Recalls and Alerts: November 1-2, 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 UPDATE: CDC and FDA supply an expanded list of retail establishments that may have received recalled products associated with a Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to brie and camembert soft cheeses.

Allergy Alert: Cedar Creek Popcorn recalls Old-Fashioned Caramel Holiday Popcorn Box (18 oz; All lots and dates of manufacture; UPC 025606000612) due to undeclared gluten.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Bakkover Foods USA Inc. that an inspection of the company’s ready-to-eat (RTE) dips, soups, salad bases, burritos, entrée style meals, and seafood products found Listeria monocytogenes in environmental samples collected during the inspection and significant violations of Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food, and Seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Denmark): The Statens Serum Institut is investigating an outbreak of 15 cases of Salmonella Typhimurium infections that occurred between August 15, 2022 and September 27, 2022. The outbreak is believed to be food-related, and patient interviews are in progress.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI issues allergy alert for Baxter & Greene Beef Lasagne (400g & 800g; All batch codes and best before dates) due to undeclared wheat, milk, egg and celery.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): PLUS supermarkten recalls Uit de keuken van PLUS brand risotto paddenstoelen / Mushroom risotto (Expiry date 06-11-2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): JustEgg recalls Massgainer choklad and Massgainer lemon cheesecake /Chocolate cake and lemon cheesecakes (1.5 kg) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (UK): 3D Trading recalls Mrs Freshley’s Apple Fruit Pies (4.5 oz; Best before 28 October 2022, 31 October 2022, 4 November 2022, 7 November 2022) and Mrs Freshley’s Cherry Fruit Pie (4.5 oz; 28 October 2022, 31 October 2022, 4 November 2022, 7 November 2022) due to undeclared soy.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Aldi recalls Belgian Quality brand Steak de sanglier mariné / Marinated wild boar steak (Lot 22297; Use by 09/11/2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE BEURRIERE DE RETIERS recalls NOISETLAIT brand beurre demi -sel / reduced-salt butter (500g; Lot 294A; Use by 06/01/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE BEURRIERE DE RETIERS recalls PRESIDENT brand beurre demi -sel / reduced-salt butter (500g; Lot 294A; Use by 06/01/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (France): LES ATELIERS recalls GRILLO PARTY brand PLATEAU PANACHE / Panache tray (Lot 22297-5349; Use by 01/11/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LES ATELIERS recalls GRILLO PARTY brand MERGUEZ (pkg of 6; Lot 22297-5383; Use by 01/11/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): RIVERY EXPLOITATION LECLERC recalls pavé de saumon frais emballé / Fresh salmon fillet (Use by 22/10/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SO.DI.GAR. E.LECLERC recalls E.LECLERC ROQUES brand EMINCE DE POULET CREME MORILLES / Sliced chicken with creamed morels (Use by 23/10/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Industry recalls Nam Meo Black Fungus Nature’s Best Harvest (100g; Best before 10/10/2023; Product of Vietnam) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Aldi recalls Belgian Quality brand Steak de sanglier mariné / Marinated wild boar steak (Lot 22297; Use by 09/11/2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): PROFI recalls SPANAC PUNGA / Punga spinach (500g; Lot #Romania 845; Supplied by KREPSIS AVANTAJ SRL) due to Hepatitis A virus contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Singapore): Daiso Singapore Pte Ltd recalls H&H Tiramisu Twist Cookies (Expiry dates 06/2023, 07/2023, 10/202; Product of Malaysia) due to undeclared egg, hazelnut and almond.

Recalls and Alerts: October 4-5, 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

CONSUMER ADVISORY (Michigan): The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is advising consumers not to eat any Kuntry Gardens produce or products containing produce from Kuntry Gardens of Homer, MI, as it may be contaminated with raw, untreated human waste. During a routine produce safety inspection, MDARD staff identified that Kuntry Gardens was using raw, untreated human waste on the fields where produce was grown for sale to local grocery stores and direct sale. Please refer to the Michigan advisory for a list of locations where the products were sold.

Food Safety Recall: Swiss American recalls St Louis Brie products after being alerted by the manufacturer Old Europe Cheese, Inc. that the products could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Gaton’s Foods Dairy recalls Nature’s Best brand Light Mozzarella (800g; Batch code 22116; Best before 2023/01/20; UPC 6 80852 00184 6), Zavat Chalav brand Light Mozzarella Thins (150g; Batch code 22116; Best before 23/01/20; UPC 6 80852 91089 6) and Zavat Chalav brand Shredded Light Mozzarella (800g; Batch code 22116; Best before 2023/01/21; UPC 6 8085 291044 5) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled products were sold in Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

Food Safety Recall:  Poisson d’Or (Québec, QC) recalls Pâte de homard / Lobster paste (Sold up to 4 October, 2022) because the manner of preparation and packaging does not ensure safety for consumption.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Authorities recall To Øl x Omnipollo brand Brewtrance (Lot 24F281B; Best before 08/10/2031) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Food Safety Recall (France): PAVAR SUPER U recalls GUASCH brand Jambon sec de l’Oncle sans os / Boneless dry ham (Lot T21274; Best by 30/06/2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BOURGOGNE SALAISONS Porc71 recalls PORC 71 brand galantine de porc / Pork galatine (Lot 1251; Use by 30/10/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BOURGOGNE SALAISONS Porc71 recalls PORC71 brand Ballotine de volaille en demi / Poultry ballotine (Lot 1251; Use by 28/10/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DELPEYRAT DSAS recalls 2 Tranches de saumon fumé / Smoked salmon, 2 slices (70g; Lot F2650011; Use by 23/10/2022) and Toast de saumon fumé / Smoked salmon toast (80g; Lot F2650482; Use by 23/10/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FRABOUCHERIE Henri Boucher Hazebrouck Avenue Jacob  recalls Fabriquée sur place brand Chair porc et bœuf / Pork and beef ground meat for sausages (Sold 01/10/2022 between 8H30 and 11H) due to foreign matter contamination (plastic or metal).

Food Safety Recall (France): FRABOUCHERIE Henri Boucher Hazebrouck Avenue Jacob  recalls Fabriqué sur place brand Filet américain / raw beef spread ((Sold 01/10/2022 between 8H30 and 11H) due to foreign matter contamination (plastic or metal).

Food Safety Recall (France): LIDL recalls Pavé de thon qualité sashimi / Sashimi-quality tuna steak (120g; Lot 9222690077; Use by 10/10/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Laboratorio Gastronomico Due A.A. srl recalls Gli Allegri Sapori brand tramezzino salmone e maionese / Salmon and mayonnaise sandwich (140g; Lot 22952 1 and 22952 2; Use by 10-10-2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): PROSCIUTTIFICIO SAN MICHELE SRL recalls SUPERMERCATI IPERAL S.p.A brand PORCHETTA DI ARICCIA / Boneless pork roast (90g; Lot V233557; Best before 14-10-2022) due to non-conformance to microbiological standards.

Food Safety Recall Update (Spain): Manufacturer updates prior recall of liver sausages to include additional brands due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (New Zealand): New Zealand Food Safety is investigating 12 cases of Hepatitis A virus infections linked to consumption of frozen berries. Seven people are hospitalized. So far, 8 of the 12 cases are linked by genetic sequencing and are a genetic match to a virus which caused illness in Sweden in 2020 and 2021. Those illnesses had a possible link to frozen berries from Serbia.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Bega Dairy and Drinks Pty. Ltd. recalls four flavours of Dare Iced Coffee (750mL) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of plastic). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Foodstuffs Own Brands Ltd recalls Pams brand Mixed Berries, Two Berry Mix, Smoothie Berry Mix, and Raspberries (All batches and dates) as a precaution due to a possible link of Hepatitis A associated with frozen berries sourced from Serbia. The New Zealand Food Safety investigation into the source of Hepatitis A contamination is ongoing.

Recalls and Alerts: September 15-16, 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 investigation of consumer complaints of gastrointestinal illness and abnormal liver function that may be attributable to eating Daily Harvest French Lentil & Leek Crumbles frozen product is on-going. The agency has received 386 “Adverse Event Reports,” including 130 hospitalizations. Daily Harvest initiated a recall on June 17, 2022. The FDA reminds consumers not to eat, sell, or serve recalled products. Consumers who may still have the recalled product in their freezers should throw it away.

Allergy Alert: FSIS issues Public Health Alert for aprons READY TO COOK MEAL FOR ONE BACON-CHEDDAR SMOTHERED CHICKEN (12 oz plastic wrapped metal containers; Use by 9/21/2022) due to undeclared egg. A recall was not requested because the products are no longer available for purchase.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Cardinal Meat Specialists Ltd. recalls M&M Food Market brand Prime Rib Beef Burgers (825g; Batch code 195 2; UPC 6 61815 01672 5) due to undeclared gluten and wheat.

Food Safety Recall: Œuf Xceptionnel (Saint-Constant, QC) recalls SAUMON FUMÉ / Smoked salmon (Sold up to 15 September 2022) due to lack of mandatory storage temperature instruction labeling.

Europe

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Käserei Gloggnitz GmbH recalls Kajmak, Trinkjoghurt, Frischkäse / Kajmak, Drinking yoghurt and cream cheese due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): LEADER PRICE recalls PANZANI brand TOMACOULI / tomato coulis (3 x 200g; Best before 01/04/2024 & 01/05/2024; Multiple lot codes) due to package defect that could result in swollen packages.

Food Safety Recall (France): AZ Distribution recalls ALGOTA brand Sésame Tahini (400g; Lot P1/2021; Best by 31/01/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): PRODUCTION MYTILIMER recalls La Cancalaise brand Moules de Bouchot Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel AOP / Bouchot mussels (1.4 kg; Lot 8350809251; Use by 16/09/2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LE PETIT DIEU recalls Le petit Dieu Rollot Fermier / Farm cheese wheel (Lots 170, 177, 198; Best before dates between 29/09/2022 and 12/10/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Lidl recalls Etal du boucher brand Merguez fortes sausages (Lot C2250350; Use by 19/09/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): EARL DES GIRAULTS recalls EARL des Giraults brand oeufs en vrac / Bulk shell eggs (Use by dates between 08/08/2022 and 10/10/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOLEANE recalls SOLEANE brand SALADE DE PATE AU JAMBON EMMENTAL OU GNOCCHI AU JAMBON EMMENTAL / Pasta salad with emmental, ham or gnocchi (230g, 400g & 2.5 kg; Lot 248; Use by 30/09/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOLEANE recalls SOLEANE and MON POTAGER brands SALADE NORVEGIENNE AU SAUMON FUME / Norwegian salad with smoked salmon (400g & 2.5 kg; Lot 245; Use by 27/09/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DIPA CEMOI recalls L’authentique petit ourson guimauve lait XL / Milk chocolate covered marshmallow bear (25g; Lot number starting 22171; Best before 30/06/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (metal wire).

Food Safety Recall (France): KARMIN INTERMARCHE CHAROLLES recalls ONETIK brand OSSAU IRATY AU LAIT CRU / Ossau Iraty (sheep milk cheese) made with raw milk (Lot 082; Use by 10/11/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GAEC RECONNU LA MARTINERIE recalls fromage frais / fresh cheese made with raw cow’s milk (Lot 0609; Best by 18/09/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): EDEKA recalls Gut & Günstig Frischeiwaffeln / Fresh egg waffles (250g; Best before 04.11.2022) due to foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Dovgan GmbH recalls SUNTAT Helva mit Vanillegeschmack / Vanilla flavoured halvah (350g; Lot 11.2023 L 15M21; Best before 11/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Fa. BLG Kardesler GmbH recalls SUNTAT Helva mit Vanillegeschmack / Vanilla flavoured halvah (350g; Lot L 15M21; Best before 30.11.2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Spain): Industry recalls President brand Président Rulo cabra Sainte Maure / Saint Maure goat cheese log (180g x 6pcs; Expiry dates 10/10/2022, 10/13/2022 and 10/21/2022; Product of France) and President brand queso cabra Riblaire / Riblaire goat cheese (1 kg x 2 pcs; Expiry dates 10/24/2022 and 10/28/2022; Product of France) due to foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (Spain): Industry recalls Ovopack brand Huevo entero líquido pasteurizado / Pasteurized liquid whole egg (1L Tetrabrik; Lot 11160; Expiry date 01/10/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Public Health Alert (New Zealand): The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is advising consumers of a possible risk of contracting Hepatitis A from imported frozen berries. Consumers, especially those with chronic liver damage, the elderly and pregnant people to consider extra precautions if eating frozen berries. MPI is aware of three genetically linked cases of Hepatitis A virus in individuals who regularly consume imported frozen berries.