Recalls and Alerts: November 17 – 20, 2019


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

OUTBREAK ALERT: CDC reports an outbreak of Hepatitis A affecting eleven individuals in three states (Indiana, Nebraska, and Wisconsin). According to FDA, the illnesses are linked to fresh conventional (non-organic) blackberries from the grocery store, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market.

OUTBREAK ALERT: CDC reports an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illness affecting 17 individuals in eight states. According to FDA, the illnesses are linked to romaine lettuce contained in Ready Pac Bistro® Chicken Caesar Salad (Lot #255406963; UPC  0 77745 27249 8; “Best By” date Oct. 31, 2019) purchased from Sam’s Club stores in Maryland.

Food Safety Recall: Mondelēz Global LLC recalls CHEESE NIPS (11-oz box; Best by 18MAY20, 19MAY20, 20MAY20; UPC 0 44000 03453 5) due to potential foreign matter (small food-grade yellow plastic pieces from a dough scraper) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: KraftHeinz recalls select varieties of Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese due to potential foreign matter (pieces of red plastic and metal) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Farm Boy recalls Farm Boy brand cheese balls due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Technique culinaire recalls Saumon fumé / Smoked salmon and Sauce bolognaise / Spaghetti sauce with meat (All products sold up to and including 18 November 2019) because the products were manufactured or packaged under conditions that do not assure food safety.

Food Safety Recall: Boucherie J.C. Fortin inc. recalls Pepperette maison (Product sold up to and including 19 November 2019) because the product lacks labeling for correct storage conditions.

Europe

OUTBREAK ALERT / FOOD SAFETY RECALL (FRANCE): Santé publique France reports an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes affecting 8 individuals linked to consumption of Langue de porc en gelée / Jellied pork tongue manufactured by Tradival. The manufacturer has recalled all batch codes and Best Before date codes of this product from the market.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Feine Küche Jürgen Langbein GmbH recalls Feine Küche Jürgen Langbein China Suppe sauer-scharf / Chinese hot-sour soup (Lot 0773; Expiry 23.11.2022) due to undeclared wheat, soy and mustard.

Allergy Alert (Italy): BONGIOVANNI SRL recalls FARINA DI GRANO TENERO TIPO 00 BIO / Organic soft wheat flour type 00 (1Kg, 5Kg, 25Kg; Lot #00FT0019/0702; Best before 22-02-2020) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Abbot Kinney’s recalls Abbot Kinney’s brand Coco Frost cocoa (Various package sizes and lot codes) due to undeclared gluten. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (UK): Waitrose recalls Waitrose Carrot & Coriander Soup (600g; Use by 27 November 2019) due to undeclared celery and gluten (barley).

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Tante Fanny Frischteig GmbH recalls Tante Fanny brand Frischer Dinkel-Mürbteig / Fresh Spelled Shortcrust Pastry (400g; Best before 31.12.2019) due to verotoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Colruyt recalls BONI SELECTION Bacon anglais / English bacon (±150g; Best before 20/12/2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Industry recalls La Alegria brand Chorizo picante (200g; Lots 37 & 39; Best before 30/04/2020; Product of Spain) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FAMILLE MICHAUD Apiculteurs recalls Lune de Miel brand Pollen en pelotes / Pollen balls (250g; Lots 1040003, 1042171, 104079; Best before 01/10/2021) due to foreign matter (particles of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Franprix recalls Franprix brand Rillettes de Tours IGP (230g; Lot 24510; Best before 03/12/2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La société TARTEFRAIS recalls Tartefrais brand Paris-Brest (2 x 85g; Lots beginning with L316; Best before 24/11/2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): SENS Foods GmbH recalls Sens Pleasure Protein, Proteinriegel, Zartbitterschokolade & Sauerkirsch & Grillenmehl / Protein bars, Dark Chocolate, Sour Cherry and Barbecue flavours (Expiry 31.05.2020) due to Bacillus cytotoxicus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Tante Fanny Frischteig GmbH recalls Tante Fanny brand Frischer Dinkel-Mürbteig / Fresh Spelled Shortcrust Pastry (400g; Best before 31.12.2019) due to verotoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Fratzscher Fleisch- und Wurstwaren GmbH recalls “Hausmacher Salami” im Kunstdarm mit blauem Clip (350g; Produced 22.10.2019) due to foreign matter (metal and plastic) contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): S. Schestowitz Ltd. recalls Alpro Hazelnut Drink (1 Liter; All date codes) due to undeclared nuts.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): New Zealand So Real Natural Food Products Ltd recalls So Real Natural Food brand steam buns and rolls (All varieties and date codes) due to lack of process control.