Recalls and Alerts: December 27-28, 2022

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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OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: The FDA is investigating a possible multistate Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak that has sickened 15 people, including 12 in Nebraska. The outbreak is thought to be associated with consumption of raw alfalfa sprouts.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Big Olaf Creamery LLC that an inspection of the company’s ready-to-eat (RTE) ice cream manufacturing facility revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in multiple environmental swab samples and finished product samples, and other infractions of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventative Controls for Human Food regulation. Products manufactured in this facility were found to be the source of a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes illnesses earlier this year.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Bainbridge Beverage West, LLC that an inspection of the company’s juice manufacturing facility revealed significant violations of the FDA’s juice HACCP regulations and the Juice HACCP Hazards and Controls Guidance. The company did not respond to the list of Inspectional Observations (Form 483) supplied to company management at the close of the inspection.


Food Safety Recall: Jan K. Overweel Limited recalls Igor brand Gorgonzola mild ripened blue-veined cheese (150g; Lot 27716006; Best before 23/FE/01; UPC 8 021398 256802) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.


Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Jan Linders supermarkten recalls Jan Linders appeltjesbrood / Apple bread (480g; Best before 03-01-2023) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert (Spain): AESAN updates list of dark chocolate products recalled due to undeclared almonds. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): FIERS J&B NV recalls Fiers brand Filet américain de bœuf / Ground beef (variable weights; Lots 62692, 62758, 62672, 62575, 62574, 62757, 62825, 62854, 62901 & 62893; Use by 25/12/22, 26/12/22 & 27/12/22) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): UGO INTERMARCHE Labarthe sur Lèze recalls Viande hachée pour moussaka / Ground meat for moussaka (Sold 22/11/2022 to 26/11/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GERTWILLER DISTRIBUTION SUPER U recalls HENNART brand CELTIC FERMIER AU LAIT CRU / Farm cheese from raw milk (~200g; Lot 243101; Use by 14/12/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SAS VERMADIS E.LECLERC recalls Eclair au Saumon / Salmon eclair (Produced 16/12/22) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Costco recalls Sanders brand Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels (1.02 kg; Best before dates up to and including 27.02.2024) due to possible foreign matter contamination (plastic).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Gigi il salumificio s.r.l. recalls strutto vasetto / lard (250g jar; Lot 544; Best before 20-06-2023) due to possible foreign matter contamination (plastic).

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Jumbo Supermarkten recalls Jumbo Rode Kool met Appel Blokjes / Red cabbage with apple cubes (750g; Batch codes 142329/10:14/BGL & 142329/18:24/BGL; Sold 2-12-2022 to 28-12-2022) due to foreign matter contamination (glass).

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