Recalls and Alerts: November 17-18, 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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Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

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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

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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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Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

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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.

Recalls and Alerts: November 10-11, 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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Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: CDC reports an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to deli meat and cheese sold at deli counters. The federal agency has received confirmed reports of 16 illnesses from 6 states. One person has died and 13 required hospitalization. The specific source of the infections has not yet been determined.

Food Safety Recall: Menu19 LLC recalls Mantu menu19 frozen beef dumpling products (1.5-lb. cartons; Produced in produced in November 2020 through October 23, 2022; UPC 86000524010) because they were produced without benefit of federal inspection.

Canada

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: The Québec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food urges the public to discard any meat products purchased at la ferme Deaubel, located at126, route Dostie, Saint-Romain, QC, because the products were prepared and packed under conditions that render them potentially unsafe to consume

Allergy Alert: Épicerie Mi-Jo (Drummondville, QC) recalls multiple products due to undeclared milk, mustard, nuts, soy, and sulphites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Riverin du Lac (Hébertville-Station, QC) recalls Lait au chocolat / Chocolate milk (1 L; Lot 3071026) and Beurre / Butter (Variable weight; Lot 3071006) because they were produced under conditions that represent a possible food safety hazard.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Holland & Barrett recalls Holland & Barrett brand Ultra Soja Lecithine (100 capsules / 1200 mg; All batches) and Holland & Barrett brand Mega Soya Lecithine (100 capsules / 1325 mg; All batches) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Icelandic Food Company ehf recalls Fiskverzlun Hafliða brand Fiskur í mangó karrýsósu / Fish in mango curry sauce (All best before dates) due to undeclared celery, eggs, gluten and mustard.

Allergy Alert (UK): Hotel Chocolat recalls Hotel Chocolat Caramel Milk Batons (120g; Lots 22286 & 22287; Best before July 2023) due to undeclared peanuts.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Alnatura recalls Alnatura Hefewürfel / Yeast cubes (Best before 20.11.2022) due to foreign matter contamination (metal shavings).

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Carl Wilhelm Clasen GmbH recalls Alesto Pistachios Roasted (70g; Lot  30031/220622001; Best before 25.03.2023) and Alesto Pistachios Roasted & Salted (70g; Lot 30030/220623001; 23.03.2023) due to elevated level of ochratoxin A.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): dm drogerie markt GmbH recalls Freche Freunde Bio Haselnussmus Dattel, Banane & Kakao / Hazelnut spread with dates, banana and cocoa (180g; Lot L 41934; Best before 27.06.2024) due to foreign matter contamination (glass splinters).

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Van Sillevoldt Rijst recalls Golden Sun brand Basmati rice XXL (4.5 kg; Best before dates from 15/12/2022 to 21/12/2022, inclusive) due to possible ochratoxin A contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Insula Hvide Sande A/S recalls Glyngøre Færdigstegte Fiskefrikadeller / Ready-to-eat fish meatballs (390g; All use-by dates up to 14.12.2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Lidl recalls Sødergården esipaistettu kalapihvi turskasta / Pre-cooked cod fishcakes (340g; Use by 15/09/2022, 22/09/2022 and 23/11/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Lidl recalls Golden Sun brand Riz Basmati / rice (1 kg; Best before 11/01/2023, 12/01/2023 & 13/01/2023) due to possible aflatoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): COTE DES LEGENDES E.LECLERC recalls Feuilleté au Brie / Brie puff pastry (380g; Use by dates between 17/10/2022 and 02/11/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): PRODUITS DE LA CIGOGNE recalls PRODUITS DE LA CIGOGNE brand Choucroute d’Alsace garnie 2 personnes / Sauerkraut garnish for two (Lot M443 & M0443; Use by 26/11/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Agrano GmbH & Co. KG recalls BIOREAL Bio-Würfelhefe Riegeler Bio-Hefe / Yeast cubes (42g; Lot 4331; Best before 20.11.2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal filings).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Basak Tüketim ve Gida GmbH recalls Zencefil brand Ingwer gemahlen / Ground ginger (100g; Lot L4349 M; Best before 06.2023) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): AVIMARCHE recalls COPAV shell eggs (Lots 22420650AVI, 22420655AVI, 22430669AVI, 22440674AVI, 22420634AVI, 22420648AVI; Use by 14/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 23/11/2022 & 27/11/2022) due to Salmonella Enteritidis contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): F.IIi Veroni fu Angelo S.p.a. recalls Veroni brand Mortadella supergigante a tranci con e senza pistacchio distribuita da Tosano / Supergiant mortadella with or without pistachio, distributed by Tosano (~350g; All lots; All use by dates up to 27/12/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): F.IIi Veroni fu Angelo S.p.a. recalls Veroni brand Mortadella supergigante a tranci con e senza pistacchio distribuita da COOP / Supergiant mortadella with or without pistachio, distributed by COOP (~350g; All lots; All use by dates up to 27/12/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Lidl recalls Golden Sun brand Basmati rice XXL (4.5 kg; Best before dates from 15/12/2022 to 21/12/2022, inclusive) due to possible ochratoxin A contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): FTRECAL recalls MAUBERT brand Brie (Lot 3441309; Sold between 06/10/2022 and 08/11/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): PLUS supermarkten recalls PLUS brand lekkerste appeltaart / Tastiest apple pie (Use by 12-11-2022) due to foreign matter contamination (hard plastic pieces).

Food Safety Recall (Romania): Jeka Fish recalls Sødergaarden Chifteluțe de cod, în stil scandinav / Scandinavian style cod fishcakes (340g; Use by 15.09.2022 and 25.11.2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Hong Kong): A.S Watson Retail (HK) Limited recalls Holland & Barrett brand Mega Soya Lecithin 1325 mg (All batches; Product of UK) due to undeclared peanuts.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): The Protein Bread Company recalls Vegan Egg Replacer (180g; Best before 06Oct23), Protein Muffin Mix (340g; Best before 10Oct23 and 25Aug23) and Protein Pancake Mix (300g; Best before 20Oct23 and 06Nov23 and 26Nov23​​) due to undeclared soy.