Recalls and Alerts: August 25-26, 2022

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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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Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, continues to investigate consumer complaints of gastrointestinal illness and abnormal liver function that may be attributable to eating Daily Harvest French Lentil & Leek Crumbles frozen product. The FDA has received 369 illness reports, including 125 hospitalizations. Reports have been submitted by consumers in 37 states. Daily Harvest recalled the implicated product on June 23, 2022.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: CDC reports 84 confirmed outbreak cases of E. coli O157:H7, including 38 hospitalizations, in four states. Although a source has not been confirmed, the agency advises that many sick people reported eating sandwiches with romaine lettuce at Wendy’s restaurants in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania before getting sick. The FDA has initiated an on-site inspection of an unspecified location in connection with this outbreak investigation.

Food Safety Recall: D. F. Stauffer Biscuit Co., Inc. recalls Market Pantry White Fudge Animal Cookies (44 oz; Lot #Y052722; Time stamp from 15:00 to 23:00; Best by 21FEB2023; UPC 085239817698) due to possible foreign matter contamination (metal). The recalled product was distributed to Target stores nationwide.

Food Safety Recall: Pizza John’s recalls approximately 156,498 pounds of pepperoni pizza products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Piantedosi Baking Company, Inc. recalls select dinner rolls, sandwich rolls and bun products due to potential microbial contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: The Public Health Agency of Canada reports an increase in the number of non-travel related Cyclospora infections to 300 outbreak cases in five provinces: Alberta (1), British Columbia (3), Newfoundland and Labrador (3), Ontario (244), and Quebec (49). The source of this outbreak has not been identified.

Allergy Alert: Chuang’s Company Ltd. recalls Delizia brand Vegetarian Ham (500g; Batch codes 82500, 83140, 90121, 91381, 92081; UPC 8 16432 00529 8) due to undeclared wheat and gluten. The recalled product was sold in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario.

Allergy Alert: Mrakovic Fine Foods Inc. recalls Mrakovic Fine Foods brand Natural Chicken Burger (678g; All codes where egg is not declared on the label; UPC 8 14945 00062 5) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall: Boulangerie Meilleure Qualité Chomedey Ltee (Laval, QC) recalls multiple baked goods and pastries due to the possibility that they may be unsafe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.

Food Safety Recall: La Fromagerie Hamel / Les Fromageries Pimar Inc. recalls Life120 brand Ricotta Di Bufala Campana Dop / Buffalo-milk ricotta cheese from Campania (250g; Lot 216; Expiry 25.08.2022; UPC 800100007; Product of Italy) due to E. coli contamination. The recalled product was sold in Québec.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Patisserie Saey recalls Patisserie Saey brand Glaces Saey – tous les goûts / Ice cream – all flavours (120g et 500g; Manufactured from 24/07/2022 to 25/08/2022) due to undeclared egg, soy and wheat.

Allergy Alert (UK):  SPAR recalls SPAR Spread Up Choco Duo Hazelnut (400g; Best before September 2022, December 2022 and January 2023) due to undeclared almond.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Ardo recalls Ardo Fruitberry Mix (1kg & 2.5kg; Lot No. 58622130 (1kg only) & 58622131 (1kg & 2.5kg); Best before November 2024 (1kg) and May 2024 (2.5kg)) due to Hepatitis A virus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): COOP Danmark recalls Nonna Elide Friske Lasagneplader med æg / Fresh lasagna sheets with eggs (250g; All dates) due to mold growth.

Food Safety Recall (France): EUROLIAN ARAVIE recalls TRS brand CURRY DE MADRAS MOULU / Curry powder (100g; Lot 5030/5; Best before 30/06/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): S A D A M LECLERC LESCURE recalls PRE EMBALLE MOULIS ARTISANALE VACHE / Cow’s milk cheese wedges, pre-wrapped (Lot 17/08/ 2022; Use by 27/08/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Charolaise recalls Rillettes de Colin / Pollock rillettes (Use by 24/08/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GUERANDIS E.Leclerc recalls JAUBERT brand Saint-Nectaire cheese (Lot 163IINI252406; Best by 04/09/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FROMAGERIE JAUBERT recalls JAUBERT brand Saint-Nectaire cheese (Lot 263 II 21 25/06; Best by 28/08/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Charcuterie de la Thur recalls Charcuterie de la Thur brand Saucisse jambon fromage / Ham-and-cheese sausage (Lot 203; Use by dates between 24/08/2022 & 26/08/ 2022 and between 18/08/2022 & 30/08/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (plastic pieces).

Food Safety Recall (France): PRODUITS GASTRONOMIQUES DE LIMAGNE recalls DOMAINE DE LA BASTINE brand Gésiers confits entier barquette / Whole candied gizzards (300g; Lot 42129; Use by 19/09/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): PRODUITS GASTRONOMIQUES DE LIMAGNE recalls DOMAINE DE LA BASTINE brand Gésiers confits émincés / Sliced candied gizzards (300g; Lot 42829; Use by 19/09/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): EDIMAR Intermarche Bouzonville recalls POULE ET COQUE brand FILET DE DINDE / Turkey filet (Lot 199950; Use by 29/07/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): PRODUITS GASTRONOMIQUES DE LIMAGNE recalls DOMAINE DE LIMAGNE brand Foie gras mi cuit / Semi-cooked foie gras (120g; Lot 11824; Use by 12/12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): PRODUITS GASTRONOMIQUES DE LIMAGNE recalls DOMAINE DE LIMAGNE brand GESIERS CONFITS EMINCES / Sliced candied gizzards (300g; Lot 42829; Use by 19/09/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): JECA recalls Salade de museau de bœuf / Beef muzzle salad (1 kg; Lot 220815; Use by 05/09/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS JC DAVID recalls La Cuisine du Poissonnier brand Filets de hareng doux fumé/ Smoked herring fillets (200g; Lot 203; Use by 26/08/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS JC DAVID recalls Gaston Seillier brand Filets de hareng doux fumé/ Smoked herring fillets (200g; Lot 203; Use by 26/08/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE DISTRIBUTION CERNAY SODICER LECLERC recalls E. Leclerc Cernay brand pave de saumon fumé lanière de saumon fumé saumon fumé / smoked salmon products (Use by 02/09/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): WBZ Nord GmbH recalls Ekonomik Tahin Halva mit Kakao in Kunststoffschale mit Schnappranddeckel / Tahini halva with cocoa (300g; Lot L 16 B 22; Expiry 02.2024) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Landmetzgerei Heinzelmann GmbH & Co. KG recalls Heinzelmann Lyoner sliced sausage (125g; Best before 03.09.2022 & 10.09.2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Ireland): Ardo NV recalls Ardo Frozen Fruitberry Mix (2500g; Lot 58622131; Best before May 2024; Product of Poland) due to Hepatitis A virus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): COOP ALLEANZA 3.0 recalls marchio Coop brand FAGOTTINO CEREALI ANTICHI CON MIRTILLO / Old-fashioned cereal with blueberry (All lots up to and including 8/26) due to foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): S.C.NOVEAST SEAFOOD S.R.L. recalls CREVETI ROZ 40/60 VRAC / Red shrimp 40/60 size, bulk pack (Lots 222408H245, 223066H385, 223105H391; Expiry dates 26.08.2022, 29.08.2022, 02.09.2022, respectively; Product of Ecuador) due to possible Vibrio vulnificus contamination. The recalled products were sold at Carrefour.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): S.C.NOVEAST SEAFOOD S.R.L. recalls Creveți prefierti / Pre-boiled shrimp (Lots 222501H251, 222502H251, 222751H305, 222752H305, 223058H379, 223059H379; Expiry dates 26.08.2022, 29.08.2022, 02.09.2022; Product of Ecuador) due to possible Vibrio vulnificus contamination. The recalled products were sold at Kaufland.

Food Safety Recall Update (Spain): Manufacturer recalls EL AGRICULTOR, EMPERATRIZ, HUERTA REAL, BOLETUS, LIERNI and RADVI brands of Mushrooms fried in olive oil (180g in glass jar; Batch 02/02/2021; Best before 02/02/2026) due to staphylococcal enterotoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Ardo NV recalls Ardo Fruitberry mix (1kg & 2.5kg; Lot No. 58622130 (1kg only) & 58622131 (1kg & 2.5kg); Best before November 2024 (1kg) and May 2024 (2.5kg)) due to Hepatitis A virus contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert Update (Israel): Fresh Pasta Premium Factory Ltd. expands its earlier recall to include additional products due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Israel): Aldemsky Hashomaron recalls Al-Damasky brand vanilla-flavored halva (500g; Expiry 30/06/2023) due to undeclared milk, pistachio, gluten and sesame.

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Classic Fine Foods (Hong Kong) Limited recalls FILET HARENG DOUX SV / Smoked herring fillets (1kg; Best before August 26, 2022; Product of France) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: August 18-19, 2022

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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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Interested in learning more about food safety and the history of foodborne disease outbreaks and investigations? Click on the TAINTED menu at the top of the page to read or listen to a short excerpt, then follow the buy links to add a digital, print or audio copy to your personal library.

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Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: The CDC investigation into an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses of unknown source is ongoing. There are now 37 confirmed cases, including 10 hospitalizations, in four states. Cases have been reported in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana. A specific food has not yet been confirmed as the source of this outbreak, but many sick people reported eating sandwiches with romaine lettuce at Wendy’s restaurants in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania before getting sick. Based on this information, Wendy’s is taking the precautionary measure of removing the romaine lettuce being used in sandwiches from restaurants in that region.

Public Health Alert: FSIS issues a public health alert due to concerns that specific Hawaii Big Island Beef brand ground beef products may be adulterated with E. coli O157:H7. A recall was not requested because the products are no longer available for purchase. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were distributed only in Hawaii.

Food Safety Recall: Kingdom Creamery of Vermont recalls fourteen (14) ice cream products sold under multiple brand names due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please follow the link for details of the affected products, which were distributed to consignees in Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts. No public recall notice has been issued. Consignees were notified of the recall by telephone.

Food Safety Recall: Blue Diamond Growers recalls multiple batch codes of Whole Brown Almonds (bulk) due to Salmonella contamination. No public recall notice has been issued. Consignees in the United States (California, Colorado and Illinois), Germany, Morocco, and Canada were notified of the recall by email.

Food Safety Recall: Epicurean Butter LLC recalls Wegmans Lemon Dill Finishing Butter (3.5 oz 8-count; Multiple lot codes; Multiple expiration dates) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected product.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Sofina Foods Inc. recalls Mastro San Daniele brand Charcuterie Trio – Prosciutto Cotto, Capocollo, Mortadella (250g; Lot BR074503; Best before 2022 SE 27; UPC 0 60085 09974 0) due to undeclared milk. The recalled product was sold in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

Allergy Alert: Cache Cuisine Inc. recalls Cache Cuisine brand Pro-licious Protein Pancake & Waffle Mix (340g; All codes where milk is improperly declared on the label; UPC 8 36662 00036 8) due to undeclared milk. The recalled product was sold nationally.

Food Safety Recall: Tony Boucherie (Pont-Rouge, QC) recalls Saumon fumé Tony sv / Smoked salmon (Sold up to 17 August 2022) due to absence of “keep frozen until use” mandatory labeling.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Colruyt recalls Boni Selection brand Martino Spread (200g; Use by 27/8/2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (France): Auchan recalls Auchan brand AUCHAN TAPENADE OLIVES NOIRES / Black olive tapenade (150g; Use by 26/09/2022) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Colruyt recalls Boni brand Martino Spread (200g; Lot #14331; Use by 27/8/2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): ICA recalls ICA Glassås Salty Caramel (300g; Batch 340860; Best before 04-05-2023) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Tesco recalls Tesco Mixed Fruit and Nut (25g; All batch codes and Best before dates) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): EUROPEAN HALAL FOOD SPRL recalls LINAH brand Kip Poulet piquant / spicy chicken (200g; Lot 080822; Use by 19-09-22) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Deliciest Oy recalls Deliciest Ruokafraiche (250g; Best before 30.9.2022) due to premature spoilage.

Food Safety Recall (France): ZHANG DING DANG recalls TRS brand Poudre de Curry de Madras Moulu Fort / Hot Madras curry powder (Lot 2022069773; Use by 30/06/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Lidl recalls Axoa de porc au piment d’Espelette / Pork axoa with peppers (600g; All lots; Best before 20/06/2026) due to a manufacturing defect that could lead to microbial growth in the product.

Food Safety Recall (France): SA BREVIDIS LECLERC recalls SAINT NECTAIRE FERMIER AU LAIT CRU / Cheese made with raw milk (Lot 163IINI25 24/06) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Geflügelbraterei Loc Son recalls Loc Son gegrillte Ente / Grilled duck (Multiple package sizes; Best before 19.07.2024 – 29.07.2024) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Heinrich Aldag Altländer Fleisch – und Wurstwaren GmbH & Co. KG recalls Putenzwiebelmettwurst SB / Turkey-Onion mettwurst (50g, 125g, 250g, 500g & 1000g: Lots 210722, 040822, 110822; Best before 10.08.2022, 20.08.2022, 25.08.2022, 30.08.2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): AGRICOLA TRE VALLI Soc. Coop. recalls TOBIAS brand WURSTEL CON POLLO E TACCHINO AL FORMAGGIO / Chicken and turkey frankfurter with cheese (150g; Lot 1785417; Best befoe 03.09.2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Hong Kong): The Centre for Food Safety is pursuing an investigation into two food poisoning clusters involving sandwiches, including inspecting the food factory concerned. A sample of smoked salmon collected from the premises was found to contain a pathogen, Group D Salmonella.

Recalls and Alerts: November 8 – 11, 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: CDC reports 12 cases of E. coli O157:H7 infections in 6 states, with 5 people hospitalized due to the severity of their illness. The outbreak has been tentatively linked to consumption of Tanimura & Antle Romaine lettuce. The company initiated a recall after the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development discovered a positive sample as part of its routine testing program.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Tree of Life Canada ULC recalls Sharwood’s brand Tikka Curry Paste (255 ml; Expiry MAY 2021; UPC 7 56781 00292 3) due to undeclared mustard.

Food Safety Recall: Alimentation exotique de Montréal recalls multiple products prepared and packaged under conditions that may cause them to be unsafe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update: Isagenix International LLC recalls certain Isagenix brand Isalean products due to overfortification with vitamins. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Germany): TerraSana recalls Buckwheat Noodles – Sweet Potato BIO (250 g; Best before 30-06-2022) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI alerts consumers that Meadow Fresh Vegan Coleslaw (200g; Use by 11/11/2020/; 12/11/2020; 13/11/2020; 14/11/2020; 15/11/2020; 16/11/2020; 17/11/2020 and 19/11/2020) contains undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI alerts consumers that McCabe’s Chocolate Arabica Beans (150g and 1.5kg; Produced between 01.09.20 and 09.11.20 inclusive) contains undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Terrasana recalls Buckwheat Noodles – Sweet Potato BIO (250 g; Best before 30-06-2022) due to undeclared gluten.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Norenca nv recalls Bûches ardennaises (Lot 2045310; Best before 12/11/2020) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Reghalal recalls Reghalal brand Mini-nems de dinde / mini turkey rolls (260g; Lot 20/30; Best before 25/11/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): Industry recalls multiple Bettine, Delhaize, Centurion et Carrefour fromages de chèvre / goat cheeses due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update (Ireland): Industry recalls GAZi Yumak Örgü Peyniri – Fein geschnitterner Zopfkäse / cheese (200g; Best before 01.01.2021, 08.01.2021, 15.01.2021, 22.01.2021, 29.01.2021, 23.02.2021, 26.02.2021, 02.03.2021, 09.03.2021, 16.03.2021 and 23.03.2021) due to foreign matter (metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Dunlavin Dairy recalls all Dunlavin Dairy products (All lot codes and Best before dates), as they were produced in an unapproved establishment.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Nutricia recalls Aptamil Multigrain Banana and Berry Cereal 7+ months (200g; Best before 07 July 2021) due to foreign matter (small pieces of blue plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Nutricia recalls Aptamil Multigrain Banana and Berry Cereal 7+ months (200g; Best before 07 July 2021) due to foreign matter (small pieces of blue plastic) contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Suntory Beverage & Food Hong Kong Limited recalls Ribena brand Blackcurrant Fruit Cordial Bottles (1 Litre; Best before August 17, 2021 to October 16, 2021; Product of Malaysia) due to changes in the appearance and taste of the product prior to the expiration date.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): JIL GROUP PTY LTD recalls Fit-Lato Lemon Meringue Gelato (473 ml; Best before 16.08.2021, 06.10.2021) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (Australia): Ozganics Australia Pty Ltd recalls Pete Evans Healthy Everyday Jamaican Simmer Sauce (330g; Batch code 19220676/1; Best before 10/07/2022) due to undeclared fish.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): HelloFresh New Zealand Ltd recalls HelloFresh brand Trevally Fillets (280g & 560g; Use by 10.11.2020, 11.11.2020, 12.11.2020, and 13.11.2020) due to elevated histamine.