Recalls and Alerts: November 22-23, 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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United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: FDA advises restaurants and retailers not to serve or sell and consumers not to eat certain raw oysters from Dai One Foods Co., Ltd, Republic of Korea, due to possible sapovirus contamination. The Southern Nevada Health District notified the FDA of two clusters of illnesses from individuals that consumed raw oysters at a restaurant in Las Vegas on 10/28/2022 and 11/5/2022. 

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: FDA reports that the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak has increased in size to 269 cases. The source of the outbreak has not yet been determined. The CDC has not posted any information on distribution of confirmed cases across the country.

Allergy Alert: Weis Markets recalls Weis Quality Sea Salt Caramel Ripple Ice Cream (48 oz; Sell by 11/08/23; UPC 041497-01288) due to undeclared soy and coconut.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Happy Sprout Inc. (Springfield, VA) that the agency’s July 2022 inspection of the company’s sprouting operation revealed serious violations of the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption regulation.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns Winfrey’s Olde English Fudge, Inc. (Rowley, MA) that the agency’s March-April 2022 inspection of the company’s manufacturing facility revealed serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation.

FDA Warning Letter: FDA warns The Bonami Baking Company, Inc. (Pittsburg, CA) that the agency’s April 2022 inspection of the company’s food manufacturing facility revealed serious violations of the Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventative Controls for Human Food regulation.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Hafner Canada Inc. recalls Sélection du Pâtissier brand Lemon and Poppyseed Poundcake (1.55 kg; Lot 2257; UPC 6 22267 04509 1) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of plastic). The recalled product was sold in Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec.

Europe

Allergy Alert (France): PANGNIU FOOD FRANCE recalls PANGNIU FOOD brand LANIERES DE TOFU / Tofu strips (All lots; Use by 01/11/2022) due to undeclared wheat gluten.

Allergy Alert (France): PANGNIU FOOD FRANCE recalls PANG NIU FOOD brand TOFU PRESSE / Pressed tofu (All lots; Use by 15/11/2022) due to undeclared wheat gluten.

Allergy Alert (France): REAUTE CHOCOLATS PRODUCTION recalls Réauté Chocolat brand Pâtes de fruits exotiques / Exotic fruit jellies (100g; Lot 300922AL1; Best before 30/04/2023) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Italy): TRENTIN SpA recalls TRENTIN SpA PARMIGIANO REGGIANO DOP 24 mesi / Cheese, aged 24 months (~800-900g; Lot P1843; Best before 01-04-2023) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Principio attivo recalls Cannella polvere / Cinnamon powder (40g; Lot 1224, 1246, 1253; Best before 12/2023 & 12/2024) due to undeclared sulphur dioxide.

Allergy Alert (UK): ALDI recalls Gianni’s Milk Chocolate Lollies (4-pack; Best before September 2024) due to undeclared almonds.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Dina Food ApS recalls Fintons Bakery mini mufffins med vaniljesmag og chokoladefyld / Mini muffins with vanilla flavour and chocolate filling (168g; Best before 23.10.2022, 04.11.2022, 06.11.2022) and Mini Tulip Muffins med vaniljesmag og chokoladefyld / Mini tulip muffins with vanilla flavour and chocolate filling (336g; Best before 04.11.2022) due to mold contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): AUCHAN RETAIL SERVICES AUCHAN LUXEUIL recalls COQUES / Molluscs (Sold at the fish counter November 5-7, 2022) due to E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FERME DE LA FOSSE A L EAU recalls ferme de la fosse à l’eau brand fromage blanc lissé au lait cru / Cream cheese made from raw milk (500g, 3 kg, 5 kg; Lots 90, 91, 92; Use by 18/ 11/2022, 28/ 11/2022, 05/12/2022, respectively) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SODELY boucheries andré recalls BOUCHERIES ANDRE brand steak haché de bœuf race PARTHENAISE 5% et 15% / Ground beefsteak, 5% and 15% fat (2-packs and 4-packs; Lot 030001026; Use by 14/11/2022) due to E. coli O157:H7 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CHARCUTERIE DE LA THUR recalls Charcuterie de la Thur brand Lard jambon paysan sel sec / Dry-salted bacon ham (~300g; Lots 265 & 266; Various Use by dates) due to possible Staphylococcus aureus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CASINO recalls Monoprix Gourmet brand Assortiment de charcuterie italienne / Assortment of Italian deli meats (120g; Lot 150123; Best before 15/01/2023) due to detection of staphylococcal enterotoxin.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Diana Casearia SpA recalls SCERI’ brand Formaggio a pasta filata affumicato / Smoked stretched curd cheese (200g; Lot 2243E; Best before 04-12-2022) due to foreign matter contamination (plastic).

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Diana Casearia SpA recalls MERIVIO brand Formaggio a pasta filata affumicato / Smoked stretched curd cheese (200g; Lot 2243E; Best before 02-12-2022) due to foreign matter contamination (plastic).

Food Safety Recall (UK): Lidl GB recalls Simply Grated Cheddar (500g; Best before 23 December 2022) due to foreign matter contamination (small pieces of plastic).

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Singapore): The Ministry of Health and the Singapore Food Agency are investigating two incidents of gastroenteritis affecting a total of 284 persons who reported gastroenteritis symptoms after consuming food prepared by Rasel Catering Singapore Pte Ltd between 8 and 16 November 2022. The company’s have been suspended until further notice.

Recalls and Alerts: October 22-24, 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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United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: CDC reports a pair of Salmonella outbreaks lnked to exposure to pet bearded dragons. Twenty-three cases have been reported from fifteen states as of October 12, 2022. Ten of the victims are children less than one year old. Eight of the outbreak victims have been hospitalized.

Allergy Alert: Da Cheng Vegetarian Food Inc. recalls Vegan Golden Nuggets (1 lb. and 6.6 lb. plastic packages; Expiration dates between 9/22/2023 and 01/11/2024) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall: Valley Milk Simply Bottled recalls Valley Milk Simply Bottled Raw Goat Milk and DESI MILK Raw Goat Milk (half-gallon (64 oz) plastic jugs; Code dates OCT 21 2022 through OCT 31 2022) due to Campylobacter jejuni contamination.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Le Relais d’Olivier Marché d’alimentation (Sainte-Madeleine-de-la-Rivière-Madeleine, QC) recalls MORUE FUMÉE / Smoked cod (variable weights; Sold up to 24 October 2022) due to lack of proper expiration date labeling.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Sweden): Public Health Agency continues to track an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections that has sickened 84 people so far. Cases have been reported from 20 of the country’s 21 regions. The outbreak is thought to be caused by fresh food with a limited shelf life, but a specific source has not been identified as yet.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Aldi recalls Belgian Quality brand CHIPOLATA porc/veau / Pork and veal chipolata sausages (500g; Lots 22012891 & 22012991; Use by dates 26/10/2022 & 27/10/2022, respectively) due to undeclared wheat, celery and mustard.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Aldi recalls Belgian Quality brand Hamburger de porc / Pork meat hamburgers (440g; Lot 22012926; Use by 27/10/2022) due to undeclared wheat, celery and mustard.

Allergy Alert (France): ALIMENTATION GROS IMPORT DIFFUS RHONE-A EPICERIE recalls GUIMAUVE OURSON CHOCOLAT NOIR / Marshmallow bears enrobed in dark chocolate (Best before dates between 04/12/2022 and 17/12/2022) due to undeclared nuts.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Aldi recalls Belgian Quality brand Hamburger de porc / Pork meat hamburgers (440g; Lot 22012926; Use by 27/10/2022)) and Belgian Quality brand CHIPOLATA porc/veau / Pork and veal chipolata sausages (500g; Lots 22012891 & 22012991; Use by dates 26/10/2022 & 27/10/2022, respectively) due to undeclared wheat, celery and mustard.

Allergy Alert (Spain): Manufacturer recalls PRODUCTS WHITE brand ARTISAN ALMOND PASTE (400g; Batch 22123; Expiry 06/30/23) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (France): CHARCUTERIE COSME recalls CHARCUTERIE COSME brand ROTI DE PORC FACON ORLOFF / Orloff-style pork roast (Lot 224210; Use by 27/10/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOC CENTRALE APPROVISIONNEMENT ARMORIQUE LECLERC recalls Eleveur de l’ouest brand Poulet fumé au bois de hêtre / Beech wood smoked chicken (Lot 5412190094; Use by 07/11/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DISTRISUD recalls DISTRISUD brand Saint nectaire fermier 1/6 / Farm-style cheese, 1/6 wheel (280g; All Use by dates between 28/10/2022 and 01/11/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LIDL recalls L’Etal du volailler brand Poulet cuit fumé / Cooked smoked chicken (1.25 kg; Lots 5412190087 & 5412190135; Use by 09/11/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ALDI recalls Corril brand Poulet cuit fumé / Cooked smoked chicken (Lot 5412190071; Use by 07/11/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CASINO recalls LEADER PRICE brand Poulet cuit fumé / Cooked smoked chicken (±1.5 kg; Lot 5412190095; Use by 07/11/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CHEVENET SARL recalls Chevrier des Crays brand Faisselle de Chèvre au lait cru / Cheese made from raw goat milk (4 x 100g; Lot 255; Best before 11/10/2022) due to E. coli O103:H2 contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Mondelez recalls LU brand Granola chocolat au lait / Milk chocolate granola (200g & 2x200g; Lots OCE0123911, OCE0123912, OCE0123913, OCE0123921, OCE0123922, OCE0123923, OCE0123931, OCE0123932; Best before 30/06/2023) and LU brand Granola chocolat noir / Dark chocolate granola (195g; Lots OCE0123872, OCE0123873, OCE0123911; Best before 31/05/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (fine metal particles).

Food Safety Recall (Norway): Q-Dairies recalls Q-milk 0.5% fat (1 L; Dairy #1503; Best before 07.11.22; Time stamp 02:42 – 06:49) due to excessive vitamin D.

Food Safety Recall (Spain): Manufacturer recalls Albe Bocconcini brand Fresh Mozzarella (250g net weight, 150g drained weight; Batch 2910; Expiration 10/29/2022) due to presence of staphylococcal enterotoxin.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Shakdia/Din Marketing and Kalia 2021 Ltd. recalls Sesame with marble chocolate coating (1 kg; All expiration dates up to and including 10/23) due to undeclared milk.

Recalls and Alerts: September 24-26, 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

Food Safety Recall: Behrmann Meat and Processing Inc. recalls approximately 87,382 pounds of various ready-to-eat (RTE) meat products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Italy): The MInistry of Health has been investigating multiple cases of Listeria monocytogenes reported from various regions of Italy. At least some of the cases appear linked to poultry sausages produced by Agricola Tre Valli – IT 04 M CE. The company has recalled all product manufactured prior to 12 September 2022.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Sweden): Since July 2019, 47 people in Sweden have been reported sick with several different serotypes of Salmonella (S. Havana, S. Kintambo, S. Mbandaka, S. Orion, S. Senftenberg and S. Amsterdam) which have also been found in tahini (pasta on sesame seeds) and halva (confectionery made with tahini) from Syria. A large number of outbreaks have also been identified internationally, in Europe, North America and Oceania.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Pepsico BeLux BV recalls Lays Max Double Crunch Red Sweet Chilli Pepper (140g; Lot GBB 21B 187; Best before 22/10/2022) due to undeclared wheat (gluten).

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Tching de Luxe recalls Tching Advocaat Classic (370 ml; Sold from November 2021 to September 2022), Tching Advocaat Chocolat (370 ml; Sold from November 2021 to September 2022), and Advocaatbox (4 x 100 ml; Sold from March 2022 to September 2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Pepsico BeLux BV recalls Lays Max Double Crunch Red Sweet Chilli Pepper (140g; Lot GBB 21B 187; Best before 22/10/2022) due to undeclared wheat (gluten).

Allergy Alert (UK): Happi Free From recalls three flavours of Oat M!lk Chocolate Bars supplied to Tesco due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): SILVE NETTO recalls NETTO brand Batonnets de surimi / Surimi sticks (pack of 24 / 400g; Lot 00124527; Use by 28/11/2022) due to staphylococcal enterotoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOMARDIS E.LECLERC MARMOUTIER recalls Sandwich et malicettes au poulet / Chicken sandwich (All lots; Sold up to 21/09/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): AUCHAN RETAIL SERVICES AUCHAN recalls Auchan Le Poissonnier brand Queues de crevettes cuites réfrigérées / Cooked, refrigerated shrimp tails (250g; Lots 2222640001, 2222650001, 2222620115; Use by 03/10/2022, 04/10/2022, 01/10/2022, respectively) due to Vibrio vulnificus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FOOD NEGOCE IBRAHIM recalls SUNTAT brand HELVA VANILLE / Vanilla halvah (350g; Best before 30/11/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE NOUVELLE GAST recalls GAST brand POITRINE ROULEE CUITE / Cooked, rolled breast (4 slices; Lot 22257; Use by 06/10/2022, 07/10/2022 & 10/10/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BCT 500 recalls Paul et Ferdinand brand Saucisse sèche courbe IGP Ardèche / Dry sausage (250g; Lot 22331; Best before 06/11/2022, 12/11/2022, 13/11/2022, 14/11/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): AIA Agricola Italiana Alimentare Spa recalls Diverse WUDY Geflügelwürstchen, teilweise mit Käsezubereitung / Various WUDY poultry sausages, some with cheese due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): AIA S.p.A. recalls Geflügelwürstchen der Marken WUDY und PAVO / WUDY and PAVO brand poultry sausages (Best before dates to 30.11.2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): AIA Agricola Italiana Alimentare Spa recalls PAVO Geflügelwürstchen / poultry sausages (1 kg; Best before dates up to and including 16/10/2022) and PAVO Geflügelwürstchen FRANKFURT / poultry hot dogs (100g; Best before dates up to and including 08/11/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Sivas GmbH recalls TT TAVUK SPEZiAL / Sausages (1000g; Best before 21.09.2022, 18.10.2022 & 24.11.2022) due to Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): AIA Agricola Italiana Alimentare Spa recalls WUDY Schweinwürstchen / Pork sausages (250g; Best before dates up to and including 07.11.2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): AUCHAN recalls Auchan Le Poissonnier brand Queues de crevettes décortiquées cuites réfrigérées / Cooked, refrigerated shrimp tails, shelled (250g; Lots 2222640001, 2222650001, 2222620115; Use by 03/10/2022, 04/10/2022, 01/10/2022, respectively) due to Vibrio vulnificus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Spain): Industry recalls multiple WUDY and PAVO brand sausages due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.