Recalls and Alerts: December 20 – 23, 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 INVESTIGATION: FDA is investigating a new outbreak of 7 cases of Salmonella Potsdam infections. No information has been released on the geographic scope of the outbreak, and no product has been specifically linked to the outbreak as yet.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA has issued a Warning Letter to Whole Foods Market after reviewing the company’s history of food recalls due to undeclared allergens.

Allergy Alert: B&G Foods recalls Food Club Garlic Powder (5.37 oz; Best by NOV 19 22 and NOV 20 22) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert: Country Fresh, LLC recalls SE Grocers brand Party Tray Vegetables with Ranch Dip (Lot code 020NFU2001; Best if used by December 27, 2020) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall: CLS Gourmet CL Saigon Food Company recalls approximately 128,841 pounds of various meat products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Madame Labriski recalls Madame Labriski brand The Bomba Rosa Log (850g; UPC 10627843908187; All units sold up to and including December 16, 2020) due to undeclared soy, eggs, milk, sesame, nuts and peanuts.

Food Safety Recall Update: Levitts Foods (Canada) Inc. recalls certain Assala, Compliments, The Deli-Shop, and Levitts brands deli meat products due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Super Marché Tropic recalls Enduit de porc / pork coating (~250g; Sold up to 22 December 2020) as the product may not be safe to consume.

Europe

OUTBREAK ALERT (Belgium): Norovirus is being blamed for an outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses affecting 71 students and some staff members at the Pegasus Ostende school. The outbreak strain of the virus has been recovered from samples of raw vegetables obtained from the supplier of sandwiches to the school.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): La société Snacky Fruit recalls Carrefour brand Pommes caramelisées / Caramelized apples (300g; Lot 24/01/2021; Best before 24/01/2021) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Emotions Chocolats recalls Emotions Chocolats brand Pâte à tartiner / spread (300g; Use by 30/05/2021) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Summerbird A/S recalls Noisette Dragée / Hazelnut dragée (100g; Lot #20.07.21; Best before 20.07.21) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert (Finland): Pohjolan Peruna Oy recalls Mummon muusi maidoton / Grandma’s Mousse without milk mashed potato powder (420 g) and Kotimaista Perunamuusijauhe / Domestic mashed potato powder (200 g) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Germany): The Lorenz Bahlsen Snack-World GmbH & Co KG Germany recalls Crunchips WOW Cream & Mild Wasabi (110g; Best before 30.11.2020 – 03.05.2021), Wasabi Erdnüsse / peanuts (100g; Best before 03.11.2020 – 01.06.2021), and Wasabi Erdnüsse / peanuts (800g; Best before 05.11.2020 – 26.04.2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Industry recalls Lorenz Crunchips WOW Cream and Mild Wasabi (110g; Best before 4.05.2021 and 07.07.2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Lorenz Bahlsen recalls various Wasabi-flavoured snacks due to undeclared mustard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): STORCK SVERIGE AB recalls merci Finest Selection Crispy Almond Variety (250g; 2021-05-01 and 2021-06-01) due to absence of Swedish-language allergen labeling.

Allergy Alert (UK): Tesco recalls Tesco Finest Festive Belgian Dark Chocolate Brazil Nuts (225g; Lot #L0075004; Best before end May 2021) due to undeclared sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls STRUIK brand Krachtbouillon Tomaat / Tomato bouillon (350 ml; Best before August 2023) due to possible foreign matter (glass particles) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): DENCON Foods A/S recalls Whole turkeys, without offal (3-4 kg; Lot #5040051359; Use by 26-12-2020) because the product is unfit for consumption due to off-odour.

Food Safety Recall (France): La société TLC recalls TLC brand Petits canards / Small ducks (tray of 12 pieces; Lot 000020344; Best by 25/12/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Feinkostmanufaktur frisch & lecker GmbH recalls certain products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Die Frischebox GmbH recalls NATUR Lieblinge –Getrocknete Feigen / Dried figs (200g; Lot #L4302/350058631- 11-580; Best before 20.06.2021) due to elevated levels of ochratoxin.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): LA DORIA SPA recalls Carrefour brand MIRTILLO NETTARE / Blueberry nectar (125 ml x 6; Lot #E133; Best before 12/01/22) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Struik Foods recalls STRUIK brand Krachtbouillon Tomaat / Tomato bouillon (350 ml; Best before  August 2023) due to possible foreign matter (glass particles) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Yekta Foods recalls Achachi Jelly Cups (240 x 12g (Box) and 12g Single Jelly Cup; All batch codes and dates) due to choking hazard.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Dietary Supplement Recall (Israel): SupHerb Co. recalls Aloe Vera Drink (Batches 200801S7312 and 200802S7312; Best before 08.2023) due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination. This bacterium may cause harm to individuals with weakened immune systems.

Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Siem Trading Pte Ltd recalls Crab Brand Black Pepper Seed (50g & 90g; Expiry dates 01/11/2021 and 01/10/2021, respectively; Product of Indonesia) due to presence of Bacillus cereus in excess of permitted levels.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): JL King and Co recalls Simply Tasty Chicken Parmigiana with Creamy Mashed Potato (Use by 21/12/2020 to 06/01/2021) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Woolworths recalls Woolworths Cooked & Peeled Cocktail Prawns (1kg; Best Before 21 02 2022) due to potential microbial contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: September 20 – 23, 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.

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: GHSW, LLC recalls Trader Joe’s Southwest Style Sweet Potato Sauté Bowl (21.5 oz; Best by 09/23/20, 09/24/20, 09/25/20, 09/26/20, and 09/28/20) due to undeclared milk and egg.

Allergy Alert: Homestead Creamery recalls Homestead Creamery chocolate ice cream (1 qt; Expiry date 5/13/2021) due to undeclared pecans.

Food Safety Recall: Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. recalls Shirakiku brand imported Dried Fungus, also known as Black Fungus or Kikurage (5 lb; All Lots with Item #60403 on the package; UPC 00074410604035) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Real Pet Food Company recalls Billy+Margot Wild Kangaroo and Superfoods Recipe (4 lb bags; Lot code V 07 Feb 2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT (ONTARIO): Public Health Ontario is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to alfalfa sprouts produced by Sunsprout Natural Foods. No details of the outbreak have been released. Please refer to the recall notices listed below.

Food Safety Recall: Kiosque La Vieille Cave recalls Pesto au basilic / basil pesto (110 ml & 250 ml; All product sold up to and including 21 September 2020) due to unsafe production and packaging conditions.

Food Safety Recall: Evergreen International Foodstuffs Ltd. recalls Evergreen International Foodstuffs Ltd. brand Manila clams (25 lb; Lot #21057; Harvested Sep 16, 2020; Processed Sep 17, 2020; Harvest location B.C. 17-20) due to possible presence of a marine biotoxin which causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning.

Food Safety Recall Update: Sunsprout Natural Foods recalls Sprouts Alive brand Micro – Greens Alfalfa (100g; UPC 0 69022 10030 3; All Best before dates up to and including BBOCT13) and Sunsprout brand Micro – Greens Alfalfa (100g; UPC 0 57621 13511 6; All Best before dates up to and including BBOCT13) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Sunsprout Natural Foods recalls Sunsprout brand Micro – Greens Alfalfa & Onion (100g; UPC 0 57621 13516 1; All best before dates up to and including BBOCT05) and Sunsprout brand Micro – Greens Alfalfa & Radish (100g; UPC 0 57621 13512 3; All best before dates up to and including BBOCT05)) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Les Vergers Hillspring recalls Saumon fumé érable et rhum / Maple and rum-smoked salmon (variable weights; product sold up to and including 22 September 2020) because of improper storage temperature and lack of correct storage temperature labeling.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand Pain de viande de poulet à la Flamande / Chicken meat loaf (Lot #892476; Best before 24/09/2020) due to undeclared wheat (gluten).

Allergy Alert (Finland): HKScan Finland Oy recalls HK Thaimaalainen Kanacurry / Thai Kana curry, ready-to-eat meal (290g; Lot #7409; Best before 23.9., 29.9., 30.9., 5.10., 8.10) due to undeclared raw carrots and peppers.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Stockley’s recalls Stockley’s Fruit Sherbets (250g; Batch code 02555; Best before February 2022 and March 2022) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand Pain de viande de poulet à la Flamande / Chicken meat loaf (Lot #892476; Best before 24/09/2020) due to undeclared wheat (gluten).

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Zwanenberg Food Group recalls KIPS Vega Paté (125 gram; Expiry date 19-11-2020) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (UK): Stockley’s recalls Stockley’s Fruit Sherbets (250g; Batch code 0255; Best before February 2022 and March 2022) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Worthenshaws Ltd recalls Kirsty’s Classic Beef Lasagne (250g; All Use by dates between 2 September to 19 October 2020) due to undeclared oats.

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): Eurokip recalls Kok O’Rell brand VIANDE VOLAILLE HACHÉE ASSAISONNÉE / Seasoned ground poultry meat (500g; Lot #134110; Best by 23/09/2020) and Quality Fresh Meat brand HACHE DE POULET / Ground chicken (500g; Lot #02038260; Best by 24/09/2020) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Picard recalls Picard brand Framboises entières surgelées / Whole frozen raspberries (1 kg; Lot #EC072-1-20; Best before end 12/2021) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Netto recalls NETTO brand Haché bolognaise Tendre & Moelleux / Tender and soft ground meat (400g; Lot 102590044; Best before 23/09/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Intermarché recalls Jean Rozé brand Tendre & Moelleux bolognaise / Tender and soft ground meat (400g; Lot 102590044; Best before 23/09/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Société CASTELLI FRANCE SA recalls Castelli France brand Gorgonzola AOP cheese (150g; Lot #P231005; Best before 02/10/2020; Product of Italy) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Société CASTELLI FRANCE SA recalls Auchan brand Gorgonzola cheese (150g; Lot  #P230003; Best before 01/10/2020; Product of Italy) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Cora recalls Cora brand Gorgonzola AOP cheese (150g; Lot #P 230005; Best before 01/10/2020; Product of Italy) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Picard recalls Picard brand Framboises entières surgelées / Whole frozen raspberries (1 kg; Lot #EC072-1-20; Best before end 12/2021) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Industry recalls Holta, Kjörfugl and Króna chicken (whole birds, breasts, legs and pieces; Traceability number 001-20-33-1-02) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Coastguard Seafoods recalls Coastguard Seafoods Smoked Salmon (Batch 208; Use by 31.09.2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Ireland): Faughan Foods recalls Glensallagh Roast Chicken Pieces (240g; Batch codes P3629 and P4629; Best before 02 October 2020) and Glensallagh Tikka Style Chicken Pieces (240g; Batch codes P3629 and P4629; Best before 02 October 2020) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Dunnes Stores recalls Dunnes Stores My Family Favourites Cooked Chicken Pieces (240g; All batch codes and Best before dates) and Dunnes Stores My Family Favourites Cooked Chicken Tikka Pieces (240g; All batch codes and Best before dates) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Polar Salmon Hjerting Lak A/S recalls Salmone Selvaggio Sockeye affumicato / Smoked sockeye salmon (100 g; Lot #19152282; Best before 16/10/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls Auchan brand Gorgonzola cheese (150g; Lot  #P230003; Best before 01/10/2020; Product of Italy) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): Carrefour Romania S.A. recalls CIOLAN DEZOSAT AFUMAT VID (Lots 3108-0 & 2108-1; Best before 05.10.2020 & 06.10.2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK – Northern Ireland): Dunnes Stores recalls Dunnes Stores My Family Favourites Cooked Chicken Pieces (240g; All batch codes and Best before dates) and Dunnes Stores My Family Favourites Cooked Chicken Tikka Pieces (240g; All batch codes and Best before dates) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (UK – Northern Ireland): Faughan Foods recalls Glensallagh Roast Chicken Pieces (240g; Batch codes P3629 and P4629; Best before 02 October 2020) and Glensallagh Tikka Style Chicken Pieces (240g; Batch codes P3629 and P4629; Best before 02 October 2020) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Pak’n Save Manukau recalls Pams brand Sage and Onion Stuffed Hot Roast Chicken, Medium (Purchase date 19 September 2020) due to foreign matter (metal piece) contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: August 20 – 22, 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.

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

OUTBREAK ALERT: CDC reports 68 confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis infections in 9 states. Fourteen people have been hospitalized. The infections have been linked to consumption of peaches supplied by Prima® Wawona of Fresno, California. Please see recall information, below.

Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market recalls Vegan Vanilla Cake (whole, 6-inch cakes; sell-by date through August 24, 2020) due to undecalred soy.

Allergy Alert: Superior Nut Company recalls Southern Grove Mixed Nuts Less than 50% Peanuts (14.75 oz. cans; Lot codes 0MR105975; 0MR106051; 0MR106280; 0MR106320) due to undeclared Brazil nuts.

Allergy Alert: Oberto Snacks Inc. recalls CATTLEMAN’S CUT SMOKED SAUSAGES OLD FASHIONED (3-oz pkg; BEST BY 21MAR2021 22; Time range between 18:35 to 19:15) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert: Frito-Lay recalls Ruffles Original Potato Chips (1 1/2 oz. bags; Guaranteed fresh date of 22 SEP 2020; Manufacturing code 34631762) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Prima® Wawona of Fresno, California recalls all of its bulk/loose peaches distributed and sold from June 1 through August 3 and its bagged Wawona and Wawona Organic peaches distributed and sold from June 1 through August 19th due to potential Salmonella contamination. Wawona peaches have been linked to an outbreak of 68 Salmonella Enteritidis infections in 9 states. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details on the affected brands and their distribution.

Food Safety Recall: Prima® Wawona of Fresno, California recalls Wawona, Wawona Organic brand conventional and organic bagged peaches sold from June 1st to August 19th due to potential Salmonella contamination. Wawona peaches have been linked to an outbreak of 68 Salmonella Enteritidis infections in 9 states. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details on the affected brands and their distribution.

Food Safety Recall: Target recalls bulk and bagged peaches supplied by Prima® Wawona due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice posted on the Target website for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: ALDI recalls assorted peaches supplied by Wawona Packing Company due to potential Salmonella contamination. Wawona peaches have been linked to an outbreak of 68 Salmonella Enteritidis infections in 9 states. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details on the affected brands and their distribution.

Food Safety Recall: Walmart recalls Prima® Wawona peaches due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Wegmans recalls Fresh Peaches and Bakery Items Containing Fresh Peaches due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: The Kroger Group recalls bagged peaches due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were available in the following Kroger Group stores: Jay-CKing SoopersCity MarketFry’sRalphsFood 4 LessFoods Co., and Smiths.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE: PHAC reports 379 confirmed cases of Salmonella Newport infections in British Columbia (100), Alberta (207), Saskatchewan (26), Manitoba (24), Ontario (8), Quebec (13) and Prince Edward Island (1). The outbreak is linked to imported onions from Thomson International, Inc. of Bakersfield, CA.

Allergy Alert: Uncle T Foods Inc. recalls Pengsheng brand Oil Preserved Cabbage Leaf (450g; All lot codes; UPC 6 922406 898989) due to undeclared sesame.

Food Safety Recall: Umami Ramen recalls several varieties of bouillon à ramen / ramen bouillon (500 ml; Sold up to and including 21 August 2020), because the products were not maintained under constant refrigeration and lack required labeling for refrigerated storage. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Fine Choice Foods Ltd. recalls Summ! brand Chicken Gyoza Dumplings Sesame Ginger (900g; Lots 2182, 2188, 2202, 2203 & 2205; UPC 0 57356 03403 6) and Summ! brand Chicken Gyoza Dumplings (Steamed) (5 kg; Lot 2190) due to foreign matter (pieces of bone) contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Italy): Molino F.lli CHIAVAZZA S.p.A. recalls Il Molino Chiavazza brand FARINA DI RISO SENZA GLUTINE / gluten-free rice flour (500g; Lot #025360; Best before 15-03-2021) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): SPAR recalls SPAR Boerenleverworst / Farmer’s liver sausaage (125g; Best before 04-09) due to undeclared mustard.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Jumbo Supermarkten recalls Jumbo brand Mix Garam Masala (60g; Lots 123591 & 126953; Expiration dates 11/2022 & 02/2023) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): ISFI recalls ISFI Garam Massala (150g; Lot P126189) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Casino recalls Casino brand Blanc de poulet aux herbes / chicken breast with herbs (4 x 120g; Lot 227; Best before 11/09/2020) due to foreign matter (hard plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Krombacher Brauerei Bernhard Schadeberg GmbH recalls Limobier – Biermischgetränk aus 70 % naturtrüber Zitronenlimonade und 30 % Pils / Limobier – mixed beer drink made from 70% naturally cloudy lemonade and 30% pilsner (24 x 0.33 liter; Expiration dates May 27, 2021; 06/16/2021; 06/17/2021; various lot codes) due to foreign matter (glass particles) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected lot codes.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Hersteller Zumdieck GmbH recalls Beerenmix / Berry mix (750g; Lot #E19-1780/20000-007; Expiration date 05.08.2022) due to potential Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): CASEIFICIO RABBIA FRANCESCO S.N.C. DI RABBIA FRATELLI & C. recalls Caseificio Francesco Rabbia brand Nodo del Saio Vaccino / raw milk cheese (2.5 kg; Lot #200507; Best before 31-10-2020) due to shiga toxin-producing E. coli.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Industry recalls Eat Natural brand FRUIT & NUT BARS – BRAZIL & SULTANA (with peanuts and almonds) (50g & 3 x 50g; Best before August 2020 to June 2021) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Hand2mouth Ltd recalls Hema Natural Bar fruit & nut (50g & 16 x 50g; All Best before dates) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Hand2mouth Ltd recalls Eat Natural Brazil & sultana with peanuts and almonds (50g, 3 x 50g & 15 x 50g; All Best before dates) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Jumbo Mix Indiase Garam Masala (60g; Best before 11/2022 & 02/2023) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Lidl GB recalls Deluxe Dark Chocolate Muesli Bar with Brazils and Cranberries (3 x 45g; Best before end of August 2020, September 2020, October 2020, December 2020, January 2021, February 2021, March 2021, April 2021) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): The Paleo Foods Co. recalls Paleo Foods brand Cocoa & Hazelnut Grain-Free Granola containing Brazil nuts (285g and 6 x 285g; Best before August 2020, September 2020, October 2020, November 2020, January 2021, February 2021, March 2021) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Hand2Mouth Ltd recalls various products containing Brazil nuts due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): The Happy Chef recalls various The Happy Chef brand fresh sauces due to undeclared soy and dairy allergens. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Australia): David Jones recalls David Jones Australian Sultanas in Milk Chocolate (160g; Best before 18 Dec 2020) due to undeclared peanut.