Recalls and Alerts: May 15 – 17, 2019


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 / FOOD SAFETY RECALL: FDA, CDC, and state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Concord illnesses linked to “Karawan Tahini and Halva” brand tahini imported from Israel. Brodt Zenatti Holding LLC has recalled all products, including those imported prior to December 2018 and until the final shipment April 2019.

OUTBREAK ALERT: CDC is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup and Salmonella Montevideo infections linked to contact with backyard poultry. As of May 16, 52 cases have been reported from 21 states. Five outbreak victims required hospitalization.

Allergy Alert: Caito Foods LLC recalls approximately 1,767 pounds of salad with chicken products due to undeclared soy. Pleae refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Coolhaus recalls Dairy Free Horchata Frozen Dessert Sandwich (5.8 oz single serve package; Best by dates 06182020, 08012020, 08252020, 10082020 or 10262020; UPC 0085191600365) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: US TRADING COMPANY recalls GLOBAL PRIDE RATTAN SHOOT IN BRINE (24 oz; Lot code/Expiry date 18/09/20; UPC 8855273023148) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert: GHSW, LLC recalls select salads, wraps and salad bar trays sold at two Whole Foods Markets 365 in Texas and at Whole Foods Markets in Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas due to undeclared soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Food Safety Recall (Update): DOM International Limited recalls Dom Reserve brand Atlantic Salmon Strips (Hot Smoked) Cracked Black Pepper (150g; Product codes 001996, 002176, 002325, 002371, 02533; All Best Before dates; UPC 7 72945 11150 8) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: City Bread Co. Ltd. recalls City Bread brand Rye Breads – Original Cut and Thick Cut (various sizes; Best Before: MA 14 or MA 15) due to foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination. The recalled products were sold in Manitoba.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): PEDON S.p.A recalls More Than Pasta brand Yellow Lentil spaghetti (250g; Lot 0587; Best before 23/03/2020) and More Than Pasta brand Yellow Lentil Lasagna (250g; Lot 0587; Best before 23/03/2020) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Tony’s Kitchen recalls eight seasoning products due to various undeclared allergens. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (UK): Tony’s Kitchen recalls eight seasoning products due to various undeclared allergens. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (UK): The Jordans & Ryvita Company recalls Dorset Cereals Simply Oat Granola (550g; Batch code 24 02 2020 GCP9116; Best before 24 February 2020) due to undeclared almonds, cashew nuts and hazelnuts.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Delhaize recalls Filet de canard cuit fumé (90g; Lot #912001; Best before 09/06/2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Industry recalls Holland & Barrett good stuff lucky liquorice root (100g; Batch code 130567; Best before end January 2020) due to Ochratoxin A contamination.

Food and Pet Food Safety Recall (UK – England specific): Birmingham Halal Abattoir (UK 4496) recalls sheep and lamb meat and pet food products because they may contain meat that is unfit for human and pet consumption. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Recalls and Alerts: May 7 – 12, 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 Update: CDC reports 12 more ill people from five states in the Salmonella Braenderup outbreak associated with shell eggs from Rose Acre Farms’ Hyde County Farm. There have been a total of 35 illnesses to date reported from 9 states. Eleven of the 35 victims were hospitalized.

Allergy Alert: Sugarfina, Inc. recalls white-chocolate coated Sugar Cookies (3.5 oz cube or 2.5-lb plastic bag) due to undeclared egg. The recalled product was sold in Sugarfina, Inc. retail stores throughout the U.S., and select Nordstrom department stores in Oregon, Arizona, California, Texas, Illinois,Washington, and other boutique retail stores.

Canada

Outbreak Alert: Public Health Agency of Canada has received confirmed reports of six cases of E. coli O157:H7 infections in Canada that are linked genetically to the current US outbreak. FDA and CDC have tied this outbreak to consumption of romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region.

Allergy Alert: PK Trading Inc. recalls Jongga brand Kimchi Ramen dried soup mix (140g; All batch codes; UPC 8 801052 043661) due to undeclared milk. The recalled product was supplied to retailers in Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.

Europe

Allergy Alert (France): Purasana recalls Chlorella raw powder bio superfood (Lot #OCH-DF-160330/10) due to undeclared sulfites.

Allergy Alert (France): Lotte recalls Lotte Choco Pie (Lot THT 19-12-2018; Best before 19/12/2018) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Jinny’s Bakery Ltd. recalls Jinny’s Bakery Hi-Fibre Brown Soda Bread no added sugar & Jinny’s Bakery Hi Fibre Brown Soda Bread (540g; Best before 14.05.2018) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Gastronomica Roscia srl recalls Cous cous aromatico con verdure e bacche di Goji (200g; Lot #JD15; Best before 22/05/2018) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (UK): Yorkshire Game 17 Ltd recalls Wild Venison Burgers (227g; Batch code 12318; Use by 13 May 2018) due to undeclared soya, sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites, and wheat.

Allergy Alert (UK): Remeo Gelato recalls Stracciatella Di Bergamo Gelato (500 mL; Batch code LO18M22; Best before 22 October 2019) due to undeclared nuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): Mary Berry’s recalls Mary Berry’s Salad Dressing (235 mL; Batch code 7361; Best before June 2019) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Colruyt Group Services recalls Boni Selection Cereal Flakes au chocolat noir (500g; Lot #097 LC 3; Best before 07/04/2019) due to possible foreign matter (small pieces of plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Norenca N.V. recalls Colli Barbecue Volaille / Colli Poultry BBQ (Lot #01818123; Expiry date 10/05/2018) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Manufacturer recalls Nos Regions ont du Talent brand Reblochon de Savoie fromage au lait cru AOP (450g; sold since 21 January 2018) due to E. coli O26 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Supermarchés Colruyt recalls flocons de céréales Boni (Article #15034; Lot #097 LC 3; Best before 07/04/2019) due to possible foreign matter (small pieces of plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Fabricake Sugarcraft Limited recalls Rolkem Special Rose Gold and Rolkem Super Gold food colours (All sizes and batch codes) due to high concentration of copper.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Sing Long Foodstuff Trading Co Pte Ltd recalls Sing Long Crunchy Peanut Butter (340g; Use by 25 Jan 2019; Product of China) due to possible foreign matter (metal screw) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Importer recalls Frezfrut Natural Goodness Kaya (220g; Use by 05 Feb 2020; Product of Malaysia) due to possible foreign matter (pest droppings) contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Aldi recalls Oh So Natural Wholefoods Almond, Cashew & Cranberry Bites (200g; All batches) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (Australia): Al Mina Mediterranean Patisserie recalls all products up to and including Best Before 15/12/18 due to undeclared almonds, soybean, wheat and sesame seed. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Australia): Red Kellys Tasmania recalls Red Kellys Tasmania Creamy Caesar Dressing (250 mL; Batch 3; Best before 31/07/2019) due to undeclared egg, dairy and fish.

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Radix Nutrition Ltd recalls specific batches of ready-to-eat, freeze-dried meals due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Recalls and Alerts: April 16 – 18, 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

Food Supplement Safety Recall: Viable Solutions recalls certain Herbal-Salvation.com brand powder products containing Kratom due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Supplement Safety Recall: Triangle Pharmanaturals, LLC recalls  all kratom (mitragyna speciosa) powder products it manufactured, processed, packed, and/or held, between April 4, 2017 to Present due to potential Salmonella contamination. The recall was mandated by FDA. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the products. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: World’s Best Cheeses recalls Formagerie de la Brie brand, l’Explorateur soft ripened cheese (250g; Lot No. H036, H038, H043 and H044; Product of France) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was sold in NY, NJ, CT, MD, UT, CO, SC, PA, TX and Washington D.C. through retail stores beginning February 28, 2018 through April 13, 2018.

Food Safety Recall: Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. recalls 23,400 dozen eggs, purchased from Rose Acre Farms and re-packaged at the Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.’s Dade City, Florida, location. Please refer to the recall notice to access full details on the recalled shell eggs, which may be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup.

Pet Food Safety Recall: TruPet, LLC recalls Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer (Lot #20190531 13815) due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was distributed in the continental USA via online retailer Chewy.com and TruDog.com through direct delivery.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Carnivore Meat Company recalls Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Toppers (6-oz bag; Lot #13815; Best by 06/01/2019, Best by 06/04/19 or Best by 06/20/19; UPC 033211006059) and Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Chub Entrée for Dogs (5 lb; Lot #13816; Best by 12/27/18; UPC 033211008817) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Vitakraft Sun Seed Inc. recalls Sunseed Vita Prima Exotics Sugar Glider Formula (28 oz; Lot #271391; Expiry 12/20/19; UPC 87535-20060) due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was distributed in CA, FL, IL, MI, NJ, NV, OH, PA, and TX, and was exported to Edmonton, Alberta in Canada.

Canada

Food Safety Recall:  APO Products Ltd. and UNO Foods Inc. recall Buenas brand Grated Coconut (454g; All lot codes ending in AF or AG and all lot codes beginning with OA, OB, OC, or OD and ending in AH; UPC 8 53693 00146 1) due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled products were distributed to retailers nationwide.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Groupe Adonis inc. recalls certain products made with raw frozen strawberries due to possible Hepatitis A virus contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Metro Ontario Inc. recalls Fresh 2 Go(F2GO) Roast Beef Panini (2-pack and 4-pack; All units sold up to and including April 18, 2018; UPC starts with 0219274 and 0219149, respectively) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled products were sold at Metro stores in the province of Ontario.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Erie Meat Products Ltd. recalls various Roast beef products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were distributed at the retail level in Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, and Quebec and possibly nationwide.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Vitakraft Sun Seed Inc. recalls Sunseed Vita Prima Exotics Sugar Glider Formula (28 oz; Lot #271391; Expiry 12/20/19; UPC 87535-20060) due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was distributed in CA, FL, IL, MI, NJ, NV, OH, PA, and TX, and was exported to Edmonton, Alberta in Canada.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Delidrengene ApS recalls Chorizo ​​Extra (100g; Lot nos. 5066, 2011, 7017, 1024, 2038, 2046, 2053, 6074, 2081) and Salchichon Extra (100g; Lot nos. 5066, 2053, 6074, 208) due to undeclared soya and/or milk protein.

Allergy Alert (Finland): Ab Chipsters Food Oy recalls Hyvä Apaja Savukalasalaattia / Good Boy Salad (200g; Expiry 14.6.2018) due to undeclared gluten, fish and soy.

Allergy Alert (Germany): LSP® Sporternährung GmbH recalls Oat King Protein Bar, peanut butter and chocolate flavors (80g; Expiry dates 30/August/2018 and 15/August/2018, respectively) due to gluten exceeding the permitted level for a ‘gluten-free’ product.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Powerfoods (Kahler) et Geckogroup (Bettembourg) recall Oat King Protein Bar, peanut butter and chocolate flavors (80g; Expiry dates 30/August/2018 and 15/August/2018, respectively) due to gluten exceeding the permitted level for a ‘gluten-free’ product.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): Ancrona AB recalls Ella’s Kitchen Maize puffs strawberry + banana (Batch nos. 02918 and 03018; Best before 29.09.2018) due to undeclared wheat.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Lagkagehuset A/S recalls Rye bread, 70% (produced and sold 13/04/2018) after a piece of hard plastic is found in one loaf.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Rügenwalder Mühle recalls various meat products due to possible presence of foreign matter (sharp-edged, transparent, triangular plastic particles). Please refer to the recall notice for complete details on the affected products.

Food Safety Recall (UK):  Dunnes Stores recalls Dunnes Stores Chicken, Bacon & Sweetcorn Deli Filler (175g; all use by dates from 13 April 2018 to 20 April 2018, inclusive) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Outbreak Alert (Japan): Outbreak investigators in Japan have identified contamination in a seaweed production plant as the cause of seven foodborne illness outbreaks that sickened almost 2,100 people in 2017, according to a report published in Food Safety News.

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): K-Element Limited recalls Brillat Savarin cheese (Lot nos. 180140 and 1801579; Best before March 9, 2018, and March 11, 2018, respectively; Produced by Sarl ETS Beillevaire, France) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall/Alert (Hong Kong): The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (April 17) that the import into and sale in Hong Kong of poultry eggs produced by a plant (Plant No. P – 1065) of Rose Acre Farms’ Hyde County farm in Hyde County, North Carolina, the United States (US), has been suspended with immediate effect, as the products might have been contaminated with Salmonella.