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 14 confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 infections in 9 states, with 4 people hospitalized. According to FDA, the Minnesota officials found E. coli O157:H7 in a package of leftover Josie’s Organics baby spinach collected from a sick person’s home. Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) analysis is in progress to determine if the strain of E. coli O157:H7 present in the product sample matches the outbreak strain.
Allergy Alert: BUBS Naturals recalls Fountain of Youth Formula Collagen Protein Powder (10.16-ounce containers; Lots #04230401 & 5908501; Expiration dates 05/28/2022 & 07/13/2023, respectively) due to undeclared milk.
Food Safety Recall: Erie Meat Products Ltd. recalls approximately 1,224 pounds of GOLDEN MAPLE Chicken Bologna (12 x 2-lb vacuum-packed packages/case; Best before 2023-APR-13, 2023-APR-18 & 2023-MAY-03) that were imported and distributed into the United States without the benefit of FSIS import reinspection.
Food Safety Recall: La Cité Agricole (Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC) recalls POTAGE DE CAROTTE / Carrot soup (Sold up to 3 December 2021) and SAUCE SPAGHETTI BŒUF & PORC / Beef & pork spaghetti sauce (500 ml & 1 L jars; Sold up to 3 December 2021) due to lack of mandated labeling specifying that the products must be kept refrigerated.
OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Norway): The Norwegian Food Safety Authority reports that imported frozen raspberries were the probable cause of an outbreak of 20 cases of Hepatitis A infections between April and October of this year.
Allergy Alert (France): GIE PASQUIER recalls Brioche Pasquier brand Couronne Pépites de Chocolat / Chocolate chip crowns (450g; Lot 31/12/2021 04 (19:33 à 20:00) C330; Best before 31/12/2021) due to undeclared hazelnuts.
Allergy Alert (Germany): Arche Naturprodukte GmbH recalls Bio Arche Shiitake Pilze getrockne / Dried organic shiitake mushrooms (40g; Best before 31.08.2022, 30.11.2022 & 31.03.2023) due to undeclared sulphites.
Allergy Alert (Germany): Temizkan & Co. GesmbH recalls Temizkan brand Himbeeraugen / Raspberry eyes (250g; All Best before dates) due to undeclared hazelnuts.
Allergy Alert (Netherlands): PLUS recalls PLUS brand Gehaktbal stroganoff met spinazie / Meatball stroganoff with spinach (450g; Best before 11-12-2021) due to undeclared gluten.
Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Rynkeby Foods A/S recalls Brämhults Presset Æble Pressed Apple Juice (850 ml; Lot #0000907074; Best before 17.12.2021) due to patulin contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): LINADIS INTERMARCHE recalls Viande ou steak haché frais / Fresh ground beef or fresh ground steak (Sold in meat department on demand; Lot B145000000474) due to Salmonella contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): SODIMONT E.LECLERC MONTCEAU-LES-MINES recalls Pomme de terre/harengs / Potato & herring salad (Use by 30/11/2021 & 02/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): DEMARNE recalls LA BARRE brand FILETS DE HARENGS SALES ET FUMES A L’HUILE DE COLZA / Salted, smoked herring fillets in colza oil (2.5 kg; Lot #044121/243; Use by 12/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS VIVANT PAUL ET FILS recalls Maison VIVANT brand Tripes cuisinées / Cooked tripe (400g; Lot #3020411; Use by dates between 20/12/2021 et le 05/01/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Lait des Campagnes du grand ouest demi-écrémé stérilisé UHT / Part-skimmed milk from the “great west” region, UHT-sterilized (1-L brick pack; Lot 21 270 L1; Best before 27/02/2022) due to evidence of a risk of curdled milk.
Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE COOPERATIVE APPROVISIONNEMENT – SCAPMAREE E.LECLERC recalls Hareng façon kipper P/ANE / Kippered herring (3kg; Lots 474475 & 474481; Use by 12/12/2021 & 15/12/2021, respectively) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): Die Frischebox GmbH recalls Feigenbrot mit Pflaumen, Mandeln und Walnüssen / Fig bread with plums, almonds and walnuts (200g; Lot #L1756; Best before 15.10.2022) due to an elevated level of ochratoxin.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): ERDBÄR GMBH recalls Freche Freunde Kichererbse Brezeln / Chickpea pretzels (75g; Lot L3431; Best before 25.6.2022) due to foreign matter (metal wire) contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Romania): COPANEX SRL recalls Pipote de pui. Produs congelat / Frozen chicken breasts (500g; Lot #301021; Expiration date 14.09.2022; Product of Poland) due to Salmonella Enteritidis contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Romania): COPANEX SRL recalls Ficat de pui. Produs congelat. / Frozen chicken liver (1000g; Lot 021121; Expiration date 17.02.2023; Product of Poland) due to Salmonella Enteritidis contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Romania): COPANEX SRL recalls Pipote de pui. Produs congelat / Frozen chicken breasts (500g; All lot codes and expiration dates; Product of Poland) due to Salmonella Enteritidis contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Kosterfiskarn recalls Hand-peeled shrimp (420g; Best before dates from 19/12-21 to 7/2-22) due to foreign matter (piece of glass) contamination.
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Allergy Alert (Israel): A.D. Peppers recalls several Total Chef brand salads due to undeclared allergens and errors in labeling. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.