Recalls and Alerts: September 17-19, 2022

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Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

United States

Allergy Alert: Valley International Cold Storage Acquisition, LLC recalls Healthy Choice POWER BOWLS Korean-Style Beef (9.25 oz cartons; Lot code 5246220320; Best by 04-18-2023) due to undeclared milk.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Tofutown North America, Inc. recalls Viana brand Veggie Cevapcici (200g; Date code 31/3/23; UPC 8 78397 00406 8) due to undeclared almond.

Food Safety Recall: Kam Ding Investment Ltd. recalls K-Fresh Fresh Produce brand Enoki Mushroom (200g; Product code SN: 080202; UPC 4 892742 010234) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was sold in British Columbia and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

Europe

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

Food Safety Recall (France): SCAMARK E.LECLERC recalls DOUCEUR DU VERGER brand DESSERT DE FRUIT POMME / Apple dessert (16 x 100g; Lot LF2205691; Best before 25/01/2023) due to elevated patulin levels.

Food Safety Recall (France): International Store recalls Asian choice brand Wakame Salade / Seaweed salad (225g; Lot 2111040038; Use by 25/07/2023) due to Hepatitis E virus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SARL IKIZDERE IYI MARKET recalls EKONOMIK brand TAHIN HELVA PISTACHE / Tahini halvah with pistachios (300g; Lot L16B22; Use by 29/02/ 2024) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): DekaMarkt recalls DekaVers Buffelmozzarella Piccolini / Buffalo mozzarella piccolini cheese (125g; Expiration date 8-10-2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): PNS FRESH INTERNATIONAL recalls CASINO STE MAURE GOAT LOG (200g; Use by dates between September 25, 2022 to October 10, 2022; Product of France) due to foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Zarobi Cruise Galilee Ltd recalls Zarobi Craper Galilee ground nutmeg (100g; Best by 14.06.2024) due to high level of toxins.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Yossi Cohen butcher recalls Yossi Cohen butcher brand frozen kebab (1 kg; Use by dates 11.2.22-14.11.22) due to Salmonella contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: August 9-10, 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: FDA is continuing to investigate two separate Cyclospora outbreaks, totalling 83 illnesses. No food source has been identified in either outbreak.

Food Safety Recall Update: Lyons Magnus LLC expands its earlier recall to include additional nutritional and beverage products due to potential for microbial contamination, including Clostridium botulinum and Cronobacter sakazakii. Root cause analysis indicates that the products did not meet commercial sterility specifications. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Cuisine Centrale Prêt-à-Manger Inc. recalls Adonis brand All Dressed Mini Pizzas (144 count; Product code 4010272; Best before 22 OC 11, 22 OC 10, 22 OC 06, 22 SE 28, 22 SE 04, 22 AU 28, 22 AU 22) and Adonis brand Hot Dog Rolls (96 count; Product code 4010270; Best before 22 NO 12, 22 NO 08, 22 NO 01, 22 OC 27, 22 OC 15, 22 OC 12, 22 OC 04, 22 OC 01, 22 SE 30, 22 SE 17) due to undeclared pea protein.

Allergy Alert: Olde York Potato Chips recalls Circle K brand Classic Potato Chips (66g; Best before 2023 JA 11 1A8 21:45 to 2023 JA 11 1A8 23:10; UPC 1 94283 10103 2) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Amy’s Kitchen Inc. recalls Amy’s brand Vietnamese Banh Mi Wrap (156g; Batch codes 30F2422, 30E0622, 30D1122, 30B1422, 30J0121, 30I1721, 30H2721, 30G2321, 30F2521, 30E2821, 30D3021, 30D0921, 30D0221, 30B2621, 30B0521, 30L0420, 30J2320, 30J0220, 30-L199; UPC 0 42272 91238 4) due to undeclared mustard.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Germany): Fa. Bleyer & Wichert GmbH & Co. KG recalls Kleine Rostbratwürstel / Small grilled sausages (350 g (14 x 25g); Lot 561; Use by 12.08.2022 – 25.09.2022) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (UK): Linda McCartney recalls Linda McCartney 2 Vegetarian 1/4lb burgers (227g; Batch codes 20922, 21022 and 21122; Best before January 2024) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA recalls Asian Choice brand Seaweed Salad (225g; Expiry date 25/07/2023) due to possible Hepatitis E virus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): MALI ASIAN MARKET recalls Asian Choice brand Seaweed Salad (225g; Expiry date 25/07/2023) due to possible Hepatitis E virus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Colruyt and OKay recall Boni Selection brand Quatre-quarts (500g; Lots B179 – B180; Best before 27/8/2022 – 28/8/2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination (pieces of metal).

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Arla Oy recalls Arla Little Baby Organic 1 UHT (500 ml; Best before 29 October 2022) due to a packaging error that might result in product spoilage.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Raisio Oyj recalls Beanit®-härkäpapumuru umami / Broad-bean umami (250g; Expiry dates of August 25, 2022 and August 26, 2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LAGUILLAUMIE recalls ARABI brand ALLUMETTES DE POULET / Chicken sticks (230g; Lot L2207005; Use by 18/08/2022 & 31/08/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LE FUMOIR prod’fish recalls prod’fish brand Saumon fumé Norvège prétranché / Sliced Norwegian smoked salmon (Lot 716158; Use by 09/08/ 2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Loseld Distribution recalls Ronckier brand Fromage de Bergues cheese (All Lots; Use by 30/08/2022, 06/09/2022, and 23/08/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): RONCKIER JEAN-BERNARD recalls LAIT BATTU / Buttermilk (1 L; All lots) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GAEC des Alpines recalls Les Alpines brand Crottins Ecrou du Fromager cendré Ecrou du fromager aux Graines de Fenugrec cheeses (Lot 0730; Use by 30/08/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SODIRIB LECLERC recalls Pavé de Saumon / Salmon steak (Lot Marine 9270A; Origin 2214252) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SODIRIB LECLERC recalls Brochettes de poulet marinée barbecue trad / Marinated chicken skewers (Lot 22194002; Use by 27/07/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Al Shalati Großhandel recalls Al Gota – Sesame Tahini (400g; Lot 1066; Expiry date 01.2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Heinrich Aldag Altländer Fleisch – und Wurstwaren GmbH & Co. KG recalls Putenzwiebelmettwurst SB / Turkey onion mettwurst (500g & 1000g; Lot 210722; Use by 10.08.2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): OSSOLANO D.O.P. recalls FORMAGGIO OSSOLANO D.O.P. cheese (Lot 00054-34381 / ns. L 2186) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): TRS ASIAN FINEST FOODS recalls TRS Madras Hot Curry Powder (100g & 400g; All lots; Expiry date 06/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Food Safety Authority recalls Asian Choice brand Seaweed Salad (225g; Expiry date 25/07/2023) due to possible Hepatitis E virus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Colruyt recalls Boni Selection brand Quatre-quarts (500g; Lots B179 – B180; Best before 27/8/2022 – 28/8/2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination (pieces of metal).

Food Safety Recall (Spain): Aldi, Lidl and Mercadona recall multiple ice cream products due to foreign matter contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Hong Kong): Jireh International Health Ltd recalls Organic Traditions brand Dark Chocolate Almonds (100g; Best before February 28, 2023 & March 28, 2023; Product of Canada) and Organic Traditions brand Dark Chocolate Hazelnuts (100g; Best before January 30, 2023 & March 8, 2023) due to undeclared milk and tree nuts (cashew, almond and/or hazelnuts).

Allergy Alert (Israel): Kedma Jerusalem Import 2002 Ltd. recalls “Almond fruit” cold-pressed almond puree (400g; Expiry date 06.2023) due to undeclared peanuts and sesame.

Australia and New Zealand

OUTBREAK ALERT and Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Middle East Ltd recalls Algota brand Halvah Tahini, Algota brand Halvah with Pistachio, and Algota brand Sesame Tahini (all packaging size variations; Batch codes 359 & 498; Products of Syria) due to possible Salmonella contamination. There have been reports of associated illness in New Zealand.

Recalls and Alerts: May 17 – 20, 2018

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): The E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to consumption of Romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region has grown to encompass 172 cases in 32 states. Seventy-five people have been hospitalized, and there has been one death. FDA reports that the last shipments of romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region were harvested on April 16, 2018, and the harvest season is over. It is unlikely that any romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region is still available in people’s homes, stores, or restaurants due to its 21-day shelf life

Allergy Alert: Hempler Foods Group recalls approximately 8,535 pounds of ready-to-eat pepperoni sticks due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Century Snacks recalls Tropical Trail Mix (16-oz. bags; Lot code BEST BY DEC 27 2018 TP3B T; UPC 0-87076-64462-8) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: BLM Prod.-u. Vertriebsges. mbH & Co. KG recalls Priano Rosso Pesto Sauce (various lots and best by dates; UPC 041498147631) due to undeclared egg and milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were sold in Aldi stores in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia, and via the grocery delivery service Instacart in the Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles areas.

Allergy Alert: Mas Food Services Co. recalls The Peruchef Brand Dry Potatoes (15-oz. pkgs; Expiry August 2019; UPC 7755864000194) due to undeclared sulfites. The recalled products were sold in retail supermarkets in Florida, Virginia, New Jersey, and Maryland.

Allergy Alert: Blount Fine Foods recalls BLOUNT fine foods Chicken Tortilla Soup “For Institutional Use Only” (16-lb cases (4 bags/case); Lot Code 04251819C; Use by 07/24/2018) due to undeclared wheat. The recalled product was shipped to distribution centers for further distribution in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.

Food Safety Recall: Hickory Harvest Foods recalls Certain Island Fruit Mix and Organic Nut Mix Products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were were sold at Liberty Snacks, Heinens, Pilot Flying J, Travel Centers, Diamond Gasoline, and Petro locations in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MO, NC, ND, NE, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WY.

OTC Homeopathic Medicine Safety Recall: MBI Distributing, Inc. recalls homeopathic Teething Drops, Nausea Drops, Intestinal Colic Drops, Stomach Calm, Expectorant Cough Syrup, Silver-Zinc Throat Spray, and Argentum Elixir (all lots), as the products were found to have been manufactured without adequate controls.

Canada

Outbreak Alert (Update): PHAC reports that the Norovirus outbreak linked to consumption of raw oysters from British Columbia appears to be over. In all, the outbreak affected 176 individuals in British Columbia (137), Alberta (14), and Ontario (25).

Allergy Alert (Update): Jongga recalls Jongga brand Kimchi Ramen dried soup mix (140g; All date codes; UPC 8 801052 043661) due to undeclared milk. The recalled product was sold through retailers in Alberta , British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and possibly nationally.

Allergy Alert (Update): Legend Q Trading Inc. recalls Fisher Ma Ma and Liao Bu De brand fish products (various items; all date codes) due to undeclared egg. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were sold through retailers in British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and possibly nationally.

Allergy Alert: Preservation Society recalls Preservation Society brand jams and marmalade due to undeclared sulphites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were sold through retailers in Ontario and Quebec.

Food Safety Recall: Marché Adonis (Gatineau, QC) recalls various products due to possible contamination with Hepatitis A virus. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Four Seasons Marketplace Inc. recalls various smoked fish products because they may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were sold at Four Seasons Marketplace, 4099 Erin Mills Parkway, Mississauga, Ontario.

Europe

Allergy Alert (UK): Naturya recalls Organic Chlorella Powder (200g; Batch code 606071; Best by 31 March 2019) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (UK): Supernutrients recalls Organic Chlorella Powder (5 kg; Batch code O-CH-DF-160330; Best by 31 March 2019) due to undeclared sulphites.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Colruyt Group recalls éclairs Boni Selection (2 pieces/190g; Best by 20/5/2018, 21/5/2018 and 22/5/2018) due to possible foreign matter (metal fragment) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA has ordered the recall of all Fromage AOP reblochon laitier au lait cru (450g wheels; Product stamp FR 74.096.050 CE-; Lot codes beginning with “8CR”; Product of France) due to E. coli O26 contamination. Consumption of this cheese has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli O26 infections in France.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): COOP Danmark A/S recalls Makler brand Burger Slice Chili Grill Cheese (200g; Best by 30 / 10-2018, Lot #L030518; Best by 29 / 10-2018, Lot #L020518) due to unacceptably high levels of bacteria.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Global Foods Trading GmbH recalls Haldiram’s BHELPURI (200g; Best Before 28.7.2018; Lot #25 GQ; Product of India) due to elevated aflatoxin level.

Food Safety Recalll (Germany): FROMAGERIE CHABERT recalls Reblochon de Savoie au lait cru (450g; Best before 02/04/18 through 24/07/18; Lot numbers beginning “8CR”; Product of France) due to E. coli O26 contamination. Consumption of this cheese has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli O26 infections in France.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Heiploeg International B.V. recalls Wakame Salat – Meeresalgen Natur (100g; Best before 05.06.2018; Product of Netherlands) due to possible Hepatitis E contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Importer recalls Haldiram’s Behl Puri (200g; Best before 28.07.2018; Lot #25 GQ; Product of India) due to elevated aflatoxin level.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Supermarchés Colruyt recalls éclairs Boni (Best before 20/5/2018, 21/5/2018 & 22/5/2018) due to foreign matter (metal fragment) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): QiZiNi recalls QiZiNi Panini Chicken BBQ (Best before 25 May 2018) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Fromagerie Chabert recalls Reblochon Chabert raw milk cheese (450g; Lot numbers beginning “8CR”) due to E. coli O26 contamination. Consumption of this cheese has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli O26 infections in France.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Tees Ltd recalls Sweetworld Yummy Jelly Cones (400g; All dates) due to a choking hazard.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Silco International Limited recalls FROMAGERIES CHABERT Fromage AOP reblochon laitier au lait cru raw milk cheese (450g; Lot numbers starting with 8CR; Product of France) due to  E. coli O26 contamination. Consumption of this cheese has been linked to an outbreak of E. coli O26 infections in France.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Genevieve’s recalls Genevieve’s brand Truffled Chicken Liver Parfait and Truffled Duck Liver Parfait (100g glass jars; All use by dates up to and including 28.12.2018) due to undeclared fish.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Sunny Queen Farms recalls Sunny Queen Farms Organic Free Range eggs (550g & 590g; Best Before: 22nd June 2018; Egg Stamp Code: ACO131), because some eggs may not have been cleaned to the usual required standard.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Coles recalls Coles Mini Classics Vanilla Ice Cream (360mL; Best Before 17/04/2020) due to possible foreign matter (metal fragment) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Euro Gourmet Meats recalls Euro Gourmet Meats brand smoked meat products (all batches and dates) due to lack of process control. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.