Recalls and Alerts: November 5 – 7, 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

Food Safety Recall: Tanimura & Antle Inc. recalls Tanimura & Antle Inc. brand packaged single head romaine lettuce (packed on date of 10/15/2020 or 10/16/2020; UPC 0-27918-20314-9) due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination.

Public Health Alert: FSIS issues a public health alert for TAKE HOME MEALS SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS IN MARINARA SAUCE (15.5 oz; EXP DATE 10/25/20 – 11/9/20) due to foreign matter (metal) contamination. A recall was not requested because it is believed that the products are no longer available for consumers to purchase.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT: PHAC is reporting an outbreak of 11 confirmed cases of Salmonella Typhimurium illness in  Alberta (4), Saskatchewan (1), and Quebec (6). The outbreak is linked to contact with pet hedgehogs. The outbreak strain has a similar genetic fingerprint to the hedgehog-linked Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak under investigation in the United States.

Allergy Alert: Bake My Day Gluten-Free Bakeries Ltd. recalls Bake My Day brand Chicken Pot Pie (All codes where egg is not declared on the label) due to undeclared egg.

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Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Colruyt recalls Boni Selection Veggie brand Filets marinés / marinated fillets (Best before 09/11/2020) due to undeclared milk, celery and eggs.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls AH kaas-ui bollen / cheese-onion bulbs (4 x 65g; Expiry 07/11/2020 & 08/11/2020) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI alerts public to undeclared almonds in Truffle Fairy Chocolate Coffee Beans (100g; All recent batches).

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH kaas-ui bollen / cheese-onion bulbs (4 x 65g; Expiry 07/11/2020 & 08/11/2020) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (UK): Iceland recalls Twix Barres Glacées (Twix Ice-Cream Bars) (18/pkg; Best before 30 June 2021) due to milk, wheat (gluten), soya, almonds and hazelnuts (nuts) and peanuts not having been declared in English on the label.

Allergy Alert (UK): Lidl GB recalls What’s Cooking? Lighter for You Meatballs with Pasta and Spinach (550g; Best before 05 January 2022) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Wojnar‘s Wiener Leckerb. GmbH and Hofer KG recall GOOD Choice Wrap Thai Couscous (170g; Best before 04.11.2020) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): Industry recalls Bettine, Delhaize, Centurion et Carrefour brands of geitenkaas gerijpt / ripe goat cheese (200g; Best before 28/10/2020 – 30/12/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): TALLEC recalls Le Porc de nos villages brand Duo de filet et poitrine rôtis / Roasted fillet and breast duo (Lots lot 02028007 & 02028106; Best before 03/11/2020 & 04/11/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ERMarché recalls JEAN ROZE brand Rôti filet de porc Facon Orloff / Orloff-style roast pork fillet (880g; Lot E03010409; Best before 07/11/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls certain Le Gaulois brand Escalope de dinde et filet tranché de poulet / Turkey cutlets and sliced chicken fillets due to foreign matter (metal) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Furat Foods recalls LAILAND Chilal Käse / cheese (900g & 1250g glass jars; Lots 008 to 267: Best before 06.11.2020) due to foreign matter (small metal particles) contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Luxembourg): Industry recalls various soft goat cheeses due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Uniservice Ltd. recalls Miltonas Funny Mushrooms brand Mushroom-shaped biscuit with compound chocolate (170g; Best before 17.09.2021) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Israel): Eliror High Level Marketing recalls various prepared dishes due to improperly declared soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): We want the nature Ltd. recalls Green Spring brand Chia seeds (700g; Expiry date 30/09/2022) due to foreign matter (metal chips) contaminated.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Woolworths recalls Woolworths In-Store Made Bakery Bread (Rolls and Loaves) (BAKED ON 04.NOV.20) due to foreign matter (glass) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Hororata Foods Ltd recalls Prime Smoke brand Smoked Salmon Shavings (100g; Batch code 13012608F) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: May 29 – 31, 2019

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 27 cases of Salmonella Typhimurium infections in 17 states linked to pet hedgehogs. Two people were hospitalized. Forty-two percent of the outbreak victims are children aged 12 or younger.

Food Safety Recall: Johnsonville, LLC. recalls Johnsonville JALAPEÑO CHEDDAR Smoked Sausage (14 oz. vaccuum-pack; Best by 06/09/2019) due to foreign matter (hard, green plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: J Deluca Fish Company Inc recalls approximately 69,590 pounds of Siluriformes fish products (product of Vietnam) that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States. The recalled items were shipped to distributors and retail locations nationwide.

Food Safety Recall: Perdue Foods LLC recalls approximately 31,703 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products due to foreign matter (pieces of bone) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Los Hernandez, LLC recalls approximately 9,090 pounds of chicken and pork tamales that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Le Pied bleu recalls various foods that were improperly stored. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Marché Dunn recalls Saumon fumé / Smoked salmon (Product sold up to and including May 29, 2019; UPC 238807402806) and Sturgeon fumé / Smoked sturgeon (Product sold up to and including May 29, 2019; UPC 238806305405) because the items were processed and packaged under conditions that may compromise food safety.

Food Safety Recall: Étoile Waldman inc. recalls Organic sliced smoked salmon (Product sold up to and including May 29, 2019) because the product was processed and packaged under conditions that may compromise food safety.

Health Product Safety Recall: Konsar Future Nutrition Inc. recalls a range of natural health products, mainly vitamins and supplements for health and fitness, bodybuilding and weight management after Health Canada serious unsanitary conditions and quality control issues. The government has suspended the company’s site licence and all 101 of its product licences. Please refer to the Health Canada notice for additional details.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Italy): Bauer S.p.a. recalls Dado da brodo funghi porcini / Porcini mushroom broth (60g; Lot #L0010304; Best before 04/22) due to undeclared beta-lactoglobulin.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Bauer S.p.a. recalls Brodo granulare istantaneo funghi / Instant mushroom broth powder (120g; Lot #L0010327; Best before 04/22) due to undeclared beta-lactoglobulin.

Allergy Alert (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Tarama au saumon / Salmon Tarama (100g; Best before 15/06/2019) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): British & Continental recalls Mica 3 Belgian Frangipans (3-pack; All dates up to and including 26 July 2019) due to undeclared wheat (gluten), milk, eggs and soya.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Sodebo recalls Chef Select brand Pizza Prosciutto Funghi (470g; Best before 02/06/2019) due to foreign matter (metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA recalls Double Dragon brand Mung Bean Vermicelli (Lot #000027640; Best before 31.01.2022) due to elevated lead levels.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Coop Danmark recalls X-tra rice cake (100g; Best before 05/02/2020) due to elevated arsenic levels.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Jütro GmbH & Co. KG recalls Sweet sour pineapple – Asian sauce (350g; Batch R264 B 15 L1; Best before 21.03.2020) due to foreign matter (glass fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): M&P Traditional Meat and Food Products recalls all smoked meat pieces, Lovacka Kobasica, Kranjska Kobasica, Domaca Slavonska Kobasica, Grill Kobasica, Domaca Spek, Debrecinka Kobasica, Domaca Kobasica, Cesnjovka Kobasica, Grill Sausages, Kranjska Sausages without Paprika, Huunter Sausages without Paprika, Top Sausages with Paprika, Garlic Sausages without Paprika (all pack sizes, batch codes and use-by dates) because the products were made in a premises that was not approved to manufacture ready-to-eat products.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Peter Stanko Sausages recalls Stanko Traditional Sausages: Top Sausage with Red Pepper, Top Sausages without Paprika (all pack sizes, batch codes and use-by dates) because the products were made in a premises that was not approved to manufacture ready-to-eat products.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): McCain Foods recalls McCain Hash Browns (625g; Best before end September 2020; Product of UK) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): COSWELL SPA recalls Tisana a freddo in filtro VENTRE PIATTO COLD – L’ANGELICA ISTITUTO ERBORISTICO (36g; Lots #910001001, 910101001, 910201001, 910501001; Best before 09/2021) due to E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): AIA Spa recalls BIGGER COTOLETTA DI TACCHINO XXL (280g; Lot #07258011; Best before 08/06/2019) due to foreign matter (white plastic fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): AIA Spa recalls SPINACINE e 4 SPINACINE (220g & 440g; Lot #07258020; Best before 08/06/2019) due to foreign matter (white plastic fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Aldi recalls Trader Joe’s brand Mendiants classic Bio and Trader Joe’s brand Mendiants exotic Bio (250g; various batch codes and use-by dates) due to elevated ochratoxin A contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batches.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Sodebo France recallschef select brand Pizza Prosciutto Funghi (470g; Best before 02/06/19; Product of France) due to foreign matter (metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Weetabix Food Company recalls ASDA FRUIT & FIBRE and Morrisons FRUIT and FIBRE (500g; Batch code 9095; Best before 05 April 2020) due to foreign matter (small pieces of plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): McCain Foods recalls McCain Hash Browns (625g; Batch code W25032019 12:00 to 23:59; Best before end September 2020) due to foreign matter (small pieces of plastic) contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Yata Limited recalls Aurora Packing Company, Inc. US ANGUS PRIME BEEF RIBEYE (Use by May 7 to 13, 2019; Product of USA) due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Aurora Foods Pty Ltd recalls It’s Vegan gluten and dairy free coconut vanilla gelato (500ml; Use By 27/02/21) and It’s Vegan gluten and dairy free black carbon coconut gelato (500ml; Use By 11/01/21) due to undeclared dairy ingredient.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): New World Prestons (Christchurch) recalls New World Prestons brand Beef Premium Mince (All sizes; Batch numbers 10 and 11; Best before 02.06.19) due to foreign matter (clear plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Pak’n Save Lincoln Road recalls Pak’n Save Lincoln Road brand NZ Beef Mince (all sizes; Best before 23.05.19) due to foreign matter (small pieces of black and white soft plastic) contamination.

Pet hedgehogs fingered by CDC as source of Salmonella outbreak

Eleven people in 8 states have been infected with Salmonella Typhimurium after coming in contact with pet hedgehogs, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

One person has been hospitalized.

The outbreak strain was recovered in samples obtained from three pet hedgehogs in two ill patients’ homes in Minnesota.

Illnesses have been confirmed in patients from Colorado (1), Maine (1), Minnesota (2),  Mississippi (1), Missouri (3), Nebraska (1), Texas (1) and Wyoming (1).

Ten of the eleven outbreak victims reported contact with pet hedgehogs obtained from various sources, including pet stores, breeders or online. A common supplier of the hedgehogs has not been identified.

Outbreak victims are between 2 and 28 years old, with 50% of them being 12 years old or younger.

In 2013, pet hedgehogs infected with Salmonella Typhimurium were responsible for an outbreak of salmonellosis in 12 states. One person died, and 8 were hospitalized. In all, 26 people were confirmed to have been infected with the outbreak strain.

Hedgehogs are known to carry Salmonella, according to a 2005 report in Emerging Infectious Diseases. Approximately 28% of infected hedgehogs display no symptoms of the disease.

CDC offers the following advisory to pet owners and retailers of hedgehogs

  • People who own or come in contact with hedgehogs should take steps to stay healthy around their pet.
    • Hedgehogs can carry Salmonella germs in their droppings while appearing healthy and clean.
    • These germs can easily spread to their bodies, habitats, toys, bedding, and anything in the area where they live. People become sick after they touch hedgehogs or anything in their habitats.
  • Wash your hands
    • Always wash hands thoroughly with soap and water right after touching, feeding, or caring for a hedgehog or cleaning its habitat. Adults should supervise handwashing for young children.
  • Play safely
    • Don’t kiss or snuggle hedgehogs, because this can spread Salmonella germs to your face and mouth and make you sick.
    • Don’t let hedgehogs roam freely in areas where food is prepared or stored, such as kitchens.
  • Clean habitats, toys, and supplies outside the house when possible. Avoid cleaning these items in the kitchen or any other location where food is prepared, served, or stored.
  • Pick the right pet for your family. Children under 5 years old, adults over 65, or people with weakened immune systems are at a greater risk for serious illness. Households with these individuals might consider a different pet.
  • Hedgehog breeders, pet stores, or others that sell or display hedgehogs should provide educational materials to employees and customers.