Recalls and Alerts: February 26-28, 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: CDC reports that a fourth Cronobacter illness has been confirmed in the Abbott Nutrition powdered infant formula outbreak. The outbreak tally now stands at four Cronobacter infections, two of them fatal, and one Salmonella Newport infection. The most recent confirmed outbreak victim was fed a product that was not included in the original recall notice. In addition, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health has confirmed its first case of Salmonella infection in an infant likely related to the recalled powdered formula.

Powdered Infant Formula Safety Recall Update: In addition to the products included in its initial recall notice, Abbott Nutrition recalls Similac PM 60/40 powdered infant formula (Lot code 27032K80 (can) / 27032K800 (case)) due to potential Cronobacter sakazakii contamination. This lot code has been linked to a fatal Cronobacter infection.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (France): Santé Publique France is investigating an outbreak of thirteen (13) cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) associated with E. coli infections. Victims range in age from one year to fifteen years. Outbreak cases have been reported since the beginning of February in five regions of metropolitan France, including: Nouvelle Aquitaine (5 cas), Hauts-de-France (3 cas), Ile-de-France (3 cas), Bretagne (1 cas) and Pays de la Loire (1 cas). 

Allergy Alert (Spain): Manufacturer recalls certain ground cumin and cumin seed products due to undeclared sesame. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): SOK recalls Kotimaista Miedosti Suolattu Kanan Fileesuikale / Mildly Salted Chicken Fillet Strip (700g; Expiry date 1.3.2022) due to foreign matter (pieces of rubber seal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Charcuterie Cosme recalls Charcuterie Cosme brand CUISSE PINTADE FORESTIERE / Guinea hen legs (8-pack; Lot #220820; Use by 04/03/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Fromagerie Le Pic recalls Le Pic brand BUCHETTE CENDREE cheese log (Lot 18012224; Best before between 26/02/2022 and 19/03/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Fromagerie Le Pic recalls Le Pic brand BUCHETTE CENDREE LS cheese log (Lot 18012224; Best before between 02/03/2022 and 09/ 03/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Fromagerie Le Pic recalls Le Pic brand BUCHETTE BLANCHE cheese log (Lot 18012224; Best before between 27/02/2022 and 27/03/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Fromagerie Le Pic recalls Le Pic brand BUCHETTE BLANCHE AUX HERBES / cheese log with herbs (Lot 18012224; Best before 04/03/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Fromagerie Le Pic recalls Le Pic brand BUCHETTE BLANCHE LS cheese log (Lot 18012224; Use by dates between 02/03/2022 and 09/03/ 2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Heinrich Abelmann GmbH recalls Riesengarnelen “Premium” in Knoblauchgewürzöl / Premium King prawns in garlic spice oil (350g; Lot #034; Best before 03.03.2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Powdered Infant Formula Safety Recall Update (Israel): In addition to the products included in its initial recall notice, Abbott Nutrition recalls Similac PM 60/40 powdered infant formula (Lot code 27032K80 (can) / 27032K800 (case)) due to potential Cronobacter sakazakii contamination. This lot code has been linked to a fatal Cronobacter infection.