Recalls and Alerts: September 13-14, 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: The FDA is investigating a new outbreak of 6 cases of Listeria monocytogenes infections. The source of the outbreak has not yet been determined. The FDA is in the process of conducting an on-site inspection, including collection and analysis of samples.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: The CDC reports 7 cases of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to consumption of Ground beef in select HelloFresh meal kits in six states. Six people have been hospitalized, although no cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) have been reported.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA has warned The Royal Ice Cream Company Inc. (Manchester, CT) that an inspection of the company’s ready-to-eat (RTE) ice cream product manufacturing facility conducted in January/February 2022 revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in environmental swabs collected during the inspection as well as other serious violations of Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA has warned Chaur Fong Inc. dba 888 Food Company (South El Monte, CA) that an inspection of the company’s seafood processing facility conducted in June 2022 revealed serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA has warned Banks Square Market Corp. dba The Produce Connection (Wakefield, MA) that an inspection of the company’s ready-to-eat (RTE) fresh-cut fruit and vegetable processing facility conducted in February/March 2022 revealed revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in environmental swabs collected during the inspection as well as other serious violations of Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Marché Ankasso (Montréal-Nord, QC) recalls ÉPICES CRÉOLES / EPIS KREYOL / Creole spices (Sold up to 9 September 2022) due to lack of mandatory storage temperature labeling.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Rema Distribution Danmark A/S recalls Frilandsgris schnitzler mandel og paprika / Free-range pork schnitzel with nuts and paprika (250g; Best before 20.09.2022) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert (France): AUCHAN RETAIL SERVICES recalls AUCHAN SOLIDAIRES MOUSSE DE FOIE / Liver mousse (160g; Lot 000011011077; Use by 02/10/2022) due to undeclared milk and egg.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Aldi recalls Bramwells Tartare Sauce (175g; Batch code 2118; Best before APR 2023) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): PepsiCo Nederland recalls Duyvis Borrelnoten Provençale / Beer nuts (125g & 1000g; Lot #NLZ 010 230; Best before 15/04/2023 & 20/05/2023, respectively) due to undeclared almonds and cashews.

Allergy Alert (UK): Costa Coffee recalls Costa Coffee British Roast Chicken Salad Sandwich (Use by 11 September 2022, 12 September 2022, 13 September 2022 14 September 2022, 15 September 2022 and 16 September 2022) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (UK): ALDI recalls Bramwells Tartare Sauce (175g; Product code 73685 and 40691; Batch code 2118; Best before April 2023) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert Update (UK): Unisnacks Europe Limited recalls Lotte Pepero Snowy Almond (32g; Best before 01 May 2023 and 02 May 2023) due to undeclared peanuts and sesame.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Franprix recalls Bûche de chèvre Sainte-Maure Franprix / goat cheese log (200g; All Use by dates between 01/10/2022 and 10/10/2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): LEADER PRICE recalls BUCHE FONDANTE
PRESIDENT
/ Cheese log for melting (250g; All Use by dates between 24/09/2022 and 10/10/2022) and Bûche de chèvre Sainte-Maure / Goat cheese (200g; All Use by dates between 02/10/2022 and 25/10/2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Lidl Suomi Ky recalls Président Sainte Maure goat cheese log (200g; Use by 06.10.22, 17.10.22, 20.10.22 and 23.10.22) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (France): CORICO recalls MEDINA HALAL brand Saucisson de dinde / Turkey sausage slices (150g; Lot 9772000250; Use by 17/10/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SILVE INTERMARCHE recalls MONIQUE RANOU brand Sandwich Club Jambon Beurre / Club sandwich with butter and ham (125g; Lot 22-250A; Use by 25/09/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): PANZANI recalls PANZANI brand TOMACOULI NATURE / Tomato sauce, plain (3 x 200g; Multiple lot codes; Best before 01/04/2024 & 01/05/2024) due to possible package leaks.

Food Safety Recall (France): BIOCOOP recalls BIOCOOP brand Farine de sarrasin T130 / Buckwheat flour (1 kg; Lot 290822 FSAT130S1 – 214; Best before 29/08/2023) due to elevated level of ochratoxin A.

Food Safety Recall (France): LE FROMAGER DES HALLES recalls REBLOCHON FERMIER AOP LA GRANGE / Farm cheese wheel (All lots; Use by 30/09/2022) due to possible shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Fa. Hubi GmbH recalls Halva Pistachio / Halvah with pistachios (800g; Best before 27.02.2023; Product of Syria) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Ciavolino Daniele & Figli Roma Srl recalls ALESTO brand ARACHIDI IN GUSCIO TOSTATE / Roasted peanuts in the shell (500g; Lot 19522P; Best before 07/2023) due to elevated level of aflatoxins.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Société Fromagere De Riblaire recalls President brand Tronchetto di Capra / Goat cheese log (1 kg; Lots 238ACN360 – 238ACN72; Best before 25-10-2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Société Fromagere De Riblaire recalls President brand Tronchetto di Capra / Goat cheese log (200g; Lot 232CB05320; Best before 12-10-2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Société Fromagere De Riblaire recalls President brand Tronchetto di Capra / Goat cheese log (200g; Lot 227AD05320; Best before 6-10-2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Hoogvliet recalls Rio brand Gedemineraliseerd water / Demineralized water (Top of bottle code 628072022; Sold since January 2022) because the bottles were filled with an unknown liquid.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Classic Fine Foods (Hong Kong) Limited recalls CHILLED GOAT CHEESE SAINT MAURE (200g; Use by November 1, 2022, and November 5, 2022; Product of France) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Lactalis Singapore Pte. Ltd recalls Président Sainte Maure Cheese (200g; Lot codes 227DD0539, 234AC0565 & 241DD0540; Expiry dates 01/11/22, 05/11/22 & 15/11/22, respectively; Product of France) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).