Recalls and Alerts: September 1-2, 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: CDC reports 97 confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 illness in 6 states, including 43 hospitalizations and 10 cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome. A specific food has not yet been confirmed as the source of this outbreak, but many sick people reported eating burgers and sandwiches with romaine lettuce at Wendy’s restaurants before getting sick.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: CDC reports that the on-line retailer, myturtlestore.com, is the source of an outbreak of 21 Salmonella illnesses, including 8 hospitalizations, in 14 states. the outbreak had been liinked to contact with small turtles.

Allergy Alert: Toufayan Bakery recalls Publix GreenWise Animal Crackers (8-oz pouches; Expiry date Feb 05, 2023; UPC 0-41415-12009-9) due to undeclared coconut.

Food Safety Recall: St. James Smokehouse recalls St. James Smokehouse brand Scotch Reserve Scottish Smoked Salmon (4 oz; Lot 123172; UPC 060022710356; Product of Scotland) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Valrhona Inc recalls Sosa ALBUWHIP dried albumin egg products (1.1-lb. plastic canister; Lots LALB22033, LALB22077, LALB22168 & LALB22200; Product of Italy), as egg products from Italy are not eligible to be imported into the United States. The recalled products were shipped to locations in California, Florida, Nevada, and New York. 

Canada

PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE: The Public Health Agency of Canada reports 11 illnesses, including 5 hospitalizations, resulting from the consumption of an imported spice product containing aconitine in the province of Ontario. The product has been recalled (see recall notice, below).

Allergy Alert: Nature’s Intent, LLC recalls Nature’s Intent brand Dark Chocolate Enrobed Pineapples (100g; Best if used by 2022 OC 20; UPC 8 57308 00522 6) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Ferme des Voltigeurs inc. (Drummondville, QC) recalls Tourtière au poulet de grain / Grain-fed chicken pie (600g; Sold up to 1 September 2022) due to undeclared milk and soy.

Food Safety Recall: Ka Wing Hong recalls Mr. Right brand Keampferia Galanga Powder / Sand ginger powder (454g; Product code AT154; Lot code CAAJ13; UPC 69 892102 8038) due to aconitine contamination. This product is associated with a number of illnesses reported recently among patrons of a restaurant in Markham, Ontario.

Food Safety Recall: WK Produce recalls Enoki Mushroom (150g; All units sold up to and including September 1, 2022; UPC 6 950319 388884) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was sold in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario, and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

Food Safety Recall: Les Bâtards (Sherbrooke, QC) recalls CHAMPIGNONS MARINÉS / Marinated mushrooms (500 ml; Sold up to 31 August 2022) and TRUITE FUMÉE / Smoked trout (Sold up to 31 August 2022) due to lack of required storage temperature labeling.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls AH Plantaardige cheesecake Citroen / Vegetarian lemon cheesecake (Expiry dates 18/09, 25/09, 01/10/22) and AH Plantaardige Cheesecake met blauwe bessen / Vegetarian cheesecake with blueberries (Expiry dates 03/09, 12/09, 17/09, 26/09, 01/11/2022) due to undeclared nuts.

Allergy Alert (Finland): Lidl recalls Caribbean Style Vegan Dessert Passion Fruit (2 x 100g; Best before 17.9.2022) due to undeclared walnuts.

Allergy Alert (France): CASINO FRANPRIX recalls FRANPRIX brand Mini brownies individuels aux pépites de chocolat / Mini brownies with chocolate chips (8-pack – 240g; Lots 22217A10 & 22216A10; Best before 24/12/2022) due to undeclared butter.

Allergy Alert (France): CASINO recalls CASINO brand Mini brownies individuels aux pépites de chocolat / Mini brownies with chocolate chips (8-pack – 240g; Lots 22197A10, 22198A10, 22211A10 & 22227A10; Best before 03/12/2022, 17/12/2022 & 07/01/2023) due to undeclared butter.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Liroy B.V. recalls GY Chongqing Instant Noodle – Hot & Sour Flavour (20x110g bag; All date codes) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): SuperValu Signature Taste Sweet Potato & Bean Salad (280g; Use by 10/09/2022) contains undeclared egg, milk and mustard.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Lidl Italia S.r.l. recalls Italiamo brand Cannoli vuoti / Cannoli shells (250g; Lot 166; Best before 12/11/2022) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Lidl Nederland recalls Caribbean Style Vegan dessert Passion Fruit (Expiry date 10-09-2022) due to undeclared walnuts

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH Plantaardig dessert cheesecake in de smaken bes en citroen / Vegetarian cheesecake, lemon and berry flavors (All expiry dates up to and including 01/11/2022) due to undeclared walnuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): Tesco recalls various dessert products due to undeclared walnuts. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Salling Group recalls Bakersfield Pitabrød / Pita bread (400g; Best before 07.10.2022 & 10.10.2022) due to possible mold contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DINAN DISTRIBUTION CENTRE LECLERC recalls Baskeriu brand Pur brebis / Sheep’s milk cheese (Lot 2022214102; Use by 26/08/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Lidl recalls Vitasia brand Plateau assortiment aux crevettes / Shrimp assortment platter (430g; Lot 223133C; Use by 26/08/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SARL IKIZDERE IYI MARKET recalls EKONOMIK HELVA CACAO / Cocoa tahini halvah (300g; Lot L16B22; Use by 29/02/2024) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SARL IKIZDERE IYI MARKET recalls EKONOMIK HELVA NATURE / Plain tahini halvah (300g; Lot L04M21; Use by 30/11/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ALDI recalls Dilecta brand Sauce crudités nature / Plain raw vegetable sauce (500 ml; Best before 26/07/ 2023) due to risk of bacterial growth.

Food Safety Recall (France): SA ARDICO INTERMARCHE recalls tranche de lards / bacon slices (Lot 01d1222923050) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR FRANCE recalls Carrefour Original brand Marmelade Orange (370g; Lot code and Best before 08/08/2024) due to foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR FRANCE recalls Carrefour Original brand Confiture Abricots / Apricot jam (370g; Lot code and Best before 09/08/2024) due to foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (France): SCEA du VIEUX GRIMBOSQ recalls CREME FRAICHE CRUE / Raw milk crème fraiche (Use by 09/09/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SCEA du VIEUX GRIMBOSQ recalls CREME FRAICHE CRUE / Raw milk crème fraiche (Use by 13/09/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SCEA du VIEUX GRIMBOSQ recalls Joël CATHERINE brand CREME CRUE de la ferme / Raw cream from the farm (Use by 13/09/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SCEA du VIEUX GRIMBOSQ recalls Joël CATHERINE brand CREME CRUE de la ferme / Raw cream from the farm (Use by 09/09/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): AUCHAN recalls Auchan Mmm! brand SAUCISSE SECHE D’ARDECHE / Ardeche dry sausage (250g; Lot 22090039; Best before 21/09/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of plastic).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Theo Hahn GmbH & Co. KG recalls Fleischsalat / Meat salad (125g & 250g; Use by 02.09.2022 & 06.09.2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Fa. Hubi GmbH recalls Halva Pistachio (400g; Use by 27.02.2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Theo Hahn GmbH & Co. KG recalls Teewurst im Darm, geräuchert / Smoked teewurst sausage, in casing (200g; Production date 18.08.2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Gunnar Dafgård AB recalls Dafgård Geflügel Köttbullar / Poultry meatballs (500g; Use by 04.06.2023) due to foreign matter contamination (small pieces of plastic).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): NAFA Feinkost GmbH recalls Nafa Feinkost Ochsenmaulsalat / Delicatessen ox-mouth salad (Various package formats and Best before dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Enka Horeca B.V. recalls Ekonomik Tahin Kakaolu Helva / Halva mit Kakao – Halvah with cocoa (Lot L 16 B 22; Expiry date 02-2024) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Coop recalls Ardo Bosvruchtenmix / Forest Fruit Mix (1 kg; Lots 58622130 and 58622131; Best before 11/2024) due to Hepatitis A virus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Switzerland): Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office recalls geräuchertem Fisch vom Kundelfingerhof / Smoked fish from Kundelfingerhof due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.