Category Archives: food recall

Canada – Food Recall Warning – Certain cauliflower, red leaf lettuce and green leaf lettuce produced by Adam Bros Farming Inc. recalled due to E. coli O157:H7

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Recall details

Ottawa, December 15, 2018 – Industry is recalling certain cauliflower, red leaf lettuce and green leaf lettuce produced by Adam Bros. Farming Inc. of Santa Maria, California, United States (US) from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The affected products described below have been imported from Adam Bros Farming Inc. by: Courchesne Larose Ltd., Anjou, QC, Dominion Citrus, Toronto, ON; Fresh Taste Produce Limited, Milton, ON; and Fruits et Legumes Gaetan Bono Inc., Montreal, QC. Consumers, retailers, restaurants and institutions should not sell, use or consume the recalled products described below.

The following products, grown in the US, are known to have been sold in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador and may have been sold in other provinces.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product Additional Info
Adam Brothers Family Farms Cauliflower Variable Carton tag numbers:
203-27263 331-18;
203-27263 332-18;
203-27263 333-18;
203-27263 334-18;
203-27268 334-18;
204-27268 332-18.
This cauliflower is wrapped and has the Adam Brothers Family Farms logo but no coding information.
If you are unsure as to whether products are included in this recall, contact the location where they were purchased.
None Green Leaf Lettuce Sold in bulk Carton Tag Numbers:
204-27247 331-18;
253-27268 331-18;
204-27268 331-18;
204-27268 332-18.
This product was sold in bulk without a brand name.
If you are unsure as to whether products are included in this recall, contact the location where they were purchased.
None Red Leaf Lettuce Sold in bulk Carton Tag Numbers:
253-27267 331-18;
204-27267 331-18;
203-27267 331-18.
This product was sold in bulk without a brand name.
If you are unsure as to whether products are included in this recall, contact the location where they were purchased.

Canada – Updated Food Recall Warning – Eat Smart brand Salad Shake Ups (single serve) recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

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Recall details

Ottawa, December 14, 2018 – The food recall warning issued on December 4, 2018 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Industry is recalling Eat Smart brand Salad Shake Ups (single serve) from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups
– Avocado Ranch
143 g Best Before DEC 14 2018 DE 14
112 331
7 09351 30195 7
Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups
– Raspberry Açaí
142 g Best Before DEC 14 2018 DE 14
112 331
7 09351 30196 4
Eat Smart Salad Shake Ups
– Sweet Kale
156 g Best Before DEC 14 2018 DE 14
112 331
7 09351 30243 5

USA – Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. and FDA Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas on new findings and updated consumer recommendations related to the romaine lettuce E. coli O157:H7 outbreak investigation

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On Nov. 20, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned the American public of a multi-state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to romaine lettuce and advised against eating any romaine lettuce on the market at that time. The FDA then worked quickly with romaine producers and distributors who voluntarily withdrew the product from the market to help contain this new outbreak. This was an especially important step in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday. At the same time, we immediately launched a broad traceback investigation to determine the source of this outbreak.

We have new results to report from this investigation tracing the source of the contamination to at least one specific farm. Based on these and other new findings, we’re updating our recommendations for the romaine lettuce industry and consumers.

Shortly after our initial public warning, our traceback investigation was able to narrow down the scope of implicated product. Based on these initial findings, we immediately issued an updated public warning to consumers to avoid consuming romaine lettuce specifically from Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz and Ventura counties in California. This information about the implicated regions helped consumers avoid potentially affected product. The information was provided in conjunction with a voluntary agreement that we reached with industry to provide more specific labeling information on the origin and harvest date of romaine lettuce as it was shipped to the market.

RASFF Alerts – Ochratoxin A – Sultanas

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RASFF-ochratoxin A (24 µg/kg – ppb) in sultanas from Turkey in Portugal

RASFF-ochratoxin A (18.4 µg/kg – ppb) in sultanas from Turkey in the UK

RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxins – Groundnuts

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RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 3.4; Tot. = 15 µg/item) in groundnuts in shell from China in Portugal

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 11.3; Tot. = 12.8 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnut kernels from Brazil in Greece

RASFF Alerts – Listeria monocytogenes – Tuna Hummus – Smoked Salmon – Semi Soft Cow’s Milk Cheese

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RASFF-Listeria monocytogenes (200 CFU/g) in tuna hummus from Belgium in France

RASFF-Listeria monocytogenes (presence /25g) in smoked salmon from Latvia in Italy

RASFF -Listeria monocytogenes (<10 CFU/g) in semi-soft cow’s milk cheese from France in France

RASFF Alert – Mycotoxins – DON -Zearalone – Granola Purple Musli Mix

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RASFF-deoxynivalenol (DON) (15.28 mg/kg – ppm) and zearalenone (16.45 mg/kg – ppm) in granola purple müsli mix from Switzerland in Switzerland