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Product Recalls and Alerts

18 November 2015

UK Recalls

  • Mo’s Cookie Dough is withdrawing its 'bake your own’ chilled ‘Chocolate Chip’, ‘Oatmeal and Raisin’ and ‘Gingerbread’ products because the ingredients list does not mention that wheat is the cereal used to make the flour ingredient. This means the products are a possible risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat (gluten). (FSA)
  • Lidl is recalling its Italiamo Italian Style Chicken Thighs because some of the products have been incorrectly labelled with a ‘use by’ date of 16 December 2016 (FSA)
  • Windmill Organics Ltd is recalling Biona Organic Cashew Nut Butter because the product contains peanut which is not mentioned on the label as an ingredient. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to peanut. (FSA)
  • Asda is recalling one date code of Asda Buttery Spread 500g because some packs may contain pieces of clear hard plastic. (FSA)
  • IKEA is recalling its Russin & Mandel raisin and almond mix because the product contains other tree nut ingredients (cashews, brazils, walnuts, hazelnuts) which are not included in the ingredients list. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to tree nuts. (FSA)

Ireland Recalls 

  • Caterway is recalling a batch of ground almonds due to the detection of Salmonella in a pack. This may make the batch unsafe for consumers. (FSAI)

Canada Recalls 

  • Agropur Cooperative is recalling 1% Partly Skimmed Chocolate Milk from the marketplace because it may contain egg which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to egg should not consume the recalled product. (Canada Inspection)
  • Mannarich Food Inc. is recalling Mannarich Food, Ocean Chinese Food Products and Parker Lee brand fish and seafood products from the marketplace because they contain egg which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to eggs should not consume the recalled products. (Canada Inspection)
  • Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. is recalling Kirkland Signature brand Quinoa Salad from the marketplace because of reported illnesses. Consumers should not consume the recalled product. (Canada Inspection)
  • Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) is recalling President's Choice brand Ginger Cookie Chips from the marketplace because it may contain peanut which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to peanut should not consume the recalled product. (Canada Inspection)

US Recalls  

  • Ashdon Farms, Waukesha, WI 53188 is alerting consumers that Honey Mustard Pretzel Mix sold under the Girl Scouts of the USA brand and Honey Mustard Mix sold under the Ashdon Farms brand distributed to consumers on or before November 15, 2015 are being recalled because milk is not declared in the contains statement on the label. People with an allergy to milk should not consume these products. 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)
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today ordered Custom Ultrasonics to recall all of its automated endoscope reprocessors (AERs) from health care facilities due to the firm's continued violations of federal law and a consent decree entered with the company in 2007. The identified violations could result in an increased risk of infection transmission. The FDA ordered this recall under the terms of the consent decree. The agency also issued a safety communication today recommending that health care facilities currently using Custom Ultrasonics AERs transition away from their use to alternative methods to reprocess flexible endoscopes as soon as possible. (FDA)
  • Virginia Diner, Inc. is voluntarily recalling, as a precaution, 10 oz. cans of Happy Holidays Pecan Turtledoves Chocolate Caramel Pecan Clusters (Candy) at the company's Wakefield, VA location because they may contain peanuts and peanut allergens. 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. This problem was discovered by a consumer who received and opened a Pecan Turtledove can and found Peanut Turtledoves within. (FDA)
  • Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) is voluntarily recalling 14.2 ounce cans of SpaghettiOs Original due to a potential choking hazard posed by pieces of red plastic found in a small number of cans. This plastic material is from parts of the can lining which may peel off. (FDA)
  • Homestat Farm of Dublin, OH is recalling some of its 42-ounce packages only of "Organic Steel Cut Oats & Chia with Flax And Rye Flakes" because the flax seed ingredient 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)
  • Trader Joe’s of Monrovia, California is voluntarily recalling Trader Giotto’s Butternut Squash Triangoli (UPC 00943482/SKU 94348) sold in the refrigerated deli section with “Use or Freeze by” codes 04 16 15 through 01 15 16, because it may contain undeclared tree nuts. All affected product has been removed from store shelves. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (FDA)
  • All lots of Market District brand Apricot Logs and Poppyseed Logs prepared and sold individually from the Bakery department inside Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets with sell by dates from November 7, 2015 through November 17, 2015 have been voluntarily recalled by Giant Eagle due to an undeclared milk allergen.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The product is safe for consumption by those who do not have milk allergies. (FDA)
  • Old Oregon Smokehouse of Rockaway, Oregon is voluntarily recalling ALL canned Albacore tuna with any codes starting with “OC” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled. (FDA)
  • Tyson Foods Inc., a Pine Bluff, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 52,486 pounds of chicken wing product that may be adulterated because of having an “off odor” scent, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. (USDA)
  • Boulder Natural Meats, a Denver, Colo., establishment, is recalling approximately 3,607 pounds of beef, pork, and poultry products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products were missing the ingredients statement and some contain milk, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. (USDA)
  • Cloverdale Foods Company, a Mandan, ND, establishment, is recalling approximately 5,208 pounds of beef and pork jalapeño cheddar bratwurst 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 was incorrectly labeled as beef frankfurters and contains milk, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label. (USDA)
  • Maple Leaf Food Inc., a Manitoba, Canada establishment, is recalling approximately 4,030 pounds of boneless pork shoulders products 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)
  • Athens Foods, Inc., a Cleveland, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 168 pounds of 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, known allergens which are not declared on the finished product label. (USDA)

Australia and New Zealand Recalls 

  • SBC Foods Pty Ltd has recalled La Natural Young Coconut Juice from Asian Grocery Stores in NSW, QLD, VIC, SA and NT due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (dairy). Consumers who have a dairy allergy or intolerance should not consume the product as they may have a reaction. Those consumers with a dairy allergy or intolerance should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. (FSA)
  • SPF Oceania Pty Ltd has recalled Thai Gourmet Panang Curry Paste from IGAs and Foodworks  in VIC due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (peanut). Consumers who have a peanut allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if the product is consumed. Consumers who have a peanut allergy or intolerance should not consume this product and should return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund. (FSA)
  • Northside Fine Foods Pty Ltd has recalled Ham Off the Bone in NSW due to microbial contamination (Listeria monocytogenes). Listeria may cause illness in pregnant women and their unborn babies, the elderly and people with low immune systems. Consumers should not eat this product and should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice. (FSA)
  • Pisconeri Wholesalers Pty Ltd has recalled Lupins from IGAs and wholesalers in  WA and SA due to the presence of alkaloids (a biotoxin) that exceeds the limit set in the Code. Food products containing high levels of alkaloids 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. (FSA)

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