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 UPDATE: CDC reports 592 confirmed cases of Salmonella Oranienburg infections in 36 states, with 116 people hospitalized. The investigation has not yet identified a food linked to illness.
Food Safety Recall: Evans Food Group Ltd. recalls approximately 10,359 pounds of pork pellet products that were imported without benefit of inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of recalled products.
Allergy Alert Update: Global Vegetarian Foods Corp recalls Happy Veggie World brand Vege Chicken Breast and Vegefarm brand Vege Stewed Lamb Chunk (all codes) due to undeclared egg.
Allergy Alert: Canada Uncle Bill Group Inc. recalls Canada Uncle Bill Seafood brand Dried Octopus (142g; Batch code DO0220; UPC 7 70162 03866 0) due to undeclared sulphites.
Food Safety Recall: Verger Croque-Pomme recalls Pesto Basilic / Basil pesto (250 ml; Sold up to and including 14 October 2021) because the product may be unsafe to consume.
Food Safety Recall: Délices Quotidiens inc. recalls multiple products, which are lacking a mandatory storage temperature label. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall Update: Marché Euro Mix recalls multiple smoked fish products because they were packed in a way that may render them unsafe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (SWEDEN): Since July 2019, 36 people have been reported ill with several different types of Salmonella. The illnesses have been linked to consumption of sesame-based products from Syria, including tahini and halvah. This outbreak is international in scope.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): Huis Vanassche advises the public about the presence of multiple undeclared allergens in a range of salad products. Please refer to the allergy alert for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert (Iceland): Shams ehf. recalls Alibaba brand Kjúklinga shawarma vefja, grilluð kjúklinga vefja, Falafel vefja – vegan og hummus / Chicken shawarma wrap, grilled chicken, vegan falafel and hummus (All lots and best before dates) due to undeclared dairy and sesame.
Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI warns consumers that Frank & Honest Cold Brew (250 ml; Best before 03/05/2022, 04/05/2022 & 05/05/2022) contains undeclared gluten.
Allergy Alert (Netherlands): PepsiCo Nederland B.V. recalls Lay’s Ovenbaked Roasted Paprika (150g; Expiration date 01/01/2022) due to undeclared soy.
Food Safety Recall (France): SN BRUDIS E. Leclerc BRUGES recalls E.Leclerc brand STEAK HACHÉ DE BOEUF PRÉPARÉ SUR PLACE RAYON BOUCHERIE TRAD / Ground beefsteak prepared on-site (Lot ULF2779609) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): LES VIANDES DU HAUT BEARN recalls LES VIANDES DU HAUT BEARN brand STEAKS HACHES ET VIANDES HACHEE DE BOEUF / Ground steak and ground beef (Lot RGB02701 & RGB02712; Use by 07/10/2021 & 08/10/2021, respectively) due to E. coli 0103:H2 contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): KIRN PRODUCTION GRAND FRAIS recalls La cuisine du poissonnier brand Risotto précuit au saumon, saumon fumé et au thym / Precooked risotto with salmon, smoked salmon and thyme (800g; Lots 21277 & 21274; Use by 18/10/2021, 19/10/2021, 20/10/2021 & 21/10/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): HYERDIS LECLERC recalls BOUCHERIE TRADITIONNELLE STEAK HACHE / Ground steak (All lots; All product sold 6 October 2021 and 7 October 2021) due to foreign matter (iron powder) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): KIRN PRODUCTION MON MARCHE recalls La cuisine du poissonnier brand Risotto précuit au saumon, saumon fumé et au thym / Precooked risotto with salmon, smoked salmon and thyme (800g; Lots 21277 & 21274; Use by 18/10/2021, 19/10/2021, 20/10/2021 & 21/10/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): COMPAGNIE MADRANGE INTERMARCHE recalls Madrange brand Jambon cuit supérieur découenné dégraissé, conservation sans nitrite / Skinned, defatted superior cooked ham, preserved without nitrites (3 slices; Lot 281 08:02 CJ10OB; Use by 02/11/2021) due to potential for Clostridium botulinum and/or Clostridium perfringens contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): ACHATS MARCHANDISES CASINO recalls Franprix brand Riz Basmati / Basmati rice (1 kg; Lot / Best before 25/05/2023) due to the presence of aflatoxin above the permitted level.
Food Safety Recall (France): PESKEREZH MAISON LUCAS recalls Maison Lucas brand saumon fumé Ecosse / Scottish smoked salmon (Lot #SLR-20482; Use by 28/10/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR HYPERMARCHES recalls longe de thon tranchée / sliced tuna loin (Sold between 02/10/2021 and 06/10/2021) due to the presence of histamine.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): KERVAN GMBH recalls Kosta 1907 brand TAHIN HELVA HALVA, FISTIKLI / PISTACHIO / Tahini halvah with pistachio (200g; Best before 26.10.2022) due to Salmonella contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Italy): Rier Joahim recalls Hof zu Fall brand Formaggio da taglio “Natur” / cheese (2 kg blocks; Lot 622.03.09.2021; Best before 12/10/2021) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Bvba Geal recalls Crêpes de Bruges & Crêpes dessert de Bruges (250g & 500g; multiple lot codes and Best before dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected date codes.
Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): CARNESA recalls multiple Cactus brand beef burgers due to foreign matter (glass) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Dirk recalls 1 De Beste Rookworst fijn / 1 The Best Smoked Sausage, fine and 1 De Beste Rookworst grof / 1 The Best Smoked Sausage, coarse (Best before 28-10-2021) due to Salmonella contamination.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Naspac Marketing Pte Ltd recalls Ceres 100% Apple Juice (200 ml and 1L; Best before 14 June 2022 and 17 June 2022, respectively; Product of South Africa) due to patulin contamination.
Australia and New Zealand
Allergy Alert (Australia): Pinnacle Drinks recalls South Island White Mist Sauvignon Blanc 2021 (750 ml; All 2021 vintage) due to undeclared sulphites.