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.