Recalls and Alerts: January 26-27, 2023

Here is today’s list of food safety recalls, product withdrawals, allergy alerts and miscellaneous compliance issues. The live links will take you directly to the official recall notices and company news releases that contain detailed information for each recall and alert.

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United States

Food Safety Alert: FDA advises restaurants and retailers not to sell or serve, and consumers not to purchase or eat, Enoki mushrooms produced by Shandong Youhe Biotechnology Co., China and distributed by Sun Hong Foods, Inc., due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Samples of these mushrooms have yielded a Listeria monocytogenes strain that match the strains recovered from patients in an ongoing outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections.

Allergy Alert: Joy Joy’s Bakery recalls Ube Spanish Bread, Ube Ensaymada, and Ube Roll (Sold  between 1/15/23 and 1/25/23) due to undeclared wheat.

Allergy Alert: Snack Innovations Inc. recalls multiple Drizzilicious branded mini rice cake bites, and drizzled popcorn products due to undeclared peanut. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Almondy recalls Almondy Chocolate cake with Daim (14.1 oz; Batch code L2140; Best before NOV.18.2023) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal object). The product was sold only at IKEA stores.

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Canada

Food Safety Alert: Consumers are advised not to consume various Montefino cheeses (Best before 23/11/25; Sold up to and including 24 January 2023) due to improper pasteurization of the milk used in production. Please refer to the Alert for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Charcuterie Noël inc. (Montréal, QC) recalls three varieties of meat pie (Sold up to 25 January 2023) due to undeclared egg. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Val-Mont (Montréal, QC) recalls DOM brand Saumon steelhead fumé / Smoked steelhead salmon (70g; Sold up to 25 January 2023) because the recalling company did not store the product at the correct temperature.

Food Safety Recall: 1228300 Alberta Ltd. (Mother Dairy) recalls Mother Dairy brand Paneer Fresh Cheese (340g & 1.9 kg; Expiry codes 2023/03/08 & 23MR08, respectively; UPC 6 98708 98763 3 & 6 98708 98764 0, respectively) due to E. coli contamination. The recalled product was sold in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.

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Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Slovenia): The National Institute of Public Health reports an outbreak of 138 cases of Salmonella infections (94 lab-confirmed and 44 probable) that took place November 12-26, 2022 was linked to the consumption of steak tartare. Sampling and analysis carried out as part of a series of inspections of the supplier’s operations recovered Salmonella isolates that were closely related to the outbreak strain.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Sweden): The Public Health Agency reports 48 cases of Salmonella Enteritidis infections spread across 13 regions of Sweden in an outbreak that has been linked genetically to contaminated eggs from a single producer. The contaminated eggs, which were distributed under a number of different brand names, were recalled earlier in January.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls Albert Heijn brand Boulettes Vegan à la sauce piri piri  / Vegan balls in piri piri sauce (170g; Use by 27-1-2023, 31-1-2023, 3-2-2023 and 7-2-2023 ) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): PLANTE kompagniet ApS recalls PLANTE kompagniet økologisk kerneknækbrød, multikorn / Organic multigrain crisp bread and PLANTE kompagniet økologisk kerneknækbrød, chia / Organic crisp bread with chia (150g; Best before 09.06.2023) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Germany): HMF Food Production GmbH & Co. KG recalls FJORDKRONE, Riesengarnelenschwänze / King prawn tails (615g, All varieties and Best before dates) due to undeclared sulphur dioxide.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Manufacturer recalls various Harvest Morn High Protein Bars (60g and 55g; All batch codes) due to inadequately declared milk and/or peanuts and/or soya.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH brand Vegan balletjes in piri piri saus  / Vegan balls in piri piri sauce (170g; Use by 27-1-2023, 31-1-2023, 3-2-2023 and 7-2-2023 ) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (UK): Aldi recalls various Harvest Morn High Protein Bars (60g and 180g; All batch codes) due to inadequately declared milk and/or peanuts and/or soya.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): L’agriculteur Bas recalls Boer Bas brand pistachios (200g – 500g; Stat No 0802520000 Poste IR – Lot N°12; Best before 30/08/2023 and 31/08/2023) due to presence of aflatoxin above acceptable limits.

Food Safety Recall (France): BLEDINA – LABORATOIRE GALLIA recalls Laboratoire Gallia brand Pré-Gallia Bébé Expert infant formula for premature infants and infants who are underweight at birth (400g; Lot 2023.07.13; Best before 13/07/2023) due to possible unspecified bacteriological contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): AOSTE SNC OU A SNC CESARE FIORUCCI recalls CESARE FIORUCCI brand Mortadelle Bologna IGP (7 kg; Lot 2190333010; Use by 27/02/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LUSTUCRU FRAIS  recalls LUSTUCRU SELECTION brand Box Pâtes Serpentini Poulet Crème Champignons / Serpentine pasta with chicken, cream and mushrooms (340g; Use by 18/02/ 2023) due to foreign matter contamination (hard plastic).

Food Safety Recall (France): LUSTUCRU FRAIS recalls LUSTUCRU SELECTION brand Box Pâtes Tortellini 4 Fromages / Four-cheese tortellini pasta box (360g; Use by 19/02/ 2023) due to due to foreign matter contamination (hard plastic).

Food Safety Recall (France): MAREE COTE D’OPALE FUMOIR DE LA COTE D’OPALE recalls Monoprix gourmet brand saumon fumé ASC / Smoked salmon, sliced (4 slices / 160g; Lot 01001033; Use by 09/02/2023 & 14/02/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): ANATOL GmbH & Co. Großhandels KG recalls DILEK Sesampaste “Tahin” / Tahini (300g; Lot T220326; Best before 30.03.2025) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): HASA GmbH recalls Mondo Italiano Steinofenpizza Funghi / Mushroom stone oven pizza (2 x 365g; Best before 28.08.2023) due to possible foreign matter contamination (wire).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Fleischerei Welz recalls Teewurst und Knacker (Sold January 12-18, 2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Despar Italia C.a.r.l. recalls Despar brand CUORI DI ICEBERG / Hearts of iceberg lettuce (250g; Lot #020; Use by 27-01-2023) due to suspected biological contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Industry recalls Jay & Joy vegan cheeses due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the official notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Tesco recalls Tesco Creamfields Grated Cheddar (500g; Best before 23 March 2023) due to foreign matter contamination (small pieces of plastic.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Eurolink Nutrition Pte. Ltd. recalls Jay & Joy Jeta Frais and Jay & Joy ParmiJoy (All batches and use-by dates between 14 Jan 2023 and 30 Mar 2023; Product of France) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.


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Recalls and Alerts: January 24-25, 2023

Here is today’s list of food safety recalls, product withdrawals, allergy alerts and miscellaneous compliance issues. The live links will take you directly to the official recall notices and company news releases that contain detailed information for each recall and alert.

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United States

FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Gold Coast Distributors Inc. dba Shah Distributors that a May 09-27, 2022 inspection of the company’s warehouse and re-packing facility found serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food rule, including multiple instances of rodent and insect activity, evidence of cats and bats, and structural deficiencies.

Food Safety Recall: FreshPoint South Florida, Inc. recalls FC Parsley Curly Chopped Fine,12 Count, 2 1.5 Refrigerated at 34F, 301193, UPC 10022363, Parsley 12 CT, DIST BY FPSF, 22363 LOC 51, Parsley 6 CT, DIST BY FPSF, 22363 LOC 51 (JULIAN DATES FROM 346 TO 354; Imported from Mexico) due to Salmonella contamination. The recalled parsley, which was distributed only in Florida, was recalled on December 22, 2022. No public recall notice was released at the time of the recall.

Food Safety Recall: Church Brothers, LLC recalls Parsley bunches (Boxes of 30 and 60 count; Lot code CB229534; Imported from Mexico) due to Salmonella contamination. The recalled parsley, which was distributed in Florida, Louisiana and Michigan, was recalled on December 23, 2022. No public recall notice was released at the time of the recall. Consignees were notified via email.

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Europe

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Jumbo Supermarkten recalls Jumbo Roomboter Paaskransjesmix / Easter wreath mix butter cookies (All Best before dates) due to undeclared peanuts, walnuts, cashews and sesame.

Allergy Alert (Norway): BAMA Gruppen AS recalls Rett I OVN brand Fløtepoteter med hvitløk / Cream potatoes with garlic (400g; Lot D29 11:37L05 M12; Use by 07.02.2023) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Norway): Arvid Nordquist AS recalls Hipp Organic Hippis aple, peach, mango, pineapple med sink 6+ mnd / Organic apple, peach, mango, pineapple with zinc, 6+ months (Batch B09355; Best before 21.01.2024) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): ICA recalls ICA Penne Tomat & Ricotta / Penne with tomato and ricotta (300g; Best before 27-02-2023) due to undeclared egg and pork.

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): FLOURPOWER BV recalls Flourpower brand  biologische pistachenoten (pistaches) / Organic pistachios (500g; Lot 010823-D / 12;  Best before 01/08/2023) due to presence of aflatoxin in excess of permitted level.

Food Safety Recall (France): SILVE INTERMARCHE recalls Bouton d’Or brand Mix Crackers (85g; Lot Lot XFE 356; Time stamp 17h49 to 19h00; Best by 22/08/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (soft plastic).

Food Safety Recall (France): SCAMARK E.LECLERC recalls NOS REGIONS ONT DU TALENT brand MORBIER AOP AU LAIT CRU DE VACHE / Raw milk cheese (250g; Lot 006; Best before 18/03/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CRYSTAL Amalric recalls ISLA DELICE brand Allumettes de poulet goût fumé / Smoke-flavour chicken sticks (2 x 100g; Lot 30130014; Use by 20/02/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR FRANCE recalls Filière Qualité Carrefour brand Huîtres de Normandie Est / Oysters (All lots packed between 06/01/23 and 16/01/23) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SCAMARK E.LECLERC recalls DOUCEUR DU VERGER brand GOURDES COMPOTES DE POMMES ALLEGEE EN SUCRES / Apple compote, reduced sugar (12 x 90g; Best before 05/06/2024) due to presence of patulin in excess of permitted level.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Western Brand recalls certain expired batches of raw chicken products due to Salmonella Typhimurium contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): JAY & JOY recalls three varieties of vegan cheese due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Jumbo Leverkaas / Liver cheese (Best before 11-2-2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Norway): Excellent Taste AS recalls Heilemann Confiserie brand sjokoladefigurer med julemotiv / Chocolate figurines with Christmas motif (100g; Best before 17 May 2023 and 17 August 2023) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of plastic).

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Lim Company Ltd. recalls Loacker Best of Moments Wafers (300g; Sell by 8/2023) due to undeclared peanuts, barley (gluten), almonds and sesame.

Allergy Alert (Israel): Yohannoff and Sons (1988) Ltd. recalls multiple dry fruit products due to undeclared sulphites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Meruna Regent Ltd recalls New World brand Baps Plain bread rolls (6-pack; All batch codes and dates) due to undeclared milk and soy.


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Recalls and Alerts: January 21-23, 2023

Here is today’s list of food safety recalls, product withdrawals, allergy alerts and miscellaneous compliance issues. The live links will take you directly to the official recall notices and company news releases that contain detailed information for each recall and alert.

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United States

Allergy Alert: SkinnyDipped® recalls SkinnyDipped Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Cashews (3.5 oz; Lots B23005 & B13006; Best by 05/05/2024 & 05/06/2024, respectively; UPC 8-51562-00841-2) and SkinnyDipped Dark Chocolate Cocoa Almonds (3.5 oz; Lots B22354, B12355 , B22355  & B12354; Best by 04/20/24, 04/21/24 , 04/21/24  & 04/20/24 , respectively; UPC 8-61297-00030-8) due to undeclared peanuts.

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Canada

Food Safety Recall: Aliments Tousain Inc. recalls Dubon brand Mixed Forest Mushrooms (454g; Lot codes 2204580 & 2205007; Best before 10/08/26 & 11/07/26, respectively; UPC 0 60897 01206 7) due to mold and insect contamination. The recalled product was sold in Québec.

Food Safety Recall: Summer Fresh Salads Inc. recalls Compliments Naturally Simple brand Garlic Hummus (227g; Lot #223508; Best before 2023/FE/10; UPC 0 55742 53567 9) and Summer Fresh brand Roasted Garlic Hummus (227g; Lot #223508; Best before 2023 FE 24; UPC 7 73200 70234 9) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of plastic).

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Europe

Allergy Alert (Austria): Revo Foods GmbH recalls Thunvisch Aufstrich vegan / Vegan spread (40g; Batch No. 010; Best before 14.02.2023) due to undeclared wheat.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Marks & Spencer recalls M&S Belgian Dark Chocolate Bar (180g; Best before 09 November 2023) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Marks & Spencer recalls M&S Belgian Dark Chocolate Bar (180g; Best before 09 November 2023) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Jay & Joy recalls Jil, Joséphine, Jeanne, Jean Jacque, Joie gras, Jeta frais, Joy Prairie, Joy Râpé, Parmi Joy, Joy Montagnard Nature, Joy Montagnard Fumé, Joy Montagnard Poivre, Jil Vrac, Joséphine Vrac, Jeanne Vrac, Jean Jacque vrac, Joy Bloc, Jeta Bloc products (All lot codes; All expiry dates from 14/01/2023 to 30/03/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Products from this manufacturer have been linked to an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections in France.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Coup d’barre recalls Coup d’barre brand Barres de céréales Apéro pistaches citron / Apéro pistaches / Pistachio and pistachio-lemon cereal bars (40g; Lot codes LAPC301022, LAPC141122 & 08/05/23; Expiry dates 30/03/23, 14/04/23 & 08/05/23, respectively) due to presence of aflatoxin in excess of acceptable levels.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): SCFIRENZECOMS.R.L recalls Figurine de Craciun din ciocalata fina cu lapte / Christmas milk chocolate figurines (100g & 10g; Lots 17.05.2023 & 11.05.2023; Product of Germany) due to foreign matter contamination (metal).

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Watson Family Produce Pty Ltd recalls Watson Family Produce Pasture Raised Free Range Eggs (350g & 700g; All best before dates up to and including 25 Feb 2023) due to possible Salmonella contamination.


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“Reads like a true crime novel” – Food Safety News

Interested in learning more about food safety and the history of foodborne disease outbreaks and investigations?

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