Saturday, 22 June 2013

Certain Okanagan’s Choice Cheese brand Chipped Parmesan Cheese may contain Listeria monocytogenes

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Castle Cheese (West) Inc., are warning the public not to consume the Okanagan’s Choice Cheese brand Chipped Parmesan Cheese described below because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This product was sold from the following retail locations in British Columbia and Manitoba: New Apple Farm Market Ltd., 2856 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC Food Fare #1, 905 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product. The manufacturer, Castle Cheese (West) Inc., Lumby, BC, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

CFIA allergy alerts this week

Undeclared milk and wheat in certain New Century Food brand Loaf Cakes

Undeclared milk in certain Vega brand Bars

Undeclared Allergen - no name® Chunky Vegetable Pasta Soup - may contain beef and milk

Certain Charcuterie Ratinaud French Cuisine brand Confit Tomatoes may contain dangerous bacteria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Ratinaud French Cuisine are warning the public not to consume certain Charcuterie Ratinaud French Cuisine brand Confit Tomatoes because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. Toxins produced by these bacteria may cause botulism, a life-threatening illness. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product. The manufacturer, Ratinaud French Cusine, Halifax, NS, is voluntarily recalling the affected product from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

FDA recalls this week

Oskri is Expanding the Recall of Fig Dark Chocolate Bars to Include Additional Lots. Lot: 161 through 164 because the product contains milk.

Garden-Fresh Foods, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Limited Packages of Archer Farms Smoked Salmon Dip Because of Possible Mislabeling

Granna's LLC Voluntarily Recalls Packages of #705 Tuna Mac With Italian Blend Vegetables and Spiced Apple Rings Due to Undeclared Eggs

Taylor Farms New Jersey Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Tree Nuts in Black Forest Ham and Cheese on a Pretzel Roll With Swiss Cheese and Country Dijon Honey Mustard

Sunday, 16 June 2013

2700 post

This is the 2700 post for this site - lots of food safety issues around the world!

Further FDA recalls this week

See’s Candies, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Nuts & Eggs in Milk and Dark Raisins

Oskri Recalls “Coconut Bar Dark Chocolate”, “Coconut Bar Dark Chocolate Minis”, “FigDark Chocolate Bars” and “Almond Dark Chocolate Bars” Because of Undeclared Milk

Lipari Foods Recalls Sunflower Seeds and Snack Mixes Because of Possible Health Risk from Listeria Monocytogenes

Vega Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Vega One Bars and Vega Sport Protein Bars

Recall of dairy products linked to Dunn’s Dairy

West Devon Borough Council Environmental Health Department has advised the Food Standards Agency that following the inspection of Dunn’s Dairy, Beacon View Farm, Drewsteignton, Devon, EX6 6PF and the results of samples taken of the milk, there are concerns about the potential of insufficient heat processing or cross contamination of the milk at the plant.

The local authority has taken steps that require the dairy to stop processing milk and recall all milk and cream products that have been sold to consumers. While products have only been supplied in Devon, it is possible that consumers on holiday in the region may still have products in their refrigerators.

Product details :All date codes of milk and cream products produced at Dunn’s Dairy (not to be confused with Dunn’s Dairy of Underdown Farm, Exbourne) are affected by the recall.

Source: FSA

Thursday, 13 June 2013

More results of beef product testing published

The Food Standards Agency is today confirming it has received a further 19,050 industry results from testing beef products for horse DNA. The Agency has also published the full report of the local authority testing programme. The new results show that three beef products contained horse DNA at or above the 1% threshold. None tested positive for the veterinary drug phenylbutazone (bute).

For further information follow the link.

Source FSA

Certain Sunsprout and SproutsAlive brands alfalfa sprouts may contain Salmonella bacteria

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Sunsprout Natural Foods are warning the public not to consume the Sunsprout and SproutsAlive brand alfalfa sprouts described in the press release because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products. The manufacturer, Sunsprout Natural Foods, Brantford, Ontario, is voluntarily recalling the affected products from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of the recall.

FDA recalls this week

Butterfly Bakery Issues Allergy Alert of Undeclared Walnuts

Hartz Mountain Corporation is Voluntarily Recalling One Specific Lot of 1.2 oz. Size of Wardley Betta Fish Food Due to Possible Health Risk from Salmonella

California Firm Recalls Salad Product Containing Chicken Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen - Egg

Alabama Firm Recalls Beef Jerky Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen. The products contain Worcestershire sauce, and fish (anchovy paste) is a subcomponent. Fish is a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

Julian’s Recipe Issues Voluntary Withdrawal of European Style Pretzel Baguette Boxes at Heb Stores in Texas - incorrect labelling

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Alderman Farms Sales Corporation Voluntarily Recalls Organic Cherry Tomatoes Because of Possible Health Risk

Alderman Farms Sales Corporation, Boynton Beach, Florida is recalling one pint containers of Certified Organic Cherry Tomatoes because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

This recall notice is being issued out of an abundance of caution. An Alderman Farms’ wholesale customer in Florida purchased 10 cartons containing 12 one-pint containers of the affected cherry tomatoes on 5/22/13. There were no other cherry tomatoes sold from this lot. The cherry tomatoes are packaged in square-shaped clear plastic clamshell containers labeled as Alderman Farms Organic Cherry Tomato, UPC number 6317195594, with a net weight of one pint and an estimated shelf life of 10 days.

The carton lot number affected by the recall is 13269. The clamshell packages are distributed in cartons labeled Alderman Farms. No illnesses have been associated with the product. Alderman Farms became aware of the contamination after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration collected a sample of the cherry tomatoes located at Alderman Farms’ Packing facility located in Boynton Beach, Florida. The sample of lot number 13269 found the cherry tomatoes to be contaminated with Salmonella. Alderman Farms is investigating the source of the contamination. Alderman Farms conducted an independent test on the above mentioned lot and it was found to be negative of Salmonella.

Undeclared mustard, sesame and wheat in various Community Naturals brand products

Follow the link to find out more.

Source: CFIA

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Recall of a Batch of Kari Smoked Mackerel Due to the Detection of Listeria monocytogenes

The implicated batch of Kari smoked mackerel is being recalled from consumers due to the detection of Listeria monocytogenes in a sample tested in Poland. The batch was sold nationwide, mainly in Eastern European supermarkets. Shops which have sold this batch must display a point-of-sale notice advising customers not to consume the implicated batch.

Source: FSAI

Missouri Firm Recalls Lasagna Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen

Vocci Italian Food Products, a Kansas City, Mo. establishment is recalling approximately 2,025 pounds of lasagna products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The products are formulated with bread crumbs that contain egg, a known allergen, which is not declared on the label.
 

Majestic recalls Chablis Jean Bourguignon 2011

Majestic Wine Warehouse Ltd is recalling a specific lot number of Chablis Jean Bourguignon 2011, because some of the bottles have been found to contain high levels of sulphites, which could pose a health risk. The Agency has issued a Product Recall Information Notice.

The product being recalled is: Chablis Jean Bourguignon 2011 Lot number LA64526 - This lot number is clearly printed on the yellow screw-cap of the bottle. No other Majestic Wine Warehouse Ltd products are affected.

Source: FSA

Johnson & Johnson Ltd recalls various lot numbers of Benecol Peach & Apricot Yogurt Drink due to potential yeast fermentation

As a precautionary measure, Johnson & Johnson Ltd is voluntarily recalling various lot numbers of the above product due to recent complaints from consumers that the product was fizzy or the bottles popped open. Initial results suggest that yeast fermentation is the most likely cause of the problem.

Follow the link for product details.

FSA recalls this week

Food Co. Recalls Gouda Cheeses Because of Possible Health Risk sampling revealed the presence of GOUDA Cheese contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes Type 1.

Prime Food USA Issues an Alert On Listeria In Latis Brand Seafood Products

Gromex Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Camaron Entero (Dried Whole Shrimp)

International Desserts ISSUES ALLERGY ALERT ON UNDECLARED Walnuts IN Uncle Eddies Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies

Creole and Company, LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk, Soy, and Wheat in Creole Bisque

General Mills Voluntarily Recalls Single-Serve Reduced-Sugar Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bowlpak sold in Foodservice Establishments. This action is being taken as a precaution because the company was notified by an ingredient supplier that it had recalled an ingredient due to the possible presence of salmonella. No illnesses have been associated with this finding.

UPDATED RELEASE #2 Harris Teeter Lot Code and Best By Correction Townsend Farms Voluntarily Recalls Limited Lots of Frozen Organic Antioxidant Blend Products Due To Possible Health Risk from Hepatitis A