Recalls and Alerts: February 5-7, 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

Food Safety Recall: La Fiesta Food Products recalls Saladitos Con Chile / Salted plums with chili (UPC 032327028290; All lots) due to possible lead contamination.

Food Safety Recall: El Super Leon Ponchin Snacks Inc recalls El Leoncito and El Super Leon brands of Saladitos Dry Salted Plums with and without Chili due to possible lead contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.

Food Safety Recall: Rojas Inc. recalls LUPAG brand Plain Dried Salted Plums (0.5 oz; Produced December 2021; UPC 725535011337) due to possible lead contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Royal Ice Cream Company, Inc. recalls Batch Ice Cream Brand Vanilla, Ginger, and Mocha Chip Ice Cream flavors (Best by 7/19/23; UPCs 837654968505, 83765496856 & 83765496853) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Golden Medal Mushroom Inc. recalls Enoki Mushrooms (Lot #300511; Product of China) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Canada

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: The Public Health Agency of Canada reports fourteen confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 infections in Alberta (13) and Saskatchewan (1). There have been no deaths or hospitalizations. The illnesses are linked to consumption of Hankook brand Kimchi products, which were distributed in multiple provinces.

Allergy Alert: Searay Foods Inc. recalls Searay brand Sauerkraut Fish, Szechuan Style spicy (400g; Lot #2101181CHG; Best before 2022 JL 02) and Searay brand Sauerkraut Fish, Golden Soup (400g; Lots 2012202CHG & 2101182CHG; Best before 2022 JN 15 & 2022 JL 02, respectively) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: T-Brothers Food & Trading Ltd. recalls Hankook (Korean characters only) brand Original Kimchi (1670 g; Best before 22JA23; UPC 6 23431 00030 4) due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The recalled product was distributed in British Columbia. The recall was triggered by findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Food Safety Recall: La Cidrerie Milton (Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton, QC) recalls Coccinelle brand MOÛT DE POMME ET FRAISE PÉTILLANT / Apple and strawberry sparkling must (355 ml; Lot #L141221) due to excessive pressure in the bottles, which could cause them to explode.

Food Safety Recall: La Fraîcheur Tropicale (Montréal, QC) recalls CHIKTAY / Smoked herring seasoned in oil (Sold up to 3 February 2022) due to a food safety hazard.

Europe

Allergy Alert (France): VIVRE VERT recalls VIVRE VERT brand Râpé Fin & Fondant / Grated cheese (Multiple lot codes and Use-by dates) due to undeclared soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (France): VIVRE VERT recalls VIVRE VERT brand TRANCHES ULTRA-FONDANTES / Cheese slices (Multiple lot codes and Use-by dates) due to undeclared soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls Vivre vert brand Rapé fin & fondant / Grated cheese (150g; Lots 220127, 220217, 2021112201, 2021112901, 2021120901; Best before 27.01.2022, 17.02.2022, 28.02.2022, 08.03.2022, 18.03.2022) and Vivre vert brand Tranches ultra-fondantes / Cheese slices (240g; Lots 5133, 5150, 8279, 9056, 9837, 646, 1464; Best before 01.02.2022, 02.02.2022,19.02.2022, 26.02.2022, 14.03.2022, 19.03.2022, 29.03.2022) due to undeclared soy.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): SPAR recalls SPAR Natur*pur Bio-Mandeln / Organic almonds (200g; Lots L7111297 & L7111298; Best before August 29, 2022) due to an increased content of bitter almonds, which poses a risk of cyanide poisoning.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Cora recalls Cora brand Saumon fumé d’Ecosse / Scottish smoked salmon (70g / 2 slices; Lot F0050446; Use by 05/02/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): dm-drogerie markt recalls dmBio Mandeln / Almonds (200 g; Best before 29.08.2022 and 30.08.2022) due to an increased content of bitter almonds, which poses a risk of cyanide poisoning.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Food Safety Authority recalls Vita Natura brand Graines d’orties Bio / Organic nettle seeds (250g; Lot AI21K1; Best before 31/08/2024) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Luxembourg): Cora recalls Cora brand Saumon fumé d’Ecosse / Scottish smoked salmon (70g / 2 slices; Lot F0050446; Use by 05/02/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Chemist Warehouse NZ recalls Bondi Protein Co. brand Vegan Protein Bar, Peanut butter (60g; Best before BB 161222A, BB 161222C, BB 161222E) due to undeclared cashew nuts.