Recall roundup: This week’s food recalls from Canada, the US and the UK
Posted: 1 April 2022 | | No comments yet
This week’s recall roundup features alerts around Salmonella and Norovirus, plus foreign objects and even counterfeit chocolate bars.
In the US, Liberty Fruit Company, Inc. is recalling its fruit trays containing cantaloupe because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled products were distributed to retail stores and foodservice operations in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska.
Norovirus is also causing recalls in Canada. Daily Fresh Shellfish Inc. is recalling some of its oysters from the marketplace due to possible contamination with the virus. The recalled products have been sold in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and online, and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories. More information can be found here.
Pacific Rim Shellfish Corporation is also recalling some of its oysters for the same reason. The recalled products have been sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon, and Ontario and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories. More information can be found here.
In Canada, Jimel’s Bakery and Food Products is recalling Jimel’s Bakery brand baked goods from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination as a result of a rodent infestation. The recalled products have been sold in Manitoba.
In the UK, Scratch Meals Ltd. has recalled certain batches of its Scratch Chicken & Veggie Tikka Masala With Spiced Brown Rice because it contains Niacin and Zinc. This means it may be unsafe for consumption. Point of sale notices will be displayed in retail stores that are selling this product, explaining to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.
In the US, Skippy Foods, LLC is voluntarily recalling a limited number of SKIPPY Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread, SKIPPY Reduced Fat Chunky Peanut Butter Spread and SKIPPY Creamy Peanut Butter Blended With Plant Protein due to the possibility that they may contain a small fragment of stainless steel from a piece of manufacturing equipment. More information can be found on the FDA website.
Wilton Industries, Inc. of Naperville, Illinois is initiating a voluntary recall of its Ready to Build Chocolate Cookie Bunny Hutch Kit due to a milk allergen missing from the “Contains” statement. The ingredient list on the package lists “Skim Milk Powder” as an ingredient, however the “Contains” statement did not include “Milk” as required. Ready to Build Chocolate Cookie Bunny Hutch Kit was a 2022 Easter seasonal item distributed nationally through retail stores and online.
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) is warning members of the public to be on the lookout for, and not to buy or eat, counterfeit ‘Wonka Bars’, which are being sold in shops and online across the UK. The counterfeit bars may be unsafe to eat, as there is a possibility that they are being produced by unregistered businesses and by individuals who could be contravening food hygiene, labelling and traceability laws. Some counterfeit Wonka Bars removed from sale have been found to contain allergens which weren’t listed on the label, posing a major health risk to anyone who suffers from a food allergy or intolerance.
Daily Fresh Shellfish Inc., Food Standards Scotland, Inc., Jimel's Bakery and Food Products, Liberty Fruit Company, Pacific Rim Shellfish Corporation, Scratch Meals Ltd, Skippy Foods, Wilton Industries