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OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: CDC and FDA are continuing to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium illnesses associated with consumption of BrightFarms packaged salad greens. CDC has received reports of eleven confirmed outbreak cases in Illinois (6), Wisconsin (4) and Michigan (1). Two people have been hospitalized.
OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE: CDC reports an additional 198 cases of Salmonella infections linked to contact with backyard poultry, bringing the current total to 672 confirmed cases in 47 states. Two people are dead as a result of their infections, and 157 have been hospitalized. One out of every four victims is a child less than five years old.
Allergy Alert Update: Lipari Foods recalls Troyer Manufacturing Backroad Country Dried Apricots (9-oz bags; Lot #440021117; Expiration dates 07/2021, 11/2021, & 12/2021) due to undeclared sulphites.
Allergy Alert: Farm Boy Company Inc. recalls Farm Boy brand Gluten Free Fresh Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli (300g; Lot code E070921; Best by 081621; UPC 8 08912 02032 7) due to undeclared gluten.
Food Safety Recall: Polina Pizzeria recalls POLINA PIZZERIA – SAUCE SPAGHETTI À LA VIANDE / Spaghetti meat sauce (Sold up to 22 July 2021) due to absence of mandatory storage temperature labeling.
Allergy Alert (Germany): GARTENFRISCH Jung GmbH recalls EDEKA deli Pulled Pork und Country-Kartoffeln / Pulled pork and country potatoes (200g; Use by 23.07.21, 24.07.21, 26.07.21 und 27.07.21) due to undeclared mustard.
Allergy Alert (Iceland): Holt og Gott ehf recalls Smælki brand Forsteikt smælki með rósmarin / Pre-fried lamb with rosemary (Best before 24.7.21 & 29.7.21) due to undeclared soy lecithin.
Allergy Alert (UK): Co-op recalls Co-op Hot and Spicy Chicken Wings (350g; Use by 31 July 2021) due to undeclared barley.
Food Safety Recall (France): EURALIS GASTRONOMIE recalls ROUGIE brand FOIE GRAS DE CANARD ENTIER DU SUD OUEST / Whole duck foie gras from the south west (40g; Lot #201014.103364; Best before 22/10/2021) due to possible foreign matter (glass fragments) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): EARL CHAMP DE L’ETANG recalls Ferme du champ de l’étang brand Fromage au lait cru de chèvre / Cheese made from raw (unpasteurized) goat milk (Various formats; Lots 08/07-15/07/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): bojati food GmbH recalls borchers Bio Low Carb Mehl / Organic low-carb flour (350g; Lot #21000457; Best before 24.12.2021) due to aflatoxin contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): ARDO GmbH recalls REWE Beste Wahl, Rahmspinat portioniert mild gewürzt / Creamed spinach, mildly spiced (500g; Lots 141096 & 141097; Best before 04/2023) due to possible foreign matter (metal chips) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Cahills Farm Cheese recalls several Cahill’s cheese products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Ireland): SuperValu recalls several SuperValu in-store bakery products due to possible foreign matter (metal piece) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recal (UK): 168 Express Ltd recalls multiple Jelly cup products as they may present a choking hazard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
Food Safety Alert (Hong Kong): Centre for Food Safety has instructed local importers to suspend importing and selling ready to eat raw oysters harvested in Samish Bay in US, due to risk of Vibrio parahaemolyticus.