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Product Recalls and Alerts

3 June 2015

UK Recalls

  • Distell has recalled various bottles of wine because they might contain very small fragments of glass. The wines are sold by Morrisons, Tesco and Waitrose. If you have bought one of the products, do not use it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice. (FSA)
  • Wiper and True is recalling bottles of its Mount Hood Porter beer because a manufacturing fault means the bottles might shatter. If you have this product, do not drink it. The FSA has issued a Product Recall Information Notice. (FSA)
  • Mieszko Food City is recalling a batch of Helio Sloneczne Owoce Zurawina (Dried Cranberries) because the product contains sulphur dioxide, which is not mentioned on the packaging of the product. This means the product is a possible health risk for those with a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites. (FSA)

Ireland Recalls 

  • Monolith Mitte Gmbh is recalling a number of batches of Kurkumawurzel, gemahlen (ground turmeric root) 50g packs, due to the presence of Salmonella infantis. The affected batches are unsafe to eat. This product has been distributed to a number of Eastern European food businesses in Ireland. Point of sale notices must be displayed in retail outlets where the affected batches were sold. (FSAI)

Canada Recalls 

  • Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling President's Choice brand Moroccan-Style Hummus from the marketplace because it may contain the toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria. (Canada Inspection)
  • Loblaw Companies Limited and Strang's Produce Inc. are voluntarily recalling certain Farmer's Market and Strang's Produce brands of Russet Potatoes from the marketplace due to possible food tampering with nails and needles. (Canada Inspection)

US Recalls  

  • The Hemisphere Group, Inc. of Smithtown, NY, is recalling 14,000 lbs. of Vietnamese LP Cashews, because they have 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)
  • Paleteria La Jalpita of Pasco, Washington – is recalling ice cream bars and popsicles because it may contain undeclared milk and sulfite. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk or sulfite run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (FDA)
  • The Popcorn Factory of Lake Forest, Illinois is voluntarily recalling 600 4oz bags of "Lite Works Dill Pickle Popcorn," (the "Product") because it may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (FDA)
  • Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets Inc., a Lakewood, Colo., based natural grocery chain, is recalling two lots of Natural Grocers brand Macadamia nuts as the product 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. (FDA)
  • Euro Import Distributions Inc. at 4821 1st Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232 is recalling dried apricots in 3.5 oz plastic bags, because it contains undeclared sulfites. People who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. (FDA)
  • Our firm is voluntarily recalling Brown Betty Coconut Milk Powder Mix because the product contains Sodium Caseinate, but the label lacks the allergen statement "Contains milk." People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (FDA)
  • Whole Foods Market's Oakland store located at 230 Bay Place is voluntarily recalling Jivara Lactee Milk Chocolate Valrhona cut and wrap pieces due to undeclared hazelnuts on the product label. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to hazelnuts run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product. (FDA)
  • Royal Oaks, CA – Falcon Trading Company, Inc./SunRidge Farms of Royal Oaks, CA announced that it has taken the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling the one bulk item. (FDA)
  • Total Packaging of KY, Inc., an Owensboro, Ky., establishment, is recalling approximately 18,000 pounds of Anytime Foods Turkey and Cheese Lunch Kits 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 egg, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.(USDA)
  • Culinary Brands Inc., a Vernon, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,038 pounds of pork products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The pork product was mistakenly mislabeled and may contain the wrong product, a mushroom risotto which contains wheat, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. (USDA)
  • Old World Meats, a Duluth, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 12 pounds of roast beef products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. (USDA)

Australia and New Zealand Recalls  

  • William's Eggs has recalled Fresh As Eggs from IGA, independent stores, fruit stores, butchers and service stations in QLD due to a system failure leading to the potential for unacceptable cracked eggs. Cracked eggs can harbour pathogens that may cause illness if consumed. Consumers should not eat this product and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund. (FDA)

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