Recalls and Alerts: January 25-26, 2022

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United States

FDA Warning Letter: FDA issues formal Warning Letter to Onofrio’s Fresh Cut, Inc. citing the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the environment of the facility and various deficiences in the construction and maintenance of the production facility and in the cleaning and sanitizing procedures.

Canada

Food Safety Recall:  À chacun sa bière (Saint-Marc-des-Carrières, QC) recalls SAUMON DE L’ATLANTIQUE FUMÉ PAVÉ-FUMÉ À L’ÉRABLE / Maple-smoked Atlantic salmon (248g; Units sold up to and including 25 January 2022) due to omission of mandatory storage instructions on the package label.

Food Safety Recall: Les Délices de Pa pis Ma (Sherbrooke, QC) recalls two spaghetti sauces and one soup due to unsafe packaging conditions. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: HQ Fine Foods recalls certain Quality fast foods brand and Hygaard Fine Foods Ltd. brand sandwiches due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Norway): The Norwegian Institute of Public Health is investigating an outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in more than ten hospitals. The outbreak was discovered in November 2021 when three patients admitted to UNN Tromsø for covid-19 became seriously ill and died of blood poisoning with identical bacterial strains. Pseudomonas aeruginosa thrives in water and humid environments. It rarely causes disease in healthy people, but can cause serious infection in intensive care patients and patients with weakened immune systems. The source of the Norwegian outbreak has not yet been found.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Slank Concept recalls multiple products due to undeclared wheat, barley, oats, almonds, pistachios, soy, milk, sulphites and egg. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Le Bonta’ SrL recalls Nuova Terra brand Cous Cous 4 cereali biologico / Organic 4-grain cous cous (250g; Lot #1021821; Best before 28-02-2023) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): Alfred Johansson Kött & Chark recalls Malmö Zebbe Sausage (500g; Best before dates up to and including 25-01-2022) due to undeclared mustard powder.

Allergy Alert (UK): Classic Cuisine Midlands Ltd recalls nine Classic Cuisine brand products due to undeclared mustard and celery. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Cora Alès recalls Jésus d’Ardèche deli meat (Sold by the slice from 13/12/ 2021 to 21/01/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BROCELIANDE ALH recalls BROCELIANDE brand Jambon cuit supérieur / Superior cooked ham (Multiple varieties, package sizes and lot codes) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Les Entrées de la Mer recalls Les Entrées de la Mer brand Choucroute de la mer et sa sauce beurre blanc / Seafood sauerkraut with white butter sauce (420g & 780g; Multiple lot codes and Use-by dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): LE FROMAGER DES HALLES recalls Produit du Terroir brand Ravioles du dauphiné IGP LABEL ROUGE / Red Label ravioli (240g; All lots; Use by 04/02/2022, 31/01/2022 & 30/01/2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LE FROMAGER DES HALLES recalls Produit du Terroir brand Ravioles du dauphiné IGP LABEL ROUGE / Red Label ravioli (720g; All lots; Use by 30/01/2022, 31/01/2022, 01/02/2022 & 04/02/2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls Société REGI FOOD brand TERRACOTTA Cassolette 3 Rouleaux de Limande & Ecrevisses / Terracotta casserole with three lemon & crayfish rolls (300g; Lots 90142261, 90142410 & 90142460; Use by 14/01/2022, 15/01/2022 & 16/01/2022, respectively) due to possible foreign matter (unspecified) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls Société REGI FOOD brand AUCHAN Gratin de Poissons à l’Ostendaise / Ostend fish gratin (320g; Lots 90142198, 90142407 & 90142453; Use by 14/01/2022, 15/01/2022 & 16/01/2022, respectively) due to possible foreign matter (unspecified) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Lotus Bakeries GmbH recalls Lotus Ice cream sticks white (3 x 90 ml; Lot #L1144ZZ; Best before 11.2023) due to possible mold contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Foodgears Industrial International Ltd recalls MG Brand Butter, Unsalted (25 kg; Manufactured April 21, 2021; 2 year shelf life; Product of Australia) due to microbial contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: November 30 – December 1, 2021

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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 INVESTIGATION UPDATE: FDA reports that the number of Salmonella Javiana infections has risen to 28. The source of the outbreak is still unknown. FDA has initiated a traceback investigation.

Food Safety Recall: International Golden Foods, Inc. recalls Al kanater Tahini Sesame Paste (1 lb (454g); Lot #TT4N‐201127; UPC 6‐92551‐00002‐0) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA issues Warning Letter to Maribel’s Sweets, Inc. after determining that the company’s response to the agency’s findings of multiple violations during a June 2021 inspection was inadequate.

Probiotic Safety Recall: Livia Global, Inc. recalls multiple LiviaOne Liquid Probiotics & BioLifePet Liquid Probiotics (Lot #010620-1 (LiviaOne Nasal Probiotics) & 001005-1; Best by 08/2023 and 04/2023, respectively) due to possible Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Pet Treat Safety Recall: Sam’s West, Inc. recalls Member’s Mark Beef Stick Dog Treats (2.2 lb; UPC 19396-804731; All product sold since March 1, 2021) due to potential foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Great Lakes Goat Dairy recalls Great Lakes Goat Dairy brand Herb & Garlic Goat Cheese (175g; Lot #210411; Best before 2022 JL12) and Great Lakes Goat Dairy brand Aged Cheddar Goat Cheese (175g; Lot #12059; Best before 2022 JL26) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Les Délices du Centre S.A recalls Déli Centre brand Merlans en Gelée / Whiting (fish) in Jelly (720g; Lot #309; Use by 23/01/2022) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): Nutrisure Ltd recalls Naturya Hemp Protein Powder (100g; Batch code W02135; Best before end of March 2024) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (UK): Pieminister recalls Pieminister Moolin Rouge Pie Chef Kit for 2 (578g; Best before 04 December 2021, 09 December 2021, 09 January 2022, 17 January 2022, 25 January 2022 and 09 February 2022) and Pieminister Moolin Rouge Pie Chef kit for 2 (with pie dish) (578g; Best before 15 January 2022 and 03 February 2022) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Norenca N.V. recalls multiple raw ground meat products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA orders recall of Kühne brand Sauerkraut mit Schwarzwälder Schinken “Fix & Fertig” / Sauerkraut with Black Forest ham (400g; Lot MHD 07.05.2023; Best before 07/05/2023) due to possible foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Lejos Oy recalls Ella’s Kitchen-tuotemerkin tuotetta Mansikka-omena kaurapatukka luomu / Ella’s Kitchen brand Strawberry-apple oatmeal organic (25g; Best before 14.03.2022) due to presence of ochratoxin above permitted levels.

Food Safety Recall (France): SAUTTER POM recalls SAUTTER brand BULLES DE POMMES / Apple bubbles non-alcoholic beverage (75 cl; Lot #l239/21; Best before 26/08/2023) due to risk of fermentation.

Food Safety Recall (France): HAUDECOEUR recalls Al Wadi brand Hummus Tahina (400g can; Lot #HTRSQ 140; Best before 20/05/2023) due to abnormal level of acidity.

Food Safety Recall (France): DEMARNE recalls LA BARRE brand FILETS DE HARENGS SALES ET FUMES A L’HUILE DE COLZA / Salted smoked herring in colza oil (2.5 kg; Lot 044121/243; Use by 12/12/2021) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): PROLIDIS promocash recalls COOP VAL D’ARLY brand REBLOCHON DE SAVOIEE FRUITIER AOP raw milk cheese (450g; Lots 312013 & 311932; Use by 07/12/2021) due to possible Brucella melitensis contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GAEC DAUDIN FILS Ferme de Villeneuve recalls Beurres doux, beurres salés / Unsalted and salted butters (Use by 10/12/2021) and Faisselles / white cheese (Use by 25/11/2021) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MASCARIN recalls MASCARIN brand Boite plaisir divin et boite gourmande / Boxed chocolates (All lots; Use by 31/03/2022) due to possible mold contamination in the dark chocolate hazelnut ganache.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Lidl recalls Deluxe Stuffed Dates (240g; Batch code 21301/196; Best before 21 January 2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Les autorités de sécurité alimentaire luxembourgeoises recall Kühne brand Sauerkraut mit Schwarzwälder Schinken “Fix & Fertig” / Sauerkraut with Black Forest ham (400g; Lot MHD 07.05.2023; Best before 07/05/2023) due to possible foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Lidl recalls Deluxe Stuffed Dates (240g; Batch code 21301/196; Best before 21 January 2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): KA Chocolate Ltd. recalls Almond snack flavored with bitter chocolate coated marmalade (200g; Expiration date 30.04.2022) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Hermes Fish Ltd. recalls multiple products due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Recalls and Alerts: October 28-29, 2021

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United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: CDC reports 808 confirmed cases of Salmonella Oranienburg infections linked to raw whole onions imported from Mexico. Cases have been reported by 37 US states and Puerto Rico. A total of 157 of the outbreak victims have been hospitalized. Multiple onion recalls have been initiated in the United States and Canada.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: CDC reports 21 confirmed cases of Salmonella infections in 8 states linked to consumption of Citterio brand Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks. The implicated product was sold at Trader Joe’s and Wegmans, and also may have been available at other retailers.

FOOD SAFETY ALERT: FSIS issues a public health alert because Euro Foods, a Freeland, Penn. establishment, produced ready-to-eat (RTE) Italian-style salame stick products that may be contaminated with Salmonella. A recall was not requested because FSIS has not identified a specific contaminated lot or lots, and it is believed that potentially affected products are no longer available to be directly purchased by retail consumers. The product is identified as 2-oz packages containing Citterio “Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks ALL NATURAL” with “best by” dates up to January 23, 2022, located next to the barcode.

Food Safety Recall: Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. recalls four garden salad products due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Infant Supplement Safety Recall: MaryRuth’s recalls MaryRuth’s Liquid Probiotic for Infants (1 oz; Lots #100420218 and #100520218; UPC 856645008587) due to potential Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination. The recalled product was distributed nationwide through Target, Amazon, and direct sales from the company’s website.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Belmont Meat Products Ltd. recalls Longo’s brand Chicken Burgers (6 x 142 g; Best before 2022 MR 09, 2022 MA 13, 2022 JN 28; UPC 7 72468 03418 6) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert: TFI Foods Ltd. recalls multiple Northern King brand and Thai Gold brand Shrimp Tempura due to undeclared egg, soy, milk and sulphites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Goodfood Market Corp recalls Goodfood brand Medium Yellow Onions (908g / 2 lb; Batch code 3680626; Product of Mexico; UPC 9000799) and Goodfood brand Medium Yellow Onions (908g / 2 lb; Batch code 3682656; Labeled as Product of USA but actually is Product of Mexico; UPC 9000799) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Industry recalls Dorsey brand, MVP brand, Pier-C brand, and Riga Farms brand Onions, Product of Mexico due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update: Covic International Trading Inc. recalls Jongilpoom brand Enoki Mushroom (200g; Batch code CE 169D; UPC 8 807076 000321) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Raphajo’s recalls Épices caribéennes / Caribbean spices (16 oz & 32 oz / 453g & 946 ml; Product sold up to 28 October 2021) due to insanitary production and/or packaging conditions.

Food Safety Recall: Italian Produce Company Ltd. recalls Driscoll’s Blueberries (12 x 551 ml; Case codes 014006 0804, 014006 0809, 014006 0810; Product of California, USA) due to foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Mulitple companies recall a variety of products due to undeclared peanuts. Please refer to the AFSCA – Avertissements page for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert Update (Luxembourg): Cora & Match recall Cora brand Boeuf bourguignon purée (500g; Lot M210900895) and Cora brand Spaghetti bolognaise (500g; Lots M210900624; M210900224, M211000209) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): Sainsbury’s recalls Sainsbury’s Spaghetti Carbonara (400g; Use by 30 October 2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): FreshMeals S.A. recalls Come a Casa brand Lasagne Bolognaise (1kg; Lots L431172 & L431177; Use by 22/11/2021) due to possible undercooking.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Colruyt and OKay recall Boni Selection brand Jambon cuit dégraissé sans gluten / Cooked, defatted ham, gluten-free (500g; Use by 11/11/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CRUSTA C recalls Crevettes entières cuites réfrigérées / Refrigerated whole cooked shrimp, 20/30 (2 kg; Lot 9212940504; Use by 31/10/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Emile Fournier Fils recalls Fournier fils brand kippers (2-pack / 430g; Lot 2128741; Use by 28/11/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Fromagerie Le Pic recalls Le Pic brand Petite Rouelle Mixte / cheese (8-pack; Lot 20102114; Best before 26/11/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LES JARDINS DE CAPECURE  recalls multiple LES JARDINS DE L’OCEAN brand soups due to a processing defect. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): ORIENTAL KITCHEN recalls ORIENTAL KITCHEN brand NEM CHUA Long Stick (200g; Use by 09/11/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ORIENTAL KITCHEN recalls ORIENTAL KITCHEN NEM CHUA et NEM CHUA La Tam Ruot (300g bag; Use by 09/11/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls CARREFOUR CLASSIC brand Haricots verts extra fins / Extra fine green beans (720 ml jar; Lot 1467 L:U2M 243 D 08; Best before 31/08/2025) due to foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CRUSTA C recalls Crevettes entières cuites réfrigérées / Refrigerated whole cooked shrimp, 50/70 (2 kg; Lot 9212920478; Use by 29/10/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): NORMA SARL recalls Zauberhaft Backen brand Noisettes grillées et hachées / Grilled chopped hazelnuts (200g; Lot L 50357; Best before 11/06/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Borchers fine food GmbH & Co. KG recalls Erdmandel Mehl fein vermahlen / Finely ground tiger nut flour (400g; Lots 21000273 & 21000133; Best before 22.02.2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Rila Feinkost-Importe GmbH & Co.KG recalls Ibero Grüne Hojiblanca Oliven in Scheiben / Sliced Spanish green olives (Filled weight: 230g, Drained weight: 105g; Expiry dates 05.06.2023, 01.08.2023, 05.08.2023 & 10.08.2023) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of broken glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Prosciuttificio San Michele SRL recalls TERRE DUCALI brand STROLGHINO (250g; Lot S213503) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Freshmeals recalls recalls Come a Casa brand Lasagne Bolognaise (1kg; Lots L431172 & L431177; Use by 22/11/2021) due to possible undercooking.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Colruyt recalls Boni Selection brand Jambon cuit dégraissé sans gluten / Cooked, defatted ham, gluten-free (500g; Use by 11/11/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd recalls Coles Nature’s Kitchen Meat-free Meal Lovers Pizza, Coles Nature’s Kitchen Hawaiian-style Pizza, and Coles Nature’s Kitchen Veggie Pizza (250g; All Best Before Dates ) due to undeclared milk.