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Product Recalls and Alerts

7 May 2015

UK Recalls

  • Yekta Food Ltd has recalled its Sommak spice because it contains two illegal dyes known as Orange II and Sudan. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice. Orange II and Sudan dyes are red dyes that are used for colouring solvents, oils, waxes, petrol and shoe and floor polishes. (FSA)
  • Lidl UK is recalling packs of King Frais Desserts with Cream labelled in German (the product name used is ‘Pudding Schokolade mit Sahne’). The product contains milk, which is not mentioned in English on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who is allergic or intolerant to milk or its constituents. (FSA)
  • Thurstons Fine Foods has recalled its Thurstons Apricot Jam because it contains 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 or sulphites. (FSA)
  • Young’s Seafood Ltd is recalling all affected products on a precautionary basis. Product recall notices have been displayed in the relevant stores and a copy of the notice was placed in national newspapers on 23 April 2015. These notices tell customers what actions to take if they have bought the product. No other Young’s Seafood Ltd products are known to be affected. (FSA)

Ireland Recalls 

  • Ballymassey Country Butter is recalling one batch of raw cows’ milk butter due to the detection of Listeria monocytogenes. This butter was sold by a retailer in Co. Galway and recall point of sale notices are displayed in this store. (FSAI)
  • Following the detection of Salmonella Rissen in a jar of Organic Chlorella Powder, Nua Naturals is recalling the above batch sold in jars and pouches. It was sold in a number of health stores around Ireland and also sold online by the manufacturer. Nua Naturals is providing in-store point-of-sale notices requesting customers who have bought this batch to return it.  No action is required by official agencies, unless specifically asked. (FSAI)

Canada Recalls 

  • Industry is recalling various Ezaki Glico brand Pretz from the marketplace because they may contain milk which is not declared on the label. (Canada Inspection)
  • Sun Rich Fresh Foods Inc. is recalling sliced apples and products containing sliced apples produced in its Brampton, Ontario facility from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. (Canada Inspection)
  • Simple Simon Pies is recalling Simple Simon Meals brand Lobster Mac-n-Cheese from the marketplace because it contains egg which is not declared on the label. (Canada Inspection)
  • Sun Rich Fresh Foods Inc. is recalling sliced apples and products containing sliced apples produced in its Brampton, Ontario facility from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. (Canada Inspection)

US Recalls  

  • Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill of Bronx, NY is recalling 6,188 cases of Shrimp and Soya Patties, Net Wt. 17.2 lbs, due to an undeclared egg allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (FDA)
  • Sun Rich Fresh Foods Inc. of Richmond, BC, Canada is voluntarily recalling sliced apple and products containing sliced apples, from its Northeast Fresh Facility located in Brampton, ON, Canada 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)
  • Poco Dolce Confections of San Francisco, CA is recalling all Almond, Aztec Chile, Burnt Caramel, Almond Coconut, Ginger, and Sesame Toffee Individually Wrapped Tiles. These varieties of individually wrapped Tiles are being recalled because of their label’s failure to identify the food allergen (Milk) in addition to the listing for “Butter” in the label’s ingredient statement. People who have allergy or severe sensitivity to specific type of allergen (e.g., peanuts, tree nuts chestnuts, brazil nuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, cashews, eggs, and sulfites) run the risk of life threatening allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, that requires immediate medical care if they consume these product. (FDA)
  • Kent Nutrition Group, Inc. is recalling one lot of its Blue Seal Home Fresh Starter Amp Medicated Poultry Feed. The recall is being implemented due to the discovery of excess salt in the feed concerning lot number 1015072. (FDA)
  • Hy-Vee, Inc. issued a recall for Hy-Vee Summer Fresh Pasta Salad that is sold in its stores' kitchen department cold cases and salad bars. The pasta was recalled after Hy-Vee was notified the frozen vegetables used to make the ready-to-eat pasta were potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The frozen vegetables were produced by Inventure Foods, Jefferson, Georgia. (FDA)
  • Waymouth Farms, Inc. of New Hope, MN is recalling RAW PINE NUTS in various sizes, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. (FDA)
  • Greystone Foods, LLC voluntarily recalls Today’s Harvest Field Peas with Snaps, Silver Queen Corn, and Broccoli Florets with the sell by date 04/21/16 shipped to Publix Supermarkets warehouse in Lakeland, FL warehouse due to possible health risk. (FDA)
  • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has initiated a voluntary recall of all ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbets, and ice cream sandwiches for all flavors and containers because of the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes . The company is ceasing all sales and closing all scoop shops until all products are ensured to be 100% safe. (FDA)
  • Sweet Sam's Baking Company of Bronx, NY is recalling all lots of Starbucks Black & White Mini Cookies sold in Starbucks Company operated stores on or before Thursday, April 23rd, 2015, because they contain milk, an allergen that is not declared on the packaging. People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of experiencing a serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume the product. (FDA)
  • Inventure Foods, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of certain varieties of its Fresh Frozen™ line of frozen vegetables, as well as select varieties of its Jamba “At Home” line of smoothie kits, due to finding of Listeria monocytogenes, in its Jefferson, GA facility. Listeria is an organism that can cause 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)
  • TFH Publications, Inc./Nylabone Products, of Neptune, NJ is recalling one lot of its 1.69 oz. package of the Puppy Starter Kit dog chews, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals ingesting the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. (FDA)
  • SM Fish Corp. of Far Rockaway, NY is recalling 8 ounce containers of Ossie’s Herring in sourcream and Ossie’s pickled Lox dairy because they contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products. (FDA)
  • Bi-Lo Supermarket #5406, a Rossville, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 11-22 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with pieces from a small plastic pop-up timer, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. (USDA)
  • Victory Kitchens, a Toronto, Ontario, Canada firm, is recalling approximately 4,672 pounds of chicken noodle soup products that contain chicken from a country that is not eligible to send product to the U.S.,  the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The poultry ingredients were sourced from Thailand, and were formulated using poultry ingredients that were not produced under equivalent inspection. (USDA)
  • Ohanyan’s Bastirma & Soujouk Co., a Fresno, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 159,291 pounds of sausage 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 soy lecithin, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. (USDA)
  • Golden Krust Patties, a Bronx, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 9,073,384 pounds of beef and chicken 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 egg, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. (USDA)
  • Skyline Provisions, Inc., a Harvey, Ill., establishment, is recalling 1,029 pounds of beef products contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. (USDA)
  • Corn Maiden Foods, Inc., a Harbor City, Calif. establishment, added an additional item to the recalled products list, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product should have been part of the original 15,600 pounds of pork products that were recalled on April 11, 2015. Therefore, the poundage has not changed. The products contain hydrolyzed soy protein, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. (USDA)
  • Alpine Sausage Kitchen, an Albuquerque, N.M. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,350 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 soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. (USDA)
  • Hong Ha, a Hyattsville, Md. establishment, is recalling approximately 10,164 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 wheat flour, eggs, and milk, known allergens which are not declared on the product label. (USDA)
  • West Liberty Foods, a Tremonton, Utah establishment, is recalling approximately 34,075 pounds of grilled chicken breast products that may be contaminated with pieces of plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. (USDA)

Australia and New Zealand Recalls  

  • Goodman Fielder Limited has recalled La Famiglia Kitchen Stone Baked Sourdough Garlic from Woolworths, Coles, Independent Supermarkets and corner stores nationally due to the presence of foreign matter (small metal pieces). Food products containing small metal pieces may cause injury if consumed. Consumers should not eat this product and should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. (FDA)

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