Recalls and Alerts: May 12-13, 2022

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Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: The CDC has closed its investigation into an outbreak of four cases of Cronobacter sakazakii infections in infants. All four infants were hospitalized, and two of them died. The FDA investigation into the incident, which is linked to consumption of powdered infant formulas manufactured by Abbott Nutrition in Sturgis, Michigan, is on-going.

Allergy Alert: HP Hood LLC recalls Planet Oat Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert ( 1 pt – 473 ml; Best before 12/17/22; UPC 44100709869) and Planet Oat Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert (1 pt – 473 ml; Best before 12/17/22; UPC 44100709906) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert: USDA/FSIS issues public health alert due to concerns that Weis Markets’ ready-to-eat (RTE) General Tso Chicken meals may contain milk. Please refer to the public health alert for a complete list of affected products. The products are no longer available for sale.

Allergy Alert: Mrs Miller’s Homemade Jams recalls Smokey BBQ Bacon Jam and Spicy Chili Bacon Jam (packed in glass jars; Sold 04/01/2019 – 05/09/2022) due to undeclared soy.

Food Safety Recall: Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC recalls specific varieties of SKITTLES® Gummies, STARBURST® Gummies, and LIFE SAVERS® Gummies due to potential foreign matter contamination (very thin metal strand). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Alert: New York State warns consumers not to consume unpasteurized raw milk from Thomas Miller DBA Miller Dairy Farm due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Tree Brewing Co. recalls Tree Brewing Co. brand Golden Larch Grapefruit Radler (473 ml; Packaged 16MAR2022; UPC 6 24524 21543 8) and Tree Brewing Co. brand Season Pass 8-pack (8 x 473 ml; Packaged 15MAR2022; UPC 6 24524 45498 1) due to undeclared sulphites.

Food Safety Recall: Au Quai (Drummondville, QC) recalls HARENG FUMÉ À L’HUILE / Smoked herring in oil (Sold up to 10 May 2022) due to improper packaging that presents a food safety hazard.

Food Safety Recall: Gourmet Laurier inc. (Montréal, QC) recalls multiple cheeses made with raw milk due to the absence of a “raw milk” warning on the labels.

Food Safety Recall: Petits pots et gourmandises (Le Locker Distillerie inc., Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, QC) recalls three products packed in glass jars (750 ml; Sold up to 12 May 2022) due to improper packaging that presents a food safety hazard.

Food Safety Recall: Mars Wrigley Canada recalls specific varieties of SKITTLES® Gummies, STARBURST® Gummies and LIFE SAVERS® Gummies due to the potential presence of a very thin metal strand embedded in the gummies or loose in the bag. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Belgium): AFSCA reports 62 cases of Salmonella infections linked to consumption of Kinder chocolate products manufactured by Ferrero in Arlon, Belgium. These cases are part of a multinational outbreak.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): AFSCA recalls Chongqing brand Instant Noodle – Hot & Sour Flavour (110g; All lot codes and Best before dates) due to undeclared milk.

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

Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI warns consumers of undeclared wheat in ALL4TRADE – ZINE brand Coarse brown bulgur (800g; Best before 10/2022)

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Food Safety Authority recalls Chongqing brand Instant Noodle – Hot & Sour Flavour (110g; All lot codes and Best before dates) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Spain): AESAN recalls ALL4TRADE – ZINE brand Bulgur grof bruin / Coarse brown bulgur (800g; Best before 10/2022) due to undeclared wheat.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Belki NV recalls Carrefour (Belki) brand burger de poulet Halal et burger de poulet nature / Halal chicken burger and plain chicken burger (250g; Lots 220505012 & 220502020; Use by 15/5/2022 & 13/5/2022, respectively) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Fromage d’Abbaye / cheese (230g; All Best before dates between 12/05/2022 and 14/05/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France):  L’Aquarium recalls Huitres No. 2 / Oysters (Lot 050522H) due to E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): J.C.David recalls J.C.David brand Filets de hareng doux fumé / Smoked sweet herring fillets (200g; Lot 119; Use by 03/06/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): J.C.David recalls La Cuisine du Poissonnier brand Filets de hareng doux fumé / Smoked sweet herring fillets (200g; Lot 119; Use by 03/06/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LIDL recalls Baguette Céréales Rustique (250g; All lot codes) due to foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (France): SCAMARK E.LECLERC recalls NOS REGIONS ONT DU TALENT brand FILETS DE HARENG DOUX DU NORD / Smoked sweet herring fillets (200g; Lot 119; Use by 03/06/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CASINO recalls Franprix brand Duo de billes de chèvre Paprika coeur à la tomate et Graines de pavot coeur à la tapenade / Goat cheese ball stuffed with paprika and tomato and goat cheese ball stuffed with poppy seed tapinade (2-pack / 65g; Lots S22-104 & S22-115; Use by 19/05/2022 & 30/05/2022, respectively) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): VIABAT recalls VIABAT brand Salade de Pieds de Bovins Emincés / Sliced beef-food salad (Lot 117; Use by dates between 07/06/2022 and 17/06/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GERMLINE recalls GERMLINE brand Déli’mix sprouts (50g; Lot 220509; Use by 21/05/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): E.LECLERC recalls PECHE OCEAN brand MIETTES DE SURIMI – SAVEUR CRABE / Crab-flavour surimi crumbs (180g; Use by 20/06/2022; Hour stamp between 15:00 and 17:00) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): E.LECLERC recalls LES CROISES brand DUO DE BILLES CHÈVRE TOMATE/PAPRIKA – TAPENADE/PAVOT / Pair of stuffed goat cheese balls – Tomato/paprika and Poppy seed/tapenade (65g; Use by 18/05/2022, 30/05/2022, 06/06/2022 & 07/06/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BESNI FOOD recalls Kerem mini figues séchées / Mini dried figs (250g; Lot 21003123 & 22000191; Use by 29/11/2022 & 31/01/2023, respectively) due to aflatoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Fleisch- und Wurstwaren Schmalkalden GmbH recalls Wilhelm Brandenburg, Paprikapastete mit Joghurt / Paprika pie with yoghurt (100g; Lot 260422; Best before 17.05.2022) due to foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Villani S.p.A. recalls Salame Cacciatore italiano DOP / Italian salami (150g; Lot 240222; Best before 15.07.2022) due to possible Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Marks & Spencer recalls certain products containing chicken due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Cranswick Country Foods recalls multiple cooked chicken products due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Golden Coin Ltd recalls The Grid brand Shanghai Style Pan-fried Buns (all batches and dates) due to undeclared soy.

Recalls and Alerts: January 6-7, 2022

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United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: CDC and FDA report ten confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses in a four-state outbreak linked to consumption of Nature’s Basket Power Greens and Simple Truth Organic Power Greens packaged salads. Four people have been hospitalized. The  leafy greens used in these products were sourced from Salinas and Imperial Valley, CA, and Yuma, AZ.

Allergy Alert: Kettle River Products recalls KETTLE RIVER Chicken Alfredo Pizza (12-inch, 25-oz. plastic-wrapped; Lots 21343, 21349, 21362, and 22011; USDA Est P-04203) due to undeclared wheat.

Allergy Alert: World Health Products, llc recalls GAT Sport Jetfuel Diuretic (90 ct Bottle; Lots 2003609 & 2003610; Expiration date 6/2023 & 5/2023, respectively) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Interstate Meat Dist. Inc. recalls approximately 28,356 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. recalls Dole-branded and private label packaged salads described below processed at its Springfield, OH and Soledad, CA production facilities containing iceberg lettuce due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall was issued after harvest equipment used in the harvesting of the raw iceberg lettuce material used in these finished products was tested by Dole and found to contain Listeria monocytogenes. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Infant Formula Safety Recall: Moor Herbs recalls Angel Formula (16 fl. oz. plastic bottles; All units in distribution) because FDA testing determined that the product did not meet specific nutrition and labeling requirements for infant formula, even though it is marketed as such.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: 1991166 Ontario Inc. recalls Mahruse brand Tahini Sesame Seed Paste (18 kg; Lot 001; Expiration date 24/05/2023; UPC 8 681305 250387) due to Salmonella contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): AFSCA recalls Tastemakers brand Pretzels XXXL 3 smaken / 3-flavour pretzels (150g) due to undeclared sesame. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls AH QUESO IBERICO cheese (118g; Best before 5-01-2022, 6-01-2022, 7-01-2022, 8-01-2022, 12-01-2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes and E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): AMANDIS CENTRE LECLERC recalls PAS DE ROUGE BIO / Organic cheese (Lot 210913-3R; Use by 13/03/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BEAUROCHAY INTERMARCHE recalls ANDRE COLLET brand BRIE DE MEAUX AOP AFFINE / aged brie (Lot 3041 6140 FR55-442-001; Use by 01/01/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Danone Waters Deutschland GmbH recalls Volvic Naturelle (natürliches Mineralwasser) / Natural mineral water (1.5L; Lots 7 0747 & 7 0846; Best before 18.12.2023 7 0747 & 7 0846) due to contamination with a trace amount of cleaning agent.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand Queso Iberico cheese (Best before 05/01/2022, 07/01/2022 & 09/01/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH Queso Iberico cheese (Best before 5 January 2022, 6 January 2022, 7 January 2022, 8 January 2022 and 12 January 2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes and E. coli contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Tevol recalls Tofu Crunch (470g; Batch No. 1304196401; Expiration date 30/04/2023) due to foreign matter (small plastic pieces) contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: December 21-22, 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

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: FDA, CDC and state and local agencies are investigating an outbreak of ten cases of Listeria monocytogenes illnesses in eight states linked to consumption of Fresh Express Packaged Salad. Fresh Express has recalled multiple brands of packaged salad products (see below).

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: FDA, CDC and state and local agencies are investigating on outbreak of sixteen cases of Listeria monocytogenes illnesses in thirteen states linked to consumption of packaged salads produced by Dole and sold under multiple brand names. Two people have died. Please see the Dole recall notice, below, for additional information.

Allergy Alert: Dream Pops recalls select Dream Pops Bites products due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Local Fixe LLC recalls Classic Lasagna Sheets, Soup Noodles, Dinner Rolls, Pie Dough, Squid Ink – Fettucine, and Fresh Flour Tortillas due to undeclared wheat (gluten). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected lot codes for each product.

Allergy Alert: Joy’s International Foods recalls Joy’s Gourmet Bloody Mary Mix (24-oz bottle; Best by 08-18-2023) due to undeclared soy and fish.

Food Safety Recall: Fresh Express recalls certain varieties of its branded and private label salad products produced at the company’s Streamwood, Illinois facility after one of its products was linked to an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections in eight states (see above). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Dole Fresh Vegetables recalls all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads processed at its Bessemer City, NC and Yuma, AZ processing facilities (Best if Used By dates between November 30, 2021, and January 8, 2022) due to possible  Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Affected salad brands include: Ahold, Dole, Kroger, Lidl, Little Salad Bar, Marketside, Naturally Better, Nature’s Promise, and Simply Nature. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: HAIFA SMOKED FISH recalls TURBOT COLD SMOKED (8 oz / 227g; Lot #246) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: RIPPLE FOODS PBC recalls Ripple Dairy-Free. As It Should Be 8g Plant Based Protein (6 x 48 fl oz. bottles/case; Lots YF21250 and YF21251; Best by 3/6/2022 & 3/7/2022, respectively) due to Bacillus cereus contamination. This product was recalled by letter notification only on 11/20/2021 and has only just been posted on the FDA Enforcement Report web page.

Food Safety Recall: Mitsubishi International Food Ingredients, Inc. recalls Yeast Extract Ajirex  (15 kg bag in box; Lot AR21B13401; Expiration date Aug 2, 2022; Product number 6225796 205 01M) due to possible Salmonella contamination. This product was recalled by email notification only on 11/29/2021 and has only just been posted on the FDA Enforcement Report web page.

Food Safety Recall: MOTHERS MILK BANK OF NORTH TEXAS recalls Mother’s Milk Bank of North Texas 817-810-0071 Pasteurized Donor Human milk (100 ml / 1.00g/dL protein; Batch #025958-1; Order #ORD0321480) due to foreign matter (piece of glass) contamination. This product was recalled on 11/29/2021 and has only just been posted on the FDA Enforcement Report web page.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA issues Warning Letter to The Famous Lantigue Seafood after an inspection of the company’s seafood processing facility revealed multiple serious violations of the Seafood Hazard Regulations.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA issues Warning Letter to Banner Smoked Fish Inc. after an inspection of the company’s ready-to-eat (RTE) cold- and hot-smoked seafood processing facility revealed multiple instances of Listeria monocytogenes in the production environment and serious violations of the Seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation.

Canada

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: PHAC reports 84 confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis infections in British Columbia (36), Alberta (30), Saskatchewan (4), Manitoba (12) and Ontario (2). The outbreak has been linked to Alasko brand frozen whole kernel corn.

Food Safety Recall: Fresh Express Incorporated recalls certain Fresh Express brand salad products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Finland): Health and Sports Nutrition Group HSNG AB recalls several Walden Farms products due to undeclared sulphites, milk, fish or soya. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Dunnes Stores recalls Dunnes Stores Green Olives – Greek Green Pitted Olives (275g; Use by 14.01.2022) due to undeclared sulphur dioxide.

Allergy Alert (Italy): C.S.I Compagnia Surgelati Italiana S.p.A. recalls Findus brand Gnocchetti alla Sorrentina (550g; Lots L1319 & 1320; Best before 12/2022) due to undeclared fish and shellfish.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Authorities recall Gaby’s Nudelküche brand Currynudeln / Curry noodles (250g; Best before 15.08.2021, 1.10.2022 & 30.09.2023) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): Health and Sports Nutrition Group HSNG AB recalls several Walden Farms products due to undeclared sulphites, milk, fish or soya. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (UK): Bennett Opie Ltd recalls Opies Pickled Walnuts (390g; Batch code L1327; Best before 11/2024) due to undeclared mustard and sulphites.

Allergy Alert (UK): Dunnes Stores recalls Dunnes Stores Green Olives – Greek Green Pitted Olives (275g; Use by 14 January 2022) due to undeclared sulphur dioxide.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Vleeswaren Bruynkens nv recalls Vleeswaren Bruynkens nv brand Mini-boulettes de soupe / Mini soup balls (500g; Lots 4801, 4802, 4803, 4906, 4907 & 4908; Best by 22/12/2021, 23/12/2021, 24/12/2021, 27/12/2021, 28/12/2021 & 29/12/2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Allergikost A/S recalls G-Foods Mørkt fuldkornsbrød i skiver (glutenfrit) / Dark, sliced whole-meal bread, gluten-free (500g; Lot 18.03.2022; Best before 18.03.2022) due to mold contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Lejos Oy recalls Ella’s Kitchen-tuotemerkin tuotetta Banaani-rusina kaurapatukka luomu / Organic Banana-raisin oat bar (25g; Best before 29.03.2022) due to elevated ochratoxin A levels.

Food Safety Recall (France): PAIMPOLDIS recalls charcuterie de campagne Ollivier brand pâté de tête persillé / Head cheese with parsley (Use by 15/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Slimane Foie Gras recalls Slimane Foie Gras brand Rillettes de canards / Duck rillettes (180g; Lots 2110 to 2157; All best before dates between 03/08/24 and 08/11/24) due to insufficient heat processing.

Food Safety Recall (France): Slimane Foie Gras recalls Slimane Foie Gras brand Gésier de canard confit / Duck gizzard confit (400g & 800g; Lots 2110 to 2157; All best before dates between 03/08/24 and 08/11/24) due to insufficient heat processing.

Food Safety Recall (France): AVREDIS recalls PONT L’EVEQUE AOP LAIT CRU / Raw cows’ milk cheese (200g; No lot codes) due to E. coli and Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): USSEL DISTRIBUTION LECLERC recalls Pâté basque au piment d’Espelette / Basque pâté with Espelette peppers (No lot code information) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): House of Biskota recalls Gluten Free Choc Almond Handmade Biscuits (All BEST BEFORE dates from and including 09JUN22 up to and including 07DEC2022) due to undeclared milk.