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.

15-State E. coli Outbreak Triggers Recall – Update

Rich Products Corporation (Buffalo, NY) has recalled more than 196,000 pounds of frozen chicken quesadilla and various other heat-treated, not fully cooked frozen mini meals and snack items in the wake of an outbreak of 24 confirmed cases of E. coli O121 illnesses in 15 US states.

Alabama (1), Arkansas (1), Illinois (1), Indiana (2), Michigan (2), Mississippi (1), New York (3), Ohio (3), Pennsylvania (1), South Dakota (1), Texas (3), Utah (1), Virginia (1), Washington (1), and Wisconsin (2) reported illnesses to CDC. More than three-fourths (78%) of the victims are under 21 years of age; seven people were hospitalized.

Eight of the outbreak victims – residents of Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia – reported consuming Farm Rich brand products. The New York Department of Health found the outbreak strain of E. coli O121 in a sample of Farm Rich frozen chicken mini quesadilla product obtained from a victim in that state. USDA is working with state and federal public health agencies – including FDA and CDC – on this outbreak investigation. CDC has not yet released a complete list of the 15 states.

E. coli O121 is one of six non-O157 Shiga toxin producing E. coli serogroups that is recognized by the USDA as an adulterant in certain raw beef products.

The manufacturer has recalled the following products in cooperation with USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (items 1-4) and FDA (items 5-7):

  1. Farm Rich mini pizza slices with cheese pepperoni and sauce in pizza dough (7.2-oz cartons; UPC 041322376909; Best by date May 15 or May 16, 2014)
  2. Farm Rich mini pizza slices with cheese pepperoni and sauce in pizza dough (22-oz cartons; UPC 041322356437 Best by date May 15 or May 16, 2014)
  3. Farm Rich mini quesadillas with cheese, grilled white meat chicken in a crispy crust (18-oz bags; UPC 041322356352; Best by date of May 14, 2014)
  4. Farm Rich philly cheese steaks with cheese, beef & onions in a crispy crust (21-oz bags; UPC 041322356345; Best by date May 13, 2014)
  5. Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust (22-oz cartons; UPC 041322374431; Best by date of May 19, 2014)
  6. Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust (7-oz cartons; UPC 041322376916; Best by date of May 19, 2014)
  7. Market Day Mozzarella Bites (22-oz bags; UPC 041322804358; Best by date of May 12, 2014)

The recalled products were manufactured between November 12, 2012 and November 19, 2012 and supplied several major retail chains for distribution nationwide, including: Food City, Giant Eagle, Hannaford, Kroger, ShopRite, Spartan Stores and it’s affiliated chains, Tops, Walmart (nationwide), Wegmans, Winn-Dixie (South Florida stores), and various independent grocery stores. Other retailers also may have carried the recalled products. Consumers who may have purchased any of the recalled products should check their freezers and discard these items, or return them to the retailer.

According to USDA, infection with E. coli O121 can result in dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2-8 days (3-4 days, on average) after exposure to the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called HUS, Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome. This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5-years old and older adults. Symptoms of HUS may include fever, abdominal pain, pale skin tone, fatigue, small, unexplained bruises or bleeding from the nose and mouth, decreased urination, and swelling. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.

15-State E. coli Outbreak Triggers Recall

Rich Products Corporation (Buffalo, NY) has recalled more than 196,000 pounds of frozen chicken quesadilla and various other heat-treated, not fully cooked frozen mini meals and snack items in the wake of an outbreak of 24 confirmed cases of E. coli O121 illnesses in 15 US states.

Eight of the outbreak victims – residents of Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia – reported consuming Farm Rich brand products. The New York Department of Health found the outbreak strain of E. coli O121 in a sample of Farm Rich frozen chicken mini quesadilla product obtained from a victim in that state. USDA is working with state and federal public health agencies – including FDA and CDC – on this outbreak investigation. CDC has not yet released a complete list of the 15 states.

E. coli O121 is one of six non-O157 Shiga toxin producing E. coli serogroups that is recognized by the USDA as an adulterant in certain raw beef products.

The manufacturer has recalled the following products in cooperation with USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (items 1-4) and FDA (items 5-7):

  1. Farm Rich mini pizza slices with cheese pepperoni and sauce in pizza dough (7.2-oz cartons; UPC 041322376909; Best by date May 15 or May 16, 2014)
  2. Farm Rich mini pizza slices with cheese pepperoni and sauce in pizza dough (22-oz cartons; UPC 041322356437 Best by date May 15 or May 16, 2014)
  3. Farm Rich mini quesadillas with cheese, grilled white meat chicken in a crispy crust (18-oz bags; UPC 041322356352; Best by date of May 14, 2014)
  4. Farm Rich philly cheese steaks with cheese, beef & onions in a crispy crust (21-oz bags; UPC 041322356345; Best by date May 13, 2014)
  5. Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust (22-oz cartons; UPC 041322374431; Best by date of May 19, 2014)
  6. Farm Rich mozzarella bites in a pizzeria style crust (7-oz cartons; UPC 041322376916; Best by date of May 19, 2014)
  7. Market Day Mozzarella Bites (22-oz bags; UPC 041322804358; Best by date of May 12, 2014)

The recalled products were manufactured between November 12, 2012 and November 19, 2012 and supplied to Walmart for nationwide distribution. Consumers who may have purchased any of the recalled products should check their freezers and discard these items, or return them to Walmart.

According to USDA, infection with E. coli O121 can result in dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2-8 days (3-4 days, on average) after exposure to the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called HUS, Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome. This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5-years old and older adults. Symptoms of HUS may include fever, abdominal pain, pale skin tone, fatigue, small, unexplained bruises or bleeding from the nose and mouth, decreased urination, and swelling. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.