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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OUTBREAK ALERT (UPDATE): FDA and CDC have declared the Salmonella Mbandaka outbreak associated with Kellogg’s Honey Smacks ready-to-eat breakfast cereal to be over. In all, 135 consumers in 36 states were infected with the outbreak strain. Thirty-four (34) people were hospitalized in an outbreak that lasted spanned six full months (March 1 – August 30, 2018).
Allergy Alert: Harris Teeter recalls Harris Teeter Low Fat Frozen Yogurt Cookies & Cream (1.5 qt laminated cartons; all SELL BY DATES up to 07/30/19; UPC 0 72036 98182 0) due to undeclared peanut.
Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market recalls 365 Everyday Value White Corn Tortilla Chips Salted-Party Size (20-oz bags; Best-by dates between January 24-25, 2019; UPC 9948247145) due to undeclared milk.
Food Safety Recall: Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation recalls all of its products produced at the Keaau facility between Sept. 6 – 21, 2018 due to a potential contamination of Escherichia coli. The recall was initiated after E. coli was detected in the well water and distribution system that supplies the firm’s operations. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market recalls 365 Everyday Value brand White Corn Tortilla Chips Salted (567 g; Best by dates between January 24-25, 2019; UPC 0 99482 47145 3) due to undeclared milk. The recalled product was distributed to retailers in Ontario.
Food Safety Recall: 3301861 Nova Scotia Limited recalls Cabot brand Oysters (75-count and 100-count; Harvest Date 16-09-2018; Packed on date 17-09-2018; Harvest Location 1387 (lease); No UPC) due to Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was supplied to consumers in Nova Scotia and Quebec and may have been distributed nationwide.
Food Safety Recall: Abbott Nutrition recalls Abbott Promote brand High-Protein Liquid Nutrition – Vanilla Flavour (235 ml; Product code L84417RA0 xxxx (xxxx=time code) 2019JA1; UPC 0 55325 20170 0) and Abbott Two Cal HN brand Complete, Balanced Nutrition – Vanilla (235 ml; Product codes L85559RA0 xxxx (xxxx=time code) 2019FE1 and L87139RA0 xxxx (xxxx=time code) 2019AL1; UPC 0 55325 20799 3) due to bacterial contamination. One illness has been reported. The recalled products were supplied to retailers nationwide.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): Icelandic Gadus recalls various salad products to due undeclared gluten. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert (France): La Société BRIENT recalls Brient brand Cervelas (10 slices/90g; Lot #000001286690; Best before 08/10/2018) due to undeclared egg and mustard.
Allergy Alert (France): La société Cité Marine recalls Auchan Le Poissonnier brand Filets de cabillaud façon fish & chips (Best before 29/09/2018) due to undeclared egg.
Allergy Alert (France): Auchan recalls Auchan le Traiteur brand Samoussas Poulet / Chicken Samosas (40g x 4; Lot #05734142; Best before 10/10/2018) due to undeclared allergens.
Allergy Alert (Germany): Peter Braun Fleisch & Wurst GmbH & Co. KG recalls Paprikaschinkenwurst with egg (Best before dates up to 10.10.2018) due to undeclared pistachios.
Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Vomar Voordeelmarkt recalls De Notenkraam Katjang Pedis (275g; Best before 12-01-2019; Lot #18-109011) due to undeclared wheat (gluten), egg and soy.
Allergy Alert (UK): Sainsbury’s recalls in store bakery all butter croissants (individual and 2-packs; All best before dates up to and including 26 September, 2018) because they contain almond filling which is not declared on the packaging.
Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls Gerblé sans gluten brand Pain aux graines (Lot #190119; Best before 19/01/19) due to foreign matter (metal pieces) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): Landhof “Am Ziegenried” GmbH recalls its entire range of cut cheeses due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Dr. Zak’s recalls Dr Zak’s Barn Farmed Liquid Egg White (pack size 970ml; Batch #18163BN2A, best-before 12/12/2018 – Batch #18180BN2B, best-before 29/12/2018 – Batch #18228BN2A, best-before 02/02/2019) due to Salmonella contamination.
Australia and New Zealand
Allergy Alert (Australia): Europlus Pty Ltd recalls Mahroum Sesame Halva (400g; Best Before 31.12.2018) due to undeclared pistachio nuts.
Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Premier Beehive NZ recalls Beehive brand Original sausages (1 kg; Batch #234234; Use by 17/10/18) due to foreign matter (metal) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): PAK’nSAVE Glen Innes recalls various PAK’nSAVE brand minced meats due to foreign matter (metal) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products.