Saturday, 15 November 2014

FSA and FSIS recalls this week

Kasia’s Deli Inc., a Chicago, IL. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,059 pounds of pierogi products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products contain wheat, soy, eggs, and milk, known allergens which are not declared on the product label.

Great American Appetizers, Inc. Recalls Hyvee Mozzarella Cheese Sticks Due To Undeclared Soy Flour, Yellow #5, And Yellow #6

B&G Foods Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Peanut And Almond In Product

Solgar, Inc., of Leonia, NJ, is voluntarily recalling ABC Dophilus® Powder. The recall was initiated, out of an abundance of caution, because the product was found to contain Rhizopus oryzae, which may cause Mucormycosis. This is a rare infection that may cause health problems to consumers, particularly pre-mature infants/infants, children, and those with weakened immune systems. Although, it may also occur (rarely) in people who are otherwise healthy. Susceptible consumers should consult with their physician or health care provider if they have used this product.

Lundberg Family Farms Recalls Eco-Farmed and Organic Brown Rice Flour Because of Possible Health Risk from Salmonella

City Line Foods Manufacturing Co., a Lancaster, PA. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,196,669 pounds of frozen pretzel hot dog products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products contain soy lecithin, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.

Asda Deliciously Creamy Meal for 1 (Chicken Korma), Mild & Aromatic Meal for 1 (Chicken Tikka) and Tasty & Tangy Meal for 1 (Chicken in Black Bean Sauce) withdrawn

Asda has withdrawn packs of its Deliciously Creamy Meal for 1 (Chicken Korma) and its Mild & Aromatic Meal for 1 (Chicken Tikka) because the samosas contain milk, which is not mentioned on the product. Packs of Tasty & Tangy Meal for 1 (Chicken in Black Bean Sauce) are also being withdrawn because the spring rolls contain soya and barley, which is not mentioned on the product. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

M&S 4 Mini Chicken & Chorizo Kebabs and M&S 4 Mini Chicken Kebabs with Pomegranate, Garlic & Cumin withdrawn

Marks & Spencer has withdrawn packs of its 4 Mini Chicken & Chorizo Kebabs and packs of its 4 Mini Chicken Kebabs with Pomegranate, Garlic & Cumin because some packs do not mention the presence of wheat (gluten). This means the products are a possible risk to anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten. Follow the link for product details.

Marlow Foods Ltd recalls a date code of Quorn Cottage Pie

Marlow Foods Ltd has recalled a date code of Quorn Cottage Pie because some packs have been packed with Quorn Lasagne which contains wheat (gluten) and celery. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who has an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten and/or an allergy to celery. For product details follow the link.

Source: FSA

CFIA recalls this week

Ortega brand Taco Seasoning Mix recalled due to undeclared peanut and almond

Growers brand peanut products recalled due to undeclared wheat

Hommus products recalled by Oskar Specialty Foods due to undeclared sesame seeds

Marco Polo brand chocolate covered wafer bars recalled due to undeclared milk

Double Happiness brand Five Spices Powder recalled due to undeclared sesame

3:15 PM brand coffee products recalled due to undeclared milk

Snack products recalled by OEY Trading Co. due to undeclared milk

Nha Trang Deli Inc. brand Beef Balls recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Vinacafé and Vinacafé BH Wake-Up brands coffee products recalled due to undeclared milk

Ottogi curry products recalled due to undeclared mustard 

MD brand products recalled due to undeclared sulphites

Orthodox Coconut Palm brand coconut juice recalled due to undeclared milk

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Recall of All Batches of Fior Uisce Water Due to Elevated Levels of Volatile Organic Compounds

The FSAI is recalling this product. Click on the link for more details.

Aytac Foods Ltd withdraws a batch of Aycan Dried Apricot

Aytac Foods Ltd is withdrawing a batch of Aycan Dried Apricot because the product contains sulphur dioxide, which is not mentioned on the packaging. This means the product is a possible health risk to those with a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and sulphites.

Source: FSA

Chinese police seize 10 tonnes of 'toxic' tofu in latest food scare

Check out this story in the Independent. 

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Australian food safety recalls

Check out the latest food safety recalls in Australia

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

New Jersey Firm Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Fish, Wheat and Egg In Garden Rotini Salad.

House of Spices (India) Inc. Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in “Golden Raisin”

CS Best Food Inc., a Panorama City, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 6,560 pounds of pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product contains wheat and soya, known allergens which are not declared on the product label.

Kulana Foods Ltd., a Hilo, Hawaii establishment is recalling approximately 4,465 pounds of frozen, fully cooked pork products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products are formulated with a soy sauce that contains wheat, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.


Marin Food Specialties, Inc. Initiates Voluntary Recall of Imported Organic Raw Almonds (Bitter Almonds) Due to Elevated Levels of Naturally Occurring Hydrogen Cyanide

CFIA recalls this week - a large number of allergen recalls ..

Cosine brand Coffee Mate recalled due to undeclared milk

Rudolph's and Rudolph's Rye-Lite brand Rye Breads recalled due to undeclared milk 

U.loveit brand Instant Drink Powders recalled due to undeclared barley and milk 

Krakus brand Red Borscht Soup recalled due to undeclared milk

Purity brand Spearmint Lumps and Bull's Eyes recalled due to undeclared wheat

Jack 'N Jill brand Chicharron products recalled due to undeclared wheat

Osoleo Wildcrafters brand unpasteurized Cranberry-Apple Cider recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

Certain Aki's brand pickle and chutney products recalled due to undeclared mustard

Coq Rôti brand Bolognese Meat Sauce recalled due to undeclared mustard

Ottogi curry products recalled by Pan Asia Food Co. Ltd. due to undeclared mustard 

Barbours Nuts About brand Almond Butter Smooth recalled due to undeclared peanuts

Sesame paste product recalled due to undeclared peanut 

Thrifty Foods brand Christmas Cakes recalled due to undeclared walnuts

Bonn brand biscuits and cookies recalled due to undeclared sulphites

MD brand Extra Hot Chilli(e) Sauce recalled due to undeclared sulphites



Saturday, 8 November 2014

Sunburst Snacks Golden Raisins withdrawal

Sunburst Snacks is withdrawing all batch codes of its Golden Raisins because the product contains sulphur dioxide, which is not mentioned on the packaging. This means the product is a possible health risk for those with a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide (sulphites). Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

Higgidy Ltd recalls a date code of 6 Feta and Red Pepper Veggie Rolls

Higgidy Ltd is recalling a date code of its Feta and Red Pepper Veggie Rolls product because it contains sulphites, which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk to anyone with sensitivity to sulphites. Follow the link for product details.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

FSA recalls

Dairy Crest Ltd recalls certain date codes of Morrisons Whole British Milk and Supervalu from Budgens Whole British Milk due to possible chemical contamination with cleaning fluid

Asda recalls bottles of Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry 75cl due to the risk of the bottles shattering

Ewden Vale has withdrawn its Salmon Burgers with 'best before' end date 28 December 2014, because they contain barley (gluten), which is not mentioned on the product label.

Jumbo UK Ltd recalls its Nigeria Taste Brown Beans due to the risk of contamination with aluminium phosphide

Recall of More Food Belgian Chocolate Rocky Roads: undeclared hazelnuts

Cow & Gate has recalled 200g jars of its ‘Sweet Squash & Chicken from 7 months+’ baby food. The label incorrectly shows ‘no added egg’ and ‘gluten free’ in a tick box, although both egg and wheat are correctly shown in the ingredient list.

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Z Natural Foods Recalls Lightly Roasted Organic Carob Powder Due to Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Chetak New York L.L.C. Recalls 7 Oz., 14 Oz., & 28 Oz. Packages of "Deep Raw Cashew Pieces" Because of Possible Health Risk from Salmonella

Shur-Green Farms Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Lascadoil/Soyoil Due to Possible Lasalocid Contamination

CFIA recalls this week

Purity brand Chocolate Kisses and Butterscotch Kisses recalled due to undeclared wheat

Ortega brand Taco Seasoning Mix recalled due to undeclared peanut and almond

Cool Runnings brand Jamaican Style Curry Powder recalled due to undeclared peanut and almond

Unpasteurized cider recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

Jack 'N Jill brand snack foods recalled due to undeclared milk and wheat

The Stock and Sauce Co. brand Baked Potato recalled due to undeclared wheat

Le Sélect - L. Fortin brand Cooked Bacon recalled due to undeclared soy

Pasta D'Aprile brand Tortellini and Ravioli recalled due to undeclared milk

Margarine products recalled by Richardson International Limited due to undeclared milk

Jiano Foods brand Beef Tortellini and Beef Ravioli recalled due to undeclared milk

Sesame paste product recalled due to undeclared peanut

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Golden Circle Canned Beetroot Slices

Product description: Golden Circle Canned Beetroot Slices 450g

Identifying features: Batch Code WO0544

What are the defects? The recall is due to the potential for microbial growth in this batch.

What are the hazards? This product may cause illness if consumed.

Supplier HJ Heinz Company Australia Limited

What should consumers do? Consumers should not consume this batch. Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice.

Food Recalls - Australia

Recall of Nigeria Taste Brown Beans Due to Possible Contamination with Aluminium Phosphide

As a precautionary measure, Jumbo UK is recalling all batches of Nigeria Taste Brown Beans, due to the possible risk of contamination with aluminium phosphide. The dried beans were transported with envelopes of aluminium phosphide, which is used as a fumigant, and it can be highly toxic if it is consumed. So far no beans have been found to be directly contaminated with aluminium phosphide. In-store recall notices will be displayed in relevant retail shops supplied.

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due to Staphylococcal Enterotoxin Contamination

Illinois Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due to Possible Salmonella Enteritidis Contamination

New Jersey Firm Recalls Salad with Chicken Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen - Walnuts

Rome Packing Co., Inc. Recalls Fresh And Frozen Crab Meat Because Of Possible Health Risk - Listeria monocytogenes

Bailey Farms Inc. Recalls Fresh Serrano Chile Peppers Because Of Possible Health Risk - Salmonella

CFIA recalls this week

Longo's brand coffee cakes recalled due to undeclared allergens

Zéro Diète brand Red Curry Coconut Pork recalled due to undeclared soy

Sweet Art Bakery brand products recalled due to undeclared milk

Okanagan Rawsome brand products recalled due to undeclared almonds

Chippy brand and Jack 'N Jill Chippy brand Barbecue Flavored Corn Chips recalled due to undeclared gluten and wheat

Glicks Finest brand Apricot Preserves recalled due to undeclared sulphites

Organic Traditions brand sprouted flax seed powder recalled due to Salmonella

Ottogi curry products recalled due to undeclared mustard

Country Cookhouse Bakery brand baked goods recalled due to undeclared allergens

Products from Sunripe Farms recalled due to undeclared milk and mustard

Pacific Sunrise Foods brand Fuji Dressing recalled due to undeclared mustard and wheat

Sesame paste product recalled due to undeclared peanut

Jack 'N Jill brand barbecue flavor potato chip products recalled due to undeclared gluten, mustard and wheat

McCain brand Hashbrowns recalled due to pieces of plastic

President's Choice Organics brand Primavera Pasta Sauce recalled due to pieces of plastic 

Lundberg brand Rice Chips (Sea Salt) recalled due to undeclared milk

Kevin's brand Taiyaki and Waffle products recalled due to undeclared milk

Williams-Sonoma brand Pumpkin Seed Pesto recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria - Clostridium botulinum

Sunday, 19 October 2014

CFIA recalls this week

U.loveit brand Brewed Tea Drink Powders recalled due to undeclared milk

Ottogi curry products recalled due to undeclared mustard

Parenteau's brand chocolate products recalled due to undeclared soy

La Ferme Pousse Menu brand products recalled due to undeclared mustard and soy

Monica brand snack products recalled due to undeclared milk

Okanagan Rawsome brand Afke's Chia-Hemp Carrot Crisps due to undeclared almonds

Bonn brand Marie Day High Fibre Biscuits recalled due to undeclared sulphites

3:15 PM brand products recalled due to undeclared milk

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Publix Issues Voluntary Recall of Publix Asian Mix due to undeclared peanuts

United Natural Trading LLC dba/ Woodstock Farms Manufacturing Issues Allergy Alert for Undeclared Peanuts in Asian 7 Rice Cracker Mix

Maryland Firm Recalls Lamb Products Produced Without Import Inspection

Oasis Brands, Inc. Recalls Products Lacteos Santa Martha Because of Possible Health Risk due to Listeria Monocytogenes

JFC International Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in "Hapi Pudding"

New Hope Mills Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in New Hope Mills Gluten Free Chia Pancake and Waffle Mix

Massachusetts Firm Recalls Chicken Products Due to Possible Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen - Soy

California Firm Expands Recall of Beef Products Due To Possible Processing Flaw

California Olive And Vine Announces The Voluntary Recall Of Pumpkin Seed Pesto due to potential contamination with Clostridium Botulinum

Sunburst Foods Recalls Products Because Of Possible Health Risk due to Listeria Monocytogenes

Real Foods Of Seattle, LLC Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Egg In Mexican Cheddar Dip

Pennsylvania Firm Recalls Italian Style Wedding Soup Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens - Soy and Egg

Saturday, 11 October 2014

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Allergy Alert On Undelcared Eggs In Lotte Waffles

Oasis Brands, Inc Recalls Cuajada en Hoja 12oz because of Possible Health Risk from Listeria monocytogenes

Minnesota Firm Recalls Meat and Poultry Products for Possible Listeria Contamination

HAR Maspeth Corp RECALLS Jinga brand “Pan Fried Anchovies” BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK from Listeria monocytogenes

J&B European Distribution Inc. Issues Allergy Alert For Undeclared Milk In Kupiec Rice Cakes With Dark Chocolate

Galant Food Company, a San Leandro, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 410 pounds of beef products because the meat filling used in the products did not meet its cooking critical limit

Sam Kane Beef Processors, a Corpus Christi, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 90,987 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous material - metal

CFIA recalls this week

Star brand Mixed Fruit Drink recalled due to undeclared sulphites

Maple Leaf Spices brand Bacon & Onion Dip Mix recalled due to undeclared soy

Circle K brand Confetti Square Chocolate Chip Cookies recalled due to undeclared peanut

Circle K brand squares recalled due to undeclared peanut

Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage brand frozen, raw, ground chicken products sold in Alberta recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

Girolomoni Recalls a Batch of Organic Penne Rigate Pasta Due to Ochratoxin A - FSAI recall

An elevated level of the mycotoxin, ochratoxin A, was detected in one batch of Girolomoni pasta. The batch is being recalled and point of sale notices are being displayed in the shops supplied. Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated pasta. For product details follow the link.

Source: FSAI

Saturday, 4 October 2014

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Sam Kane Beef Processors, LLC, a Corpus Christi, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 2,633 pounds of ground beef chub product that may be contaminated with foreign materials
 - blue plastic

Dominguez Foods of Washington Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Wheat, Whey (Milk), and Soy in “Su Cocina” Label, Pan Molido (Plain Bread Crumbs)

IKEA Recalls PASTAÄLGAR FULLKORN And PASTAÄLGAR, Due To Non-Declared Soy Content

Tropical Valley Foods Issues Allergy Alert For Potentially Undeclared Peanuts In Next By Nature Dark Chocolate Cherries

California Firm Recalls Pork Blood Product Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

CFIA recalls this week

Gelato fino brand Tartufo products recalled due to undeclared almonds and wheat

EBM Brands Click Cumin Biscuit recalled due to undeclared milk

Lotte brand Waffles recalled due to undeclared egg

Peppo's Foods brand Hommous may be unsafe due to Listeria monocytogenes

Organic Traditions brand Sprouted Flax Seed Powder and Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder recalled due to Salmonella

Updated Food Recall Warning - Madeleine brand Tomalley Spread (lobster paste) recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria - Clostridium Botulinum

Stouffer's Bistro Panini Barbecue Chicken & Bacon recalled due to undeclared mustard

Pei Tien brand Konjac Brown Rice Rolls recalled due to undeclared milk

Salzburg Schokolade brand wafers recalled due to undeclared milk

Crousset brand Ground Coriander Seeds recalled due to undeclared gluten

Gullón brand products recalled due to undeclared milk

Keswick Kitchen brand baked goods recalled due to multiple undeclared allergens

Sweet Art Bakery brand Chocolate Chip Macaroon recalled due to undeclared milk

MD brand Mango Drink and Passion Fruit Drink recalled due to undeclared sulphites

Next by Nature brand Dark Chocolate Cherries recalled due to undeclared peanut

Shop owner fined £1400 for selling out of date food

Check out this story in the Sunderland Echo

New food standards body for Scotland debated

The Scottish government wants to set up Food Standards Scotland (FSS) to replace the current Food Standards Agency in Scotland. Provisions to create the body are contained in the Food (Scotland) Bill, which has already been backed by the parliament's health committee. It will be debated at its first stage in the Holyrood chamber later. The new body would have a wider scope, including greater powers to tackle diet and nutritional health in addition to regulating food safety. Extra measures to ensure food safety were also included in the legislation in the wake of the horsemeat scandal. The new body would be given specific powers to seize food that does not meet labelling rules.

Source: BBC News

Sunday, 28 September 2014

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Whole Foods Market Bedford Recalls Streusel Coffee Cake Due To Undeclared Tree Nut Allergen
 - Pecan


Texas Firm Recalls Beef Products Due To Possible E. Coli O157:H7

Gold Star Smoked Fish Corp. Voluntarily Recalls Cold Smoked Steelhead Due to Possible Listeria monocytogenes Contamination

The Original Soupman Issues Allergy Alert and Recall on Certain Lots of “The Original Soupman Lobster Bisque” - may contain shrimp

CFIA recalls this week

Almond Shoyo recalled due to undeclared soy and wheat

MD brand Sinhalese Pickle recalled due to undeclared mustard


REA brand Sweet Cacciatore Sausages and Bona brand Sweet Cacciatore Sausages recalled due to Salmonella

EBM Brands Butter Puff Biscuits recalled due to undeclared milk

Dry apricots imported by Farah Impex Ltd. recalled due to undeclared sulphites

Maling brand Canned Szuhsien Bran Dough recalled due to undeclared gluten and wheat

Ellada brand Greek Oregano Leaves recalled due to Salmonella

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Food Safety Recalls NZ and Australia

Woolworths—Homebrand Honey Poppas 250g Breakfast Cereal - may contain glass

Coles Supermarkets—Coles Right Start Fruit and Fibre 600g Breakfast Cereal - may contain glass

FDA and FSIS recalls

An Alert on Uneviscerated Dried Roach (Vobla) - risk of Clostridium Botulinum

Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Roma Tomatoes Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

Gel Spice Company, Inc. Issues A Voluntary Recall Of Fresh Finds Brand Ground Black Pepper, 3.53 oz (100 g), Due To Possible Salmonella Risk

Mars Chocolate North America Issues Allergy Alert Voluntary Recall On Undeclared Peanut Butter In M&M’s ® Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box

CFIA recalls this week

Salzburg Schokolade brand wafers recalled due to undeclared milk

PC Organics brand Original stoned wheat crackers recalled due to undeclared sesame

Shan brand pickle products recalled due to undeclared mustard 

Star brand Guava Drink recalled due to undeclared sulphites

MD brand sauces recalled due to undeclared sulphites

MD brand cordials recalled due to undeclared sulphites 

Mitchell's brand pickles recalled due to undeclared mustard

Beverage powders imported by Portoola Trading recalled due to undeclared milk

Gingerbread House bakery brand baked goods recalled due to undeclared milk and wheat

Eudora's brand Relish recalled due to undeclared mustard

Himalaya Gourmet brand products recalled due to undeclared mustard

Spenst Bros. brand pizzas recalled due to undeclared mustard and wheat

The Baker's brand Bela Biscuit recalled due to undeclared milk and wheat

JD Hoggs Meat and Sausage brand Smokies recalled due to undeclared milk

Wolski brand Prepared Horseradish recalled due to undeclared sulphites


Saturday, 13 September 2014

European Hepatitis A outbreak

Eurosurveillance report on the Hepatitis A outbreak in Europe highlights Bulgarian blackberries and Polish red currants have been identified as the most common ingredient in the contaminated lots and in the food consumed by affected people. No single point source of contamination could be identified but 12 food operators were identified that were linked to cases and lots in five of the affected countries. This comes on the back of the norovirus and raspberries in Finland in 2009 thought to trace back to Polish raspberries and again in Denmark the source was thought to be Polish raspberries previously in 2005 and in Sweden with Chinese frozen raspberries in 2006.


FSIS and FDA recalls this week

Washington Firm Recalls Pork Sausage Product Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen - Milk

New Mexico Firm Recalls Beef Jerky Products Produced Without the Benefit of Inspection and Misbranded With Undeclared Allergens - wheat and anchovies

Publix Recalls Private Label Jalapeño Bagels -  the company is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Jalapeno Bagels, which are sold in either the self-service bins or artisan cases in the bakery department, and may contain pieces of glass and small stones.

Plum Organics Voluntarily Recalls Little Crèmes Organic Rice Milk Snacks Due to Potential Choking Hazard

CFIA recalls this week

Premier brand and Konrads.ca brand spice products recalled due to Salmonella

McCain brand Onion Rings may be unsafe due to glass

San Mig Coffee brand Pro-Slim Coffeemix recalled due to undeclared milk

Organic Traditions brand Sprouted Chia & Flax Seed Powder recalled due to Salmonella

Soup Stock imported by Sheung Kee Trading recalled due to undeclared sulphites

EMB brand biscuits recalled due to undeclared milk

Frozen pork spring rolls, pork buns and pork wontons sold in Alberta recalled due to E. coli O157:H7