Recalls and Alerts: August 11-12, 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

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: The CDC reports 884 illnesses, 158 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in this year’s outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to contact with backyard poultry. Illnesses have been reported in 48 states and the District of Columbia.

Allergy Alert: EZ Noble Sushi recalls multiple sushi products sold at Geissler’s Supermarkets in Connecticut and Massachusetts due to undeclared eggs, wheat, and milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: King’s Hawaiian recalls multiple lot codes of Pretzel Slider Buns, Pretzel Hamburger Buns and Pretzel Bites products following a recall of an ingredient used in the pretzel products from one of its suppliers, Lyons Magnus. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: The Public Health Agency of Canada continues to track an outbreak of Cyclospora that has affected 283 individuals in five provinces. Eleven people have been hospitalized. No source of the outbreak has yet been determined.

Allergy Alert: A Taste of Ukraine Catering Ltd. recalls Taste of Ukraine brand Chicken Pelmeni (625g and 908g; Expiry dates 05/27/23 (both sizes) and 06/17/23 (625g size only)) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Tony’s Meats Ltd. recalls Crescent brand Pastrami (175g; Date code 22 OC 03; UPC 7 78086 00255 2) and Crescent brand Turkey Breast (175g; Date code 22 SE 20; UPC 7 78086 00258 3) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Norway): Norway’s Institute of Public Health is investigating an outbreak of monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium in 18 people. All of the 13 outbreak victims who have been interviews so far reported having eaten watermelon in the few days before becoming ill. Most of the victims became ill during the period from the end of June to the middle of July 2022. Victims range in age from 1 year to 87 years, and 10 of the 18 victims are men.

Allergy Alert (France): MONDELEZ FRANCE SAS Mondelez International recalls LU – HEUDEBERT brand La Biscotte (96% de céréale) (300g; Lot OGV0522453; Best before 31/12/2022) due to undeclared sesame.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI alerts consumers to undeclared egg in Herbalife Deluxe Protein Bar Vanilla Almond (14x35g box; Lot G221666A; Expiry date 23/09/2022).

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls LU – HEUDEBERT brand La Biscotte (96% de céréale) (300g; Lot OGV0522453; Best before 31/12/2022) due to undeclared sesame.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Cérélia Belgium recalls various brands of pancakes due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Eleveurs de la Champagne 51 recalls Douce France brand Aile de poulet / Chicken wings (6 pieces; Lot 21620206; Use by 15/08/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): HENNART FRERES recalls HENNART brand TOMME CHEVRE FERMIERE / Goat cheese (Lots 229101, 230101 & 231101; Best before dates between 31/08/2022 and 14/09/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): HENNART FRERES recalls HENNART brand CHEVRE FOUR FERMIER / Goat cheese (8 pieces; Lots 220338, 229101, 230101 & 231101; Best before dates between 27/08/2022 & 11/09/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): HENNART FRERES recalls HENNART brand CHEVRE ENROBE FERMIER / Goat cheese (Lot 231101; Best before 11/09/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): HENNART FRERES recalls HENNART brand HEXAGONE CENDRE FERMIER Cheese (Lots 229101, 230101 & 231101; Best before dates between 22/07/2022 and 11/ 08/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): HENNART FRERES recalls HENNART brand LINGOT GEANT CENDRE FERMIER Cheese log (Lots 229101, 230101 & 231101) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS PUIGRENIER MONOPRIX recalls various MONOPRIX ground steak products due to E. coli O26 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS PUIGRENIER recalls PUIGRENIER brand 8 STEAK HACHE ROND 150G 15% XXL VBF / Ground steak patties. 15% fat (150g; Lot 5222023682004; Use by 20/08/2022) due to E. coli O26 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GAEC des Alpines recalls Les Alpines brand goat cheeses (Lots 0710 to 0730; Best before 30/08/ 2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Al Shalati Großhandel recalls Chtoura Garden – Ground Sesame Paste Tahina (400g; Best before 06.2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Ella’s Kitchen recalls Ella’s Kitchen Banana and Vanilla Bread Pudding (4 x 80g; Batch codes L192 and L193; Best before 04/23; Product of Belgium) due to possible microbiological contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Emmi Dessert Italia S.p.A. recalls Bontà Divina brand Tiramisu al Caffe’ (85g; Lots C27922 – D04922; Best before 31/08/2022 – 08/09/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (glass fragments).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Grandi Salumfici Italiani S.p.A. recalls Conad brand Würstel puro suino / Pure pork sausage (250g; Lot 201022; Best before 20-10-2022) due to foreign matter contamination (small pieces of plastic).

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Cora recalls Hennart brand Tomme de chèvre fermière / Goat cheese (900g; Lot 229101; Best before 31/08/2022, 07/09/2022, 14/09/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Cactus recalls Hausgemacht Cactus brand Edamer Wurscht BBQ / Sausage (3 pieces; Lot 303.22; Use by 26/08/2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Axfood recalls Garant Ekologiskt nöt & fläsk (blandfärs) 18% / Ground beef and pork mix, 18% fat (500g; Batch 220808078; Best before 2022-08-17) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Asda recalls Asda White Lasagne Sauce (480g; Best before 03 February 2024) because of a possible microbiological contamination risk due to a production fault.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Cérélia recalls Abra-ca-Debora 6 Original Dutch Pancakes (375g; Batch 1000050799 & 1000050800; Best before 30 August 2022 & 01 September 2022, respectively) and Abra-ca-Debora 6 Sweet Dutch Pancakes (375g; Batch 1000050803 & 1000050804; Best before 30 August 2022 & 02 September 2022, respectively) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.