Recalls and Alerts: March 7-8, 2023

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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United States

OUTBREAK UPDATE: FDA has initiated a traceback investigation in a new outbreak of Salmonella Hartford for which a food product has not yet been identified. Thirty-one people have been confirmed to have been infected with the outbreak strain.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Arrow Reliance Inc. (dba Darwin’s Natural Pet Products) that the company is using an unapproved/unsafe animal food additive, that certain product lots of cat food are adulterated due to Salmonella contamination, and that the company has neglected to register with the FDA as a food facility as required by law. Arrow Reliance Inc. was given 15 business days in which to respond to the Warning Letter.



Allergy Alert (Germany): Genuport Trade GmbH recalls Daim 2er Riegel (56g; Lot OUV2030223; Best before 11.11.2023) due to undeclared allergens.

Allergy Alert Update (Spain): AESAN reports undeclared milk in ALPINA brand Original Oats drink (250g & 1000g; Product of Colombia; All lots where milk is not listed in the ingredient list).

Allergy Alert (UK): The Card Factory recalls Happy Easter Egg Hunt bag (198g; Best before end date  January 2024) due to undeclared milk, peanuts and soy.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium):  La Ferme du Bierleux recalls Ferme du Bierleux brand Beurre de ferme au lait cru de vache – doux & salé / Farm butter made with raw cow milk, sweet and salted (250g; Lot 090323; Use by 09/03/2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GLACES THIRIET recalls THIRIET brand Mini pépite chèvre / tomate / Mini goat/tomato nuggets (150g; Lot 3372341A; Best before 07/06/2024) due to foreign matter contamination (plastic).

Food Safety Recall (France): TRELIDIS E.LECLERC recalls Rayon Fromage à la coupe brand Pecorino à la poire / Pecorino cheese with pear (Lot 2740; Best before 28/02/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SARL COMMENGES ET FILS recalls CHARCUTERIE COMMENGES brand MERGUEZ sausages – bulk and vacuum-packed (Lots 0209 & 0609; Use by 07/03/2023 & 09/03/2023, respectively) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): COOPERATIVA PRODUTTORI SUINI PRO SUS SOCIETA’ COOPERATIVA AGRICOLA recalls IL MAIALE brand PREPARATO DI RAGU’ DI PURO SUINO / Pure pork sauce (350g; Lot 4749185; Best before 08-03-2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Cactus recalls Cactus brand Lyoner sausage (250g; Lot 074.23; Use by 08/03/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (metal).

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): City Super Limited recalls La Laitiere yoghurt-Vanilla and La Laitiere yoghurt-Natural (125g; Use by March 15, 2023; Product of France) due to foreign matter contamination (glass).

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