Category Archives: Recall

USA – Sam’s Club Recalls Taylor Farms Romaine

Food Poison Journal

Sam’s Club sent out a letter to members advising them to throw away the lettuce products listed below as a precautionary measure:

Dear Sam’s Club Member:

We were notified that Taylor Farms, as a result of a Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) public advisory, has initiated a withdrawal on the items listed below due to the potential to be contaminated with E. coli.

USA – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer

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TruPet, LLC of Milford, OH, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall is limited to 400 cases of the product, as identified below.

The following affected “Boost Me” products were distributed in the continental USA via online retailer Chewy.com and TruDog.com through direct delivery:Affected product can be identified by comparing the following lot number: “Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer” with “lot number #20190531 13815 “.

No products other than the specific product identified above are subject to this voluntary recall.

UK – Northern Ireland – Dunnes Stores recalls Chicken, Bacon & Sweetcorn Deli Filler due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes

FSA NI

Product details

Product: Dunnes Stores Chicken, Bacon & Sweetcorn Deli Filler
Pack size: 175g
‘Use By’ dates: all use by dates from 13 April 2018 to 20 April 2018 (inclusive)

No other Dunnes Stores products are known to be affected

Risk

The product listed above might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Symptoms caused by this organism can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea.

Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought the above product, do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

Action taken by the company

Dunnes Stores is recalling the above product. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice.

Recall Notice

Canada – Certain Smith Snacks brand products recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

CFIA

Recall details

Ottawa, April 18, 2018 – Smith Snacks Ltd. is recalling certain Smith Snacks products 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
Smith Snacks Ultimate BBQ Rib Sub None All Best Before dates up to and including May 11, 2018 6 23858 00023 9
Smith Snacks Bacon Cheese Hot Dog None All Best Before dates up to and including May 11, 2018 6 23858 00002 4
Smith Snacks Chicken Club Twister Wrap None All Best Before dates up to and including May 11, 2018 6 23858 00045 1
Smith Snacks Deli Twister Wrap None All Best Before dates up to and including May 11, 2018 6 23858 00075 8
Smith Snacks Small Sub None All Best Before dates up to and including May 11, 2018 6 23858 00026 0
Smith Snacks Chuck Wagon Sub None All Best Before dates up to and including May 11, 2018 6 23858 00007 9
Smith Snacks Pizza Sub None All Best Before dates up to and including May 11, 2018 6 23858 00025 3
Smith Snacks Large Pizza Sub None All Best Before dates up to and including May 11, 2018 6 23858 00016 1
Smith Snacks Large Sub None All Best Before dates up to and including May 11, 2018 6 23858 00017 8
Smith Snacks Deli Deluxe Sub None All Best Before dates up to and including May 11, 2018 6 23858 00065 9
Smith Snacks Hungry Human Sub None All Best Before dates up to and including May 11, 2018 6 23858 00058 1
Smith Snacks Bacon, Egg & Cheese Sandwich None All Best Before dates up to and including May 11, 2018 6 23858 00005 5
Smith Snacks Chicken Club Kaiser None All Best Before dates up to and including May 11, 2018 6 23858 00059 8
Smith Snacks Triple Stack Kaiser None All Best Before dates up to and including May 11, 2018 6 23858 00160 1
Smith Snacks Bacon & Cheese Double Burger None All Best Before dates up to and including May 11, 2018 6 23858 00009 3
Smith Snacks Twin Pack Burgers None All Best Before dates up to and including May 11, 2018 6 23858 00030 7
Smith Snacks Turkey & Dressing Sandwich None All Best Before dates up to and including May 11, 2018 6 23858 00032 1
Smith Snacks Whole Wheat Turkey & Dressing Sandwich None All Best Before dates up to and including May 11, 2018 6 23858 00032 1
Smith Snacks Hot Club Sandwich None All Best Before dates up to and including May 11, 2018 6 23858 00034 5
Smith Snacks Turkey Sandwich None All Best Before dates up to and including May 11, 2018 6 23858 00033 8
Smith Snacks Whole Wheat Turkey Sandwich None All Best Before dates up to and including May 11, 2018 6 23858 00033 8
Smith Snacks Blackforest Ham & Cheddar Sandwich None All Best Before dates up to and including May 11, 2018 6 23858 00036 9
Smith Snacks Whole Wheat Blackforest Ham & Cheddar Sandwich None All Best Before dates up to and including May 11, 2018 6 23858 00036 9
Smith Snacks Roast Beef & Cheddar Sandwich None All Best Before dates up to and including May 11, 2018 6 23858 00035 2
Smith Snacks Whole Wheat Roast Beef & Cheddar Sandwich None All Best Before dates up to and including May 11, 2018 6 23858 00035 2
Smith Snacks Cinnamon Swirl None All Best Before dates up to and including May 11, 2018 6 23858 00158 8
Smith Snacks Apple Turnover None All Best Before dates up to and including May 2, 2018 6 23858 00091 8
Smith Snacks Blueberry Turnover None All Best Before dates up to and including May 2, 2018 6 23858 00105 2
Smith Snacks Banana Bread None All Best Before dates up to and including May 11, 2018 6 23858 00164 9
Smith Snacks Pound Cake None All Best Before dates up to and including May 19, 2018 6 23858 00166 3

USA – Recalled: Vital Essentials Beef Toppers and Beef Entrée – Salmonella

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Maker: Carnivore Meat Company
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: Customer email dated April 16, 2018
What was recalled: The following 2 varieties and dates of Vital Essentials:

  • Freeze-Dried Beef Toppers (for dogs and cats), 6 oz. packages, Lot #13815, Best by June 4, 2019 or June 20, 2019
  • Frozen Beef Chub Entrée for Dogs, 5 lb. chubs, Lot #13816, Best by Dec. 27, 2018

Canada – Updated Food Recall Warning – Roast beef products recalled by Erie Meat Products Ltd. due to Listeria monocytogenes

CFIA

Recall details

Ottawa, April 17, 2018 – The food recall warning issued on April 9, 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.

Erie Meat Products Ltd. is recalling roast beef products from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should not sell or use the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador, and may have been distributed to other provinces or territories. These products may have been portioned and sold without a label, coding or under a different brand. Consumers who are unsure if they have purchased an affected product are advised to contact their retailer.

Recalled products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC
Butcher’s Selection Seasoned Cooked Roast Beef Round 300 g All Best Before dates up to and including 2018JN06 8 29810 91630 7
Chicago 58 Seasoned Cooked Roast Beef Variable weight All Best Before dates up to and including 2018JN06 None
Deli Classic Seasoned Cooked Roast Beef Round Variable weight All Best Before dates up to and including 2018JN06 None
Deli Classic Seasoned Cooked Roast Beef Brisket Variable weight All Best Before dates up to and including 2018JN06 None
Druxy’s Seasoned Cooked Roast Beef Variable weight All Best Before dates up to and including 2018JN06 None
None – Prepared for European Quality Meats & Sausages Cooked Roast Beef Seasoned Rubbed with Caramel 2 x 2 kg All Best Before dates up to and including 2018JN06 None
None – Prepared for European Quality Meats & Sausages Sliced Cooked Seasoned Roast Beef 2.00 kg All Best Before dates up to and including 2018JN06 10623392122173

Hong Kong – Eggs imported from US suspected to be contaminated with Salmonella

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Issue Date 17.4.2018
Source of Information The Food and Drug Administration of the United States
Food Product Poultry eggs
Product Name and Description Poultry eggs produced by a plant (Plant No. P – 1065) of Rose Acre Farms’ Hyde County farm in Hyde County, North Carolina, the United States (US)
Reason For Issuing Alert
  • The Centre for Food Safety (CFS), through its Food Incident Surveillance System, noted a notice issued by the Food and Drug Administration of the US about a recall of eggs produced by the above-mentioned plant as they might have been contaminated with Salmonella.
  • The CFS contacted the major local importers and retailers for follow-up. Preliminary investigation found that five Hong Kong importers, namely General Hero Ltd, Shun Hing Hoo, Tai Cheong Eggs Company Ltd, Luen Tai Hong and Maxim’s Caterers Ltd, had imported in different batches a total of about 6,000 cartons of the affected products into Hong Kong.
  • According to the information provided by them, except for Maxim’s Caterers Ltd which has all the affected products stored in the warehouse without any entering the market, the remaining four have distributed all the affected products. The four importers have initiated a recall according to the CFS’ advice. Maxim’s Caterers Ltd will dispose of all affected products.
Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety
  • For the sake of prudence, the CFS has immediately suspended the import into and sale in Hong Kong of the poultry eggs produced by the plant concerned.
  • The CFS is tracing the distribution of the affected products.
  • The CFS has contacted the US authorities concerned over the incident. It will alert the trade, continue to follow up on the incident and take appropriate action. Investigation is ongoing.
Advice to the Trade
  • Stop using or selling the affected products.
Advice to Consumers
  • Consumers, particularly the elderly, infants and pregnant women, should avoid eating raw or inadequately cooked eggs and egg products. Eggs should be thoroughly cooked until the yolk and white are firm.
  •  Consumers should choose pasteurised eggs or egg products or dried egg powder to prepare dishes not requiring heat treatment.
Further Information
  • The CFS press release
  • Members of the public may call the importers’ hotlines at 2381 9138 (General Hero Ltd), 2543 4655 (Shun Hing Hoo), 2546 1834 (Tai Cheong Eggs Company Ltd) and 2857 9389 (Luen Tai Hong) during office hours to enquire about the recall.