Recalls and Alerts: January 5-6, 2022

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

Allergy Alert: Les plats de Hulk inc. (Saint-Eustache, QC) recalls HULKMEAL brand Chick au beurre / Butter chicken (400g; Sold up to 5 January 2023) due to undeclared milk, mustard, nuts and sulphites, and recalls HULKMEAL brand Poulet miel et ail / Honey-garlic chicken (400g; Sold up to 5 January 2023) due to undeclared wheat and soy.

Europe

Allergy Alert (UK): Whitakers Chocolates recalls Whitakers Lime and Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Inclusions Bar (90g; Batch codes 1209, 1210 & 2076; Best before July 2023, July 2023 & August 2023, respectively) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (France): MAREE COTE D’OPALE OCEAN TRAITEUR recalls Prix malin brand Dès de truite fumée / Diced smoked trout (100g; Lot 002 ISL; Use by 21/01/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SILVE INTERMARCHE  recalls Producteurs & Commerçants brand Huitres spéciales Normandie N°3 / Oysters (2 kg; Lots from 221230 to 230104) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SILVE INTERMARCHE recalls Producteurs & Commerçants brand Moules de bouchot / Mussels (1.4 kg; Lots 221228 to 230103; Use by dates between 04/01/2023 and 10/01/2023) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SARL FONFREYDE recalls l’aredienne brand conserves / Various canned foods (Use by dates between 01/01/2023 and 31/12/ 2025) due to possible Clostridium botulinum contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): CHARCUTERIE PAUL BEGEIN recalls Charcuterie Begein brand Jambon Cuit Supérieur fumé / Superior cooked, smoked ham (Lot 081222; Use by 07/01/2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): PACQUEAU SEBASTIEN TRAITEUR PACQUEAU recalls Suprême de canard à l’orange / Duck à l’orange supreme (Lot 10/12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SCEA GRANDIN ET FILS recalls huitres Grandin brand huitres de normandie / Oysters (all package formats; All lots) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR FRANCE recalls Filière Qualité Carrefour brand Producteur Kermarée huîtres / oysters (various sizes; All lots packed from 16/12/22 up to and including 04/01/23) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR FRANCE recalls Filière Qualité Carrefour brand Producteur Kermarée Moules de bouchot de Normandie STG / Mussels (1.4 kg; All lots) due to Norovirus contamination. Please refer to recall notice for additional details.

Food Safety Recall (France): Casino recalls Casino brand Saumon fumé élevé en Norvège -16 /18 Tranches / Norwegian smoked salmon, sliced (16-18 slices, 650g; Lot 72347090; Use by 10/01/2023 & 13/01/2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): COOPERATIVE U recalls Huître creuse fine U n°3 / Oyster shells (24 pieces, 2 kg; Lots 2022121803, 2022121907, 2022122108, 2022122407 & 2022122608) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ADP INDUSTRIE recalls Atelier du Poissonnier brand Tartinable de Thon Albacore, coriandre, citron vert / Spreadable Albacore tuna with coriander and lime (90g glass jar; Lot 13437; Best before 18/02/2025) due to possible foreign matter contamination (small pieces of glass).

Food Safety Recall (France): KERMAREE SAS recalls KERMAREE / SU / CARREFOUR / INTERMARCHE brands HUITRES / oysters (Sold from 20/12/2022 through04/01/2023) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): KERMAREE SAS recalls KERMAREE / INTERMARCHE brands MOULES DE BOUCHOT / Mussels (All lots; Use by dates between 23/12/2022 and 11/01/ 2023) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): KERMAREE SAS recalls KERMAREE brand CLAMS PETITS, MOYENS OU GROS / Small, medium and large clams (All lots) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CULTIMER FRANCE PRODUCTEURS ASSOCIES CULTIMER recalls Cultimer producteurs associés brand Huitres fines de Normandie N°4 / Oysters (24 pieces, 1.5 kg; Use by dates between 04/01/2023 and 06/01/2023) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MYTILIMER – PRODUCTION recalls Huitre Fines de Normandie (various weights and packing date ranges – see recall notice for details) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Kermarée recalls Kermarée brand Bigorneaux vivants / Live winkles (All lots sold between 16/12/2022 and 05/01/2023) and Kermarée brand Palourdes / Clams (All lots sold between 16/12/2022 and 05/01/2023) due to Norovirus contamination.


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Recalls and Alerts: December 8-9, 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

OUTBREAK ALERT (Texas): The Texas Department of State Health Services has ordered a recall of all oysters harvested in the TX 1 area of southeastern Galveston Bay (shell and shucked oysters harvested in the area from Nov. 17 through Dec. 7) after reports of a few dozen cases of gastrointestinal illness among people who ate oysters from those waters. Reported symptoms include fever, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, chills and headache. 

Allergy Alert: Hartzler Family Dairy (Wooster, OH) recalls Hartzler Family brand Egg Nog (1-qt bottles; Sell by 12/15 and 12/25) due to undeclared allergens (absence of ingredient list).

Food Safety Alert: The Ohio Department of Agriculture issues a health alert for Seville Spread and Seville Spread Brown Sugar Cinnamon (4oz & 8oz pkgs; Batch No. 221112), made by Yellow House Cheese LLC (Seville, OH) due to the lack of antibiotic testing and pasteurization records for the milk used to make the cheese.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Jan K. Overweel Limited recalls Igor brand Gorgonzola mild ripened blue-veined cheese (350g; Lot 2777001; Best before 2023/FE/01; UPC 8 021398 400069) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was sold in Ontario and Quebec.

Food Safety Recall: Café Lazio (La Prairie, QC) recalls multiple soups and sauces (1L glass jars; Sold on or before 9 December 2022) due to potential for improper storage due to lack of mandated labeling.

Europe

Allergy Alert (France): UN AIR D’ICI recalls JUSTE BIO brand SUCRE DE COCO BIO / Organic coconut sugar (Lot 220700039; Best before 31/07/2023) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (France): BIOTEAM recalls BIONLY brand Le sucre de coco la douceur des tropiques biologique and sève de fleur de cocotier cristallisée non raffinée / Unrefined, crystalline coconut sugar (250g; Lot 138-22-10) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI reports undeclared wheat, soy and sulphites in Dunnes Stores Vegan Plant Based Roast (530g; Use by 15 Dec).

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Monoprix recalls Daily Monop brand La Soupe Potimarron / Pumpkin soup (375 ml; Use by 14/12/2022) due to undeclared shrimp and celery.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): SAINTE LUCIE recalls multiple spice blends and spice products due to possible Bacillus cereus contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): MARIUS BERNARD recalls Marius brand Mélange pour Poissons / Spice blend for fish (42g; Lot 000324548; Best before 20/09/2025) due to possible Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MARIUS BERNARD recalls Marius brand Mélange pour Pain d’épices / Gingerbread spice mix (34g; Lot 000324516; Best before 20/09/2025) due to possible Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MARIUS BERNARD recalls Marius brand Mélange pour Guacamole / Guacamole spice mix (48g; Lot 000324504; Best before 20/09/2025) due to possible Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MARIUS BERNARD recalls Marius brand Gingembre moulu / Ground ginger (35g; Lots 03.05.25/F5904, 000322885 & 000323659; Best before 03/05/2025, 09/06/2025 & 14/09/2025, respectively) due to possible Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LA BOVIDA LE SUBDRAY recalls La Bovida brand Gingembre moulu / Ground ginger (1kg; Lot PR22110341; Best by 30/11/2024) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LA BOVIDA LE SUBDRAY recalls La Bovida brand Gingembre moulu / Ground ginger (450g jar; Lot PR22110293; Best by 30/11/2024) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Dirk Rossmann GmbH recalls GenussPlus Kids Mini-Brezeln / Mini pretzels (Best before 30.06.2023) due to possible foreign matter contamination (threads or particles of blue fabric).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Buss Fertiggerichte GmbH recalls Poté Cevapcici mit Balkangemüse & Reis / Cevapcici with Balkan vegetables and rice (300g; Best before 13.12.2024) due to foreign matter contamination (red plastic pieces).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Panico Filomena recalls Corcione Ingross Alici marinate dolci e piccanti / Sweet and spicy marinated anchovies (~200g; Lot #261022; Best before 26/06/2023) due to possible presence of Anisakis type parasite.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Sofia S.r.l. recalls POSEIDON brand RITAGLI SALMONE AFFUMICATI PRONTI DA CUCINARE / Ready-to-cook smoked salmon trim (150g; Lot 22248E-SOLA-2094; Best before 12-12-2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Sofia S.r.l. recalls POSEIDON brand RITAGLI SALMONE AFFUMICATI PRONTI DA CUCINARE / Ready-to-cook smoked salmon trim (150g; Lot 22248E-SOLA-2092; Best before 10-12-2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Sofia S.r.l. recalls POSEIDON brand RITAGLI SALMONE AFFUMICATI PRONTI DA CUCINARE / Ready-to-cook smoked salmon trim (150g; Lot 22248E-SOLA-1995; Best before 12-12-2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Asda recalls three Asda in store bakery Extra Special Mince Pies due to possible foreign matter contamination (pieces of plastic). Please refer to the recall notice for details on the affected products.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Tnuva Fish recalls frozen Argentinian Marluza fillet (Use by 02/28/2023 A) due to possible presence of Anisakis type parasite.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): New World Ohakune recalls New World Ohakune brand NZ Beef Prime Mince (various weights; Use by 9 12 2022 and 10 12 2022), New World Ohakune brand NZ Pork Mince (various weights; Use by 9 12 2022) and New World Ohakune brand Beef Burger Patties (4 x 1 pack; Use by 12 12 2022) due to foreign matter contamination (metal).

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Recalls and Alerts: March 31-April 1, 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: Giant Eagle, Inc. recalls Happy Face Cookies (Pack of 4; sell by dates through 04/01/22) due to undeclared milk. The recalled cookies were sold in two Ohio Giant Eagle supermarkets in Geneva and Ashtabula.

Food Safety Alert: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is advising consumers to avoid purchasing or eating Ocean Mist Farms brand Romaine Hearts / Coeurs de laitue Romaine (22oz; Lot 22RHDM2L; Harvest date MAR 10; grown in Coachella, CA; sourced from Ocean Mist Farms of Castroville, CA) due to Cyclospora contamination.

Canada

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: The Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating an outbreak of 279 cases of norovirus and gastrointestinal illness linked to the consumption of oysters from British Columbia. Cases have been reported in B.C. (262), Alberta (1), Saskatchewan (1), and Ontario (15). This investigation has led to multiple recalls of oysters. See the most recent recall notice, below.

Food Safety Recall: Daily Fresh Shellfish Inc. recalls certain Daily Fresh Shellfish Inc. brand Oysters due to possible Norovirus contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products. These oysters may be linked to an outbreak of foodborne disease.

Food Safety Recall: Gastronomia Roberto recalls ARRABIATA SAUCE TOMATE PIQUANTE / Spicy tomato sauce (1 L; Sold up to 31 March 2022) due to potential food safety hazard.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand SAUCE AMERICAINE (300 ml; Lot DE 22 BNP; Best before 14/02/2023) due to undeclared celery.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Tayaba group / AYAM FOOD recalls AL Hussein brand Boulgour fin rouge / Fine red bulgur (800g carton; Best before 31/10/2020) due to undeclared wheat.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): AFSCA orders recall of Xoai Say Deo – Dried Mango (Lot TO8D21; Best before 30/11/2022) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): GELATERIA JOHN JOHN recalls John John brand Glace Cookies / Cookie ice cream (480 ml; All lot and date codes) due to undeclared eggs and hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert (Germany): WSF Fischfeinkost GmbH recalls NADLER Garnelen Salat mit Cocktail-Creme / Shrimp salad with cocktail cream (125g; Lot #L443; Best before 22.04.2022) due to undeclared shrimp, cream, sodium metabisulphite, fish, soy, celery, sesame and gluten.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI reports that Xoài Sấy Dẻo Dried Mango (75g; Batch code TO8D21; Best before 30/11/2022) contains undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Laboratoire PYC SAS recalls TISANOREICA GIANLUCA MECH brand Preparato alimentare tipo zuppa al gusto verdure / Vegetable flavoured soup (4 x 34g; Lot 21S3-03388; Best before 01/2024) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Laboratoire PYC SAS recalls TISANOREICA GIANLUCA MECH brand  KIT INTENSIVA, Contenete Preparato alimentare tipo zuppa al gusto verdure / Vegetable flavoured soup kit (4 x 34g; Lot 220207; Best before 06/2023) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Laboratoire PYC SAS recalls TISANOREICA GIANLUCA MECH brand  KIT INTENSIVA, Contenete Preparato alimentare tipo zuppa al gusto verdure / Vegetable flavoured soup kit (4 x 34g; Lot 220214, 220221; Best before 10/2023) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH Excellent paastartelettes / Easter Tartlettes (Best before 07-04-2022) due to undeclared almonds and pistachios.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): La Ferme Champignol recalls three dairy products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): TADAL recalls Kerem brand Figues séchées / Dried figs (250g; Lot 21003123; Best before 25/11/2022) due to ochratoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Products and Brands Group recalls Organix Cheese & Onion Dragon Claws Chips (60g / 4 x 15g; Lot L1403; Best before 06/06/2022) due to possible mycotoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Fa. Kosebate GmbH recalls Alburj – Halva mit extra Pistazien / Halvah with extra pistachios and Alburj – Halva mit Pistazien / Halvah with pistachios (400g & 800g; Production dates 01.01.2021-31.03.2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Centra recalls Centra Hot Smoked BBQ Salmon (200g; Use by 01/04/2022; Product of Norway) because the packages contain raw salmon darnes, which require cooking.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Products and Brands Group recalls Organix Cheese & Onion Dragon Claws Chips (60g / 4 x 15g; Lot L1403; Best before 06/06/2022) due to possible mycotoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Skopos recalls AB (Alfa-Beta) brand Manouri Grecque AOP Cheese (200g; Best before 03/06/2022) due to shigatoxin producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Spain): Manufacturer recalls Vicente Lopez PIG’S HEAD I – COOKED AND FRIED PORK MEAT (200g; Batch nos. 22501 and 22502; Expiry date April 15, 2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Village Quality Products recalls Al Burj Halwa Pistachio (400g & 800g; Production date 07 February 2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert Update (Israel): Holy Cocoa expands earlier recall to include additional products due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): George Weston Foods (NZ) Ltd recalls Ploughmans Bakery brand Country Grains Bread (750g; Best before 02APR22 and 03APR22) due to foreign matter contamination (plastic).