Sunday, 29 April 2012

Agency warning on certain brands of French-bought reblochon cheese

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is warning people who may have bought any of three particular brands of reblochon cheese in France to discard them. The French authorities have issued an alert about potential contamination with the bacteria that causes brucellosis.

The cheeses, sold under the brand names of Le Campagnard, Gaston, and Pernet Mugnier Christian, are being recalled in France following the detection of the bacteria Brucella in the unpasteurised milk used to make them. They were sold from February to April 2012 in 450g packs. The affected cheeses were not supplied to any businesses in the UK. However, the FSA is warning people who may have travelled to France and bought the products there, not to consume them.

FDA recalls this week

Allergy Alert on Milk Products in Mrs. Weaver’s Pimento Spread

KRISPAK INC. ISSUES RECALL DUE TO MIS-PACK, RESULTING in POTENTIAL ALLERGY ALERT on UNDECLARED MILK, WHEAT, and EGG in GFS® BRAND HOSTESS CANDY MIX

LA STAR SEAFOOD CO, INC. RECALLS DRY and SMOKED VOBLA FISH BECAUSE of POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK

Alfa Sprouts Inc. (Springwater Sprouts) Recalls Alfalfa Sprouts And Clover Sprouts Due To Possible Health Risk

Fatima Brothers Issues An Allert On Undeclared Sulfites In Shad Javantri (Whole Mace)

Café-Tasse Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Café-Tasse 45 gr. Noir (Dark) Chocolate Bar

Diamond Pet Foods Expands Voluntary Recall of One Production Run of Dry Dog Food Due to a Potential Health Risk

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Hong Lee Trading Inc. Issues An Alert On Undeclared Sulfites In Peacock Brand Preserved Apricots

Hong Lee Trading Inc., 225 Johnson Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11203 is recalling Peacock Brand Preserved Apricots because it may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have a severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. The recalled Peacock Brand Preserved Apricots come in an un-coded, 300 gram (10.6 oz.), clear, plastic container and was sold nationwide. It is a product of Vietnam. The recall was initiated after routine sampling by New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Food Inspectors and subsequent analysis of the product by Food Laboratory personnel revealed the presence of sulfites in packages of Peacock Brand Preserved Apricots which did not declare sulfites on the label. The consumption of 10 milligrams of sulfites per serving has been reported to elicit severe reactions in some asthmatics. Anaphylactic shock could occur in certain sulfite sensitive individuals upon ingesting 10 milligrams or more of sulfites.

Source: FDA

Certain LOTUS FINE FOODS salted and cured fish (fesikh) products may contain dangerous bacteria

The public warning issued on April 19, 2012 has been expanded to include additional products. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the salted and cured fish products (fesikh) described below because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by this bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness. The following vacuum packaged fish products are affected by this alert: whole fesikh mullet and cut up fesikh mullet in oil. These products were sold in packages of varying count and weight, bearing no code or date information.

These products were sold from Lotus Catering and Fine Food, 1960 Lawrence Ave. E, Toronto, ON, on or before April 17, 2012. There have been 3 reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Michigan Firm Recalls Calzone Products for Possible Listeria Contamination

Albie's Foods, a Gaylord, Mich. establishment, is recalling approximately 311 pounds of pizza calzone products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced.

Colorado Firm Recalls Sausage Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

Old Style Sausage, a Denver, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,000 pounds of sausage products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The sausage products contain egg, a known allergen not declared on the package label. Follow the link to find out more.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

South Carolina Firm Recalls Frozen Entrées Due to Mislabeling and an Undeclared Allergen

Nestlé Prepared Foods Company, a Gaffney, S.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 16,890 pounds of Stouffer's lasagna frozen entrées that may instead contain stuffed peppers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The stuffed peppers contain Worcestershire sauce made with anchovies, a known allergen that is not declared on the lasagna labels.

Source: FSIS

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

M.E. Thompson, Inc. Expands Recall of Sub Sandwiches Because of Possible Health Risk

M.E. Thompson, Inc. is expanding the recall of its Anytime Deli Turkey & Ham Footlong, to include Italian Footlong, and Classic Cuban, because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes.

The initial date of the recall was January 24, 2012. The following products with expiration dates from January 19th through May 2nd and lot number from 00112 through 10412 are being recalled: Turkey & Ham Footlong UPC 0543200194 Italian Footlong UPC 0543200196 Classic Cuban UPC 0543200156

The sub sandwiches were distributed on January 2nd through April 13th to convenience and grocery stores nationwide under the labels Anytime Deli, Sandwich Central and Dandee. All sandwiches are packaged in white butcher wrap. The Best Buy date and/or the Lot Number are located on the white press on circular label. The UPC Code is located on the bottom of the product beneath the Ingredient and Nutrition Facts label. No confirmed illnesses have been reported to date. The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services which revealed that the finished products contained Listeria monocytogenes. No other finished products, since the original sampling, have been shown to contain Listeria. The company is recalling the products as a precautionary measure.

Source: FDA

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

H.C. Foods Co. Issues An Alert On Uneviscerated Fish

Foods Co., Ltd. is recalling frozen dried mackerel and dried round scad after US Food and Drug Administration personnel informed us that the product was not properly eviscerated prior to processing due to the presence of gills. This product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores, which can cause botulism.

Source: FDA

Maine Firm Recalls Ground and Tenderized Beef Products Due to Possible E. Coli O157:H7 Contamination

Town and Country Foods Inc., a Greene, Maine establishment, is recalling approximately 2,057 pounds of ground and tenderized beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. follow the link to find out more.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Moon Marine USA Corporation voluntarily recalls frozen raw yellowfin tuna product "Nakaochi Scrape" associated with a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly infections

Moon Marine USA Corporation (also known as MMI) of Cupertino, Calif. is voluntarily recalling 58,828 lbs of a frozen raw yellowfin tuna product, labeled as Nakaochi Scrape AA or AAA. Nakaochi Scrape is tuna backmeat, which is specifically scraped off from the bones, and looks like a ground product. The product is not available for sale to individual consumers, but may have been used to make sushi, sashimi, ceviche and similar dishes available in restaurants and grocery stores.

The Nakaochi Scrape AA and AAA from MMI was sold through distributors to restaurants and grocery stores that make sushi, and has been linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly, which has caused 116 illnesses in 20 states and the District of Columbia to date. Of the reported illnesses, there have been 12 hospitalizations, and no deaths.

Follow the link for a full report.

Source: FDA

Dole Fresh Vegetables Announces Precautionary Recall of Limited Number of Salads

Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling 756 cases of DOLE® Seven Lettuces salad with Use-by Date of April 11, 2012, UPC code 71430 01057 and Product Codes 0577N089112A and 0577N089112B, due to a possible health risk from Salmonella. Dole Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials. No illnesses have been reported in association with the recall. Follow the link to find out more.

Source: FDA

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Mission Foods Voluntarily Recalls Taco Dinner Kits Due to Possible Undeclared Milk Allergen

Mission Foods announced today a voluntary recall of its Taco Dinner Kits distributed by Kroger, Winn-Dixie, Hannaford and Food Lion because they may contain undeclared milk. 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.

Source: FDA

Harry and David Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Harry & David® Premium Kansas City Style Barbeque Almonds

Harry and David, is voluntarily recalling approximately 205 2 oz. bags labeled Harry & David® Premium Kansas City Style Barbeque almonds, because the bags may contain peanuts. Peanuts are not declared as ingredients, but the label includes the statement “May contain trace amounts of allergens not listed in the ingredients.” People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.

Source: FDA

Undeclared almonds and/or milk in certain CRISPY BY TWI FOODS COOKIES

The public warning issued on March 29, 2012 has been expanded to include additional product information. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and TWI Foods Inc. are warning people with allergies to almonds or milk not to consume three further Crispy by TWI Foods cookies. The affected products contain almonds and/or milk which are not declared on the label. Follow the link to find out more.

Certain "SUPER LOADED SUB" DELI CHEF brand SANDWICHES may contain Listeria monocytogenes

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Les Aliments Deli Chef are warning the public not to consume certain "Super Loaded Sub" Deli Chef brand sandwiches because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The "Super Loaded Sub" Deli Chef brand sandwiches affected by this alert are sold in a 330 g package bearing the UPC 0 56040 37452 6, an Exp/Best Before date MAY 18 and the Establishment number (EST) 318. This product has been distributed in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Source: CFIA

Friday, 13 April 2012

John B. Sanfilippo and Son, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Full Circle Concierge Snack Nut Blend Product Due to Undeclared Soy and Milk Ingredients

John B. Sanfilippo and Son, Inc. (the Company) announced today that it is voluntarily recalling Full Circle Concierge Snack Nut Blend because it contains undeclared soy and milk ingredients. Consumers who are allergic to soy and/or milk ingredients may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.

Source: FDA

Mediterra S.A. Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Allergens In Mastihashop Brand Pies, Pasta, And Spreads

Follow the link to find out more.

Source: FDA

Thursday, 12 April 2012

John B. Sanfilippo and Son, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Fisher Vanilla Bean Almonds and Fisher Cocoa Mocha Almonds Product Due to Undeclared Soy Ingredients

John B. Sanfilippo and Son, Inc. (the Company) announced today that it is voluntarily recalling Fisher Vanilla Bean Almonds and Fisher Cocoa Mocha Almonds because these items contain undeclared soy ingredients. Consumers who are allergic to soy ingredients may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FDA

Import Foods Wholesale, Inc Issues An Alert On Uneviscerated Fish

Import Foods Wholesale Inc. in St. Paul, MN is recalling: Smoked Croaker, Smoked Barracuda, Smoked Big Eye, and Smoked Red Snapper after it was discovered by the Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture Laboratory personnel who confirmed that the product was not properly eviscerated prior to processing. This product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores, which can cause botulism. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FDA

Seng Ong Wholesale, Inc. Issues An Alert On Uneviscerated Fish

Seng Ong Wholesale, Inc., St. Paul, MN is recalling dried mackerel and dried round scad after it was discovered by the Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture Laboratory personnel who confirmed that the product was not properly eviscerated prior to processing due to the presence of gills.

This product may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores. The following products are recalled: Pacific Isles Hasa Hasa Dried Mackerel in 48 oz. cardboard cases with lot numbers 3298 and 0760 and js a product of the Philippines. This product was sold in Minnesota. Pacific Isles Galunggong Dried Round Scad in 48 oz. cardboard cases with lot numbers 3228 and 3168 and is a product of the Philippines. This product was sold in Minnesota and South Dakota. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Source: FDA

Woolworths Ltd—Macro Whole Foods Dark Chocolate Easter Bunny, Easter Egg and Twist Sweets (Lactose-Free)

Product information
Product description
Light green cardboard box with clear plastic panel 120g Foil-wrapped chocolate Easter bunny 130g

Identifying features
All best-before dates between 27 February 2012 and 5 April 2012

What are the hazards?
The products may pose a health risk to consumers who are allergic or intolerant to milk.

What are the defects?
The products are being recalled due to the presence of undeclared allergens (milk) as a result of a labelling error.

Where the product was sold
Nationally Traders who sold this product Woolworths, Safeway, Flemmings, and Food for Less supermarkets nationally

Supplier
Woolworths Ltd

Source: Product Safety Recalls Australia

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Biscomerica Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in it's Knott's Berry Farm 12/8/2 Boysenberry Cookies #59680, Blueberry Cookies #59675, Raspberry Cookies #59670 Strawberry Cookies #59695.

Biscomerica Corp. is recalling its Knott's Berry Farm 12/8/2 display cartons as described in our product description (item numbers # 59680 Boysenberry, #59675 Blueberry, # 59670 Raspberry and # 59695 Strawberry). Each carton contains eight 2 ounce packages of Knott's Berry Farm cookies. The Knott's Berry Farm 12/8/2 cartons comes in 4 flavors Boysenberry, Blueberry, Raspberry and Strawberry, one case represents one flavor each carton represent one flavor. Each case has 12 cartons with 8 bags at 2 ounces each. This product may contain undeclared Milk. People who have allergies to Milk, run the risk of serious or life­ threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled Knott's Berry Farm 12/8/2 Boysenberry, Blueberry, Raspberry and Strawberry cookies in display cartons were distributed between August 01, 2011 and April 05, 2012. This product was distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders. Knott's Berry Farm 12/8/2 was distributed to Calgary, BC, American Canyon, CA, Anaheim, CA, Berkeley, CA, City Industry, CA, Commerce, CA, Concord, CA, Corona, CA, Chatsworth, CA, Encino, CA, El Cajon, CA, Irwindale, CA, Long Beach, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Napa, CA, San Jose, CA, San Leandro, CA, San Ysidro, CA, San Diego, CA, South El Monte, CA, Spring Valley, CA, Vernon, CA, Denver, CO, Miami, FL, Hilo, HI, Honolulu, HI, Indianapolis, IN, Grand Rapids, M,I Washington, MD, Gibbstown, NJ, Nassau, NS, Bronx, NY, College Point, NY, Delta, OH, Mountville, PA, North Kingstown, RI, Dallas, TX, Seattle, WA and Green Bay, WI through retail stores. The product comes in a 16 ounce carton with 8 individual packages at 2 ounce each. Product identified as Knott's Berry farm 12/8/2 Boysenberry Cookies, Blueberry Cookies, Raspberry Cookies and Strawberry Cookies in a elongated display carton H.S" X L.10.25" X W.4.5". Code dates with expiration date between the range of April 01, 2012 and December OS, 2012 (Example: AB040112 through AB120512) AB, BB or CB represents shift produced 08 (Month) 01 (Day) 11 (Year). Code date is located on back of bag in upper left hand corner. Outer carton code date will be represented by a white sticker located on rear of case. (Example: 1040112 through 1120512) 1, 2 or 3 represents shift 04 (month) 01 (day) 12 (year). No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that allergen labeling of Milk was not properly identified. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by Biscomerica's interpretation of the word "Whey". Whey is identified on all packaging, but is not clearly identified as Milk. Production of the product has been suspended until FDA and the Biscomerica are certain that the problem has been corrected.

Source: FDA

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Rajbhog Foods Inc Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Cashews In "Vegetable Biryani"

Rajbhog Foods of Flushing, NY is recalling its 10 ounces packages of frozen to eat “Vegetable Biryani: because it does contain undeclared cashews. People who have allergies to tree nuts (cashews) run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The recalled Vegetable Biryani was distributed nationwide in retail stores.

The product comes in a 10oz, frozen food carton, marked with an inner box liner U9299. This item was sold between the dates of February 21, 2012 and April 6, 2012. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the cashew-containing product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of cashews in the ingredient list. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem was caused by a breakdown in procedure on the review process of the finalized boxes. New product run has already begun, and current recipes coincide with the ingredient list present on the packaging. There are no cashews within the revised recipe.

Source: FDA

Sunday, 8 April 2012

More FSA allergen alerts

Creme d'Or Ltd withdraws Cafe Tasse Chocolat Fin Artisanal Noir due to undeclared allergen labelling. A specific batch of the above product has been found to contain traces of milk that is not declared on the label. It therefore poses a public health risk to those with an allergy or intolerance to milk.

TWI foods Inc. recalls its own Crispy by TWI Foods Cookies and Rusks due to undeclared allergen labelling. This product too contains milk that is not declared on the label.

Musgrave NI withdraws SuperValu and Centra Italian Bolognese Ravioli due to inconsistent allergen labelling

Musgrave NI withdraws SuperValu and Centra Italian Bolognese Ravioli due to inconsistent allergen labelling as the products contain celery that is not mentioned on the allergy information box, resulting in inconsistent allergen labelling. This means the ravioli should not be consumed by anyone with an allergy or intolerance to celery.

Product identification Product: SuperValu Italian Bolognese Ravioli, 250g Centra Italian Bolognese Ravioli, 250g

Batch/date codes: All date codes

Action taken by the company Musgrave Retail Partners NI is withdrawing the affected products from sale. In addition, the company has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations which will inform their at-risk members of the withdrawal. These products were supplied to Centra and SuperValu stores in Northern Ireland. No other Musgrave Retail Partners NI products are known to be affected.

Source: FSA

Food Lion Manufacturer Recalls Store Brand Hard/Soft Taco Dinner Kit

Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s received notification from the manufacturer of Food Lion store brand products that the Food Lion-branded hard/soft taco dinner may contain a milk allergen in chicken Caesar-flavored seasoning, which is not properly marked and was mistakenly included in the taco dinner kit by the manufacturer.

After learning of the error, the stores immediately pulled the product from shelves. The recall includes only one product – the Food Lion store brand hard/soft taco dinner – sold at Food Lion, Harveys and Reid’s grocery stores with the following UPC 3582605118, lot number of ga-aug07125, and pack size of 13.4 ounces. The recall is being issued in an abundance of caution, and customers who may have purchased the recalled product are urged to return the item to their local Food Lion, Harveys or Reid’s store for a full refund.

Source: FDA

Kraft Foods Voluntarily Recalls Single Code Date of Planters Cocktail Peanuts

Kraft Foods Group, Inc. is voluntarily recalling one code date of Planters Cocktail Peanuts sold in 12 oz canisters (code date 09-Jan-14, UPC 2900007212) because there is a possibility that the product was exposed to water not intended for use in food during the production process.

Source: FDA

Allergen Alert: Glazers Donuts With Trace Egg

Kwik Trip, Inc. located in La Crosse, WI is recalling Glazers Donuts in a 10.75 oz. cardboard box because it may contain undeclared traces of egg. Consumers who are allergic to eggs may run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product. On April 5, Kwik Trip, Inc. recalled all Glazers Donuts from their Retail locations due to the undeclared allergen. The recall was initiated after it was discovered our supplier had added egg to a key ingredient. The problem has been corrected. No adverse reactions have been reported. The recalled Glazers Donuts are in a 10.75 oz. cardboard box, UPC CODE 39779 04033, and were sold in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin with a sell by date on or before 04/07.

Source: FDA

Undeclared MSG

Quality Food Distributor, a Las Vegas, Nev., establishment, is recalling approximately 50,820 pounds of Steamed BBQ Flavored Pork Buns because it contains monosodium glutamate (MSG), which is not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced today.

The following product is subject to recall: Approximately 12-lb cases of "STEAMED BBQ FLAVORED PORK BUNS," containing 96 pork buns per case. The product subject to recall bears the establishment number "EST. 34064" inside the USDA mark of inspection. This product was produced between April 5, 2011, and April 4, 2012, and was sold to a distributor in Las Vegas, Nev. This product may have been further distributed to restaurants. The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel during a label review conducted in conjunction with a routine food safety assessment. FSIS has determined that the MSG was contained in the marinade used during the cooking process and was left off the label of the final product. FSIS and the company have received no reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

Source: FDA

Certain beef burger meat mix produced by INTERCITY PACKERS (EAST) LTD (Est. 503) may contain Salmonella bacteria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Intercity Packers (East) Ltd are warning the public, distributors and food service establishments not to consume, sell, serve or use the beef burger meat mix described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected product, Intercity Packers Ltd brand Beef Burger Meat Mix 80/20, is sold in 5 kg cases (each containing 2 x 2.5 kg units) bearing UPC 90066172180172 and lot code 046. The affected product can be identified by the Establishment number (EST) 503 that appears on the outer cases. The chubs inside the case do not carry any label. This product has been distributed to public and commercial food establishments in Ontario and Newfoundland and possibly retailers in Newfoundland. Consumers in Newfoundland are advised to check with their store of purchase to determine if they have the affected product. This is an ongoing food safety investigation. Provincial and local public health authorities are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella illnesses in Ottawa and southern Ontario in collaboration with federal health partners including the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Source: CFIA

Friday, 6 April 2012

Michigan Firm Recalls Stuffed Potato Product with Beef Filling Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Al Baghdadi Food Inc., a Hazel Park, Mich. establishment is recalling approximately 5,400 pounds of a stuffed potato product with beef filling because of misbranding and undeclared allergens. The product contains soy and milk, which are known allergens not declared on the label.

Source: FSIS

TWI Foods recalls own-brand cookies and rusks

WI Foods is recalling all date codes of some of its own-brand Crispy cookies and rusks because they contain milk that isn't listed on the label.

Products All date codes of the following products are being recalled:
Pistachio Cookies, 200g (milk)
Pistachio Cookies, 400g (milk)
Almond Cookies, 200g (milk)
Almond Cookies, 400g (milk)
Coconut Cookies, 200g (milk)
Coconut Cookies, 400g (milk)
Almond Cake Rusk, 750g (milk)

TWI Foods has recalled the affected stock. In addition, the UK distributor has been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will explain to their members why the products have been recalled.

Source: FSA

Creme D’Or withdraws Cafe Tasse Chocolat bar

Creme D’Or is withdrawing its Cafe Tasse Chocolat Fin Artisanal Noir 45g bar. Traces of milk have been found in the product, which hasn't been declared in the allergy information on the label. The product being withdrawn is: Cafe Tasse Chocolat Fin Artisanal Noir, 45g bar Best before: 15 September 2013 The company has been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will explain to their members the reason for the withdrawal. No other Creme D’Or products are known to be affected.

Source: FSA

Certain AYYAM ZAMAN brand EXTRA FINE TAHINA may contain Salmonella bacteria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the Ayyam Zaman brand Extra Fine Tahina described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected product, Ayyam Zaman brand Extra Fine Tahina, is sold in 400 g packages bearing UPC 6 217000 429807 and a code starting with "EXP 10/08". This product is known to have been distributed in Ontario and may have been distributed in other provinces as well.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Certain LA VECCHIA FATTORIA brand CACCIATORE DRY CURED SAUSAGES may contain Listeria monocytogenes

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the La Vecchia Fattoria brand Cacciatore Dry Cured Sausages described below because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The affected product, La Vecchia Fattoria brand Cacciatore Dry Cured Sausages, is sold in packages of 2 units each (approximately 300g), bearing UPC 8 81248 33336 1 and a Best Before date of 12 23 JL. This product has been distributed in Quebec.

Source: CFIA

Manning Impex withdraws Buenas Macapuno String Coconut Sport in Syrup

Manning Impex has withdrawn jars of its Buenas brand Macapuno String Coconut Sport in Syrup, with a 'best before' end of August 2013. The product contains sulphur dioxide, which is not mentioned on the label. Follow the link to find out more.

Source: FSA

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Tesco told to shut flagship Covent Garden store over 'serious' mice infestation

The Telegraph reports that Westminster Council has ordered the Tesco store, one of the capital’s busiest, to close and issued a hygiene prohibition notice as it demanded a "thorough clean-up". It flagged substandard maintenance of routine cleaning and inadequate mice prevention measures as the reason behind the closure. Tesco said it was "extremely concerned" by the situation and apologised for failing to meet its “own very high standards” on hygiene. Follow the link to read more.

Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd recalls one date code of its own-brand Indian 4 Vegetable Samosas due to undeclared milk

The above product may contain chicken samosas (with milk as an ingredient) instead of the intended vegetable samosas. Because of this error, milk has not been declared in the labelling information or on the allergen label. This means the product should not be consumed by anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk.

Product: Sainsbury’s Indian 4 Vegetable Samosas, 200g Batch/date codes: Use by 30 March 2012

Action taken by the company Sainsbury’s is recalling the affected product from sale. In addition, the company has contacted the relevant allergy support organisations, which will inform their at-risk members of the withdrawal.

Source: FSA

Undeclared almonds and/or milk in certain CRISPY BY TWI FOODS COOKIES AND RUSKS

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and TWI Foods Inc. are warning people with allergies to almonds or milk not to consume certain Crispy by TWI Foods cookies. The affected products contain almonds and/or milk which are not declared on the label. Follow the link to find out more.

Musgrave Retail Partners GB withdraws its own Supervalu Italian Bolognese Ravioli due to inconsistent allergen labelling

The above product contains celery that is not mentioned in the allergy information box, resulting in inconsistent allergen labelling. This means the ravioli should not be consumed by anyone with an allergy or intolerance to celery.

Source: FSA

Certain MUMM'S brand SPROUTING SEEDS - SUNFLOWER may contain Salmonella bacteria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Mumm's Sprouting Seeds Ltd. are warning the public not to consume the Mumm's brand Sprouting Seeds described below because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected product, Mumm's brand Sprouting Seeds - Sunflower, are sold in 75 g packages bearing UPC 7 73295 07582 3 and lot # SF2020. This product is known to have been distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario and may have been distributed nationally. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Source: CFIA

Undeclared milk in certain SUNSTART brand CHOCOLATE & ORANGE COOKIES

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Canadian Natural & Specialty Brands are warning people with allergies to milk not to consume the Sunstart Brand Chocolate & Orange Cookies described below. The affected product contains milk which is not declared on the label.

The affected product, Sunstart Chocolate & Orange Cookies, is sold in 198 g packages bearing UPC 8 77099 00005 7, lot code L11139 and BEST IF USED BY 2013 APR 26. This product has been distributed nationally. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Source: CFIA

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Strong America Ltd. Issues an Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Golden Smell Brand “Dried Potato”

Club Chef LLC Recalls Salsa Because Of Possible Health Risk as it is potentially contaminated with Salmonella

Castellini Company LLC Recalls Jalapeno Peppers Because Of Possible Health Risk from Salmonella

South Florida Produce, LLC. Recalls Jalapeno Peppers Because of Possible Health Risk from Salmonella

Topnotch Cookies & Cakes Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Milk In Chocolate Chip Chunk  may contain undeclared milk

Creme Curls Bakery Recalls Vanilla Cream Puffs due to mislabeled Milk Allergen

Taylor Farms New Jersey, Inc. a Swedesboro, N.J., establishment is recalling approximately 187 pounds of chicken products because of misbranding and undeclared allergens, wheat and milk, that are not declared on the label

Eddy Packing Co., Inc., a Yoakum, Texas, establishment is recalling approximately 26,136 pounds of chicken apple sausage products that may contain foreign materials namely plastic.

Mosul Kubba, a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,100 pounds of stuffed, layered beef products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes

Texas Firm Recalls Pork and Beef Smoked Sausage Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

J Bar B Foods, a Waelder, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 64,020 pounds of a smoked sausage product because it contains whey and casein, known allergens that are not declared on the label, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. The following products are subject to recall: 11-pound boxes of “Eckrich Smoked Sausage Made with Pork and Beef” with a sell by date of March 26, 2012 or later. Each box bears a label with the establishment number “Est. 7066” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The products were produced from Jan. 16, 2012 to the present and were sent to distribution centers in Dallas, Texas and Indianapolis, Ind. for institutional use. The company discovered the problem during a label review. The company received a spice mix from its supplier that contained hydrolyzed whey and casein protein, and the product label does not declare the allergens as ingredients in the sausage.