Recalls and Alerts: October 13-14, 2022

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Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

United States

Public Health Alert: USDA/FSIS issues consumer alert for FRANK’S BUTCHER SHOP GROUND BEEF (1-lb. plastic vacuum-packed packages; Packed on dates 10-07-2022 and 10-09-2022) due to possible E. coli O103 contamination. The products are no longer available for purchase, but consumers may still have the product stored in their freezer.

Infant Formula Safety Recall: Abbott recalls Ready-to-Feed liquid products for infants and children, including the brands Similac® Pro-Total ComfortTM, Similac® 360 Total Care®, Similac 360 Total Care Sensitive, Similac® Special Care® 24, Similac Stage 1, Similac® NeoSure®, Similac Water (Sterilized) and Pedialyte Electrolyte Solution (2 fl oz/59 ml bottles; multiple lot codes) because a small percentage of bottles (less than 1%) in the recalled lots have bottle caps that may not have sealed completely, which could result in spoilage. The recalled products were manufactured in Columbus, Ohio and were distributed primarily to hospitals and to some doctors’ offices, distributors and retailers in the U.S., including Puerto Rico; one lot of products was sent to Barbados, Bermuda, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Croix and St. Thomas; and two lots were sent to Canada, Curacao, Panama, and Trinidad and Tobago. Please refer to the Abbott recall website for additional information about the affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Nestlé USA recalls NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® STUFFED Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough with Fudge Filling products (8 oz; produced between June and September 2022) due to potential foreign matter contamination (white plastic pieces). The recalled products were distributed in the continental United States and Puerto Rico.

Canada

Infant Formula Safety Recall: Abbott recalls Ready-to-Feed liquid products for infants and children, including the brands Similac® Pro-Total ComfortTM, Similac® 360 Total Care®, Similac 360 Total Care Sensitive, Similac® Special Care® 24, Similac Stage 1, Similac® NeoSure®, Similac Water (Sterilized) and Pedialyte Electrolyte Solution (2 fl oz/59 ml bottles; multiple lot codes) because a small percentage of bottles (less than 1%) in the recalled lots have bottle caps that may not have sealed completely, which could result in spoilage. The recalled products were manufactured in Columbus, Ohio and were distributed primarily to hospitals and to some doctors’ offices, distributors and retailers in the U.S., including Puerto Rico; one lot of products was sent to Barbados, Bermuda, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Croix and St. Thomas; and two lots were sent to Canada, Curacao, Panama, and Trinidad and Tobago. Please refer to the Abbott recall website for additional information about the affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Abbott recalls Abbott brand Similac Sterilized Water (48 x 59 ml; Lot 39398N200; Expiry 01-OCT-2023) due to spoilage. The recalled product was sold nationally.

Food Safety Recall: Aristo Cuisine recalls multiple Circle K / Couche Tard brand sandwiches (Best before 22-OC-12, 22-OC-13 & 22-OC-14) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were sold in Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Sweden): The Swedish Food Agency and the Public Health Agency are continuing to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium that has now sickened 54 people from 20 different regions in the country since September 17, 2022. The source of this outbreak has not yet been identified, but is suspected to be a food with wide distribution in Sweden.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls AH Koolhydraat verlaagd bollen volkoren / Low-carb whole wheat buns (4 x 60g; Best before 14/10/2022) due to undeclared sesame.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Candynavia A/S recalls Slikposer – SSC Børnepose / Candy bags – SSC Children’s bag (Best before 31.07.2023) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI alerts consumers to presence of undeclared sesame seeds in Heera Rewdi (Sugar & Sesame Sweet) (300g; Batch 2G1201221; Best before May 2024)

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH Koolhydraat verlaagd bollen volkoren / Low-carb whole wheat buns (4 x 60g; Best before 14/10/2022) due to undeclared sesame.

Allergy Alert (Spain): PepsiCo España recalls Lay’s Horno al punto de Sal / Lay’s Oven Baked crisps, salted (150g; Batches BV 51501 256, BV 51504 256 and BV 51501 257; Best before 02/04/2023; Product of Belgium) due to undeclared milk, soy and wheat.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Borges Agricultural & Industrial Nuts S.A. recalls Sol&Mar brand Almendras fritas con miel y sal – AMANDES frites au miel et au sel / Fried almonds with honey and salt (150g; Lots 1114186, 1114543 & 1114673; Use by 05/04/2023, 19/05/2023 & 01/06/2023, respectively) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand amandes décortiquées Bio / Organic shelled almonds (250g; Best before 17/02/2023) due to excessive hydrocyanic acid.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): REMA Distribution A/S recalls several batches of kidney beans in brine, kidney beans in chilli sauce, and white beans in tomato sauce, as small perforations in the cans may lead to microbial contamination, resulting in fermentation. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Lidl Suomi recalls Sol & Mar paahdetut ja hunajalla ja suolalla kuorrutetut mantelit / Sol & Mar almonds roasted and glazed with honey and salt (150g; Best before 2.5.2023 and 3.5.2023) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS MASSARDIER SALAISONS MASSARDIER recalls Salaisons Massardier brand tête roulée pistachée / Rolled pork with pistachios (Various package formats; Lots 22620004, 2262005, 22620024, 22620023; Use by 19/10/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ROLAND MONTERRAT recalls various varieties of Pâtés en croûte / Pàtés in pastry crust (Sold by the slice; Use by dates between 29/10/2022 and 12/11/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): AUCHAN RETAIL SERVICES recalls AUCHAN PATE EN CROUTE RICHELIEU / Pàté in pastry crust (2 slices (190g); Lots 227201, 227301, 227701 & 227801; Use by 03/11/2022, 04/11/2022, 08/11/2022 & 09/11/2022, respectively) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ROUFFIAC DISTRIBUTION LECLERC recalls Jambon d’AUCH AC SUPERIEUR cuit / Superior cooked ham (Sold by the slice from 09/09/2022 to 23/09/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LE FROMAGER DES HALLES recalls LA PERELLE brand Petit Pont l’eveque cheese (240g; Lot 120922LI8; Use by 26/11/2022) due to E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MARIUS BERNARD recalls Les pêcheurs des Calanques brand Aïoli BIO / Organic Aïoli (90g; Lot 1209F1189; Best before 12/09/2024) due to suspected microbial growth.

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS FASSIER SA recalls FASSIER brand JAMBONNEAU SUPERIEUR CUIT AU BOUILLON / Superior ham cooked in broth (Lot 2490503000092; Use by 11/10/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SCAMARK E.LECLERC recalls COTE TABLE brand SPAGHETTI BOLOGNAISE (415g can; Lot LU097; Best before 30/04/2026) due to possible can perforations that could result in microbial contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): AUCHAN RETAIL SERVICES recalls AUCHAN brand PERSIL FLOCONS / Parsley flakes (10g; Lot LF2243CA; Best before 31/10/2024) due to possible foreign matter contamination (glass particles).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Borges Agricultural & Industrial Nuts, S.A. recalls Sol&Mar Frittierte Mandelhälften mit Zucker, Honig und Salz / Fried almonds with sugar, honey and salt (150g; Lot 1114724; Best before 20.06.2023) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Gelmini Carlo SRL recalls Pascoli Italiani brand Gorgonzola Dolce DOP / Sweet gorgonzola cheese (300g; Lot 21846252; Best before 08.11.2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Alicos SRL recalls Alicos brand Pesto al finocchietto selvatico / Wild fennel pesto (190g; Lot 15ST22; Use by 15 September 2024) due to risk of Clostridium botulinum contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): SUPERMERCATI IPERAL S.p.A recalls PORCHETTA D’ARICCIA IGP / Pork roast (90g; Lots V232134, V232703, V233395, V234224, V234230, V235970 & V236047; Use by 30/10/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand amandes décortiquées Bio / Organic shelled almonds (250g; Best before 17/02/2023) due to excessive hydrocyanic acid.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Salaisons MEYER recalls Meyer brand Pâté au poivre / Pepper pâté (250g; Lot 80-20220913-25; All Use by dates from 15/10/2022 to 22/10/2022) and Meyer brand Pâté au poivre en bloc / Pepper pâté block (Variable weights; Lot 80-20220913-22; All Use by dates from 15/10/2022 to 22/10/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of rigid black plastic).

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): AUCHAN recalls AUCHAN PATE EN CROUTE RICHELIEU / Pàté in pastry crust (2 slices (190g); Lots 227201, 227301, 227701 & 227801; Use by 03/11/2022, 04/11/2022, 08/11/2022 & 09/11/2022, respectively) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Food safety authority recalls Boni brand Purée de pommes de terre surgelée / Frozen potato purée (1 kg; Lot BL221757; Best before 23/06/2024) and Boni brand Purée de pommes de terre aux épinards surgelée / Potato and spinach purée, frozen (1 kg; Lot L222107; Best before 28/07/2024) due to foreign matter contamination (glass).

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Borges Agricultural & Industrial Nuts, S.A. recalls Sol & Mar brand Amandes au sucre, miel et sel / Almonds with sugar, honey and salt (150g; Lots 1114186, 1114543 & 1114673; Best before 05/04/2023, 19/05/2023 & 01/06/2023, respectively) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Layenberger Nutrition Group GmbH recalls multiple varieties of Layenberger Fit+Feelgood Slim Shakes (396g; multiple lot codes and expiration dates) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Hoogvliet recalls Casa del Sud ravioli Bolognese (400g can; Expiration date 30-09-2026) due to possible damaged containers that may develop microbial spoilage.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Lidl recalls Kania erwtensoep / Pea soup (800ml; Expiration date 09-2025) due to possible foreign matter contamination (stones).

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Ferrero Kinder Schokobons / Chocolate candies (300g; Best before 05-10-2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination. This product was recalled by Ferrero in April; however some of the product was shipped by Jumbo to a limited number of stores in error.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Stone Mill Industries Ltd recalls multiple snack products due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Importers recall Fresh shell eggs (Farm code CEJ027; All batches; Product of Malaysia) due to Salmonella Enteritidis contamination. The farm is also suspended and will not be allowed to export their eggs to Singapore until the contamination problem has been rectified.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Murray River Smokehouse recalls Murray River Smokehouse salami mild (180g; Best before 25FEB2023) and ​Murray River Smokehouse salami pepper (180g; Best before 06MAR2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Latin America and the Caribbean

Infant Formula Safety Recall: Abbott recalls Ready-to-Feed liquid products for infants and children, including the brands Similac® Pro-Total ComfortTM, Similac® 360 Total Care®, Similac 360 Total Care Sensitive, Similac® Special Care® 24, Similac Stage 1, Similac® NeoSure®, Similac Water (Sterilized) and Pedialyte Electrolyte Solution (2 fl oz/59 ml bottles; multiple lot codes) because a small percentage of bottles (less than 1%) in the recalled lots have bottle caps that may not have sealed completely, which could result in spoilage. The recalled products were manufactured in Columbus, Ohio and were distributed primarily to hospitals and to some doctors’ offices, distributors and retailers in the U.S., including Puerto Rico; one lot of products was sent to Barbados, Bermuda, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Croix and St. Thomas; and two lots were sent to Canada, Curacao, Panama, and Trinidad and Tobago. Please refer to the Abbott recall website for additional information about the affected products.

Recalls and Alerts: June 9-11, 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

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: The CDC is reporting an outbreak of 219 gastrointestinal illnesses in 38 states caused by multiple serotypes of Salmonella. The outbreak has sent 27 people to hospital and claimed one life. Infections have been linked to exposure to backyard poultry.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: The FDA, CDC and their partner agencies continue to investigate an outbreak of 18 cases of Hepatitis A virus infections in three states. Thirteen people have been hospitalized. The infections are linked to FreshKampo and HEB brands of fresh organic strawberries imported into the USA from Baja California, Mexico.

Allergy Alert: Gourmondo Co. recalls Asparagus & Feta Sandwiches (11.04 oz / 313g; Best by 6/5 and 6/7) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert: Royal Ice Cream Company recalls Wawa Cold Brew Coffee Ice Cream Pints (1 pt; Code date 22094 39-62; Best by 04.Oct.2023) due to undeclared peanuts.

Food Safety Recall: Northern Tier Bakery, LLC recalls approximately 905 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) salad products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: The Public Health Agency of Canada reports 60 cases of Norovirus and gastrointestinal illness in the following provinces: British Columbia (18), Alberta (12), Manitoba (19), and Ontario (11). The illnesses are linked to consumption of spot prawns.

Food Safety Recall: TNT Palace (Montréal, QC) recalls Mélange de mangues / Mango mix (Sold up to 9 June 2022) due to a potential food safety hazard.

Food Safety Recall: Marché Afriquébi (Montréal, QC) recalls MARINADE TOUT USAGE / All purpose marinade (Sold up to 8 June 2022) due to a potential food safety hazard.

Food Safety Recall: Pastamalfi fait à la main inc. (Montréal, QC) recalls Pesto basilic & roquette / Basil and arugula pesto (250 ml; Sold up to 10 June 2022) due to a potential food safety hazard.

Food Safety Recall: Le Corylus Resto-Bistro (L’Isle-aux-Coudres, QC) recalls Rillette de dinde / Turkey rillette (250 ml; Sold up to 10 June 2022) and Soupe aux gourganes / Fava bean soup (500 ml; Sold up to 10 June 2022) due to a potential food safety hazard.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Denmark): The Statens Serum Institut reports an outbreak of eight cases of Listeria monocytogenes. Seven of the cases were reported in the capital region. The source of the outbreak has not yet been identified.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): CARREFOUR recalls CARREFOUR brand Houmous nature / Plain hummus (Use by 28/06/2022) due to undeclared sesame.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Madarest (Pastificio Nonna Ida) recalls Nonna Ida brand Ravioli saumon étiqueté Penne napoli / Salmon ravioli labeled as Penne Napoli (400g; Lot 20220602; Use by 14/06/2022) due to undeclared shellfish, celery, fish, shellfish, sulphites, mustard and soy.

Allergy Alert (France): Lidl recalls Sondey brand Biscuit Tablette chocolat noir BIO / Biscuits coated with dark chocolate, organic (150g; Lots L2022105 & L2022147; Best before 15/04/2023 & 27/05/2023, respectively) due to undeclared milk and gluten.

Allergy Alert (France): LA TOURANGELLE AUCHAN recalls AUCHAN brand Huile de sésame / Sesame oil (250 ml; Lots 3033 & 2858; Best before 20/10/2023 & 18/09/2023, respectively) due to undeclared allergen.

Allergy Alert (France): STB Salaisons BOUTOT recalls Le Perpezac le Noir brand Saucisson sec Le Classique / Dry sausage (250g; Lot Z31420; Best before 24/07/2022) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Industry recalls mulitple brands and varieties of chia seeds due to undeclared soy. Please refer to the recall site for details on all affected products.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Coop recalls Coop spareribs BBQ (200g; Use by 10-6-2022, 13-6-2022, 15-6-2022, 17-6-2022, 20-6-2022, 30-6-2022, 1-7-2022, 2-7-2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): SPAR recalls SPAR spareribs BBQ (200g; Use by 10-6-2022, 13-6-2022, 15-6-2022, 17-6-2022, 20-6-2022, 30-6-2022, 1-7-2022, 2-7-2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert Update (Spain): AESAN alerts public to recall of ALL4TRADE – Ziné brand Bulgur Grof Bruin / Coarse Brown Bulgur (800g; Best before 10/2022) and ALL4TRADE – Ziné brand Bulgur Brown Fin Ziné / Fine grain brown bulgur (800g; Batch no. 301023; Best before 10/2023) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert Update (UK): Pimlico Confectioners recalls Keats London Vegan Irish Cream Truffles (140g; Lot 16673332100; Best before 29 November 2023), Keats London Vegan Hazelnut Dark Chocolate (140g; Lots 15183522000, 15181412100, 16171932100; Best before 17 December 2022, 21 May 2023, 12 July 2023, respectively) and Pimlico Confectioners Vegan Fine Hazelnut Truffles (110g; Best before 16 December 2022) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): NUEVA PESCANOVA France recalls PESCANOVA brand Tubes de calamars surgelés / Frozen calamari tubes (750g; Lot 36211; Use by 03/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (squid skeleton pieces).

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls AH Pistolets Bruin et AH Pistolets Wit / Brown bread and white bread sandwich rolls (Best before 31-07-2022) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of metal).

Food Safety Recall (France): SAS BERGE recalls BERGE brand BOUDIN / Blood sausage (Lot 20; Use by 31/05/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SAINT PIERRE DISTRIBUTION E.LECLERC recalls Leclerc brand Délice fraise x2 / Strawberry delight tarts (2-pack; Lots 140,141,147,148,154,155; Use by dates between 20/05/2022 and 06/06/ 2022) due to Salmonella contamination in the tart shell.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE CARVIN DISTRIBUTION LECLERC recalls ÉLABORES DANS NOTRE RAYON PÂTISSERIE brand TARTELETTES INDIVIDUELLES CITRON / Individual lemon tarts (All product sold between 7/04/2022 and 7/06/2022) due to Salmonella contamination in the tart shell.

Food Safety Recall (France): GAILLAC DISTRIBUTION CENTRE E.LECLERC recalls E.LECLERC GAILLAC DISTRIBUTION brand TARTELETTE CITRON MERINGUE ET TARTELETTE FRAMBOISE / Lemon meringue tarts and raspberry tarts (150g; All lots) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LURE DISTRIBUTION E.LECLERC recalls PARFUM FRAMBOISE CASSIS PARFUM VANILLE FRAMBOISE / Raspberry cassis and raspberry vanilla tarts (Bulk packaging; All lots) due to Salmonella contamination in the tart shell.

Food Safety Recall (France): EARL FERME MATTER recalls Ferme Matter brand Cœur de massif / cheese (Lot 4/9; Use by 21/06/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GAEC DE LA BARONNERIE recalls Gaec de la baronnerie brand Fromage de chèvre au lait cru, Bûches ronds / raw goat-milk cheese logs (Produced 25/05/22 to 8/06/22) due to E. coli O103 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE DE DISTRIBUTION DE COUTRAS E.LECLERC recalls tartelettes poire chocolat tartelettes citron meringuées / Pear tarts, chocolate tarts and lemon meringue tarts (All lots with use by dates between 08/04/2022 et le 12/06/2022) due to Salmonella contamination in the tart shell.

Food Safety Recall (France): BISCUITS HAFNER recalls HAFNER brand Carton de 60 Tartelettes finger 125×45 bord droit sucrées beurre / sweet butter tarts (Lot 250322; Best before 31/03/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LE GRENIER DES GASTRONOMES LGDG recalls LES THOMASINES brand MERGUEZ DE CANARD SOUS VIDE / Vacuum-packed duck merguez sausages (Lot 22150303; Use by dates between 12/06/2022 and 14/06/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BELFORT DISTRIBUTION E. LECLERC recalls ELABOREES DANS NOTRE RAYON PATISSERIE brand TARTELETTE INDIVIDUELLE AUX FRAISES-AUX FRAMBOISES-AUX FRUITS / Individual strawberry, raspberry and fruit tarts (All product sold between 21/05/ 2022 and 08/06/2022) due to Salmonella contamination in the tart shell.

Food Safety Recall (France): ST JUDIST S.A. SA SAINT JUDIST_E.LECLERC SAINT JUST EN CHAUSSEE recalls TARTELETTE fraise x 2, tartelette framboise x 2, tartelette aux fruits x 2 / Strawberry tarts, raspberry tarts, fruit tarts (2-packs; All lots; Use by 11/06/2022) due to Salmonella contamination in the tart shell.

Food Safety Recall (France): CHAUMONDIS E.LECLERC recalls Tartelette Framboise / Raspberry tart (Use by dates between 06/05/2022 and 08/06/2022) due to Salmonella contamination in the tart shell.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOKING E.Leclerc Kingersheim recalls Tartelette individuelle citron meringuée et caramel passion / Individual lemon-meringue tarts and caramel passion tarts (Produced between 30/04/2022 and 07/ 06/2022) due to Salmonella contamination in the tart shell.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE DISTRIBUTION CERNAY SODICER LECLERC CERNAY recalls E. Leclerc Cernay brand Tartelette fraise, myrtille, framboise, fruit ou choco-caramel / strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, fruit, and choco-caramel tarts (All Use by dates between 22/04/2022 and 09/06/2022) due to Salmonella contamination in the tart shell.

Food Safety Recall (France): GREVIN DISTRIBUTION LECLERC recalls Finger cacahuètes / Peanut fingers (Sold between 10/05/2022 and 08/06/2022) due to Salmonella contamination in the tart shell.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Kosebate GmbH recalls Alburj brand Halva Aufstrich / Halvah spread (300g & 500g; Manufactured from 02/01/2021 to 10/06/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Othman Food recalls Othman Food Tahina Sesame (400g & 800g; Best before 22.12.2023 and 10.11.2024) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Seda Outspan Iberia, S.L.U. recalls Moreno Gold 100 % Arabica Löslicher Bohnenkaffee / Instant coffee (100g; Lot L1169; Best before 18.06.2023) due to foreign matter contamination (glass splinters).

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Pat the Baker and Irish Pride recall Specific Batches of Pat the Baker and Irish Pride Breadcrumbs due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Industry recalls Get Fresh at Home Petits Pains (6 white part baked rolls) (300g; Best before 07 August 2022) due to foreign matter contamination (small pieces of metal.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): HENRI RAFFIN recalls Le Galibier brand Saucisson sec aux noisettes / Dry sausage with hazelnuts (200g; Multiple lot codes and Use by dates) due to foreign matter contamination (glass).

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): ICA recalls ICA and ICA Basic baguettes (multiple varieties) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of metal). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (UK): PA Ross Ltd recalls Get Fresh at Home Petits Pains (6 white part baked rolls) (300g; Best before 07 August 2022) due to foreign matter contamination (small pieces of metal.

Food Safety Recall (UK): GB Poultry recalls GB Poultry Battered Chicken Goujons (350g, 400g, 3kg; Batch code SFRD22PL; 9 June 2022 and 10 June 2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): New World Rangiora  recalls Hellers brand Smoked Saveloys (Various sizes; All batches; All dates) due to undeclared milk and gluten.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Mrs Higgins (2004) Ltd recalls Mrs Higgins brand Shortbread Cookies (350g; Best before 04/10/22) due to foreign matter contamination (white plastic.

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.

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 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

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.