Recalls and Alerts: January 26-27, 2023

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

Food Safety Alert: FDA advises restaurants and retailers not to sell or serve, and consumers not to purchase or eat, Enoki mushrooms produced by Shandong Youhe Biotechnology Co., China and distributed by Sun Hong Foods, Inc., due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Samples of these mushrooms have yielded a Listeria monocytogenes strain that match the strains recovered from patients in an ongoing outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections.

Allergy Alert: Joy Joy’s Bakery recalls Ube Spanish Bread, Ube Ensaymada, and Ube Roll (Sold  between 1/15/23 and 1/25/23) due to undeclared wheat.

Allergy Alert: Snack Innovations Inc. recalls multiple Drizzilicious branded mini rice cake bites, and drizzled popcorn products due to undeclared peanut. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Almondy recalls Almondy Chocolate cake with Daim (14.1 oz; Batch code L2140; Best before NOV.18.2023) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal object). The product was sold only at IKEA stores.

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Canada

Food Safety Alert: Consumers are advised not to consume various Montefino cheeses (Best before 23/11/25; Sold up to and including 24 January 2023) due to improper pasteurization of the milk used in production. Please refer to the Alert for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Charcuterie Noël inc. (Montréal, QC) recalls three varieties of meat pie (Sold up to 25 January 2023) due to undeclared egg. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Val-Mont (Montréal, QC) recalls DOM brand Saumon steelhead fumé / Smoked steelhead salmon (70g; Sold up to 25 January 2023) because the recalling company did not store the product at the correct temperature.

Food Safety Recall: 1228300 Alberta Ltd. (Mother Dairy) recalls Mother Dairy brand Paneer Fresh Cheese (340g & 1.9 kg; Expiry codes 2023/03/08 & 23MR08, respectively; UPC 6 98708 98763 3 & 6 98708 98764 0, respectively) due to E. coli contamination. The recalled product was sold in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.

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Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Slovenia): The National Institute of Public Health reports an outbreak of 138 cases of Salmonella infections (94 lab-confirmed and 44 probable) that took place November 12-26, 2022 was linked to the consumption of steak tartare. Sampling and analysis carried out as part of a series of inspections of the supplier’s operations recovered Salmonella isolates that were closely related to the outbreak strain.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Sweden): The Public Health Agency reports 48 cases of Salmonella Enteritidis infections spread across 13 regions of Sweden in an outbreak that has been linked genetically to contaminated eggs from a single producer. The contaminated eggs, which were distributed under a number of different brand names, were recalled earlier in January.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls Albert Heijn brand Boulettes Vegan à la sauce piri piri  / Vegan balls in piri piri sauce (170g; Use by 27-1-2023, 31-1-2023, 3-2-2023 and 7-2-2023 ) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): PLANTE kompagniet ApS recalls PLANTE kompagniet økologisk kerneknækbrød, multikorn / Organic multigrain crisp bread and PLANTE kompagniet økologisk kerneknækbrød, chia / Organic crisp bread with chia (150g; Best before 09.06.2023) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Germany): HMF Food Production GmbH & Co. KG recalls FJORDKRONE, Riesengarnelenschwänze / King prawn tails (615g, All varieties and Best before dates) due to undeclared sulphur dioxide.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Manufacturer recalls various Harvest Morn High Protein Bars (60g and 55g; All batch codes) due to inadequately declared milk and/or peanuts and/or soya.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH brand Vegan balletjes in piri piri saus  / Vegan balls in piri piri sauce (170g; Use by 27-1-2023, 31-1-2023, 3-2-2023 and 7-2-2023 ) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (UK): Aldi recalls various Harvest Morn High Protein Bars (60g and 180g; All batch codes) due to inadequately declared milk and/or peanuts and/or soya.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): L’agriculteur Bas recalls Boer Bas brand pistachios (200g – 500g; Stat No 0802520000 Poste IR – Lot N°12; Best before 30/08/2023 and 31/08/2023) due to presence of aflatoxin above acceptable limits.

Food Safety Recall (France): BLEDINA – LABORATOIRE GALLIA recalls Laboratoire Gallia brand Pré-Gallia Bébé Expert infant formula for premature infants and infants who are underweight at birth (400g; Lot 2023.07.13; Best before 13/07/2023) due to possible unspecified bacteriological contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): AOSTE SNC OU A SNC CESARE FIORUCCI recalls CESARE FIORUCCI brand Mortadelle Bologna IGP (7 kg; Lot 2190333010; Use by 27/02/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LUSTUCRU FRAIS  recalls LUSTUCRU SELECTION brand Box Pâtes Serpentini Poulet Crème Champignons / Serpentine pasta with chicken, cream and mushrooms (340g; Use by 18/02/ 2023) due to foreign matter contamination (hard plastic).

Food Safety Recall (France): LUSTUCRU FRAIS recalls LUSTUCRU SELECTION brand Box Pâtes Tortellini 4 Fromages / Four-cheese tortellini pasta box (360g; Use by 19/02/ 2023) due to due to foreign matter contamination (hard plastic).

Food Safety Recall (France): MAREE COTE D’OPALE FUMOIR DE LA COTE D’OPALE recalls Monoprix gourmet brand saumon fumé ASC / Smoked salmon, sliced (4 slices / 160g; Lot 01001033; Use by 09/02/2023 & 14/02/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): ANATOL GmbH & Co. Großhandels KG recalls DILEK Sesampaste “Tahin” / Tahini (300g; Lot T220326; Best before 30.03.2025) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): HASA GmbH recalls Mondo Italiano Steinofenpizza Funghi / Mushroom stone oven pizza (2 x 365g; Best before 28.08.2023) due to possible foreign matter contamination (wire).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Fleischerei Welz recalls Teewurst und Knacker (Sold January 12-18, 2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Despar Italia C.a.r.l. recalls Despar brand CUORI DI ICEBERG / Hearts of iceberg lettuce (250g; Lot #020; Use by 27-01-2023) due to suspected biological contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Industry recalls Jay & Joy vegan cheeses due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the official notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Tesco recalls Tesco Creamfields Grated Cheddar (500g; Best before 23 March 2023) due to foreign matter contamination (small pieces of plastic.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Eurolink Nutrition Pte. Ltd. recalls Jay & Joy Jeta Frais and Jay & Joy ParmiJoy (All batches and use-by dates between 14 Jan 2023 and 30 Mar 2023; Product of France) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.


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Recalls and Alerts: December 17-19, 2022

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OUTBREAK ALERT & RECALL (Horses – botulism): Manzanola Feeds recalls Top of the Rockies Alfalfa Cubes (~1-inch cubes) (50 lb bags; Lot codes 111222, 111322, 111422, 111522 and 111622) due to potential Clostridium botulinum contamination. There have been 45 horse deaths associated with this issue to date. The recalled product was distributed in Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin, and may also have been distributed in other states.

Public Health Alert: FDA advises restaurants and retailers not to serve or sell and consumers not to eat product labeled as Sun Hong Foods, Inc. Enoki Mushrooms Sourced from China due to possible Listeria contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Miso Brothers, Inc. dba Alpha Foods recalls alpha brand Plant-Based Breakfast Sandwich – Meatless Sausage (156g; Lot 020722MSS; Expiry date 02/07/2024; UPC 8 10070 35037 6) due to undeclared milk. The recalled product was sold nationwide.

Allergy Alert: Power Life Nutrition recalls Power Life by Tony Horton brand High Impact Plant Protein Chocolate Flavor (445g (15.7 oz); Lot #0914922; UPC 8 50010 86301 6) due to undeclared milk. The recalled product was sold online.

Allergy Alert: Gaspor (Saint-Jérôme, QC) recalls FEUILLETÉ D’EFFILOCHÉ DE PORCELET / Pulled piglet puff pastry (820g; Lots 4458.00, 4478.00, 4492.00 & 4510.00; Sold up to 16 December 2022) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Jan K. Overweel Limited recalls Igor brand Gorgonzola Dolce cheese (Lots 2774015 & 2775033; Best before 23/FE/01) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was sold British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

Europe

Allergy Alert (France): LES BIOLONISTES recalls ibo! brand Sève de fleur de cocotier cristallisée non raffinée dit “Sucre de coco” biologique / Unrefined crystallized coconut blossom sap called organic “coconut sugar” (250g; Lots 040-22-1 & 138-22-10) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (France): ARCHI’V recalls archiv brand Vinaigre de cidre avec sa mère / Apple cider vinegar with its mother (200 ml and 500 ml; Lot #31) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (France): NOVANDIE recalls Bonne Maman brand Riz au lait Vanille / Vanilla rice pudding (8 x 100g; Lot 08/01; Use by 08/01/2023) due to undeclared eggs and gluten.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): FIERS J&B NV recalls Fiers brand Filet américain de bœuf / Ground beef (variable weights; Lots  62171, 62187, 62076, 62303, 62279, 62372, 62431 & 62383; Use by 19/12/22, 20/12/22 & 21/12/22) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls AH Speciaal Bakkersbrood Stevig Spelt / Spelt bread (whole and half loaves; Best before 16/12/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (small pieces of metal).

Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR FRANCE recalls EXTRA CARREFOUR brand JAMBON CUIT SUPERIEUR AVEC COUENNE / Superior cooked ham with rind (2 slices – 80g; Lot 1127870; Use by 02/01/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LES FERMIERS DE L’ARDECHE recalls Le Gaulois Professionnel brand CHAPON S/OS A/P S/ V / Sliced boneless capon (2.5 kg; Lot 0362011368; Use by 14/12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LES FERMIERS DE L’ARDECHE recalls Le Gaulois Professionnel brand CHAPON S/OS A/P 50-70 S/V / Sliced boneless capon (2.5 kg; Lot 0362011538; Use by 14/12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LES FERMIERS DE L’ARDECHE recalls Le Gaulois Professionnel brand SAUTE CHAPON 40-60 S/ V NC (2.5 kg; Lots 0362011291 & 0362011368; Use by 10/12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LES FERMIERS DE L’ARDECHE recalls Découpe de chapon brand CUISSES CHAPON 450-550 / Capon legs (4-pack; Lots 0362011290 & 0362011369; Use by 13/12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LES FERMIERS DE L’ARDECHE recalls Découpe de chapon brand Cuisses de chapon S/V x2 Halal / Halal Capon legs (2-pack; Lot 0362011290; Use by 13/12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LES FERMIERS DE L’ARDECHE recalls Cuisses de chapon nu / Unpackaged (bulk) capon legs (Lot 0362011292; Use by 08/12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): AUCHAN RETAIL SERVICES AUCHAN recalls AUCHAN brand JAMBON SUPERIEUR DECOUENNE DEGRAISSE / Superior ham, rindless and defatted (4 slices; Lot 1129104; Use by 31/12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Anklamer Fleisch- und Wurstwaren GmbH recalls Anklamer Meisterqualität Filetwurst / Filet sausage (100g; Lot #330825112201716; Best before 20.12.2022 to 27.12.2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): dennree recalls dennree Pfeffer, schwarz, ganz / Whole black peppercorns (65g; Best before 25.10.2025 and 08.11.2025) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Norway): EDELGARD AS recalls RIBBERULL SKIVET / Rib roll disc (80g; Batch #22481; Use by 07.01.2023) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Norway): EDELGARD AS recalls SYLTE HÅNDLAGT SKIVET  / Pickled hand-cut slice (100g; Batch #22434; Use by 15.01.2023) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Almondy recalls Almondy Mandeltårta / Almond cake (400g; Lot L2140; Best before 18.11.2023; Sold at IKEA stores) due to possible foreign matter contamination (piece of metal).

Food Safety Recall (UK): Almondy AB recalls Almondy Almond cake with Daim (400g; Lot L2140; Best before 18 November 2023) due to possible foreign matter contamination (piece of metal). The recalled product was sold in IKEA stores.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Hong Kong): Vendor recalls NATURE brand Square Bamboo Shoot (500g; Best before September 1, 2023; Sourced from China) due to undeclared sulphur dioxide.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Coles Supermarkets recalls multiple Coles spinach products due to potential contamination with unsafe plant material.​​ Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.


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Recalls and Alerts: May 29–31, 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.

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United States

Allergy Alert: King’s Command Foods, LLC. recalls approximately 20,025 pounds of fully cooked, not shelf stable meat and poultry meatballs and pork patties due to undeclared egg, milk, and/or wheat. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Rainfield Marketing Group, Inc. recalls Enoki Mushrooms (150g; Product of Korea; All batches; UPC 085412004020) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Marquis Worldwide Specialty Inc recalls Conah Organic Enoki Mushroom (200g; All batches) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Concord Farms recalls Concord Farms brand Fresh Enoki Mushrooms (5.3 oz or 7.0 oz / 150g or 200g; Product of Korea; All batches; UPC 049995041049) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: California Terra Garden Inc. recalls Seafood Mushroom (5.3 oz / 150g; Product of China; All batches; UPC 859267007501) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: District Bagel recalls numerous prepared dishes, spreads, bakery and pastry products that were prepared and/or packaged under conditions that may make them unsafe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.

Europe

FOOD SAFETY ALERT (UK): The Food Standards Agency advises consumers to avoid whole honeydew, cantaloupe and galia melons originating from Costa Rica, Honduras or Brazil bought on or before 28 May 2021, because the melons may be the source of an unspecified number of recent cases of Salmonella infections in the UK.

Allergy Alert (UK): Polish Specialities recalls Knoppers Wafers (25g; Batch codes B12N, B12M and B16C; Best before 19 July 2021 and 16 August 2021) due to undeclared milk, peanuts and soy.

Allergy Alert Update (UK): Liroy B.V. recalls Sau Tao (Sun Shun Fuk) ST Amoy Bean Strip (250g; Best before 01 September 2021, 01 March 2022, 13 March 2022, 15 March 2022 and 01 April 2022) due to undeclared soy.

Food Safety Recall (France): JACARANDA DISTRIBUTION recalls Selection du Monde Filet de Crocodile / Crocodine fillet (2 x 125g black vacuum pack; Lot #2501195; Best by 02/06/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SAINTES-DISTRIBUTION-SADIS LECLERC recalls La Abuela Amélia brand Chorizo Grande Réserve Piquant / Spicy sausage (Use by 05/10/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Spain/Catalonia): Manufacturer recalls Royal brand Salmón ahumado marinado con eneldo / Smoked salmon marinated with dill (80g; Lot #1098B1-098; Expiration date 23/05/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): TTG Food Ltd. recalls certain products due to undeclared almonds. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): DHN Trading Import and Export Pty Ltd recalls Regent Pandan Cake (20g x 10 pieces; Expiry: 27NOV2021) due to potential for increased moisture, which could lead to microbial growth.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Peter Timbs Meats Ltd recalls specific batches of its cooked sliced roast beef, cooked sliced ham and whole hams, and boneless cooked smoked chicken due to possible Listeria contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.