Recalls and Alerts: November 18-19, 2021

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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 UPDATE: CDC reports that contact with backyard poultry resulted in 1,135 reported Salmonella infections, 273 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths since the beginning of 2021. Cases were reported in 48 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. CDC reminds the public that you can get sick from touching your backyard poultry or anything in their environment and then touching your mouth or food and swallowing Salmonella germs. Children should always be supervised around backyard poultry.

Allergy Alert: Spice N’ More Corp. recalls all sizes and date codes of Salma and Casablanca Curry Powders due to undeclared peanuts. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Cargill recalls Wilbur Dark Chocolate Triple Covered Malted Milk Balls (1-lb bags; Lot #s 211007MB and 210917MB; UPC 200171-16) due to undeclared peanuts.

Food Safety Recall: Conagra Brands, Inc. recalls Birds Eye Broccoli Tots (12 oz / 340g; Lot codes 4715105620, 4715104220, 4715113720 & 4715113020; Best by AUG-19-2022 and AUG-25-2022, AUG-11-2022 and AUG-12-2022, NOV-17-2022 & NOV-10-2022, respectively) due to potential foreign matter (small rocks and metal fragments) contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert and Food Safety Recall: Confidences et Chocolats (Sainte-Thérèse, QC) recalls multiple products due to absence of mandatory storage temperature instructions on the product labels and presence of undeclared eggs, milk and sulphites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Greenline Distributors and Kelly’s Nutrition Centre recall Organic Sesame Seeds due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Toosti Impex Inc. recalls Toosti brand Organic Hulled Sesame Seeds (25 lb; Product code KAL HS 005 11 20 TIMC; Code 30080; UPC 10828779300803) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Traiteur Flash Express (Mirabel, QC) recalls SAUCE SPAGHETTI À LA VIANDE – POT MASSON / Spaghetti meat sauce in Mason jars (500 ml & 1 L; Best before JA-28-22) because the product may be unsafe to consume, due to improper production/packaging condtions.

Food Safety Recall: Tootsi Impex Inc. recalls Elan brand Organic sesame whole seeds (250g; Lots 21047 & 21030; Best before 2022 AU 16 (L6) & 2022 JL 30 (L6), respectively) due to Salmonella contamination.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (SWEDEN): The Swedish Public Health Agency reports that an outbreak of 52 cases of Salmonella Coeln infections across 14 regions of the country was likely linked to a contaminated batch of fresh sprouts delivered to grocery stores, wholesalers and commercial kitchens at the end of August. The outbreak is now over.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls AH oven vegan bitterbal appetizer (Best before 18/05/2022 and 21/07/2022) due to undeclared egg, milk, celery and soy.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Hanegal A/S recalls Irma’s Organic Bolognese Sauce (400g; Expiry 24.11.2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Sediq Großhandel recalls Gaz Persische Süßigkeit / Persian Candy (300g; Best before 10.05.2022) due to undeclared almonds and pistachios.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Aldi recalls Cranberry Pâté and Cream Pâté (150g; Expiration dates December 3, 2021, December 6, 2021 and December 10, 2021) due to undeclared nuts.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Jumbo Orange Biscuits with Pastry Paste (250g; All dates) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH oven vegan bitterbal appetizer (Best before 18/05/2022 and 21/07/2022) due to undeclared egg, milk, celery and soy.

Allergy Alert (UK – Northern Ireland): U.M.I. Foods recalls ‘The Kitchen’ Chorizo & Oak Smoked Cheddar Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms (200g; Batch code 5060207400619; Use by 22/11/2021) and ‘Harvest & Made’ Mini Stuffed Mushrooms with Oak smoked cheddar and sundried tomato (200g; Batch code 5060207400749; Use by 22/11/2021) due to undeclared wheat (gluten).

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Wojnars Wiener Leckerbissen GmbH recalls various BILLA DIV BURGER AND PITA PRODUCTS due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls AH brand Hummus Trio tapas appetizer (210g; Best before 06/12/2021) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): E. LECLERC SODIROCHE recalls GRAINDORGE brand Normanville sur paille raw milk cheese (Lot #300921LI2; Use by dates between 14/11/2021 and 23/11/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): TRELIDIS E.LECLERC recalls Boudin noir à la coupe stand charcuterie traditionnelle / Black pudding (Sold by the slice between 06/11/2021 and 13/11/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): AUCHAN SCHWEIGHOUSE recalls SIFFERT FRECH brand Munster fermier au lait cru / Farm-style Munster raw milk cheese (Sold from 03/11/2021 to 13/11/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Lothar Mei recalls „Pfefferbeißer“ (lose Ware) / Loose goods (Sold from 6/11/2021 to 15/11/2021 via sales vehicles at weekly markets) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): PLUS supermarkt recalls PLUS Veluws Wild boar medallion (Expiration dates 11/20/2021 to 11/23/2021 and 11/26/2021 to 11/28/2021) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): COPANEX SRL recalls Pipote de pui. Produs congelat. / Frozen chicken breasts (500g; Lot #080921; Expiry date 15.06.2022; Product of Poland) due to Salmonella Enteritidis contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Blanco AAS Ltd. recalls Ballerina Cakes – Strawberry Flavored Personalized Cakes (All expiration dates up to and including 17.3.2022) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Israel): Bright It Pastelona Ltd. recalls multiple pasta products due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (AUSTRALIA): Commonwealth, state and territory food regulators and health authorities are investigating an increase in cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus linked to the consumption of raw Pacific oysters (Magallana gigas) produced in Coffin Bay, SA. Trace back activities have identified oyster production areas in Coffin Bay as the source of the oysters consumed by the cases. The outbreak includes 36 reported cases in South Australia, 17 cases in Western Australia and 8 cases in Victoria. The Coffin Bay oyster harvesting area has been closed, and consumers are advised not to eat raw Pacific oysters from Coffin Bay, including fresh and frozen products.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): SA Health has issued an emergency order to recall raw Pacific oysters (Magallana gigas) produced in Coffin Bay, SA, including fresh and frozen products (All production dates from and including 4 September 2021 up to and including 16 November 2021) due to Vibrio parahaemolyticus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Aldi recalls Snackers Market Little Pickers Cubed Tasty Cheese and Mini Crackers (35g; All USE BY dates up to 03.02.22​) and Snackers Market Little Pickers Cubed Tasty Cheese and Pretzels (40g; All USE BY dates up to 03.02.22​) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.