Recalls and Alerts: March 25–27, 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: In response to a refusal on the part of Real Water, Inc. to make its records available to FDA during the agency’s investigation into an outbreak of 5 cases of non-viral hepatitis in southern Nevada, the FDA has issued a formal ‘Demand for Records’ under section 414 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The cases of non-viral hepatitis have been linked to consumption of “Real Water” brand Alkaline Water, manufactured by Real Water, Inc. and distributed in the greater Las Vegas, NV area, central California coastal region (North of Los Angeles, CA, and South from Santa Barbara, CA), and Phoenix, AZ.

Food Safety Recall: Kareem Mart recalls Kareem Chef brand “Halva,” “Halva with Pistachio” and “Halva with Chocolate” (1lb and 2lb plastic tubs; Best before 07-01-2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Trident Seafoods Corporation recalls Pacific Salmon Burgers (3 lbs. (48 oz.); Lot #GC101431; Best by 01/14/2023) due to possible foreign matter (small pieces of metal) contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Aliments Naturello inc. (SmoothiesGo) recalls multiple SmoothiesGo brand smoothies due to undeclared soy, sesame, milk, wheat, mustard and sulphites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Conagra Brands Canada Inc. recalls Heathy Choice brand Power Bowls Meatless Chipotle Chick’n (262g; Lot #5009019020; Best before 21AL04; UPC 0 72655 00230 2) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Soline Trading Ltd. recalls Thai Elephant brand Black Tiger Shrimp Headless Shrimp 13-15 (18.89 kg; Batch code HL-269-V20) due to undeclared sulphites.

Food Safety Recall: Ristorante Trattoria Lanni recalls two products sold in glass jars due to absence of “Keep Refrigerated” instruction on product labels. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Le Comptoir recalls various products sold in glass jars due to absence of “Keep Refrigerated” instruction on product labels. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Alert: CFIA warns consumers to avoid Our Father’s Farm brand Extremely Bitter Apricot Kernels (227g; Best before 7-7-2022; UPC 7 18122 91750 1) due to potential cyanide poisoning.

Food Safety Recall: North Shore Specialty Foods recalls Kolapore Springs brand smoked trout and smoked trout, peppercorn (All best before dates up to and including 2021 MR 31) due to potential for growth of Clostridium botulinum in the products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Finland): Kesko Oyj recalls VegeMe Pikkupullat ja muusi vegan product (400g; Best before 4/14/2021, 4/21/2021, 4/27/2021, 4/30/2021, 03/03/2021) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Heera Premium Quality Golden Sultanas (100g; Batch code M19720V; Best before  July 2022) contains undeclared sulphur dioxide.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Savana Milk Chocolate Raisins (175g; Best before 18/10/21) contains undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): PLUS recalls PLUS Fresh Package Chicken Siam (Expiry date 31-03-2021) due to undeclared celery.

Allergy Alert (UK): Merchant Gourmet recalls Merchant Gourmet brand Red and White Quinoa (250g; Batch code L3 2012L00156; Best before end of December 2022) due to undeclared glutens (wheat and barley).

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): Industry recalls Mont de Joux brand mini Mont D’or cheese (460g; Lot #3053; Use by 01/04/2021, 02/04/2021 et 08/04/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Cloetta Suomi Oy recalls ZOO lollipops (sold in bulk) due to possible foreign matter (metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Casino recalls CASINO ÇA VIENT D’ICI brand Piperade basque au piment d’espelette (650g; Lot #V028; Use by 06/10/2024) due to possible foreign matter (glass particles) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls Fromagerie d’Anjouin brand Fromage au lait cru Valençay / raw milk cheese (220 g; Lot #V028; Best before 03/04/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls M’Amour brand Confiture extra ananas / Pineapple jam (325g; multiple batch codes) due to foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batch codes.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): EIFEL-Quelle GmbH recalls EIFEL Quelle Classic (0.75 L glass bottle; Lot code 09.02.24 13:00 to 09.02.24 16:40; Expiration 09.02.24 (13:00) to 09.02.24 (16:40)) due to foreign matter (glass fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): EDEKA ZENTRALE Stiftung & Co. KG recalls GUT & GÜNSTIG Frozen berry mix with sour cherries (750g bag; Use by 19.10.2022, 30.10.2022, 19.11.2022, 03.12.2022 & 07.01.2023) due to foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Nestlé UK and Ireland recalls SMA Wysoy Infant Formula (800g; Batch codes 025057651Z, 025057652Z, and 025157651Z; Best before June 2022 and September 2022) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of blue plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls Fromagerie d’Anjouin brand Fromage au lait cru Valençay / raw milk cheese (220 g; Lot #V028; Best before 03/04/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Nestle UK recalls SMA Wysoy Infant Formula (800g; Batch codes 025057651Z, 025057652Z, and 025157651Z; Best before June 2022 and September 2022) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of blue plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): PepsiCo recalls Smith’s Snaps Spicy Tomato Flavour (8 x 13g multipack; Best before 29 May 2021) due to a potential choking hazard.