Recalls and Alerts: September 6-7, 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: FDA posts its weekly update on outbreaks under investigation.

Infant Formula Safety Advisory: FDA advises parents and caregivers not to buy or give Mother’s Touch Formula to infants, as the product is being marketed as an infant formula without the required pre-market notification to the FDA, and it does not meet infant formula nutrient requirements for seven nutrients.

Food Safety Recall: Sunset Farm Foods Inc. recalls Georgia Special Chicken and Pork Smoked Sausage (28 oz; Sell by 10-28-22) due to possible foreign matter contamination (thin blue plastic).

Food Safety Recall: Magnolia Provision Company, Inc. recalls approximately 497 pounds of beef jerky products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Sun Sen Co., Inc. that the agency’s inspection of Sun Sen’s sprout growing, harvesting, packing, and distributing facility uncovered serious violations of the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption regulation .

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Édouard et Léo – Fleury inc. (Montréal, QC) recalls CHILI AU BŒUF / Beef chili (variable weights; Sold up to 1 September 2022) due to absence of mandatory storage temperature labeling.

Food Safety Recall: Supermarché Metro Ferland (Québec, QC) recalls MAQUEREAU FUMÉ CAJUN / Cajun style smoked mackerel (150g; Sold up to 7 September 2022) due to absence of mandatory storage temperature labeling.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: Finnish Food Safety Authority reports an outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka that has sickened 54 people. Most of the victims who were interviewed had eated various chicken products.

Allergy Alert (UK – Northern Ireland): Galberts recalls Galberts Plant Based Lemon Cheesecake (2 x 100g; All date codes) due to undecalred walnuts.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls AH Thaise groene curry verspakket / Thai green curry, fresh package (Expiry date 06-09-2022) due to undeclared gluten, soy and sesame.

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Álfasaga ehf. recalls Pestó kjúklingapasta frá Móðir náttúru / Mother Nature brand chicken pesto pasta (390g; Lot L244 & L247; Use by 5.9.22 & 8.9.22, respectively) due to undeclared milk product (parmesan cheese).

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Galberts recalls Galberts Plant Based Lemon Cheesecake (2 x 100g; All date codes) due to undecalred walnuts.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Chrisfish Danmark A/S recalls bastoncini di surimi a pezzi in salamoia etichettato come gamberetti in salamoia Mari Freddi Luxus / Chopped surimi sticks in brine labeled as pickled shrimp (225g & 500g; Lot #15790-20; Best before 13/11/2022) due to undeclared fish, egg, wheat, and soy.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): PLUS supermarkten recalls PLUS Maaltijdpakket Kip Siam / Chicken Siam meal package (Expiry dates 07-07-2023, 09-06-2023 and 17-05-2023) due to undeclared lupine, celery and milk.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): NOM AG recalls NÖM PRO Proteindrink Kakao / Cocoa protein drink (350g; Best before 19.12.2022) due to an unspecified microbiological problem.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Seing Thai Supermarket recalls Adarasa brand Krupuk Gendar Bawang / Onion crackers (150g; Lot KGXX128H; Best before 31/08/2025) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR FRANCE recalls Carrefour classic brand NOUNOURS GUIMAUVE / Marshmallow teddy bears (1 kg; All lot codes; Best before 31/05/2023 & 30/06/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (France): FROMAGERIE LA CAPRARIUS recalls LA CAPRARIUS brand TOMME DE CHEVRE / Goat cheese (Lot 25A; Sold 16/08/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS JC DAVID recalls La Cuisine du Poissonnier brand Filets de hareng doux fumé / Sweet, smoked herring fillets (200g; Lot 236; Use by 28/09/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FROMAGERIE LA CAPRARIUS recalls LA CAPRARIUS brand tomme de vache et tomme de vache hic au cidre / Cow’s milk cheese and cow’s milk cheese flavoured with cider (Lot 23A; Sold 27/07/2022 – 28/07/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SILVE INTERMARCHE recalls JEAN ROZE brand SAUCISSES DE TOULOUSE -25% DE SEL / Toulouse-style sausages, 25% less salt (500g; Lot J22350780; Use by 06/09/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): JULIA LUDOVIC Boucherie SARDA – JULIA recalls Pâté de tête Sarda – Julia / Head pâté (All lots; Use by dates between 28/08/2022 and 05/09/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS JC DAVID recalls J.C.David brand hareng à l’huile / Herring in oil (multiple package sizes, lot codes and Use by dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): ORIENTAL KITCHEN recalls ORIENTAL KITCHEN brand NEM CHUA Long Stick (200g; Use by 11/09/2022) due to Staphylococcus aureus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France):  ORIENTAL KITCHEN recalls ORIENTAL KITCHEN brand NEM CHUA et NEM CHUA La Tam Ruot (10 pieces per 300g bag; Use by 11/09/2022) due to Staphylococcus aureus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ELSAM INTERMARCHE université recalls Saint Nicolas Gourmet brand eclair café / Coffee eclair (Lot 220825459; Use by 28/08/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Rack & Rüther GmbH recalls Bauernbratwurst, streichfähige Rohwurst / Farmer’s bratwurst, spreadable raw sausage (Lot 238; Best before 30.09.2022) due to shigatoxin producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Unilever recalls Calvé brand Pindasaus Mild / Sauce aux cacahuètes douce / Mild peanut sauce (350g; All Best before dates up to 15/05/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of rubber).

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Cora recalls Moules d’Espagne / Mussels from Spain (3 kg; Lot 124723; Sold from 30/08/2022 to 05/09/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Unilever recalls Calvé brand Pindasaus Kruidig / Spicy Peanut Sauce (350g; Best before 15/05/2023) and Pindasaus Mild / Mild Peanut Sauce (350g & 650g; Best before 15/05/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of rubber).

Food Safety Recall (Norway): Coop Norge SA recalls Coop Middelhavssalat / Coop Mediterranean lettuce (125g; Lot 100129696; Best before 14.09.2022) due to E. coli contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Singapore): The Singapore Food Agency has detected undeclared allergens in three imported products and has ordered the importers to recall these products. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of recalled products and the undeclared allergens found in them.