12 January - 20 June 2016

Product Recalls and Alerts

View the latest product recalls and alerts from the UK and rest of the world, plus plenty of useful links.

UK Recalls

  • Sainsbury’s is recalling its Just Cook Chicken Breasts with Piri Piri sauce 326g with a ‘use by’ date of 24 January 2016 because some packs have been incorrectly packaged, and contain Chicken and Bacon Lattice. This means the product contains milk and wheat, which is not mentioned on the product label. (FSA)
  • Iceland Foods Ltd is recalling its Jim Beam Bourbon Ribs due to incorrect storage instructions on the packaging with a ‘use by’ date of 25 March 2017 because incorrect storage instructions are mentioned on the product packaging which may cause the product to spoil. (FSA)
  • Sainsbury's is recalling its by Sainsbury's Wholemeal Bread Medium Sliced and Thick Sliced because they may contain small pieces of metal. (FSA)

Ireland Recalls

  • Iceland Foods Ltd. is recalling the above batch of Jim Beam Bourbon Ribs due to incorrect storage information. Some packs of this frozen product were incorrectly labelled ‘chilled product, keep refrigerated’. (FSAI)

Canada Recalls 

  • Merilin Trading Co. is recalling Merilin brand Curry Powder from the marketplace because it contains sesame which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to sesame should not consume the recalled product. (Canada Inspection)
  • Ocean Food Company Ltd. is recalling certain Ocean Food brand seafood products from the marketplace because they may contain egg which is not declared on the label. People who have an allergy to egg should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should not sell or use the recalled products. (Canada Inspection)
  • Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc., is recalling various pre-packaged chopped salads, salad blends and kits, and leafy green products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should not sell or use the recalled products. (Canada Inspection)
  • Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls Canada is recalling Cape Cod Cranberry Candy and Harvest Sweets brand Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate & Yogurt Covered Cranberries from the marketplace because they contain almonds which are not declared on the label. People with an allergy to almonds should not consume the recalled products. (Canada Inspection)
  • Seoul Trading Toronto Corporation and Lemond Food Corporation are recalling ChoripDong brand and Samhak brand frozen fish products from the marketplace because they may contain egg which is not declared on the label. People with an allergy to egg should not consume the recalled products. (Canada Inspection)

US Recalls  

  • Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc., is temporarily suspending operations at its Springfield, Ohio production facility, and is voluntarily withdrawing from the market all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads processed at that location) This suspension and withdrawal is being performed voluntarily by Dole out of an abundance of caution, in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control. (FSA)
  • AA USA Trading Inc. of South River, NJ is recalling is recalling both dried kiwi and dried mango products packaged under the AA brand in 8-ounce plastic bags, because they may contain undeclared sulfites and colors. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to sulfites or food colors run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (FSA)
  • Mahina Mele Farms, LLC is recalling the following products after FDA testing found Salmonella in macadamia nuts. Salmonella is 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. (FSA)
  • Abbott's Compounding Pharmacy is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of sterile compounded products due to concerns of lack of sterility assurance. All unexpired lots are subject to the recall. These include injectable medications, sterile solutions, eye drops, and eye ointments. All recalled products were distributed to patients, physician offices and clinics, and veterinarians within California. (FDA)
  • BlendTech Inc of Wichita, KS, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Uncle Buck's Fish Batter Mix - Original due to the presence of an undeclared milk ingredient. 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)
  • Fresh Express Incorporated is voluntarily issuing a precautionary recall of 350 cases of 12 oz. Fresh Express Baby Spinach with a Product Code of G010A17A and Use-By Date of January 24 due to a possible exposure to a tree nut allergen (almond). Fresh Express representatives are already coordinating with stores to remove the recalled product from retail stores where distributed, primarily in Eastern and Southeastern states. No other Fresh Express products are included in this recall. (FDA)
  • Heritage International (USA) Inc. of Compton, CA is voluntarily recalling one lot of Trader Joe's Raw Cashew Pieces with the following code "BEST BEFORE 07.17.2016TF4" because of potential contamination with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism that 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)
  • Berks Packing Co., a Reading, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,320 pounds of beef products that may be misbranded, and may contain pork and erythorbate, an additive, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. (USDA)
  • Whole Foods/North Atlantic Kitchens, an Everett, Mass. establishment, is recalling approximately 73,898 pounds of pepperoni pizza products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product is labeled as containing uncured beef pepperoni. However, the pizzas contain uncured pork pepperoni, which is not declared on the product label. Some individuals have a sensitivity or intolerance to pork. (USDA)
  • Home Maid Ravioli Company, Inc., a San Francisco, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 34,200 pounds of beef ravioli 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 whey, a known allergen, and pork, neither of which are declared on the product labels.  The products were also produced without the benefit of federal inspection. (USDA)
  • Pinnacle Foods, Inc., a Fort Madison, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 549,539 pounds of chilli products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the product label. (USDA)
  • Snapp’s Ferry Packing Company, an Afton, Tenn. establishment, is recalling approximately 410 pounds of beef product that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. (USDA)
  • Kayem Foods Inc., a Chelsea, Mass. establishment, is recalling approximately 22,182 pounds of chicken sausage products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products bear the incorrect nutritional labeling information and are encased in pork casings, which are not declared on the label and may elicit allergic reactions in those allergic to pork proteins. (USDA)

Australia and New Zealand Recalls 

  • Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd has recalled Coles Brand Western Australian fresh hilo milk 98% fat free carton 1L and Coles Brand Western Australian fresh full cream milk carton 1L from Coles Supermarkets in WA due to microbial (coliforms) contamination. Food products contaminated with coliforms may cause illness if consumed. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice. The products can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. (FSA)
  • Pastoral Ham & Beef P/L has recalled Easy Cut Shoulder Ham from Costco stores in NSW, ACT, QLD, VIC, SA due to microbial (Listeria Monocytogenes) contamination. Listeria may cause illness in pregnant women and their unborn babies, the elderly and people with low immune systems. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice. The product can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. (FSA)
  • Nalcoombie Pastoral Company has recalled Ovaston Organics in NSW and QLD due to System failure: potential for unacceptable dirty eggs. Dirty eggs can harbour pathogens that may cause illness if consumed. Consumers should not eat this product. The product can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. (FSA)

Where to find more Product Alert and Recall information 

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