Recalls and Alerts: January 15 – 18, 2017

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: D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc. recalls Original Animal Crackers (32 oz.; Best by 07SEP17; Case lot #L120716), because they may be packaged with other cookies that contain milk powder.

Allergy Alert: Burger’s Ozark Country Cured recalls Harry & David Ready to Heat Fully Cooked Turkey without Giblets (Case code V20HD2MV; Lot numbers 3276 and 3286) due to incorrect labeling. The mislabeled product contains undeclared sodium nitrite.

Allergy Alert: Willow Tree Poultry Farm, Inc. recalls Whole Foods Market Chicken Salad (6 oz. pkg; Sell by 1/24/2017), because the product containers actually contain an egg salad product.

Food Safety Recall: Olymel S.E.C./L.P. (Boucherville, QC) recalls pork rib tips (10-lb & 30-lb cardboard boxes; packaging date Jan 10-13, 2017) because the products were repacked and distributed without the benefit of federal inspection.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Blue Ridge Beef recalls Turkey with bone (2 lb. chub; Lot #103 mfd 12716) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The affected products were distributed to retail stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

Canada

Allergy Recall: McCain Foods (Canada) recalls Wong Wing brand Vegetable Spring Rolls (545g; Code T160913A) due to undeclared soy. The product was distributed in Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Germany): Herzberger Bakery recalls “Bio Fitnesstange” bread due to accidental mislabelling.

Allergy Alert (UK): Tesco recalls Tesco Takeaway Butter Chicken (385g pkg; Batch codes L014K and L015K; Use by dates 24/01/2017 and 25/01/2017) because the sauce contains undeclared cashew nuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): Windmill Organics Ltd. recalls Pro Fusion Organic Cacao Nibs Cashew Butter (250g; Best before 30/09/2018; Batch code L15259) because the level of peanut found in this product is above that suggested on the label.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Kaufland Warenhandel GmbH & Co KG recalls K-Classic Sour Cherries (350g and 680g containers; Expiry date 04.07.2019 ES211) due to the presence of glass fragments.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Michael Wah Hing Co Ltd recalls Tsin Tsu Wei brand Sichuan Soya Beancurd with Chili & Sesame Oil (130g; Best before August 23, 2019) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Poisoning Investigation (Hong Kong): The Centre for Health Protection is investigating two suspected food poisoning clusters affecting 14 persons. All of the affected individuals ate a meal at the same (unnamed) food premises in Causeway Bay.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Supersol recalls Frozen Green Peas & Carrots (Product code 7294073224907; manufactured in Belgium by Ardo) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): George Weston Foods recalls various brands of garlic bread due to the presence of plastic pieces. The garlic bread was sold at Woolworths, Aldi, FoodWorks, Foodland, IGA and independent stores across Australia.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Target Australia Pty Ltd. recalls Christmas Sprinkles Cookie Mix with a Mason Jar and Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix with a Mason Jar (530g; Best before 20 June 2017; imported from China) due to insect contamination.

 

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: January 11 – 14, 2017

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: Perfect Fit Meals (Houston, Texas) recalls approximately 3,546 pounds of From the Kitchen of Cooking Light Magazine: Lemon Pepper Chicken” with “Use or Freeze By” date of 01/21/17 and lot code 2457744.2 due to misbranding and the possible presence of undeclared milk and wheat.

Allergy Alert: Chip’n Dipped (Huntington, NY) recalls its 2.9-oz. bar, Dark Chocolate Crunch bars (lot numbers are 1100506, 1100483 and 1100524) because they may contain undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Golden Flake Snack Foods, Inc. recalls HOT Thin & Crispy Potato Chips (5-oz pkg; Best if used by APR 1417; Lot codes 364 5 and 365 5) because the product may contain undeclared milk and other dairy ingredients.

Food Safety Recall: Tupperware U.S., Inc. (Orlando, FL) recalls LOT #16189305 of Southwest Chipotle Seasoning, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella

Food Safety Recall: Dutch Valley Food Distributors, Inc. (Myerstown, PA) recalls Cappuccino Snack Mix (Lot code 20161027; Best by 5/25/17) due to possible contamination with Salmonella. The product is distributed in ten pound bulk cases (two 5-lb bags/case).

Food Safety Recall: Hy-Vee, Inc. (West Des Moines, IA) recalls several candy trays containing products manufactured by Palmer Candy Company between Oct. 20, 2016 and Dec. 9, 2016 due to potential contamination with Salmonella. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: In cooperation with Palmer Candy Company, Albertsons and Tom Thumb stores in TexasLouisiana and Arkansas are voluntarily recalling five candy products made with milk powder produced by Valley Milk Products LLC, because of potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: The Pictsweet Company recalls Picktsweet Farms Crunchy Breaded Okra (12-oz pkgs; UPC 0 70560 98377 8; Best if used by Nov 3, 2018; Production codes 3086B C, 3086B D, 3086B E, 3086B F, or 3086B G), because some packages may contain glass fragments. There has been one minor injury in connection with this issue.

Animal Feed Safety Recall: Grange Co-Op recalls Rogue All-Purpose Rabbit Pellets sold in Southern Oregon and Northern California after testing by the Oregon Department of Agriculture revealed that the product may contain higher than acceptable levels of vitamin D.

Canada

Outbreak Alert: The Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating 12 reported cases of E. coli O121 illnesses: 4 cases each in Newfoundland and Labrador, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. The illnesses occurred in November and December 2016. Four people were hospitalized, but all have recovered or are recovering. The source of the outbreak is still under investigation.

Outbreak Alert (British Columbia): The BC Center for Disease Control (BCCDC) has received more than 70 reports of oyster-related gastrointestinal illnesses since early December 2016. The outbreak is ongoing. Norovirus is the confirmed cause in several cases. BCCDC urges that oysters be cooked thoroughly, to an internal temperature of 90ºC for 90 seconds in order to inactivate norovirus and other microbes.

Allergy Alert: Vanworld International Investment (Canada) Ltd. recalls Vanworld brand Glutinous Rice Balls (Black Sesame Filling; 400g; Product code 01 06 2018; UPC 6 66872 76009 3) due to undeclared peanuts.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Lenny & Larry’s Inc. recalls The Complete Cookie Chocolate Chip product (113g pkg; All best before dates from 01/07/2017 up to and including 30/11/2017) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Morrisons recalls certain batches of Morrisons Market Street Assorted Party Cupcakes because they contain cereals containing gluten (wheat, barley, rye, oats), milk, egg, soya and fish which are not mentioned on the label. Please refer to the Food Standards Agency notice for details.

Food Safety Alert (UK): The Food Standards Agency warns consumers not to eat a number of food products, mainly frozen fish and chicken, supplied by MDA Products Ltd. The products have been repackaged in an unapproved premises and are therefore potentially unsafe. Please refer to the Agency’s notice for detailed information.

Consumer Product Recall (Belgium, Luxembourg): A number of kitchen utensils manufactured in China have been recalled due to migration of aromatic amines in excess of the legal limit. The products were distributed in Belgium and Luxembourg. Please refer to the Luxembourg recall notice for a detailed list of affected products.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Alert (Hong Kong): The Centre for Food Safety announces that the import into and sale within Hong Kong of all raw oysters produced by Dungarvan Shellfish Ltd in Ireland or those harvested in Dungarvan Bay (harvest location code: WD-DB-DN) in the country, have been prohibited with immediate effect, due to the risk of norovirus contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Asahi Premium Beverages Pty Ltd. recalls The Cider Lab Pink Lady Apple, Royal Gala Apple and Packham Pear Cider beverages due to undeclared sulphites. The beverages were sold from liquor stores and licensed premises nationwide.

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: January 8-10, 2017

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: Mann Packing recalls 205 cases of 18-oz Organic Veggies with Organic Ranch Dip in a snacking tray (Best If Used By date of January 14), because the product may contain undeclared egg, milk, soy and mustard. The recalled product was shipped to Florida, Minnesota, New York, Iowa and Texas.

Allergy Alert: The Dannon Company alerts individuals who may be allergic to pecans not to consume Danone Dairy Drink – Nuts and Cereal (7.7 oz; UPC 36632-01421; All date codes 02/11/2017 and before) due to undeclared pecans.

Food Safety Alert: USDA/FSIS alerts consumers that ready to eat chicken strips products produced by House of Raeford, a Mocksville, N.C. establishment, may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. A recall was not requested because it is believed that all products have now been consumed. The fully cooked chicken products were produced and packaged on September 29, 2016 and supplied to a distributor in Cleveland, OH. The products were shipped to various restaurants as part of fajita or gyro dishes and served to consumers in December 2016.

Food Safety Recall: Palmer Candy Company recalls certain Palmer, Bakery Delights, Delhaize, Trail’s End and Publix candy products due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled produces were manufactured between October 20, 2016 and December 9, 2016 and supplied to grocery, convenience store and wholesale customers nationwide.

Food Safety Recall: Schreiber Processing Corp. recalls approximately 2,330 pounds of Meal Mart Battered & Breaded Chicken Breast Tenders that may be contaminated with plastic and misbranded. The recalled product was packed in 10-lb boxes bearing item code 03-CTB, production code 0246, and a USDA mark of inspection with Est. No. P-787. The chicken products were shipped to institutional and retail locations in New Jersey, New York and Washington.

Food Safety Recall: Hostess Brands, LLC recalls Holiday White Peppermint Hostess® Twinkies® (UPC 888109111571; sold in multipack boxes containing 9 individually wrapped cakes), because the confectionary coating (supplied by Blommer Chocolate Company) may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled products were sold to mass merchandisers, grocery stores, distributors, dollar and discount stores, and convenience stores throughout the United States.

Pet Food Recall: The J.M. Smucker Company expands its earlier recall on certain lots of 9LivesTMEverPetTM, and Special KittyTM canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1).

Baby Powder Recall: The Honest Company recalls all lots of Organic Baby Powder (4-oz containers; UPC 81781001452) due to possible contamination with microorganisms, including some species associated with skin infections or eye infections.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Overwaitea Food Group recalls My Mix Grab n’ Go brand Chocolate Pretzel Hearts (240g; Best Before August 2017; UPC 0 62639 35098 7) due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

 

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): OH YEAH ONE almond-flavored protein-based snack food is recalled because the label indicates the presence of ‘soy milk’, whereas the product contains milk and soy.

Food Safety Alert (Hong Kong): The Centre for Food Safety announces that the import into and sale within Hong Kong of raw oysters harvested in Etang de Thau, France, has been prohibited with immediate effect, due to contamination with norovirus.

 

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.