Recalls and Alerts: November 27-29, 2021

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United States

Allergy Alert: Calise & Sons Bakery, Inc. recalls Golden Flax Seed Scala Bread (Julian date 327; Sell by date 12-06) due to undeclared sesame.

Canada

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reports 17 additional cases of Salmonella Enteritidis infections in an outbreak for which the source still has not been determined. In all, 63 cases have been confirmed in British Columbia (26), Alberta (21), Saskatchewan (4), Manitoba (11) and Ontario (1), and three people have been hospitalized. The Ontario case reported having traveled to Alberta before becoming ill. Many of the outbreak victims reported having consumed fresh produce.

Food Safety Recall: Sungiven Foods Canada Inc. recalls  One Tang brand Bitter Apricot Kernel (180g; Date code 2023.JN.20; UPC 6 28546 00724 8) due to the presence of amygdalin, a natural toxin that can cause cyanide poisoning.

Food Safety Recall (Québec): Retailers recall certain sesame seeds due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected products.

Europe

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

Allergy Alert (France): Viandes CLERMONT recalls CLERMONT brand Galantine de faisan à l’Armagnac / Pheasant galatine with Armagnac (~2.8 kg; Lot #3260119545; Use by 02/01/2022) due to undeclared nuts.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): McDonald’s recalls McDonald’s Sweet‘N’Sour Dip (25 ml; Best before 23.02.22) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): AVE – Absolute vegan Empire GmbH & Co. KG  recalls Vantasic Foods brand Schakaberry (100g; Lots I39123471, I38423471, J40123491; Best before 16.09.2022 & 01.10.2022) due to undeclared peanuts.

Food Safety Recall (France): COOPERATIVE U recalls U brand PAIN DE MIE GRANDES TRANCHES AUX CEREALES / Thick-sliced bread (550g; Lot #05221328; Use by 18/12/2021) due to foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SLIMANE FOIE GRAS recalls Slimane Foie Gras brand Confit de canards 2 cuisses / Duck confit, 2 legs (750g; All lots from 2110 to 2157; All Best before dates between 03/08/24 and 08/11/24) due to inadequate cooking.

Food Safety Recall (France): LENAJA DISTRIBUTION recalls LENAJA brand Onglet de Boeuf sous-vide / Beef diaphragm, vacuum-packed (~1.8 kg; Lot #213220315; Use by 09/12/2021; Product of Northern Ireland) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Mexma Food and REWE Group recall REWE Beste Wahl Weizen Tortillas / Wheat tortillas (432g, 6 x 25 cm; Lot #L521286; Best before 15/04/2022) due to possible foreign matter (transparent plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Ketókompaníið recalls multiple ice cream products due to concerns about food safety. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Molino Sapignoli recalls Fioretto brand Farina di mais / wheat flour (1 kg; Lot #210249; Best before 01-10-2022) due to mycotoxin contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Of Tov recalls Jordan Salami Sausage (550g; Lot code 12383621 & 12413621; Use by 14.12.21 & 17.12.21, respectively) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of nylon) contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: November 20-22, 2021

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United States

Allergy Alert: The Spice House recalls Sichuan Chili BBQ Rub (Sold from November 12 through November 18, 2021; UPC 816328028240) due to undeclared sesame.

Allergy Alert: TaDah! Foods recalls TaDah!, Spicy Brown Sugar Harissa Hummus Falafel Wrap (7.5 oz; Lot #0601 & 0621; Best by September 01, 2022 (090122) and September 03, 2022 (090322), respectively; UPC 85019800307-5) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Kraft Heinz recalls select code dates of Country Time Lemonade, Tang, Arizona Tea powdered beverages and limited Kool-Aid powdered beverages with “Best When Used By” dates between May 10, 2023 and November 1, 2023 due to potential foreign matter (small pieces of metal or glass) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Les Aliments Johnvince recalls various brands of chocolate raisins due to undeclared peanuts. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Kraft Heinz Canada recalls Country Time brand Original Lemonade Fruit Juice Substitute Drink Mix (2.4 kg; Best before 23 SE 15; UPC 0 66188 05337 5) and Tang Orange Flavour Crystals (2.2 kg; Best before 23 AU 20 & 23 AU 21; UPC 0 66188 05750 2) due to possible foreign matter (glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Going Nuts Inc. recalls Going Nuts brand Organic white sesame seeds (275g; Lot code L2134; UPC 4 59861 25655 0) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Basha Foods International recalls AlBurj brand and Algota brand tahina/tahini and halawa/halvah due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Fandi Import Export Ltd. recalls AlBurj brand Halawa Pistachio Extra (400g & 800g; Expiry 03/2022 (400g size only) and 04/2022 (both sizes); UPC 6 217000 020219 & 6 217000 020677, respectively) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Industry recalls certain sesame seed-containing products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Jumbo recalls Jumbo Cracker Spelt (175g; Lot #1211005; Best before 9-4-2022) due to undeclared sesame.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): BIOCYTE recalls Biocyte Longevity brand Oméga-3 Krill (64g; Lot 200915-1; Best before 08/23) due to undeclared wheat and macadamia nuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): Waitrose recalls Waitrose Thrive Fish Pie (250g; Batch code L1272; Best before March 2023) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall (France): Alterfoodie recalls Les Petites Pousses brand Plaisir de coco BIO cacao / Organic coconut milk-cocoa pudding (Lot 312; Use by 13/12/2021) due to possible Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): TANG FRERES recalls Coq brand Edamame congelées / Frozen edamame (500g; Best before 27/07/2023) due to breach of holding temperature.

Food Safety Recall (France): TANG FRERES recalls Coq brand Fèves congelées / Frozen beans (500g; Best before 27/07/2023) due to breach of holding temperature.

Food Safety Recall (France): TANG FRERES recalls Coq brand Feve Edamame congelées / Frozen beans and edamame (500g; Best before 27/07/2023) due to breach of holding temperature.

Food Safety Recall (France): ATELIER FOREZIEN DU FRAIS recalls DESPI brand MOUSSE DE FOIE PUR PORC / Pure pork liver mousse (Lot 313/9003; Use by 30/11/2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ATELIER FOREZIEN DU FRAIS recalls DESPI brand TERRINE FORESTIERE (Lot 313/9003; Use by 30/11/2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour Le marché brand Couscous Royal (350g; Lot #13060350; Use by 21/11/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): PROMALIN SUPER-U recalls Mascarpone GONGORZOLA (Lot 211011; Use by 21/11/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Hans Henglein & Sohn GmbH recalls Henglein Frische Knöpfle / Fresh egg noodles (400g; Best before 9.12.2021) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of blue plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Carl Kühne KG recalls Kühne Sauerkraut mit Schwarzwälder Schinken Fix & Fertig / Sauerkraut with Black Forest ham (400g; Best before 07.05.2023) possible foreign matter (dark foreign bodies) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Salumificio CCS srl recalls salsiccia carne suino / pork sausage (Sold by weight; Lot #171121) due to possible foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): CEDROB S.A. POLONIA recalls multiple poultry products due to Salmonella Enteritidis contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

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.