Recalls and Alerts: March 7–10, 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 advises consumers that the hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses implicated in an ongoing outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes, which has killed one person and infected eleven, were distributed in the following states: AL, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, NE, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, and WI. Please refer to the FDA update for additional product information.

Food Safety Recall: Mediterranean Food Inc. recalls Alqosh Sesame Oil “Tahin” (2-lb plastic jar; Lot #16082020) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: MG Foods recalls various turkey sandwiches due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were sold in vending machines and micro markets located in business locations in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia and at distributors located at the Charlotte Douglas Airport.

Pet Food Safety Recall (FDA Enforcement Report): On February 26, 2021, Visionary Pet Food recalled Visionary Keto Pet Foods, Enlightened Choice; Beef Recipe raw pet food (4-lb bags; Lot 6626, Use by 09/01/21; Manufactured by OCPP, Santa Margarita, CA ) after the Virginia Department of Agriculture found Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes in the product. The product was supplied to Chewy.com, which was notified by telephone. There was no public announcement of the recall.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: The Norwegian Institute of Public Health is investigating an outbreak of consisting of 12 confirmed and 8 suspect cases of Salmonella Enteritidis. The cases are spread across a large region of the country, and are thought to be food-related. The source of the infections has not yet been determined.

Food Safety Recall (France): E. Leclerc recalls BIO VILLAGE BÉBÉ brand Mon petit brassé abricot / Apricot baby food (4 x 100g; Lot #245511; Best before 08/02/2022) due to a possible stability defect.

Food Safety Recall (France): Danone recalls Gervita brand fraise Melba / strawberry yogurt (4 x 100g; Best before 02/04) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Könecke Fleischwarenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG recalls Fuet Extra – Original spanische Rohwurst mit Edelschimmel, luftgetrocknet / Dry Spanish sausage (150g; Use by 07.03.2021 to 04.04.2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Danone recalls ACTIVIA VANILLA 0% FAT – No Added Sugar Yogurt (4x120g; Use By 02/04) and LIGHT & FREE PEACH PASSION FRUIT Greek Style Yogurt (4x115g  Use By 31.03.21) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (UK): SFC recalls SFC Chicken Poppets and Take-Home Boneless Bucket due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Danone recalls three yogurt products due to possible foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Better Chios Ltd. recalls Alanka un glazed biscuit roll, flavoured with milk chocolate (200g; Best before 10.10.2021) due to undeclared sesame.

Allergy Alert (Singapore): Phoon Huat Pte Ltd recalls Wilton Rainbow Chip Crunch Sprinkles (148g; All batches; Product of USA) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): SHTI All Meat Industries Ltd. recalls Beef ground 100% (Use by 15/4/2021) and ground chicken 100% ground meat chicken (Use by 11/4/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Le Couple Trading Corporation Pty Ltd recalls Preserved Chilli Beancurd (350g; Use By EXP 24.12.2022) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: December 20 – 23, 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 INVESTIGATION: FDA is investigating a new outbreak of 7 cases of Salmonella Potsdam infections. No information has been released on the geographic scope of the outbreak, and no product has been specifically linked to the outbreak as yet.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA has issued a Warning Letter to Whole Foods Market after reviewing the company’s history of food recalls due to undeclared allergens.

Allergy Alert: B&G Foods recalls Food Club Garlic Powder (5.37 oz; Best by NOV 19 22 and NOV 20 22) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert: Country Fresh, LLC recalls SE Grocers brand Party Tray Vegetables with Ranch Dip (Lot code 020NFU2001; Best if used by December 27, 2020) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall: CLS Gourmet CL Saigon Food Company recalls approximately 128,841 pounds of various meat products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Madame Labriski recalls Madame Labriski brand The Bomba Rosa Log (850g; UPC 10627843908187; All units sold up to and including December 16, 2020) due to undeclared soy, eggs, milk, sesame, nuts and peanuts.

Food Safety Recall Update: Levitts Foods (Canada) Inc. recalls certain Assala, Compliments, The Deli-Shop, and Levitts brands deli meat products due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Super Marché Tropic recalls Enduit de porc / pork coating (~250g; Sold up to 22 December 2020) as the product may not be safe to consume.

Europe

OUTBREAK ALERT (Belgium): Norovirus is being blamed for an outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses affecting 71 students and some staff members at the Pegasus Ostende school. The outbreak strain of the virus has been recovered from samples of raw vegetables obtained from the supplier of sandwiches to the school.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): La société Snacky Fruit recalls Carrefour brand Pommes caramelisées / Caramelized apples (300g; Lot 24/01/2021; Best before 24/01/2021) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Emotions Chocolats recalls Emotions Chocolats brand Pâte à tartiner / spread (300g; Use by 30/05/2021) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Summerbird A/S recalls Noisette Dragée / Hazelnut dragée (100g; Lot #20.07.21; Best before 20.07.21) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert (Finland): Pohjolan Peruna Oy recalls Mummon muusi maidoton / Grandma’s Mousse without milk mashed potato powder (420 g) and Kotimaista Perunamuusijauhe / Domestic mashed potato powder (200 g) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Germany): The Lorenz Bahlsen Snack-World GmbH & Co KG Germany recalls Crunchips WOW Cream & Mild Wasabi (110g; Best before 30.11.2020 – 03.05.2021), Wasabi Erdnüsse / peanuts (100g; Best before 03.11.2020 – 01.06.2021), and Wasabi Erdnüsse / peanuts (800g; Best before 05.11.2020 – 26.04.2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Industry recalls Lorenz Crunchips WOW Cream and Mild Wasabi (110g; Best before 4.05.2021 and 07.07.2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Lorenz Bahlsen recalls various Wasabi-flavoured snacks due to undeclared mustard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): STORCK SVERIGE AB recalls merci Finest Selection Crispy Almond Variety (250g; 2021-05-01 and 2021-06-01) due to absence of Swedish-language allergen labeling.

Allergy Alert (UK): Tesco recalls Tesco Finest Festive Belgian Dark Chocolate Brazil Nuts (225g; Lot #L0075004; Best before end May 2021) due to undeclared sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls STRUIK brand Krachtbouillon Tomaat / Tomato bouillon (350 ml; Best before August 2023) due to possible foreign matter (glass particles) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): DENCON Foods A/S recalls Whole turkeys, without offal (3-4 kg; Lot #5040051359; Use by 26-12-2020) because the product is unfit for consumption due to off-odour.

Food Safety Recall (France): La société TLC recalls TLC brand Petits canards / Small ducks (tray of 12 pieces; Lot 000020344; Best by 25/12/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Feinkostmanufaktur frisch & lecker GmbH recalls certain products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Die Frischebox GmbH recalls NATUR Lieblinge –Getrocknete Feigen / Dried figs (200g; Lot #L4302/350058631- 11-580; Best before 20.06.2021) due to elevated levels of ochratoxin.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): LA DORIA SPA recalls Carrefour brand MIRTILLO NETTARE / Blueberry nectar (125 ml x 6; Lot #E133; Best before 12/01/22) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Struik Foods recalls STRUIK brand Krachtbouillon Tomaat / Tomato bouillon (350 ml; Best before  August 2023) due to possible foreign matter (glass particles) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Yekta Foods recalls Achachi Jelly Cups (240 x 12g (Box) and 12g Single Jelly Cup; All batch codes and dates) due to choking hazard.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Dietary Supplement Recall (Israel): SupHerb Co. recalls Aloe Vera Drink (Batches 200801S7312 and 200802S7312; Best before 08.2023) due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination. This bacterium may cause harm to individuals with weakened immune systems.

Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Siem Trading Pte Ltd recalls Crab Brand Black Pepper Seed (50g & 90g; Expiry dates 01/11/2021 and 01/10/2021, respectively; Product of Indonesia) due to presence of Bacillus cereus in excess of permitted levels.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): JL King and Co recalls Simply Tasty Chicken Parmigiana with Creamy Mashed Potato (Use by 21/12/2020 to 06/01/2021) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Woolworths recalls Woolworths Cooked & Peeled Cocktail Prawns (1kg; Best Before 21 02 2022) due to potential microbial contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: December 17 – 19, 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.

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? Go to TAINTED to download the first couple of chapters of my new book.

United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: Two multistate outbreaks of E. coli O157:H7 infections are now over, with neither FDA nor CDC having managed to definitively determine their sources. The first of the outbreaks comprised 32 infections, including 15 hospitalizations and one death, in 12 states. The second outbreak was responsible for 18 illnesses, including 6 hospitalizations, in 9 states. A third outbreak, also with no source identified, is ongoing.

Consumer Safety Advisory: FDA is advising consumers to not drink Green Gorilla Root Juice sold by Green Gorilla Root Juice, LLC in St. Louis, Missouri, because the product contains yohimbine, a potentially harmful ingredient.

Public Health Alert: FSIS issues a public health alert for raw frozen New Orleans -Roasted Chicken Wings products imported and labeled with a false USDA mark of inspection. A recall was not requested because the known affected product is no longer available in commerce for consumers to purchase. Please refer to the Alert for complete details on the affected product.

Allergy Alert: O&H Danish Bakery, Inc. recalls Almond Kringle (1lb 8oz; Batch code 26720) due to undecalred pecans. The recalled product was sold in Trader Joe’s stores located in Texas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, Colorado, Kansas, Arkansas and Alabama.

Allergy Alert: FSIS advises consumers allergic to milk to avoid Country Meats HOT BBQ Flavor Smoked Pork Snack Sticks In Colored Casing Smoke Flavoring Added (1 oz; Best by 11/06/2021) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Perfect Pasta Inc. recalls an undetermined amount of heat-treated not shelf stable frozen meat and poultry products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Nestlé Prepared Foods recalls LEAN CUISINE Baked Chicken, white meat chicken with stuffing, red skin mashed potatoes and gravy (8 5/8-oz. / 244g; Lot #0246595911; Best before October 2021) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of white hard plastic) contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Madame Labriski recalls BÛCHE de Noël – LA BOMBA ROSA (850g; Sold up to and including 16 december 2020) due to undeclared soy, eggs, milk, sesame, nuts and peanuts.

Food Recall: Celtrade Canada Inc. recalls three President’s Choice brand spread and dip products due to spoilage. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Germany): Krämers Teehandel GmbH recalls Teestube Früchtetee Süße Mandel /Tea room fruit tea sweet almond (125g & 150g; Lot #CH0806287; Best before 04/30/2022) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Industry recalls ammy Rudolph Shortcake (62g; All batches; Best before 07 Jan 2021.) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Industry recalls Biona Organic Horseradish Relish (125ml; Batch #83; Best before 15 May 2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Le Furezze di F. Iseppato recalls ON – LE FUREZZE brand SABATO- Frollini di Mais con Zenzero Candito e Olio essenziale di Bergamotto / Corn Shortbread with Candied Ginger and Bergamot essential oil (150g; Lot E333/54; Best before May 2021) due to undeclared black sesame.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Aldi recalls Roompaté / Cream paté (150g; Expiry date 05-01-2021) due to undeclared nuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): Windmill Organics recalls Biona Organic Horseradish Relish (125ml; Batch #83; Best before 15 May 2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (UK): D’Haubry Bakery recalls Macarons de Pauline Fraise-Pistache-Chocolat (108g; Batch code L0245091; Best before 28 July 2021) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Costa Coffee recalls Jammy Rudolph Shortcake (62g; All batches; Best before 07 January 2021) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): Colruyt Group recalls Haché de porc bio / Organic ground pork (400 g; Use by 18/12/2020 & 20/12/2020) and Chipolata bio / Organic pork sausage (280 g; Use by 18/12/2020 & 20/12/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Esschert Design B.V. recalls Bites for Birds brand Sorbet pour oiseaux / Sorbet for birds (Article #3003559; Sold in Action stores between 21 September and 15 December 2020) because the product may be confused with human food and could be harmful to children.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Hochwald Foods GmbH recalls Lünebest Süße Welle Himbeer mit Vanillasoße/ Lünebest Süße Welle Waldmeister mit Vanillasoße / Raspberry with vanilla sauce and Woodruff with vanilla sauce (150g; Best before 15.01.2021) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Feinkostmanufaktur frisch & lecker GmbH recalls several products due to suspected Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): dm-drogerie markt recalls dmBio Vegane Elisen Lebkuchen (275g; Lots L775 and L7758; Best before 04.04.2021) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Colruyt recalls Haché de porc bio / Organic ground pork (400 g; Use by 18/12/2020 & 20/12/2020) and Chipolata bio / Organic pork sausage (280 g; Use by 18/12/2020 & 20/12/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd recalls Coles Wellness Road ABC Spread (250g; All date codes) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (Australia): Woolworths Ltd. recalls Woolworths Macro Natural Almond, Brazil & Cashew Spread (250g; All Best before dates between 21/5/21 and 10/12/21) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Woolworths NZ recalls Macro brand Almond Brazil and Cashew Spread (250; Best before 15/4/21 and 30/11/21) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Pak’n Save Queenstown recalls Pak’n Save Queenstown brand Gluten Free Sausage Roll (10pk; Sold between 9 to 16 December 2020) due to undeclared gluten.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Pak’n Save Tauriko recalls Pak’n Save Tauriko brand NZ Beef Mince (~1kg; Best before 04.12.20) due to foreign matter (pieces of white latex) contamination.