Recalls and Alerts: April 12-13, 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

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATES: FDA is investigating a new outbreak of 15 cases of Listeria monocytogenes that have not yet been linked to any food product. In addition, the number of Adverse Events in a separate investigation has grown to 38, and the agency is in the process of collecting and analyzing samples.

Allergy Alert: Snak King recalls O Organics Sea Salt Organic Popcorn (5 oz; Best if used by 9/24/2022 and 9/25/2022; UPC 079893 403038) due to undeclared milk.

FDA Warning Letter: During a September 2021 inspection of TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (Cambridge, MD) FDA found “…serious deviations from the Emergency Permit Control regulation…and the Thermally Processed Low-Acid Foods Packaged in Hermetically Sealed Containers regulation“. The company’s response to the FDA’s observations was deemed to be inadequate, resulting in an official Warning Letter.

FDA Warning Letter: During a September/October 2021 inspection of Northeast Seafood Products, Inc. (Denver, CO) initiated as part of a multistate foodborne Salmonella Thompson outbreak investigation, FDA found the presence of the outbreak strain in the production facility in addition to “…serious violations of the Seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation … and the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation.” After a review of documentation of corrective actions taken by the firm, the FDA expressed its continued “serious concerns” in an official Warning Letter.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Sunrise Meat & Sausage Ltd. recalls three flavours of Sunrise Meat & Sausage Ltd. brand Smokies due to undeclared mustard and soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Fresh Market Foods recalls Fresh Market Foods brand Beef Steak Nuggets (300-500g; All batch codes where anchovy not declared; UPC starts with 0 203091) and Fresh Market Foods brand “Pemeal” Back Bacon Chunks (300-500g; All batch codes where anchovy not declared; UPC starts with 0 203093) due to undeclared anchovy.

Food Safety Recall: Puresource Natural Products recalls Inari brand Organic Blue Poppy Seeds (250g; Lots 3142573, 3182851, 3227118; Expiry dates 01/23, 10/23, 10/24, respectively; UPC 6 67390 35001 8) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Intercity Packers Ltd. recalls Intercity Packers Ltd. brand Oyster N/Shell Royal Miyagi Ow (Harvest location BC Area 15-4/LF#: 0195337; Harvest dates 03/29/22 & 04/04/22; Process dates 03/30/22 & 04/06/22, respectively) due to possible Norovirus contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Albert Heijn  recalls AH Krenten-rozijnenbrood / Currant-raisin bread (5 slices; Best before 16/04/2022) due to undeclared nuts, barley, oats and rye.

Food Safety Recall (France): Société Nouvelle des Etablissements Jean Mazière recalls Jean Maziere brand Pâté croûte Richelieu / Pâté in a crust (Lot 09522PCR; Use by 10/05/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (small pieces of plastic).

Food Safety Recall (France): ONETIK recalls Onetik brand Bleu de brebis / Sheep’s milk cheese (Lot 059; Best before 03/06/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS BOURGAIN ET FILS recalls BOURGAIN ET FILS brand Filets de haddock fumés sous vide skin / Smoked filet of haddock, vacuum-packed with skin (200g; Lot 133135; Use by 23/04/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FROMAGERIE PIERRE JACQUIN ET FILS recalls COURTHIAL brand Selles sur cher AOP Fermier / Goat cheese (Lot J20920013; Best before 09/05/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ALIMENTATION GROS IMPORT DIFFUS RHONE-A EPICERIE  recalls BEDROS brand CLOUS DE GIROFLE / Cloves (32g; Lot 22030027; Best before 30/09/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (glass).

Food Safety Recall (France): ANDRE LOUSSOUARN recalls ANDRE LOUSSOUARN brand COQUILLES SAINT-JACQUES AUX PETITS LEGUMES / Scallops with vegetables (2-pack; Lot 22144; Use by 23/04/2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ANDRE LOUSSOUARN recalls ANDRE LOUSSOUARN brand CROUSTILLANT DE SAINT-JACQUES AUX PETITS LEGUMES / Crispy scallops with vegetables (2-pack and 6-pack; Lot 22144; Use by 23/04/2022 & 24/04/2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SCEA DE LA BOISETTE FERME DE LA BOISETTE / FERME DU MONT ST CYR recalls multiple types of raw milk due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notices at Rappel Conso for details on the affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): SALAISONS DES BELIERS recalls SALAISONS DES BELIERS brand Pâté aux endives (3.2 kg; Lot 220404000; Use by 15/05/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): AUCHAN recalls Gateaux fabriqués et vendus en magasin / Cakes made and sold in the store (multiple varieties) because the cakes are decorated with Kinder chocolate products and may be contaminated with Salmonella. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): ALIMENTATION GROS IMPORT DIFFUS RHONE-A EPICERIE recalls B&S CUISINE brand PISTACHE DECORTIQUEE / Shelled pistachios (250g & 100g; Lots 735 & 22010030; Best before 31/08/2023 & 31/01/2023, respectively) due to elevated aflatoxin level.

Food Safety Recall (France): ALIMENTATION GROS IMPORT DIFFUS RHONE-A EPICERIE recalls PISTACHE DECORTIQUEE / Shelled pistachios (10 kg & 200g; Lot 735; Best before 31/08/2023) due to elevated aflatoxin level.

Food Safety Recall (France): ALIMENTATION GROS IMPORT DIFFUS RHONE-A EPICERIE recalls MELANGE MANHATTAN / Mixed nuts (1 kg; Lot 21120056; Best before 30/11/2022) due to elevated aflatoxin level.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Firma Fromagerie Jacquin recalls Selles sur Cher goat cheese (Lots J20910026, J20910028, J20910153; Best before 09.05.2022, 14.05.2022, 21.05.2022, respectively) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Jentschura International GmbH recalls WurzelKraft Pflanzliches Feingranulat zum Verzehr mit Früchten, Blütenpollen, Kräutern und Gemüsen / Fine granules with fruit, pollen, herbs and vegetables (600g; Lot L220124; Expiry date 01/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): DekaMarkt and Dirk recall Speklap à la minute gemarineerd / Marinated minute steaks wrapped in bacon (4 pieces; All Expiry dates up to and including 16-04-2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Scotland): Baxters Food Group Ltd recalls Fray Bentos Just Chicken Pie (425g; Batch code L079T; Best before end September 2023) due to possible foreign matter contamination (small pieces of plastic).

Pet Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Grizo recalls Garden Heroes brand Nourriture pour oiseaux de jardin Pinda’s/Arachides décortiquées – Pinda’s Garden bird food/shelled peanuts (5kg & 20kg; Lot ad 3-12-21; Best before 03/06/2023) due to presence of elevated aflatoxin B1 level.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Coles Supermarkets Pty Ltd recalls Coles Baby Spinach (60g, 120g and 280g; Use by 13 APR 22 (60g) and 13 APR 22 & 14 APR 22 (120g & 280g)) due to possible Salmonella contamination.