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

Monday, 8 September 2014

Acrylamide infographic

EFSA Infographic

Recall of Dunnes Stores Easy Cook Rice due to Insect Contamination

Dunnes Stores is recalling one batch of its ‘my family favourites’ Easy Cook Rice, due to the presence of rice weevils in a limited number of packs. Dunnes Stores advises that customers who have purchased the implicated rice can return the product to their local store.

CFIA recalls this week

Raw pork products sold at Trimming Fresh Meats Ltd. and Hiep Hoa Asian Food in Calgary, Alberta recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

Frozen pork spring rolls, pork buns and pork wontons sold from Vinh Fat Food Products in Edmonton, Alberta recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

Niru brand Faluda and Sherbet Drink with Jelly recalled due to undeclared milk

Catch of the Bay Fresh Fish Market brand seafood pies recalled due to undeclared egg and wheat

L'Alpette cheese recalled due to a toxin produced by Staphylococcus bacteria

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Mars Chocolate North America Issues Allergy Alert Voluntary Recall on Undeclared Peanuts and Eggs in TWIX® Bites 7oz Stand Up Pouch

Perdue Food LLC, a Salisbury, MD establishment, is recalling approximately 720 pounds of raw, fresh chicken products because they may have experienced a processing deviation in temperature during production, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced.

The products subject to the recall include: 80-lb. cardboard boxes, containing approximately 28, 2.5-lb. ice-packed, sealed packages of “COOKIN’ GOOD WHOLE YOUNG CHICKENS” with giblets and necks. The products were produced Sept. 3, 2014 and then shipped to a New York distributor for re-sale and foodservice use in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The packages bear the establishment number “P-764” on the box. The company discovered the problem when a plant employee checking whole bird temperatures noticed variations in the product. Upon further investigation it was found that a plant worker turned the wrong water valve, using potable water instead of chill water in the system’s chiller. The company notified FSIS of the incident. Product found in the firm’s warehouse was destroyed. However nine cases inadvertently shipped into commerce.

Tullia’s is recalling Italian Meatless Pasta Sauce code 530140. This recall has been initiated because a records review by the Washington State Department of Agriculture revealed that one batch of sauce produced with the 530140 code had a pH level high enough to allow the growth of Clostridium botulinum. If present, this organism can cause botulism, a serious and potentially fatal foodborne illness.

Tjs Place of Kirkland Washington is voluntarily recalling approx. 20 containers of Basil Pesto Pasta packed in 8 oz plastic tubs because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes,

La Orocovena Biscuit Voluntarily Recalls Pound Cake de Queso Due to Undeclared Milk, Soy and Wheat

4C Foods Corp. Voluntarily Recalls 4C Grated Cheese Homestyle Parmesan Because of Salmonella Contamination

Kraft Foods Group Voluntarily Recalls Select Varieties of Regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product Due to Ingredient Supplier's Out-of-Standard Storage Temperatures

Dole Fresh Vegetables Announces Allergy Alert and Voluntary Limited Recall of DOLE-branded Spinach Due to Possible Contamination by Walnuts

Hepatitis A outbreak: EFSA coordinates trace-back investigation

EFSA has coordinated an investigation to trace food items connected with a multinational outbreak of hepatitis A. Since January 2013, more than 1,440 hepatitis A cases have been reported in 12 European countries, with 331 cases confirmed by genotyping.

Laboratory testing of food items and interviews with affected people identified consumption of mixed frozen berries as the source of the outbreak. Bulgarian blackberries and Polish redcurrants 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. Further investigations at the local level are needed to identify where the suspect berries were harvested and the conditions at these harvest or production sites. Follow the link to read the full report.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

CFIA recalls this week

Marc Angelo brand Smoked Prosciutto Speck recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Chicken Burgers recalled due to undeclared egg

Kaak brand Crispy Baked Bread recalled due to undeclared sesame

MaraNatha brand almond butters and peanut butters and Trader Joe's brand raw almond butters recalled due to Salmonella

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Voluntary Recall Notice of Margaret Holmes 14.5 oz Turnip Greens and 14.5 oz Mixed Greens Due to Questionable Seals

New Jersey Firm Recalls Breaded Chicken Product For Possible Listeria Contamination

Nestlé Prepared Foods Company Announces Allergy Alert and Voluntary Recall Of LEAN CUISINE® Culinary Collection Chicken with Peanut Sauce Recall Due to Package Mislabeling



Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections associated with consumption of eggs from Germany

Sporadic or outbreak cases of Salmonella Enteritidis reported by Austria, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, in addition to one case reported in Luxembourg in a patient residing in France, appear to be linked by time of symptom onset and microbiological characteristics of isolates. Cases in Austria, France and Germany share an epidemiological link to the same egg packaging centre in southern Germany. Isolates from contaminated eggs identified in France originating from the implicated German egg packaging centre share similar molecular characteristics to the human cases. Isolates from a sample of a Salmonella-contaminated strawberry cake, identified in Germany through an investigation unrelated to this outbreak, also share similar molecular characteristics to the human cases. Additional microbiological and environmental investigations could further strengthen evidence to support or discard the hypothesis of all cases being part of the same outbreak, and being infected after consumption of the same food (i.e. contaminated eggs produced in southern Germany). This is particularly unclear with regard to the outbreak cases in the United Kingdom. Investigations and actions taken by the food sector have supposedly stopped the distribution of the suspected contaminated food to the market. However, due to the delay in case reporting, it is still possible that more cases will be notified. ECDC will continue to closely monitor the occurrence of human cases through EPIS-FWD and Member States could consider enhancing their surveillance activities for this Salmonella serovar and specifically for the phage type 14b. It is noticeable that Salmonella Enteritidis-contaminated eggs have been able to reach the market, in spite of the strict regulations applying to table eggs for human consumption, and the success in reducing human and animal infections in recent years within the EU. EPIS-FWD and RASFF have been confirmed to be excellent tools for sharing information, identifying potential cross-border threats and linking independent investigations simultaneously occurring in different Member States.

Source: EFSA

Thursday, 21 August 2014

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

nSPIRED Natural Foods, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Certain Retail Lots Of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, Maranatha® Almond Butters And Peanut Butters And Specific Private Label Nut Butters Because Of Possible Health Risk from Salmonella



CFIA recalls this week

Shan brand pickle products recalled due to undeclared mustard

Clic Royal brand Seven Spices recalled due to undeclared sesame

MaraNatha and Trader Joe's brands almond butters and peanut butters recalled due to Salmonella

Belleisle Farms brand cole slaw recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Pâtisserie Les Fantaisies brand Cream Mille Feuilles recalled due to undeclared milk and wheat

Waitrose Brazilian Chardonnay recalled

Waitrose has recalled its Waitrose Brazilian Chardonnay as the product contains sulphites, which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for those with a sensitivity to sulphites. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

Sainsbury's Freefrom Oaty Muesli recalled

Sainsbury's has recalled its Freefrom Oaty Muesli because a limited number of packets may contain almonds and hazelnuts, which are not declared on the label. This poses a public health risk to those who are allergic to almonds and/or hazelnuts. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Mars Chocolate Drinks Recalls Certain Milk Drink Products Due to Elevated Levels of Bacillus species

The FSA and the FSAI report that Mars Chocolate Drinks is recalling certain milk drinks manufactured by Milchwerke Mittelelbe GmbH with ‘best before’ dates between 19th December 2014 and 11th April 2015. Twelve products are affected by the recall. These batches are being recalled due to the presence of a bacterium known as Bacillus at elevated levels in some of these products, which can cause food poisoning. Consumers are advised not to drink the affected batches. Follow the links for more details.

Salmonella outbreak investigated after three people with links to disease die

The Independent reports that the confirmation of the deaths came after Public Health England (PHE) said it had launched an investigation into a national salmonella outbreak which affected 156 people, mainly in Hampshire.

Across England, experts are examining 55 cases in Hampshire, 32 of which have been connected with a restaurant, and 33 cases in Cheshire and Merseyside, 31 of which have been linked to one takeaway. PHE are also looking at 43 cases in the West Midlands, 34 of which were connected with the Birmingham Heartlands Hospital outbreak, as well 25 cases in London.

The source for the West Midlands outbreak has not yet been identified, although investigations are ongoing and officials are working as part of the national outbreak control team, PHE said. The cases occurred in “isolated clusters” over several months but officials now fear they could be potentially linked.

Follow the link to read the full report.

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Georgia Firm Recalls Chicken Nugget Product Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination - Plastic

Sunfood Recalls Organic Carob Powder Because Of Possible Health Risk - Salmonella

Avocados Shipped to Florida, New York, Illinois, Georgia and New Jersey Recalled Due to Salmonella

Voluntary Recall Notice of McCormick Ground Oregano Due to Possible Salmonella Risk

CFIA recalls this week

Shan brand pickle products recalled due to undeclared mustard

"Soufflé covered by chocolate plombir" recalled due to undeclared milk

Pâtisserie Les Fantaisies brand products recalled due to undeclared allergens

Wang Korepab - Seaweed crackers recalled due to undeclared milk

Monday, 11 August 2014

Recall of Batches of St Felicien, St Marcellin, Sechon de Vache and Tommes du Dauphine Cheeses Due to Verotoxigenic E. coli O26:H11

Verotoxigenic E. coli O26:H11 has been found in a batch of Saint Felicien cheese. The manufacturer, Etoile du Vercors, is recalling the above four types of cheese with the use by dates specified because they could have been made with the same contaminated raw milk. Affected cheeses were exported to Ireland to a small number of speciality stores. A recall notice is being displayed in these stores advising consumers not to consume the implicated cheeses.

Nature Of Danger: E. coli O26:H11 can cause severe bloody diarrhoea and abdominal cramps. In some groups, particularly children under five years of age and the elderly, the infection can also cause a complication called haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS), in which the red blood cells are destroyed and the kidneys fail.

Source: FSAI

Saki Snacks Almonds Ground withdrawn

Saki Snacks Ltd is withdrawing a batch code of its Almonds Ground because the presence of peanut protein is not mentioned on the label. This makes the product a possible health risk for anyone who has an allergy to peanuts.
 Follow the link to find product details.

Dairy Crest Ltd recalls two date codes of Weight Watchers West Country Thick Cream – Reduced Fat due to high levels of Bacillus cereus

Dairy Crest Ltd is recalling two date codes of Weight Watchers West Country Thick Cream – Reduced Fat due to the presence of high levels of the bacterium known as Bacillus cereus. This bacterium can cause food poisoning and means the product is a possible health risk to consumers.
 Follow the link for product details.

Fine Seafood Co recalls smoked mackerel (update)

The Fine Seafood Co has extended the recall of its Plain Smoked Mackerel (240g) and Peppered Smoked Mackerel (240g) to include 150g packs because these also have incorrect 'use by' dates. The FSA has issued an updated Product Recall information Notice. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

Sunday, 10 August 2014

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Oberto’s Brands, a Kent, Wa. establishment, is recalling approximately 57,578 pounds of chicken strip products due to company quality issues

Seoul Shik Poom Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in Choripdong Chocolate Almond Richmond Ice Bar

Oasis Brands, Inc Recalls Quesito Casero 12oz Because Of Possible Health Risk due to Listeria Monocytogenes

Ortho Molecular Products Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk In Lifecore Chocolate And Lifecore Complete Chocolate

CFIA recalls this week

Mary's Organic Crackers brand pretzels recalled due to undeclared almonds


Boulangerie Boutin Coop brand pastries recalled due to undeclared milk and wheat

Korean Peanut Balls recalled due to undeclared crab and squid

Avina Fresh Mushrooms brand Sliced Crimini Mushrooms recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Marc Angelo brand Genoa Salami recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

Sourdough Country Bakery brand Chocolate Macaroons recalled due to undeclared sulphites

La fromagerie Hamel brand French cheeses recalled due to E. coli O26:H11

Green Table Foods brand hummus products recalled due to undeclared sesame

Recall of Korean products by Pan Asia Food Co. Ltd. due to undeclared allergens - Allergen - Crustacean/Shellfish, Allergen - Fish, Allergen - Other, Allergen - Soy, Allergen - Sulphites




Sunday, 3 August 2014

Booker has withdrawn a batch of Chef's Larder Madras Curry Powder due to the presence of salmonella

Booker has withdrawn a batch of Chef's Larder Madras Curry Powder due to the presence of Salmonella.

Source: FSA