Recalls and Alerts: October 22 – 24, 2020


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 ALERT: CDC reports 10 confirmed cases of Listeria monocytogenes infections in three states. All ten outbreak victims were hospitalized, and one person in Florida has died. The outbreak is linked Italian-style meats, such as salami, mortadella, and prosciutto. The deli meats were purchased prepackaged and sliced at deli counters. CDC is investigating to determine if there is a specific type of deli meat or common supplier linked to illness.

INDICTMENT: Paul Kruse, President of Blue Bell Creameries was indicted by a Texas grand jury with wire fraud and conspiracy in connection with an alleged scheme to cover up the company’s sales of Listeria-tainted ice cream in 2015, according to the US Justice Department.

Allergy Alert: Orca Bay Foods LLC recalls Trader Joe’s brand Gluten Free Battered Halibut (10-oz. box; Lot #537312620; Best if used by Nov 5, 2021; SKU 00503822) due to undeclared wheat and milk.

Food Safety Recall: Comercial Mexicana International Inc. recalls TROPIQUE brand ASSORTED FRUIT JELLY BAG & JELLY ANIMAL JARS because the products represent a choking hazard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Nature’s Intent LLC recalls Nature’s Intent brand Dark Chocolate Enrobed fruit products due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Merson’s Pâtisserie recalls all prepared dishes sold up to and including 23 October 2020, because the conditions under which the items were prepared and packaged represent a food safety hazard.

Food Safety Recall: Charcuterie Charlevoisienne recalls Jambon tomates séchées et basilic / ham with dried tomatoes and basil (175g; Best before 05NO20) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Dépan à point recalls Sauce à spaghetti and Sauce à spaghetti avec champignons / Spaghetti sauce and spaghetti sauce with mushrooms (500 ml; All product sold up to and including 22 October 2020) because the conditions under which the items were prepared and packaged represent a food safety hazard.

Food Safety Recall: Pomme Grenade recalls various products packed in glass jars due to absence of labeling regarding the need to keep the products refrigerated. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Cambrian Solutions, a Maroon Group Company recalls High Quality Organics brand Organic Parsley Medium (variable sizes; Lot #0000047737) due to Salmonella contamination.

Europe

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): De Groene Kans recalls ‘t Vlierbos brand confiture de cerises & jus de pomme concentré / cherry & concentrated apple juice preserves (200g; Lot #EP20-0724; Best before 31/03/2022) due to foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Skare Meat Packers K/S recalls Minced beef 14-18% (500g; Expiry date 23-10-2020) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Industry recalls EMBUTIDOS SOLA SA Fuet espagnol / Dry Spanish sausages manufactured by Embutidos Sola SA (all brands, package sizes, batch codes and date codes) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): garmo AG recalls GAZI brand cheeses due to possible foreign matter (small metal particles) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Kanne Brottrunk GmbH & Co. recalls Kanne Brottrunk (0.75 L; Lot #L20094; Best before 03.04.2023 with time stamps of 10:00–11:00) due to foreign matter (glass particles) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Fa. Marquart GmbH recalls Graved Lachs / Gravlax (100 g; Lot #7527; Best before 27.10.2020) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Seerys Heatherfield Ltd recalls specific batches of Ryan’s Carrot Cake, Lemon Cake and Chocolate Cake due to foreign matter (small pieces of metal) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Seerys Heatherfield Ltd recalls Bridge Bakery Carrot Cake, Lemon Cake, and Triple Chocolate Cake, due to foreign matter (small pieces of metal) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Aldi recalls Roosters Southern Fried Poppin’ Chicken and Roosters Breaded Poppin’ Chicken (210g; All batch codes and Best before dates) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): ALEJANDRO MIGUEL S.L. recalls Artysan brand Fuet (175g; All lot codes and dates) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): ALEJANDRO MIGUEL recalls Artysan brand SALAMINO FUET EXTRA (175g; Lot codes 2019 02, 2022 03, 2024 06, 2026 03, 2026 02) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Industry recalls Sola brand FUET CATALAN NATURE, AIL, FINES HERBES, OIGNONS, POIVRE BLANC, POIVRE NOIR, POIVRE ROUGE ET ROMARIN (All batch codes and dates) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): Cora recalls Caroli brand CARNAŢI SEMIAFUMAŢI EXTRA / sausage (vacuum-packaged; Lot #01008; Best before 31.10.2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Soho Florids UK Ltd recalls Potter’s Herbals Malt extract with Cod Liver Oil (650g; Batch codes 3M01134, 3M01136, 3M01137; Best before 31 January 2023) due to possible mold contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Sainsbury’s recalls frozen by Sainsbury’s Cooked Mussels (300g; Batch code 2653152; Best before 08 September 2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Seery’s Heatherfield Ltd recalls Bridge Bakery Carrot, Lemon, and Triple Chocolate Cakes due to foreign matter (small pieces of metal) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update (UK): Aldi recalls Roosters Southern Fried Poppin’ Chicken and Roosters Breaded Poppin’ Chicken (210g; All batch codes and Best before dates) due to Salmonella contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Ofer Delicacies Ltd. recalls certain items that failed laboratory quality control tests. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products and the specific reasons for recall.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): A.S.T.Z Culinary Ltd. recalls Mutton Kebab (Expiration date 10/12/20) and Merguez Sausages (Expiration date 21/11/20) due to Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Compass Network Pty Ltd recalls Luxerose Hera Rose and Honey Wine  and Luxerose Athena Peach Blossom and Honey Wine (100ml; All batches) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Kooljoy recalls Kooljoy brand Buckwheat Tea (100g; All batches and dates) due to undeclared gluten.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Yuen’s Market Trading Co. recalls Golden Horse Dried Anchovy Kho Ca Com (450g; Best before 06/01/2023) due to presence of the biotoxin histamine.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Rosa Foods Ltd recalls specific batches of Rosa Foods, Rosies Kitchen, Real Good Food and The Craft Meat Company brand products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Pak’n Save Mill Street, Hamilton recalls Pak’n Save Mill Street brand NZ Beef Mince (various weights; Best before 19.10.20) due to foreign matter (pieces of white latex) contamination.

 

Recalls and Alerts: October 19 – 21, 2020


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

FDA Warning Letter: FDA issues Warning Letter to The Lennox, International, Inc., detailing outstanding violations observed during an inspection of the company’s pet treat manufacturing facility. The inspection was carried out in response to a 2019 outbreak of Salmonella infections in humans who came into contact with the company’s contaminated pig ear pet treats.

Food Safety Recall: Hannaford Supermarkets recalls all Portland Pie cheese and Portland Pie fresh dough sold in the deli department, due to an incident of malicious tampering.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Mom’s Pantry Products Ltd. recalls Mom’s Pantry / Jim & Leonie brand Garlic Spread (440g; All units sold from December 16, 2019 up to and including October 19, 2020) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: MS3 Food Inc. recalls Végane Mais Pas Plate! Mexican Plate Pas Plate / Vegetable Rice with Tex-mex Vegan Meat, Cheddar au Gratin and Creamy Beans Sauce (405g; Lot #1260; UPC 6 28176 07305 7) due to undeclared milk.

Europe

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE (FRANCE): Santé Publique France reports two separate outbreaks totaling 53 confirmed Salmonella infections linked to consumption of raw or undercooked horse meat, including two deaths.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand GAUFRES AU BEURRE / Butter waffles (300g; Lot #3140; Best before 18/12/2020) due to foreign matter (pieces of hard plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Bio-Planet recalls various chicken-based dishes due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): BRETZEL BURGARD SA recalls Carrefour brand MINICHEESEBURGERS X10 (155g; Lot #102590101; Expiration date 15/09/2021) due to foreign matter (metal filament) contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): Chasal srl recalls Fuet Extra (150 g; Lots #202307, 202706 & 203107; Use by 10/10/2020, 07/11/2020 & 16/12/2020), Fuet barbecue (150g; Lot #201601; Use by 10/10/2020) and Fuet Extra Poivre – Fines herbes – ail (150g; Lot #201401; Use by 23/12/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Delfood recalls Louis brand Américain nature / minced meat (350g; Lot #8404220; Use by 20/10/2020) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): GHL Groupe recalls Jean Gotta brand Américain nature / minced meat (350g; Lot #8404220; Use by 20/10/2020) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): Vleeswaren Coenen & Co recalls three salad products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Franprix recalls Offre du Volailler brand Poulet rôti / roast chicken (~1.2 kg; Lot #A077142; Use by 01/11/2020) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Lidl recalls L’Etal du volailler brand Poulet rôti sachet micro-ondable / roast chicken in microwaveable bag (Lot #A077142; Use by 03/11/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Matfugl ehf recalls whole and cut chicken (Lot #011-20-37-5-26) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand GAUFRES AU BEURRE / Butter waffles (300g; Lot #3140; Best before 18/12/2020) due to foreign matter (pieces of hard plastic) contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Boutique Delicacies Ltd. recalls Thai Eggplant Salad (250g; all expiration dates up to and including 15/11/2020) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (Israel): Eyal Gorodetski’s Bakery recalls various pastries due to undeclared allergens. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): We Love Group Ltd recalls Luxerose brand Athena and Hera cocktail blend (100 ml; All batches) due to undeclared sulphites.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Woori Kimchi recalls Woori Kimchi brand Kimchi (All batches and dates) due to lack of process control.

 

Recalls and Alerts: October 15 – 18, 2020


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 ALERT FINAL UPDATE: CDC reports 101 confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis in 17 states linked to consumption of Wawona peaches. This outbreak now appears to be over. The FDA traceback and root cause investigation continues.

Food Safety Recall: Taher, Inc. recalls approximately 22,096 pounds of meat products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT FINAL UPDATE: PHAC reports 57 confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis in Ontario (41) and Quebec (16) linked to consumption of peaches imported from the USA. This outbreak now appears to be over.

OUTBREAK ALERT: PHAC reports 21 confirmed cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus illness in Saskatchewan (1), Quebec (7), New Brunswick (10), and Prince Edward Island (3). One person has been hospitalized. The outbreak is linked to consumption of shellfish, mainly raw oysters, harvested from eastern coastal waters.

Allergy Alert: Gastronomie Concept recalls various products due to undeclared soy, milk and sulphites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: National Herring Co. recalls Adar brand Schmaltz Herring in Oil (300g; Best Before 20NO28 20 175; UPC 0 62451 00128 9) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Taste for Luxury recalls Raschera DOP cheese due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected brands and places where the cheese was sold.

Food Safety Recall: Migahid & Elsawi Co. Ltd. recalls Alwatania brand Liquid Tahina (350g, 750g, 18 kg; Expiration date 19/05/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Europe

OUTBREAK ALERT (UK): The Food Standards Agency and Public Health England report 390 cases of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to frozen, raw, breaded chicken products. Two different strains of Salmonella Enteritidis have been detected in this outbreak. Two product recalls have already been initiated in conjunction with this ongoing investigation. Please refer to news release for additional details.

Food Safety Alert (Spain): The Catalan Public Health Agency has suspended the activities of EMBUTIDOS SOLA SA and has ordered a recall of all fuet/espetec products manufactured by the company, due to Salmonella contamination. Products manufactured by EMBUTIDOS SOLA SA were linked to a recent outbreak of Salmonella infections in France.

Allergy Alert (Germany): dennree GmbH recalls dennree Cashewmus / Cashew butter (350g; Lot #30147-L…; Best before 31.12.2021) due to undeclared peanut.

Allergy Alert (UK): Waitrose & Partners recalls Waitrose No.1 Dominican Republic Milk Chocolate 49% (Batch code 0259; Best before end November 2021) due to undeclared almonds, hazelnuts (nuts) and soya.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Industry recalls Sola brand Fuet Espetec Extra / dried sausage (175 g; Lots 201802, 202508, 201741 & 202809; Best before 16/10/2020, 30/11/2020, & 31/12/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Makro Cash&carry recalls CUISSES DE DINDE SERVOL / Servol brand turkey legs (1.4 kg vacuum-pack; Lot #2110084152; Best before 16/10/2020) due to possible Salmonella Typhimurium contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Vleeswaren Coenen & Co recalls Salade de poulet au curry (Kip currysla) / Curry chicken salad and Salade de viande (Vleessalade) / meat salad (150g; Lots 20204106 & 20204107; Best before 26/10/2020 & 27/10/2020) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): LEADER PRICE recalls LE PRIX GAGNANT brand Cervelas qualité choix / choice-quality sausage (400g; Lot L408.38; Use by 30 OCTOBRE 2020) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Frisch Haus Finland Oy recalls Bornholms Lobster Soup (375g; Best before April 3, 2023 and time stamp of 2:32 pm–4:37 pm) due to a processing error that could render the product unsafe to consume.

Food Safety Recall (France): Courses U recalls U brand Mini Hot Dogs (110g – pack of 7; Lot #102550146; Best before 05/12/2021) due to foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Courses U recalls U brand Mini cheeseburgers ( 155g; – pack of 10; Lots #102540163 & 102600080; Best before 04/12/2021 & 10/12/2021, respectively) due to foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Sarl Les Fromagers Fermiers du Peytot recalls Les Fromagers Fermiers du Peytot brand Picodon aop x2, x5 – Guinguette x6 – Fromage de chevre x3 cheeses (various packaging and lot numbers; sold from 17 August 2020 to 14 October 2020) due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected lot numbers and package configurations.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Salaison du Mont Pilat recalls Salaisonniers du Pilat brand Saucisson Campagnard Pilat sausages (Lot #2022402; Best before 21/11/2020, 23/11/2020 & 28/11/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Mini Hot Dogs et Mini Cheeseburgers surgelés / frozen mini hot dogs and mini cheeseburgers due to foreign matter (metal) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for details on the affected lot numbers and expiration dates for both products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Bretzel Burgard recalls Burgard brand Mes mini cheeseburgers préférés surgelés x9 (145 g; Lot #102510143; Best before 01/12/2021) due to foreign matter (metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Fa. JERMI Käsewerk GmbH recalls Meine Käserei Ziegenkäserolle / goat cheese roll (100 g; various lot numbers; Best before 05.11.2020, 06.11.202, 09.11.2020) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for additional information on lot numbers.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Arrabawn Co-op recalls certain batches of milk, with approval number IE 1439 EC only, that are potentially unsafe due to the presence of Enterobacteriaceae bacteria. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batches.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): DekaMarkt and Dirk recall Slagers Beste / 1 de Beste Gemengd Gehakt Stroganoff / Butchers Best / 1 Best Mixed Minced Stroganoff (400g; Best before 17-10-2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Lidl GB recalls Cologran Sucralose sweetener tablets (300 tablets; Batch codes L 00083 A, L00083 B, L00149 A; Best before January 2023, February 2023) due to undeclared aspartame.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Lidl GB recalls Simply Mature White Cheddar (900g; Best before 26 December 2020) due to foreign matter (pieces of white plastic) contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Monte Carlo Salads Ltd. advises the public that Thai Eggplant Salad (250g & 2 kg; Expiration dates up to and including 22.11.2020) contains undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (Israel): Prudag Delicacies Ltd. advises the public that Thai Eggplant Salad (330g; Expiration dates up to and including 12/11/2020) contains undeclared peanuts.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Auxico (Perth) Pty Ltd recalls Lao Gan Ma Chilli Sauce Chicken Flavour (280g; Best before 26/06/2021) due to foreign matter (bone fragments) contamination.