Recalls and Alerts: April 28-30, 2022

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United States

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: FSIS issues Public Health Alert for TRADER JOES BUTTER CHICKEN WITH BASMATI RICE (12.5 oz. tray in-box packages; Lots 208068 & 208228; Best by April 14, 2023, and April 16, 2023) and TRADER JOES MINI CHICKEN TIKKA SAMOSAS (8.5 oz. bag in-box packages; Lots 208072 & 207772; Best by April 14, 2023) as the products did not receive the benefit of import reinspection.

Food Safety Recall: Strauss Israel recalls multiple varieties of Elite Chocolate, Cakes, Wafers, Energy Grain Snacks, Energy Chocolate Rice Cakes, Chewing Gum and Toffee Candies (all product codes distributed in the United States) due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which have been distributed in the kosher market nationally, primarily in the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, and Florida, and sold directly to customers via Amazon.com, Fresh Direct, Passover.com and all Retailer Online Sites.

Food Safety Recall: Gorton’s Seafood recalls Gorton’s Fish Sandwich – 100% Whole Fillets (18.3 oz; Date code 2060F2; Time range 15:30-17:30; UPC 0 44400 15440 6) due to foreign matter contamination (large and/or sharp bone fragments).

Food Safety Recall: Wayne Farms, LLC recalls approximately 30,285 pounds of a ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken breast fillet product that may be undercooked. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: H-E-B recalls H-E-B Bakery Two Bite Brownies (12OZ; UPC 4122010951) and Simply Delicious Cookies with Brownie Bites Party Tray (UPC 4122048898) due to potential foreign matter contamination (metal fragments).

Canada

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION FINAL UPDATE: PHAC reports a total of 339 confirmed cases of norovirus and gastrointestinal illness in British Columbia (301), Alberta (3), Saskatchewan (1), Manitoba (15) and Ontario (19). The outbreak, which was linked to consumption of raw oysters from British Columbia appears to be over and the outbreak investigation has been closed.

Allergy Alert: Royal Import & Export Ltd. recalls Jumbo brand Puur Chocopasta Dark Chocolate Spread (400g; Lot 17921B; Best before 08/2022; UPC 8 718452 449866) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert: Toscana Meat Distributors 1987 Ltd. recalls certain breaded meat products due to undeclared gluten, milk, sesame seeds, soy and wheat. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Foodfest International 2000 Inc. recalls various Elite brand products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Metro Plus Ste-Foy (Québec, QC) recalls Lasagne / Lasagna (Best before 03.MA2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination (pieces of glass).

Food Safety Recall: Healthy Planet – Markham recalls Organic Poppy Seeds (Bulk; All packages sold from March 16, 2022 up to and including April 4, 2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Finland): HKScan Finland Oy recalls HK Lihapyörykät ja muusi / HK Meatballs and Muusi ready-to-eat meal (300g; All packages with VKP of 11.5. or sooner) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Germany): QUARGENTAN S.P.A. recalls K-take it veggie Bio Haferdrink / Organic veggie Haferdrink (1 L; Lot L.J22/017 018; Best before 13.03.2023) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Norway): Solvinge recalls Satay Sticks kylling grill bites, grillspyd / Barbecue chicken satay sticks (150g; Expiration dates 16.5.22 & 17.5.2022) due to undeclared wheat (gluten) and soy.

Allergy Alert (UK): Lidl GB recalls Starovice Czech Lager 5.0% (500 ml; Best before 16 October 2022) due to undeclared sulphur dioxide.

Food Safety Recall (France): UNION FROMAGERE JEUNE MONTAGNE recalls Laguiole Sélection Affinage 6 mois / Laguiole cheese, aged 6 months (~275g; Lots 21229 et 21248; Use by 18/04/2022, 23/04/2022 & 26/04/2022) due to E. coli O26:H11 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): UNION FROMAGERE JEUNE MONTAGNE recalls Laguiole Sélection Affinage 6 mois / Laguiole cheese, aged 6 months (~200g; Lot 21229; Use by 17/04/2022; 18/04/2022 & 21/04/2022) due to E. coli O26:H11 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): UNION FROMAGERE JEUNE MONTAGNE recalls Laguiole Sélection Affinage 6 mois / Laguiole cheese, aged 6 months (~250g; Lot 21229; Use by 08/04/2022; 15/04/2022 & 26/04/2022) due to E. coli O26:H11 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): METRO France recalls Metro Chef brand JAMBON CUIT SUPERIEUR AVEC COUENNE / Superior cooked ham with skin (16 slices / 720g; Lot 1067238; Use by 19/05/2022) due to a defect in the package seal.

Food Safety Recall (France): MAISON VAUX CHARCUTERIE DE CAMPAGNE recalls MAISON VAUX CHARCUTERIE DE CAMPAGNE brand ROTI DE PORC CUIT / Cooked pork roast (Lot Lot 215 AB; Use by 01/05/ 2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SA SODIBAG LECLERC recalls leclerc sapiac brand joue de porc / Pork cheek (Lot #21542555; Use by 21/04/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SCAMARK E.LECLERC recalls BIO VILLAGE brand NOIX D’AMAZONIE BIO / Organic Amazonian nuts (Bulk; Best before 24/01/2023) due to elevated aflatoxin levels.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOLEANE recalls SOLEANE brand RIZ AU CRABE / Rice with crab meat (Multiple lot codes and Use by dates) due to potential health hazard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected product codes.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Strauss, Israel recalls multiple Elite confectionery products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Hnýfill ehf. recalls Kofareyktur regnbogasilungur / Hut-smoked rainbow trout (Lot 23116295; Production date 11.04.2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Superunie recalls G’woon tomatensoep Hollandse stijl / Dutch style g’woon tomato soup (570 ml; Expiration dates 17-06-2023 & 20-07-2023) due to possible foreign matter contamination (pieces of hard plastic).

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Jumbo Tomatensoep / Tomato soup (300 ml & 570 ml; Lots L20502, L20702 & L21052; Best before 10-6-2023, 19-8-2023, 15-10-2023 & 11-9-2023) due to possible foreign matter contamination (pieces of hard plastic).

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Lidl Nederland recalls Hollandse Tomatensoep / Tomato soup (All dates up to and including 14-10-2023) due to possible foreign matter contamination (pieces of hard plastic).

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Amazing Oriental recalls Kung Fu brand Siu Loong Bun Pork & Cheese (300g; Best before 02/01/2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Ferrero expands its previous recall of Kinder novelty chocolate products to include three additional products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Greggs recalls Greggs frozen 2 pack Chicken Bake (306g; Best before 19 September 2022) due to foreign matter contamination (hard plastic).

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

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Tufinit Ltd. recalls Excellent milk chocolate Neapolitans Packed One By One (150g; Best before dates from 01/02/23 to 28/02/2023) and Excellent Bitter Chocolate Neapolitans Packed One By One (150g; Best before dates from 01/02/23 to 28/02/2023) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia and New Zealand): Benedikt Imports Ptd Ltd recalls various Elite branded confectionery products including Elite Chocolate, Elite Cakes, Elite Wafers, Energy Grain Snacks, Energy Chocolate Rice Cakes, Gum and Toffee Candies (All batch codes and Best before dates) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: December 9-11, 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

Allergy Alert: Bokhary Foods Inc. recalls GODAVARI brand dried apricots (7 oz and 14 oz clear plastic-film bags; distributed in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut through retail stores between 7/10/2021 and 11/24/21; UPC 0 03658 50001 4  & 0 03657 5001 5, respectively) due to undeclared sulphites.

Canada

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: The Public Health Agency of Canada now has received reports of 79 laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis illness investigated in British Columbia (34), Alberta (28), Saskatchewan (4), Manitoba (11) and Ontario (2). The Ontario cases reported travel to Alberta and British Columbia. Although the source of the outbreak has not yet been confirmed, many of the outbreak victims reported having consumed fresh avocados purchased from grocery stores or served at restaurants before their illness. The avocados were distributed in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Allergy Alert: Belmont Meat Products Ltd. recalls Great Value brand Chicken Burgers (904g / 8 x 113g; All Best Before dates up to and including 2022 JL 27; UPC 6 28915 82529 9) and Belmont Meats brand Chicken Burgers (852g / 6 x 142g; All Best Before dates up to and including 2022 JL 27; UPC 0 60597 38361 0) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert: Exclusive Candy & Novelty Ltd. recalls multiple Twinkle Baker Décor brand frosting tubes and icing gels due to improperly declared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: La Champignonerie Abitibi (Gallichan, QC) recalls multiple products packed in 250-ml and 500-ml glass jars due to improper processing/packing conditions. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: FSA reports that since 2015, there have been almost 900 cases of Salmonella infections linked to the handling of specific frozen mice products used for the feeding of reptiles. The recall listed below is linked to this outbreak investigation. The FSA is instructing reptile owners and others who have a supply of the affected frozen mice to return them to the place of purchase so they can be carefully disposed of. The FSA and partners are also warning people to be extra careful when handling any frozen rodents including mice product and packaging, not just the batches identified, due to the risk of Salmonella from other batches linked to this recall. 

Allergy Alert (France): AGIS recalls AGIS brand Nems au porc / Pork spring rolls (280g; Lot 21/327; Use by 23/12/2021) due to undeclared soy and gluten.

Allergy Alert (France): BIOCOOP recalls BIOCOOP brand CHORIZO FORT SANS SEL NITRITE / Strong chorizo, nitrite-free (~1 kg; Lot 121285223; Best before 20/12/2021) due to undeclared nuts.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Arche Naturprodukte GmbH recalls Arche Naturkuche brand Funghi Shiitake / Shiitake mushrooms (40g; Lots 31/08/22 & 30/11/22) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Italy): CASEIFICIO PUGLIESE F.lli Radicci S.p.A. recalls SELEX Vivi Bene brand RICOTTA SENZA LATTOSIO / Lactose-free ricotta (250g; Lot #L21307; Best before 18/12/2021) due to excessive lactose levels.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand Chipolata de poulet / Chicken sausages (Lot #211130036 & 211130025; Expiry date 10/12/2021) and Delhaize brand Burger de poulet nature / Chicken burgers (Lot 211130036; Expiry 10/12/2021) due to foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Aldi recalls Burger de poulet / Chicken burgers (250g; Lots 211130024 & 211130036; Expiry 10/12/2021) due to foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA orders recall of Fromage St Nectaire / cheese (220g & 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 (Belgium): Cora recalls Saint-Nectaire AOP Laitier cheese (Lots GF042GFA + GF042GGA; Use by 22/12/2021, 25/12/2021 & 26/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Colruyt recalls Colruyt brand Choucroute de Champagne-Ardenne à la graisse d’oie / Sauerkraut with goose fat (600g; Lot 21050611; Best before 14/1/2022) due to foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA recalls Henglein brand Frische Knöpfle Eierspätzle / Egg dumplings (400g; All lots beginning with 42442; Best before 09/12/2021) due to foreign matter (pieces of blue plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DENOUAL ROLAND SARL recalls Les Délices de la Belle Noë brand Saucisson sec / Dry sausage (All Best before dates between 31/01/2022 and 27/02/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DENOUAL ROLAND SARL recalls Les Délices de la Belle Noë brand Saucisse sèche / Dry sausage (All Best before dates between 31/01/2022 and 15/02/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SICA SICODIS recalls SICOLY brand Préparation de fruits à l’abricot / Apricot preserves (360g; Lots 525121/01, 525121/02, 525121/03, 525121/04; Best before 23/03/2023) due to foreign matter (glass splinters) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SERRANO HERNANDEZ RAFAEL Ferme de la Biscarrere recalls el biscarron brand fromage au pate molle / soft cheese (Lot 27/10/2021-8/12/2021; Best by 08/12/2021) due to Staphylococcus and staphylococcal enterotoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FROMAGERIE LE CENTURION recalls Saint Nectaire AOP laitier cheese (190g; Lot #GF044GFA; Best before dates from 25/12/2021 to 29/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): COOPERATIVE U recalls U SAVEURS brand Cantal Entre Deux AOP au Lait cru / Raw milk cheese (220g; Lots 16821443 & 16821452; Use by 07/12/2021 and 12/12/2021, respectively) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SA SODIMON Systeme U recalls Normanville lait cru sur paille 23%mg FE / Raw milk cheese on straw, 23% butterfat (Use by dates from 06/11/2021 to 09/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FROMAGERIE LE CENTURION recalls Saint Nectaire AOP laitier cheese (190g; 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): TREO recalls TREO brand TORRONE/NOUGAT MIX (amande, noix, noix de cajou, pistache) / Torrone / nougat mix with almonds, walnuts, cashews and pistachios (150g; Lot 190921; Best before 30/08/2022) due to aflatoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Société Fromagère du Livradois recalls Nouaille brand Cantal entre deux au lait cru / raw milk cheese (Various package formats, lot codes and Best before dates) due to E. coli O26:H11 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Société Fromagère du Livradois recalls Livradois brand Cantal Entre Deux lait cru / raw milk cheese (Intact wheels; Lot 16821; Best before dates between 02/01/2022 and 02/02/2022) due to E. coli O26:H11 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MONOPRIX recalls MONOPRIX GOURMET brand Cantal Entre Deux and Gourmet Cantal Entre Deux / raw milk cheese (Lots 16821451 & 16821; Use by 28/11/2021 & 07/12/2021, respectively) due to E. coli O26:H11 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls CARREFOUR Classic brand DUO HARICOTS VERTS & FLAGEOLETS / Stringbeans and green beans (720g; Lots 1470 L:U2M281B07 & 1470 L:U2M272A07; Best before 30/09/2025) due to foreign matter (insect larvae) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Fleischerei Beier recalls Bratwurst mit Knoblauch, geräuchert & Bratwurst mit Kümmel / Smoked bratwurst sausage with garlic and Bratwurst sausage with caraway seeds (Produced 22.11.2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Gut von Holstein recalls Gut von Holstein Weihnachtskäse 60% Fett i.Tr. / Christmas cheese, 60% fat (Lots 12102021T6, 13102021T6, 14102021T6, 20102021T2, 21102021T2, 26102021T3, 27102021T1; Use by 12.03.2022, 13.03.2022, 14.03.2022, 20.03.2022, 21.03.2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): SALUMIFICIO ZERBINI GIOVANNI & FIGLI S.N.C recalls SALAME / Salami (420g; Lot #261021; Best before 31/01/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): ENTREMONT ITALIA SRL recalls CF G300 PLATEAU FORM FRANCESI / French cheese (300g; Mulitple lot codes; Best before 4, 5 & 6 January 2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Colruyt recalls Choucroute de Champagne-Ardenne à la graisse d’oie / Sauerkraut with goose fat (600g; Lot 21050611; Best before 14/1/2022) due to foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand Chipolata de poulet / Chicken sausages (Lot #211130036 & 211130025; Expiry date 10/12/2021) and Delhaize brand Burger de poulet nature / Chicken burgers (Lot 211130036; Expiry 10/12/2021) due to foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Industry recalls Les Fromageries occitanes brand Fromage Saint-Nectaire AOP Laitier cheese (220g; Lots GD013GDA, GD013GDY, GD013GF4, GF017GFA, H0027H0A; Use by dates from 24/12/2021 to 31/12/2021, inclusive) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall (UK): Monkfield Nutrition recalls all batches of frozen feeder mice products for feeding reptiles due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (South Africa): The Department of Health is investigating possible food poisoning in Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape and Gauteng Provinces, following the deaths of an unspecified number of children who allegedly consumed noodles.

Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Cold Storage Singapore (1983) Pte Ltd recalls Cantorel brand ‘Plateau 5 Fromages cheese product (300g; Best before 3 Jan 2022; Product of France) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: August 28-30, 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

Allergy Alert: Rocky Top Farms recalls Cherry Butter fruit butter (10-ounce, clear glass jar; All lots) due to undeclared milk.

Europe

Allergy Alert (France): SOCIETE FRANCE VENT recalls Beher brand LOMO IBERIQUE / Cured Spanish-style loin (Lots #2106 & 160621; Use by 15/06/2022) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (France): SOCIETE DES BISCOTTES FAISSOLE recalls CHABRIOR brand BISCOTTE COMPLETE BIO / Organic whole biscotti (300g; Lot #166.1; Best before 15/06/2022) due to undeclared almonds and hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): Bayley and Sage recalls Beher Lomo (cured loin) (100g; All date codes) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Carrefour recalls Tartare de saumon nature FQC / Salmon tartare (Lot #21237; Best before 30/08/2021) and Carpaccio de saumon nature FQC / Salmon carpaccio (Multiple Lot codes and Best before dates) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected lot and date codes.

Food Safety Recall (France): Mons Fromager Affineur recalls Mons brand Brie de Normandie au lait cru farci aux noix et noisettes / Raw milk brie stuffed with walnuts and hazelnuts (Lots #310521 & 070621; Use by 21/06/2021 & 28/06/2021, respectively) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MAJEMON INTERMARCHE recalls steak haché / ground steak (Lot #asfr35360005.ce; Use by 21/08/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Casino recalls MONOPRIX GOURMET brand ROCAMADOUR AOP cheese (105g (3X35g pkg); Lot 131-1; Best before 24/06/2021) due to E. coli O26:H11 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls CHENE ET FILS brand SALADE DE MUSEAU / Mushroom salad (Sold from 20 August to 22 August) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Tölzer Kasladen GmbH recalls Torta di Noce / Walnut cake (Best before 11.09.2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.