Recalls and Alerts: September 24 – 26, 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: The outbreak of Cyclospora infections that began in May and was linked to bagged salad mix appears to be over, according to CDC. As of September 23rd, 701 people in 14 states were lab-confirmed to have been infected with Cyclospora after consuming bagged salad mixes from the Fresh Express production facility in Streamwood, IL. Thirty-eight people were hospitalized. According to FDA, the probable source of the outbreak has been traced to a farm in south Florida. Cyclospora has been recovered from a regional water management canal west of Port St. Lucie, FL. However, FDA has been unable to determine whether or not the Cyclospora found in the canal water is a genetic match for the outbreak strain. The canal provided irrigation water to the farm in question. FDA and state agencies are continuing the investigation.

OUTBREAK ALERT: CDC reports an outbreak of 41 Salmonella Stanley infections in 10 states. The outbreak has been linked to dried wood ear mushrooms (also known as Kikurage, Dried Black Fungus, Dried Fungus, or Mu’er/Mu Er/Mu-Err) imported from China by Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. The mushrooms were supplied to only restaurants in the United States and Canada, and were not available for sale directly to consumers.

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; Product of China) due to Salmonella contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert Update: Loblaw Companies Limited recalls PC brand chicken strips – gluten free (600g; Best before 2021 AL 20; UPC 0 60383 20488 4) due to undeclared wheat (gluten). The original recall notice has been updated to include additional distribution information. Please refer to the notice for details.

Allergy Alert: Marché Adonis recalls Pizza Adonis (various flavours; All product sold up to and including 23 September 2020) due to undeclared walnuts, peanuts, mustard, egg, milk, sesame, soy and sulphites.

Food Safety Recall Update: Evergreen International Foodstuffs Ltd. recalls certain Manila clams (25 lb; Lot #21057; Harvest date Sep 16, 2020; Harvest location B.C. 17-20; Processing date Sep 17, 2020) due to a maring biotoxin which causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning. The original recall notice has been updated to include additional distribution information. Please refer to the notice for details.

Food Safety Recall: Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. recalls Shirakiku brand Black Fungus (Kikurage) (2.27 kg; All codes sold up to and including September 24, 2020; UPC 0 74410 60403 5; Product of China) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Bagel St-Lo recalls Saumon Fumé / Smoked salmon (Variable weight; All product sold up to and including 25 September 2020) due to the lack of “Best before” dating.

Food Safety Recall: Marché Adonis recalls Fromage Parmesan Grana Padano and Fromage Parmesan Reggiano parmesan cheeses (variable weights; All product sold up to and including 23 September 2020) because the packaging does not indicate that the cheeses were made from raw (unpasteurized) milk.

Food Safety Recall: Loblaw Companies Limited recalls Butchers Choice brand Medium Ground Beef Butcher Pack (~1.1 kg; Best Before 20.SE.24; UPC starts with 217403) due to foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls KIPS Vega Paté (125 g; Best by 19/11/2020) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Candyana ApS recalls Hostess Twinkies (385g; Lot #110821000; Best before 04/2021) and Oreo O’s Cereal (311g; Lot #DEC1620PDM; Best before 16/12/2020) because the Danish label lacks emphasis on some of the allergens.

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Industry recalls Íslandsnaut Hamborgarasósa, Smash Style / hamburger sauce (250 ml; Best before 08-01-2021) due to undeclared flour.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Consumers are warned that Iceland Fish Pie (480g; Batch code L0204; Best before 23/01/22) contains undeclared barley (gluten).

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Biofresh Belgium recalls Picoreur Cuisse de poulet blanc / White chicken leg (250g; Lot #258001101; Best before 01/10/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Norenca nv recalls Carpaccio de bœuf / Beef carpaccio (Lot #91001010; Best before 25/09/2020) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Vegromix recalls SPAR brand Salade au Jambon / Ham salad (300g; All Best before dates up to and including 28/09) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Alert (Finland): The Finnish Food Safety Authority has received information that Salmonella has been detected in Farmer Farms Favorites 10% minced beef (1000g; Batch #2036120 0503; Expiration date 13.09.2020)  delivered to Finland by the Danish operator Skare Meat Packers. Consumers are advised either to dispose of the frozen product or to use the minced meat when cooked well.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIÉTÉ NOUVELLE DES DOUCEURS DE JACQUEMART recalls Maison Jacquemart brand Lunettes de Romans Fraise / strawberry-filled biscuits (Lot 20211.3; Best before 25/04/2021) due to foreign matter (small metal pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Industry recalls Monoprix Gourmet brand Gorgonzola AOP (200 g; Lot #P231002; Best before 01/10/2020; Product of Italy) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): DMK Group recalls MILRAM Kümmelkäse Scheiben 45% / cheese (150g; Best before 16.12.2020) due to foreign matter (plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls escalopes de dinde Halal / Halal turkey cutlets (3-pack tray; Lot #0340068233; Best before 27/09/2020) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: August 13 – 15, 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 640 confirmed cases of Salmonella Newport infections in 43 US states attributed to consumption of onions produced by Thomson International, Inc. Eighty-five people have been hospitalized. Please check below for the latest product recalls associated with this outbreak.

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE: CDC reports 690 confirmed cases of Cyclospora infections in 13 US states attributed to consumption of bagged mixed salads produced by Fresh Express. Thirty-seven people have been hospitalized.

Allergy Alert: Abdallah Candies recalls Lund’s and Byerly’s sea salt caramels (16 oz.; Code AC31) due to undeclared almond.

Allergy Alert: Serafin Fishery recalls Salmon Dip and Whitefish Dip (8 oz; Lots #729 & #807; Expiration dates August 12, 2020 and August 24, 2020) due to undeclared anchovies, eggs, milk and soy.

Food Safety Recall: Fred Meyer recalls various cheese dips sold between May 15, 2020 and August 6, 2020 due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Kroger Delta Division recalls various cheese dips sold between May 15, 2020 and August 6, 2020 due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Fry’s Food Stores recalls various cheese dips sold between May 15, 2020 and August 6, 2020 due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Kroger Mid-Atlantic recalls various cheese dips sold between May 15, 2020 and August 6, 2020 due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Kroger recalls various cheese dips sold between May 15, 2020 and August 6, 2020 due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Smith’s recalls various cheese dips sold between May 15, 2020 and August 6, 2020 due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE: PHAC reports 339 confirmed cases of Salmonella Newport infections in 7 provinces. Forty-eight people have been hospitalized. Please check below for the latest product recalls associated with this outbreak.

OUTBREAK ALERT FINAL UPDATE: PHAC reports 5 confirmed cases of E. coli O157 infections in three provinces linked to exposure to Carnivora brand frozen raw pet food, or to dogs fed this raw pet food.

Food Safety Recall: Krown Produce Inc. recalls Krown brand red and yellow onions grown by Thomson International Inc., Bakersfield, California, and imported from the USA due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: The Modern Meat Inc. recalls Modern brand Tarragon Remoulade and Modern Meat brand ‘Crab’ Cakes, made with onions grown by Thomson International Inc. due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Kitchen Partners Limited recalls Sobeys brand Herb Marinade (8 x 1.13 kg; Best Before 2021 JN 25; UPC 00625265003216) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Massepain Sleeubus recalls Bûche de massepain enrobée de chocolat / Chocolate-enrobed marzipan log (40g; Lots #181020, 011120, 131220, 210214; Best before 18/10/20, 01/11/20, 13/12/20, 14/02/21) due to undeclared soy.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Industry recalls various jelly-based candies due to risk of suffocation. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Norenca recalls Brochettes de dinde marinées / marinated turkey brochettes (3 pcs and 16 pcs; Lot #02032220; Use by 14/08/2020) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Semper i Danmark recalls majsgrød fra 4 mdr / corn porridge from 4 months (Best before 18/03/2021, 19/03/2021, 20/03/2021 and 22/03/2021) due to foreign matter (metal pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Société Acevia recalls Acevia brand Fromage de tête au poivre / head cheese with pepper (Sold by the slice from deli counters between 8/07/2020 and 11/08/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Industry recalls Jelly Mini Cup Sweets due to possible choking risk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): EFFELLE PESCA SRL recalls MISTO SCOGLIO (0.8 kg; Lot # FL277764; Best before 10/08/20) due to presence of okadaic acid (algal biotoxin) in excess of permitted levels.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): EFFELLE PESCA SRL recalls Cozze / Mussels (1 kg, 1.7 kg, 5 kg; Various lot codes; Best before 10/08/20) due to presence of okadaic acid (algal biotoxin) in excess of permitted levels. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected lot codes.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): City Gross Ytterby recalls blandfärs / minced meat (Best before 10/8/2020 and 11/8 2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

OUTBREAK ALERT and Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Lindsay Farm recalls Lindsay Farm brand raw (unpasteurised) drinking milk (2L plastic bottles; Received on and between 3 July to 11 August 2020) due to potential Campylobacter contamination. There have been reports of associated illness among individuals who consumed this product.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): ALDI recalls Inner Goodness Regular UHT Soy Milk (1L; Best Before 12/03/2021) due to potential microbial contamination.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Pak’n Save Cameron Road (Tauranga) recalls certain batches of NZ Beef Mince, NZ Beef Prime Mince, NZ Premium Beef Mince, NZ Pork Mince, and NZ Lamb Mince due to foreign matter (silicone) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Recalls and Alerts: July 9 – 11, 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 UPDATE: CDC reports 509 confirmed Cyclospora infections in 8 states, with 33 hospitalizations. Cases have been linked to consumption of bagged salad mixes produced by Fresh Express and sold under several different brand names. Please refer to US EXPORTS CYCLOSPORA OUTBREAK TO CANADA for additional details.

Allergy Alert: FSIS issues Public Health Alert for GRILLED SEASONED NATURAL DICED CHICKEN BREAST WITH RIB MEAT produced by BrucePac (25-lb. cardboard boxes containing 5-lb bags; Code date 06110D) due to undeclared soy. No recall has been requested, as the product is not available for consumers to purchase. The product was handed out to consumers in the Fort Worth, Texas area as part of a food bank program on June 29, 2020.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT: The Pubic Health Agency of Canada reports 37 confirmed Cyclospora infections in 3 provinces, with one hospitalization. Cases have been linked to consumption of bagged salad mixes produced by Fresh Express and sold under the Fresh Express brand name across Canada. Please refer to US EXPORTS CYCLOSPORA OUTBREAK TO CANADA for additional details.

Allergy Alert: Gourmet Sauvage recalls Gourmet Sauvage brand mustard products due to undeclared sulphites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Gourmet Sauvage recalls Gourmet Sauvage and Forbes Wild Foods brand brand mustard products due to undeclared sulphites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Les Jardins Carya inc. recalls two soup varieties (1 L mason jars; all product sold up to 10 July 2020) as the products were not held under constant refrigeration until the time of purchase and the product labels lack an instruction to “keep refrigerated.” Please refer to the recall notice for additional details on the affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Finland): Kesko Oyj recalls K-Menu Chilipähkinät / K-Menu Chili Nuts (500g; Batch code 086062; Best Before 1.10.2020) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Madeleine coquille aux oeufs frais / Madeleine shell with fresh eggs (600g; Lot #T 0160; Best before 06/10/2020) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Industry recalls S&B Golden Curry, Japanese Curry Mix, Medium Hot (1 kg; Best before 22/12/2020, 16/03/2021, 07/05/2021, 23/05/2021, 12/06/2021 and 10/07/2021) due to undeclared celery and mustard.

Allergy Alert (UK): JFC (UK) Ltd recalls S&B Golden Curry Medium Hot Sauce Mix (1 Kg; Best before 22 December 2020, 16 March 2021, 07 May 2021, 23 May 2021, 12 June 2021, 10 July 2021) due to undeclared celery and mustard.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Herm. Schepers & Comp. GmbH & Co. KG recalls Salame Felino g.g.A. (100g; Best before 28.08.2020 & 04.09.2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Jagdhaus Rech recalls Wildschwein-Fleischstücke einschließlich Innereien / pieces of wild boar, including offal (Available for sale between June 23, 2020 and July 1, 2020) because it cannot be relied upon that the wild boar meat was examined for trichinae.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Fa. Landwirt Reiner Pigors recalls Burtschützer Frühlingshonig / spring honey (250g & 500g glass jars; Expiry date 29. May 2021) due to foreign matter (metal pieces) contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Tasmanian Food Co Dairy recalls The Tasmanian Food Co Chilli Cheddar Cheese (150g; Best Before 25/11/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Natural Field Enterprises Ltd recalls PMN Kacang Wangi brand Peanut Cracker (770g plastic jar; Best before 28.04.2021 due to the presence of toxins above acceptable levels.