Recalls and Alerts: June 1–2, 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: CDC is investigating an outbreak of seventeen Salmonella Enteritidis infections in six states. Eight people have been hospitalized. Based on patient interviews and lab testing results, the infection appear to be linked to consumption of raw frozen breaded stuffed chicken products. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a Public Health Alert, cautioning consumers to safely prepare and cook these frozen, raw poultry products to a temperature of 165 F, and to use a meat thermometer to verify the correct temperature has been reached.

Food Safety Recall: Sun Hong, Inc recalls Seafood Mushroom (5.3 oz / 150g pkgs; All packages; Product of China) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Banner Smoked Fish, Inc. recalls multiple Smoked Fish products due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Food Safety Recall Update: Produits Africa recalls three Mbambi sauces that were manufactured and/or packaged under conditions that may render the products unsafe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: G.B. La Référence recalls Piment Shito / Shito pepper (250 ml; Units sold up to and including 28 May 2021) because the label does not bear the mandator “Garder Réfrigéré” (Keep refrigerated) instruction.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Multiple countries): Salmonella Braenderup infections in multiple European countries are believed linked to consumption of honeydew, cantaloupe and galia melons imported from Costa Rica, Honduras or Brazil. More than 200 people in more than ten countries have become infected. With the exception of a single Canadian report, all of the illnesses have been reported by countries in Europe. Please follow the live link to read the complete story.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Sweden): Sweden Public Health reports 36 confirmed cases of Salmonella Braenderup infections during the period 4 April to 15 May 2021. These cases are part of the multinational outbreak mentioned above.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Unilever recalls Zwan brand Plat à l’Italienne / Italian dish (425g; Lot code L0339A2M28; Expiration date 31-12-2023) because, due to an error at the manufacturing plant, a number of cans in the batch were not sterilized and are unsafe to consume.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Vleesgroothandel Vandenbroucke Pascal recalls various lamb products (Lot #2021; Use by 01/06/2021 (plain, ground) and 16/06/2021 (other products)) due to shigatoxin-producting E. coli contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Lidl Suomi recalls Delicorner Eat away Kana-hummussalaatti / Chicken hummus salad (375g; Best before dates from June 1 to June 5, 2021) due to possible foreign matter (broken glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Riz Basmati / Basmati rice (1 kg; Lot L HH; Best before 05/02/2023) due to aflatoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DE LA VIEILLE RUE recalls multiple FERME DE LA VIEILLE RUE fresh cheeses (500g; Lot #18052021; Use by 08/ 06/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete llist of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): LAITERIE DE VERNEUIL – COOPERATIVE TOURAINE-BERRY recalls VERNEUIL brand LE LAIT ENTIER que je préfère / Whole milk, UHT-sterilized (1 L; Lot 130 (11:27:00 à 11:39:00); Best before 07/09/2021) due to a sterility defect.

Food Safety Recall (France): DUTEL BEATRICE MAISON DUTEL recalls DUTEL / La Bourgeoterie brand TEURGOULE MAISON AU LAIT BIO / Homemade slow-baked rice pudding with organic milk (310g; Manufacturing date 27/07/2020) due to inadequate sterilization.

Food Safety Recall (France): Comte de Bellou recalls Comte de Bellou brand Jambon Fumé / Smoked ham (Lot 22921130; Use by between 26/06/2021 and 12/07/2021, and between 07/06/2021 and 15/06/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Aldi recalls EPICURILLADES brand 20 KNACKS – SAUCISSES DE STRASBOURG / Strasbourg sausages (700g; Lots 12340809 18:xx; 12340809 19:xx; 12340809 20:xx; 12340809 21:xx; Best before 07/06/2021) due to possible foreign matter (small metal pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Ketó Kompaníið recalls four flavours of Ketó Kompaníið brand Kökudeigsís ice cream due to microbial contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Aldi Ireland recalls Roosters Breaded Chicken Goujons (320g; Batch codes 20300B and 20323B; Best before October 2021 and November 2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Unilever recalls Zwan brand Plat à l’Italienne / Italian dish (425g; Lot code L0339A2M28; Expiration date 31-12-2023) because, due to an error at the manufacturing plant, a number of cans in the batch were not sterilized and are unsafe to consume.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): PALACIOS recalls Auchan brand Chorizo extra fort (225g; Lot #143303; Use by 14/09/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Salico recalls Green Deli Hummus & kyckling / Hummus and chicken (Best before dates between 2021-05-31 and 2021-06-05) due to possible foreign matter (broken glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Switzerland): Pure Natural Food SA recalls “back to roots” Tiger Nut Flour (360g; Best before 30.08.2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Aldi recalls Roosters Breaded Chicken Goujons (320g; Batch codes 20300B and 20323B; Best before October 2021 and November 2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): TTG Food Ltd. recalls multiple products due to undeclared allergens. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Alrozana International Trade Ltd. recalls tahini products due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.