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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 E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to consumption of Romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region has grown to encompass 172 cases in 32 states. Seventy-five people have been hospitalized, and there has been one death. FDA reports that the last shipments of romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region were harvested on April 16, 2018, and the harvest season is over. It is unlikely that any romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region is still available in people’s homes, stores, or restaurants due to its 21-day shelf life

Allergy Alert: Hempler Foods Group recalls approximately 8,535 pounds of ready-to-eat pepperoni sticks due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Century Snacks recalls Tropical Trail Mix (16-oz. bags; Lot code BEST BY DEC 27 2018 TP3B T; UPC 0-87076-64462-8) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: BLM Prod.-u. Vertriebsges. mbH & Co. KG recalls Priano Rosso Pesto Sauce (various lots and best by dates; UPC 041498147631) due to undeclared egg and milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were sold in Aldi stores in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia, and via the grocery delivery service Instacart in the Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles areas.

Allergy Alert: Mas Food Services Co. recalls The Peruchef Brand Dry Potatoes (15-oz. pkgs; Expiry August 2019; UPC 7755864000194) due to undeclared sulfites. The recalled products were sold in retail supermarkets in Florida, Virginia, New Jersey, and Maryland.

Allergy Alert: Blount Fine Foods recalls BLOUNT fine foods Chicken Tortilla Soup “For Institutional Use Only” (16-lb cases (4 bags/case); Lot Code 04251819C; Use by 07/24/2018) due to undeclared wheat. The recalled product was shipped to distribution centers for further distribution in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.

Food Safety Recall: Hickory Harvest Foods recalls Certain Island Fruit Mix and Organic Nut Mix Products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were were sold at Liberty Snacks, Heinens, Pilot Flying J, Travel Centers, Diamond Gasoline, and Petro locations in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MO, NC, ND, NE, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WY.

OTC Homeopathic Medicine Safety Recall: MBI Distributing, Inc. recalls homeopathic Teething Drops, Nausea Drops, Intestinal Colic Drops, Stomach Calm, Expectorant Cough Syrup, Silver-Zinc Throat Spray, and Argentum Elixir (all lots), as the products were found to have been manufactured without adequate controls.

Canada

Outbreak Alert (Update): PHAC reports that the Norovirus outbreak linked to consumption of raw oysters from British Columbia appears to be over. In all, the outbreak affected 176 individuals in British Columbia (137), Alberta (14), and Ontario (25).

Allergy Alert (Update): Jongga recalls Jongga brand Kimchi Ramen dried soup mix (140g; All date codes; UPC 8 801052 043661) due to undeclared milk. The recalled product was sold through retailers in Alberta , British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and possibly nationally.

Allergy Alert (Update): Legend Q Trading Inc. recalls Fisher Ma Ma and Liao Bu De brand fish products (various items; all date codes) due to undeclared egg. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were sold through retailers in British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and possibly nationally.

Allergy Alert: Preservation Society recalls Preservation Society brand jams and marmalade due to undeclared sulphites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were sold through retailers in Ontario and Quebec.

Food Safety Recall: Marché Adonis (Gatineau, QC) recalls various products due to possible contamination with Hepatitis A virus. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Four Seasons Marketplace Inc. recalls various smoked fish products because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were sold at Four Seasons Marketplace, 4099 Erin Mills Parkway, Mississauga, Ontario.

Europe

Allergy Alert (UK): Naturya recalls Organic Chlorella Powder (200g; Batch code 606071; Best by 31 March 2019) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (UK): Supernutrients recalls Organic Chlorella Powder (5 kg; Batch code O-CH-DF-160330; Best by 31 March 2019) due to undeclared sulphites.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Colruyt Group recalls éclairs Boni Selection (2 pieces/190g; Best by 20/5/2018, 21/5/2018 and 22/5/2018) due to possible foreign matter (metal fragment) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA has ordered the recall of all Fromage AOP reblochon laitier au lait cru (450g wheels; Product stamp FR 74.096.050 CE-; Lot codes beginning with “8CR”; Product of France) due to E. coli O26 contamination. Consumption of this cheese has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli O26 infections in France.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): COOP Danmark A/S recalls Makler brand Burger Slice Chili Grill Cheese (200g; Best by 30 / 10-2018, Lot #L030518; Best by 29 / 10-2018, Lot #L020518) due to unacceptably high levels of bacteria.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Global Foods Trading GmbH recalls Haldiram’s BHELPURI (200g; Best Before 28.7.2018; Lot #25 GQ; Product of India) due to elevated aflatoxin level.

Food Safety Recalll (Germany): FROMAGERIE CHABERT recalls Reblochon de Savoie au lait cru (450g; Best before 02/04/18 through 24/07/18; Lot numbers beginning “8CR”; Product of France) due to E. coli O26 contamination. Consumption of this cheese has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli O26 infections in France.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Heiploeg International B.V. recalls Wakame Salat – Meeresalgen Natur (100g; Best before 05.06.2018; Product of Netherlands) due to possible Hepatitis E contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Importer recalls Haldiram’s Behl Puri (200g; Best before 28.07.2018; Lot #25 GQ; Product of India) due to elevated aflatoxin level.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Supermarchés Colruyt recalls éclairs Boni (Best before 20/5/2018, 21/5/2018 & 22/5/2018) due to foreign matter (metal fragment) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): QiZiNi recalls QiZiNi Panini Chicken BBQ (Best before 25 May 2018) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Fromagerie Chabert recalls Reblochon Chabert raw milk cheese (450g; Lot numbers beginning “8CR”) due to E. coli O26 contamination. Consumption of this cheese has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli O26 infections in France.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Tees Ltd recalls Sweetworld Yummy Jelly Cones (400g; All dates) due to a choking hazard.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Silco International Limited recalls FROMAGERIES CHABERT Fromage AOP reblochon laitier au lait cru raw milk cheese (450g; Lot numbers starting with 8CR; Product of France) due to  E. coli O26 contamination. Consumption of this cheese has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli O26 infections in France.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Genevieve’s recalls Genevieve’s brand Truffled Chicken Liver Parfait and Truffled Duck Liver Parfait (100g glass jars; All use by dates up to and including 28.12.2018) due to undeclared fish.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Sunny Queen Farms recalls Sunny Queen Farms Organic Free Range eggs (550g & 590g; Best Before: 22nd June 2018; Egg Stamp Code: ACO131), because some eggs may not have been cleaned to the usual required standard.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Coles recalls Coles Mini Classics Vanilla Ice Cream (360mL; Best Before 17/04/2020) due to possible foreign matter (metal fragment) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Euro Gourmet Meats recalls Euro Gourmet Meats brand smoked meat products (all batches and dates) due to lack of process control. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

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