Recalls and Alerts: August 25-26, 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

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, continues to investigate consumer complaints of gastrointestinal illness and abnormal liver function that may be attributable to eating Daily Harvest French Lentil & Leek Crumbles frozen product. The FDA has received 369 illness reports, including 125 hospitalizations. Reports have been submitted by consumers in 37 states. Daily Harvest recalled the implicated product on June 23, 2022.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: CDC reports 84 confirmed outbreak cases of E. coli O157:H7, including 38 hospitalizations, in four states. Although a source has not been confirmed, the agency advises that many sick people reported eating sandwiches with romaine lettuce at Wendy’s restaurants in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania before getting sick. The FDA has initiated an on-site inspection of an unspecified location in connection with this outbreak investigation.

Food Safety Recall: D. F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc. recalls Market Pantry White Fudge Animal Cookies (44 oz; Lot #Y052722; Time stamp from 15:00 to 23:00; Best by 21FEB2023; UPC 085239817698) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal). The recalled product was distributed to Target stores nationwide.

Food Safety Recall: Pizza John’s recalls approximately 156,498 pounds of pepperoni pizza products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Piantedosi Baking Company, Inc. recalls select dinner rolls, sandwich rolls and bun products due to potential microbial contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: The Public Health Agency of Canada reports an increase in the number of non-travel related Cyclospora infections to 300 outbreak cases in five provinces: Alberta (1), British Columbia (3), Newfoundland and Labrador (3), Ontario (244), and Quebec (49). The source of this outbreak has not been identified.

Allergy Alert: Chuang’s Company Ltd. recalls Delizia brand Vegetarian Ham (500g; Batch codes 82500, 83140, 90121, 91381, 92081; UPC 8 16432 00529 8) due to undeclared wheat and gluten. The recalled product was sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario.

Allergy Alert: Mrakovic Fine Foods Inc. recalls Mrakovic Fine Foods brand Natural Chicken Burger (678g; All codes where egg is not declared on the label; UPC 8 14945 00062 5) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall: Boulangerie Meilleure Qualité Chomedey Ltee (Laval, QC) recalls multiple baked goods and pastries due to the possibility that they may be unsafe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.

Food Safety Recall: La Fromagerie Hamel / Les Fromageries Pimar Inc. recalls Life120 brand Ricotta Di Bufala Campana Dop / Buffalo-milk ricotta cheese from Campania (250g; Lot 216; Expiry 25.08.2022; UPC 800100007; Product of Italy) due to E. coli contamination. The recalled product was sold in Québec.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Patisserie Saey recalls Patisserie Saey brand Glaces Saey – tous les goûts / Ice cream – all flavours (120g et 500g; Manufactured from 24/07/2022 to 25/08/2022) due to undeclared egg, soy and wheat.

Allergy Alert (UK):  SPAR recalls SPAR Spread Up Choco Duo Hazelnut (400g; Best before September 2022, December 2022 and January 2023) due to undeclared almond.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Ardo recalls Ardo Fruitberry Mix (1kg & 2.5kg; Lot No. 58622130 (1kg only) & 58622131 (1kg & 2.5kg); Best before November 2024 (1kg) and May 2024 (2.5kg)) due to Hepatitis A virus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): COOP Danmark recalls Nonna Elide Friske Lasagneplader med æg / Fresh lasagna sheets with eggs (250g; All dates) due to mold growth.

Food Safety Recall (France): EUROLIAN ARAVIE recalls TRS brand CURRY DE MADRAS MOULU / Curry powder (100g; Lot 5030/5; Best before 30/06/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): S A D A M LECLERC LESCURE recalls PRE EMBALLE MOULIS ARTISANALE VACHE / Cow’s milk cheese wedges, pre-wrapped (Lot 17/08/ 2022; Use by 27/08/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Charolaise recalls Rillettes de Colin / Pollock rillettes (Use by 24/08/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GUERANDIS E.Leclerc recalls JAUBERT brand Saint-Nectaire cheese (Lot 163IINI252406; Best by 04/09/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FROMAGERIE JAUBERT recalls JAUBERT brand Saint-Nectaire cheese (Lot 263 II 21 25/06; Best by 28/08/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Charcuterie de la Thur recalls Charcuterie de la Thur brand Saucisse jambon fromage / Ham-and-cheese sausage (Lot 203; Use by dates between 24/08/2022 & 26/08/ 2022 and between 18/08/2022 & 30/08/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (plastic pieces).

Food Safety Recall (France): PRODUITS GASTRONOMIQUES DE LIMAGNE recalls DOMAINE DE LA BASTINE brand Gésiers confits entier barquette / Whole candied gizzards (300g; Lot 42129; Use by 19/09/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): PRODUITS GASTRONOMIQUES DE LIMAGNE recalls DOMAINE DE LA BASTINE brand Gésiers confits émincés / Sliced candied gizzards (300g; Lot 42829; Use by 19/09/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): EDIMAR Intermarche Bouzonville recalls POULE ET COQUE brand FILET DE DINDE / Turkey filet (Lot 199950; Use by 29/07/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): PRODUITS GASTRONOMIQUES DE LIMAGNE recalls DOMAINE DE LIMAGNE brand Foie gras mi cuit / Semi-cooked foie gras (120g; Lot 11824; Use by 12/12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): PRODUITS GASTRONOMIQUES DE LIMAGNE recalls DOMAINE DE LIMAGNE brand GESIERS CONFITS EMINCES / Sliced candied gizzards (300g; Lot 42829; Use by 19/09/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): JECA recalls 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): ETABLISSEMENTS JC DAVID recalls La Cuisine du Poissonnier brand Filets de hareng doux fumé/ Smoked herring fillets (200g; Lot 203; Use by 26/08/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS JC DAVID recalls Gaston Seillier brand Filets de hareng doux fumé/ Smoked herring fillets (200g; Lot 203; Use by 26/08/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE DISTRIBUTION CERNAY SODICER LECLERC recalls E. Leclerc Cernay brand pave de saumon fumé lanière de saumon fumé saumon fumé / smoked salmon products (Use by 02/09/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): WBZ Nord GmbH recalls Ekonomik Tahin Halva mit Kakao in Kunststoffschale mit Schnappranddeckel / Tahini halva with cocoa (300g; Lot L 16 B 22; Expiry 02.2024) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Landmetzgerei Heinzelmann GmbH & Co. KG recalls Heinzelmann Lyoner sliced sausage (125g; Best before 03.09.2022 & 10.09.2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Ireland): Ardo NV recalls Ardo Frozen Fruitberry Mix (2500g; Lot 58622131; Best before May 2024; Product of Poland) due to Hepatitis A virus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): COOP ALLEANZA 3.0 recalls marchio Coop brand FAGOTTINO CEREALI ANTICHI CON MIRTILLO / Old-fashioned cereal with blueberry (All lots up to and including 8/26) due to foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): S.C.NOVEAST SEAFOOD S.R.L. recalls CREVETI ROZ 40/60 VRAC / Red shrimp 40/60 size, bulk pack (Lots 222408H245, 223066H385, 223105H391; Expiry dates 26.08.2022, 29.08.2022, 02.09.2022, respectively; Product of Ecuador) due to possible Vibrio vulnificus contamination. The recalled products were sold at Carrefour.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): S.C.NOVEAST SEAFOOD S.R.L. recalls Creveți prefierti / Pre-boiled shrimp (Lots 222501H251, 222502H251, 222751H305, 222752H305, 223058H379, 223059H379; Expiry dates 26.08.2022, 29.08.2022, 02.09.2022; Product of Ecuador) due to possible Vibrio vulnificus contamination. The recalled products were sold at Kaufland.

Food Safety Recall Update (Spain): Manufacturer recalls EL AGRICULTOR, EMPERATRIZ, HUERTA REAL, BOLETUS, LIERNI and RADVI brands of Mushrooms fried in olive oil (180g in glass jar; Batch 02/02/2021; Best before 02/02/2026) due to staphylococcal enterotoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Ardo NV recalls Ardo Fruitberry mix (1kg & 2.5kg; Lot No. 58622130 (1kg only) & 58622131 (1kg & 2.5kg); Best before November 2024 (1kg) and May 2024 (2.5kg)) due to Hepatitis A virus contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert Update (Israel): Fresh Pasta Premium Factory Ltd. expands its earlier recall to include additional products due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Israel): Aldemsky Hashomaron recalls Al-Damasky brand vanilla-flavored halva (500g; Expiry 30/06/2023) due to undeclared milk, pistachio, gluten and sesame.

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Classic Fine Foods (Hong Kong) Limited recalls FILET HARENG DOUX SV / Smoked herring fillets (1kg; Best before August 26, 2022; Product of France) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.