Recalls and Alerts: October 18-19, 2022

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United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: FDA issues weekly update of in-progress foodborne illness outbreak investigations.

Allergy Alert: Albertsons Companies recalls ReadyMeals Chicken Salad Quad and Chicken Salad Sandwich Club Tray products prepared in store at certain Albertsons and Safeway stores due to undeclared cashews. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Hammond’s Candies recalls Hammond’s Salted Caramel Cookies (5-oz; Best by  6/29/2023A; UPC 6 91355 89889 5) due to undeclared peanuts.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Goldenway Import and Export recalls Enoki Mushroom (200g; Product code YH22081713013; Date coe 2022.10.31; UPC 6 950319 388815) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was sold in British Columbia and Manitoba and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

Food Safety Recall: Abbott Laboratories Co. recalls Pedialyte Unflavored (59 mL; Lot 34589N200) due to possible defective seals.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION NORWAY: The Norwegian Institute of Public Health is investigating an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes involving four confirmed cases and one suspect case in individuals ranging in age between 50 and 90 years old. All four of the confirmed victims are hospitalized. Following interviews with outbreak victims who reported having eaten smoked salmon or smoked trout from the same manufacturer, an inspection of the manufacturing facility revealed the outbreak strain in environmental samples. Please see recall details below.

Allergy Alert (France): COOPERATIVE U recalls Langoustine cuite cal. 20/30 pêche Atlantique Nord Est / Cooked langoustine from the North East Atlantic fishery, size 20/30 (1kg tray; Lot 220802TD283; Use by 20/10/2022) due to undeclared sulphur dioxide.

Allergy Alert (UK): Lidl GB recalls Birchwood 2 Breaded Katsu Kiev (260g; Use by 24 October 2022) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Lima Bio Food BV recalls Lima brand Galettes fines de riz complet / Thin brown rice cakes (130g; Lot R22182B; Best before 02/07/2023) due to elevated aflatoxin levels.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): CONTINENTAL BAKERIES HAUST recalls Carrefour BIO brand Galettes 4 céréales / 4-grain thin cakes (Lots H22154J and H22153J; Best before 04/06/2023 and 03/06/2023) due to elevated levels of mycotoxins.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Cacahuètes grillées au miel / Honey-roasted peanuts (125g; Lots 1114039 and 113976; Best before 22/03/2023 and 17/03/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (France): MONOPRIX recalls Monoprix brand Jambon cuit supérieur avec couenne / Superior cooked ham with rind (All Lots; Use by 17/ 10/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BCT 500 recalls SAUCISSON CUIT À L’AIL FUMÉ / Cooked sausage with smoked garlic (210g; Lot U271047; Use by 30/10/2022 & 04/11/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LE FROMAGER DES HALLES recalls LA PERELLE brand Petit Pont l’Evêque cheese (240g; Lot 030922LI5; Use by 17/11/2022) due to E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): HENRI RAFFIN recalls LE PETIT SAVOYARD brand BRINDILLES NATURES / Pure pork dry sausage (240g; Lot 22772006; Best by 02/01/2023) due to foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DROME ARDECHE TRADITION recalls Drôme Salaisons brand Pâté en croûte cocktail aux Amandes / Cocktail pâté with almonds in pastry shell (400g; Lot 2222713; Use by dates between 03/11/2022 and 06/11/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DROME ARDECHE TRADITION recalls Drôme Salaisons brand Pâté en croûte cocktail aux Noix / Cocktail pâté with nuts in pastry shell (400g; Lot 2222724; Use by dates between 02/11/2022 and 03/11/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DROME ARDECHE TRADITION recalls Drôme Salaisons brand Pâté en croûte cocktail aux Pistaches / Cocktail pâté with pistachios in pastry shell (400g; Lot 2222724; Use by 02/11/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DROME ARDECHE TRADITION recalls Drôme Salaisons brand Pâté en croûte cocktail aux Olives noires / Cocktail pâté with black olives in pastry shell (400g; Lot 2222713; Use by dates between 30/10/2022 and 06/11/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR FRANCE recalls Carrefour BIO brand Galettes riz complet / Brown rice cakes (100g; Lots H22151J & H22152J; Best before 01/06/2023 & 02/06/2023) due to possible aflatoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR FRANCE recalls Carrefour BIO brand Galettes 4 céréales / 4-grain cakes (100g; Lot H22154J; Best before 04/06/2023) due to possible aflatoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR FRANCE recalls LE MARCHE CARREFOUR brand MERGUEZ VERITABLES BOEUF MOUTON / Genuine mutton & beef merguez sausage (330g 6-pack; Lot C2285324; Use by 22/10/2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): VENG MY HUAT NGOC XUYEN SAIGON recalls NGOC XUYEN SAIGON brand BANH CUON / Vietnamese ravioli (Use by 19/10/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Lima Natuurvoeding BV recalls Lima brand Reiswaffeln Dünn / Thin rice cakes (130g; Lot R22182B; Best before 02/07/2023) due to aflatoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): frostkrone Tiefkühlkost GmbH recalls la finesse MAC ‘N‘ CHEESE CUBES (250g; Best before 30.07.2023, 30.08.2023, 30.09.2023, 30.10.2023) foreign matter contamination (plastic).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Motta S.R.L. recalls Sapori di cascina brand Prosciutto cotto alta qualita’ / Superior cooked ham (150g; Lot 223467; Use by 20-10-2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Borges Agricultural & Industrial Nuts, S.A. recalls Sol & Mar brand Mandorle fritte con zucchero, miele e sale / Roasted almonds with sugar, honey and salt (150g; Lots 1114186, 1114407 & 1114543; Use by 05/04/2023, 02/05/2023 & 19/05/2023, respectively) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Cooperativa Produttori Latte e Fontina soc. coop. a r.l. recalls Pascoli Italiani brand Fontina DOP cheese (250g; Lot C252105286; Use by 11.11.2022) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls Lima brand Galettes de riz 100% / 100% rice cakes (Best before 02/07/2023) due to aflatoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Norway): Troll Salmon AS recalls multiple batches of smoked salmon and smoked trout due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products. See also the Outbreak Investigation notice, above, for information on the reason for the recall.

Food Safety Recall (Spain): Manufacturer recalls multiple brands and varieties of fried nuts due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Charlie Bigham’s recalls Charlie Bigham’s Vegetable Lasagne for 1 (365g; Batch code 5033665214326; Use by 24 Oct 2022) and Charlie Bigham’s Vegetable Lasagne for 2 (730g; Batch code 5033665212568; Use by 24 Oct 2022) due to foreign matter contamination (plastic).

Recalls and Alerts: January 4-5, 2022

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United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: FDA continues to investigate the source an outbreak of Salmonella Javiana that has infected 64 people so far. No specific source has been found as yet.

Food Safety Alert: Consumer Reports has found E. coli O157:H7 in a chub of Kroger brand 93% lean ground beef (1-lb chub; Use or freeze by 1/11/2022). The ground beef was supplied to Kroger by Interstate Meats (USDA Est No. 965).

Pet Treat Safety Recall: Aldi in association with Pet Brands Products, LLC, recalls Pure Being Cat Advent Calendar (5.15 oz; All Best if used by dates; UPC 4099100267754) and Pure Being Dog Advent Calendar (5.15 oz; All Best if used by dates; UPC 4099100267747) due to potential choking hazard.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls AH Groentesap komkommer-selderij (jus de légumes concombre-céleri) / Cucumber-celery juice (250 ml; Best before 25-01-2022) due to undeclared celery.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Dirk en Dekamarkt recall 1 de Beste Surimi krab salade / Surimi crab salad (150g; Best before dates up to and including 23-01-2022) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH groentesap komkommer-selderij / Cucumber-celery juice (Expiration date 25-01-2022) due to undeclared celery.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand QUESO IBERICO cheese (Use by dates 05/01/2022, 07/01/2022, 09/01/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA recalls TRS Asia’s Finest Food brand Ginger Powder (100g; Lot GGR 20060 – 38251; Expiry date 28/02/2022) due to an elevated aflatoxin level.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Masson Thierry recalls Masson -Willems brand Beurre salé & Beurre non salé / Salted and unsalted butter (250g & 500g; Best before 09/01/2022, 11/01/2022, 14/01/2022 & 16/01/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): AFSCA recalls La Vivière brand Sankhal millet couscous (400g; Lots L21-08067 & L21-08078; Best before 30/06/2023 & 30/07/2023) due to an elevated aflatoxin level.

Food Safety Recall (France): ABCD NUTRITION recalls RAYON VRAC Graines lin brun BIO / Organic brown flax seeds (Lot 35803; Best before 06/09/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: December 9-11, 2021

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United States

Allergy Alert: Bokhary Foods Inc. recalls GODAVARI brand dried apricots (7 oz and 14 oz clear plastic-film bags; distributed in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut through retail stores between 7/10/2021 and 11/24/21; UPC 0 03658 50001 4  & 0 03657 5001 5, respectively) due to undeclared sulphites.

Canada

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: The Public Health Agency of Canada now has received reports of 79 laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis illness investigated in British Columbia (34), Alberta (28), Saskatchewan (4), Manitoba (11) and Ontario (2). The Ontario cases reported travel to Alberta and British Columbia. Although the source of the outbreak has not yet been confirmed, many of the outbreak victims reported having consumed fresh avocados purchased from grocery stores or served at restaurants before their illness. The avocados were distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Allergy Alert: Belmont Meat Products Ltd. recalls Great Value brand Chicken Burgers (904g / 8 x 113g; All Best Before dates up to and including 2022 JL 27; UPC 6 28915 82529 9) and Belmont Meats brand Chicken Burgers (852g / 6 x 142g; All Best Before dates up to and including 2022 JL 27; UPC 0 60597 38361 0) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert: Exclusive Candy & Novelty Ltd. recalls multiple Twinkle Baker Décor brand frosting tubes and icing gels due to improperly declared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: La Champignonerie Abitibi (Gallichan, QC) recalls multiple products packed in 250-ml and 500-ml glass jars due to improper processing/packing conditions. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: FSA reports that since 2015, there have been almost 900 cases of Salmonella infections linked to the handling of specific frozen mice products used for the feeding of reptiles. The recall listed below is linked to this outbreak investigation. The FSA is instructing reptile owners and others who have a supply of the affected frozen mice to return them to the place of purchase so they can be carefully disposed of. The FSA and partners are also warning people to be extra careful when handling any frozen rodents including mice product and packaging, not just the batches identified, due to the risk of Salmonella from other batches linked to this recall. 

Allergy Alert (France): AGIS recalls AGIS brand Nems au porc / Pork spring rolls (280g; Lot 21/327; Use by 23/12/2021) due to undeclared soy and gluten.

Allergy Alert (France): BIOCOOP recalls BIOCOOP brand CHORIZO FORT SANS SEL NITRITE / Strong chorizo, nitrite-free (~1 kg; Lot 121285223; Best before 20/12/2021) due to undeclared nuts.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Arche Naturprodukte GmbH recalls Arche Naturkuche brand Funghi Shiitake / Shiitake mushrooms (40g; Lots 31/08/22 & 30/11/22) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Italy): CASEIFICIO PUGLIESE F.lli Radicci S.p.A. recalls SELEX Vivi Bene brand RICOTTA SENZA LATTOSIO / Lactose-free ricotta (250g; Lot #L21307; Best before 18/12/2021) due to excessive lactose levels.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand Chipolata de poulet / Chicken sausages (Lot #211130036 & 211130025; Expiry date 10/12/2021) and Delhaize brand Burger de poulet nature / Chicken burgers (Lot 211130036; Expiry 10/12/2021) due to foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Aldi recalls Burger de poulet / Chicken burgers (250g; Lots 211130024 & 211130036; Expiry 10/12/2021) due to foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA orders recall of Fromage St Nectaire / cheese (220g & 230g; Multiple lot codes and Best before dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Cora recalls Saint-Nectaire AOP Laitier cheese (Lots GF042GFA + GF042GGA; Use by 22/12/2021, 25/12/2021 & 26/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Colruyt recalls Colruyt brand Choucroute de Champagne-Ardenne à la graisse d’oie / Sauerkraut with goose fat (600g; Lot 21050611; Best before 14/1/2022) due to foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA recalls Henglein brand Frische Knöpfle Eierspätzle / Egg dumplings (400g; All lots beginning with 42442; Best before 09/12/2021) due to foreign matter (pieces of blue plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DENOUAL ROLAND SARL recalls Les Délices de la Belle Noë brand Saucisson sec / Dry sausage (All Best before dates between 31/01/2022 and 27/02/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DENOUAL ROLAND SARL recalls Les Délices de la Belle Noë brand Saucisse sèche / Dry sausage (All Best before dates between 31/01/2022 and 15/02/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SICA SICODIS recalls SICOLY brand Préparation de fruits à l’abricot / Apricot preserves (360g; Lots 525121/01, 525121/02, 525121/03, 525121/04; Best before 23/03/2023) due to foreign matter (glass splinters) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SERRANO HERNANDEZ RAFAEL Ferme de la Biscarrere recalls el biscarron brand fromage au pate molle / soft cheese (Lot 27/10/2021-8/12/2021; Best by 08/12/2021) due to Staphylococcus and staphylococcal enterotoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FROMAGERIE LE CENTURION recalls Saint Nectaire AOP laitier cheese (190g; Lot #GF044GFA; Best before dates from 25/12/2021 to 29/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): COOPERATIVE U recalls U SAVEURS brand Cantal Entre Deux AOP au Lait cru / Raw milk cheese (220g; Lots 16821443 & 16821452; Use by 07/12/2021 and 12/12/2021, respectively) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SA SODIMON Systeme U recalls Normanville lait cru sur paille 23%mg FE / Raw milk cheese on straw, 23% butterfat (Use by dates from 06/11/2021 to 09/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FROMAGERIE LE CENTURION recalls Saint Nectaire AOP laitier cheese (190g; Multiple lot codes and Best before dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): TREO recalls TREO brand TORRONE/NOUGAT MIX (amande, noix, noix de cajou, pistache) / Torrone / nougat mix with almonds, walnuts, cashews and pistachios (150g; Lot 190921; Best before 30/08/2022) due to aflatoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Société Fromagère du Livradois recalls Nouaille brand Cantal entre deux au lait cru / raw milk cheese (Various package formats, lot codes and Best before dates) due to E. coli O26:H11 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Société Fromagère du Livradois recalls Livradois brand Cantal Entre Deux lait cru / raw milk cheese (Intact wheels; Lot 16821; Best before dates between 02/01/2022 and 02/02/2022) due to E. coli O26:H11 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MONOPRIX recalls MONOPRIX GOURMET brand Cantal Entre Deux and Gourmet Cantal Entre Deux / raw milk cheese (Lots 16821451 & 16821; Use by 28/11/2021 & 07/12/2021, respectively) due to E. coli O26:H11 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls CARREFOUR Classic brand DUO HARICOTS VERTS & FLAGEOLETS / Stringbeans and green beans (720g; Lots 1470 L:U2M281B07 & 1470 L:U2M272A07; Best before 30/09/2025) due to foreign matter (insect larvae) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Fleischerei Beier recalls Bratwurst mit Knoblauch, geräuchert & Bratwurst mit Kümmel / Smoked bratwurst sausage with garlic and Bratwurst sausage with caraway seeds (Produced 22.11.2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Gut von Holstein recalls Gut von Holstein Weihnachtskäse 60% Fett i.Tr. / Christmas cheese, 60% fat (Lots 12102021T6, 13102021T6, 14102021T6, 20102021T2, 21102021T2, 26102021T3, 27102021T1; Use by 12.03.2022, 13.03.2022, 14.03.2022, 20.03.2022, 21.03.2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): SALUMIFICIO ZERBINI GIOVANNI & FIGLI S.N.C recalls SALAME / Salami (420g; Lot #261021; Best before 31/01/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): ENTREMONT ITALIA SRL recalls CF G300 PLATEAU FORM FRANCESI / French cheese (300g; Mulitple lot codes; Best before 4, 5 & 6 January 2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Colruyt recalls Choucroute de Champagne-Ardenne à la graisse d’oie / Sauerkraut with goose fat (600g; Lot 21050611; Best before 14/1/2022) due to foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand Chipolata de poulet / Chicken sausages (Lot #211130036 & 211130025; Expiry date 10/12/2021) and Delhaize brand Burger de poulet nature / Chicken burgers (Lot 211130036; Expiry 10/12/2021) due to foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Industry recalls Les Fromageries occitanes brand Fromage Saint-Nectaire AOP Laitier cheese (220g; Lots GD013GDA, GD013GDY, GD013GF4, GF017GFA, H0027H0A; Use by dates from 24/12/2021 to 31/12/2021, inclusive) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall (UK): Monkfield Nutrition recalls all batches of frozen feeder mice products for feeding reptiles due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (South Africa): The Department of Health is investigating possible food poisoning in Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape and Gauteng Provinces, following the deaths of an unspecified number of children who allegedly consumed noodles.

Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Cold Storage Singapore (1983) Pte Ltd recalls Cantorel brand ‘Plateau 5 Fromages cheese product (300g; Best before 3 Jan 2022; Product of France) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.