Recalls and Alerts: November 18-19, 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: CDC reports that contact with backyard poultry resulted in 1,135 reported Salmonella infections, 273 hospitalizations, and 2 deaths since the beginning of 2021. Cases were reported in 48 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. CDC reminds the public that you can get sick from touching your backyard poultry or anything in their environment and then touching your mouth or food and swallowing Salmonella germs. Children should always be supervised around backyard poultry.

Allergy Alert: Spice N’ More Corp. recalls all sizes and date codes of Salma and Casablanca Curry Powders due to undeclared peanuts. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Cargill recalls Wilbur Dark Chocolate Triple Covered Malted Milk Balls (1-lb bags; Lot #s 211007MB and 210917MB; UPC 200171-16) due to undeclared peanuts.

Food Safety Recall: Conagra Brands, Inc. recalls Birds Eye Broccoli Tots (12 oz / 340g; Lot codes 4715105620, 4715104220, 4715113720 & 4715113020; Best by AUG-19-2022 and AUG-25-2022, AUG-11-2022 and AUG-12-2022, NOV-17-2022 & NOV-10-2022, respectively) due to potential foreign matter (small rocks and metal fragments) contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert and Food Safety Recall: Confidences et Chocolats (Sainte-Thérèse, QC) recalls multiple products due to absence of mandatory storage temperature instructions on the product labels and presence of undeclared eggs, milk and sulphites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Greenline Distributors and Kelly’s Nutrition Centre recall Organic Sesame Seeds due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Toosti Impex Inc. recalls Toosti brand Organic Hulled Sesame Seeds (25 lb; Product code KAL HS 005 11 20 TIMC; Code 30080; UPC 10828779300803) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Traiteur Flash Express (Mirabel, QC) recalls SAUCE SPAGHETTI À LA VIANDE – POT MASSON / Spaghetti meat sauce in Mason jars (500 ml & 1 L; Best before JA-28-22) because the product may be unsafe to consume, due to improper production/packaging condtions.

Food Safety Recall: Tootsi Impex Inc. recalls Elan brand Organic sesame whole seeds (250g; Lots 21047 & 21030; Best before 2022 AU 16 (L6) & 2022 JL 30 (L6), respectively) due to Salmonella contamination.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (SWEDEN): The Swedish Public Health Agency reports that an outbreak of 52 cases of Salmonella Coeln infections across 14 regions of the country was likely linked to a contaminated batch of fresh sprouts delivered to grocery stores, wholesalers and commercial kitchens at the end of August. The outbreak is now over.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls AH oven vegan bitterbal appetizer (Best before 18/05/2022 and 21/07/2022) due to undeclared egg, milk, celery and soy.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Hanegal A/S recalls Irma’s Organic Bolognese Sauce (400g; Expiry 24.11.2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Sediq Großhandel recalls Gaz Persische Süßigkeit / Persian Candy (300g; Best before 10.05.2022) due to undeclared almonds and pistachios.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Aldi recalls Cranberry Pâté and Cream Pâté (150g; Expiration dates December 3, 2021, December 6, 2021 and December 10, 2021) due to undeclared nuts.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Jumbo Orange Biscuits with Pastry Paste (250g; All dates) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH oven vegan bitterbal appetizer (Best before 18/05/2022 and 21/07/2022) due to undeclared egg, milk, celery and soy.

Allergy Alert (UK – Northern Ireland): U.M.I. Foods recalls ‘The Kitchen’ Chorizo & Oak Smoked Cheddar Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms (200g; Batch code 5060207400619; Use by 22/11/2021) and ‘Harvest & Made’ Mini Stuffed Mushrooms with Oak smoked cheddar and sundried tomato (200g; Batch code 5060207400749; Use by 22/11/2021) due to undeclared wheat (gluten).

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Wojnars Wiener Leckerbissen GmbH recalls various BILLA DIV BURGER AND PITA PRODUCTS due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls AH brand Hummus Trio tapas appetizer (210g; Best before 06/12/2021) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): E. LECLERC SODIROCHE recalls GRAINDORGE brand Normanville sur paille raw milk cheese (Lot #300921LI2; Use by dates between 14/11/2021 and 23/11/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): TRELIDIS E.LECLERC recalls Boudin noir à la coupe stand charcuterie traditionnelle / Black pudding (Sold by the slice between 06/11/2021 and 13/11/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): AUCHAN SCHWEIGHOUSE recalls SIFFERT FRECH brand Munster fermier au lait cru / Farm-style Munster raw milk cheese (Sold from 03/11/2021 to 13/11/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Lothar Mei recalls „Pfefferbeißer“ (lose Ware) / Loose goods (Sold from 6/11/2021 to 15/11/2021 via sales vehicles at weekly markets) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): PLUS supermarkt recalls PLUS Veluws Wild boar medallion (Expiration dates 11/20/2021 to 11/23/2021 and 11/26/2021 to 11/28/2021) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): COPANEX SRL recalls Pipote de pui. Produs congelat. / Frozen chicken breasts (500g; Lot #080921; Expiry date 15.06.2022; Product of Poland) due to Salmonella Enteritidis contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Blanco AAS Ltd. recalls Ballerina Cakes – Strawberry Flavored Personalized Cakes (All expiration dates up to and including 17.3.2022) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Israel): Bright It Pastelona Ltd. recalls multiple pasta products due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (AUSTRALIA): Commonwealth, state and territory food regulators and health authorities are investigating an increase in cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus linked to the consumption of raw Pacific oysters (Magallana gigas) produced in Coffin Bay, SA. Trace back activities have identified oyster production areas in Coffin Bay as the source of the oysters consumed by the cases. The outbreak includes 36 reported cases in South Australia, 17 cases in Western Australia and 8 cases in Victoria. The Coffin Bay oyster harvesting area has been closed, and consumers are advised not to eat raw Pacific oysters from Coffin Bay, including fresh and frozen products.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): SA Health has issued an emergency order to recall raw Pacific oysters (Magallana gigas) produced in Coffin Bay, SA, including fresh and frozen products (All production dates from and including 4 September 2021 up to and including 16 November 2021) due to Vibrio parahaemolyticus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Aldi recalls Snackers Market Little Pickers Cubed Tasty Cheese and Mini Crackers (35g; All USE BY dates up to 03.02.22​) and Snackers Market Little Pickers Cubed Tasty Cheese and Pretzels (40g; All USE BY dates up to 03.02.22​) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: October 15 – 18, 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 ALERT FINAL UPDATE: CDC reports 101 confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis in 17 states linked to consumption of Wawona peaches. This outbreak now appears to be over. The FDA traceback and root cause investigation continues.

Food Safety Recall: Taher, Inc. recalls approximately 22,096 pounds of 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

OUTBREAK ALERT FINAL UPDATE: PHAC reports 57 confirmed cases of Salmonella Enteritidis in Ontario (41) and Quebec (16) linked to consumption of peaches imported from the USA. This outbreak now appears to be over.

OUTBREAK ALERT: PHAC reports 21 confirmed cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus illness in Saskatchewan (1), Quebec (7), New Brunswick (10), and Prince Edward Island (3). One person has been hospitalized. The outbreak is linked to consumption of shellfish, mainly raw oysters, harvested from eastern coastal waters.

Allergy Alert: Gastronomie Concept recalls various products due to undeclared soy, milk and sulphites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: National Herring Co. recalls Adar brand Schmaltz Herring in Oil (300g; Best Before 20NO28 20 175; UPC 0 62451 00128 9) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Taste for Luxury recalls Raschera DOP cheese due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected brands and places where the cheese was sold.

Food Safety Recall: Migahid & Elsawi Co. Ltd. recalls Alwatania brand Liquid Tahina (350g, 750g, 18 kg; Expiration date 19/05/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Europe

OUTBREAK ALERT (UK): The Food Standards Agency and Public Health England report 390 cases of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to frozen, raw, breaded chicken products. Two different strains of Salmonella Enteritidis have been detected in this outbreak. Two product recalls have already been initiated in conjunction with this ongoing investigation. Please refer to news release for additional details.

Food Safety Alert (Spain): The Catalan Public Health Agency has suspended the activities of EMBUTIDOS SOLA SA and has ordered a recall of all fuet/espetec products manufactured by the company, due to Salmonella contamination. Products manufactured by EMBUTIDOS SOLA SA were linked to a recent outbreak of Salmonella infections in France.

Allergy Alert (Germany): dennree GmbH recalls dennree Cashewmus / Cashew butter (350g; Lot #30147-L…; Best before 31.12.2021) due to undeclared peanut.

Allergy Alert (UK): Waitrose & Partners recalls Waitrose No.1 Dominican Republic Milk Chocolate 49% (Batch code 0259; Best before end November 2021) due to undeclared almonds, hazelnuts (nuts) and soya.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Industry recalls Sola brand Fuet Espetec Extra / dried sausage (175 g; Lots 201802, 202508, 201741 & 202809; Best before 16/10/2020, 30/11/2020, & 31/12/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Makro Cash&carry recalls CUISSES DE DINDE SERVOL / Servol brand turkey legs (1.4 kg vacuum-pack; Lot #2110084152; Best before 16/10/2020) due to possible Salmonella Typhimurium contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Vleeswaren Coenen & Co recalls Salade de poulet au curry (Kip currysla) / Curry chicken salad and Salade de viande (Vleessalade) / meat salad (150g; Lots 20204106 & 20204107; Best before 26/10/2020 & 27/10/2020) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): LEADER PRICE recalls LE PRIX GAGNANT brand Cervelas qualité choix / choice-quality sausage (400g; Lot L408.38; Use by 30 OCTOBRE 2020) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Frisch Haus Finland Oy recalls Bornholms Lobster Soup (375g; Best before April 3, 2023 and time stamp of 2:32 pm–4:37 pm) due to a processing error that could render the product unsafe to consume.

Food Safety Recall (France): Courses U recalls U brand Mini Hot Dogs (110g – pack of 7; Lot #102550146; Best before 05/12/2021) due to foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Courses U recalls U brand Mini cheeseburgers ( 155g; – pack of 10; Lots #102540163 & 102600080; Best before 04/12/2021 & 10/12/2021, respectively) due to foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Sarl Les Fromagers Fermiers du Peytot recalls Les Fromagers Fermiers du Peytot brand Picodon aop x2, x5 – Guinguette x6 – Fromage de chevre x3 cheeses (various packaging and lot numbers; sold from 17 August 2020 to 14 October 2020) due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected lot numbers and package configurations.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Salaison du Mont Pilat recalls Salaisonniers du Pilat brand Saucisson Campagnard Pilat sausages (Lot #2022402; Best before 21/11/2020, 23/11/2020 & 28/11/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Mini Hot Dogs et Mini Cheeseburgers surgelés / frozen mini hot dogs and mini cheeseburgers due to foreign matter (metal) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for details on the affected lot numbers and expiration dates for both products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Bretzel Burgard recalls Burgard brand Mes mini cheeseburgers préférés surgelés x9 (145 g; Lot #102510143; Best before 01/12/2021) due to foreign matter (metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Fa. JERMI Käsewerk GmbH recalls Meine Käserei Ziegenkäserolle / goat cheese roll (100 g; various lot numbers; Best before 05.11.2020, 06.11.202, 09.11.2020) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for additional information on lot numbers.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Arrabawn Co-op recalls certain batches of milk, with approval number IE 1439 EC only, that are potentially unsafe due to the presence of Enterobacteriaceae bacteria. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batches.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): DekaMarkt and Dirk recall Slagers Beste / 1 de Beste Gemengd Gehakt Stroganoff / Butchers Best / 1 Best Mixed Minced Stroganoff (400g; Best before 17-10-2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Lidl GB recalls Cologran Sucralose sweetener tablets (300 tablets; Batch codes L 00083 A, L00083 B, L00149 A; Best before January 2023, February 2023) due to undeclared aspartame.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Lidl GB recalls Simply Mature White Cheddar (900g; Best before 26 December 2020) due to foreign matter (pieces of white plastic) contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Monte Carlo Salads Ltd. advises the public that Thai Eggplant Salad (250g & 2 kg; Expiration dates up to and including 22.11.2020) contains undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (Israel): Prudag Delicacies Ltd. advises the public that Thai Eggplant Salad (330g; Expiration dates up to and including 12/11/2020) contains undeclared peanuts.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Auxico (Perth) Pty Ltd recalls Lao Gan Ma Chilli Sauce Chicken Flavour (280g; Best before 26/06/2021) due to foreign matter (bone fragments) contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: January 16 – 18, 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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Canada

Food Safety Recall: Bunge Canada recalls A&W brand, Recipe brand and Delicia brand Margarine due to foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for details on the affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Viande Richelieu Inc. recalls Viande Richelieu Meat brand Boneless Horse Meat (variable weights; Lots #9267 & 9291) due to presence of clenbuterol, a drug used to treat asthma.

Food Safety Recall: Boulangerie Elmont recalls various breads due to possible foreign matter (pieces of wood) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

OUTBREAK ALERT (Multiple countries): More than 1,000 people in France and at least 180 Danes have fallen ill as a result of consuming Norovirus-contaminated oysters from France. The oyster beds became contaminated as a result of a sewage overflow on the French Atlantic coast.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Unifood Import A/S recalls Suree premium oyster sauce (295 ml and 690 ml) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): ICA recalls ICA Breaded Pork Nuggets (300g; Best before 2020-01-18 and 2020-01-23) and ICA Breaded Pork Schnitzel (300g; Best before 2020-01-20 and 2020-01-25) due to undeclared milk

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls “Boerenkaas Belegen 30+” cheese, sold in slices and in blocks (240g; All Best before dates) due to microbiological contamination that may result in food poisoning.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Bayernland eG recalls D’Antelli Mozzarella, Sorte Classico (125g; Best before 21.01.2020) due to foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): OLIVERO CLAUDIO recalls Organic Shell Eggs (4-pkg and 6-pkg; Lots #1A130120, 1A140120, 2A130120, 2C130120, 2C140120) due to microbiological contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls “Boerenkaas Belegen 30+” cheese, sold in slices and in blocks (240g; All Best before dates) due to microbiological contamination that may result in food poisoning.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Soung Yueen & Co Ltd recalls Hoshi brand Otsumami Fish Snack, herbal flavour (110g; Batch codes KD071 and KH082; Best before11 May 2021 and 09 September 2021) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Hunter Gatherer Gourmet recalls Hunter Gatherer Gourmet brand Chocolate Sunflower Seed Baking Mix (300g; Batch #0719; Best before 26/01/2021) due to undeclared peanuts.