Recalls and Alerts: October 18-19, 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 UPDATE: FDA issues weekly update of in-progress foodborne illness outbreak investigations.

Allergy Alert: Albertsons Companies recalls ReadyMeals Chicken Salad Quad and Chicken Salad Sandwich Club Tray products prepared in store at certain Albertsons and Safeway stores due to undeclared cashews. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Hammond’s Candies recalls Hammond’s Salted Caramel Cookies (5-oz; Best by  6/29/2023A; UPC 6 91355 89889 5) due to undeclared peanuts.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Goldenway Import and Export recalls Enoki Mushroom (200g; Product code YH22081713013; Date coe 2022.10.31; UPC 6 950319 388815) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was sold in British Columbia and Manitoba and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

Food Safety Recall: Abbott Laboratories Co. recalls Pedialyte Unflavored (59 mL; Lot 34589N200) due to possible defective seals.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION NORWAY: The Norwegian Institute of Public Health is investigating an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes involving four confirmed cases and one suspect case in individuals ranging in age between 50 and 90 years old. All four of the confirmed victims are hospitalized. Following interviews with outbreak victims who reported having eaten smoked salmon or smoked trout from the same manufacturer, an inspection of the manufacturing facility revealed the outbreak strain in environmental samples. Please see recall details below.

Allergy Alert (France): COOPERATIVE U recalls Langoustine cuite cal. 20/30 pêche Atlantique Nord Est / Cooked langoustine from the North East Atlantic fishery, size 20/30 (1kg tray; Lot 220802TD283; Use by 20/10/2022) due to undeclared sulphur dioxide.

Allergy Alert (UK): Lidl GB recalls Birchwood 2 Breaded Katsu Kiev (260g; Use by 24 October 2022) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Lima Bio Food BV recalls Lima brand Galettes fines de riz complet / Thin brown rice cakes (130g; Lot R22182B; Best before 02/07/2023) due to elevated aflatoxin levels.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): CONTINENTAL BAKERIES HAUST recalls Carrefour BIO brand Galettes 4 céréales / 4-grain thin cakes (Lots H22154J and H22153J; Best before 04/06/2023 and 03/06/2023) due to elevated levels of mycotoxins.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Cacahuètes grillées au miel / Honey-roasted peanuts (125g; Lots 1114039 and 113976; Best before 22/03/2023 and 17/03/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (France): MONOPRIX recalls Monoprix brand Jambon cuit supérieur avec couenne / Superior cooked ham with rind (All Lots; Use by 17/ 10/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BCT 500 recalls SAUCISSON CUIT À L’AIL FUMÉ / Cooked sausage with smoked garlic (210g; Lot U271047; Use by 30/10/2022 & 04/11/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LE FROMAGER DES HALLES recalls LA PERELLE brand Petit Pont l’Evêque cheese (240g; Lot 030922LI5; Use by 17/11/2022) due to E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): HENRI RAFFIN recalls LE PETIT SAVOYARD brand BRINDILLES NATURES / Pure pork dry sausage (240g; Lot 22772006; Best by 02/01/2023) due to foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DROME ARDECHE TRADITION recalls Drôme Salaisons brand Pâté en croûte cocktail aux Amandes / Cocktail pâté with almonds in pastry shell (400g; Lot 2222713; Use by dates between 03/11/2022 and 06/11/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DROME ARDECHE TRADITION recalls Drôme Salaisons brand Pâté en croûte cocktail aux Noix / Cocktail pâté with nuts in pastry shell (400g; Lot 2222724; Use by dates between 02/11/2022 and 03/11/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DROME ARDECHE TRADITION recalls Drôme Salaisons brand Pâté en croûte cocktail aux Pistaches / Cocktail pâté with pistachios in pastry shell (400g; Lot 2222724; Use by 02/11/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DROME ARDECHE TRADITION recalls Drôme Salaisons brand Pâté en croûte cocktail aux Olives noires / Cocktail pâté with black olives in pastry shell (400g; Lot 2222713; Use by dates between 30/10/2022 and 06/11/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR FRANCE recalls Carrefour BIO brand Galettes riz complet / Brown rice cakes (100g; Lots H22151J & H22152J; Best before 01/06/2023 & 02/06/2023) due to possible aflatoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR FRANCE recalls Carrefour BIO brand Galettes 4 céréales / 4-grain cakes (100g; Lot H22154J; Best before 04/06/2023) due to possible aflatoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR FRANCE recalls LE MARCHE CARREFOUR brand MERGUEZ VERITABLES BOEUF MOUTON / Genuine mutton & beef merguez sausage (330g 6-pack; Lot C2285324; Use by 22/10/2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): VENG MY HUAT NGOC XUYEN SAIGON recalls NGOC XUYEN SAIGON brand BANH CUON / Vietnamese ravioli (Use by 19/10/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Lima Natuurvoeding BV recalls Lima brand Reiswaffeln Dünn / Thin rice cakes (130g; Lot R22182B; Best before 02/07/2023) due to aflatoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): frostkrone Tiefkühlkost GmbH recalls la finesse MAC ‘N‘ CHEESE CUBES (250g; Best before 30.07.2023, 30.08.2023, 30.09.2023, 30.10.2023) foreign matter contamination (plastic).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Motta S.R.L. recalls Sapori di cascina brand Prosciutto cotto alta qualita’ / Superior cooked ham (150g; Lot 223467; Use by 20-10-2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Borges Agricultural & Industrial Nuts, S.A. recalls Sol & Mar brand Mandorle fritte con zucchero, miele e sale / Roasted almonds with sugar, honey and salt (150g; Lots 1114186, 1114407 & 1114543; Use by 05/04/2023, 02/05/2023 & 19/05/2023, respectively) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Cooperativa Produttori Latte e Fontina soc. coop. a r.l. recalls Pascoli Italiani brand Fontina DOP cheese (250g; Lot C252105286; Use by 11.11.2022) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls Lima brand Galettes de riz 100% / 100% rice cakes (Best before 02/07/2023) due to aflatoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Norway): Troll Salmon AS recalls multiple batches of smoked salmon and smoked trout due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products. See also the Outbreak Investigation notice, above, for information on the reason for the recall.

Food Safety Recall (Spain): Manufacturer recalls multiple brands and varieties of fried nuts due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Charlie Bigham’s recalls Charlie Bigham’s Vegetable Lasagne for 1 (365g; Batch code 5033665214326; Use by 24 Oct 2022) and Charlie Bigham’s Vegetable Lasagne for 2 (730g; Batch code 5033665212568; Use by 24 Oct 2022) due to foreign matter contamination (plastic).