Recalls and Alerts: June 7 – 10, 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

No allergy alerts or food safety recalls reported by FDA or USDA during this time period.

Canada

No allergy alerts or food safety recalls reported by CFIA during this time period.

Europe

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE (DENMARK): The Danish Serum Institute, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration and the DTU Food Institute are collaborating to investigate the source of an outbreak of Campylobacter infections, which has affected107 people living on Bornholm or who have recently visited the island. The outbreak now appears to be over, and may have been linked to consumption of milk from a local dairy.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): De Zaligheden recalls Saucisses de campagne XXL / Country Sausage XXL (1kg; Best before 06/06/2020, 07/06/2020, 08/06/2020, 11/06/2020, 12/06/2020, 13/06/2020) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Purasana recalls Plantapol brand Cartipol Plus (20×10 ml; All lots) due to undeclared fish and shellfish.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): M&B FOOD recalls SARI TDA Fabrication artisanales Chebakia (250g & 500g; Best before 15/06/2020) due to undeclared wheat.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Fristi brand Yaourt maigre à boire aux fruits rouges / Lite drinking yoghurt with red fruit (200 ml; Lot L0115 & L0121; Best before 19/01/2021 and 25/01/2021) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Naturata recalls Sojade brand So Hanf! Schokolade / chocolate (180g) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Stryhns Leverpostej recalls several varieties of liver pastries due to foreign matter (small pieces of plastic) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Catering Danmark recalls pasta salads, sandwiches and wraps due to Listeria contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): SCA LES FERMIERS BASCO BEARNAIS recalls Auchan – Filière Responsable brand Fromages au lait cru Ossau Iraty Fermier AOP raw milk cheese (Sold in the “traditionnel” department at Auchan stores between 20/05/2020 and 10/06/2020) due to presence of staphylococcal enterotoxin.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Liane Charcuterie recalls Vigneau de Licques brand Pâté de foie supérieur à la louche VPF / liver pâté (~3.8kg; Lot 141; Best before 16/06/2020, 17/06/2020, 18/06/2020, 19/06/2020, 22/06/2020, 23/06/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Athenian Family Bakery recalls Savour Bakes Bread Sticks (125g; Batches 704888 and 49830; All Best before dates) due to foreign matter (small pieces of metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Athenian Family Bakery recalls Savour Bakes Bread Sticks (125g; Batches 704888 and 49830; All Best before dates) due to foreign matter (small pieces of metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH tapas Spaanse Fuet Iberico (90g; 04-07-2020 and 06-07-2020) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Marzipan Pastry Shop Ltd. recalls Cold Cheese Strip Cake with Berries (Expiration date 16/9/20) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Trans Asian Food Centre Pty Ltd recalls Xiong Mao Pai (Panda Brand) Bamboo Fungus (300g; Best Before 30052021) due to high levels of sulphur dioxide.

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Simplot New Zealand Ltd recalls Chicken Tonight brand Cashew Satay Cooking Sauce (500g; Best before 1 11 20) due to undeclared peanuts.

 

Recalls and Alerts: June 1 – 4, 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.

If you would like to receive automatic email alerts for all new articles posted on eFoodAlert, please submit your request using the sidebar link.

United States

Food Safety Recall: The Coca-Cola Company recalls Suja Kombucha, Ginger Lemon (15.2 oz; Date code 06/25/19 UX; UPC 008-18617-02023-2), Suja Kombucha, Peach Ginger (15.2 oz; Date code 07/27/19 UX; UPC 008-18617-02034-8) and Suja Kombucha, Mixed Berries (15.2 oz; Date code 07/29/19 UX; UPC 008-18617-02036-2) due to foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Publix at Lake Gibson Shopping Center recalls all ground beef and pork products (Sell by June 3, 2019) due to foreign matter (plastic or metal) contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert (Update): T-Brothers Food And Trading Ltd. recalls certain Daesang brand rice seasoning mixes due to undeclared egg. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Seoul Trading Corporation recalls ChoripDong brand Frozen Par Fried Fish Cake (400g; Product code 2019.12.29; UPC 7 6189860521 9) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert: Seoul Trading Corp. recalls certain Daesang brand rice seasoning mixes due to undeclared egg. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: MyChopChop recalls MyChopChop brand “Grounded Peper” (100g; All units sold up to and including June 3, 2019) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Marché Lambert IGA extra recalls certain ground meats and products containing ground meat due to foreign matter (metal) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Ecoideas Innovations Inc. recalls Apricot Power brand Bitter Raw Apricot Seeds and Apricot Seed Meal due to natural toxin amygdalin. Excessive consumption may cause cyanide poisoning. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Distribution Farinex (113712 Canada Inc.) recalls Gelsius brand IQF Raspberries (Frozen) (5 x 1 kg; Lot #002; Batch dates 06/06/2018 and 30/05/2018; UPC 01815703620 and 01815003620, respectively) due to Norovirus contamination. The recalled product was supplied to hotes, restaurants and institutions in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, Ontario, and Quebec.

Food Safety Recall: Le Butterblume recalls SMOOTHIE AUX FRAMBOISES / Raspberry Smoothie (250 mL; Sold up to and including June 2, 2019) due to Norovirus contamination.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Germany): Wilhelm Kisker GmbH recalls Psenner Bombardino 18 % (0.7 L; Lot #18325) due to undeclared milk and egg.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Maisonie recalls Maisonie brand pudding à la vanille avec spéculoos / Vanilla pudding with spéculoos (a traditional Dutch and Belgium cookie, with spices like ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and clover*) (130g; Lots 20192100 – 20192101- 20192102), due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Midsona Danmark A/S recalls two types of urtekram rice cakes due to elevated arsenic levels. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): SODEBO recalls certain Toque du chef brand pizzas (470g) due to foreign matter (metal) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Intermarché recalls Maredoc brand Moules Italie SAC (10kg; Lot 2107292; Pack date 28/05/2019) due to Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Filière Qualité Carrefour brand Barquettes de moules de corde (1.4 kg; Lot 10732947; Best before 06/06/2019) due to Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning.

Food Safety Recall (France): SODEBO recalls Sodebo brand PIZZA LA PIZZ Jambon Emmental Prix Choc (470g; Best before 02/06/2019) due to foreign matter (metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SODEBO recalls Sodebo brand PIZZA LA PIZZ Jambon Emmental (470g; Best before 02/06/2019) due to foreign matter (metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SODEBO recalls Sodebo brand PIZZA LA PIZZ Jambon Champignons de Paris (470g; Best before 02/06/2019) due to foreign matter (metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SODEBO recalls Sodebo brand PIZZA LA PIZZ 4 fromages (470g; Best before 03/06/2019) due to foreign matter (metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Müller UK recalls Cadbury Dairy Milk Cheesecake (2 x 85g; Use by 5 June, 6 June, 11 June 2019) and Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel Cheesecake (2 x 85g; Use by 5 June, 6 June, 11 June 2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Etak International Ltd recalls Johnsonville brand JALAPEÑO CHEDDAR Smoked Sausage (14 oz; Best before June 9, 2019; Product of USA) due to foreign matter contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Mobu Enterprises Pty Ltd trading as OLÉ Mexican Foods recalls La Banderita White Corn Street Tacos (Best Before 18/06/2019, 02/07/2019, 16/07/2019, 29/07/2019) due to undeclared gluten.

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Samurai Bowl recalls Samurai Bowl Miso Ramen, Samurai Bowl Spicy Miso, Samurai Bowl Original Ramen, and Samurai Bowl Tonketsu (820g; All batches and dates) due to possible Staphylococcus enterotoxin contamination.

*My thanks to Simone Hertzberger, Chief Editor of the Dutch Flemish Food Safety Newsletter for the information on spéculoos.

Dietary indiscretion – Ten tips to avoid holiday poisoning in pets and people


The following story by Phyllis Entis first appeared in Food Safety News and is reposted here with permission

Some animals are scavengers, eating anything from poultry to poinsettias, and paying for their impulsive behavior with diarrhea, vomiting, or worse. Veterinarians call it “dietary indiscretion.”

The most dangerous time of year for pets in the United States is right now: the period leading up to, and including, the Christmas and New Year holidays. This is the time of year that presents both pets and people with a plethora of opportunities to be “indiscreet” eaters.

It is tempting to offer a pet a special holiday treat: an unfamiliar food, a chance to lick raw cake batter from a mixing bowl, or a dish of leftovers from the banquet table. It is easy to overlook the risks posed by Christmas decorations, snack foods, candies, and candles. 

Some of these temptations are equally hazardous to the humans in our households. Both flour and raw eggs are potential sources of Salmonella, and raw flour may contain E. coli bacteria. 

Leftover food that sits out for hours at room temperature during and after holiday meals are breeding grounds for toxin-producing bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus (staph) and Clostridium perfringens. Both of these pathogens can make pets and people sick with acute nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. 

Cats, especially, are sensitive to staph toxins. In fact, the earliest test for the presence of this toxin in a food sample was the aptly named Kitten Test, in which a portion of the food was fed to kittens. An episode of vomiting within a few hours confirmed the presence of the toxin.

Clostridium perfringens can be deadly for dogs. A 2012 article published in the Canadian Veterinary Journal reported on the death due to acute bloody diarrhea, of a two-year old Pomeranian show dog that had appeared perfectly healthy the day before. Large numbers of Clostridium perfringens were found in the dog’s intestinal tract on necropsy.

Following these tips will help you to keep your pets and family members safe during the holidays.

DO refrigerate leftovers promptly.

DO handle raw meat and poultry as though contains Salmonella and Campylobacter, because it probably is contaminated with one or both of these pathogens.

DO place all chocolate, candies and plants out of reach of pets.

DO brush up on practices for the safe handling of foods.

DO visit the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center website to familiarize yourself with foods, plants and household products that may be toxic to your pets.

DON’T allow your pets or children to sample raw cake batter, raw cookie dough, raw pie crust or any other raw baked goods.

DON’T offer unusual food to your pets. This is not the time of year to experiment.

DON’T feed your pets raw poultry.

DON’T offer cooked bones of any type to your dog. Cooking makes bones more brittle and they may splinter and injure your pet.

DON’T set aside safe food handling practices in your hurry to prepare for the deluge of holiday guests.