Recalls and Alerts: August 6-8, 2022

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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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Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

Canada

Food Safety Recall: A.C. Covert Distributors / True North Seafood Company recalls Sober Island brand OG Oysters (Variable weight; Code #PO077656) due to E. coli contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Austria): dm drogerie markt recalls dmBio Smoothie mit Protein (250 ml; All Best before dates) due to undeclared peanuts, sesame and other nuts.

Food Safety Recall (France): RONCKIER JEAN-BERNARD  recalls Bergues fermier, Petit Bergues, Palet de Killem cheeses (All lots) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MAISON AH SOUNE LE PAILLE EN QUEUE recalls LE PAILLE EN QUEUE brand MIEL DE BAIES ROSES / Pink berry honey (250g; Lot 21258; Use by 01/09/2024) due to microbiological contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): VENG MY HUAT ngoc xuyen saigon recalls NGOC XUYEN SAIGON brand BI PORC EMINCE / shredded pork (Use by 02/08/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GAEC des Alpines recalls Les Alpines brand Crottins Ecrou du Fromager cendré Ecrou du fromager aux Graines de Fenugrec cheeses (Lot 0725; Use by 25/08/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Vercelli spa recalls Vitello Casa Vercelli brand HAMBURGER VITELLO / Veal hamburger (200g; Lot 1304741; Best before 14-08-2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): PLG Enterprises Ltd. recalls Hatiful “fried and salted pea” (220g; Expiry dates 01/30/23 & 12/30/22) due to undeclared peanut.

Allergy Alert (Israel): PLG Enterprises Ltd. recalls Miasi “corn-coated peanuts” (270g; Expiry dates 12.30.22 & 02/28/23) due to undeclared almond.

Allergy Alert (Israel): Matebal Industries recalls Salt and Roots (120g; All Expiry dates up to and including 11/23/23) due to undeclared peanut.

Recalls and Alerts: August 4-5, 2022

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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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Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: CDC reports that the outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to Big Olaf brand ice cream products has increased in size to 25 illnesses in 11 states. Twenty-four people have been hospitalized and one person has died.

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: FDA cautions pet owners not to feed their cats Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Natural Selections Antibiotic & Grain Free Chicken Recipe for Cats (Lot 9116; manufactured May 2, 2022) and Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Natural Selections Antibiotic & Grain Free Turkey Recipe for Cats (Lot 9121; manufactured May 4, 2022) due to Salmonella contamination. The FDA recommended that the manufacturer voluntarily recall these products and notify the public, but the company has not done so. 

Allergy Alert: That’s it Nutrition, LLC recalls Dark Chocolate Truffles (multiple package sizes, flavours and lot/expiration dates) due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Royal Crest Dairy recalls Farmer’s 2% Reduced Fat Chocolate Milk (pint; Code date AUG-22) due to undeclared egg.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Primal Pet Foods Inc. recalls Raw Frozen Primal Patties for Dogs Beef Formula (Lot W10068709; Best by 05/22/23) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was distributed to Maryland, Georgia, Texas, and British Columbia, in late April 2022.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Mother Dairy CA recalls Mother Dairy brand Paneer Fresh Cheese (340g; Best before 2022/10/23; UPC 6 98708 98763 3) due to E. coli contamination. The recalled product was sold in Alberta.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Primal Pet Foods, Inc. recalls raw frozen Primal Patties for Dogs Beef Formula (6 lb; Lot #W10068709; Best by 05/22/23; UPC 850334004164; Product of USA) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was sold in British Columbia:

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Cotton Gin Port recalls NIO Cocktails brand Cocktail Mai Tai (100g; Lot L7008; Best before 01/02/2025) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert (France): BRIODIS E.LECLERC CARPONT recalls pâtés aux pommes / Apple pâté (Use by 27/07/2022, 01/08/2022, 03/08/2022, 08/08/2022, 10/08/2022) due to undeclared celery.

Allergy Alert (France): ANDRE LOUSSOUARN recalls ANDRE LOUSSOUARN brand PATE AUX POMMES / Apple pâté (All lots; Use by dates between 31/07/2022 and 28/08/2022 and Use by dates between 26/07/2022 and 17/08/2022) due to undeclared celery.

Allergy Alert (Germany): dm-drogerie markt GmbH + Co. KG recalls dm Bio Smoothie mit Protein / Organic smoothie with protein (250ml) due to undeclared sesame, peanuts and other nuts.

Allergy Alert (Spain): ASEAN warns consumers of undeclared gluten in JC JUCARNE brand Cordón Blue Extra (Batch #220730; Expiration date 08/08/2022).

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Mondelez International recalls Grany moelleux fruits des bois / Chewy bars with berries (195g; Lot #OCE0922051 (Production hours 6:00 – 8:30); Use by 28/02/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of plastic).

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Franprix recalls Franprix brand tomme de Brebis / sheep’s milk cheese (150g; Lot vf059; Expiry date 22/08/2022) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CASINO recalls Franprix brand tomme de Brebis / sheep’s milk cheese (150g; Lot vf059; Expiry date 22/08/2022) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls Auchan brand POUCE BARRE PATISSIERRE / Pastry log (800g; Lots B166, B173, B181, B193; Best before 13/09/2022, 08/09/2022, 28/09/2022, 10/10/2022, respectively) due to foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls AUCHAN BARRE QUATRE QUARTS / Four-quarters bar (multiple package sizes and lot codes) due to foreign matter contamination (metal). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Trinitaine recalls Quatre-Quarts à partager (multiple package sizes and lot codes) due to foreign matter contamination (metal). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): LA NAUCELLOISE recalls LA NAUCELLOISE brand Tripous (230g; Lots AF186 & AF172; Use by 05/07/2026 & 21/06/2026) due to defective can seams.

Food Safety Recall (France): BISCHWILLER DISTRIBUTION-BISCHWIDIS SUPER-U recalls GENDARMES / dry sausages (sold in bulk) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SUPERMARCHES MATCH recalls Bol de pâtes jambon sec Roquefort et noix / Pasta bowl with dry ham, Roquefort and nuts (300g; Use by 03/08/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (soft blue plastic).

Food Safety Recall (France): LAGUILLAUMIE recalls ARABI brand ALLUMETTE DE POULET / Chicken matchsticks (Lot L2202001; Use by 17/08/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Gerhard Labahn recalls Korngesund brand Bio Weizenmehl, Typ 550 / Organic wheat flour (1 kg; Best before 01.05.2023) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Germany): Global Foods Trading GmbH recalls Schani Kasoori Methi (getrocknete Bockshornkleeblätter) / Dried fenugreek leaves (100 g & 1 kg; Lots 19FEB22X1/1 & 28MAR22X2/1; Best before  01/2024 & 03/2024) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Hofladen Wallner recalls Weizenmehl Type 550 / Wheat flour (1 kg; Use by 30.05.2023) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Meadow Park Eggs recalls Meadow Park Free Range Duck Eggs (6-pack; All best before dates up to and including 08/08/2022; Product of Ireland) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Salumificio F.lli Cavallo S.R.L. recalls Salsiccia fresca di puro suino/Pasta di salsiccia / Fresh pure pork sausage/Sausage paste (Lot 220726UE; Best before 05/08/2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls Barre Quatre-Quarts (250g; Lots B171 & B189; Use by 19/08/2022 & 06/09/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (metal).

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Sunfrost recalls Tender green beans, whole, frozen (600g; Supplied to Haredi Community Hospital and Beit Yosef Hospital; multiple Use-by date codes) due to foreign matter contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

FDA Public Health Alert: Salmonella illness in kittens linked to raw pet food

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cautioning pet owners not to feed their cats two lots of Darwin’s Natural Pet Products raw cat food after Salmonella was recovered from the products.

The products are identified as:

  • Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Natural Selections Antibiotic & Grain Free Chicken Recipe for Cats, Lot 9116, manufactured on May 2, 2022.
  • Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Natural Selections Antibiotic & Grain Free Turkey Recipe for Cats, Lot 9121, manufactured on May 4, 2022.

The items were manufactured by Arrow Reliance Inc of Tukwila, WA (dba Darwin’s Natural Pet Products).

The raw cat food is associated with reports of diarrhea in three kittens in a single household.

All three sick kittens consumed the suspect products, and Salmonella was recovered from the stool of one of the sick kittens. A fourth kitten in the same household did not consume the food and did not become ill.

The FDA sampled and analyzed unopened packages of the two lots of raw cat food. Salmonella Typhimurium was found in the turkey product, while the chicken product contained both Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Kentucky.

The FDA recommended that Arrow Reliance Inc. voluntarily recall these products and notify the public, but the company has not done so. 

Instead, on July 29, 2022, Arrow Reliance filed a request for a temporary restraining order to prevent the FDA from issuing a Public Health Alert for these products.

Why Salmonella in pet food matters

There have been multiple documented instances wherein contaminated pet food has caused illnesses in humans and their pets.

  • In 2007, dry dog food contaminated with Salmonella Schwarzengrund caused an outbreak of 62 cases of human salmonellosis.
  • In 2007, an outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo and Salmonella Give in military kennel dogs was traced to contaminated commercial dry dog food.
  • In 2012, dry dog food manufactured by Diamond Pet Products was responsible for a 49-case outbreak of Salmonella Infantis in the US and Canada.
  • In 2018, Blue Ridge Beef recalled one lot of its Kitten Grind raw pet food after the product was linked to the deaths of two kittens. One of the dead kittens was confirmed post-mortem to have suffered from Salmonella septicemia.
  • In 2018, two children in a single household developed infections with Salmonella Reading. The same strain was recovered from four samples of Raws for Paws Ground Turkey Food for Pets that was used to feed the family dog.
  • In 2018, the FDA issued a Public Health Alert notifying consumers that the agency was investigating six complaints of illness and/or death in animals that have eaten previously recalled Darwin’s Natural Selections and/or Darwin’s ZooLogics products.

What consumers should do

If you have either of the two Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Natural Selections Cat Foods listed above, stop feeding it to your pets and throw it away in a secure container where other animals, including wildlife, cannot access it. 

Consumers who have had this product in their homes should clean refrigerators/freezers where the product was stored and clean and disinfect all bowls, utensils, food prep surfaces, pet bedding, litter boxes, toys, floors, and any other surfaces that the food or pet may have had contact with. Clean up the pet’s feces in places where people or other animals may become exposed. Consumers should thoroughly wash their hands after handling the product or cleaning up potentially contaminated items and surfaces.

People who think their pets have become ill after consuming contaminated pet food should first contact their veterinarians. Veterinarians who wish to have pets tested for Salmonella may do so through the Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN Network) if the pet is from a household with a person infected with Salmonella

The FDA encourages consumers to report complaints about pet food products electronically through the Safety Reporting Portal or by calling their state’s FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators.


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