Recalls and Alerts: October 13-14, 2022

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United States

Public Health Alert: USDA/FSIS issues consumer alert for FRANK’S BUTCHER SHOP GROUND BEEF (1-lb. plastic vacuum-packed packages; Packed on dates 10-07-2022 and 10-09-2022) due to possible E. coli O103 contamination. The products are no longer available for purchase, but consumers may still have the product stored in their freezer.

Infant Formula Safety Recall: Abbott recalls Ready-to-Feed liquid products for infants and children, including the brands Similac® Pro-Total ComfortTM, Similac® 360 Total Care®, Similac 360 Total Care Sensitive, Similac® Special Care® 24, Similac Stage 1, Similac® NeoSure®, Similac Water (Sterilized) and Pedialyte Electrolyte Solution (2 fl oz/59 ml bottles; multiple lot codes) because a small percentage of bottles (less than 1%) in the recalled lots have bottle caps that may not have sealed completely, which could result in spoilage. The recalled products were manufactured in Columbus, Ohio and were distributed primarily to hospitals and to some doctors’ offices, distributors and retailers in the U.S., including Puerto Rico; one lot of products was sent to Barbados, Bermuda, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Croix and St. Thomas; and two lots were sent to Canada, Curacao, Panama, and Trinidad and Tobago. Please refer to the Abbott recall website for additional information about the affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Nestlé USA recalls NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® STUFFED Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough with Fudge Filling products (8 oz; produced between June and September 2022) due to potential foreign matter contamination (white plastic pieces). The recalled products were distributed in the continental United States and Puerto Rico.

Canada

Infant Formula Safety Recall: Abbott recalls Ready-to-Feed liquid products for infants and children, including the brands Similac® Pro-Total ComfortTM, Similac® 360 Total Care®, Similac 360 Total Care Sensitive, Similac® Special Care® 24, Similac Stage 1, Similac® NeoSure®, Similac Water (Sterilized) and Pedialyte Electrolyte Solution (2 fl oz/59 ml bottles; multiple lot codes) because a small percentage of bottles (less than 1%) in the recalled lots have bottle caps that may not have sealed completely, which could result in spoilage. The recalled products were manufactured in Columbus, Ohio and were distributed primarily to hospitals and to some doctors’ offices, distributors and retailers in the U.S., including Puerto Rico; one lot of products was sent to Barbados, Bermuda, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Croix and St. Thomas; and two lots were sent to Canada, Curacao, Panama, and Trinidad and Tobago. Please refer to the Abbott recall website for additional information about the affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Abbott recalls Abbott brand Similac Sterilized Water (48 x 59 ml; Lot 39398N200; Expiry 01-OCT-2023) due to spoilage. The recalled product was sold nationally.

Food Safety Recall: Aristo Cuisine recalls multiple Circle K / Couche Tard brand sandwiches (Best before 22-OC-12, 22-OC-13 & 22-OC-14) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were sold in Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Sweden): The Swedish Food Agency and the Public Health Agency are continuing to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium that has now sickened 54 people from 20 different regions in the country since September 17, 2022. The source of this outbreak has not yet been identified, but is suspected to be a food with wide distribution in Sweden.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls AH Koolhydraat verlaagd bollen volkoren / Low-carb whole wheat buns (4 x 60g; Best before 14/10/2022) due to undeclared sesame.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Candynavia A/S recalls Slikposer – SSC Børnepose / Candy bags – SSC Children’s bag (Best before 31.07.2023) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI alerts consumers to presence of undeclared sesame seeds in Heera Rewdi (Sugar & Sesame Sweet) (300g; Batch 2G1201221; Best before May 2024)

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH Koolhydraat verlaagd bollen volkoren / Low-carb whole wheat buns (4 x 60g; Best before 14/10/2022) due to undeclared sesame.

Allergy Alert (Spain): PepsiCo España recalls Lay’s Horno al punto de Sal / Lay’s Oven Baked crisps, salted (150g; Batches BV 51501 256, BV 51504 256 and BV 51501 257; Best before 02/04/2023; Product of Belgium) due to undeclared milk, soy and wheat.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Borges Agricultural & Industrial Nuts S.A. recalls Sol&Mar brand Almendras fritas con miel y sal – AMANDES frites au miel et au sel / Fried almonds with honey and salt (150g; Lots 1114186, 1114543 & 1114673; Use by 05/04/2023, 19/05/2023 & 01/06/2023, respectively) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand amandes décortiquées Bio / Organic shelled almonds (250g; Best before 17/02/2023) due to excessive hydrocyanic acid.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): REMA Distribution A/S recalls several batches of kidney beans in brine, kidney beans in chilli sauce, and white beans in tomato sauce, as small perforations in the cans may lead to microbial contamination, resulting in fermentation. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Lidl Suomi recalls Sol & Mar paahdetut ja hunajalla ja suolalla kuorrutetut mantelit / Sol & Mar almonds roasted and glazed with honey and salt (150g; Best before 2.5.2023 and 3.5.2023) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS MASSARDIER SALAISONS MASSARDIER recalls Salaisons Massardier brand tête roulée pistachée / Rolled pork with pistachios (Various package formats; Lots 22620004, 2262005, 22620024, 22620023; Use by 19/10/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ROLAND MONTERRAT recalls various varieties of Pâtés en croûte / Pàtés in pastry crust (Sold by the slice; Use by dates between 29/10/2022 and 12/11/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): AUCHAN RETAIL SERVICES recalls AUCHAN PATE EN CROUTE RICHELIEU / Pàté in pastry crust (2 slices (190g); Lots 227201, 227301, 227701 & 227801; Use by 03/11/2022, 04/11/2022, 08/11/2022 & 09/11/2022, respectively) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ROUFFIAC DISTRIBUTION LECLERC recalls Jambon d’AUCH AC SUPERIEUR cuit / Superior cooked ham (Sold by the slice from 09/09/2022 to 23/09/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LE FROMAGER DES HALLES recalls LA PERELLE brand Petit Pont l’eveque cheese (240g; Lot 120922LI8; Use by 26/11/2022) due to E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MARIUS BERNARD recalls Les pêcheurs des Calanques brand Aïoli BIO / Organic Aïoli (90g; Lot 1209F1189; Best before 12/09/2024) due to suspected microbial growth.

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS FASSIER SA recalls FASSIER brand JAMBONNEAU SUPERIEUR CUIT AU BOUILLON / Superior ham cooked in broth (Lot 2490503000092; Use by 11/10/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SCAMARK E.LECLERC recalls COTE TABLE brand SPAGHETTI BOLOGNAISE (415g can; Lot LU097; Best before 30/04/2026) due to possible can perforations that could result in microbial contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): AUCHAN RETAIL SERVICES recalls AUCHAN brand PERSIL FLOCONS / Parsley flakes (10g; Lot LF2243CA; Best before 31/10/2024) due to possible foreign matter contamination (glass particles).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Borges Agricultural & Industrial Nuts, S.A. recalls Sol&Mar Frittierte Mandelhälften mit Zucker, Honig und Salz / Fried almonds with sugar, honey and salt (150g; Lot 1114724; Best before 20.06.2023) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Gelmini Carlo SRL recalls Pascoli Italiani brand Gorgonzola Dolce DOP / Sweet gorgonzola cheese (300g; Lot 21846252; Best before 08.11.2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Alicos SRL recalls Alicos brand Pesto al finocchietto selvatico / Wild fennel pesto (190g; Lot 15ST22; Use by 15 September 2024) due to risk of Clostridium botulinum contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): SUPERMERCATI IPERAL S.p.A recalls PORCHETTA D’ARICCIA IGP / Pork roast (90g; Lots V232134, V232703, V233395, V234224, V234230, V235970 & V236047; Use by 30/10/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand amandes décortiquées Bio / Organic shelled almonds (250g; Best before 17/02/2023) due to excessive hydrocyanic acid.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Salaisons MEYER recalls Meyer brand Pâté au poivre / Pepper pâté (250g; Lot 80-20220913-25; All Use by dates from 15/10/2022 to 22/10/2022) and Meyer brand Pâté au poivre en bloc / Pepper pâté block (Variable weights; Lot 80-20220913-22; All Use by dates from 15/10/2022 to 22/10/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of rigid black plastic).

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): AUCHAN recalls AUCHAN PATE EN CROUTE RICHELIEU / Pàté in pastry crust (2 slices (190g); Lots 227201, 227301, 227701 & 227801; Use by 03/11/2022, 04/11/2022, 08/11/2022 & 09/11/2022, respectively) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Food safety authority recalls Boni brand Purée de pommes de terre surgelée / Frozen potato purée (1 kg; Lot BL221757; Best before 23/06/2024) and Boni brand Purée de pommes de terre aux épinards surgelée / Potato and spinach purée, frozen (1 kg; Lot L222107; Best before 28/07/2024) due to foreign matter contamination (glass).

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Borges Agricultural & Industrial Nuts, S.A. recalls Sol & Mar brand Amandes au sucre, miel et sel / Almonds with sugar, honey and salt (150g; Lots 1114186, 1114543 & 1114673; Best before 05/04/2023, 19/05/2023 & 01/06/2023, respectively) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Layenberger Nutrition Group GmbH recalls multiple varieties of Layenberger Fit+Feelgood Slim Shakes (396g; multiple lot codes and expiration dates) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Hoogvliet recalls Casa del Sud ravioli Bolognese (400g can; Expiration date 30-09-2026) due to possible damaged containers that may develop microbial spoilage.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Lidl recalls Kania erwtensoep / Pea soup (800ml; Expiration date 09-2025) due to possible foreign matter contamination (stones).

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Ferrero Kinder Schokobons / Chocolate candies (300g; Best before 05-10-2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination. This product was recalled by Ferrero in April; however some of the product was shipped by Jumbo to a limited number of stores in error.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Stone Mill Industries Ltd recalls multiple snack products due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Importers recall Fresh shell eggs (Farm code CEJ027; All batches; Product of Malaysia) due to Salmonella Enteritidis contamination. The farm is also suspended and will not be allowed to export their eggs to Singapore until the contamination problem has been rectified.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Murray River Smokehouse recalls Murray River Smokehouse salami mild (180g; Best before 25FEB2023) and ​Murray River Smokehouse salami pepper (180g; Best before 06MAR2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Latin America and the Caribbean

Infant Formula Safety Recall: Abbott recalls Ready-to-Feed liquid products for infants and children, including the brands Similac® Pro-Total ComfortTM, Similac® 360 Total Care®, Similac 360 Total Care Sensitive, Similac® Special Care® 24, Similac Stage 1, Similac® NeoSure®, Similac Water (Sterilized) and Pedialyte Electrolyte Solution (2 fl oz/59 ml bottles; multiple lot codes) because a small percentage of bottles (less than 1%) in the recalled lots have bottle caps that may not have sealed completely, which could result in spoilage. The recalled products were manufactured in Columbus, Ohio and were distributed primarily to hospitals and to some doctors’ offices, distributors and retailers in the U.S., including Puerto Rico; one lot of products was sent to Barbados, Bermuda, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Croix and St. Thomas; and two lots were sent to Canada, Curacao, Panama, and Trinidad and Tobago. Please refer to the Abbott recall website for additional information about the affected products.

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