Recalls and Alerts: October 19 – 21, 2020


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

FDA Warning Letter: FDA issues Warning Letter to The Lennox, International, Inc., detailing outstanding violations observed during an inspection of the company’s pet treat manufacturing facility. The inspection was carried out in response to a 2019 outbreak of Salmonella infections in humans who came into contact with the company’s contaminated pig ear pet treats.

Food Safety Recall: Hannaford Supermarkets recalls all Portland Pie cheese and Portland Pie fresh dough sold in the deli department, due to an incident of malicious tampering.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Mom’s Pantry Products Ltd. recalls Mom’s Pantry / Jim & Leonie brand Garlic Spread (440g; All units sold from December 16, 2019 up to and including October 19, 2020) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: MS3 Food Inc. recalls Végane Mais Pas Plate! Mexican Plate Pas Plate / Vegetable Rice with Tex-mex Vegan Meat, Cheddar au Gratin and Creamy Beans Sauce (405g; Lot #1260; UPC 6 28176 07305 7) due to undeclared milk.

Europe

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE (FRANCE): Santé Publique France reports two separate outbreaks totaling 53 confirmed Salmonella infections linked to consumption of raw or undercooked horse meat, including two deaths.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand GAUFRES AU BEURRE / Butter waffles (300g; Lot #3140; Best before 18/12/2020) due to foreign matter (pieces of hard plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Bio-Planet recalls various chicken-based dishes due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): BRETZEL BURGARD SA recalls Carrefour brand MINICHEESEBURGERS X10 (155g; Lot #102590101; Expiration date 15/09/2021) due to foreign matter (metal filament) contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): Chasal srl recalls Fuet Extra (150 g; Lots #202307, 202706 & 203107; Use by 10/10/2020, 07/11/2020 & 16/12/2020), Fuet barbecue (150g; Lot #201601; Use by 10/10/2020) and Fuet Extra Poivre – Fines herbes – ail (150g; Lot #201401; Use by 23/12/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Delfood recalls Louis brand Américain nature / minced meat (350g; Lot #8404220; Use by 20/10/2020) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): GHL Groupe recalls Jean Gotta brand Américain nature / minced meat (350g; Lot #8404220; Use by 20/10/2020) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): Vleeswaren Coenen & Co recalls three salad products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Franprix recalls Offre du Volailler brand Poulet rôti / roast chicken (~1.2 kg; Lot #A077142; Use by 01/11/2020) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Lidl recalls L’Etal du volailler brand Poulet rôti sachet micro-ondable / roast chicken in microwaveable bag (Lot #A077142; Use by 03/11/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Matfugl ehf recalls whole and cut chicken (Lot #011-20-37-5-26) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand GAUFRES AU BEURRE / Butter waffles (300g; Lot #3140; Best before 18/12/2020) due to foreign matter (pieces of hard plastic) contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Boutique Delicacies Ltd. recalls Thai Eggplant Salad (250g; all expiration dates up to and including 15/11/2020) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (Israel): Eyal Gorodetski’s Bakery recalls various pastries due to undeclared allergens. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): We Love Group Ltd recalls Luxerose brand Athena and Hera cocktail blend (100 ml; All batches) due to undeclared sulphites.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Woori Kimchi recalls Woori Kimchi brand Kimchi (All batches and dates) due to lack of process control.

 

Recalls and Alerts: September 27 – 30, 2020


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.

 

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT: The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reports eight cases of Salmonella Typhimurium infections in British Columbia (5), Alberta (2), and Yukon (1). The illnesses are linked to exposure to Paws Up! and Western Family brands of pig ear dog treats. Three individuals have been hospitalized and one person has died. The supplier, Master’s Best Friend, has issued a Notice of Stop Sale for the implicated products, which were sold at Canadian Tire and Save-On-Foods stores.

Allergy Alert: Loblaw Companies Ltd. recalls President’s Choice brand Maple Apple flavour Seasoned Pork Loin Roast (730g; Best Before 2020 OC 13; UPC 0 60383 20663 5) due to undeclared mustard.

Food Safety Recall: Érablière Godbout recalls Érablière Godbout brand Sauce spaghetti (500 ml and 1 L; All units where the label does not mention “Keep Refrigerated”) because the product may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum.

Food Safety Recall: JBS Food Canada ULC recalls Provigo brand and Metro brand raw ground beef products due to E. coli O157 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products and distribution details.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand Pain de viande aux poireaux / Meat loaf with leeks (Lots #902679, 905217 & 907970; Best before 06/10/2020, 12/10/2020 & 15/10/2020, respectively) due to undeclared wheat (gluten).

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Colruyt recalls Colruyt brand salade de poulet méridionale / Southern chicken salad (150g; Best by 05/10/2020) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand Pain de viande aux poireaux / Meat loaf with leeks (Lots #902679, 905217 & 907970; Best before 06/10/2020, 12/10/2020 & 15/10/2020, respectively) due to undeclared wheat (gluten).

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): LEADER PRICE recalls LEADER PRICE brand Gorgonzola (150g; Lot #P230006; Best before 01/10/20) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Sequoia recalls Le picoreur brand Cuisse de poulet fermier bio BLC / organic chicken legs (Lot #25801101; Best by 27, 28 & 30/09/20) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Louis Bechoux Snacks S.A. recalls Louis Bechoux Snacks brand Boulettes rôties / roasted dumplings (12x100g & 12x135g; Lot 080920; Best by 10/10/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Merricq recalls Merricq Thon Albacore frais / Fresh albacore tuna (Sold between 11 September and 21 September) due to elevated levels of histamine.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Aðföng recalls Himneskt brand Lífrænt rautt pestó / Organic red pesto (130g; Best before October 2022; Product of Italy) due to possible foreign matter (broken glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Industry recalls Roosters Southern Fried Poppin’ Chicken (210g; Batch code L:15320; Best before 25.05.2022; product of Poland) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): AZ. AGR. ARMANNI ANGELO recalls AZ. AGR. ARMANNI ANGELO brand formaggio a latte crudo – stracchino / raw milk cheese (Lot #06/06/2020) due to shigatoxin-producting E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Lidl GB recalls Cologran Stevia sweetener tablets (100 tablets; Batch code L 91424 C; Best before end December 2022) because aspartame is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk to sufferers of phenylketonuria (PKU).

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Kredofood Ltd recalls three noodle products due to undeclared dairy protein and/or sesame. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Foodstuffs Own Brands recalls all batches and all dates of Pams brand Very Berry Dairy Dessert due to the possibility of the plastic container breaking and plastic pieces entering the product.  Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.

Pig ear pet treat recall list grows as FDA updates investigation status


Hollywood Feed LLC is recalling 9 lots of “Made in South America Pig Ear Dog Treats” due to potential Salmonella contamination.

The following recalled treats – identified by UPC 819895022444 – were manufactured by Dog Goods USA LLC and sold from bulk bins in Hollywood Feed stores in the United States.

  • LOT 3188 428590-D, Distributed after 7/9/2019
  • LOT 3188 428590-C, Distributed after 7/9/2019
  • LOT 3188 428590-B, Distributed after 7/9/2019
  • LOT 3248 206228-A, Distributed after 1/14/2019
  • LOT 3248 206228-B, Distributed after 1/14/2019
  • LOT 3248 1079789-A, Distributed after 1/14/2019
  • LOT 3248 221911-C, Distributed after 1/14/2019
  • LOT 3248 419486-B Distributed after 1/14/2019
  • LOT 3248 419486-A Distributed after 1/14/2019

Lot codes can be found on bulk displays or on the barcode sticker of bulk shipping bags.

Hollywood Feeds initiated the recall as a result of a self-initiated audit that identified three Salmonella-positive samples, including one sample containing Salmonella Enteritidis.

As each lot is subjected to a ‘kill-step’ before distribution, the company believes contamination occurred “…on-site at the individual store locations after coming into contact with people or animals who interacted with the bulk displays.”

In August 2019, Dog Goods USA (manufacturer of the Hollywood Feed treats) recalled certain non-irradiated bulk and packaged pig ear dog treats after FDA detected Salmonella in a sample.

The recall was expanded to include additional product in September, in response to a report of another Salmonella-positive sample identified by the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Dog Goods USA sourced its pig ear dog treats from a supplier based in Brazil.

FDA’s investigation into Salmonella-contaminated pig ear dog treats began as a result of an outbreak of human Salmonella illnesses first reported by the CDC on July 3rd, 2019.

As of the agency’s latest update, released on September 5th, CDC has confirmed 143 outbreak cases in 35 states across the USA.

Thirty-three of the outbreak victims were admitted to hospital.

Multiple serotypes of Salmonella have been identified as being part of the outbreak, including, Salmonella enterica serotypes I 4,[5],12:i:-, Cerro, Derby, Infantis, London, Newport, and Rissen. Some of the strains are antibiotic-resistant.

FDA, CDC and state investigations linked products from three companies to the outbreak: Dog Goods USA, Pet Supplies Inc., and Lennox Intl. Inc. All three companies responded by initiating recalls of Salmonella-contaminated products.

Two other companies – Brutus & Barnaby and TDBBS, LLC – also recalled pig ear dog treats that were found to be Salmonella-contaminated. The strains recovered from these products have not been linked to the ongoing outbreak, according to FDA.

FDA has enhanced its surveillance of pig ear pet treats in response to the outbreak and has added the following three companies to Import Alert 72-03 (Detention Without Physical Examination and Intensified Coverage of Pig Ears And Other Pet Treats Due To The Presence Of Salmonella): Custom Pet S.A.S. (Colombia), Suarko, SRL (Argentina) and Anabe Industria e Comercio de Proteinas (Brazil).

WHAT CONSUMERS NEED TO KNOW
  • Based on information gathered from cases and the traceback data gathered from the FDA, the FDA and CDC continue to recommend that people avoid purchasing or feeding any pig ear pet treats at this time.
  • If you have pig ear pet treats, safely discard them and thoroughly clean the areas where the treats have been.
  • Salmonella can affect both human and animal health. People with symptoms of Salmonella infection should consult their healthcare providers. Consult a veterinarian if your pet has symptoms of Salmonella infection.
  • People who think their pets have become ill after consuming contaminated pet food should first contact their veterinarians. Veterinarians who wish to have pets tested for Salmonella may do so through the Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN Network), if the pet is from a household with a person infected with Salmonella.