Recalls and Alerts: November 29-30, 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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United States

Allergy Alert: Rocky Mountain Pies, LLC recalls French Silk Pie (31.88 oz; Code date 2 266; UPC 0 41172 81290 9) due to undeclared almonds.

Food Safety Alert: FSIS issues Public Health Alert due to concerns that fully cooked summer sausage products may be contaminated with extraneous materials (plastic). Please refer to the FSIS notice for details. A recall was not requested because the products are no longer available for purchase.

Canada

Allergy Alert: UNFI Canada Inc. recalls Alpha brand Plant-Based Breakfast Sandwich – Meatless Sausage (156g; Lot 121121MSS; Expiration 12/11/2023; UPC 8 10070 35037 6) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Les Volailles S.B. inc. (La Présentation, QC) recalls Mousse de foie de volailles / Poultry liver mousse (Sold up to 30 November 2022) due to undeclared egg and sulphites.

AllergyAlert: Acema Importations Inc. recalls Cruzilles brand Acid Mini Pastille – Fruit Jellies (210g; Lot code 22815; Date code 04.2023; UPC 3 339900 075489) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Côte St-Luc Bagel inc. (Montréal, QC) recalls all bagel varieties (sold up to 23 November at Côte St-Luc Bagel and up to 29 November at other retailers) due to potential food safety hazard.

Food Safety Recall: Comptoir Sainte-Cécile (Montréal, QC) recalls Gravlax de saumon / Salmon gravlax (Sold up to 28 November 2022) due to a potential food safety hazard.

Food Safety Recall: Abattoir Cliche (East Broughton, QC) recalls POULET POPCORN / Popcorn chicken (Sold up to 30 November 2022) and LANIÈRES DE POULET / Chicken strips (Sold up to 30 November 2022) because the packaging lacks information on the safe preparation of raw poultry.

Food Safety Recall: Rowe Beef Co. Ltd. recalls Ground Turkey Extra Lean 98/2 (454g; Lot 132-2) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of bone).

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Norway): The Salmonella Agona outbreak under investigation in Norway has increased to 42 confirmed cases in several counties across the country. The source of the outbreak is still undetermined.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Cruzilles SAS recalls Cruzilles brand pâtes de fruits mini-pastilles acidulées / Acid Mini Pastille – Fruit Jellies (210g; Lot 22827; Best before 04.2023) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Miklatorg/IKEA recalls Heimabakarinn brand Vegan smákökur með súkkulaðibitum / Vegan cookies with chocolate chips (500g; Best before February 8, 2023) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Marussia Beverages UK recalls various Mozart Liqueurs due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE LE BATISTOU L&OBAYLE recalls CALENDRIER DE L’AVENT SAUCISSONS L&OBAYLE (280g; Lot 2022 BOL; Best by 31/12/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): COMPAGNIE INDEPENDANTE DES EPICES LEADER PRICE recalls LEADER PRICE brand QUATRE EPICES / 4-spice blend (155g; Lot TA0365/TA0378; Best before 30/05/2024) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LES ATELIERS recalls La Belle Prairie brand Steak haché spécial hamburger 20% / Special hamburger patty, 20% fat (2 x 180g; Lot 22329-44389; Use by 03/12/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MAISON PLANCHOT recalls Multiple baked goods due to foreign matter contamination (hard white plastic). Please refer to the individual recall notices at Rappel Conso.

Food Safety Recall (France): Industry recalls Oeufs bio / Organic eggs (Bulk; Lot code 0FR3811) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FERME DE LA FOSSE A L EAU recalls ferme de la fosse à l’eau brand CREME CRUE / Raw cream (25cl & 50cl; Lot 92; Use by 04/12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FERME DE LA FOSSE A L EAU recalls ferme de la fosse à l’eau brand beurre doux ou demi sel / Unsalted or semi-salted butter (125g & 250g; Lot 92; Use by 21/ 12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MONOPRIX recalls MONOPRIX brand Chair / Ground meat (Sold between 22/11/2022 and 23/11/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MONOPRIX recalls Foodmaker brand PENNE BOLOGNAISE AVEC PARMESAN / Bolognese-style penne with Parmesan cheese (Sold from le Salad’bar 23/11/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): SA.MO. srl recalls Salame morbido / Soft salami (Lot 27/10/22) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Interlink Direct Ltd recalls Wangzhihe (WZH White Bean Curd) (240g; All batch codes; Best before 28 August 2023) due to possible Bacillus cereus contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Hong Kong):  The Centre for Food Safety is investigating four food poisoning clusters involving lava cake. The lava cake was found to be contaminated with Salmonella Group D. The restaurant has already stopped selling and discarded the affected product.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Sabar recalls multiple Abu Marwan hummus products due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of recalled products.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Gluten Free Holdings Ltd recalls Pavillion brand Chocolate Fudge Slice (330g; Batch 2319; Best before 13/02/2023) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): George Weston Foods (NZ) Ltd recalls Tip Top brand Oatilicious Toast bread  and Tip Top brand Supersoft White Toast bread (700g; Best before 03DEC22 and 04DEC22) due to foreign matter contamination (blue plastic).

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Pak’n Save Dunedin recalls Pak’n Save Dunedin brand Pork Mince (Various weights; Packed on 23/11/2022; Best before 26/11/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (pink plastic).

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Davis Trading Company Ltd recalls Attitude Foods, Bin Inn, Essenté, Farm By Nature, Foodfirst, Fresh Line, Icelandic and Wholesale Foods brands of black poppy seed as product was incorrectly sold direct to consumers. Product was intended to be sold only as an ingredient for use in making other foods. People who consume large amounts of poppy seeds, including by consuming poppy seed tea are the most at risk of adverse reactions. Anyone who consumes poppy seed tea and experiences any unusual and severe symptoms should seek urgent medical assistance.

Recalls and Alerts: November 26-28, 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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Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Norway): The Institute of Public Health is investigating an outbreak of 31 confirmed cases of Salmonella Agona. Cases have been reported in eight counties. Although the source has not yet been identified, investigators suspect it to be a food source with national distribution.

Allergy Alert (France): CFG FRANCE HOLDING recalls Justin Bridou brand Mini préfou à l’ail / Mini garlic préfou appetizer (136g; Multiple lot codes and Use by dates) due to undeclared milk, wheat gluten, sesame, mustard, soy and eggs.

Allergy Alert (France): CFG FRANCE HOLDING recalls Justin Bridou brand Mini préfou au truffes / Mini truffle préfou appetizer (136g; Multiple lot codes and Use by dates) due to undeclared milk, wheat gluten, sesame, mustard, soy and eggs.

Allergy Alert (France): CFG FRANCE HOLDING recalls Justin Bridou brand Mini préfou au chorizo / Mini chorizo préfou appetizer (136g; Multiple lot codes and Use by dates) due to undeclared milk, wheat gluten, sesame, mustard, soy and eggs.

Allergy Alert (France): CFG FRANCE HOLDING recalls Justin Bridou brand Mini préfou au chèvre / Mini goat cheese préfou appetizer (136g; Multiple lot codes and Use by dates) due to undeclared milk, wheat gluten, sesame, mustard, soy and eggs.

Allergy Alert (France): CRUZILLES recalls CRUZILLES brand Pâtes de fruits Mini-pastilles acidulées / Miniature fruit jellies (210g; Multiple lot codes and Best before dates) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Germany): NABA Feinkost GmbH recalls Reichenhof Gemüse Ravioli vegetarisch / Vegetable ravioli (400g; Lot L290 VGURH; Expiration date 17.10.2025) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Norway): Nortura SA recalls Julesylte / Christmas ham (200g; Expiration date 14.12.2022) due to undeclared mustard.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Interfood Lebensmittelgroßhandel recalls Salame con cinghiale, Salami mit Wildschwein / Salami with wild boar meat (~350g; Lot #22259; Best before 13.02.2023) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): LEADER PRICE recalls LEADER PRICE brand Jus Gourd’O’fruits Sans Sucres ajoutés / Fruit juice without added sugar (12x90g; Expiration date 15/11/2023) due to elevated patulin (mycotoxin) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Lotus Bakeries Belgique recalls Lotus brand Tartélice Pomme / Apple tartlet (57.5g; Lot 22297; Best before 10/01/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (small pieces of glass).

Food Safety Recall (France): CASINO recalls LEADER PRICE brand Gourdes de purées de fruits sans sucres ajoutés / Fruit purées without added sugar (12x90g; Expiration date 15/11/2023) due to elevated patulin (mycotoxin) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FILET BLEU recalls CHABRIOR brand biscuit petit déjeuner céréales et pépites / Cereal and nugget breakfast biscuit (600g; Lot L5 20/294; Best before 31/08/2021) due to possible foreign matter contamination (pieces of glass).

Food Safety Recall (France): DELBE TRAITEUR recalls Hachis de viande nature / Unseasoned ground meat (Lot 04112022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Nestlé recalls Nestlé Aero Hot Choc (288g jar and 28g cup; All batches and Best before dates) and Nescafé & Go Nestlé Aero Hot Choc (24g; All batches and Best before dates) due to foreign matter contamination (silica beads).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): EFFELLE PESCA S.R.L. recalls MITILI ORIGINE SPAGNA / Mussels from Spain (1 kg (5 pieces); Lot FL 335600) due to bacterial counts that exceed the standard.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): PLG Enterprises AGSHAH Ltd recalls Adamama MIX (80g; Expiration dates 30.06.23 and 30.07.23) due to undeclared sesame.

Allergy Alert (Israel): D. Shasto Devri Matika Ltd. recalls Chocketa Cocoa, individual cakes filled with cocoa cream and coated with dark chocolate flavor (8 x 30g; Use by 05.05.2023 & 13.07.2023; Product of Italy) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): SM Castel Food Industries Ltd. recalls Tbalini Tsipri brand Hot Paprika (130g; All expiration dates up to 11/27/2024) due to elevated level of aflatoxin.

Recalls and Alerts: February 24-25, 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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United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: CDC is investigating an unspecified number of reports of additional illnesses linked to consumption of powdered infant formulas manufactured in the Sturgis, Michigan, production facility of Abbott Nutrition. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources also has confirmed one case of Salmonella in an infant likely related to consumption of recalled powdered infant formula.

Food Safety Recall: Golden Medal Mushroom Inc. recalls Enoki Mushrooms (200g/7.05-ounce packages and 150g/5.25-ounce packages; All cases; Product of China) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Alli & Rose LLC recalls Snak Yard brand Dried Plums / saladitos due to possible elevated lead levels. The recalled products were sold during April 2021 to February 2022 at Costco Wholesale in Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Centre de la fondue (Drummondville, QC) recalls multiple products due to undeclared milk, soy, wheat, eggs, mustard and/or sulphites. Pleas refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Mon Chef Personnel (Rosemère, QC) recalls BRAISÉ DE JOUE DE PORC À LA MILANAISE / Milanese braised pork cheek and MIGNON DE PORC SAISI, SAUCE POIVRADE  / Seared pork mignon in pepper sauce (Sold up to 24 February 2022) due to undeclared soy, milk and wheat.

Europe

Powdered Infant Formula Safety Recall (Spain): ABBOTT recalls multiple lot codes of SIMILAC ALIMENTUM (400g) and SIMILAC ELECARE (400g) due to possible Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella Newport contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected product.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Snacks Bosteels recalls Snacks Bosteels brand Vol au vent aux boulettes (1 kg and 3 kg; Lots 07/02/2022b6149 & 25/01/2022b6115; Expiration date 21/03/2022 & 08/03/2022) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (France): Ferme de Kerheu recalls Ferme de Kerheu brand Crème glacée Chocolat-Banane / Chocolate-banana ice cream (2 x 125 ml; Lot 193.21; Use by 12/07/2023) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (France): Ferme de Kerheu recalls Ferme de Kerheu brand Crème glacée chocolat / Chocolate ice cream (1 L; Lot 189.21; Use by 08/07/2023) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Gunarajan Handelsagentur recalls Ingwer gemahlen / Ground ginger (100g; Lot #4161; Expiry 31.05.2023) due to undeclared sulphur dioxide.

Allergy Alert (Spain): Häagen-Dazs recalls Häagen-Dazs brand Rum Salted Caramel & Biscuit ice cream (460 ml; Expiry date 07.09.22) due to undeclared eggs, milk, wheat and soy.

Allergy Alert (UK): KP Snacks recalls Popchips Veg Vibes Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar (Batch code YP1D 1344 00:43 to 02:30; Best before 09 07 2022) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Montezuma’s Chocolates Limited recalls Montezuma’s Hot Pickle (Chilli & Lime) Milk Chocolate Bars (90g; Best before 24 June 2022) due to undeclared almonds.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Colruyt recalls Le Sapin Blanc fromage de chèvre / Goat cheese (80g; Lot #15012224; Use by 20/2/2022 and 3/3/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Organic Health recalls multiple bagged nut mixes due to potential for elevated levels of aflatoxin. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Fromagerie Le Pic recalls multiple Le Pic brand cheese products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notices for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): ALCOBA DISTRIBUTION LECLERC SAINT LOUIS recalls Baechler brand Raclette truffe d’été / Summer truffle raclette (Lot 213655; Best before 24/04/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Emile Fournier Fils recalls multiple Fournier fils brand fish products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notices for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): C.A.F.A.R. recalls CARREFOUR pollo allevato a terra alette di pollo fqc / Chicken wings from free-range chickens (Lot 0051000478; Best before 10-02-2022) due to Salmonella Agona and Salmonella Infantis contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK – Wales only): Llaethdy Mynydd Mostyn Dairy recalls three gelato ice cream products because they have been produced in an unapproved establishment. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Powdered Infant Formula Safety Recall (Singapore): Abbott Laboratories (S) Pte Ltd recalls Similac Human Milk Fortifier (400g; The code on the container contains “K8”, “SH” or “Z2” and the first two digits are “22” through “37”; Expiration date 1 April 2022 or after; Product of USA) due to potential Cronobacter and Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): MZ Holdings Ltd recalls Vadilal Quick Treat brand frozen Custard Apple Pulp (1kg; Batch code KWHO; Best before 21/SEP/2023) due to possible Salmonella contamination.