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Recalls and Alerts: November 15 – 18, 2018

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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: FDA reminds parents not to feed honey to children younger than one year old. Honey Pacificers purchased in Mexico suspected in four cases of infant botulism in Texas.

OUTBREAK ALERT/Food Safety Recall: Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, LLC recalls 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products due to possible contamination with Salmonella Reading. The contaminated turkey meat may be linked to a 35-state outbreak of Salmonella Reading illnesses, including one death, 164 illnesses and 63 hospitalizations.

OUTBREAK ALERT (UPDATE): CDC reports outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections linked to ground beef recalled by JBS Tolleson, Inc. has grown to 246 confirmed cases (59 hospitalized) in 25 states.

Allergy Alert: Chukar Cherries recalls Amaretto Rainier Chocolate Cherries (7.5 oz; Best By date of 09/2019; UPC 0 11261 22307 7) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Nor Cal Food Solutions, LLC recalls Pumpkin Pesto Tapenade, manufactured by Purveyors Kitchen (7.75oz glass jars with a black metal lid; Lot codes PKPP17179A, PKPP17179B, PKPP17179C and PKPP17230B; Best before June 2019 and August 2019 (Lot code PKPP17230B)) due to undeclared walnuts.

Food Safety Recall: The Quaker Oats Company recalls 21 boxes of Cap’n Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch cereal (17.1 oz; Best Before JUL 30 19 or JUL 31 19; UPC 0 30000 6211 1) due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was supplied to five Target stores. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of the affected locations.

Food Safety Recall: Majestic Meat Company recalls approximately 532 pounds of bulk ground beef, ground beef patties, and meatballs due to possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped to restaurants in the state of Utah.

Food Safety Recall: Green Cedar Dairy recalls Green Cedar Ackawi cheese (Sell by March 26, 2019 or later) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was distributed at retail locations East Dearborn and Dearborn Heights Michigan.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Paradise Kosher recalls various baked goods due to undeclared wheat, gluten, eggs, sesame seeds, mustard and soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Industry recalls Ottogi brand Jin Ramen Spicy (600g; BEST BEFORE AUG.20.2019) and Ottogi brand Jin Ramen Mild (600g; BEST BEFORE AUG.19.2019) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall: L’Intermarché Lagoria recalls sardines due to elevated levels of histamine. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Chez Hector Prêt à manger recalls JAMBON À LA BIÈRE ET SIROP D’ÉRABLE  (500 mL; All product sold up to and including 16 November 2018) because the product may be unsafe for consumption.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Colruyt recalls Everyday mélange à la noix muscade (100g; Lot #P101372; Best before 08/2022) due to undeclared milk and mustard.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Allergy Alert (UK): Nisa recalls Heritage Dark Chocolate (90g; Best before 5 December 2019) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Clive’s recalls Clive’s Bombay Vegetables with Daal Tarts (190g; all Best before dates; All batch codes) due to undeclared mustard and sesame.

Allergy Alert (UK): Nisa recalls Heritage Dark Chocolate (90g; Best before 5 December 2019) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Clive’s recalls Clive’s Bombay Vegetables with Daal Tarts, chilled (190g; all dates up to and including 24 November 2018) and Clive’s Bombay Vegetables with Daal Tarts, frozen (190g; all dates up to and including 24 May 2019) due to undeclared mustard and sesame.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Salling Group recalls Bakersfield Skagenslapper frozen rolls (10 pieces/750g; Best before 01/10/2019, 02/10/2019) due to foreign matter (blue plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Dagrofa ApS recalls Gestus Pasta with hot-smoked salmon (360g; All dates from 15.11.2018 to 28.11.2018) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Bergams recalls Bergams brand Purée de carotte, boeuf, épices cajun, patate douce (Best before 13/10 to 06/11, inclusive) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Bergams recalls Bergams brand Wrap chaud, bœuf, légumes à l’orientale (Best before 12/10 to 05/11, inclusive) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Intermarché recalls Maredoc brand clams (1kg and 3kg; Sold November 6 – 12, 2018) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Ferme Chapuis recalls Perle de Compostelle raw milk cheese (Best before 16.11.2018; Product of France) due to verotoxin-producing E. coli.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Caffreys recalls Confectionery Halloween Bloodie Mallows (All batches; Best before 30 January 2019) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Aldi recalls The Deli Green Pesto (140g; Use by 23.11.2018) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Goldsmith Goats recalls Goldsmith Goats Raw Goats Milk (All batch codes; All use-by dates) due to contamination with Escherichia coli O157 vt1.

Food Safety Recall (UK-England): Booths recalls Booths mince pies (4-pack; Batch code P/463246; Best before 12 January 2019) due to foreign matter (pieces of white plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK-Northern Ireland): Caffreys recalls Confectionery Halloween Bloodie Mallows (All batches; Best before 30 January 2019) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall (UK-England): The Raw Factory Ltd recalls various raw pet food products containing tripe and/or pork due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Angliss Hong Kong Food Service Ltd recalls Casa Modena brand Mortadella Bologna IGP con pistacchio (Use by November 28, 2018; Product of Italy) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): My Queen Pty Ltd recalls Mini Cici Jelly and Mini Cici Jelly with dairy (360g; All Best before dates; Product of China) due to a choking hazard.

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Jennie-O ground turkey linked to deadly Salmonella outbreak

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Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, LLC (Jennie-O) is recalling more than 45 tons (approximately 91,388 pounds) of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with a multidrug-resistant Salmonella Reading strain.

The Salmonella was recovered from an unopened package of Jennie-O raw ground turkey obtained from the home of an outbreak victim. The strain was a genetic match to the Salmonella Reading strain that has killed one person and sickened at least 164 people in 35 states.

The following recalled products were produced on September 11, 2018 and shipped to retail locations nationwide:

  • 1-lb. packages of “Jennie-O GROUND TURKEY 93% LEAN | 7% FAT” with “Use by” dates of 10/01/2018 and 10/02/2018.
  • 1-lb. packages of “Jennie-O TACO SEASONED GROUND TURKEY” with a “Use by” date of 10/02/2018.
  • 1-lb. packages of “Jennie-O GROUND TURKEY 85% LEAN | 15% FAT” with a “Use by” date of 10/02/2018.
  • 1-lb. packages of “Jennie-O ITALIAN SEASONED GROUND TURKEY” with a “Use by” date of 10/02/2018.

All of the recalled packages bear the establishment number P-190 inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

According to CDC, outbreak victims have reported eating different types and brands of turkey products purchased from many different locations. Three ill people lived in households where raw turkey pet food was fed to pets.

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) cautions that additional product from other companies may also be recalled.

CDC offers the following advice to consumers and retailers

Always handle raw turkey carefully and cook it thoroughly to prevent food poisoning. This outbreak is a reminder that raw turkey products can have germs that spread around food preparation areas and can make you sick.

CDC is not advising that consumers avoid eating properly cooked turkey products, or that retailers stop selling raw turkey products.

CDC advises consumers to follow these steps to help prevent Salmonella infection from raw turkey:

  • Wash your hands. Salmonella infections can spread from one person to another. Wash hands before and after preparing or eating food, after contact with animals, and after using the restroom or changing diapers.
  • Cook raw turkey thoroughly to kill harmful germs. Turkey breasts, whole turkeys, and ground poultry, including turkey burgers, casseroles, and sausage, should always be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F to kill harmful germs. Leftovers should be reheated to 165°F. Use a food thermometer to check, and place it in the thickest part of the food.
  • Don’t spread germs from raw turkey around food preparation areas. Washing raw poultry before cooking is not recommended. Germs in raw poultry juices can spread to other areas and foods. Thoroughly wash hands, counters, cutting boards, and utensils with warm, soapy water after they touch raw turkey. Use a separate cutting board for raw turkey and other raw meats if possible.
  • Thaw turkey in the refrigerator, in a sink of cold water that is changed every 30 minutes, or in the microwave. Never thaw your turkey by leaving it out on the counter.
  • CDC does not recommend feeding raw diets to pets. Germs like Salmonella in raw pet food can make your pets sick. Your family also can get sick by handling the raw food or by taking care of your pet.

Recalls and Alerts: November 11 – 14, 2018

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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.

If you would like to receive automatic email alerts for all new articles posted on eFoodAlert, please submit your request using the sidebar link.

United States

Food Safety Recall: The Pictsweet Company recalls Pictsweet Farms brand Steam’ables Asparagus Spears (8 oz; Production codes beginning with 2138XD; BEST BY AUG 1, 2020; Product of USA; UPC 0 70560 97799 9) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: ALEBRIJE DIST WHOLESALE recalls Quesillo “Queseria La Milagrosa” and “Alebrije Cheese” (½ kg and 1kg) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Ron’s Home Style Foods recalls approximately 6,912 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken salad products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped to institutional and retail locations in Texas.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Buffets insère-jeunes recalls various baked goods due to undeclared milk, eggs, soy and sulfites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Metro Alimentation Martin Duplessis Inc. recalls two pudding products due to undeclared wheat, gluten, sesame seeds, nuts and soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Philippe Antoine traiteur inc. recalls Meat sauce (1L; All lots sold up to and including November 8, 2018) because the product may not be safe for consumption.

Food Safety Recall: Sobeys Inc. recalls various Safeway brand Ground Beef products due to foreign matter (metal pieces) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were supplied to retail stores in British Columbia.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Teker bvba recalls Teker Chicken Stek (800g; sold since 10/2017; various lot numbers and best before dates) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Carrefour Belgique recalls Carrefour BIO velouté tomates basilic (300 mL; Lot #BIOTOM AH1029.3; Best before 03/01/2019) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Lidl Danmark recalls Dulano Roasted Chicken Breast Filet, various flavors (80g; All Best before dates) due to undeclared mustard and celery.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Walkers recalls Walkers Sensations Thai Sweet Chilli Flavour Crisps (40g; All Best before dates up to and including 29/01/2019) due to undeclared wheat (gluten).

Allergy Alert (UK): Walkers recalls Sensations Thai Sweet Chilli Flavour Potato Crisps (40g; and 73g Price Marked Pack (‘Only £1 RRP’); All best before dates up to and including 29 January 2019) due to undeclared wheat gluten.

Allergy Alert (UK-England specific): Gardiners of Scotland Ltd recalls Gardiners Scottish Macaroon Bars (85g; various batch codes and Best Before dates) due to undeclared soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batches.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium – Update): Cora recalls Mini blinis cocktail x16 (135g; Lot #183451; Best before 19/11/2018) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Importer recalls  Leader Price Mini blinis (135g; Lot #183451; Best before 19/11/2018) and Franprix Mini blinis (135g; Lot #183451; Best before 19/11/2018) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): FROM-UN recalls Jacquin brand Pouligny Saint Pierre au lait cru (250g; Lot #J82920094; Best before 08/12/18) due to Escherichia coli AEEC O26 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Graasten Salater recalls Mayo Horseradish Salad (150g; Best before 14.12.2018) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Bon Appetit Group A/S recalls Hot-smoked salmon salad with pearl barley (302g; Best before 13.11.2018 – 18.11.2018) and Pasta penne smoked salmon & rucola pesto (390g; Best before 13.11.2018 – 15.11.2018) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Leader Price recalls Leader Price brand 16 Mini blinis (135g; Lot #183521; Best before 26/11/2018) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Eurial recalls Monoprix brand Pouligny St Pierre au lait cru de chèvre AOP (150g; Lot #Y 18 278 C; Best before 9 December 2018) due to E. coli O26 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls CARREFOUR – SAPRESTI TAITEUR brand Coquille froide aux crevettes (Lot #18-311; Best before 19/11/2018) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Société EURIAL recalls Bourdin brand Petit Pouligny Saint Pierre au lait cru (150g; Lot #Y18278C; Best before 09/12/18) due to E. coli O26 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Société EURIAL recalls Auchan Mmm ! brand Petit Pouligny Saint Pierre au lait cru (150g; Lot #Y18278C; Best before 09/12/18) due to E. coli O26 contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

OUTBREAK ALERT (SINGAPORE): The Ministry of Health (MOH), National Environment Agency (NEA) and Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) are investigating several cases of gastroenteritis traced to the consumption of food prepared at Spize Restaurant, located at 409 River Valley Road. As of 9 November 2018, a total of 49 cases were verified to be affected, and 21 cases have been hospitalised.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Almadain Food Products (Madco) Ltd. recalls Jerusalem Deli Pastrami (200g & 400g packages; Expiration date 07/01/2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Serious Foods Co Ltd recalls Serious Popcorn brand Coconut and Vanilla (80g; Batch #ASM 307; Best before 04 December 2018) and Serious Popcorn brand Popping Corn (300g; Batch #ASM 257; Best before 31 May 2019) due to undeclared gluten.