Recalls and Alerts: August 26-27, 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: CDC reports 36 cases of Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Infantis infections in 17 states have been linked to consumption of Fratelli Beretta brand prepackaged Uncured Antipasto trays. Please refer to the recall notice, below, for additional information on the implicated products.

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: FDA advises the public to avoid purchasing or consuming Felix Custom Smoking branded products due to potential for Listeria monocytogenes contamination. FDA has recovered Listeria monocytogenes from environmental samples collected from food contact surfaces as part of an inspection of the production facility. The company has declined to initiate a recall of its products. Please refer to the FDA’s Public Health Alert for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Fratelli Beretta USA, Inc. recalls Fratelli Beretta UNCURED ANTIPASTO PROSCIUTTO, SOPPRESSATA, MILANO SALAMI & COPPA (2 x 12-oz pkgs / tray; Best by AUG 27 21 through FEB 11 22; UPC 073541305316; USDA Est. No. EST. 7543B) due to potential contamination with with Salmonella Infantis and/or Salmonella Typhimurium.

Food Safety Recall: Loki Fish Company recalls Keta Salmon Lox (4-oz pkgs; UPC 92103 00111; No Best by dates on packages) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Valley Milk Simply Bottled recalls Valley Milk Simply Bottled Raw Goat Milk (half-gallon plastic jugs; Code date AUG 28 2021) due to possible Campylobacter jejuni contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Top Quality Dog Food recalls Beef HVM raw dog food (1-lb pkgs; Lot #071521) due to potential Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Global Vegetarian Foods Corp. recalls Happy Veggie World brand Vege Fried Prawn (300g; Date code 2022-07-18; UPC 131244) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert: Walmart Canada Corp. recalls three varieties of Your Fresh Market brand cookies due to undeclared milk and almonds. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update: Curation Foods recalls Curation Foods brand Kale Salad Blends and multiple Eat Smart brand Chopped Salad Kits due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): AFSCA recalls Sera brand Kokteyl Yesil Zeytin Green Olives in Brine (700g; Lot PN200616; Best before 17/06/2023) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (France): BYZANCE recalls Bizance brand Lomo de Cebo de Campo tranché / Sliced country-style loin (100g vacuum packs; All lots with Best before dates between 01/08/2020 and 20/08/2021) due to undeclared milk protein.

Allergy Alert (Germany): ANKA EU GmbH recalls Sera brand Kokteyl Yesil Zeytin Green Olives in Brine (700g; Lot 200616; Expiry 2023.06) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Lombardi Claudio S.R.L. recalls Le Conserve Toscane brand Peperoncino piccante ripieno con tonno e capperi / Hot peppers stuffed with tuna and capers (314 ml; Lot 26032021; Best before 31122024) due to undeclared celery and soy.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): Axfood recalls Garant Broccoli & soybeans with lemon and chili (150; Best before 27 August) due to undeclared sesame oil.

Food Safety Recall (France): COMITE D ETABLISSEMENT HERTA ST POL HERTA SIEGE recalls Herta brand LE BON PARIS A L’ETOUFFEE deli meat (6 slices; Lot #1265084101; Use by 22/09/2021) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): RACCURT GENEVIEVE Chez Pinpin recalls Chez Pinpin brand Fromage de vache au lait cru / Cheese made from raw cow’s milk (Lot 16 08, 18 08) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): TANG FRERES recalls Viande de cuisses de poulet désossées sans peau congelées Halal sous vide / Skinless, boneless Halal chicken leg meat, vacuum packed (2 Kg; Lot 114/1/212/21; Best before 24/10/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE AUBRET recalls Ecoprix brand Cervelas sausage (400g; Lot #43131; Use by 18/09/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FRANCAP DISTRIBUTION recalls Ecoprix brand CERVELAS COUPE BISEAU / Bevel-cut Cervelas sausage (400g; Lot 43131; Use by 18/09/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Cora recalls Patrimoine Gourmand brand Brie de Meaux AOP 1/2 affiné / half-ripened brie cheese (Sold by the slice from 19/08/2021 to 26/08/2021) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): STB-TEYSSIER recalls Salaisons de la Haute Ardèche brand JAMBON CUIT DEMI-LUNE VPF / Cooked ham ((4 slices/tray; Lots T21210, T21217 & T21224; Use by 28/08/2021, 04/09/2021 & 11/09/2021, respectively) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): STB-TEYSSIER recalls Salaisons de la Haute Ardèche brand JAMBONNETTE (4 slices/pkg; multiple lot codes and Use by dates) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): RACCURT GENEVIEVE recalls Chez Pinpin brand Fromages de chèvres et mi-chèvre au lait cru / Raw milk cheeses containing goat milk (Lots 16 08, 17 08 & 18 08) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MONOPRIX recalls Monoprix brand club sandwiches containing smoked salmon due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Krone GmbH recalls Forellen-Filets ohne Haut, wacholdergeräuchert, aufgetaut, Marke “Ja” / Yes brand skinless trout fillets, juniper-smoked (125g; Lot #0121290703A; Use by 21.08.2021) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Van Loon Group recalls Chipolata mix sausages (360g; Use by 26/08/2021 to 01/09/2021) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Cathedral Cove Naturals Ltd recalls Cathedral Cove Naturals brand Chocolate Coconut Yoghurt (500g; All dates and all batches up to and including 21/10/2021) due to undeclared milk.

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.

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: 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.

FDA finds Salmonella in Aunt Jeni’s raw pet food sample

FDA is cautioning pet owners not to feed a specific lot of Aunt Jeni’s frozen raw pet food after finding Salmonella in a retail sample.

The contaminated product is described as: Aunt Jeni’s Home Made All-Natural Raw Turkey Dinner Dog Food, 5 lb. (2.3 kg), lot 175331 NOV2020.

FDA obtained a retail sample of this product in January 2020 and has confirmed the presence of Salmonella Infantis in the sample.

Aunt Jeni has not recalled the contamination product.

Salmonella can cause illness and death in humans and animals, especially those who are very young, very old, or have weak immune systems. Common symptoms include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. Most people recover without treatment, but in some people, the diarrhea may be so severe that they need to be hospitalized.

Infected pets may show symptoms that include vomiting, diarrhea (which may be bloody), fever, loss of appetite and/or decreased activity level. Although pets do not always display symptoms of a Salmonella infection, they can shed the bacteria in their feces and saliva, contaminating the environment and potentially spreading the infection to other animals and to people.

This is the second time in less than a year that FDA has reported finding pathogens in products from this company. In August 2019, FDA reported the presence of Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes in two samples obtained during an inspection of the company’s premises. The contaminated products were not recalled.

What Consumers Need to Know

  • The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires that all animal food, like human food, be safe to eat, produced under sanitary conditions, contain no harmful substances, and be truthfully labeled. Without an effective control for pathogens, such as cooking, animal food is more likely to contain pathogens such as Salmonella. Refrigeration or freezing does not kill the bacteria.
  • If you think you have symptoms of Salmonella infection, consult your health care provider.
  • People who think their pets have become ill after consuming contaminated pet food should first contact their veterinarians. Veterinarians who wish to have pets tested for Salmonella may do so through the Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN) if the pet is from a household with a person infected with Salmonella.
  • FDA encourages consumers to report complaints about pet food products electronically through the Safety Reporting Portal. This information helps FDA further protect human and animal health.