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 11–14, 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 28 cases of Salmonella Hadar infections in 12 states linked to raw ground turkey products. Two people have been hospitalized.

Allergy Alert: Hostess Brands, LLC recalls Hostess® SnoBalls® (single-serve; Batch #I031321000; Best by May 27, 2021; UPC 888109010096) due to undeclared coconut.

Allergy Alert: Torn & Glasser recalls Torn & Glasser Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans with green leaf logo on top (12-oz tubs; Lot #777739; Best if used by 11/19/2021; UPC 0 72488 99868 1) due to undeclared walnuts.

Allergy Alert: Snak King Corporation recalls Trader Joe’s Restaurant Style White Corn Tortilla Chips (9-oz pkg; Sell by 08/09/21 and 08/10/21) due to undeclared milk.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Hayter’s Turkey Products Inc. recalls Hayter’s Farm brand Onion & Parsley Turkey Burgers (450g; Best before 2021 AL 19; UPC 6 78836 32115 8) due to undeclared wheat.

Allergy Alert: Soline Trading Ltd. recalls Thai Elephant brand Black Tiger Shrimp, Headless (16/20 & 21/25; 6 x 1.815 kg; Product code HL-269-V20) due to undeclared sulphites.

Food Safety Recall: Marché d’alimentation Blackburn inc. recalls Soupe gourganes / Bean soup (1 L glass jars; Units sold up to and including 14 April 2021) due to absence of “keep refrigerated” instruction on label.

Food Safety Recall: Le restaurant El Hornello inc recalls  Sauce à la viande – BOLO / BOLO brand meat sauce (500 ml and 1 L glass jars; Units sold up to and including 14 April 2021) due to absence of “keep refrigerated” instruction on label.

Europe

Allergy Alert (France): Hoa Nam recalls Hoa Nam brand Papillotes aux crevettes / Shrimp papillotes (14 pieces and 50 pieces; All best before dates between 01/09/2021 and 13/10/ 2022) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (France): Hoa Nam recalls Hoa Nam brand Nems aux crevettes / Shrimp spring rolls (30 pieces and 100 pieces; All best before dates between 01/09/2021 and 13/10/ 2022) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Consumers are warned that Lilliput Trading Co. White Condimento Vinegar (250 ml; Batch codes 101220 & 030321; Best before 30/04/22 & 30/07/22, respectively) contains undeclared sulphites and sulphur dioxide.

Allergy Alert (UK): Hotel Chocolat recalls Ugly But Good Bag Lychee & Rose chocolates (300g; Lot #21028; Best before 31 May 2021) due to undeclared hazelnut and macadamia nut.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Unilever recalls Le Boucher Végétarien brand Le Burger Végétarien / Veggie burger (160g; Expiration dates 21-04-2021 & 22-04-2021) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): LEADER PRICE recalls LEADER PRICE brand Aiguillette de poulet mariné nature / Plain marinated chicken filet (400g; Lot #20042118 0 287 18:12; Best before 01/01/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Industry recalls La Provençale brand Assortiment de saucisses barbecue 5 pièces sous vide / 5-piece vacuum-packed assorted barbecue sausages (All Use by dates between 16/04/21 and 23/04/21) and La Provençale brand Mettwurst – 3PC sous skin / Mettwurst sausage (340g; Use by 25/04/21) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls MARQUE NEUTRE brand Saucisse fraîche de cochon charcutier / Fresh pork sausage (Lot #230321; Use by 02/04/ 2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Boutique de l’Atelier Pierre Sajous recalls Pierre Sajous brand Saucisse fraîche de cochon charcutier sous vide / Vacuum-packed fresh pork sausage (Lot #230321; Use by 02/04/ 2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Leader Price recalls LEADER PRICE brand Aiguillette de poulet mariné nature / Plain marinated chicken filet (400g; Lot #20042118 0 287 18:12; Best before 01/01/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Intermarché recalls Ono brand Pate Breton (Lot #PY 01100063; Use by 17/04/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Cora recalls Pain aux noix entier et Pain aux noix tranché / Whole and sliced nut bread (350g; Sold 01/04/2021) due to foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Industry recalls Leroy brand tartare de saumon fumé / Smoked salmon tartare (Lot #210760074; Use by 09/04/ 2021; Product of Norway) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Unilever Deutschland Holding GmbH recalls The Vegetarian Butcher Hack-Selig Burger (160g; Expiry dates between 16.04.2021 and 21.04.2021) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): FURLOTTI & C. SRL recalls La Fattoria brand Fiammiferi di speck / Salted pork (90g; Lot #410164; Best before 27-04-2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Unilever recalls The Vegetarian Butcher brand Le Burger Végétarien / Veggie burger ((160g; Expiration dates 21-04-2021 & 22-04-2021) due to foreign matter (plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Supplement Safety Recall (Sweden): Orkla Care Sverige recalls HUSK Mage i balans Naturlig Fiber (kapslar) / HUSK Stomach in balance Natural Fiber (capsules) (Batch code 500783; Best before 05.2023) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Sainsbury’s recalls Taste the Difference Medjool dates (200g & 500g; All date codes) due to potential contamination with Hepatitis A virus.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Destination Holdings Pty Ltd recalls Taylor Rd IGA Pork Chipolatas (~500g; All Best before dates up to and including 17 March 2021) due to undeclared gluten and soy.

Allergy Alert (Australia): Byron Bay Pizza Co Pty Ltd ATF Ross Family Trust recalls Byron Bay Pizza Co. BBQ Birdie frozen pizza (500g; All Best before dates up to and including 02/07/2021) due to undeclared fish.

Raw ground turkey behind Salmonella outbreak—CDC

A twelve-state outbreak of Salmonella infections has been linked to raw ground turkey meat, according to a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigation report released today (April 12, 2021).

Scope of the outbreak

At least twenty-eight (28) cases of Salmonella Hadar with symptom onset dates between December 28, 2020, to March 4, 2021 were reported in the following states:

  • Arizona (1)
  • Connecticut (1)
  • Indiana (1)
  • Maine (1)
  • Massachusetts (7)
  • Missouri (1)
  • New Hampshire (1)
  • New Jersey (2)
  • New York (4)
  • North Carolina (3)
  • Pennsylvania (4)
  • Virginia (2)

Although two of the outbreak victims were hospitalized, there have been no deaths.

Epidemiological, laboratory and traceback data have linked the cases to raw, ground turkey products that were produced on December 18, 2020 through December 29, 2020.

Public Health Alert

The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a Public Health Alert for approximately 211,406 pounds of raw ground turkey products, produced by Plainville Brands, LLC (Pennsylvania) after the outbreak strain was recovered from an intact package of Plainville Brands’ ground turkey.

The alert encompasses the following items, all of which bear the establishment number EST. P-244 inside the USDA mark of inspection:

  • 1-lb. packages of Nature’s Promise Free from 94% LEAN | 6% FAT Ground Turkey with Use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/1/21, 1/3/21,1/4/21, 1/8/21 and 1/10/21 on the front of the package.
  • 1-lb. packages of Wegman 94% LEAN | 6% FAT Ground Turkey with Use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/3/21, 1/4/21, 1/8/21 and 1/10/21 on the front of the package.
  • 3-lb. packages of Wegman 94% LEAN | 6% FAT Ground Turkey with Use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/3/21, 1/4/21, 1/8/21 and 1/10/21 on the front of the package.
  • 1-lb. packages of Plainville Farms Ground White Turkey 93% | 7% Fat with Use by/freeze/sell by date of 1/10/21 on the front of the package.

All of the suspect packages have passed their Use by/freeze/sell by dates, and are believed to no longer be available for purchase. However, consumers may still have some of the implicated packages in their home freezers.

Not all of the outbreak cases have shown a direct link to raw ground turkey products from Plainville Brands. FSIS warns consumers that other raw ground turkey products may also be a source of some illnesses. It is possible that more recalls and/or public health alerts may follow.

What consumers need to know

  • Most people infected with Salmonella experience diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps, beginning six hours to six days after being exposed. Most infected individuals recover without treatment in a week or less; however some people may experience more severe illnesses and may require medical treatment or hospitalization.
  • Consumers should check their freezers and discard any of the products listed in the FSIS Public Health Alert, and disinfect any surfaces with which these products may have come into contact.
  • Food handlers, whether in the home or in a commercial establishment, should take extreme care when preparing and cooking any raw ground poultry meat, including raw ground turkey, as these products carry a high risk of being contaminated with Salmonella.

Plainville’s response

Plainville issued the following statement in response to the FSIS Public Health Alert:

As a proud provider of natural and certified organic foods, the

health and safety of our customers is essential to who we are as a

company. We are providing any assistance requested by health and

safety officials. We are proud of our health and safety record and

protocols, and are honored that generations of families have trusted

Plainville and welcomed us into their homes.”

Tom Donovan, Vice President of Plainville Brands, LLC