Recalls and Alerts: June 15–16, 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 UPDATE: FDA continues to investigate the source of an outbreak of six cases of Salmonella Weltevreden infections. The outbreak appears to be associated with consumption of pre-cooked shrimp. It appears that the product lots linked to outbreak illnesses are past its shelf life and are no longer available for sale. 

Food Safety Recall: Designed by Nature recalls Goat’s Milk Powder, Cow’s Milk Powder and Base Milk Powder formulas (Expiration dates from May 01, 2021 thru June 11, 2022), because they are deficient in multiple nutrients required for infant formula, and the products have not been tested for the presence of Cronobacter, a pathogen that can be particularly dangerous to infants and is required testing for powdered infant formula. The company plans to change its labeling to make it clear that these products are not intended to be used as infant formula for infants 12 months and younger.

Food Safety Recall: BCFoods, Inc. recalls BC Foods Celery Stalk and Leaf Dice 3/8, AD Sulfites (11 lb. Poly lined bulk fiber carton; Item code: VCE1-D38-AXG-AB-AR; Lot 2615A112) due to Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was supplied to manufacturers and distributors in WI, OH, FL, MD, WA, PA, MN, and CA.

Food Safety Recall: BCFoods, Inc. recalls BC Foods AD Celery Stalk Canners (25 lb. Poly lined bulk fiber carton; Item code VCES-TCA-BJA-AA-AB; Lots 770C2307 670C2303 660C2214) BC Foods AD Celery Stalk Cross Cut (25 lb. Poly lined bulk fiber carton; Item code VCES-TC9-BQS-AC-AB; Lots 770C2307 670C2303 660C2214) and BC Foods AD Celery Stalk Cross Cut (25 lb. Poly lined bulk fiber carton; Item code VCES-TC9-BQS-AG-AB; Lots 770C2307 670C2303 660C2214) due to Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was supplied to manufacturers and distributors in WI, OH, FL, MD, WA, PA, MN, and CA.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA issues Warning Letter to Market of Choice, LLC, citing deficiencies in identifying undeclared allergens in identifying contamination with environmental pathogens, such as Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella, as a hazard requiring a preventive control in the company’s ready-to-eat salads.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Phoenicia Group Inc. recalls Al-Rabih brand Tahini (100% Sesame) – Sesame Paste (454g; Lot #157 29420; Best before 22/OC/19) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Kohberg Bakery Group A/S recalls Kohberg Grødboller / porridge buns (450g; Use by 22.06.2021) due to undeclared yoghurt powder (milk protein).

Allergy Alert (France): JACQUET BROSSARD DISTRIBUTION recalls Brossard brand  Le Brownie Pocket Duo Choco (8 pieces; Lot #U067PB1; Best before 13/09/21) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert (France): Bio Co-op recalls Ikalia brand Chocolat noir fourré caramel 70% / Dark chocolate with caramel filling (80g; Lot #11450006; Use by 20/05/2022) because the product contains milk, even though it is labeled “vegan.”

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH brand 100% Notenpasta amandel / Almond Nut Paste (Expiration dates 31-05-2021, 30-06-2021, 31-07-2021, 31-08-2021, 30-09-2021 and 30-11-2021) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): The Skinny Food Co recalls a variety of Skinny High Protein Low Sugar Duo Bars because they contain milk at higher levels than indicated on the label. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Berglandmilch eGen recalls Schärdinger Brat- und Grillkäse Natur, 45% / Roast- and grill cheese (150g; Lot #115890; Best before 02.08.2021) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Pågen A/S recalls Pågen Vanillas (220g; Use by 29.06.2021-07.07.2021) due to potential for mold formation.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Carottes râpées au jus de citron de Sicile / Grated carrots with Sicilian lemon juice (300g; Lot #116101 between 6h00 and 9h00; Best before 30/06/2021) due to foreign matter (pieces of hard, blue plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): E. Leclerc recalls ECO+ brand Mini pâté en croûte / Pâté in pastry crust (450g; Best before 24/06/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GAEC LE MERINOS recalls various Gaec le Merinos brand Veloutés et soupes « Les mitonnés de la Ferme  » (500 ml and 1L jars) due to defective sterilization that could render the products unsafe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Gaec Le Merinos recalls various Gaec le Merinos brand delicatessen products due to defective sterilization that could render the products unsafe to consume. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Dunlavin Dairy recalls all Dunlavin Dairy raw and pasteurised milk, semi-skimmed milk, buttermilk, cream and butter, because they were produced in an unapproved establishment. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Pastificio Novella sas recalls Pastificio Novella sas brand pesto genovese senza aglio / Genoese pesto without garlic (130g; Lot L171; Best before 19.06.2021) because the product does not meet safety standards.

Pet Food Safety Recall (UK): Fold Hill Foods recalls several hypoallergenic cat food products due to an increase in cases of pancytopenia in cats and a possible link to the cat food products. Pancytopenia is a very rare condition wherein the number of blood cells (red, white and platelets) rapidly decreases, causing serious illness. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (New Zealand): New Zealand Food Safety is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections that may be linked to consumption of poultry and/or eggs.

Recalls and Alerts: May 20–22, 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 outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to contact with backyard poultry in 43 states. As of May 20, 2021, at least 163 people have fallen ill and 34 have been hospitalized as a result of infection with one of three different Salmonella serotypes: Enteritidis, Hadar and Infantis.

Allergy Alert: Primary Colors Design Corp recalls Peppa Pig Chocolate Chip Cookie Gable Box (7 oz; Lot code 091820; Expiration date 09/18/2021) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall: Milan Provisions Co. Inc. recalls approximately 6,000 pounds of heat-treated, not fully cooked, not shelf stable chorizo sausage products made using a pork ingredient produced without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for detailed information on the affected product.

Food Safety Recall: Interstate Food Products recalls Little Hatches Jalapeno Cream Cheese (14 oz; Sell by 05/21) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Otten’s Seafood Inc. recalls approximately 46,804 pounds of Siluriformes fish (catfish) because the products were produced, packed, and distributed without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Randall Foods, Inc. recalls all Randall-brand beans because of manufacturing deviations that may pose a potential health risk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. recalls Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Green Pea & Chicken Formula Dry Cat Food (5-lb and 10-lb bags; Best if used by 10-Mar-2022; Lot code 1008080 06:42N811202:20) due to Salmonella contamination.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: L’Archipel recalls POTAGE DELICATAZEN soup (490-ml glass jars; Sold up to and including 14 May 2021) because of improper packaging that could result in a food safety hazard.

Food Safety Recall: Produits Africa recalls SAUCE MBAMBI — EXTRA-FORTE/ Extra-strong Mbambi sauce (110 ml and 250 ml; Sold up to and including 18 May 2021) because of improper packaging that could result in a food safety hazard

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Norway): The Norwegian Institute of Public Health is investigating an outbreak of 15 cases of Yersinia enterocolitica O3 infections scattered across several different counties. A common food source is suspected, but has not yet been found.

Allergy Alert Update (Belgium): Industry recalls Sau Tao brand Amoy Bean Strip noodles (Expiration dates 01/03/2022, 15/03/2022 & 21/06/2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Cosmofarma recalls various flavors of 4Gold brand Plant-based protein bars (52g; Lots 4G01001, 4G01002, 4G01004, 4G01005, 4G01006; Best by 15/06/2021) due to undeclared wheat. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected flavors.

Allergy Alert (France): SOCIETE DE DISTRIBUTION DU PAYS DE RETZ E.LECLERC ATOUT SUD  recalls OLIVES HALKIDIKI FARCIES AIL ET PIMENT / Halkidiki olives stuffed with garlic and hot peppers (Use by 26/05/2021 and 03/06/2021) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert (France): EUROPE SNACKS ALDI  recalls Pirato brand TUILES APERITIVES, Paprika (170g; Lot XFE119; Best before 27/01/2022) due to potential for undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Ciloglu Handels GmbH recalls KAVALA KURABIYE KEKSE MIT MANDELN / Almond cookies (290g; Best before 07.09.2021; 20.09.2021; 15.10.2021; 14.11.2021; 19.01.2022; 01.03.2022; 17.03.2022) due to risk of undeclared peanuts and hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Industry recalls Sau Tao Amoy Bean Strip Noodles (250g; Best before 01/03/2022; 15/3/2022 and any other best before dates where soya is not declared) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert Update (Luxembourg): Industry recalls Sau Tao brand Amoy Bean Strip noodles (Expiration dates 01/03/2022, 15/03/2022 & 21/06/2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH 100% notenpasta amandel / 100% almond nut butter (Expiration date 31-07-2021) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): Waitrose recalls Waitrose Chicken Kofta Kebabs with Spicy Zhoug (110g; Use by 27 May 2021) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert Update (UK): Novo Farina Ltd. recalls Simpleas Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar Pea Snacks (23g; Batch code 119 21; Best before 29 April 2022) due to undeclared gluten (barley, oats, wheat).

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Capra N.V.  recalls fromage de chèvre affiné (différentes marques) / various brands of aged goat-milk cheese due to possible foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Jumbo recalls Jumbo Geitenkaas Gerijpt goat cheese (120-150g; Expiration dates from 22/05/2021 to 27/05/2021) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Carmo Food Nordic A / S recalls Soy-marinated salmon pieces (200g; Lot #12018; Best before 25.05.2021) due to swelling of the packages, which represents a food safety hazard.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Natural milk AMBA recalls several organic whipped cream products due to foreign matter (black flakes) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): EARL DE VILLIERS recalls EARL DE VILLIERS brand Fresh and aged goat cheeses (All lots manufactured from 20/03/2021 onward) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): LA MONTGOLFIERE SAS LAMONTGOLFIERE recalls Kermene brand JAMBON CUIT SUPERIEUR AVEC COUENNE / Superior cooked ham with rind (Lot #114008387; Use by 07/07/ 2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls CAMPO TIERRA brand CHORIZO SARTA PIQUANT / Spicy chorizo sarta sausage (280g; Lot #1021; Use by 26/09/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MOCKERS MARIE-PAULE LA P’TITE GRAINE  recalls Okoland brand DELIKATESS GEFLUGELWIENER / wieners (Expiration date 09/07/2021) due to a packaging defect.

Food Safety Recall (France): DENIR INTERMARCHE recalls Farce porc boeuf / Pork-and-beef stuffing (Use by 08/05/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Ireland): Greggs Bakers Ltd. recalls additional best before dates of Vegetable Bakes (2 pack / 310g; Best before 19/06/21; 27/06/21; 04/07/21; 05/07/21; 25/07/21 and 31/07/21; Product of UK) due to foreign matter (pieces of green glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): From Our Farm recalls multiple flavours of Biltong Beef Snack due to a packaging defect that could result in presence of mold. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update (UK): Greggs recalls additional best before dates of Vegetable Bakes (2 pack / 310g; Best before 26 September 2021, 12 September 2021, 11 September 2021, 28 August 2021, 15 August 2021, 31 July 2021, 25 July 2021, 5 July 2021, 4 July 2021, 27 June 2021 and 19 June 2021) due to foreign matter (pieces of green glass) contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: April 25—28, 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.

If you would like to receive automatic email alerts for all new articles posted on eFoodAlert, please submit your request using the sidebar link.

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 a short excerpt, then follow the buy links to add a digital or print copy to your personal library.

United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: FDA reports that the outbreak of acute non-viral hepatitis in Southern Nevada has grown to include eleven confirmed and one suspect case. The illnesses are associated with consumption of Real Water brand bottled Alkaline Water.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: FDA is working with the CDC to identify the source of an outbreak of fifteen E. coli O145:H28 illnesses. No other details have been released.

Allergy Alert: Basic Grain Products, Inc. recalls Kroger and Stop & Shop brand’s Caramel Rice Cakes due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Velvet Ice Cream recalls all of its ice cream and sherbet products made on or after March 24, 2021 due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were distributed in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Boucherie Française recalls all raw meats and ready-to-eat food items prepared in the store because the recalled items may be unfit for human consumption. Please refer to the recall notice for additional details.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (SWEDEN): An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections that has sickened 32 people in 15 counties has been linked to consumption of Eldorado brand Chocolate Wafers.

Allergy Alert Update (Belgium): Scoop BC recalls Akiié brand Piment—red, yellow and green varieties (110 ml and 228 ml; All lot codes and expiration dates) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): JOUETS BROZE FILS SA recalls UPYAA brand TETES BRULEES LA FABRIK A FIL (550g; All lot codes; Expiration date 09/2022) due to undeclared barley (gluten).

Allergy Alert (France): Auchan recalls Auchan brand Jus ABC de Raisin / Grape juice (6x20cl; Use by 28/08/2021, 28/09/2021. 28/11/2021, 28/01/2022 & 28/02/2022) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert Update (Ireland): Savana Milk Chocolate Raisins (175g; Batch codes 0120239 and 0121015; Best before 04/08/2021 and 22/02/2022) contains undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert Update (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls Auchan brand Jus ABC de Raisin / Grape juice (6x20cl; Use by 28/08/2021, 28/09/2021. 28/11/2021, 28/01/2022 & 28/02/2022) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (UK ): Hotel Chocolat recalls Summer Desserts Sleekster chocolates (365g; All batches; Best before 31 October 2021) due to undeclared egg, wheat (gluten), hazelnuts and walnuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): Hoffmans Foods recalls Hoffman’s Chopped Herring (150g; Batch code 21098; Use by 13 May 2021) due to undeclared egg and sulphites.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Industry recalls La Bio Idea brand Pesto Siciliano (Lot #LE 2881 FCP9; Expiration date 10/2023) due to potential foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Industry recalls HUSK brand Psyllium-Frøskaller, Psyllium – Mavebalance and FiberHUSK psyllium-husk products (All lot codes and expiration dates) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Fromagerie des Frisonnes recalls Fromagerie des Frisonnes brand Le Délice de Marguerite cheese made from raw cow’s milk (Lot #100221; Best before 25/04/ 2021) due to E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): E. Leclerc recalls L’ATELIER POISSONNERIE brand MOULE CORDE BIO ÉLEVÉES EN FRANCE / Mussels (Lot 20210418; Use by 26/04/2021) due to E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Intermarché and E. Leclerc recall Tresse poulet à la provençale / Braided chicken pastry (120g; Lot #000021112; Use by 22/05/2021) due to foreign matter (pieces of hard, white plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Industry recalls Jeca brand Terrine aux tomates séchées et herbes méditerranéennes / Mediterranean style terrine with dry tomatoes and herbs (2.8 kg; Lot #21041610200; Use by 26/05/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Supermarché Match recalls SAINT GERY brand PETIT SALE LILLOIS (Lot #111354; Use by 06/05/2021) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): E. Leclerc–Harly recalls chair à saucisse vrac / Bulk sausage meat (Sold between 14/04/2021 and 18/04/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): René MEYER recalls Saucissons sec de dinde / Dry turkey sausage (Bulk package; Lot #0682117; Use by 18/05/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): René Meyer recalls Presskopf (Bulk; Lot #0982105; Use by 26/04/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FERME DE RECULFORT EARL recalls EARL Ferme de Reculefort brand Aperifrom’ nature et aromatisés Fromage lactique sec, mi-sec / plain, flavoured and lactic dry and semi-moist cheeses due to Listeria contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Manufacturer recalls Iceland Luxury 4 Hoisin Duck Quarter Pounder Burgers (454g; Best before 20/09/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): CARREFOUR ROMÂNIA S.A. recalls SORICI PORC FELIAT SI CONDIMENTAT / Sliced and spiced pork (Lot 72; Use by 04.05.2021) and SORICI PORC PARLIT RULAT / Rolled pork (Lot 72; Use by 04.05.2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): ICA recalls ICA Hamburgare, fryst / Hamburger, frozen (20 x 90g / 1800g; Best before 2022-02-13) due to Salmonella contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Yaad Sweets Ltd. recalls Bitter chocolate stuffed with nougat and Bitter chocolate with nut fragments (100g; all expiration dates up to and including: 27.01.2022) due to undeclared milk.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Chemist Warehouse NZ recalls Bondi Protein Co brand Vegan Protein Bar, Chocolate flavour (60g; Best before 14.03.22 and 04.02.22) and Bondi Protein Co brand Vegan Protein Bar, Salted caramel flavour (60g; Best before 29.01.22.) due to undeclared peanuts.