Recalls and Alerts: April 7-8, 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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International recall of Ferrero’s Kinder chocolate products

Ferrero has expanded its international recall of Kinder Surprise chocolate novelty products, linked to a multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium illnesses. Click on the country link to navigate to the most recent recall notice for that jurisdiction.

United States

Allergy Alert: Tova Industries, LLC recalls Carbquik Mug Cake Double Chocolate Chunk (6 individual servings/pouch; Pouch lot #02212071B; Sell by July/26/2022; UPC 11283 14926 3) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Van Law Food Products Inc recalls Whole Foods Market 365 Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing (12-oz bottles; Best by 11/17/22; UPC 99482-49028) due to undeclared soy and wheat.

Canada

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: PHAC reports 328 cases of norovirus and gastrointestinal illness linked to consumption of British Columbia oysters as of April 8, 2022. Outbreak cases have been confirmed in British Columbia (293), Alberta (3), Saskatchewan (1), Manitoba (15) and Ontario (16).

Food Safety Recall: Épices Kay inc (Montréal, QC) recalls CHIKTAY (500 ml; Sold up to 6 April 2022) due to absence of mandatory storage temperature labeling.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (France): Santé Publique France reports 50 confirmed cases of haemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) secondary to shigatoxin-producing E. coli infections linked to consumption of Buitoni Fraîch’Up frozen pizza. Forty-eight of the fifty HUS victims are children, two of whom have died. The two adult HUS patients are both more than 90 years of age. An additional 25 cases are under investigation.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): AFSCA orders recall of Marmara brand Kuru Kayisi dried apricots (Lot 340075314/1-11-247; Best before 30/09/2022) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Spar recalls Cordon-bleus au chorizo (Sold from 29/3/2022 to 4/4/2022, inclusive) due to undeclared gluten and soy.

Allergy Alert (Finland): Atria Suomi Oy recalls Atria Ateriasalaatti Kana-Texmex / Chicken salad (270g; Best before 15.4.2022) due to undeclared wheat.

Allergy Alert (France): SILVE INTERMARCHE recalls REGAIN BIO brand Graines toastées pour salade/ Toasted seeds for salad (120g; Lot No. beginning with 20222101; Best before 08/08/2022) due to undeclared sesame.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls AH brand gourmetschotel / Gourmet dish (550g; Expiration dates 07/04/2022, 09/04/2022, 11/04/2022, 14/04/2022 & 16/04/2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA orders recall of multiple VERSTEGEN brand spice products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): FROMAGERIE DE LIVAROT recalls multiple brands and varieties of cheeses made from raw milk due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the Rappel Conso site for specifics.

Food Safety Recall (France): SILVE INTERMARCHE recalls Top Budget brand Sucre Morceaux / Sugar cubes (1 kg; Lot 0202 O 2 059 – time 0:00 à 23:59) due to possible foreign matter contamination (pieces of glass).

Food Safety Recall (France): MAURER TEMPE ALSACE recalls MAURER brand Jambon cru fumé d’alsace supérieur demi / Alsace superior raw, smoked ham (Lot 22059; Use by 13/06/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Tesco recalls Tesco Free From Digestive Biscuits (160g; Best before end Mar 2023; Product of UK) due to possible foreign matter contamination (small metal pieces).

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH brand gourmetschotel / Gourmet dish (550g; Expiration dates 07/04/2022, 09/04/2022, 11/04/2022, 14/04/2022 & 16/04/2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Norway): Industry recalls Alburj Halwa, extra pistachio (400g; Best before 06/2022) and Alburj Halwa, pistachio (400g; Best before 04/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Interdragon International Trading Co. Ltd and Asia Oriental Market Ltd recall XZL Milk Fruit Jelly School Bag (600g; Best before 1 September 2022 up to and including 30 September 2022) due to potential choking hazard.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Coles Supermarkets Pty Ltd recalls Coles Organic Unsweetened Coconut Milk (1 L; Best before31/3/23) due to undeclaredd milk.