Recalls and Alerts: June 15–16, 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 UPDATE: FDA continues to investigate the source of an outbreak of six cases of Salmonella Weltevreden infections. The outbreak appears to be associated with consumption of pre-cooked shrimp. It appears that the product lots linked to outbreak illnesses are past its shelf life and are no longer available for sale. 

Food Safety Recall: Designed by Nature recalls Goat’s Milk Powder, Cow’s Milk Powder and Base Milk Powder formulas (Expiration dates from May 01, 2021 thru June 11, 2022), because they are deficient in multiple nutrients required for infant formula, and the products have not been tested for the presence of Cronobacter, a pathogen that can be particularly dangerous to infants and is required testing for powdered infant formula. The company plans to change its labeling to make it clear that these products are not intended to be used as infant formula for infants 12 months and younger.

Food Safety Recall: BCFoods, Inc. recalls BC Foods Celery Stalk and Leaf Dice 3/8, AD Sulfites (11 lb. Poly lined bulk fiber carton; Item code: VCE1-D38-AXG-AB-AR; Lot 2615A112) due to Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was supplied to manufacturers and distributors in WI, OH, FL, MD, WA, PA, MN, and CA.

Food Safety Recall: BCFoods, Inc. recalls BC Foods AD Celery Stalk Canners (25 lb. Poly lined bulk fiber carton; Item code VCES-TCA-BJA-AA-AB; Lots 770C2307 670C2303 660C2214) BC Foods AD Celery Stalk Cross Cut (25 lb. Poly lined bulk fiber carton; Item code VCES-TC9-BQS-AC-AB; Lots 770C2307 670C2303 660C2214) and BC Foods AD Celery Stalk Cross Cut (25 lb. Poly lined bulk fiber carton; Item code VCES-TC9-BQS-AG-AB; Lots 770C2307 670C2303 660C2214) due to Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was supplied to manufacturers and distributors in WI, OH, FL, MD, WA, PA, MN, and CA.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA issues Warning Letter to Market of Choice, LLC, citing deficiencies in identifying undeclared allergens in identifying contamination with environmental pathogens, such as Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella, as a hazard requiring a preventive control in the company’s ready-to-eat salads.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Phoenicia Group Inc. recalls Al-Rabih brand Tahini (100% Sesame) – Sesame Paste (454g; Lot #157 29420; Best before 22/OC/19) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Kohberg Bakery Group A/S recalls Kohberg Grødboller / porridge buns (450g; Use by 22.06.2021) due to undeclared yoghurt powder (milk protein).

Allergy Alert (France): JACQUET BROSSARD DISTRIBUTION recalls Brossard brand  Le Brownie Pocket Duo Choco (8 pieces; Lot #U067PB1; Best before 13/09/21) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert (France): Bio Co-op recalls Ikalia brand Chocolat noir fourré caramel 70% / Dark chocolate with caramel filling (80g; Lot #11450006; Use by 20/05/2022) because the product contains milk, even though it is labeled “vegan.”

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH brand 100% Notenpasta amandel / Almond Nut Paste (Expiration dates 31-05-2021, 30-06-2021, 31-07-2021, 31-08-2021, 30-09-2021 and 30-11-2021) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): The Skinny Food Co recalls a variety of Skinny High Protein Low Sugar Duo Bars because they contain milk at higher levels than indicated on the label. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Berglandmilch eGen recalls Schärdinger Brat- und Grillkäse Natur, 45% / Roast- and grill cheese (150g; Lot #115890; Best before 02.08.2021) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Pågen A/S recalls Pågen Vanillas (220g; Use by 29.06.2021-07.07.2021) due to potential for mold formation.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Carottes râpées au jus de citron de Sicile / Grated carrots with Sicilian lemon juice (300g; Lot #116101 between 6h00 and 9h00; Best before 30/06/2021) due to foreign matter (pieces of hard, blue plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): E. Leclerc recalls ECO+ brand Mini pâté en croûte / Pâté in pastry crust (450g; Best before 24/06/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GAEC LE MERINOS recalls various Gaec le Merinos brand Veloutés et soupes « Les mitonnés de la Ferme  » (500 ml and 1L jars) due to defective sterilization that could render the products unsafe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Gaec Le Merinos recalls various Gaec le Merinos brand delicatessen products due to defective sterilization that could render the products unsafe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Dunlavin Dairy recalls all Dunlavin Dairy raw and pasteurised milk, semi-skimmed milk, buttermilk, cream and butter, because they were produced in an unapproved establishment. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Pastificio Novella sas recalls Pastificio Novella sas brand pesto genovese senza aglio / Genoese pesto without garlic (130g; Lot L171; Best before 19.06.2021) because the product does not meet safety standards.

Pet Food Safety Recall (UK): Fold Hill Foods recalls several hypoallergenic cat food products due to an increase in cases of pancytopenia in cats and a possible link to the cat food products. Pancytopenia is a very rare condition wherein the number of blood cells (red, white and platelets) rapidly decreases, causing serious illness. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (New Zealand): New Zealand Food Safety is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections that may be linked to consumption of poultry and/or eggs.

Recalls and Alerts: June 12–14, 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

Food Safety Recall: Empire Fruit, Inc. recalls SCORE Montmorency Tart Cherry Juice (16 fl. oz / 473 ml; Best before 2/15/2022 and 2/16/2022) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination resulting from inadequate pasteurization.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Freshpet Inc. recalls Freshpet® Select Small Dog Bite Size Beef & Egg Recipe Dog Food (1-lb bags; Sell by 10/30/2021) due to potential Salmonella contamination. The recalled products may have been sold at Publix in Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia, and at limited Target locations in Arizona and Southern California. 

Canada

Allergy Alert: New World Natural Foods Inc. recalls New World brand Organic Hemp Butter – Raw (250g; Lot #201131; Best before 30 SEP 2021) due to undeclared cashew.

Food Safety Recall: Fouquet Morel inc. recalls various ground meat products due to potential E. coli O157 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert Update (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls AH 100% notenpasta amandel / Almond butter (340g; Best before 31-05-2021, 30-06-2021, 31-07-2021, 31-08-2021, 30-09-2021 and 30-11-2021) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (Italy): D. Lazzaroni & C. S.p.A. recalls Buon’Ora brand FROLLINI GOCCE CIOCCOLATO EXTRA FORMATO / Extra chocolate drops shortbread cookies (1 KG; Lot L 15214 (B); Best before 28-05-2022) due to undeclared hazelnuts and eggs.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE NOUVELLE GAST recalls multiple GAST brand meat products due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Moiseev Boris recalls multiple products due to undeclared gluten. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Coastal Crunch recalls Coastal Crunch Choc Raspberry Brownie Sweet Slice (190g; All Best Before dates up to and including 21/07/2021) due to undeclared gluten.

Recalls and Alerts: June 8–9, 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: FDA has opened a traceback investigation into six cases of Salmonella Weltevreden illnesses. No specific food source has yet been identified.

Allergy Alert: Tulkoff Food Products Inc. recalls Kimchi Aioli (18-fl. oz. squeeze bottles; Lot code / Best if Used by 09.18.2021M) due to undeclared wheat and soy.

Food Safety Recall: Smilin’ Bob’s recalls three Smilin’ Bob’s Smoked Fish Dip Products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Beech-Nut Nutrition recalls Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Cereal (8 oz / 227g; Product codes 103470XXXX and 093470XXXX; Expiration date 01MAY2022; UPC 52200034705) due to presence of naturally occurring inorganic arsenic above the guidance level set by FDA.

Canada

Allergy Alert: La Cena Épicerie Traiteur recalls  PÂTÉ BOURGUIGNON (Sold up to 9 June 2021) due to undeclared eggs and wheat (gluten) and PÂTÉ AU POULET (Sold up to 9 June 2021) due to undeclared egg.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): ROGGE BV recalls Rogge brand SORBET ‘framboise’ et ‘exotique’ / Raspberry and Exotic Sorbets (473 ml; All date codes) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (France): COOPERATIVE U recalls U brand Paëlla Royale (1.2 kg; Lot #21154F; Use by 03/07/2021) due to undeclared crustaceans, molluscs, fish and sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Nittaya Thai Curry Products recalls multiple products due to undeclared allergens. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Iceland): United Snacks Ltd. for Eat Real recalls Quinoa Corn Puffs Jalapeno & Cheddar flavor (113g; All batches; Product of UK) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Manufacturer recalls certain batches of Eat Real Quinoa Puffs and Eat Real Quinoa & Kale Puffs due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batches.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Lunardi SRL recalls Albaluna brand Gallette di Farro / Spelt cakes (120g; Lot #31 10 21; Best before 31 October 2021) due to undeclared gluten.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Delfood SA recalls Louis brand CHIPOLATA ITALIENNE (2 pieces / ~250g; Lot #8412250; Use by 11/06/2021) and Louis brand SAUCISSE ITALIENNE (3 pieces / ~375g; Lot #8412250; Use by 11/06/2021) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LA FERME DES VACHES HEUREUSES EURL recalls Les Vaches Heureuses brand Crème épaisse crue / Heavy cream, unpasteurized (25 cl; Use by 18/06/2021) due to E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FERME GINEAU recalls FERME GINEAU – INVITATION A LA FERME brand Crèmes desserts vanille et crèmes desserts vanille sur lit de caramel / Vanilla cream pudding and vanilla cream pudding on a bed of caramel (4 x 100g; Use by 30/06/2021) due to microbial contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BISCUITERIE DE BOURGOGNE recalls Mini Financiers and Mini Tuiles biscuits due to foreign matter (metal) contamination. Please refer to the individual recall notices for complete details.

Food Safety Recall (France): SALAISON BIO VALEUR recalls Rillettes de porc bio / Organic pork rillettes (Lot #21146; Use by 16/06/2021 and 23/06/2021) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Lukosz recalls Lukosz Fresh Turkey Butterfly Mini (Batch code 210520801; Use by 11/06/21; Product of Poland) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Ittica Zu Pietro srl recalls Trancio di tonno a pinne gialle decongelato con acqua aggiunta / Yellow fin tuna steak thawed with added water (Multiple lot codes and Best before dates) due to elevated nitrite levels.

Food Safety Recall Update (Luxembourg): The Family Butchers recalls Reinert Bärchen Wurst saucisse cuite / Sausage slices (115g; All Use by dates up to 05/07/2021) due to potential foreign matter (metal dust) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): The Family Butchers recalls Reinert Teddy Bear Sausage Slices (115g; All use by dates up to and including 05 July 2021; Product of Germany) due to potential foreign matter (metal dust) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Cheese On The Wey recalls Cheese On The Wey brand Blue Millie cheese (All pack sizes, individually priced and wrapped up to 500g; Batch code 21/0415; Use by 02 July 2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Petmark ehf recalls Pig ear pet treats (Bulk / no packaging; Lot code / Best before 13.5.2022; Imported from Germany) due to Salmonella contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Hong Kong): Slowood recalls several varieties of Eat Real brand prepackaged quinoa puff products (Product of UK) due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): DJ&A Pty Ltd recalls Back to Basics Green Curry Kale Chips (60g; Best Before 14/02/2022, 15/02/2022 & 30/03/2022 ) due to undeclared cashew.