Recalls and Alerts: December 2-3, 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 UPDATE: CDC reports 14 confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 infections in 9 states, with 4 people hospitalized. According to FDA, the Minnesota officials found E. coli O157:H7 in a package of leftover Josie’s Organics baby spinach collected from a sick person’s home. Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) analysis is in progress to determine if the strain of E. coli O157:H7 present in the product sample matches the outbreak strain. 

Allergy Alert: BUBS Naturals recalls Fountain of Youth Formula Collagen Protein Powder (10.16-ounce containers; Lots #04230401 & 5908501; Expiration dates 05/28/2022 & 07/13/2023, respectively) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Erie Meat Products Ltd. recalls approximately 1,224 pounds of GOLDEN MAPLE Chicken Bologna (12 x 2-lb vacuum-packed packages/case; Best before 2023-APR-13, 2023-APR-18 & 2023-MAY-03) that were imported and distributed into the United States without the benefit of FSIS import reinspection.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: La Cité Agricole (Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC) recalls POTAGE DE CAROTTE / Carrot soup (Sold up to 3 December 2021) and SAUCE SPAGHETTI BŒUF & PORC / Beef & pork spaghetti sauce (500 ml & 1 L jars; Sold up to 3 December 2021) due to lack of mandated labeling specifying that the products must be kept refrigerated.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Norway): The Norwegian Food Safety Authority reports that imported frozen raspberries were the probable cause of an outbreak of 20 cases of Hepatitis A infections between April and October of this year.

Allergy Alert (France): GIE PASQUIER recalls Brioche Pasquier brand Couronne Pépites de Chocolat / Chocolate chip crowns (450g; Lot 31/12/2021 04 (19:33 à 20:00) C330; Best before 31/12/2021) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Arche Naturprodukte GmbH recalls Bio Arche Shiitake Pilze getrockne / Dried organic shiitake mushrooms (40g; Best before 31.08.2022, 30.11.2022 & 31.03.2023) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Temizkan & Co. GesmbH recalls Temizkan brand Himbeeraugen / Raspberry eyes (250g; All Best before dates) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): PLUS recalls PLUS brand Gehaktbal stroganoff met spinazie / Meatball stroganoff with spinach (450g; Best before 11-12-2021) due to undeclared gluten.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Rynkeby Foods A/S recalls Brämhults Presset Æble Pressed Apple Juice (850 ml; Lot #0000907074; Best before 17.12.2021) due to patulin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LINADIS INTERMARCHE recalls Viande ou steak haché frais / Fresh ground beef or fresh ground steak (Sold in meat department on demand; Lot B145000000474) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SODIMONT E.LECLERC MONTCEAU-LES-MINES recalls Pomme de terre/harengs / Potato & herring salad (Use by 30/11/2021 & 02/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DEMARNE recalls LA BARRE brand FILETS DE HARENGS SALES ET FUMES A L’HUILE DE COLZA / Salted, smoked herring fillets in colza oil (2.5 kg; Lot #044121/243; Use by 12/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SILVE INTERMARCHE recalls Portion de Saint-Nectaire AOP Laitier / Cheese (200g; Lot #21323119; Best before 24/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS VIVANT PAUL ET FILS recalls Maison VIVANT brand Tripes cuisinées / Cooked tripe (400g; Lot #3020411; Use by dates between 20/12/2021 et le 05/01/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Lait des Campagnes du grand ouest demi-écrémé stérilisé UHT / Part-skimmed milk from the “great west” region, UHT-sterilized (1-L brick pack; Lot 21 270 L1; Best before 27/02/2022) due to evidence of a risk of curdled milk.

Food Safety Recall (France): BROCELIANDE – ALH recalls Brocéliande brand Terrine forestière / Forest terrine (3 kg; Lot 1031496; Use by 02/01/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LES FROMAGERIES OCCITANES recalls Cantorel brand Saint-Nectaire AOP laitier / Cheese (Lot #32329121; Best before 18/01/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE COOPERATIVE APPROVISIONNEMENT – SCAPMAREE E.LECLERC recalls Hareng façon kipper P/ANE / Kippered herring (3kg; Lots 474475 & 474481; Use by 12/12/2021 & 15/12/2021, respectively) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Die Frischebox GmbH recalls Feigenbrot mit Pflaumen, Mandeln und Walnüssen / Fig bread with plums, almonds and walnuts (200g; Lot #L1756; Best before 15.10.2022) due to an elevated level of ochratoxin.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): ERDBÄR GMBH recalls Freche Freunde Kichererbse Brezeln / Chickpea pretzels (75g; Lot L3431; Best before 25.6.2022) due to foreign matter (metal wire) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): CAM Revolution Srl recalls FISH & FRIENDS brand POLPA DI GRANCEOLA / Crab pulp (150g; Lot 162507; Best before 07-12-2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): COPANEX SRL recalls Pipote de pui. Produs congelat / Frozen chicken breasts (500g; Lot #301021; Expiration date 14.09.2022; Product of Poland) due to Salmonella Enteritidis contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): COPANEX SRL recalls Ficat de pui. Produs congelat. / Frozen chicken liver (1000g; Lot 021121; Expiration date 17.02.2023; Product of Poland) due to Salmonella Enteritidis contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): COPANEX SRL recalls Pipote de pui. Produs congelat / Frozen chicken breasts (500g; All lot codes and expiration dates; Product of Poland) due to Salmonella Enteritidis contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Kosterfiskarn recalls Hand-peeled shrimp (420g; Best before dates from 19/12-21 to 7/2-22) due to foreign matter (piece of glass) contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): A.D. Peppers recalls several Total Chef brand salads due to undeclared allergens and errors in labeling. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Hermes Fish Ltd. recalls multiple products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Recalls and Alerts: October 5-6, 2021

TAINTEDHere 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 is investigating a new outbreak of 20 Listeria monocytogenes illnesses that may be associated with a food product. No details have been released.

Allergy Alert: Chocolate and the Chip recalls multiple bakery products due to undeclared wheat, milk, soy, and tree nuts. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Création Toi et Moi recalls Sauce Primavera (500 ml & 1 L; Sold up to 5 October 2021) and Sauce à Spaghetti (1 L; Sold up to 5 October 2021) because the items were prepared and packed under conditions that do not ensure safety for human consumption.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Norway): The Norwegian Food Safety Authority and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health are investigating an outbreak of 10 cases of Hepatitis A in several counties. No specific food or water source has been identified.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Pâtisserie Sirre recalls Sirre brand Glace Pistache / Pistachio ice cream (500g; Lots 02021061300015, 0202183000010 & 02021072900004; Use by 10/12/2021, 02/11/2021 & 15/01/2022) due to undeclared hazelnuts and soy.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls AH Bio Vegan spinazieburger / Vegan organic spinach burger (160g; Use by 04-10-2021, 11-10-2021, 18-10-2021, 25-10-2021, 1-11-2021) and AH Bio burger de potiron au thym vegan / Vegan organic pumpkin burger with thyme (160g; Use by 04-10-2021, 11-10-2021, 18-10-2021, 25-10-2021, 1-11-2021, 08-11-2021) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Mudis Minimarked, Sami’s fruit & vegetables, ALFA + ApS and Lærkeparken’s Købmand recalls Deemah Vanilla Cream biscuits (480g; Best before 11/01/2022) due to undeclared sulphite.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Hauser Weinimport GmbH recalls Sangria 7 % vol (1 L; Lots L6495 & L6825) due to undeclared sulphites.

Food Safety Recall (France): TREGORDIS LECLERC recalls SAUCISSE / CHAIR A SAUCISSE / CHIPOLATAS sausages (Lot 06.10.2021 & 279; Use by 15/10/2021) due to foreign matter (metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): COOPERATIVE U recalls U SAVEURS brand PAIN AU CHOCOLAT (multiple packaging formats) due to foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CSF CARREFOUR MARKET recalls TERRINE DE FAISAN AU PORTO / Pheasant terrine in port (Sold from 28/09/2021 to 04/ 10/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SAS PATRICK BOUVARD recalls Le tuyé de Mésandans brand Fromage de tête sans nitrite / Nitrite-free head cheese (500g & 2 kg; Lot #644856 & 644810; Use by 26/09/ 2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): COOPERATIVE U recalls SYSTEME U brand MERGUEZ sausages (Lot #59481/04460222; Use by 13/10/2021) due to foreign matter (metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BISCORNU recalls various Biscornu brand plats cuisinés pasteurisés en bocaux / Pasteurized meals due to defects in package seams. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): NIKAIADIS LECLERC NICE ST ISIDORE recalls TOMME DE CHEVRE CORSE GM FE / Corsican Goat cheese (All lots; Use by 25/09/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LA TOUR 66 UTILE recalls utile rayon traditionnel brand terrine aveyronnaise / Aveyron terrine (~ 1 kg; Lot 243; Use by 01/10/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Matfugl ehf recalls Ali, Bónus, FK brands of chicken, whole and pieces (Lot 011-21-34-5-29) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): SALUMIFICIO CORNICCHIA SRL recalls SALUMIFICIO CORNICCHIA SRL brand SALSICCIA STAGIONATA / Seasoned sausage (Lot #213141; Best before 06-02-2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Morrisons recalls Morrisons Amour Classic Vanilla Ice Cream (360 ml (3 x 120 ml); Best before February 2023) due to possible foreign matter (small pieces of plastic) contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: August 5-6, 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.

If you would like to receive automatic email alerts for all new articles posted on eFoodAlert, please submit your request using the sidebar link.

Interested in learning more about food safety and the history of foodborne disease outbreaks and investigations? Click on the TAINTED menu at the top of the page to read a short excerpt, then follow the buy links to add a digital or print copy to your personal library.

United States

Food Safety Recall: Blount Fine Foods recalls Panera BREAD at HOME Chicken Tortilla Soup (16-oz plastic containers; Lot code 070121-1V; Use by 09/09/2021) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of gray nitrile glove) contamination.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Taste for Luxury recalls Luigi Guffanti brand Cheese Taleggio Dop a Latte Crudo Incarto Verde raw milk cheese (~1.8 kg; Lot No. 2.020/21; Product code L.16172 20.08.21) due to Staphylococcus aureus contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Les p’tits pots de Justine recalls Confit d’oignons bacon-érable / Onion-bacon-maple confit (125 ml; Sold up to 2 August 2021) because the product was made and packaged under conditions that do not assure their safety.

Food Safety Recall: Les Vergers Ivanhoë Faille recalls Purée de fleur d’ail / Garlic flower purée (Sold up to 4 August 2021) because the product was made and packaged under conditions that do not assure their safety.

Food Safety Recall: Mehadrin Meat recalls Mehadrin brand CHIKEN BUTTER  (16 oz, 125 ml & 250 ml; Sold up to 4 August 2021) because the label is lacking mandatory storage temperature instructions.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): A&A TRADERS LTD recalls TRS Asia’s Finest Food brand Cinnamon powder (100g; Lot #2020210; Best before 31/7/2023) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Government orders recall of Annam brand cinnamon (50g; Lot #89/CNM/2020; Best before 01/11/2023) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Finland): Oy Makrobios Ab recalls three protein powders due to undeclared gluten. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (France): UNIGO SUPER U recalls SUPER U VERTOU brand vacherin mangue passion vanille / Mango, passionfruit, vanilla vacherin (10 pieces; All lots; All Use by dates between 01/10/2020 & 27/10/ 2021) due to undeclared soy and wheat.

Allergy Alert (UK): Aldi recalls Crestwood 2 Puff Pastry Cheese and Onion Slices (300g; Use by 16 August 2021) due to undeclared gluten (barley) and mustard.

Food Safety Recall (France): MIDI TIELLES recalls La cuisine du poissonnier brand Tielle sétoise gourmande / gourmet pie (2 x 125g & 500g; Lot #21208; Use by 18/08/2021) due to possible foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MIDI TIELLES recalls La cuisine du poissonnier brand Tielle sétoise gourmande / gourmet pie (2 x 125g & 500g; Lot #21209; Use by 19/08/2021) due to possible foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): EMILE FOURNIER ET FILS  recalls Fournier fils brand Filets de haddock fumé / Smoked haddock fillet (200g; Lot 2120730; Use by 16/08/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): PIERRAT CHARCUTERIE recalls PIERRAT brand VERITABLE MERGUEZ A GRILLER / Authentic Merguez for grilling (pkgs of 5 & 10; Lot 295; Use by 06/08/2021, 07/08/2021, 08/08/2021 & 09/08/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE COOPERATIVE APPROVISIONNEMENT – SCAPMAREE recalls MARQUE FOURNISSEUR SAUMEXTRA brand FILET DE MAQUEREAUX OIGNONS FUME / Smoked mackerel fillets with onion (2 kg; Lot #21207003; Use by 13/08/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BROCELIANDE – ALH recalls ROTI CUIT SUPERIEUR DORE FLEUR DE SEL (~1.5 kg; Lot #998566; Use by dates between 27/08/2021 & 29/08/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Cahill´s Farm Cheese Ltd., Irland recalls Cahill´s Ireland Original Irish Porter (145 g; Lot #21116; Best before 26.09.2021) and Cahill´s Ireland Original Irish Whiskey (200 g; Lots 21110 & 21125; Best before 20.09.2021 & 05.10.2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Sirplus GmbH recalls SIRPLUS BIO SUPERFOOD BEEREN MIX / Organic berry mix (500g; Lot #2006052021; Use by 16.08.2021) due to foreign matter (glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): ARICCIA FOOD SRL recalls COPPA DI TESTA SOTTOVUOTO / Head cheese, vacuum-packed (200g – 5 kg; Lot #05/07; Best before 03.09.2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Jumbo Importers Ltd recalls various KOO canned products because of a defective side-seam weld in a small number of cans, which could permit microbial contamination of the contents. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Picky Eaters Pty Ltd recalls Jordan River dates (1 kg & 5 kg; Batch JRD 1/2021; Expiry date June 2022; Product of Jordan) due to potential Hepatitis A virus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Industry recalls specific batches of Koo, Hugo’s and Helderberg brand canned vegetables, beans and spaghetti products due to a packaging fault, which may lead to a potential risk of microbial contamination in the products. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.