Recalls and Alerts: November 22-23, 2022

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United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: FDA advises restaurants and retailers not to serve or sell and consumers not to eat certain raw oysters from Dai One Foods Co., Ltd, Republic of Korea, due to possible sapovirus contamination. The Southern Nevada Health District notified the FDA of two clusters of illnesses from individuals that consumed raw oysters at a restaurant in Las Vegas on 10/28/2022 and 11/5/2022. 

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: FDA reports that the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak has increased in size to 269 cases. The source of the outbreak has not yet been determined. The CDC has not posted any information on distribution of confirmed cases across the country.

Allergy Alert: Weis Markets recalls Weis Quality Sea Salt Caramel Ripple Ice Cream (48 oz; Sell by 11/08/23; UPC 041497-01288) due to undeclared soy and coconut.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Happy Sprout Inc. (Springfield, VA) that the agency’s July 2022 inspection of the company’s sprouting operation revealed serious violations of the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption regulation.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Winfrey’s Olde English Fudge, Inc. (Rowley, MA) that the agency’s March-April 2022 inspection of the company’s manufacturing facility revealed serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns The Bonami Baking Company, Inc. (Pittsburg, CA) that the agency’s April 2022 inspection of the company’s food manufacturing facility revealed serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventative Controls for Human Food regulation.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Hafner Canada Inc. recalls Sélection du Pâtissier brand Lemon and Poppyseed Poundcake (1.55 kg; Lot 2257; UPC 6 22267 04509 1) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of plastic). The recalled product was sold in Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec.

Europe

Allergy Alert (France): PANGNIU FOOD FRANCE recalls PANGNIU FOOD brand LANIERES DE TOFU / Tofu strips (All lots; Use by 01/11/2022) due to undeclared wheat gluten.

Allergy Alert (France): PANGNIU FOOD FRANCE recalls PANG NIU FOOD brand TOFU PRESSE / Pressed tofu (All lots; Use by 15/11/2022) due to undeclared wheat gluten.

Allergy Alert (France): REAUTE CHOCOLATS PRODUCTION recalls Réauté Chocolat brand Pâtes de fruits exotiques / Exotic fruit jellies (100g; Lot 300922AL1; Best before 30/04/2023) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Italy): TRENTIN SpA recalls TRENTIN SpA PARMIGIANO REGGIANO DOP 24 mesi / Cheese, aged 24 months (~800-900g; Lot P1843; Best before 01-04-2023) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Principio attivo recalls Cannella polvere / Cinnamon powder (40g; Lot 1224, 1246, 1253; Best before 12/2023 & 12/2024) due to undeclared sulphur dioxide.

Allergy Alert (UK): ALDI recalls Gianni’s Milk Chocolate Lollies (4-pack; Best before September 2024) due to undeclared almonds.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Dina Food ApS recalls Fintons Bakery mini mufffins med vaniljesmag og chokoladefyld / Mini muffins with vanilla flavour and chocolate filling (168g; Best before 23.10.2022, 04.11.2022, 06.11.2022) and Mini Tulip Muffins med vaniljesmag og chokoladefyld / Mini tulip muffins with vanilla flavour and chocolate filling (336g; Best before 04.11.2022) due to mold contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): AUCHAN RETAIL SERVICES AUCHAN LUXEUIL recalls COQUES / Molluscs (Sold at the fish counter November 5-7, 2022) due to E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FERME DE LA FOSSE A L EAU recalls ferme de la fosse à l’eau brand fromage blanc lissé au lait cru / Cream cheese made from raw milk (500g, 3 kg, 5 kg; Lots 90, 91, 92; Use by 18/ 11/2022, 28/ 11/2022, 05/12/2022, respectively) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SODELY boucheries andré recalls BOUCHERIES ANDRE brand steak haché de bœuf race PARTHENAISE 5% et 15% / Ground beefsteak, 5% and 15% fat (2-packs and 4-packs; Lot 030001026; Use by 14/11/2022) due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CHARCUTERIE DE LA THUR recalls Charcuterie de la Thur brand Lard jambon paysan sel sec / Dry-salted bacon ham (~300g; Lots 265 & 266; Various Use by dates) due to possible Staphylococcus aureus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CASINO recalls Monoprix Gourmet brand Assortiment de charcuterie italienne / Assortment of Italian deli meats (120g; Lot 150123; Best before 15/01/2023) due to detection of staphylococcal enterotoxin.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Diana Casearia SpA recalls SCERI’ brand Formaggio a pasta filata affumicato / Smoked stretched curd cheese (200g; Lot 2243E; Best before 04-12-2022) due to foreign matter contamination (plastic).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Diana Casearia SpA recalls MERIVIO brand Formaggio a pasta filata affumicato / Smoked stretched curd cheese (200g; Lot 2243E; Best before 02-12-2022) due to foreign matter contamination (plastic).

Food Safety Recall (UK): Lidl GB recalls Simply Grated Cheddar (500g; Best before 23 December 2022) due to foreign matter contamination (small pieces of plastic).

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Singapore): The Ministry of Health and the Singapore Food Agency are investigating two incidents of gastroenteritis affecting a total of 284 persons who reported gastroenteritis symptoms after consuming food prepared by Rasel Catering Singapore Pte Ltd between 8 and 16 November 2022. The company’s have been suspended until further notice.

Recalls and Alerts: October 25-26, 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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United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: FDA releases its weekly outbreak investigation update, including a new investigation into 10 cases of E. coli O157:H7 for which no specific food source has yet been identified.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: FDA reports a total of 393 Adverse Event reports and Consumer Complaints relating to the consumption of Daily Harvest brand French Lentil & Leek Crumbles. Complaints include reports of gastrointestinal illness and liver, bile duct, and/or gallbladder illness.

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PADoA) is warning consumers to discard raw whole milk or chocolate milk sold in Dauphin County and other southcentral Pennsylvania retail stores under the BeiHollow label between October 12 and 21 and BeiHollow pasteurized cheese melt and cup cheese sold between September 20 and October 21, due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the PADoA notice for additional details.

Allergy Alert: Sotto i Trulli INC/DBA Bombolo Biscotti recalls Assorted Italian Cookies (16-oz pkg; Lot 092222; Expiry date 04/05/2023; UPC 852158002272) due to undeclared walnuts.

Allergy Alert: Seed Ranch Flavor Co. recalls Umami Everyday Sauce (5 oz; Lots 010821, 020921, 030821, 051721, 081821, 120321, 012022, 031422, 042522, 081822, 092022; UPC 8-67732-00032-2), Savory Spice Umami Everyday Sauce (5 oz; Lots 120122 & 062521; UPC 8-50000-72724-3) and Everything But The Sushi & Dumplings Sauce (5 oz; Lots 071122, 081822 & 6188 BB061025; UPC 8-60008-58851-7) due to undeclared soy.

Food Safety Recall: FDA reports that Mariscos Bahia, Inc. has recalled multiple varieties of fresh, raw fish after a CDC and FDA investigation linked fresh, raw salmon from this firm to an outbreak of Salmonella Litchfield illnesses in California, Arizona and Illinois. The recall covers the following products, which were shipped to restaurants in California and Arizona on or after June 14, 2022: Fresh Salmon Fillet, Fresh Deep Skin Salmon Fillet, Fresh Salmon Portions, Chilean Seabass (Fillet and Portions), Halibut (Fillet and Portions), Tuna (Fillet and Loin), Swordfish (Loin, Fillet, and Wheel).

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Les Colocs Café Resto (Québec, QC) recalls SAUCE À SPAGHETTI and CHILI CON CARNE (Sold up to 25 October 2022) due to lack of adequate storage temperature labeling.

Food Safety Recall: Family’s Choice Distribution recalls Family’s Choice Distribution brand Tahini Extra Sesame Seed Paste (18 kg; Lot 29; Expiry 04/04/2024) due to Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was sold in Ontario.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Denmark): DELICATE A/S recalls Salat med Pesto & Pasta / Pesto & pasta salad (275g; Best before 30-10-2022) due to undeclared mustard and egg.

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Miklatorg hf. recalls IKEA brand súkklaðibitakökudeigi / Chocolate chip cookie dough (Best before 12.01.2023) due to undeclared nuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): Co-op recalls Co-op Spaghetti Rings in Tomato Sauce (385g; Best before September 2024) due to undeclared celery.

Allergy Alert (UK): Delibo Wine Agencies recalls Bibo Runge Deserteur De-alcoholised Riesling Wine (750 ml bottles; Batch code L1223; Best before 10 August 2024) due to undeclared sulphites.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Delhaize recalls Delhaize Poulet Cuit-Fumé / Cooked smoked whole chicken (±1.3 kg; Lot 5412190116; Expiry date 07/11/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Norenca N.V. recalls Norenca brand Carpaccio de boeuf / Beef carpaccio (±400g; Lot 91001707; Use by 26/10/22 & 27/10/22) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA orders recall of Label Afrik brand Thiéré Lalo Couscous à base de millet et de maïs / Millet-and-corn couscous (450g; Lot TH 050421 BE; Best before 30/04/2023) due to elevated level of aflatoxin.

Food Safety Recall (France): LE SOJAMI recalls Le sojami brand La Buchette- Spécialité lactofermentée soja et amande / Lacto-fermented soy and almond specialty product (135g; Lot 262720; Use by 28/12/2022) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LE SOJAMI recalls Sojabio brand La Bûche végé -spécialité lactofermentée au soja et amande / Lacto-fermented soy and almond specialty product (135g; Lot 262720; Use by 28/12/2022) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): AUCHAN SUPERMARCHE BLANQUEFORT recalls VIANDE DE BOEUF HACHEE PREPAREE A LA DEMANDE VENDUE EN STAND BOUCHERIE / Ground beef prepared to order (Sold between 11/10/2022 and 26/10/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): HAUDECOEUR recalls Samia brand Gingembre moulu / Ground ginger (100g; Lot 22AC495; Best before 01/04/2025) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CHEVENET SARL recalls Chevrier des Crays brand CABRIFRAIS au lait cru / Cheese made from raw goat milk (Lots 255 – 258; Best before 11/10/2022) due to E. coli O103:H2 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ENTRE ELABORATION DES VIANDES GOVADIS recalls POULET FUME AU BOIS DE HETRE RONSARD OVALYS / Beechwood-smoked chicken (Lot 5412190115; Use by 09/11/ 2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CHEVENET SARL recalls CHEVRIGNY – CHEVRIER DES CRAYS brand Mini Barattes raw goat milk cheese (Lot 272; Best before 14/11/2022) due to possible shigatoxin-producting E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Delhaize Poulet Cuit-Fumé / Cooked smoked whole chicken (±1.3 kg; Lot 5412190116; Expiry date 07/11/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Waldman Bihar Sausage and Meat Products Ltd. recalls Alitanaya Sausage brand Boiled sausage (Expiry date 7/12/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (piece of nylon).

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Foodstuffs Own Brands Ltd recalls Pams brand Alfalfa Sprouts, Salad Sprouts, Sandwich Selection Sprouts and Spicy Sprouts Combo (100g; Use by 04 11 2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been associated with these products as of the recall date.

Recalls and Alerts: September 10-12, 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 Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the USDA, the CDC and state agencies are investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses associated with raw ground beef distributed by HelloFresh in meal kits from July 2-21, 2022. The FSIS has released a Public Health Alert with details on the implicated product.

Public Health Alert: FSIS issues a public health alert for GROUND BEEF 85% LEAN/15% FAT in HelloFresh meal kits (10-oz vacuum packages; Codes EST#46841 L1 22 155 or EST#46841 L5 22 155; Shipped to customers from July 2-21, 2022) due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The products are no longer available for purchase, but may still be in consumers’ freezers.

Allergy Alert: ANKUR” Muktanand Foods Inc. recalls ANKUR GOLDEN RAISIN (14 oz (400g); UPC 8904 1704 10327; All batches) due to undeclared sulfites.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Spain): AESAN warns consumers that DIA SNACK MANIAC! Popcorn with salt (80g; Batch 22213; Best before 01/31/2023) contains undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): ASDA recalls ASDA Plant Based Lemon Cheesecake (2 x 100g; All date codes) due to undeclared walnuts and hazelnuts.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): LACTALIS Österreich GmbH recalls Sainte Maure Chèvre 200g PDT X6 / Goat cheese (200g; Best before 02.10.2022, 05.10.2022 and 11.10.2022; Product of France) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Lactalis Danmark recalls Président Sainte Maure goat cheese (200g; Batch nos. 227AD05192, 234EC05192, 241AD05192, 241DD05192; Best before  06.10.2022, 17.10.2022, 20.10.2022, 23.10.2022; Product of France) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Lidl Danmark recalls Chêne d’argent – Fransk gedeost rulle / French goat cheese roll (200g; Use by 06.10.2022, 11.10.2022 and 15.10.2022; Product of France) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Lidl Suomi Ky recalls Chêne d’argent”, 200 g -vuohenjuustoja / Goat cheese (200g; Best before 6/10/2022, 11/10/2022 and 15/10/2022; Product of France) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (France): MONTBEDIS E.LECLERC MONTBELIARD recalls Le Chevrotin brand Sandwich au chèvre / Goat cheese sandwich (Use by 09/09/2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR recalls Carrefour Classic brand Bûche de chèvre / Goat cheese log (180g; All lots; Multiple Best before dates) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): TOURLAVILLE DISTRIBUTION E.Leclerc Tourlaville recalls MAGASIN PIZZA 4 FROMAGES / Four-cheese pizza (600g; Use by 05/09/2022 et le 10/09/2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (France): DIPA CEMOI recalls CEMOI brand LES IRRESISTIBLES COEUR GUIMAUVE / Irresistable marshmallow hearts (197g; Lots beginning with L22131 and L22132; Best before 31/05/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (flexible metal wire).

Food Safety Recall (France): MONTBEDIS E.LECLERC MONTBELIARD recalls E.LECLERC MONTBELIARD brand baguettine fromagère / cheese baguette (Use by 12/09/2022 and 13/09/2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (France): MONTBEDIS E.LECLERC MONTBELIARD recalls E.LECLERC MONTBELIARD brand pizza au chèvre 28cm / Goat cheese pizza (Use by dates between 12/09/2022 and 13/09/2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (France): FROMAGERE DE RIBLAIRE recalls Buche de chèvre Carrefour and Buche de chèvre En Cuisine / Carrefour and En Cuisine brands of goat cheese logs (180g; Best before dates between 27/09/2022 and 13/10/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (France): FROMAGERE DE RIBLAIRE recalls Buche de chèvre Sainte Maure Les Croisés and Buche Fondante Les Croisés / Goat cheeses (300g & 180g, respectively; Best before dates between 25/09/2022 and 14/10/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (France): FROMAGERE DE RIBLAIRE recalls Sainte Maure Leader Price / Goat cheese (200g; Best before dates between 02/10/ 2022 and 13/10/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (France): FROMAGERE DE RIBLAIRE recalls Sainte Maure Leader Price / Goat cheese (200g; Best before dates between 14/10/2022 and 25/10/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (France): COOPERATIVE U ENSEIGNE recalls U brand FROMAGE DE CHEVRE PASTEURISE STE MAURE 25%MG BUCHE / Pasteurized goat cheese lot, 25% milk fat (200g; All lots; Multiple Use by dates) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Lidl recalls Chêne d’Argent brand Bûche de Chèvre / Goat cheese log (180g; Multiple Best before dates) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): SCAMARK E.LECLERC recalls Buche de chèvre Sainte Maure Les Croisés and Buche Fondante Les Croisés / Goat cheeses (300g & 180g, respectively; Best before dates between 29/09/2022 and 14/10/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (France): COOPERATIVE U recalls U brand MOULES DE BOUCHOT ELEVEES EN FRANCE / Bouchot mussels, raised in France (1.4 kg; Lot 2220609250; Use by 15/09/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOMIRA INTERMARCHE LONS LE SAUNIER recalls MERGUEZ FABRIQUEES DANS NOS ATELIERS / sausages (Lot 1 1 234/817185; Use by 01/09/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ARGENTAN DISTRIBUTION recalls Point Chaud brand Pizza 4 Fromages et Gourmande Chèvre Fabrication Interne / 4-cheese pizza and goat cheese gourmande, made in-house (Lots 31/08/2022 to 09/09/2022, inclusive) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Lactalis Deutschland GmbH recalls multiple goat cheese products due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Société Fromagere De Riblaire recalls PRESIDENT brand Tronchetto di Capra / Goat cheese log (1 kg; Lot 227A; Best before 25-10-2022) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Société Fromagere De Riblaire recalls PRESIDENT brand Tronchetto di Capra / Goat cheese log (200g; Lot 227A; Best before 06/10/2022-12/10/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Wojnar’s Wiener Leckerbissen recalls Good Choice brand Insalata di patate con olio e aceto / Potato salad with oil and vinegar (1kg; Best before 21.09.22) due to foreign matter contamination (glass).

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): La société fromagère de Riblaire recalls multiple President brand cheeses due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): ICA recalls ICA Chèvre / goat cheese (170g; Best before 2022-10-04, 2022-10-14, 2022-10-15, 2022-10-19 and 2022-10-30) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).