Recalls and Alerts: March 14–17, 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: FDA, CDC and the Southern Nevada Health District are investigating an outbreak of five cases of non-viral hepatitis in infants and children, and five additional instances of less severe illnesses. The five cases occurred in November 2020 and appear to be linked to ingestion of Real Water brand Alkaline Water. FDA is advising the public to not drink, cook with, sell, or serve “Real Water” alkaline water.

Pet Food Safety Recall Update: Bravo Packing, Inc. expands its previously announced recall to include all pet food and bones in all package sizes due to the potential for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall was expanded after an inspection by FDA determined that conditions in the production plant could lead to cross-contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Food Safety Alert: CFIA advises the public not to consume certain apricot kernel products packed by Wah Yan Tong, due to potential cyanide poisoning. Please refer to the CFIA notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: William J. Walter Saucissier L’Assomption recalls Sauce à spaghetti / Spaghetti sauce (1 L; Sold up to 16 March 2021) due lack of mention on the label that the product must be stored under refrigeration.

Food Safety Recall: Gibiers Canabec inc. recalls several terrine products that were manufactured and packaged under conditions that might render the food unsafe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Pizzeria Sofia recalls several sauces packed in 1L glass jars, because the products were manufactured and packaged under conditions that might render the food unsafe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Jumbo Belgique recalls UNOX Good Pasta Bolognese (68g; All lot codes and dates) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls UNOX Good Pasta Bolognese (68g; All lot codes and dates) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI warns consumers that SuperValu Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix (285g; 1st March 2022) contains undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert Update (UK): Yekta Foods recalls various products due to undeclared celery, mustard, pistachio (nuts), almonds (nuts), cashew (nuts), sesame and wheat (gluten). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Het Dischhof recalls Het Keiems Bloempje cheese (~330g; Lot #506; Best before 07/04/2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Palæo Foods ApS recalls Smoothie Power Up – Jordbær Blåbær / Strawberry Blueberry smoothie (330 ml; Best before 27 / 3-21, 5 / 4-21, 12 / 4-21) because the raw materials are not heat-treated.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Lundberg Nordic ApS recalls Smoothie Plus – Jordbær Æble Blåbær / Strawberry Apple Blueberry smoothie (330 ml; Best before 14.03.2021 and 04.04.21) because the raw materials are not heat-treated.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Salaison du Mont Pilat recalls Salaisonniers du Pilat brand Le Jésus sausage (Lot #2034503; Use by 09/04/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Ireland): SFC recalls various SFC Chicken Products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Jinny’s Bakery recalls Jinny’s Bakery Banana Bread (400g; Best before 20th March 2021) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Faccia Fratelli S.R.L. recalls CASCINA LA MARCHESA – FACCIA FRATELLI LA BATTUTA DI FASSONE PIEMONTESE/BATTUTA BOVADPMT CLASSICA G200 SKIN (200g; Lot #528582; Best before 19-03-2021) due to shiga toxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Li Kwong Agencies Co recalls Instant Satay Spices (50g & 500g; All batches; Expiry date 19 Jan 2022) due to elevated aflatoxin levels.

Recalls and Alerts: March 1–3, 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 reports one death and 11 illnesses in Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to Hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses produced by El Abuelito Cheese Inc.

Allergy Alert: The Quaker Oats Company recalls Quaker Rice Crisps Sweet Barbecue Flavor (3.03 oz; Best before MAY29213M21; UPC 0 30000 31984 0) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert: Wilton Brands recalls all lots of six sprinkles products and one kit containing affected sprinkles due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Milky Way International Trading Corp. recalls approximately 297,715 pounds of ready-to-eat canned corned beef products that were imported and distributed in the United States without the benefit of FSIS import re-inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Cozy Vale Creamery recalls retail raw milk and cream products (gallon, half- gallon, quart, and pint containers; Best by 3-1 through 3-9) due to shiga toxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Vitakraft Sun Seed Inc. recalls Vitakraft Vita Smart Hedgehog Food (25 oz; Lot #343422; Expiry date 11/06/22; UPC 0-51233-34792-9) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Bravo Packing, Inc. recalls all Ground Beef and Performance Dog frozen pet food due to possible Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall was initiated after samples of Performance Dog and a sample of Ground Beef, collected during an FDA inspection, tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Les Gourmandises de Justin inc. recalls multiple cheeses due to the lack of label declaration that the cheeses were manufactured using unpasteurized (raw) milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Alert: The public is warned not to consume any baked goods or pastries purchased from Boulangerie Gandom, as these items may not be safe for human consumption.

Food Safety Recall: Supermarché Perrier et Martel inc. (Metro Plus) recalls three raw ground meat products due to E. coli contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Orkla Foods Danmark recalls Gårdlykke Grov Remoulade (225g; Batch No. L2332788; Best before 16.08.2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Bodebjerg ApS recalls Salling butterchicken (950g; Best before 28.04.2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Food Safety Recall (France): Intermarché recalls BOUTON D’OR brand Mayonnaise BIO à la moutarde de DIJON / Organic mayonnaise with Dijon mustard (235g; Best before 07/2021; Lots L20287 & L20288) due to potential foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Riz basmati / Basmati rice (1 kg; Best before 21/11/2022) due to elevated levels of mycotoxin (Ochratoxin A).

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Innnes ehf recalls Billy’s brand Pan Pizza Peperoni (170g; Best before 09.06.2021; Product of Sweden) due to foreign matter (piece of metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Ballinwillin House Farm, Mitchelstown recalls all Ballinwillin House Farm Venison, Wild Boar and Goat Minced Meat and Meat Preparations, because the items were produced in an establishment not approved for the production of minced meat or meat preparation. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): The Real Olive Company recalls The Real Olive Company Basil Pesto (Use by 04.03.2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): I Consitt recalls Triglia brand Filetti di acciughe del Mediterraneo / Mediterranean anchovy fillets (80g; Lot #L20328; Best before 23/05/2022) due to foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Switzerland): Migros recalls Anna’s Best Saladbowl Farmer (Lots L11 / 02/26/21 & L11 / 02/28/21; Use by 03/02/2021 & 03/04/2021, respectively) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (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 batch codes.

Pet Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Costco recalls Irish Rover brand Super foods for dogs: Chicken treats with sweet potato, carrot & pumpkin (Lot #J320311; Best before 05/04/22) due to foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Restarto Import and Marketing Ltd recalls La Molizena brand Italian pasta durum wheat – penne (500g; Expiry date 03/02/2023) due to undeclared gluten.

Recalls and Alerts: September 26 – 28, 2019

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

Allergy Alert: RONG SHING NY Trading Inc. recalls GANCHI NAIWEITANGPIAN candy (280g; Code 20190316; Best before 03.15.2020; UPC 6926106100083) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Tip Top Poultry, Inc recalls an undetermined amount of ready-to-eat (RTE) poultry products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.

Pet Food Safety Alert: FDA cautions pet owners not to feed any Performance Dog frozen raw pet food after a sample tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. The sample was drawn during the course of an inspection of Bravo Packing Inc., Carneys Point, NJ. The affected product was identified as Performance Dog raw pet food, lot code 072219 (sold frozen in 2-lb pouches). As the retail packages of Performance Dog raw pet foods are not identified with a lot code, FDA warns consumers to avoid any Performance Dog product produced on or after July 22, 2019.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Jacques Lemieux (Grossiste) Inc. recalls Le Meilleur Enr. brand Yummies (130g; All lot codes; UPC 0 66577 01011 8) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Globe Meats Fresh Market & Grill recalls Globe Meats Fresh Market & Grill brand Regular Ground Veal (Variable weights; Sold from June 15, 2019 to June 17, 2019, inclusively; UPC Starting with 0201111) due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination.

Food Safety Recall: G. Brandt Meat Packers Ltd. recalls Brandt Extra Lean Kolbassa Sausage (250g; Best before 19OC19; UPC 7 73321 47480 4) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Metro Ontario Inc. recalls Metro brand deli trays due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Industry recalls various Tip Top Poultry, Inc., Reuven International, Inc., Sysco and AlimPlus Inc. brands of cooked, diced chicken meat products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert Update (Finland): Kesko Oyj recalls all Pirkka and Menu brand Pesto products due to undeclared peanuts. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Pedon S.p.A. recalls Pedon brand PREPARATO PER CREM CARAMEL / Cream caramel (130g; Lot 180720 – 080220; Best before 18/07/20 – 08/02/20) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (France): Liroy B.V. recalls Mount Elephant brand Ananas en conserve / canned pineapple pieces (6×3.005kg tin; Best before January 2022) due to possible foreign matter (metal wire) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Couscous (350g; Lot #92480231; Best before 24/09/2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Géantcasino recalls Fromapac brand BQ Bethmale cheese (200g; Lots 001010994, 001011949, 001009696, 001009004, 001012333; Best before 22/09/2019, 27/09/2019, 16/09/2019, 14/09/2019, 28/09/2019, respectively) due to E. coli O26:H11 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Industry recalls Fromapac brand Sélection Fromagère Sud-Ouest / South-west Cheese Selection (Various lot codes and Best before dates) due to E. coli O26:H11 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Metzgerei Nießlbeck e. K. recalls Metzgerei Nießlbeck brand Griebenschmalz Glas (95g; Best before 04.03.2020, 04.02.2020, 29.01.2020) due to foreign matter (metal wire) contamination.