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Product Recalls and Alerts

15 January 2015

UK Recalls

  • Saki Snack Enterprises is withdrawing a number of its products because they contain sulphur dioxide, which is not mentioned on the packaging. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites. (FSA)
  • Aldi has recalled 200g packs of Choceur Treasures with a best before date of 1 September 2015 because salmonella has been detected in one batch of the product, which has been on sale in Aldi stores in the Midlands region only. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice. (FSA)
  • Lazenbys Gourmet Sausage has undertaken a precautionary recall of ‘The Black Farmer’ Premium Pork Sausage due to contamination with small pieces of metal. (FSA)
  • Eda Quality Foods Ltd is withdrawing all 350g packs of its Dried Apricots product, because of the presence of sulphur dioxide, which is not mentioned on the packaging. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide (also known as sulphites). (FSA)

Ireland Recalls

  • The batch of Aldi’s Country Fresh Chicken & Bacon Sandwich Filler (Chicken in Mayonnaise with Bacon) sandwich filler is being recalled due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. This product is produced for Aldi Stores (Ireland) Ltd. by Galmere Fresh Foods. (FSAI)

Canada Recalls 

  • Scotian Gold Co-operative Limited is recalling Scotian Gold brand apple slices that used apples sourced from the United States (US) that are now recalled from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. (Canada Inspection)
  • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, St. John's, NL, is recalling caramel apples that used recalled apples sourced from the United States (US) from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. (Canada Inspection)
  • Industry is recalling Granny Smith apples and Gala apples exported by Bidart Bros. in the United States (US) from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Identified importers of the recalled products include Beauvais Ltee., Courchesne Larose and Coosemans Montreal Inc. (Canada Inspection)
  • Industry is recalling Happy Apples brand Caramel Apples from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products. (Canada Inspection)
  • Wealth Dragon Trading Co. is recalling WD. Happy Boy brand Sesame Cookies from the marketplace because they contain peanuts which are not declared on the label. People with an allergy to peanuts should not consume the recalled product described below. (Canada Inspection)
  • Nossack Gourmet Foods Ltd. is recalling chicken sausage rolls from the marketplace because they contain milk which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to milk should not consume the recalled products. (Canada Inspection)
  • National Importers Inc. is recalling Patak's Original brand canned curry sauces from the marketplace because they contain mustard which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to mustard should not consume the recalled products. (Canada Inspection)

US Recalls  

  • Condies Foods, Inc. of Salt Lake City, Utah is recalling Condies brand “Bold and Zesty” salsa with USE THRU dates from 10/29 (2014) to 1/27 (2015) and Dr. J’s brand “Mild” and “Medium” salsas with USE THRU dates from 10/29 (2014) to 2/4 (2015), because they contain the recalled spice cumin which may contain undeclared peanut protein. People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (FDA)
  • Zenobia Company LLC. Of Yonkers, NY is recalling MY Spice Sage Cumin Ground in its 1 oz, 4 oz, 4.9 oz, 16 oz and 50 pound packages, because they may contain undeclared peanut protein. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (FDA)
  • La Flor Products Co., Inc. of Hauppauge, NY, is recalling its 2-oz, 6-oz, and 5-lb packages of "La Flor–Ground Cumin” because they may contain traces of undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.(FDA)
  • Spice n' more corp. of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling its 2.5-oz. Containers of "all island spice" cumin powder, 7-oz. Containers of "casablanca", "h harvest", "spice class" and "leader meret" cumin powder and 12-oz containers of "salma", "spice class", "la mina" and "key food" cumin powder purchased from september 23, 2014 to november 30, 2014, because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (FDA)
  • Con Yeager Spice Company has issued a voluntary recall for multiple sized packages under multiple brand names of ground cumin and multiple seasoning blends (containing ground cumin) due to undeclared Peanut allergens in the ground cumin. (FDA)
  • The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the results of findings from additional tests performed on samples collected from Bidart Bros. apple processing plant. Test results confirm two strains of Listeria monocytogenes were found at the apple processing facility and are believed to be the same strains associated with the outbreak. Those same strains were also found in Bidart Bros. apples collected from a retailer by the FDA. Today, the CDC confirmed that the majority of the persons made ill reported consuming caramel-coated apples. (FDA)
  • MorningStar Farms is issuing a voluntary and precautionary recall of certain code dates of Spicy Black Bean Burgers and Chipotle Black Bean Burgers because they may contain undeclared peanut. (FDA)
  • Taj Ethnic Gourmet® brand has issued a voluntary and precautionary recall of certain lots of Indian Sauces due to undeclared peanut allergen in a spice provided by a third-party supplier. There have been no reported illnesses related to this voluntary recall. (FDA)
  • Ohio City Foods have discovered through customer emails that some of our cheese pasta products were mislabeled and may contain seafood ravioli. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to shellfish run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. However, no illnesses have been reported to date. (FDA)
  • Whole Foods Market is recalling its Assorted Cookie Platters, All Sizes for the presence of an undeclared peanut and tree nut allergens. The recalled cookie platters were sold in Whole Foods Market stores in Arizona, Southern California, Hawaii and Nevada in a round, clear plastic container with black plastic base and Whole Foods Market label beginning November 24, 2014. (FDA)
  • The Santa Barbara Smokehouse Inc. of Santa Barbara, CA, is voluntarily recalling the following brands and batches of cold smoked salmon produced and packed between December 17th and December 24th 2014 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (FDA)
  • Winn-Dixie today announced an immediate recall of the Winn-Dixie Sour Cream Lemon Pies in select Winn-Dixie stores in Florida and Louisiana. According to the supplier of the pies, the reason for the recall is that the product is mislabeled. The package actually contains Coconut Cream Pie, which could result in an undeclared coconut allergen. (FDA)
  • H-E-B has issued a voluntary and precautionary recall for H-E-B Single Serving Tortilla Soup and H-E-B Single Serving Poblano Corn Chowder due to undeclared peanut allergens in seasoning provided by Southern Style Spices. There have been no reported illnesses related to this precautionary recall. (FDA)
  • Eillien's Candies Inc. announced today that it is voluntarily recalling various sizes and brands of Walnut Pieces because some of these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. (FDA)
  • Full Tilt Ice Cream of Seattle, Washington is voluntarily recalling all Dairy Based Ice Cream flavors (except the non-dairy frozen desserts), sold under brand Full Tilt, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (FDA)
  • Zilks Foods, LLC of Austin, TX is recalling all of its 8 ounce hummus products because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (FDA)
  • Jump Your Bones, Inc. of Boca Raton, Florida is voluntarily recalling Jump Your Bones brand name Roo Bites (Cubes) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date. (FDA)
  • Whole Foods Market is recalling cheese sold in Arizona, California and Hawaii that came from its supplier Bleating Heart Cheeses because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Consumers should seek immediate medical care if they develop these symptoms. (FDA)
  • TEN BC LLC of Austin, TX is recalling its 10 ounce packages of "Tommy’s Superfoods Santa Fe Rice" because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (FDA)
  • John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (JBSS) announced today that it is voluntarily recalling Fisher 8 oz. Chopped Walnuts and Fisher 8 oz. Pecan Cookie Pieces packaged in plastic bags because some of these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. (FDA)
  • Bleating Heart Cheese (BHC) is expanding its voluntary recall notice of December 17, 2014 to cover all of its sheep milk, goat milk, water buffalo milk and cows milk cheese produced between February 14, 2014 (coded as 14–0214) and September 19, 2014 (coded as 14-0919) due to an abundance of caution concerning the possibility of Listeria monocytogenes being present in some cheese (see below for a complete list). The codes on the botto label of all Bleating Heart cheese represent “Year-Month & Day of the Month” when the cheese was produced. At this time, no illnesses have been reported. Consumers that still have the recalled Bleating Heart cheese in their refrigerators should discard it in amanner so it is not consumed. (FDA)
  • Great Feeling Foods, LLC of Portland, OR has issued a voluntary recall of all Groove Gluten-free Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches produced between May 16, 2014 and December 20, 2014.  These products contain custard ice cream base produced and recalled by Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream, Inc. as an ingredient. This custard ice cream base has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.  Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (FDA)
  • American Roland Food Corp. announced today the recall of Roland(R) Bruschetta from lots numbered 28 and 29 due to safety concerns. The affected product was distributed to a limited number of customers and is being recalled due to the possibility of glass in the product. (FDA)
  • Jardine Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Chili Mix products because they may contain undeclared peanut proteins. We were notified by one of our third party suppliers that one of the spice ingredients purchased contains peanut proteins, an allergen which is not declared on the products’ ingredient statement. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (FDA)
  • Merb’s Candies, is issuing a voluntary recall of the Merb’s Candies brand Bionic Apples and Double Dipped Apples because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (FDA)
  • Adams Flavors, Foods & Ingredients of Gonzales, Texas is voluntarily recalling cumin products because they may contain undeclared peanut proteins. We were notified by one of our third party suppliers that one of the spice ingredients purchased contains peanut proteins, allergens that are not declared on the products’ ingredient statements. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (FDA)
  • California Snack Foods, is issuing a voluntary recall of California Snack Foods brand caramel apples with a best use by date between August 15th and November 28th 2014, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (FDA)
  • Lakeview, MI — Farm Country Cheese House of, Lakeview Michigan is recalling 1136.53 pounds of Raw Milk Cheddar, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (FDA)
  • Happy Apples, is issuing a voluntary recall of Happy Apple Brand caramel apples with a best use by date between August 25th and November 23rd 2014, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Happy Apples is also recalling Kroger Brand caramel apples produced by Happy Apple Company with a best use by date between September 15th and November 18th 2014, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. (FDA)
  • Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of all ice cream, gelato, custard and sorbet for all flavors and container sizes produced on or after January 1, 2014 until December 15, 2014 because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. (FDA)
  • Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today it has initiated a voluntary recall of 10 lots, identified below, of MitoXANTRONE (both human and veterinary), due to confirmed subpotency and elevated impurity levels. Risk factors associated with these types of out of specifications may include the potential for decreased potency which can lead to decreased effectiveness, additional dosing and the potential for cumulative impurity toxicity requiring medical intervention. To date, Hospira has not received reports of any adverse events associated with subpotency and impurities for these lots. (FDA)
  • Real Foods of Kent, WA is initiating a voluntary recall of 299 units of Tofu Pad Thai Bowl and 178 units of Thai Noodle Salad due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product contains shellfish (shrimp), a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to shellfish (shrimp) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (FDA)
  • After Perfect Bar’s routine product testing, the company is issuing a nationwide recall of specific lot numbers of its Peanut Butter and Cranberry Crunch flavor recipes due to potential contamination of Salmonella. (FDA)
  • Frankfort -based Zachary Confections, Inc. announced today a nationwide voluntary recall of one lot of Market Pantry Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds, sold exclusively at Target Stores, because they include peanuts which are not declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. No allergic reactions or illnesses have been reported to Zachary to date. (FDA)
  • Reily Foods Co., New Orleans, announced today it is recalling certain Carroll Shelby brand and Wick Fowler brand chili seasoning kits after learning that one or more of the spice ingredients purchased from a third-party supplier contain peanut and almond allergens that are not declared on the products’ ingredient statements. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts and almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (FDA)
  • Kkot Saem Sprouts, Inc. of Spanaway, Washington is voluntarily recalling Soybean Sprouts and Mungbean Sprouts sold under brand names Kkot Saem, Winter Blossom Bean Sprouts, and Winter Blossom because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (FDA)
  • US Foods, a Blasdell, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 700 pounds of beef product due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains peanuts, known allergens which are not declared on the product label. (USDA)
  • Shirk’s Meats, a Dundee, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,062 pounds of pork sausage product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains peanuts, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. (USDA)
  • The Daniel Weaver Company, a Lebanon, PA establishment, is recalling approximately 7,092  pounds of Halal Beef products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains peanuts, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. (USDA)
  • Unibright Foods Inc., a Bell Gardens, Calif., establishment, is recalling approximately 48,139 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat sukiyaki beef and gingered pork products that may be contaminated with metal extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. (USDA)
  • Fresh Food Manufacturing, a Freedom, Penn. establishment, is recalling approximately 35,865 pounds of chili products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains peanuts, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. (USDA)
  • Jinon Corporation, dba Nijiya Market, a Torrance, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 359 pounds of frozen boneless beef products produced in Japan that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists. (USDA)
  • AMD Imports Inc., a Houston, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 35, 275 pounds of Australian lamb products because they were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.  Without the benefit of full inspection, a possibility of adverse health consequences exists. (USDA)
  • Campos Foods, LLC, a Caryville, Tenn. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,300 pounds of chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The recalled products contain peanuts, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. (USDA)
  • B. Robert’s Foods, a Charlotte, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,474 pounds of chicken noodle soup due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. (USDA)
  • Hausman Foods, LLC., a Corpus Christi, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 38,400 pounds of beef and pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain peanuts, known allergens which are not declared on the product label. (USDA)
  • J & B Sausage Co., a Waelder, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 45,904 pounds of chicken and beef products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may contain peanuts, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. (USDA)
  • HEB Meat Center, a San Antonio, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 83,666  pounds of pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may contain peanuts, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. (USDA)
  • Garcia Foods, Inc., a San Antonio, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 190,450 pounds of pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may contain peanuts, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. (USDA)
  • DaBecca Natural Foods, a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,450 pounds of bacon products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. (USDA)
  • BMG Trading, Inc. an Oakville, Ontario establishment, is recalling approximately 26,108 pounds of pork products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. (USDA)
  • Abe’s Finest Meats, a Palatka, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 80,050 pounds of hickory smoked sliced bacon products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. (USDA)
  • Katadyn North American Foods, LLC, a Rocklin, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,719 pounds of spicy sausage products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. (USDA)

Australia and New Zealand Recalls  

  • Woolworths Limited has recalled Homebrand Sliced Black Olives, 430g, from Woolworths supermarkets in NSW and WA only, due to the potential presence of glass. Food products containing glass may cause injury if consumed. Consumers should not eat this product and should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. (FSA)
  • Schweppes Australia P/L has recalled Schweppes Indian Tonic Water from Coles, Woolworths, IGA and other independent retail stores in ACT, NSW and QLD due to non compliant labelling (some individual bottles of tonic water are incorrectly labelled as 'Soda water' and therefore the quinine declaration is missing). Consumers who are sensitive to quinine may have a reaction if they consume this product. (FSA)
  • Metcash Food & Grocery Ltd has recalled Baker’s Oven Choc Lamingtons 4 Pack from IGA and Independent stores in QLD, Northern NSW and WA due to Staphylococcus aureus contamination. Food products contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus may cause illness if consumed. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice and should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. (FSA)
  • Coca-Cola Amital Pty Ltd has recalled Cascade Apple Isle Sparkling Juice 750ml from Coles and Woolworths in ACT, Southern NSW, TAS and Vic, and Neerim Junction General Store (Vic only) and Tender Trap Restaurant (Vic only) due to a packaging fault resulting in the glass bottle bursting. The exploding bottle may cause injury. Consumers should not open this product and should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. (FSA)
  • Mondo Doro Smallgoods has recalled Mondo Doro Chorizo Hot and Mondo Doro Chorizo Mild from IGA supermarkets, independent supermarkets, small delicatessens and some restaurants in WA due to possible salmonella contamination. Food products contaminated with salmonella may cause illness if consumed. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund. (FSA)

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