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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OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: The FDA, CDC and state and local partners are investigating an outbreak of seven Listeria monocytogenes illnesses in four states linked to hispanic-style fresh and soft cheese. FDA is investigating to try and determine the source of the outbreak. Cases have been reported in Connecticut, Maryland, New York and Virginia.
Food Safety Recall Update: Orca Specialty Foods Ltd. recalls One Ocean brand Sliced Smoked Wild Sockeye Salmon (300g; Code #11253; UPC 6 25984 00005 3) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall: Pastene Enterprises ULC recalls Pastene brand Green Olives Sliced (398 ml; Lot #A14 L111020; Best before 2023/AL/20; UPC 0 66086 07099 3) due to container integrity defects.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): N.B.S. sprl recalls Daruma brand Shiitake mushrooms (50g; Lot #QDMS-0120; Best before 28/08/2022) due to undeclared sulphites.
Allergy Alert (Ireland): Lidl Ireland recalls three varieties of Alesto Raw Kulki Daktylowe / Protein balls due to absence of English-language labeling declaring the presence of peanuts, cashews, milk or sulphur dioxide. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Marigold recalls Marigold brand GROUND EGUSI / Ground melon seeds (80g, 160g & 500g; Lots 280520/01 – 231020/02 – 230920/02 – 231120/03; Expiry date 12/2021) due to elevated aflatoxin levels.
Food Safety Recall (Denmark): LACTALIS DANMARK A/S recalls Président Rondelé med havsalt / Cream cheese with sea salt (125g; Lot #05H24 358A; Best before 03-03-2021) due to possible mold contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): CHIRON Naturdelikatessen recalls Hanf-Aufstrich Indisch / Indian hemp spread (135g; Expiry date 27.02.2022) due to foreign matter (plastic or metal parts) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (UK): Lidl GB recalls Birchwood XXL Pork Mince (12% Fat) (1 kg; Use by 13 February 2021) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
OUTBREAK ALERT (Singapore): The Ministry of Health and Singapore Food Agency have suspended the food business operations of Hooi Kee Eating House due to an investigation of two cases of typhoid fever reported by patrons of the restaurant.
Australia and New Zealand
Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Pak’n Save Clendon recalls Pak’n Save Clendon brand NZ Beef Mince and NZ Beef Premium Mince (Best before 14.02.21) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of hard plastic) contamination.