Recalls and Alerts: May 10-11, 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

Allergy Alert: Van Leeuwen Ice Cream recalls Oat Milk Brown Sugar Chunk frozen dairy dessert (14 oz; Lot #21V194; Best by 1/13/2023) due to undeclared cashews and pistachio.

Public Health Alert: USDA issues a public health alert for raw ground beef products due to concerns that the ground beef may contain hard plastic. A recall was not requested because the products are no longer available for purchase. Please refer to the USDA notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (France): Santé publique France reports eighty-one Salmonella cases as of May 4, 2022, in 12 regions of France linked to consumption of Kinder chocolate products manufactured by Ferrero in Belgium. Twenty-two of the outbreak victims in France have been hospitalized. France is one of more than a dozen countries that have reported Salmonella illnesses linked to this outbreak.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (France): Santé publique France reports fifty-six cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome linked to Buitoni Fraîch’Up frozen pizzas as of May 4, 2022. Fifty-five of the victims are children. Two of the cases are associated with E. coli O103 infections; the other fifty-four cases are associated with E. coli O26.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (UK): As of May 5, 2022, the UK Health Security Agency reports 101 Salmonella infections linked to consumption of Kinder chocolate products manufactured by Ferrero in Belgium. The majority of the cases are children under 5 years of age.

Allergy Alert (Belgiium): Albert Heijn recalls AH brand Glutenvrij Vezelrijke zadencrackers / Gluten-free, high fibre seed crackers (Best before 08/10/2022) due to undeclared milk (lactose).

Allergy Alert (France): STB STALAVEN – EURALIS recalls Qualité Traiteur brand TAGLIATELLE A LA CARBONARA (Lot 211801; Use by 15/05/2022) due to undeclared egg and gluten.

Allergy Alert (Spain): GY Chongqing Instant Noodle Hot and Sour Flavour (110g; Batch #300372; Best before 01-07-2022, 01-10-2022, 01-02-2023 and 01-03-2023) contains undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI announces recall of GY Chongqing Instant Noodle Hot and Sour Flavour (110g; Best before 01-07-2022, 01-10-2022, 01-02-2023 and 01-03-2023) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Liroy B.V. recalls GY Chongqing Instant Noodle Hot and Sour Flavour (110g; All best before dates) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Pimlico Confectioners recalls Pimlico Confectioners Vegan Fine Hazelnut Truffles (110g; Lot 11823512000; Best before 16 December 2022) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): AMANDEX recalls all Elite Strauss chocolate products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA orders recall of Buhara brand cumin moulu / ground cumin (Multiple package weights, lot codes and expiration dates) due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Marlier recalls Marlier brand Beurre au lait cru salé / Salted butter made from raw milk (500g; Lot 11/05/22; Use by 11/05/22) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DENOUAL ROLAND Le Père Grouïck recalls Le Père Grouïck brand Pâté de tête 5tr / Head cheese pâté (5 slices; Lot 2119; Use by dates between 24/05/2022 and 30/05/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DENOUAL ROLAND Les Délices de la Belle Noë recalls Les Délices de la Belle Noë brand Pâté de tête 5tr / Head cheese pâté (5 slices; Lot 2119; Use by dates between 24/05/2022 and 30/05/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FRANCE bofrost* recalls bofrost* brand Kebab de dinde / Turkey kebab (800g; Lot #DB0522; Best before 24/02/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (blue plastic).

Food Safety Recall (France): SCAMARK E.LECLERC recalls l’Atelier Charcuterie Tradizioni D’Italia brand MORTADELLA BOLOGNA IGP (100g; Lot L213097; Use by 12/05/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Les Serres des Prés recalls Idées de Saison brand Soupe de Poireaux / Leek soup (750 ml; Lot S3171121; Best before 17/11/2024) due to foreign matter contamination (glass).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): myChoco GmbH recalls Vollmilchschokolade (Kakao: 31% mindestens) mit Mandeln, Honig und Meersalz / Milk chocolate (minimum 31% cocoa) with almonds, honey and sea salt (180g; Lot 22067; Best before 08.06.2023) due to elevated aflatoxin level.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Fisherman ehf. recalls Reyktur silungur / Smoked trout (300g; Lot 14138 and 14140; Best before 17.05.22) and hangireyktur lax / Smoked salmon (250g; Lot 14127; Best before 21.05.2022) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Core ehf. recalls Candy people brand S-Märke Surt skum sour foam candy (70g; Lot 231102; Best before 02-11-2022) due to foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): FSAI announces recall of Green Box Limited Cendawan Enoki Mushroom (100g; Batch G11202226; Product of China) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Sorgenti Clavdia recalls Clavdia brand Acqua minerale effervescente naturale / Natural effervescent mineral water (0.5 L; Lot #L21191; Best before 29-04-2023) due to possible Staphylococcus aureus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Sorgenti Clavdia recalls Clavdia brand Acqua minerale effervescente naturale / Natural effervescent mineral water (1.5 L; Lot #L21111; Best before 21-04-2023) due to possible Staphylococcus aureus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Ciresa SRL recalls LATTERIA VALCONTADINO cheese wheel (7 kg; Lot 4027; Best before 18/06/22 – 1/07/22) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Cesare Fiorucci Spa recalls WURSTEL POLLI MPACK / Chicken weiners (3 x 100g; Lot 2260048000; Expiration date 27/06/2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Food Safety Authority recalls myChoco brand Chocolat au lait avec amandes, miel et sel de mer / Milk chocolate with almonds, honey and sea salt (180g; Lot 22067; Best before 08/06/2023) due to elevated aflatoxin level.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Aldi recalls Eat + Go Chicken & Bacon Caesar Wrap and Eat + Go Chicken & Bacon Caesar Wrap Triple (Use by 11 May 2022 and 12 May 2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Woolworths NZ Ltd recalls Countdown brand Choc Berry Mix (400g; Batch NZ025662 & NZ026003; Best before 7/11/2022 & 1/01/2023, respectively) due to undeclared milk.

Recalls and Alerts: April 14-15, 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.

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 or listen to a short excerpt, then follow the buy links to add a digital, print or audio copy to your personal library.

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Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

International recall of Ferrero’s Kinder chocolate products

Ferrero has expanded its international recall of Kinder Surprise chocolate novelty products, linked to a multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium illnesses. Click on the country link to navigate to the most recent recall notice for that jurisdiction.

United States

Allergy Alert: The Salsa Texan recalls all regular and burrito sized packages of tortillas labeled as Coconut Flour Tortillas and Blended Flour Tortillas because they may contain undeclared wheat and milk. Please refer to the recall notice for distribution details.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Metro Plus Lévis (Lévis, QC) recalls  SAUTE LEG.TOFU VEG.EQUILIB / Vegetarian tofu and vegetable sauté (Sold up to 14 April 2022) due to undeclared peanuts, wheat (gluten), milk, mustard, nuts, sesame and sulphites.

Food Safety Recall: Sawmill Bay Shellfish Co. Ltd. recalls certain Pacific Oysters due to possible Norovirus contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Oak Manor Organic, Sunnyside Natural Market, Distribution Horizon Nature, Grainworks Inc. recall various poppy seeds due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Les petits pots de mamie (Sorel-Tracy, QC) recalls Vegetable soup and Pea soup (500 ml glass jars; Sold up to 14 April 2022) due to possible risk to human health.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (France): Santé Publique France reports 53 confirmed cases of haemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) linked to consumption of Buitoni Fraîch’Up frozen pizzas. An additional 26 cases are under investigation.

Allergy Alert (Austria): Gittis Naturprodukte GmbH recalls Zurück zum Ursprung BIO-Reisbrei / Organic rice porridge (250g; Best before 08.09.2022) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Seppe’s Granola recalls multiple products due to undeclared soy and/or milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): AFRO INTERNATIONAL recalls VOLTA QUEEN brand SHORT CAKE BISCUIT (250g; All lots; All date codes) due to undeclared wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt and milk.

Allergy Alert (France): COLIBRI recalls MAISON COLIBRI brand Madeleine coque chocolat noir classique / Classic dark chocolate Madeleine shells (240g / 8 pieces; Lot 0832; Best before 08/07/2022) due to undeclared hazelnuts and milk.

Allergy Alert (France): GLACES THIRIET recalls THIRIET brand 8 dim sum au poulet / Chicken dim sum (8-pack; Lot 21/347; Best before 14/06/2023) due to undeclared shellfish, fish, eggs, sesame and sulphites.

Allergy Alert (UK): Interdragon International Trading Co Ltd and Asia Oriental Market Ltd recall Qiao Tuo Chongqing Huogo hotpot soup base (200g; All codes) due to undeclared egg, gluten (wheat) and milk, and Durian Cake (All sizes; All codes) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): HYGIENA NV recalls FARINE DE PETIT ÉPEAUTRE INTÉGRALE BIO / Organic whole spelt flour (2.5 kg; Lot 207B0314/03; Best before 31/07/23) due to elevated aflatoxin level.

Food Safety Recall (France): POMMIER MARIE-CLAUDE recalls Fromage de chèvre brand Pyramide, bûche cendré / goat cheeses (Multiple lots; Best before 21/04/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): CORA VESOUL recalls salade strasbourgeoise / potato salad with sliced frankfurters and vinaigrette (Sold from 04/04/2022 to 08/04/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOLEANE recalls SOLEANE MON POTAGER brand Salade Piémontaise tradition / Salad (230g, 400g, 800g, 1.5kg, 2.5kg; Lot 089; Use by 24/04/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Bonneterre et compagnie recalls DANIVAL Shoyu sauce de soja réduit en sel / Reduced-salt soy sauce (50 cl; Lot 04; Best before 28/01/2025) due to microbiological instability.

Food Safety Recall (France): Bonneterre et compagnie recalls DANIVAL Tamari sauce de soja réduit en sel -25% / Reduced-salt soy sauce – 25% (50 cl; Lot 04; Best before 28/01/2025) due to microbiological instability.

Food Safety Recall (France): FERME DE LA BOISETTE / FERME DU MONT ST CYR recalls Ferme de la Boisette / Ferme du Mont St Cyr brand fromage mélangé à différent stades d’affinage / Mixed cheese at different stages of ripening (Lots 0826;0827….0901;0902…..up to 1406) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FERME DE LA BOISETTE / FERME DU MONT ST CYR recalls Ferme de la Boisette / Ferme du Mont St Cyr brand fromage au lait cru de brebis à différent stades d’affinage / Raw sheep-milk cheese at different stages of ripening (Lots 0826;0827….0901;0902…..up to 1406) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FERME DE LA BOISETTE / FERME DU MONT ST CYR recalls Ferme de la Boisette / Ferme du Mont St Cyr brand fromage au lait cru de chèvre à différent stades d’affinage / Raw goat-milk cheese at different stages of ripening (Lots 0826;0827….0901;0902…..up to 1406) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FERME DE LA BOISETTE / FERME DU MONT ST CYR recalls Ferme de la Boisette / Ferme du Mont St Cyr brand fromage au lait cru de vache à différent stades d’affinage / Raw cow-milk cheese at different stages of ripening (Lots 0826;0827….0901;0902…..up to 1406) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Baxters Food Group Ltd recalls Fray Bentos Just Chicken Pie (425g; Batch code L079T, with production times from 06:00 up to and including 08:22; Best before end of September 2023) due to foreign matter contamination (small pieces of plastic).

Food Safety Recall (Romania): Seafood Connection BV recalls Carne de Scoici / Shellfish meat (Lots 1318 & 1321; Best before 06.12.2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Baxters Food Group Ltd recalls Fray Bentos Just Chicken Pie (425g; Batch code L079T, with production times from 06:00 up to and including 08:22; Best before end of September 2023) due to foreign matter contamination (small pieces of plastic).

Food Safety Recall (UK): Tesco recalls Tesco Chicken and Vegetable cup soup with croutons (110g / 5-pack; Best before 31 October 2023) due to foreign matter contamination (small pieces of metal).

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Old Country Food Ltd recalls Baolicious brand Chicken and Cabbage Dumplings (24g x 30Pcs; Batches 223040201131 & 223040202051; Best before 28.10.2022 & 28.11.2022, respectively) due to undeclared egg.

Recalls and Alerts: April 7-8, 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.

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 or listen to a short excerpt, then follow the buy links to add a digital, print or audio copy to your personal library.

Listen to an excerpt of the new audiobook edition right here

Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

International recall of Ferrero’s Kinder chocolate products

Ferrero has expanded its international recall of Kinder Surprise chocolate novelty products, linked to a multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium illnesses. Click on the country link to navigate to the most recent recall notice for that jurisdiction.

United States

Allergy Alert: Tova Industries, LLC recalls Carbquik Mug Cake Double Chocolate Chunk (6 individual servings/pouch; Pouch lot #02212071B; Sell by July/26/2022; UPC 11283 14926 3) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Van Law Food Products Inc recalls Whole Foods Market 365 Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing (12-oz bottles; Best by 11/17/22; UPC 99482-49028) due to undeclared soy and wheat.

Canada

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: PHAC reports 328 cases of norovirus and gastrointestinal illness linked to consumption of British Columbia oysters as of April 8, 2022. Outbreak cases have been confirmed in British Columbia (293), Alberta (3), Saskatchewan (1), Manitoba (15) and Ontario (16).

Food Safety Recall: Épices Kay inc (Montréal, QC) recalls CHIKTAY (500 ml; Sold up to 6 April 2022) due to absence of mandatory storage temperature labeling.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (France): Santé Publique France reports 50 confirmed cases of haemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) secondary to shigatoxin-producing E. coli infections linked to consumption of Buitoni Fraîch’Up frozen pizza. Forty-eight of the fifty HUS victims are children, two of whom have died. The two adult HUS patients are both more than 90 years of age. An additional 25 cases are under investigation.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): AFSCA orders recall of Marmara brand Kuru Kayisi dried apricots (Lot 340075314/1-11-247; Best before 30/09/2022) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Spar recalls Cordon-bleus au chorizo (Sold from 29/3/2022 to 4/4/2022, inclusive) due to undeclared gluten and soy.

Allergy Alert (Finland): Atria Suomi Oy recalls Atria Ateriasalaatti Kana-Texmex / Chicken salad (270g; Best before 15.4.2022) due to undeclared wheat.

Allergy Alert (France): SILVE INTERMARCHE recalls REGAIN BIO brand Graines toastées pour salade/ Toasted seeds for salad (120g; Lot No. beginning with 20222101; Best before 08/08/2022) due to undeclared sesame.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls AH brand gourmetschotel / Gourmet dish (550g; Expiration dates 07/04/2022, 09/04/2022, 11/04/2022, 14/04/2022 & 16/04/2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA orders recall of multiple VERSTEGEN brand spice products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): FROMAGERIE DE LIVAROT recalls multiple brands and varieties of cheeses made from raw milk due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the Rappel Conso site for specifics.

Food Safety Recall (France): SILVE INTERMARCHE recalls Top Budget brand Sucre Morceaux / Sugar cubes (1 kg; Lot 0202 O 2 059 – time 0:00 à 23:59) due to possible foreign matter contamination (pieces of glass).

Food Safety Recall (France): MAURER TEMPE ALSACE recalls MAURER brand Jambon cru fumé d’alsace supérieur demi / Alsace superior raw, smoked ham (Lot 22059; Use by 13/06/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Tesco recalls Tesco Free From Digestive Biscuits (160g; Best before end Mar 2023; Product of UK) due to possible foreign matter contamination (small metal pieces).

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH brand gourmetschotel / Gourmet dish (550g; Expiration dates 07/04/2022, 09/04/2022, 11/04/2022, 14/04/2022 & 16/04/2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Norway): Industry recalls Alburj Halwa, extra pistachio (400g; Best before 06/2022) and Alburj Halwa, pistachio (400g; Best before 04/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Interdragon International Trading Co. Ltd and Asia Oriental Market Ltd recall XZL Milk Fruit Jelly School Bag (600g; Best before 1 September 2022 up to and including 30 September 2022) due to potential choking hazard.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Coles Supermarkets Pty Ltd recalls Coles Organic Unsweetened Coconut Milk (1 L; Best before31/3/23) due to undeclaredd milk.