Recalls and Alerts: September 13-14, 2022

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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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Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: The FDA is investigating a new outbreak of 6 cases of Listeria monocytogenes infections. The source of the outbreak has not yet been determined. The FDA is in the process of conducting an on-site inspection, including collection and analysis of samples.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: The CDC reports 7 cases of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to consumption of Ground beef in select HelloFresh meal kits in six states. Six people have been hospitalized, although no cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) have been reported.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA has warned The Royal Ice Cream Company Inc. (Manchester, CT) that an inspection of the company’s ready-to-eat (RTE) ice cream product manufacturing facility conducted in January/February 2022 revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in environmental swabs collected during the inspection as well as other serious violations of Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA has warned Chaur Fong Inc. dba 888 Food Company (South El Monte, CA) that an inspection of the company’s seafood processing facility conducted in June 2022 revealed serious violations of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA has warned Banks Square Market Corp. dba The Produce Connection (Wakefield, MA) that an inspection of the company’s ready-to-eat (RTE) fresh-cut fruit and vegetable processing facility conducted in February/March 2022 revealed revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in environmental swabs collected during the inspection as well as other serious violations of Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Marché Ankasso (Montréal-Nord, QC) recalls ÉPICES CRÉOLES / EPIS KREYOL / Creole spices (Sold up to 9 September 2022) due to lack of mandatory storage temperature labeling.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Rema Distribution Danmark A/S recalls Frilandsgris schnitzler mandel og paprika / Free-range pork schnitzel with nuts and paprika (250g; Best before 20.09.2022) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert (France): AUCHAN RETAIL SERVICES recalls AUCHAN SOLIDAIRES MOUSSE DE FOIE / Liver mousse (160g; Lot 000011011077; Use by 02/10/2022) due to undeclared milk and egg.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Aldi recalls Bramwells Tartare Sauce (175g; Batch code 2118; Best before APR 2023) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): PepsiCo Nederland recalls Duyvis Borrelnoten Provençale / Beer nuts (125g & 1000g; Lot #NLZ 010 230; Best before 15/04/2023 & 20/05/2023, respectively) due to undeclared almonds and cashews.

Allergy Alert (UK): Costa Coffee recalls Costa Coffee British Roast Chicken Salad Sandwich (Use by 11 September 2022, 12 September 2022, 13 September 2022 14 September 2022, 15 September 2022 and 16 September 2022) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (UK): ALDI recalls Bramwells Tartare Sauce (175g; Product code 73685 and 40691; Batch code 2118; Best before April 2023) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert Update (UK): Unisnacks Europe Limited recalls Lotte Pepero Snowy Almond (32g; Best before 01 May 2023 and 02 May 2023) due to undeclared peanuts and sesame.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Franprix recalls Bûche de chèvre Sainte-Maure Franprix / goat cheese log (200g; All Use by dates between 01/10/2022 and 10/10/2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): LEADER PRICE recalls BUCHE FONDANTE
PRESIDENT
/ Cheese log for melting (250g; All Use by dates between 24/09/2022 and 10/10/2022) and Bûche de chèvre Sainte-Maure / Goat cheese (200g; All Use by dates between 02/10/2022 and 25/10/2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Lidl Suomi Ky recalls Président Sainte Maure goat cheese log (200g; Use by 06.10.22, 17.10.22, 20.10.22 and 23.10.22) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (France): CORICO recalls MEDINA HALAL brand Saucisson de dinde / Turkey sausage slices (150g; Lot 9772000250; Use by 17/10/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SILVE INTERMARCHE recalls MONIQUE RANOU brand Sandwich Club Jambon Beurre / Club sandwich with butter and ham (125g; Lot 22-250A; Use by 25/09/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): PANZANI recalls PANZANI brand TOMACOULI NATURE / Tomato sauce, plain (3 x 200g; Multiple lot codes; Best before 01/04/2024 & 01/05/2024) due to possible package leaks.

Food Safety Recall (France): BIOCOOP recalls BIOCOOP brand Farine de sarrasin T130 / Buckwheat flour (1 kg; Lot 290822 FSAT130S1 – 214; Best before 29/08/2023) due to elevated level of ochratoxin A.

Food Safety Recall (France): LE FROMAGER DES HALLES recalls REBLOCHON FERMIER AOP LA GRANGE / Farm cheese wheel (All lots; Use by 30/09/2022) due to possible shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Fa. Hubi GmbH recalls Halva Pistachio / Halvah with pistachios (800g; Best before 27.02.2023; Product of Syria) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Ciavolino Daniele & Figli Roma Srl recalls ALESTO brand ARACHIDI IN GUSCIO TOSTATE / Roasted peanuts in the shell (500g; Lot 19522P; Best before 07/2023) due to elevated level of aflatoxins.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Société Fromagere De Riblaire recalls President brand Tronchetto di Capra / Goat cheese log (1 kg; Lots 238ACN360 – 238ACN72; Best before 25-10-2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Société Fromagere De Riblaire recalls President brand Tronchetto di Capra / Goat cheese log (200g; Lot 232CB05320; Best before 12-10-2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Société Fromagere De Riblaire recalls President brand Tronchetto di Capra / Goat cheese log (200g; Lot 227AD05320; Best before 6-10-2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Hoogvliet recalls Rio brand Gedemineraliseerd water / Demineralized water (Top of bottle code 628072022; Sold since January 2022) because the bottles were filled with an unknown liquid.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Classic Fine Foods (Hong Kong) Limited recalls CHILLED GOAT CHEESE SAINT MAURE (200g; Use by November 1, 2022, and November 5, 2022; Product of France) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Lactalis Singapore Pte. Ltd recalls Président Sainte Maure Cheese (200g; Lot codes 227DD0539, 234AC0565 & 241DD0540; Expiry dates 01/11/22, 05/11/22 & 15/11/22, respectively; Product of France) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Recalls and Alerts: September 10-12, 2022

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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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Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the USDA, the CDC and state agencies are investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses associated with raw ground beef distributed by HelloFresh in meal kits from July 2-21, 2022. The FSIS has released a Public Health Alert with details on the implicated product.

Public Health Alert: FSIS issues a public health alert for GROUND BEEF 85% LEAN/15% FAT in HelloFresh meal kits (10-oz vacuum packages; Codes EST#46841 L1 22 155 or EST#46841 L5 22 155; Shipped to customers from July 2-21, 2022) due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The products are no longer available for purchase, but may still be in consumers’ freezers.

Allergy Alert: ANKUR” Muktanand Foods Inc. recalls ANKUR GOLDEN RAISIN (14 oz (400g); UPC 8904 1704 10327; All batches) due to undeclared sulfites.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Spain): AESAN warns consumers that DIA SNACK MANIAC! Popcorn with salt (80g; Batch 22213; Best before 01/31/2023) contains undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): ASDA recalls ASDA Plant Based Lemon Cheesecake (2 x 100g; All date codes) due to undeclared walnuts and hazelnuts.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): LACTALIS Österreich GmbH recalls Sainte Maure Chèvre 200g PDT X6 / Goat cheese (200g; Best before 02.10.2022, 05.10.2022 and 11.10.2022; Product of France) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Lactalis Danmark recalls Président Sainte Maure goat cheese (200g; Batch nos. 227AD05192, 234EC05192, 241AD05192, 241DD05192; Best before  06.10.2022, 17.10.2022, 20.10.2022, 23.10.2022; Product of France) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Lidl Danmark recalls Chêne d’argent – Fransk gedeost rulle / French goat cheese roll (200g; Use by 06.10.2022, 11.10.2022 and 15.10.2022; Product of France) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Lidl Suomi Ky recalls Chêne d’argent”, 200 g -vuohenjuustoja / Goat cheese (200g; Best before 6/10/2022, 11/10/2022 and 15/10/2022; Product of France) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (France): MONTBEDIS E.LECLERC MONTBELIARD recalls Le Chevrotin brand Sandwich au chèvre / Goat cheese sandwich (Use by 09/09/2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR recalls Carrefour Classic brand Bûche de chèvre / Goat cheese log (180g; All lots; Multiple Best before dates) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): TOURLAVILLE DISTRIBUTION E.Leclerc Tourlaville recalls MAGASIN PIZZA 4 FROMAGES / Four-cheese pizza (600g; Use by 05/09/2022 et le 10/09/2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (France): DIPA CEMOI recalls CEMOI brand LES IRRESISTIBLES COEUR GUIMAUVE / Irresistable marshmallow hearts (197g; Lots beginning with L22131 and L22132; Best before 31/05/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (flexible metal wire).

Food Safety Recall (France): MONTBEDIS E.LECLERC MONTBELIARD recalls E.LECLERC MONTBELIARD brand baguettine fromagère / cheese baguette (Use by 12/09/2022 and 13/09/2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (France): MONTBEDIS E.LECLERC MONTBELIARD recalls E.LECLERC MONTBELIARD brand pizza au chèvre 28cm / Goat cheese pizza (Use by dates between 12/09/2022 and 13/09/2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (France): FROMAGERE DE RIBLAIRE recalls Buche de chèvre Carrefour and Buche de chèvre En Cuisine / Carrefour and En Cuisine brands of goat cheese logs (180g; Best before dates between 27/09/2022 and 13/10/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (France): FROMAGERE DE RIBLAIRE recalls Buche de chèvre Sainte Maure Les Croisés and Buche Fondante Les Croisés / Goat cheeses (300g & 180g, respectively; Best before dates between 25/09/2022 and 14/10/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (France): FROMAGERE DE RIBLAIRE recalls Sainte Maure Leader Price / Goat cheese (200g; Best before dates between 02/10/ 2022 and 13/10/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (France): FROMAGERE DE RIBLAIRE recalls Sainte Maure Leader Price / Goat cheese (200g; Best before dates between 14/10/2022 and 25/10/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (France): COOPERATIVE U ENSEIGNE recalls U brand FROMAGE DE CHEVRE PASTEURISE STE MAURE 25%MG BUCHE / Pasteurized goat cheese lot, 25% milk fat (200g; All lots; Multiple Use by dates) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Lidl recalls Chêne d’Argent brand Bûche de Chèvre / Goat cheese log (180g; Multiple Best before dates) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): SCAMARK E.LECLERC recalls Buche de chèvre Sainte Maure Les Croisés and Buche Fondante Les Croisés / Goat cheeses (300g & 180g, respectively; Best before dates between 29/09/2022 and 14/10/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (France): COOPERATIVE U recalls U brand MOULES DE BOUCHOT ELEVEES EN FRANCE / Bouchot mussels, raised in France (1.4 kg; Lot 2220609250; Use by 15/09/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOMIRA INTERMARCHE LONS LE SAUNIER recalls MERGUEZ FABRIQUEES DANS NOS ATELIERS / sausages (Lot 1 1 234/817185; Use by 01/09/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ARGENTAN DISTRIBUTION recalls Point Chaud brand Pizza 4 Fromages et Gourmande Chèvre Fabrication Interne / 4-cheese pizza and goat cheese gourmande, made in-house (Lots 31/08/2022 to 09/09/2022, inclusive) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Lactalis Deutschland GmbH recalls multiple goat cheese products due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Société Fromagere De Riblaire recalls PRESIDENT brand Tronchetto di Capra / Goat cheese log (1 kg; Lot 227A; Best before 25-10-2022) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Société Fromagere De Riblaire recalls PRESIDENT brand Tronchetto di Capra / Goat cheese log (200g; Lot 227A; Best before 06/10/2022-12/10/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Wojnar’s Wiener Leckerbissen recalls Good Choice brand Insalata di patate con olio e aceto / Potato salad with oil and vinegar (1kg; Best before 21.09.22) due to foreign matter contamination (glass).

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): La société fromagère de Riblaire recalls multiple President brand cheeses due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): ICA recalls ICA Chèvre / goat cheese (170g; Best before 2022-10-04, 2022-10-14, 2022-10-15, 2022-10-19 and 2022-10-30) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).