Recalls and Alerts: October 20-21, 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: CDC and FDA are investigating a three-state outbreak of Salmonella Litchfield that has sickened at least 33 people. Thirteen of the outbreak victims have been hospitalized. The outbreak is linked to consumption of raw salmon used to prepare sushi, sashimi, and poke in restaurants, mainly in Arizona and California.

Allergy Alert: Da Cheng Vegetarian Food Inc. recalls Vegan Drumsticks (6.6 pound, clear plastic package; Expiry date 09/23/2023) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall: Bob Evans Farms Foods, Inc. recalls Bob Evans Italian Sausage (1-lb chubs; Lot XEN3663466; USE/FRZ BY 11/26/22, time stamp between 14:43 and 15:25) due to foreign matter contamination (thin blue rubber).

Canada

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: Alberta Health Services is investigating an outbreak of Shigella in the Edmonton area. The outbreak has affected 87 people since mid-August, with 63 of them requiring hospitalization. Most of the victims are part of the “inner city” population. No specific source of the infections has been established.

Allergy Alert: Traiteurs Chictay Lakay (Laval, QC) recalls Chictay Lakay Morue / Cod and Chictay Lakay Hareng / Herring (variable weights; Sold up to 21 October 2022) due to undeclared sesame and wheat (gluten).

Food Safety Recall: Unreal Brands, Inc. recalls Unreal brand dark chocolate coconut minis (435g; Best before 23AU04, 23AU05, 23AU31, 23SE01, 23SE02, 23SE09, 23SE16, 23SE19, 23SE20, 23SE21, 23SE22, 23SE23, 23SE26, 23SE27, 23SE28, 23SE29, 23SE30, 23OC03; UPC 8 57484 00688 8) due to Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (SWEDEN): The Public Health Authority is investigating an outbreak of 61 confirmed cases of Cryptosporidium parvum since September 25, 2022. An additional 98 possible cases are also under investigation. Although the source of the infection has not yet been identified, it is suspected to be a food that is distributed widely in Sweden.

Allergy Alert (Austria): Frozen Power GmbH & Co. KG recalls FRO ZEN Power Creamy Coco, Crispy Hazel, Salted Caramel, Dreamy Choc and Yogurt Amarena varieties (150g pack and 50g single bar pack; All Best before dates from May 1st, 2024) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls Verkade brand Oaties Naturel plain oatmeal cookies (Best before 28-07-2023) due to undeclared milk and soy.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Coronet Cake Company ApS recalls Finnish bread labeled as BRØD COOPERATIVET BRUNKAGER (150g; Best before 08.05.2023) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (France): SILVE INTERMARCHE recalls CHABRIOR brand pains au chocolat / Chocolate buns (pkg of 10, 450g; Lots L22359851(HH:MM) 286, L22359851(HH:MM) 287; Best before 10/11/2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (France): SAS FRIAL MONOPRIX  recalls MONOPRIX brand POULET ET RIZ BASMATI SAUCE COCO CURRY SURGELES / Frozen chicken and basmati rice with coconut curry sauce (300g; Lot 22115; Best before 01/10/2023) due to undeclared nuts.

Allergy Alert (France): LA VIE CLAIRE recalls LA VIE CLAIRE brand Tartines craquantes “Craquines” sarrasin / Crunchy buckwheat toast (150g; Lot 22A213L7; Best before 31/08/2023) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (France): JEFF DE BRUGES DIFFUSION recalls Jeff de Bruges brand Choco’Mauves oursons assortis / Assorted chocolate-coated marshmallows (Best before dates between 24/02/2023 and 31/10/2023) due to undeclared hazelnuts and almonds.

Allergy Alert (France): JEFF DE BRUGES DIFFUSION recalls Jeff de Bruges brand Cube XXL Ours Guimauve / Marshmallow bear (Best before dates between 24/02/2023 and 31/08/2023) due to undeclared hazelnuts and almonds.

Allergy Alert (France): MONOPRIX recalls MONOPRIX brand LE WRAP Poulet Basilic / Chicken basil wrap (Use by 23/10/2022) due to undeclared sesame and mustard.

Allergy Alert (France): MONOPRIX recalls MONOPRIX brand WRAP HOUMOUS PATATE DOUCE / Hummus and sweet potato wrap (Use by 23/10/2022) due to undeclared milk and egg.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Frozen Power GmbH & Co. KG recalls FRO ZEN Power Creamy Coco, Crispy Hazel, Salted Caramel, Dreamy Choc and Yogurt Amarena varieties (150g pack and 50g single bar pack; All Best before dates from May 1st, 2024) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (Germany): P & B (Foods) Limited recalls Heera Rewdi (300g; Lot 1G1090222; Best before August 2024) due to undeclared sesame.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): MONOPRIX recalls MONOPRIX brand WRAP HOUMOUS PATATE DOUCE / Hummus and sweet potato wrap (Use by 23/10/2022) due to undeclared milk and egg.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Damhert BV recalls Mix Choco pepernoten glutenvrij / Chocolate peppernuts, gluten-free (150g; Expiration date 01-04-2023) due to undeclared lactose.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Koninklijke Verkade NV recalls Verkade Oaties Naturel / Plain oatmeal cookies (Lot #2210; Expiration date 07/28/2023) due to undeclared milk and soy.

Allergy Alert (Norway): P&B (Foods) Limited recalls Heera Rewdi (300g & 700g; Best before May 2023 and August 2023) due to undeclared sesame.

Allergy Alert (UK – Northern Ireland only): Crunchy Bakery recalls Bulka Tarta breadcrumbs (500g; All best before dates up to 31 December 2022) due to undeclared soy.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Frostkrone Tiefkühlkost GmbH recalls Primana TK Snack Box – Crack ́n Cheese Cubes variety (Best before 30.08.2023 & 15.09.2023) due to foreign matter contamination (hard plastic pieces).

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): FRANPRIX recalls FRANPRIX brand Galettes de riz complet BIO / Organic brown rice cakes (100g; Lot H22144J; Best before 25/05/2023) due to presence of mycotoxins.

Food Safety Recall (France): MONDELEZ FRANCE SAS Mondelez International  recalls LU – Granola brand Granola Chocolat au lait / Milk chocolate granola biscuit (2 x 200g; Lots OCE0123911, OCE0123912, OCE0123913, OCE0123921, OCE0123922, OCE0123923, OCE0123931, OCE0123932) and Granola Chocolat Noir / Dark chocolate granola (195g; Lots OCE0123872, OCE0123873, OCE0123911) due to foreign matter contamination (fine metal particles)

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE PUR ALIMENT recalls Lima brand Galettes de riz fines salées rectangulaires / Thin, square salted rice cakes (130g; Lot R22182B; Best before 02/07/2023) due to possible aflatoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall France): ACHATS MARCHANDISES CASINO Monoprix recalls Monoprix BIO brand Galettes de riz complet / Brown rice cakes (100g; Best before 02/06/2023) due to possible mycotoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): COMPAGNIE INDEPENDANTE DES EPICES recalls Les Bonnes Epices de Mr Maurice brand Gingembre Moulu / Ground ginger (45g; Lot TA0311; Best before 30/04/2024) due to Salmonella and Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall France): COMPAGNIE INDEPENDANTE DES EPICES recalls Leader Price brand Gingembre Moulu / Ground ginger (45g; Lot TA0311; Best before 30/04/2024) due to Salmonella and Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): COOPERATIVE U recalls Le Chevrier des Crays brand Faisselle de chèvre au lait cru / Goat cheese made with raw milk (4 x 100g; Lot 255; Use by 11/10/2022) due to E. coli O103:H2 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Thierry Schweitzer  recalls Thierry Schweitzer brand ALLUMETTES FUMEES SANS NITRITE BIO / Organic smoked shredded pork, nitrite-free (200g & 1 kg; Lot22284-131; Use by 10/12/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CORA recalls FILET DE HARENG A L ANCIENNE / Old-fashioned herring fillet (Sold between 12/10/2022 and 14/10/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DONJIMAR INTERMARCHE MONTAIGU DE QUERCY recalls merguez sausage (Use by 13/10/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ACHATS MARCHANDISES CASINO recalls Franprix brand Galettes de riz complet / Brown rice cakes (100g; Lot H22144J; Best before 25/05/2023) due to possible mycotoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GAEC DE LA FERME D’ARBOUSES recalls Pâté de poulet aux herbes des Cévennes, Pâté de Poulet aux piments, Pâté de Pintade aux trompettes de la mort / Chicken pâté with Cévennes herbs, Chicken pâté with peppers, Guinea fowl pâté with trumpets of death (200g; Lot 151024; Best before 15/10/2024) due to possible Clostridium botulinum contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ROUFFIAC DISTRIBUTION LECLERC recalls Jambon cuit avec couenne / Cooked ham with rind (Sold from 09/09/2022 to 23/09/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SILVE INTERMARCHE, NETTO recalls Producteurs et Commerçants brand Pâté en croûte Pistaché, Pâté en croûte Canard Pistaché, Pâté en croûte Richelieu / Pâtés in pastry shells, pistachio, pistachio-duck and Richelieu varieties (Multiple lot codes and Use by dates) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): CORA recalls Pain Sportif (aux fruits secs) tranché / Sliced sports bread with dried fruit (350g; Use by dates between 08/10/2022 and 20/10/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of hard clear plastic).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Büsra Durmus menisam Feinkost recalls Can Oliven in Rapsöl / Canned olives in rapeseed oil (Sold loose from October 11th, 2022 to October 19th, 2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Continental Bakeries Deutschland GmbH recalls REWE Bio Reiswaffeln Zartbitter / Organic brown rice cakes (100g; Best before 18.06.2023, 21.06.2023, 22.06.2023) due to mycotoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Continental Bakeries – Granco SA recalls Carrefour Bio brand Gallette di riso giganti / Giant rice cakes (200g; Lots R22159A and R22160A; Best before 09-10/06/2023) due to mycotoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls Lima brand Galettes de riz 100% / 100% rice cakes (130g; Best before 02/07/2023) due to aflatoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): ICA recalls ICA Gravad Lax / Gravlax, sliced (150g; Batch code 61490299581; Best before 2022-10-20, 2022-10-24, 2022-10-26, 2022-10-28, 2022-10-31) and ICA Najadlax, sliced (150g; Batch code 61524299089; Best before 2022-10-20, 2022-10-21, 2022-10-25, 2022-10-26, 2022-10-27, 2022-10-28, 2022 -10/31, 2022-11-01, 2022-11-02, 2022-11-03, 2022-11-04, 2022-11-07) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Iceland recalls Iceland Ready Cooked Diced Chicken Breast (800g; Best before 17 June 2023) because some of the packages may contain uncooked chicken.