Recalls and Alerts: October 29 – 31, 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 UPDATE: CDC reports 10 cases of Listeria monocytogenes infections in Florida (1), Massachusetts (7) and New York (2). All 10 outbreak victims were hospitalized and the Florida patient died. The outbreak appears to be associated with deli meats, but CDC has not been able to establish a specific source of the infections.

OUTBREAK ALERT: CDC reports 23 cases of E. coli O157:H7 infections in 12 states. Ten of the 23 victims required hospitalization. Investigators have not yet identified the source of this outbreak.

Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market recalls select prepared Macaroni & Cheese products due to undeclared egg. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Russ Davis Wholesale recalls J&O Mixed Veggie Cup with Dip (5 oz; Sell By 9/30/20 through 11/2/20) due to undeclared egg.

Food Recall: Homestead Creamery recalls multiple glass bottled products due to a suspected issue with the bottle sanitizing process. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Compagnie nationale d’importation de harengs ltée recalls certain ​LA BOUCANERIE brand Smoked mackerel and Smoked trout because the products were produced and packaged under conditions that may render them unsafe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Migahid & Elsawi Co. Ltd. recalls Alwatania brand Halva Extra (450g; Expiry date 19/05/2021; UPC 6 224007 246337) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Isagenix International LLC recalls Isagenix brand Isalean Bars – Chocolate Cream Crisp (65g x 10 bars; Lot #013900420; Expiry AL/2021) and Isagenix brand Isalean Bars – Chocolate Peanut Crunch (65g x 10 bars; Lot #023900120; Expiry JL/2021) due to over-fortification of vitamins. PLEASE NOTE: There have been illness reported following to consumption of these products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Industry recalls Van Diermen brand Salted Caramel choco dipped creamy puffs (32 pieces; All Best before dates) due to undeclared wheat.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Manufacturer recalls Heinz (Seriously) Good Mayonaise (680g / 710ml; Batch code 00701911; Best before 01-01-2021) due to undeclared egg and mustard.

Allergy Alert (UK): Cocoa Libre recalls Cocoa Libre Caramel & Sea Salt Chocolate (Vegan, Free from Dairy, Gluten, Wheat, Nuts and Peanuts) (100g; Batch codes 1737 06/21, 1734 06/21 & 1788 08/21) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Jumbo Gewelde Abrikozen / Roasted apricots (Best before 21/03/2021) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Manufacturer recalls various brands of Ardenner paté BLK (140g; various batch codes) due to undeclared nuts. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): JERMI Käsewerk GmbH recalls Meine Käserei brand Ziegenkäserolle / Goat cheese roll (~100g; All Best before dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): JERMI Käsewerk GmbH recalls Meine Käserei brand Brie de Nangis (100g; Lot #403; Best before 01.11.2020) due to shiga toxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): HOFER KG and its supplier Principe di San Daniele Spa recall Hola Serrano ham (100g; Batch No. G203641300; Best before 02.12.2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Industry recalls GAZi Yumak Örgü Peyniri / Braided Turkish cheese (250g; Best before 01/01/2021, 08/01/2021, 15/01/2021, 22/01/2021, 29/01/2021, 26/02/2021, 02/03/2021, 16/03/2021, 08/07/2021, 29/07/2021, 02/09/2021, 09/09/2021, 16/09/2021 & 23/09/2021) due to foreign matter (metal particles) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Lidl Danmark K/S recalls Milbona Selection Gedeost / Milbona Selection goat cheese (100g; All Best before dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Lidl Danmark K/S recalls Milbona Fransk hvidskimmelost / Milbona French white mold cheese (100g; Best before 31.10.2020) due to shiga toxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Bisca A/S  recalls multiple varieties of Snøfler due to foreign matter (plastic) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Donier Gastronomie Oy and Ålandsmejeriet Finland Oy Ab recall Bettine goat cheese roll (1kg; Best before 28.10.2020 and 30.12.2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Lidl Suomi Ky recalls Milbona Selection Brie de Nangis (100g; Batch code 402; Best before 10/31/2020) and Milbona Selection Goat Cheese roll (100g; Batch codes 403 and 432; Best before 31.10.2020 and 20.11.2020) due to shiga toxin-producing E. coli contamination and Listeria monocytogenes contamination respectively.

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

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Bettinehoeve recalls Bettinehoeve Geitenkaas soft goat cheese (200g and 1kg; All batch codes; All Best before dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Bettinehoeve recalls Bastiaansen organic goat roll Chèvre Blanc Affinee, 50% fat in dry matter and Ziegenrolle Chevrollé Bastiaansen / goat cheese roll due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for additional information.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): JERMI Käsewerk GmbH recalls Meine Käserei Ziegenkäserolle / Goat cheese roll (100 g; All Best before dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Kish Fish recalls Baily & Kish Salmon Simply Smoked (200g; Lot L2540; Use by 08/10/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Industry recalls multiple batch codes of Mediterani Passion For Food Goats Log Cheese (1kg) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batches.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): JERMI Käsewerk GmbH recalls SPECIALITÀ DEL CASARO brand BRIE CREMOSO (~100g; Lot #403: Best before 31/10/2020) due to shiga toxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Industry recalls Gazi Yumak Örgü Peyniri – Fein geschnittener Zopfkäse / braided cheese (200g; Best before 01.01.2021, 08.01.2021, 15.01.2021, 22.01.2021, 9.01.2021, 23.02.2021, 26.02.2021, 02.03.2021,  9.03.2021, 16.03.2021, 23.03.2021) due to foreign matter (metal particles) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Jermi Käsewerk GmbH recalls Milbona Selection Brie de Nangis Franse zachte kaas van rauwe melk / French soft cheese made from raw milk (~100g; Best before 31-10-2020) due to shiga toxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Falbygdens Ost recalls Falbygdens Rekommenderar brand Goat cheese in rolls 23% (Best before 28 Oct to 14 Nov 2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Bettinehoeve recalls Bettine Ripened Goat Cheese, Bettine Blanc Ripened Goat Cheese, Bettine BIO Blanc Ripened Goat Cheese and Mediterani Goat Cheese Log (various package sizes, product codes, and Best before dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Bettinehoeve recalls Bettine Blanc Goat’s Cheese (All pack sizes; Sold at Waitrose deli counters during the period 04/09/20 – 29/10/20) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Alert Update (UK): FSA updates precautionary advice to consumers who have purchased a specific batch of British Lion eggs which may be contaminated with Salmonella. The eggs affected are sold in stores in England and Wales only, and are in batch 1UK15270. Please refer to the Consumer Alert for a complete list of brand names and retail locations were the eggs were sold.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Bio Living International Pty Ltd recalls Blue Frog Zesty Raspberry with Coconut & Toasted Almonds Gluten Free Cereal (350g; Best Before 13 FEB 21, 06 APR 21, 25 MAY 21, 06 JUL 21, 06 AUG 21) and Blue Frog Apricot with Vanilla & Hemp Heart Gluten Free Cereal (350g; Best Before 19 FEB 21, 03 APR 21, 06 JUL 21, 06 AUG 21) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Sunson Asian Food Market recalls Haidilao brand Condiment of Spicy Hot Pot (220g; Batch Nos. 20200601 and 20200516) due to undeclared gluten.