Recalls and Alerts: September 29-30, 2022

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Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: FDA, CDC and state agencies are cooperating to investigate a 6-state outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes illnesses linked to brie and camembert cheeses from Old Europe Cheese, Inc. Six people have become ill and five of them were hospitalized. FDA recovered the outbreak strain from an environmental sample collected during an inspection of the manufacturing facility.

Allergy Alert: Diana’s Bananas LLC recalls Milk Chocolate Banana Babies dipped frozen bananas (10.5 oz; Best if used by C 08 05 23; UPC 7-43490-00010-4) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market recalls Zerto Fontal cheese (Sell by 9/21/2022 – 10/20/2022; UPC 20565300000) due to undeclared egg protein. The recalled product was sold in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.

Food Safety Recall: Old Europe Cheese, Inc. recalls all Old Europe Cheese Brie and Camembert products with best by dates through 12/14/2022 due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled products were distributed nationwide and in Mexico from August 01, 2022 through September 28, 2022.

Food Safety Recall: The Chai Box recalls Chai Concentrate Mix (16 oz & 64 oz; UPC 7 93611 81925 2 & 7 93611 81926 9, respectively) and Unsweetened Chai Concentrate Mix (16 oz & 64 oz; UPC 793611819252 & 793611819269, respectively) due to potential under-processing which may lead to Clostridium botulinum contamination.


Allergy Alert (Denmark): To Øl A/S recalls To Øl x Omnipollo – Brewtrance / Two Beers x Omnipollo (Lot 24F281B; Best before 08.10.2031) due to undeclared nuts.

Allergy Alert (Finland): Huhtahyvät Oy recalls Huhtahyvät Linssipihvi / Lentil patty (200g; Date codes 4.10.2022, 11.10.2022 ja 17.10.2022) due to undeclared wheat.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Poggio del Farro recalls Carrefour bio brand Barretta di fiocchi di farro e farro soffiato con mirtilli rossi, granella di nocciola e cannella / Bar of spelt flakes and puffed spelt with cranberries, chopped hazelnuts and cinnamon (5 x 25g; Lot 1812; Best before 28/02/23) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (UK): John West recalls John West On The Go Indian Tuna Rice Salad (220g; Best before June 2025) due to undeclared soy and wheat (gluten).

Food Safety Recall (France): SCHIEVER DISTRIBUTION bi1 Saint Bénigne recalls Galantine de porc pistache / Pork galatine with pistachio (Lot 1251; Use by 10/10/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): PURE SALMON FRANCE recalls La petite Fabrique brand Truite Fumé / Smoked trout (4 slices (120g) & 6 slices (180g; Lots 335 2284, 343 2292, 351 2302 & 365 2504; Use by 16/09/2022, 20/09/2022, 21/09/2022 & 07/10/2022, respectively) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE CASTELORIENNE DE DISTRIBUTION E.LECLERC recalls LECLERC Montval Sur Loir brand Chair à saucisse / Minced sausage filling (Sold 17, 19 & 20 September 2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Metten Fleischwaren GmbH & Co. KG recalls Dicke Sauerländer Bockwurst / Thick bockwurst sausage (5 x 80g can; Lot L-2228008 with time stamp from 5:15 to 5:25; Best before 25.08.2023) due to a processing error.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Wertkreis Gütersloh GmbH recalls Kiebitzhof brand Zimtsterne / Cinnamon stars (150g; Lot 2343; Best before 28.02.2023) due to mold contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Manufacturers recall Mjólkursamsölunni MS Villisveppaostur / Wild mushroom cheese (150 gr; Best before 01.03.2023, 08.03.2023 and 18.03.2023) and Aðföng Íslandssósur Rjómasveppasósa / Creamy mushroom sauce (500 ml; Best before16.10.2022) due to foreign matter contamination in an ingredient.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): The Organic Crave Company recalls Crave Chips variant Cheese verpakkingen / Cheese flavoured Crave chips (Lot 20220508D; Use by 08-05-2023) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Spain): Manufacturer recalls CHACINAS EL BOSQUE brand  LIVER SAUSAGES MORCILLA (Batch 120922; Best by 03/12/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): HKScan recalls Bullens pilsnerkorv / Pilsner sausage (240g; Best before August 2025) due to a processing error.

Food Safety Recall (UK): PASCO Food Ltd recalls PASCO Delhi Tikka Masala Cooking Sauce and PASCO Rajestani Jalfrezi Cooking Sauce (350g; Multiple batch codes and Best before dates) due to a production fault which has shortened the shelf life of the product, making them unsafe to eat.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): ALDI recalls Sprinters Crinkle Cut Multi Pack Chips (Best before 01JAN23) due to foreign matter contamination (plastic pieces).

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Genobile Saba Australia recalls Premium Salami Pizza, Premium Margherita Pizza, Premium Garlic Pizza and Premium Pomodoro Pizza (Batch codes 9424, 9508, 9426, and 9425, respectively; Use by 11/10/23) due to an incorrect Use by date (should be 11/10/22).