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: CDC and FDA are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Infantis illnesses linked to an as-yet-undetermined brand of flour. Twelve individuals in eleven states have fallen ill, and three of the victims were hospitalized. Among the seven people interviewed so far, six of them reported eating raw dough or batter. Flour was the only common ingredient in the raw dough or batter.
Allergy Alert: Wellness Natural USA Inc. recalls SimplyProtein® Peanut Butter Chocolate Crispy Bar (part of a 15-count variety pack; Lot TN3005A; Best before 05 Jan 2024) due to undeclared cashews.
Food Safety Recall: Seven Seas International USA, LLC recalls Biltmore Smoked Sockeye Salmon (Lot code R4058; Best by April 14 2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Allergy Alert: Marché des rapides (Saint-Liguori, QC) recalls four products due to undeclared allergens. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert: La sacrée gourmande inc. (Repentigny, QC) recalls three products due to undeclared allergens. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall: Komera Inc. recalls Komera Original Seasoned Hot Pepper Sauce (148 ml; All units sold up to and including March 30, 2023; UPC 6 27987 43939 7) due to risk of Clostridium botulinum. The recalled product was sold in Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec and online and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.
Food Safety Recall: Les Coquineries (Saint-Agapit, QC) recalls Sandwich aux œufs / Egg sandwiches (Best before 04/04/23) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall: MobiloChef inc. (Montréal (Verdun), QC) recalls multiple Solution Gourmande brand prepared dishes due to lack of mandatory “Keep refrigerated” labeling. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall: Solstice Ciderworks recalls Solstice Ciderworks brand Haskap Cider (355 ml; Code 12 0123; UPC 0068441783755) due to bursting cans. The recalled product was sold in the Yukon.
Food Satey Recall: Les Aliments BCI Inc. recalls Various brands of Chicken Soup Products due to swollen cans. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were sold nationally.
Food Safety Recall: Café Dei Campi (Montréal, QC) recalls Pesto (Units sold up to 31 March 2023) due to lack of mandatory “Keep refrigerated” labeling.
OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Multi-national): ECDC reports that an outbreak of Salmonella Virchow illnesses that began in 2017 is on-going. As of March 30, 2023, a total of 210 cases have been reported by Denmark (2), France (111), Germany (26), Ireland (4), the Netherlands (34), the UK (32), and the US (1). Kebab meat products containing contaminated chicken meat are the likely vehicles of infections, according to the ECDC.
Allergy Alert (Belgium): Athix BIO recalls Racines BIO brand Sucre de fleur de Coco / Coconut blossom sugar (480g; Lot F00401CS PA; Best before 03/07/2023) due to undeclared sulphites.
Allergy Alert (France): AUCHAN RETAIL SERVICES AUCHAN SAINT NAZAIRE recalls CHIPOLATAS EMBALLEES EN MAGASIN / Chipolata sausages wrapped in the store (Use by 26/04/2023) due to undeclared milk.
Allergy Alert (France): SOLINEST recalls CHUPA CHUPS brand Tubes Mini avec arômes naturels – Confiserie gélifiée acidulée aux goûts fruits / Tart jelly candy with fruit flavours (175g; Lots L2082, L2386 & L2421; Best before 28/02/2024, 30/09/2024 & 30/10/2024, respectively) due to undeclared gluten.
Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI warns consumers of the presence of fish (salmon) and cereals (gluten) in packages of Dega Paprykarz Szczecinski / Fish paste (250g) not labeled in English.
Allergy Alert (Sweden): Fjällbergets Bageri & Delikatesser AB recalls Swedish Protein Deli Cheese (Best before 2024-01-31) due to undeclared gluten.
Food Safety Recall (France): MBBS DISTRIBUTION recalls Le bio de Manon brand Maïs pop corn / Popcorn kernels (500g; Lot 1T23; Best before 31/01/2025) due to elevated aflatoxin.
Food Safety Recall (France): CHEVENET SARL recalls CHEVRIGNY CHEVENET brand FROMAGE de CHEVRE SEC / Goat cheese (Lots 087 & 065; Best before 15/05/2023 & 24/04/2023, respectively) due to shiga toxin-producing E. coli contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): CHEVENET SARL recalls CHEVRIER des CRAYS – CHEVRIGNY brand FROMAGE de CHEVRE SEC / Goat cheese (Lots 061 & 062; Best before 17/04/2023 & 24/04/2023, respectively) due to shiga toxin-producing E. coli contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): LIDL recalls Nautica brand Saumon fumé ASC de Norvège / Norwegian smoked salmon (4 slices – 140g; Lot G0540372; Use by 26/03/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): SOBRAQUES DISTRIBUTION recalls ROQUEFORT SOCIETE brand fines découpes de Roquefort au lait cru de brebis surgelé / thin-cut Roquefort cheese made from raw sheep milk, frozen (500g; Lot L61821; Best before 30/08/2023) due to staphylococcal enterotoxin contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): CENTRALE DE CHARCUTERIE recalls CHARLES DU FOREZ CHARCUTIER brand ROTI DE PORC CUIT SUPERIEUR S/VIDE / Cooked pork roast, vacuum-packed (0.400 kg; Lot 230733; Use by 10/04/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Italy): Maxi DI SRL recalls GIOIA DI MARE brand GAMBERETTI BOREALI IN SALAMOIA / Northern shrimp in brine (225g; Lot L 510 WS-B; Use by 05/05/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): EMO DISTRIBUTION S.à.r.l recalls Emo brand Cuisse de poulet / Chicken leg (Lot 3124005; Use by 04.04.2023) due to Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Australia and New Zealand
Allergy Alert (Australia): Spring Gully Foods Pty Ltd recalls OzEmite Yeast Spread Gluten Free (175g; Best before 28/04/25) due to undeclared gluten.
Food Safety Recall (Australia): Fleurieu Milk Company recalls Fleurieu Milk Company Pouring Cream (300ml, 1L, 2L and 10L; Use by 06.04.23, 07.04.23 and 08.04.23) due to E. coli contamination.
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