Recalls and Alerts: December 20 – 23, 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

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: FDA is investigating a new outbreak of 7 cases of Salmonella Potsdam infections. No information has been released on the geographic scope of the outbreak, and no product has been specifically linked to the outbreak as yet.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA has issued a Warning Letter to Whole Foods Market after reviewing the company’s history of food recalls due to undeclared allergens.

Allergy Alert: B&G Foods recalls Food Club Garlic Powder (5.37 oz; Best by NOV 19 22 and NOV 20 22) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert: Country Fresh, LLC recalls SE Grocers brand Party Tray Vegetables with Ranch Dip (Lot code 020NFU2001; Best if used by December 27, 2020) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall: CLS Gourmet CL Saigon Food Company recalls approximately 128,841 pounds of various meat products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Madame Labriski recalls Madame Labriski brand The Bomba Rosa Log (850g; UPC 10627843908187; All units sold up to and including December 16, 2020) due to undeclared soy, eggs, milk, sesame, nuts and peanuts.

Food Safety Recall Update: Levitts Foods (Canada) Inc. recalls certain Assala, Compliments, The Deli-Shop, and Levitts brands deli meat products due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Super Marché Tropic recalls Enduit de porc / pork coating (~250g; Sold up to 22 December 2020) as the product may not be safe to consume.

Europe

OUTBREAK ALERT (Belgium): Norovirus is being blamed for an outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses affecting 71 students and some staff members at the Pegasus Ostende school. The outbreak strain of the virus has been recovered from samples of raw vegetables obtained from the supplier of sandwiches to the school.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): La société Snacky Fruit recalls Carrefour brand Pommes caramelisées / Caramelized apples (300g; Lot 24/01/2021; Best before 24/01/2021) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Emotions Chocolats recalls Emotions Chocolats brand Pâte à tartiner / spread (300g; Use by 30/05/2021) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Summerbird A/S recalls Noisette Dragée / Hazelnut dragée (100g; Lot #20.07.21; Best before 20.07.21) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert (Finland): Pohjolan Peruna Oy recalls Mummon muusi maidoton / Grandma’s Mousse without milk mashed potato powder (420 g) and Kotimaista Perunamuusijauhe / Domestic mashed potato powder (200 g) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Germany): The Lorenz Bahlsen Snack-World GmbH & Co KG Germany recalls Crunchips WOW Cream & Mild Wasabi (110g; Best before 30.11.2020 – 03.05.2021), Wasabi Erdnüsse / peanuts (100g; Best before 03.11.2020 – 01.06.2021), and Wasabi Erdnüsse / peanuts (800g; Best before 05.11.2020 – 26.04.2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Industry recalls Lorenz Crunchips WOW Cream and Mild Wasabi (110g; Best before 4.05.2021 and 07.07.2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Lorenz Bahlsen recalls various Wasabi-flavoured snacks due to undeclared mustard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): STORCK SVERIGE AB recalls merci Finest Selection Crispy Almond Variety (250g; 2021-05-01 and 2021-06-01) due to absence of Swedish-language allergen labeling.

Allergy Alert (UK): Tesco recalls Tesco Finest Festive Belgian Dark Chocolate Brazil Nuts (225g; Lot #L0075004; Best before end May 2021) due to undeclared sulphur dioxide and/or sulphites.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls STRUIK brand Krachtbouillon Tomaat / Tomato bouillon (350 ml; Best before August 2023) due to possible foreign matter (glass particles) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): DENCON Foods A/S recalls Whole turkeys, without offal (3-4 kg; Lot #5040051359; Use by 26-12-2020) because the product is unfit for consumption due to off-odour.

Food Safety Recall (France): La société TLC recalls TLC brand Petits canards / Small ducks (tray of 12 pieces; Lot 000020344; Best by 25/12/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Feinkostmanufaktur frisch & lecker GmbH recalls certain products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Die Frischebox GmbH recalls NATUR Lieblinge –Getrocknete Feigen / Dried figs (200g; Lot #L4302/350058631- 11-580; Best before 20.06.2021) due to elevated levels of ochratoxin.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): LA DORIA SPA recalls Carrefour brand MIRTILLO NETTARE / Blueberry nectar (125 ml x 6; Lot #E133; Best before 12/01/22) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Struik Foods recalls STRUIK brand Krachtbouillon Tomaat / Tomato bouillon (350 ml; Best before  August 2023) due to possible foreign matter (glass particles) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Yekta Foods recalls Achachi Jelly Cups (240 x 12g (Box) and 12g Single Jelly Cup; All batch codes and dates) due to choking hazard.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Dietary Supplement Recall (Israel): SupHerb Co. recalls Aloe Vera Drink (Batches 200801S7312 and 200802S7312; Best before 08.2023) due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination. This bacterium may cause harm to individuals with weakened immune systems.

Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Siem Trading Pte Ltd recalls Crab Brand Black Pepper Seed (50g & 90g; Expiry dates 01/11/2021 and 01/10/2021, respectively; Product of Indonesia) due to presence of Bacillus cereus in excess of permitted levels.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): JL King and Co recalls Simply Tasty Chicken Parmigiana with Creamy Mashed Potato (Use by 21/12/2020 to 06/01/2021) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Woolworths recalls Woolworths Cooked & Peeled Cocktail Prawns (1kg; Best Before 21 02 2022) due to potential microbial contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: November 29 – December 5, 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.

Interested in learning more about food safety and the history of foodborne disease outbreaks and investigations? Go to TAINTED to download the first couple of chapters of my new book.

United States

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE: CDC reports 11 cases of Listeria monocytogenes infections in three states. All eleven outbreak victims were hospitalized and there has been one death. The illnesses appear to be linked to Italian style deli meats, but a specific supplier has not yet been identified.

OUTBREAK ALERT: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has investigated five cases of confirmed or suspected foodborne botulism in the state since September.

Allergy Alert: Flowers Foods, Inc. recalls Canyon Bakehouse Mountain White Bread (Lot #032220323; UPC 8-53584-00200-3) and Canyon Bakehouse Everything Bagels ( Lot #032220316; UPC 8-53584-00221-8) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert: Maribel’s Sweets recalls Cacao Market Cylinder Dark Chocolate Pearls (5 oz; UPC 87708002502; All packages not indicating milk on the label) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Hong Thai Foods Corp. recalls Golden Boy Custard Muffin Original (7.76 oz; Best before 29/01/2022; UPC 9555719731581) due to undeclared milk and the presence of Uranine- Acid Yellow 73.

Food Safety Recall: Continental Glatt Kosher Meats Corp. (d.b.a. First Choice Kosher Meat & Deli Inc.) recalls approximately 61,504 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details on the recalled products.

Food Safety Recall: High Quality Organics recalls HQO High Quality Organics brand Organic Thyme Leaves (30 lbs & 500 lbs; Lot #48040; Best by 2022-10-30) due to potential Salmonella contamination. Notification of the recall was by letter only.

Pet Treat Safety Recall: TDBBS, LLC. recalls Chewy.com Natural Cow Ears (12-pack; Lot #WO125540; Best before 11/08/2022; UPC 840139120251) due to Salmonella contamination.

Pet Treat Safety Recall: TDBBS, LLC. recalls Jumbo Bully Sticks (various package sizes, brands, lot codes and expiration dates) due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of recalled products.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE: PHAC reports 32 Salmonella Typhimurium illness across six provinces linked to contact with pet hedgehogs. Four people have been hospitalized.

Allergy Alert: Poissonnerie Ô recalls various products due to undeclared egg and sulphites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Distributions Farinex recalls various Gelsius brand IQF Sliced White Apples and IQF Diced Apples due to undeclared sulphites.Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Industry recalls Kandy brand Tuna Dry Fish (200g; Batch No. HP/CA010/2020; Expiry 11.10.2021) due to histamine.

Food Safety Recall: Metro Ontario Inc. recalls multiple Metro brand products due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of recalled products.

Food Safety Recall: Kawartha Dairy Limited recalls certain Kawartha Dairy brand ice cream products due to potential foreign matter (metal pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Panier Extra recalls Saumon fumé surgelé / Frozen smoked salmon (all product sold up to 30 November 2020) due to improper temperature control during storage and absence of storage temperature instructions on the package label.

Food Safety Recall: Le Diapason Bistro épicurien recalls various products packed in 1L glass jars due to potential microbiological health hazard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Poissonnerie Ô recalls éperlan mariné / marinated smelt (sold up to and including 1 December 2020) due to lack of storage temperature instructions on the package label.

Food Safety Recall: La Maison des pâtes fraîches recalls PESTO AU BASILIC / Basil pesto (sold up to and including 3 December 2020) due to potential microbiological health hazard.

Food Safety Recall: Lou Nissart recalls ratatouille (250 ml; sold up to and including 2 December 2020) due to potential microbiological health hazard.

Food Safety Recall: Bagel Henri-Bourassa recalls various products due to potential microbiological health hazard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Yoga Grind Studio café recalls various products due to potential microbiological health hazard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Ding Ho Foods Inc. recalls Ding Ho Foods brand Fried Fish Balls (318g; Best before 2021 JA 14; Lot #011421; UPC 6 27590 04631 9) and Ding Ho Foods brand Fried Fish Balls (5 lbs, labelled as 318g; Best before 2020 NO 28; Lot #112820) due to foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.

Europe

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE (FRANCE): Santé publique France reports 31 cases of Salmonella Bovismorbificans infections across seven regions of France. Seven people have been hospitalized. The illnesses are linked to consumption of dry pork sausages.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): D’Haubry Bakery recalls Macarons de Pauline Fraise-Pistache-Chocolat (108g; Lot #L0245091; Best before 28/07/2021) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Jumbo recalls Kruidenkaas Italiaanse Stijl Jong Belegen 50+ (fromage aux épices – à l’italienne) / Italian cheese with spices (250g; Lots/Best before dates 15-12-2020 to 1-1-2021, inclusive) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Bio-Planet recalls Bauckhof brand Choco Balls (300g; Lot #200221; Best before 2/2/202) due to undeclared milk protein.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls AH Peterselie / fresh parsley (30g; Best before 08/12/2020) due to undeclared celery.

Allergy Alert (Germany): MAHYAR / M. Sarrafian Import und Export recalls NADERI Traditional Cookie (210g; Serial No. 198; Best before 16.04.2021) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Kruidenkaas Italiaanse Stijl Jong Belegen 50+ (fromage aux épices – à l’italienne) / Italian cheese with spices (250g; Lots/Best before dates 15-12-2020 to 1-1-2021, inclusive) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH Peterselie / fresh parsley (30g; Best before 08/12/2020) due to undeclared celery.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): De Beauvoorder recalls le pâté de lièvre (au vin rouge) / red wine hare pâté (150g; Lots 4315/680146 & o 4330/680146; Expiry 04/12/2020 & DLC 19/12/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CRUSTA C recalls Atelier Poissonnerie brand Crevettes 80/100 Venezuela ASC / shrimp (300g; Lot #2203220692; Best by 27/11/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Nouvelle UTP recalls SAVEURS BRESSANES brand Pâté de campagne à l’ancienne (1 slice; Lot #T1911; Best before 18/12/2020) to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ROUSSILLON SALAISONS recalls GUSTO Y SABOR brand Fuets catalans / dry sausage (170g; various lot codes and Best before dates) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Lidl Deutschland recalls various Nautica Regenbogen Forellenfilets in den Sortierungen Natur und Pfeffer / Rainbow trout fillets, plain and peppered due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Rhönmetzgerei Arnold recalls Rhöner Leberwurst im Ring (Naturdarm)/ Liver sausage in ring with natural casing (Best before 21.12.2020) due to potential foreign matter (glass splinters) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Weiling GmbH recalls BIOLADEN*Cashewmus / Cashew butter (250 g; Best before 18-05-2022 and illegible Best before dates) due to potential foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Herbertehof recalls various sausage products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Salumificio Sorrrentino S.R.L. recalls TAVOLA ITALIA SALSICCIA ABRUZZESE APPASSITA PICCANTE / Spicy dry Abruzzese sausage (~200g; Lot #250920; Best before 31/07/21) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): CHIARELLI PIERLUIGI recalls CHIARELLI PIERLUIGI brand FORMAGGIO A LATTE CRUDO – FORMAGGELLA / raw milk cheese (Lot #02102020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Lidl Italia S.R.L. recalls Milbona Latte intero UHT / UHT whole milk (1L; Lot 20288/ Line 34; Best before 11/02/21) due to potential loss of sterility.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Lidl Sverige recalls Culinea brand Gåsbröst / Goose breast (950g; Best before 2022-09-30) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Lactalis Nestlé Chilled Dairy UK recalls Nescafé Shakissimo Espresso Latte (190 ml; Use by 26 January 2021) due to contamination with residues of a cleaning solution.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Meng Fu S.H.L recalls several meat ball products because the meat used to make the products does not meet food safety requirements. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Cold Storage Singapore (1983) Pte Ltd. recalls Meadows Pure Drinking Water (1.5L; Expiry 9/11/2022; Product of Malaysia) due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Baiada Poultry Pty Limited recalls Steggles Frozen Turkey Breast Roast (1kg; Best Before 29 JUN 2022) due to undeclared gluten, sulphites and tree nuts.

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Loaf Ltd. recalls Loaf brand Gluten Free Gooey Caramel Slice (280g; Best before 31JAN21) due to undeclared gluten.

Recalls and Alerts: October 20 – 23, 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.

If you would like to receive automatic email alerts for all new articles posted on eFoodAlert, please submit your request using the sidebar link.

United States

Allergy Alert: Shivam Distributors recalls PARIVAR brand Dry Dates (7-oz and 14-oz pkgs; Batch #125/BIBT) due to elevated sulphite levels.

Canada

Food Safety Recall Update: Industry recalls various raw beef and raw veal products due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update: Industry recalls various raw beef and raw veal products due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update: Industry recalls various raw beef and raw veal products due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Circle supermarket Leuven recalls Master Sauce brand Teriyaki Sauce (340g bottle; sold up to 18/10/2019) due to undeclared wheat (gluten).

Allergy Alert (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour Veggie brand Mousse au chocolate noir / dark chocolate mousse (2 x 70g; Best before 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 04/11/2019, 12/11/2019, 19/11/2019) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (France): SDV recalls Stubb’s Beef Marinade (12 oz / 340g bottle; All lots and date codes) due to undeclared celery, mustard and sesame.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Liroy B.V. recalls MS brand Teriyaki Sauce (340g bottle) due to undeclared wheat (gluten).

Allergy Alert Update (Ireland): Dunnes Stores recalls Dunnes Stores Vegan Dark Chocolate Mousse, Dairy Free and Egg Free Silky Smooth Rich Chocolate Mousse (2 x 70g; All Use by dates) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Coop Supermarkten recalls Coop Kipfilet gedroogde tomaat terug / Chicken fillet dried tomato (100g; Best before 06-11-2019) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): LIDL GB recalls J.D. GROSS Mozart Kugeln (200g; All batch codes and Best before dates) because the packaging does not provide English language declaration of the following allergens: egg, gluten, milk, almond, hazelnut, pistachio, peanuts and soya.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Norenca N.V. recalls Americain préparé and Americain préparé martino (+/- 175gr, +/-350gr & +/-850g: Lots #01942289 & 01942290; Best before 23/10/2019 & 24/10/2019) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Leader Price recalls Leader Price brand Assortiment asiatique avec 3 sauces / Asian assortment with three sauces (360g; Lot 194033; Best before 26/10/2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Oberhohenrieder Landbrotbäckerei Ed. Wolf GmbH recalls Marmorkuchen / Marble cake (Sold October 18-19, 2019), due to foreign matter (2cm long partially insulated piece of wire) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Celtic Pure recalls certain batches of bottled water due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci and/or E. coli contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products. This recall was extended on October 22nd and again on October 23rd to include additional products.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Cavan Farm Fresh Milk recalls specific batches of its raw (unpasteurised) drinking milk (Batch codes 0710, 0810, 0910, 1010, 1110, 1210, 1310, 1410; Batches purchased between 7 October and 14 October 2019) due to potential Campylobacter contamination.