Recalls and Alerts: September 5 – 7, 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

Public Health Alert: FDA advises consumers to avoid yellowfin tuna from Kroger stores in AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MO, MS, NE, OH, SC, TN, VA and WV (Sell by dates August 29, 2019 to September 14, 2019) due to reports of scromboid poisoning.

Food Safety Recall: House of Spices (India) recalls MDH SAMBAR MASALA (3.5 oz/100g; Lots 47, 48 & 107; Expiration dates Dec 2021, Dec 2021, Nov 2021 respectively; UPC 6291103750327) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: BCI Foods, Inc. recalls approximately 3,304 pounds of meat and poultry soup products that were not presented for import re-inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Conagra Brands recalls Udi’s Classic Hamburger Buns (8-pack/10.4ozBag closure code 191971U; Item UPC 00-6-98997-80913-5) due to potential foreign matter (small pieces of white plastic) contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert: 9355936 Canada Inc. recalls The Good Diet (TGD) brand Protein Meal Excellent Sloppy Joe (5-count; All date codes; UPC 0657258 923812) and The Good Diet (TGD) brand Protein Meal Delicious Chili (5-count; All date codes; UPC 657258 92429) due to undeclared soy.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Maître Saladier Inc. recalls St-Hubert brand Chicken Breast Nuggets (680g; All lot codes beginning with B19084, B29084, & B39084: UPC 0 66701 00504 1) due to foreign matter (bone fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Saucisses et Salami Mondial recalls JAMBON PARISIEN / Parisian ham and JAMBON PARISIEN au dijon / with dijon mustard (150g, sliced; All units with Best before dates up to and including 20 September 2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Europe

OUTBREAK ALERT (NORWAY): The Public Health Institute, Food Safety Authority and other federal and municipal agencies are investigating three cases of a single variant of enterohaemorrhagic E. coli to determine whether there is a common source for the infections.

OUTBREAK ALERT – DOGS (NORWAY): The Norwegian Food Safety Authority and the Veterinary Institute are investigating an outbreak of severe diarrhea and vomiting in dogs. Autopsies conducted on three of the dogs have revealed severe bowel disease. Two different pathogenic bacteria – Clostridium perfringens and Providencia – have been recovered from the autopsied dogs. A definite cause of the illnesses has not yet been determined and the source has not been discovered. No human illnesses relating to this outbreak have been reported.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls Albert Heijn brand AH Linzenburger / AH Lentil burger (200g; Best before 20-09-2019) due to undeclared oat gluten.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): ALDI Danmark recalls Mama Mancini Lasagne (1kg; Best before 18.09.2019) due to lack of Danish allergen declaration resulting in undeclared milk, wheat flour and eggs.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Jumbo Cashews (200g; Best before 12-2019) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Jumbo Salmon Salad (140g; Best before 18-09-2019) due to undeclared fish and celery.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls Albert Heijn brand AH Linzenburger / AH Lentil burger (200g; Best before 20-09-2019) due to undeclared oat gluten.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls Albert Heijn brand AH Maaltijdsalade Tonijn / AH Tuna Meal Salad (450g; Best before 07+08+09/09/2019) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Nordic Food Partners A/S recalls Rema 1000 brand loose rice in cooking bag (Best before 22.04.2021 & 23.05.2021) due to insect infestation.

Food Safety Recall (France): SCHNEIDER FOOD recalls Traiteur Schneider brand Garniture pour Flammekueche (500g, 2.5kg & 5Kg; All batch codes) Garniture pour Flammekueche Extra-Crémeuse (475g; All batch codes) and Flamm’Kit (All batch codes) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Intermarché and Coursesu recall COMPTOIRS DES AFFINEUR brand Bethmale au lait cru / raw milk cheese (various lots and Best before dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batch codes.

Food Safety Recall (France): Géantcasino and Coursesu recall COMPTOIRS DES AFFINEUR brand Bethmale au lait cru / raw milk cheese (various lots and Best before dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batch codes.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Polo Nord Ice Cubes S.r.l. recalls Ghiaccio alimentare a cubetti / ice cubes (2Kg bag; Lot #9057; Best before 31/08/2020) due to elevated E. coli levels.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Jan Linders recalls Half-to-half Spiced Chopped meat (300g; Batch/lot code XX-1935602; Best before 09/09/2019) due to foreign matter (blue plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Spain): SABORES DE PATERNA S.C.A. recalls various Sabores de Paterna brand meat products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected products.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Singapore): Angliss Singapore Pte Ltd recalls Funky Fields brand Organic Vegan Spreadable (225g; Best before 21-02-2020 & 06-03-2020; Product of Denmark) due to undeclared milk.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): The Gluten Free Food Co. recalls Gluten Free Vegan Mac N Cheez original cheez and Gluten Free Food Co Vegan Mac n Cheez Cheez n Chive (200g; Batch code 1909401; Best before 17/10/20, 19/12/20, 18/12/20) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Multigoods Ltd recalls Haidilao brand Butter Hot Pot Seasoning (500g; All batches) due to undeclared sesame.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Coles Supermarkets recalls Coles Brand Fresh Full Cream Milk (2L; Use by 13 September 2019) due to chemical contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Metcash recalls Community Co Black Peppercorn Grinder (50gm; All stock), Community Co Pink Himalayan Salt Grinder (115gm; All stock) and Community Co Sea Salt Grinder (50gm; All stock) due to foreign matter (plastic fragments) contamination.

US Salmonella outbreak linked to frozen raw tuna from Vietnam


The CDC and FDA are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport linked to frozen, raw ground tuna supplied by Jensen Tuna of Louisiana and imported from J K Fish Co. Ltd. of Vietnam.

Thirteen outbreak cases have been reported from seven states, including: Connecticut (1), Iowa (1), Illinois (1), Minnesota (1), New York (1), North Dakota (4), and Washington (4).

Two people have been hospitalized.

The outbreak began in January 2019, with the most recent case having been reported on March 20th.

Nine (75%) of 12 outbreak victims that were interviewed reported eating sushi from a restaurant or grocery store, according to CDC.

On April 16th, Jensen Tuna recalled frozen ground raw tuna that was imported from J K Fish Co. Ltd. of Vietnam. The recalled tuna was individually packaged in clear plastic one-pound bags, and sold in white wax 20 lb. boxes. The product is only sold as a wholesale case with twenty bags in each case. The lot numbers are z266, z271 and z272.

The recalled product was supplied to wholesale distributors in Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, and Washington for further distribution to restaurants and retail locations.

CDC recommends that consumers who order sushi made with raw tuna, including “spicy tuna,” should ask the restaurant or grocery store if the tuna is from Jensen Tuna, and should avoid eating this tuna.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection may include diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps 12 to 72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria, and typically last from 4 to 7 days. Individuals who consumed raw tuna and develop these symptoms should consult a health care provider.

In some people, the illness may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the bloodstream and then to other places in the body.

Children, the elderly, pregnant women, and individuals with weakened immune systems are more likely to experience severe symptoms.

Restaurants and retailers should check with their suppliers and not sell or serve the recalled ground tuna from Jensen Tuna. They should also be sure to wash and sanitize locations where the recalled ground tuna was stored or prepared.