Recalls and Alerts: November 29-30, 2022

TAINTED formats 3

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.

If you would like to receive automatic email alerts for all new articles posted on eFoodAlert, please submit your request using the sidebar link.

Interested in learning more about food safety and the history of foodborne disease outbreaks and investigations? Click on the TAINTED menu at the top of the page to read or listen to a short excerpt, then follow the buy links to add a digital, print or audio copy to your personal library.

Listen to an excerpt of the audiobook edition right here

Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

TAINTED is now available in digital format from all major on-line retailers.

United States

Allergy Alert: Rocky Mountain Pies, LLC recalls French Silk Pie (31.88 oz; Code date 2 266; UPC 0 41172 81290 9) due to undeclared almonds.

Food Safety Alert: FSIS issues Public Health Alert due to concerns that fully cooked summer sausage products may be contaminated with extraneous materials (plastic). Please refer to the FSIS notice for details. A recall was not requested because the products are no longer available for purchase.

Canada

Allergy Alert: UNFI Canada Inc. recalls Alpha brand Plant-Based Breakfast Sandwich – Meatless Sausage (156g; Lot 121121MSS; Expiration 12/11/2023; UPC 8 10070 35037 6) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Les Volailles S.B. inc. (La Présentation, QC) recalls Mousse de foie de volailles / Poultry liver mousse (Sold up to 30 November 2022) due to undeclared egg and sulphites.

AllergyAlert: Acema Importations Inc. recalls Cruzilles brand Acid Mini Pastille – Fruit Jellies (210g; Lot code 22815; Date code 04.2023; UPC 3 339900 075489) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Côte St-Luc Bagel inc. (Montréal, QC) recalls all bagel varieties (sold up to 23 November at Côte St-Luc Bagel and up to 29 November at other retailers) due to potential food safety hazard.

Food Safety Recall: Comptoir Sainte-Cécile (Montréal, QC) recalls Gravlax de saumon / Salmon gravlax (Sold up to 28 November 2022) due to a potential food safety hazard.

Food Safety Recall: Abattoir Cliche (East Broughton, QC) recalls POULET POPCORN / Popcorn chicken (Sold up to 30 November 2022) and LANIÈRES DE POULET / Chicken strips (Sold up to 30 November 2022) because the packaging lacks information on the safe preparation of raw poultry.

Food Safety Recall: Rowe Beef Co. Ltd. recalls Ground Turkey Extra Lean 98/2 (454g; Lot 132-2) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of bone).

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Norway): The Salmonella Agona outbreak under investigation in Norway has increased to 42 confirmed cases in several counties across the country. The source of the outbreak is still undetermined.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Cruzilles SAS recalls Cruzilles brand pâtes de fruits mini-pastilles acidulées / Acid Mini Pastille – Fruit Jellies (210g; Lot 22827; Best before 04.2023) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Miklatorg/IKEA recalls Heimabakarinn brand Vegan smákökur með súkkulaðibitum / Vegan cookies with chocolate chips (500g; Best before February 8, 2023) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Marussia Beverages UK recalls various Mozart Liqueurs due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE LE BATISTOU L&OBAYLE recalls CALENDRIER DE L’AVENT SAUCISSONS L&OBAYLE (280g; Lot 2022 BOL; Best by 31/12/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): COMPAGNIE INDEPENDANTE DES EPICES LEADER PRICE recalls LEADER PRICE brand QUATRE EPICES / 4-spice blend (155g; Lot TA0365/TA0378; Best before 30/05/2024) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LES ATELIERS recalls La Belle Prairie brand Steak haché spécial hamburger 20% / Special hamburger patty, 20% fat (2 x 180g; Lot 22329-44389; Use by 03/12/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MAISON PLANCHOT recalls Multiple baked goods due to foreign matter contamination (hard white plastic). Please refer to the individual recall notices at Rappel Conso.

Food Safety Recall (France): Industry recalls Oeufs bio / Organic eggs (Bulk; Lot code 0FR3811) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FERME DE LA FOSSE A L EAU recalls ferme de la fosse à l’eau brand CREME CRUE / Raw cream (25cl & 50cl; Lot 92; Use by 04/12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FERME DE LA FOSSE A L EAU recalls ferme de la fosse à l’eau brand beurre doux ou demi sel / Unsalted or semi-salted butter (125g & 250g; Lot 92; Use by 21/ 12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MONOPRIX recalls MONOPRIX brand Chair / Ground meat (Sold between 22/11/2022 and 23/11/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MONOPRIX recalls Foodmaker brand PENNE BOLOGNAISE AVEC PARMESAN / Bolognese-style penne with Parmesan cheese (Sold from le Salad’bar 23/11/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): SA.MO. srl recalls Salame morbido / Soft salami (Lot 27/10/22) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Interlink Direct Ltd recalls Wangzhihe (WZH White Bean Curd) (240g; All batch codes; Best before 28 August 2023) due to possible Bacillus cereus contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Hong Kong):  The Centre for Food Safety is investigating four food poisoning clusters involving lava cake. The lava cake was found to be contaminated with Salmonella Group D. The restaurant has already stopped selling and discarded the affected product.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Sabar recalls multiple Abu Marwan hummus products due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of recalled products.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Gluten Free Holdings Ltd recalls Pavillion brand Chocolate Fudge Slice (330g; Batch 2319; Best before 13/02/2023) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): George Weston Foods (NZ) Ltd recalls Tip Top brand Oatilicious Toast bread  and Tip Top brand Supersoft White Toast bread (700g; Best before 03DEC22 and 04DEC22) due to foreign matter contamination (blue plastic).

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Pak’n Save Dunedin recalls Pak’n Save Dunedin brand Pork Mince (Various weights; Packed on 23/11/2022; Best before 26/11/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (pink plastic).

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Davis Trading Company Ltd recalls Attitude Foods, Bin Inn, Essenté, Farm By Nature, Foodfirst, Fresh Line, Icelandic and Wholesale Foods brands of black poppy seed as product was incorrectly sold direct to consumers. Product was intended to be sold only as an ingredient for use in making other foods. People who consume large amounts of poppy seeds, including by consuming poppy seed tea are the most at risk of adverse reactions. Anyone who consumes poppy seed tea and experiences any unusual and severe symptoms should seek urgent medical assistance.

Recalls and Alerts: November 17-18, 2022

TAINTED formats 3

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.

If you would like to receive automatic email alerts for all new articles posted on eFoodAlert, please submit your request using the sidebar link.

Interested in learning more about food safety and the history of foodborne disease outbreaks and investigations? Click on the TAINTED menu at the top of the page to read or listen to a short excerpt, then follow the buy links to add a digital, print or audio copy to your personal library.

Listen to an excerpt of the audiobook edition right here

Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

TAINTED is now available in digital format from all major on-line retailers.

United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: CDC reports an outbreak consisting of 2 cases of Listeria monocytogenes infections, both hospitalized. The cases (one each in Michigan and Nevada) have been linked to consumption of Enoki mushrooms. The outbreak strain was previously found in one sample of enoki mushrooms that FDA collected at import.

Consumer Alert (New York State): New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets warns consumers not to consume unpasteurized raw milk from the farm of Eric and Jessica Nickol due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Allergy Alert: Phil’s Power Pancake recalls all five varieties of Power Pancakes (5 oz, individually wrapped; UPC 8 37654 48372 5; All product currently on the market) due to undeclared wheat.

Allergy Alert: Fudgeamentals recalls Chocolate Fudge Bites (8 oz; Lot 22301015; UPC 840235800392) due to undeclared walnut.

Food Safety Recall: Green Day Produce, Inc. recalls Enoki Mushroom (200g/7.05oz pkg; sold from September 2022 – October 2022; Product of Korea; UPC 16430-69080) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. recalls approximately 93,697 pounds of raw ground beef products due to possible foreign matter contamination (reflective mirror-like material). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Naturally Homegrown Foods Ltd. recalls Hardbite brand Wild Onion & Yogurt Potato Chips (150g; Best before 2023 MR 02, 2023 MR 15, and 2023 MR 29; UPC 6 73513 04150 3) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Groupe Mounet Inc. recalls Mounet Group brand Labneh – Soft Unripened Cheese in Vegetable Oil (350g; Expiration date 2023/08/15; UPC 6 16833 53867 4) due to potential Clostridium botulinum contamination. The recalled product was sold in Québec.

Food Safety Recall: Mehadrin Milk Products Inc. recalls Lactaid brand 4% Milkfat Min. Cottage Cheese (453g; Codes OCT 24 22 to DEC 12 22; UPC 0 41383 15548 2) due to foreign matter contamination (plastic). The recalled product was sold in Québec and Ontario.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Denmark): The outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to consumption of contaminated fish cakes has grown to 10 confirmed cases, according to the latest update from Denmark’s Statens Serum Institut.

Allergy Alert (France): CARREFOUR FRANCE recalls CARREFOUR SENSATION brand Steaks Hachés Pur Bœuf Halal / Halal pure beef chopped steak patties (10 x 80g; Lot V2581122; Best before 15/09/2023) due to undeclared soy and wheat (gluten).

Allergy Alert (France): CRUZILLES recalls CRUZILLES brand Réglette Pâtes de fruits mini-pastilles acidulées / Miniature tart fruit jellies (210g; Mulitple lot codes and Best before dates) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Cesare Fiorucci spa recalls Cesare Fiorucci Spa brand Wurstel SUILLO / Pork sausage (250g; Lot 02441; Best before 09-01-2023) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Gasa Nord Grønt recalls Konventionelle blomkål / Conventional cauliflower (Lots L320 and L321) due to insect pest contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): COMPAGNIE INDEPENDANTE DES EPICE recalls Les Bonnes Epices de Mr Maurice brand Gingembre moulu / Powdered ginger (45g, 250g, 500g, 1 kg; Lots TA0366 & EH1666/EH1728; Best before 30/04/2024) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): COMPAGNIE INDEPENDANTE DES EPICES recalls Les Bonnes Epices de Mr Maurice brand QUATRE EPICES / Four spice blend (45g, 250g, 500g, 1 kg; Lots TA0365/TA0378 & EH1683/ EH1708/EH1725; Best before 30/04/2024) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SARL KALKANDERE RIZE MARKET recalls EKONOMIK brand Helva tahin Nature / Unflavoured tahini halvah (300g; Lot L09 E22; Use by 31/05/2024) due to Salmonella serogroup C contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BEYOND GREEN recalls Transition brand Farine de blé T80 / Wheat flour (1 kg; Lot 191121; Best before 19/11/2022) due to elevated Ochratoxin A.

Food Safety Recall (France): VALFLEURI SA PATES ALIMENTAIRES recalls VALFLEURI brand Spaetzle d’Alsace à l’ancienne / Old fashioned Spaetzle / Egg noodles (500g; Lot L34130, time stamp 0h00 to 6h29; Best before 07/07/2025) due to foreign matter contamination (white plastic wheel).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Goldschmaus Natur GmbH & Co. KG recalls Hot-Dog-Würstchen vom Schwein und Rind / Pork-and-beef hot dogs (32/pkg; Lot 0419163; Use by 17.12.2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recal (Italy): SALUMIFICIO SCARLINO SRL recalls SALUMIFICIO SCARLINO SRL brand LE COCK DI POLLO E TACCHINO / Chicken and Turkey sausages (Multiple pkg sizes; Lot 02/03/23L; Best before 02-03-2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): REWE recalls REWE brand Pizza Classic Tex-Mex (350g; Lots L2262, L2279 & L2287; Use by 06/2023, 07/2023 & 07/2023, respectively) due to foreign matter contamination (plastic).

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Food Safety Authority orders recall of Transition brand Farine de blé / Wheat flour (1 kg; Lot 191121; Best before 19/11/2022) due to ochratoxin A contamination

Food Safety Recall (Spain): Manufacturer recalls CHISTORRA DE NAVARRA (220g; Batch 222429; Expiration dates 02/26/2023 and 02/27/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Prolife Foods Ltd recalls Mother Earth brand Chilli Crispy Mix (260g; All batches and date codes) due to undeclared sesame.

Recalls and Alerts: November 12-14, 2022

TAINTED formats 3

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.

If you would like to receive automatic email alerts for all new articles posted on eFoodAlert, please submit your request using the sidebar link.

Interested in learning more about food safety and the history of foodborne disease outbreaks and investigations? Click on the TAINTED menu at the top of the page to read or listen to a short excerpt, then follow the buy links to add a digital, print or audio copy to your personal library.

Listen to an excerpt of the audiobook edition right here

Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

TAINTED is now available in digital format from all major on-line retailers.

United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: The Oklahoma State Department of Health is investigating the source of an outbreak of an increased number of cases of Campylobacter and Shiga-toxin producing E. coli.

Allergy Alert: Big Sky Bread Company recalls Big Sky Chocolate Chunk Granola and Big Sky Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Chip Granola (14 oz. pkgs; distributed through 11/07/2022) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: BOSTON BAKING, Inc. recalls Boston Baking Mini Cinnamon Crumb Cakes (3 oz, individually wrapped; Sell by dates 10/22/22-11/15/22; UPC (01)00238543000007(3904)0019900) due to undeclared pecans. The recalled products were sold only at Whole Food Market stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New Jersey and New York.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Kliens Grocery (Montréal, QC) recalls divers produits de poisson dans l’huile avec légumes frais / various fish products in oil with fresh vegetables that may not be safe for human consumption. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Germany): Öz Yufka Teigwarenproduktion e.K. recalls Sekerpare Tatlisi – Türkisches Feingebäck / Turkish pastries (Best before 05.01.2024) due to undeclared hazelnut.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI alerts consumers to undeclared peanuts in Hotel Chocolat Caramel Milk Batons (120g; Batch codes 22286 and 22287; Best before July 2023).

Allergy Alert (Italy): Bongiovanni srl recalls Bongiovanni srl Cannella in Polvere BIO / Organic cinnamon powder (100g – 1 kg; Lot DO/ORGCASPWD/05/021; Expiry 30/04/23) due to undeclared sulphur dioxide.

Allergy Alert (UK): Eva Bold Ltd recalls Eva Bold Black Onion Seed Keto Protein Bites (30g; All best before dates up to and including 04 October 2023) and Eva Bold Rosemary & Pink Salt Keto Protein Bites (30g; All best before dates up to and including 01 September 2023) due to undeclared sesame.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA orders recall of BIOREAL brand Levure fraîche en cubes / Fresh yeast cubes (42g; Lot 4331; Best before 20/11/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of metal).

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA orders recall of Basak brand « Zencefil » Gingembre moulu / Ground ginger (100g; Lot L4349M; Best before 01/06/2023) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Carl Wilhelm Clasen GmbH recalls Alesto brand Pistaches rôties / Roasted pistachios (70g; Best before 25/03/2023) and Alesto brand Pistaches rôties et salées / Roasted and salted pistachios (70g; Best before 23/03/2023) due to excessive Ochratoxin A.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Skærtoft Mølle A/S recalls økologisk gær / Organic yeast (42g; Lot 4331; Best before 20/11/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of metal).

Food Safety Recall (France): METRO FRANCE recalls RUSTADOU brand SAUCISSON SEC PUR PORC / Dry pork sausage (1.4 kg; Lot 1104708; Use by 02/01/2023 & 06/01/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SARL LA FERME DUMESNIL recalls LA FERME DUMESNIL brand CREME CRUE / Crème fraîche made from raw milk (250g & 500g; Use by 25/11/22) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): PL Food GmbH recalls Pistazienkerne geröstet mit/ ohne Salz und Pistazien-Beerenmix / Roasted pistachios with and without salt, and Pistachio-berry mix (100g; Multiple lot numbers and Best before dates) due to elevated Ochratoxin A.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Alnatura Produktions- und Handels GmbH recalls Alnatura Hefewürfel / Fresh yeast cubes (42g; Lot 4331; Best before 20/11/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of metal).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Carl Wilhelm Clasen GmbH recalls K-Classic Pistazienkerne geröstet & ohne Salz / Roasted unsalted pistachios (100g; Lot 21029/220726001; Best before 22.04.2023) due to excessive Ochratoxin A.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Jeka Fish A/S recalls Sødergården brand Preparazione a base di merluzzo nordico / Northern cod fish product (340g; Best before 06.12.2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Emilio Mauri SPA recalls MAURI FORMAGGI TALEGGIO DOP BONTALEGGIO DI GROTTA Cheese (Sold from 20/10/2022 to 25/10/2022) because the product does not meet safety standards.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Agrano recalls BIOREAL brand Levure fraîche en cubes / Fresh yeast cubes (42g; Lot 4331; Best before 20/11/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of metal).

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Carl Wilhelm Clasen GmbH recalls Alesto brand Pistaches rôties / Roasted pistachios (70g; Best before 25/03/2023) and Alesto brand Pistaches rôties et salées / Roasted and salted pistachios (70g; Best before 23/03/2023) due to excessive Ochratoxin A.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Alnatura recalls Alnatura BIO Hefewürfel / Organic fresh yeast cubes (42g; Lot 4331; Best before 20/11/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of metal).

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Lidl Nederland recalls Alesto Pistaches geroosterd / Roasted pistachios (70g; Lot 30031/220622001; Best before 25.03.2023) and Alesto Pistaches geroosterd & gezouten / Roasted pistachios, salted (70g; Lot 30030/220623001; Best before 23.03.2023) due to excessive Ochratoxin A.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Carl Wilhelm Clasen GmbH recalls K-Classic Fistic prǎjit fǎrǎ sare / Roasted pistachios without salt (100g; Lot 21029/220726001; Expiry date 22.04.2023) due to excessive Ochratoxin A.