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 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.

Recalls and Alerts: October 11 – 14, 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

Food Safety Recall: Red Monkey Foods, Inc. recalls select Cost Plus, Great Value, O Organics and Full Circle brands of organic parsley and herbes de Provence due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Sauer Brands, Inc. recalls certain The Spice Hunter Products due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Pet Food Warning Letter: Raw Advantage Processing LLC receives FDA Warning Letter documenting specific violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals regulation, including the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in six locations in the manufacturing facility.

Canada

Food Safety Alert: CFIA warns the public not to consume and retailers, restaurants and institutions not to sell or use Alwatania brand Liquid Tahini (350g; Best Before 19/05/2021; UPC 6 224007 246221) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Les Jardins Picoudi recalls MICROPOUSSES BROCOLI  / Broccoli sprouts (75g; Lot #3 272; UPC ​813 526 000 11 5) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update: Trinity Bakeshop Ltd. recalls certain Trinity Bakeshop Ltd. brand bakery products from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

OUTBREAK ALERT (FRANCE): Health authorities report an outbreak of 20 Salmonella Newport infections and 28 Salmonella Typhimurium infections linked to consumption of raw or rare horsemeat.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Industry recalls Sau Tao Nouilles aux épinards / spinach noodles (454g; Best before 01/09/2021; Product of China) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Dagrofa A/S recalls Gestus Orient karrysild / Curry herring (250g drained weight; Best before 29/07/2021) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI alerts consumers to the presence of undeclared mustard in Ahmed Foods Garlic Pickle in Oil and Mango Pickle in Oil. Please refer to the Alert notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (UK): Liroy B.V. recalls Sau Tao (ST) Spinach Noodle (454g; All Best before dates including and after 01 September 2021) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Deli Ostrich NV recalls Carrefour Iberico Burger (Lot #5550405; Best before 15/10/2020), Carrefour Iberico Chipolata (Lot #5550405; Best before 14/10/2020 & 15/10/2020) and Carrefour Iberico Gourmet (Lots #5450413 & 5450414; Best before 14/10/2020 & 15/10/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Jean Gotta recalls Américain nature / ground meat (350g & 1200g; Lot #8404140; Best by 15/10/2020) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

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

Food Safety Recall (France): La Salaison du Mont Pilat recalls Salaisons du Mont Pilat brand Saucisson Long bridé Pilat / Long braided sausage (Lot #2022402;  Best  before 17 to 30/11/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Salaison du Mont Pilat recalls Salaisonniers du Pilat brand Rosette / sausage (420g; Lot #2020407; Best before 20/10/2020 & 27/10/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SuperCasino recalls Tous les jours brand Cervelas Qualité Choix sausage (400 g; Lot 408.38; Best before 30/10/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LeaderPrice recalls Le Prix Gagnant brand Cervelas Qualité Choix sausage (Lot 408.38; Best before 30/10/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Die Frischebox GmbH recalls NATUR Lieblinge – Kokosstücke / Natur favorite coconut pieces (100 g; Lot #3501 1177 & 3405 1175; Best before 24.05.2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Ehrmann GmbH recalls Almighurt “Himbeere” (150g; Best before 29.10.2020) due to foreign matter (metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Fromages d’Europe  recalls various Roi de Trèfle and Le Coq de France brands of cheese loafs due to foreign matter (metal) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): ROGNONI recalls ROGNONI brand RASCHERA DOP / cheese (Lot #20254; Best before 10-01-2021) due to Salmonella Brandenburg contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Caseificio Pascoli SRL recalls various cheese products due to presence of elevated of aflatoxin in the milk. Please refer to the recall page for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Lidl recalls Brasserie Licorne SAS brand Bière goût Tequila – El Tequito / tequila-flavoured beer (Lots 16102021L1, 22102021L1 & 18112021L1; Best before 16/10/2021, 22/10/2021 & 18/11/2021) due to foreign matter (glass fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Lidl Nederland recalls El Tequito brand Bier met tequilasmaak 5.9% / tequila-flavoured beer (4 x 0.33cl; Expiration dates 16-10-2021, 23-10-2021, 18-11-2021, 17-10-2021, 06-11-2021, 15-12-2021, 22-10-2021, 07-11-2021, 16-12-2021) due to foreign matter (glass fragments) contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Blue Frog Breakfast Limited recalls Blue Frog brand Zesty Raspberry with Coconut and Toasted Almonds Gluten Free Cereal (350g; Best before 15SEP21) due to undeclared gluten.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Pak’n Save Blenheim recalls specific batches of various Pak’n Save Blenheim brand sliced in-store ready-to-eat meat products due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.