Recalls and Alerts: July 3-5, 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 reports three cases of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to consumption of pre-cooked chicken in Delaware and Texas. All three victims were hospitalized and there was one death. Tyson Foods recalled more than 8 million pounds of pre-cooked chicken after the outbreak strain was recovered from a sample of one of its products during routine USDA testing. Please see below for the recall notice.

Food Safety Recall: Tyson Foods Inc. recalls approximately 8,492,832 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.


Allergy Alert: Dufflet Pastries recalls Dufflet brand Plant-Based Chocolate Cake (550g; Lot code 131121; UPC 6 24122 00700 8) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert: TFI Foods Ltd recalls Aberdeen brand ChaoZhou Style Fish Ball (500g; UPC 0 61391 24277 6; All batch codes) and Black Tie brand Frozen Raw Fish Ball (ChaoZhou Style Fish Ball) (20 x 500g; UPC 0 61391 24235 6; All batch codes) due to undeclared soy.

Food Safety Recall Update: Phoenicia Group Inc. recalls Al-Rabih brand Halva / Halawa – with pistachios (454g & 970g; Lot #184 34920 and #98 19620; Best before 01/DE/22 and 22/JN/25; UPC 7 70338 10057 3 and 7 70338 10056 6) due to Salmonella contamination.


Food Safety Recall (France): Cora recalls Cora Dégustation brand Steak hâché Charolais 5% de mat. gr. / Charolais ground steak, 5% fat (2 x 125g; Lot #5117001367901/10; Use by 27/06/2021) due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CONSERVERIE PAPILLON MARMUS recalls multiple canned terrine products due to swolled cans and off-odour. Please refer to the individual recall notices for details on the affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS HENRI DOMONT recalls Sarl Henri Domont brand Boudin Blanc sausages (Lot #173; Use by 02/07/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS PUIGRENIER ETS PUIGRENIER recalls PUIGRENIER brand 2 STEAK HACHE 5% CHAROLAIS / Ground steak, 5% fat (2 x 125g; Lot #5117001367901/10; Use by 27/06/2021) due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS HENRI DOMONT SARL recalls Sarl Henri Domont brand Plat de côtes / Rib dish ( Lot #169; Use by 10/07/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): AGIS recalls Collection d’Asie AGIS brand Bo bun Poulet. Salade composée de vermicelle de riz, de crudités, de poulet mariné et de nems / Bo Bun chicken salad containing rice vermicelli, raw vegetables, marinated chicken and spring rolls (350g; Lot #179; Use by 09/07/2021) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Nuova Jolli srl recalls Le Delizie Emiliane Minestrone di verdura / Vegetable soup (600g; Lot 15/08/21; Best before 15-08-2021) due to presence of sulphite-reducing anaerobic bacteria.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Casarrigoni Srl recalls Pascoli del Fattore e Casarrigoni brand Taleggio DOP a latte crudo / Raw milk cheese (Lots 15145, 16145, 15148, 15151, 15152, 16152; Best before 24/07/21 – 27/07/21 – 30/07/21 – 31/07/21) due to E. coli O103 contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Dallas International recalls Bakers Collection Gingerbread Men (50g; Best Before 21 Dec 2021) and Bakers Collection Gingerbread and Chocolate Men (mixed) (50g; Best Before 13 Dec 2021) due to undeclared milk.


OUTBREAK ALERT AND PRODUCT RECALL: Listeria monocytogenes in pre-cooked chicken

One person is dead and two more have been hospitalized in a multi-state outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes according to a report released last night and updated today by the US Centers for Disease Contol and Prevention (CDC).

All three outbreak victims were either living in a long-term care facility or were already hospitalized at the time they became infected.

Two of the cases, including the single fatality, are in Texas. The remaining case is in Delaware.

Victims range in age from 60 to 95, with a median age of 89 years old. Two of the three are male.

The CDC warns that the true number of infected people may be higher, and the outbreak may not be limited to Texas and Delaware.

The outbreak strain was recovered from two samples of precooked chicken products during routine sampling conducted by the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

One of the positive samples was produced by Tyson Foods Inc. in Dexter, MO. The producer of the second sample to test positive for the outbreak strain has not yet been named.

Tyson recalls 4,246 TONS of pre-cooked chicken products

Tyson has recalled approximately 8,492,832 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken products produced between December 26, 2020 and April 13, 2021 and bearing the establishment number, EST. P-7089.

The recalled products include frozen, fully cooked chicken strips, diced chicken, chicken wing sections, and fully cooked pizza with chicken and were sold under multiple brand names, including: Tyson, Jet’s Pizza, Casey’s General Store, Marco’s Pizza, and Little Caesars.

These items were shipped nationwide to retailers and institutions, including hospitals, nursing facilities, restaurants, schools and Department of Defense locations. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Consumers and food handlers should take additional care when preparing dishes that included pre-cooked chicken, especially when the food will be offered to the elderly or to immunocompromised individuals, including pregnant women.

What businesses need to know

  • Do not serve or sell recalled products.
  • Long-term care facilities, hospitals, and other facilities that serve people at higher risk for severe Listeria illness should take extra precautions. Listeria is particularly harmful to people who are 65 years or older, pregnant, or have a weakened immune system.
  • All of the sick people in this outbreak ate foods served at a long-term care facility or hospital.
  • Follow USDA-FSIS guidelines to prevent the spread and growth of Listeria.

What consumers need to know

  • Do not eat any recalled products. Throw them away or return them to where you bought them.
  • Follow these five steps to clean your refrigerator, containers, and surfaces that may have touched the recalled products. Listeria can survive in the refrigerator and can easily spread to other foods and surfaces.
  • Call your healthcare provider right away if you have these symptoms after eating recalled products.
    • If you are pregnant: Fever and muscle aches. Your illness may be mild, but Listeria can cause pregnancy loss or premature birth. It can also cause serious illness or death in newborns.
    • If you are not pregnant: Headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions, in addition to fever and muscle aches.