Recalls and Alerts: December 22-23, 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: Culture Fresh Foods recalls True Goodness by Meijer Oat-Based Plain Yogurt Alternative (24 oz; Lot #2002; UPC 7-13733-03918-5) due to undeclared almonds.

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

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

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

Canada

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

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

Europe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

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


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Recalls and Alerts: December 6-7, 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

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United States

Allergy Alert: Cranberry Sweets & More recalls Mint Meltaways candies (4 oz & 8 oz pkgs; Lot #032123) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert: Northern Food I/E Inc. recalls Lukai sweetened jujube (8.3 oz / 235g; All lot and date codes) due to undeclared sulphites.

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: USDA/FSIS issues Public Health Alert for ground beef sold at La Michoacana Meat Market, in Greenville, Texas, after a sample of the product tested positive for the presence of E. coli O157:H7. Please refer to the USDA notice for details on the affected product.

Food Safety Recall: Kraft Heinz Foods Company recalls Oscar Mayer Ham & Cheese LOAF (16-oz pkgs; Codes from 07 Feb 2023 20:40 7B through 07 Feb 2023 22:16 7B; USDA Est. 537V) due to possible cross-contamination with under-processed products.

Food Safety Recall: Lidl US recalls Favorina branded Advent Calendar (Premium Chocolate with a Creamy Filling) (8.4 oz; Best if used by 2023; UPC 4056489516965) due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled products were available for sale at Lidl stores between October 12, 2022 and December 5, 2022.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Pinty’s Delicious Foods Inc. recalls Pinty’s Eatwell brand Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets (810g & 790g; UPC 0 69094 62591 9 & 0 69094 63498 0, respectively; Best before 2023 SE 07) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of rubber).

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Sweden): Sweden’s Public Health Agency is tracking an outbreak of Salmonella Agona illnesses that has affected 26 people in Sweden since November 1st. The same outbreak strain also has been recovered from 58 individuals in Norway. A specific food source for the cross-border outbreak has not yet been identified.

Allergy Alert (Spain): The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition warns of undeclared almonds in multiple brands of dark chocolate manufactured in Spain. Please refer to the notice for a complete list of affected brands.

Food Safety Recall (France): GLACES THIRIET recalls THIRIET brand GALETTES DE BOULGOUR, POIS CHICHES, CAROTTES ET CURRY / Bulgar, chick pea, carrot and curry cakes (200g (2-pack); Lots 2160355 & 2208353; Best before 30/11/2023 & 31/12/2023, respectively) due to foreign matter contamination (small pebbles).

Food Safety Recall (France): TRAITEUR DE PARIS recalls METRO Chef brand ASSORTIMENT DE 16 VERRINES SALEES / Assortment of 16 savory minicups (496g; Lot 29222; Best before 06/05/2023) due to Staphylococcus aureus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR FRANCE recalls Simpl brand Compote de pommes allégée en sucres / Reduced sugar apple compote (720g jar; Lot LFK0002202012X; Best before 01/09/2024) due to possible foreign matter contamination (pieces of glass).

Food Safety Recall (France): COOPERL ARC ATLANTIQUE recalls Véritable brand Andouillettes de Troyes sausages (4-pack; Lot 53400 / 4855893; Use by dates between 22/12/2022 and 25/12/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): E.LECLERC LA CRAU recalls E.LECLERC LA CRAU – Les mains dans la pâte brand Baguette complète / Whole grain baguette (250g; All lots) and Mini pain complet / Whole grain bread rolls (30g; All lots) due to possible foreign matter contamination (pieces of plastic).

Food Safety Recall (France): SO.SU.MAR CENTRE E.LECLERC recalls SALAISONS ARTISANALE D’ARDECHE brand ROSETTE / Sliced cured sausage (Sold by the slice; Lot 4022; Best before 22/02/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): San Leonardo Prosciutti S.r.l. recalls REGIONE CHE VAI brand SALAME FELINO IGP / Salami (500g; Lots C22430083, C22450029, C22450054 & C22470486) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: November 22-23, 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

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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.