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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Allergy Alert: JFC International Inc. recalls Daisho Kimchi Hot Pot Soup Base (1.6 lb; Bar code 49 04621 04221 9; All lots) due to undeclared crustacean shellfish (shrimp, crab). The products were distributed between 10/01/16 and 01/31/18 to retail stores and other foodservice operators in the states of AK, AZ, CA, CT, DC, DE, HI, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI.
Allergy Alert: Miller’s Creamery (New Philadelphia, OH) recalls Walnut Creek Foods’ Old Fashioned Carmel Popcorn (15-oz bags; All ‘best by’ dates) due to undeclared soy.
Allergy Alert: Kanan Enterprises recalls Southern Grove Unsalted Almond (14 oz; Best By SEP 25 2018 KN; UPC 0 41498 24647 1) due to undeclared wheat and soy.
Allergy Alert: Whip City Jerky, LLC recalls approximately 1,391 pounds of beef jerky products due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details of affected products, which were shipped to retail stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut and sold via internet/catalog sales.
Food Safety Recall: Panera Bread recalls cream cheese products (all 2 oz and 8 oz products sold in its US bakery-cafés) after samples of one variety of 2 oz. cream cheese from a single production day showed a positive result for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.
Pharmaceutical Product Safety Recall: Kareway Products, Inc recalls Gericare Eye Wash, Sterile Eye Irrigation Solution (4 fl. oz.; Lot #86041601; Expiration date 09/2019) due to potential microbial contamination which compromises sterility.
Allergy Alert: Boucherie Jacques Beaulieu inc. (Quebec, QC) recalls Spaghetti Sauce with Meat (900g and 430g; All lots sold up to and including 30 January 2018) due to undeclared mustard seeds, soy and wheat.
Allergy Alert: JFC International (Canada) Inc. recalls Daisho brand Seasoned Soup Base for Pot Kimuchi Nabe Soup (750g; All batch codes; UPC 4 904621 04221) due to undeclared shrimp and crab. The recalled product was distributed to retailers in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec.
Allergy Alert: Valenca Importers & Exporters Ltd. recalls various brands of breaded shrimp due to undeclared egg. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were distributed to consumers in Ontario and Quebec.
Allergy Alert: Canada Volumes Import/Export Inc. recalls Powdered Almond & Yam Drink with Walnut (360g; Product codes 2018/AU/01 A and 2019/MR/15 JQ; UPC 4 716809 010824) due to undeclared gluten, milk and wheat. The recalled product was distributed to retailers in British Columbia and Manitoba.
Food Safety Recall (Update): Imperial Caviar & Seafood recalls various Imperial Caviar & Seafood brand and VIP Caviar Club brand Whitefish and Salmon Roe due to potential for growth of Clostridium botulinum. Please refer to the recall notice for an updated list of affected products and their distribution.
Food Safety Recall: Berchicci Importing Ltd. recalls Campitello Sheep’s Milk Semi-Soft Ripened Cheese (Variable weight; Lots 271118, 221118 and 201118) due to E. coli contamination.
Food Safety Recall: Boucherie et charcuterie Kascher J & R inc. (Côte Saint Luc, QC) recalls J&R Kosher Meat & Delicatessen Roast Veal (All product with Best Before dates up to and including 5 March 2018) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall: Agropur Cooperative recalls Farmers, Natrel and Northumberland brand milk and cream products due to the presence of sanitizer. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were supplied to restaurants, hotels and institutions in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.
Food Safety Recall: Sawler Gardens Ltd. recalls Sawler brand Turnip Sticks (340g; Batch code 18 FE 18; UPC 6 21063 36600 3) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was distributed to retailers in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.
Food Safety Recall (Update): Thai Indochine Trading Inc. recalls Coconut Tree brand Shredded Young Coconut (227g; Batch code 2019 – 07 – 01; UPC 7 79139 06522 7) due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was distributed to retailers in Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec.
Food Safety Recall: Les 3 Piliers inc. (Montreal, QC) recalls three partially-cooked velouté sauces because the containers are missing an instruction to refrigerate the products. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.
Food Safety Recall: Le Lunch Box (Montreal, QC) recalls La Sauce du Boss Bolognaise sauce (1L; All lots sold up to and including 31 January 2018) because the containers are missing an instruction to refrigerate the product.
Food Safety Recall (Update): Rajdhani Sweets & Restaurant recalls Bhugga (All units sold from January 4, 2018 to January 24, 2018) due to potential Salmonella contamination. This recall update includes additional product information.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): Delhaize recalls Tortilla chips chili bio and Tortilla chips nature bio due to undeclared gluten. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details on the affected products.
Allergy Alert (Denmark): Juels Bryg i Søllested recalls various beers due to undeclared gluten. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert (Denmark): Royal Unibrew A/S recalls Doritos Roulette (170g; Lot #EB6251356; Best by 01-07-2018) due to undeclared milk and wheat.
Allergy Alert (Ireland): Food Safety Authority of Ireland announces recall of Amaizin Organic Natural Corn Chips (150g; Best before 27.07.2018; Batch 37331) due to undeclared gluten.
Allergy Alert (UK): Avondale Foods Ltd recalls Country Kitchen Coleslaw and Potato Salad Twin-Pack (180g; Use by 15 February 2018) due to undeclared milk.
Allergy Alert (UK): Amaizin recalls some batches of Gluten Free Amaizin Organic Corn products due to possible presence of undeclared gluten. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Belgium): 2VD SPRL recalls Brousse Vergez brand FIGUES SECHES LAYERS (500g; Best by 31/10/2018; Lot #090020881-11-362) due to elevated levels of aflatoxin.
Food Safety Recall (Belgium): SushiDaily recalls Sushigari (ginger) (140g; Lot #18081; Best by 02/06/2018) due to possible contamination with glass particles.
Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Naturmælk recalls ØGO, Løgismose and Naturmælk brands of various whipped cream products after an unspecified contaminant was detected in the whipped cream. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Bon Appetit Group A/S recalls Pasta with chicken kebab, sun dried tomatoes and parsley paste (400g; Best by 10.2.2018 and 14.2.2018) because the chicken may not have been thoroughly cooked.
Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Total Produce Nordic A/S recalls Nashi pears (sold in bulk between 20/1/2018 – 31/1/2018 due to elevated pesticide levels.
Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Flensted Snitgrønt A/S recalls several varieties of fresh cut green salads due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (France): Natur’Avenir recalls Natur’Avenir Buckwheat Flour (5kg and 1kg; Lot #171214; Best by 14/12/2018) due to possible Datura contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): Albert Schiller KG recalls Schiller Fresh Liverwurst Sausage (150g; Sold from 29.01.2018 to 02.02.2018) due to possible foreign body contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): Delizio GmbH recalls REWE Bio Cappelletti spinach ricotta (250g; Best before 08.02.18) because remnants of soft, transparent packaging film may be present in some packages.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): Wünsche Handelsgesellschaft International mbH & Co.KG recalls Kings Crown hand-peeled white asparagus sections with heads (314ml; Lot L01081201705153700 / 01090; Best by 30.06.2020) because of possible glass splinters.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): iglo Deutschland recalls iglo Cream Spinach (800g; Lot L7257AJ005 / Uhrzeit 23:00-3:00) because the product may be contaminated with small, black plastic pieces.
Food Safety Recall (UK): Sushi Daily recalls Sushi Daily Sushigari ginger (140g jar; Best by 02/06/2018; Batch code 18081) because the product may contain small pieces of glass.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
Food Safety Recall (Israel): Meir Bagel Factory recalls Small Sweet Chili Pretzel (300g; Batch #33217 & 33317; Best by 28/08/2018 and 29/08/2018) due to possible contamination with small metal pieces.
Food Safety Recall (Israel): Aleph Kisses Ltd. recalls various frozen desserts after Listeria monocytogenes was found in a sample. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority orders recall of Coffee Tree MyCafe brand 4-in-1 Penang Durian White Coffee (40g x 15 sachets; Expiry 16 05 2019; Product of Malaysia) following reports of consumers in Malaysia being hospitalised after drinking the product.
Australia and New Zealand
Allergy Alert (Australia): Fresh Delights recalls Fresh Delights Pumpkin and Feta Pizza (All Best Before dates up to and including 24 January 2018) due to undeclared cashew and almond.
Allergy Alert (Australia): Raffles Healthy Foods recalls Wholemeal Spelt Chia Loaf (580g; Best before 4/2/18) due to undeclared gluten. The recalled product was available at Coles Supermarkets in Victoria.
Allergy Alert (Australia): Sweetin Pty Ltd recalls Cocofrio Dairy and Gluten Free Frozen Dessert Strawberry Choc Chip (500 ml; Best before 04.09.19 and 23.10.19) due to undeclared pecans, hazelnuts, cashews and pistachios. The recalled product was sold at Foodlands (SA), Foodworks (VIC), Farmer Jacks (WA), IGA and independent grocery stores in NSW, QLD, VIC, TAS, SA & WA.
Allergy Alert (Australia): Jasper and Myrtle Chocolates recalls Jasper + Myrtle bean to bar handmade chocolate Spice Rum Dark Chocolate (70g; All Best Before dates) due to undeclared milk.
Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Importers recall Ganyuan brand Crab Roe Flavor Sunflower Seeds (75g and 138 g; All batches) due to undeclared peanuts.
Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): FFOWCS Williams Ltd recalls Orchard Gold brand Divine Duo Mixed Berries (500g; Batch #1711131; Best by 30/11/2019) because the product may contain foreign matter (metal).