Recalls and Alerts: June 9-11, 2022

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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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Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: The CDC is reporting an outbreak of 219 gastrointestinal illnesses in 38 states caused by multiple serotypes of Salmonella. The outbreak has sent 27 people to hospital and claimed one life. Infections have been linked to exposure to backyard poultry.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: The FDA, CDC and their partner agencies continue to investigate an outbreak of 18 cases of Hepatitis A virus infections in three states. Thirteen people have been hospitalized. The infections are linked to FreshKampo and HEB brands of fresh organic strawberries imported into the USA from Baja California, Mexico.

Allergy Alert: Gourmondo Co. recalls Asparagus & Feta Sandwiches (11.04 oz / 313g; Best by 6/5 and 6/7) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert: Royal Ice Cream Company recalls Wawa Cold Brew Coffee Ice Cream Pints (1 pt; Code date 22094 39-62; Best by 04.Oct.2023) due to undeclared peanuts.

Food Safety Recall: Northern Tier Bakery, LLC recalls approximately 905 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) salad products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: The Public Health Agency of Canada reports 60 cases of Norovirus and gastrointestinal illness in the following provinces: British Columbia (18), Alberta (12), Manitoba (19), and Ontario (11). The illnesses are linked to consumption of spot prawns.

Food Safety Recall: TNT Palace (Montréal, QC) recalls Mélange de mangues / Mango mix (Sold up to 9 June 2022) due to a potential food safety hazard.

Food Safety Recall: Marché Afriquébi (Montréal, QC) recalls MARINADE TOUT USAGE / All purpose marinade (Sold up to 8 June 2022) due to a potential food safety hazard.

Food Safety Recall: Pastamalfi fait à la main inc. (Montréal, QC) recalls Pesto basilic & roquette / Basil and arugula pesto (250 ml; Sold up to 10 June 2022) due to a potential food safety hazard.

Food Safety Recall: Le Corylus Resto-Bistro (L’Isle-aux-Coudres, QC) recalls Rillette de dinde / Turkey rillette (250 ml; Sold up to 10 June 2022) and Soupe aux gourganes / Fava bean soup (500 ml; Sold up to 10 June 2022) due to a potential food safety hazard.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Denmark): The Statens Serum Institut reports an outbreak of eight cases of Listeria monocytogenes. Seven of the cases were reported in the capital region. The source of the outbreak has not yet been identified.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): CARREFOUR recalls CARREFOUR brand Houmous nature / Plain hummus (Use by 28/06/2022) due to undeclared sesame.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Madarest (Pastificio Nonna Ida) recalls Nonna Ida brand Ravioli saumon étiqueté Penne napoli / Salmon ravioli labeled as Penne Napoli (400g; Lot 20220602; Use by 14/06/2022) due to undeclared shellfish, celery, fish, shellfish, sulphites, mustard and soy.

Allergy Alert (France): Lidl recalls Sondey brand Biscuit Tablette chocolat noir BIO / Biscuits coated with dark chocolate, organic (150g; Lots L2022105 & L2022147; Best before 15/04/2023 & 27/05/2023, respectively) due to undeclared milk and gluten.

Allergy Alert (France): LA TOURANGELLE AUCHAN recalls AUCHAN brand Huile de sésame / Sesame oil (250 ml; Lots 3033 & 2858; Best before 20/10/2023 & 18/09/2023, respectively) due to undeclared allergen.

Allergy Alert (France): STB Salaisons BOUTOT recalls Le Perpezac le Noir brand Saucisson sec Le Classique / Dry sausage (250g; Lot Z31420; Best before 24/07/2022) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Industry recalls mulitple brands and varieties of chia seeds due to undeclared soy. Please refer to the recall site for details on all affected products.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Coop recalls Coop spareribs BBQ (200g; Use by 10-6-2022, 13-6-2022, 15-6-2022, 17-6-2022, 20-6-2022, 30-6-2022, 1-7-2022, 2-7-2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): SPAR recalls SPAR spareribs BBQ (200g; Use by 10-6-2022, 13-6-2022, 15-6-2022, 17-6-2022, 20-6-2022, 30-6-2022, 1-7-2022, 2-7-2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert Update (Spain): AESAN alerts public to recall of ALL4TRADE – Ziné brand Bulgur Grof Bruin / Coarse Brown Bulgur (800g; Best before 10/2022) and ALL4TRADE – Ziné brand Bulgur Brown Fin Ziné / Fine grain brown bulgur (800g; Batch no. 301023; Best before 10/2023) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert Update (UK): Pimlico Confectioners recalls Keats London Vegan Irish Cream Truffles (140g; Lot 16673332100; Best before 29 November 2023), Keats London Vegan Hazelnut Dark Chocolate (140g; Lots 15183522000, 15181412100, 16171932100; Best before 17 December 2022, 21 May 2023, 12 July 2023, respectively) and Pimlico Confectioners Vegan Fine Hazelnut Truffles (110g; Best before 16 December 2022) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): NUEVA PESCANOVA France recalls PESCANOVA brand Tubes de calamars surgelés / Frozen calamari tubes (750g; Lot 36211; Use by 03/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (squid skeleton pieces).

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls AH Pistolets Bruin et AH Pistolets Wit / Brown bread and white bread sandwich rolls (Best before 31-07-2022) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of metal).

Food Safety Recall (France): SAS BERGE recalls BERGE brand BOUDIN / Blood sausage (Lot 20; Use by 31/05/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SAINT PIERRE DISTRIBUTION E.LECLERC recalls Leclerc brand Délice fraise x2 / Strawberry delight tarts (2-pack; Lots 140,141,147,148,154,155; Use by dates between 20/05/2022 and 06/06/ 2022) due to Salmonella contamination in the tart shell.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE CARVIN DISTRIBUTION LECLERC recalls ÉLABORES DANS NOTRE RAYON PÂTISSERIE brand TARTELETTES INDIVIDUELLES CITRON / Individual lemon tarts (All product sold between 7/04/2022 and 7/06/2022) due to Salmonella contamination in the tart shell.

Food Safety Recall (France): GAILLAC DISTRIBUTION CENTRE E.LECLERC recalls E.LECLERC GAILLAC DISTRIBUTION brand TARTELETTE CITRON MERINGUE ET TARTELETTE FRAMBOISE / Lemon meringue tarts and raspberry tarts (150g; All lots) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LURE DISTRIBUTION E.LECLERC recalls PARFUM FRAMBOISE CASSIS PARFUM VANILLE FRAMBOISE / Raspberry cassis and raspberry vanilla tarts (Bulk packaging; All lots) due to Salmonella contamination in the tart shell.

Food Safety Recall (France): EARL FERME MATTER recalls Ferme Matter brand Cœur de massif / cheese (Lot 4/9; Use by 21/06/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GAEC DE LA BARONNERIE recalls Gaec de la baronnerie brand Fromage de chèvre au lait cru, Bûches ronds / raw goat-milk cheese logs (Produced 25/05/22 to 8/06/22) due to E. coli O103 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE DE DISTRIBUTION DE COUTRAS E.LECLERC recalls tartelettes poire chocolat tartelettes citron meringuées / Pear tarts, chocolate tarts and lemon meringue tarts (All lots with use by dates between 08/04/2022 et le 12/06/2022) due to Salmonella contamination in the tart shell.

Food Safety Recall (France): BISCUITS HAFNER recalls HAFNER brand Carton de 60 Tartelettes finger 125×45 bord droit sucrées beurre / sweet butter tarts (Lot 250322; Best before 31/03/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LE GRENIER DES GASTRONOMES LGDG recalls LES THOMASINES brand MERGUEZ DE CANARD SOUS VIDE / Vacuum-packed duck merguez sausages (Lot 22150303; Use by dates between 12/06/2022 and 14/06/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BELFORT DISTRIBUTION E. LECLERC recalls ELABOREES DANS NOTRE RAYON PATISSERIE brand TARTELETTE INDIVIDUELLE AUX FRAISES-AUX FRAMBOISES-AUX FRUITS / Individual strawberry, raspberry and fruit tarts (All product sold between 21/05/ 2022 and 08/06/2022) due to Salmonella contamination in the tart shell.

Food Safety Recall (France): ST JUDIST S.A. SA SAINT JUDIST_E.LECLERC SAINT JUST EN CHAUSSEE recalls TARTELETTE fraise x 2, tartelette framboise x 2, tartelette aux fruits x 2 / Strawberry tarts, raspberry tarts, fruit tarts (2-packs; All lots; Use by 11/06/2022) due to Salmonella contamination in the tart shell.

Food Safety Recall (France): CHAUMONDIS E.LECLERC recalls Tartelette Framboise / Raspberry tart (Use by dates between 06/05/2022 and 08/06/2022) due to Salmonella contamination in the tart shell.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOKING E.Leclerc Kingersheim recalls Tartelette individuelle citron meringuée et caramel passion / Individual lemon-meringue tarts and caramel passion tarts (Produced between 30/04/2022 and 07/ 06/2022) due to Salmonella contamination in the tart shell.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE DISTRIBUTION CERNAY SODICER LECLERC CERNAY recalls E. Leclerc Cernay brand Tartelette fraise, myrtille, framboise, fruit ou choco-caramel / strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, fruit, and choco-caramel tarts (All Use by dates between 22/04/2022 and 09/06/2022) due to Salmonella contamination in the tart shell.

Food Safety Recall (France): GREVIN DISTRIBUTION LECLERC recalls Finger cacahuètes / Peanut fingers (Sold between 10/05/2022 and 08/06/2022) due to Salmonella contamination in the tart shell.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Kosebate GmbH recalls Alburj brand Halva Aufstrich / Halvah spread (300g & 500g; Manufactured from 02/01/2021 to 10/06/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Othman Food recalls Othman Food Tahina Sesame (400g & 800g; Best before 22.12.2023 and 10.11.2024) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Seda Outspan Iberia, S.L.U. recalls Moreno Gold 100 % Arabica Löslicher Bohnenkaffee / Instant coffee (100g; Lot L1169; Best before 18.06.2023) due to foreign matter contamination (glass splinters).

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Pat the Baker and Irish Pride recall Specific Batches of Pat the Baker and Irish Pride Breadcrumbs due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Industry recalls Get Fresh at Home Petits Pains (6 white part baked rolls) (300g; Best before 07 August 2022) due to foreign matter contamination (small pieces of metal.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): HENRI RAFFIN recalls Le Galibier brand Saucisson sec aux noisettes / Dry sausage with hazelnuts (200g; Multiple lot codes and Use by dates) due to foreign matter contamination (glass).

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): ICA recalls ICA and ICA Basic baguettes (multiple varieties) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of metal). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (UK): PA Ross Ltd recalls Get Fresh at Home Petits Pains (6 white part baked rolls) (300g; Best before 07 August 2022) due to foreign matter contamination (small pieces of metal.

Food Safety Recall (UK): GB Poultry recalls GB Poultry Battered Chicken Goujons (350g, 400g, 3kg; Batch code SFRD22PL; 9 June 2022 and 10 June 2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): New World Rangiora  recalls Hellers brand Smoked Saveloys (Various sizes; All batches; All dates) due to undeclared milk and gluten.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Mrs Higgins (2004) Ltd recalls Mrs Higgins brand Shortbread Cookies (350g; Best before 04/10/22) due to foreign matter contamination (white plastic.

UK establishes new food safety network

The United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has entered into a partnership with the country’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Quadram Institute, a private non-profit company, to form a new Food Safety Research Network.

The FSA and BBSRC have invested a combined £1.6 million in the network, which will be hosted by Quadram.

Quadram describes itself as a state-of-the-art facility for bioscience and clinical research.

“[T]he network will ensure that the FSA is well-placed to tackle the challenges of foodborne illnesses by bringing together experts from government, industry and academia to address current and emerging issues of food safety in the UK,” said the FSA’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Robin May.

According to the FSA, there are an estimated 2.4 million cases of foodborne illness a year in the UK, or roughly 35 cases per 1000 population. The annual cost of these illnesses is estimated to be £9 billion (with £6 billion from unknown causes).

In comparison, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 48 million cases of foodborne illness in the US annually, or roughtly 144 cases per 1000 population.

Most of the economic impact from these cases of foodborne illness in the UK is due to Salmonella and Campylobacter

The goal of the new network is to connect food industry, food and health policymakers and academia to collaboratively pursue shared research priorities that will protect the UK from foodborne hazards.

“The safety of our food is threatened by both enduring and emerging threats from microbes that contaminate our food,” said Dr. Matt Gilmour, UK Food Safety Network Lead.

“This threat is exemplified by microbes that spread between the environment, animals and humans,” he added, “with foodborne exposures being a means for the transmission of pathogens and novel antimicrobial resistance genes from agriculture.

“The challenge is to take an integrated and unified approach to these problems right through from agriculture and the environment, to food production and human health, in what’s termed a ‘One Health’ approach.”

To achieve their vision of science-based food safety, the collaborating organizations have set several objectives:

  • assemble a community of UK food producers, food policy makers and scientific researchers who collectively can take robust actions toward improving food safety
  • identify areas of research need and opportunity that, in the view of food stakeholders and network members, will have meaningful impacts on UK food safety
  • coordinate new collaborative research activities that will promote the application of science towards the food safety challenges identified by our food system community
  • host training promoting skills development, interoperability and relationship-building between our food system community
  • translate the knowledge generated within the Network to food safety stakeholders, and to upcycle existing information and technologies relevant to food safety that have not yet been applied more broadly.

Learn more about the history of food safety in TAINTED. From Farm Gate to Dinner Plate, Fifty Years of Food Safety Failures, now available in digital, print and audiobook editions.

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Recalls and Alerts: June 7-8, 2022

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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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Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: The FDA has initiated a remote Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) inspection in its investigation of a hepatitis A outbreak linked to organic fresh strawberries.

Food Safety Recall: Prairie City Bakery recalls Prairie City Bakery® Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ooey Gooey Butter Cake (2 oz & 10 x 2 oz; Lots 1357-1 & 2085-1; Best by 6/23/2023 & 9/25/2023, respectively) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: F&S Produce Co recalls Protein Power Snack containing a 0.75oz cup of JIF peanut butter (Best by 05/28/22) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert Update: Eclectic Food Services Inc. recalls Mini Lalo Variety Pack Frozen Bars – Raspberry, Mango, Coconut Chocolate (6 x 35 mL; UPC 8 98612 00040 8; All packages for which the specified allergens are not mentioned) and Rico ‘n Lalo Coconut Chocolate Frozen Bars (4 x 80 mL; UPC 8 98612 00019 4; All packages for which the specified allergens are not mentioned) due to undeclared hazelnuts, milk and sulphites.

Food Safety Recall: Buffet Maison, le traiteur d’Orléans (Saint-Pierre-de-l’Île-d’Orléans) recalls Saumon fumé à l’érable / Maple-smoked salmon (Variable package sizes; Sold up to 7 June 2022) due to lack of storage temperature information on the package label.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Carrefour recalls CARREFOUR BIO brand Pâté Crème (120g; Lot 154175; Use by 28/06/2022) due to undeclared eggs.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI reports that Alpro Rice All Plant, Rocky Rice beverage (1 L; Batch code L 090 2 with time stamps from 15.07 to 18.24; Best before 31/12/22) contains undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): ICA recalls ICA brand ICA frysta vegetariska dumplings med dipsås / Frozen vegetable dumplings with dipping sauce (320g; All Best before dates) due to undeclared sesame oil.

Allergy Alert (UK): Alpro UK Limited recalls Alpro Rice drink (1 L; Batch code L 090 2 (manufactured between 15:07 and 18:24); Best before 31 December 2022) due to undeclared oats (gluten).

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Jumbo recalls Jumbo stoomsoep Tom Ka Khai / Steamed meal (550g; Use by  07-06-2022 and 08-06-2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Hafner recalls ELABOREE AU RAYON PATISSERIE brand Tartelettes individuelles aux fruits / Individual fruit tarts (Prepared between 08/04 and 08/06) due to Salmonella contamination in the tart shells.

Food Safety Recall (France): NORMA SARL recalls Biscuit riz soufflé et céréales Nippon choco / NIPPON brand chocolate bar with puffed rice and cereals (200g; Lots L291 & L292) due to possible foreign matter contamination (plastic).

Food Safety Recall (France): LES DELICES DE CLOBERT – MAISON GIFFAUD recalls GIFFAUD brand Boeuf cuit en gelée / Jellied cooked beef (Lot 42/520252151; Use by 21/06/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LES DELICES DE CLOBERT – MAISON GIFFAUD recalls Boeuf cuit en gelée en terrine / Jellied cooked beef terrine (~2.5 kg; Lot 42/520252151; Use by 01/07/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): HUGUIER FRERES recalls STEAK HACHE / Ground beef (2-pack, 4-pack, 6-pack; Lot 31 602782; Use by 06/06/2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SAUTEL DISTRIBUTION E.LECLERC recalls E.Leclerc brand Filet de queue de saumon / Salmon tail fillet (Use by dates between 29/ 05/2022 and 01/06/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS J. CHENE ET FILS recalls Ets Chêne et Fils brand Salade de Perles saumonées / Salmon pearls salad (~300g; Lot 202; Use by dates between 04/06/2022 and 05/06/ 2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Siebert recalls Siebert brand Brochette de filet de poulet ail des ours / Wild garlic chicken fillet skewer (Lot 1220473022; Use by 09/06/2022 & 10/06/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Jumbo stoomsoep Tom Ka Khai / Steamed meal (550g; Use by  07-06-2022 and 08-06-2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Waitrose recalls Waitrose 2 British Hot Smoked Rainbow Trout Fillets (125g; Use by 11 June 2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Telfrost recalls Frozen corn kernels (800g & 1 kg; Expiration date 01/03/24) and Frozen broccoli (800g; Expiration date 11/02/23) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.