Recalls and Alerts: April 11–14, 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 28 cases of Salmonella Hadar infections in 12 states linked to raw ground turkey products. Two people have been hospitalized.

Allergy Alert: Hostess Brands, LLC recalls Hostess® SnoBalls® (single-serve; Batch #I031321000; Best by May 27, 2021; UPC 888109010096) due to undeclared coconut.

Allergy Alert: Torn & Glasser recalls Torn & Glasser Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans with green leaf logo on top (12-oz tubs; Lot #777739; Best if used by 11/19/2021; UPC 0 72488 99868 1) due to undeclared walnuts.

Allergy Alert: Snak King Corporation recalls Trader Joe’s Restaurant Style White Corn Tortilla Chips (9-oz pkg; Sell by 08/09/21 and 08/10/21) due to undeclared milk.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Hayter’s Turkey Products Inc. recalls Hayter’s Farm brand Onion & Parsley Turkey Burgers (450g; Best before 2021 AL 19; UPC 6 78836 32115 8) due to undeclared wheat.

Allergy Alert: Soline Trading Ltd. recalls Thai Elephant brand Black Tiger Shrimp, Headless (16/20 & 21/25; 6 x 1.815 kg; Product code HL-269-V20) due to undeclared sulphites.

Food Safety Recall: Marché d’alimentation Blackburn inc. recalls Soupe gourganes / Bean soup (1 L glass jars; Units sold up to and including 14 April 2021) due to absence of “keep refrigerated” instruction on label.

Food Safety Recall: Le restaurant El Hornello inc recalls  Sauce à la viande – BOLO / BOLO brand meat sauce (500 ml and 1 L glass jars; Units sold up to and including 14 April 2021) due to absence of “keep refrigerated” instruction on label.

Europe

Allergy Alert (France): Hoa Nam recalls Hoa Nam brand Papillotes aux crevettes / Shrimp papillotes (14 pieces and 50 pieces; All best before dates between 01/09/2021 and 13/10/ 2022) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (France): Hoa Nam recalls Hoa Nam brand Nems aux crevettes / Shrimp spring rolls (30 pieces and 100 pieces; All best before dates between 01/09/2021 and 13/10/ 2022) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Consumers are warned that Lilliput Trading Co. White Condimento Vinegar (250 ml; Batch codes 101220 & 030321; Best before 30/04/22 & 30/07/22, respectively) contains undeclared sulphites and sulphur dioxide.

Allergy Alert (UK): Hotel Chocolat recalls Ugly But Good Bag Lychee & Rose chocolates (300g; Lot #21028; Best before 31 May 2021) due to undeclared hazelnut and macadamia nut.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Unilever recalls Le Boucher Végétarien brand Le Burger Végétarien / Veggie burger (160g; Expiration dates 21-04-2021 & 22-04-2021) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): LEADER PRICE recalls LEADER PRICE brand Aiguillette de poulet mariné nature / Plain marinated chicken filet (400g; Lot #20042118 0 287 18:12; Best before 01/01/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Industry recalls La Provençale brand Assortiment de saucisses barbecue 5 pièces sous vide / 5-piece vacuum-packed assorted barbecue sausages (All Use by dates between 16/04/21 and 23/04/21) and La Provençale brand Mettwurst – 3PC sous skin / Mettwurst sausage (340g; Use by 25/04/21) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls MARQUE NEUTRE brand Saucisse fraîche de cochon charcutier / Fresh pork sausage (Lot #230321; Use by 02/04/ 2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Boutique de l’Atelier Pierre Sajous recalls Pierre Sajous brand Saucisse fraîche de cochon charcutier sous vide / Vacuum-packed fresh pork sausage (Lot #230321; Use by 02/04/ 2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Leader Price recalls LEADER PRICE brand Aiguillette de poulet mariné nature / Plain marinated chicken filet (400g; Lot #20042118 0 287 18:12; Best before 01/01/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Intermarché recalls Ono brand Pate Breton (Lot #PY 01100063; Use by 17/04/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Cora recalls Pain aux noix entier et Pain aux noix tranché / Whole and sliced nut bread (350g; Sold 01/04/2021) due to foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Industry recalls Leroy brand tartare de saumon fumé / Smoked salmon tartare (Lot #210760074; Use by 09/04/ 2021; Product of Norway) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Unilever Deutschland Holding GmbH recalls The Vegetarian Butcher Hack-Selig Burger (160g; Expiry dates between 16.04.2021 and 21.04.2021) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): FURLOTTI & C. SRL recalls La Fattoria brand Fiammiferi di speck / Salted pork (90g; Lot #410164; Best before 27-04-2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Unilever recalls The Vegetarian Butcher brand Le Burger Végétarien / Veggie burger ((160g; Expiration dates 21-04-2021 & 22-04-2021) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Supplement Safety Recall (Sweden): Orkla Care Sverige recalls HUSK Mage i balans Naturlig Fiber (kapslar) / HUSK Stomach in balance Natural Fiber (capsules) (Batch code 500783; Best before 05.2023) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Sainsbury’s recalls Taste the Difference Medjool dates (200g & 500g; All date codes) due to potential contamination with Hepatitis A virus.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Destination Holdings Pty Ltd recalls Taylor Rd IGA Pork Chipolatas (~500g; All Best before dates up to and including 17 March 2021) due to undeclared gluten and soy.

Allergy Alert (Australia): Byron Bay Pizza Co Pty Ltd ATF Ross Family Trust recalls Byron Bay Pizza Co. BBQ Birdie frozen pizza (500g; All Best before dates up to and including 02/07/2021) due to undeclared fish.

Raw ground turkey behind Salmonella outbreak—CDC

A twelve-state outbreak of Salmonella infections has been linked to raw ground turkey meat, according to a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigation report released today (April 12, 2021).

Scope of the outbreak

At least twenty-eight (28) cases of Salmonella Hadar with symptom onset dates between December 28, 2020, to March 4, 2021 were reported in the following states:

  • Arizona (1)
  • Connecticut (1)
  • Indiana (1)
  • Maine (1)
  • Massachusetts (7)
  • Missouri (1)
  • New Hampshire (1)
  • New Jersey (2)
  • New York (4)
  • North Carolina (3)
  • Pennsylvania (4)
  • Virginia (2)

Although two of the outbreak victims were hospitalized, there have been no deaths.

Epidemiological, laboratory and traceback data have linked the cases to raw, ground turkey products that were produced on December 18, 2020 through December 29, 2020.

Public Health Alert

The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a Public Health Alert for approximately 211,406 pounds of raw ground turkey products, produced by Plainville Brands, LLC (Pennsylvania) after the outbreak strain was recovered from an intact package of Plainville Brands’ ground turkey.

The alert encompasses the following items, all of which bear the establishment number EST. P-244 inside the USDA mark of inspection:

  • 1-lb. packages of Nature’s Promise Free from 94% LEAN | 6% FAT Ground Turkey with Use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/1/21, 1/3/21,1/4/21, 1/8/21 and 1/10/21 on the front of the package.
  • 1-lb. packages of Wegman 94% LEAN | 6% FAT Ground Turkey with Use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/3/21, 1/4/21, 1/8/21 and 1/10/21 on the front of the package.
  • 3-lb. packages of Wegman 94% LEAN | 6% FAT Ground Turkey with Use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/3/21, 1/4/21, 1/8/21 and 1/10/21 on the front of the package.
  • 1-lb. packages of Plainville Farms Ground White Turkey 93% | 7% Fat with Use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/10/21 on the front of the package.

All of the suspect packages have passed their Use by/freeze/sell by dates, and are believed to no longer be available for purchase. However, consumers may still have some of the implicated packages in their home freezers.

Not all of the outbreak cases have shown a direct link to raw ground turkey products from Plainville Brands. FSIS warns consumers that other raw ground turkey products may also be a source of some illnesses. It is possible that more recalls and/or public health alerts may follow.

What consumers need to know

  • Most people infected with Salmonella experience diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps, beginning six hours to six days after being exposed. Most infected individuals recover without treatment in a week or less; however some people may experience more severe illnesses and may require medical treatment or hospitalization.
  • Consumers should check their freezers and discard any of the products listed in the FSIS Public Health Alert, and disinfect any surfaces with which these products may have come into contact.
  • Food handlers, whether in the home or in a commercial establishment, should take extreme care when preparing and cooking any raw ground poultry meat, including raw ground turkey, as these products carry a high risk of being contaminated with Salmonella.

Plainville’s response

Plainville issued the following statement in response to the FSIS Public Health Alert:

As a proud provider of natural and certified organic foods, the

health and safety of our customers is essential to who we are as a

company. We are providing any assistance requested by health and

safety officials. We are proud of our health and safety record and

protocols, and are honored that generations of families have trusted

Plainville and welcomed us into their homes.”

Tom Donovan, Vice President of Plainville Brands, LLC

Recalls and Alerts: March 13 – 17, 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.

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United States

OUTBREAK ALERT/FOOD SAFETY RECALL: CDC reports six confirmed cases of Salmonella Schwarzengrund infections linked to Butterball brand Ground Turkey. Illnesses have been reported in Wisconsin (4 residents of an assisted living facility), Minnesota (1) and North Carolina (1). The outbreak strain was recovered from intact packages of Butterball raw, ground turkey found at the Wisconsin assisted living facility. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Surtidoras Bakery Inc. recalls Marble Muffin (sell by dates between 3/18/19 and 3/26/19), Banana Muffin (sell by dates between 3/19/19 and 3/26/19), and Blueberry Muffin (sell by dates between 3/18/19 and 3/26/19) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Procesadora La Hacienda, Inc. recalls Productos La Hacienda ready-to-eat corned beef products (10-lb. boxes containing two 5-lb. packages; Lot #022819; Expiration date 042919) due to foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination. The recalled product was shipped to institutions in Puerto Rico.

Food Safety Recall: Productos La Aguadillana, Inc. recalls approximately 35,870 pounds of breaded chicken patty products due to foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped to institutions in Puerto Rico.

Food Safety Recall: Hometown Food Company recalls Pillsbury® Unbleached All-Purpose Flour (5-lb bags; Lot codes 8 292 & 8 293; Best if used by APR 19 2020 and APR 20 2020, respectively; UPC 0 5150022241 6) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Monogram Meat Snacks, LLC recalls approximately 191,928 pounds of ready-to-eat pork sausage products that may be adulterated due to possible product tampering. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were shipped to retailers nationwide.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Out of the Blue Fish & Seafood Market recalls Bottled bar clams (All units sold from October 1, 2018 up to and including February 28, 2019) due to risk for growth of Clostridium botulinum. The recalled products were sold at Out of the Blue Fish & Seafood Market, 1A The Square, Bayfield, Ontario.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Denmark): IKEA A/S recalls SÖTSAK SKUMTOPP Soft marshmallow covered in chocolate-flavored coating (180g; Lot #100000055; Best before 12-03-2019 to 18-04-2019) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Zorbas recalls Tzatziki Zorbas Salsa tradizionale a base di yogurt greco (200g; Lot #180219; Best before 04/05/2019) due to undeclared milk, eggs and wheat.

Allergy Alert (Italy): IKEA recalls SÖTSAK SKUMTOPP Soft marshmallow covered in chocolate-flavored coating (180g; Lot #100000055; Best before 12-03-2019 to 18-04-2019) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): IKEA recalls SÖTSAK SKUMTOPP Soft marshmallow covered in chocolate-flavored coating (180g; Lot #100000055; Best before 12-03-2019 to 18-04-2019) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK – England and Wales specific): Lewis Pies Ltd recalls certain batch codes of Traditional Pasty – Lewis Pie and Pasty Co. due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batch codes.

Allergy Alert (UK): Asda recalls Asda Garlic and Parsley Butter (served on fish counter only) due to undeclared peanut.

Allergy Alert (UK): Premier Foods recalls Hovis Granary Bread Flour (1kg; All dates) due to undeclared barley (gluten).

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Dagrofa aps recalls Blue Ocean smoked trout (200g; Use by 14.03.2019 to 27.03.2019) due to possible Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Food With You recalls VORES Cold-smoked trout (200g; All use-by dates) due to possible Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Dry-cake waffle wafers (Lot 31.01.2019) sold in a single Polish bakery in Paris are recalled due to Salmonella and Shigella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Les Délices de la Belle Noë recalls various Roland Denoual brand cooked, ready-to-eat delicatessen meat products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Fromagerie Anselin recalls Neufchatel AOP Artisan au lait cru raw milk cheese (200g; Best before 31.03.2019) due to shiga-toxin producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Lidl Deutschland recalls Morbier AOP raw milk cheese (250g; Best before 17.03.2019; Lot #042) due to shiga-toxin producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Drumsticks Products Co Ltd recalls Achva Tahini products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Alert (Israel): The Ministry of Health warns the public against consuming products manufactured or sold by HaIdan HaOrgani Ltd., as the products were manufactured under unsanitary conditions and contain ingredients that the ministry is unfamiliar with. The company has been served with an injunction.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Shufersal recalls Spaghetti Bolognese Shufersal (500g; Expiry 29.3.2019; Manufactured by C.E.P Mevo Horon Ltd.) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.