Food GMP Newsletter


FSSAI working on integrating all food related norms

The FSSAI has initiated efforts to consolidate all food-related regulations in India to enhance the "ease of doing business." This initiative commenced with the regulat


FSSAI directs FBOs to remove claim of 100% fruit juices from label & ad

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a directive instructing all Food Business Operators (FBOs) to remove any claims of '100% fruit juice


Approximately 30,000 cases of cookie dough recalled over Salmonella concerns

Rise Baking Company, known as South Coast Baking in Springdale, AR, is recalling batches of Panera Oatmeal Raisin with Berries Cookie, Panera Kitchen Sink Cookie, and R


Palmer Candy expands recall due to Salmonella risk

The Palmer Candy company has expanded its recall of coated desert and snack products due to potential Salmonella contamination, encompassing additional best-by dates. T


Company declines to recall apricot products despite FDA warning of potential cyanide poisoning

The FDA warns against consuming Apricot Power products due to the presence of amygdalin, which can cause cyanide poisoning. Despite the FDA notifying Apricot Power of t


Enoki mushrooms recalled in Canada following testing finds Listeria

Lian Teng Produces Inc. recalled Meta brand Enoki Mushrooms due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall was initiated following test results from t


Irvington Seafood recalls crabmeat following testing finds Listeria contamination

Irvington Seafood of Irvington, AL,  recalled its 1-pound packages of "Crabmeat:  Lump, Jumbo, Finger, and Claw meat" due to potential Listeria mono


Supplement recall expanded due to toxic yellow oleander in products

World Green Nutrition, Inc. is expanding their April 3, 2024 recall to include more lot numbers of Green Elv Nutrition brand Elv Control Herbal Supplement (90 capsules)


Great Value chia seeds recalled due to Salmonella

Natural Sourcing International is recalling 32 oz. Great Value Organic Black Chia Seeds due to potential Salmonella contamination. Consumers who have consumed the recal


Goat milk formula when used as an infant formula recalled for not providing sufficient nutrition

Healthwest Minerals, Inc. (Mt. Capra Products) of Chehalis, WA, is recalling 1,506 boxes of Goat Milk Formula Recipe Kit following FDA advice, urging consumers to stop


Frito Lay recalls Sun Chips, other snacks because of contamination with Salmonella

Frito Lay recalled certain snacks in Canada, including Sun Chips, because of potential Salmonella contamination. These snacks were distributed nationwide.



Riced cauliflower recalled in Texas following testing finds Listeria

CN Frozen Foods, Inc. of Coral Gables, FL, is recalling Sysco Classic Riced Cauliflower due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.


FDA warns against certain frozen oysters due to risk of norovirus contamination

The FDA advises against consuming and instructs restaurants and food retailers to cease serving or selling Lots B231126, B240103, and B240214 of frozen, raw, half-shell


French’s Original Crispy Fried Onions recalled over Staphylococcus aureus concerns

McCormick & Company, Inc. of Hunt Valley, MD, is recalling French’s Original Crispy Fried Onions in various sizes due to potential Staphylococcus aureus growt


Palmer Candy ‘White Coated Confectionary’ items recalled due to potential Salmonella contaminated ingredient

Palmer Candy is recalling various "White Coated Confectionery Items" due to potential Salmonella contamination. The company was alerted to the risk by the supplier of t


Hormel Foods recalls Planters nuts because of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes

Hormel Foods Sales LLC is voluntarily recalling two varieties of PLANTERS products produced in April due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The contamin


Schnucks recalls various cheese spreads due to Salmonella contamination

Schnucks of St. Louis, MO, is recalling three cheese spreads due to potential Salmonella contamination. Individuals who have consumed the recalled products and exhibit


Canned jalapenos recalled due to glass in product

M-C McLane International of Houston, TX, is recalling canned jalapenos due to potential glass contamination. The recall, initiated on Feb. 10, 2024, and ongoing per det


Yogurt and milk chocolate covered pretzels recalled in Canada due to Salmonella contamination

Huer Foods Inc. is recalling Western Family brand yogurt-covered and milk chocolate-covered pretzels due to potential Salmonella contamination. The bacteria may not alt


Martinelli’s Gold Medal Apple Juice recalled over elevated arsenic levels

S Martinelli & Company, located in Watsonville, CA, is issuing a recall for approximately 25,000 cases of Martinelli’s Gold Medal Apple Juice due to elevated


Palmer Candy recalls Tiger Treats and Mizzou Munch Medley due to possible Salmonella

Palmer Candy in Sioux City, IA, is recalling Tiger Treats and Mizzou Munch Medley from Schnucks stores due to potential Salmonella contamination.


Hy-Vee Cream Cheese Spreads and Cookies & Cream Mix recalled over Salmonella concerns

Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, IA, is recalling Hy-Vee Cream Cheese Spread and Cookies & Cream Mix due to potential Salmonella contamination. These product


Buckwheat flour recalled after association with dozens of illnesses in France

In France, JP Coteau brand buckwheat flour has been recalled due to suspected Datura contamination, following reports of illness. The alert was expanded after additiona


Ground beef products sold at Walmarts nationwide recalled over E. coli contamination

Cargill Meat Solutions, based in Hazleton, PA, is recalling approximately 16,243 pounds of raw ground beef products due to potential contamination with E. coli O157:H7,


Masala row: Govt to do comprehensive analysis of spice products

Concerned over alleged contaminants found in Indian masala products in Hong Kong and Singapore, the Union Government plans a comprehensive analysis of spice products na


California company recalls shelled walnuts due to outbreak of E. coli infections

Gibson Farms Inc. is recalling organic light halves and pieces of shelled walnuts due to an E. coli outbreak. Distributed in natural food stores and co-ops across Alask


San Antonio company recalls raw pork chorizo as consumer finds plastic, metal in the product

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a public health alert due to a consumer reporting foreign material in raw pork chorizo. While a recall wasn'


Ground pork recalled in Canada due to pieces of metal in product

Centennial General Partner Inc. is initiating a recall of Centennial Food Service brand Ground Pork due to the presence of metal fragments. As reported by the Canadian


H-E-B ice cream recalled due to metal in product

H-E-B is initiating a recall of 12-count packages of 3-ounce cups of Creamy Creations ice cream in specific flavors due to potential metal contamination in the product.


New E. coli outbreak linked to organic walnuts distributed in 19 states

An E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to organic walnuts has prompted a recall by Gibson Farms Inc. The FDA issued a warning after over half of those affected required hos


Soft white cheese recalled after testing reveals Listeria contamination

Tama Corporation, based in Doral, FL, is recalling its 24-ounce containers of "Queso de Mano PAISA" due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The company was al


Kingwuu and T&T Kitchen brand meat and vegetable products recalled over Listeria concerns in Canada

Jue Wei Food (Canada) Ltd. is recalling Kingwuu and T&T Kitchen brand meat and vegetable products due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.



State officials warn consumers about pathogen in raw milk

Residents of Schuyler County, New York, are once again cautioned against consuming unpasteurized, raw milk from Sunset View Creamer due to contamination with Campylobac


Enchiladas recalled over Listeria contamination

Amy’s Kitchen Inc., based in Petaluma, CA, is recalling Amy’s Kitchen Enchilada Verde Whole Meal due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamina


Prosciutto recalled over lack of inspection

ConSup North America Inc. of Lincoln Park, NJ, is recalling about 85,984 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) sliced prosciutto ham from Germany. The U.S. Department


SCDA urges FSSAI to act on Nestle India for allegedly adding high levels of sugar in baby foods

The South Chemists & Distributors Association (SCDA) in Delhi has urged the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to act against Nestle India for all


Melissa’s brand organic, fresh basil added to recall linked to Salmonella illnesses

A fresh outbreak of Salmonella infections has been tied to another brand of organic basil. Melissa's-brand organic basil, sold in 2-ounce and 4-ounce packages at Dierbe


FDA recommends company to warn consumers regarding its goat milk formula

The FDA has urged Sammy’s Milk of Newport Beach, CA, to caution against using its toddler formula as an infant formula, citing concerns over potential inadequacie


Great Value sandwich cookies recalled in Oklahoma due to plastic in the product

Shearer’s Foods, LLC, based in Massillon, OH, is issuing a recall for Great Value Twist & Shout Strawberry Creme Sandwich Cookies due to potential contaminati


FDA issues warning regarding oysters imported from Korea associated with norovirus outbreak

The FDA has issued a warning advising consumers to avoid certain raw, frozen oysters from Korea due to a norovirus outbreak. Prompted by a report from the California De


Recalls rise in Switzerland but down for Belgium in 2023

In 2023, Switzerland saw a surge in warnings and recalls compared to the previous year, with 17 public warnings and 73 food recalls issued by the Federal Food Safety an


Powerade products were recalled over a potential metal object in bottles

The Coca-Cola Company, situated in Auburndale, FL, has issued a recall for Powerade products due to the potential presence of a foreign metal object, specifically a stainless-steel ring, in the pro


Tequesquite recalled in New York and New Jersey due to elevated levels of lead

Nicomex Inc. has issued a recall for Nicomex Tequesquite (Mexican mineral salt) due to elevated levels of lead. The recall, as announced by the Food and Drug Administra


Salmon recalled in Canada over potentially dangerous bacteria contamination

Aqua Blue Seafood Ltd. is issuing a recall for Mowi brand Norwegian Atlantic Salmon – Cold Smoked due to the potential presence of harmful bacteria. The Canadian


Pea protein recalled over possible Salmonella contamination

Naturz Organics USA LLC, located in North Brunswick, NJ, has announced a recall for specific Naturz Organics Organic Pea Protein bags due to potential Salmonella contamination. The recall, as repor


Cinnamon recalled over elevated lead levels

Spices USA Inc., based in Hialeah, FL, has issued a recall for Tasty-Sawa cinnamon due to elevated levels of lead. The recall, as reported by the Food and Drug Administ


California company recalls ice cream bars since tests findings are positive for Salmonella

Tropicale Foods, based in Modesto, CA, has issued a voluntary recall of 5,224 units of Helados Mexico Mini Cream Variety Pack with a "Best By" date of "MO Best By 10/11


Officials confirm planned closure of Quaker Oats plant because of recall of dozens of products

The mayor of a city in Illinois confirmed PepsiCo's decision to close a Quaker Oats plant, which temporarily shut down during a granola product recall in December 2023.


Jasmine rice recalled over the glass in the product

Otis McAllister, a food company based in Orinda, CA, has issued a recall for Emerald River Premium Thai Jasmine Rice due to the presence of glass particles in the product. The recall, initiated on


Pepperoni sticks recalled in Canada due to presence of metal in produc

Freybe Gourmet Foods Limited has initiated a recall of Freybe brand Pepperoni Smoked Sausage Sticks Original due to the presence of metal fragments in the product. The


Hummus recalled in Canada over yeast contamination

Groupe Manufacturier Metro Inc. has issued a recall for Adonis brand Classic Hummus due to microbial contamination, specifically yeast. The Canadian Food Inspection Age


Barsotti and Trader Joe’s carrot juice recalled due to under-processing

Barsotti Juice Company, Inc. is issuing a recall for specific carrot juices due to being deemed under-processed. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted details o


Beef Biltong recalled in Canada following testing finds Salmonella

Eat-Sum-More Inc. is recalling Beef Biltong due to possible Salmonella contamination, as per the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) following test results. The affe


Bread recalled in California and Nevada due to foreign object contamination

Albertsons Companies LLC is recalling certain Signature Select, Athens, and CalPia brand bread due to the presence of metal and plastic shavings in the product. The rec


Mashed potatoes were recalled because of plastic in the product

Bob Evans Farms is recalling specific Bob Evans Original Mashed Potatoes due to potential foreign material, particularly red plastic, found in the product. As per details provided by the Food and D


Enoki mushrooms recalled in Canada following testing finds Listeria

Goldenway International Trade Co. Ltd.’s Enoki Mushrooms are under recall due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. This recall was initiated fo


Trader Joe’s nuts recalled following testing finds Salmonella

Wenders LLC, based in Dublin, CA, is recalling specific production lots of Trader Joe's Nuts – 50% Less Sodium Roasted & Salted Whole Cashews due to potential


State warns consumers to not drink Big Brook raw milk because of Listeria contamination

New York officials warn about contaminated raw milk from Big Brook Farm in Lee Center due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The State Agriculture and M


Enoki mushrooms recalled in Canada due to Listeria contamination and consumer complaint

Kam Ding Investment Ltd. is recalling K-Fresh brand Enoki Mushrooms due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, as reported by the Canadian Food Inspect


La Fiesta recalls cinnamon due to lead contamination

La Fiesta Food Products, based in La Mirada, CA, is initiating a recall of its Cinnamon Ground .87oz due to potential lead contamination. This product was distributed n


Breakfast burritos recalled in Washington following testing finds Listeria

Jen’s Breakfast Burritos, LLC, in Auburn, WA, is recalling about 144 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) breakfast burrito products due to potential Listeria monocytogen


Illinois company recalls imported cinnamon following FDA warns public about lead in product

Raja Foods LLC of Skokie, IL, recalled its 3.5-ounce packages of "Swad Cinnamon Powder" due to potential lead contamination.

The re


Florida firm recalls cinnamon due to elevated levels of lead

El Chilar Rodriguez LLC of Apopka, FL, has recalled over 1,500 bags of El Chilar Ground Cinnamon "Canela Molida" sold in 1.25-ounce bags due to potential lead contamina


Aji Mori recalls sauce due to possible contamination with clostridium botulinum

Aji Mori Sauce Corp., operating as Sushi Koo in Los Angeles, CA, has recalled its chillimami sauce due to being manufactured and distributed without oversight from the


Castle Importing cheeses recalled over Listeria contamination

Castle Importing, Inc. in Fontana, CA, recalled specific cheese products due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The FDA reported the recall on Feb. 5, o


Sausages recalled after consumers discover rubber pieces in the produc

Salm Partners, LLC, in Denmark, WI, recalled about 35,430 pounds of Johnsonville turkey kielbasa sausage due to possible contamination with rubber pieces, per the U.S.


Dairy initiates recall action: State testing finds Listeria in raw milk

Sigmon Dairy in Rochester, WA, is recalling retail raw whole milk with Best By dates from March 4 through March 12 due to potential Listeria Monocytogenes contamination


Restaurant complaints about meat initiate 46-ton recall

MF Meats in Falconer, NY, is recalling 93,277 pounds of raw meat products suspected of contamination with non-food grade mineral seal oil, not approved for meat process


Consumer complaints of plastic in Trader Joe’s dumplings instantaneous recall

CJ Foods Manufacturing Beaumont Corporation in Beaumont, CA, is recalling approximately 61,839 pounds of steamed chicken soup dumplings due to possible contamination wi


Roland Foods tahini recall because of Salmonella contamination

Roland Foods LLC, headquartered in New York City, recalled specific production batches of Roland Tahini, comprising 100 per cent Ground Sesame Seeds in 16-ounce bottles


The company recalls pickled products because of the hazard of botulism poisoning

The California Department of Public Health warns against consuming certain jarred food items from Shamshad Food due to potential Clostridium botulinum contamination, wh


11 sick cases were reported in French cheese E. coli outbreak

An E. coli outbreak in France tied to raw milk cheese has sickened 11 children, causing hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which leads to kidney failure. Five children fr


More children added to the toll of those affected by excessive lead in applesauce

In the past week, the number of children impacted by high lead levels in specific cinnamon applesauce pouches has increased. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevent


FSSAI moves forward towards providing Food Safety in all Bhawans of States, UTs & canteens

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is actively engaged in enhancing the food safety ecosystem nationwide through its Food Safety Training and Cert


Salad kits recalled in Canada for Salmonella contamination

A Taylor Farms salad mix was recalled in Canada following government testing that indicated contamination with Salmonella.

The &ldq


Additional products recalled in association with deadly outbreak of Listeria infections

The FDA has been notified of additional companies to recall products linked to the Rizo-Lopez Foods Inc. dairy recall. 



Merck's MOU with FSSAI receives extension

Merck Life Science has received an extension of its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), further solidifying


Washington Creamery recalls raw milk for E. coli found in state tests

Cozy Vale Creamery of Tenino, WA, is urging consumers to stop consumption of their retail raw milk and cream products with the best-before dates of 02-18-24 through 02-


Additional products recalled regarding a decade-long outbreak of Listeria infections

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been notified of further recalls for products made with or possessing recalled dairy products from 

In addition to the following listed produ


Trader Joe’s, Costco, and other shops are recalling products made with cheese associated with Listeria outbreak

Stores like Trader Joe’s and Costco started recalling products made with cheese and other products linked to a deadly Listeria outbreak.


The number of patients reaches 90 in the Salmonella outbreak linked to charcuterie meats

An additional 40 cases are now linked to a Salmonella outbreak tied to charcuterie meat products. As of February 15th, the CDC reported 87 cases across 30 states, with


Raw Farm cheese connected to multi-state outbreak of E. coli infections

A recent E. coli outbreak, linked to cheese from a dairy with a history of recalls, is under federal investigation. The FDA and CDC, along with state and local health d


Bright Farms recalls salad kits for containing recalled cheese linked to the outbreak

In response to a recall by Rizo Lopez Foods, Inc., BrightFarms is recalling its Southwest Chipotle salad kit with best-by dates from Dec. 31, 2023, through Feb. 22, 202


Kikkoman brings up dark soy sauce specially prepared for India

In a historic move spanning its 350-year legacy, Kikkoman is set to introduce a dark soy sauce tailored exclusively for the Indian market. This initiative underscores the brand's dedication to Indi


ITC Sunfeast Baked Creations introduces a twist to this Valentine's Day with its unique range

This Valentine’s Day, ITC Sunfeast Baked Creations is revolutionizing love celebrations with its innovative #SkipTheRoses campaign. Departing from traditional nor


Simply Fresh recalls dip produced with ingredients recalled connected with deadly outbreak

Simply Fresh Foods LLC began recalling black bean six layer dip for potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
The dip was sold all along Canada under th


Centre orders stock disclosure of rice for traders, big chain retailers

To counter food inflation and speculation, India's government mandates traders, retailers, and processors to declare their rice and paddy stocks by category in all stat


Central Government NCCF starts selling Bharat brand of pulses in Tamil Nadu

At present, 50 mobile vans in each district sell Bharat Dal chana dal directly to consumers in towns and villages. This number will double to 100 soon, with new additio