Recalls and Alerts: September 20-21, 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 UPDATE: FDA releases its regular weekly update of foodborne disease investigations in progress.

Allergy Alert: World Variety Produce Inc. recalls Melissa’s Brand Dutch Red Potatoes with Dijon Mustard Sauce (1LB 1.7OZ (502g); UPC 0-45255-15221-0; Use by 08/15/22, 08/20/22, 08/22/22, 08/29/22, 09/02/22, 09/05/22, 09/11/22, 09/18/22, 09/26/22, 10/01/22, 10/09/22) due to undeclared egg.

Infant Formula Safety Recall: Mother’s Touch recalls Mother’s Touch Baby Formula because the product did not conform to the FDA’s infant formula standards. The product is sold at local markets in Kinzers, Loganton, and Gap, PA and was available for purchase directly from Mother’s Touch website. A recall notice will be posted at: Scenic Ridge Foods in Loganton, PA, Hillside Bulk Foods in Gap, PA, and Creekside Foods in Kinzers, PA. The FDA recommends that consumers who have purchased this product discontinue use and throw it away.

Food Safety Recall: GHGA recalls various ready-to-eat vegetable products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products, which were sold to Kroger and distributed to retail stores on 9/11/22.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: CLS Catering Services Ltd. recalls Fresh and Local brand Turkey, Bacon Sub (205g; Best before 22SE21, 22SE22, 22SE25 & 22SE26; UPC 8 77838 48482 7) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recalled product was sold in British Columbia.

Europe

Allergy Alert (France): PATES FRAICHES RUBIS recalls various Pates fraiches rubis brand Raviolis fraiches / Fresh raviolis due to undeclared sulphites. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (France): SOCIETE COOPERATIVE APPROVISIONNEMENT – SCAPMAREE LECLERC recalls FILETS DE MERLU BLANC PANES / Breaded white hake fillets (Lot 22156716; Use by 27/09/2022) due to undeclared mustard.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Apostels Griechische Spezialitäten GmbH recalls Apostels veganer Zaziki / vegan tzatziki (150g; Lot 222490061; Best before 08.11.2022) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (France): LES BISCOTTES ROGER recalls Roger brand Chapelure / Bread crumbs (1 kg; Lot O238; Best before 15/09/2023) due to foreign matter contamination (plastic).

Food Safety Recall (France): SCAMARK E.LECLERC recalls LES CROISES brand BUCHE DE CHEVRE FONDANTE (180g; Best before dates between 25/09/2022 and 14/10/2022) and BUCHE DE CHEVRE SAINTE MAURE (300g; Best before dates between 25/09/2022 and 14/10/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (France): GAEC RECONNU LA MARTINERIE recalls fromage frais au lait cru de vache / raw cow’s milk fresh cheese (Lots 0309, 0709, 0809 & 0909; Use by 21/09/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): PROVOL & LACHENAL recalls Provol & Lachenal brand Emincés de poulet grillés / Sliced grilled chicken (1 kg & 500g trays; Multiple lot codes and Use by dates) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): LES ATELIERS recalls La belle nature brand/ Tartare couteau Montbéliard 3% / Beef tartare, 3% fat (2 x 180g; Lot 22257-3790; Use by 26/09/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CRUSTA C recalls Crevettes entières cuites 30/40, réfrigérées / Whole cooked shrimp 30/40, refrigerated (2 kg; Lots 9222550348, 9222560303, 9222570218, 9222580243, 9222590171 & 9222590524; Use by dates between 19/09/2022 and 23/09/2022) due to Vibrio vulnificus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): TARTEFRAIS recalls La pâtisserie pour tous brand Eclairs chocolat (2 x 80g; Lot 122510349; Use by 24/09/2022) due to possible foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CANDIA recalls Candia Baby Junior 4 20 – 36 mois (24 x 250 ml bottles; Lots 22SM4047185, 22SM4047186, 22SM4047187; Best before 01/03/2023) due to defective seal.

Food Safety Recall (France): SCAMARK E.LECLERC recalls DOUCEUR DU VERGER brand DESSERT DE FRUIT POMME / Apple dessert (16 x 100g; Lot LF2205691; Best before 25/01/2023) due to elevated patulin level.

Food Safety Recall (France): SCAMARK E.LECLERC recalls RONDE DES MERS brand SAUMON FUME ELEVE EN NORVEGE/ Norwegian raised smoked salmon (6 slices / 210g; Lot F2280404; Use by 11/09/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): AUCHAN RETAIL SERVICES AUCHAN ENGLOS recalls Tropézienne individuelle vendue en kiosque / Individual Tropèzienne pastries sold at newstands (Sold from 29/08 to 30/08) due to E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): La Provençale recalls La Provençale brand Ierzebulli / pea soup (1 kg; Use by 23/09/22, 29/09/22 & 08/10/22) due to possible foreign matter contamination (pebbles).

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): CANDIA recalls Candia Baby Junior 4 20 – 36 mois (24 x 250 ml bottles; Lots 22SM4047185, 22SM4047186, 22SM4047187; Best before 01/03/2023) due to defective seal.

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: August 2-3, 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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Interested in learning more about food safety and the history of foodborne disease outbreaks and investigations? Click on the TAINTED menu at the top of the page to read or listen to a short excerpt, then follow the buy links to add a digital, print or audio copy to your personal library.

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Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: FDA is investigating a new outbreak of six Cyclospora illnesses. No source has been identified as yet.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Advantage Health Matters Inc. recalls multiple Organic Traditions brand dark chocolate covered nut products due to undeclared milk, cashew, almonds, and/or hazelnuts. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Vicentina Fine Italian Foods recalls multiple Vicentina Fine Foods Gourmet brand lasagna products (All units sold up to and including July 29, 2022) due to undeclared egg. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Mannas épicerie africaine (Québec, QC) recalls ANGUILLE DE MER FUMÉE / Smoked sea eel (Sold up to 2 August 2022) due to possible food safety hazard.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Belgium): Forty-five people sick due to drinking water Chateau in Sint Hubert according to RASFF notification 2022.4522.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): L’AFSCA orders recall of Bestore Dried Mango (108g; Best before 08/07/2022) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert Update (Belgium): Albert Heijn recalls Albert Heijn brand empanadas pulled pork (Best before 05-08-2022 and 13-08-2022) due to undeclared milk and eggs.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Fossa Eugenia BV recalls Petersilie Glatt / Smooth parsley (40g; Lot L3006 EH 10) due to undeclared celery.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Dekamarkt and Dirk recall 1 de Beste Notenmelange gezouten / Salted mixed nuts (150g; Lot 22-403358; Expiry date 17-02-2023) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert Update (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH brand empanadas pulled pork (Best before 05-08-2022 and 13-08-2022) due to undeclared milk and eggs.

Food Safety Recall (France): BISCHWIDIS SUPER-U recalls GENDARMES / Dry sausages (Sold in bulk from 21/07/2022 to 25/07/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): AUCHAN recalls Cuisse de poulet sans Os mariné Andalouse / Boneless marinated chicken thighs (Sold between 06/07/22 and 11/07/22) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SCAMARK E.LECLERC recalls multiple P’TIT DELI brand snack products due to foreign matter contamination (metal particles). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Les Fermiers Occitans recalls Secret d’éleveurs brand Foie gras mi-cuit / Semi-preserved foie gras (400g; Lot 21286085; Use by 06/01/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MAISON MILHAU recalls Maison Milhau brand Pâté de tête / Pork head pâté (200g; Lot 208201; Use by 05/09/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LE FUMOIR prod’fish recalls prod’fish brand Saumon fumé Norvège prétranché / Sliced Norwegian smoked salmon (Lot 716158; Use by 09/08/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): PESSAC DISTRIBUTION E.Leclerc recalls Tradilège brand Jambon cuit supérieur / Superior cooked ham (Lot 22607676 22.43; Use by 26/08/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): EKO Konzervipari Kft. recalls Beste Ernte Sonnenmais jung und zart / Young, tender sun corn (330g; Expiry 06.08.2025) due to foreign matter contamination (glass particles).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Mühlenladen Birgitt Harder recalls Weizenmehl Hardermühle Strass Type 405 / Wheat flour Type 405 (2.5 kg; Best before 25. April 2023) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): WBZ Nord GmbH recalls Tahin Halva in Kunststoffschale mit Schnappranddeckel / Tahini halvah (300g; Lot L04M21; Expiry 11/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Gran Giuzza spa recalls Fonte Valle Reale brand Acqua Minerale Naturale Oligominerale / Natural mineral water (1.5 L; Lots 10LB2202A – 08LB2208A; Best before 20/01/2024 – 26/01/2024) due to Staphylococcus aureus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Food Safety Authority orders recall of Luxlait brand Brie Bio / Organic brie (Lot 634442; Use by 11/09/2022) due to E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Sweden): Fiskexporten Varberg AB recalls Varbergs brand Dromsill / Herring (250g; Lot L22153; Best before 2023-01-28) due to possible foreign matter contamination (piece of glass).

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Singapore): Nautilus Vintage Asia Pte. Ltd. recalls NIO Cocktails “Mai Tai” (All batches; Product of Italy) due to undeclared almonds.