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: CDC reports that at least six people become infected with Listeria monocytogenes after consuming soft raw milk cheese made by Vulto Creamery of Walton, New York. All six people were hospitalized and two have died. The outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes has been recovered from leftover cheese collected from the home of one of the dead patients and from intact wheels of cheese obtained from the creamery by the New York Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services. Listeria monocytogenes infections have a long incubation period and more cases may yet develop.
Allergy Alert: Gerber Products Company recalls Cheese Ravioli Gerber® Pasta Pick-Ups® (UPC code: 159070; all packages) due to undeclared egg in the ‘Contains’ statement that lists allergens.
Allergy Alert: Nonna Foods recalls Lidia’s Marinara Sauce (25-oz jar; Best By Date 06/13/2019) due to undeclared milk.
Allergy Alert: BAK-EZ Bakery Company recalls 7-Select brand Mantecada muffin (4.0 oz; UPC 05254859241-7; sold in stores January 23rd to March 3rd 2017) due to undeclared milk. The recalled product was sold only in 7-Eleven stores in San Diego, Bakersfield and Los Angeles.
Allergy Alert: Picone Meat Specialties, LTD. recalls various dry fermented salami products due to undeclared non-fat dry milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (expansion): Vulto Creamery expands its earlier recall to include all lots of Andes, Blue Blais, Hamden & Walton Umber cheeses manufactured from raw milk due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
Food Safety Recall (expansion): Biery Cheese Co. expands its earlier recall to include GFS brand Monterey Jack Cheese with Jalapeno Peppers (1.5 lb; Sell by dates 07/19/17 and 07/20/17) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (expansion): The SoyNut Butter Co. expands its earlier recall to include Dixie Diner’s Club brand Carb Not Beanit Butter (All Best Buy dates) due to potential contamination with E. coli O157:H7. The recalled product was only available for purchase via mail order or online portals.
Food Safety Recall: Whole Foods Market recalls Vulto Creamery cheeses from nine stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine and New York due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected stores.
Food Safety Recall: King’s Command Foods, LLC recalls various meatballs and chicken fried steak products due to potential foreign matter (metal object) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Dietary Supplement Safety Recall: Regeneca Worldwide, a division of VivaCeuticals, Inc. recalls its entire line of herbal and dietary supplement products pursuant to a Consent Decree entered by the federal court for the Central District of California. This recall applies to all products manufactured and sold between June 1, 2011 and February 8, 2017. These products include, but are not limited to RegeneSlim, RegenErect, RegeneArouse, RegeneBlend, RegeneBoost, RegeneBlast, and RegeneFit. ALL LOT #s ARE INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL.
Allergy Alert: Remark Fresh Markets (Windsor, Ontario) recalls Lemon Blueberry Cobbler Loaf (400g; All lots) due to undeclared egg and milk.
Allergy Alert: Aliments Santé Biotope (Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC) recalls LE VG ROULÉ due to undeclared peanuts and other nuts, and TOFU GIN-GIN due to undeclared peanuts, wheat, milk, nuts, egg and sulfites.
Allergy Alert: Marché de la Rousselière inc. (Metro Plus, Montreal, QC) recalls YO-YO CRÈME AU CHOCOLAT ET À LA VANILLE due to undeclared nuts and sesame seeds, and ROULÉ FRAMBOISE COCONUT due to undeclared peanuts, wheat, shellfish, sesame seed, milk, mollusc, mustard, nuts, egg and fish.
Food Safety Recall: Industry recalls I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter and Granola products from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall: VanAmerongen & Son Inc. recalls Klassic Coconut brand Organic, Medium, Desiccated Coconut (25 lbs; Y-106-F-025-TP-16-342-Y1-0074-VAS-ORG F) due to Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was only distributed to the warehouse level.
Allergy Alert (Germany): Lidl Germany recalls Fischerstolz White Tiger Shrimp Aioli (150g; All Best before dates through 24.03.2017; manufactured by Heiploeg International B.V., Netherlands) due to undeclared mustard.
Allergy Alert (Ireland): Avoca recalls Avoca Food Market Tomato Chutney (320g pkg; all best before dates between 20th April 2018 and 22nd February 2019) due to undeclared mustard and sulphites.
Allergy Alert (UK): Seasalt Cornwall recalls Seasalt Cornwall Eton Mess White Chocolate Bar (100g; All Best before dates) and Seasalt Cornwall Lemon Meringue Chocolate Bar (95g; All Best before dates) due to undeclared egg.
Allergy Alert (UK): Best Fresh recalls six sandwich products due to undeclared barley (gluten), celery, milk, and/or sulphur dioxide or sulphites. Please refer to the recall notice for a detailed list of affected products.
Food Safety Alert (Czech Republic): The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority warns that minced meat mix 100% beef – pork (500g pkg; Use by 5 March 2017; produced by Zaklady Miesne Henryk Kania S.A., Oddzial w Mokrsku, Poland) is contaminated with Salmonella and should not be consumed.
Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Dansk Supermarked recalls Levevis brand catsup (Best before 11/08/2017 and 30/06/2017), Levevis brand Organic Creme Fraîche dressing (Best before 06/30/2017), Levevis brand Organic Garlic dressing (Best before 8/11/2017 and 06/30/2017) and Levevis brand Organic Thousand Island dressing (Best before 8/11/2017 and 07/07/2017), due to defective lids.
Food Safety Recall (France): Les Délices de la Mer recalls Soupe de poissons curry coco (1-L bottles; Best by B 23/01/2020 et B 25/01/2020) after company tests determined a problem with product stability. The recalled fish soup was sold in Lidl stores in France.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): Steigerwald Mineralbrunnen GmbH recalls Steigerwald, Schwarzenbergquelle, and Owalis mineral waters (All lots) and Steigerwald, Owalis and Marktquelle sweetened beverages (All lots) after a glass sliver was found in a bottle of Steigerwald Naturell.
Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Oriental Kitchen recalls Chua B et Chua BLA spring rolls (300g pkg; Best by 11/03/2017; Product of France) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Coop recalls Janapeño & Cheddar-flavored sausage due to suspected Listeria contamination.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
Food Safety Alert (Hong Kong): The Centre for Food Safety advises the public that LeaderBrand Produce Ltd. of New Zealand has recalled specific batches of various salads due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of recalled products and distribution information.
Food Safety Recall (Israel): The Two Fishermen Company recalls Vacuum packed sliced cold fillet of smoked salmon (Consignment No. 1702-0103-p; Expiration date March 10, 2017) due to potential Listeria contamination.
Australia and New Zealand
Allergy Alert (Australia): Tasman Foods International Pty Ltd recalls Chan’s Yum Cha at home Seafood Prawn Hargow dumplings (1 Kg; All best before dates up to and including 01.12.2018; Product of Vietnam) due to undeclared soy and egg.
Allergy Alert (Australia): Natural High Co. Pty Ltd recalls Bounce Apple Cinnamon Natural Energy Ball (42g; Best Before 21JUL17, 19AUG17, 02SEP17, 26NOV17; Product of USA) due to undeclared dairy.
Allergy Alert (Australia): Food Babies Love recalls Food Babies Love brand Greek Lamb Casserole (200g; Use By 29/03/17), Baby Bolognaise (200g; Use By 29/03/17), and Fish Pie (200g; Use By 29/03/17) due to undeclared wheat.
Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): LeaderBrand Produce Ltd. recalls specific batches of various salads due to potential Listeria contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of recalled products and distribution information.
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.