Recalls and Alerts: January 14-16, 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

Food Safety Recall: Utopia Foods Inc recalls UTOPIA brand Enoki Mushrooms (200g; Best before 03/02/2023 or 03.09.23; Product of China) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Le Fromage au Village Inc. recalls Le Cendré de Notre-Dame brand Semi-soft Surface-ripened Cheese (~150g; Batch R.616; Best before 22JA2023, 23JA2023, 27JA2023, 28JA2023, 29JA2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Fromagerie La Vache à Maillotte recalls La Vache à Maillotte brand Mélo-Dieux – Surface-ripened soft cheese (~275g; Batch R 615; Best before 22FE2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Olymel recalls Cavalier brand Chicken Breast Nuggets (4 kg; Packaged on 2022-09-09, 2022-11-14 and 2022-11-24) and St-Hubert brand Chicken Breast Nuggets (600g; Best before 2024 MR 12 and 2024 JL 01; UPC 0 66701 01109 7) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of wood).

Food Safety Recall: Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. recalls Kirkland Signature brand Four Cheese and Spinach Manicotti Marinara (Variable weights; All Best Before dates from 22/DE/27 up to and including 23/JA/16; UPC starts with 2 22027) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of metal).

Europe

Allergy Alert (France): UN AIR D’ICI recalls JUSTE BIO brand SUCRE DE COCO BIO VRAC / Organic coconut sugar, bulk (Lots 221100351 & 221100352; Best before 31/12/2023) due to undeclared sulphites.

Food Safety Recall (France): S N V SNV / LDC recalls Le Gaulois brand Manchons de canard / Duck sleeves (Lot 0252031462; Use by 30/12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ALDI recalls PAYS GOURMAND brand REBLOCHON / Raw milk cheese (240g; Lot 225395124; Use by 24/01/2023) due to presence of Staphylococcus aureus contamination in excess of the permitted limit.

Food Safety Recall (France): MAISON MILHAU recalls MAISON MILHAU brand Pack Poitrine fumée 6 tranches / Smoked pork breast – 6 slices (100g; Lot 336206; Use by 26/01/2023) due to presence of staphylococcal enterotoxin.

Food Safety Recall (France): GUELLIER ET FILS recalls Paupiette de canard / Stuffed duck (Lot 5236222; Use by 05/01/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): FROMAGERIE LE CENTURION recalls BRIE DE MEAUX / cheese (150g; Lot #0C0130CA; Best before dates between 31/01/2023 and 04/02/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): S.E.E MAYTE SAUVEUR ET FILS recalls SARL Mayte Sauveur et Fils brand boudin blanc au porto / White pudding with port (4 pieces; Lot 161222; Use by 05/01/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ROUFFIAC DISTRIBUTION LECLERC recalls MORTADELLE / Mortadella (Sold by the slice from 17/12/2022 to 23/12/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Reykjagarður hf. recalls Holta, Kjörfugl and Kronu chicken (Tracking Nos. 001-22-49-4-02 & 001-22-49-5-10; Pack dates 12.01.2023 & 13.01.2023, respectively due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Cultimer recalls Auchan brand Huîtres spéciales de Normandie N°2 / Special No. 2 size Normandy oysters (1.2 kg; All lots packed between 06/01/2023 and 16/01/2023) due to possible Norovirus contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Shufersal recalls Frozen Shufersal brand potato borax (800g; Expiry date 21.12.2023) due to undeclared milk.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Foodstuffs Own Brands Ltd recalls Pams brand Mixed Berries (Best before 14/08/2024) due to a possible link of Hepatitis A associated with frozen berries sourced from Serbia. The Mixed Berries were released from Foodstuffs South Island Hornby Distribution Centre in error following the recall on 4 October 2022.


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Recalls and Alerts: December 10-12, 2022

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United States

Infant Formula Safety Recall: ByHeart recalls ByHeart Whole Nutrition Infant Formula, Milk Based Powder with Iron for 0-12 Months (24-oz containers; Batch codes 22273 C1, 22276 C1, 22277 C1, 22278 C1, and 22280 C1; Use by 01 JAN 24 or 01JUL 24) due to potential for cross-contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Casa Grande Fine Foods recalls Casa Grande brand Salsa Roja (Mild) (500 ml & 750 ml; UPC 8 73880 00123 4 & 8 73880 00130 2, respectively; Best before NO 27 2022, NO 30 2022, DE 02 2022 & DE 04 2022) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of metal). The recalled products were sold in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Jensens Foods A/S recalls Jensens chilli con carne, sampakket med kartoffelmos / Chili con carne with mashed potatoes (400g; Use by 14-12-2022 and 25-12-2022) due to undeclared lectins.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Chimay Tradition et Chasal srl recall Chimay brand Lard fumé artisanal anglais ½ / English artisanal smoked bacon (~2 kg; Lot 221118004; Use by 06/02/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Traiteur de Paris recalls METRO Chef brand ASSORTIMENT DE 16 VERRINES SALEES / Assorted appetizer cups (Pack of 16; Lot 29222; Best before 06/05/2023) due to Staphylococcus aureus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Berghof Glatt recalls Eier / Fresh eggs (Pack of 10; Best before dates up to and including 21.12.2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Rügenwalder Mühle recalls Veganer Schinken Spicker Salat Klassisch / Classic vegan ham salad (150g; Lots GE2112, GR2511 & RO2112; Best before 07.01.23) and Veganer Schinken Spicker Salat Kräuter / Vegan ham salad with pickles and herbs (150g; Lot RO2112; Best before 06.01.23) due to foreign matter contamination (plastic).


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Recalls and Alerts: December 6-7, 2022

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United States

Allergy Alert: Cranberry Sweets & More recalls Mint Meltaways candies (4 oz & 8 oz pkgs; Lot #032123) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert: Northern Food I/E Inc. recalls Lukai sweetened jujube (8.3 oz / 235g; All lot and date codes) due to undeclared sulphites.

PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: USDA/FSIS issues Public Health Alert for ground beef sold at La Michoacana Meat Market, in Greenville, Texas, after a sample of the product tested positive for the presence of E. coli O157:H7. Please refer to the USDA notice for details on the affected product.

Food Safety Recall: Kraft Heinz Foods Company recalls Oscar Mayer Ham & Cheese LOAF (16-oz pkgs; Codes from 07 Feb 2023 20:40 7B through 07 Feb 2023 22:16 7B; USDA Est. 537V) due to possible cross-contamination with under-processed products.

Food Safety Recall: Lidl US recalls Favorina branded Advent Calendar (Premium Chocolate with a Creamy Filling) (8.4 oz; Best if used by 2023; UPC 4056489516965) due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled products were available for sale at Lidl stores between October 12, 2022 and December 5, 2022.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Pinty’s Delicious Foods Inc. recalls Pinty’s Eatwell brand Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets (810g & 790g; UPC 0 69094 62591 9 & 0 69094 63498 0, respectively; Best before 2023 SE 07) due to foreign matter contamination (pieces of rubber).

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Sweden): Sweden’s Public Health Agency is tracking an outbreak of Salmonella Agona illnesses that has affected 26 people in Sweden since November 1st. The same outbreak strain also has been recovered from 58 individuals in Norway. A specific food source for the cross-border outbreak has not yet been identified.

Allergy Alert (Spain): The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition warns of undeclared almonds in multiple brands of dark chocolate manufactured in Spain. Please refer to the notice for a complete list of affected brands.

Food Safety Recall (France): GLACES THIRIET recalls THIRIET brand GALETTES DE BOULGOUR, POIS CHICHES, CAROTTES ET CURRY / Bulgar, chick pea, carrot and curry cakes (200g (2-pack); Lots 2160355 & 2208353; Best before 30/11/2023 & 31/12/2023, respectively) due to foreign matter contamination (small pebbles).

Food Safety Recall (France): TRAITEUR DE PARIS recalls METRO Chef brand ASSORTIMENT DE 16 VERRINES SALEES / Assortment of 16 savory minicups (496g; Lot 29222; Best before 06/05/2023) due to Staphylococcus aureus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR FRANCE recalls Simpl brand Compote de pommes allégée en sucres / Reduced sugar apple compote (720g jar; Lot LFK0002202012X; Best before 01/09/2024) due to possible foreign matter contamination (pieces of glass).

Food Safety Recall (France): COOPERL ARC ATLANTIQUE recalls Véritable brand Andouillettes de Troyes sausages (4-pack; Lot 53400 / 4855893; Use by dates between 22/12/2022 and 25/12/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): E.LECLERC LA CRAU recalls E.LECLERC LA CRAU – Les mains dans la pâte brand Baguette complète / Whole grain baguette (250g; All lots) and Mini pain complet / Whole grain bread rolls (30g; All lots) due to possible foreign matter contamination (pieces of plastic).

Food Safety Recall (France): SO.SU.MAR CENTRE E.LECLERC recalls SALAISONS ARTISANALE D’ARDECHE brand ROSETTE / Sliced cured sausage (Sold by the slice; Lot 4022; Best before 22/02/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): San Leonardo Prosciutti S.r.l. recalls REGIONE CHE VAI brand SALAME FELINO IGP / Salami (500g; Lots C22430083, C22450029, C22450054 & C22470486) due to possible Salmonella contamination.