Recalls and Alerts: September 6-7, 2022

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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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Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: FDA posts its weekly update on outbreaks under investigation.

Infant Formula Safety Advisory: FDA advises parents and caregivers not to buy or give Mother’s Touch Formula to infants, as the product is being marketed as an infant formula without the required pre-market notification to the FDA, and it does not meet infant formula nutrient requirements for seven nutrients.

Food Safety Recall: Sunset Farm Foods Inc. recalls Georgia Special Chicken and Pork Smoked Sausage (28 oz; Sell by 10-28-22) due to possible foreign matter contamination (thin blue plastic).

Food Safety Recall: Magnolia Provision Company, Inc. recalls approximately 497 pounds of beef jerky products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Sun Sen Co., Inc. that the agency’s inspection of Sun Sen’s sprout growing, harvesting, packing, and distributing facility uncovered serious violations of the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption regulation .

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Édouard et Léo – Fleury inc. (Montréal, QC) recalls CHILI AU BŒUF / Beef chili (variable weights; Sold up to 1 September 2022) due to absence of mandatory storage temperature labeling.

Food Safety Recall: Supermarché Metro Ferland (Québec, QC) recalls MAQUEREAU FUMÉ CAJUN / Cajun style smoked mackerel (150g; Sold up to 7 September 2022) due to absence of mandatory storage temperature labeling.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: Finnish Food Safety Authority reports an outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka that has sickened 54 people. Most of the victims who were interviewed had eated various chicken products.

Allergy Alert (UK – Northern Ireland): Galberts recalls Galberts Plant Based Lemon Cheesecake (2 x 100g; All date codes) due to undecalred walnuts.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls AH Thaise groene curry verspakket / Thai green curry, fresh package (Expiry date 06-09-2022) due to undeclared gluten, soy and sesame.

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Álfasaga ehf. recalls Pestó kjúklingapasta frá Móðir náttúru / Mother Nature brand chicken pesto pasta (390g; Lot L244 & L247; Use by 5.9.22 & 8.9.22, respectively) due to undeclared milk product (parmesan cheese).

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Galberts recalls Galberts Plant Based Lemon Cheesecake (2 x 100g; All date codes) due to undecalred walnuts.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Chrisfish Danmark A/S recalls bastoncini di surimi a pezzi in salamoia etichettato come gamberetti in salamoia Mari Freddi Luxus / Chopped surimi sticks in brine labeled as pickled shrimp (225g & 500g; Lot #15790-20; Best before 13/11/2022) due to undeclared fish, egg, wheat, and soy.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): PLUS supermarkten recalls PLUS Maaltijdpakket Kip Siam / Chicken Siam meal package (Expiry dates 07-07-2023, 09-06-2023 and 17-05-2023) due to undeclared lupine, celery and milk.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): NOM AG recalls NÖM PRO Proteindrink Kakao / Cocoa protein drink (350g; Best before 19.12.2022) due to an unspecified microbiological problem.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Seing Thai Supermarket recalls Adarasa brand Krupuk Gendar Bawang / Onion crackers (150g; Lot KGXX128H; Best before 31/08/2025) due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR FRANCE recalls Carrefour classic brand NOUNOURS GUIMAUVE / Marshmallow teddy bears (1 kg; All lot codes; Best before 31/05/2023 & 30/06/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (France): FROMAGERIE LA CAPRARIUS recalls LA CAPRARIUS brand TOMME DE CHEVRE / Goat cheese (Lot 25A; Sold 16/08/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS JC DAVID recalls La Cuisine du Poissonnier brand Filets de hareng doux fumé / Sweet, smoked herring fillets (200g; Lot 236; Use by 28/09/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FROMAGERIE LA CAPRARIUS recalls LA CAPRARIUS brand tomme de vache et tomme de vache hic au cidre / Cow’s milk cheese and cow’s milk cheese flavoured with cider (Lot 23A; Sold 27/07/2022 – 28/07/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SILVE INTERMARCHE recalls JEAN ROZE brand SAUCISSES DE TOULOUSE -25% DE SEL / Toulouse-style sausages, 25% less salt (500g; Lot J22350780; Use by 06/09/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): JULIA LUDOVIC Boucherie SARDA – JULIA recalls Pâté de tête Sarda – Julia / Head pâté (All lots; Use by dates between 28/08/2022 and 05/09/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS JC DAVID recalls J.C.David brand hareng à l’huile / Herring in oil (multiple package sizes, lot codes and Use by dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. 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 11/09/2022) due to Staphylococcus aureus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France):  ORIENTAL KITCHEN recalls ORIENTAL KITCHEN brand NEM CHUA et NEM CHUA La Tam Ruot (10 pieces per 300g bag; Use by 11/09/2022) due to Staphylococcus aureus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ELSAM INTERMARCHE université recalls Saint Nicolas Gourmet brand eclair café / Coffee eclair (Lot 220825459; Use by 28/08/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Rack & Rüther GmbH recalls Bauernbratwurst, streichfähige Rohwurst / Farmer’s bratwurst, spreadable raw sausage (Lot 238; Best before 30.09.2022) due to shigatoxin producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Unilever recalls Calvé brand Pindasaus Mild / Sauce aux cacahuètes douce / Mild peanut sauce (350g; All Best before dates up to 15/05/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of rubber).

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Cora recalls Moules d’Espagne / Mussels from Spain (3 kg; Lot 124723; Sold from 30/08/2022 to 05/09/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Unilever recalls Calvé brand Pindasaus Kruidig / Spicy Peanut Sauce (350g; Best before 15/05/2023) and Pindasaus Mild / Mild Peanut Sauce (350g & 650g; Best before 15/05/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of rubber).

Food Safety Recall (Norway): Coop Norge SA recalls Coop Middelhavssalat / Coop Mediterranean lettuce (125g; Lot 100129696; Best before 14.09.2022) due to E. coli contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Singapore): The Singapore Food Agency has detected undeclared allergens in three imported products and has ordered the importers to recall these products. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of recalled products and the undeclared allergens found in them.

Recalls and Alerts: September 13 – 16, 2020

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

REGULATORY ACTION UNDER FDA PRODUCE SAFETY RULE: FDA announces a consent decree of permanent injunction against Fortune Food Product, Inc., an Illinois-based processor of sprouts and soy products. The consent decree prohibits Fortune Food Product, Inc. from growing, harvesting, packing and holding sprouts and soy products at or from their facility, or any other facility, until certain requirements are met. The consent decree requires the defendants to, among other things, take corrective actions and notify the FDA before such operations may resume.

Allergy Alert: Willow Tree Poultry Farm, Inc. recalls Willow Tree Premium White Meat CHICKEN SALAD Classic (15 oz; Sell by 9/30/20 and a time stamp of 13:00:00 through 17:00:00) due to undeclared walnuts.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE: PHAC reports 506 confirmed cases of Salmonella Newport illness linked to onions in British Columbia (116), Alberta (292), Saskatchewan (34), Manitoba (25), Ontario (14), Quebec (24) and Prince Edward Island (1). The onions were produced by Thomson International, Inc. (Bakersfield, California) and imported into Canada.

Food Safety Recall: Poissonnerie Québec Océan recalls three products due to lack of required labeling regarding mandatory refrigeration. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Matvælastofnun alerts the public that Bónus Kjarnabrauði bread (Best before 15.09.2020) contains undeclared lupines.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Shankara Bulgaria ltd recalls GIUSTO Senza Glutine brand COOKIE AVENA MIRTILLI ROSSI E CIOCCOLATO / Oat cookies with cranberries and chocolate (50g; Lot No./Best before 03-05-2021) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Shankara Bulgaria ltd recalls GIUSTO Senza Glutine brand COOKIE AVENA COCCO ARANCIA / Oat cookies with orange and coconut (50g; Lot No./Best before 23-04-2021) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Industry recalls TARTICHOC brand Pâte à tartiner au chocolat fondant (Best before 05/2021 to 08/2021) and TARTICHOC brand Pâte à tartiner au chocolat lait (Best before 05/2021 to 07/2021) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): SPAR recalls SPAR Pesto Chicken Breast Sizzlers (330g; Batch codes 110920016 & 140920026; Use by 22 September 2020 & 23 September 2020, respectively) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): WESTVLEES recalls Carrefour bio brand BIO AMERICAIN NATURE / raw ground meat (250g; Lot 637; Expiry date 20/09/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Delikip Bv recalls pilons de poulet marinés / marinated chicken legs (4 pieces / 4.2-4.8 kg; Lot #11092020; Best before 18/09/2020) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Fromagerie du Pays Welsche recalls La Fromagerie du Pays Welsche brand Munster fermier AOP traditionnel / Traditional Munster cheese (Lot #A189; Best before 15/09/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): James O’Brien Farmhouse Cheese recalls All cheeses produced or cut by James O’Brien Farmhouse Cheese including brie, cheddar, feta, gouda and halloumi (all batches and ‘best before’ dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Sicily Food SRL recalls UNES brand SALMONE NORVEGESE AFFUMICATO / Norwegian smoked salmon (50g; Lot #SA75-22620; Best before 22-09-2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

 

Recalls and Alerts: February 27 – 29, 2020

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: FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, are investigating an outbreak of 14 illnesses caused by E. coli O103 in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Texas and Utah. CDC is reporting that the epidemiologic evidence indicates that clover sprouts from Jimmy John’s restaurants are a likely source of this outbreak.

Allergy Alert: Choice Products USA, LLC recalls “Premiere Choice” Peanut Butter Cookie Dough (3lb tubs; Date code 19330) due to undeclared milk.

Canada

Allergy Alert (Update): Pusateri’s Fine Foods recalls Pusateri’s Fine Foods brand Spring Rolls due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Industry recalls various tuna products due to elevated histamine levels. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Union Bay Seafood Ltd. recalls certain Union Bay Seafood Ltd. brand Pacific Oysters due to Norovirus contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Herbivores Marché Végétalien inc. recalls certain products that were processed and packaged under insanitary conditions and may not be safe to eat. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Pastavera recalls two products that were processed and packaged under insanitary conditions and may not be safe to eat. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Provigo Francis Descoteaux recalls various ground meat products due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Poissonnerie A-1 recalls various smoked fish products due to absence of a “Best before” date. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Industry recalls Bio Cukier Kokosowy / Coconut blossom sugar (200g & 350g; Lots #L191216 & L191113 respectively; Best before 10/03/2022) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (France): Industry recalls Spring Home brand spring roll pastry sheets due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (UK): Coca-Cola European Partners recalls Thums Up Cola (300ml; Manufacturing date 18 September 2019) due to undeclared celery.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): LA SALUMERIA DI EUSTACHIO recalls SALAME CONTADINO C/A (Lot #P04316; Best before 15-07-2020) due to Listeria and Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Mars Wrigley UK recalls Revels pouches (101g; Batch codes 006C2SLO00 and 006D1SLO00; Best before 31 January 2021) due to foreign matter (small pieces of metal).

Food Safety Recall (UK): Jeff the Chef Foods Ltd recalls five products due to incorrect date labelling. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Singapore): Sing Long Foodstuff Trading Co Pte Ltd recalls Lotte’s Choco Pie Banana (12 pk; All Best Before dates marked 4 November 2020; Product of South Korea) due to undeclared almonds.