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): The New Mexico Department of Health reports that 226 confirmed and epidemiologically-linked cases of Shigella sonnei infection (shigellosis) have been identified in three southeastern counties of the state since May 2016. The cases, largely among preschool and school-aged children, occurred in Lea, Chaves, and Eddy counties. The Department of Health encourages parents to, where possible, not send their children to daycare or school when they are sick as it spreads shigellosis and other illnesses to other children and their families.
Outbreak Alert (Update): CDC reports that the outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses has expanded to 23 confirmed cases from 9 states. Twenty of the 23 victims are under the age of 18. Ten outbreak victims have been hospitalized, 7 of those have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). There have been no deaths. The outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 has been found in samples of I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter collected from the homes of ill people in California, Oregon, and Washington, and in unopened containers of I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter collected from retail locations in California. The company has recalled the affected products from both the U.S. and Canadian markets.
Outbreak Alert: The Pennsylvania Department of Health warns visitors and volunteers at the Heaven on Earth Farm animal rescue farm of an outbreak of Cryptosporidium infections associated with visits to the farm. Eleven people have fallen ill since February 14th; some of the victims were hospitalized, while others required out-patient treatment.
Allergy Alert: Riviana Foods Inc. recalls Ronzoni® Thin Spaghetti cartons (16-oz pkg; Manufacturing code JAN 20 19 K) that may contain an egg fettuccine product and may contain undeclared egg.
Food Safety Recall: H & B Packing Co., Inc. recalls 79,461 pounds of boneless beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products. Some of the recalled product was available at Target and select Walmart stores.
Food Safety Recall: J & Y Dasung, Inc., (d.b.a. Som See Neh) recalls 78,335 pounds of frozen pork dumpling products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for product details.
Pet Food Safety Recall: EuroCan Manufacturing recalls Barnsdale Farms®, Barnsdale Farms®-Select, Houndstooth® and Mac’s Choice® brands Pig Ears (individually shrink-wrapped, 6-pack, 12-pack and 25-pack bags; Lot #84) after routine testing detected Salmonella in a sample of the product. Distribution of the product has been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation by the company and FDA. No illnesses have been reported at this time. Mac’s Choice Pig Ear 3 Pack and Snooter’s Pig Ear Value Pack (12 pack) were available at Wegmans stores.
Allergy Alert: Tessier dit Lavigne (Laval, QC) recalls Nut paste truffles (all batches) due to undeclared wheat, sesame, soy and sulfites.
Allergy Alert: La Reine Pâtisserie (Montreal, QC) recalls various pastries and baked goods due to undeclared sesame seeds. Please refer to the recall notice for details.
Allergy Alert: Salades et Mets Hanobak inc. (Montreal, QC) recalls Red Cabbage Salad (250g; All batches) due to undeclared sulfites).
Allergy Alert: Viandes Nada Extra inc. (Montreal, QC) recalls Spicy Beef Salami (450g) due to undeclared soy.
Allergy Alert (Germany): dm recalls dmBio apple with banana and millet (190g; Expiry 03.02.2019) due to undeclared due to undeclared gluten-containing grains (oats, spelled, barley).
Allergy Alert (Ireland): Lidl recalls Kania Pastillas / Cubos caldo de verduras /legumes / Vegetable Stock Cubes (120g; best-before: 27.12.2018; batch: L305145 7009AM) due to undeclared soybeans and celery. The product, which is labeled only in Spanish and Portuguese, may also contain lupin, mustard, sesame and cereals containing gluten as unintentional contaminants.
Allergy Alert (Northern Ireland): Craig Foods recalls Slemish Assorted Pastry (6-pack; All dates up to and including 24 April 2017) and Slemish Cupcakes (4-pack; All dates up to and including 20 April 2017) due to undeclared milk.
Dietary Supplement Safety Recall (Finland): Pro Nutrition Finland Oy recalls Prezone and Prezone stimulant-free dietary supplements because they contain an unapproved novel food. Please refer to the recall notice for full details.
Food Safety Advisory (Germany): The Bavarian Ministry of Consumer Protection warns the public not to consume certain Red Snapper fish fillet frozen from Vietnam, because the fish may contain algal toxins. Please refer to the advisory for additional details.
Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Sari Sari recalls Zean peanut butter (370g; 30/08/2018; Lot #01160802) due to the presence of aflatoxin in the product.
Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Bisca A/S recalls Snøfler (Best before 13/7-2017; Code #17047312; EAN barcode 5709364674609) due to a risk of metal fragments in the product. The recalled product was sold at Kvickly, SuperBrugsen, Brugsen, Dagli´/Lokal Brugsen, Fakta, Fakta Q, Irma, Coop.dk/mad, Netto, føtex, bilka, Lidl, Rema1000, ABC Lavpris.
Food Safety Recall Update (Denmark): Nr. Søby Kød Engros AS recalls vacuum-packed Smoked Sausage (Produced 17-02-2017; Best before 18-05-2017) due to detection of Listeria in the product.
Food Safety Recall (Sweden): ICA recalls ICA Microwave Popcorn (3 pairs), ICA I love eco Microwave Popcorn (3 pairs), ICA Micropocorn (10 pack) and ICA Microwave Popcorn butter flavor (3 pack) because of an increased risk that the package is burned in the microwave oven. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.
Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Axfood recalls Garant brand Microwave Popcorn because of an increased risk that the package is burned in the microwave oven. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details. Please refer to the recall notice for full details.
Food Safety Recall (Wales): Douglas Willis Ltd recalls CMR Burger, Chuck Burger, 6oz Halal Burger, Venison Burger, Venison Sausage, Pork Own Thick Sausage, Lamb & Rosemary Sausage, Gourmet Sausage, Gourmet Pork & Leek Sausage (Batch 17079; All Sausages packed on 20/3/2017 with Use By Date of 29/03/2017; All Burgers packed on 20/3/2017 with Use By Date of 26/03/2017) as they may contain small pieces of hard plastic.
Australia and New Zealand
Food Safety Recall (Australia): The Pork Pie Shop recalls The Pork Pie Shop Pork Pies and The Pork Pie Shop Ascot Pies (all batches) due to potential Salmonella contamination. The recalled pork pies were sold at butchers and small grocery stores in South Australia.
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.