Recalls and Alerts: December 21-22, 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: FDA, CDC and state and local agencies are investigating an outbreak of ten cases of Listeria monocytogenes illnesses in eight states linked to consumption of Fresh Express Packaged Salad. Fresh Express has recalled multiple brands of packaged salad products (see below).

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: FDA, CDC and state and local agencies are investigating on outbreak of sixteen cases of Listeria monocytogenes illnesses in thirteen states linked to consumption of packaged salads produced by Dole and sold under multiple brand names. Two people have died. Please see the Dole recall notice, below, for additional information.

Allergy Alert: Dream Pops recalls select Dream Pops Bites products due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Local Fixe LLC recalls Classic Lasagna Sheets, Soup Noodles, Dinner Rolls, Pie Dough, Squid Ink – Fettucine, and Fresh Flour Tortillas due to undeclared wheat (gluten). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected lot codes for each product.

Allergy Alert: Joy’s International Foods recalls Joy’s Gourmet Bloody Mary Mix (24-oz bottle; Best by 08-18-2023) due to undeclared soy and fish.

Food Safety Recall: Fresh Express recalls certain varieties of its branded and private label salad products produced at the company’s Streamwood, Illinois facility after one of its products was linked to an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections in eight states (see above). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Dole Fresh Vegetables recalls all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads processed at its Bessemer City, NC and Yuma, AZ processing facilities (Best if Used By dates between November 30, 2021, and January 8, 2022) due to possible  Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Affected salad brands include: Ahold, Dole, Kroger, Lidl, Little Salad Bar, Marketside, Naturally Better, Nature’s Promise, and Simply Nature. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: HAIFA SMOKED FISH recalls TURBOT COLD SMOKED (8 oz / 227g; Lot #246) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: RIPPLE FOODS PBC recalls Ripple Dairy-Free. As It Should Be 8g Plant Based Protein (6 x 48 fl oz. bottles/case; Lots YF21250 and YF21251; Best by 3/6/2022 & 3/7/2022, respectively) due to Bacillus cereus contamination. This product was recalled by letter notification only on 11/20/2021 and has only just been posted on the FDA Enforcement Report web page.

Food Safety Recall: Mitsubishi International Food Ingredients, Inc. recalls Yeast Extract Ajirex  (15 kg bag in box; Lot AR21B13401; Expiration date Aug 2, 2022; Product number 6225796 205 01M) due to possible Salmonella contamination. This product was recalled by email notification only on 11/29/2021 and has only just been posted on the FDA Enforcement Report web page.

Food Safety Recall: MOTHERS MILK BANK OF NORTH TEXAS recalls Mother’s Milk Bank of North Texas 817-810-0071 Pasteurized Donor Human milk (100 ml / 1.00g/dL protein; Batch #025958-1; Order #ORD0321480) due to foreign matter (piece of glass) contamination. This product was recalled on 11/29/2021 and has only just been posted on the FDA Enforcement Report web page.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA issues Warning Letter to The Famous Lantigue Seafood after an inspection of the company’s seafood processing facility revealed multiple serious violations of the Seafood Hazard Regulations.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA issues Warning Letter to Banner Smoked Fish Inc. after an inspection of the company’s ready-to-eat (RTE) cold- and hot-smoked seafood processing facility revealed multiple instances of Listeria monocytogenes in the production environment and serious violations of the Seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation.

Canada

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: PHAC reports 84 confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis infections in British Columbia (36), Alberta (30), Saskatchewan (4), Manitoba (12) and Ontario (2). The outbreak has been linked to Alasko brand frozen whole kernel corn.

Food Safety Recall: Fresh Express Incorporated recalls certain Fresh Express brand salad products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Finland): Health and Sports Nutrition Group HSNG AB recalls several Walden Farms products due to undeclared sulphites, milk, fish or soya. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Dunnes Stores recalls Dunnes Stores Green Olives – Greek Green Pitted Olives (275g; Use by 14.01.2022) due to undeclared sulphur dioxide.

Allergy Alert (Italy): C.S.I Compagnia Surgelati Italiana S.p.A. recalls Findus brand Gnocchetti alla Sorrentina (550g; Lots L1319 & 1320; Best before 12/2022) due to undeclared fish and shellfish.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Authorities recall Gaby’s Nudelküche brand Currynudeln / Curry noodles (250g; Best before 15.08.2021, 1.10.2022 & 30.09.2023) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): Health and Sports Nutrition Group HSNG AB recalls several Walden Farms products due to undeclared sulphites, milk, fish or soya. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (UK): Bennett Opie Ltd recalls Opies Pickled Walnuts (390g; Batch code L1327; Best before 11/2024) due to undeclared mustard and sulphites.

Allergy Alert (UK): Dunnes Stores recalls Dunnes Stores Green Olives – Greek Green Pitted Olives (275g; Use by 14 January 2022) due to undeclared sulphur dioxide.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Vleeswaren Bruynkens nv recalls Vleeswaren Bruynkens nv brand Mini-boulettes de soupe / Mini soup balls (500g; Lots 4801, 4802, 4803, 4906, 4907 & 4908; Best by 22/12/2021, 23/12/2021, 24/12/2021, 27/12/2021, 28/12/2021 & 29/12/2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Allergikost A/S recalls G-Foods Mørkt fuldkornsbrød i skiver (glutenfrit) / Dark, sliced whole-meal bread, gluten-free (500g; Lot 18.03.2022; Best before 18.03.2022) due to mold contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Lejos Oy recalls Ella’s Kitchen-tuotemerkin tuotetta Banaani-rusina kaurapatukka luomu / Organic Banana-raisin oat bar (25g; Best before 29.03.2022) due to elevated ochratoxin A levels.

Food Safety Recall (France): PAIMPOLDIS recalls charcuterie de campagne Ollivier brand pâté de tête persillé / Head cheese with parsley (Use by 15/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Slimane Foie Gras recalls Slimane Foie Gras brand Rillettes de canards / Duck rillettes (180g; Lots 2110 to 2157; All best before dates between 03/08/24 and 08/11/24) due to insufficient heat processing.

Food Safety Recall (France): Slimane Foie Gras recalls Slimane Foie Gras brand Gésier de canard confit / Duck gizzard confit (400g & 800g; Lots 2110 to 2157; All best before dates between 03/08/24 and 08/11/24) due to insufficient heat processing.

Food Safety Recall (France): AVREDIS recalls PONT L’EVEQUE AOP LAIT CRU / Raw cows’ milk cheese (200g; No lot codes) due to E. coli and Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): USSEL DISTRIBUTION LECLERC recalls Pâté basque au piment d’Espelette / Basque pâté with Espelette peppers (No lot code information) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): House of Biskota recalls Gluten Free Choc Almond Handmade Biscuits (All BEST BEFORE dates from and including 09JUN22 up to and including 07DEC2022) due to undeclared milk.