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Recalls and Alerts: July 14 – 17, 2019

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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

Allergy Alert: Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. recalls eight (8) types of Shirakiku brand imported fish cake products due to undeclared Milk, Egg and Crustacean shellfish. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Fieldsource Food Systems, Inc. recalls approximately 12,953 pounds of diced beef and chicken products due to undeclared wheat. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Northfork Bison Distributions Inc. recalls Bison Burgers & Bison Ground due to potential contamination with E. coli O103 and E. coli O121. Meat included in this recall has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli illnesses in 7 states. The recalled meat was distributed across Eastern & Central U. S., to institutions and retail outlets. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.

Food Safety Recall: Growers Express recalls certain specific fresh Brussels sprouts, fresh cauliflower florets and fresh green beans products due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Pita Pal Foods, LP recalls various Hummus products and Dips due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. recalls various Shirakiku brand frozen fish cakes due to undeclared egg, milk, shrimp and octopus. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Northfork Bison Distributions Inc. recalls various Bison Burgers & Bison Ground due to potential contamination with E. coli O103 and E. coli O121. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Marché Napoléon inc. recalls two varieties of pesto, because the items were produced under conditions that may render them unsafe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.

Food Safety Recall: Emperor Speciality Foods Limited recalls Jongilpoom brand Enoki mushrooms (200g; UPC 8 809201 000039; Order no. 113940, 113950, 113970, 114020, 114027 and 114030) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was distributed to hotels, restaurants and institutions in Alberta and British Columbia.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): BIOGENIX recalls OLIMP Sport Nutrition brand SOJAVIT 85 Protein Isolate Formula (700g; Lot 02341117; Best before 26-11-2019) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Amisa recalls Galettes de riz soufflé enrobées de chocolat / Chocolate-coated rice cakes (100g; Best before 15/11/2019) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Aldi recalls Delicato brand Tzatziki (500g; Lot code L16923; Best before 28 / 7-2019; Product of Germany) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Megafood ApS recalls two varieties of sausages and two varieties of puddings due to undeclared wheat gluten, milk, eggs and soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Kreyenhop & Kluge GmbH & Co. KG recalls Sempio brand Korean soybean paste, seasoned (500g; Best before 02/27/2020) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Windmill Organics recalls Amisa brand Organic Lactose Free Rice Milk Chocolate Rice Cakes (100g; Best before 15.11.2019; Product of UK) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand Graines de lin brun / brown flax seeds (250g; Lot 168/2019/J151; Best before 17/9/2019) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Perfetti Van Melle recalls Zoet & Dropfruit Klene D’rop licorice due to undeclared sulphite.

Allergy Alert (UK): Tan Y Castell recalls Tan Y Castell Chocolate Chip Griddles (6 cakes/pack; Batch code 5060001830018; Best before 7 July 2019, 13 July 2019, 21 July 2019, 24 July 2019, 4 August 2019, 11 August 2019, 17 August 2019) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Paulig recalls Risenta coconut flour (300g; Best before 11.3.2020 and 13.6.2020) due to foreign matter (metal shavings) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): AZZOCCHI ROBERTO SRL recalls Bocconcino small mozzarella cheese balls (200g; Lot 26 LSS; Best before 12-11-2019) due to risk of microbial contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Paulig recalls Risenta coconut flour (300g; Best before 11.3.2020 and 13.6.2020) due to foreign matter (metal shavings) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Iceland recalls Iceland 60 Crispy Chicken Dippers (60 pack; All Best before date codes prior to 09 January 2021) due to foreign matter (pieces of hard plastic) contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): New World Te Puke recalls New World Te Puke brand NZ beef mince (various sizes; Best Before 15.7.19) due to foreign matter (black and white soft plastic) contamination.

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Bison meat from Canada blamed for US outbreak of E. coli illnesses

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Ground meat supplied as Bison Burgers and/or Buffalo Burgers is responsible for 21 cases of shigatoxin-producing E. coli infections in seven US states according to the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

The outbreak includes infections due to two different serotypes of shigatoxin-producting E. coli. Six of the victims were infected with E. coli O103, 13 with E. coli O121. Two victims were infected with both outbreak strains.

Eight individuals have been hospitalized. No cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) have been reported.

Confirmed cases are reported in Connecticut (1), Florida (4), Michigan (1), Missouri (1), New Jersey (2), New York (9), and Pennsylvania (3).

The source of the outbreak has been traced through epidemiology and traceback activities to ground bison meat supplied by Northfork Bison Distributions Inc. of St.-Léonard, Québec (Canada).

The company is recalling its ground bison, referred to as Bison Ground, and its ground bison patties, referred to as Bison Burgers and/or Buffalo Burgers, produced between February 22 and April 30, 2019, according to the US Food and Drug Adminsitration (FDA).

Recalled ground bison was sold to distributors as ground bison and bison patties, referred to as Bison Burgers and/or Buffalo Burgers. Recalled ground bison was also sold to retailers in 4-ounce burger patties.

The bison patties were sold to retailers in 4 x 4-ounce blue boxes under the Northfork Bison label with expiration dates up to October 8, 2020.

A formal recall notice has not been posted on the FDA website as of this evening.

Northfork also has initiated a recall of several products distributed across Canada, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), including:

  • Natural Frontier Foods brand Bison – ground meat (280g; UPC 6 76842 00147 7; Expiry codes EXP 190311, EXP 190314, EXP 190315, EXP 190316, EXP 190317, EXP 190318)
  • Sensations brand Extra Lean Ground Bison (280g; UPC 6 23682 11159 0; Expiry codes EXP 190311, EXP 190314, EXP 190315, EXP 190316, EXP 190317, EXP 190318)
  • La Terre des Bisons brand Bison ground (lean) (1.5 lb; UPC 96768420002598; Packed on 19-02-22, 19-02-25, 19-02-26, 19-02-27, 19-02-28, 19-03-01)
  • Northfork Canadian Bison Ranch brand Bison ground regular (1.25 kg; UPC 86768420002577; Packed on 19-02-22, 19-02-25, 19-02-26, 19-02-27, 19-02-28, 19-03-01)
  • Northfork Canadian Bison Ranch brand Bison ground regular (4.54 kg /10 lb; UPC 86768420002263; Packed on 19-02-22, 19-02-25, 19-02-26, 19-02-27, 19-02-28, 19-03-01)
  • Northfork Canadian Bison Ranch brand Bison ground 10 lbs regular (10 lb; UPC 96768420111061; Packed on 19-02-22, 19-02-25, 19-02-26, 19-02-27, 19-02-28, 19-03-01)
  • Northfork Canadian Bison Ranch brand Bison ground 1 lb regular (0.45 kg / 1 lb; UPC 96768420111054; Packed on 19-02-22, 19-02-25, 19-02-26, 19-02-27, 19-02-28, 19-03-01)
  • Northfork Canadian Bison Ranch brand Bison Burger 20 x 8oz (2 lb; UPC 96768420111092; Packed on 19-02-22, 19-02-25, 19-02-26, 19-02-27, 19-02-28, 19-03-01)
  • Northfork Canadian Bison Ranch brand Bison Burger 4oz x 4 (1 lb; UPC 96768420111184; Packed on 19-02-22, 19-02-25, 19-02-26, 19-02-27, 19-02-28, 19-03-01)

There have been no reported illnesses in Canada associated with the recalled items.

CDC offers the following advice to consumers, restaurants, and retailers

  • Consumers should not eat, and restaurants and retailers should not sell or serve, recalled ground bison products.
  • Consumers who have recalled ground bison burger patties in their home should not eat them. Throw them away or return them to the store for a refund. Even if some of the recalled patties have been eaten and no one got sick, do not eat them.
    • Wash and sanitize places where recalled ground bison products were stored: countertops and refrigerator drawers or shelves. Follow these five steps to clean your refrigerator.
    • When ordering at a restaurant, ask that ground bison burgers be cooked to an internal temperature of at least 160°F.
  • Restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell recalled ground bison and should check freezers and storage for recalled products. Restaurants and retailers should check with their supplier to determine if their ground bison has been recalled.

 

Recalls and Alerts: July 11 – 13, 2019

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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

Allergy Alert: PROBAR LLC recalls select flavors and lots of Meal® bars, including Chocolate Coconut, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Original Trail Mix, Wholeberry Blast and Superfood Slam due to undeclared milk and soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of lot codes.

Allergy Alert: Baumer Foods, Inc. recalls PICS Soy Sauce (10 oz.; Best by 03/28/2021; UPC 0-41735-00794) due to undeclared fish.

Food Safety Recall: Ada Valley Gourmet Foods, Inc. recalls Ada Valley MEATLOAF UNCOOKED, frozen (2 x 5 lb; Lot code 17034; Pack date 05-20-19) due to foreign matter (broken metal bits) contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Industry recalls various Probar brand bars due to undeclared milk and soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: La Boustifaille Comptoir recalls various food products due to incorrect storage temperature. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Les Moules de la Baie de Gaspé inc. recalls MOULES FRAÎCHES / Fresh Mussels (vacuum-packed; Sold 8 July 2019; Harvest date 2019-07-08; Harvest zone G-27.9E) due to possible contamination with a marine biotoxin that can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand Graines de lin brun / Brown flax seeds (250g; Lot #168/2019/J151; Best before 17/9/2019) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Lantmännen Cerealia recalls AXA Gold Fruit Müsli (750g; Best before 04.03.2020) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert (Finland): Lantmännen Cerealia OY recalls AXA Gold Fruit Müsli (750g; Best before 04.03.2020) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Amisa recalls organic amisa lactose free rice milk chocolate rice cakes (100g; Batch code 444 17:491; Best before 15-11-2019) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Italy): T’A Milano SRL recalls CIOCCOLATITALIANI brand DRAGEE FONDENTE ALL’ARANCIA / Chocolate-covered orange peel (120g; various lot codes) due to undeclared sulphur dioxide. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected lot codes.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): Lantmännen Cerealia recalls AXA Gold Fruit Müsli (750g; Best before 04.03.2020) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): ICA recalls ICA Krämig tonfiskröra / ICA Creamy Tuna Fish Salad in soft tortilla bread due to undeclared chicken and milk.

Allergy Alert (UK – England specific): Windmill Organic Ltd recalls organic amisa lactose free rice milk chocolate rice cakes (100g; Batch code 444 17:491; Best before 15 November 2019) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK – England specific): Leonidas recalls Leonidas Assortment of Belgian Chocolates (various assortments 375g, 500g, 750g and 1kg) due to undeclared sesame seeds and nuts.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Émincés de poulet rôti vendus dans le bar à salade Picadeli / Minced roast chicken sold in the Picadeli salad bar (Sold between 20/06/2019 and 04/07/2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Intermarché recalls Di Vittorio brand Coppa (sold between 17/05/19 and 08/07/19) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Intermarché recalls Coppa sandwiches (sold between 17/05/19 and 08/07/19) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Gut Erkenloh Fleischvertriebs GmbH recalls Spiced ground pork (300g; Best before 11.07.2019) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Industry recalls Andromi Toba de Casa meat product (~500g; Lot 17; Use By 04/08/2019) due to Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Aldi recalls Whoppers confectionery (141g; All ‘best before’ dates) due to undeclared milk, wheat, barley, peanuts and tree nuts.