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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.
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.
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
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.