Recalls and Alerts: June 1–2, 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

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: CDC is investigating an outbreak of seventeen Salmonella Enteritidis infections in six states. Eight people have been hospitalized. Based on patient interviews and lab testing results, the infection appear to be linked to consumption of raw frozen breaded stuffed chicken products. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued a Public Health Alert, cautioning consumers to safely prepare and cook these frozen, raw poultry products to a temperature of 165 F, and to use a meat thermometer to verify the correct temperature has been reached.

Food Safety Recall: Sun Hong, Inc recalls Seafood Mushroom (5.3 oz / 150g pkgs; All packages; Product of China) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Banner Smoked Fish, Inc. recalls multiple Smoked Fish products due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Food Safety Recall Update: Produits Africa recalls three Mbambi sauces that were manufactured and/or packaged under conditions that may render the products unsafe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: G.B. La Référence recalls Piment Shito / Shito pepper (250 ml; Units sold up to and including 28 May 2021) because the label does not bear the mandator “Garder Réfrigéré” (Keep refrigerated) instruction.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Multiple countries): Salmonella Braenderup infections in multiple European countries are believed linked to consumption of honeydew, cantaloupe and galia melons imported from Costa Rica, Honduras or Brazil. More than 200 people in more than ten countries have become infected. With the exception of a single Canadian report, all of the illnesses have been reported by countries in Europe. Please follow the live link to read the complete story.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Sweden): Sweden Public Health reports 36 confirmed cases of Salmonella Braenderup infections during the period 4 April to 15 May 2021. These cases are part of the multinational outbreak mentioned above.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Unilever recalls Zwan brand Plat à l’Italienne / Italian dish (425g; Lot code L0339A2M28; Expiration date 31-12-2023) because, due to an error at the manufacturing plant, a number of cans in the batch were not sterilized and are unsafe to consume.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Vleesgroothandel Vandenbroucke Pascal recalls various lamb products (Lot #2021; Use by 01/06/2021 (plain, ground) and 16/06/2021 (other products)) due to shigatoxin-producting E. coli contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Lidl Suomi recalls Delicorner Eat away Kana-hummussalaatti / Chicken hummus salad (375g; Best before dates from June 1 to June 5, 2021) due to possible foreign matter (broken glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Riz Basmati / Basmati rice (1 kg; Lot L HH; Best before 05/02/2023) due to aflatoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DE LA VIEILLE RUE recalls multiple FERME DE LA VIEILLE RUE fresh cheeses (500g; Lot #18052021; Use by 08/ 06/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete llist of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): LAITERIE DE VERNEUIL – COOPERATIVE TOURAINE-BERRY recalls VERNEUIL brand LE LAIT ENTIER que je préfère / Whole milk, UHT-sterilized (1 L; Lot 130 (11:27:00 à 11:39:00); Best before 07/09/2021) due to a sterility defect.

Food Safety Recall (France): DUTEL BEATRICE MAISON DUTEL recalls DUTEL / La Bourgeoterie brand TEURGOULE MAISON AU LAIT BIO / Homemade slow-baked rice pudding with organic milk (310g; Manufacturing date 27/07/2020) due to inadequate sterilization.

Food Safety Recall (France): Comte de Bellou recalls Comte de Bellou brand Jambon Fumé / Smoked ham (Lot 22921130; Use by between 26/06/2021 and 12/07/2021, and between 07/06/2021 and 15/06/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Aldi recalls EPICURILLADES brand 20 KNACKS – SAUCISSES DE STRASBOURG / Strasbourg sausages (700g; Lots 12340809 18:xx; 12340809 19:xx; 12340809 20:xx; 12340809 21:xx; Best before 07/06/2021) due to possible foreign matter (small metal pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Ketó Kompaníið recalls four flavours of Ketó Kompaníið brand Kökudeigsís ice cream due to microbial contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Aldi Ireland recalls Roosters Breaded Chicken Goujons (320g; Batch codes 20300B and 20323B; Best before October 2021 and November 2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Unilever recalls Zwan brand Plat à l’Italienne / Italian dish (425g; Lot code L0339A2M28; Expiration date 31-12-2023) because, due to an error at the manufacturing plant, a number of cans in the batch were not sterilized and are unsafe to consume.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): PALACIOS recalls Auchan brand Chorizo extra fort (225g; Lot #143303; Use by 14/09/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Salico recalls Green Deli Hummus & kyckling / Hummus and chicken (Best before dates between 2021-05-31 and 2021-06-05) due to possible foreign matter (broken glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Switzerland): Pure Natural Food SA recalls “back to roots” Tiger Nut Flour (360g; Best before 30.08.2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Aldi recalls Roosters Breaded Chicken Goujons (320g; Batch codes 20300B and 20323B; Best before October 2021 and November 2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): TTG Food Ltd. recalls multiple products due to undeclared allergens. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Alrozana International Trade Ltd. recalls tahini products due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Recalls and Alerts: April 21 – 24, 2019

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: CDC reports 117 cases of Salmonella Carrau in 10 states. Thirty-two people have been hospitalized. The illnesses have been linked to pre-cut melons supplied by Caito Foods LLC. On April 12, 2019, Caito Foods, Inc. recalled pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and pre-cut fruit medley products containing one of these melons produced at the Caito Foods LLC facility in Indianapolis, Ind.

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE: CDC reports 156 cases of E. coli O103 in 10 states. Twenty people have been hospitalized. The illnesses are associated with consumption of ground beef from several different grocery stores and restaurants. Many ill people bought large trays or chubs of ground beef from grocery stores and used the meat to make dishes like spaghetti sauce and sloppy joe.

Food Safety Recall: K2D Foods, doing business as (DBA) Colorado Premium Foods recalls approximately 113,424 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped to distributors in Port Orange, Fla. and Norcross, Ga. for further distribution to restaurants.

Canada

Food Safety Recall Update: Golden Pearl Mushrooms Ltd. recalls GPM brand Pea Shoots (100g, 230g, 455g; Product batch code 10851) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled products were distributed to retailers in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan, and may also have been sold elsewhere in Canada.

Europe

Food Safety Recall (France): Manufacturer recalls EARL Le Moulin de la Fosse brand Fromages fermiers / farm cheeses (Sold between 2/04 and 20/04/2019) due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for specific information on where the recalled products were sold.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Angel Jasmine Bakery Shop recalls chocolate flavored balls and chocolate paste filled crunchy cookies (300g; Expiry 1.6.19) due to incorrect allergen labeling regarding presence of egg and peanuts.

Allergy Alert (Israel): Meshek Melamed Ltd. recalls Beyond burger, plant-based meat (2 x 113g; Expiry 01.10.19) due to undeclared gluten and soy.

 

Recalls and Alerts: February 26 – 28, 2017

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: Caven’s Meats (Conover, OH) recalls Hickory Smoked Baked Ham – Water Added (various packages sizes; Packed on dates December 30, 2017 through February 2, 2018) due to a processing deviation and possible presence of Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin.

Canada

Allergy Alert: S. Bourassa Mont-Tremblant ltée (Mont Tremblant, QC) recalls BONBON FRUIT ASS / Assorted Fruit Candies (variable weights; all lots up to and including 27 February 2018) due to undeclared soy, milk, wheat and eggs.

Allergy Alert: IGA Marché Toppetta (Montreal, QC) recalls various products due to undeclared sesame seeds, wheat and nuts. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert Update: Industry recalls Lotte brand Kancho Choco Biscuit (54g and 216g; All batch codes where peanut is not declared) due to undeclared peanut. The recalled product was distributed by retailers in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and possibly nationally.

Food Safety Recall: IKEA Canada recalls IKEA GODIS PÅSKKYCKLING Marshmallow candy (100g; All codes sold in 2018; UPC 1.602.603.11.0002) due to mice infestation in the production facility.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Denmark): ASBA Danmark ApS recalls various Gourmet Easter Eggs due to undeclared milk, soy, almonds, pistachio nuts, hazelnuts, walnuts and gluten. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Importer recalls Hellenic Grocery Handmade Loukoumi Mixed Flavours (200g) due to undeclared pistachio. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batch codes and Best Before dates.

Allergy Alert (UK): DSAM Consulting S.A. recalls Hellenic Grocery Handmade Loukoumi Mixed Flavours (200g) due to undeclared pistachio. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batch codes and Best Before dates.

Allergy Alert (UK): Lidl recalls Favorina Dip Eggs Cocoa Crème and Favorina Dip Eggs Milk Crème (4 x 36g; Batch code L1506A7LP; Best by 30.07.2018) due to undeclared milk, gluten, egg, peanut, soya, and nuts.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Biofresh Belgium recalls Biscotte à la farine de bise   (270g; Lot #172812 and 174722; Best by 12/07/2018 and 22/11/2018 respectively) due to possible foreign object (glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Valio Oy recalls Valio Tutti 1 milk-based infant formula and Valio Tutti 2 milk-based follow-on formula (1-L UHT; Best before 14.6.2018) due to a packaging defect that may result in product spoilage.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): IKEA Oy recalls IKEA GODIS PÅSKKYCKLING Marshmallow candy (100g; All codes sold in 2018; UPC 1.602.603.11.0002) due to mice infestation in the production facility.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Lidl recalls Eridanous Squid Rings (630g; Batch 8003; best-before date: 07/2019; Product of Greece) as the cooking instructions are not in English.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Senoble Italia SpA recalls Vitalibre brand Latte Fermentato Gusto Mirtillo / Blueberry flavor fermented milk (2 x 125g; Best by 10-03-2018) due to possible foreign matter (metal) contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Hong Kong): Edo Trading Company recalls Lotte Kancho Biscuit (Choco) (54g; Best by May 18, 2018 and May 19, 2018; Product of Korea) due to undecalred almonds.

Australia and New Zealand

Outbreak Alert/Food Safety Recall (Australia): Rockmelons from a single grower in Nericon, New South Wales have been linked to an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes illnesses in ten (10) elderly people in New South Wales (6 cases), Victoria (1 case) and Queensland (3 cases) between January 17 and February 9, 2018. The company ceased production after receiving notification of the problem and the implicated produce has been removed from the market.

Allergy Alert (Australia): Manassen Foods recalls Sharwood’s Plain Puppodums (113g; All Best Before End Dates up to and including Best Before End MAY 2019) due to undeclared gluten.