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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): CDC reports that 53 people in 16 states have been infected with E. coli O157:H7 after consuming romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region. Thirty-one of the outbreak victims have been hospitalized. CDC urges consumers to avoid romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona growing region. A specific grower and/or packer has not been identified.

Allergy Alert: McCall Farms, Inc. recalls Happy Harvest Canned Spinach (13.5 oz; Lot code A23IX; Best by January 2021; UPC 041498131289) due to potential undeclared peanut. The recalled product was available in ALDI stores in Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.

Allergy Alert: Eataly USA recalls Eataly Artichoke Spread (7 oz/200g; Expiry 05.12; UPC 612067) due to undeclared walnuts. The recalled product was sold at Eataly Flatiron in New York City.

Food Safety Recall: Giant Eagle recalls multiple items prepared with romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected items, which were sold in Giant Eagle, Market District and GetGo locations across western Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana.

Food Safety Recall: Superior Foods Company recalls Smoked Salmon Spreads due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were distributed in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Minnesota.

Food Supplement Safety Recall: NGB Corp. recalls NxtGen Botanicals Maeng Da Kratom (500mg capsules; Lot #171409) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall: OC Raw Dog, LLC recalls OC Raw Dog Freeze Dried Sardines (3.2-oz bag; UPC 095225853043) because some of the sardines in the packages exceed 5″ in length. According to FDA, salt-cured, dried, or fermented uneviscerated fish longer than 5″ are at risk of harboring Clostridium botulinum.

Pet Food Safety Recall: OC Raw Dog, LLC recalls four products containing OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce (Lot #3652) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Outbreak Alert: The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with federal and provincial public health partners to investigate norovirus and gastrointestinal illnesses in three provinces linked to raw oysters from British Columbia. Illnesses have been reported in British Columbia (92), Alberta (9), and Ontario (25). Two BC oyster farms implicated in the outbreak have been closed.

Allergy Alert: Bounou Boulangerie inc (Laval, QC) recalls two products due to undeclared soy and gluten. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details.

Allergy Alert: KZ Clean Eating recalls Katrin Zytomierska brand Protein Bread Mix (240g; Best Before: 30.06.2018, Lot: 23 10 17 and Best Before: 30.11.2018, Lot: 07 02 18; UPC 7 350072 260011) due to undeclared gluten. The recalled product was sold nationwide.

Food Safety Recall: Cookerie Saint-Laurent (Quebec, QC) recalls a number of partly preserved products due to food safety hazard, as the product label does not carry a ‘Keep Refrigerated’ warning. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were sold exclusively at l’Épicerie J.A. Moisan (Quebec, QC).

Food Safety Recall: Boucherie et charcuterie Kascher J & R inc. (Côte-Saint-Luc, QC) recalls Cooked Lean Roast Turkey Breast (variable weights; all product sold between March 27 and April 20, 2018) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Phoenicia Group Inc. recalls Montana brand Frozen Strawberries (1 kg; All codes purchased up to and including April 20, 2018; UPC 6222000401487) due to possible Hepatitis A contamination. This recall is the result of a foodborne illness investigation. The recalled strawberries were sold in Ontario and Quebec.

Food Safety Recall: Smith Snacks Ltd. recalls various Smith Snacks brand products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were sold in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Food Safety Recall: Winsor Snacks recalls Orange Store brand Big ‘n Beefy Sandwich on White and Big ‘n Beefy Sandwich on Whole Wheat sandwiches (200g; Product code AL 18/18; UPC 0 01284 58100 1) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled sandwiches were sold in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Denmark): NAKA A/S recalls Waffle sheets (200g; All production dates) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Hanex GmbH recalls Tima Waffelblätter / Tima Wafers (200g; All best by dates from 17.04.2018 to 30.06.2020) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Nature elements and Pall Center recall certain algae products due to undeclared sulphites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): La société Cactus recalls Tima Waffelblätter / Tima Wafers (200g; All best by dates from 17.04.2018 to 30.06.2020) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (UK): Rude Health Foods Ltd recalls Rude Health Cacao & Vanilla Granola (450g; Batch code L417; Best before 09 October 2018) due to undeclared almond.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): La société Norenca n.v. recalls various raw sausages due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Lantmännen Schulstad A/S recalls Hatting Fransk Whole grain Hotdog Rolls (390g; Best by 08.05.2018) due to possible foreign matter (small pieces of metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Pointe de Penmarc’h recalls Pointe de Penmarc’h Soupe de poisson /fish soup (500 mL glass bottle; Lot L 17279; Best by 05 2020) due to possible foreign matter (glass pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Manning Impex Ltd recalls Buenas Grated Coconut (454g; Best before 20.02.2019) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Stella 81 SPA recalls Stella 81 brand Spianata Romana (2.2 kg; Lot 4817; Best by 05/05/18) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Manning Impex Ltd recalls Buenas Grated Coconut (454g; Best before 20 February 2019) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Coles recalls Coles Sugar Free Dark Chocolate and Coles Sugar Free Dark Chocolate with Almond & Cranberry (100g; All Date Codes) due to undeclared milk.

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