Recalls and Alerts: January 25-26, 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

FDA Warning Letter: FDA issues formal Warning Letter to Onofrio’s Fresh Cut, Inc. citing the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the environment of the facility and various deficiences in the construction and maintenance of the production facility and in the cleaning and sanitizing procedures.

Canada

Food Safety Recall:  À chacun sa bière (Saint-Marc-des-Carrières, QC) recalls SAUMON DE L’ATLANTIQUE FUMÉ PAVÉ-FUMÉ À L’ÉRABLE / Maple-smoked Atlantic salmon (248g; Units sold up to and including 25 January 2022) due to omission of mandatory storage instructions on the package label.

Food Safety Recall: Les Délices de Pa pis Ma (Sherbrooke, QC) recalls two spaghetti sauces and one soup due to unsafe packaging conditions. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: HQ Fine Foods recalls certain Quality fast foods brand and Hygaard Fine Foods Ltd. brand sandwiches due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Norway): The Norwegian Institute of Public Health is investigating an outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in more than ten hospitals. The outbreak was discovered in November 2021 when three patients admitted to UNN Tromsø for covid-19 became seriously ill and died of blood poisoning with identical bacterial strains. Pseudomonas aeruginosa thrives in water and humid environments. It rarely causes disease in healthy people, but can cause serious infection in intensive care patients and patients with weakened immune systems. The source of the Norwegian outbreak has not yet been found.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Slank Concept recalls multiple products due to undeclared wheat, barley, oats, almonds, pistachios, soy, milk, sulphites and egg. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Le Bonta’ SrL recalls Nuova Terra brand Cous Cous 4 cereali biologico / Organic 4-grain cous cous (250g; Lot #1021821; Best before 28-02-2023) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): Alfred Johansson Kött & Chark recalls Malmö Zebbe Sausage (500g; Best before dates up to and including 25-01-2022) due to undeclared mustard powder.

Allergy Alert (UK): Classic Cuisine Midlands Ltd recalls nine Classic Cuisine brand products due to undeclared mustard and celery. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Cora Alès recalls Jésus d’Ardèche deli meat (Sold by the slice from 13/12/ 2021 to 21/01/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BROCELIANDE ALH recalls BROCELIANDE brand Jambon cuit supérieur / Superior cooked ham (Multiple varieties, package sizes and lot codes) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Les Entrées de la Mer recalls Les Entrées de la Mer brand Choucroute de la mer et sa sauce beurre blanc / Seafood sauerkraut with white butter sauce (420g & 780g; Multiple lot codes and Use-by dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): LE FROMAGER DES HALLES recalls Produit du Terroir brand Ravioles du dauphiné IGP LABEL ROUGE / Red Label ravioli (240g; All lots; Use by 04/02/2022, 31/01/2022 & 30/01/2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LE FROMAGER DES HALLES recalls Produit du Terroir brand Ravioles du dauphiné IGP LABEL ROUGE / Red Label ravioli (720g; All lots; Use by 30/01/2022, 31/01/2022, 01/02/2022 & 04/02/2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls Société REGI FOOD brand TERRACOTTA Cassolette 3 Rouleaux de Limande & Ecrevisses / Terracotta casserole with three lemon & crayfish rolls (300g; Lots 90142261, 90142410 & 90142460; Use by 14/01/2022, 15/01/2022 & 16/01/2022, respectively) due to possible foreign matter (unspecified) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls Société REGI FOOD brand AUCHAN Gratin de Poissons à l’Ostendaise / Ostend fish gratin (320g; Lots 90142198, 90142407 & 90142453; Use by 14/01/2022, 15/01/2022 & 16/01/2022, respectively) due to possible foreign matter (unspecified) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Lotus Bakeries GmbH recalls Lotus Ice cream sticks white (3 x 90 ml; Lot #L1144ZZ; Best before 11.2023) due to possible mold contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Foodgears Industrial International Ltd recalls MG Brand Butter, Unsalted (25 kg; Manufactured April 21, 2021; 2 year shelf life; Product of Australia) due to microbial contamination.