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OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: CDC reports a pair of Salmonella outbreaks lnked to exposure to pet bearded dragons. Twenty-three cases have been reported from fifteen states as of October 12, 2022. Ten of the victims are children less than one year old. Eight of the outbreak victims have been hospitalized.
Allergy Alert: Da Cheng Vegetarian Food Inc. recalls Vegan Golden Nuggets (1 lb. and 6.6 lb. plastic packages; Expiration dates between 9/22/2023 and 01/11/2024) due to undeclared egg.
Food Safety Recall: Valley Milk Simply Bottled recalls Valley Milk Simply Bottled Raw Goat Milk and DESI MILK Raw Goat Milk (half-gallon (64 oz) plastic jugs; Code dates OCT 21 2022 through OCT 31 2022) due to Campylobacter jejuni contamination.
Food Safety Recall: Le Relais d’Olivier Marché d’alimentation (Sainte-Madeleine-de-la-Rivière-Madeleine, QC) recalls MORUE FUMÉE / Smoked cod (variable weights; Sold up to 24 October 2022) due to lack of proper expiration date labeling.
OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Sweden): Public Health Agency continues to track an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections that has sickened 84 people so far. Cases have been reported from 20 of the country’s 21 regions. The outbreak is thought to be caused by fresh food with a limited shelf life, but a specific source has not been identified as yet.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): Aldi recalls Belgian Quality brand CHIPOLATA porc/veau / Pork and veal chipolata sausages (500g; Lots 22012891 & 22012991; Use by dates 26/10/2022 & 27/10/2022, respectively) due to undeclared wheat, celery and mustard.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): Aldi recalls Belgian Quality brand Hamburger de porc / Pork meat hamburgers (440g; Lot 22012926; Use by 27/10/2022) due to undeclared wheat, celery and mustard.
Allergy Alert (France): ALIMENTATION GROS IMPORT DIFFUS RHONE-A EPICERIE recalls GUIMAUVE OURSON CHOCOLAT NOIR / Marshmallow bears enrobed in dark chocolate (Best before dates between 04/12/2022 and 17/12/2022) due to undeclared nuts.
Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Aldi recalls Belgian Quality brand Hamburger de porc / Pork meat hamburgers (440g; Lot 22012926; Use by 27/10/2022)) and Belgian Quality brand CHIPOLATA porc/veau / Pork and veal chipolata sausages (500g; Lots 22012891 & 22012991; Use by dates 26/10/2022 & 27/10/2022, respectively) due to undeclared wheat, celery and mustard.
Allergy Alert (Spain): Manufacturer recalls PRODUCTS WHITE brand ARTISAN ALMOND PASTE (400g; Batch 22123; Expiry 06/30/23) due to undeclared milk.
Food Safety Recall (France): SOC CENTRALE APPROVISIONNEMENT ARMORIQUE LECLERC recalls Eleveur de l’ouest brand Poulet fumé au bois de hêtre / Beech wood smoked chicken (Lot 5412190094; Use by 07/11/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): DISTRISUD recalls DISTRISUD brand Saint nectaire fermier 1/6 / Farm-style cheese, 1/6 wheel (280g; All Use by dates between 28/10/2022 and 01/11/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): LIDL recalls L’Etal du volailler brand Poulet cuit fumé / Cooked smoked chicken (1.25 kg; Lots 5412190087 & 5412190135; Use by 09/11/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): CHEVENET SARL recalls Chevrier des Crays brand Faisselle de Chèvre au lait cru / Cheese made from raw goat milk (4 x 100g; Lot 255; Best before 11/10/2022) due to E. coli O103:H2 contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Mondelez recalls LU brand Granola chocolat au lait / Milk chocolate granola (200g & 2x200g; Lots OCE0123911, OCE0123912, OCE0123913, OCE0123921, OCE0123922, OCE0123923, OCE0123931, OCE0123932; Best before 30/06/2023) and LU brand Granola chocolat noir / Dark chocolate granola (195g; Lots OCE0123872, OCE0123873, OCE0123911; Best before 31/05/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (fine metal particles).
Food Safety Recall (Norway): Q-Dairies recalls Q-milk 0.5% fat (1 L; Dairy #1503; Best before 07.11.22; Time stamp 02:42 – 06:49) due to excessive vitamin D.
Food Safety Recall (Spain): Manufacturer recalls Albe Bocconcini brand Fresh Mozzarella (250g net weight, 150g drained weight; Batch 2910; Expiration 10/29/2022) due to presence of staphylococcal enterotoxin.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
Allergy Alert (Israel): Shakdia/Din Marketing and Kalia 2021 Ltd. recalls Sesame with marble chocolate coating (1 kg; All expiration dates up to and including 10/23) due to undeclared milk.