Recalls and Alerts: November 15 – 18, 2020


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 ALERT: Minnesota Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of nine (9) Salmonella Paratyphi cases linked to the NéktƏr Juice Bar in Woodbury, Minnesota. Two victims have been hospitalized. State and county investigators are working to identify a specific food source for the illnesses.

Public Health Alert: FSIS issues alert for ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken and pork tamale products containing Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated diced tomatoes in puree that have been recalled by the producer, due to possible foreign matter (hard plastic) contamination. Please refer to the FSIS notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Kanan Enterprises recalls ALDI Southern Grove On the Go Sweet & Salty Trail Mix 8 Pack Caddies (1.5 oz; Best By JUL 27 2021) due to undeclared almonds.

Food Safety Recall: Fresh Express recalls Fresh Express Kit Caesar Supreme (10.5 oz; Product code S296; Use by November 8, 2020; UPC 0 7127930104 4) due to potential E. coli 026 contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Distributions Farinex recalls Gelsius brand IQF Sliced White Apples (5kg; UPC F1234567744; Lot #200207; Product code FC-041P) and Gelsius brand IQF Sliced White Apples (10kg; UPC F12345677043; Lot #200207; Product code FC-040P) due to undeclared sulphites.

Food Safety Recall: Lloydie’s recalls feuilletés aux légumes de style jamaïcain / Jamaican style vegetable puffs (780g & 130g x 36 units; UPCs 6 21279 61050 1 & 0 21279 01072 9, respectively; Lot #293-20 & 293-21, respectively) due to foreign matter (metal pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: IGA Extra La Seigneurie Blainville recalls Soupe à l’oignon gratinée / French onion soup (2-pkg; Use by 08FE2021) due to foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Dépanneur Louis-Pinard recalls Sauce à spaghetti (500 ml and 1 L glass jars; All units sold up to and including 18 November 2020) as the product was manufactured and packed in a manner that does not ensure its safety for consumption.

Europe

OUTBREAK ALERT (Belgium & France): Dry sausage products from France may be the cause of an unspecified number of cases of Salmonella Bovismorbificans illnesses in Belgium and/or France, according to information posted on the RASFF portal. Dry sausages manufactured by the French company, FRANCE SALAISONS (Packager code FR 69.238.010 CE) were recalled earlier this month.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Ready Chef recalls Ready Chef prepared parsnip products due to undeclared sulphur dioxide. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert Update (UK): Industry recalls Various roasted coffee beans covered in dark chocolate products due to undeclared almonds. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Austria) KUCHEN-PETER BACKWAREN GMBH recalls ICH BIN ÖSTERREICH SEMMELWÜRFEL (500g; All Batch numbers and Best before dates) due to possible foreign matter (hard plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Landliebe Molkereiprodukte GmbH recalls three flavours of Landliebe brand puddings due to microbiological contamination that could result in premature spoilage. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Aldi recalls Belgian Quality brand Steak de sanglier mariné / Marinated wild boar steak (300g; Lots 20315 and 20317; Best before 27/11/2020 & 28/11/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Roussel recalls Selecta brand Rosette pur porc / Pure pork rosette (500g; Lot #20487; Best before 01/12/2020 & 08/12/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Leader Price recalls Leader Snack Sandwich Rosette (125g; Lots 030701, 030901, 031101, 031401 & 031901; Best before 19/11/20, 21/11/20, 23/11/20, 26/11/20 & 01/12/20) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Sequoia recalls Le Picoreur brand Poulet fermier bio noir / Organic black free-range chicken (Lot #30708105; Best by 18/11/2020, 19/11/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Delibio recalls Picoreur / Bodin brand Filet de poulet noir / Chicken breast (150g; Lot #30708105; Best by 20/11/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): La Ferme Keirse recalls multiple products made from raw (unpasteurized) milk due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Lidl recalls Saint Alby brand Saucisson à l’ail fumé supérieur / Superior smoked garlic sausage (300g; Lot #29627804; Best before 03/12/2020) due to foreign matter (metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls Auchan brand Sandwich Club Rosette (Lots 030401, 030701, 030901, 031101, 031401 & 031701; Best before 15/11/20, 18/11/20, 20/11/20, 22/11/20, 25/11/20 & 28/11/20) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Lidl recalls Saint Alby brand Rosette de Lyon (15 slices; Lots 111001 & 111928; Best before 22/01/2021 & 29/01/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GéantCasino recalls Casino brand Sandwich rosette (125g; Lots 030401, 030701, 030901, 031101, 031401, 031501 & 032101; Best before 16/11/20, 19/11/20, 21/11/20, 23/11/20, 26/11/20, 27/11/20 & 03/12/20) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Franprix recalls Franprix brand Sandwich rosette Pause Repas (125g; Lots 030701, 030901, 031101, 031401 & 031901; Best before 19/11/20, 21/11/20, 23/11/20, 26/11/20 & 01/12/20) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Leader Price recalls Leader Snack Sandwich Rosette (125g; Lots 030701, 030901, 031101, 031401 & 031901; Best before 19/11/20, 21/11/20, 23/11/20, 26/11/20 & 01/12/20) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls TBRA Le Tripier alsacien brand Pâte à quenelles de foie (Lots 01314 & 1314; Use by 16/11/2020 & 19/11/2020) due to foreign matter (blue plastic film) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Landliebe Molkereiprodukte GmbH recalls three flavours of Landliebe brand puddings due to microbiological contamination that could result in premature spoilage. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Hollt og gott recalls Hollt og gott brand Banquet salad (100g; Best before 21.11.2020) due to foreign matter (part of a bird’s wing) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Tesco Ireland recalls Tesco brand 16 Spicy Chorizo Slices (80g; Use by 19 December 2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls Auchan brand Sandwich Club Rosette (Lots 030401, 030701, 030901, 031101, 031401 & 031701; Best before 15/11/20, 18/11/20, 20/11/20, 22/11/20, 25/11/20 & 28/11/20) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Cora recalls Selecta brand Rosette prétranchée (500g; Lot #20487; Best before 01/12/2020 & 08/12/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Tesco recalls Tesco brand 16 Spicy Chorizo Slices (80g; Use by 19 December 2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): L. B. ZOHAR COMMERCE AND MARKETING Ltd. recalls CORN CRACKER NO WHEAT AND 5 CEREALS (Expiry dates 26.11.20 – 30.04.21) due to undeclared gluten.

Recalls and Alerts: November 1 – 4, 2020


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 ALERT UPDATE: CDC reports 55 cases of Salmonella Stanley infections (6 hospitalizations) in 12 states linked to consumption of wood ear mushrooms distributed by Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. CDC believes this outbreak is now over, and FDA has completed its investigation.

Food Safety Recall: Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc. recalls Natural Grocers Brand Organic Whole Elderberries (4 oz; Pack dates 20-216, 20-225, 20-246, 20-265 & 20-281) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Grassland Beef recalls Dr. Siegel’s S. A. F. E. Petfood, Ground Beef 70% Lean / 30% Fat Net Wt.: 2 lb 18841 (Batch code 20157) due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The recalled product was shipped directly to consumers nationwide and one retail location in Florida.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA issues Warning Letter to Fresh Express Inc – Div of Chiquita Brands following investigation into a 2020 Cyclospora outbreak linked to the company’s bagged salad mixes. During its investigation, FDA recovered Cyclospora cayetanensis from two samples collected to the north and south of where the farm accessed canal water for seepage irrigation. FDA also experienced delays in receiving requested documents from Fresh Express that were needed to conduct the traceback investigation.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Miss Vickie’s Canada recalls certain Miss Vickie’s brand Kettle Cooked Potato Chips due to possible foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Qualitifruits recalls various salads, cut fruits and vegetables, and prepared ready-to-eat dishes, which were produced and packaged under conditions that may render them unsafe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Restaurant Chez Mike recalls various sauces packaged in glass jars, because they may not be safe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Jumbo Supermarkten recalls Jumbo Gewelde Abrikozen / Dried apricots (250g; Lot #20392; Best before 21/03/2021) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Lidl Danmark K/S recalls five different Culinea brand frozen pasta ready-made dishes lacking Danish-language allergen labeling. Please refer to the recall notice for details.

Allergy Alert (France): NATURALIA recalls Danival brand Ketchup au sucre de canne / Ketchup with cane sugar (Lot #E087; Best before 27/03/2022) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI alerts the public that Loma Linda Spicy Pad Thai with Konjac Noodles (284g; Batch code 230000037020; Best before March 2022) has been incorrectly labeled, with inadequate declaration of peanut and soybeans.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI warns that Spar Quality Tomato Ketchup (485g; Batch code 106 E 138; Best before 17/05/2022) contains undeclared mustard.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Industry recalls various Bettine, Delhaize et Centurion brand goat-milk cheeses due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Bettinehoeve recalls BETTINE HOEVE brand Bûche de chèvre / Goat-milk cheese log (All Best before dates between 28/10/2020 and 22/11/2020) due to Listeria contamination.

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Food Safety Recall (France): Cora recalls LE CENTURION brand Bûche de chèvre 33% MG / Goat-milk cheese log, 33% milk-fat (All Best before dates from 30/10/2020 to 22/11/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Erste Salzwedeler Baumkuchenfabrik Hennig recalls various Baumkuchen brand cakes and baked goods due to microbiological contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Firma Sales & Service Aktuell GmbH recalls Bettine Ziegenweichkäse / soft goat cheese (~150g; Best before 30.10.2020 – 27.11.2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Core ehf. recalls Candy People brand S-märke surt skum Swedish sweets (70g; Best before 14-08-2022 M4) due to foreign matter (foreign object) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Industry recalls Lailand Fromage Chilal Cheese (250g; Batch No. 043; Best before 21/2/2021; Product of France) due to foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Bettinehoeve recalls BETTINE HOEVE brand Bûche de chèvre / Goat-milk cheese log (150g; All Best before dates between 28/10/2020 and 22/11/2020) due to Listeria contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Singapore): Home & Health Distributors Pte Ltd recalls Blue Frog Zesty Raspberry with Coconut & Toasted Almonds Gluten Free Cereal (350g; Best before 13 FEB 21, 06 APR 21, 25 MAY 21, 06 JUL 21, 06 AUG 21; Product of New Zealand) and Blue Frog Apricot with Vanilla & Hemp Heart Gluten Free Cereal (350g; Best before 19 FEB 21, 03 APR 21, 06 JUL 21, 06 AUG 21; Product of New Zealand) due to undeclared gluten.

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Bravo Fine Foods Limited and New Food Project Limited recall FONTINA D.O.P. cheese (Lot C261; Best before November 19, 2020; Product of Italy) due to shiga toxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Eytan’s Cake Manufacturing Company Ltd. recalls Shufersal Green brand Gluten free seed bread (500g; Product code 20278PRD) due to foreign matter (miniature metal chips) contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): The Chocolate Yogi Pty Limited recalls Oscar Caramel Mylk Chocolate (15g; Best Before 11 06 21) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): European Bakery Ltd recalls various European Bakery brand breads due to possible foreign matter (stones) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Recalls and Alerts: September 24 – 26, 2020


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.

United States

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE: The outbreak of Cyclospora infections that began in May and was linked to bagged salad mix appears to be over, according to CDC. As of September 23rd, 701 people in 14 states were lab-confirmed to have been infected with Cyclospora after consuming bagged salad mixes from the Fresh Express production facility in Streamwood, IL. Thirty-eight people were hospitalized. According to FDA, the probable source of the outbreak has been traced to a farm in south Florida. Cyclospora has been recovered from a regional water management canal west of Port St. Lucie, FL. However, FDA has been unable to determine whether or not the Cyclospora found in the canal water is a genetic match for the outbreak strain. The canal provided irrigation water to the farm in question. FDA and state agencies are continuing the investigation.

OUTBREAK ALERT: CDC reports an outbreak of 41 Salmonella Stanley infections in 10 states. The outbreak has been linked to dried wood ear mushrooms (also known as Kikurage, Dried Black Fungus, Dried Fungus, or Mu’er/Mu Er/Mu-Err) imported from China by Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. The mushrooms were supplied to only restaurants in the United States and Canada, and were not available for sale directly to consumers.

Food Safety Recall: Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. recalls Shirakiku brand imported Dried Fungus, also known as Black Fungus or Kikurage (5 lb; All Lots with Item #60403 on the package; UPC 00074410604035; Product of China) due to Salmonella contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert Update: Loblaw Companies Limited recalls PC brand chicken strips – gluten free (600g; Best before 2021 AL 20; UPC 0 60383 20488 4) due to undeclared wheat (gluten). The original recall notice has been updated to include additional distribution information. Please refer to the notice for details.

Allergy Alert: Marché Adonis recalls Pizza Adonis (various flavours; All product sold up to and including 23 September 2020) due to undeclared walnuts, peanuts, mustard, egg, milk, sesame, soy and sulphites.

Food Safety Recall Update: Evergreen International Foodstuffs Ltd. recalls certain Manila clams (25 lb; Lot #21057; Harvest date Sep 16, 2020; Harvest location B.C. 17-20; Processing date Sep 17, 2020) due to a maring biotoxin which causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning. The original recall notice has been updated to include additional distribution information. Please refer to the notice for details.

Food Safety Recall: Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. recalls Shirakiku brand Black Fungus (Kikurage) (2.27 kg; All codes sold up to and including September 24, 2020; UPC 0 74410 60403 5; Product of China) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Bagel St-Lo recalls Saumon Fumé / Smoked salmon (Variable weight; All product sold up to and including 25 September 2020) due to the lack of “Best before” dating.

Food Safety Recall: Marché Adonis recalls Fromage Parmesan Grana Padano and Fromage Parmesan Reggiano parmesan cheeses (variable weights; All product sold up to and including 23 September 2020) because the packaging does not indicate that the cheeses were made from raw (unpasteurized) milk.

Food Safety Recall: Loblaw Companies Limited recalls Butchers Choice brand Medium Ground Beef Butcher Pack (~1.1 kg; Best Before 20.SE.24; UPC starts with 217403) due to foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls KIPS Vega Paté (125 g; Best by 19/11/2020) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Candyana ApS recalls Hostess Twinkies (385g; Lot #110821000; Best before 04/2021) and Oreo O’s Cereal (311g; Lot #DEC1620PDM; Best before 16/12/2020) because the Danish label lacks emphasis on some of the allergens.

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Industry recalls Íslandsnaut Hamborgarasósa, Smash Style / hamburger sauce (250 ml; Best before 08-01-2021) due to undeclared flour.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Consumers are warned that Iceland Fish Pie (480g; Batch code L0204; Best before 23/01/22) contains undeclared barley (gluten).

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Biofresh Belgium recalls Picoreur Cuisse de poulet blanc / White chicken leg (250g; Lot #258001101; Best before 01/10/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Norenca nv recalls Carpaccio de bœuf / Beef carpaccio (Lot #91001010; Best before 25/09/2020) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Vegromix recalls SPAR brand Salade au Jambon / Ham salad (300g; All Best before dates up to and including 28/09) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Alert (Finland): The Finnish Food Safety Authority has received information that Salmonella has been detected in Farmer Farms Favorites 10% minced beef (1000g; Batch #2036120 0503; Expiration date 13.09.2020)  delivered to Finland by the Danish operator Skare Meat Packers. Consumers are advised either to dispose of the frozen product or to use the minced meat when cooked well.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIÉTÉ NOUVELLE DES DOUCEURS DE JACQUEMART recalls Maison Jacquemart brand Lunettes de Romans Fraise / strawberry-filled biscuits (Lot 20211.3; Best before 25/04/2021) due to foreign matter (small metal pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Industry recalls Monoprix Gourmet brand Gorgonzola AOP (200 g; Lot #P231002; Best before 01/10/2020; Product of Italy) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): DMK Group recalls MILRAM Kümmelkäse Scheiben 45% / cheese (150g; Best before 16.12.2020) due to foreign matter (plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls escalopes de dinde Halal / Halal turkey cutlets (3-pack tray; Lot #0340068233; Best before 27/09/2020) due to possible Salmonella contamination.