Recalls and Alerts: January 4-5, 2022

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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: FDA continues to investigate the source an outbreak of Salmonella Javiana that has infected 64 people so far. No specific source has been found as yet.

Food Safety Alert: Consumer Reports has found E. coli O157:H7 in a chub of Kroger brand 93% lean ground beef (1-lb chub; Use or freeze by 1/11/2022). The ground beef was supplied to Kroger by Interstate Meats (USDA Est No. 965).

Pet Treat Safety Recall: Aldi in association with Pet Brands Products, LLC, recalls Pure Being Cat Advent Calendar (5.15 oz; All Best if used by dates; UPC 4099100267754) and Pure Being Dog Advent Calendar (5.15 oz; All Best if used by dates; UPC 4099100267747) due to potential choking hazard.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls AH Groentesap komkommer-selderij (jus de légumes concombre-céleri) / Cucumber-celery juice (250 ml; Best before 25-01-2022) due to undeclared celery.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Dirk en Dekamarkt recall 1 de Beste Surimi krab salade / Surimi crab salad (150g; Best before dates up to and including 23-01-2022) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH groentesap komkommer-selderij / Cucumber-celery juice (Expiration date 25-01-2022) due to undeclared celery.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand QUESO IBERICO cheese (Use by dates 05/01/2022, 07/01/2022, 09/01/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA recalls TRS Asia’s Finest Food brand Ginger Powder (100g; Lot GGR 20060 – 38251; Expiry date 28/02/2022) due to an elevated aflatoxin level.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Masson Thierry recalls Masson -Willems brand Beurre salé & Beurre non salé / Salted and unsalted butter (250g & 500g; Best before 09/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 14/01/2022 & 16/01/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): AFSCA recalls La Vivière brand Sankhal millet couscous (400g; Lots L21-08067 & L21-08078; Best before 30/06/2023 & 30/07/2023) due to an elevated aflatoxin level.

Food Safety Recall (France): ABCD NUTRITION recalls RAYON VRAC Graines lin brun BIO / Organic brown flax seeds (Lot 35803; Best before 06/09/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.