Recalls and Alerts: February 19 – 21, 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 its follow-up investigation of the Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella Newport illnesses linked to powdered infant formula products manufactured by Abbott Nutrition in Sturgis, Michigan.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Le Valet Épices (Montréal, QC) recalls LE VALET MARINADE (500 ml; Sold up to 18 February 2022) because the product may not be safe to consume.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Sweden): Axfood recalls Smått & gott Godismix Favoriter / Candy Mix Favorites containing “Snickers” packaging (700g) due to undeclared peanuts.

Powdered Infant Formula Safety Recall (Ireland): Abbott recalls Elecare Similac and Alimentum Similac powdered infant formulas (400g; Multiple batch codes and Best-before dates; Product of USA) due to potential for Salmonella and Cronobacter sakazakii contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Powdered Infant Formula Safety Recall (UK): Abbott recalls Elecare Similac and Alimentum Similac powdered infant formulas (400g; Multiple batch codes and Best-before dates; Product of USA) due to potential for Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Baron International D.O.O. recalls BILLA BIO FRUIT BITES HIMBEERE-KAKAO / FRUIT BITES RASPBERRY-COCOA (100g) due to possible foreign matter (plastic parts) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): PRODUITS DE LA CIGOGNE recalls PRODUITS DE LA CIGOGNE brand Magret de canard fumé entier / Whole smoked breast of duck (Lot 301604; Use by 29/04/ 2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls Auchan – Les Bouchées Jambon Fumé Ail et Fines Herbes / Garlic and fine herbs bite-sized smoked ham (100g; Lot 229; Use by 24/03/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR-MARKET ESSARS recalls crème de foie / creamy liver (Sold by the slice between 8 February 2022 and 9 February 2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ETS VAISSAIRE PAPON recalls L’ARVERNE brand SAINT NECTAIRE FERMIER cheese (Lot 63VBM040122; Best before 24/ 03/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): LT Foods recalls Golden Sun Riz Basmati / Basmati rice (1 kg; Use by 06/10/2023) due to aflatoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Siljans Chark recalls Bacon (Best before 2022-03-04) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Freshers Foods Ltd. recalls various pork snack products due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Powdered Infant Formula Safety Recall (Israel): Abbott recalls Alimentum and Human Milk Fortifier powdered infant formula products (Expiration date 1.09.2023) due to potential contamination with Cronobacter and/or Salmonella Newport.

Powdered Infant Formula Safety Recall (Singapore): Abbott Laboratories (S) Pte Ltd recalls Abbott Alimentum powdered infant formulas (400g; The first two digits of the code are “22” through “37” and the code on the container contains “K8”, “SH” or “Z2”; Expiration date 1 Apr 2022 or later; Product of USA) due to potential contamination with Cronobacter and/or Salmonella Newport.

Australia and New Zealand

Powdered Infant Formula Safety Recall (Australia): Abbott Australasia Pty Ltd and Abbott US recall some EleCare, Similac and Alimentum infant formula products due to potential contamination with Cronobacter and/or Salmonella. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Powdered Infant Formula Safety Recall (New Zealand): Abbott Laboratories NZ Ltd recalls specific batches of its Similac, Alimentum and EleCare brands of infant formula products due to potential contamination with Cronobacter and/or Salmonella Newport. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.