Recalls and Alerts: December 2-3, 2021

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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 INVESTIGATION UPDATE: CDC reports 14 confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 infections in 9 states, with 4 people hospitalized. According to FDA, the Minnesota officials found E. coli O157:H7 in a package of leftover Josie’s Organics baby spinach collected from a sick person’s home. Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) analysis is in progress to determine if the strain of E. coli O157:H7 present in the product sample matches the outbreak strain. 

Allergy Alert: BUBS Naturals recalls Fountain of Youth Formula Collagen Protein Powder (10.16-ounce containers; Lots #04230401 & 5908501; Expiration dates 05/28/2022 & 07/13/2023, respectively) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Erie Meat Products Ltd. recalls approximately 1,224 pounds of GOLDEN MAPLE Chicken Bologna (12 x 2-lb vacuum-packed packages/case; Best before 2023-APR-13, 2023-APR-18 & 2023-MAY-03) that were imported and distributed into the United States without the benefit of FSIS import reinspection.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: La Cité Agricole (Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC) recalls POTAGE DE CAROTTE / Carrot soup (Sold up to 3 December 2021) and SAUCE SPAGHETTI BŒUF & PORC / Beef & pork spaghetti sauce (500 ml & 1 L jars; Sold up to 3 December 2021) due to lack of mandated labeling specifying that the products must be kept refrigerated.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Norway): The Norwegian Food Safety Authority reports that imported frozen raspberries were the probable cause of an outbreak of 20 cases of Hepatitis A infections between April and October of this year.

Allergy Alert (France): GIE PASQUIER recalls Brioche Pasquier brand Couronne Pépites de Chocolat / Chocolate chip crowns (450g; Lot 31/12/2021 04 (19:33 à 20:00) C330; Best before 31/12/2021) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Arche Naturprodukte GmbH recalls Bio Arche Shiitake Pilze getrockne / Dried organic shiitake mushrooms (40g; Best before 31.08.2022, 30.11.2022 & 31.03.2023) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Temizkan & Co. GesmbH recalls Temizkan brand Himbeeraugen / Raspberry eyes (250g; All Best before dates) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): PLUS recalls PLUS brand Gehaktbal stroganoff met spinazie / Meatball stroganoff with spinach (450g; Best before 11-12-2021) due to undeclared gluten.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Rynkeby Foods A/S recalls Brämhults Presset Æble Pressed Apple Juice (850 ml; Lot #0000907074; Best before 17.12.2021) due to patulin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LINADIS INTERMARCHE recalls Viande ou steak haché frais / Fresh ground beef or fresh ground steak (Sold in meat department on demand; Lot B145000000474) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SODIMONT E.LECLERC MONTCEAU-LES-MINES recalls Pomme de terre/harengs / Potato & herring salad (Use by 30/11/2021 & 02/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DEMARNE recalls LA BARRE brand FILETS DE HARENGS SALES ET FUMES A L’HUILE DE COLZA / Salted, smoked herring fillets in colza oil (2.5 kg; Lot #044121/243; Use by 12/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SILVE INTERMARCHE recalls Portion de Saint-Nectaire AOP Laitier / Cheese (200g; Lot #21323119; Best before 24/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS VIVANT PAUL ET FILS recalls Maison VIVANT brand Tripes cuisinées / Cooked tripe (400g; Lot #3020411; Use by dates between 20/12/2021 et le 05/01/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Lait des Campagnes du grand ouest demi-écrémé stérilisé UHT / Part-skimmed milk from the “great west” region, UHT-sterilized (1-L brick pack; Lot 21 270 L1; Best before 27/02/2022) due to evidence of a risk of curdled milk.

Food Safety Recall (France): BROCELIANDE – ALH recalls Brocéliande brand Terrine forestière / Forest terrine (3 kg; Lot 1031496; Use by 02/01/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LES FROMAGERIES OCCITANES recalls Cantorel brand Saint-Nectaire AOP laitier / Cheese (Lot #32329121; Best before 18/01/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE COOPERATIVE APPROVISIONNEMENT – SCAPMAREE E.LECLERC recalls Hareng façon kipper P/ANE / Kippered herring (3kg; Lots 474475 & 474481; Use by 12/12/2021 & 15/12/2021, respectively) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Die Frischebox GmbH recalls Feigenbrot mit Pflaumen, Mandeln und Walnüssen / Fig bread with plums, almonds and walnuts (200g; Lot #L1756; Best before 15.10.2022) due to an elevated level of ochratoxin.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): ERDBÄR GMBH recalls Freche Freunde Kichererbse Brezeln / Chickpea pretzels (75g; Lot L3431; Best before 25.6.2022) due to foreign matter (metal wire) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): CAM Revolution Srl recalls FISH & FRIENDS brand POLPA DI GRANCEOLA / Crab pulp (150g; Lot 162507; Best before 07-12-2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): COPANEX SRL recalls Pipote de pui. Produs congelat / Frozen chicken breasts (500g; Lot #301021; Expiration date 14.09.2022; Product of Poland) due to Salmonella Enteritidis contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): COPANEX SRL recalls Ficat de pui. Produs congelat. / Frozen chicken liver (1000g; Lot 021121; Expiration date 17.02.2023; Product of Poland) due to Salmonella Enteritidis contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): COPANEX SRL recalls Pipote de pui. Produs congelat / Frozen chicken breasts (500g; All lot codes and expiration dates; Product of Poland) due to Salmonella Enteritidis contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Kosterfiskarn recalls Hand-peeled shrimp (420g; Best before dates from 19/12-21 to 7/2-22) due to foreign matter (piece of glass) contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): A.D. Peppers recalls several Total Chef brand salads due to undeclared allergens and errors in labeling. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Hermes Fish Ltd. recalls multiple products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Recalls and Alerts: November 30 – December 1, 2021

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United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: FDA reports that the number of Salmonella Javiana infections has risen to 28. The source of the outbreak is still unknown. FDA has initiated a traceback investigation.

Food Safety Recall: International Golden Foods, Inc. recalls Al kanater Tahini Sesame Paste (1 lb (454g); Lot #TT4N‐201127; UPC 6‐92551‐00002‐0) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA issues Warning Letter to Maribel’s Sweets, Inc. after determining that the company’s response to the agency’s findings of multiple violations during a June 2021 inspection was inadequate.

Probiotic Safety Recall: Livia Global, Inc. recalls multiple LiviaOne Liquid Probiotics & BioLifePet Liquid Probiotics (Lot #010620-1 (LiviaOne Nasal Probiotics) & 001005-1; Best by 08/2023 and 04/2023, respectively) due to possible Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Pet Treat Safety Recall: Sam’s West, Inc. recalls Member’s Mark Beef Stick Dog Treats (2.2 lb; UPC 19396-804731; All product sold since March 1, 2021) due to potential foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Great Lakes Goat Dairy recalls Great Lakes Goat Dairy brand Herb & Garlic Goat Cheese (175g; Lot #210411; Best before 2022 JL12) and Great Lakes Goat Dairy brand Aged Cheddar Goat Cheese (175g; Lot #12059; Best before 2022 JL26) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Les Délices du Centre S.A recalls Déli Centre brand Merlans en Gelée / Whiting (fish) in Jelly (720g; Lot #309; Use by 23/01/2022) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): Nutrisure Ltd recalls Naturya Hemp Protein Powder (100g; Batch code W02135; Best before end of March 2024) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (UK): Pieminister recalls Pieminister Moolin Rouge Pie Chef Kit for 2 (578g; Best before 04 December 2021, 09 December 2021, 09 January 2022, 17 January 2022, 25 January 2022 and 09 February 2022) and Pieminister Moolin Rouge Pie Chef kit for 2 (with pie dish) (578g; Best before 15 January 2022 and 03 February 2022) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Norenca N.V. recalls multiple raw ground meat products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA orders recall of Kühne brand Sauerkraut mit Schwarzwälder Schinken “Fix & Fertig” / Sauerkraut with Black Forest ham (400g; Lot MHD 07.05.2023; Best before 07/05/2023) due to possible foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Lejos Oy recalls Ella’s Kitchen-tuotemerkin tuotetta Mansikka-omena kaurapatukka luomu / Ella’s Kitchen brand Strawberry-apple oatmeal organic (25g; Best before 14.03.2022) due to presence of ochratoxin above permitted levels.

Food Safety Recall (France): SAUTTER POM recalls SAUTTER brand BULLES DE POMMES / Apple bubbles non-alcoholic beverage (75 cl; Lot #l239/21; Best before 26/08/2023) due to risk of fermentation.

Food Safety Recall (France): HAUDECOEUR recalls Al Wadi brand Hummus Tahina (400g can; Lot #HTRSQ 140; Best before 20/05/2023) due to abnormal level of acidity.

Food Safety Recall (France): DEMARNE recalls LA BARRE brand FILETS DE HARENGS SALES ET FUMES A L’HUILE DE COLZA / Salted smoked herring in colza oil (2.5 kg; Lot 044121/243; Use by 12/12/2021) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): PROLIDIS promocash recalls COOP VAL D’ARLY brand REBLOCHON DE SAVOIEE FRUITIER AOP raw milk cheese (450g; Lots 312013 & 311932; Use by 07/12/2021) due to possible Brucella melitensis contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GAEC DAUDIN FILS Ferme de Villeneuve recalls Beurres doux, beurres salés / Unsalted and salted butters (Use by 10/12/2021) and Faisselles / white cheese (Use by 25/11/2021) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MASCARIN recalls MASCARIN brand Boite plaisir divin et boite gourmande / Boxed chocolates (All lots; Use by 31/03/2022) due to possible mold contamination in the dark chocolate hazelnut ganache.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Lidl recalls Deluxe Stuffed Dates (240g; Batch code 21301/196; Best before 21 January 2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Les autorités de sécurité alimentaire luxembourgeoises recall Kühne brand Sauerkraut mit Schwarzwälder Schinken “Fix & Fertig” / Sauerkraut with Black Forest ham (400g; Lot MHD 07.05.2023; Best before 07/05/2023) due to possible foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Lidl recalls Deluxe Stuffed Dates (240g; Batch code 21301/196; Best before 21 January 2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): KA Chocolate Ltd. recalls Almond snack flavored with bitter chocolate coated marmalade (200g; Expiration date 30.04.2022) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Hermes Fish Ltd. recalls multiple products due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Recalls and Alerts: November 27-29, 2021

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United States

Allergy Alert: Calise & Sons Bakery, Inc. recalls Golden Flax Seed Scala Bread (Julian date 327; Sell by date 12-06) due to undeclared sesame.

Canada

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reports 17 additional cases of Salmonella Enteritidis infections in an outbreak for which the source still has not been determined. In all, 63 cases have been confirmed in British Columbia (26), Alberta (21), Saskatchewan (4), Manitoba (11) and Ontario (1), and three people have been hospitalized. The Ontario case reported having traveled to Alberta before becoming ill. Many of the outbreak victims reported having consumed fresh produce.

Food Safety Recall: Sungiven Foods Canada Inc. recalls  One Tang brand Bitter Apricot Kernel (180g; Date code 2023.JN.20; UPC 6 28546 00724 8) due to the presence of amygdalin, a natural toxin that can cause cyanide poisoning.

Food Safety Recall (Québec): Retailers recall certain sesame seeds due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Les Délices recalls Deli Centre brand Merlans en Gelée / Jellied Whiting (fish) (720g; Lot #309; Use by 23/01/2022) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (France): Viandes CLERMONT recalls CLERMONT brand Galantine de faisan à l’Armagnac / Pheasant galatine with Armagnac (~2.8 kg; Lot #3260119545; Use by 02/01/2022) due to undeclared nuts.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): McDonald’s recalls McDonald’s Sweet‘N’Sour Dip (25 ml; Best before 23.02.22) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): AVE – Absolute vegan Empire GmbH & Co. KG  recalls Vantasic Foods brand Schakaberry (100g; Lots I39123471, I38423471, J40123491; Best before 16.09.2022 & 01.10.2022) due to undeclared peanuts.

Food Safety Recall (France): COOPERATIVE U recalls U brand PAIN DE MIE GRANDES TRANCHES AUX CEREALES / Thick-sliced bread (550g; Lot #05221328; Use by 18/12/2021) due to foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SLIMANE FOIE GRAS recalls Slimane Foie Gras brand Confit de canards 2 cuisses / Duck confit, 2 legs (750g; All lots from 2110 to 2157; All Best before dates between 03/08/24 and 08/11/24) due to inadequate cooking.

Food Safety Recall (France): LENAJA DISTRIBUTION recalls LENAJA brand Onglet de Boeuf sous-vide / Beef diaphragm, vacuum-packed (~1.8 kg; Lot #213220315; Use by 09/12/2021; Product of Northern Ireland) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Mexma Food and REWE Group recall REWE Beste Wahl Weizen Tortillas / Wheat tortillas (432g, 6 x 25 cm; Lot #L521286; Best before 15/04/2022) due to possible foreign matter (transparent plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Ketókompaníið recalls multiple ice cream products due to concerns about food safety. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Molino Sapignoli recalls Fioretto brand Farina di mais / wheat flour (1 kg; Lot #210249; Best before 01-10-2022) due to mycotoxin contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Of Tov recalls Jordan Salami Sausage (550g; Lot code 12383621 & 12413621; Use by 14.12.21 & 17.12.21, respectively) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of nylon) contamination.