Recalls and Alerts: December 13-14, 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

Food Safety Recall: Utopia Foods Inc recalls Utopia brand Enoki Mushrooms (200g; Bar code 8928918610017; Imported from China; All packages within their expiration date) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Distribution of the products has been suspended pending completion of an FDA investigation into the source of the problem.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Les aliments pâtes du roi inc. (Lévis, QC) recalls Poulet frit / Fried chicken (36 pieces; Sold up to 13 December 2022) and Pilons poulet – Cajun / Cajun-style chicken drumsticks (6 kg; Sold up to 13 December 2022) due to undeclared eggs, milk, soy and wheat.

Food Safety Recall: Ile des Gourmands (Montréal, QC) recalls Saumon fumé / Smoked salmon (Sold up to 13 December 2022) due to the possibility of a food safety hazard.

Food Safety Recall: Ô poids vert (Montréal, QC) recalls three products that might be unsafe to consume due to lack of safe storage temperature information on the product labels. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (UK): COOK Kitchen recalls COOK Kitchen Beef Bourguignon (Batch codes 000019 (270g), 000020 (270g), and 000741 (540g); Best before 17 August 2023) due to undeclared wheat (gluten).

Allergy Alert (UK): Father Farm Foods recalls Real Taste Golden Raisins (600g; Batch code 22117/662; Best before May 2023) and Real Taste Mixed Nuts (600g; Batch codes 2277/MX6 & 22150/MX6; Best before May 2023) due to undeclared sulphites.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): dm drogerie markt GmbH recalls dmBio Pfeffer schwarz, ganze Körner / Black peppercorns (70g; Best before 09/2025 and 11/2025) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand Bio mix germes doux / Organic sweet mixed sprouts (60g; Use by 16/12/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls AH Biologische Alfalfa / Organic alfalfa sprouts (40g; Best before 16/12/2022 and 17/12/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LAITERIE DE LA VALLEE DE MUNSTER recalls LAITERIE DE LA VALLEE DE MUNSTER brand Petits Munster AOP et Grand Munster AOP / Small and large Munster raw-milk cheeses (Lot 293; Use by dates between 08/12/2022 and 31/12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SPECIALITES ANTILLAISES SAVEURS CREOLES recalls CREVETTES CREOLES / Creole shrimp (Lot 22332; Use by 15/12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LES SALAISONS REGIONALES recalls LES SALAISONS REGIONALES brand SAUCISSON A L’AIL FUME DROIT FRANCILIN / Straight smoked garlic sausage (1.3 kg x 6; Lot 22344; Use by 07/12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SAS COCAGNE  recalls Pain surprise campagne tranché / Sliced “surprise” country bread – 32 sandwiches (475g; Lot 210480.2319; Use by 15/05/2024) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Thanh Binh Grillente recalls Thanh Binh Grillente (~2.5 kg; Best before 16.01.2024) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Farmland GmbH recalls Alpenland Crème zum Kochen 7% Fett / Cooking cream, 7% fat (250 ml; Best before 06.01.2023) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Rinder- und Pferdehof Köber recalls Hausmarke italienischer Kräuterschnittkäse, Rohmilchkäse / Semi-hard raw milk cheese with Italian herbs (Best before 03.03.2023) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Rocca Toscana formaggi S.r.l. recalls Deluxe brand Pecorino stagionato al tartufo / Pecorino cheese with truffles (~180g; Lot TA222744; Use by 19/03/23) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH Biologische Alfalfa / Organic alfalfa sprouts (40g; Best before 16/12/2022 and 17/12/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): ICA recalls ICA brand I Love Eco Grönkål / Kale (150g; Best before 2022-12-17, 2022-12-18 and 2022-12-19) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Osem UK recalls Yarden Tahina, Salad of Sesame Paste with Garlic and Parsley (250g; Batch code 2306196504; Best before 01 January 2023) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall (Italy): ECOCLAVIS NV recalls WOLF’S MENU ESSENTIAL WM001 Raw pet food (800g; Lot 20221014004; Best before 14-04-2024) as the product did not comply with microbiological standards.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Tzipor Hasharon Yehud 1990 Ltd recalls Baked Jachanon (600g; Use by 30/11/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Countdown recalls Countdown brand Bone-in New Zealand Free Farmed Half Leg Ham (Various weights; Use by 27.02.23; Sold on 8 December until 12 December 2022) due to possible Listeria contamination.


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