Recalls and Alerts: April 28-30, 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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Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

United States

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: FSIS issues Public Health Alert for TRADER JOES BUTTER CHICKEN WITH BASMATI RICE (12.5 oz. tray in-box packages; Lots 208068 & 208228; Best by April 14, 2023, and April 16, 2023) and TRADER JOES MINI CHICKEN TIKKA SAMOSAS (8.5 oz. bag in-box packages; Lots 208072 & 207772; Best by April 14, 2023) as the products did not receive the benefit of import reinspection.

Food Safety Recall: Strauss Israel recalls multiple varieties of Elite Chocolate, Cakes, Wafers, Energy Grain Snacks, Energy Chocolate Rice Cakes, Chewing Gum and Toffee Candies (all product codes distributed in the United States) due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which have been distributed in the kosher market nationally, primarily in the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, and Florida, and sold directly to customers via Amazon.com, Fresh Direct, Passover.com and all Retailer Online Sites.

Food Safety Recall: Gorton’s Seafood recalls Gorton’s Fish Sandwich – 100% Whole Fillets (18.3 oz; Date code 2060F2; Time range 15:30-17:30; UPC 0 44400 15440 6) due to foreign matter contamination (large and/or sharp bone fragments).

Food Safety Recall: Wayne Farms, LLC recalls approximately 30,285 pounds of a ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken breast fillet product that may be undercooked. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: H-E-B recalls H-E-B Bakery Two Bite Brownies (12OZ; UPC 4122010951) and Simply Delicious Cookies with Brownie Bites Party Tray (UPC 4122048898) due to potential foreign matter contamination (metal fragments).

Canada

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION FINAL UPDATE: PHAC reports a total of 339 confirmed cases of norovirus and gastrointestinal illness in British Columbia (301), Alberta (3), Saskatchewan (1), Manitoba (15) and Ontario (19). The outbreak, which was linked to consumption of raw oysters from British Columbia appears to be over and the outbreak investigation has been closed.

Allergy Alert: Royal Import & Export Ltd. recalls Jumbo brand Puur Chocopasta Dark Chocolate Spread (400g; Lot 17921B; Best before 08/2022; UPC 8 718452 449866) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert: Toscana Meat Distributors 1987 Ltd. recalls certain breaded meat products due to undeclared gluten, milk, sesame seeds, soy and wheat. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Foodfest International 2000 Inc. recalls various Elite brand products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Metro Plus Ste-Foy (Québec, QC) recalls Lasagne / Lasagna (Best before 03.MA2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination (pieces of glass).

Food Safety Recall: Healthy Planet – Markham recalls Organic Poppy Seeds (Bulk; All packages sold from March 16, 2022 up to and including April 4, 2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Finland): HKScan Finland Oy recalls HK Lihapyörykät ja muusi / HK Meatballs and Muusi ready-to-eat meal (300g; All packages with VKP of 11.5. or sooner) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Germany): QUARGENTAN S.P.A. recalls K-take it veggie Bio Haferdrink / Organic veggie Haferdrink (1 L; Lot L.J22/017 018; Best before 13.03.2023) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Norway): Solvinge recalls Satay Sticks kylling grill bites, grillspyd / Barbecue chicken satay sticks (150g; Expiration dates 16.5.22 & 17.5.2022) due to undeclared wheat (gluten) and soy.

Allergy Alert (UK): Lidl GB recalls Starovice Czech Lager 5.0% (500 ml; Best before 16 October 2022) due to undeclared sulphur dioxide.

Food Safety Recall (France): UNION FROMAGERE JEUNE MONTAGNE recalls Laguiole Sélection Affinage 6 mois / Laguiole cheese, aged 6 months (~275g; Lots 21229 et 21248; Use by 18/04/2022, 23/04/2022 & 26/04/2022) due to E. coli O26:H11 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): UNION FROMAGERE JEUNE MONTAGNE recalls Laguiole Sélection Affinage 6 mois / Laguiole cheese, aged 6 months (~200g; Lot 21229; Use by 17/04/2022; 18/04/2022 & 21/04/2022) due to E. coli O26:H11 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): UNION FROMAGERE JEUNE MONTAGNE recalls Laguiole Sélection Affinage 6 mois / Laguiole cheese, aged 6 months (~250g; Lot 21229; Use by 08/04/2022; 15/04/2022 & 26/04/2022) due to E. coli O26:H11 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): METRO France recalls Metro Chef brand JAMBON CUIT SUPERIEUR AVEC COUENNE / Superior cooked ham with skin (16 slices / 720g; Lot 1067238; Use by 19/05/2022) due to a defect in the package seal.

Food Safety Recall (France): MAISON VAUX CHARCUTERIE DE CAMPAGNE recalls MAISON VAUX CHARCUTERIE DE CAMPAGNE brand ROTI DE PORC CUIT / Cooked pork roast (Lot Lot 215 AB; Use by 01/05/ 2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SA SODIBAG LECLERC recalls leclerc sapiac brand joue de porc / Pork cheek (Lot #21542555; Use by 21/04/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SCAMARK E.LECLERC recalls BIO VILLAGE brand NOIX D’AMAZONIE BIO / Organic Amazonian nuts (Bulk; Best before 24/01/2023) due to elevated aflatoxin levels.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOLEANE recalls SOLEANE brand RIZ AU CRABE / Rice with crab meat (Multiple lot codes and Use by dates) due to potential health hazard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected product codes.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Strauss, Israel recalls multiple Elite confectionery products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Hnýfill ehf. recalls Kofareyktur regnbogasilungur / Hut-smoked rainbow trout (Lot 23116295; Production date 11.04.2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Superunie recalls G’woon tomatensoep Hollandse stijl / Dutch style g’woon tomato soup (570 ml; Expiration dates 17-06-2023 & 20-07-2023) due to possible foreign matter contamination (pieces of hard plastic).

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Jumbo Tomatensoep / Tomato soup (300 ml & 570 ml; Lots L20502, L20702 & L21052; Best before 10-6-2023, 19-8-2023, 15-10-2023 & 11-9-2023) due to possible foreign matter contamination (pieces of hard plastic).

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Lidl Nederland recalls Hollandse Tomatensoep / Tomato soup (All dates up to and including 14-10-2023) due to possible foreign matter contamination (pieces of hard plastic).

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Amazing Oriental recalls Kung Fu brand Siu Loong Bun Pork & Cheese (300g; Best before 02/01/2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Ferrero expands its previous recall of Kinder novelty chocolate products to include three additional products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Greggs recalls Greggs frozen 2 pack Chicken Bake (306g; Best before 19 September 2022) due to foreign matter contamination (hard plastic).

Food Safety Recall (UK): Strauss Israel recalls multiple Elite confectionery products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Tufinit Ltd. recalls Excellent milk chocolate Neapolitans Packed One By One (150g; Best before dates from 01/02/23 to 28/02/2023) and Excellent Bitter Chocolate Neapolitans Packed One By One (150g; Best before dates from 01/02/23 to 28/02/2023) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia and New Zealand): Benedikt Imports Ptd Ltd recalls various Elite branded confectionery products including Elite Chocolate, Elite Cakes, Elite Wafers, Energy Grain Snacks, Energy Chocolate Rice Cakes, Gum and Toffee Candies (All batch codes and Best before dates) due to possible Salmonella contamination.