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OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs reports that lab analyses recovered Listeria monocytogenes from almost all of the environmental and ice cream product samples taken from the Big Olaf Creamery production plant located in Sarasota, Florida. According to the CDC, 23 illnesses, 22 hospitalizations, one death and one fetal loss have been linked to consumption of ice cream products from this manufacturing location.
OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: The FDA is investigating ~277 Adverse Event Reports that may be linked to consumption of Daily Harvest French Lentil & Leek Crumbles frozen product. Ninety-six people have been hospitalized with gastrointestinal illness and/or abnormal liver function. Reports have been received from consumers in 34 US states. The manufacturer initiated a product recall on June 23rd, and the investigation is ongoing.
Allergy Alert and Food Safety Recall: Ready Dough Pizza Inc. recalls PIZZA CUBANA CUBAN STYLE PEPPERONI PIZZA (14 oz box; produced from Jan. 12, 2022, through July 13, 2022) because the products were produced without the benefit of federal inspection and also contain undeclared milk, wheat, and soybeans.
Food Safety Recall: BrandStorm Inc. recalls Organic Freeze-Dried Blueberry (1.2 oz pouches; Lots 2021363-1 & 2022026-1; Best by 12/2024 & 01/2025, respectively; UPC 812907011160) due to the potential presence of lead above the FDA’s recommended limits.
OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: The Public Health Agency of Canada is now investigating 155 cases of non-travel related Cyclospora infections in British Columbia (2), Ontario (139) and Québec (14). Eight people have been hospitalized. No specific source of the infections has been identified.
Allergy Alert: Xinpangao International Trade Corporation recalls Stuffed Fish Ball (340g; Expiry 07/02/2024; UPC 6 920732 127896) due to undeclared egg.
Allergy Alert: Big Venture Sales Ltd. recalls Crave Stevia brand chocolate products due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall: Marché Senneterre inc. (Senneterre, QC) recalls Alasko brand framboises entières surgelées / Frozen raspberries (1 kg; Lot SY21278; Best before 2023-OC-04; Product of China) due to Norovirus contamination.
Food Safety Recall: Fromage Warwick inc. (Warwick, QC) recalls multiple dairy products including cheeses and fresh milk (Sold up to 13 July 2022) due to a food safety hazard.
Food Safety Recall: Florimeault Les Sucres (Saint-Aubert, QC) recalls VINAIGRETTE À L’ÉRABLE / Maple vinaigrette (250 ml; Sold up to 14 July 2022) due to a food safety hazard.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): Barilla Belgium recalls Barilla brand Lasagne Collezione n189 (500g; Lots I12414282 & I12424292; Best before 20/09/2023 & 21/09/2023, respectively) due to undeclared egg.
Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Jumbo multigrain reduced salt bread (400g; Sold from 18-06-22 to 14-07-22) due to undeclared lupine.
Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Odin recalls Bioverde brand fresh tortellini with ricotta & spinach (Best before 06-09-2022) due to undeclared egg.
Allergy Alert (Norway): Normal i Norge recalls Lu Prince Biscuit Creme Goût Chocolate / Chocolate flavoured creme biscuit (130g; Lot 105; Best before 05.04.2023) due to undeclared milk.
Food Safety Recall (Austria): GoodMills Österreich GmbH recalls Finis Feinstes Roggen-Vollkornmehl / Whole grain rye flour (1000g; Batch Februar2023/L19D) due to potentially harmful levels of ochratoxin A.
Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH houdbare halfvolle melk / Long-life part-skimmed milk (6 x 200 ml; Lot 513867 E; Best before 27-11-2022) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.
Food Safety Recall (UK): Aldi recalls Primula Spicy Cheese N Jalapeno (150g; All dates up to and including 07 February 2023) due to a temperature control issue that could potentially spoil the product, which may be unsafe to eat.
Australia and New Zealand
Allergy Alert (Australia): Powered by Plants Pty Ltd recalls Cleanfit Plant Protein Bar Chocolate Brownie (50g; Best before BB170623) due to undeclared milk.
Allergy Alert (Australia): Aldi recalls Reese’s Dipped Pretzels (120g; All batch codes and Best Before dates) due to undeclared peanuts.
Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Pak’n Save Rangiora recalls in-store Double Pepperoni and BBQ Chicken & Bacon Pizzas (Best before 14.07.22) due to foreign matter contamination (plastic).
Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Norish Ltd recalls Norish brand Flourishing Cauliflower & Corn and Growing Greens Baby Purée Powder (All batches and date codes) due to high iodine levels.