Recalls and Alerts: March 7–10, 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 advises consumers that the hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses implicated in an ongoing outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes, which has killed one person and infected eleven, were distributed in the following states: AL, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, NE, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, and WI. Please refer to the FDA update for additional product information.

Food Safety Recall: Mediterranean Food Inc. recalls Alqosh Sesame Oil “Tahin” (2-lb plastic jar; Lot #16082020) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: MG Foods recalls various turkey sandwiches due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were sold in vending machines and micro markets located in business locations in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia and at distributors located at the Charlotte Douglas Airport.

Pet Food Safety Recall (FDA Enforcement Report): On February 26, 2021, Visionary Pet Food recalled Visionary Keto Pet Foods, Enlightened Choice; Beef Recipe raw pet food (4-lb bags; Lot 6626, Use by 09/01/21; Manufactured by OCPP, Santa Margarita, CA ) after the Virginia Department of Agriculture found Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes in the product. The product was supplied to Chewy.com, which was notified by telephone. There was no public announcement of the recall.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: The Norwegian Institute of Public Health is investigating an outbreak of consisting of 12 confirmed and 8 suspect cases of Salmonella Enteritidis. The cases are spread across a large region of the country, and are thought to be food-related. The source of the infections has not yet been determined.

Food Safety Recall (France): E. Leclerc recalls BIO VILLAGE BÉBÉ brand Mon petit brassé abricot / Apricot baby food (4 x 100g; Lot #245511; Best before 08/02/2022) due to a possible stability defect.

Food Safety Recall (France): Danone recalls Gervita brand fraise Melba / strawberry yogurt (4 x 100g; Best before 02/04) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Könecke Fleischwarenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG recalls Fuet Extra – Original spanische Rohwurst mit Edelschimmel, luftgetrocknet / Dry Spanish sausage (150g; Use by 07.03.2021 to 04.04.2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Danone recalls ACTIVIA VANILLA 0% FAT – No Added Sugar Yogurt (4x120g; Use By 02/04) and LIGHT & FREE PEACH PASSION FRUIT Greek Style Yogurt (4x115g  Use By 31.03.21) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (UK): SFC recalls SFC Chicken Poppets and Take-Home Boneless Bucket due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Danone recalls three yogurt products due to possible foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Better Chios Ltd. recalls Alanka un glazed biscuit roll, flavoured with milk chocolate (200g; Best before 10.10.2021) due to undeclared sesame.

Allergy Alert (Singapore): Phoon Huat Pte Ltd recalls Wilton Rainbow Chip Crunch Sprinkles (148g; All batches; Product of USA) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): SHTI All Meat Industries Ltd. recalls Beef ground 100% (Use by 15/4/2021) and ground chicken 100% ground meat chicken (Use by 11/4/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Le Couple Trading Corporation Pty Ltd recalls Preserved Chilli Beancurd (350g; Use By EXP 24.12.2022) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.