Recalls and Alerts: October 1 – 3, 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: CDC reports 13 cases of Salmonella Muenster infections in 8 states linked to pet bearded dragons. Seven people have been hospitalized.

OUTBREAK ALERT: CDC reports 32 cases of Salmonella Typhimurium infections in 17 states linked to pet hedgehogs. Five people have been hospitalized.

Food Safety Alert: The Rhode Island Department of Health warns the public to avoid juices, smoothies, and sea moss gel purchased from Health is Wealth Nutrition Center located at 1674 Cranston Street in Cranston because inadequate processing of these products has made them susceptible to contamination with Clostridium botulinum.

Food Safety Recall: Country Fresh recalls a limited quantity of watermelon chunks from select Walmart and RaceTrac stores due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT FINAL UPDATE: PHAC reports that the Salmonella Newport outbreak linked to red onions imported from the United States appears to be over. Between mid-June and late August, there were 515 confirmed cases of salmonellosis in British Columbia (121), Alberta (293), Saskatchewan (35), Manitoba (26), Ontario (14), Quebec (25) and Prince Edward Island (1). Seventy-nine individuals were hospitalized and three people died, but Salmonella did not contribute to the cause of these deaths, according to PHAC.

Food Safety Recall Update: Sunsprout Natural Foods recalls Sunsprout brand Micro – Greens, Alfalfa (100g; All best before dates up to and including BBOCT13; UPC 0 57621 13511 6) due to possible Salmonella contamination. This recall notice has been update to indicate that the recalled product was distributed in Nova Scotia.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Germany): Günthart & Co. KG recalls Blüten, dunkle Schokolade 3D / Dark chocolate flowers (Best before 13.12.2021) due to undeclared casein and lactose.

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Stjörnufugli recalls Stjörnufugl Sous vide kjúklingabringur, Hvítlaukspipar Parmesan / Starbird Sous vide Chicken Breast, Garlic Parmesan (All Best before dates up to 15.11.20) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Hans Adler OHG recalls Dulano Delikatess Lyoner, strips (2 x 200g; Lot #230920LYG M: 2 246 with time stamps of 08:40:00 to 13:00: 00; Best before 23 September 2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): Sequoia recalls Le picoreur brand Cuisse de poulet fermier bio BLC / Organic chicken leg (Best before 27, 28 & 30/09/20 – Lot #25801101 and Best before 5/10/2020 – Lot #26501501) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): Deliflanders recalls various varieties of Sola brand Fuet Extra due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Chasal srl recalls various varieties of Sola brand Fuet Extra due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Hans Adler OHG recalls Dulano Delikatess Lyoner, strips (2 x 200g; Lot #230920LYG M: 2 246 with time stamps of 08:40:00 to 13:00: 00; Best before 23 September 2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): GARTENFRISCH Jung GmbH recalls Gut&Günstig Salatmischung Blattsalat Mix / salad mix (150g; Best before 05.10.2020) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): PICO Food GmbH recalls certain Feine Sterne baked goods due to foreign matter (metal pieces) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): AUCHAN recalls Barquette de 3 escalopes de dinde Halal / Halal turkey cutlets (3-pack; Lot #0340068875; Best before02/10/2020 & 04/10/2020) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH runderhamburger / beef burger (2-pack; Expiry date 25 september 2020) due to E. coli contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: September 27 – 30, 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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Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT: The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reports eight cases of Salmonella Typhimurium infections in British Columbia (5), Alberta (2), and Yukon (1). The illnesses are linked to exposure to Paws Up! and Western Family brands of pig ear dog treats. Three individuals have been hospitalized and one person has died. The supplier, Master’s Best Friend, has issued a Notice of Stop Sale for the implicated products, which were sold at Canadian Tire and Save-On-Foods stores.

Allergy Alert: Loblaw Companies Ltd. recalls President’s Choice brand Maple Apple flavour Seasoned Pork Loin Roast (730g; Best Before 2020 OC 13; UPC 0 60383 20663 5) due to undeclared mustard.

Food Safety Recall: Érablière Godbout recalls Érablière Godbout brand Sauce spaghetti (500 ml and 1 L; All units where the label does not mention “Keep Refrigerated”) because the product may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum.

Food Safety Recall: JBS Food Canada ULC recalls Provigo brand and Metro brand raw ground beef products due to E. coli O157 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products and distribution details.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand Pain de viande aux poireaux / Meat loaf with leeks (Lots #902679, 905217 & 907970; Best before 06/10/2020, 12/10/2020 & 15/10/2020, respectively) due to undeclared wheat (gluten).

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Colruyt recalls Colruyt brand salade de poulet méridionale / Southern chicken salad (150g; Best by 05/10/2020) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand Pain de viande aux poireaux / Meat loaf with leeks (Lots #902679, 905217 & 907970; Best before 06/10/2020, 12/10/2020 & 15/10/2020, respectively) due to undeclared wheat (gluten).

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): LEADER PRICE recalls LEADER PRICE brand Gorgonzola (150g; Lot #P230006; Best before 01/10/20) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Sequoia recalls Le picoreur brand Cuisse de poulet fermier bio BLC / organic chicken legs (Lot #25801101; Best by 27, 28 & 30/09/20) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Louis Bechoux Snacks S.A. recalls Louis Bechoux Snacks brand Boulettes rôties / roasted dumplings (12x100g & 12x135g; Lot 080920; Best by 10/10/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Merricq recalls Merricq Thon Albacore frais / Fresh albacore tuna (Sold between 11 September and 21 September) due to elevated levels of histamine.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Aðföng recalls Himneskt brand Lífrænt rautt pestó / Organic red pesto (130g; Best before October 2022; Product of Italy) due to possible foreign matter (broken glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Industry recalls Roosters Southern Fried Poppin’ Chicken (210g; Batch code L:15320; Best before 25.05.2022; product of Poland) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): AZ. AGR. ARMANNI ANGELO recalls AZ. AGR. ARMANNI ANGELO brand formaggio a latte crudo – stracchino / raw milk cheese (Lot #06/06/2020) due to shigatoxin-producting E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Lidl GB recalls Cologran Stevia sweetener tablets (100 tablets; Batch code L 91424 C; Best before end December 2022) because aspartame is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk to sufferers of phenylketonuria (PKU).

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Kredofood Ltd recalls three noodle products due to undeclared dairy protein and/or sesame. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Foodstuffs Own Brands recalls all batches and all dates of Pams brand Very Berry Dairy Dessert due to the possibility of the plastic container breaking and plastic pieces entering the product.  Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.

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.

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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.