Recalls and Alerts: December 28 – 31, 2020


Today we are bidding “farewell” to a year that all of us are happy to see in our rearview mirror. It is my hope that the new year will usher in better times ahead for all.

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

PET FOOD SAFETY ALERT AND RECALL: Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. recalls several Sportmix brand dog food and cat food products due to tests indicating levels of Aflatoxin that exceed acceptable limits. FDA is aware of at least 28 deaths and 8 illness in dogs that consumed the implicated pet food. Please refer to the recall notice and the FDA alert for additional information.

Allergy Alert: Lipari Foods recalls Backroad Country Spicy Cajun Mix (9 oz; Lots #M24501, M26902 & M28201; Expiration dates 11/2021 & 12/2021) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Divvies recalls Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting and Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting (6 oz; Lots VV303-1, VV304-1, or VC309-1) due to undeclared milk and egg.

Allergy Alert: Legendary Baking recalls French Silk Pie (Lot #CH20322CPS) due to undeclared pecans.

Allergy Alert: FSIS issues public health alert for FRESH THYME FARMERS MARKET CHICKEN RAVIOLI Ovals (16 oz; Best by 12/08/2021) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert Update: Flowers Foods, Inc. recalls Canyon Bakehouse Everything Bagels (Lot #032220316) due to possible undeclared gluten.

Food Safety Recall: The Quinault Tribe (Washington state) recalls 57,891 pounds of live or un-eviscerated Dungeness crab (harvested from December 23, 2020, to December 28, 2020, from the Point Chehalis to Destruction Island GHPO056 zone) due to possible domoic acid contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Dolson Marketing Inc. recalls Merrylady brand Blue Non-Dairy Whip Topping (1kg and 5kg; All packages where milk is not declared on the label) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Chez Vladimir recalls ESTURGEON FUMÉ À FROID / Cold-smoked sturgeon (Product sold up to 30 December 2020) due to lack of mandatory “store frozen” label instruction.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Heilsa ehf recalls Nudie Snacks Protein Balls – Salted Carmel Brownie (42g; Product of UK) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Italy): The Lorenz Bahlsen Snack-World GmbH & Co KG recalls Fascinations Coated Peanuts Wasabi (100g; Lots 0171, 0172, 0291, 0322, 0352, 0381, 0421, 0451; 01.02.2021, 01.05.2021, 01.06.2021, 01.07.2021, 01.08.2021, 01.09.2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Italy): The Lorenz Bahlsen Snack-World GmbH & Co KG recalls Erdnusse / Peanuts (800g; Lots 0261, 0291, 0321, 0351; Best before 01.04.2021, 01.05.2021, 01.06.2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Plaza Italia SRL recalls ROM brand Baton cu crema / Cream stick (30g; Lot #18.08.21-1; Best before 18/08-21/10.21) due to lack of Italian language allergen information.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Gittis Naturprodukte GmbH recalls Prime Pappe brand Crema di riso mais e tapioca / Rice, corn and tapioca cream (200g; Lots CI & BI; Best before 02.03.2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Gittis Naturprodukte GmbH recalls Prime Pappe brand Crema di cereali (200g; Lots CI, DJ, QK; Best before 01.03.2022 & 11.05.2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Italy): GITTIS NATURPRODUKTE Pöll Beteiligungs- GmbH & Co KG. recalls Via verde bio primia brand Crema di riso, mais e tapioca / Rice, corn and tapioca cream (220g; Lots NK & OK; Best before 05.05.2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Italy): GITTIS NATURPRODUKTE Pöll Beteiligungs- GmbH & Co KG. recalls Via verde bio primia brand Crema di riso, mais e tapioca / Rice, corn and tapioca cream (220g; Lots CF & DF; Best before 03.12.2021) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (UK): ASK Italian recalls Ask Italian Christmas Crackers (Best before end September 2021) due to undeclared egg, gluten (barley, oats, wheat), nuts (almond), peanuts and soy.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Colruyt, OKay, Spar and Alvo recall Everyday cornichons aigres-doux / Sweet-sour pickles (670 g glass jar; Use by 21/7/2022, 22/7/2022 & 23/7/2022) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Aldi recalls Tupelo farm brand Roulade de dinde surgelé / Frozen turkey roll (700g; Lot #25089; Expiry date 25/09/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Salaison du Mont Pilat recalls Salaisonniers du Pilat brand Saucisse droite / Straight dried sausage (Lot #2031406; Best before 31/01/21 to 07/02/21) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Maison CAVET recalls CAVET brand Picodon AOP Bleus / cheese x 12 (60g; Lot #182_2411; Best by 24/01/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Manufacturer recalls Tradition et Terroir du Sud-Ouest brand Langue de porc cuite vinaigrette / Cooked pork tongue vinaigrette (Lot #203429009; Best before 27/12/2020) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Alexander Eyckeler GmbH recalls Lamm-Kotelett geschnitten tiefgefroren / Frozen lamb cutlets (~0.5 kg; Lot #50 9051; Best before 30.01.2022) due to shigatoxin producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Az. Agr. Bertoli Giorgio Luigi recalls I SALAM ‘D GIORS brand SALAM D’LA TRADISSION (Lot #131020) due to suspected microbiological contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Colruyt recalls Everyday cornichons aigres-doux / Sweet-sour pickles (670 g glass jar; Use by 21/7/2022, 22/7/2022 & 23/7/2022) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Mars Belgique recalls Pedigree Vital au Boeuf et aux Légumes dog food (14 kg; Lot #046D9MIN05; Best before 12/11/2021) due to elevated levels of vitamin D.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Mizra Delicacies Food Industries Ltd. recalls Salami Kupecheski Servelat (1kg; Production code 20324; Best before 19.03.2021) due to foreign matter (metal piece) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Selected Agricultural Produce Ltd. recalls Frozen Ground Chicken (500g; Best before 01.02.2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: December 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

Food Safety Recall: Cozy Vale Creamery is advising consumers to discontinue consumption of their retail raw milk and cream products with the best by dates of 12-14 through 12-23 after the Washington State Department of Agriculture found shigatoxin-producing E. coli in a sample of retail raw cream dated 12-14. Consumers shouild dispose of or return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Canada

Allergy Alert: L’Hippie-Curienne recalls four varieties of Assaisonnement à tartare / Tartar seasoning (125g; Best before NOV 2022) due to undeclared soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected varieties.

Food Safety Recall: Au Ciel Café bistro recalls three varieties of soup (1L glass jars; sold up to 11 December 2020) because the products were not held at refrigeration temperature from time of purchase and lacked required labelling instructions to “keep refrigerated.”

Food Safety Recall: Farine et basilic inc. recalls Sauce à la viande / Meat sauce (500 ml glass jars; sold up to 8 December 2020) because the product was not held at refrigeration temperature from time of purchase and lacked required labelling instructions to “keep refrigerated.”

Food Safety Recall: Boucherie L’Amiral inc. recalls two smoked salmon products due to lack of proper storage instructions on the product labels. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Aldi recalls Trader Joe’s brand Mendiants Classic (BIO) (250g; All Best before dates up to 23/05/2021) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Aldi recalls Pirato brand TORTILLACHIPS – variante sweet chili / Sweet chili tortilla chips (200g; Lots 14 05 21 C 04:02 F11 46 jusqu’à et y compris 14 05 21 D 12:40 F11 46; Best before 14/05/2021) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Finland): Snellmanin Kokkikartano Oy recalls Mr. Panini Gluteeniton kinkkupanini / Mr. Panini My Gluten Free Ham Panini (235g; Expiry dates 17.12.2020, 19.12.2020 & 24.12.2020) and Mr. Panini Gluteeniton kanapanini / Mr. Panini My gluten-free chicken panini (235g; Expiry dates 17.12.2020, 19.12.2020 & 24.12.2020) due to undeclared oats.

Allergy Alert (France): LESIEUR recalls Lesieur brand Sauce Algérienne (940g; Lot #20043G04; Expiry dates 28/02/2021 & 30/06/2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Italy): VALSOIA SPA recalls Valsoia brand Preparazione alimentare VEGETALE a base di SOIA FERMENTATA / Vegetable food preparation based on fermented soy (125g; Lot #L3210; Best before 01-03-2021) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Lakeland recalls Flower & White, Bake On Strong White Bread Flour (1.5 kg; Best before 01 May 2021 & 01 June 2021) due to undeclared gluten (wheat).

Allergy Alert (UK): Picard recalls multiple frozen products because they contain various allergens which are not listed in English on the label. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products and undeclared allergens.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Nakskov Mill Foods A/S recalls X-tra Cornflakes (1 kg; 20.10.2021, 21.10.2021, 02.11.2021, 03.11.2021, 04.11.2021, 11.11.2021, 18.11.2021) and First Price Cornflakes (1 kg; Best before 16.11.2021) due to foreign matter (metal pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls Mère Lalie brand Terrine de lapin au serpolet / rabbit terrine with wild thyme (200g; Lot #J 09 10 2023) due to possible foreign matter (glass particles) contamination. 

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls Maxi Crousti de poulet / Maxi chicken crisps (400g; Lot #344060; Use by 31/12/2020) due to foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Société LOSFELD DISTRIBUTION recalls Fromagerie des 2 Caps brand Fromage des 2 Caps fromage fermier au lait cru / raw milk cheese (320g; Lot #272; Use by 17/11/2020 & 21/11/2020) due to E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Industry recalls Bonduelle brand Mesclun (145g; Lots #27631345 & 27631363; Best by 12/12/20) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Intermarché recalls Saint Eloi brand Mesclun (125g; Lot #27631329; Use by 10/12/20) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Industry recalls U brand Roquette salad (150g; Lot 27631323 – 27636358; Best by 10/12/20 – 11/12/20) and U brand Mesclun (175g; Lot #27631353; Best by 10/12/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls Mère Lalie brand Terrine de lapin au serpolet / rabbit terrine with wild thyme (200g; Lot #J 09 10 2023) due to possible foreign matter (glass particles) contamination. 

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Meiri Beigel Ltd. recalls Classic Grissini Crumbs (200 grams; Batch codes 29420 and 29520; Best before 20.10.2021 and 21.10.2021) due to foreign matter (small plastic chips) contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: November 19 – 21, 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

Public Health Alert: FSIS issues a public health alert for chicken and beef samosa products containing spring roll pastries that have been recalled by the manufacturer, Tee Yih Jia (TYJ) Food Manufacturing due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the FSIS notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. recalls Dole™ Organic Romaine Hearts (3-pack; UPC 0-71430-90061-1; Harvested-On 10-23-20 and 10-26-20) and Wild Harvest Organic Romaine Hearts (UPC 7-11535-50201-2; Harvested On 10-23-20 and 10-26-20) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Grand River Foods Ltd. recalls Unmeatable brand Southern-style Breaded Strips (400g; Best before MA 2021 MA 05 & MA 2021 MA 23; UPC 7 78721 78445 4) due to undeclared wheat.

Food Safety Recall: My Grandfather’s Farm recalls My Grandfather’s Farm brand Pumpkin Pie Jam (250 ml Mason jar; Date code September 10, 2020) because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. The recalled product was distributed only in Nova Scotia. No illnesses have been reported.

Food Safety Recall: Les Œufs Richard Eggs Inc. recalls multiple sizes and varieties of shell eggs due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were distributed only in Québec.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): LAMBRECHTS recalls SPAR Tomato ketchup (485 ml; Lot #106 E 138; Expiration date 17/05/2022) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Biofresh Belgium recalls Danival brand Ketchup (560g; Lot #E087; Expiration date 27/03/2022) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Carletti A/S recalls Jakobsen økologisk mørk pålægschokolade / Jakobsen organic dark cold chocolate (120g; Best before 16-03-2022) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (France): DEFIAL NORMIVAL recalls Les Idées du Boucher brand Boudins noirs / smoked, cooked sausages (2x125g vacuum-pack; Lot 20 318; Best before 13/12/2020) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (France): Industry recalls TerraSana brand Nouilles de sarrasin et patates douces / Buckwheat-sweet potato noodles (250g; Lot #702/273150) due to undeclared gluten above the legal limit for a gluten-free product.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Monolith Süd GmbH recalls Gelee-Erzeugnis-Mischung: 50 % Gelee-Erzeugnis mit Apfelpüree und 50 % Gelee-Erzeugnis mit Pflaumenpüree / Jelly product mix: 50% jelly product with apple puree and 50% jelly product with plum puree (180g; Best before 20.01.2021) due to undeclared sulphite and sulphur dioxide.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): REWE recalls Rewe Beste Wahl brand Eiscreme Caramel Coconut / Caramel Coconut Ice Cream (500 ml; Lot #LEE9205; Best before 01/2021) due to undeclared wheat (gluten).

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): DekaMarkt recalls Beef Teriyaki (450g; Best before 27-11-2020) due to undeclared egg and nuts.

Allergy Alert (Romania): Auchan recalls Auchan – Ciocolata neagra cu coaja de portocala / Auchan – Dark chocolate with orange peel (All batch codes and expiration dates) due to undeclared milk.

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Food Safety Recall (Austria): Zentrale Handelsgesellschaft – ZHG – mbH recalls Jeden Tag Französischer Brie / Every Day brand French Brie (Batch #305 AD; Best before 12.12.20) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Lactalis Deutschland GmbH recalls Le Brie Chêne d’argent /Chêne d’argent Brie (Batch #305 AD; Best before 12.12.20) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Nonna recalls Baguette Rosette / Salami sub (240g; Lots 240311, 240670, 240319 & 240676; Expiration dates 20/11/20, 21/11/20, 21/11/20 & 22/11/20, respectively) and Bun Rosette / Salami sandwich (105g; Lots 240334, 240684 & 240686; Expiration dates 20/11/20, 21/11/20 & 22/11/20, respectively) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls Moulin du boulay brand Pointe de brie / Brie wedges (180g; Lot 305A; Best before 25/12/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): EURALIS GASTRONOMIE recalls MAISON MONTFORT brand Magret de canard tendre magret / Tender duck breast (380g; Lot #400315000002344; Use by 26/11/2020, 27/11/2020 & 28/11/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Schwarz Cranz GmbH & Co. KG recalls Meine Metzgerei – Pastrami, mild gepökelter, gegarter Rinderaufschnitt / My butcher shop brand Pastrami, mildly cured, cooked beef cold cuts (150g; Lot #L 32309768; Best before 27.11.2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Lactalis Deutschland GmbH recalls three varieties of Brie due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Schwarz Cranz GmbH & Co. KG recalls Rohschinken Abschnitte, mild geräuchert Gut Bartenhof / Gut Bartenhof brand mildly smoked raw ham (300g; Lot #L 4430634907; Best before 30.11.2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Lidl recalls Zwagerman Carpaccio met pijnboompitten / Zwagerman Carpaccio with pine nuts (Best before 21 november 2020) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Singapore): Kwong Cheong Thye Pte Ltd recalls multiple sauces due to undeclared fish. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Halo Top Australia Pty Ltd recalls Halo Top Plant Based Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Ice Cream (473ml; Batch 0224; Best before 11/8/2022) due to potential chemical (solvent) contamination.