Recalls and Alerts: February 17-18, 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: FDA reports three cases of Cronobacter sakazakii infections and one case of Salmonella Newport infection in infants who were fed powdered infant formula manufactured by Abbott Nutrition (Sturgis, MI). The infections were reported in Minnesota (1), Ohio (1) and Texas (2). All four infants were hospitalized and one has died. The manufacturer has initiated a voluntary recall (see notice below).

OUTBREAK ALERT: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) is investigating an outbreak of three cases of Salmonella infections in individuals who handled Dog Gone Dog Treats. All three outbreak victims are residents of Essex County, MA. Two of the victims are adults in their 70s and the third is a child. The MDPH lab has recovered Salmonella from opened and unopened packages of the dog treats.

Allergy Alert: Lehi Valley Trading Company recalls three brands of Yogurt Raisins due to undeclared peanut. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Family Dollar, Inc. recalls certain products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that were stored and shipped to 404 stores from Family Dollar Distribution Center 202 in West Memphis, Arkansas from January 1, 2021 through the present due to the presence of rodents and rodent activity at Family Dollar Distribution Center 202. Products covered by this retail level recall include all: (i) drugs; (ii) medical devices; (iii) cosmetics; (iv) dietary supplements; and (v) human and animal (pet) food products. Please refer to the recall notice for additional information, including a list of affected stores.

Food Safety Recall: Corfu Foods, Inc. recalls PACIFIC DYNASTY SWAI FILLETS (15-lb bulk corrugated box packages; Lot code VN 461 VI 354; Product of Vietnam) because the product was not presented for import reinspection into the United States.

POWDERED INFANT FORMULA SAFETY RECALL: Abbott recalls certain production lots of Similac, Alimentum and EleCare powdered infant formulas after four illnesses were associated with consumption of these products (see FDA Outbreak Investigation notice). The recalled products were distributed nationwide in the USA and also exported to Australia, Bahrain, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Guam, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Oman, Peru, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Sudan, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Vietnam ANI South.

Canada

POWDERED INFANT FORMULA SAFETY RECALL: Abbott recalls multiple Abbott brand (Similac) powdered infant formula products from the marketplace due to possible Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella contamination. These products were distributed across Canada. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products. There have been reported illnesses associated with consumption of these products in the USA, but no illnesses have been reported in Canada.

Allergy Alert: Frobisher International Enterprises Ltd. recalls 3Fish brand Sauerkraut Fish (Szechuan Style) (400g; UPC 8 74718 00529 5; All codes that do not declare milk on the label) and Tilapia Soup with Pickled Vegetables (400g; UPC 8 74718 00534 9; All codes that do not declare milk on the label) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Las Olas Traiteur (Longueuil, QC) recalls Las Olas traiteur BŒUF BOURGUIGNON (380g; Sold from 17 January 2022 to 21 January 2022), because the product was prepared and packed in a manner that may render it unsafe to consume.

Europe

POWDERED INFANT FORMULA SAFETY RECALL: Abbott recalls certain production lots of Similac, Alimentum and EleCare powdered infant formulas after four illnesses were associated with consumption of these products (see FDA Outbreak Investigation notice). The recalled products were distributed nationwide in the USA and also exported to the United Kingdom.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): AFSCA orders recall of Sau Tao Bean Strip noodles (All Best before dates for 2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Brasserie de Silenrieux recalls Cuvée des Lacs de l’eau d’Heure beer (Lot 229A; Best before end of 2022) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Lidl Danmark recalls Pistachio Mix (200g) due to undeclared wheat flour and eggs.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Liroy B.V. recalls Sau Tao Amoy Bean Strip (250g; (All Best before dates for 2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Spain): Food Safety Authority reports that SANAVI brand Harifen Vanilla Cookies (200g; Lot 35L & 29J; Expiration dates 04.30.2023 & 02.28.2023, respectively) contain undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (UK): Liroy B.V. recalls Sau Tao (Sun Shun Fuk) ST Amoy Bean Strip (250g; All dates) due to undeclared soy.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): LT Foods recalls Golden Sun brand Riz Basmati / Basmati rice (1 kg; Best before 06/10/2023) due to aflatoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Jumbo recalls Jumbo biologische kipdijlapjes / Organic chicken thighs (220g; Best before 19-02-2022 and 21-02-2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls Albert Heijn brand Basmati rijst Aromatisch / Aromatic basmati rice (400g; Best before 10/08/2023) due to ochratoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA orders recall of Matias brand Farinha de Milho Amarela / Yellow corn flour (500g; Lot 070621D2; Best before 01/04/2022) due to fumonisin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GAEC LA BAROTIERE recalls several varieties of GAEC LA BAROTIERE brand FROMAGE DE CHEVRE FERMIERS / Farmer’s goat cheese due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR ANTIBES recalls SALADE DE MUSEAUX VINAIGRETTE (Sold from 6 February 2022 to 7 February 2022 at the Charcuterie stand of CARREFOUR ANTIBES) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Fromagerie Le Pic recalls Le Pic brand SAPIC BLANC LS cheese (Lot 15012224; Best before 23/02/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): LSP Sporternährung GmbH recalls Oat King Haferriegel “Milk & Honey” / Oat bar (95g; Lot 777; Best before 20.09.2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Dirk Rossmann GmbH recalls enerBio Pistaziencreme / Pistachio cream (200g; Best before 08.03.2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Fiskvinnslan Hrefna recalls Ísfirðingur brand Smoked Salmon (Expiry dates 14.1.02022, 14.02.2022 and 08.03.2022) and Ísfirðingur brand Smoked Rainbow (Expiry date 08.03.2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Food Safety Authority orders recall of Oat King Haferriegel “Milk & Honey” / Oat bar (95g; Lot 777; Best before 20.09.2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Jumbo biologische kipdijlapjes / Organic chicken thighs (220g; Best before 19-02-2022 and 21-02-2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Bio+ recalls Bio+ kipdijfilet / Organic chicken thighs, deboned (220g; Best before 21-02-2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Odin Groothandel BV recalls multiple products containing chicken due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): SC MONTANA POPA SRL recalls Salam Picantella / Salami (Lot L155627012022; Expiry date 27.04.2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): SC La Meseni SRL recalls Salam Verona / Raw, dried salami (300g; Lot 13; Expiry date 01.05.2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall (UK): Dogs Choice UK recalls Frozen Chicken and Beef, Frozen Chicken and Beef Ready Meal, and Frozen Chicken Liver raw dog foods (500g; Batch code 080222+2; Best before 08 August 2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

POWDERED INFANT FORMULA SAFETY RECALL: Abbott recalls certain production lots of Similac, Alimentum and EleCare powdered infant formulas after four illnesses were associated with consumption of these products (see FDA Outbreak Investigation notice). The recalled products were distributed nationwide in the USA and also exported to Australia, Bahrain, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Guam, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Oman, Peru, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Sudan, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Vietnam ANI South.

Australia and New Zealand

POWDERED INFANT FORMULA SAFETY RECALL: Abbott recalls certain production lots of Similac, Alimentum and EleCare powdered infant formulas after four illnesses were associated with consumption of these products (see FDA Outbreak Investigation notice). The recalled products were distributed nationwide in the USA and also exported to Australia, Bahrain, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Guam, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Oman, Peru, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Sudan, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Vietnam ANI South.

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Functional Whole Foods New Zealand Ltd recalls specific batches and dates of its Waihi Bush Organic Farm brand Flax Fibre – Original, Waihi Bush Organic Farm brand Flax Fibre Balancing Greens, Waihi Bush Organic Farm brand Flax Fibre Detoxalin, and Waihi Bush Organic Farm brand Women’s Support due to undeclared gluten. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details for the affected products.

Latin America and the Caribbean

POWDERED INFANT FORMULA SAFETY RECALL: Abbott recalls certain production lots of Similac, Alimentum and EleCare powdered infant formulas after four illnesses were associated with consumption of these products (see FDA Outbreak Investigation notice). The recalled products were distributed nationwide in the USA and also exported to Australia, Bahrain, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Guam, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Oman, Peru, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Sudan, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Vietnam ANI South.