Recalls and Alerts: December 20-21, 2022

 

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Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: CDC reports 298 confirmed cases of Norovirus gastroenteritis linked to consumption of raw oysters from a single growing zone in Galveston Bay, Texas. Outbreak cases have been reported in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

Allergy Alert: Falcon Import and Export LLC recalls Alsultan Sweets branded Baklava (350g & 750g; Expiration dates 02/04/2023 & 01/19/2023, respectively) due to undeclared milk and wheat and recalls Alsultan Sweets branded Betefour (600g; Expiration date 02/04/2023) due to undeclared cashews, pistachios, and almonds.

Allergy Alert: Miso Brothers, Inc. dba Alpha Foods recalls various Meatless Breakfast Sandwiches and Burritos due to undeclared casein (milk protein). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products. The recalled products were distributed nationally throughout retail stores and shipped directly to consumers who purchased our products online. 

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Venetian Meat & Salami Co. Ltd. recalls Venetian Meats brand Finocchiona Salami Sweet Fennel (2 kg; Lot 242; Expiration date 2023.AU.09) due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Norway, Netherlands and Sweden): Norway’s Institute of Public Health reports 72 confirmed cases of Salmonella Agona infections across the country. Twenty-four of the outbreak victims have been hospitalized. Sweden is reporting 31 cases that are part of the same outbreak and also advises that additional outbreak cases have been identified in the Netherlands. Based on patient interviews, the likely source of the outbreak appears to be cucumbers from a Spanish supplier. The implicated product is no longer available on the market.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): BMS Wijndepot recalls épice poisson / fish spice (50g; Lot 11682; Best before  06/2023) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): BMS Champetterke recalls Cocktail Spotvogel (Lots 221036, 221041, 221045, 222001, 222006, 222015, 222019, 222025, 222029, 222033, 222044, 222045, 222048, 222050) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (France): SOCIETE COOPERATIVE APPROVISIONNEMENT – SCAPMAREE LECLERC  recalls PREMIER brand LANGOUSTINES CUITES / Cooked Langoustines (Lot 235351; Use by 26/12/2022) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (France): LDC SABLE LDC recalls SAVEURS FORESTIERES brand Cuissot de chevreuil avec crosse mariné / Venison leg with marinated butt (Lot 0092035081; Use by 24/12/2022 & 25/12/2022) due to undeclared gluten and lactose.

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

Allergy Alert (France): BJORG ET COMPAGNIE  recalls Bjorg brand Croustillant chocolat bio / Organic chocolate crisps (500g; Lot A1 12/10 15:29 up to A1 12/10 16:15; Best before 13/07/2023) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert (UK): Ella’s Kitchen recalls Ella’s Kitchen Banana Multigrain Baby Rice (125g; Batch code 27922; Best before 05 October 2023 and 06 October 2023) due to undeclared oats (gluten).

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Ardo Austria Frost GmbH recalls Nature’s Gold Letscho (500g; Best before 01.2024) due to foreign matter contamination (hard plastic pieces).

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Almondy recalls Almondy DAIM Mandeltorte Schoko-Krokant / Almond Cake with Daim (400g; Best before 18.11.2023) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Coop Danmark A/S recalls laksesalat med havreris / salmon salad with oatmeal (350g; All Use by dates from 20.12.2022 up to and including 26.12.2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): IKEA recalls Almondy Almond cake with Daim (400g; Lot L2140; Best before 18.11.2023) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (France): LIDL recalls Deluxe brand Homard Américain précuit / Whole cooked lobster (350g; Best before 17/08/2024, 24/08/2024 & 25/08/2024) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SA ALFA INTERMARCHE recalls Steak Haché à la demande / Chopped steak (Lots 2247382594 & 2245378457) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LA FERME D’ESTELLE recalls Ferme d’Estelle brand Jambon blanc à la coupe / White ham by the slice (Produced 01/12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): THIRIEZ AGRO recalls Thiriez Selection brand Thon Fumé Entier / Smoked tuna (500g; Lots 22110409 & 22112509; Use by 03/01/2023 & 24/01/2023, respectively) and Thiriez Selection brand Thon Fumé Tranché / Sliced smoked tuna (100g; Lots 22112509 & 22110409; Use by 09/01/2023 & 19/12/2022, respectively) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Almondy AB recalls Almondy Almond cake with Daim (400g; Lot L2140; Best before 18.11.2023) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Lobetaler Bio-Molkerei recalls Qurt Vanille / Vanilla quark (200g; Best before 03.01.2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Stjörnugrís recalls Grísahakk / Minced pork (Best before 24.12.2022 – 28.12.2022) due to foreign matter contamination (bone chips).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): E.Ga. S.r.l. recalls Il Tagliere del Re brand Salame Milano (350g; Lot L22D259; Best before 17/01/2023) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Birds Eye recalls Birds Eye Original 4 Beef Quarter Pounders with Onion (454g; Batch code L2343DB124; Best before March 2024) due to possible foreign matter contamination (small pieces of plastic).

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Motishef Ltd. recalls SHEMO brand Pesto spread (180g; All Use by dates up to and including 07/23/16) due to undeclared walnuts.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Catalano’s Seafood Pty Ltd recalls Fresca Fish Co​ Spicy Sriracha Tempura Prawns (375g; Best before 08/03/2024) due to undeclared soy and gluten.

Allergy Alert (Australia): Future Bake Australia PTY LTD recalls Future Bake Plant Based & Gluten Free White Choc & Berry Cookie (Best before 26/07/2023) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Purely Natural Yoghurt recalls The Yoghurt Shop Caramel Crumble Yoghurt (190g; Best before 23/01/23) due to E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): IKEA Pty Ltd recalls Almondy Almond Cake with Daim (400g; Best before 18.11.2023) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal).


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