Recalls and Alerts: October 22 – 24, 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: CDC reports 10 confirmed cases of Listeria monocytogenes infections in three states. All ten outbreak victims were hospitalized, and one person in Florida has died. The outbreak is linked Italian-style meats, such as salami, mortadella, and prosciutto. The deli meats were purchased prepackaged and sliced at deli counters. CDC is investigating to determine if there is a specific type of deli meat or common supplier linked to illness.

INDICTMENT: Paul Kruse, President of Blue Bell Creameries was indicted by a Texas grand jury with wire fraud and conspiracy in connection with an alleged scheme to cover up the company’s sales of Listeria-tainted ice cream in 2015, according to the US Justice Department.

Allergy Alert: Orca Bay Foods LLC recalls Trader Joe’s brand Gluten Free Battered Halibut (10-oz. box; Lot #537312620; Best if used by Nov 5, 2021; SKU 00503822) due to undeclared wheat and milk.

Food Safety Recall: Comercial Mexicana International Inc. recalls TROPIQUE brand ASSORTED FRUIT JELLY BAG & JELLY ANIMAL JARS because the products represent a choking hazard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Nature’s Intent LLC recalls Nature’s Intent brand Dark Chocolate Enrobed fruit products due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Merson’s Pâtisserie recalls all prepared dishes sold up to and including 23 October 2020, because the conditions under which the items were prepared and packaged represent a food safety hazard.

Food Safety Recall: Charcuterie Charlevoisienne recalls Jambon tomates séchées et basilic / ham with dried tomatoes and basil (175g; Best before 05NO20) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Dépan à point recalls Sauce à spaghetti and Sauce à spaghetti avec champignons / Spaghetti sauce and spaghetti sauce with mushrooms (500 ml; All product sold up to and including 22 October 2020) because the conditions under which the items were prepared and packaged represent a food safety hazard.

Food Safety Recall: Pomme Grenade recalls various products packed in glass jars due to absence of labeling regarding the need to keep the products refrigerated. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Cambrian Solutions, a Maroon Group Company recalls High Quality Organics brand Organic Parsley Medium (variable sizes; Lot #0000047737) due to Salmonella contamination.

Europe

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): De Groene Kans recalls ‘t Vlierbos brand confiture de cerises & jus de pomme concentré / cherry & concentrated apple juice preserves (200g; Lot #EP20-0724; Best before 31/03/2022) due to foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Skare Meat Packers K/S recalls Minced beef 14-18% (500g; Expiry date 23-10-2020) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Industry recalls EMBUTIDOS SOLA SA Fuet espagnol / Dry Spanish sausages manufactured by Embutidos Sola SA (all brands, package sizes, batch codes and date codes) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): garmo AG recalls GAZI brand cheeses due to possible foreign matter (small metal particles) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Kanne Brottrunk GmbH & Co. recalls Kanne Brottrunk (0.75 L; Lot #L20094; Best before 03.04.2023 with time stamps of 10:00–11:00) due to foreign matter (glass particles) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Fa. Marquart GmbH recalls Graved Lachs / Gravlax (100 g; Lot #7527; Best before 27.10.2020) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Seerys Heatherfield Ltd recalls specific batches of Ryan’s Carrot Cake, Lemon Cake and Chocolate Cake due to foreign matter (small pieces of metal) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Seerys Heatherfield Ltd recalls Bridge Bakery Carrot Cake, Lemon Cake, and Triple Chocolate Cake, due to foreign matter (small pieces of metal) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Aldi recalls Roosters Southern Fried Poppin’ Chicken and Roosters Breaded Poppin’ Chicken (210g; All batch codes and Best before dates) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): ALEJANDRO MIGUEL S.L. recalls Artysan brand Fuet (175g; All lot codes and dates) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): ALEJANDRO MIGUEL recalls Artysan brand SALAMINO FUET EXTRA (175g; Lot codes 2019 02, 2022 03, 2024 06, 2026 03, 2026 02) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Industry recalls Sola brand FUET CATALAN NATURE, AIL, FINES HERBES, OIGNONS, POIVRE BLANC, POIVRE NOIR, POIVRE ROUGE ET ROMARIN (All batch codes and dates) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): Cora recalls Caroli brand CARNAŢI SEMIAFUMAŢI EXTRA / sausage (vacuum-packaged; Lot #01008; Best before 31.10.2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Soho Florids UK Ltd recalls Potter’s Herbals Malt extract with Cod Liver Oil (650g; Batch codes 3M01134, 3M01136, 3M01137; Best before 31 January 2023) due to possible mold contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Sainsbury’s recalls frozen by Sainsbury’s Cooked Mussels (300g; Batch code 2653152; Best before 08 September 2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Seery’s Heatherfield Ltd recalls Bridge Bakery Carrot, Lemon, and Triple Chocolate Cakes due to foreign matter (small pieces of metal) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update (UK): Aldi recalls Roosters Southern Fried Poppin’ Chicken and Roosters Breaded Poppin’ Chicken (210g; All batch codes and Best before dates) due to Salmonella contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Ofer Delicacies Ltd. recalls certain items that failed laboratory quality control tests. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products and the specific reasons for recall.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): A.S.T.Z Culinary Ltd. recalls Mutton Kebab (Expiration date 10/12/20) and Merguez Sausages (Expiration date 21/11/20) due to Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Compass Network Pty Ltd recalls Luxerose Hera Rose and Honey Wine  and Luxerose Athena Peach Blossom and Honey Wine (100ml; All batches) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Kooljoy recalls Kooljoy brand Buckwheat Tea (100g; All batches and dates) due to undeclared gluten.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Yuen’s Market Trading Co. recalls Golden Horse Dried Anchovy Kho Ca Com (450g; Best before 06/01/2023) due to presence of the biotoxin histamine.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Rosa Foods Ltd recalls specific batches of Rosa Foods, Rosies Kitchen, Real Good Food and The Craft Meat Company brand products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Pak’n Save Mill Street, Hamilton recalls Pak’n Save Mill Street brand NZ Beef Mince (various weights; Best before 19.10.20) due to foreign matter (pieces of white latex) contamination.