Recalls and Alerts: August 21-23, 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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Canada

Food Safety Recall: Freshline Foods Ltd. recalls Veggie Foodle brand Green Zucchini Whole Vegetable Noodles (340g; Batch code 218083; Best before 21AU18; UPC 8 09145 70000 0) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Sweden): Swedish Public Health Agency is investigating the source(s) of an increased incidence of human Campylobacter infections in the country. It is suspected that the increase is linked to an increased incidence of Campylobacter in poultry flocks.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (UK): The Food Standards Agency advises consumers not to eat several pork scratching products, due to a link to an outbreak of Salmonella food poisoning. Testing has found a link to 176 reported cases of Salmonella poisoning across the UK between September 2020 and the present date.

Food Safety Recall (France): CINQ DEGRES OUEST recalls Cinq Degrés Ouest brand Chair de coque crue décortiquée surgelée / Frozen raw shellfish meat (shelled) (150g & 500g; Lot #200312F; Best before 15/03/2022) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LAGRUA INTERMARCHE recalls steak haché / ground steak (Lot 11201055; Use by 10/08/2021) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli and Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CORA EVREUX recalls crépinettes de porc / pork cracklings (Sold between 10/08 and 13/08/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): STB-TEYSSIER recalls Salaisons de la Haute Ardèche brand Terrine lapin aux noisettes et thym / Rabbit terrine with hazelnuts and thyme (Lot T21221; Use by 08/09/2021) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): STB-TEYSSIER recalls Salaisons de la Haute Ardèche brand PATE DE CAMPAGNE A L’ANCIENNE / Old country-style pâté (Lot T21221; Use by 08/09/2021) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): STB-TEYSSIER recalls Salaisons de la Haute Ardèche brand MARBRE BLANC DE POULET A L’ESTRAGON / White marbled chicken with tarragon (Lot T21221; Use by 08/09/2021) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Matfugl ehf recalls Ali, Bónus, and FK brands whole chicken, breast, puffins, chunks, marinated chicken breast (Batch #011-21-28-2-28; Pack dates 16.08.2021 – 19.08.2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Mr. Porky recalls Mr. Porky Original Scratchings (5 x 16.5g; All batch code dates up to and including 19 February 2022; Product of UK) due to Salmonella contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Jenzet Limited recalls Mr. Porky Crispy Strips (35g; All best-before dates up to and including February 19, 2022; Product of UK) and Mr. Porky Original Scratchings (40g; All best-before dates up to and including February 19, 2022; Product of UK) due to Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Japan Mart 2014 Company Ltd recalls Calbee brand Potato Chips (60g; Batch No. DN60190; Best before 2021.05, 2021.06, 2021.09, and 2021.11; Product of Japan) due to undeclared fish and mollusc.

Recalls and Alerts: July 27-28, 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 16 cases of E. coli O121 infections in 12 states, with 7 people hospitalized. Sick people in this outbreak reported tasting or eating raw cake batter made from a variety of cake mixes. No recall has been announced, but an onsite inspection has been initiated by FDA.

Food Safety Recall: McCormick & Company, Inc. recalls four seasoning products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Whole Foods Market recalls Cahill Cheddar Porter cheese (PLU 93579; Packed on dates May 17 – July 26, 2021) and Cahill Whiskey Cheddar cheese (PLU 54784 & 94884; Packed on dates May 17 – July 26, 2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall Expansion: BrightFarms recalls BrightFarms Baby Spinach (4-oz & 8-oz pkgs; All Best by dates through 7/26/2021) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Canada

Food Safety Recall Update: Whole Foods Market recalls Cahills brand Porter Irish Cheddar (variable weights; Sold from June 23, 2021 to July 23, 2021, inclusive; UPC starting with 0293579) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update: Phoenicia Group Inc. recalls multiple  Al-Rabih brand Halva / Halawa and Tahini products due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: McCormick Canada recalls Frank’s RedHot brand Buffalo Ranch Seasoning (153g; Date code BB 2022 SEP 06; UPC 0 66200 02104 7) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Gusta Foods Inc. recalls Gusta brand Vegan Grating Block Original (227g; Lot #23062021; Best before2021 OC 23; UPC 6 27843 57789 8) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Loblaws Inc. recalls PC brand Roquefort Blue Cheese (150g; Lot code 018139; Best before 2021 OC 11; UPC 0 60383 15548 3) due to E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Charcuterie Cracovie recalls three head cheese products that were manufactured and packaged under conditions that make them unsafe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): W&H recalls Euralis Rougié brand FOIE GRAS DE CANARD ENTIER DU SUD OUEST / Whole-duck foie gras (40g; Lot #201014.103364; Expiration date 14/10/2022) due to foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Normeat A/S recalls Kylling-Kalkun Kødboller / Chicken-Turkey Meatballs (700g; Best before 15.07.2021) due to potential Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ALT DISTRI recalls Merguez du boucher vendues au rayon traditionnel boucherie / Merguez sausages (Sold from 21/07/2021 to 24/07/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Super U Alkirch recalls Viande hachée à la demande vendue au rayon traditionnel boucherie / Ground meat (Sold on 22/07/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): PROLAIDIS recalls Cahill’s Cheddar Irish Porter (2.27 kg; Lot #21119; Best before 29/09/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BROCELIANDE – ALH recalls Terre de fraîcheur brand RÔTI DE PORC SUPÉRIEUR DORE AU FOUR / Roast pork (Lots 00997528 et 00997557; Use by dates between 16/08/2021 and 19/08/2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BROCELIANDE – ALH recalls Ficele brand RÔTI DE PORC SUPÉRIEUR CUIT AU FOUR DORE (Lots 00997528 et 00997557; Use by dates between 26/08/2021 and 29/08/2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BROCELIANDE – ALH recalls Brocéliande brand RÔTI DE PORC SUPÉRIEUR CUIT AU FOUR DORE (Lots 00997528 et 00997557; Use by dates between 16/08/2021 and 21/08/2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BROCELIANDE – ALH recalls Unbranded RÔTI DE PORC SUPÉRIEUR CUIT AU FOUR DORE (Lots 00997528 et 00997557; Use by dates between 18/08/2021 and 25/08/2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BROCELIANDE – ALH recalls Rustadou brand RÔTI DE PORC SUPÉRIEUR CUIT AU FOUR DORE (Lots 00997528 et 00997557; Use by dates between 26/08/2021 and 29/08/2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BROCELIANDE – ALH recalls Unbranded ROTI CUIT SUPÉRIEUR DORE TRADITION (Lot 00998539; Use by dates between 31/08/2021 and 04/09/2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BROCELIANDE – ALH recalls MATCH ENT FRAIS CH (LIV) (Lot 00997564; Use by 19/08/2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MARCEL CHARRADE ET COMPAGNIE recalls L’Empereur brand Saint-Nectaire Fermier Cheese (Various sizes; Lot CG 24; Use by dates between 29/07/2021 and 31/07/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BRIES DE SAINT REMY recalls BRIES ST REMY brand BRIE DE MEAUX Cheese (Lot CMX3716021LN2; Best before 22/08/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Industry recalls Steack haché à la demande (Lot 03068785) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Nosor Baladna GmbH recalls Baladna brand Tahini Sesampaste / Tahini sesame paste (850g; Lot ITM: 021; Best before 12/01/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Embutidos Caula recalls multiple Caula brand fuet sausages due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): True Natural Goodness recalls True Natural Goodness Organic Turmeric Powder (250g & 500g; Product of India; All batch codes with best before dates after 05/07/2023) due to aflatoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): CAHILL FARM CHEESES LTD recalls CAHILL’S IRISH PORTER CHEDDAR (2.27 kg; Lot #21118; Best before 28-10-2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls Cahill’s Original Irish Porter 32 % (2.27 kg; Lot #21119; Use by 29/09/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

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

Food Safety Recall (UK): Lung Wah Chong recalls several Jelly cup products due to a choking hazard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Classic Fine Foods (Hong Kong) Limited recalls Rougie Individual Terrine Duck Foie Gras (40g x 12; Lot code 201014.103364; Best before October 14, 2022; Product of France) due to foreign matter (glass particles) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (South Africa): Tiger Brands recalls certain KOO and Hugo’s canned vegetable products (produced from 1 May 2019 to 5 May 2021 due to potential for defective can seams. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Forbidden Fruit Winery Ltd recalls Kane’s Kitchen brand Frozen Ready-to-eat Meals (all batches and date codes) due to lack of process control. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Lindsay Farm recalls Lindsay Farm brand Organic Raw Milk (unpasteurised) (2 L; Lot #2107, 2307, 2407, 2507 and 2607; Use by dates 25.07.21, 27.07.21, 28.07.21, 29.07.21, and 30.07.21) due to potential for Campylobacter contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: April 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.

If you would like to receive automatic email alerts for all new articles posted on eFoodAlert, please submit your request using the sidebar link.

United States

OUTBREAK ALERT/FOOD SAFETY RECALL: Dungeness Valley Creamery has issued a voluntary recall of all raw milk product with a ‘Best By’ date of April 13, 2021, or earlier, after five cases of Campylobacter infections in Washington state were associated with consumption of the company’s raw milk.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: CDC is investigating a Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak that appears to be linked to wild songbirds. A total of 19 cases have been reported from eight states, including: California (3), Kentucky (1), Mississippi (1), New Hampshire (1), Oklahoma (1), Oregon (5), Tennessee (1) and Washington (6).

Public Health Alert: USDA/FSIS issues a public health alert for for approximately 39 pounds of raw ground chorizo sausage products due to potential foreign matter (hard pieces of crystalline material) contamination. Please refer to the public notice for a complete description of the affected products, which were sold at a farmer’s market and also shipped to retail locations in Oregon.                                 

Allergy Alert: HI-TECH Pharmaceuticals recalls Various APS Isomorph 28 Products and iFORCE Nutrition Mass Gainz Dietary Supplements due to undeclared milk, eggs, wheat and soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Rong Shing Trading Inc. recalls approximately 3,365 pounds of Chinese style hot pot base products containing beef tallow. The products were imported from the People’s Republic of China, a country ineligible to export beef to the United States.

Canada

Food Safety Recall Update: Industry recalls certain apricot kernels products due to potential for cyanide poisoning. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update: Industry recalls Bitter apricot kernels (All units sold from February 20, 2020up to and including June 30, 2020 at Yin Chun Super Herbs Inc., Unit 2356 (2/F), 8339 Kennedy Rd., Markham, Ontario) due to potential for cyanide poisoning.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Finland): Dr. Oetker Suomi Oy withdraws from sale Dr. Oetker Pink Roses (50g; All batches) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert (France): Auchan recalls Auchan/Pouce BARRES DE CEREALES CHOCOLAT/BANANE (6 x 21g; Lot #A229356; Best before 10/12/2021) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): Heron Foods recalls Milka Daim Bar (100g; Best before 30 October 2021) and Milka Yoghurt Bar (100g; Best before 01 February 2022) due to undeclared gluten, milk, almonds, hazelnuts and soy.

Allergy Alert (UK): Jim Jams Spreads Ltd recalls Jim Jams Dark Hazelnut Choc Spread (Vegan) (330g; All batch codes and Best before dates) and Jim Jams Dark Chocolate Orange Spread (Vegan) (330g; All batch codes and Best before dates) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (France): Fromagerie Guillaume recalls Fromagerie Guillaume brand SAINT-NECTAIRE AU LAIT CRU DE VACHE / Cheese from raw cow’s milk (Lot 1AAV6 / 2AAV6; Best before 22/04/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Industry recalls Clos Chevrel brand Fromage Valençay cheese (Lot V028; Best before 03/04/2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Dunnes Stores recalls Irish Turkey Breast Crown with Prime Wings (1.5 kg; Use by 05 April 2021) due to incorrect cooking instructions that could lead to inadequate cooking of the product by consumers, making it unsafe to eat.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Morrisons recalls Morrisons Choco Crackles breakfast cereal (375g; Best before November 2021) due to foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Dunnes Stores recalls Irish Turkey Breast Crown with Prime Wings (1.5 kg; Use by 05 April 2021) due to incorrect cooking instructions that could lead to inadequate cooking of the product by consumers, making it unsafe to eat.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Asda recalls Asda 2 Original Chicken Chargrills (170g; Batch code 31120953; Best before 05 September 2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): VHT Perth recalls Xiang Hai Crab Flavor Crisp Chips, Totato and Seaweed flavours (50g; Best Before 14-04-2021; Product of China) due to undeclared egg.