Recalls and Alerts: February 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 INVESTIGATION (UPDATE): FDA issues Warning Letter to J.M. Smucker LLC in response to the company’s proposed corrective actions undertaken following an investigation that linked Jif Peanut Butter to an outbreak of 21 confirmed Salmonella Senftenberg illnesses in 2022.

Allergy Alert: Titans Global Inc. recalls “JSJ Chocolate Cake”, “JSJ ZSR Cake”, “JSJ DMC Leaf Cake” food treats (95g; Lot 20221108B; Production date 2022/11/08) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert: FSIS issues Public Health Alert for ready-to-eat smoked pork Linguica link sausages due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the Alert notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Pilgrim’s Roasted Nut’Z recalls multiple products due to undeclared milk, soy, and/or walnut. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Royal Canin USA Inc recalls Royal Canin Veterinary Feline Renal Support F (6.6 lb (3 kg); Lot 242B4RCR04 with time stamps  00:00 – 07:06; Best by 04/17/2024) because some bags may contain a different product. This recall was initiated on 1/23/2023, and has been classified as Class II. No public recall notice was issued.

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Canada

Enforcement Action: CFIA suspends Safe Food for Canadians license #9DM4P9DP, issued to Le Fromage au Village Inc. (Lorrainville, QC), due to the “…absence of adequate corrective measures to prevent the risk of Listeria monocytogenes contamination.” Cheeses from this manufacturer have been the subject of several recalls in recent weeks. Until the license has been reinstated, the company may not conduct any activity for which SFC licence #9DM4P9DP was issued.

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Europe

Allergy Alert (France): COOPERATIVE U recalls U SAVEURS brand TERRINE DE CAMPAGNE / Country style terrine (~180g; Lot 30250041; Use by 24/02/2023) due to undeclared egg.

AllergyAlert (Italy): Motta S.R.L. recalls Il tagliere del Re brand Prosciutto cotto Alta Qualita / High quality cooked ham (750g; Lot L225139; Use by 21/02/2023) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Italy): GLG srl recalls multiple varieties of tiramisu and mousse due to undeclared allergens. Please refer to the Italy recall page for a complete recall list.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Dirk recalls Bakker van der Akker Vloerbrood Meergranen / Whole grain bread (Best before 07-02-2023) due to undeclared sesame.

Allergy Alert (UK): Vegan Store recalls Go Max Go Buccaneer Candy Bar (57g; Best before 24 April 2023) due to undeclared peanuts.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): LDC recalls Le Gaulois brand Grignottes “EXTRA” Mexican / Mexican-style nuggets (250g; Lot 026; Use by 17/02/2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE FROMAGERE DU LIVRADOIS recalls L’GAPERON FICELLE DU TOINE & L’GAPERON DU TOINE cheeses (All lots; Use by dates between 06/12/2022 and 23/03/2023 or between 26/11/2022 and 22/02/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GAEC SERVAIN DE VOS recalls Les Vaches de Fadainville brand Beurre cru doux / Sweet butter made from raw milk (250g; Use by 14/02/2023 & 16/02/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GAEC SERVAIN DE VOS recalls Les Vaches de Fadainville brand Beurre cru demi-sel / Reduced-salt (2%) butter made from raw milk (250g; Use by 14/02/2023 & 16/02/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GAEC SERVAIN DE VOS recalls Les Vaches de Fadainville brand Crème crue / Raw milk cream (250 ml & 500 ml; Use by 13/02/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE LAITIERE DE VICHY recalls SOCIETE LAITIERE DE VICHY brand COMTESSE DE VICHY LAIT CRU / Raw milk cheese (180g; All lots) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): PURE SALMON FRANCE recalls Neutre brand Pavés mi-cuits ail des ours & Pavés mi-cuits nature / Part-cooked salmon with wild garlic and Part-cooked plain salmon (6 x 125g; Lot 053-0312; Use by 01/03/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SILVE NETTO recalls NETTO brand Croc’ poulet rôtis / Roast chicken croc’ (250g; Lot 27; Use by 18/02/2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SILVE INTERMARCHE  recalls VOLAE brand Grignottes de poulet rôties Grignotte de poulet saveur barbecue / BBQ-flavor roast chicken nuggets (250g; Lot 27; Use by 18/02/2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Tradition Emotion recalls Tomette des Alpes cheese (200g; Lots 012722347, 012722357, 012722361 & 012723003; Use by dates up to 17.03.2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): SC FIRENZE COM S.R.L recalls Figurine de Crăciun din ciocolată fină cu lapte / Christmas figurines made of fine milk chocolate (100g & 10g; Lots 17.05.2023 & 11.05.2023) due to foreign matter contamination (plastic).

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Calbee Australia recalls Calbee Harvest Snaps Vegemite (200g; Best before 28.08.23 and 29.08.23) due to undeclared gluten.


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Recalls and Alerts: February 4-6, 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

Public Health Alert: FSIS issues Public Health Alert for PARK STREET DELI Broccoli Stuffed Chicken BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN BREAST HAND STUFFED WITH BROCCOLI & CHEDDAR AU GRATIN (16-oz trays; Use by 1/30/2023; Produced by Vanguard Culinary Group, LTD) due to underprocessing.

Allergy Alert: FSIS issues Public Healh Alert for Wegmans Chicken Korma with Basmati Turmeric Rice (10 oz; Best by 08 NOV 2023) due to undeclared cashews.

Allergy Alert: Daiso California LLC recalls Powdered apple tea, crackers, cookies & candy prepackaged snacks due to undeclared milk and soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Fresh Ideation Food Group LLC recalls Ready to Eat Sandwiches, Salads, Yogurt, Wraps and related products sold from January 24, 2023 through January 30, 2023 due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

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Canada

Allergy Alert: Nutrifresh Foods Ltd. recalls various Nutrifresh brand Falooda Drinks due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products which were sold in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

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Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Biofresh Belgium recalls Autour de riz brand Sucre de fleurs de coco / Coconut blossom sugar (500g; Lot 200425; Best before 20/04/2025) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): La Fée sucrée recalls La Fée sucrée brand Tiramisu Spéculoos, Cookie et Kinder Bueno (150g; Use by dates from 05/02/2023 to 16/02/2023) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Italy): GLG srl recalls Mascherpa tiramisù brand Tiramisun vegano / Vegan tiramisu (100g; Best before 23/07/2023) due to undeclared milk protein.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Colruyt recalls Boni Selection brand pâté bloc / pâté loaf (150g; Use by 21/2/2023, 26/2/2023 and 28/2/2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Ahmed Exotic BV recalls Nina brand Graines de melon moulues – Ground Egusi  / Ground melon seeds (227g; Best before 01/01/2024) due to aflatoxin and Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): SOK recalls Rainbow Kalapuikot / Rainbow fish sticks (450g; Best before 7 May 2024; Product of Poland) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal pieces).

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE LAITIERE DE VICHY recalls SOCIETE LAITIERE DE VICHY brand GAPERON DE VACHE lait pasteurisé de vache / Pasteurized cow’s milk cheese (350g; All lots) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE LAITIERE DE VICHY recalls SOCIETE LAITIERE DE VICHY brand COMTESSE DE VICHY LAIT CRU / Raw milk cheese (180g; Lot 009; Use by 01/03/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE LAITIERE DE VICHY recalls SOCIETE LAITIERE DE VICHY brand GAPERON DU TOINE cheese (300g; Lot 009; Use by 15/03/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): LDC recalls Le Gaulois brand Emincés de cuisse de poulet rôti / Sliced roast chicken thighs (Lot 024; Sold from 08/01/2023 to 03/02/2023 inclusive) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): PLG Enterprises Ltd. recalls Kerem brand Peeled Macadamia Nuts (200g; Expiration dates 03.02.24 & 03.04.24) due to undeclared walnuts.


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Sunday Supplement: Proposed new FDA food structure leaves pet food out to dry

IN MY OPINION

The proposed new US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) organization structure leaves the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) sucking on a hind teat.

Never a major player in the FDA heirarchy, the CVM has been formally excluded from the Human Foods Program, with only a dotted line connecting it to the Office of the Deputy Commissioner.

Although the CVM will report directly to the Office of the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, its relatively small budget and political profile will leave this essential element of food safety and nutrition with little voice or influence at the table.

Why does this matter?

The CVM is responsible for oversight of animal feed, pet foods and veterinary medicines.

If animal feeds are not properly regulated and supervised, animal nutrition–and ultimately human nutrition–suffers.

If veterinary medicines are not properly regulated and supervised, the health of livestock and the safety of the human diet suffers.

If pet foods are not properly regulated and supervised, the health of companion animals suffers.

Pet health matters

Pets play an important role in the mental and physical health of their human companions.

Those of us who have lost a dog, cat, or other pet to illness, accidents, or simply old age, understand the grief that this loss entails.

In addition, if an animal develops a gastrointestinal illness such as salmonellosis as a result of contaminated pet food, this illness can be passed along to people in the same household.

This is not speculation.

Kibble, raw pet foods, and pet treats contaminated with Salmonella have caused several outbreaks of human illness large enough to attract the attention of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Without a strong voice at the budget table, the CVM will not have the resources to oversee the pet food industry.

We have seen what has happened in the past when a pet food manufacturer has been allowed to operate on a “voluntary compliance” basis. More often than is healthy, the emphasis is on voluntary, and compliance falls by the wayside.

Can this be fixed?

I realize that the CVM has elements both of food and of pharmaceuticals in its regulatory portfolio.

Nevertheless, every component of the CVM’s mandate–animal feed, animal medications, pet food–indirectly supports the safety and nutriton of human or animal food.

I would propose that the scope of the proposed new directorate be expanded to include the CVM, and that the word “Human” be dropped from the title of the new Deputy Commissioner.


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