Recalls and Alerts: July 21-22, 2022

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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: CDC is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Stanley infections linked to on-line purchase of small turtles (shells less than 4 inches long). Fifteen illnesses have been reported in 11 states, with 5 hospitalizations. Federal law bans the sale of these small turtles as pets due to the risk of Salmonella infections.

Allergy Alert: Nature’s Sunshine Products Inc recalls  AIVIA Whey Protein + Power Herbs Chocolate and AIVIA Whey Protein + Power Herbs Vanilla Beans (1.33 lb; Multiple lot codes and expiration dates) due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batch codes.

Food Safety Recall: Eat Just, Inc. recalls JUST Egg Chopped Spring Greens (6 x 12 oz.; Lots 1612, 1802 & 1812; Use by JUN 10 2023, JUN 29 2023 & JUN 30 2023, respectively; UPC1 91011 00101 5) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Trader Joe’s recalls Trader Joe’s Soft-Baked Snickerdoodles (6 oz / 170g; Best by 02/03/2023) due to possible foreign matter contamination (hard plastic pieces).

Food Safety Recall Update: Enjoy Life Natural Brands LLC expands previous recall to include one additional product and additional Best By dates for four products. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were recalled due to possible foreign matter contamination (hard plastic pieces).

Food Safety Recall: Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc recalls Organic Amaranth Grain Flour (1 lb; Packed on dates 22-102, 22-103, 22-130, and 22-194; UPC 000080125501) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Master Chocolat recalls various brands of chocolate products due to improperly declared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Maple Lodge Farms Ltd. recalls Maple Lodge Farms brand Original Chicken Wieners (450g; All Best Before dates from 2022.JN.30 up to and including 2022.SE.28; UPC 0 67714 00001 6), Zabiha Halal brand Original Chicken Wieners (450g; All Best Before dates from 2022.JN.30 up to and including 2022.SE.28; UPC 0 67714 00203 4) and Zabiha Halal brand Corn Dogs (1 kg; Multiple lots and Best before dates) due to undeclared pea protein. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected lot codes.

Food Safety Recall: Enjoy Life Natural Brands, LLC recalls Enjoy Life brand Soft Baked Cookies – Chocolate Chip (170g; Date code 23/FE/05; UPC 8 53522 00019 1) due to possible foreign matter contamination (pieces of plastic).

Food Safety Recall: Gourmet Végé (Dorval, QC) recalls HUMMUS CLASSIQUE (240g; Lot 120701; Expiry date 16AU22), HUMMUS PIMENTS RÔTI (240g; Lot 120703; Expiry date 16AU22) and BABA GHANOUJ (240g; Lot 120705; Expiry date 16AU22) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Brioche Pasquier recalls Pasquier brand ChocoBrioche Plantaardig/végétales (6 pieces; Lot L06 HH:MM A 188; Use by 05/09/2022) due to undeclared eggs and milk.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Delitraiteur S.A. recalls multiple prepared dishes due to possible undeclared allergens. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Finland): Nilsby Bondböna AB recalls FalaPala yrttimix / herbal mix hummus rolls (140g; Date codes 25.7., 27.7. and 1.8. 2022) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI warns consumers of undeclared gluten (wheat) in Zine All4Trade Bulgur – Coarse Brown (800g; Best before 11/2022, 01/2023, 08/2023, 03/2024, and 10/2022).

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Delitraiteur S.A. recalls multiple prepared dishes due to possible undeclared allergens. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (UK): Munch recalls Munch Chicken and Bacon Caesar wrap (All Use By dates up to and including 23 July 2022) due to undeclared fish.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE GEL MANCHE recalls Délice de la mer / Seafood delight (2.2 kg; Lots 02219307 & 02219407; Use by 09/08/2022 & 10/08/2022, respectively) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls STEAK HACHE / Chopped beef patties (Sold between 06/07/22 and 22/07/22) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LES ATELIERS recalls GRILLO PARTY brand BROCHETTES DE PORC / Pork skewers (7 pieces/pkg; Lot 22196-7943; Use by 23/07/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR recalls Rôti de boeuf cuit vendu à la coupe / Cooked beef roast, sold by the slice (Sold between 09/07/2022 and 20/07/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CORA recalls rôti de bœuf cuit à trancher / Cooked beef roast, sold by the slice (Sold between 13/07/2022 and 19/07/ 2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): E-Wah UG recalls Tahina (sesame) (400g & 800g; Lot 09/2021; Best before 01/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Bonbébé recalls Bonbébé bio menu pasta tomaat mozzarella, 8+ months / Organic Tomato-mozzarella pasta (200g jar; Best before 07-04-2024) and Bonbébé bio menu runderstoofpotje 12+ months / Organic beef stew (250g; Best before 07-04-2024) due to possible foreign matter contamination (small glass splinters).

Food Safety Recall (UK): John West recalls John West boneless Sardines in sunflower oil (90g; Batch codes 109, 110, 111, 112, 113; Best before December 2026) and John West Sardines in olive oil (120g; Batch codes 109, 110, 111, 112, 113; Best before December 2026)because of a possible microbiological contamination risk.

Recalls and Alerts: February 25 – 28, 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 has initiated an on-site inspection of the El Abuelito Cheese, Inc., cheese manufacturing facility implicated in an ongoing multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes illnesses. The agency warns consumers to avoid purchasing, serving or eating any El Abuelito-brand Quesillo (Oaxaca, string cheese) or Requeson (Ricotta) cheeses. The company has recalled El Abuelito, Rio Grande, and Rio Lindo brand queso frescos, as well as El Abuelito-brand Quesillo (Oaxaca, string cheese), and Requeson (Ricotta) cheeses that are manufactured or handled in the same facility as the Queso Fresco products linked to this outbreak.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: CDC is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium illnesses linked to contact with small (less than 4-inch shell) pet turtles. Twenty-two illnesses have been reported from California (5), Connecticut (2), Florida (1), Maryland (1), New Jersey (2), North Carolina (2) and Pennsylvania (9). Eight people have been hospitalized and one person has died. The sale of small (less than 4-inch shell) pet turtles is banned by FDA; however, these animals can still be found at flea markets, roadside vendors, and some pet stores.

OUTBREAK ALERT (Illinois): An Arby’s restaurant in Springfield, Illinois, has been implicated in at least 40 foodborne illnesses in recent days. The specific cause of the illnesses has not yet been determined.

Allergy Alert: USDA alerts the public to the presence of undeclared milk in Whole Foods Market Beef Meatballs with Marinara (24-oz containers; Sell-by dates through 2/27/21). No recall has been issued as it is believed that none of the product is still available for purchase by consumers.

Food Safety Recall: El Abuelito expands previous recall to include all Queso Fresco products with sell by dates through 032821; all Quesillo (Oaxaca, string cheese) products with sell by dates through 041621; and all Requeson (Ricotta) products with sell by dates through 031421, due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The products are sold as El Abuelito Cheese brand, distributed in CT, NJ, PA, NY; Rio Grande Food Products brand, distributed in VA, NC, MD; Rio Lindo distributed in NC and MD and Viejito, El Paisano, El Sabrosito, La Cima, Quesos Finos, San Carlos, and Ideal Brands.

Food Safety Recall: J&J Distributing recalls multiple products due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: J&J Distributing recalls approximately 33 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry salads and wrap products due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Amra Services Ltd. (DBA GluteNull) recalls GluteNull brand Goji Berries & Chocolate Cookies (320g; Lot code EXP06/10/2021; UPC 6 28451 52913 2) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Federated Co-operatives Ltd. recalls Co-op Gold Pure brand Almond Butter – Crunchy Roasted (500g; LOT# 200276; Best Before 30 MAY 2021; UPC 0 57316 16814 6) due to undeclared cashews.

Allergy Alert: AJ International Trading recalls Goldroast brand Instant Nutritious Cereal – Original Flavour (600g; All lots; UPC 6 920118 519567) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Birra & Basta Taverne italienne inc. recalls three products packed in glass jars because they were manufactured and/or packed under conditions that may render them unsafe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (EU and UK): An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections in nine European countries has been linked to consumption of non-ready-to-eat frozen, breaded poultry products, according to a report from the European Center for Disease Control (ECDC). Between May 2018 and December 2020, 193 cases have been reported by Denmark (2), Finland (4), France (33), Germany (6), Ireland (12), the Netherlands (3), Poland (5), Sweden (6), and the UK (122). Twenty percent of the outbreak victims have been hospitalized, and one death has been reported by France. In addition to the European cases, one Canadian with a history of travel to Europe also was infected with the outbreak strain.

OUTBREAK ALERT (SWEDEN): The Swedish Public Health Agency is investigating an outbreak of twelve cases of Salmonella Enteritidis, eight of them children. The cases are scattered across ten regions of the country. The source of the infections has not yet been identified.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (SWEDEN): The Swedish Public Health Agency is investigating an unusual spike in the number of Yersinia infections reported since the second week of January 2021.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Genuport Trade GmbH recalls Bio Schokolade „Little Love Dark Vanilla“, vegan / Organic vegan chocolate (65g; Lot #200706DV; Best before 06.07.2021) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Lovechock B.V. recalls Little Love brand chocoladetablet Dark Vanilla / Dark Vanilla chocolate bar (65g; Best before 06-07-2021) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): Paulig recalls Risenta Buckwheat flour (850g; Best before 2022-06-08 and 2022-06-22) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (UK): S.M. Pickles of Glastonbury recalls multiple pickled products and vinegar mix due to undeclared mustard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Aldi recalls Délifin brand Saucisson fin en tranches / Thin-sliced sausage (150g; Multiple lot codes) due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected lot codes.

Food Safety Recall (France): E. Leclerc recalls Les Croisés brand Comté rapé / Grated raw milk cheese (130g; Best before 16/04/21) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Palatum Feinkost KG recalls Florina mit Weichkäse / Florina with soft cheese (1 kg; Lot #10416040; Best before 16.04.2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): EDEKA Südwest Fleisch GmbH recalls Hofglück Hackfleisch gemischt (400 g; Lot #21049; Best by 25.02.2021) and EDEKA Bio Hackfleisch gemischt (400 g; Lot #21049; Best by 26.02.2021) due to foreign matter (blue plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Bally Bia Restaurant recalls all batches of its ready meals and desserts, as they were made in an unapproved establishment.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): SFC recalls The Original SFC Chicken Poppets (190g; Best before 28.02.2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Consoli Chiara recalls AZIENDA AGRICOLA E AGRITURISMO S. ANTONIO – GRONE STRACCHINO Colli di S. Fermo – Formaggio a latte crudo / raw milk cheese (variable weights; Lot 04/02/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Lidl GB recalls Birchwood Beef and Pork Mince (23% Fat) (750g; Use by 01 March 2021) due to foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Lauria Specialty Sweets recalls nine biscuit products (All Best Before dates up to and including 22/09/2021) due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Australia): Rousche Group Pty Ltd recalls Shelby’s Healthy Hedonism Chocolate Chip Cookies and Shelby’s Double Choc Hazelnut Cookies (120g; All best before dates up to and including 09/02/2022) due to undeclared milk.

Recalls and Alerts: October 13 – 16, 2019

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 an outbreak of 21 Salmonella Oranienburg illnesses in 13 states linked to pet turtles. Seven people have been hospitalized.

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: USDA issues a public health alert for raw non-intact beef products derived from imported beef from Ontario, Canada that has been recalled by Ryding-Regency Meat Packers, Ltd. because it may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Please refer to the Alert for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Peekay International Inc. recalls KESHAV Dry Apricot (7-oz and 14-oz pkgs; UPC 4386423302 and 4386423303, respectively) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert: Samurai, Inc. recalls Furikake Popcorn (5-oz pkg; Best by 103019, 111519, 113019 and 121519) due to undeclared fish.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Mical Seafood, Inc. recalls frozen, wild-caught yellowfin Tuna Loins, Tuna Poke, Tuna Steaks, Tuna Ground Meat, and Tuna Saku (Products of Vietnam) due to elevated histamine levels. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Kenosha Beef International recalls TACO BELL SEASONED BEEF Taco and Burrito Filling (8 x 5-lb bag cases; Use by L2 11/4/19 to L2 11/18/19) due to possible foreign matter (metal shavings) contamination.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Les Moules de la Baie de Gaspé inc. recalls MOULES FRAÎCHES / Fresh mussels (bulk; Sold up to and including October 15, 2019; Harvest zone G-27.9E) due to presence of marine biotoxins.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Brenner Packers Ltd., Centennial Foods, Concord Premium Meats Ltd., Doug’s Quality Meats, George’s Meat Shop, Green Fresh Supermarket, Jian Hing Food Mart, Kingsway Meats, Lakeside Meats, North Hill Meats and Deli Ltd., Nortown Foods, P.A.T. Oriental Market, Pusateri’s Fine Foods, Sarajevo Grill and Meat, The Butcher’s Blend, The Garden Basket, Valley Custom Cutting, YNR Halal Inc. recall various raw beef and raw veal products due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall: Saucisses et Salami Mondial recalls JAMBON PARISIEN / Ham (150g slices; Best before October 18, 2019) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Correction): Loblaw Companies Limited corrects its previous recall announcement and recalls instead President’s Choice brand Sensitive to lactose milk-based powdered infant formula (638g; EXP 2020 NO 05; UPC 0 60383 12994 1) instead of President’s Choice brand Lower Iron milk based powdered infant formula as previously announced by the company. The recalled product may be contaminated with Cronobacter spp.
Food Safety Recall: Industry recalls various ready-to-eat dried sausages due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food Safety Recall Update: Industry recalls various raw beef and raw veal products due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (France): Cité Marine recalls AUCHAN LE POISSONNIER brand Filets de cabillaud façon fish & chips / cod fillets (880g; Lot #9282528; Best before 28/10/19) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (France): Industry recalls La Salade Monoprix brand POTIMARRON tartinade de lentilles corail quinoa (Best before 14/10/2019) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (UK – Northern Ireland specific): Lidl Northern Ireland recalls three J.D. Gross Mini Chocolate Bites products due to lack of English language labeling for allergens, including, barley, cereals containing gluten, egg, milk, nuts (almonds, hazelnuts and others), peanuts, sesame and soya). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Hofkäserei Deutschmann GbR recalls various BILLA, MERKUR, ADEG und Sutterlüty brands of Camembert and Brie organic cheeses due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): CHARCUTERIE VALLE DE LA BRUCHE recalls Auchan le Charcutier brand Choucroute Garnie pour 6 personnes / Sauerkraut Garnish, 6 servings (2,5kg; Lot #061275; Best before 27/10/2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): RAPUNZEL Naturkost recalls Rapunzel Klare Suppe (250g; Best before 18.09.2020) due to possible foreign matter (glass splinters) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Reykjagarður recalls certain fresh chicken from Reykjagardi sold under the labels of Holta, Kjarfugl and Krona due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Birds Eye recalls Birds Eye 50 Chicken Nuggets with Golden Wholegrain (790g; Batch codes L9208 W V124, L9208 X V124, L9208 Y V124, L9208 Z V124; Best before October 2020) due to possible foreign matter (small pieces of plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Birds Eye recalls Birds Eye 50 Chicken Nuggets with Golden Wholegrain (790g; Batch codes L9208 W V124, L9208 X V124, L9208 Y V124, L9208 Z V124; Best before October 2020) due to possible foreign matter (small pieces of plastic) contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Pak’n Save Clarence Street (Hamilton) recalls Pak’n Save Clarence Street brand NZ Beef Mince (All tray sizes; Best before 10.10.19) due to possible foreign matter (plastic) contamination.