Recalls and Alerts: February 1 – 3, 2021

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 INVESTIGATION: CDC is investigating a deadly outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses in Arkansas (6), New York (1), Oklahoma (5), Virginia (2) and Washington (2). One person has died in Washington state, and nine have been hospitalized in this five-state outbreak, which appears to have begun on December 23, 2020. Three of the outbreak victims have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome. CDC has not yet established what food(s) might be behind these infections. The outbreak strain has previous been associated with various sources, including romaine lettuce, recreational water and ground beef.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: FDA continues to investigate the source of two Salmonella outbreaks, including an outbreak of seven Salmonella Potsdam illnesses and 60 Salmonella Miami illnesses. No specific food products have been linked to the illnesses as yet.

Public Health Alert: USDA issues a public health alert because raw beef product (~2-lb trays; Packed dates JAN 28 2021 through JAN 31 2021) produced by Greater Omaha Packing Co. Inc., an Omaha, Neb. establishment, may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7

Food Safety Recall: Williams Valley Family Farm LLC recalls raw (unpasteurized) milk (1/2 gal and 1 gal sizes; Best By 2/08 through 2/17) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.


Allergy Alert: Aurpal Inc. recalls Rougié brand Duck Foie Gras (80g; Lot 620307002; Expiry 2022MA03) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Les 400 Pieds de champignon inc. recalls Sauce crémeuse aux champignons sans lactose / Lactose-free creamy mushroom sauce (Large; Production dates up to and including 29 January 2021) and Sauce spaghetti aux champignons / Spaghetti sauce with mushrooms (Large; No date indicated) because the items were manufactured and packaged under conditions that may render them unsafe to consume.

Food Safety Recall: Solstice Ciderworks recalls Solstice Ciderworks brand Ciders due to leaking cans. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of recalled products.

Food Safety Recall: Sobeys Inc. recalls Panache brand Sweet Onion Poppy Seed Dressing (350 ml; Best before 2021 OC 16 and 2021 OC 30; UPC 6 23682 1222 9) due to spoilage.

Food Safety Recall: Service traiteur Mi Dunu recalls two pepper products because the items were manufactured and packaged under conditions that may render them unsafe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of the affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Marché d’alimentation Vallée (Marché Richelieu) recalls Poulet désossé cuit maison / Home-style cooked deboned chicken (500 ml glass jars; Sold up to and including 3 February 2021) due to lack of “Keep refrigerated” label instruction.


Allergy Alert (Belgium): Colruyt recalls New York Bakery Original Bagel (4 x 85 g; Best before 03/02/2021) due to undeclared sesame seeds.

Allergy Alert (UK): Waitrose recalls Waitrose brand Patisserie Carrot Cake Muffin 2S (Best before 05 February 2021) due to undeclared walnuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): Pasta Evangelists recalls Fresh Basil Pesto (140g; Use by 03 February 2021) due to undeclared pistachios.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Biofresh Belgium recalls Your Organic Nature brand Jus de pommes concentré / Concentrated apple juice (750 ml; Best before 09.2022) due to foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Banin bread recalls Banin brand breads (All breads produced from 22.01.2021 to 27.01.2021) because the products were manufactured under unsanitary conditions.

Food Safety Recall (France): LA TOQUE ANGEVINE recalls Auchan brand Pizza 3 fromages BIO  / Organic 3-cheese pizza (380g; Use by 14/02/2021) due to possible Listeria contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Maxi Zoo recalls Multifit kyllingehals til hunde / Chicken necks for dogs (200g; Batch #261020; Best before 28.04.2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert Update (Israel): Hashahar Haole Company recalls Hashahar Haole brand Hazelnut spread with cocoa (350g; All expiry dates up to and including 6.7.22) due to undeclared sesame.

Food Safety Recall Update (Israel): Meir Bagel Co. recalls Classic Grissini Crumbs (200g; Batches 29420 and 29520; Sell by 20/10/2021 and 21/10/2021) due to foreign matter (small plastic chips) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Delicious Artisanеl Company Ltd. recalls Chorizo Sausage Stick (Expiry dates 4/06/21 – 13/06/21 inclusive), Rosette Sausage Stick (Expiry dates 4/06/21 – 13/06/21 inclusive) and French Sausage Stick (Expiry dates 4/06/21 – 13/06/21 inclusive) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Hod Maadan Shem Haorez Textboss Ltd. recalls New York corned beef brand smoked, sliced and spiced beef breast (Expiry date 13.02.2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Delmaine Fine Foods Ltd recalls Delmaine Fine Foods brand Cocktail Onions (400g glass jar; Batch no. 2010041; Best before  03/10/2023) due to foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.