Recalls and Alerts: November 8-9, 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 reports sixteen cases of Listeria monocytogenes in six states. One person has died and thirteen have been hospitalized. The outbreak has been linked to deli meat and cheese purchased at deli counters in multiple states. CDC advises people at higher risk of severe Listeria illness to not eat meat or cheese from any deli counter, unless it is reheated to an internal temperature of 165°F or until steaming hot.

Food Safety Recall: Seven Seas International USA, LLC recalls Giant Private Label Wild Caught Alaskan Sockeye Smoked Salmon (4 oz (113g); Lot R4132; UPC 68826715832) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Groupe Adonis inc. recalls Soupe champignon / Mushroom soup and Soupe creme brocoli / Cream of broccoli soup (Sold up to 7 November 2022) due to undeclared soy, and recalls Soupe lentille jaune / Yellow lentil soup (Sold up to 7 November 2022) in addition to the previously mentioned soups due to absence of mandatory storage temperature labeling.

Food Safety Recall: Verger Champêtre – gîte & compagnie inc. (Granby, QC) recalls Huile assaisonnée ail roti, fleur d’ail et piment fort / Oil flavoured with roasted garlic, garlic flower and hot pepper (Sold up to 4 November 2022) because the product might be unsafe to consume.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Denmark): The Statens Serum Institut has identified fish cakes (fish meatballs) from Jeka Fish as the source of an outbreak of seven cases of Listeria monocytogenes since mid-August. Please refer to the recall notice, below.

Allergy Alert (Finland): Cloetta Suomi Oy recalls Malaco Alphabet Choco (280g; Best before dates between 8 March 2023 and 3 August 2023) due to undeclared hazelnuts and almonds.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Holland & Barrett recalls Ultra Soya Lecithin soft gel capsules, 1200 mg (50, 100 & 250 pack sizes) and Mega Soya Lecithin, 1325 mg (100 capsule pack size) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Lidl recalls Kipster Indische stijl gehaktballetjes / Indian style meatballs (Expiry date 11/30/2022) due to undeclared wheat, barley, mustard seed, milk, soy and celery.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Holland & Barrett recalls H&B Mega Soya Lecithine, 1325 mg capsules (all batches) and H&B Ultra Soja Lecithine, 1200mg capsules (all batches) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): Holland & Barrett recalls Ultra Soya Lecithin soft gel capsules, 1200 mg (50, 100 & 250 pack sizes) and Mega Soya Lecithin, 1325 mg (100 capsule pack size) due to undeclared peanuts.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): FRANPRIX recalls Riz long Basmati / Long grain Basmati rice (1 kg; Best before 11/01/2023) due to elevated level of aflatoxin.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Marie Schuurman recalls Lait & Passion Marie Schuurman brand Petit Charlemagne Bio fromage à pâte molle / Organic soft curd cheese (100g & 120g; Lot 76; Best before 02/12/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Royal Greenland recalls Færdigstegt Fiskefilet / Ready-to-eat fish fillet (160g; Lot 22306; Use by 16.11.2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Jeka Fish A/S recalls several types of Havet’s and Løgismose fish patties due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): LIDL Danmark A/S recalls Golden Sun Basmati Ris XXL (4.5 kg; Best before 16.12.2022 to 21.12.2022) due to ochratoxin A contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): VILLENEUVE DISTRIBUTION LECLERC  recalls Cuisse de poulet farcie / Stuffed chicken thighs (Lot 04/10/2022; Use by 09/10/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): HONG KONG 8 KONBINI D’ASIE recalls Nam Meo brand Champignons noirs / Black mushrooms (All lots; Best by 10/10/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): UNION BEURRIERE DU VAL DE MIEGES COOPERATIVE BEURRIERE DU VAL DE MIEGES recalls COOPERATIVE BEURRIERE brand Beurre de Table Pasteurise / Pasteurized table butter (250g; Lot 292; Use by 21/12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): EUROPAFROM recalls BRIE DES VOSGES cheese wedge (Lot 3441309; Use by 30/11/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FRASELECT Henri boucher St Laurent Blangy recalls Préparation de viande bovine hachée assaisonnée 5% MG vrac et portionnée / Seasoned ground beef, 5% fat, bulk and portioned (Prepared and sold 02/11/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FTRECAL recalls MAUBERT brand BRIE 33% (~3 kg; Lot 3441309; Best before 30/11/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CHEVENET SARL recalls CHEVRIER DES CRAYS brand Satonnay pétales de Fleurs Satonnay Truffe Tuber Aestivum Vitt. Satonnay coque fresh goat-milk cheeses (140g; Lot 255; Best before 11/10/2022) due to shigatoxin producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CHEVENET SARL recalls Chevrier des Crays brand CABRIFRAIS au lait cru / cheese made with raw goat’s milk (Multiple lot codes and Best before dates) due to shigatoxin producing E. coli contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected lot codes.

Food Safety Recall (France): CHEVENET SARL recalls Chevrier des Crays brand Bouchons Bleuet Bouchon Chèvre France / cheese made with raw goat’s milk (Multiple lot codes and Best before dates) due to shigatoxin producing E. coli contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected lot codes.

Food Safety Recall (France): CHEVENET SARL recalls CHEVRIGNY – CHEVRIER DES CRAYS brand Barattes Mini Barattes/ cheese made with raw goat’s milk Lots 272 & 273; Best before 14/11/2022 & 21/11/2022, respectively) due to shigatoxin producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LES ATELIERS recalls GRILLO PARTY brand Merguez sausages (12-pack; Lot 22297-5353; Use by 01/11/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CASINO recalls CASINO ÇA VIENT D’ICI brand Saucisse de Morteau cuite IGP / Cooked Morteau sausage (350g; Lot 623357; Use by 15/11/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LES COOPERATEURS DE NORMANDIE PICARDIE COOP CNP recalls Steak haché vendu A LA DEMANDE / Ground beefsteak sold to order (Sold during Week 44) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE ANDRE BAZIN CASINO recalls Casino brand saucisse de morteau cuite / Cooked morteau sausage (Lot 623357; Use by 15/11/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LES FILS DE BENOIT DIENNET – CHARCUTERIE SALAISONS Charcuterie DIENNET recalls CHARCUTERIE REGIONALE DIENNET brand TETE ROULEE PISTACHEE DIENNET / Head meat round with pistachio (Lot 224203; Use by 16/11/2022) due to E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ASIAN MARKET recalls Nature’s Best Harvest brand Champignons noirs entiers et séchés “Nam Mèo” / Whole, dried Nam Mèo black mushrooms (100g; Lot 13-060-032; Best before 10/10/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): KING LONG STORE recalls Nature’s Best Harvest brand Nam Méo black mushrooms (100g; Best before 10/10/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Onkel Sahingöz GmbH & Co. KG recalls Ekonomik Tahin Helva Sade / Plain tahini halvah (300g; Lot L 09 E 22; Expiry 05/2024) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Van Sillevoldt Rijst B.V. recalls Golden Sun Basmati Reis / Basmati rice (1 kg; Best before 07.01.2023, 08.01.2023, & 18.01.2023 – 20.01.2023) and Golden Sun Langkorn Spitzenreis im Kochbeutel / Long-grain rice in a cooking bag (1 kg; Best before 10.05.2023 – 12.05.2023, 17.05.2023 – 21.05.2023, 25.05.2023, 26.05.2023, 07.06.2023 & 08.06.2023) due to elevated aflatoxin level.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Szatmári Konzervgyár kft. recalls PENNY – Sonnenmais / Sun corn (3 x 150g cans; Lot EAN: 20603113 // CN L21266; Expiry 23.09.2024) due to foreign matter contamination (glass splinters).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Pernigotti S.p.a. recalls Pernigotti 1860 – Gianduiotto brand Praline di cioccolato alle nocciole gianduia / Hazelnut chocolate pralines (150g; Best before 10.04.24 / 13.04.24 / 19.04.24) due to foreign matter contamination (larvae).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Pernigotti S.p.a. recalls Pernigotti 1860 – Cremino Praline al cioccolato al latte e alla nocciole gianduia con farcitura alla nocciolas / Milk chocolate pralines with hazelnut filling (150g; Best before 10.04.24 / 13.04.24 / 19.04.24) due to foreign matter contamination (larvae).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): F.IIi Veroni fu Angelo S.p.A. recalls seven Veroni brand mortadella products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the individual recall notices for details on the affected products.