Recalls and Alerts: February 8-9, 2022

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United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: The FDA has opened an investigation into the source of a new outbreak of 13 cases of Listeria monocytogenes illnesses. No product has yet been linked to the outbreak.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Épicerie des Champs Afro (Gatineau, QC) recalls ESTOMAC DE VACHE / Cow stomach (Sold up to 4 February 2022) because the product is unfit for human consumption.

Food Safety Recall: Épicerie du Village recalls Saumon fumé atlantique / Atlantic smoked salmon (Sold up to 9 February 2022) due to absence of mandatory storage temperature instruction on the product label.

Food Safety Recall: Anhydra Inc. recalls Anhydra brand Organic Dehydrated Bananas (125g, 1 kg & 10 kg; Lot 3200; Best before févr-22) due to insect infestation.

Food Safety Recall: JD Sweid Foods (2013) Ltd. recalls Hampton House brand Chicken Nuggets (3 kg; Batch code 3141; Best before 2022 NO 10; UPC 0 66123 52102 0) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Multiple countries): The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) report an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections in Denmark (3), France (216), Netherlands (12), Norway (7), Spain (22) and the United Kingdom (10) during 2021. The outbreak has been linked to eggs exported by Spain.

Allergy Alert (France): AUCHAN recalls AUCHAN MELANGE FORESTIER / Forest mix (450g; Lot 21070751; Best before 26/01/2024) due to possible presence of Boletus luteus mushroom, which could provoke an allergic reaction.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Vomar recalls Achterham 1 Ster Beter Leven / 1 star Better Life (200g; Best before 28-2-2022) due to undeclared wheat, mustard and soy.

Allergy Alert (Spain): Manufacturer recalls Pidy brand macarons (480g; Lot 2021369222; Best before 08/01/2022; Product of France, via Belgium) due to undeclared eggs and almonds.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Ferme Lévêque recalls Ferme Lévêque Neufchâtel cheese (200g; Use by 27/2/2022) due to possible shigatoxin producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): KAMANDE INTERMARCHE recalls Antonin brand cantal fermier lait cru / Raw milk (Lot 250886; Use by 12/02/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): KAMANDE INTERMARCHE recalls MERICQ brand Saumon fumé / Smoked salmon (4.8 kg; Lot 1745239; Use by 04/02/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GAEC DE LA GRAVAISE recalls égouttés, demi-secs par 2 Fromages de chèvre au lait cru / Raw goat-milk cheese (Lot 24/01/22) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Food Safety Authority recalls Alnatura brand Mandeln / Almonds (200g; Lot L711129B; Best before 29/11/2022) and Dennree brand Amandes moulues grillées / Roasted ground almonds (200g; Lots B112020, B112021, B112022; Best before 02/09/2022) due to risk of cyanide poisoning.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Ferme Lévêque recalls Ferme Lévêque Neufchâtel cheese (200g; Use by 27/2/2022) due to possible shigatoxin producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Safi recalls Safi 100% Original Butter Cow Ghee (600g; Best before May 2022, September 2022, December 2022, March 2023, April 2023, June 2023, September 2023, December 2023) and Safi 100% Original Butter Sheep Ghee (600g; Best before May 2022, September 2022, December 2022, March 2023, April 2023, June 2023, September 2023, December 2023) because the items were produced in an unapproved establishment.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert and Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Elms Café, Invercargill recalls all batches and all dates of its Elms Café brand frozen meals due to a lack of process control and the presence of allergens which may or may not be declared. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Ephraim Health Services Ltd recalls E-Health brand Organic Super Greens Wholefood Powder (200g; All batch codes and date codes) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): GoodFor Ltd recalls Organic Chlorella Powder (Bulk bins and various package sizes; All product sold from June 2021 up to January 2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

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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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: 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.