Recalls and Alerts: March 4—6, 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 UPDATE: FDA has released a partial list of retail establishments where Hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses recalled by El Abuelito Cheese, Inc. may have been sold. The cheeses are implicated in a 4-state outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes illnesses under investigation by the CDC and the FDA.

Allergy Alert: Hu Products recalls Hu Chocolate Covered Hunks – Sour Goldenberries Product (4-oz bag; Lot #202891; Best by 08/2021; UPC 850180006510) due to undeclared almonds.

Food Safety Recall: KAREEM MART (Garden City, MI) recalls “Tahina” food treats (1lb, 2lb plastic jars and 10kg in metal cans; Expiry date 07-01-2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was distributed in Mediterranean food stores in Michigan and Chicago, IL. Between April 2020 to October 2020.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Wilton Industries Canada Company recalls Wilton brand sprinkle products due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

OUTBREAK ALERT (FRANCE): Santé Publique France is reporting an outbreak of 164 cases of Norovirus illnesses since mid-February across several regions of France. The illnesses appear to be linked to consumption of contaminated oysters.

Allergy Alert:

Food Safety Recall (Austria): FM Foods 2.0 recalls Planty of Burger (Batch codes 250920 and 260920; Best before 19.11.2021 & 20.11.2021, respectively) due to possible foreign matter (piece of metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Colruyt et Okay recall Boni Selection yaourt aux fruits 5 goûts / 5-flavour fruit yoghurt (125g; Best By 03/04/2021) due to possible foreign matter (metal pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Aldi recalls Tupelo farm brand ROULADE DE DINDE / Turkey roll (700 G; Lot #RPS 27615; Best by 11/12/2021) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): SOUFFLET recalls Carrefour brand Riz basmati / Basmati rice (1kg bag; Best by 21/11/2022) due to elevated levels of mycotoxin (Ochratoxin A).

Food Safety Recall (France): E. Leclerc recalls Les Croisés brand Pointe de brie / Brie wedge (200g; Best before 07/04/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Les coquillages de la Baie d’Isigny recalls Les coquillages de la Baie d’Isigny brand Moules de pêche / Mussels (sold from 26/02/2021 to 01/03/2021, inclusive) due to E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Adalat Berlin recalls getrocknete Minzblätter / Dried mint leaves (carton containing 7 x 180g packages; Expiry date 24.09.2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Aðföng recalls SFC Boneless Bucket chicken pieces, frozen (650g; Lot #L19720; Best before 28-11-2021; Product of Poland) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Ireland): SFC recalls The Original SFC Chicken Poppets (190g; Best before 24.09.2021 and 31.10.2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Cactus recalls Mons Fromager Affineur brand Barriquet fromage de chèvre / goat cheese (400g; Lots 130121, 140121, 260122; Best before 23/03/21) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Colruyt recalls Boni Selection yaourt aux fruits 5 goûts / 5-flavour fruit yoghurt (125g; Best By 03/04/2021) due to possible foreign matter (metal pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Aldi recalls Tupelo farm brand ROULADE DE DINDE / Turkey roll (700 G; Lot #RPS 27615; Best by 11/12/2021) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Co-op recalls British 12 Beef Meatballs (350g; Use by 05 March 2021) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Lidl GB recalls Crownfield Wholegrain Wheat Bixies 36 (720g; Best before 10 January 2022, 11 January 2022, and 12 January 2022) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Co-op recalls Co-op Irresistible Carrot Cake (Best before 14 March 2021) and Co-op Irresistible Coffee and Walnut Cake (Best before 20 March 2021) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Kenilworth Dairies recalls Kenilworth Dairies Full Cream Milk (3L, 2L and 1L; Best before BB 15/03/21) due to E. coli contamination.