamine in milk. Cyclospora in lettuce.

In a world where irrigation water is contaminated by run-off from cattle feedlots and where food processors cut corners, the food preparation skills we learned from our parents and grandparents are no longer good enough to keep us safe.

Using a variety of foodborne disease outbreaks, often illustrated with the stories of individual victims, Tainted explores the ways in which food becomes contaminated. Some of the stories – such as the deadly 1993 Jack in the Box outbreak – will be very familiar. Others will not.

In this major update to her 2007 book, Food Safety: Old Habits, New Perspectives, Phyllis Entis draws on nearly five decades of experience to explain how our regulatory systems have failed us, and to talk about what can be done to protect consumers from unsafe food. 

TAINTED: From Farm Gate to Dinner Plate, Fifty Years of Food Safety Failures is scheduled for release on December 2, 2020 in ebook and paperback formats.

Pre-order TAINTED for your Kindle today for automatic delivery to your device on December 2, 2020.

Recalls and Alerts: September 10 – 12, 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

Allergy Alert: Cher-Make Sausage Company recalls OLD FASHIONED WIENERS COURSE GROUND FULLY COOKED (5 lb vacuum-sealed pkg; Lot #2020503; Sell by 11/26/20) due to undeclared dairy ingredient (cheese).

Allergy Alert: Goodie Girl Tribeca LLC recalls Goodie Girl Magical Animal Crackers (7 oz; Best by Jan 11, 2021) due to undeclared wheat.

Allergy Alert: Pretty Thai recalls Pretty Thai Peanut Sauce that may have been mislabeled as Pretty Thai Sweet Chili Sauce (11.2 oz; Lot code 0772000123) due to undeclared peanuts.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Les Jardins Picoudi recalls Micropousses coriandre / Coriander microgreens (75g; Lot #​3 246; UPC 813 526 000 153) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Aldi recalls TARTICHOC brand PÂTE À TARTINER AU LAIT (All lots with best before dates from May to July 2021) and TARTICHOC brand PÂTE À TARTINER FONDANT (All lots with best before dates from May to August 2021) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Unilever recalls Knorr Curry Sauce Salsa (2.25L; Batch codes L00770PM78 and L00780PM78; Best before end 03/2021) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Coop Supermarkten recalls Coop verse rookworst fijn / Coop brand fresh smoked sausage, fine (280g; Best before 07-10-2020 and 08-10-2020) due to undeclared mustard, celery and milk.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): DekaMarkt recalls DekaMarkt Proef ‘t Verschil Brownie fudge cake (280g; Expiry 24-09-2020) and Dirk recalls Dirk Pure Ambacht brownie fudge cake (280g; Expiry 24-09-2020) due to undeclared milk and soy.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Deliflanders recalls Sola brand le Fuet Extra / sausage wrapped in plastic (150g; Lot #202701; Best by 04/12/2020) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): LDC – SABLE SAS recalls Filet de poulet Fermier Blanc / chicken breast filet (Lot #2020037740; Expiry date 14-15/09/20) and Cuisse de poulet Fermier Blanc / chicken thighs (Lot #2020037740; Expiry date 14-15-17/09/20) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Société SNVC recalls Mon chevalin à moi brand Hippotonic / My Horse brand ground meat (Lot #102240010; Best by from 29/08 to 31/08) and Mon chevalin à moi brand Hippovrac / My horse brand ground meat (Lot #102240010; Best by from 24/08 to 25/08) due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Industry recalls Monoprix brand Galette de sarrasin au blé noir et sel de Guérande / buckwheat pancakes with black wheat and Guérande salt (Lot 237; Best before 13/09/20) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Landfleischerei Paradieshof Wehr recalls Rindersalami / Beef salami (Lot #180820; Production date 18.08.2020) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Sicily Food SRL recalls UNES SALMONE NORVEGESE AFFUMICATO / Norwegian Smoked Salmon (100g; Lot #SA75-22620; Best before 22-09-20) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): RIVAMAR SRL recalls Promar brand PREPARATO PER INSALATA CAPRICCIOSA / Salad mix (~800g; Lot #FL11; Best before 10-04-2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): AUCHAN Luxembourg recalls certain Loué brand raw chicken pieces due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (UK – Northern Ireland specific): Faughan Foods recalls Glensallagh Roast Chicken Breast Pieces (240g; Batch code P3527; Best before 13 September 2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Malka A.G.S. Meat Center Ltd. recalls Tahini-filled Beef Kebabs (Best before 16/10/20) due to undeclared sesame.

Allergy Alert (Israel): Strauss Company recalls Barista Alpro Oat Drink with Added Vitamins, mislabeled as an almond drink with added calcium (Best before 05/04/2021) due to undeclared oats.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Metro Food Co Pty Ltd recalls Keep it Cleaner Plant Based Protein Powder Chocolate Flavour (375g; Best before 03/JULY/2022) due to undeclared dairy allergen.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Prolife Foods Ltd recalls Mother Earth brand Baked Oaty Slices – Apricot Chocolate (240g, 6 bars; Batch code 3108742; Best before 29.07.2021) due to foreign matter (rubber) contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: August 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 UPDATE: CDC reports 78 Salmonella Enteritidis infections in 12 states linked to loose or bagged peaches packed or supplied by Prima Wawona or Wawona Packing Company LLC, or food made with these peaches. Twenty-three of the outbreak victims have been admitted to hospital.

Allergy Alert: TreeHouse Foods, Inc. recalls Signature Select Chewy Granola Bars – Chocolate Chip (18 Count / 15.2 oz; Best if used by Jan 21, 21; UPC 2113028363) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert: B&G Foods recalls Back to Nature Organic Rosemary & Olive Oil Stoneground Wheat Crackers (6 oz; Best by APR 07 2021; UPC 8-19898-01015-8) due to undeclared milk.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Sobeys Inc. recalls Taylor Farms brand BBQ Ranch Chopped Salad Kit (377g; Lot code 2020 SE 02 TFRG 230 A16; UPC 0 30223 04171 9) due to undeclared gluten, wheat and sesame.

Allergy Alert: Bento Inc. recalls Bento Express Vegetable California Roll (200g; Product lot code 2020AU19; UPC 670452 77002 0) due to undeclared salmon, pollock and crab.

Food Safety Recall: Les Jardins Picoudi recalls Picoudi brand microgreens due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Restaurant Retro Dog recalls Fèves au lard / baked beans (500ml; All containers sold up to and including 26 August 2020) and Sauce à spaghetti / Spaghetti sauce (1 L; All containers sold up to and including 26 August 2020) due to absence of a “Keep Refrigerated” instruction on the label and improper temperature storage and display before sale.

Food Safety Recall: Fruiterie Milano recalls La Golosa di Puglia brand Burrata with Buffalo Milk (cheese) (200g; LOT 10/08/2020; Best before AU 28 20) due to E. coli contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Freshasia Foods (UK) recalls Freshasia Foods Lamb and Carrot Dumplings (Frozen) (Batch #06/04/2020) due to undeclared crustaceans.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Amazing Oriental recalls Fresh Asia brand Lamb Carrot Filling Dumpling (400g; Best before 6 april 2021) due to undeclared crustaceans.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Agrargemeinschaft Alpe Larein recalls Lareiner Alkäse 45 % F.i.T. / cheese (Batch numbers 06/07/2020 up to and including 06/12/2020) due to microbial contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Holland & Barrett recalls Holland & Barrett  brand Elite Haver – Mélange de fruits à coque et de raisins / mixed nuts and raisins (200g; Lot #145366; Best before end 10/2020) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Colruyt recalls Tête pressée / Head cheese (200g; Use by 3/9/2020, 4/9/2020 et 6/9/2020) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Nordthy recalls Quickbury Mega Burger Buns (300g; Batch numbers ending with 64; Best before 04.12.20, 11.12.20 and 12.12.20) due to mold.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Naturli’ Foods recalls Naturli’ Økologisk Smørbar / Naturli’ Organic Spreadable (225g; Best before 22.09.2020, 23.09.2020, 24.09.2020, 25.09.2020, 06.10.2020, 07.10.2020, 08.10.2020, 16.10.2020, 17.10.2020) due to mold contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Mars Food recalls Suzi Wan brand Sauces Nem, Nuoc Mam et soja / sauces due to foreign matter (small pieces of glass) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Grønvang Food Aps recalls Naturli’ Bio Veganes Streichfett / Organic vegan spread (225g; Best before 24.09-2020, 07.10.2020) due to mold contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Salzbrenner KG recalls various grilled sausages due to possible foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Holland & Barrett recalls several products containing Brazil nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Aagrah Foods Ltd. recalls Aagrah Tarka Handi Sauce (270g; Batch code 017702; Best before 01.06.2022; Produce of UK) due to foreign matter (glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Mars Italia S.p.A. recalls Suzi Wan brand Salsa di soia, Salsa di soia meno 43 sale, Salsa di soia dolce / soy sauces (125 ml bottles) due to foreign matter (small pieces of glass) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Mars recalls various Suzi Wan brand soy-based sauces due to foreign matter (small pieces of glass) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Holland & Barrett recalls Holland & Barrett Elitehaver / Elite oats (200g; Best befoe end 10-2020) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Holland & Barrett recalls several products containing Brazil nuts due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Greggs recalls Greggs frozen 2 pack steak bakes (280g; Best before 20 December 2020, 22 December 2020, 23 December 2020) due to foreign matter (small pieces of plastic) contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

FOOD SAFETY CONSUMER ALERT (CHINA, PHILIPPINES, SINGAPORE, TAIWAN, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES): CDC is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis illness in the US and has linked the outbreak to consumption of loose or bagged peaches packed or supplied by Prima Wawona or Wawona Packing Company LLC. Some of the implicated peaches have been exported to China, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates. Please refer to the FDA Outbreak Investigation for details on the distribution of the peaches in your area.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Matam LeMehadrin Ltd. recalls Matam Chafetz Chaim brand All-beef Salami, sliced (250g; Expiration date 18.10.2020) and Matam Chafetz Chaim brand All-beef Salami (whole or blocks; All expiration dates from 6.10.2020 up to and including 18.10.2020) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

FOOD SAFETY CONSUMER ALERT (AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND): CDC is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis illness in the US and has linked the outbreak to consumption of loose or bagged peaches packed or supplied by Prima Wawona or Wawona Packing Company LLC. Some of the implicated peaches have been exported to Australia and New Zealand. Please refer to the FDA Outbreak Investigation for details on the distribution of the peaches in your area.

Allergy Alert (Australia): JCJ WA PTY LTD recalls Miss Chow’s Vegetarian Dumplings (Best Before 22/01/21; Batch ID G23205) due to undeclared shellfish.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Aldi recalls Inner Goodness UHT Almond Milk Original (1L; Best Before 18/04/2021) due to potential microbial contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Solomon Kosher Butcher Pty Ltd recalls Godel’s Chicken Wurst (200g vacuum-pkg; Use by 8/9/20, 17/9/20) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Linke’s Central Meat Store recalls Leberwurst (~400g; Use by 14/9/20 and 21/9/20) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Latin America and the Caribbean

FOOD SAFETY CONSUMER ALERT (COSTA RICA, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, MEXICO, PANAMA): CDC is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis illness in the US and has linked the outbreak to consumption of loose or bagged peaches packed or supplied by Prima Wawona or Wawona Packing Company LLC. Some of the implicated peaches have been exported to Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Panama. Please refer to the FDA Outbreak Investigation for details on the distribution of the peaches in your area.