Recalls and Alerts: August 10 – 16, 2017

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 that the number of reported Salmonella infections linked to Maradol Papayas imported from Mexico has risen to 141 illnesses in 19 states. One person has died and 45 have been hospitalized.

Allergy Alert: Missa Bay, LLC recalls CUMBERLAND FARMS CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD with ROMAINE LETTUCE, ROASTED CHICKEN, PARMESAN CHEESE, BACON, MULTIGRAIN CROUTONS & CREAMY CAESAR DRESSING (9.95 oz. plastic salad bowls; Use by August 16, 2017; Bar code 042704 034301) due to undeclared wheat. The recalled items were sold at Cumberland Farms retail locations in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Allergy Alert: Seven Sundays LLC recalls Vanilla Cherry Pecan Muesli (12-oz pouches; SELL BY JUNE 29 2018; UPC 8-56088-00315-6) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert: Dierbergs Markets recalls Scampi Butter (3 oz; Sell by 8/16/17, 9/6/17, and 10/9/17) due to undeclared fish, lobster, crab and shrimp, and recalls Cabernet Grille Butter (3 oz; Sell by 8/19/17, 9/10/17, and 11/3/17) due to undeclared soy and wheat. The recalled products were sold at all Dierbergs Markets retail locations in eastern and central Missouri and western Illinois.

Allergy Alert: Luvo Inc. (USA) recalls LUVO Steam in Pouch A LITTLE SPICE CHICKEN CHILE VERDE with white chicken, black beans, and polenta (10-oz retail carton; Lot code 2018JUN13A; Best before June 13, 2018) due to undeclared eggs and fish (anchovies). The recalled product was shipped to distributors in California, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin for further distribution.

Allergy Alert: Litehouse Inc. recalls OPA by Litehouse Ranch (11 oz. glass bottles; Best by Oct.24.17; Lot code 13948 6/11fl LH/OPA RANCH) due to undeclared egg. The recalled product was shipped to retailers and locations nationwide.

Allergy Alert: Madhava Natural Sweeteners recalls MMM… Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix (13.8-oz box; all lots; UPC 0 78314 25105 0) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Kenosha Beef International, LTD. recalls approximately 3,960 pounds of beef patty products, as the products contain undeclared milk in the form of cheddar cheese. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped to retail locations in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Allergy Alert: Corn Maiden Foods, Inc. recalls Morrison Aussie Travelers’ Pies, Hand-Held 2 Aussie Pies Steak & Mushroom (12-oz pkgs; Sell-by  Feb. 3, 2018, Feb. 15, 2018, Feb. 16, 2018 and March 29, 2018; Lot codes 170203, 170215, 170216 and 170329) due to undeclared monosodium glutamate. The recalled products were distributed to retail locations in California.

Allergy Alert: GRAND BK CORP. recalls CALIFORNIA ALOHA MIX (14 ounce, clear plastic package; UPC 846034010048) due to undeclared almonds, walnuts and cashews. The recalled product was distributed nationwide in H Mart stores.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Salem Brothers recalls Kasih brand Sesame Butter – Creamy (350g; Expiry code 02/01/2019; UPC 6 253001 010507) and Kasih brand Halva Spread – Extra with Chocolate (350g; Expiry code 02/01/2019; UPC 6 253001 010514) due to undeclared milk. The recalled products were supplied to retailers nationwide.

Allergy Alert: T-Brothers Food And Trading Ltd. recalls Assi brand Puffed Cereal Cookies (100g; All codes; UPC 81652 09448) due to undeclared wheat. The recalled product was supplied to retailers in Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba.

Allergy Alert: Korea Food Trading Ltd. recalls Assi brand Puffed Cereal Cookies (100g; All codes; UPC 81652 09448 7) due to undeclared wheat. The recalled product was supplied to retailers in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Ontario.

Allergy Alert: Trinity Bakeshop Ltd. recalls Trinity Bakeshop brand Cheesecake Brownies (432g; All codes; UPC 0 817251 001416) due to undeclared wheat. The recalled product was supplied to retailers in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Food Safety Recall: La Barberie recalls La Barberie brand Pale Ale Lime et Framboise (500mL; Product codes 27-12-17 and 12-01-18; UPC 8 80980 00021 0) due to possible Norovirus contamination. The recalled product was supplied to hotels, restaurants, retailers and institutional customers in Quebec.

Food Safety Recall: Industry recalls various raspberry mousse cakes from the marketplace due to Norovirus. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were supplied to retailers in Quebec.

Food Safety Recall: Maple Lodge Farms Ltd. recalls Maple Lodge Farms brand Big Original Chicken Frankfurters (450g; Product code 2017.AU.27; UPC 067714004205) and Zabiha Halal brand Big Original Chicken Frankfurters (450g; Product code 2017.AU.27; UPC 067714004236) due to the potential presence of bone fragments. The recalled products were supplied to consumers nationwide.

Food Safety Recall: Aliments A.G.M inc. recalls various products containing IQF raspberries from China, as the berries may be contaminated with Norovirus. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: South Shore Trading Co. Ltd. recalls Little Shemogue Oysters (6500 count; Harvest date 2017/07/18; Plant code 2427; Harvest area MS-0699 NB-7G) due to Vibrio parahaemolyticus contamination. The recalled oysters were supplied to hotels, restaurants, retailers and institu

Europe

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Lidl Ireland recalls certain Vemondo ready meals as the labels are not in English and do not warn of the presence of gluten, milk, celery and mustard. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): Alvestaglass AB recalls Stevia Banana Split (450 mL) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (UK): Tesco recalls Tesco Creamy Leek and Bacon Cooking Sauce (470g; Best before End of July 2018; Batch code 7031) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Paas Food Industries recalls various products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recalled notice for a detailed list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Smits bvba recalls chipolata de poulet (enroulée)/coiled chicken sausage (Expiry date 10/08/2017; Lot code 20170802) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Czech Republic): Kaufland Česká recalls Katy bílá čokoláda/Katy white chocolate (100g; Expiry 01/2019; Lot code L1192) and Katy bílá čokoláda s kokosem/Katy white chocolate with coconut (100g; Expiry 04/2018; Lot code L2118) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Arla Foods Amba recalls Cheasy Scoop Vanilla (1 kg; Best before 31/08/2017; Lot code UP 17306001) due to yeast contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Eliza Chokolade recalls Princip Dessert Chocolate (18 pieces; 180g; Best before 11/02/2018) due to mold growth.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Dansk Supermarked recalls Princip Risotto Rice (500g; Best before 28/9/2018; 25/10/2018; 26/10/2018; 23/11/2018 og 19/12/2018; Lot codes 27607 and 27163) due to possible infestation with rice flour beetles.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Plukon Food Group recalls various products containing chicken due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Cornish Charcuterie recalls various types of pates and rillettes because of concerns over the company’s procedures in place to control Clostridium botulinum. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Paxton & Whitfield recalls Paxton & Whitfield Pots of Pork Classic Shredded Pork (All pack sizes; All batch codes; All date codes up to and including 28/01/2019) and Paxton & Whitfield Pots of Pork Shredded Pork with Sloe Gin (All pack sizes; All batch codes; All date codes up to and including 28/01/2019) because of a failure of procedures to control Clostridium botulinum. The recalled products were manufactured by Cornish Charcuterie.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Peter’s Food Service Ltd recalls various ASDA, LIDL and Peter’s brand baked meat and vegetarian pasty products because they may contain glass fragments. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Houghton Hams recalls Northamptonshire Cured Ham (140g; Use by 19 August 2018) and Northamptonshire Cured Honey Roast Ham (140g; Use by 19 August 2018) due to an incorrect ‘Use by’ date. The correct ‘Use by’ date is 19 August 2017. The affected products were sold only at Waitrose.

Some supermarket chains post recall notices on their web sites for the convenience of customers. To see whether a recalled food was carried by your favorite supermarket, follow the live link to the supermarket’s recall website.

*The Kroger umbrella encompasses numerous supermarket, marketplace and convenience store chains
**Includes Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs and Pak N’ Save.

Recalls and Alerts: August 2 – 6, 2017

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: Hahn Brothers, Inc. recalls Lou’s Garrett Valley Natural, All Natural black forest seasoned uncured ham nugget, FULLY COOKED WOOD SMOKED” (1.75-lb. of vacuum-packed mini ham packages; case code 74045;  produced from Dec. 17, 2015 to July 27, 2017) due to undeclared malted barley. The recalled items were shipped to a distributor in New Jersey and further distributed to retail locations.

Allergy Alert: Fairway ‘‘Like No Other Market’’ ® of New York, NY recalls Fairway brand Cookies Blondie (10 oz.; All ‘Sell by’ dates; Item Code 268492 XXXXXX or 263413 XXXXXX) due to undeclared walnutes. The recalled product was distributed to Fairway stores in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and also through home delivery programs provided by Fairway E-commerce, Google and Instacart.

Allergy Alert: Commonwealth Dairy, LLC recalls Friendly Farms Key Lime Crunch Tilts (Best by AUG/26/2017 04-161 (Lot #A8872 XXXX) and Best by SEP/22/2017 04-161 (Lot #A5003 XXXX); UPC 041498239091) due to undeclared almonds. The recalled product was distributed in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Illinois, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, and California, and sold in Aldi Stores in those states.

Allergy Alert: Bateman recalls approximately 20,297 pounds of poultry products due to undeclared soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products, which were shipped to institutional locations in Arizona and California.

Food Safety Recall: Agroson’s LLC recalls Maradol Papaya Cavi Brand, grown and packed by Carica de Campeche (Master carton codes 3044, 3045 and 3050; distributed to wholesalers July 16-19, 2017), due to potential contamination with Salmonella. The recalled product, which was supplied to wholesalers in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, was grown on the same farm that produced the Salmonella-contaminated papayas identified as the likely source of a current outbreak of 109 Salmonella illnesses in 16 states.

Food Safety Recall: Amrita Health Foods recalls various flavors of Amrita Protein Bars (Best by 04/24/2018 to 05/31/2018) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affecte products.

Food Safety Recall: Swede Point Creamery (Madrid, IA) recalls Goat Cheese Curd (7-oz bags; Code date 7-11), sold at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market on July 15 and 22, 2017, due to possible contamination.

Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall: Rugby Laboratories recalls Diocto Liquid (50 mg/5 mL) and Diocto Syrup (60mg/15mL) stool softeners, manufactured by PharmaTech, LLC (473mL bottles; all lots with codes NDC 0536-0590-85 and NDC 0536-1001-85) due to potential contamination with Burkholderia cepacia. The recalled products were distributed nationwide to wholesale and retail facilities, including hospitals and pharmacies.

Dietary Supplement Safety Recall/Allergy Alert: AMPT Life, LLC recalls all lots of AMPT Coffee after FDA finds Sildenafil and Tadalafil in the product. The recalled AMPT Coffee also contains undeclared milk.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. recalls Gold Coast brand Broccettes – Broccoli Florettes (907g; Product code 12 AU 2017; UPC 7 35844 00033 5) due to E. coli O26 contamination. The recalled product was sold in Costco stores in British Columbia.

Food Safety Recall: Chez Robin Marché Local recalls duck rillettes, duck terrine and hummus ‘Maison’ (all lots up to and including August 1, 2017) as the products were not manufactured under conditions that ensure their safety.

Food Safety Recall: Les Entreprises Jean-Marie Gravel & fils inc. recalls Meat-based Spaghetti Sauce (500 mL and 1 Liter glass jars; all lots up to and including August 2, 2017) as the products were not manufactured under conditions that ensure their safety.

Food Safety Recall: Satonut recalls various products (all lots up to and including August 2, 2017) as the products were not manufactured under conditions that ensure their safety. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Axvitalis GmbH recalls “Eier aus Bodenhaltung” eggs (Best before dates 4 August 2017 to 16 August 2017; Code on egg: 2-DE-0358851) due to Salmonella Enteritidis contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Terbeke recalls Auchan brand Lasagne bolognaise (350g; Best by 15/08/2017) due to presence of a foreign body.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Dean Marketing and Culinary Limited recalls Rami Levi brand Nuts (400g and 800g packages) due to undeclared peanuts.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Old Country Food (2015) Ltd. recalls Old Country Food brand BBQ Pork Buns (Best Before date between 03.05.2018 and 31.05.2018) due to undeclared peanuts. The recalled product was sold in retail outlets and ethnic grocery stores throughout the North Island and Christchurch.

Some supermarket chains post recall notices on their web sites for the convenience of customers. To see whether a recalled food was carried by your favorite supermarket, follow the live link to the supermarket’s recall website.

*The Kroger umbrella encompasses numerous supermarket, marketplace and convenience store chains
**Includes Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs and Pak N’ Save.

Second Papaya Recall issued as Salmonella Outbreak Grows

One person dead, 35 hospitalized, 109 ill.

A second recall has been issued for Maradol papayas from Mexico as a result of the ongoing investigation into a Salmonella outbreak that has grown to 109 confirmed illnesses.

Agroson’s LLC (Bronx, NY) has recalled 2,483 boxes of Cavi brand Maradol Papayas, grown and packed by Carica de Campeche. The recalled papayas were supplied to wholesalers in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey from July 16 to 19, 2017.

The papayas were available for sale until July 31, 2017. Consumers can identify the papayas by PLU sticker, cavi MEXICO 4395.

According to the recall notice, Agroson’s has ceased importing papayas from Carica de Campeche.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported earlier today that the Salmonella outbreak linked to consumption of Maradol papayas imported from Mexico has more than doubled in size, and has spread to six additional states.

Most of the increase is due to the addition of cases from a second outbreak strain.

In addition to Salmonella Kiambu, CDC has confirmed a strain of Salmonella Thompson  from a sample of papaya is genetically similar to Salmonella Thompson cultures recovered from patients. In all, Salmonella Kiambu has been found in 48 outbreak cases, and Salmonella Thompson in 61.

Confirmed outbreak cases have been reported from 16 states, including: Connecticut (4), Delaware (1), Iowa (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (1), Maryland (6), Massachusetts (3), Michigan (1), Minnesota (4), North Carolina (2), New Jersey (26), New York (36), Oklahoma (2), Pennsylvania (7), Virginia (11) and Wisconsin (1).

Texas, which was indicated to have reported a single outbreak cases in CDC’s initial announcement, has been removed from the list of affected states.

The first victim fell ill May 17th; the most illness developed on July 22nd. The youngest outbreak victim was less than one year old; the oldest was 95. Approximately two-thirds of the victims were female, and 68% were of Hispanic ethnicity.

The death was reported from New York City.

Initial investigtions identified Caribeña brand Maradol papayas as a source of the Salmonella Kiambu outbreak. On July 26th, Grande Produce (San Juan, Texas) issued a limited recall of papayas shipped to a Maryland distributor.

Traceback investigations carried out by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have identified the Carica de Campeche farm (Campeche, Mexico) as the likely source of the outbreak. According to FDA, papayas from Carica de Campeche tested positive for Salmonella Agona, Salmonella Senftenberg, and Salmonella Gaminara in addition to the outbreak strains of Salmonella Kiambu and Salmonella Thompson.

As a result of its findings, FDA has added Carica de Campeche to Import Alert 99-35 (Detention without physical examination of fresh produce that appears to have been prepared, packed or held under insanitary conditions) and has removed the farm from the Green List of entities exempt from Import Alert 21-17 (Countrywide Detention Without Physical Examination of Papaya from Mexico).

Carica de Campeche was granted an exemption from this detention notice in 2015.

FDA has stepped up testing of papayas from other farms in Mexico to determine whether they may be contaminated. If Salmonella is found in papaya from a farm, that  entity will be added to the Import Alert 99-35 detention list.

 

What CDC wants consumers to know:

CDC recommends that consumers not eat, restaurants not serve, and retailers not sell Maradol papayas from Mexico until we learn more.

  • At this time, Caribeña brand papayas from Mexico have been identified as one brand linked to the outbreak.
    • Consumers should not eat, restaurants should not serve, and retailers should not sell recalled papayas.
    • Additional brands will be announced as the information becomes available.
  • Maradol papayas have a green skin that turns yellow as the fruit ripens.
  • A sticker on the Maradol papaya should say if the papaya is Caribeña brand and if it is from Mexico.
  • If you aren’t sure if the papaya you bought is a Maradol papaya from Mexico, you can ask the place of purchase. Restaurants and retailers can ask their supplier.
  • When in doubt, don’t eat, sell, or serve them and throw them out.
  • Wash and sanitize countertops as well as drawers or shelves in refrigerators where papayas were stored.

Contact a healthcare provider if you think you got sick from eating contaminated papaya.

  • Most people infected with Salmonella develop the following signs and symptoms 12-72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria:
    • Diarrhea
    • Fever
    • Abdominal cramps