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Product recalls and alerts

11 Sept 13

UK Recalls

**Farmbox Meats frozen meat strips recalled
**Tesco recalls various own-brand ambient meals
**Fentimans Ltd recalls its Ginger Beer, Curiosity Cola, and Dandelion & Burdock
**Loch Duart Artisan Smokehouse recalls further batches of its Oak Smoked Salmon

Rest of the World

**From Ireland
**From Australia and New Zealand
**From Canada
**From the US
**European Rapid Alerts
**Links to recall web sites
**Recall web sites for halal and kosher foods

UK Recalls

**Farmbox Meats frozen meat strips recalled
Farmbox Meats Limited has supplied frozen lamb, beef and mutton trim that has not been subject to proper temperature controls and does not comply with traceability requirements. The Food Standards Agency has issued a Food Alert for Action.

**Tesco recalls various own-brand ambient meals
Tesco is recalling various own-brand ambient meals, because a production fault means the rice in some packs could become mouldy during storage. If you have bought one of the products, do not eat it. The Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice

**Fentimans Ltd recalls its Ginger Beer, Curiosity Cola, and Dandelion & Burdock
Fentimans Ltd is recalling some of its Ginger Beer, Curiosity Cola, and Dandelion & Burdock, because some 750ml glass bottles have been found to display signs of weakness, which may cause some bottles to break. If you have bought one of the products listed, do not drink it. The Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

**Loch Duart Artisan Smokehouse recalls further batches of its Oak Smoked Salmon
Loch Duart Artisan Smokehouse is recalling further batches of its Oak Smoked Salmon because Listeria monocytogenes has been detected in the product and may pose a health risk. If you have bought this product with the batch codes listed, do not eat it. The Food Standards Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

Rest of the World
**From Ireland

  • The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) today reported that nine Closure Orders and seven Prohibition Orders were served on food businesses during the month of July for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.
  • Peanuts are an ingredient of Rainbow Mixed Nuts, however, due to a labelling error, peanuts were not declared in the list of ingredients on certain batches.  The statement “Product May Contain Peanuts” is present on the product label however, this is not sufficient as the legal requirement is that all ingredients are declared in the list of ingredients.

**From Australia and New Zealand

  • Schulz Organic Farms Pty Ltd has recalled Schulz Organic Full Cream Milk from small independent supermarkets and small health food shops in Victoria due to microbial (Listeria monocytogenes) contamination.
  • Doodles Creek Pty Ltd has recalled Doodles Creek Caesar Dressing from independent grocery stores and delicatessens in ACT, NSW, QLD, VIC and WA due to non compliant labelling. 'Dairy free' is claimed on the front of product, however the product contains dairy, as declared in the ingredient list.
  • Mexim Australia Pty Ltd has recalled Shahjalal Vegetable Singhara from speciality Bangladeshi stores in VIC due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (peanut).
  • Sapphire Coast Smoked Fish Pty Ltd has recalled Eden Smokehouse Smoked Mussels Mexican Chilli from Thomas Dux supermarkets, Supabarn, independent supermarkets and seafood stores in NSW, VIC and ACT due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
  • Metcash Trading Limited has recalled Black and Gold Broccoli Florets (frozen) from IGA stores, FoodWorks and independent grocery stores in ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS and VIC due to the presence of foreign matter (glass).
  • Karicare Infant Formula Stage 1 (0-6 months) 900g cans and Karicare Gold+ Follow on Stage 2 (6-12 months) 900g cans produced between 21 May 2013 and 2 August 2013 (inclusive) have been recalled as Whey protein concentrate used as an ingredient in the products may have been contaminated with Clostridium botulinum bacteria. This bacteria produces a neurotoxin that causes botulism.
  • General Mills Australia Pty Ltd has recalled Pasta Master Fresh Lasagne from Woolworths Supermarkets in WA due to the potential presence of foreign matter (metal).

**From Canada

  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Wonderberry North America are warning people with allergies to milk and hazelnuts not to consume Spartak (in Russian characters only) - Aerated Chocolate Bar Spartak with Cognac Flavour.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Elite International Foods Inc. are warning people with allergies to mustard not to consume the Margaritaville brand dressings.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to serve or consume certain raw oysters and clams harvested in British Columbia as they may contain paralytic shellfish toxin.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public, food service establishments, and retailers, not to consume, serve, use, or sell certain tahina products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Diwa Products Ltd. are warning the public not to consume certain Diwa brand Grated Coconut because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and White Veal Meat Packers Ltd. (EST 412) are warning the public not to consume certain Veal Liver because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Jan K Overweel Ltd. are warning the public not to consume certain Ballarini brand Gorgonzola cheese products because the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Maple Leaf Foods are warning people with allergies to mustard not to consume certain Chicken Pies. The affected products contain mustard which is not declared on the labels.
  • Certain oysters and clams from Connecticut (USA) may contain Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Phoenicia Group Inc. are warning the public, food service establishments, and retailers, not to consume, serve, use, or sell certain Tahini products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Fukuda Trading Co. Ltd. are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume certain Orion brand Italian Gratin flavoured Italian potato chips.  The affected products contain milk which is not declared on the label.
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Genuine Bakery & Catering are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume certain Hometown and Genuine Bakery Deli & Catering brands of bread products. The affected products contain milk which is not declared on the label.

**From the US

  • Buurma Farms, Inc. is voluntarily recalling 465 boxes of Cilantro Lot #02D312A4. Buurma Farms recalled this product due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
  • Justin’s1 has initiated a voluntary recall of certain lots of its Maple Almond Butter 16oz jars and its Chocolate Hazelnut Butter 16oz jars due to the presence of foreign metallic fragments in unpackaged nut butter.
  • Whole Foods Market’s Northern California region is recalling its sour cherry and blueberry crostatas due to use of an egg wash that was undeclared on the product label.
  • Heeren Brothers Produce is recalling approximately 5,400 cantaloupes because of a possible health risk to consumers.  The produce, which was distributed to small, independent grocers in Michigan July 23-26, has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and should be discarded and not consumed.
  • Gold Star Smoked Fish Corp. is recalling Baltic Treasures, Norwegian Style Matjes, Marinella "Delicatessnaya", Jewish Style Matjes, Traditional Russian Matjes, and Rybacka Wies Matjes Brands of Herring Fillets in Oil due to contamination or possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • Evershing International Trading, Inc. of San Jose, CA is recalling all Ginger Candy it received from Lucky Shing Company due to elevated levels of lead. Ginger Candy is imported from Vietnam.
  • United Processing LLC is recalling approximately 12,600 pounds of boneless veal products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, E. coli O145 and E. coli O45.
  • Garden-Fresh Foods, Inc. of Milwaukee Wisconsin is recalling A Limited Quantity of Spartan Fresh Selections American Potato Salad In 16 oz. Packages, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
  • Premier Foods, LLC of Santa Fe Springs, CA is voluntarily recalling four flavored sauces due to the failure to declare the following allergens on the product labels: milk, soy, and/or wheat.
  • American Importing Co, Inc. (d/b/a Amport Foods) of Minneapolis, MN is voluntarily recalling one lot of Amport Milk Chocolate Raisins because they may contain undeclared peanuts.
  • ConAgra Foods, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is recalling a limited number of Kroger’s Break ‘N Bake chocolate chip cookie dough packages due to peanut butter cup cookie dough inadvertently mispacked into chocolate chip cookie dough packages.
  • Mount Arlington, Nj –Dove Chocolate Discoveries (DCD) is voluntarily recalling its Dark Chocolate-Covered Fruit Collection boxes marked Item #3265D, lot code #317DAIDS01 because some boxes may contain undeclared nuts.
  • See’s Company of San Francisco is recalling all Dark Chocolate Blueberries because it contains undeclared milk.
  • Campbell’s Soup Supply Company LLC, a Paris, TX establishment, is recalling 1,920 cans (approximately 1,740 pounds) of SpaghettiOs with Meatballs due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The SpaghettiOs product is formulated with wheat, soy, and milk, known allergens.  However, the product was released with a Swanson 100% Natural Chicken Broth label, which does not declare the allergens.
  • Westlake Foods, a Santa Ana, Calif., establishment, is recalling a total of approximately 69,123 pounds of cured pork products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products contain wheat and soy, known allergens which are not declared on the labels.
  • Pride Foods, a Raiford, Fla. establishment is recalling approximately 116,404 pounds of beef pattie and chub products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen.
  • Lone Star Western Beef, Inc., a Fairmont, W.Va., establishment, is recalling approximately 109 pounds of beef jerky products due to a processing deviation.
  • Westlake Foods, a Santa Ana, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 47,419 pounds of cured pork products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products contain wheat, a known allergen which is not declared on the labels.
  • General Mills announced a voluntary Class II recall of a limited quantity of refrigerated Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Icing. No other flavors or varieties of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls or Pillsbury dough products are being recalled. Pillsbury Flaky Cinnamon Rolls and Pillsbury Grands! Cinnamon Rolls are not included in this recall. This action is being taken as a precaution because the dough may contain fragments from a broken piece of plastic on the production line.
  • Cains Foods is recalling 2,273 six-pack cases of 16 oz. Olde Cape Cod Chipotle Ranch dressing with a "Best By" date of Nov. 30, 2014 because it may contain undeclared milk and egg. Chobani, Inc., of Twin Falls, Idaho is voluntarily recalling Greek Yogurt. The company has ceased the distribution of the product due to reports of product bloating and swelling and some claims of illness as the company continues its investigation to identify the root cause.
  • GoPicnic Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling two vegan ready-­to-­eat meals, GoPicnic Black Bean Dip & Plantain Chips and Hummus & Crackers, containing Professor Zim Zam’s Extraordinary Sweets Dark Chocolate with Orange and Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt. The chocolate products in these meals may contain an undeclared milk allergen.
  • Galant Food Company, a San Leandro, Calif. establishment is recalling approximately 1,650 pounds of fresh or frozen calzone products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

**EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF)

The database of rapid alert notifications hosted by the European Commission has recently changed format. The weekly list of notifications has been replaced by a database, searchable by week number.  The latest notifications, or updates to previous notifications are for 10 September2013.

 

**Links to recall web sites
For UK product recalls visit the Food Standards Agency’s  Food Alerts and Allergy Alert web sites.
For US product recalls visit the USDA’s  Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) web sites.
For product recalls in Australia and New Zealand visit the FSANZ web site.
For Canada go to The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
For Ireland go to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

**Recall web sites for halal and kosher foods
Food e-News does not cover product recalls and mislabelling alerts for Kosher or Halal products. If you need information on these please go to the London Beth Din Kashrut Division where there is a facility on the home page to access the  kosher alerts system.  For US Kosher alerts please go to  Kashrut.com  and follow the link labelled 'Consumer Kashrut Alerts' for Kosher alerts. For Halal alerts go to the Muslim Consumer Group web site, which also outlines the criteria used to judge if products are halal or not.

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