Recalls and Alerts: May 3-4, 2022

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United States

Food Safety Recall: Queen Bee LLC recalls multiple candy products, including a variety of honey caramel candy products and chocolates (production dates through April 26, 2022) due to undeclared milk and tree nuts. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Safeway Fresh Food, LLC recalls Dole FRESH Takes CLASSIC CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD (13.6-oz. plastic bowl; Lot S109000 1; Use by 05/05/2022) due to undeclared anchovies, egg and wheat.

Canada

Allergy Alert: TJX Canada recalls Pimlico Confectioners brand and Keats London brand vegan chocolate products due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall:  Les Saveurs de l’archipel (Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, QC) recalls two products due to lack of storage temperature labeling. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update: Foodfest International 2000 Inc. recalls various Elite brand products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Label information may appear in English or in Hebrew. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (France): TANG FRERES recalls Yuki & Love brand Taiwan Mochi (140g; Best before 07/10/2022) due to undeclared sesame.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Jumbo Chocolade pasta melk / Milk chocolate spread (400g; Best before 31-08-2022) due to undeclared hazelnut.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AMANDEX recalls multiple Elite Strauss brand chocolate products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Jumbo recalls Jumbo fromage Abbaye en tranches / sliced cheese (150g; All expiration dates) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Carrefour recalls Carrefour Figues séchées Bio / Organic dried figs (200g; Best before 20/06/2022, 27/06/2022, 04/07/2022, 11/07/2022 & 18/07/2022) due to elevated ochratoxin level.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Aldi recalls FROMAGE BELGE TRANCHES – variante ABBAYE TENDRE / sliced Belgian cheese (175g; Best before 06/06/22) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): KAASIMPORT JAN DUPONT recalls Kwaremont fromage à la bière / Beer cheese (225g; Best before 04/05/2022, 09/05/22, 10/05/22, 11/05/22, 14/05/22, 16/05/22, 17/05/22) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Cora recalls Figues séchées bio cora / Cora dried organic figs (220g; Best before 25/05/2022, 28/05/2022 & 05/06/2022) due to elevated ochratoxin level.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Lidl recalls Kania tomaattikeitto kasviksilla ja lihapullilla / Tomato soup with vegetables and meatballs (570 ml) due to foreign matter contamination (hard pieces of plastic).

Food Safety Recall (France): FROMAGERIE LE CENTURION recalls Pavé Hauts de France cheese (230g; multiple lot codes and Best before dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): FROMAGERIE LE CENTURION recalls Petit Marché brand Fromage d’Abbaye en dés / Diced cheese (120g; Lot 54001545; Best before 28/06/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): NOUVELLE SALAISONS VOSGIENNES recalls OZTAT brand CHIPOLATA DE VOLAILLE TOMATE BASILIC HALAL / Halal poultry sausage with tomato and basil (5 kg tray; Lot 16152122; Use by 12/05/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): NOUVELLES SALAISONS VOSGIENNES recalls ORIENTAL VIANDES brand CHIPOLATA DE VOLAILLE TOMATE BASILIC HALAL / Halal poultry sausage with tomato and basil (1 kg tray; Lot 16312122; Use by 12/05/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SALAISONS DES BELIERS DEBEAUVOORDER recalls DEBEAUVOORDER brand Roulade jambon / Ham roll (1/2 roll; Lots 220328000 & 220407000; Use by 27/05/2022 & 07/06/2022, respectively) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SALAISONS DES BELIERS DEBEAUVOORDER recalls DEBEAUVOORDER brand Roulade champignons / Mushroom roll (1/2 roll; Lots 220328000 & 220407000; Use by 27/05/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SALAISONS DES BELIERS DEBEAUVOORDER recalls DEBEAUVOORDER brand Roulade à l’ail / garlic roll (1/2 roll; Lot 220407000; Use by 27/05/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SALAISONS DES BELIERS DEBEAUVOORDER recalls DEBEAUVOORDER brand Roulade hongroise aux piments / Hungarian roll with chili (1/2 roll; Lot 220321000; Use by 27/05/2022 & 31/05/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SALAISONS DES BELIERS DEBEAUVOORDER recalls DEBEAUVOORDER brand Pâté au confit d’oignon / Pâté with onion confit (3.2 kg; Lot 220413000; Use by 25/05/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SALAISONS DES BELIERS DEBEAUVOORDER recalls DEBEAUVOORDER brand Pâté aux endives / Pâté with endives (3.2 kg; Lot 220413000; Use by 29/05/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MAISON CHAPUIS recalls MAISON CHAPUIS brand FROMAGE DE TETE PERSILLE / Head cheese with parsley (350g; Lots 321030178 & 321040023; Use by dates between 13/05/2022 and 01/06/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ANDRE LOUSSOUARN recalls DEBEAUVOORDER brand PATE A LA GRECQUE / Greek-style pâté (2 kg; Lot 220415000; Use by 31/05/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ANDRE LOUSSOUARN recalls DEBEAUVOORDER brand PATE 4 SAISONS/ 4 seasons pâté (2 kg; Lot 220415000; Use by 31/05/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FROMAGERIE DU VIVARAIS  recalls FROMAGERIE DU VIVARAIS brand SALAD’OUX (Multiple sizes, lot codes and Best before dates) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Milcobel Kaasimport Jan Dupont recalls FROMAGE BELGE TRANCHES – variante ABBAYE TENDRE / sliced Belgian cheese (175g; Best before 06/06/22) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): KAASIMPORT JAN DUPONT recalls Kwaremont fromage à la bière / Beer cheese (225g; Best before 04/05/2022, 09/05/22, 10/05/22, 11/05/22, 14/05/22, 16/05/22, 17/05/22) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Germline recalls three varieties of organic sprouts due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Cora recalls Nature bio Figues séchées / Organic dried figs (220g; Use by 25/05/2022, 28/05/2022 & 05/06/2022) due to elevated ochratoxin level.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Jumbo abdijkaas plak / Abbey cheese slice (150g; All Best before dates) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Aldi recalls Abdij Zacht / Soft cheese (175g; Expiry 06/06/22) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Norway): Kanda AS recalls Hamburger Homestyle (Batch #26042022; Bset before 26.02.2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Israel): The Israel Ministry of Health reports 21 cases of Salmonella infections that may be linked to contaminated Strauss-Elite brand chocolate products. Strauss has recalled the entire production from its Nof HaGlil’ manufacturing facility and the operation has been shut down until the company addresses all outstanding food safety issues to the Ministry’s satisfaction.

Allergy Alert (Israel): Motishaf Ltd. recalls Pesto spread (180g; All production dates up to and including 4/4/22) due to undeclared walnuts.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Roasting House Rama Ltd. recalls Rama Roasting House brand ground black pepper (100g & 400g plastic jars; All expiration dates up to and including 05/04/2023) due to elevated aflatoxin levels.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Carmel Delicacies Ltd. recalls Mercato brand Acorn mini-kabob (880g; Expiration date 19.6.2022) due to Clostridium perfringens contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Foodstuffs Own Brands Ltd recalls Pams brand Mini Hash Browns (750g; Best before 24 Apr 2024) due to foreign matter contamination (blue plastic pieces).

Recalls and Alerts: December 18-20, 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

PUBLIC HEATH ALLERGY ALERT: USDA issues a public health alert for TRADER MING’S CHICKEN & VEGTABLE Wonton Soup (10.75-oz; Lot code 31FA322; Produced by Fortune Avenue Foods, Inc.) due to undeclared shrimp.

PUBLIC HEATH ALLERGY ALERT: USDA issues a public health alert for RTE Swiss Meat & Sausage Co. HAWAIIAN STYLE SUMMER SAUSAGE (8-oz chubs; MADE ON date code 111821) due to foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination.

Allergy Alert: Bosket Bread Company LLC recalls 54 units total of the 15 bread products due to undeclared soy, wheat, milk, sesame, and egg. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

FOOD SAFETY ADVISORY: The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development warns consumers not to eat Fresh Express Sweet Hearts Romaine Lettuce Sweet Butter Lettuce (9 oz pkg; Use-by date and lot code DEC 08 Z324B05A 16:04 07; Product of USA) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Fresh Express recalls multiple varieties of Fresh Express, Giant Eagle, Little Salad Bar, Market District, Marketside, O Organics, Signature Farms, Simply Nature Organic, Weis Fresh From the Field, and Wellsley Farms Organic brands of fresh salad products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Dream Pops Inc. recalls various flavours of Dream Pops brand Bites (118 ml; All codes up to and including 11/9/22) due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Phoenicia Group Inc. recalls Aoun brand Tahineh ground sesame 100% (907g; Lot #1410H/THA; Best before 10/2022; UPC 5 283000 902160) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Fraser Valley Meats recalls Fraser Valley Meats brand Whole Kernel Corn (frozen) (~2 kg; Sold between December 3 and December 15, 2021; UPC 2 000921 000002) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: New Alasko Limited Partnership recalls Alasko brand IQF whole kernel corn (12 kg (6 x 2 kg); Lots GT21117, GT21123 & GT21143; UPC 1 069505 816003 4) due to possible Salmonella contamination. There have been reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Authorities recall Gaby’s Nudelküche brand Currynudeln / Curry noodles (250g; Best before 15.08.2021, 1.10.2022, 30.09.2023) due to undeclared mustard.

Food Safety Recall (France): OCCITANE PLATS CUISINES recalls LES BRASERADES brand BOUDINS BLANCS COGNAC FINE CHAMPAGNE SAUSAGES (Multiple lot codes and Use-by dates) due to Clostridium perfringens contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Quercynoise recalls MAITRES OCCITANS brand MAGRET DE CANARD FUME TRANCHE / Smoked sliced breast of duck (80g; Use by 13/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Quercynoise recalls MAGRET DE CANARD FUME TRANCHE / Smoked sliced breast of duck (80g & 90g pkgs; Lot #212573; Use by 13/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Quercynoise recalls CLOS SAINT SOZY brand MAGRET DE CANARD FUME TRANCHE / Smoked sliced breast of duck (80g, 90g & 250g; Use by 13/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Quercynoise recalls MAITRES OCCITANS brand MAGRET DE CANARD FUME TRANCHE / Smoked sliced breast of duck (90g; Use by 13/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): St Helen’s Farm recalls St Helen’s Farm Goats Butter (250g; All packs with a best before date up to and including 13 March 2022) due to foreign matter (small pieces of metal) contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Classic Fine Foods (Hong Kong) Limited recalls three kinds of Les Frères Marchand brand cheese imported from France due to possible shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Itzik HaGadol Ltd./Mitt Boutique recalls Itzik the Great Mitt Boutique brand Meatballs for cooking (~950g; Expiry date 7.2.2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Avikam Singer Trade and Marketing Ltd. recalls Natural Peanut (1 kg; Best before 30.06.22) due to aflatoxin contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: December 14-15, 2021

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United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: FDA is investigating possible food sources linked to a new outbreak of 16 confirmed Listeria monocytogenes infections. No other details are available at this time.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: FDA has initiated sample collection and analysis in its ongoing investigation of a Salmonella Javiana outbreak that has grown to include 51 confirmed cases.

Food Safety Recall: Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp., doing business as Margherita Meats, Inc. recalls Margherita PEPPERONI, unsliced (8-oz pkgs; Lot #P1931C; Use by 12-14-21) due to possible Bacillus cereus contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Solfish Poissons et Fruits de Mer Inc. recalls Le Soleil du Sud brand Wild Argentina Shrimps (300g / 20-30 shrimp/lb; Lot #2111681404; Best before 10/2022; UPC 6 27843 44679 8) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert: P-Shah Trading Company Ltd. recalls Dunya brand Sliced Turnip (1 L; UPC 0 66844 60014 1; Multiple lot codes) due to undeclared sulphites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Taylor Fresh Foods Inc. recalls Taylor Farms brand Maple Bourbon Chopped Kit (salad) (315g; Lot code TFRS328A17; Best before 2021 DE 11; UPC 0 30223 06038 3) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: New Alasko Limited Partnership recalls Alasko brand IQF whole kernel corn (12 kg / 6 x 2 kg; Lot #GT21120; UPC 1 069505 816003 4) due to possible Salmonella contamination. This recall was triggered by findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak. The investigation into the source of the foodborne illness outbreak is ongoing; however, at this time there have been no confirmed illnesses associated with the consumption of this product.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Austria): Temizkan & Co. GesmbH recalls Temizkan HIMBEER AUGEN / Raspberry Eyes (250g; Best before April 2, 2022 and April 10, 2022) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): De Beverse Kaasmakerij recalls Beverse Kaas brand fromage affiné à la kriek Lindemans et fromage affiné à la Zeunt / ripened cheeses (~500g; Lots 217 & 219; Best before 12/2021) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Carrefour recalls Purée de Pommes de terre & Céleri à la ciboulette / Mashed potatoes with celery and chives (4 x 140g; Lot #4904; Use by 27/12/2021) due to undeclared celery.

Allergy Alert (France): ROCHEBILLARD ET BLEIN recalls Biocoop brand Chorizo fort sans sel nitrité / Spicy chorizo, nitrite-free (~1 kg; Lot #121285223; Best before 20/12/2021) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert (France): SILVE BONCOLAC recalls Les Créations brand Surprise de la Mer Pain Surprise au pain aux 6 céréales / Fish sandwiches with 6-grain bread (460g; Lot #1285; Best before 01/04/2023) due to undeclared egg, celery and mustard.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Industry recalls Arche brand Shiitake champignons séchés / Dried shiitake mushrooms (40g; Use by 31.08.2022, 30.11.2022, 31.03.2023) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Majó bakari recalls Majó bakari Súkkulaðibitakökur / Chocolate chip cookies (All Best before dates) due to undeclared soy.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): DAWN FOODS BELGIUM SA  recalls Dawn brand DELIFRUIT CLASSIC RASPBERRY (2.7 kg; Lot #0001742576; Expiry 16-01-23) and Dawn brand DECORGEL RASPBERRY (3 kg; Lot #0001743750; Expiry 28-10-22) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of hard plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Oy Pågen Ab recalls Pågen Vanillas Wheat buns filled with vanilla cream (220g; Best before 14.12.2021-14.1.2022) due to potential for premature spoilage.

Food Safety Recall (France): STB STALAVEN – EURALIS recalls QUALITE TRAITEUR /Régal du Chef brand Filets de poulets & risotto crémeux aux champignons / Chicken filets with creamy mushroom risotto (260g; Lot #133001; Use by 24/12/2021) due to foreign matter (glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LIANOUDIS E. LECLERC recalls E.LECLERC OUTREAU brand JAMBON A L’OS / Bone-in ham (All lots; All Use-by dates between 05/12/2021 and 18/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CRUSTA C recalls Cœur de saumon qualité sashimi / Sashimi-quality salmon filet (140g; Lot #9213420454; Use by 20/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): OCCITANE PLATS CUISINES recalls LES BRASERADES brand BOUDINS BLANCS AU FOIE GRAS / White sausage with foie gras (Multiple lot codes and Use-by dates) due to possible Clostridium perfringens contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Casino recalls Franprix brand Tomme de brebis / Ripened sheep’s milk cheese (150g; Lot #uf200; Use by 13/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): EARL DE L’ABREUVOIR FROMAGERIE DU LAC recalls certain Fromagerie du Lac brand cheeses (Lot #2211; Use by 06/12/2021 or Best before dates from 22/12/2021 to 10/01/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Hohensteiner Höfkäserei recalls Vesperkäse / Vesper cheese (All Best before dates up to and including January 4, 2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Ökoland GmbH Nord recalls Ökoland Teewurst Sausage (100g; Lot #30132; Best before 21.01.2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): FSAI orders recall of all products of animal origin from Ballinwillin House and Ballinwillin House Farm (All batch codes; All Use-by dates) as they were processed in an unapproved establishment, and were not subject to official controls. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Industry recalls Marcel Urechi Snacks (200g; Lot #076181121; Best before 02.01.2022; Product of Romania) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Briscoes (New Zealand) Ltd recalls specific batches of Becky’s brand Assortment of Butter Cookies (Porcelain Tin and Christmas Gold Tin) due to undeclared gluten, milk, and soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.