Recalls and Alerts: December 6-7, 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

Allergy Alert: Cranberry Sweets & More recalls Mint Meltaways candies (4 oz & 8 oz pkgs; Lot #032123) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert: Northern Food I/E Inc. recalls Lukai sweetened jujube (8.3 oz / 235g; All lot and date codes) due to undeclared sulphites.

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: USDA/FSIS issues Public Health Alert for ground beef sold at La Michoacana Meat Market, in Greenville, Texas, after a sample of the product tested positive for the presence of E. coli O157:H7. Please refer to the USDA notice for details on the affected product.

Food Safety Recall: Kraft Heinz Foods Company recalls Oscar Mayer Ham & Cheese LOAF (16-oz pkgs; Codes from 07 Feb 2023 20:40 7B through 07 Feb 2023 22:16 7B; USDA Est. 537V) due to possible cross-contamination with under-processed products.

Food Safety Recall: Lidl US recalls Favorina branded Advent Calendar (Premium Chocolate with a Creamy Filling) (8.4 oz; Best if used by 2023; UPC 4056489516965) due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled products were available for sale at Lidl stores between October 12, 2022 and December 5, 2022.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Pinty’s Delicious Foods Inc. recalls Pinty’s Eatwell brand Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets (810g & 790g; UPC 0 69094 62591 9 & 0 69094 63498 0, respectively; Best before 2023 SE 07) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of rubber).

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Sweden): Sweden’s Public Health Agency is tracking an outbreak of Salmonella Agona illnesses that has affected 26 people in Sweden since November 1st. The same outbreak strain also has been recovered from 58 individuals in Norway. A specific food source for the cross-border outbreak has not yet been identified.

Allergy Alert (Spain): The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition warns of undeclared almonds in multiple brands of dark chocolate manufactured in Spain. Please refer to the notice for a complete list of affected brands.

Food Safety Recall (France): GLACES THIRIET recalls THIRIET brand GALETTES DE BOULGOUR, POIS CHICHES, CAROTTES ET CURRY / Bulgar, chick pea, carrot and curry cakes (200g (2-pack); Lots 2160355 & 2208353; Best before 30/11/2023 & 31/12/2023, respectively) due to foreign matter contamination (small pebbles).

Food Safety Recall (France): TRAITEUR DE PARIS recalls METRO Chef brand ASSORTIMENT DE 16 VERRINES SALEES / Assortment of 16 savory minicups (496g; Lot 29222; Best before 06/05/2023) due to Staphylococcus aureus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR FRANCE recalls Simpl brand Compote de pommes allégée en sucres / Reduced sugar apple compote (720g jar; Lot LFK0002202012X; Best before 01/09/2024) due to possible foreign matter contamination (pieces of glass).

Food Safety Recall (France): COOPERL ARC ATLANTIQUE recalls Véritable brand Andouillettes de Troyes sausages (4-pack; Lot 53400 / 4855893; Use by dates between 22/12/2022 and 25/12/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): E.LECLERC LA CRAU recalls E.LECLERC LA CRAU – Les mains dans la pâte brand Baguette complète / Whole grain baguette (250g; All lots) and Mini pain complet / Whole grain bread rolls (30g; All lots) due to possible foreign matter contamination (pieces of plastic).

Food Safety Recall (France): SO.SU.MAR CENTRE E.LECLERC recalls SALAISONS ARTISANALE D’ARDECHE brand ROSETTE / Sliced cured sausage (Sold by the slice; Lot 4022; Best before 22/02/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): San Leonardo Prosciutti S.r.l. recalls REGIONE CHE VAI brand SALAME FELINO IGP / Salami (500g; Lots C22430083, C22450029, C22450054 & C22470486) due to possible Salmonella contamination.