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Recall roundup: burgers, salad kits, mushrooms and spring rolls

Posted: 10 March 2020 | | No comments yet

Food and beverage products are recalled due to reasons ranging from contamination to incorrect labelling, and here is New Food’s roundup of the most recent cases.

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Food for Progress recalls Oumph! The Burger

Food for Progress is recalling Oumph! The Burger because it may contain milk which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents.

Food for Progress has been advised to contact the relevant allergy support organisations, which will tell their members about the recall. The company has also issued a point-of-sale notice to its customers. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.

Consumers who have bought the above product and have an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents have been advised not to eat it and instead return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

Further information regarding the above recall can be found on the Food Standards Agency (FSA) website.

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. recalls H-E-B-branded Tuscan Herb Salad Kit

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is initiating a limited voluntary recall of its H-E-B-branded Tuscan Herb Salad Kit.

This recall is due to possible undeclared allergens (peanut, wheat, soy and tree nuts) in H-E-B-branded Tuscan Herb Salad Kit, which was manufactured by Dole for H-E-B. The incorrect masterpack (kit with dressing and other toppings) was unintentionally used during the production of the salad. No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported, to date. However, people who have an allergy to peanut, wheat, soy and tree nuts may have a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products or products containing the allergens listed above.

This recall is for H-E-B-branded Tuscan Herb Chopped Salad Kit that is sold at H-E-B stores across Texas. The product code and best-by date are located on the top right corner of the front of the salad bag. Consumers who have purchased the designated products are instructed not to consume the product and to call the DOLE Consumer Center toll-free, which is open 24 hours a day, for a refund.

Sun Hong Foods, Inc. recalls Enoki Mushroom

Sun Hong Foods, Inc is recalling All Cases Enoki Mushroom (Product of Korea) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

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Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhoea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Stores that maybe carry the brand include: (Asian Supermarket), J&L Supermarket, Jusgo Supermarket, ZTao Market, New Sang Supermraket, Galleria Market.

Enoki mushrooms are white, with long stems and small caps. They’re usually sold in clusters. The affected products are sold in clear plastic bags with green panels.

Sun Hong Foods became aware of this issue after notification by FDA that samples of the product tested by the State of Michigan were found to be positive for Listeria monocytogenes

According to CBS news, the outbreak has claimed at least four lives and 36 people have been sickened across 17 states.

Consumers who have purchased Sun Hong Foods, Inc Enoki Mushrooms are urged not to eat and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Further information regarding the above recalls can be found on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website. 

Representatives from the Food Standards Agency and the US Food and Drug Administration will be speaking at Food Integrity on 18-19 March 2020 To find out more about the event, including a full agenda and list of speakers, click here. 

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Delicious Foods Ltd. recalls Spring Rolls

A food recall warning issued on 28 February 2020 has been updated to include additional distribution and product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation.

Delicious Foods Ltd. is recalling Delicious Foods Ltd. brand Spring Rolls from the marketplace because they contain wheat and may contain milk which are not declared on the label. People who have an allergy to milk or wheat, or have celiac disease or other gluten-related disorders should not consume and retailers, restaurants and institutions should not sell or use the recalled products

Consumers have been advised to check if they have the recalled products in their home or establishment. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased.

If consumers have an allergy to milk or wheat, or have celiac disease or other gluten-related disorders, they have been advised not to consume the recalled products as they may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction.

This recall was triggered by the CFIA’s inspection activities. The CFIA is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled products from the marketplace.

There have been no reported reactions associated with the consumption of these products.

Further information regarding the above recall can be found on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website.

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