Recalls and Alerts: November 30 – December 1, 2021

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United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: FDA reports that the number of Salmonella Javiana infections has risen to 28. The source of the outbreak is still unknown. FDA has initiated a traceback investigation.

Food Safety Recall: International Golden Foods, Inc. recalls Al kanater Tahini Sesame Paste (1 lb (454g); Lot #TT4N‐201127; UPC 6‐92551‐00002‐0) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA issues Warning Letter to Maribel’s Sweets, Inc. after determining that the company’s response to the agency’s findings of multiple violations during a June 2021 inspection was inadequate.

Probiotic Safety Recall: Livia Global, Inc. recalls multiple LiviaOne Liquid Probiotics & BioLifePet Liquid Probiotics (Lot #010620-1 (LiviaOne Nasal Probiotics) & 001005-1; Best by 08/2023 and 04/2023, respectively) due to possible Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Pet Treat Safety Recall: Sam’s West, Inc. recalls Member’s Mark Beef Stick Dog Treats (2.2 lb; UPC 19396-804731; All product sold since March 1, 2021) due to potential foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Great Lakes Goat Dairy recalls Great Lakes Goat Dairy brand Herb & Garlic Goat Cheese (175g; Lot #210411; Best before 2022 JL12) and Great Lakes Goat Dairy brand Aged Cheddar Goat Cheese (175g; Lot #12059; Best before 2022 JL26) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Les Délices du Centre S.A recalls Déli Centre brand Merlans en Gelée / Whiting (fish) in Jelly (720g; Lot #309; Use by 23/01/2022) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): Nutrisure Ltd recalls Naturya Hemp Protein Powder (100g; Batch code W02135; Best before end of March 2024) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (UK): Pieminister recalls Pieminister Moolin Rouge Pie Chef Kit for 2 (578g; Best before 04 December 2021, 09 December 2021, 09 January 2022, 17 January 2022, 25 January 2022 and 09 February 2022) and Pieminister Moolin Rouge Pie Chef kit for 2 (with pie dish) (578g; Best before 15 January 2022 and 03 February 2022) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Norenca N.V. recalls multiple raw ground meat products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA orders recall of Kühne brand Sauerkraut mit Schwarzwälder Schinken “Fix & Fertig” / Sauerkraut with Black Forest ham (400g; Lot MHD 07.05.2023; Best before 07/05/2023) due to possible foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Lejos Oy recalls Ella’s Kitchen-tuotemerkin tuotetta Mansikka-omena kaurapatukka luomu / Ella’s Kitchen brand Strawberry-apple oatmeal organic (25g; Best before 14.03.2022) due to presence of ochratoxin above permitted levels.

Food Safety Recall (France): SAUTTER POM recalls SAUTTER brand BULLES DE POMMES / Apple bubbles non-alcoholic beverage (75 cl; Lot #l239/21; Best before 26/08/2023) due to risk of fermentation.

Food Safety Recall (France): HAUDECOEUR recalls Al Wadi brand Hummus Tahina (400g can; Lot #HTRSQ 140; Best before 20/05/2023) due to abnormal level of acidity.

Food Safety Recall (France): DEMARNE recalls LA BARRE brand FILETS DE HARENGS SALES ET FUMES A L’HUILE DE COLZA / Salted smoked herring in colza oil (2.5 kg; Lot 044121/243; Use by 12/12/2021) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): PROLIDIS promocash recalls COOP VAL D’ARLY brand REBLOCHON DE SAVOIEE FRUITIER AOP raw milk cheese (450g; Lots 312013 & 311932; Use by 07/12/2021) due to possible Brucella melitensis contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GAEC DAUDIN FILS Ferme de Villeneuve recalls Beurres doux, beurres salés / Unsalted and salted butters (Use by 10/12/2021) and Faisselles / white cheese (Use by 25/11/2021) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MASCARIN recalls MASCARIN brand Boite plaisir divin et boite gourmande / Boxed chocolates (All lots; Use by 31/03/2022) due to possible mold contamination in the dark chocolate hazelnut ganache.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Lidl recalls Deluxe Stuffed Dates (240g; Batch code 21301/196; Best before 21 January 2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Les autorités de sécurité alimentaire luxembourgeoises recall Kühne brand Sauerkraut mit Schwarzwälder Schinken “Fix & Fertig” / Sauerkraut with Black Forest ham (400g; Lot MHD 07.05.2023; Best before 07/05/2023) due to possible foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Lidl recalls Deluxe Stuffed Dates (240g; Batch code 21301/196; Best before 21 January 2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): KA Chocolate Ltd. recalls Almond snack flavored with bitter chocolate coated marmalade (200g; Expiration date 30.04.2022) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Hermes Fish Ltd. recalls multiple products due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Recalls and Alerts: November 16-17, 2021

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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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United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: CDC reports an outbreak consisting of 10 cases of E. coli O157:H7 infections in seven states. Two people have been hospitalized. Minnesota officials found E. coli O157:H7 in a package of leftover Josie’s Organics baby spinach with a “Best if Used By” date of October 23, 2021 collected from a sick person’s home. FDA is tracing back the supply of the baby spinach in the positive product sample. Whole Genome Sequencing is under way to determine whether the strain of E. coli O157:H7 found in the spinach sample is a match to the outbreak strain recovered from patients.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: CDC reports an additional 84 new cases of Salmonella Oranienburg infections, bringing the total in the onion-related outbreak to 892. One hundred eighty-three (183) people have been hospitalized, and cases have been reported in 38 states and Puerto Rico. The investigation is ongoing.

Allergy Alert: Spice N’ More Corp. recalls Salma Natural Curry Powder (13 oz; Lot #H092021; Best by 12/20/23) due to undeclared peanuts.

Food Safety Recall Update: Potandon Produce L.L.C. recalls Green Giant Fresh to include 3lb. and 5lb. bags of whole yellow onions and 2 lb. bags of whole white onions shipped between July 15 and August 22, 2021 to a UNFI retail distribution center in Champaign, Illinois, due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: KraftHeinz recalls Kool-Aid Tropical Punch Mix (82.5 oz; Best if used by 2023-08-31 and 2023-09-01) due to foreign matter (small pieces of metal or glass) contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Exclusive Candy & Novelty Ltd. recalls Twinkle Baker Décor brand Frosting Tube/White/Vanilla (80g; Lot codes 20146L, 20177L, 20218L, 20245L; UPC 0 6063190651 5) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Verger La Perle Rouge (Saint-Hyacinthe, QC) recalls JUS DE POMME NON PASTEURISÉ / Unpasteurized apple juice (375 ml & 1 L; Sold from 30 October 2021 to 16 November 2021) due to mycotoxin (patulin) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Les Aliments MHD (Québec, QC) recalls PIMENT DU LION / Lion peppers (200 ml; Sold up to 17 November 2021) because the product was not processed and packed in a manner that would ensure its safety.

Food Safety Recall: Boucherie St-Louis (Bois-des-Filion) recalls SAUMON FUMÉ À FROID / Cold-smoked salmon (variable weights; Sold up to 16 November 2021) due to lack of mandatory storage temperature labeling.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (SWEDEN): The Swedish Public Health Agency reports 41 cases of Salmonella infections linked to consumption of sesame-based products (tahini and halva) from Syria since July 2019. Several different outbreak strains have been recovered from patients and from a number of different batches of tahini and halwa from the producer Alburj. Consumers are urged to check their pantries for any of the products listed in the National Food Administration notice and to discard any potentially contaminated products or return them to the store.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls pains précuits “AH Glutenvrije Afbakbroodjes” / Breads due to undeclared soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (France): LAITERIE LE GALL S.A. recalls Grandeur Nature brand 100% Végétal Riz Chocolat Bio / Organic vegetarian rice chocolate (200g / 2 x 100g; Lot #544; Use by 19/12/2021) due to undeclared shellfish.

Allergy Alert (France): SOCIETE PUR ALIMENT recalls Viana brand Real Jumbo Hot Dog (275g; Lot 233213; Best by 21/12/2021) and Viana brand Veggiefresh Bratwurst (300g; Lot 233213; Best by 21/12/2021) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert (Switzerland): Migros recalls Sélection Marroni-Morchel-Suppe / Chestnut-morel soup (Sell by 23.12.2021) due to undeclared tree nuts.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Second Seoul Oy recalls Björck & Co Satay-kanavartaat karamelli-maapähkinäkastikkeella / Chicken skewers with caramel-peanut sauce (350g; Expiry dates 13.11. 14.11., 21.11 and 22.11.2021) due to inadequate cooking of the raw chicken.

Food Safety Recall (France): ORIENTAL KITCHEN recalls Oriental Kitchen brand NEM CHUA and NEM CHUA La Tam Ruot (300g; Use by 01/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SILVE INTERMARCHE recalls ITINERAIRE DES SAVEURS brand Reblochons de Savoie AOP cheese (450g; Multiple lot codes and Use by dates) due to potential Brucella melitensis contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): AZ DISTRIBUTION recalls AL BURJ brand Halawa Extra (400g & 800g; All lot codes; Best by 09/07/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LOSFELD DISTRIBUTION recalls FROMAGE DES 2 CAPS cheese (600g; Lot 292; Best before 19/01/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LES SALAISONS DU DOUESY recalls PATE A L’AIL / Garlic pâté (Lot 20812930036; Use by 17/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls Auchan Mmm! brand Reblochon de Savoie AOP / raw milk cheese (450g; Multiple lot codes and Use by dates) due to potential Brucella melitensis contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Cora recalls Patrimoine Gourmand brand Reblochon de Savoie AOP / raw milk cheese (450g; Multiple lot codes and Use by dates) due to potential Brucella melitensis contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): L’ATELIER DES AFFINEURS SAS recalls Petit Boyard au lait de chèvre / goat-milk cheese (200g; Lot 21-282; Best before 08/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS SCHOEPFER recalls Disfrais brand Reblochon au lait cru Tradition fromagère / raw milk cheese (Lots 21038420, 21039074, 21039796, 21039886, 21040273, 21040630, 21041079, 21041860 and 21042769; Use by dates between 23/10/2021 and 30/11/2021) due to potential Brucella melitensis contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Al Safir Handels GmbH recalls AL-BURJ Tahini (Sesam) Pistazien-Soße / Sesame tahini-pistachio sauce (800g; Expiry date 07/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): ALLEVAMENTI FALCO SRL GINO recalls UOVA FRESCHE CAT A / Grade A fresh eggs (Multiple lot codes and Best By dates) due to potential Salmonella Enteritidis contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): Carrefour recalls Copanex PIPOTE PUI (500g; Lot 080921; Use by 15.06.2022) due to Salmonella Enteritidis contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Oatly recalls Oatly Vaniljsås / Vanilla sauce (250 ml; Best before 5 June 2022) due to foreign matter (small pieces of metal) contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Torta Confectionery recalls certain frozen cakes due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Manufacture and Marketing of Tahina and Halva Gold Ltd. (dba Tahina Zahav) recalls Tahina Zahav brand Sesame tahini (500g & 3 kg; Use by 06/09/22 and 14/10/22) due to Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Manassen Foods Australia Pty Ltd recalls GOOD TO GO TASTY CHEESE & Mild SALAMI BITES (40g; Use by 21.12.21, 24.12.21 and 13.01.22) and GOOD TO GO TASTY CHEESE & CABANOSSI (40g; Use by 15.12.21 and 23.12.21) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: November 13-15, 2021

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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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United States

Food Safety Recall: Alsum Farms & Produce, Inc. recalls select whole yellow, white, and red onions imported from Chihuahua, Mexico due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Shamrock Foods Company, doing business as Gold Canyon Meat Company, recalls approximately 6,876 pounds of raw ground beef patties due to possible foreign matter (pieces of hard, white plastic) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Food Safety Recall Update: Covic International Trading Inc. recalls Jongilpoom brand Enoki Mushrooms (200g; Batch code CE 173D; UPC 8 807076 000321) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Italy): Pasta Zara S.p.A. recalls Consilia saper scegliere brand Pasta Farfalle n°265 / Bow tie pasta (500g; Lot L510040; Best before 26-01-2024) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Superunie recalls Daily Chef maaltijd andijviestamppot met slavink / Daily Chef meal endive stew with slavink (500g; Best before  01-12-2021) due to undeclared egg, mustard and soy.

Food Safety Recall (France): COOP LAITIERE DE YENNE recalls La Dent du Chat brand Reblochon AOP raw milk cheese (individual and 12-packs; Multiple lot codes and Best Before dates) due to possible Brucella melitensis contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Team Ouest Distralis, groupe France Frais recalls Les messagers des saveurs brand REBLOCHON FRUITIER AOP cheese (250g; Multiple Use By dates) due to possible Brucella melitensis contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Monoprix recalls Monoprix brand Demi Reblochon au lait cru / cheese made from raw milk (Lots 21038404, 21038616, 21039243, 21040066, 21040324, 21040470, 21040885, 21041842, 21041847, 21042223, 21042479 & 21043114; Use by dates between 23/10/2021 and 28/11/ 2021) due to possible Brucella melitensis contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): METRO France recalls METRO Chef brand Reblochon de Savoie AOP cheese (450g; Multiple Lot codes and Use By dates) due to possible Brucella melitensis contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Fromagerie Edouard Conus recalls Au Coeur de nos Villages brand Reblochon de Savoie AOP cheese (450g; Multiple Lot codes and Use By dates) due to possible Brucella melitensis contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS SCHOEPFER recalls Disfrais brand Reblochon au lait cru Tradition fromagère / raw milk cheese (Lots 21038420, 21039074, 21039796 ,21039886, 21040273, 21040630, 21041079, 21041860 & 21042769; Use by dates between 23/10/2021 and 30/11/2021) due to possible Brucella melitensis contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Fromagerie Edouard Conus recalls Au Coeur de nos Villages brand Reblochon de Savoie AOP cheese (450g; Multiple Lot codes and Use By dates) due to possible Brucella melitensis contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): COOPERATIVE FRUITIERE DU VAL D’ARLY recalls Coopérative Fruitière du Val d’Arly brand Fondant d’Arly and Sélection tartiflette raw milk cheese (200g, 400g, 450g; Lots 311921, 311922, 311923, 311924, 311925, 311926, 311927, 311928, 311929, 311930, 311931, 311932, 311933, 311934, 311935, 311937, 311938, 311940, 312011, 312013, 312014, 312015, 312016, 312017, 312018; Best Before dates between 05/11/ 2021 and 02/12/2021) due to possible Brucella melitensis contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Noah Sirius recalls Nóa Konfekt brand Candy (560g bulk-packed and 630g boxed; Best before 04.08.2022 and 29.07.2022, respectively) due to foreign matter (metal filings) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Allevamenti Falco srl recalls Uova fresche cat.A / Grade A fresh eggs (Lot codes / Best by dates 1-5-7-8-10/12/2021) due to potential Salmonella Enteritidis contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Allevamenti Falco srl recalls Uova fresche cat.A / Grade A fresh eggs (Lot codes / Best by dates 21-23-24-28-29/11/2021) due to potential Salmonella Enteritidis contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): MELEGATTI 1894 S.p.A. recalls Il Pandoro Originale (740g; Lot 210917; Best before 30-04-2022) due to foreign matter (hard plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): MELEGATTI 1894 S.p.A. recalls Il Pandoro Originale (750g; Lot 210917; Best before 30-04-2022) due to foreign matter (hard plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): BIOPLANTA sas recalls EQUISETO BIO / Organic herbs (1 kg & 100g; Lots TH2001EQ & TH2101EQ, respectively; Best before 12/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls Auchan MMM brand Reblochon de Savoie AOP (450g; Lots 311920, 311927, 311933, 312012; Use by 13/11/2021, 20/11/2021, 25/11/2021, 03/12/2021) due to possible Brucella melitensis contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Cora recalls Patrimoine Gourmand brand Reblochon de Savoie AOP (450g; Lots 311921, 311929, 311931, 311933, 311935, 312013, 312016; Best before 22/11/2021, 30/11/2021, 03/12/2021, 05/12/2021, 06/12/2021, 14/12/2021, 18/12/2021) due to possible Brucella melitensis contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): CARREFOUR ROMÂNIA S.A. recalls TOBA DE PORC DRAG DE ROMÂNIA / Drag de Romania brand pork (Lot 007041021; Use by 18.11.2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Dorset Oysters recalls Dorset Oysters (sold at retail stores listed below between 27 October and 12 November 2021) due to potential Norovirus contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of retail stores affected by this recall.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Two AIR Factory Ltd. recalls several baked products due to undeclared fish. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Mama Mary Ltd recalls dumpling product stuffed with beef (800g; Use by 25.12.2021) due to Salmonella contamination.