Recalls and Alerts: November 30 – December 1, 2021

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United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: FDA reports that the number of Salmonella Javiana infections has risen to 28. The source of the outbreak is still unknown. FDA has initiated a traceback investigation.

Food Safety Recall: International Golden Foods, Inc. recalls Al kanater Tahini Sesame Paste (1 lb (454g); Lot #TT4N‐201127; UPC 6‐92551‐00002‐0) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA issues Warning Letter to Maribel’s Sweets, Inc. after determining that the company’s response to the agency’s findings of multiple violations during a June 2021 inspection was inadequate.

Probiotic Safety Recall: Livia Global, Inc. recalls multiple LiviaOne Liquid Probiotics & BioLifePet Liquid Probiotics (Lot #010620-1 (LiviaOne Nasal Probiotics) & 001005-1; Best by 08/2023 and 04/2023, respectively) due to possible Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Pet Treat Safety Recall: Sam’s West, Inc. recalls Member’s Mark Beef Stick Dog Treats (2.2 lb; UPC 19396-804731; All product sold since March 1, 2021) due to potential foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Great Lakes Goat Dairy recalls Great Lakes Goat Dairy brand Herb & Garlic Goat Cheese (175g; Lot #210411; Best before 2022 JL12) and Great Lakes Goat Dairy brand Aged Cheddar Goat Cheese (175g; Lot #12059; Best before 2022 JL26) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Europe

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

Allergy Alert (UK): Nutrisure Ltd recalls Naturya Hemp Protein Powder (100g; Batch code W02135; Best before end of March 2024) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (UK): Pieminister recalls Pieminister Moolin Rouge Pie Chef Kit for 2 (578g; Best before 04 December 2021, 09 December 2021, 09 January 2022, 17 January 2022, 25 January 2022 and 09 February 2022) and Pieminister Moolin Rouge Pie Chef kit for 2 (with pie dish) (578g; Best before 15 January 2022 and 03 February 2022) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Norenca N.V. recalls multiple raw ground meat products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA orders recall of Kühne brand Sauerkraut mit Schwarzwälder Schinken “Fix & Fertig” / Sauerkraut with Black Forest ham (400g; Lot MHD 07.05.2023; Best before 07/05/2023) due to possible foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Lejos Oy recalls Ella’s Kitchen-tuotemerkin tuotetta Mansikka-omena kaurapatukka luomu / Ella’s Kitchen brand Strawberry-apple oatmeal organic (25g; Best before 14.03.2022) due to presence of ochratoxin above permitted levels.

Food Safety Recall (France): SAUTTER POM recalls SAUTTER brand BULLES DE POMMES / Apple bubbles non-alcoholic beverage (75 cl; Lot #l239/21; Best before 26/08/2023) due to risk of fermentation.

Food Safety Recall (France): HAUDECOEUR recalls Al Wadi brand Hummus Tahina (400g can; Lot #HTRSQ 140; Best before 20/05/2023) due to abnormal level of acidity.

Food Safety Recall (France): DEMARNE recalls LA BARRE brand FILETS DE HARENGS SALES ET FUMES A L’HUILE DE COLZA / Salted smoked herring in colza oil (2.5 kg; Lot 044121/243; Use by 12/12/2021) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): PROLIDIS promocash recalls COOP VAL D’ARLY brand REBLOCHON DE SAVOIEE FRUITIER AOP raw milk cheese (450g; Lots 312013 & 311932; Use by 07/12/2021) due to possible Brucella melitensis contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GAEC DAUDIN FILS Ferme de Villeneuve recalls Beurres doux, beurres salés / Unsalted and salted butters (Use by 10/12/2021) and Faisselles / white cheese (Use by 25/11/2021) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MASCARIN recalls MASCARIN brand Boite plaisir divin et boite gourmande / Boxed chocolates (All lots; Use by 31/03/2022) due to possible mold contamination in the dark chocolate hazelnut ganache.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Lidl recalls Deluxe Stuffed Dates (240g; Batch code 21301/196; Best before 21 January 2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Les autorités de sécurité alimentaire luxembourgeoises recall Kühne brand Sauerkraut mit Schwarzwälder Schinken “Fix & Fertig” / Sauerkraut with Black Forest ham (400g; Lot MHD 07.05.2023; Best before 07/05/2023) due to possible foreign matter (metal fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Lidl recalls Deluxe Stuffed Dates (240g; Batch code 21301/196; Best before 21 January 2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): KA Chocolate Ltd. recalls Almond snack flavored with bitter chocolate coated marmalade (200g; Expiration date 30.04.2022) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Hermes Fish Ltd. recalls multiple products due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Recalls and Alerts: November 23-24, 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: FDA is participating in the investigation of an outbreak of 19 confirmed Salmonella Javiana infections. No source of the outbreak has yet been identified.

Allergy Alert: JFC International Inc. recalls Wel-Pac Shrimp Dashi No Moto powdered soup stock (1.75 oz; All Lots; UPC 0 11152 83660 7) due to undeclared fish (bonito, sardine, tuna).

Food Safety Recall: Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods recalls H-E-B Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (31.4-oz jars; Lot #22871; Best by 10/14/22) due to potential foreign matter (glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Conagra Brands, Inc. recalls Birds Eye Broccoli Tots (12-oz pkgs; Lot codes 4715113020, 4715113720, 4715104220 & 4715105620; Best by NOV-10-2022, NOV-17-2022, AUG-11-2022 and AUG-12- 2022 & AUG-19-2022 and AUG-25- 2022, respectively) due to potential foreign matter (small rocks and fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Flagship Food Group recalls TJ Farms Select brand frozen cauliflower (Lot code 2077890089; UPC 75544000604-3; Imported from China) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Flying Fish Trading Inc. recalls Square Fish Cake (1 kg; Date code 22.09.08; UPC 8 809028 890486) and Assorted Fish Cake (1 kg; Date code 22.04.27; UPC 8 809028 891216) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall: Nature’s Pantry recalls Org hulled sesame seeds (Variable weights; All units sold from October 8, 2021 to November 16, 2021 inclusively; UPC starts with with 200516) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): MAZAAR SPRL recalls MAZAAR brand Mille D’Or pastry (640g; Best before dates from 23/11/2021 to 18/12/2021) due to undeclared wheat.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Jumbo Cracker Spelt (Best before 9-4-2022) due to undeclared sesame.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): ISRASCAN/GymPoint EXPORT IMPORT recalls Vores Pitabrød, dybfrosne / Pita bread, frozen (440g; Lot #210627; Best before 27.12.2022) due to mold contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Les Fumoirs de Saintonge recalls Maison Peneau brand Truite fumée des Pyrénées / Smoked trout (100g; Lot #217065; Use by dates between 09/12/2021 & 10/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Les Fumoirs de Saintonge recalls Maison Peneau brand Chutes de truite fumée / Smoked trout scraps (150g; Lot #217065; Use by 26/11/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Fromagerie Du Pré Verdot recalls Fromagerie Du Pré Verdot Metton à fondre cheese for melting (250g; Use by 19/11/2021) due to E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): REWE România recalls Cremă de păstrav condimentată / Spicy trout spread (150g; Lot #10112021; Expiry date 10.12.2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Hong Kong): Distributor recalls Select brand Shrimp-egg Noodles (454g; Best before December 1, 2022; Product of China) due to undeclared sulphur dioxide.

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Centre for Food Safety mandates recall of ready-to-eat raw Pacific oysters harvested in Coffin Bay, Australia, due to potential Vibrio parahaemolyticus contamination. Please refer to notices posted November 23, 2021 and November 24, 2021 for additional details.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Fresh Food Enterprises recalls three varieties of IQ Bars due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Recalls and Alerts: December 8 – 12, 2019

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 ALERT: CDC, FDA and the Pennsylvania Department of Health report 11 confirmed cases of Salmonella Javiana illness associated with consumption of Tailor Cut Produce Fruit Mix in Pennsylvania and Minnesota. At least 20 additional cases are under investigation. See below for a link to the product recall.

OUTBREAK ALERT: CDC, FDA and their Canadian counterparts are investigating a cross-border outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses linked to Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits. Eight confirmed illnesses have been reported from 3 US states. Please see below for a link to the product recalls.

Food Safety Recall: CATSMO LLC recalls Cold Smoked Salmon (various package sizes, cuts, and expiration dates) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Ruiz Food Products Inc. recalls EL MONTEREY Signature BURRITO EGG, SAUSAGE & CHEESE, frozen, NRTE (3.38-lb. Value Pack, containing 12 individually wrapped, 4.5-oz. burritos; Lot #19288; Best if used by 01/15/2021) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Tailor Cut Produce recalls Fruit luau, cut honeydew, cut cantaloupe and cut pineapple products (2/1 gallon cases; Production dates November 15 – December 1, 2019) due to possible Salmonella contamination. See OUTBREAK ALERT, above, for additional information.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT: PHAC and CFIA are investigating an outbreak of 24 confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses in Ontario (11), Quebec (3), New Brunswick (4), Nova Scotia (4), Prince Edward Island (1), and Newfoundland and Labrador (1). The outbreak has been linked to consumption of Fresh Express brand Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits. Additional outbreak cases have been reported in the USA (see link, above). Please also see below for a link to the product recall.

OUTBREAK ALERT: PHAC is investigating an outbreak of 92 Salmonella Typhimurium illnesses across Canada linked to contact with pet snakes, pet rodents and feeder rodents. Illnesses have been reported from British Columbia (4), Ontario (16), Quebec (52), New Brunswick (9), Nova Scotia (5) and Newfoundland and Labrador (6).

Allergy Alert: Sobeys Inc. recalls Pete’s Fine Foods brand Large Cranberry Vanilla Cardamom Granola (500g; Best Before: 2020.JA.20; UPC 0 202638 212996) and Pete’s Fine Foods brand Small Cranberry Vanilla Cardamom Granola (85g; Best Before: 2020.JA.20; UPC 0 202631 702500) due to  undeclared pecans.

Food Safety Recall: Industry recalls Fresh Express brand Sunflower Crisp Chopped Kit (315g; All packages bearing a Best Before dates up to and including 07DE19,  and a lot code beginning with “Z”, and indicating “Salinas” as a source of Romaine lettuce) due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination. This product has been linked to an outbreak (see above).

Food Safety Recall: Loblaw Companies Limited recalls PC brand Cranberry Goat’s Milk Cheese (300g; Best before 2020 MR 19 & 2020 MR 24; UPC 0 60383 01013 3) due to foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Rejuice! recalls various soups due to improper storage temperature and absence of label instruction regarding correct storage. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Colruyt recalls SAUCE FINE CHAMPAGNE (500g; Best before 9/01/2020) due to undeclared wheat (gluten) and soy.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Mora recalls Mora brand Burgers de poulet / chicken burgers (4X70g; Lots L9246, L9288 & L9289; Best before 09-2020 & 10-2020) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Boerinneke recalls Boerinneke brand pâte à tartiner bio Noir (400g; Lot 8262; Best before 19/12/2019) due to undeclared milk and soy.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Boerinneke recalls various spreads due to undeclared nuts. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Zuger recalls Ambachtelijke choco Zuger / Artisanal chocolate (250g; All “Best before” dates between 09/12/2019 and 09/05/2020) due to undeclared soy and milk.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): VAJRA recalls VAJRA brand gluten powder (400g; Lot #0219/141119; Best before 20.07.21) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (France): Industry recalls Abbot Kinney’s brand Coco Frost Cacao (various sizes and batch codes) due to undeclared gluten. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected batch codes.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Hipp UK Ltd. recalls Hipp Organic Combiotic First Infant Milk Starter Pack (6x90ml: Batch codes L-099191, L-162192, L-186191; Best before 09 January 2020, 11 March 2020, 5 April 2020) due to undeclared fish oil.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Boerinneke brand Pâte à tartiner aux noisettes 13% (200g & 400g; All lot codes and Best before dates) due to undeclared nuts.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Colruyt recalls SAUCE FINE CHAMPAGNE (500g; Best before 9/01/2020) due to undeclared wheat (gluten) and soy.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Mora recalls Mora brand Burgers de poulet / chicken burgers (4X70g; Lots L9246, L9288 & L9289; Best before 09-2020 & 10-2020) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Hipp UK recalls Hipp Organic Combiotic First Infant Milk Starter Pack (6x90ml: Batch codes L-099191, L-162192, L-186191; Best before 09 January 2020, 11 March 2020, 5 April 2020) due to undeclared fish oil.

Allergy Alert (UK): Sainsbury’s recalls by Sainsbury’s 18 Mini Egg Bites (186g; Use by 17th December) due to undeclared egg and mustard.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): ALDI recalls Excellence brand Rôti de dinde farci aux pommes et raisins secs (surgelé) / Roast turkey stuffed with apples and raisins, frozen (800g; Lots 410933, 410377, 410925; Use by 30/01/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Dagrofa recalls Gestus Madsalat med Solsikkekerner og Hasselnødder / Gestus salad with sunflower seeds and hazelnuts (500g; Best before 11/12-2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Società Agricola Locatelli Guglielmo & C. S.S. recalls Stracchino all’antica (Lot code 12/10/2019 – 41a Settimana) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): ALDI recalls Excellence brand Rôti de dinde farci aux pommes et raisins secs (surgelé) / Roast turkey stuffed with apples and raisins, frozen (800g; Lots 410933, 410377, 410925; Use by 30/01/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Food Hub Pakuranga Ltd recalls Guangxiang brand Pork Won Ton and Vege Pork Won Ton (all batches and dates of both products) due to undeclared gluten (wheat), sesame and soy.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Neat Meat Global Ltd recalls Harmony Free-Range Boneless Ham (1 to 3.5kg; Use by 27/1/2020, 28/1/2020, 29/1/2020, 30/1/2020) and Harmony Free-Range Champagne Ham (4 to 5 kg; Use by 30/1/2020, 31/1/2020) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Tegel Foods Ltd recalls Tegel brand Crumbed Chicken Burgers (1kg; Batch code 19259; Best before Sep 2020) due to foreign matter  (small pieces of metal wire) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Lion recalls Lindauer brand Fraise (Lindauer & strawberry) (200ml x 4 pack; Batch codes L9164 PW374 20:27 to 20:39 & L9165 PW374 07:41 to 07:58) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of glass) contamination.