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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

Food Supplement Safety Recall: Viable Solutions recalls certain Herbal-Salvation.com brand powder products containing Kratom due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Supplement Safety Recall: Triangle Pharmanaturals, LLC recalls  all kratom (mitragyna speciosa) powder products it manufactured, processed, packed, and/or held, between April 4, 2017 to Present due to potential Salmonella contamination. The recall was mandated by FDA. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the products. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: World’s Best Cheeses recalls Formagerie de la Brie brand, l’Explorateur soft ripened cheese (250g; Lot No. H036, H038, H043 and H044; Product of France) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was sold in NY, NJ, CT, MD, UT, CO, SC, PA, TX and Washington D.C. through retail stores beginning February 28, 2018 through April 13, 2018.

Food Safety Recall: Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. recalls 23,400 dozen eggs, purchased from Rose Acre Farms and re-packaged at the Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.’s Dade City, Florida, location. Please refer to the recall notice to access full details on the recalled shell eggs, which may be contaminated with Salmonella Braenderup.

Pet Food Safety Recall: TruPet, LLC recalls Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer (Lot #20190531 13815) due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was distributed in the continental USA via online retailer Chewy.com and TruDog.com through direct delivery.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Carnivore Meat Company recalls Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Toppers (6-oz bag; Lot #13815; Best by 06/01/2019, Best by 06/04/19 or Best by 06/20/19; UPC 033211006059) and Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Chub Entrée for Dogs (5 lb; Lot #13816; Best by 12/27/18; UPC 033211008817) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Vitakraft Sun Seed Inc. recalls Sunseed Vita Prima Exotics Sugar Glider Formula (28 oz; Lot #271391; Expiry 12/20/19; UPC 87535-20060) due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was distributed in CA, FL, IL, MI, NJ, NV, OH, PA, and TX, and was exported to Edmonton, Alberta in Canada.

Canada

Food Safety Recall:  APO Products Ltd. and UNO Foods Inc. recall Buenas brand Grated Coconut (454g; All lot codes ending in AF or AG and all lot codes beginning with OA, OB, OC, or OD and ending in AH; UPC 8 53693 00146 1) due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled products were distributed to retailers nationwide.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Groupe Adonis inc. recalls certain products made with raw frozen strawberries due to possible Hepatitis A virus contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Metro Ontario Inc. recalls Fresh 2 Go(F2GO) Roast Beef Panini (2-pack and 4-pack; All units sold up to and including April 18, 2018; UPC starts with 0219274 and 0219149, respectively) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled products were sold at Metro stores in the province of Ontario.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Erie Meat Products Ltd. recalls various Roast beef products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were distributed at the retail level in Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, and Quebec and possibly nationwide.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Vitakraft Sun Seed Inc. recalls Sunseed Vita Prima Exotics Sugar Glider Formula (28 oz; Lot #271391; Expiry 12/20/19; UPC 87535-20060) due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was distributed in CA, FL, IL, MI, NJ, NV, OH, PA, and TX, and was exported to Edmonton, Alberta in Canada.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Delidrengene ApS recalls Chorizo ​​Extra (100g; Lot nos. 5066, 2011, 7017, 1024, 2038, 2046, 2053, 6074, 2081) and Salchichon Extra (100g; Lot nos. 5066, 2053, 6074, 208) due to undeclared soya and/or milk protein.

Allergy Alert (Finland): Ab Chipsters Food Oy recalls Hyvä Apaja Savukalasalaattia / Good Boy Salad (200g; Expiry 14.6.2018) due to undeclared gluten, fish and soy.

Allergy Alert (Germany): LSP® Sporternährung GmbH recalls Oat King Protein Bar, peanut butter and chocolate flavors (80g; Expiry dates 30/August/2018 and 15/August/2018, respectively) due to gluten exceeding the permitted level for a ‘gluten-free’ product.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Powerfoods (Kahler) et Geckogroup (Bettembourg) recall Oat King Protein Bar, peanut butter and chocolate flavors (80g; Expiry dates 30/August/2018 and 15/August/2018, respectively) due to gluten exceeding the permitted level for a ‘gluten-free’ product.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): Ancrona AB recalls Ella’s Kitchen Maize puffs strawberry + banana (Batch nos. 02918 and 03018; Best before 29.09.2018) due to undeclared wheat.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Lagkagehuset A/S recalls Rye bread, 70% (produced and sold 13/04/2018) after a piece of hard plastic is found in one loaf.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Rügenwalder Mühle recalls various meat products due to possible presence of foreign matter (sharp-edged, transparent, triangular plastic particles). Please refer to the recall notice for complete details on the affected products.

Food Safety Recall (UK):  Dunnes Stores recalls Dunnes Stores Chicken, Bacon & Sweetcorn Deli Filler (175g; all use by dates from 13 April 2018 to 20 April 2018, inclusive) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Outbreak Alert (Japan): Outbreak investigators in Japan have identified contamination in a seaweed production plant as the cause of seven foodborne illness outbreaks that sickened almost 2,100 people in 2017, according to a report published in Food Safety News.

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): K-Element Limited recalls Brillat Savarin cheese (Lot nos. 180140 and 1801579; Best before March 9, 2018, and March 11, 2018, respectively; Produced by Sarl ETS Beillevaire, France) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall/Alert (Hong Kong): The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (April 17) that the import into and sale in Hong Kong of poultry eggs produced by a plant (Plant No. P – 1065) of Rose Acre Farms’ Hyde County farm in Hyde County, North Carolina, the United States (US), has been suspended with immediate effect, as the products might have been contaminated with Salmonella.

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