Recalls and Alerts: November 29-30, 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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United States

Allergy Alert: Rocky Mountain Pies, LLC recalls French Silk Pie (31.88 oz; Code date 2 266; UPC 0 41172 81290 9) due to undeclared almonds.

Food Safety Alert: FSIS issues Public Health Alert due to concerns that fully cooked summer sausage products may be contaminated with extraneous materials (plastic). Please refer to the FSIS notice for details. A recall was not requested because the products are no longer available for purchase.

Canada

Allergy Alert: UNFI Canada Inc. recalls Alpha brand Plant-Based Breakfast Sandwich – Meatless Sausage (156g; Lot 121121MSS; Expiration 12/11/2023; UPC 8 10070 35037 6) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Les Volailles S.B. inc. (La Présentation, QC) recalls Mousse de foie de volailles / Poultry liver mousse (Sold up to 30 November 2022) due to undeclared egg and sulphites.

AllergyAlert: Acema Importations Inc. recalls Cruzilles brand Acid Mini Pastille – Fruit Jellies (210g; Lot code 22815; Date code 04.2023; UPC 3 339900 075489) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Côte St-Luc Bagel inc. (Montréal, QC) recalls all bagel varieties (sold up to 23 November at Côte St-Luc Bagel and up to 29 November at other retailers) due to potential food safety hazard.

Food Safety Recall: Comptoir Sainte-Cécile (Montréal, QC) recalls Gravlax de saumon / Salmon gravlax (Sold up to 28 November 2022) due to a potential food safety hazard.

Food Safety Recall: Abattoir Cliche (East Broughton, QC) recalls POULET POPCORN / Popcorn chicken (Sold up to 30 November 2022) and LANIÈRES DE POULET / Chicken strips (Sold up to 30 November 2022) because the packaging lacks information on the safe preparation of raw poultry.

Food Safety Recall: Rowe Beef Co. Ltd. recalls Ground Turkey Extra Lean 98/2 (454g; Lot 132-2) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of bone).

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Norway): The Salmonella Agona outbreak under investigation in Norway has increased to 42 confirmed cases in several counties across the country. The source of the outbreak is still undetermined.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Cruzilles SAS recalls Cruzilles brand pâtes de fruits mini-pastilles acidulées / Acid Mini Pastille – Fruit Jellies (210g; Lot 22827; Best before 04.2023) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Miklatorg/IKEA recalls Heimabakarinn brand Vegan smákökur með súkkulaðibitum / Vegan cookies with chocolate chips (500g; Best before February 8, 2023) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Marussia Beverages UK recalls various Mozart Liqueurs due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE LE BATISTOU L&OBAYLE recalls CALENDRIER DE L’AVENT SAUCISSONS L&OBAYLE (280g; Lot 2022 BOL; Best by 31/12/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): COMPAGNIE INDEPENDANTE DES EPICES LEADER PRICE recalls LEADER PRICE brand QUATRE EPICES / 4-spice blend (155g; Lot TA0365/TA0378; Best before 30/05/2024) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LES ATELIERS recalls La Belle Prairie brand Steak haché spécial hamburger 20% / Special hamburger patty, 20% fat (2 x 180g; Lot 22329-44389; Use by 03/12/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MAISON PLANCHOT recalls Multiple baked goods due to foreign matter contamination (hard white plastic). Please refer to the individual recall notices at Rappel Conso.

Food Safety Recall (France): Industry recalls Oeufs bio / Organic eggs (Bulk; Lot code 0FR3811) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FERME DE LA FOSSE A L EAU recalls ferme de la fosse à l’eau brand CREME CRUE / Raw cream (25cl & 50cl; Lot 92; Use by 04/12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FERME DE LA FOSSE A L EAU recalls ferme de la fosse à l’eau brand beurre doux ou demi sel / Unsalted or semi-salted butter (125g & 250g; Lot 92; Use by 21/ 12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MONOPRIX recalls MONOPRIX brand Chair / Ground meat (Sold between 22/11/2022 and 23/11/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MONOPRIX recalls Foodmaker brand PENNE BOLOGNAISE AVEC PARMESAN / Bolognese-style penne with Parmesan cheese (Sold from le Salad’bar 23/11/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): SA.MO. srl recalls Salame morbido / Soft salami (Lot 27/10/22) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Interlink Direct Ltd recalls Wangzhihe (WZH White Bean Curd) (240g; All batch codes; Best before 28 August 2023) due to possible Bacillus cereus contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Hong Kong):  The Centre for Food Safety is investigating four food poisoning clusters involving lava cake. The lava cake was found to be contaminated with Salmonella Group D. The restaurant has already stopped selling and discarded the affected product.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Sabar recalls multiple Abu Marwan hummus products due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of recalled products.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Gluten Free Holdings Ltd recalls Pavillion brand Chocolate Fudge Slice (330g; Batch 2319; Best before 13/02/2023) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): George Weston Foods (NZ) Ltd recalls Tip Top brand Oatilicious Toast bread  and Tip Top brand Supersoft White Toast bread (700g; Best before 03DEC22 and 04DEC22) due to foreign matter contamination (blue plastic).

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Pak’n Save Dunedin recalls Pak’n Save Dunedin brand Pork Mince (Various weights; Packed on 23/11/2022; Best before 26/11/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (pink plastic).

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Davis Trading Company Ltd recalls Attitude Foods, Bin Inn, Essenté, Farm By Nature, Foodfirst, Fresh Line, Icelandic and Wholesale Foods brands of black poppy seed as product was incorrectly sold direct to consumers. Product was intended to be sold only as an ingredient for use in making other foods. People who consume large amounts of poppy seeds, including by consuming poppy seed tea are the most at risk of adverse reactions. Anyone who consumes poppy seed tea and experiences any unusual and severe symptoms should seek urgent medical assistance.

Recalls and Alerts: November 24-25, 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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Canada

Public Health Alert: The Québec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAC) advises the public not to consume Ducktrap River of Maine brand Cold smoked atlantic salmon trim and Smoked wild sockeye salmon trim (454g) unless they are certain that the products were stored frozen. The products, which lack a mandatory “store frozen” instruction on their label, were sold at multiple retailers in the province of Québec.

Allergy Alert: Ecoideas Innovations Inc. recalls Lebby brand Dark Chocolate Chickpea Snacks (99g; Lots 817080 & 826972; Best by 20 JAN 2023 & 12 DEC 2023, respectively; UPC 8 55684 00623 3) due to undeclared milk. The recalled product was sold nationally.

Food Safety Recall: Côte St-Luc Bagel inc. (Montréal, QC) recalls all bagels (sold up to 23 November 2022) due to possible food safety concerns.

Europe

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Straal Bronnen recalls various  Straal, Eaulala, TOP, Waterl’eau, Vosges, Schotte and Palma brands of water and lemonade due to possible foreign matter contamination (glass shards). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Geia Food A/S recalls La Pasta Di Maria friske lasagneplader / fresh lasagna sheets (250g; Best before 02.01.2023) due to mold contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Industry recalls Oeufs bio / Organic eggs (bulk; Lot 0FR3811) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE AUX SPECIALITES REUNIES recalls aux spécialités réunies brand Boudin noir nature sous vide / Vacuum-packed blood sausage (Lot 320; Use by 07/12/2022, 08/12/2022 & 10/12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOC PRODUCTION HUILES DE BOURBON SPHB recalls Corbeille d’Or brand Mayonnaise (470g; Lots 221104, 221110, 221114 & 221121; Best before 04/11/2023, 10/11/2023, 14/11/2023 & 21/11/2023, respectively) due to possible foreign matter contamination (glass).

Food Safety Recall (France): COMPAGNIE MADRANGE recalls Madrange brand Mon Burger Gourmand Bœuf et Cheddar / Beef and cheddar burger (210g; Lot 320; Use by 07/12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Vallégrain Distribution recalls Vallégrain brand Rôti Chorizo / Pork roast stuffed with chorizo (Lot 2232105601; Use by 27/11/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Werz Naturkornmühle GmbH & Co KG recalls Erdmandel-Flocken, Bio / Organic tigernut flakes (250g; Lot 007103; Best before 05.03.2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Di Gennaro Feinkost- und Weinhandelsgesellschaft mbH recalls Salami mit Wildschwein / Wild boar salami (350g; Lot 22259; Best before 13.02.2023) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): SALUMIFICIO SMAPP S.P.A. recalls SMAPP brand SALAME CAMPAGNOLO LE SELEZIONI salami (270g; Lot 3568) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): SALUMIFICIO SMAPP S.P.A. recalls SMAPP brand SALAME CAMPAGNOLO GOURMET salami (270g; Lot 3568) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): SALUMIFICIO SMAPP S.P.A. recalls SMAPP brand SALAME CAMPAGNOLO salami (270g; Lot 3568) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Jomi Spa recalls Freschi per te brand Coppa di Suino / pork (100g; Lot 13/12/22 B; Best before 13/12/22) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Switzerland): Werz Naturkornmühle GmbH & Co KG recalls Erdmandel-Flocken, Bio / Organic tigernut flakes (250g; Lot 007103; Best before 05.03.2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: November 22-23, 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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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

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United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: FDA advises restaurants and retailers not to serve or sell and consumers not to eat certain raw oysters from Dai One Foods Co., Ltd, Republic of Korea, due to possible sapovirus contamination. The Southern Nevada Health District notified the FDA of two clusters of illnesses from individuals that consumed raw oysters at a restaurant in Las Vegas on 10/28/2022 and 11/5/2022. 

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: FDA reports that the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak has increased in size to 269 cases. The source of the outbreak has not yet been determined. The CDC has not posted any information on distribution of confirmed cases across the country.

Allergy Alert: Weis Markets recalls Weis Quality Sea Salt Caramel Ripple Ice Cream (48 oz; Sell by 11/08/23; UPC 041497-01288) due to undeclared soy and coconut.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Happy Sprout Inc. (Springfield, VA) that the agency’s July 2022 inspection of the company’s sprouting operation revealed serious violations of the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption regulation.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Winfrey’s Olde English Fudge, Inc. (Rowley, MA) that the agency’s March-April 2022 inspection of the company’s manufacturing facility revealed serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns The Bonami Baking Company, Inc. (Pittsburg, CA) that the agency’s April 2022 inspection of the company’s food manufacturing facility revealed serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventative Controls for Human Food regulation.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Hafner Canada Inc. recalls Sélection du Pâtissier brand Lemon and Poppyseed Poundcake (1.55 kg; Lot 2257; UPC 6 22267 04509 1) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of plastic). The recalled product was sold in Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec.

Europe

Allergy Alert (France): PANGNIU FOOD FRANCE recalls PANGNIU FOOD brand LANIERES DE TOFU / Tofu strips (All lots; Use by 01/11/2022) due to undeclared wheat gluten.

Allergy Alert (France): PANGNIU FOOD FRANCE recalls PANG NIU FOOD brand TOFU PRESSE / Pressed tofu (All lots; Use by 15/11/2022) due to undeclared wheat gluten.

Allergy Alert (France): REAUTE CHOCOLATS PRODUCTION recalls Réauté Chocolat brand Pâtes de fruits exotiques / Exotic fruit jellies (100g; Lot 300922AL1; Best before 30/04/2023) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Italy): TRENTIN SpA recalls TRENTIN SpA PARMIGIANO REGGIANO DOP 24 mesi / Cheese, aged 24 months (~800-900g; Lot P1843; Best before 01-04-2023) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Principio attivo recalls Cannella polvere / Cinnamon powder (40g; Lot 1224, 1246, 1253; Best before 12/2023 & 12/2024) due to undeclared sulphur dioxide.

Allergy Alert (UK): ALDI recalls Gianni’s Milk Chocolate Lollies (4-pack; Best before September 2024) due to undeclared almonds.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Dina Food ApS recalls Fintons Bakery mini mufffins med vaniljesmag og chokoladefyld / Mini muffins with vanilla flavour and chocolate filling (168g; Best before 23.10.2022, 04.11.2022, 06.11.2022) and Mini Tulip Muffins med vaniljesmag og chokoladefyld / Mini tulip muffins with vanilla flavour and chocolate filling (336g; Best before 04.11.2022) due to mold contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): AUCHAN RETAIL SERVICES AUCHAN LUXEUIL recalls COQUES / Molluscs (Sold at the fish counter November 5-7, 2022) due to E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FERME DE LA FOSSE A L EAU recalls ferme de la fosse à l’eau brand fromage blanc lissé au lait cru / Cream cheese made from raw milk (500g, 3 kg, 5 kg; Lots 90, 91, 92; Use by 18/ 11/2022, 28/ 11/2022, 05/12/2022, respectively) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SODELY boucheries andré recalls BOUCHERIES ANDRE brand steak haché de bœuf race PARTHENAISE 5% et 15% / Ground beefsteak, 5% and 15% fat (2-packs and 4-packs; Lot 030001026; Use by 14/11/2022) due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CHARCUTERIE DE LA THUR recalls Charcuterie de la Thur brand Lard jambon paysan sel sec / Dry-salted bacon ham (~300g; Lots 265 & 266; Various Use by dates) due to possible Staphylococcus aureus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CASINO recalls Monoprix Gourmet brand Assortiment de charcuterie italienne / Assortment of Italian deli meats (120g; Lot 150123; Best before 15/01/2023) due to detection of staphylococcal enterotoxin.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Diana Casearia SpA recalls SCERI’ brand Formaggio a pasta filata affumicato / Smoked stretched curd cheese (200g; Lot 2243E; Best before 04-12-2022) due to foreign matter contamination (plastic).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Diana Casearia SpA recalls MERIVIO brand Formaggio a pasta filata affumicato / Smoked stretched curd cheese (200g; Lot 2243E; Best before 02-12-2022) due to foreign matter contamination (plastic).

Food Safety Recall (UK): Lidl GB recalls Simply Grated Cheddar (500g; Best before 23 December 2022) due to foreign matter contamination (small pieces of plastic).

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Singapore): The Ministry of Health and the Singapore Food Agency are investigating two incidents of gastroenteritis affecting a total of 284 persons who reported gastroenteritis symptoms after consuming food prepared by Rasel Catering Singapore Pte Ltd between 8 and 16 November 2022. The company’s have been suspended until further notice.