Recalls and Alerts: November 16-17, 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: CDC reports an outbreak consisting of 10 cases of E. coli O157:H7 infections in seven states. Two people have been hospitalized. Minnesota officials found E. coli O157:H7 in a package of leftover Josie’s Organics baby spinach with a “Best if Used By” date of October 23, 2021 collected from a sick person’s home. FDA is tracing back the supply of the baby spinach in the positive product sample. Whole Genome Sequencing is under way to determine whether the strain of E. coli O157:H7 found in the spinach sample is a match to the outbreak strain recovered from patients.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: CDC reports an additional 84 new cases of Salmonella Oranienburg infections, bringing the total in the onion-related outbreak to 892. One hundred eighty-three (183) people have been hospitalized, and cases have been reported in 38 states and Puerto Rico. The investigation is ongoing.

Allergy Alert: Spice N’ More Corp. recalls Salma Natural Curry Powder (13 oz; Lot #H092021; Best by 12/20/23) due to undeclared peanuts.

Food Safety Recall Update: Potandon Produce L.L.C. recalls Green Giant Fresh to include 3lb. and 5lb. bags of whole yellow onions and 2 lb. bags of whole white onions shipped between July 15 and August 22, 2021 to a UNFI retail distribution center in Champaign, Illinois, due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: KraftHeinz recalls Kool-Aid Tropical Punch Mix (82.5 oz; Best if used by 2023-08-31 and 2023-09-01) due to foreign matter (small pieces of metal or glass) contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Exclusive Candy & Novelty Ltd. recalls Twinkle Baker Décor brand Frosting Tube/White/Vanilla (80g; Lot codes 20146L, 20177L, 20218L, 20245L; UPC 0 6063190651 5) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Verger La Perle Rouge (Saint-Hyacinthe, QC) recalls JUS DE POMME NON PASTEURISÉ / Unpasteurized apple juice (375 ml & 1 L; Sold from 30 October 2021 to 16 November 2021) due to mycotoxin (patulin) contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Les Aliments MHD (Québec, QC) recalls PIMENT DU LION / Lion peppers (200 ml; Sold up to 17 November 2021) because the product was not processed and packed in a manner that would ensure its safety.

Food Safety Recall: Boucherie St-Louis (Bois-des-Filion) recalls SAUMON FUMÉ À FROID / Cold-smoked salmon (variable weights; Sold up to 16 November 2021) due to lack of mandatory storage temperature labeling.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (SWEDEN): The Swedish Public Health Agency reports 41 cases of Salmonella infections linked to consumption of sesame-based products (tahini and halva) from Syria since July 2019. Several different outbreak strains have been recovered from patients and from a number of different batches of tahini and halwa from the producer Alburj. Consumers are urged to check their pantries for any of the products listed in the National Food Administration notice and to discard any potentially contaminated products or return them to the store.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls pains précuits “AH Glutenvrije Afbakbroodjes” / Breads due to undeclared soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (France): LAITERIE LE GALL S.A. recalls Grandeur Nature brand 100% Végétal Riz Chocolat Bio / Organic vegetarian rice chocolate (200g / 2 x 100g; Lot #544; Use by 19/12/2021) due to undeclared shellfish.

Allergy Alert (France): SOCIETE PUR ALIMENT recalls Viana brand Real Jumbo Hot Dog (275g; Lot 233213; Best by 21/12/2021) and Viana brand Veggiefresh Bratwurst (300g; Lot 233213; Best by 21/12/2021) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert (Switzerland): Migros recalls Sélection Marroni-Morchel-Suppe / Chestnut-morel soup (Sell by 23.12.2021) due to undeclared tree nuts.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Second Seoul Oy recalls Björck & Co Satay-kanavartaat karamelli-maapähkinäkastikkeella / Chicken skewers with caramel-peanut sauce (350g; Expiry dates 13.11. 14.11., 21.11 and 22.11.2021) due to inadequate cooking of the raw chicken.

Food Safety Recall (France): ORIENTAL KITCHEN recalls Oriental Kitchen brand NEM CHUA and NEM CHUA La Tam Ruot (300g; Use by 01/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SILVE INTERMARCHE recalls ITINERAIRE DES SAVEURS brand Reblochons de Savoie AOP cheese (450g; Multiple lot codes and Use by dates) due to potential Brucella melitensis contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): AZ DISTRIBUTION recalls AL BURJ brand Halawa Extra (400g & 800g; All lot codes; Best by 09/07/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LOSFELD DISTRIBUTION recalls FROMAGE DES 2 CAPS cheese (600g; Lot 292; Best before 19/01/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LES SALAISONS DU DOUESY recalls PATE A L’AIL / Garlic pâté (Lot 20812930036; Use by 17/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls Auchan Mmm! brand Reblochon de Savoie AOP / raw milk cheese (450g; Multiple lot codes and Use by dates) due to potential Brucella melitensis contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Cora recalls Patrimoine Gourmand brand Reblochon de Savoie AOP / raw milk cheese (450g; Multiple lot codes and Use by dates) due to potential Brucella melitensis contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): L’ATELIER DES AFFINEURS SAS recalls Petit Boyard au lait de chèvre / goat-milk cheese (200g; Lot 21-282; Best before 08/12/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS SCHOEPFER recalls Disfrais brand Reblochon au lait cru Tradition fromagère / raw milk cheese (Lots 21038420, 21039074, 21039796, 21039886, 21040273, 21040630, 21041079, 21041860 and 21042769; Use by dates between 23/10/2021 and 30/11/2021) due to potential Brucella melitensis contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Al Safir Handels GmbH recalls AL-BURJ Tahini (Sesam) Pistazien-Soße / Sesame tahini-pistachio sauce (800g; Expiry date 07/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): ALLEVAMENTI FALCO SRL GINO recalls UOVA FRESCHE CAT A / Grade A fresh eggs (Multiple lot codes and Best By dates) due to potential Salmonella Enteritidis contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): Carrefour recalls Copanex PIPOTE PUI (500g; Lot 080921; Use by 15.06.2022) due to Salmonella Enteritidis contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Oatly recalls Oatly Vaniljsås / Vanilla sauce (250 ml; Best before 5 June 2022) due to foreign matter (small pieces of metal) contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Torta Confectionery recalls certain frozen cakes due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Manufacture and Marketing of Tahina and Halva Gold Ltd. (dba Tahina Zahav) recalls Tahina Zahav brand Sesame tahini (500g & 3 kg; Use by 06/09/22 and 14/10/22) due to Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Manassen Foods Australia Pty Ltd recalls GOOD TO GO TASTY CHEESE & Mild SALAMI BITES (40g; Use by 21.12.21, 24.12.21 and 13.01.22) and GOOD TO GO TASTY CHEESE & CABANOSSI (40g; Use by 15.12.21 and 23.12.21) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: November 2-3, 2021

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United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: FDA has released a list of retail locations where onions implicated in the ongoing multi-state Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak were sold.

Food Safety Recall: Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods recalls six Green Salads and Chicken Caesar Wrap products due to potential foreign matter (brown hard plastic) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products and the supermarkets where they were sold.

Food Safety Recall: Murray Int’l Trading recalls Herbal Doctor Brand Angelicae Sinensis (12 oz & 16 oz / 340g & 454g) due to elevated levels of lead and cadmium.

Food Safety Recall: St. John Creamery recalls whole retail raw goat milk (1 pt & 1/2 gal; Best by dates through 110521 (11/05/2021) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Pet Treat Safety Recall: St. John Creamery recalls retail raw goat milk treat for dogs and cats (1 pt, 1 qt, 1/2 gal; Best by dates from July 2022 (07##22) through October 2022 (10##22)) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA issues Warning Letter to Jule’s Foods following an inspection of the company’s ready-to-eat (RTE) vegan cashew brie products manufacturing facility. The inspection was initiated as part of a Salmonella multi-state outbreak investigation by the CDC and the FDA.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): AVEVE recalls several varieties of CAKE ‘N PARTY brand pâte à sucre / sugar paste due to undeclared peanuts. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): VEWI recalls multiple VEWI Delicious ! brand products due to undeclared peanuts. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Bodebjerg ApS recalls Salling Butter Chicken (950g; Best before 01.01.2022 and 04.01.2022) and Premiere Butter Chicken (950g; Best before 01.01.2022 and 04.01.2022) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (France): SAINTE LUCIE recalls SAINTE LUCIE brand Pâte à sucre verte and Pâte à sucre orange / Green sugar paste and Orange sugar paste (Lots 0001063280 & 0001045767; Best by 09/03/2023 & 16/02/2023) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (France):  LA PATELIERE recalls multiple LA PATELIERE brand Pâte à sucre varieties due to undeclared peanuts. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (France): SAINTE LUCIE recalls multiple SAINTE LUCIE brand Pâte à sucre varieties due to undeclared peanuts. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (France): COOPERATIVE U ENSEIGNE recalls multiple U brand Pâte à sucre varieties due to undeclared peanuts. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (France): FUSEAU recalls Bakers @ Home brand Pâte à sucre rouge / Red sugar paste (150g; Lot #0001032188; Best before 26/11/2023) due to undeclared peanut.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Genuport Trade GmbH recalls Multipower Protein Layer White Chocolate Salty Almond (Lots 23778, 25259, 26114; Best before 31.03.2022, 30.06.2022, 31.07.2022) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Industry is ordered to recall Nonna brand Tortellini Ricotta Epinard / Spinach ricotta tortellini (multiple lot codes and Best before dates) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Industry is ordered to recall multiple Pasta della Mamma brand Italian-style sauces due to undeclared peanuts. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Vleesbedrijf Huls B.V. recalls Snaaiers droge worstjes / Dry sausages (4 x 25g; Expiration date from 16-08-2021 to 20-12-2021) and Huls Broabantse metworst / Sausage (125g; Expiration date from 16-08-2021 to 20-12-2021) due to undeclared lupine, gluten and mustard.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Colruyt recalls several Boni Selection and Everyday brands of packaged ham products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Finland): Deliciest Oy recalls Deliciest Ruokafraiche / Food fruit (250g; Best before 10.12.2021) due to premature spoilage.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Steak haché fabriqué à la demande du client au rayon traditionnel boucherie à l’hypermarché Carrefour de Sainte Maxime vendu entre le 26 et le 30 octobre / Ground steak prepared to order (Sold from 26/10 to 30/10) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SARL LA REVALIERE recalls several varieties of Fromage de chèvre au lait cru / raw goat-milk cheese due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR HYPERMARCHES recalls Tartelette aux fraises / Strawberry tarts (Use by 24/10/2021) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): COLIBRI recalls MAISON COLIBRI brand Madeleine coque chocolat noir Classique and Madeleine noisette coque chocolat lait / Classic dark chocolate Madeleines and Hazelnut milk chocolate Madeleines (Multiple lot codes) due to possible foreign matter (metal wire) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of lot codes and Best Before dates.

Food Safety Recall (France): LECLERC recalls Etienne Thillard brand Cœur de neufchâtel fermier AOP lait cru / Heart-shaped neufchâtel raw-milk cheese (Lot 2562910; Use by 29/10/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): AZ DISTRIBUTION recalls AL BURJ brand Halawa aux pistaches / Halvah with pistachios (400g & 800g; All lots; Best before 09/07/2022 and 31/07/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Wurdies Kräuter GmbH & Co. KG recalls Schachtelhalm „Zinnkraut“ geschnitten Bio / Organic cut “Horsetail” (50g; Multiple lot codes and Best before dates) due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of lot codes and Best Before dates.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): DANAEG A/S recalls Fresh shell eggs (6-pack and 10-pack; Best before 01.11.2021, 03.11.2021, 05.11.2021, 08.11.2021, 10.11.2021, 12.11.2021, 15.11.2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Luxembourg): Colruyt recalls several Boni Selection and Everyday brands of packaged ham products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Recalls and Alerts: October 28-29, 2021

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United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: CDC reports 808 confirmed cases of Salmonella Oranienburg infections linked to raw whole onions imported from Mexico. Cases have been reported by 37 US states and Puerto Rico. A total of 157 of the outbreak victims have been hospitalized. Multiple onion recalls have been initiated in the United States and Canada.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: CDC reports 21 confirmed cases of Salmonella infections in 8 states linked to consumption of Citterio brand Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks. The implicated product was sold at Trader Joe’s and Wegmans, and also may have been available at other retailers.

FOOD SAFETY ALERT: FSIS issues a public health alert because Euro Foods, a Freeland, Penn. establishment, produced ready-to-eat (RTE) Italian-style salame stick products that may be contaminated with Salmonella. A recall was not requested because FSIS has not identified a specific contaminated lot or lots, and it is believed that potentially affected products are no longer available to be directly purchased by retail consumers. The product is identified as 2-oz packages containing Citterio “Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks ALL NATURAL” with “best by” dates up to January 23, 2022, located next to the barcode.

Food Safety Recall: Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. recalls four garden salad products due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Infant Supplement Safety Recall: MaryRuth’s recalls MaryRuth’s Liquid Probiotic for Infants (1 oz; Lots #100420218 and #100520218; UPC 856645008587) due to potential Pseudomonas aeruginosa contamination. The recalled product was distributed nationwide through Target, Amazon, and direct sales from the company’s website.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Belmont Meat Products Ltd. recalls Longo’s brand Chicken Burgers (6 x 142 g; Best before 2022 MR 09, 2022 MA 13, 2022 JN 28; UPC 7 72468 03418 6) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert: TFI Foods Ltd. recalls multiple Northern King brand and Thai Gold brand Shrimp Tempura due to undeclared egg, soy, milk and sulphites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Goodfood Market Corp recalls Goodfood brand Medium Yellow Onions (908g / 2 lb; Batch code 3680626; Product of Mexico; UPC 9000799) and Goodfood brand Medium Yellow Onions (908g / 2 lb; Batch code 3682656; Labeled as Product of USA but actually is Product of Mexico; UPC 9000799) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Industry recalls Dorsey brand, MVP brand, Pier-C brand, and Riga Farms brand Onions, Product of Mexico due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update: Covic International Trading Inc. recalls Jongilpoom brand Enoki Mushroom (200g; Batch code CE 169D; UPC 8 807076 000321) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Raphajo’s recalls Épices caribéennes / Caribbean spices (16 oz & 32 oz / 453g & 946 ml; Product sold up to 28 October 2021) due to insanitary production and/or packaging conditions.

Food Safety Recall: Italian Produce Company Ltd. recalls Driscoll’s Blueberries (12 x 551 ml; Case codes 014006 0804, 014006 0809, 014006 0810; Product of California, USA) due to foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Mulitple companies recall a variety of products due to undeclared peanuts. Please refer to the AFSCA – Avertissements page for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert Update (Luxembourg): Cora & Match recall Cora brand Boeuf bourguignon purée (500g; Lot M210900895) and Cora brand Spaghetti bolognaise (500g; Lots M210900624; M210900224, M211000209) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): Sainsbury’s recalls Sainsbury’s Spaghetti Carbonara (400g; Use by 30 October 2021) due to undeclared mustard.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): FreshMeals S.A. recalls Come a Casa brand Lasagne Bolognaise (1kg; Lots L431172 & L431177; Use by 22/11/2021) due to possible undercooking.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Colruyt and OKay recall Boni Selection brand Jambon cuit dégraissé sans gluten / Cooked, defatted ham, gluten-free (500g; Use by 11/11/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CRUSTA C recalls Crevettes entières cuites réfrigérées / Refrigerated whole cooked shrimp, 20/30 (2 kg; Lot 9212940504; Use by 31/10/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Emile Fournier Fils recalls Fournier fils brand kippers (2-pack / 430g; Lot 2128741; Use by 28/11/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Fromagerie Le Pic recalls Le Pic brand Petite Rouelle Mixte / cheese (8-pack; Lot 20102114; Best before 26/11/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LES JARDINS DE CAPECURE  recalls multiple LES JARDINS DE L’OCEAN brand soups due to a processing defect. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): ORIENTAL KITCHEN recalls ORIENTAL KITCHEN brand NEM CHUA Long Stick (200g; Use by 09/11/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ORIENTAL KITCHEN recalls ORIENTAL KITCHEN NEM CHUA et NEM CHUA La Tam Ruot (300g bag; Use by 09/11/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls CARREFOUR CLASSIC brand Haricots verts extra fins / Extra fine green beans (720 ml jar; Lot 1467 L:U2M 243 D 08; Best before 31/08/2025) due to foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CRUSTA C recalls Crevettes entières cuites réfrigérées / Refrigerated whole cooked shrimp, 50/70 (2 kg; Lot 9212920478; Use by 29/10/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): NORMA SARL recalls Zauberhaft Backen brand Noisettes grillées et hachées / Grilled chopped hazelnuts (200g; Lot L 50357; Best before 11/06/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Borchers fine food GmbH & Co. KG recalls Erdmandel Mehl fein vermahlen / Finely ground tiger nut flour (400g; Lots 21000273 & 21000133; Best before 22.02.2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Rila Feinkost-Importe GmbH & Co.KG recalls Ibero Grüne Hojiblanca Oliven in Scheiben / Sliced Spanish green olives (Filled weight: 230g, Drained weight: 105g; Expiry dates 05.06.2023, 01.08.2023, 05.08.2023 & 10.08.2023) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of broken glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Prosciuttificio San Michele SRL recalls TERRE DUCALI brand STROLGHINO (250g; Lot S213503) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Freshmeals recalls recalls Come a Casa brand Lasagne Bolognaise (1kg; Lots L431172 & L431177; Use by 22/11/2021) due to possible undercooking.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Colruyt recalls Boni Selection brand Jambon cuit dégraissé sans gluten / Cooked, defatted ham, gluten-free (500g; Use by 11/11/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd recalls Coles Nature’s Kitchen Meat-free Meal Lovers Pizza, Coles Nature’s Kitchen Hawaiian-style Pizza, and Coles Nature’s Kitchen Veggie Pizza (250g; All Best Before Dates ) due to undeclared milk.