Recalls and Alerts: July 22-23, 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: CDC and FDA are continuing to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium illnesses associated with consumption of BrightFarms packaged salad greens. CDC has received reports of eleven confirmed outbreak cases in Illinois (6), Wisconsin (4) and Michigan (1). Two people have been hospitalized.

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE: CDC reports an additional 198 cases of Salmonella infections linked to contact with backyard poultry, bringing the current total to 672 confirmed cases in 47 states. Two people are dead as a result of their infections, and 157 have been hospitalized. One out of every four victims is a child less than five years old.

Allergy Alert Update: Lipari Foods recalls Troyer Manufacturing Backroad Country Dried Apricots (9-oz bags; Lot #440021117; Expiration dates 07/2021, 11/2021, & 12/2021) due to undeclared sulphites.

Food Safety Recall: Grimmway Farms recalls certain packaged carrot products due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Farm Boy Company Inc. recalls Farm Boy brand Gluten Free Fresh Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli (300g; Lot code E070921; Best by 081621; UPC 8 08912 02032 7) due to undeclared gluten.

Food Safety Recall: Polina Pizzeria recalls POLINA PIZZERIA – SAUCE SPAGHETTI À LA VIANDE / Spaghetti meat sauce (Sold up to 22 July 2021) due to absence of mandatory storage temperature labeling.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Germany): GARTENFRISCH Jung GmbH recalls EDEKA deli Pulled Pork und Country-Kartoffeln / Pulled pork and country potatoes (200g; Use by 23.07.21, 24.07.21, 26.07.21 und 27.07.21) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Holt og Gott ehf recalls Smælki brand Forsteikt smælki með rósmarin / Pre-fried lamb with rosemary (Best before 24.7.21 & 29.7.21) due to undeclared soy lecithin.

Allergy Alert (UK): Co-op recalls Co-op Hot and Spicy Chicken Wings (350g; Use by 31 July 2021) due to undeclared barley.

Food Safety Recall (France): EURALIS GASTRONOMIE recalls ROUGIE brand FOIE GRAS DE CANARD ENTIER DU SUD OUEST / Whole duck foie gras from the south west (40g; Lot #201014.103364; Best before 22/10/2021) due to possible foreign matter (glass fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): EARL CHAMP DE L’ETANG recalls Ferme du champ de l’étang brand Fromage au lait cru de chèvre / Cheese made from raw (unpasteurized) goat milk (Various formats; Lots 08/07-15/07/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BIOGROUPE recalls Karma Botanik Curcuma Mangue / Turmeric Mango (75 cL; All lots; Best before 31/12/2022) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): bojati food GmbH recalls borchers Bio Low Carb Mehl / Organic low-carb flour (350g; Lot #21000457; Best before 24.12.2021) due to aflatoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): ARDO GmbH recalls REWE Beste Wahl, Rahmspinat portioniert mild gewürzt / Creamed spinach, mildly spiced (500g; Lots 141096 & 141097; Best before 04/2023) due to possible foreign matter (metal chips) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Cahills Farm Cheese recalls several Cahill’s cheese products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): SuperValu recalls several SuperValu in-store bakery products due to possible foreign matter (metal piece) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Sysco recalls Cahills Original Irish Porter Cheddar (Product code CH1139; Batch 21118; Use by 28.09.21) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recal (UK): 168 Express Ltd recalls multiple Jelly cup products as they may present a choking hazard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Alert (Hong Kong): Centre for Food Safety has instructed local importers to suspend importing and selling ready to eat raw oysters harvested in Samish Bay in US, due to risk of Vibrio parahaemolyticus.

Recalls and Alerts: June 24-25, 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: CDC reports six confirmed cases of Salmonella Weltevreden infections in Arizona (2) and Nevada (4), with two hospitalized. The outbreak has been linked to consumption of frozen, cooked shrimp supplied by Avanti Frozen Foods.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: CDC reports 474 Salmonella infections (311 new), 103 hospitalizations and one death linked to contact with or handling of backyard poultry. Outbreak cases have been reported in 46 states.

Public Health Alert: FDA advises consumers not to purchase or eat Little Hatch’s ready to eat Jalapeno Cream Cheese Dip, Queso, Spicy Queso, Roasted Chili Salsa Medium and Roasted Chili Salsa Hot sold in 13.5 oz or 14 oz containers due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The FDA is issuing this alert because the agency is concerned with the firm’s ongoing Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Avanti Frozen Foods Pvt. Ltd recalls certain consignments of various sizes of frozen cooked, peeled, deveined, shrimp (with some packaged with cocktail sauce) sold in various unit sizes, due to potential Salmonella contamination after the company’s product was associated with an outbreak of Salmonella Weltevreden infections. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Dole Diversified North America, Inc. recalls multiple package sizes and lot codes of Dole™ Fresh Blueberries due to potential Cyclospora contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert Update: Searay Foods Inc. recalls Thai Best brand Thailand Black Tiger Shrimp Size 16-20 (see recall notice for packaging and lot code details) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert Update: Nestlé Canada Inc. recalls Nestlé brand Drumstick Vanilla Chocolate Swirl Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert Cones (4 x 120 ml; Batch code 10530375; Best before 2022-FE-22; UPC 0 55000 38384 4) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Save-On-Foods LP recalls Dole brand Fresh Packed Blueberries (multiple pack sizes and lot codes) due to potential Cyclospora contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Phoenicia Group Inc. recalls Al-Rabih brand Halva / Halawa – Plain / Traditional (454g; Lot #184 34520; Best before 01/DE/22; UPC 7 70338 10055 9) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Carrefour Market – groupe Mestdagh recalls Brochette de mini boulettes / mini meatballs on skewers (All lots; All expirations dates up to 26/06/2021) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Colruyt recalls boucherie Colruyt salade de poulet / chicken salad (Use by 05/07/2021) due to undeclared soy.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Markey vleeshandel NV recalls Markey brand araignée fumé / smoked beef (~1-1.5 kg; Lot #21210043; Expiration date 02/09/2021) and Markey brand Bacon fumé / smoked bacon (12 slices/package; Lot #21210043; Expiration date 20/07/2021) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Sushi Ran B.V. recalls various sushi products due to foreign matter (glass particles) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Comme des Papas recalls Comme des Papas brand Parmentier petit pois poulet 12 mois / Puréed chicken and peas, baby food for 12 months (200g; Lot #14082021; Use by 14/08/2021) due to possible foreign matter (small piece of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CRUSTA C recalls Crevettes entières cuites réfrigérées calibre 20/30 / Whole cooked refrigerated shrimp, 20/30 size (2 kg; Lot #9211650230; Use by 24/06/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SAINT PIERRE U express Die recalls Merguez sausages (Lot #1 11250207; Use by 21/05/2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SAINT PIERRE U express Die recalls Chipolatas sausages (Lot #4 171130; Use by 21/05/2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): EARL GOUPIL recalls Ferme de la Heurtaudière brand beurre / butter (250g; Lot #04.07.21; Use by 04/07/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): EURL YASAR BOUCHERIE YASAR recalls FABRICATION MAISON brand SAUCISSE DE VOLAILLE CRUE / Raw poultry sausages (Lots 9351115800, F1096001 and Batch/21/0321) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FINIMAINE SUPER U recalls FOURNISSEUR HOMARD ATLANTIQUE brand LONGE DE THON ALBACORE / Albacore tuna filet (Lot 39; Use by 12/06/2021) due to histamine contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS NEAU recalls Pierre Neau brand Saumon irlandais fumé bio / Organic Irish smoked salmon (2 slices/pkg and 4 slices/pkg; Lot #111310026; Use by 12/06/2021 and 15/06/2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): NATURALIA FRANCE recalls NATURALIA brand SALADE DE LENTILLES CORAIL, RAISINS ET SARRASIN GRILLE / Coral, lentil, raisins and grilled buckwheat salad (200g; Lot #A21159; Use by 26/06/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LA FROMAGERIE DU QUERCY recalls LA FROMAGERIE DU QUERCY brand ROCAMADOUR AOP cheese (3 x 35g; Lot 131-1; Best before 24/06/2021) due to possible E. coli O26 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LEVIGNAL INTERMARCHE recalls fabrication maison brand Merguez sausage (Lot BF 1939202341/AG 50494; Use by 15/06/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Food Safety Authority of Ireland announces recall of HELIO Sezam łuskany / Shelled sesame seeds (200g; Batch code 65112; Best before 30/09/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Bijin sushi (204g; All Best before dates up to and including 25/06/2021) and Ichiban sushi (373g; All Best before dates up to and including 25/06/2021) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall (UK-Wales specific): Happy Hounds Wales Ltd recalls certain types of frozen raw dog food due to Salmonella contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: May 20–22, 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.

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 a short excerpt, then follow the buy links to add a digital or print copy to your personal library.

United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: CDC reports outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to contact with backyard poultry in 43 states. As of May 20, 2021, at least 163 people have fallen ill and 34 have been hospitalized as a result of infection with one of three different Salmonella serotypes: Enteritidis, Hadar and Infantis.

Allergy Alert: Primary Colors Design Corp recalls Peppa Pig Chocolate Chip Cookie Gable Box (7 oz; Lot code 091820; Expiration date 09/18/2021) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall: Milan Provisions Co. Inc. recalls approximately 6,000 pounds of heat-treated, not fully cooked, not shelf stable chorizo sausage products made using a pork ingredient produced without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for detailed information on the affected product.

Food Safety Recall: Interstate Food Products recalls Little Hatches Jalapeno Cream Cheese (14 oz; Sell by 05/21) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Otten’s Seafood Inc. recalls approximately 46,804 pounds of Siluriformes fish (catfish) because the products were produced, packed, and distributed without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Randall Foods, Inc. recalls all Randall-brand beans because of manufacturing deviations that may pose a potential health risk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. recalls Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Green Pea & Chicken Formula Dry Cat Food (5-lb and 10-lb bags; Best if used by 10-Mar-2022; Lot code 1008080 06:42N811202:20) due to Salmonella contamination.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: L’Archipel recalls POTAGE DELICATAZEN soup (490-ml glass jars; Sold up to and including 14 May 2021) because of improper packaging that could result in a food safety hazard.

Food Safety Recall: Produits Africa recalls SAUCE MBAMBI — EXTRA-FORTE/ Extra-strong Mbambi sauce (110 ml and 250 ml; Sold up to and including 18 May 2021) because of improper packaging that could result in a food safety hazard

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Norway): The Norwegian Institute of Public Health is investigating an outbreak of 15 cases of Yersinia enterocolitica O3 infections scattered across several different counties. A common food source is suspected, but has not yet been found.

Allergy Alert Update (Belgium): Industry recalls Sau Tao brand Amoy Bean Strip noodles (Expiration dates 01/03/2022, 15/03/2022 & 21/06/2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Cosmofarma recalls various flavors of 4Gold brand Plant-based protein bars (52g; Lots 4G01001, 4G01002, 4G01004, 4G01005, 4G01006; Best by 15/06/2021) due to undeclared wheat. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected flavors.

Allergy Alert (France): SOCIETE DE DISTRIBUTION DU PAYS DE RETZ E.LECLERC ATOUT SUD  recalls OLIVES HALKIDIKI FARCIES AIL ET PIMENT / Halkidiki olives stuffed with garlic and hot peppers (Use by 26/05/2021 and 03/06/2021) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert (France): EUROPE SNACKS ALDI  recalls Pirato brand TUILES APERITIVES, Paprika (170g; Lot XFE119; Best before 27/01/2022) due to potential for undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Ciloglu Handels GmbH recalls KAVALA KURABIYE KEKSE MIT MANDELN / Almond cookies (290g; Best before 07.09.2021; 20.09.2021; 15.10.2021; 14.11.2021; 19.01.2022; 01.03.2022; 17.03.2022) due to risk of undeclared peanuts and hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Industry recalls Sau Tao Amoy Bean Strip Noodles (250g; Best before 01/03/2022; 15/3/2022 and any other best before dates where soya is not declared) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert Update (Luxembourg): Industry recalls Sau Tao brand Amoy Bean Strip noodles (Expiration dates 01/03/2022, 15/03/2022 & 21/06/2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH 100% notenpasta amandel / 100% almond nut butter (Expiration date 31-07-2021) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): Waitrose recalls Waitrose Chicken Kofta Kebabs with Spicy Zhoug (110g; Use by 27 May 2021) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert Update (UK): Novo Farina Ltd. recalls Simpleas Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar Pea Snacks (23g; Batch code 119 21; Best before 29 April 2022) due to undeclared gluten (barley, oats, wheat).

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Capra N.V.  recalls fromage de chèvre affiné (différentes marques) / various brands of aged goat-milk cheese due to possible foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Jumbo recalls Jumbo Geitenkaas Gerijpt goat cheese (120-150g; Expiration dates from 22/05/2021 to 27/05/2021) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Carmo Food Nordic A / S recalls Soy-marinated salmon pieces (200g; Lot #12018; Best before 25.05.2021) due to swelling of the packages, which represents a food safety hazard.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Natural milk AMBA recalls several organic whipped cream products due to foreign matter (black flakes) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): EARL DE VILLIERS recalls EARL DE VILLIERS brand Fresh and aged goat cheeses (All lots manufactured from 20/03/2021 onward) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): LA MONTGOLFIERE SAS LAMONTGOLFIERE recalls Kermene brand JAMBON CUIT SUPERIEUR AVEC COUENNE / Superior cooked ham with rind (Lot #114008387; Use by 07/07/ 2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls CAMPO TIERRA brand CHORIZO SARTA PIQUANT / Spicy chorizo sarta sausage (280g; Lot #1021; Use by 26/09/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MOCKERS MARIE-PAULE LA P’TITE GRAINE  recalls Okoland brand DELIKATESS GEFLUGELWIENER / wieners (Expiration date 09/07/2021) due to a packaging defect.

Food Safety Recall (France): DENIR INTERMARCHE recalls Farce porc boeuf / Pork-and-beef stuffing (Use by 08/05/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Ireland): Greggs Bakers Ltd. recalls additional best before dates of Vegetable Bakes (2 pack / 310g; Best before 19/06/21; 27/06/21; 04/07/21; 05/07/21; 25/07/21 and 31/07/21; Product of UK) due to foreign matter (pieces of green glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): From Our Farm recalls multiple flavours of Biltong Beef Snack due to a packaging defect that could result in presence of mold. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update (UK): Greggs recalls additional best before dates of Vegetable Bakes (2 pack / 310g; Best before 26 September 2021, 12 September 2021, 11 September 2021, 28 August 2021, 15 August 2021, 31 July 2021, 25 July 2021, 5 July 2021, 4 July 2021, 27 June 2021 and 19 June 2021) due to foreign matter (pieces of green glass) contamination.