Recalls and Alerts: November 10-11, 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 an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to deli meat and cheese sold at deli counters. The federal agency has received confirmed reports of 16 illnesses from 6 states. One person has died and 13 required hospitalization. The specific source of the infections has not yet been determined.

Food Safety Recall: Menu19 LLC recalls Mantu menu19 frozen beef dumpling products (1.5-lb. cartons; Produced in produced in November 2020 through October 23, 2022; UPC 86000524010) because they were produced without benefit of federal inspection.

Canada

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: The Québec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food urges the public to discard any meat products purchased at la ferme Deaubel, located at126, route Dostie, Saint-Romain, QC, because the products were prepared and packed under conditions that render them potentially unsafe to consume

Allergy Alert: Épicerie Mi-Jo (Drummondville, QC) recalls multiple products due to undeclared milk, mustard, nuts, soy, and sulphites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Riverin du Lac (Hébertville-Station, QC) recalls Lait au chocolat / Chocolate milk (1 L; Lot 3071026) and Beurre / Butter (Variable weight; Lot 3071006) because they were produced under conditions that represent a possible food safety hazard.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Holland & Barrett recalls Holland & Barrett brand Ultra Soja Lecithine (100 capsules / 1200 mg; All batches) and Holland & Barrett brand Mega Soya Lecithine (100 capsules / 1325 mg; All batches) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Icelandic Food Company ehf recalls Fiskverzlun Hafliða brand Fiskur í mangó karrýsósu / Fish in mango curry sauce (All best before dates) due to undeclared celery, eggs, gluten and mustard.

Allergy Alert (UK): Hotel Chocolat recalls Hotel Chocolat Caramel Milk Batons (120g; Lots 22286 & 22287; Best before July 2023) due to undeclared peanuts.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Alnatura recalls Alnatura Hefewürfel / Yeast cubes (Best before 20.11.2022) due to foreign matter contamination (metal shavings).

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Carl Wilhelm Clasen GmbH recalls Alesto Pistachios Roasted (70g; Lot  30031/220622001; Best before 25.03.2023) and Alesto Pistachios Roasted & Salted (70g; Lot 30030/220623001; 23.03.2023) due to elevated level of ochratoxin A.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): dm drogerie markt GmbH recalls Freche Freunde Bio Haselnussmus Dattel, Banane & Kakao / Hazelnut spread with dates, banana and cocoa (180g; Lot L 41934; Best before 27.06.2024) due to foreign matter contamination (glass splinters).

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Van Sillevoldt Rijst recalls Golden Sun brand Basmati rice XXL (4.5 kg; Best before dates from 15/12/2022 to 21/12/2022, inclusive) due to possible ochratoxin A contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Insula Hvide Sande A/S recalls Glyngøre Færdigstegte Fiskefrikadeller / Ready-to-eat fish meatballs (390g; All use-by dates up to 14.12.2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Lidl recalls Sødergården esipaistettu kalapihvi turskasta / Pre-cooked cod fishcakes (340g; Use by 15/09/2022, 22/09/2022 and 23/11/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Lidl recalls Golden Sun brand Riz Basmati / rice (1 kg; Best before 11/01/2023, 12/01/2023 & 13/01/2023) due to possible aflatoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): COTE DES LEGENDES E.LECLERC recalls Feuilleté au Brie / Brie puff pastry (380g; Use by dates between 17/10/2022 and 02/11/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): PRODUITS DE LA CIGOGNE recalls PRODUITS DE LA CIGOGNE brand Choucroute d’Alsace garnie 2 personnes / Sauerkraut garnish for two (Lot M443 & M0443; Use by 26/11/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Agrano GmbH & Co. KG recalls BIOREAL Bio-Würfelhefe Riegeler Bio-Hefe / Yeast cubes (42g; Lot 4331; Best before 20.11.2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal filings).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Basak Tüketim ve Gida GmbH recalls Zencefil brand Ingwer gemahlen / Ground ginger (100g; Lot L4349 M; Best before 06.2023) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): AVIMARCHE recalls COPAV shell eggs (Lots 22420650AVI, 22420655AVI, 22430669AVI, 22440674AVI, 22420634AVI, 22420648AVI; Use by 14/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 23/11/2022 & 27/11/2022) due to Salmonella Enteritidis contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): F.IIi Veroni fu Angelo S.p.a. recalls Veroni brand Mortadella supergigante a tranci con e senza pistacchio distribuita da Tosano / Supergiant mortadella with or without pistachio, distributed by Tosano (~350g; All lots; All use by dates up to 27/12/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): F.IIi Veroni fu Angelo S.p.a. recalls Veroni brand Mortadella supergigante a tranci con e senza pistacchio distribuita da COOP / Supergiant mortadella with or without pistachio, distributed by COOP (~350g; All lots; All use by dates up to 27/12/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Lidl recalls Golden Sun brand Basmati rice XXL (4.5 kg; Best before dates from 15/12/2022 to 21/12/2022, inclusive) due to possible ochratoxin A contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): FTRECAL recalls MAUBERT brand Brie (Lot 3441309; Sold between 06/10/2022 and 08/11/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): PLUS supermarkten recalls PLUS brand lekkerste appeltaart / Tastiest apple pie (Use by 12-11-2022) due to foreign matter contamination (hard plastic pieces).

Food Safety Recall (Romania): Jeka Fish recalls Sødergaarden Chifteluțe de cod, în stil scandinav / Scandinavian style cod fishcakes (340g; Use by 15.09.2022 and 25.11.2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Hong Kong): A.S Watson Retail (HK) Limited recalls Holland & Barrett brand Mega Soya Lecithin 1325 mg (All batches; Product of UK) due to undeclared peanuts.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): The Protein Bread Company recalls Vegan Egg Replacer (180g; Best before 06Oct23), Protein Muffin Mix (340g; Best before 10Oct23 and 25Aug23) and Protein Pancake Mix (300g; Best before 20Oct23 and 06Nov23 and 26Nov23​​) due to undeclared soy.