Recalls and Alerts: August 18-19, 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 investigation into an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses of unknown source is ongoing. There are now 37 confirmed cases, including 10 hospitalizations, in four states. Cases have been reported in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana. A specific food has not yet been confirmed as the source of this outbreak, but many sick people reported eating sandwiches with romaine lettuce at Wendy’s restaurants in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania before getting sick. Based on this information, Wendy’s is taking the precautionary measure of removing the romaine lettuce being used in sandwiches from restaurants in that region.

Public Health Alert: FSIS issues a public health alert due to concerns that specific Hawaii Big Island Beef brand ground beef products may be adulterated with E. coli O157:H7. A recall was not requested because the products are no longer available for purchase. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were distributed only in Hawaii.

Food Safety Recall: Kingdom Creamery of Vermont recalls fourteen (14) ice cream products sold under multiple brand names due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please follow the link for details of the affected products, which were distributed to consignees in Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts. No public recall notice has been issued. Consignees were notified of the recall by telephone.

Food Safety Recall: Blue Diamond Growers recalls multiple batch codes of Whole Brown Almonds (bulk) due to Salmonella contamination. No public recall notice has been issued. Consignees in the United States (California, Colorado and Illinois), Germany, Morocco, and Canada were notified of the recall by email.

Food Safety Recall: Epicurean Butter LLC recalls Wegmans Lemon Dill Finishing Butter (3.5 oz 8-count; Multiple lot codes; Multiple expiration dates) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected product.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Sofina Foods Inc. recalls Mastro San Daniele brand Charcuterie Trio – Prosciutto Cotto, Capocollo, Mortadella (250g; Lot BR074503; Best before 2022 SE 27; UPC 0 60085 09974 0) due to undeclared milk. The recalled product was sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

Allergy Alert: Cache Cuisine Inc. recalls Cache Cuisine brand Pro-licious Protein Pancake & Waffle Mix (340g; All codes where milk is improperly declared on the label; UPC 8 36662 00036 8) due to undeclared milk. The recalled product was sold nationally.

Food Safety Recall: Tony Boucherie (Pont-Rouge, QC) recalls Saumon fumé Tony sv / Smoked salmon (Sold up to 17 August 2022) due to absence of “keep frozen until use” mandatory labeling.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Colruyt recalls Boni Selection brand Martino Spread (200g; Use by 27/8/2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (France): Auchan recalls Auchan brand AUCHAN TAPENADE OLIVES NOIRES / Black olive tapenade (150g; Use by 26/09/2022) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Colruyt recalls Boni brand Martino Spread (200g; Lot #14331; Use by 27/8/2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): ICA recalls ICA Glassås Salty Caramel (300g; Batch 340860; Best before 04-05-2023) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Tesco recalls Tesco Mixed Fruit and Nut (25g; All batch codes and Best before dates) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): EUROPEAN HALAL FOOD SPRL recalls LINAH brand Kip Poulet piquant / spicy chicken (200g; Lot 080822; Use by 19-09-22) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Deliciest Oy recalls Deliciest Ruokafraiche (250g; Best before 30.9.2022) due to premature spoilage.

Food Safety Recall (France): ZHANG DING DANG recalls TRS brand Poudre de Curry de Madras Moulu Fort / Hot Madras curry powder (Lot 2022069773; Use by 30/06/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Lidl recalls Axoa de porc au piment d’Espelette / Pork axoa with peppers (600g; All lots; Best before 20/06/2026) due to a manufacturing defect that could lead to microbial growth in the product.

Food Safety Recall (France): SA BREVIDIS LECLERC recalls SAINT NECTAIRE FERMIER AU LAIT CRU / Cheese made with raw milk (Lot 163IINI25 24/06) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Geflügelbraterei Loc Son recalls Loc Son gegrillte Ente / Grilled duck (Multiple package sizes; Best before 19.07.2024 – 29.07.2024) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Heinrich Aldag Altländer Fleisch – und Wurstwaren GmbH & Co. KG recalls Putenzwiebelmettwurst SB / Turkey-Onion mettwurst (50g, 125g, 250g, 500g & 1000g: Lots 210722, 040822, 110822; Best before 10.08.2022, 20.08.2022, 25.08.2022, 30.08.2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): AGRICOLA TRE VALLI Soc. Coop. recalls TOBIAS brand WURSTEL CON POLLO E TACCHINO AL FORMAGGIO / Chicken and turkey frankfurter with cheese (150g; Lot 1785417; Best befoe 03.09.2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Hong Kong): The Centre for Food Safety is pursuing an investigation into two food poisoning clusters involving sandwiches, including inspecting the food factory concerned. A sample of smoked salmon collected from the premises was found to contain a pathogen, Group D Salmonella.