Recalls and Alerts: March 23 – 25, 2017

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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: Nutiva expands its earlier recall of Organic Plant Based Protein Superfood 30 Shake – Vanilla to include all lots of both Vanilla and Chocolate flavored products due to undeclared peanut traces. Please refer to the recall notice for detailed product information. The recalled products were sold at Costco stores.

Allergy Alert: Whiskey Hill Smokehouse LLC (Hubbard, OR) recalls approximately 22,466 pounds of beef, venison and ostrich jerky products due to undeclared soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, and to the California Department of Public Health for a list of retailers in the state who carried the recalled products.

Food Safety Alert: New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets warns consumers in Oneida County and the surrounding area not to consume unpasteurized raw milk from the Winters Grass Farm due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The advisory follows lab confirmation on March 22, 2017 of Listeria monocytogenes in a sample of unpasteurized milk from Winters Grass Farm. The producer is now prohibited from selling raw milk until subsequent sampling indicates that the product is free of harmful bacteria.

Food Safety Recall: Fred Meyer stores recall Manila Clams, Fr (Item Nos. 093820 and 093824) as the clams may have an unacceptable level of PSP (paralytic shellfish poison) as determined by samples tested by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.

Food Safety Recall: Lake Farms Raised Catfish, Inc. recalls approx. 1,695 pounds of Siluriformes (Catfish) Fish products due to possible adulteration with Malachite Green and Leucomalachite Green. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Ajinomoto Windsor, Inc. (Lampasas, TX) recalls JOSÉ OLÉ TAQUITOS BEEF CARNE DE RES IN CORN TORTILLAS Crispy and Crunchy (60-oz. plastic bags inside of a corrugated carton; case codes 3366365A, 3366365B, 3366365C, 3366365D; Best By date of December 30, 2017; Est. No. M-5590) two consumer complaints of foreign material in its ready-to-eat beef products on March 14, 2017 and March 21, 2017. The foreign materials were pieces of rubber with white plastic that originated from the establishments processing equipment. The recalled product was shipped to retail locations in California, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wyoming.

Food Safety Recall: Pro Sports Club recalls 36,957 20/20 Life Styles brand Yogurt Peanut Crunch bars (2 oz. net wt.; lot code B.B. 22JUL17 (means best by July 22, 2017), UPC Code 78571 00052) because of possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7. The recalled product was manufactured using an ingredient supplied by SoyNut Butter Company.

Food Safety Recall: OK Food, Inc. (Oklahoma City, OK) recalls 933,272 pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken products (produced on various dates from Dec. 19, 2016 through March 7, 2017) after the company received five consumer complaints stating that metal objects were found in the ready-to-eat chicken products and by FSIS inspection personnel during verification activities.

Food Safety Recall: ChloroFields (Lawrence, KS) recalls Asian Mix Microgreens (1.5 oz clamshell; sell by date of 3/26/2017; UPC 853763007096) after FDA finds Salmonella in the finished product. The sprouted Microgreens were distributed throughout Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri, and were made available through retail grocery stores, including Whote Foods Markets.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Purposeful Excellence Inc. recalls Booby Boons Lactation Cookies – Chocolate Chip (168g; DEC31/2017) due to undeclared peanut. The recalled product was sold nationally and through Internet sales.

Allergy Alert: Traiteur AL-É-G inc. recalls various prepared dishes due to undeclared mustard and sulfites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of products.

Food Safety Recall: Frankly Fresh Salads, Inc., and H.Y. Louie Co. Ltd. recall Chef Destinations, Frankly Fresh Salads and Fresh St. brands Fresh Guacamole (300g; Best before 17 MR 22) after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency discovers Listeria monocytogenes contamination in a sample of the product. The recalled products were sold at retail in British Columbia and may have been distributed nationally.

Food Safety Recall: Boucherie Mario Allen inc. recalls Lard au pots maison/Lard in glass jars (500 mL; all lots up to and including 22 March 2017) due to improper storage and labeling.

Food Recall: Gevinoth Yisroel Dairy Products recalls Fresh & Healthy brand Chunk Feta Cheese (227g; Product code JN 27 17; UPC 7 20742 26226 8) due to E. coli contamination. The product was available at retail in Ontario.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Biogan A/S recalls LOOV Delicate Ginger Breads (120 g net wt.; Best by 29.03.2017) and LOOV boghvede Brunkager/LOOV Buckwheat Brown Cakes (120g net wt.; Best by 20.03.2017) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): The Porterhouse Brewing Company advises that Hersbrucker Pils (330 ml bottle; best before 05.10.2017) contains undeclared sulphur dioxide.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): Findus Sverige AB recalls Findus brand Skinkcrêpes/Ham crêpes (250g; Lot L7002VL6343; best before 06.2018 and Lot L7002VL6327; best before 05.2018) due to undeclared fish and seafood.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Mathonet-Gabriel s.a. recalls Mousse de Truite Saumonée Fumée (150g; Best by 04/04/2017; Lot M-0622) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Kakshidi Food Trading ApS recalls Lao Gan Ma Mushroom in Chili Oil (210g net wt.; Best before 17/10/2017) because the product may contain glass fragments.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Marks and Spencer recalls M & S Chicken & Vegetable Soup (600g; Use by 30/3/17; Product of UK) due to customer complaints of an off-taint.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Bonneterre et Cie recalls Bonneterre brand Camembert de Normandie au lait cru Bio/Normandy Camembert cheese made with organic raw milk (250g wooden pkg; Expiry 09/04/2017; Lot 039151) due to Salmonella contamiantion.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Marks and Spencer recalls Chicken and Vegetable Soup (600g; use by date 30 March 2017; product code 00711135) due to possible chemical contamination.

Food Recall (UK): Cleone Foods recalls Island Delight Jerk Chicken Flaky Patties and Island Delight Lamb Shortcrust Patties (140g; 26 March 2017) due to incorrect labelling.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): The Centre for Food Safety announces a recall of all the frozen and chilled meat and poultry imported from 21 plants currently under investigation by Brazilian authorities.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert: Yummy Snack Foods recalls Yummy Mini Tub Yoghurt Sultanas (300;g Best Before 8/2/18) due to undeclared peanut. The product was sold at IGAs and independent supermarkets in NSW, QLD, VIC, SA and WA.

Some supermarket chains post recall notices on their web sites for the convenience of customers. To see whether a recalled food was carried by your favorite supermarket, follow the live link to the supermarket’s recall website.

*The Kroger umbrella encompasses numerous supermarket, marketplace and convenience store chains
**Includes Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs and Pak N’ Save.
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Recalls and Alerts: March 19 – 22, 2017

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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 (Update): The New Mexico Department of Health reports that 226 confirmed and epidemiologically-linked cases of Shigella sonnei infection (shigellosis) have been identified in three southeastern counties of the state since May 2016. The cases, largely among preschool and school-aged children, occurred in Lea, Chaves, and Eddy counties. The Department of Health encourages parents to, where possible, not send their children to daycare or school when they are sick as it spreads shigellosis and other illnesses to other children and their families.

Outbreak Alert (Update): CDC reports that the outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses has expanded to 23 confirmed cases from 9 states. Twenty of the 23 victims are under the age of 18. Ten outbreak victims have been hospitalized, 7 of those have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). There have been no deaths. The outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 has been found in samples of I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter collected from the homes of ill people in California, Oregon, and Washington, and in unopened containers of I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter collected from retail locations in California. The company has recalled the affected products from both the U.S. and Canadian markets.

Outbreak Alert: The Pennsylvania Department of Health warns visitors and volunteers at the Heaven on Earth Farm animal rescue farm of an outbreak of Cryptosporidium infections associated with visits to the farm. Eleven people have fallen ill since February 14th; some of the victims were hospitalized, while others required out-patient treatment.

Allergy Alert: Riviana Foods Inc. recalls Ronzoni® Thin Spaghetti cartons (16-oz pkg; Manufacturing code JAN 20 19 K) that may contain an egg fettuccine product and may contain undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall: H & B Packing Co., Inc. recalls 79,461 pounds of boneless beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products. Some of the recalled product was available at Target and select Walmart stores.

Food Safety Recall: J & Y Dasung, Inc., (d.b.a. Som See Neh) recalls 78,335 pounds of frozen pork dumpling products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for product details.

Pet Food Safety Recall: EuroCan Manufacturing recalls Barnsdale Farms®, Barnsdale Farms®-Select, Houndstooth® and Mac’s Choice® brands Pig Ears (individually shrink-wrapped, 6-pack, 12-pack and 25-pack bags; Lot #84) after routine testing detected Salmonella in a sample of the product. Distribution of the product has been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation by the company and FDA. No illnesses have been reported at this time. Mac’s Choice Pig Ear 3 Pack and Snooter’s Pig Ear Value Pack (12 pack) were available at Wegmans stores.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Tessier dit Lavigne (Laval, QC) recalls Nut paste truffles (all batches) due to undeclared wheat, sesame, soy and sulfites.

Allergy Alert: La Reine Pâtisserie (Montreal, QC) recalls various pastries and baked goods due to undeclared sesame seeds. Please refer to the recall notice for details.

Allergy Alert: Salades et Mets Hanobak inc. (Montreal, QC) recalls Red Cabbage Salad (250g; All batches) due to undeclared sulfites).

Allergy Alert: Viandes Nada Extra inc. (Montreal, QC) recalls Spicy Beef Salami (450g) due to undeclared soy.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Germany): dm recalls dmBio apple with banana and millet (190g; Expiry 03.02.2019) due to undeclared due to undeclared gluten-containing grains (oats, spelled, barley).

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Lidl recalls Kania Pastillas / Cubos caldo de verduras /legumes / Vegetable Stock Cubes (120g; best-before: 27.12.2018; batch: L305145 7009AM) due to undeclared soybeans and celery. The product, which is labeled only in Spanish and Portuguese, may also contain lupin, mustard, sesame and cereals containing gluten as unintentional contaminants.

Allergy Alert (Northern Ireland): Craig Foods recalls Slemish Assorted Pastry (6-pack; All dates up to and including 24 April 2017) and Slemish Cupcakes (4-pack; All dates up to and including 20 April 2017) due to undeclared milk.

Dietary Supplement Safety Recall (Finland): Pro Nutrition Finland Oy recalls Prezone and Prezone stimulant-free dietary supplements because they contain an unapproved novel food. Please refer to the recall notice for full details.

Food Safety Advisory (Germany): The Bavarian Ministry of Consumer Protection warns the public not to consume certain Red Snapper fish fillet frozen from Vietnam, because the fish may contain algal toxins. Please refer to the advisory for additional details.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Sari Sari recalls Zean peanut butter (370g; 30/08/2018; Lot #01160802) due to the presence of aflatoxin in the product.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Bisca A/S recalls Snøfler (Best before 13/7-2017; Code #17047312; EAN barcode 5709364674609) due to a risk of metal fragments in the product. The recalled product was sold at Kvickly, SuperBrugsen, Brugsen, Dagli´/Lokal Brugsen, Fakta, Fakta Q, Irma, Coop.dk/mad, Netto, føtex, bilka, Lidl, Rema1000, ABC Lavpris.

Food Safety Recall Update (Denmark): Nr. Søby Kød Engros AS recalls vacuum-packed Smoked Sausage (Produced 17-02-2017; Best before 18-05-2017) due to detection of Listeria in the product.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): ICA recalls ICA Microwave Popcorn (3 pairs), ICA I love eco Microwave Popcorn (3 pairs), ICA Micropocorn (10 pack) and ICA Microwave Popcorn butter flavor (3 pack) because of an increased risk that the package is burned in the microwave oven. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Axfood recalls Garant brand Microwave Popcorn because of an increased risk that the package is burned in the microwave oven. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details. Please refer to the recall notice for full details.

Food Safety Recall (Wales): Douglas Willis Ltd recalls CMR Burger, Chuck Burger, 6oz Halal Burger, Venison Burger, Venison Sausage, Pork Own Thick Sausage, Lamb & Rosemary Sausage, Gourmet Sausage, Gourmet Pork & Leek Sausage (Batch 17079; All Sausages packed on 20/3/2017 with Use By Date of 29/03/2017; All Burgers packed on 20/3/2017 with Use By Date of 26/03/2017) as they may contain small pieces of hard plastic.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): The Pork Pie Shop recalls The Pork Pie Shop Pork Pies and The Pork Pie Shop Ascot Pies (all batches) due to potential Salmonella contamination. The recalled pork pies were sold at butchers and small grocery stores in South Australia.

Some supermarket chains post recall notices on their web sites for the convenience of customers. To see whether a recalled food was carried by your favorite supermarket, follow the live link to the supermarket’s recall website.

*The Kroger umbrella encompasses numerous supermarket, marketplace and convenience store chains
**Includes Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs and Pak N’ Save.

Recalls and Alerts: March 16 – 18, 2017

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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: Nutiva recalls Organic Plant Based Protein Superfood 30 Shake – Vanilla Flavor (10 – 1.2OZ (34g) Packets, Lot code 20SEP2016I, Expiry 20 SEP 2018; and 21.6 OZ HDPE Jar, Lot codes 26SEP2016I & 27SEP2016I, Expiry 26 SEP 2018 & 27 SEP 2018) due to undeclared peanuts. The recalled items were sold on the internet and through distributors in CaliforniaColoradoFloridaNew HampshireOregon and Texas.

Food Safety Advisory: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) advises the public not to consume dried, uneviscerated fish sold from Shwe Karen Market (St. Paul, MN), because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum

Food Safety Recall: King’s Command Foods, LLC (Kent, WA) expands it earlier recall to include 63,252 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials. The company has received several consumer complaints stating that metal objects were found in the beef products. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Flagship Food Group (Albuquerque, NM) recalls TRADER JOSE’S BREAKFAST BURRITOS Eggs, Potatoes, Cheese, Turkey Bacon (Lot code 266; SKU 96132; package code A26616PFFG3; case code 100-101280) that may be contaminated with extraneous materials. The company has received three consumer complaints, one of which resulted in minor oral injury. The recalled products were sold at Trader Joe’s stores in the following states: CT, DC, DE, Il, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TN, VT, VA and WI.

Food Safety Recall: Hannaford recalls 80% lean ground beef (sold in Queensbury store on March 14th; use or freeze-by date of March 16) because the product may contain metal fragments.

Food Safety Recall: Schnuck Markets Inc. recalls Regular Ground Beef 73 Lean, Lean Ground Beef 80 Lean, Extra Lean Ground Beef 90%, Ground Sirloin, Ground Round, Ground Chuck, and Grass Fed Beef (Produced Fresh on 03/13/17 or Sell-By 03/14/17; sold only at 5055 Arsenal Street, St. Louis, MO) after a package was returned containing pieces of a metal meat package clip.

Food Safety Recall: Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp. (Rancho Dominguez, CA) recalls Edamame – Soybeans in Pods (8-oz/227g pkgs; UPC 0-23012-00261-9; dates 01/03/2017 and 03/17/2017) due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled product was sold at designated retail sushi counters within grocery stores, cafeterias, and corporate dining centers in the following states: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MS, NC, NH, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WY. Affected retailers include Big Y, Price Chopper, Publix, and Schnucks.

Food Safety Recall: Aroma Imports Inc. (Dearborn Heights, MI) recalls Nabelsi brand Thyme (450g and 4.5 kg packages; production date 08/20/2016; expiry date 08/20/2018) because the products have the potential to contain excessive levels of lead. The affected product was distributed from Nov. 7, 2016 until Feb. 22, 2017 to retailers, food service establishments, and wholesalers in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, New Jersey and Virginia.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Wellpet recalls Wellness 95% Beef Topper for Dogs (13.2 oz cans; Best-By Dates of 02 FEB 19, 29 AUG 19 and 30 AUG 19) due to potential elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone. The recalled product was sold at PetSmart and other pet specialty retailers throughout North America and was also distributed online.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Blue Buffalo recalls Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner (12.5 oz. cans; Best by June 07, 2019; UPC 84024310115) due to potential elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone. The recalled product was distributed nationally through pet specialty and on-line retailers, including PetSmart.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: T. Verk Trading Inc. recalls Atlantic Veal & Lamb brand boneless veal (60 lbs; Product codes 507030 and 511341) due to contamination with E. coli O103. The recalled product was distributed only to warehouse level and not to retailers.

Food Safety Recall: PastaCo recalls PastaCo brand Bolognese Sauce (750 mL; All codes up to and including Best Before August 23, 2017 with the exception of codes 9/01123 Best Before July 20, 2017 and 9/01104 Best Before May 07, 2017) because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum.

Europe

Outbreak Alert/Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Tulip Food Company recalls COOP Forloren Hare (350g; Produced 04/11/2016; Best before 01/08/2017; EAN 7340011419334) due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled frozen microwaveable Meatloaf & Potato dinner has been linked through epidemiological evidence to 19 Salmonella infections in Denmark. Two of the outbreak victims have died. The implicated product was sold in Kvickly, SuperBrugsen, Brugsen, Dagli´-/LokalBrugsen, Fakta, and Fakta Q supermarkets and convenience stores and on-line at Coop.dk/mad.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Hühnerhof Heidegold GmbH recalls shell eggs (Sizes S, M, L & XL; Codes 2-DE-0351921 and 2-DE-1327781) due to possible Salmonella contamination on the outer surface of the egg shells

Some supermarket chains post recall notices on their web sites for the convenience of customers. To see whether a recalled food was carried by your favorite supermarket, follow the live link to the supermarket’s recall website.

*The Kroger umbrella encompasses numerous supermarket, marketplace and convenience store chains
**Includes Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs and Pak N’ Save.