Recalls and Alerts: October 15 – 18, 2020


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 FINAL UPDATE: CDC reports 101 confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis in 17 states linked to consumption of Wawona peaches. This outbreak now appears to be over. The FDA traceback and root cause investigation continues.

Food Safety Recall: Taher, Inc. recalls approximately 22,096 pounds of meat products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT FINAL UPDATE: PHAC reports 57 confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis in Ontario (41) and Quebec (16) linked to consumption of peaches imported from the USA. This outbreak now appears to be over.

OUTBREAK ALERT: PHAC reports 21 confirmed cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus illness in Saskatchewan (1), Quebec (7), New Brunswick (10), and Prince Edward Island (3). One person has been hospitalized. The outbreak is linked to consumption of shellfish, mainly raw oysters, harvested from eastern coastal waters.

Allergy Alert: Gastronomie Concept recalls various products due to undeclared soy, milk and sulphites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: National Herring Co. recalls Adar brand Schmaltz Herring in Oil (300g; Best Before 20NO28 20 175; UPC 0 62451 00128 9) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Taste for Luxury recalls Raschera DOP cheese due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected brands and places where the cheese was sold.

Food Safety Recall: Migahid & Elsawi Co. Ltd. recalls Alwatania brand Liquid Tahina (350g, 750g, 18 kg; Expiration date 19/05/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Europe

OUTBREAK ALERT (UK): The Food Standards Agency and Public Health England report 390 cases of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to frozen, raw, breaded chicken products. Two different strains of Salmonella Enteritidis have been detected in this outbreak. Two product recalls have already been initiated in conjunction with this ongoing investigation. Please refer to news release for additional details.

Food Safety Alert (Spain): The Catalan Public Health Agency has suspended the activities of EMBUTIDOS SOLA SA and has ordered a recall of all fuet/espetec products manufactured by the company, due to Salmonella contamination. Products manufactured by EMBUTIDOS SOLA SA were linked to a recent outbreak of Salmonella infections in France.

Allergy Alert (Germany): dennree GmbH recalls dennree Cashewmus / Cashew butter (350g; Lot #30147-L…; Best before 31.12.2021) due to undeclared peanut.

Allergy Alert (UK): Waitrose & Partners recalls Waitrose No.1 Dominican Republic Milk Chocolate 49% (Batch code 0259; Best before end November 2021) due to undeclared almonds, hazelnuts (nuts) and soya.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Industry recalls Sola brand Fuet Espetec Extra / dried sausage (175 g; Lots 201802, 202508, 201741 & 202809; Best before 16/10/2020, 30/11/2020, & 31/12/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Makro Cash&carry recalls CUISSES DE DINDE SERVOL / Servol brand turkey legs (1.4 kg vacuum-pack; Lot #2110084152; Best before 16/10/2020) due to possible Salmonella Typhimurium contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Vleeswaren Coenen & Co recalls Salade de poulet au curry (Kip currysla) / Curry chicken salad and Salade de viande (Vleessalade) / meat salad (150g; Lots 20204106 & 20204107; Best before 26/10/2020 & 27/10/2020) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): LEADER PRICE recalls LE PRIX GAGNANT brand Cervelas qualité choix / choice-quality sausage (400g; Lot L408.38; Use by 30 OCTOBRE 2020) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Frisch Haus Finland Oy recalls Bornholms Lobster Soup (375g; Best before April 3, 2023 and time stamp of 2:32 pm–4:37 pm) due to a processing error that could render the product unsafe to consume.

Food Safety Recall (France): Courses U recalls U brand Mini Hot Dogs (110g – pack of 7; Lot #102550146; Best before 05/12/2021) due to foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Courses U recalls U brand Mini cheeseburgers ( 155g; – pack of 10; Lots #102540163 & 102600080; Best before 04/12/2021 & 10/12/2021, respectively) due to foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Sarl Les Fromagers Fermiers du Peytot recalls Les Fromagers Fermiers du Peytot brand Picodon aop x2, x5 – Guinguette x6 – Fromage de chevre x3 cheeses (various packaging and lot numbers; sold from 17 August 2020 to 14 October 2020) due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected lot numbers and package configurations.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Salaison du Mont Pilat recalls Salaisonniers du Pilat brand Saucisson Campagnard Pilat sausages (Lot #2022402; Best before 21/11/2020, 23/11/2020 & 28/11/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Mini Hot Dogs et Mini Cheeseburgers surgelés / frozen mini hot dogs and mini cheeseburgers due to foreign matter (metal) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for details on the affected lot numbers and expiration dates for both products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Bretzel Burgard recalls Burgard brand Mes mini cheeseburgers préférés surgelés x9 (145 g; Lot #102510143; Best before 01/12/2021) due to foreign matter (metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Fa. JERMI Käsewerk GmbH recalls Meine Käserei Ziegenkäserolle / goat cheese roll (100 g; various lot numbers; Best before 05.11.2020, 06.11.202, 09.11.2020) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for additional information on lot numbers.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Arrabawn Co-op recalls certain batches of milk, with approval number IE 1439 EC only, that are potentially unsafe due to the presence of Enterobacteriaceae bacteria. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batches.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): DekaMarkt and Dirk recall Slagers Beste / 1 de Beste Gemengd Gehakt Stroganoff / Butchers Best / 1 Best Mixed Minced Stroganoff (400g; Best before 17-10-2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Lidl GB recalls Cologran Sucralose sweetener tablets (300 tablets; Batch codes L 00083 A, L00083 B, L00149 A; Best before January 2023, February 2023) due to undeclared aspartame.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Lidl GB recalls Simply Mature White Cheddar (900g; Best before 26 December 2020) due to foreign matter (pieces of white plastic) contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Monte Carlo Salads Ltd. advises the public that Thai Eggplant Salad (250g & 2 kg; Expiration dates up to and including 22.11.2020) contains undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (Israel): Prudag Delicacies Ltd. advises the public that Thai Eggplant Salad (330g; Expiration dates up to and including 12/11/2020) contains undeclared peanuts.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Auxico (Perth) Pty Ltd recalls Lao Gan Ma Chilli Sauce Chicken Flavour (280g; Best before 26/06/2021) due to foreign matter (bone fragments) contamination.