Recalls and Alerts: January 24-25, 2023

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

FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Gold Coast Distributors Inc. dba Shah Distributors that a May 09-27, 2022 inspection of the company’s warehouse and re-packing facility found serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food rule, including multiple instances of rodent and insect activity, evidence of cats and bats, and structural deficiencies.

Food Safety Recall: FreshPoint South Florida, Inc. recalls FC Parsley Curly Chopped Fine,12 Count, 2 1.5 Refrigerated at 34F, 301193, UPC 10022363, Parsley 12 CT, DIST BY FPSF, 22363 LOC 51, Parsley 6 CT, DIST BY FPSF, 22363 LOC 51 (JULIAN DATES FROM 346 TO 354; Imported from Mexico) due to Salmonella contamination. The recalled parsley, which was distributed only in Florida, was recalled on December 22, 2022. No public recall notice was released at the time of the recall.

Food Safety Recall: Church Brothers, LLC recalls Parsley bunches (Boxes of 30 and 60 count; Lot code CB229534; Imported from Mexico) due to Salmonella contamination. The recalled parsley, which was distributed in Florida, Louisiana and Michigan, was recalled on December 23, 2022. No public recall notice was released at the time of the recall. Consignees were notified via email.

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Europe

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Jumbo Supermarkten recalls Jumbo Roomboter Paaskransjesmix / Easter wreath mix butter cookies (All Best before dates) due to undeclared peanuts, walnuts, cashews and sesame.

Allergy Alert (Norway): BAMA Gruppen AS recalls Rett I OVN brand Fløtepoteter med hvitløk / Cream potatoes with garlic (400g; Lot D29 11:37L05 M12; Use by 07.02.2023) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Norway): Arvid Nordquist AS recalls Hipp Organic Hippis aple, peach, mango, pineapple med sink 6+ mnd / Organic apple, peach, mango, pineapple with zinc, 6+ months (Batch B09355; Best before 21.01.2024) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): ICA recalls ICA Penne Tomat & Ricotta / Penne with tomato and ricotta (300g; Best before 27-02-2023) due to undeclared egg and pork.

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): FLOURPOWER BV recalls Flourpower brand  biologische pistachenoten (pistaches) / Organic pistachios (500g; Lot 010823-D / 12;  Best before 01/08/2023) due to presence of aflatoxin in excess of permitted level.

Food Safety Recall (France): SILVE INTERMARCHE recalls Bouton d’Or brand Mix Crackers (85g; Lot Lot XFE 356; Time stamp 17h49 to 19h00; Best by 22/08/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (soft plastic).

Food Safety Recall (France): SCAMARK E.LECLERC recalls NOS REGIONS ONT DU TALENT brand MORBIER AOP AU LAIT CRU DE VACHE / Raw milk cheese (250g; Lot 006; Best before 18/03/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CRYSTAL Amalric recalls ISLA DELICE brand Allumettes de poulet goût fumé / Smoke-flavour chicken sticks (2 x 100g; Lot 30130014; Use by 20/02/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR FRANCE recalls Filière Qualité Carrefour brand Huîtres de Normandie Est / Oysters (All lots packed between 06/01/23 and 16/01/23) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SCAMARK E.LECLERC recalls DOUCEUR DU VERGER brand GOURDES COMPOTES DE POMMES ALLEGEE EN SUCRES / Apple compote, reduced sugar (12 x 90g; Best before 05/06/2024) due to presence of patulin in excess of permitted level.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Western Brand recalls certain expired batches of raw chicken products due to Salmonella Typhimurium contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): JAY & JOY recalls three varieties of vegan cheese due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Jumbo Leverkaas / Liver cheese (Best before 11-2-2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Norway): Excellent Taste AS recalls Heilemann Confiserie brand sjokoladefigurer med julemotiv / Chocolate figurines with Christmas motif (100g; Best before 17 May 2023 and 17 August 2023) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of plastic).

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Lim Company Ltd. recalls Loacker Best of Moments Wafers (300g; Sell by 8/2023) due to undeclared peanuts, barley (gluten), almonds and sesame.

Allergy Alert (Israel): Yohannoff and Sons (1988) Ltd. recalls multiple dry fruit products due to undeclared sulphites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Meruna Regent Ltd recalls New World brand Baps Plain bread rolls (6-pack; All batch codes and dates) due to undeclared milk and soy.


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Recalls and Alerts: January 1-4, 2023

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: Avery’s Savory Popcorn LLC recalls Gourmet Popcorn, all flavors (Various package sizes; Shipped between November 20, 2022, and December 20, 2022) due to undeclared almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews and sulfites.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Sanders Candy, LLC recalls Sanders brand Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels (1.02 kg; Code 2263 IMP1; Best before December 12, 2023, December 13, 2023, December 14, 2023, December 15, 2023, December 16, 2023, December 17, 2023, December 19, 2023, December 20, 2023, December 21, 2023, December 22, 2023; UPC 0 35900 27686 6) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of plastic). The recalled product was sold in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Europe

Allergy Alert (France): MMBC recalls METZGER-MULLER brand FILET MIGNON CUIT FUME EN CROUTE PURE BEURRE / Cooked, smoked filet mignon in a pure butter crust (~2 kg; Lot 12351013; Use by 17/01/2023) due to undeclared pistachios.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Van Roey J.N.V recalls Plateau Breton (±1.3 kg; Use by 04/01/2023 & 06/01/2023) and Plateau Royal (±1.3 kg; Use by 04/01/2023 & 06/01/2023) because the dishes contain raw crab instead of cooked crab as indicated on the labels.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Food Solutions recalls Big Farm Boys Chili Mayonnaise (230g; Lot L 472; Best before 22/11/2023) due to risk of mold.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Geia Food A/S recalls Don Juan tapas oste – tre spanske oste / Three-cheese tapas (150g; Best before 26.02.2023) due to risk of mold.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Geia Food A/S recalls Napolibrød – italensk inspireret brød / Napoli bread – Italian inspired bread (500g; Best before 07.02.2023) due to risk of mold.

Food Safety Recall (France): COOPERATIVE U recalls U MAT & LOU brand GOURDES POMME FRAISE / POMME ABRICOT SANS SUCRE AJOUTE / Apple-strawberry and Apple-apricot juice bottles with no added sugar (6-pack; Lot L8937; Best before 31/10/2023) due to mycotoxin contamination (patulin).

Food Safety Recall (France): LES FROMAGERIES OCCITANES recalls COMPTOIR DES AFFINEURS brand Cantal Entre-Deux au lait cru 1/8 de meule / Raw milk cheese, 1/8 wheel (Lot 35621472; Use by 31/01/2023) due to E. coli 0103:H2 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DISTRIMERS recalls Distrimers brand Huitres de Bouzigues / Oysters (Sold from 16/12/2022 through 30/12/2022) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): PECHERIE CETTOISE recalls Nathalie et René Coquillages brand Huîtres de Bouzigues / Oysters (2 kg, 3 kg, 6 kg & 10 kg; Sold from 15/12/2022 through 29/12/2022) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): PECHERIE CETTOISE recalls S.C.A. JOSI-MAR brand Huîtres de Bouzigues / Oysters (10 kg; Sold from 15/12/2022 through 29/12/2022) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Mandatory recall of COQUILLAGES FILTREURS DE L’ETANG DE THAU brand Huitres-Moules-Palourdes / Oysters, Mussels, Clams (Sold on or after 15/12/2022) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GAEC MISTRAL recalls gaec mistral brand huitres de bouzigues / Oysters (1.5kg, 2kg, 3 kg, 4 kg, 5 kg, 8kg, 15kg; Sold from 15/12/2022 through 27/12/2022) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): COOPERATIVE U recalls U brand HUITRE CREUSE U N°3 THAU / No. 3 size Oyster shells – Thau (24 shells; Lots 125626, 125652, 125693, 125699, 125768 & 125865) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LE MAS SAINT CLAIR recalls LA BELLE OCCITANE DE BOUZIGUES brand HUITRES DE BOUZIGUES / Oysters (multiple varieties and sizes) due to Norovirus contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): BAME recalls BAME brand Moules d’Espagne / Mussels from Spain (1.4 kg; Lot 36322; Use by 05/01/2023) due to E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Auchan & Cora recall Bassin de Thau brand Huîtres de Méditerranée / Oysters from the Mediterranean (Lots 641912, 642012, 642112, 642812, 642612; Sold from 16/12/2022 to 30/12/2022) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Jumbo recalls Jumbo Keulse smeerleverworst / Liverwurst spread (175g; Expiry date 4-2-2023) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Axfood recalls Garant brand ägg, frigående inomhus XL / Free-range indoor eggs, extra-large (6-pack; Best before 2023-01-26) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Nordchark recalls Flatrökt Skinka / Flat smoked ham (Packed 27 December – 30 December, 2012) due to possible Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Coop recalls Coop Ägg Frigående / Free-range eggs (12-pack, 24-pack & 15-pack; Best before 2023-01-26, 2023-01-27, 2023-01-28) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Tesco recalls Wicked Kitchen Spinach & Wild Garlic Ravioli (250g; Use by 12 January 2023) due to foreign matter contamination (small pieces of metal).

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Alert (Hong Kong): The Centre for Food Safety has ordered the trade to suspend importing and selling raw oysters harvested in Carlingford Lough (LH-CL-BN) in Ireland after the oysters were linked to two clusters of food poisoning that involved consumption of raw oysters from this location served by two restaurants.

Australia and New Zealand

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Australia): The Western Australia Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of 19 cases of diarrheal illness due to Salmonella Typhimurium. The outbreak is linked to consumption of Qukes® brand baby cucumbers. The Department of Health advises people not to consume Qukes® purchased in December 2022 until more information becomes available.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Kauri Creek Gardens recalls Kauri Creek Coriander & Lime Dressing (200 ml; Best before 29 March 2023) due to foreign matter contamination (plastic).


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Recalls and Alerts: December 29-31, 2022

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 and CDC are investigating a multi-state outbreak of fifteen (15) Salmonella Typhimurium illnesses likely linked to consumption of Sun Sprouts brand raw alfalfa sprouts. Two people have been hospitalized. Confirmed cases were reported in Nebraska (8), Oklahoma (1) and South Dakota (6). The implicated alfalfa sprouts have been recalled (see recall notice, below).

Allergy Alert: Daiso California LLC recalls Tohato Nagewa Snack (27g & 73g; SKU #4901940112036 & 4901940112005) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Garden of Light (dba Bakery On Main) recalls Topco/Full circle Organic Oat & Honey Granola (Best before 10/10/23; UPC 036800420397) and “Naturally Better” Organic Oats & Honey Granola (Best before 10/10/23; UPC 07880201130) due to undeclared almonds.

Food Safety Recall: Caesar’s Pasta, LLC recalls Orefresco and Caesar’s Pasta brands of Frozen manicotti, not ready-to-eat (10-lb bulk packs; Best by September 28, 2024) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was sold to various foodservice distributors, distributing to restaurants in the Philadelphia, PA; Harrisburg, PA; Southeastern NY State; Northeastern PA; and San Juan, PR markets, and did not enter retail commerce.

Food Safety Recall: SunSprout Enterprises recalls Sun Sprouts brand raw alfalfa sprouts (4-ounce clamshells and 2.5lb packages; Lots 4211, 5211, 3212, and 4212; Best by dates between 12/10/22 and 1/7/23) due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was directly distributed to five foodservice and grocery customers in Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa between late November and mid December 2022.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Company recalls Olivia & Leo Gourmet Treats brand Dark 55% Cacao Almond Bark (120g; Lot 2321; Best before 16 JL 2023; UPC 6 28634 07609 5) due to undeclared milk.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Normal A/S recalls Milka Chips Ahoy (100g; All date codes) due to undeclared hazelnuts, milk, gluten and soy.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Deli Drengene ApS recalls 16 Mini blinis (pack of 16 – 135g; Lots T1214A & T1216A; Best before 23/01/2023 & 25/01/2023, respectively) due to undeclared whole milk powder and cream.

Allergy Alert (UK): Iceland Foods recalls Mars Dessert Bar (600g; Best before 23 February 2024) due to undeclared peanut and egg.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Jumbo recalls Jumbo chou rouge aux pommes / Red cabbage with apple (750g; Lots 142329/10:14/BGL & 142329/18:24/BGL; Expiry date 30/11/2024) due to foreign matter contamination (small pieces of glass).

Food Safety Recall (France): NESTLE HEALTH SCIENCE FRANCE NHS recalls Clinutren Dessert HPHC+ 2KCal, vanilla flavour (4 x 200g; Lot 23230810C2; Best before 16/08/2023) due to a portion of the lot (Production time stamp 10H52 and 11H17) being out of specification.

Food Safety Recall (France): Multiple producers recall Oysters due to Norovirus contamination. Please refer to the Rappel Consommateur website for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): SILVE INTERMARCHE recalls Producteurs & Commerçants brand Huitres spéciales Marennes Oléron n°2 / Oysters (2.5 kg; Pack date 19/12/22) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DPAP recalls Dom Petroff brand tartare de saumon fumé à la truffe noire / Smoked salmon tartare with black truffles (Sold from 22/11/2022 to 29/12/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): prontá tavola Saucenmanufaktur recalls prontá tavola Basic Instinct Klassische Tomatensauce für jeden Einsatzbereich / Classic tomato sauce (350g; Best before 05.01.2024) due to foreign matter contamination (piece of glass).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Voelkel GmbH Fruchtsäfte Gemüsesäfte recalls FÜR Kurkuma Ingwer Shot, demeter / Turmeric-Ginger shot (60 ml; Lot 94470; Best before 27.03.2024) due to foreign matter contamination (piece of glass).

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls Dom Petroff brand tartare de saumon fumé à la truffe noire / Smoked salmon tartare with black truffles (140g; Lots 2325, 2332, 2360, 2321 & 2361; Use by 12/12/2022, 19/12/2022, 16/01/2023, 16/01/2023 & 17/01/2023, respectively) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Jumbo Supermarkten recalls Jumbo Rode Kool met Appel Blokjes / Red cabbage with apple cubes (750g; Expiry date 30-11-2024) due to foreign matter contamination (small pieces of glass).


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Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

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