Recalls and Alerts: December 1-2, 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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United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: CDC declares the E. coli O121:H19 outbreak over. Final tally is 24 confirmed illnesses in 6 states. Five people were hospitalized. The source of the outbreak was Frozen Earth Grown Vegan Traditional Falafel and Garlic & Herb Falafel, sold in Aldi stores.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Station Rustique (Laurier-Station, QC) recalls FÈVES AU LARD / Baked beans (500 ml & 1 L; Sold up to November 30, 2022) due to potential food safety hazard.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (MULTIPLE COUNTRIES): ECDC is investigating a nine-country outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka ST413 infections. Outbreak illnesses have been reported by Czechia (Czech Republic), Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. One person has died, and nineteen have been hospitalized out of the total of 196 confirmed and probable cases reported so far. The outbreak is thought to be linked to consumption of ready-to-eat chicken products, but a specific source has not yet been identified.

Allergy Alert (Finland): Moilas Oy recalls multiple Moilas brand gluten-free products due to undeclared gluten. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (France): TOTOLA DeNeuville  recalls CRUZILLES brand PATE DE FRUITS MINI-PASTILLES ACIDULES / Fruit jellies (175g & 320g; Lot 22828) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (France): LABEYRIE FINE FOODS FRANCE recalls Blini brand Tarama Saumon Offre Découverte / Salmon Tarama Discovery Offer (255g; Lot 07223761; Use by 18/12/2022) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (France): MONOPRIX recalls Monoprix brand LA SOUPE Potimarron Graine de courge / Pumpkin seed soup (All Lots; Use by 14/12/2022) due to undeclared shrimp and celery.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): PLUS recalls Feestelijk PLUS mini volkoren stol amandelspijs / Mini wholemeal almond paste stollen (100g; Best before 8-12-2022) due to undeclared hazelnut.

Allergy Alert (UK): Iceland Foods recalls Iceland Takeaway Pilau Rice (350g; Best before10 January 2024) due to undeclared egg, sesame, soy and wheat.

Food Safety Recall (France): NEOCADIS CENTRE E.LECLERC DE NEUFCHATEAU recalls CORMAREE brand CONGRE / Conger eel (3/5 kg; Lot 33422) due to presence of anisakis parasitic worm.

Food Safety Recall (France): COOPERATIVE U recalls U brand Brandade de morue parmentière / Cod brandade (750g & 750g + 20%; Lot 22326; Use by 02/12/2022) due to foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): YARDEN FRANCE  recalls YARDEN TEHINA, Salade de pâte de sésame à l’ail et au persil / Sesame paste salad with garlic and parsley (250g; Lot 2306196504; Best before 01/01/2023) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): The Family Butchers Germany GmbH recalls K Classic Delikatess Salami geräuchert / Delicatessen smoked salami (200g; Lot #KEM0005264510; Best before 14.12.2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination (transparent plastic).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): FARTONS POLO recalls TRE MULINI brand FOCACCE CON OLIO EXTRA VERGINE DI OLIVA 8,7% / Focacce with extra virgin olive oil (200g; Lot 223740; Best before 13/01/2023) due to ochratoxin A contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): SALUMIFICIO COLLI di Colli Carlo & C. snc recalls Salumificio Colli brand SALAME STAGIONATO / Seasoned salami (400/600g – 800/1000g; Lot #13092022) due to Salmonella Typhimurium contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Lijfering Drankengroothandel recalls three varieties of EAULALA brand sparkling waters due to foreign matter contamination (glass shards). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Makro recalls Kalfs Rosé Picanha / Veal rosé picanha (~1 kg; Batch code 990196845; Best before 03-12-2022) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Nestlé UK recalls AERO Hot Chocolate products due to possible foreign matter contamination (small pieces of food grade silica beads). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Foodstuffs Own Brands Ltd recalls Pams Finest brand Decadent Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies (300g; Best before 15 MAY 23) due to undeclared peanuts.