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Recalls and Alerts: June 20, 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: JFC International Inc. recalls Futaba Sesame Hijiki Rice Seasoning (2.29 oz; all lots; UPC 4 902533 023173) due to missing English-language label and undeclared Wheat, Soybean, and Fish (Bonito). The recalled product was distributed between 06/19/16 and 06/19/17 to retail stores and other foodservice operators in the states of AZ, CA, CO, CT, MA, MD, NC, NV, NY, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WV.

Allergy Alert (Update): Embutidos Fanguito, Inc. recalls Embutidos El Fanguito Chorizo (2 oz pkg; sell by date of Sept. 17, 2017) due to mislabeling and undeclared soy and monosodium glutamate.

Allergy Alert: United Natural Foods, Incorporated recalls Fat Cat Purry-Purry Sauce Hot Sauce (5-oz glass bottle; Lot FCPPMAY092019) due to undeclared peanuts. The recalled product was supplied to Winn-Dixie Supermarkets, BI-LO Supermarkets and Harvey’s Supermarkets in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Louisiana.

Allergy Alert (Expansion): Channel Fish Processing Co., Inc. recalls approximately 1,190 pounds of breaded Swai products due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped to institutional locations in Indiana.

Allergy Alert: Northern Food I/E Inc. recalls RA’s Farm dried apricots (12 oz pkgs; UPC 754351-144424) due to undeclared sulfites. The recalled product was distributed in New York State.

Food Safety Recall: United Natural Trading LLC recalls a limited number of products containing Organic and Natural dates sold under the Nature’s Promise, Woodstock, Market Basket, and Wholesome Pantry brands due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped to retailers and distributors throughout the United States.

Food Safety Recall: House of Thaller recalls selected 10 ounce packages of Fresh Foods Market, Lantana, and Marketside brands of Hummus with Pine Nut Topping due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were distributed nationwide through various grocery retailers from April 18, 2017 to June 13, 2017, and in Canada on April 20, 2017.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: BakeMark Canada Calgary recalls BakeMark brand White Cross Topping Mix (4.54 kg; Product codes 4-16-326-01 and 4-16-326-02; UPC 0 64278 50623 7) due to possible E. coli O121 contamination. The recalled product was supplied to hotel, restaurant and institutional customers in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario.

Food Safety Recall: Newly Weds Foods Co. recalls various brands of coating mixes due to possible E. coli O121 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products, which were supplied to hotel, restaurant and institutional customers in British Columbia and Manitoba.

Food Safety Recall: Snowcap Enterprises Ltd. recalls Snowcap brand Baking Mixes due to possible E. coli O121 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products, which wre supplied to hotel, restaurant and institutional customers in British Columbia and Ontario.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Coop Danmark recalls Broccoli salad with a touch of chili (250g; Use by dates 20/6-2017 – 21/6-2017 and 22/6-2017) due to undeclared egg and mustard.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Terravital recalls Céréal brand Choco Puur /Noir Spread (220g jar; Lot #07.11.2017; Best by 07.11.2017) due to possible mold contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): JM Clark recalls Varmrökt Bog/Hot-smoked Shoulder (Best before 29.06.2017) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes 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.
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Recalls and Alerts: June 17 – 19, 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: Rikki USA, Inc. recalls various lot codes of Masa’s Gourmet Sweet and Sour Sauce, Masa’s Gourmet Curry Coconut Sauce and Masa’s Gourmet Pulled Pork BBQ Sauce due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were sent to distributors in CA, IL, NY, OR and WA.

Allergy Alert: Kabir’s Bakery recalls Kabir’s Bakery Cinnamon Twist and Kabir’s Bakery Cinnamon Raisin Danish (4-oz plastic pkgs; all date codes) due to undeclared milk. The recalled products were distributed in retail stores throughout New York City.

Allergy Alert: POV KITCHEN INC. recalls Oreo Red Velvet Pudding (4.7 oz, 7.1 oz, and 8 oz sizes; all lots) due to undeclared egg. The recalled products were distributed in New York City to retail stores.

Allergy Alert: Maxi Canada, Inc. recalls YUMMY CHICKEN BREAST FRIES (38 oz; Best by 01/03/19 thru 04/21/19; UPC 64563-22317) and YUMMY DINO BUDDIES CHICKEN NUGGETS (42 oz; Best by 07/28/18 and 11/18/18 thru 04/06/19; UPC 64563-22607) due to undeclared milk. 

Allergy Alert: Maxi Canada, Inc. recalls various Yummy brand fries and chicken nuggets due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of products.

Allergy Alert: Elevation Brands recalls Ian’s Italian Panko Breadcrumbs (9 oz; Use By Dates of 12/28/17, 12/29/17 and 3/22/18; UPC 74951277220) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Hampton Farms recalls Ava’s Brand Organic Roasted Unsalted Cashews (8 oz; Lot# 11817 Exp 4/28/18, Lot# 12617 Exp 5/1/18, Lot#15917 Exp 6/5/18; UPC 8-10111-01036-8) and Ava’s Organic Roasted Unsalted Almonds (8 oz; Lot#10217 Exp 4/10/18; UPC 8-10111-01032-0) due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled products were distributed in New Jersey.

Food Safety Recall: Supreme Cuisine recalls approximately 325,000 pounds of meat and poultry fat and lard products due to a processing deviation, which may result in the potential growth and survival of bacterial pathogens in the products. The recalled products were sold through the internet and shipped to retail locations nationwide.

Food Safety Recall: Woodstock Farms recalls Woodstock Organic Campfire Trail Mix, Bulk (Purchased Between 4/16/2017 – 6/19/2017; PLU 54565; UPC 204565-5XXXX) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was sold in Smith’s stores. 

Food Safety Recall: Hummus Gourmet, LLC recalls Lantana White Bean Hummus with Pine Nuts (10 oz; Product dates 6/19/17 through 8/15/17; UPC 89686300143) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Seacore Seafood Inc. recalls Blue Harbour brand Fish Squares (454g and 908g; Lot #17013) and Blue Harbour brand Fish Sticks (454g and 908g; Lot #17013 (both sizes) and 17117 (908g only)) due to undeclared milk. The recalled products were distributed to retailers in Ontario.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Country Pantry Bulk Foods, In-Dey-Go Fundraising Inc., Mildmay Cheese Haus recall certain cookie dough, pie shells and tart shells due to possible E. coli O121 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products, which were supplied to consumers nationwide.

Food Safety Recall: Flour Barrel, Hillcrest Home Baking recall Robin Hood Super Keynote Strong Bakers Flour (20kg; Lot codes containing BB/MA 2017 OC 24 and 6 298 SK and C0010573; UPC 6 28622 10597 4; sold at Hillcrest Home Baking, 2192 Floradale Rd., Floradale, ON) and Robin Hood Italian Style Flour (20kg; Lot codes containing: BB/MA 2017 OC 31 and 6 305 SK and C0010889; BB/MA 2017 NO01 and 6 306 SK and C0010889; UPC 6 28622 10134 1; sold at Flour Barrel, 115 Wyndham Street, North, Guelph,ON) due to possible E. coli O121 contamination.

Europe

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls Lustucru frais brand Box Torti carbonara (360g; Lot #C1510/hh:mm/C14; Best by 29/06/2017) due to possible contamination with blue plastic pieces.

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.

Dog owners file $5 million action against Evanger’s, Nutripack

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Nicole and Guy Mael, whose dog Talula died after eating Evanger’s brand “Hunk of Beef Au Jus” canned dog food on New Year’s Eve, have filed a class action complaint against Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Co. Inc. and its sister company Nutripack LLC.

The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington on June 16, alleges fraud, misrepresentation and negligence on the part of Evanger’s and Nutripack. The complaint requests a jury trial.

The couple’s five dogs all became ill after eating the Hunk of Beef food. They took them all to an emergency veterinary facility. Four of the five dogs survived, although one of the survivors is currently being treated for seizures.

Lab analysis of Talula’s stomach contents and of the remainder of the contents of the can of Hunk of Beef revealed the presence of a large quantity of pentobarbital.

Pentobarbital is a fast-acting barbiturate, and is used as a veterinary euthanasia agent. Its presence in any food or animal feed renders the food or feed adulterated, according to the federal law.

The Food and Drug Administration confirmed the presence of pentobarbital by laboratory analysis of samples taken from sealed cans of Evanger’s Hunk of Beef Au Jus and Against The Grain branded Pulled Beef with Gravy canned dog food, prompting Evanger’s to initiate a series of product recalls.

In addition to the pentobarbital finding, an inspection of Evanger’s production facility in Wheeling, IL, and of Nutripack’s facility in Markham, IL, revealed insanitary conditions in both facilities, according to FDA.

The class action suit cites thirteen counts under federal, Illinois, and Washington state law, based upon claims of:

  • breach of implied warranty:
  • breach of express warranty;
  • unfair acts or practices;
  • deceptive acts or practices;
  • negligence;
  • defective manufacture, design, and marketing;
  • unjust enrichment;
  • misrepresentation; and
  • product adulteration and misbranding.

In addition to seeking restitution, estimated to exceed $5 million from Evanger’s and Nutripack, the plaintiffs have requested an injunction to prevent the companies “…from continuing the unlawful practices … including marketing or selling its products that may be misrepresented, adulterated and misbranded, and specifically falsely stating that they are USDA-inspected, human-grade quality, 100 percent kosher beef and directing defendants to engage in corrective action, or providing other injunctive or equitable relief.”

This article first appeared in Food Safety News and is reposted here with permission.