Recalls and Alerts: June 17-18, 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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Canada

Food Safety Recall: L’Éperlan (Poissons et Fruits de Mer Gonsalves inc.) recalls various Gravlax and smoked salmon products due to absence of the mandatory labeling “Garder congelé jusqu’à utilisation” / “Keep frozen until ready to use.” Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. (San Diego, CA) recalls Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets® Green Pea & Chicken Formula Dry Cat Food (5-lb and 10-lb bags; Lot code 1008080 N811202-20; Best if used by 10-Mar-2022; UPCs 2363300233 and 2363300235, respectively) due to Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was manufactured for Natural Balance by Diamond Pet Foods.

Europe

Public Health Alert (UK): Food Standards Agency advises the public to avoid consuming whole honeydew, cantaloupe and galia melons originating from Costa Rica or Honduras bought on or before 28 May 2021, as these melons may be the source of an outbreak of Salmonella infections.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Golden Lion Dried Shiitake Mushrooms (100g; Batch code 200801) contains undeclared sulphur dioxide.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Levenstond Seafood NV recalls Zeelandia’s garnalen brand fruits de mer / seafood (150g; Lots 260521, 010621 & 040621; Use by 16/06/2021, 22/06/2021 & 25/06/2021, respectively) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA orders recall of Freshasia Dumplings brand  raviolis chinois “Chinese dumpling filled with pork and dill” (400g; Use by 04/07/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCOCHARE INTERMARCHE recalls LE PERE CHAMPAIN brand JAMBON TRADITIONNEL AV COUENNE / Traditional ham with rind (8.8 kg; Lot 21122; Use by 15/07/2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Metro France recalls Rustadou brand Pâté en croûte Richelieu (2 kg; Lot #151221; Use by 25/06/2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SALAISONS BOLARD FRERES recalls 1/2 Pâté en croûte Charcutier sous vide (Lot #151221; Use by 03/07/2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Paul M. Müller GmbH recalls ADRIA Pizza-Tomaten / Polpa di Pomodoro / Tomato pulp (4250 ml; Lot SI LJ 240 MHD/BBE:31/08/2022; Use by 31.08.2022) due to potential defect in can lining.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Berglandmilch eGen recalls Schärdinger Brat- und Grillkäse, Natur (150g; Lot #115890; Use by 02.08.2021) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Italia Alimentari S.p.A. recalls Penny Market brand Salame Campagnolo / Salami (150g; Lot L123; Best before 01-08-2021) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall Update (UK): Fold Hill Foods recalls several hypoallergenic cat food products that may be linked to an increase in cases of pancytopenia in cats. Pancytopenia is a very rare condition wherein the number of blood cells (red, white and platelets) rapidly decreases, causing serious illness. The Food Standards Agency has received more than 130 reports of feline pancytopenia since April 2021 and advises consumers to avoid feeding the recalled products to their cats.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

OUTBREAK ALERT (Japan): Several hundred students, staff and preschoolers at 18 facilities in the city of Toyama were stricken with symptoms of food poisoning, according to reports in Nippon.com. Symptoms of the illnesses, which is believed to be linked to consumption of milk supplied in the school lunch program, include diarrhea, stomachache, vomiting and fever. No one was seriously ill, according to the report.