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OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: CDC is investigating more than 200 cases of Norovirus illnesses associated with eating raw oysters from Texas. Outbreak illnesses have been reported in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. Raw oysters implicated in the outbreak were harvested in area TX 1, Galveston Bay, Texas, and distributed to restaurants and retailers in several states.
Allergy Alert: Power Life Nutrition recalls High Impact Plant Protein (50-oz jar; Lot #0914922) due to undeclared milk.
Allergy Alert: Mountain View Packaging, LLC recalls INNOVASIAN Crispy Chicken with Almonds ENTREE (18.5 oz; Lot #22321-1; Best by 05/24/2023; UPC 695119120499) due to undeclared shrimp.
Food Safety Recall: Something South African LLC recalls Peppercorn Collection Gift Set (Batch #494951-T; Best before end JUN/2024) due to mold and Ochratoxin A contamination in the Malaysian Long Pepper.
Pet Food Safety Recall: TFP Nutrition recalls HEB Texas Pets Indoor Complete Dry Cat Food (16-lb bag; MFG 13 NOV 22) due to potential Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was only distributed in the State of Texas and sold in HEB retail stores. No cat or human illness has been reported with respect to the recalled cat food to date.
Allergy Alert: Jiva Manufacturing & Distribution Inc. recalls Everland brand Organic Coconut Chocolate Bark (113g; All codes where milk is not declared on the label; UPC 0 59443 25382 5) due to undeclared milk.
Allergy Alert: Scotian Isle Baked Goods Inc. recalls Scotian Isle Baked Goods brand Chicken Pot Pie, 5in. (1 count; All codes where egg is not declared on the label; UPC 6 28504 06705 5) due to undeclared egg.
Allergy Alert: Miso Brothers, Inc. dba Alpha Foods recalls Alpha brand Plant-Based Breakfast Sandwich – Meatless Sausage (156g; Lot #020722MSS; Expiration date 02/07/2024; UPC 8 10070 35037 6) due to undeclared milk.
Food Safety Recall: Marché Yves Tondreau & Fils inc. (Montréal, QC) recalls SAUMON FUMÉ À FROID TONDREAU / Cold smoked salmon and SAUMON FUMÉ SUR PLACE / Salmon smoked on site (Sold up to 14 December 2022) due to lack of expiration date information on the packaging.
Food Safety Recall: Boucherie Marchigiani (Montréal, QC) recalls SAUCE TOMATE VIANDE / Tomato & meat sauce and SAUCE TOMATE / Tomato sauce (1 L; Sold up to 9 December 2022) due to lack of mandatory storage temperature labeling.
OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Denmark): The Statens Serum Institut has confirmed 11 cases of Listeria monocytogenes illnesses since mid-August 2022 linked to consumption of fish cakes. The implicated fish cakes were recalled in November.
OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (UK): The Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland have now identified 15 cases of Listeria monocytogenes illnesses in an outbreak that stretches back to 2020, with cases in England, Scotland and Wales. Eight of the outbreak cases have been identified since January 2022. The FSA is warning consumers to avoid warning consumers specific ready-to-eat smoked fish products from Lidl linked to the outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes. Please refer to Lidl GB recall notice, below.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): Delino recalls Delino brand sauce tzigane / Gypsy sauce (300g (330 ml); Lot #2206191; Best before 15/03/2023) due to undeclared celery and soy.
Allergy Alert (UK): Baked In recalls Baked In Chocolate Orange Cookie Mix (390g; Batch code 222992209; Best before 16 November 2023) due to undeclared soy.
Allergy Alert (UK): Ella’s Kitchen recalls Ella’s Kitchen Banana Multigrain Baby Rice (125g; Batch code 27922; Best before 06 October 2023) due to undeclared oats (gluten).
Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Mondelēz International recalls Milka Sensations, biscuit fourré au chocolat / Biscuits filled with chocolate (52g; Lots OPM0624673 & OPM0624711; Use by 22/08/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (small pieces of metal).
Food Safety Recall (France): Charcuterie anselme recalls Père Anselme brand Jambonneau cuit désossé à la Gouge / Deboned cooked ham (Lot 33648; Use by 06/01/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): Charcuterie anselme recalls Père Anselme brand Jambon persillé de Bourgogne / Burgundy style ham with parsley (~2.2-2.5 kg; Lot #33348; Use by 13/01/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): BIOCOOP recalls BIOCOOP brand Emmental râpé 29% MG / Grated Emmental cheese, 29% fat (200g; Lot #GD003GD1 DLC 12/02/2023; Use by 16/12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): METRO FRANCE recalls METRO CHEF brand Jambon supérieur cuit découenné, dégraissé / Superior cooked ham, skinned and defatted (720g; Lots 1127955, 1128085 & 1128259; Use by 31/12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): La Charolaise recalls Rillettes de Saumon / Salmon rillettes (Use by 20/12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): Laiterie de la vallée de Munster – Fromagerie recalls LAITERIE DE LA VALLEE DE MUNSTER brand Petit Munster, Grand Munster, Petit Munster Cumin, and Grand Munster Cumin cheeses (Lot 307; Use by dates between 23/12/2022 and 07/01/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): C. F. Rolle GmbH Mühle recalls Sachsenmehl Weizenauszugsmehl Type 550 / Wheat flour (1 kg; Lot #24276; Best before 07.08.2024) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Germany): dm-drogerie markt recalls dmBio Pfeffer schwarz, ganze Körner / Whole black peppercorns (70g; Best before 09/2025 and 11/2025) due to Salmonella contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH Speciaal Bakkersbrood Stevig Spelt / Robust spelt bakery bread, whole and half (Sold December 13-16, 2022) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).
Food Safety Recall (UK): Lidl GB recalls Lidl Deluxe Oak Smoked Scottish Louch Trout (100g; All use-by dates between and including 20 December 2022 and 06 January 2023) and Lighthouse Bay Smoked Trout Trimmings (120g; All use-by dates between and including 20 December 2022 and 06 January 2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Australia and New Zealand
OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Australia): Australian food authorities confirm 37 cases of illness reported nationally among people who consumed large amounts of poppy seeds, after a batch of poppy seeds not intended for food use and containing high levels of thebaine entered the supply chain.
Food Safety Recall (Australia): Riviera Fresh Pty Ltd recalls Riviera Farms Baby Spinach (350g & 1kg; All Use By dates from 16 Dec 22 up to and including 28 Dec 22) due to potential contamination with unsafe plant material.
Food Safety Recall (Australia): ALDI recalls Fresh Salad Co Fresh and Fast Stir Fry (Use by 24 DEC) due to potential contamination with unsafe plant material.
Food Safety Recall (Australia): Woolworths Group recalls Woolworths Chicken Cobb Salad (270g; Use by 20/DEC) and Woolworths Chickpea Falafel Salad (290g; Use by 20/DEC and 22/DEC) due to potential contamination with unsafe plant material.