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Allergy Alert: Rocky Mountain Pies, LLC recalls French Silk Pie (31.88 oz; Code date 2 266; UPC 0 41172 81290 9) due to undeclared almonds.
Food Safety Alert: FSIS issues Public Health Alert due to concerns that fully cooked summer sausage products may be contaminated with extraneous materials (plastic). Please refer to the FSIS notice for details. A recall was not requested because the products are no longer available for purchase.
Allergy Alert: UNFI Canada Inc. recalls Alpha brand Plant-Based Breakfast Sandwich – Meatless Sausage (156g; Lot 121121MSS; Expiration 12/11/2023; UPC 8 10070 35037 6) due to undeclared milk.
Allergy Alert: Les Volailles S.B. inc. (La Présentation, QC) recalls Mousse de foie de volailles / Poultry liver mousse (Sold up to 30 November 2022) due to undeclared egg and sulphites.
AllergyAlert: Acema Importations Inc. recalls Cruzilles brand Acid Mini Pastille – Fruit Jellies (210g; Lot code 22815; Date code 04.2023; UPC 3 339900 075489) due to undeclared milk.
Food Safety Recall (Update): Côte St-Luc Bagel inc. (Montréal, QC) recalls all bagel varieties (sold up to 23 November at Côte St-Luc Bagel and up to 29 November at other retailers) due to potential food safety hazard.
Food Safety Recall: Comptoir Sainte-Cécile (Montréal, QC) recalls Gravlax de saumon / Salmon gravlax (Sold up to 28 November 2022) due to a potential food safety hazard.
Food Safety Recall: Abattoir Cliche (East Broughton, QC) recalls POULET POPCORN / Popcorn chicken (Sold up to 30 November 2022) and LANIÈRES DE POULET / Chicken strips (Sold up to 30 November 2022) because the packaging lacks information on the safe preparation of raw poultry.
Food Safety Recall: Rowe Beef Co. Ltd. recalls Ground Turkey Extra Lean 98/2 (454g; Lot 132-2) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of bone).
OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Norway): The Salmonella Agona outbreak under investigation in Norway has increased to 42 confirmed cases in several counties across the country. The source of the outbreak is still undetermined.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): Cruzilles SAS recalls Cruzilles brand pâtes de fruits mini-pastilles acidulées / Acid Mini Pastille – Fruit Jellies (210g; Lot 22827; Best before 04.2023) due to undeclared milk.
Allergy Alert (Iceland): Miklatorg/IKEA recalls Heimabakarinn brand Vegan smákökur með súkkulaðibitum / Vegan cookies with chocolate chips (500g; Best before February 8, 2023) due to undeclared milk.
Allergy Alert (UK): Marussia Beverages UK recalls various Mozart Liqueurs due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall (France): COMPAGNIE INDEPENDANTE DES EPICES LEADER PRICE recalls LEADER PRICE brand QUATRE EPICES / 4-spice blend (155g; Lot TA0365/TA0378; Best before 30/05/2024) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): LES ATELIERS recalls La Belle Prairie brand Steak haché spécial hamburger 20% / Special hamburger patty, 20% fat (2 x 180g; Lot 22329-44389; Use by 03/12/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): FERME DE LA FOSSE A L EAU recalls ferme de la fosse à l’eau brand CREME CRUE / Raw cream (25cl & 50cl; Lot 92; Use by 04/12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): FERME DE LA FOSSE A L EAU recalls ferme de la fosse à l’eau brand beurre doux ou demi sel / Unsalted or semi-salted butter (125g & 250g; Lot 92; Use by 21/ 12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): MONOPRIX recalls Foodmaker brand PENNE BOLOGNAISE AVEC PARMESAN / Bolognese-style penne with Parmesan cheese (Sold from le Salad’bar 23/11/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Hong Kong): The Centre for Food Safety is investigating four food poisoning clusters involving lava cake. The lava cake was found to be contaminated with Salmonella Group D. The restaurant has already stopped selling and discarded the affected product.
Australia and New Zealand
Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Gluten Free Holdings Ltd recalls Pavillion brand Chocolate Fudge Slice (330g; Batch 2319; Best before 13/02/2023) due to undeclared milk.
Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): George Weston Foods (NZ) Ltd recalls Tip Top brand Oatilicious Toast bread and Tip Top brand Supersoft White Toast bread (700g; Best before 03DEC22 and 04DEC22) due to foreign matter contamination (blue plastic).
Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Pak’n Save Dunedin recalls Pak’n Save Dunedin brand Pork Mince (Various weights; Packed on 23/11/2022; Best before 26/11/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (pink plastic).
Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Davis Trading Company Ltd recalls Attitude Foods, Bin Inn, Essenté, Farm By Nature, Foodfirst, Fresh Line, Icelandic and Wholesale Foods brands of black poppy seed as product was incorrectly sold direct to consumers. Product was intended to be sold only as an ingredient for use in making other foods. People who consume large amounts of poppy seeds, including by consuming poppy seed tea are the most at risk of adverse reactions. Anyone who consumes poppy seed tea and experiences any unusual and severe symptoms should seek urgent medical assistance.