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OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: The FDA has opened an investigation into the source of a new outbreak of 13 cases of Listeria monocytogenes illnesses. No product has yet been linked to the outbreak.
Food Safety Recall: Épicerie des Champs Afro (Gatineau, QC) recalls ESTOMAC DE VACHE / Cow stomach (Sold up to 4 February 2022) because the product is unfit for human consumption.
Food Safety Recall: Épicerie du Village recalls Saumon fumé atlantique / Atlantic smoked salmon (Sold up to 9 February 2022) due to absence of mandatory storage temperature instruction on the product label.
Food Safety Recall: Anhydra Inc. recalls Anhydra brand Organic Dehydrated Bananas (125g, 1 kg & 10 kg; Lot 3200; Best before févr-22) due to insect infestation.
Food Safety Recall: JD Sweid Foods (2013) Ltd. recalls Hampton House brand Chicken Nuggets (3 kg; Batch code 3141; Best before 2022 NO 10; UPC 0 66123 52102 0) due to possible Salmonella contamination.
OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Multiple countries): The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) report an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections in Denmark (3), France (216), Netherlands (12), Norway (7), Spain (22) and the United Kingdom (10) during 2021. The outbreak has been linked to eggs exported by Spain.
Allergy Alert (France): AUCHAN recalls AUCHAN MELANGE FORESTIER / Forest mix (450g; Lot 21070751; Best before 26/01/2024) due to possible presence of Boletus luteus mushroom, which could provoke an allergic reaction.
Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Vomar recalls Achterham 1 Ster Beter Leven / 1 star Better Life (200g; Best before 28-2-2022) due to undeclared wheat, mustard and soy.
Allergy Alert (Spain): Manufacturer recalls Pidy brand macarons (480g; Lot 2021369222; Best before 08/01/2022; Product of France, via Belgium) due to undeclared eggs and almonds.
Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Ferme Lévêque recalls Ferme Lévêque Neufchâtel cheese (200g; Use by 27/2/2022) due to possible shigatoxin producing E. coli contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): KAMANDE INTERMARCHE recalls Antonin brand cantal fermier lait cru / Raw milk (Lot 250886; Use by 12/02/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): KAMANDE INTERMARCHE recalls MERICQ brand Saumon fumé / Smoked salmon (4.8 kg; Lot 1745239; Use by 04/02/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): GAEC DE LA GRAVAISE recalls égouttés, demi-secs par 2 Fromages de chèvre au lait cru / Raw goat-milk cheese (Lot 24/01/22) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Food Safety Authority recalls Alnatura brand Mandeln / Almonds (200g; Lot L711129B; Best before 29/11/2022) and Dennree brand Amandes moulues grillées / Roasted ground almonds (200g; Lots B112020, B112021, B112022; Best before 02/09/2022) due to risk of cyanide poisoning.
Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Ferme Lévêque recalls Ferme Lévêque Neufchâtel cheese (200g; Use by 27/2/2022) due to possible shigatoxin producing E. coli contamination.
Food Safety Recall (UK): Safi recalls Safi 100% Original Butter Cow Ghee (600g; Best before May 2022, September 2022, December 2022, March 2023, April 2023, June 2023, September 2023, December 2023) and Safi 100% Original Butter Sheep Ghee (600g; Best before May 2022, September 2022, December 2022, March 2023, April 2023, June 2023, September 2023, December 2023) because the items were produced in an unapproved establishment.
Australia and New Zealand
Allergy Alert and Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Elms Café, Invercargill recalls all batches and all dates of its Elms Café brand frozen meals due to a lack of process control and the presence of allergens which may or may not be declared. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Ephraim Health Services Ltd recalls E-Health brand Organic Super Greens Wholefood Powder (200g; All batch codes and date codes) due to Salmonella contamination.
Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): GoodFor Ltd recalls Organic Chlorella Powder (Bulk bins and various package sizes; All product sold from June 2021 up to January 2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.