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OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: FDA and CDC are investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O121:H19 illnesses linked to frozen falafel. The outbreak has affected 20 individuals in 6 states, including Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Five people have been hospitalized. The illnesses have been linked to Earth Grown brand frozen falafel purchased from ALDI. The manufacturer has recalled the implicated products and ALDI has removed remaining products from its store shelves. Please refer to the recall notice below.
Allergy Alert: Bakkavor USA recalls 32-ounce Meal Simple Tomato Basil Soup (Best by 12/2/2022) due to undeclared milk. The recalled product was sold at H-E-B stores in Texas.
Allergy Alert: Flowers Foods, Inc. recalls various Tastykake® and Mrs. Freshley’s® glazed pies due to undeclared soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were sold in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Food Safety Recall: Cuisine Innovations Unlimited, LLC recalls Earth Grown Vegan Traditional Falafel and Garlic & Herb Falafel (Lot numbers 1472, 1481, 1531, 1532, 1541, 1552, 1561, 1581, 1601, 1611, 1612, 1661, 1682, 1732, 1752, 1762, 1782, 1802, and 1812; shipped to stores after June 24, 2021) due to possible shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination. These products have been linked epidemiologically to an outbreak of 20 illnesses in six states (see outbreak notice, above).
Food Safety Recall: Cut Fruit Express recalls Caribou Coffee Fruit and Cheese Plate (6.2 oz; Use by 9/30/2022, 10/2/2022, 10/4/2022, 10/7/2022 and 10/9/2022) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall: Dépanneur du Parc (Roberval, QC) recalls LANIÈRE DE POULET PANÉES / Breaded chicken strips (650g; Sold up to 6 October 2022) due to absence of cooking instructions and lack of labeling to indicate this is a raw product.
Food Safety Recall: Marché Mon Village (Montréal, QC) recalls various spices, nuts, and dried fruits (Sold up to 6 October 2022) because the products were not preserved in a way that would ensure their safety.
Food Safety Recall: Aristo Cuisine recalls Circle K / Couche Tard brand Chicken Salad Club Sandwich (white) (255g; Best before 08-OCT-2022; UPC 8 74111 00969 2) and Circle K / Couche Tard brand Ham Salad Club Sandwich (white) (265g; Best before 08-OCT-2022; UPC 8 74111 00970 8) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled products were sold in Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.
Food Safety Recall Update: Gaton’s Foods Dairy recalls certain Nature’s Best brand and Zavat Chalav brand cheddar and mozzarella cheese products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were sold in Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.
Food Safety Recall: Bright Cheese & Butter Mfg. Company Limited recalls Low-Fat Mozzarella Cheese (20 kg; Vat #22116) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was sold only in Québec.
Food Safety Recall: Le Verger à Ti-Paul Inc. recalls Le Verger à Ti-Paul brand Ciders due to lead contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were sold in Québec.
OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Denmark): Danish health and food safety authorities are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium cases that has infected 14 people in Denmark between August 15, 2022, and September 16, 2022. The source of the outbreak is under investigation.
Allergy Alert (Denmark): P. Taabbel A/S recalls Navito Indbagt laks med spinat og ostesovs / Baked salmon with spinach and cheese sauce (250g; Best before 04.07.2023) due to undeclared shellfish.
Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI warns consumers that To Øl X Omnipollo Brewtrance beer (375 ml; Batch #24F281B; Best before 08/10/2031) contains undeclared hazelnuts.
Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Luxembourg Veterinary and Food Authority orders recall of Chtoura Garden brand Cooked Fava Beans (475g; Lot #29; Best before 31/01/2025) due to undeclared sulphites.
Allergy Alert (Sweden): Järvsö Kebab AB recalls färdiggrillade kebabstrimlor / pre-grilled kebab strips (300g; Best before 2022-09-11) due to undeclared soy.
Allergy Alert (UK – England and Scotland): Lidl GB recalls Select and Go Sushi Box Salmon and Shrimp (330g; All use by dates up to and including 11 October 2022) due to undeclared crustaceans, fish, mustard, sesame, soya, egg, wheat (gluten), milk, and sulphites.
Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Danish Crown Foods A/S recalls Den Gode Frikadelle brand Minifrikadeller / Fried mini-meatballs (800g; Lot 12.10.22; Best before 12.10.2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): Layenberger Nutrition Group GmbH recalls several varieties of Layenberger Fit+Feelgood Slim Shake (396g) due to possible foreign matter contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (Romania): Producătorul Pak Rampart d.o.o. recalls Tastino Napolitane cu 72% cremă cu aromă de alune de pădure / Napolitan wafers with hazelnut flavoured cream (800g; All use by dates) due to Salmonella Typhimurium contamination.
Australia and New Zealand
Allergy Alert (Australia): United Foods (VIC) Pty. Ltd recalls United Foods brand Italian Soup Mix (Best before 14/05/2023) due to undeclared barley (gluten).