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Product Recalls and Alerts

16 December 2015

UK Recalls

  • Orthodox Coconut Palm brand Coconut Juice recalled due to undeclared milk (FSA)
  • The FSA is issuing an updated allergy alert for 'Waitrose Stem Ginger Cookies 200g' as they contain 'Waitrose Cherry & Almond cookies 200g' due to a packaging error. (FSA)
  • Lidl is recalling all batches and ‘best before’ dates of its 'Deluxe' Crayfish Soup with Saffron from stores in Northern Ireland as a precautionary measure because of the possible presence of Clostridium species. The safety of the product cannot be demonstrated. (FSA)
  • Waitrose is recalling one date code of its English Mint Sauce 195g because some jars may contain pieces of glass. (FSA)
  • Tesco is recalling its own-brand Chunky Chocolate Shortcakes 175g product, with best before date 3 September 2016, because the presence of egg is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg. (FSA)
  • Eat Natural has withdrawn packs of its 'Fruits and Fibre coconut, apricots, oats and spelt flakes breakfast bar' as they contain 'Fruits and Fibre with plum and peanuts' due to a manufacturing error. The product has been sold in Waitrose stores. (FSA)
  • The Co-operative Food has withdrawn packs of its Loved by Us 10 Piece Empanada Selection which contain sesame and prawns. These ingredients are not mentioned on the product label, which mean that the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to sesame and/or crustaceans (prawns). (FSA)
  • Marks & Spencer is recalling its Vegetable Crispbake with a 'use by' date of 7 November 2015 because the product may contain a small quantity of egg, which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to egg. (FSA)

Ireland Recalls 

  • Lidl Ireland is recalling all batches of Deluxe Crayfish Soup with Saffron, due to the possible presence of harmful bacteria. Lidl Ireland has issued in-store notices requesting customers who have bought this product not to consume it, but to return it to a Lidl store. (FSAI)

Canada Recalls 

  • Uncle T Food Ltd. is recalling Hai Pa Wang brand Frozen Fish Dumpling with Cuttlefish from the marketplace because it contains egg and gluten which are not declared on the label. (Canada Inspection)
  • Industry is recalling Bertagni brand Triangoli with Butternut Squash and Sweet Butternut Squash Ravioli from the marketplace because they may contain almonds and cashews which are not declared on the label. (Canada Inspection)
  • Kam Wah Resources Co. Ltd. is recalling Kaixin brand Walnut Powder from the marketplace because it contains peanut and soy which are not declared on the label. (Canada Inspection)
  • Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling President's Choice brand Butter Chicken Lasagna from the marketplace due to possible presence of bone fragments. (Canada Inspection)

US Recalls  

  • Sun Noodle of Teterboro, NJ is voluntarily recalling its Tonkotsu Ramen because it may contain undeclared egg. Individuals who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (FDA)
  • The Sweet Leaf Tea Company announced today that it is voluntarily recalling Sweet Leaf® Tea in 16 ounce glass bottles out of an abundance of caution because of the possible presence of glass fragments. This was the result of glass breakage during the filling process. Consumers could potentially be cut or injured if ingested. The company has received 4 complaints of glass in the product. No injuries were reported. (FDA)
  • Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, CT is recalling a select lot of Bravo Chicken Blend diet for dogs & cats with a best used by date of 11/13/16 due to concerns of the possible presence of Salmonella. Out of an abundance of caution, Bravo is also recalling three additional items that did not test positive for Salmonella, but were manufactured on the same day. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. (FDA)
  • The Morrison Milling Company has initiated a voluntary recall of certain corn products due to the possible presence of fragments of flexible metal mesh caused by a faulty screen at our production facility which could present a choking hazard. The problem was detected by our quality department during routine production line checks. (FDA)
  • Pine Valley Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Crazy about Cookies Pre-portioned varieties after learning that a labeling misstatement on the sugar cookie dough & walnut chocolate chunk cookie dough that was sold and distributed. The sugar cookie dough in question did not properly disclose "milk" as an ingredient or allergen. The walnut chocolate chunk cookie dough in question did not properly disclose "egg" as an ingredient or allergen. (FDA)
  • The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it has recalled Bakery Fresh Goodness chocolate brownies (16 oz, tub) sold in its retail stores because the product may contain walnuts not listed on the label. (FDA)
  • Lipo Escultura Corp. of Brooklyn, NY dba JAT Productos Naturales Corp., and JAT Natural Products Corp. are voluntarily recalling all Lipo Escultura within expiry to the consumer level. The Lipo Escultura capsules were tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and have been found to contain two potentially harmful ingredients--sibutramine and diclofenac. (FDA)
  • JEM Raw Chocolate, LLC (JEM Raw) of Bend, Oregon announced a voluntary recall of its full line of all nut butter spreads within expiry 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)
  • Morrilton Packing Co., a Morrilton, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 12,146 pounds of boneless ham 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 was not declared on the product label. (USDA)
  • K. Heeps, Inc., an Allentown, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 152,010 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 products may contain milk and wheat, known allergens which are not declared on the product label. (USDA)

Australia and New Zealand Recalls 

  • Gourmet Organic Herbs has recalled their Ground Coriander from fruit and vegetable shops, health food stores and independent retailers, including IGA supermarkets in NSW, QLD, VIC, SA, WA and Tasmania due to Salmonella contamination. The product can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. Food products contaminated with Salmonella may cause illness if consumed, any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice. (FSA)
  • CUB Pty. Ltd. Trading as Carlton & United Breweries has recalled Carlton Dry beer from Coles, Woolworths, liquor stores, Metcash/IGA (BWS, Dan Murphy’s, First Choice, Liquor Land etc.), other independents & on premise liquor outlets (bars, pubs, clubs, restaurants and hotels) nationally. The recall is due to the possible presence of glass in product. Consumers should not consume this product as glass may cause injury. The product can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. (FSA)

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