Recalls and Alerts: October 1 – 3, 2020


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 ALERT: CDC reports 13 cases of Salmonella Muenster infections in 8 states linked to pet bearded dragons. Seven people have been hospitalized.

OUTBREAK ALERT: CDC reports 32 cases of Salmonella Typhimurium infections in 17 states linked to pet hedgehogs. Five people have been hospitalized.

Food Safety Alert: The Rhode Island Department of Health warns the public to avoid juices, smoothies, and sea moss gel purchased from Health is Wealth Nutrition Center located at 1674 Cranston Street in Cranston because inadequate processing of these products has made them susceptible to contamination with Clostridium botulinum.

Food Safety Recall: Country Fresh recalls a limited quantity of watermelon chunks from select Walmart and RaceTrac stores due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT FINAL UPDATE: PHAC reports that the Salmonella Newport outbreak linked to red onions imported from the United States appears to be over. Between mid-June and late August, there were 515 confirmed cases of salmonellosis in British Columbia (121), Alberta (293), Saskatchewan (35), Manitoba (26), Ontario (14), Quebec (25) and Prince Edward Island (1). Seventy-nine individuals were hospitalized and three people died, but Salmonella did not contribute to the cause of these deaths, according to PHAC.

Food Safety Recall Update: Sunsprout Natural Foods recalls Sunsprout brand Micro – Greens, Alfalfa (100g; All best before dates up to and including BBOCT13; UPC 0 57621 13511 6) due to possible Salmonella contamination. This recall notice has been update to indicate that the recalled product was distributed in Nova Scotia.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Germany): Günthart & Co. KG recalls Blüten, dunkle Schokolade 3D / Dark chocolate flowers (Best before 13.12.2021) due to undeclared casein and lactose.

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Stjörnufugli recalls Stjörnufugl Sous vide kjúklingabringur, Hvítlaukspipar Parmesan / Starbird Sous vide Chicken Breast, Garlic Parmesan (All Best before dates up to 15.11.20) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Hans Adler OHG recalls Dulano Delikatess Lyoner, strips (2 x 200g; Lot #230920LYG M: 2 246 with time stamps of 08:40:00 to 13:00: 00; Best before 23 September 2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): Sequoia recalls Le picoreur brand Cuisse de poulet fermier bio BLC / Organic chicken leg (Best before 27, 28 & 30/09/20 – Lot #25801101 and Best before 5/10/2020 – Lot #26501501) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): Deliflanders recalls various varieties of Sola brand Fuet Extra due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Chasal srl recalls various varieties of Sola brand Fuet Extra due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Hans Adler OHG recalls Dulano Delikatess Lyoner, strips (2 x 200g; Lot #230920LYG M: 2 246 with time stamps of 08:40:00 to 13:00: 00; Best before 23 September 2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): GARTENFRISCH Jung GmbH recalls Gut&Günstig Salatmischung Blattsalat Mix / salad mix (150g; Best before 05.10.2020) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): PICO Food GmbH recalls certain Feine Sterne baked goods due to foreign matter (metal pieces) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): AUCHAN recalls Barquette de 3 escalopes de dinde Halal / Halal turkey cutlets (3-pack; Lot #0340068875; Best before02/10/2020 & 04/10/2020) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH runderhamburger / beef burger (2-pack; Expiry date 25 september 2020) due to E. coli contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: September 27 – 30, 2020


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

OUTBREAK ALERT: The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reports eight cases of Salmonella Typhimurium infections in British Columbia (5), Alberta (2), and Yukon (1). The illnesses are linked to exposure to Paws Up! and Western Family brands of pig ear dog treats. Three individuals have been hospitalized and one person has died. The supplier, Master’s Best Friend, has issued a Notice of Stop Sale for the implicated products, which were sold at Canadian Tire and Save-On-Foods stores.

Allergy Alert: Loblaw Companies Ltd. recalls President’s Choice brand Maple Apple flavour Seasoned Pork Loin Roast (730g; Best Before 2020 OC 13; UPC 0 60383 20663 5) due to undeclared mustard.

Food Safety Recall: Érablière Godbout recalls Érablière Godbout brand Sauce spaghetti (500 ml and 1 L; All units where the label does not mention “Keep Refrigerated”) because the product may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum.

Food Safety Recall: JBS Food Canada ULC recalls Provigo brand and Metro brand raw ground beef products due to E. coli O157 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products and distribution details.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand Pain de viande aux poireaux / Meat loaf with leeks (Lots #902679, 905217 & 907970; Best before 06/10/2020, 12/10/2020 & 15/10/2020, respectively) due to undeclared wheat (gluten).

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Colruyt recalls Colruyt brand salade de poulet méridionale / Southern chicken salad (150g; Best by 05/10/2020) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand Pain de viande aux poireaux / Meat loaf with leeks (Lots #902679, 905217 & 907970; Best before 06/10/2020, 12/10/2020 & 15/10/2020, respectively) due to undeclared wheat (gluten).

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): LEADER PRICE recalls LEADER PRICE brand Gorgonzola (150g; Lot #P230006; Best before 01/10/20) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Sequoia recalls Le picoreur brand Cuisse de poulet fermier bio BLC / organic chicken legs (Lot #25801101; Best by 27, 28 & 30/09/20) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Louis Bechoux Snacks S.A. recalls Louis Bechoux Snacks brand Boulettes rôties / roasted dumplings (12x100g & 12x135g; Lot 080920; Best by 10/10/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Merricq recalls Merricq Thon Albacore frais / Fresh albacore tuna (Sold between 11 September and 21 September) due to elevated levels of histamine.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Aðföng recalls Himneskt brand Lífrænt rautt pestó / Organic red pesto (130g; Best before October 2022; Product of Italy) due to possible foreign matter (broken glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Industry recalls Roosters Southern Fried Poppin’ Chicken (210g; Batch code L:15320; Best before 25.05.2022; product of Poland) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): AZ. AGR. ARMANNI ANGELO recalls AZ. AGR. ARMANNI ANGELO brand formaggio a latte crudo – stracchino / raw milk cheese (Lot #06/06/2020) due to shigatoxin-producting E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Lidl GB recalls Cologran Stevia sweetener tablets (100 tablets; Batch code L 91424 C; Best before end December 2022) because aspartame is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk to sufferers of phenylketonuria (PKU).

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Kredofood Ltd recalls three noodle products due to undeclared dairy protein and/or sesame. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Foodstuffs Own Brands recalls all batches and all dates of Pams brand Very Berry Dairy Dessert due to the possibility of the plastic container breaking and plastic pieces entering the product.  Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.

Recalls and Alerts: June 25 – 30, 2020


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 ALERT UPDATE: CDC and FDA report 206 confirmed cases of Cyclospora infections in 8 upper mid-western states. Twenty-three people have been hospitalized. The outbreak has been linked to consumption of bagged salad mixes produced by Fresh Express and sold through a variety of retailers. Please refer to the CDC and FDA notices for additional information on the outbreak investigation.

Allergy Alert: Whole Foods Market recalls Red Velvet Cheesecake Slices (PLU 78620; Product sell-by dates through July 1, 2020; sold in select Whole Foods Market stores in California, Boise, Idaho, and Reno, Nevada.) due to undeclared walnuts.

Allergy Alert: Beyond Better Foods, LLC recalls Enlightened brand Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream (pint containers; Best by November 5, 2021) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Norpac Fisheries Export recalls all fresh shrimp poke distributed in the Hawaiian Islands between May 11, 2020 and June 25, 2020 due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Fresh Express recalls branded and private label salad products produced at its Streamwood, IL facility that contain iceberg lettuce, red cabbage and/or carrot ingredients due to potential Cyclospora contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Hy-Vee, Inc. expands its earlier recall to include an additional 12 salads due to potential Cyclospora contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Jewel-Osco recalls Signature Farms Garden Salad (12-oz bags; Best if used by May 16 through July 4 (5-16-20 through 7-04-20); UPC 21130 98135) due to potential Cyclospora contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation recalls Pilgrim’s FULLY COOKED CHICKEN BREAST NUGGETS (4-lb plastic bag pkgs; Lot code 0127; Best by 06 MAY 2021) due to foreign matter (flexible rubber material) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Garland Ventures Ltd recalls Five Cheese Stuffed Shells trays (10.76 oz.; Lot #F080SS/F090SS) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Fresh Express recalls Fresh Express brand salad products due to possible Cyclospora contamination. While there have been no reported illnesses in Canada associated with these products, bagged salad mixes have been linked to an outbreak of cyclosporiasis in the USA. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Fruiterie Krazy Kris recalls ADAR brand and OKEAH brand Maquereau fumé entier / whole smoked mackerel (variable weight; Sold up to and including 28 June 2020) because the products may not be safe to eat.

Food Safety Recall: Lester’s Deli (Lester Charcuterie et viande fumée) recalls SAUMON FUME – SMOKED SALMON (225g; sold up to and including 25 June 2020) due to the absence of a “Best before” date on the packages.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Spar Colruyt Group recalls Spar tarama (200g; Best before 10/8/2020) due to undeclared fish and wheat (gluten).

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Slagter Kirkeby recalls Slagter Kirkeby Rullepølse / Sausage rolls (Pieces, slices and part of a cold pack; All Best before dates) and Slagter Kirkeby Italienske griller / Italian grills (All Best before dates) due to undeclared mustard and celery.

Allergy Alert (France): Industry recalles Bonneterre brand Brioche bio and Brioche tressée bio / Organic brioche and Organic braided brioche (Various best before dates) due to undeclared butter (milk). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected date codes.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): Coop recalls Coop Frasiga Favoriter / Crisp Favourite snacks (Best before 2020-12- 09) due to undeclared peanut.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Sennereigenossenschaft Hatzenstädt recalls HATZENSTÄDTER SENNEREIBUTTER (Best before 30.6.2020-12.7. 2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): Industry recalls various fruit jelly candies due to potential choking hazard. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls Zandvliet Extra Gekruide Kip Grillworst / Extra-seasoned chicken grill sausage (225g; Best before 30/07) due to Campylobacter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Cora recalls Nature Bio brand Salade jeunes pousses / organic young shoot salad (Lot codes 26199703 041 & 26208446 041; Best before 27/06/20 & 28/06/20, respectively) due to potential Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls Petitgas brand Filet mignon séché 30 tranches / dried filet mignon, 30 slices (Lot codes 01710010 & 01700015; Best before 28/08/2020 & 27/08/2020, respectively) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ELIVIA recalls various Tendre & Plus brand ground beef products due to foreign matter (metal filament) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Elivia recalls Tendre & Plus brand viande hachée goût Bolognaise / Bolognese-flavour ground beef (700g; Lot #VF00057274; Best before 26 juin) due to foreign matter (metal filament) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ELIVIA recalls Cora brand viande hachée, 5%MG / lean ground beef (350g; Lot #VF00057085; Best before 24 juin) dueto foreign matter (metal filament) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ELIVIA recalls Boucherie St Clément brand viande hachée, 15%MG / ground meat, 15% fat (300g; Lots VF00057247 & VF00057293; Best before 24 juin) dueto foreign matter (metal filament) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CHANCERELLE recalls Connetable brand 3 x Sardines au piment de Cayenne / Sardines with cayenne peppers (135 g; Lots 04 2025/ S00970164, 04 2025/ S00970183 & 04 2025/ S00970205) due to foreign matter (glass particle) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Sennereigenossenschaft Hatzenstädt recalls HATZENSTÄDTER SENNEREIBUTTER (Best before 30.6.2020-12.7. 2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): August Töpfer & Co. (GmbH & Co.) KG recalls Clarky ́s Mandeln ganz naturbelassen / Natural almonds (200g; Lot #L 41766; Best before 05.10.2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Backhaus LEDERER GmbH recalls Köstliches Knusper-Knäcke Dinkel / Delicious crispy crunchy spelt (200g; Best before 26.06.2020 – 29.09.2020) due to contaminated raw material from supplier.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Union Hall Smoked Fish recalls Union Hall Smoked Salmon Paté (100g; Use by 18/07/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Industry recalls Kresto Sezam Sesame Seeds (200g; L200551V464; Best before: 31/08/2021; Product of India) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): EUROVERDE SOCIETA’ AGRICOLA SRL recalls Terra & Vita le Zuppe Belle e Pronte ZUPPA CON FARRO / soup with spelt (620g; Lot #L23-R-148; Best before 05/07/20 – 06/07/20- 07/07/20 – 10/07/20 – 11/07/20 – 12/07/20) due to potential Clostridium botulinum contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): EUROVERDE SOCIETA’ AGRICOLA SRL recalls Euroverde società agricola brand ZUPPA CON FARRO / soup with spelt
(620g; Lot #3 20 148; Best before
05/07/20 – 07/07/20 – 10/07/20 – 11/07/20 –12/07/20) due to potential Clostridium botulinum contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): EUROVERDE SOCIETA’ AGRICOLA SRL recalls Il Mercato – Carrefour brand ZUPPA CON VERDURE E FARRO / soup with vegetables and spelt (620g; Lot #320148; Best before 06/07/2020 – 10/07/2020) due to potential Clostridium botulinum contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): EUROVERDE SOCIETA’ AGRICOLA SRL recalls Bontà dell¿Orto brand ZUPPA CON FARRO e verdure fresche / soup with spelt and fresh vegetables (620g; Lot #320148; Best before 07/07/2020) due to potential Clostridium botulinum contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Starlaks Italia SRL recalls Starlaks – Vegé brand Salmone norvegese affumicato / Norwegian smoked salmon (100g; Lot #619NI2010D2205; Best before 06/07/20) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): MARIGA GIUSEPPE & C. SAS recalls MARIGA GIUSEPPE & C. SAS brand SALAME NOSTRANO DOLCE CON AGLIO / sweet salami with garlic (~700g; Lot #170/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Industry recalls Nature Bio brand Salade jeunes pousses / organic young shoot salad (Lot codes 26199703 041 & 26208446 041; Best before 27/06/20 & 28/06/20, respectively) due to potential Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls Zandvliet Extra Gekruide Kip Grillworst / Extra-seasoned chicken grill sausage (225g; Best before 30/07/2020) due to Campylobacter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Lidl Nederland recalls Grillworst varken / Grilled pork sausage (350g; Best before 08-08-2020) due to Campylobacter contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Yong Anh Oriental Sweet recalls Pandan Cake (300g; Best before 2 July 2020) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Australia): Kongs Trading Pty Ltd recalls various spring roll pastries due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for complete details on the recalled products.

Allergy Alert (Australia): Pana Organic recalls Pana Organic Peanut Butter Chocolate Spread (200g; Best Before 05/02/2021) due to undeclared cashews and pistachios.

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Natural Things Ltd recalls Pana Organic Peanut Butter Chocolate Spread (200g; Best Before 05/02/2021) due to undeclared cashews and pistachios.