Recalls and Alerts: December 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 ALERT (Texas): The Texas Department of State Health Services has ordered a recall of all oysters harvested in the TX 1 area of southeastern Galveston Bay (shell and shucked oysters harvested in the area from Nov. 17 through Dec. 7) after reports of a few dozen cases of gastrointestinal illness among people who ate oysters from those waters. Reported symptoms include fever, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, chills and headache. 

Allergy Alert: Hartzler Family Dairy (Wooster, OH) recalls Hartzler Family brand Egg Nog (1-qt bottles; Sell by 12/15 and 12/25) due to undeclared allergens (absence of ingredient list).

Food Safety Alert: The Ohio Department of Agriculture issues a health alert for Seville Spread and Seville Spread Brown Sugar Cinnamon (4oz & 8oz pkgs; Batch No. 221112), made by Yellow House Cheese LLC (Seville, OH) due to the lack of antibiotic testing and pasteurization records for the milk used to make the cheese.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Jan K. Overweel Limited recalls Igor brand Gorgonzola mild ripened blue-veined cheese (350g; Lot 2777001; Best before 2023/FE/01; UPC 8 021398 400069) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was sold in Ontario and Quebec.

Food Safety Recall: Café Lazio (La Prairie, QC) recalls multiple soups and sauces (1L glass jars; Sold on or before 9 December 2022) due to potential for improper storage due to lack of mandated labeling.

Europe

Allergy Alert (France): UN AIR D’ICI recalls JUSTE BIO brand SUCRE DE COCO BIO / Organic coconut sugar (Lot 220700039; Best before 31/07/2023) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (France): BIOTEAM recalls BIONLY brand Le sucre de coco la douceur des tropiques biologique and sève de fleur de cocotier cristallisée non raffinée / Unrefined, crystalline coconut sugar (250g; Lot 138-22-10) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI reports undeclared wheat, soy and sulphites in Dunnes Stores Vegan Plant Based Roast (530g; Use by 15 Dec).

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Monoprix recalls Daily Monop brand La Soupe Potimarron / Pumpkin soup (375 ml; Use by 14/12/2022) due to undeclared shrimp and celery.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): SAINTE LUCIE recalls multiple spice blends and spice products due to possible Bacillus cereus contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): MARIUS BERNARD recalls Marius brand Mélange pour Poissons / Spice blend for fish (42g; Lot 000324548; Best before 20/09/2025) due to possible Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MARIUS BERNARD recalls Marius brand Mélange pour Pain d’épices / Gingerbread spice mix (34g; Lot 000324516; Best before 20/09/2025) due to possible Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MARIUS BERNARD recalls Marius brand Mélange pour Guacamole / Guacamole spice mix (48g; Lot 000324504; Best before 20/09/2025) due to possible Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MARIUS BERNARD recalls Marius brand Gingembre moulu / Ground ginger (35g; Lots 03.05.25/F5904, 000322885 & 000323659; Best before 03/05/2025, 09/06/2025 & 14/09/2025, respectively) due to possible Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LA BOVIDA LE SUBDRAY recalls La Bovida brand Gingembre moulu / Ground ginger (1kg; Lot PR22110341; Best by 30/11/2024) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LA BOVIDA LE SUBDRAY recalls La Bovida brand Gingembre moulu / Ground ginger (450g jar; Lot PR22110293; Best by 30/11/2024) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Dirk Rossmann GmbH recalls GenussPlus Kids Mini-Brezeln / Mini pretzels (Best before 30.06.2023) due to possible foreign matter contamination (threads or particles of blue fabric).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Buss Fertiggerichte GmbH recalls Poté Cevapcici mit Balkangemüse & Reis / Cevapcici with Balkan vegetables and rice (300g; Best before 13.12.2024) due to foreign matter contamination (red plastic pieces).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Panico Filomena recalls Corcione Ingross Alici marinate dolci e piccanti / Sweet and spicy marinated anchovies (~200g; Lot #261022; Best before 26/06/2023) due to possible presence of Anisakis type parasite.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Sofia S.r.l. recalls POSEIDON brand RITAGLI SALMONE AFFUMICATI PRONTI DA CUCINARE / Ready-to-cook smoked salmon trim (150g; Lot 22248E-SOLA-2094; Best before 12-12-2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Sofia S.r.l. recalls POSEIDON brand RITAGLI SALMONE AFFUMICATI PRONTI DA CUCINARE / Ready-to-cook smoked salmon trim (150g; Lot 22248E-SOLA-2092; Best before 10-12-2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Sofia S.r.l. recalls POSEIDON brand RITAGLI SALMONE AFFUMICATI PRONTI DA CUCINARE / Ready-to-cook smoked salmon trim (150g; Lot 22248E-SOLA-1995; Best before 12-12-2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Asda recalls three Asda in store bakery Extra Special Mince Pies due to possible foreign matter contamination (pieces of plastic). Please refer to the recall notice for details on the affected products.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Tnuva Fish recalls frozen Argentinian Marluza fillet (Use by 02/28/2023 A) due to possible presence of Anisakis type parasite.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): New World Ohakune recalls New World Ohakune brand NZ Beef Prime Mince (various weights; Use by 9 12 2022 and 10 12 2022), New World Ohakune brand NZ Pork Mince (various weights; Use by 9 12 2022) and New World Ohakune brand Beef Burger Patties (4 x 1 pack; Use by 12 12 2022) due to foreign matter contamination (metal).

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