Recalls and Alerts: September 18-20, 2021

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 ALERT: CDC reports 127 cases of Salmonella Oranienburg infections in 25 states. Eighteen people have been hospitalized. A specific food source has not yet been identified, but several clusters of confirmed cases have been associated with eating at restaurants in multiple states.

Allergy Alert: Joy Gourmet Foods Inc. recalls Joy Brand.Coriander chutney (8 oz; Batch code 0728; Best by 07302022) due to undeclared sulphites, coconut and FD&C Yellow #5.

Food Safety Recall: Green Field Farms Dairy recalls Green Field Farms Whole Chocolate Milk (Expiration date 9/29/21) due to improper pasteurization.


OUTBREAK ALERT: CFIA and the Ontario Ministry of Health are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella infections in the Greater Toronto Area associated with consumption of Shredded pork rind and Shredded pork skin in known to have been sold to certain restaurants in the GTA which serve Vietnamese/Asian meals.

Food Safety Recall Update: Erie Meat Products Ltd. recalls Silver Maple brand Frozen All White Meat Fully Cooked Diced Chicken (4.54 kg / 2 x 2.27 kg; Best before 22 AL 28; UPC 8 29810 93711 1) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.


OUTBREAK ALERT (FRANCE): The Hauts-de-France regional health agency reports 21 confirmed cases of food poisoning among students in three schools in Saint-André-Lez-Lille. Several of the students required hospitalization. All of the affected individuals ate in the community canteen.

OUTBREAK ALERT (UK): Scientists have again confirmed a link between Salmonella detected in feeder mice distributed by Monkfield Nutrition Ltd across all four UK nations, and an outbreak of human cases of Salmonella. The risk to the general public is considered to be very low but we are urging reptile owners who purchase certain feeder rodents for their pets to take extra precautions to avoid becoming ill with salmonellosis.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): REMA Distribution Danmark A/S recalls REMA 1000 Tex Mex Tortillas (370g; Best before 21.11.2021) and REMA 1000 Tex Mex Fuldkorns Tortillas / Wholemeal tortillas (370g; Best before 20.11.2021, 21.11.2021, 22.11.2021) due to mold contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls REFLET de FRANCE brand JAMBON SUPERIEUR / Superior ham (2 slices / 120g; Lot #1243; Use by 02/10/2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Au Jambon de Bourgogne recalls Au Jambon de Bourgogne brand Terrine de poulet printanier TRAITEUR / Spring chicken terrine (3 kg; Lot #21225228; Use by 18/09/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Whiskas® Cat Food Recall – Canada

Mars Petcare Canada is recalling a number of Whiskas® dry cat food products due to a raw ingredient quality issue.

Mars Petcare has not received any consumer complaints related to this issue.

The voluntary recall is limited to the following list of products.

Product DescriptionUPCBest by dates
WHISKAS MEATY SELECTION Dry Cat Food With Real Chicken 12X670G0 58496 43320 86/13/2022 – 7/19/2022
WHISKAS MEATY SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food With Real Chicken, 2kg Bag0 58496 70322 66/23/2022-8/12/2022
WHISKAS MEATY SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food With Real Chicken, 4kg Bag0 58496 70124 67/17/2022-8/12/2022
WHISKAS MEATY SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food with Real Chicken, 9.1kg Bag0 58496 70329 56/16/2022-8/17/2022
WHISKAS MEATY SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food with Real Chicken 11.6kg Bag0 58496 44481 5

WHISKAS Dry Cat Food Beef Selections Natural Beef Flavour, 2 kg, Bag0 58496 43351 26/25/2022-8/6/2022
WHISKAS Dry Cat Food – Beef Flavour, 9.1kg Bag0 58496 43353 68/13/2022
WHISKAS SEAFOOD SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food With Real Salmon, 2kg Bag0 58496 70332 56/25/2022-8/18/2022
WHISKAS SEAFOOD SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food With Real Salmon, 4kg Bag0 58496 02681 38/9/2022-8/10/2022
WHISKAS Dry Cat Food – Indoor With Real Chicken, 3kg Bag0 58496 42153 37/19/2022
WHISKAS Dry Cat Food Indoor With Real Chicken, 1.5 kg, Bag0 58496 23285 66/23/2022-7/19/2022
WHISKAS Dry Cat Food With Real Tuna, 9.1 kg Bag0 58496 43469 46/25/2022-8/7/2022
WHISKAS Dry Kitten Food With Real Chicken, 1.5 kg Bag0 58496 70310 37/18/2022
WHISKAS SEAFOOD SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food With Real Salmon, 9.1kg Bag0 58496 42152 66/26/2022- 8/13/2022
The UPC and Best by dates are printed on the front of the package, as shown in this photo.

The affected products were manufactured in Canada and distributed to retailers across Canada.

Pet food for domestic consumption not regulated in Canada

Pet food imported into Canada from other countries must meet specific safety standards. Likewise, pet food manufactured in Canada for export to the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union must meet the food safety standards for those countries.

However, pet food and pet treats manufactured in Canada and distributed solely in Canada is not subject to food safety inspection or regulation by any Canadian government authority.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada will only post recall notices for pet foods and pet treats in the event of a risk to human health.

For more information

Consumers with questions about the recall are encouraged to call the company’s consumer care team at 1-800-667-2424 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST weekdays and 9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST on weekends or visit

Raw dog food recalled for Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella

Top Quality Dog Food (Hyattsville, MD) has recalled a single production lot of Beef HVM raw dog food due to possible contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

The company’s action was taken after a state surveillance sample revealed the presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes in some 1-pound. packages of Beef HVM. 

The recalled product has been identified as
Beef HVM, 1-lb packages:- Lot #071521; UPC 6 13497 81913 2

The recalled dog food was distributed in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and South Carolina through mail order and direct delivery from 7/27/21 to 8/2/21. 

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Listeria monocytogenes infections are uncommon in pets, but they are possible. Symptoms may include mild to severe diarrhea, anorexia, fever, nervous, muscular, and respiratory signs, abortion, depression, shock, and death. Healthy people should monitor themselves and their pets for symptoms.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the recalled product.

The FDA encourages pet owners to report pet food complaints via the agency’s on-line Safety Reporting Portal or by contacting the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator for their state or region.