Recalls and Alerts: May 10-11, 2022

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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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Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

United States

Allergy Alert: Van Leeuwen Ice Cream recalls Oat Milk Brown Sugar Chunk frozen dairy dessert (14 oz; Lot #21V194; Best by 1/13/2023) due to undeclared cashews and pistachio.

Public Health Alert: USDA issues a public health alert for raw ground beef products due to concerns that the ground beef may contain hard plastic. A recall was not requested because the products are no longer available for purchase. Please refer to the USDA notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (France): Santé publique France reports eighty-one Salmonella cases as of May 4, 2022, in 12 regions of France linked to consumption of Kinder chocolate products manufactured by Ferrero in Belgium. Twenty-two of the outbreak victims in France have been hospitalized. France is one of more than a dozen countries that have reported Salmonella illnesses linked to this outbreak.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (France): Santé publique France reports fifty-six cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome linked to Buitoni Fraîch’Up frozen pizzas as of May 4, 2022. Fifty-five of the victims are children. Two of the cases are associated with E. coli O103 infections; the other fifty-four cases are associated with E. coli O26.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (UK): As of May 5, 2022, the UK Health Security Agency reports 101 Salmonella infections linked to consumption of Kinder chocolate products manufactured by Ferrero in Belgium. The majority of the cases are children under 5 years of age.

Allergy Alert (Belgiium): Albert Heijn recalls AH brand Glutenvrij Vezelrijke zadencrackers / Gluten-free, high fibre seed crackers (Best before 08/10/2022) due to undeclared milk (lactose).

Allergy Alert (France): STB STALAVEN – EURALIS recalls Qualité Traiteur brand TAGLIATELLE A LA CARBONARA (Lot 211801; Use by 15/05/2022) due to undeclared egg and gluten.

Allergy Alert (Spain): GY Chongqing Instant Noodle Hot and Sour Flavour (110g; Batch #300372; Best before 01-07-2022, 01-10-2022, 01-02-2023 and 01-03-2023) contains undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI announces recall of GY Chongqing Instant Noodle Hot and Sour Flavour (110g; Best before 01-07-2022, 01-10-2022, 01-02-2023 and 01-03-2023) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Liroy B.V. recalls GY Chongqing Instant Noodle Hot and Sour Flavour (110g; All best before dates) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Pimlico Confectioners recalls Pimlico Confectioners Vegan Fine Hazelnut Truffles (110g; Lot 11823512000; Best before 16 December 2022) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): AMANDEX recalls all Elite Strauss chocolate 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 Buhara brand cumin moulu / ground cumin (Multiple package weights, lot codes and expiration dates) due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Marlier recalls Marlier brand Beurre au lait cru salé / Salted butter made from raw milk (500g; Lot 11/05/22; Use by 11/05/22) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DENOUAL ROLAND Le Père Grouïck recalls Le Père Grouïck brand Pâté de tête 5tr / Head cheese pâté (5 slices; Lot 2119; Use by dates between 24/05/2022 and 30/05/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DENOUAL ROLAND Les Délices de la Belle Noë recalls Les Délices de la Belle Noë brand Pâté de tête 5tr / Head cheese pâté (5 slices; Lot 2119; Use by dates between 24/05/2022 and 30/05/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FRANCE bofrost* recalls bofrost* brand Kebab de dinde / Turkey kebab (800g; Lot #DB0522; Best before 24/02/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (blue plastic).

Food Safety Recall (France): SCAMARK E.LECLERC recalls l’Atelier Charcuterie Tradizioni D’Italia brand MORTADELLA BOLOGNA IGP (100g; Lot L213097; Use by 12/05/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Les Serres des Prés recalls Idées de Saison brand Soupe de Poireaux / Leek soup (750 ml; Lot S3171121; Best before 17/11/2024) due to foreign matter contamination (glass).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): myChoco GmbH recalls Vollmilchschokolade (Kakao: 31% mindestens) mit Mandeln, Honig und Meersalz / Milk chocolate (minimum 31% cocoa) with almonds, honey and sea salt (180g; Lot 22067; Best before 08.06.2023) due to elevated aflatoxin level.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Fisherman ehf. recalls Reyktur silungur / Smoked trout (300g; Lot 14138 and 14140; Best before 17.05.22) and hangireyktur lax / Smoked salmon (250g; Lot 14127; Best before 21.05.2022) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Core ehf. recalls Candy people brand S-Märke Surt skum sour foam candy (70g; Lot 231102; Best before 02-11-2022) due to foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): FSAI announces recall of Green Box Limited Cendawan Enoki Mushroom (100g; Batch G11202226; Product of China) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Sorgenti Clavdia recalls Clavdia brand Acqua minerale effervescente naturale / Natural effervescent mineral water (0.5 L; Lot #L21191; Best before 29-04-2023) due to possible Staphylococcus aureus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Sorgenti Clavdia recalls Clavdia brand Acqua minerale effervescente naturale / Natural effervescent mineral water (1.5 L; Lot #L21111; Best before 21-04-2023) due to possible Staphylococcus aureus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Ciresa SRL recalls LATTERIA VALCONTADINO cheese wheel (7 kg; Lot 4027; Best before 18/06/22 – 1/07/22) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Cesare Fiorucci Spa recalls WURSTEL POLLI MPACK / Chicken weiners (3 x 100g; Lot 2260048000; Expiration date 27/06/2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Food Safety Authority recalls myChoco brand Chocolat au lait avec amandes, miel et sel de mer / Milk chocolate with almonds, honey and sea salt (180g; Lot 22067; Best before 08/06/2023) due to elevated aflatoxin level.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Aldi recalls Eat + Go Chicken & Bacon Caesar Wrap and Eat + Go Chicken & Bacon Caesar Wrap Triple (Use by 11 May 2022 and 12 May 2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Woolworths NZ Ltd recalls Countdown brand Choc Berry Mix (400g; Batch NZ025662 & NZ026003; Best before 7/11/2022 & 1/01/2023, respectively) due to undeclared milk.

Recalls and Alerts: April 26-27, 2022

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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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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 or listen to a short excerpt, then follow the buy links to add a digital, print or audio copy to your personal library.

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Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: FDA is conducting an on-site inspection as part of its investigation into 446 adverse event reports associated with dry cereal. Although the agency has not identified the brand, variety or manufacturer, the website iwaspoisoned.com has received more than 6,400 reports of illness associated with consumption of Lucky Charms cereal.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: FDA is investigating 6 adverse event reports associated with an unspecified meal replacement drink. The agency has initiated a traceback investigation and is collecting and analyzing samples.

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: FSIS issues a public health alert due to concerns that specific ground beef products may be adulterated with E. coli O26. A recall was not requested because the products are no longer available for purchase. The problem was discovered after a consumer submitted a retail package of ground beef produced by Empire Packing bearing a use or freeze by date of “December 24, 2021” to a third-party laboratory for microbiological analysis. The consumer reported previously becoming ill but did not get tested for E coli.  The third-party laboratory confirmed the ground beef sample was positive for E. coli O26.                                 

Food Safety Recall: Lakeside Refrigerated Services recalls approximately 120,872 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Allergy Alert: TJX Canada recalls Pimlico Confectioners brand Vegan Fine Hazelnut Truffles (110g; Lot #16840142200; Best before 01/14/2024; UPC 5 060380 694614) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Retailers recall GRAINES DE PAVOT BLEU BIOLOGIQUES / Organic blue poppy seeds (variable weights; Sold up to 25 April 2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Boucherie Charcuterie chez Vito (Montréal, QC) recalls GRUYÈRE SWISS / Swiss Gruyère cheese (Sold up to 27 April 2022) due to absence of label information stating that the cheese was made from raw milk.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Q & Queen International Trading recalls Chtoura Garden brand Cooked Fava Beans – Recette palestinienne / Palestinian recipe (400g; Expiration date 04/2024) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Tayaba group recalls ALL4TRADE – ZINE brand Bulgur grof bruin / Coarse brown bulgur (800g; Expiration date 10/2022) due to undeclared wheat.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Jumbo Chocolade pasta / Chocolate paste (400g; Best before 31-08-2022) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert (Spain): Jumbo recalls Jumbo Chocolade pasta / Chocolate paste (400g; Best before 31-08-2022) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand BROWNIES Pépites de chocolat / Chocolate-chip brownies (300g; Multiple lots and expiration dates) due to possible foreign matter contamination (pieces of metal).

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Cordons bleus de poulet / Chicken cordons bleu (200g / pkg of 2; Lot 29022095B; Use by 30/04/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (plastic).

Food Safety Recall (France): FJORD KING ENTREPRISE IAA recalls LA SAUMONERIE DE CHOISY brand TARAMA AUX OEUFS DE TRUITE / Trout eggs (100g; Lot 1563; Use by dates between 30/04/2022 and 21/05/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MADISSO SUPER U recalls Fabriqué sur place Pieds de Porc Vinaigrette / Pigs feet vinaigrette (Use by 18/04/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Thierry Schweitzer recalls SOBOVIA brand Salade italienne (400g; Lot 22102-104; Use by 02/05/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Thierry Schweitzer recalls SOBOVIA Pâté de viande lamelles / Sliced meat pâté (Lot 22102-101; Use by 12/05/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SALAISONS DES BELIERS DEBEAUVOORDER recalls Roulade à la pistache / Pistachio roulade (Lot 220407000; Use by 24/05/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CITADIS LECLERC recalls Steak haché de boeuf vendu à la demande au rayon boucherie traditionnelle Ground beef steak sold on demand in the traditional butcher’s department (Available 24/01/2022 to 24/04/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Piatti Freschi Italia SpA recalls Arte Gastronomica  Lasagne al Ragu’ / Lasagna with meat sauce (1 kg; Lot T902220510; Best before 10-05-2022) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of plastic).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Piatti Freschi Italia SpA recalls BONTAL Lasagne al Ragu’ / Lasagna with meat sauce (1 kg; Lot T902220510; Best before 10-05-2022) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of plastic).

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Food Safety Authority orders recall of Alburj brand Halva (6x 800 g; Best before 09.07.2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand BROWNIES Pépites de chocolat / Chocolate-chip brownies (300g; Multiple lots and expiration dates) due to possible foreign matter contamination (pieces of metal).

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): PLUS recalls PLUS Hollandse tomatensoep met extra gehaktballetjes / Tomato soup with extra meatballs (570 ml; Lot L20212; Best before 21-7-2023) due to possible foreign matter contamination in the meatballs (pieces of hard plastic).

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall Update (Israel): Strauss extends its previous recalls to include all Elite Chocolate factory products, Elite cakes, waffles, energy cereal snacks, energy-coated chocolate chips, chewing gum and toffee candies (All expiration dates) after Salmonella was found in two samples. The company has suspended operations in its Nof Hagalil facility pending correction of the deficiencies that led to the contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Unilever Israel recalls multiple ice cream products that may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled items were manufactured using chocolate supplied by Strauss. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): The Community Co-operative Store (Nuriootpa) recalls Barossa Fresh Lamb Mince (approx. 500g; Best before 25/04/22) and Barossa Fresh Premium Beef Mince No Preservatives Added (approx. 600-800g; Best before 25/04/22) due to foreign matter (plastic and metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Kiwi Organic Dairy Equities Ltd recalls Ours Truly brand Organic Full Cream A3™ Milk (3 L; Best before 30/04/22) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: July 3-5, 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 three cases of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to consumption of pre-cooked chicken in Delaware and Texas. All three victims were hospitalized and there was one death. Tyson Foods recalled more than 8 million pounds of pre-cooked chicken after the outbreak strain was recovered from a sample of one of its products during routine USDA testing. Please see below for the recall notice.

Food Safety Recall: Tyson Foods Inc. recalls approximately 8,492,832 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Dufflet Pastries recalls Dufflet brand Plant-Based Chocolate Cake (550g; Lot code 131121; UPC 6 24122 00700 8) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert: TFI Foods Ltd recalls Aberdeen brand ChaoZhou Style Fish Ball (500g; UPC 0 61391 24277 6; All batch codes) and Black Tie brand Frozen Raw Fish Ball (ChaoZhou Style Fish Ball) (20 x 500g; UPC 0 61391 24235 6; All batch codes) due to undeclared soy.

Food Safety Recall Update: Phoenicia Group Inc. recalls Al-Rabih brand Halva / Halawa – with pistachios (454g & 970g; Lot #184 34920 and #98 19620; Best before 01/DE/22 and 22/JN/25; UPC 7 70338 10057 3 and 7 70338 10056 6) due to Salmonella contamination.

Europe

Food Safety Recall (France): Cora recalls Cora Dégustation brand Steak hâché Charolais 5% de mat. gr. / Charolais ground steak, 5% fat (2 x 125g; Lot #5117001367901/10; Use by 27/06/2021) due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CONSERVERIE PAPILLON MARMUS recalls multiple canned terrine products due to swolled cans and off-odour. Please refer to the individual recall notices for details on the affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS HENRI DOMONT recalls Sarl Henri Domont brand Boudin Blanc sausages (Lot #173; Use by 02/07/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS PUIGRENIER ETS PUIGRENIER recalls PUIGRENIER brand 2 STEAK HACHE 5% CHAROLAIS / Ground steak, 5% fat (2 x 125g; Lot #5117001367901/10; Use by 27/06/2021) due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS HENRI DOMONT SARL recalls Sarl Henri Domont brand Plat de côtes / Rib dish ( Lot #169; Use by 10/07/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): AGIS recalls Collection d’Asie AGIS brand Bo bun Poulet. Salade composée de vermicelle de riz, de crudités, de poulet mariné et de nems / Bo Bun chicken salad containing rice vermicelli, raw vegetables, marinated chicken and spring rolls (350g; Lot #179; Use by 09/07/2021) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Nuova Jolli srl recalls Le Delizie Emiliane Minestrone di verdura / Vegetable soup (600g; Lot 15/08/21; Best before 15-08-2021) due to presence of sulphite-reducing anaerobic bacteria.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Casarrigoni Srl recalls Pascoli del Fattore e Casarrigoni brand Taleggio DOP a latte crudo / Raw milk cheese (Lots 15145, 16145, 15148, 15151, 15152, 16152; Best before 24/07/21 – 27/07/21 – 30/07/21 – 31/07/21) due to E. coli O103 contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Dallas International recalls Bakers Collection Gingerbread Men (50g; Best Before 21 Dec 2021) and Bakers Collection Gingerbread and Chocolate Men (mixed) (50g; Best Before 13 Dec 2021) due to undeclared milk.