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: CDC reports an outbreak consisting of 10 cases of E. coli O157:H7 infections in seven states. Two people have been hospitalized. Minnesota officials found E. coli O157:H7 in a package of leftover Josie’s Organics baby spinach with a “Best if Used By” date of October 23, 2021 collected from a sick person’s home. FDA is tracing back the supply of the baby spinach in the positive product sample. Whole Genome Sequencing is under way to determine whether the strain of E. coli O157:H7 found in the spinach sample is a match to the outbreak strain recovered from patients.
OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: CDC reports an additional 84 new cases of Salmonella Oranienburg infections, bringing the total in the onion-related outbreak to 892. One hundred eighty-three (183) people have been hospitalized, and cases have been reported in 38 states and Puerto Rico. The investigation is ongoing.
Allergy Alert: Spice N’ More Corp. recalls Salma Natural Curry Powder (13 oz; Lot #H092021; Best by 12/20/23) due to undeclared peanuts.
Food Safety Recall Update: Potandon Produce L.L.C. recalls Green Giant Fresh to include 3lb. and 5lb. bags of whole yellow onions and 2 lb. bags of whole white onions shipped between July 15 and August 22, 2021 to a UNFI retail distribution center in Champaign, Illinois, due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall: KraftHeinz recalls Kool-Aid Tropical Punch Mix (82.5 oz; Best if used by 2023-08-31 and 2023-09-01) due to foreign matter (small pieces of metal or glass) contamination.
Allergy Alert: Exclusive Candy & Novelty Ltd. recalls Twinkle Baker Décor brand Frosting Tube/White/Vanilla (80g; Lot codes 20146L, 20177L, 20218L, 20245L; UPC 0 6063190651 5) due to undeclared milk.
Food Safety Recall: Verger La Perle Rouge (Saint-Hyacinthe, QC) recalls JUS DE POMME NON PASTEURISÉ / Unpasteurized apple juice (375 ml & 1 L; Sold from 30 October 2021 to 16 November 2021) due to mycotoxin (patulin) contamination.
Food Safety Recall: Les Aliments MHD (Québec, QC) recalls PIMENT DU LION / Lion peppers (200 ml; Sold up to 17 November 2021) because the product was not processed and packed in a manner that would ensure its safety.
Food Safety Recall: Boucherie St-Louis (Bois-des-Filion) recalls SAUMON FUMÉ À FROID / Cold-smoked salmon (variable weights; Sold up to 16 November 2021) due to lack of mandatory storage temperature labeling.
OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (SWEDEN): The Swedish Public Health Agency reports 41 cases of Salmonella infections linked to consumption of sesame-based products (tahini and halva) from Syria since July 2019. Several different outbreak strains have been recovered from patients and from a number of different batches of tahini and halwa from the producer Alburj. Consumers are urged to check their pantries for any of the products listed in the National Food Administration notice and to discard any potentially contaminated products or return them to the store.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls pains précuits “AH Glutenvrije Afbakbroodjes” / Breads due to undeclared soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert (France): LAITERIE LE GALL S.A. recalls Grandeur Nature brand 100% Végétal Riz Chocolat Bio / Organic vegetarian rice chocolate (200g / 2 x 100g; Lot #544; Use by 19/12/2021) due to undeclared shellfish.
Allergy Alert (France): SOCIETE PUR ALIMENT recalls Viana brand Real Jumbo Hot Dog (275g; Lot 233213; Best by 21/12/2021) and Viana brand Veggiefresh Bratwurst (300g; Lot 233213; Best by 21/12/2021) due to undeclared almonds.
Allergy Alert (Switzerland): Migros recalls Sélection Marroni-Morchel-Suppe / Chestnut-morel soup (Sell by 23.12.2021) due to undeclared tree nuts.
Food Safety Recall (Finland): Second Seoul Oy recalls Björck & Co Satay-kanavartaat karamelli-maapähkinäkastikkeella / Chicken skewers with caramel-peanut sauce (350g; Expiry dates 13.11. 14.11., 21.11 and 22.11.2021) due to inadequate cooking of the raw chicken.
Food Safety Recall (France): SILVE INTERMARCHE recalls ITINERAIRE DES SAVEURS brand Reblochons de Savoie AOP cheese (450g; Multiple lot codes and Use by dates) due to potential Brucella melitensis contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls Auchan Mmm! brand Reblochon de Savoie AOP / raw milk cheese (450g; Multiple lot codes and Use by dates) due to potential Brucella melitensis contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (France): Cora recalls Patrimoine Gourmand brand Reblochon de Savoie AOP / raw milk cheese (450g; Multiple lot codes and Use by dates) due to potential Brucella melitensis contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (France): L’ATELIER DES AFFINEURS SAS recalls Petit Boyard au lait de chèvre / goat-milk cheese (200g; Lot 21-282; Best before 08/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS SCHOEPFER recalls Disfrais brand Reblochon au lait cru Tradition fromagère / raw milk cheese (Lots 21038420, 21039074, 21039796, 21039886, 21040273, 21040630, 21041079, 21041860 and 21042769; Use by dates between 23/10/2021 and 30/11/2021) due to potential Brucella melitensis contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Italy): ALLEVAMENTI FALCO SRL GINO recalls UOVA FRESCHE CAT A / Grade A fresh eggs (Multiple lot codes and Best By dates) due to potential Salmonella Enteritidis contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Oatly recalls Oatly Vaniljsås / Vanilla sauce (250 ml; Best before 5 June 2022) due to foreign matter (small pieces of metal) contamination.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
Allergy Alert (Israel): Torta Confectionery recalls certain frozen cakes due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Israel): Manufacture and Marketing of Tahina and Halva Gold Ltd. (dba Tahina Zahav) recalls Tahina Zahav brand Sesame tahini (500g & 3 kg; Use by 06/09/22 and 14/10/22) due to Salmonella contamination.
Australia and New Zealand
Food Safety Recall (Australia): Manassen Foods Australia Pty Ltd recalls GOOD TO GO TASTY CHEESE & Mild SALAMI BITES (40g; Use by 21.12.21, 24.12.21 and 13.01.22) and GOOD TO GO TASTY CHEESE & CABANOSSI (40g; Use by 15.12.21 and 23.12.21) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.