Recalls and Alerts: April 9-11, 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.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Global Reach Confections & More Inc. recalls Verstegen brand “Mix Voor Nasi & Bami Goreng” (30g; Batch code 1005943233; Expiry date 31-12-2024) due to Salmonella contamination.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (UK): The UK Health Security Agency is investigating a higher than usual number of cases of hepatitis in children in England. There are approximately 60 cases under investigation in children under 10 years of age. A similar investigation is underway in Scotland. In the cases under investigation the common viruses that cause hepatitis have not been detected.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Centro Latte Bressanone Soc. Agr. Coop. recalls Mozzarella Vivibene Selex Bocconcini “senza lattosio” / Lactose-free mozzarella (125g; Lots 94, 95 (03.05) – 96, 97 (05.05); Best before 03.05 and 05.05) due to undeclared lactose.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH Krenten rozijnbrood / Currant raisin bread (5 slices/pkg; Best before April 16, 2022) due to undeclared nuts, barley, oats and rye.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Smartmat NV recalls Foodbag One Meal Box Plat de riz avec bœuf mariné et poivron / rice dish with marinated beef and bell pepper (Use by 10/04/2022 and 11/04/2022) and Lanières de bœuf marinées à la thaïlandaise / Thai-style marinated beef strips (Lots  220404 and 220405; Use by 11/04/2022 and 12/04/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SA FROMAGERIE PIERRE JACQUIN ET FILS recalls JACQUIN brand Selles sur cher AOP Fermier cheese (Multiple lot codes and Best before dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

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

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