Recalls and Alerts: October 23-25, 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: CDC is investigating a Salmonella outbreak linked to Citterio brand Salame Sticks. Twenty illnesses have been confirmed in eight states. Three people have been hospitalized. The implicated product is primarily sold at Trader Joe’s grocery stores.

Allergy Alert: Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods recalls Cedar’s Organic Mediterranean Hommus (10 oz; Sell by DEC 12, 2021 (32I21); UPC 044115403028) due to undeclared pine nuts.

Food Safety Recall: HelloFresh recalls all products containing onions delivered from July 7, 2021 through September 8, 2021 due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected production dates and product codes.

Food Safety Recall: Potandon Produce L.L.C. recalls Green Giant Fresh whole yellow onions in 2 lb. bags, 3 lb. bags, and 5 lb. bags; whole white onions in 2 lb. bags; and whole red onions in 2 lb. bags delivered directly to three UNFI retail distribution centers (DCs) in Fargo, North Dakota; Bismarck, North Dakota and Hopkins, Minnesota between July 9 and Aug 6, 2021. The onions were sourced from ProSource Produce LLC and may contain Salmonella.

Food Safety Recall: EveryPlate recalls all products containing onions delivered from July 7, 2021 through September 8, 2021 due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected production dates and product codes.

Food Safety Recall: Taylor Farms recalls TAYLOR FARMS MUSHROOM STIR FRY BLEND (9 oz; All codes; UPC 30223 – 11232) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Charcuterie L. Fortin Ltée. recalls Charcuterie Fortin brand Salami (175g; Best before 2021NO13; Lot code 22732; UPC 6 28555 04100 4) due to undeclared wheat.

Food Safety Recall Update: Gwillimdale Farms recalls Gwillimdale Farms brand Onions, Product of Mexico due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Carleton Mushroom recalls Sliced White Mushrooms prepared for Metro Brands (227g; Best before 2021 OCT 25; UPC 0 59749 86872 3) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall Update: Mars Petcare recalls multiple Whiskas® Dry Cat Food products that were made with raw ingredients that do not meet the company’s internal quality specifications. Please refer to the updated recall notice for a complete list of affected products. The company has not specified in what way the raw ingredients were deficient.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Traicar BV recalls METRO PREMIUM brand CROQUETTES AU FROMAGE DE L’ABBAYE GRIMBERGEN (ARTISANALE) / Artisanal cheese croquettes (20g & 65g; Lot #B01511; Best before 24/12/2022) due to undeclared shellfish, fish and celery.

Allergy Alert (Italy): BONAZZA S.P.A. recalls BONA DIE brand WURSTEL DI PURO SUINO / Pure pork sausages (100g / 4 pieces; Lot 23523; Best before 22/12/2021) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Italy): BONAZZA S.P.A. recalls BONAZZA brand WURSTEL DI PURO SUINO CLASSICO / CLASSIC PURE PORK SAUSAGES (250g / 3 pieces; Lot 23523; Best before 22/12/2021) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Italy): BONAZZA S.P.A. recalls BECHER brand WURSTEL DI PURO SUINO / Pure pork sausages (250g / 3 pieces; Lot 23523; Best before 22/12/2021) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Bergfood recalls CHEF Besciamella Parmalat (200 ml; Lot P1AX108230; Best before 21-03-2022) due to undeclared allergens.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA orders recall of MAMA brand Instant Noodles Tom Yum Pork (60g; Best before 28-04-2022) due to foreign matter (glass fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Aldi recalls LES PÂTISSADES brand BRIOCHETTES NATURE / Plain small rolls (480g / 12 pieces; Lot L09N292; Best before 15/11/2021) due to foreign matter (metal pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Fromagerie du Thouet recalls fromagerie du thouet brand fromage de chèvre au lait cru / raw goat-milk cheese (Best before 05/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Warning (Germany): Consumers are warned to avoid buying or using Löslicher Kaffee im Glasbehälter / Instant coffee in glass container (Lot #60820814B1 9:15; Use by 10-21) as this is a counterfeit product and may be contaminated.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Asia Express Food recalls MAMA brand Instant Noodles Tom Yum Pork (60g; Best before 28-04-2022) due to foreign matter (glass) contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Knoll Consultants and Investments Pty Ltd recalls Barossa Fine Foods brand No Added Nitrite Ham (100g; Use by 03/11/2021) and Barossa Fine Foods Brand Double Smoked Ham (100g; Use by 10/11/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Whiskas® Cat Food Recall – Canada

Mars Petcare Canada is recalling a number of Whiskas® dry cat food products due to a raw ingredient quality issue.

Mars Petcare has not received any consumer complaints related to this issue.

The voluntary recall is limited to the following list of products.

Product DescriptionUPCBest by dates
WHISKAS MEATY SELECTION Dry Cat Food With Real Chicken 12X670G0 58496 43320 86/13/2022 – 7/19/2022
WHISKAS MEATY SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food With Real Chicken, 2kg Bag0 58496 70322 66/23/2022-8/12/2022
WHISKAS MEATY SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food With Real Chicken, 4kg Bag0 58496 70124 67/17/2022-8/12/2022
WHISKAS MEATY SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food with Real Chicken, 9.1kg Bag0 58496 70329 56/16/2022-8/17/2022
WHISKAS MEATY SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food with Real Chicken 11.6kg Bag0 58496 44481 5
6/24/2022-7/22/2022

WHISKAS Dry Cat Food Beef Selections Natural Beef Flavour, 2 kg, Bag0 58496 43351 26/25/2022-8/6/2022
WHISKAS Dry Cat Food – Beef Flavour, 9.1kg Bag0 58496 43353 68/13/2022
WHISKAS SEAFOOD SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food With Real Salmon, 2kg Bag0 58496 70332 56/25/2022-8/18/2022
WHISKAS SEAFOOD SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food With Real Salmon, 4kg Bag0 58496 02681 38/9/2022-8/10/2022
WHISKAS Dry Cat Food – Indoor With Real Chicken, 3kg Bag0 58496 42153 37/19/2022
WHISKAS Dry Cat Food Indoor With Real Chicken, 1.5 kg, Bag0 58496 23285 66/23/2022-7/19/2022
WHISKAS Dry Cat Food With Real Tuna, 9.1 kg Bag0 58496 43469 46/25/2022-8/7/2022
WHISKAS Dry Kitten Food With Real Chicken, 1.5 kg Bag0 58496 70310 37/18/2022
WHISKAS SEAFOOD SELECTIONS Dry Cat Food With Real Salmon, 9.1kg Bag0 58496 42152 66/26/2022- 8/13/2022
The UPC and Best by dates are printed on the front of the package, as shown in this photo.

The affected products were manufactured in Canada and distributed to retailers across Canada.

Pet food for domestic consumption not regulated in Canada

Pet food imported into Canada from other countries must meet specific safety standards. Likewise, pet food manufactured in Canada for export to the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union must meet the food safety standards for those countries.

However, pet food and pet treats manufactured in Canada and distributed solely in Canada is not subject to food safety inspection or regulation by any Canadian government authority.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada will only post recall notices for pet foods and pet treats in the event of a risk to human health.

For more information

Consumers with questions about the recall are encouraged to call the company’s consumer care team at 1-800-667-2424 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST weekdays and 9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST on weekends or visit https://www.whiskas.ca/en/update.

Recalls and Alerts: January 17 – 20, 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.

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United States

Food Safety Recall: Pero Family Farms Food Company, LLC recalls Butternut Squash Trays due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Lancaster Foods LLC recalls Butternut squash noodles, planks, chunks and butternut squash containing medleys and blends due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Hiland Dairy recalls 1% low fat chocolate milk (1/2 pint (236 ml); Plant code 4025; Sell by January 27, 2021; UPC 72060-00156-3) because some of the products may contain food-grade sanitizers, which could cause illness if consumed.

Food Safety Recall: Publix Super Markets, Inc.  recalls select Publix Steam In Bag products prepared in-store containing a specific butternut squash ingredient due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Amy’s Kitchen Inc. recalls Amy’s brand Golden Lentil Dal Soup (398 ml; Lot 30F1520; Best before 06/2023; UPC 0 42272 90593 5) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert: Live Organic Food Products recalls Live. brand Turmeric Wrap (112g; Batch codes 269TW272 and 269TW273; UPC 6 27916 55107 7) due to undeclared gluten.

Food Safety Recall: Charcuterie Richard recalls Mielonka (200 ml and 500 ml glass jars; Sold up to and including 19 January 2021) and Bigos (1 L glass jars; Sold up to and including 19 January 2021) due to lack of “Garder réfrigéré” on the product label.

Europe

Food Safety Alert (UK): Meat products (predominantly lamb, goat, veal, beef), of all meat species, supplied by an unregistered and unapproved Wiltshire based vendor have not been produced in accordance with food safety and hygiene legislative requirements. Please refer to the advisory for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Carbonnades flamandes / Flemish carbonnades (600 g; Use by 24/01/21) due to undeclared wheat, barley, mustard and celery.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Wholefoods recalls Pit & Pit brand Graines du paradis / peppercorns (75g; Lot #LTR98NFYX; Expiration date 01/05/2023) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): EUROKIP recalls Kok O’Rell brand CHIPOLATA DE VOLAILLE / raw poultry sausage (0.250kg – 0.500kg; Lot #139950; Use by 21/01/2021) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Coronet Cake Company ApS recalls Vores Lagkagebunde, lyse, 3-delt / Our Layer Cake Bases, bright, 3-part (Best before 22.02.2021) due to risk of mold growth.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Dagrofa ApS recalls Gestus Lyse Lagkagebunde / layer cake bases (Best before 22.02.2021) due to risk of mold growth.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Huber Mühle GmbH recalls Bio Schoko Dinkelwaffeln / Organic Chocolate spelt wafers (150g; Expiry date 09.09.2021) due to foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Lovison spa recalls Salame a punta di coltello / “Knife-tip” salami (~600g; Lot #14102020; Best before 02.02.2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Lidl Nederland recalls gerookte spekreepjes / smoked bacon strips (Expiration dates 03-03-2021 and 04-03-2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Mars PetCare recalls Pedigree Vital Protection Adult med Kylling og Grøntsager / Pedigree Vital Protection Adult with Chicken and Vegetables dog food (3 kg and 12 kg; Batch codes 045F9MIN05 and 046C9MIN08, respectively; Best before 06.02.2022 and 10.02.2022, respectively) due to excessive levels of Vitamin D.

Pet Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Mars recalls various Pedigree brand dry dog foods due to excessive levels of Vitamin D. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): K S NSW Pty Ltd recalls Wang Korea Sweet Rice Pancake Original Flavour (180g; Date codes 2021.10.31, 2021.12.31, 2022.02.28, 2022.06.15, 2022.08.31, 2022.09.30) and Wang Korea Sweet Rice Pancake Green Tea Flavour (180g; Date codes 2021.10.31, 2021.12.31, 2022.08.31) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (Australia): Shin Mi Australia Pty Ltd recalls Wang Korea Sweet Rice Pancake Original Flavour (180g ; Date codes 31AUG22, 31JUL22, 28FEB22) and Wang Korea Sweet Rice Pancake Original (480g; Date codes 15JUN22, 15APR22, 31JUL21) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): NZ Bakels Limited recalls Bakels Gluten Free Bread Mix (700g; Batch #2011016; Best Before 01 DECEMBER 2021) due to undeclared gluten.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): O’Brien’s Wholesale Meats Pty Ltd recalls O’Brien’s Leg Ham (Various Weights and “use by” dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.