Recalls and Alerts: March 31-April 1, 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

Allergy Alert: Giant Eagle, Inc. recalls Happy Face Cookies (Pack of 4; sell by dates through 04/01/22) due to undeclared milk. The recalled cookies were sold in two Ohio Giant Eagle supermarkets in Geneva and Ashtabula.

Food Safety Alert: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is advising consumers to avoid purchasing or eating Ocean Mist Farms brand Romaine Hearts / Coeurs de laitue Romaine (22oz; Lot 22RHDM2L; Harvest date MAR 10; grown in Coachella, CA; sourced from Ocean Mist Farms of Castroville, CA) due to Cyclospora contamination.

Canada

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: The Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating an outbreak of 279 cases of norovirus and gastrointestinal illness linked to the consumption of oysters from British Columbia. Cases have been reported in B.C. (262), Alberta (1), Saskatchewan (1), and Ontario (15). This investigation has led to multiple recalls of oysters. See the most recent recall notice, below.

Food Safety Recall: Daily Fresh Shellfish Inc. recalls certain Daily Fresh Shellfish Inc. brand Oysters due to possible Norovirus contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products. These oysters may be linked to an outbreak of foodborne disease.

Food Safety Recall: Gastronomia Roberto recalls ARRABIATA SAUCE TOMATE PIQUANTE / Spicy tomato sauce (1 L; Sold up to 31 March 2022) due to potential food safety hazard.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand SAUCE AMERICAINE (300 ml; Lot DE 22 BNP; Best before 14/02/2023) due to undeclared celery.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Tayaba group / AYAM FOOD recalls AL Hussein brand Boulgour fin rouge / Fine red bulgur (800g carton; Best before 31/10/2020) due to undeclared wheat.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): AFSCA orders recall of Xoai Say Deo – Dried Mango (Lot TO8D21; Best before 30/11/2022) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): GELATERIA JOHN JOHN recalls John John brand Glace Cookies / Cookie ice cream (480 ml; All lot and date codes) due to undeclared eggs and hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert (Germany): WSF Fischfeinkost GmbH recalls NADLER Garnelen Salat mit Cocktail-Creme / Shrimp salad with cocktail cream (125g; Lot #L443; Best before 22.04.2022) due to undeclared shrimp, cream, sodium metabisulphite, fish, soy, celery, sesame and gluten.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI reports that Xoài Sấy Dẻo Dried Mango (75g; Batch code TO8D21; Best before 30/11/2022) contains undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Laboratoire PYC SAS recalls TISANOREICA GIANLUCA MECH brand Preparato alimentare tipo zuppa al gusto verdure / Vegetable flavoured soup (4 x 34g; Lot 21S3-03388; Best before 01/2024) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Laboratoire PYC SAS recalls TISANOREICA GIANLUCA MECH brand  KIT INTENSIVA, Contenete Preparato alimentare tipo zuppa al gusto verdure / Vegetable flavoured soup kit (4 x 34g; Lot 220207; Best before 06/2023) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Laboratoire PYC SAS recalls TISANOREICA GIANLUCA MECH brand  KIT INTENSIVA, Contenete Preparato alimentare tipo zuppa al gusto verdure / Vegetable flavoured soup kit (4 x 34g; Lot 220214, 220221; Best before 10/2023) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH Excellent paastartelettes / Easter Tartlettes (Best before 07-04-2022) due to undeclared almonds and pistachios.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): La Ferme Champignol recalls three dairy products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): TADAL recalls Kerem brand Figues séchées / Dried figs (250g; Lot 21003123; Best before 25/11/2022) due to ochratoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Products and Brands Group recalls Organix Cheese & Onion Dragon Claws Chips (60g / 4 x 15g; Lot L1403; Best before 06/06/2022) due to possible mycotoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Fa. Kosebate GmbH recalls Alburj – Halva mit extra Pistazien / Halvah with extra pistachios and Alburj – Halva mit Pistazien / Halvah with pistachios (400g & 800g; Production dates 01.01.2021-31.03.2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Centra recalls Centra Hot Smoked BBQ Salmon (200g; Use by 01/04/2022; Product of Norway) because the packages contain raw salmon darnes, which require cooking.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Products and Brands Group recalls Organix Cheese & Onion Dragon Claws Chips (60g / 4 x 15g; Lot L1403; Best before 06/06/2022) due to possible mycotoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Skopos recalls AB (Alfa-Beta) brand Manouri Grecque AOP Cheese (200g; Best before 03/06/2022) due to shigatoxin producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Spain): Manufacturer recalls Vicente Lopez PIG’S HEAD I – COOKED AND FRIED PORK MEAT (200g; Batch nos. 22501 and 22502; Expiry date April 15, 2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Village Quality Products recalls Al Burj Halwa Pistachio (400g & 800g; Production date 07 February 2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert Update (Israel): Holy Cocoa expands earlier recall to include additional products due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): George Weston Foods (NZ) Ltd recalls Ploughmans Bakery brand Country Grains Bread (750g; Best before 02APR22 and 03APR22) due to foreign matter contamination (plastic).