Recalls and Alerts: August 23-24, 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 FDA has initiated an on-site inspection of a possible source of a four-state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses that has affected 37 people as of August 19, 2022, according to the CDC, and may be linked to eating sandwiches with romaine lettuce at Wendy’s restaurants in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The source of the outbreak has not yet been confirmed.

Public Health Alert: FSIS issues a public health alert for PERDUE CHICKEN BREAST TENDERS GLUTEN FREE (42 oz; Lot #2193; Best if used by 07 12 23) due to foreign matter contamination (small pieces of clear plastic and blue dye). The product is no longer available for purchase.

Allergy Alert: FSIS issues a public health alert for poultry and meat products containing a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated corn starch that has been recalled due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the FSIS notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: South Georgia Pecan Co. recalls Great Value Walnut Chopped (4-oz pouches; Lot #29329; Best if used by April 29, 2023; UPC 78742201344) due to undeclared pecans.

Food Safety Recall: Rushdi Food Industries (Israel) recalls Mighty Sesame Organic Tahini (10.9 oz squeezable; Expiration date 3/28/23; UPC 858313006208) due to possible Salmonella contamination. This recall was initiated when the company received a notification by the FDA and the West Virginia Department of Health of the potential presence of Salmonella in this specific lot.

Europe

OUTBREAK ALERT (SPAIN): Two cases of staphylococcal enterotoxin poisoning have been reported by the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country. The cases have been linked to The Farmer brand Mushrooms fried in olive oil (180g; Batch/date code 02/02/2021; Use by 02/02/2026).

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Kellogg recalls Kellogg’s Classic Crunchy Müsli (450g; Best before 07.02.2023) due to undeclared nuts and milk.

Allergy Alert (France): LE PIVERT recalls Le Moulin du Pivert brand Twibio Chocolat (150g / 6 pieces; Lot #22073237; Best before 11/03/2023) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Westmorland Farmshop with The Cocoabean Co recalls various chocolate bar products due to undeclared peanuts. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): ARDO NV recalls ARDO brand FRUITBERRY MIX (1 kg; Lots 58622130 & 58622131; Use by 11/2024) and ARDO brand FRUITBERRY MIX (2.5 kg; Lot 58622131; Use by 05/2024) due to Hepatitis A virus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Vajra recalls Vajra brand Farine de seigle « Demeter » / Rye flour (500g, 5 kg & 25 kg; Lots 1121/250322, 0921/180322 & A/215928/180322, respectively; Expiry date 22/11/2022) due to elevated ochratoxin levels.

Food Safety Recall (France): JECA recalls JECA brand Salade de museau de bœuf / Beef muzzle salad (1 kg; Lot #220815; Use by 05/09/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SCAMARK E.LECLERC recalls NOS REGIONS ONT DU TALENT brand FILETS DE HARENG DOUX DU NORD / Northern sweet herring fillets (200g; Lot #203; Use by 26/08/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CRUSTA C  recalls Crevettes crues décongelées en boite polystyrène sous glace calibre 60/80 / Previously frozen raw shrimp, 60/80 size, in polystyrene box under ice (2 kg box; Lots 2222280043, 2222290472, 2222300361, 2222300731, 2222310957, 2222340010, 2222341169, 2222350807; Use by dates between 24/08/2022 and 31/08/2022) due to Vibrio vulnificus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ENSEMBLE SUPER-U  recalls portion de St Nectaire au lait cru AOP à poids variables / Wedges of raw milk St. Nectaire cheese (variable weights; Lot D21670018; Use by 17/08/ 2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): FORELLENZUCHT BADEN-BADEN GmbH recalls Forellenfilet geräuchert / Smoked trout fillet (Use by 22.08.22) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Swift Fine Foods recalls Fit Foods Breakfast Club Porridge with Mixed Summer Berries (240g; Use by 26/08/22 and 29/08/22; Product of Ireland) due to Hepatitis A virus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Ardo recalls Ardo Frozen Fruitberry Mix (2500g; Lot 58622131; Best before 31.05.24; Product of Belgium) due to Hepatitis A virus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Food Safety Authority recalls Ardo brand Mélange de fruits rouges congelés / Frozen red berry mix (1 kg; Lot 58622131; Best before 11/11/2024) due to Hepatitis A virus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls Paëlla (sold in bulk from 17/08/2022 to 24/08/2022, inclusive) and Crevettes crues décongelées / Raw, previously frozen shrimp (sold in bulk from 16/08/2022 to 24/08/2022, inclusive) due to Vibrio vulnificus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Norway): Orkla Foods Norge recalls Big One BBQ Chicken Pan Pizza (Best before 10.04.2023) and Grandiosa Tynn Bunn Kylling & Pesto / Thin-crust chicken and pesto pizza (Best before 02.05.2023) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal shavings).

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Ashval Functional Food Company recalls Sharle pita gluten free (500g / 5 pieces; Best before 12.1.23, 10.3.23, 16.3.23, 17.3.23) due to undeclared soy oil.

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Linberg’s Limited recalls HiPP Organic Mild Apple Juice (200 ml; Best before October 31, 2023; Product of Hungary) due to foreign matter contamination (small magnetic particles).