Recalls and Alerts: May 10-11, 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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United States

Allergy Alert: Van Leeuwen Ice Cream recalls Oat Milk Brown Sugar Chunk frozen dairy dessert (14 oz; Lot #21V194; Best by 1/13/2023) due to undeclared cashews and pistachio.

Public Health Alert: USDA issues a public health alert for raw ground beef products due to concerns that the ground beef may contain hard plastic. A recall was not requested because the products are no longer available for purchase. Please refer to the USDA notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (France): Santé publique France reports eighty-one Salmonella cases as of May 4, 2022, in 12 regions of France linked to consumption of Kinder chocolate products manufactured by Ferrero in Belgium. Twenty-two of the outbreak victims in France have been hospitalized. France is one of more than a dozen countries that have reported Salmonella illnesses linked to this outbreak.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (France): Santé publique France reports fifty-six cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome linked to Buitoni Fraîch’Up frozen pizzas as of May 4, 2022. Fifty-five of the victims are children. Two of the cases are associated with E. coli O103 infections; the other fifty-four cases are associated with E. coli O26.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (UK): As of May 5, 2022, the UK Health Security Agency reports 101 Salmonella infections linked to consumption of Kinder chocolate products manufactured by Ferrero in Belgium. The majority of the cases are children under 5 years of age.

Allergy Alert (Belgiium): Albert Heijn recalls AH brand Glutenvrij Vezelrijke zadencrackers / Gluten-free, high fibre seed crackers (Best before 08/10/2022) due to undeclared milk (lactose).

Allergy Alert (France): STB STALAVEN – EURALIS recalls Qualité Traiteur brand TAGLIATELLE A LA CARBONARA (Lot 211801; Use by 15/05/2022) due to undeclared egg and gluten.

Allergy Alert (Spain): GY Chongqing Instant Noodle Hot and Sour Flavour (110g; Batch #300372; Best before 01-07-2022, 01-10-2022, 01-02-2023 and 01-03-2023) contains undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI announces recall of GY Chongqing Instant Noodle Hot and Sour Flavour (110g; Best before 01-07-2022, 01-10-2022, 01-02-2023 and 01-03-2023) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Liroy B.V. recalls GY Chongqing Instant Noodle Hot and Sour Flavour (110g; All best before dates) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Pimlico Confectioners recalls Pimlico Confectioners Vegan Fine Hazelnut Truffles (110g; Lot 11823512000; Best before 16 December 2022) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): AMANDEX recalls all Elite Strauss chocolate products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA orders recall of Buhara brand cumin moulu / ground cumin (Multiple package weights, lot codes and expiration dates) due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Marlier recalls Marlier brand Beurre au lait cru salé / Salted butter made from raw milk (500g; Lot 11/05/22; Use by 11/05/22) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DENOUAL ROLAND Le Père Grouïck recalls Le Père Grouïck brand Pâté de tête 5tr / Head cheese pâté (5 slices; Lot 2119; Use by dates between 24/05/2022 and 30/05/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DENOUAL ROLAND Les Délices de la Belle Noë recalls Les Délices de la Belle Noë brand Pâté de tête 5tr / Head cheese pâté (5 slices; Lot 2119; Use by dates between 24/05/2022 and 30/05/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FRANCE bofrost* recalls bofrost* brand Kebab de dinde / Turkey kebab (800g; Lot #DB0522; Best before 24/02/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (blue plastic).

Food Safety Recall (France): SCAMARK E.LECLERC recalls l’Atelier Charcuterie Tradizioni D’Italia brand MORTADELLA BOLOGNA IGP (100g; Lot L213097; Use by 12/05/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Les Serres des Prés recalls Idées de Saison brand Soupe de Poireaux / Leek soup (750 ml; Lot S3171121; Best before 17/11/2024) due to foreign matter contamination (glass).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): myChoco GmbH recalls Vollmilchschokolade (Kakao: 31% mindestens) mit Mandeln, Honig und Meersalz / Milk chocolate (minimum 31% cocoa) with almonds, honey and sea salt (180g; Lot 22067; Best before 08.06.2023) due to elevated aflatoxin level.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Fisherman ehf. recalls Reyktur silungur / Smoked trout (300g; Lot 14138 and 14140; Best before 17.05.22) and hangireyktur lax / Smoked salmon (250g; Lot 14127; Best before 21.05.2022) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Core ehf. recalls Candy people brand S-Märke Surt skum sour foam candy (70g; Lot 231102; Best before 02-11-2022) due to foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): FSAI announces recall of Green Box Limited Cendawan Enoki Mushroom (100g; Batch G11202226; Product of China) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Sorgenti Clavdia recalls Clavdia brand Acqua minerale effervescente naturale / Natural effervescent mineral water (0.5 L; Lot #L21191; Best before 29-04-2023) due to possible Staphylococcus aureus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Sorgenti Clavdia recalls Clavdia brand Acqua minerale effervescente naturale / Natural effervescent mineral water (1.5 L; Lot #L21111; Best before 21-04-2023) due to possible Staphylococcus aureus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Ciresa SRL recalls LATTERIA VALCONTADINO cheese wheel (7 kg; Lot 4027; Best before 18/06/22 – 1/07/22) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Cesare Fiorucci Spa recalls WURSTEL POLLI MPACK / Chicken weiners (3 x 100g; Lot 2260048000; Expiration date 27/06/2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Food Safety Authority recalls myChoco brand Chocolat au lait avec amandes, miel et sel de mer / Milk chocolate with almonds, honey and sea salt (180g; Lot 22067; Best before 08/06/2023) due to elevated aflatoxin level.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Aldi recalls Eat + Go Chicken & Bacon Caesar Wrap and Eat + Go Chicken & Bacon Caesar Wrap Triple (Use by 11 May 2022 and 12 May 2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Woolworths NZ Ltd recalls Countdown brand Choc Berry Mix (400g; Batch NZ025662 & NZ026003; Best before 7/11/2022 & 1/01/2023, respectively) due to undeclared milk.