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 1 – 3, 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 13 cases of Salmonella Muenster infections in 8 states linked to pet bearded dragons. Seven people have been hospitalized.

OUTBREAK ALERT: CDC reports 32 cases of Salmonella Typhimurium infections in 17 states linked to pet hedgehogs. Five people have been hospitalized.

Food Safety Alert: The Rhode Island Department of Health warns the public to avoid juices, smoothies, and sea moss gel purchased from Health is Wealth Nutrition Center located at 1674 Cranston Street in Cranston because inadequate processing of these products has made them susceptible to contamination with Clostridium botulinum.

Food Safety Recall: Country Fresh recalls a limited quantity of watermelon chunks from select Walmart and RaceTrac stores due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT FINAL UPDATE: PHAC reports that the Salmonella Newport outbreak linked to red onions imported from the United States appears to be over. Between mid-June and late August, there were 515 confirmed cases of salmonellosis in British Columbia (121), Alberta (293), Saskatchewan (35), Manitoba (26), Ontario (14), Quebec (25) and Prince Edward Island (1). Seventy-nine individuals were hospitalized and three people died, but Salmonella did not contribute to the cause of these deaths, according to PHAC.

Food Safety Recall Update: Sunsprout Natural Foods recalls Sunsprout brand Micro – Greens, Alfalfa (100g; All best before dates up to and including BBOCT13; UPC 0 57621 13511 6) due to possible Salmonella contamination. This recall notice has been update to indicate that the recalled product was distributed in Nova Scotia.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Germany): Günthart & Co. KG recalls Blüten, dunkle Schokolade 3D / Dark chocolate flowers (Best before 13.12.2021) due to undeclared casein and lactose.

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Stjörnufugli recalls Stjörnufugl Sous vide kjúklingabringur, Hvítlaukspipar Parmesan / Starbird Sous vide Chicken Breast, Garlic Parmesan (All Best before dates up to 15.11.20) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Hans Adler OHG recalls Dulano Delikatess Lyoner, strips (2 x 200g; Lot #230920LYG M: 2 246 with time stamps of 08:40:00 to 13:00: 00; Best before 23 September 2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): Sequoia recalls Le picoreur brand Cuisse de poulet fermier bio BLC / Organic chicken leg (Best before 27, 28 & 30/09/20 – Lot #25801101 and Best before 5/10/2020 – Lot #26501501) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): Deliflanders recalls various varieties of Sola brand Fuet Extra due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Chasal srl recalls various varieties of Sola brand Fuet Extra due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Hans Adler OHG recalls Dulano Delikatess Lyoner, strips (2 x 200g; Lot #230920LYG M: 2 246 with time stamps of 08:40:00 to 13:00: 00; Best before 23 September 2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): GARTENFRISCH Jung GmbH recalls Gut&Günstig Salatmischung Blattsalat Mix / salad mix (150g; Best before 05.10.2020) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): PICO Food GmbH recalls certain Feine Sterne baked goods due to foreign matter (metal pieces) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): AUCHAN recalls Barquette de 3 escalopes de dinde Halal / Halal turkey cutlets (3-pack; Lot #0340068875; Best before02/10/2020 & 04/10/2020) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH runderhamburger / beef burger (2-pack; Expiry date 25 september 2020) due to E. coli contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: September 27 – 30, 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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Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT: The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reports eight cases of Salmonella Typhimurium infections in British Columbia (5), Alberta (2), and Yukon (1). The illnesses are linked to exposure to Paws Up! and Western Family brands of pig ear dog treats. Three individuals have been hospitalized and one person has died. The supplier, Master’s Best Friend, has issued a Notice of Stop Sale for the implicated products, which were sold at Canadian Tire and Save-On-Foods stores.

Allergy Alert: Loblaw Companies Ltd. recalls President’s Choice brand Maple Apple flavour Seasoned Pork Loin Roast (730g; Best Before 2020 OC 13; UPC 0 60383 20663 5) due to undeclared mustard.

Food Safety Recall: Érablière Godbout recalls Érablière Godbout brand Sauce spaghetti (500 ml and 1 L; All units where the label does not mention “Keep Refrigerated”) because the product may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum.

Food Safety Recall: JBS Food Canada ULC recalls Provigo brand and Metro brand raw ground beef products due to E. coli O157 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products and distribution details.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand Pain de viande aux poireaux / Meat loaf with leeks (Lots #902679, 905217 & 907970; Best before 06/10/2020, 12/10/2020 & 15/10/2020, respectively) due to undeclared wheat (gluten).

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Colruyt recalls Colruyt brand salade de poulet méridionale / Southern chicken salad (150g; Best by 05/10/2020) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand Pain de viande aux poireaux / Meat loaf with leeks (Lots #902679, 905217 & 907970; Best before 06/10/2020, 12/10/2020 & 15/10/2020, respectively) due to undeclared wheat (gluten).

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): LEADER PRICE recalls LEADER PRICE brand Gorgonzola (150g; Lot #P230006; Best before 01/10/20) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Sequoia recalls Le picoreur brand Cuisse de poulet fermier bio BLC / organic chicken legs (Lot #25801101; Best by 27, 28 & 30/09/20) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Louis Bechoux Snacks S.A. recalls Louis Bechoux Snacks brand Boulettes rôties / roasted dumplings (12x100g & 12x135g; Lot 080920; Best by 10/10/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Merricq recalls Merricq Thon Albacore frais / Fresh albacore tuna (Sold between 11 September and 21 September) due to elevated levels of histamine.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Aðföng recalls Himneskt brand Lífrænt rautt pestó / Organic red pesto (130g; Best before October 2022; Product of Italy) due to possible foreign matter (broken glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Industry recalls Roosters Southern Fried Poppin’ Chicken (210g; Batch code L:15320; Best before 25.05.2022; product of Poland) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): AZ. AGR. ARMANNI ANGELO recalls AZ. AGR. ARMANNI ANGELO brand formaggio a latte crudo – stracchino / raw milk cheese (Lot #06/06/2020) due to shigatoxin-producting E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Lidl GB recalls Cologran Stevia sweetener tablets (100 tablets; Batch code L 91424 C; Best before end December 2022) because aspartame is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk to sufferers of phenylketonuria (PKU).

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Kredofood Ltd recalls three noodle products due to undeclared dairy protein and/or sesame. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Foodstuffs Own Brands recalls all batches and all dates of Pams brand Very Berry Dairy Dessert due to the possibility of the plastic container breaking and plastic pieces entering the product.  Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.