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FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Merb’s Candies Announces Voluntary Recall of Caramel Apples due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes

American Roland Food Corp. Recalls Two Lots of Roland(R) Bruschetta due to potential glass contamination

Immediate Recall & Allergy Alert Undeclared Peanut Protein In Chilli Mix Products

Hausman Foods, LLC., a Corpus Christi, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 38,400 pounds of beef and pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products contain peanuts, known allergens which are not declared on the product label.

J & B Sausage Co., a Dallas, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 45,904 pounds of chicken and beef products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The products may contain peanuts, known allergens, which are not declared on the…

Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Commercially Produced, Prepackaged Caramel Apples

The CDC is collaborating with public health officials in several states and with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections (listeriosis) linked to commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples. Listeria can cause a serious, life-threatening illness.

The information CDC has at this time indicates that commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples may be contaminated with Listeria and may be causing this outbreak. Out of an abundance of caution, CDC recommends that U.S. consumers do not eat any commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples, including plain caramel apples as well as those containing nuts, sprinkles, chocolate, or other toppings, until more specific guidance can be provided. Although caramel apples are often a fall seasonal product, contaminated commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples may still be for sale at grocery stores and other retailers nationwide or may be in consumers’ homes.

FDA and FSIS recalls

Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Ice Cream, Gelato, Custard and Sorbet Because of Possible Health Risk from Listeria Monocytogenes

Kent, WA Firm Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Shellfish in Tofu Pad Thai Bowl and Thai Noodle Salad

DaBecca Natural Foods, a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 3,450 pounds of bacon products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced. The products subject to recall, though produced under inspection, were packaged and shipped with labels that did not bear the USDA mark of inspection.

Abe’s Finest Meats, a Palatka, Fla. establishment, is recalling approximately 80,050 pounds of hickory smoked sliced bacon products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. These products bear establishment number “EST. 18747” inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were shipped to distributo…

Ades Limited products handled and packaged in an unapproved establishment

Ades Limited, 1 Eastmoor Street, Charlton, London, SE7 8LX has been handling and packaging dried fish products and whole frozen African land snails in an unapproved establishment (this establishment is different to the one mentioned on product labels), under unsatisfactory hygiene conditions with a lack of traceability. Its existing approval has been revoked because of these issues. 

Despite investigations by the enforcement authorities, it has not been possible to obtain the full distribution details or product traceability records for these products. Identification of the products All dried fish products and whole frozen African land snails with the approval number GN 018 are affected by this alert.

The products include: whole prawns, smoked catfish, fillet stockfish (dried cod), stockfish tusk, boneless stockfish fillet, cod, blue whiting, other dried fish, and shellfish products, whole frozen African land snails

These products are sold in gold-coloured packages with clear front…

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Recall of a Batch of Aldi Country Fresh Sandwich Filler Due to the Presence of Listeria monocytogenes

The FSAI has announced that the batch of sandwich filler identified in their recall notice is being recalled due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. This product is produced for Aldi Stores (Ireland) Ltd. by Galmere Fresh Foods. Point of sale notices will be displayed in Aldi stores. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSAI

Eda Quality Foods Ltd is withdrawing its Dried Apricots product

Eda Quality Foods Ltd is withdrawing all 350g packs of its Dried Apricots product, because of the presence of sulphur dioxide, which is not mentioned on the packaging. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide (also known as sulphites). Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

CFIA recalls this week

Tibaldi Australasia Pty Ltd—ALDI Berg Strassburg and ALDI Berg Skinless Hotdogs

Product description: Vacuum packaged 500g strassburg and 375g hotdogs

Identifying features: All use by dates up to and including 08-02-2015 (strassburg) and 16-01-2015 (hotdogs).

What are the defects? The recall is due to microbial contamination.

What are the hazards? Food products with microbial contamination may cause illness if consumed.

Where the product was sold: Australian Capital Territory New South Wales Queensland Victoria T

Traders who sold this product: ALDI stores

Source: Food Safety Recalls Australia

Tayto Group Ltd recalls a batch of Tayto Snack Attack 10+5 (Bikers, Rollers and Chips) multipack

Tayto Group Ltd has recalled a batch of ‘Tayto Snack Attack 10+5 (Bikers, Rollers and Chips) multipack’ because it contains milk, soya and wheat which are not mentioned on the outer wrapper. This makes the product a possible health risk for those with an allergy or intolerance to milk (or its constituents) and/or an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten and an allergy to soya. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

Recall of Some Holle Branded and Lebenswert Branded Baby Foods Due to Presence of Chemicals

The FSAI has issued a food alert regarding Holle Baby Food GmbH Serviceburo who is recalling the Holle branded and Lebenswert branded baby foods listed above due to the presence of atropine and scopolamine in some batches tested. These chemicals are undesirable plant constituents. In-store recall notices should be displayed in outlets that sold the affected products.

Nature Of Danger: Consumption of implicated products may cause short term adverse effects, for example, dilated pupils, change of heart rate, dryness of the mouth, constipation, urinary retention, and flushed skin. The chemicals present will be excreted from the body and therefore there are no long term health effects.

Source: FSAI

EFSA’s experts have finalised and adopted their scientific opinion on the risks to public health from bisphenol A (BPA) in foodstuffs.

The milestone follows a comprehensive risk assessment of this substance. BPA is a chemical used to manufacture plastics and resins that are used in a variety of food contact materials as well as other consumer and industrial products. The Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids adopted the opinion during its 10-11 December plenary meeting. EFSA will publish the opinion by the end of January 2015, allowing the necessary time for formatting and a thorough editorial check, which is standard for all EFSA scientific opinions.

EFSA has carried out an extensive consultation and engaged with national authorities and stakeholders to ensure the widest possible range of scientific views and information have been considered, including similar scientific assessments currently underway at Member State level.

Source: EFSA

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

House of Flavors Issues Voluntary Recall Due to Possible Undeclared Dairy Allergen in Ciao Bella Dark Cocoa Sorbetto

Nebraska Firm Recalls Pork Belly Product Produced Without Import Inspection

Abdallah Candies of Burnsville, MN is taking precautionary measures and voluntarily recalling red and silver foil wrapped Holiday Caramel Bites. One customer has reported finding a peanut butter bite, wrapped in red foil, in a bag of holiday caramel bites. The date code on the bag was EK-08.

Whole Foods Market West Hartford, Bishops Corner and Glastonbury Recall Tarte Aux Pommes Due to Undeclared Almonds

Recall of Fisherman's Choice 'Asian Choice Seafood Cocktail'

Fisherman's Choice is recalling its Asian Choice Seafood Cocktail with a 'best before' date of 24 February 2016. This is because the product contains gluten, soya and egg which are not mentioned on the product label. This means the product is a possible health risk for those with an allergy or intolerance to gluten and/or soya and/or egg. Follow the link for more details.

Source: FSA

Chapel Foods Ltd recalls Genius Gluten Free Denby Dale Steak Pies

Chapel Foods Ltd has recalled some packs of its Steak Pies because they may have been packed with Chilli Bean Pies. The Chilli Bean Pies contain gluten, which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible risk to anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten. Follow the link for product details.

Source: FSA

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

Select Containers of Private Selection Denali Extreme Moose Tracks Ice Cream Recalled for Undeclared Allergen - Peanuts

Whole Foods Market’s Southwest Region recalls Vegan Pumpkin Pie due to Undeclared Walnuts

Flying Cow Creamery is voluntarily recalling one lot of whole milk yogurt due to a faulty time and temperature recording during pasteurization. Pasteurization heats milk to eliminate all illness-causing bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella.

Smoked Fish Corporation of Brooklyn, NY is voluntarily recalling 564 pounds of its Imported (Product of Denmark) Acme 4oz. (113g) vacuum packs of Smoked Nova Salmon with lot code of L.05122014 because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Henry’s Farm Inc. of Woodford, VA is recalling all packages of Soybean Sprouts because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes

Evershing International Trading Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Vinacafe Brand Coffee ‐ Wake Up Weasel Instant Coffee mix 3‐in‐1

FSIS and FDA recalls this week

Ranchers Legacy Meat Co., of Vadnais Heights, Minn., is recalling 1,200 pounds of ground 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.

Kozy Shack Enterprises, LLC is voluntarily recalling certain items of its Foodservice Kozy Shack® Simply Well® Chocolate Pudding 4 oz. cups because they contain undeclared milk and lack product labelling.

FDA takes enforcement action against Michigan sandwich company

CFIA recalls this week

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 other…

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.

Source: FSA

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

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.

Schwartz Brothers Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in “Everything Bagels”
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 ..

FSA recalls

CFIA recalls this week

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.

Source: FSAI

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

CFIA recalls this week

CFIA recalls this week

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

CFIA recalls this week

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

CFIA recalls this week

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

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

CFIA recalls this week

FDA and FSIS recalls

CFIA recalls this week

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

CFIA recalls this week

CFIA recalls this week

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 variatio…

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.

FDA and FSIS recalls this week

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 consum…

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