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: December 8 – 11, 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

Allergy Alert: 3-D Meats, LLC recalls SPICEY SNACK STICKS prepared for CF Ranch & Cattle Co. (1-lb pkgs; Produced Oct. 19, 2018) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Moonstruck Chocolate Company recalls Sea Salt Caramels Tumbled In Milk Chocolate (4-oz bags; Lots #1094276 and 1094275; Best before 11/12/2019 and 11/13/2019) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Food Safety Recall: CTI Foods LLC recalls Jimmy Dean HEAT ’n SERVE Original SAUSAGE LINKS Made with Pork & Turkey (23.4-oz pouches; Use by Jan. 31, 19; Case code A6382168; Time stamp 11:58 through 01:49) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Achdut LTD. of Ariel, Israel recalls Tahini products of all packages and sizes produced from April 7th through May 21st 2018, due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected brands and varieties.

Food Safety Recall: Inspired Organics, LLC recalls Inspired Organics brand Organic Sunflower Butter (16 oz; Lot #099; Best by 10/2019; UPC 863669742526) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was distributed exclusively by Lipari Foods. LLC in Warren, Michigan to food service and retail stores throughout Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada.

Pet Food Safety Recall: The J.M. Smucker Company recalls 9Lives® Protein Plus® With Tuna & Chicken (4 x 5.5-oz cans; Best If Used By Mar. 27, 2020- Nov.14, 2020; UPC 7910021549) and 9Lives® Protein Plus® With Tuna & Liver (4 x 5.5-oz cans; Best If Used By Apr. 17, 2020 – Sept.14, 2020; UPC 7910021748) due to possible low levels of thiamine.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Bistro Centre Épic recalls various foods prepared in glass jars as the products may not have been processed in a manner to ensure safety for consumption. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Canada Herb recalls Canada Herb brand Culantro (Ngò Gai) (Variable weight; All packages sold up to and including December 10, 2018) due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was distributed to retailers in Ontario.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Dunnes Stores recalls Cuisine de France Vanilla Cream Danish, all batches, sold loose, without icing due to undeclared hazelnuts and almonds.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Eskigel S.r.l. a.s.u. recalls Conad brand Dessert alla vaniglia (320g; Lot #K8222; Best before 10-02-2020) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH Milk Chocolate Spread (400g; Expiry date 01.2020), due to undeclared hazelnut.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): KOSOVA FOODS BVBA recalls various Kosova brand meat products due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Famille Michaud Apiculteurs – Domaine Saint Georges recalls MIEL l’Apiculteur brand Miel de France et Gelée Royale (250g glass jar; Lot #1020523; Best before 01/09/2020) due to foreign matter (glass particles) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Pure Flow recalls Pure Flow brand Coconut Spread (500g; Lot #1809PF07; Best before 30/06/21) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La société BRDF Jean Mazière recalls Jean Mazière Delicatessen meats (Lots 296 to 332) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Germany): HEMA recalls all milk-hazelnut chocolate letters due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Luxembourg): HEMA recalls all milk-hazelnut chocolate letters due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK – England and Wales): Premium Halal Meat Poultry recalls several Direct Poultry Products Ltd chicken products that were produced without approval and, therefore, are unfit for human consumption. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Pet Food Safety Recall (UK – Northern Ireland and Wales): Natural Instinct recalls Wild Venison Natural Cat Food (All pack sizes; All Best Before dates from March 2019 until August 2019) because some of the ingredients were not inspected in line with EU requirements.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Max Brenner industries Ltd. advises that some Hazelnut and caramelized wafer flakes cream filled white chocolate packages (Batch #18018160; Best before 04.05.19) may have been filled with the wrong product and may contain undeclared peanuts.

Recalls and Alerts: December 5 – 7, 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

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: FDA warns consumers that Bauer’s Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas (individually wrapped marshmallow candy; purchased after November 14, 2018) may be contaminated with Hepatitis A virus. A worker in the Kentucky manufacturing facility tested positive for hepatitis A. The recalled products are available at retail locations and can also be purchased through QVC and BauersCandy.com. Please read the complete FDA notice for additional information and recommendations.

OUTBREAK ALERT (UPDATE): FDA, CDC, and other state and local agencies continue to investigate a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses likely linked to romaine lettuce grown in California’s Central Coast growing regions. CDC has received confirmed reports of 52 illnesses to date. Nineteen people have been hospitalized.

Allergy Alert: Fine Land Corp recalls Meiqili Durian Candy (12 oz/340g; Product of China; UPC 897055-795465-0) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Danone North America recalls Light & Fit® Greek Crunch Nonfat Yogurt & Toppings S’Mores Flavor (5-oz cups; Expiry December 30, 2018; UPC 36632 03825) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert: Amboy Group, LLC recalls an undetermined amount of Shop Rite Ready To Cook BONELESS & SKINLESS Chicken Breast raw boneless and skinless poultry products due to undeclared milk, egg, and soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped to retail locations in New Jersey.

Allergy Alert: Accra Super Market recalls Home Fresh Foods Suya Barbecue Seasoning (0.53 lb/240g; Lot #EK 08 17; Expiration 08/31/2020; UPC 6033000120298) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert: Hiland Dairy recalls Hiland Dairy Whole Chocolate Milk (1/2 gallon; Plant code  29-162; Sell by Dec 13, 2018; UPC 0-7206000128-0) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert: Chukar Cherries recalls various Ultra Dark Chocolate products due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Country Favor Inc. recalls Best Taste Brand DRIED BAMBOO SHOOT (12 ounce, un-coded flexible plastic package) due to undeclared sulfites.

Pet Food Safety Recall: King Soopers and City Market recall Abound Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe dog food produced by Sunshine Mills, Inc. (4, 14 & 24-lb bags; Best before November 1, 2018 through November 16, 2019) due to elevated levels of vitamin D.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Kroger Louisville Division recalls  Abound Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe dog food produced by Sunshine Mills, Inc. (4-lb bags; Best before November 1, 2018 through November 16, 2019) due to elevated levels of vitamin D.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Columbia River Natural Pet Foods recalls Cow Pie fresh frozen meats for dogs and cats (2-lb bags; Lot #81917; Processed August 19, 2017) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE: PHAC has received reports of 27 confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 illness linked to consumption of Romaine lettuce from the USA in Ontario (4), Quebec (19), New Brunswick (1), and British Columbia (3). The cases reported from British Columbia were related to travel to Quebec, Ontario and the United States.

Allergy Alert: Bulk Barn Foods Limited recalls Coco Polo brand Dark Cocoa Bar 70% – Toasted Coconut and Chia (80g; Best By 20 MR 01; Lot 0058539; UPC 7 93809 40575 5) due to undeclared milk. The recalled product was available in retail stores nationwide.

Food Safety Recall: Les Délices mère et fille recalls various food products that were not produced in a manner that would ensure safety for human consumption. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Canadawide Fruits Inc., Loblaw Companies Limited, Sobeys Inc., and Walmart Canada Corp. recall Eat Smart brand Salad Shake Ups – Sweet Kale (156g; Best Before DEC 03 2018 DE 03 112 319; UPC 7 09351 30243 5) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was available in retail stores nationwide.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Barbarich et fils SPRL recalls OK Snack brand Big bag pepper-flavored chips (All lots) due to undeclared wheat.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Lidl Danmark K/S recalls Pâté en Croûte au canard à l’orange (450g) and Pâté en Croûte au porc (450g) due to undeclared milk, wheat (gluten) and soy.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): PepsiCo recalls Lays Bugles Original (125g; Lot #22.12.18, NLB 6A 305 229, 21:10 S700; Best before 22/12/2018) due to undeclared soy, celery, mustard, milk and lactose.

Allergy Alert (UK): Sainsbury’s recalls Taste the Difference 10 Thai Turkey Meatballs (300g; All batches) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): HEMA recalls Milk chocolate letters with hazelnuts (160g; All expiry dates) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls various batches of AH Salami with garlic and AH Salami without garlic due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Kritsen recalls Kritsen brand Irish Organic Smoked Salmon (various sizes and batch codes) due to risk of fever, headache, nausea and vomiting. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Campofrio Food Group Deutschland GmbH recalls Aoste Kernschinken / Aoste Core Ham (80g; Best before 13.12.2018 (batch: 4073), 17.12.2018 (batch: 4076), 20.12.2018 (batch: 4079), 26.12.2018 (batch: 4084), 03.01.2019 (batch: 4091)) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): TSI GmbH & Co. KG recalls MÜLLERS ground whole cardamom (10g; Expiry 31.01.2021 and 31.02.2021; Batch codes 01.2021 A23, 02.2021 A02, 02.2021 A03, 02.2021 B03, 02.2021 C05, 02.2021 A06, 02.2021 B06) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Eifrisch Vermarktung GmbH & Co.KG recalls various shell eggs due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Matfugl ehf. recalls Bonuses, Crown and Ali brands of fresh, raw chicken (Tracking No. 215-18-44-1-06) due to suspected Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Frime SA recalls Turla Pierino FILONE DI PESCE SPADA DECONGELATO (Lot #3249P20317; Best before 23-11-2018) due to elevated mercury levels.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Hecolux sàrl recalls Valle del Jerte brand Dried Figs (250g and 500g; Lot #L3901; Best before 31/03/2019; Product of Spain) due to elevated level of aflatoxin.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): G’woon recalls certain Milk Chocolate with hazelnut letters (135g; Best before 31-03-2019) due to foreign matter (plastic piece) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Poiesz supermarkets recalls all Poiesz fresh pastries and deep-frozen pastries (sold until December 5, 2019) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls two Brabant sausage products (Best before 5-1-2019 and Best before 3-12-2018 or later) due to Salmonella Goldcoast contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for additional identifying details on both products.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Coop recalls several delicatessen meat products due to possible Listeria contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Styckmästarn recalls Styckmästarn and John Selection brands of Nötfärs 10-12% and Nötfärs 20% due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Coop recalls Coop Serrano Ham (Best before 2019-02-11 and 2019-02-15) due to possible Listeria contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

OUTBREAK ALERT (Israel): The Ministry of Health is investigating 38 cases of Salmonella illness that appear to be linked to consumption of Ahdhut tahini products with expiry dates of 7/4/19-21/5/19. The implicated products, which also are linked to illnesses in the USA and Canada, have been recalled by the manufacturer.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Charlesworth Nuts recalls various products due to foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Patties Foods Ltd recalls Nanna’s Family Apple Pie (600g; Best Before 21 Oct 2020 and 22 Oct 2020) due to possible foreign matter (glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): ALDI recalls Colway Real Mayonnaise (466g; All batches) due to faulty packaging and possible glass breakage.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Gipfel Ltd trading as Gilbert’s Fine Food recalls Lievito brand Gluten Free Flour Mix (1kg and 2.5kg paper bags; All batches and date codes) due to foreign matter (metal wire fragments) contamination.