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: FDA, CDC and the Southern Nevada Health District are investigating an outbreak of five cases of non-viral hepatitis reported in Nevada. The cases appear to be linked to consumption of Real Water brand alkaline water manufactured by Real Water Inc., of Mesa, Arizona. FDA is urging the public not to drink, cook with, sell, or serve “Real Water” alkaline water.
OUTBREAK ALERT: CDC and FSIS are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Hadar infections that may be linked to consumption of a turkey product. A specific source of the outbreak has not yet been identified.
Public Health Alert: FSIS (USDA) issues a public health alert for products produced without the benefit of federal inspection by One Meat Corp., doing business as Eastern Asia Trading Corporation, a La Puente, Calif. firm. Please refer to the FSIS notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert: MINDO CHOCOLATE MAKERS recalls Coﬀee Toﬀee Chocolate Bar (75g / 2.65 oz; Lots 190310 through 210310) due to undeclared milk.
Allergy Alert: Western Mixers Produce & Nut Company recalls Gelson’s Yogurt Raisins (14 oz; Lot #210330; Sell by 02/02/22) due to undeclared peanuts.
Food Safety Recall: Avanza Pasta, LLC. recalls approximately 2,237 pounds of meat and poultry pasta products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: PHAC reports that the outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to shell eggs has now increased to a total of 64 cases in Newfoundland and Labrador (26), and Nova Scotia (38). Nineteen people have been hospitalized.
Allergy Alert: Amra Services Ltd. (dba GluteNull) recalls GluteNull brand Goji Berries & Chocolate Cookies (320g; All lot codes up to and including EXP08/20/2021; UPC 6 28451 52913 2) due to undeclared milk.
Allergy Alert: The Fork Food Co. Ltd. recalls Dwarf Stars brand Pumpkin Seed Butter Cups Dark Chocolate (42g; UPC 627987 024913; Lot code HA 456; Sell by 07.21) due to undeclared milk.
Allergy Alert Update: Federated Co-operatives Ltd. recalls Co-op Gold Pure brand Almond Butter – Crunchy Roasted (500g; UPC 0 57316 16814 6; Lots 200839 & 210298; Best before 30 AUG 2021 and 30 APR 2022, respectively) due to undeclared cashew and Co-op Gold Pure brand Cashew Butter (500g; UPC 0 57316 16812 2; Lot 200521; Best before 30062021) due to undeclared almond.
Food Safety Recall: Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary recalls Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary brand Wild Harvested Apricot Kernels (150g & 454g; Lots 40601 & 10601, respectively; Expiry 09/2021) due to possible cyanide poisoning.
Food Safety Recall: District Bagel (Sandwich salades et plus inc.) recalls several soup products packed in glass jars due to lack of “Keep Refrigerated” warning on the label. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (SWEDEN): The Swedish Public Health Agency reports that the outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica that infected 53 individuals during January and February of this year has ended. Based on case comparison studies, it is believed that the outbreak was due to contaminated iceberg lettuce that was distributed to a single restaurant chain.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): Colruyt recalls Boni Selection brand Filet de poulet aux piments / Chicken filet roll with chili peppers (150g; Lot #121050; Use by 7/4/2021) due to undeclared egg.
Allergy Alert (France): TARTEFRAIS recalls LA MAROTTE DE CÉCILE brand Mini Blinis au sarrasin / Mini buckwheat blinis (pkg of 16; Lot #726223; Use by 13/04/2021) due to undeclared milk.
Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Belle Chèvre recalls Belle Chèvre brand Ambachtelijke geitenkaas met gerookte zalm / Goat cheese with salmon (4x75g; Lot #0803211202; Multiple dates) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Agustson A/S – Nora recalls NORA SEAFOOD Rød stenbider rogn / Red catfish roe (60g; Lot #L0114; Best before 23/10/2021) due to a risk that some containers from the batch contain toxins from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
Food Safety Recall (France): Denel (Martinique) recalls Royal brand Confitures et gelées / Jams and jellies due to possible foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Reflets de France brand Mini Mont d’Or et Mini Mont d’Or + céramique cheeses (Lot 3053; various Use by dates) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected dates.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): COPACK Tiefkühlkost Produktionsgesellschaft mbH recalls three brands of mixed herbs due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Aðföng recalls all batch codes of SFC Take Home Boneless Bucket (650g) and SFC Southern Fried Chicken Strips (400g) due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recal notice for additional details.
Food Safety Recall (UK): Birds Eye recalls Birds Eye 4 Chicken Burgers with Golden Wholegrain (200g; Batch codes L1022 V U124, L1022 W U124, and L1022 X U124; Best before April 2022) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of red plastic) contamination.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
Allergy Alert (Israel): Osem advises that Creamed pasta flavored with chicken hot dish (Batch no. 1006282884; Best before 05.07.2021) contains undeclared soy and gluten.
Australia and New Zealand
Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Lindsay Farm recalls Lindsay Farm brand Organic Raw Milk (unpasteurized) (2L; Lot # 0203, 0303, 0403, 0503,0603, 0703, 0803,0903, 1003, 1103, 1203,1303, 1403, 1503, 1603 and 1703; Use by 06.03.2021 and up to and including 21.03.2021) due to possible Campylobacter contamination.