Recalls and Alerts: January 12-13, 2023

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 (Cruise ship): P&O Cruises reports a suspected outbreak of Norovirus infections on the Arcadia. Fifty-four passengers (~3%) and twelve crew members are reported to be suffering from vomiting and diarrhea. Epidemiologists and environmental health officers from the CDC Vessel Sanitation Program will board the ship on January 13 to conduct a formal outbreak investigation.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Utopia Foods Inc. recalls Utopia Enoki Mushrooms (200g; Best before 03/02/2023 and 03.09.23; distributed between January 6th to January 13th, 2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Hungary): TESCO-Global Zrt. (Budaörs) recalls multiple flavors of Tesco Plant Chef Protein Vegan Bar due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Huîtres Henry recalls LA BELLE DE QUIBERON and  LA BELLE DE CANCALE raw oysters (Pack dates from 28 /12/ 2022 to 06/01/ 2023) due to risk of Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Wernersson Ost Danmark A/S recalls Gouda Holland / Gouda cheese (340g; Best before 14/01/23, 22/01/23, 26/01/23, 30/01/23, 10/02/23; Product of The Netherlands) due to possible mold contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Coop Danmark A/S recalls Smag forskellen Grov Hummus / Coarse Hummus (200g; Best before 18.01.2023) due to risk of fermentation.

Food Safety Recall (France): VIVIERS DE SAINT-COLOMBAN ET DE KEROMAN recalls Huîtres creuses Bretagne / Oyster shells (Sold from 28/12/2022 to 29/12/2022) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SARL DURAND Saveurs Corréziennes recalls multiple Les bonnes recettes de Vanessa et Grégory des saveurs corréziennes canned Pâtés and Confits (Lots 333 and 148; Best by dates between 01/06/2024 and 29/11/2024) due to possible Clostridium botulinum contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): SCAMARK E.LECLERC recalls RONDE DES MERS brand SAUMON ROUGE DU PACIFIQUE FUME SAUVAGE 4 TRANCHES / Smoked wild Pacific red salmon, 4 slices (120g; Use by 06/01/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): HOA NAM recalls HOA NAM brand BOUCHEES VAPEUR SHUMAI RECETTE AU PORC / Shumai recipe steamed bites with porc (1.15kg; Lot 130624; Best before 13/06/2024) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOLEANE recalls REFECTORY brand BOL SALMON QUEEN B / Salmon bowl (295g; Lot 3004; Use by 14/01/2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ALMARY INTERMARCHE  recalls steak haché à la demande au rayon Traditionnel Boucherie / Ground beef to order (All lots) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Aspiag Service Srl recalls IL PRONTO DA CUOCERE brand TASTASALE (2 x 250g; Lot L6125220077 & L6125240077; Best before 16/01/2023 & 18/01/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand Plateau du chef / Chef’s platter (Lot 05200201099; Use by 11/01/2023) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Alert (Hong Kong): Centre for Food Safety orders trade to suspend the importation, use, and sale of raw oysters harvested in area 56.09.3 Rivière de Crac’h-Les Presses in France due to risk of Norovirus contamination.


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Recalls and Alerts: January 5-6, 2022

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

Allergy Alert: Les plats de Hulk inc. (Saint-Eustache, QC) recalls HULKMEAL brand Chick au beurre / Butter chicken (400g; Sold up to 5 January 2023) due to undeclared milk, mustard, nuts and sulphites, and recalls HULKMEAL brand Poulet miel et ail / Honey-garlic chicken (400g; Sold up to 5 January 2023) due to undeclared wheat and soy.

Europe

Allergy Alert (UK): Whitakers Chocolates recalls Whitakers Lime and Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Inclusions Bar (90g; Batch codes 1209, 1210 & 2076; Best before July 2023, July 2023 & August 2023, respectively) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (France): MAREE COTE D’OPALE OCEAN TRAITEUR recalls Prix malin brand Dès de truite fumée / Diced smoked trout (100g; Lot 002 ISL; Use by 21/01/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SILVE INTERMARCHE  recalls Producteurs & Commerçants brand Huitres spéciales Normandie N°3 / Oysters (2 kg; Lots from 221230 to 230104) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SILVE INTERMARCHE recalls Producteurs & Commerçants brand Moules de bouchot / Mussels (1.4 kg; Lots 221228 to 230103; Use by dates between 04/01/2023 and 10/01/2023) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SARL FONFREYDE recalls l’aredienne brand conserves / Various canned foods (Use by dates between 01/01/2023 and 31/12/ 2025) due to possible Clostridium botulinum contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): CHARCUTERIE PAUL BEGEIN recalls Charcuterie Begein brand Jambon Cuit Supérieur fumé / Superior cooked, smoked ham (Lot 081222; Use by 07/01/2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): PACQUEAU SEBASTIEN TRAITEUR PACQUEAU recalls Suprême de canard à l’orange / Duck à l’orange supreme (Lot 10/12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SCEA GRANDIN ET FILS recalls huitres Grandin brand huitres de normandie / Oysters (all package formats; All lots) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR FRANCE recalls Filière Qualité Carrefour brand Producteur Kermarée huîtres / oysters (various sizes; All lots packed from 16/12/22 up to and including 04/01/23) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR FRANCE recalls Filière Qualité Carrefour brand Producteur Kermarée Moules de bouchot de Normandie STG / Mussels (1.4 kg; All lots) due to Norovirus contamination. Please refer to recall notice for additional details.

Food Safety Recall (France): Casino recalls Casino brand Saumon fumé élevé en Norvège -16 /18 Tranches / Norwegian smoked salmon, sliced (16-18 slices, 650g; Lot 72347090; Use by 10/01/2023 & 13/01/2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): COOPERATIVE U recalls Huître creuse fine U n°3 / Oyster shells (24 pieces, 2 kg; Lots 2022121803, 2022121907, 2022122108, 2022122407 & 2022122608) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ADP INDUSTRIE recalls Atelier du Poissonnier brand Tartinable de Thon Albacore, coriandre, citron vert / Spreadable Albacore tuna with coriander and lime (90g glass jar; Lot 13437; Best before 18/02/2025) due to possible foreign matter contamination (small pieces of glass).

Food Safety Recall (France): KERMAREE SAS recalls KERMAREE / SU / CARREFOUR / INTERMARCHE brands HUITRES / oysters (Sold from 20/12/2022 through04/01/2023) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): KERMAREE SAS recalls KERMAREE / INTERMARCHE brands MOULES DE BOUCHOT / Mussels (All lots; Use by dates between 23/12/2022 and 11/01/ 2023) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): KERMAREE SAS recalls KERMAREE brand CLAMS PETITS, MOYENS OU GROS / Small, medium and large clams (All lots) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CULTIMER FRANCE PRODUCTEURS ASSOCIES CULTIMER recalls Cultimer producteurs associés brand Huitres fines de Normandie N°4 / Oysters (24 pieces, 1.5 kg; Use by dates between 04/01/2023 and 06/01/2023) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MYTILIMER – PRODUCTION recalls Huitre Fines de Normandie (various weights and packing date ranges – see recall notice for details) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Kermarée recalls Kermarée brand Bigorneaux vivants / Live winkles (All lots sold between 16/12/2022 and 05/01/2023) and Kermarée brand Palourdes / Clams (All lots sold between 16/12/2022 and 05/01/2023) due to Norovirus contamination.


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Recalls and Alerts: December 22-23, 2022

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United States

Allergy Alert: Culture Fresh Foods recalls True Goodness by Meijer Oat-Based Plain Yogurt Alternative (24 oz; Lot #2002; UPC 7-13733-03918-5) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert: World Variety Produce, Inc. recalls Melissa’s Pasta Para Duros (12 oz / 340g; UPC 0-45255-15273-9) due to undeclared wheat.

Food Safety Recall: Morasch Meats Inc. recalls BEEF DICED 3/10# BAGS, raw frozen diced beef products (30 lb; Case code FM010152; Lot #082422; date of 8/24/2022 on case label) due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Wegmans Food Markets, Inc recalls Wegmans Organic Farm & Orchard Micro Greens (1.75 oz; Use by dates 12/17/22 and 12/24/22; UPC 77890-25036), Wegmans Organic Baby Kale & Baby Spinach with Sweet Pea Leaves (5 oz; Use by 12/20/22; UPC 77890-52377) and Wegmans Organic Farm & Orchard Cat Grass (1 EA; Sold since 10/25/22; UPC 77890-50938) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Venetian Meat & Salami Co. Ltd. recalls Venetian Meats brand Finocchiona Salami Sweet Fennel (2 kg; All Best Before Dates bearing Lot 242) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Fromagerie Carpati inc. (Vaudreuil-Dorion) recalls Fromage de style feta / Feta cheese (variable packaging; Sold up to 22 December 2022) due to possible E. coli contamination.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Sweden): Health authority reports 30 cases of Shigella infections associated with travel to Cape Verde.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): S.A. CORMAN recalls BALADE brand Pâte à tartiner au chocolat NOISETTE / Chocolate-hazelnut spread (230g; Lots 03035982, 03041396, 03050309 & 03058977; Best before 19/10/2022, 21/11/2022, 02/01/2023 & 09/02/2023) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert (Finland): Deliciest Oy recalls Deliciest Kasvispelmenit / Vegetable dumplings (400g; Best before 08.11.2023) and Deliciest Liha-Pinaatti Pelmenit / Meat & spinach dumplings (400g; Best before 09.11.2023) due to undeclared celery.

Allergy Alert (France): TOTOLA DeNeuville  recalls DeNeuville brand Pâte de fruits mini pastilles acidulés / Sour fruit pastilles (170g & 320g; Lot 22828) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Food Safety Authority announces recall of Balade brand Pâte à tartiner au chocolat et aux noisettes – I Love Choco / Chocolate hazelnut spread (230g; Lots 03058977 & 03050309; Best before 02/01/2023 & 09/02/2023) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert (UK): Korea Foods Company Ltd recalls Sunshine in the Morning drink (180ml, 500ml and 1.5 L; All Best before dates) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (France): ESCARGOTS DU VERCORS SCEA recalls Esc’Apéro Sauce Corse, Picant / Escargots in spice Corsican sauce (Lot 33221130; Best before 31/01/2024) due to possible Clostridium botulinum contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): AUCHAN RETAIL SERVICES AUCHAN recalls AUCHAN brand JAMBON SUPERIEUR DECOUENNE DEGRAISSE 8 TRANCHES / Rindless, defatted superior ham, 8 slices (320g; Lot 1129587; Use by 02/01/2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SARL FONFREYDE recalls l’aredienne brand pied au vin / Foot in wine (Lot 336; Best by 02/12/2024) due to possible Clostridium botulinum contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SARL FONFREYDE recalls l’aredienne brand boudin en boite / Canned sausages (190g; Lot 76; Best by 17/03/2025) due to possible Clostridium botulinum contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SARL FONFREYDE recalls l’aredienne brand patandouillettes / Chitterlings (190g; Lot 295; Best by 22/10/2024) due to possible Clostridium botulinum contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Laiterie de la vallée de Munster – Fromagerie recalls Laiterie de la Vallée de Munster brand Tomme de la vallée Nature, Tomme de la vallée Truffe noire, & Tomme de la vallée Ail des Ours / Plain, Black truffle, & Wild garlic cheeses (Multiple lot codes and Best by dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Laiterie de la vallée de Munster – Fromagerie recalls Laiterie de la Vallée de Munster brand Tommette Nature, Tommette Ails des Ours, Tommette Fenugrec, & Tommette Truffe Noire / Plain, Wild garlic, Fenugreek & Black truffle cheeses (Multiple lot codes and Best by dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Laiterie de la vallée de Munster – Fromagerie recalls Laiterie de la Vallée de Munster brand Munster Grand Nature Munster Petit Nature Munster Grand Cumin Munster Petit Cumin au lait cru / Plain and Cumin flavoured Munster cheeses made with raw milk (Multiple lot codes and Best by dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Hans Riegelein & Sohn GmbH & Co. KG recalls Santa Claus in town brand Weihnachtsmann aus Vollmilch-Schokolade / Milk chocolate Santa (200g; Lot L-102293N; Best before 31.07.2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): LA CASEARIA CARPENEDO SRL recalls ACCADEMIA DEL FORMAGGIO brand Brillo di TREVISO cheese (380g; Lot 08162J22; Best before 13/03/23, 16/03/23, 05/04/23, 09/04/23, 12/04/23 & 13/04/23) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): E. Ga. S.r.l. recalls La Bottega del Gusto brand Salame Milano / Salami (350g; Lot L22D259; Best before 17-01-2023) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): Almondy recalls Almondy brand Almond cake with DAIM, sold at IKEA (400g; Lot L2140; Expiry date 11/18/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (Spain): Manufacturer recalls Susaeta brand Cooked pork head meat (100g; All lot codes and expiration dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Spain): IKEA FOOD SUPPLY AG recalls DAIM brand Almond and chocolate cake (400g; Lot L2140; Expiry date 11/18/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (UK): Lidl GB recalls several Smoked Trout and Smoked Salmon products, produced by St James Smokehouse, due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Campbell Soup Southeast Asia Sdn. Bhd. recalls Prego Carbonara Mushroom Pasta Sauce (665g; Lot 2022081716; Expiry date 17.08.2023; Time stamp 22:18 to 23:20; Product of Malaysia) due to spoilage.


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