Recalls and Alerts: October 1 – 3, 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: CDC reports 13 cases of Salmonella Muenster infections in 8 states linked to pet bearded dragons. Seven people have been hospitalized.

OUTBREAK ALERT: CDC reports 32 cases of Salmonella Typhimurium infections in 17 states linked to pet hedgehogs. Five people have been hospitalized.

Food Safety Alert: The Rhode Island Department of Health warns the public to avoid juices, smoothies, and sea moss gel purchased from Health is Wealth Nutrition Center located at 1674 Cranston Street in Cranston because inadequate processing of these products has made them susceptible to contamination with Clostridium botulinum.

Food Safety Recall: Country Fresh recalls a limited quantity of watermelon chunks from select Walmart and RaceTrac stores due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT FINAL UPDATE: PHAC reports that the Salmonella Newport outbreak linked to red onions imported from the United States appears to be over. Between mid-June and late August, there were 515 confirmed cases of salmonellosis in British Columbia (121), Alberta (293), Saskatchewan (35), Manitoba (26), Ontario (14), Quebec (25) and Prince Edward Island (1). Seventy-nine individuals were hospitalized and three people died, but Salmonella did not contribute to the cause of these deaths, according to PHAC.

Food Safety Recall Update: Sunsprout Natural Foods recalls Sunsprout brand Micro – Greens, Alfalfa (100g; All best before dates up to and including BBOCT13; UPC 0 57621 13511 6) due to possible Salmonella contamination. This recall notice has been update to indicate that the recalled product was distributed in Nova Scotia.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Germany): Günthart & Co. KG recalls Blüten, dunkle Schokolade 3D / Dark chocolate flowers (Best before 13.12.2021) due to undeclared casein and lactose.

Allergy Alert (Iceland): Stjörnufugli recalls Stjörnufugl Sous vide kjúklingabringur, Hvítlaukspipar Parmesan / Starbird Sous vide Chicken Breast, Garlic Parmesan (All Best before dates up to 15.11.20) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall (Austria): Hans Adler OHG recalls Dulano Delikatess Lyoner, strips (2 x 200g; Lot #230920LYG M: 2 246 with time stamps of 08:40:00 to 13:00: 00; Best before 23 September 2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): Sequoia recalls Le picoreur brand Cuisse de poulet fermier bio BLC / Organic chicken leg (Best before 27, 28 & 30/09/20 – Lot #25801101 and Best before 5/10/2020 – Lot #26501501) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): Deliflanders recalls various varieties of Sola brand Fuet Extra due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Chasal srl recalls various varieties of Sola brand Fuet Extra due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Hans Adler OHG recalls Dulano Delikatess Lyoner, strips (2 x 200g; Lot #230920LYG M: 2 246 with time stamps of 08:40:00 to 13:00: 00; Best before 23 September 2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): GARTENFRISCH Jung GmbH recalls Gut&Günstig Salatmischung Blattsalat Mix / salad mix (150g; Best before 05.10.2020) due to shigatoxin-producing E. coli.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): PICO Food GmbH recalls certain Feine Sterne baked goods due to foreign matter (metal pieces) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): AUCHAN recalls Barquette de 3 escalopes de dinde Halal / Halal turkey cutlets (3-pack; Lot #0340068875; Best before02/10/2020 & 04/10/2020) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH runderhamburger / beef burger (2-pack; Expiry date 25 september 2020) due to E. coli contamination.

OUTBREAK UPDATE: Salmonella infections across Ontario linked to alfalfa sprouts

Alfalfa sprouts produced by Sunsprout Natural Foods of Brantford, Ontario have caused 37 people to be infected with Salmonella, according to a spokesperson with Ontario’s Ministry of Health.

Infections have been reported from 19 of Ontario’s 34 public health units, and the cases are scattered across the province.

Four people have been hospitalized.

Sunsprout has initiated a series of recalls since August 11th. The following recalled products were distributed only in Ontario:

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is verifying that industry is removing the recalled products from the marketplace.

Ontarians are encouraged to refer to the recall notice posted on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website and follow the advice provided.

a. Ontarians are reminded to check their fridges and freezers for the recalled product and if any is found, it is recommended that it be thrown out right away

b. Individuals are encouraged to visit Health Canada’s Food Safety and You website for additional resources/tips on food safety and safe food handling, particularly individuals at high risk for serious health effects from foodborne illness (young children, seniors, or people with weak immune systems)

c. It is important for Ontarians to remember, even when not eating out regularly, foods purchased and brought into the home can be contaminated and cause illness

i.    All fruits and vegetables should be washed

ii.   Clean counters and cutting boards

iii.  Keeping cold foods cold and hot foods hot

iv.   Cook foods to appropriate internal temperature

v.    Reduce cross contamination by keeping raw foods separate from ready to eat foods and foods that have already been washed and heated, washing hands regularly and cleaning food contact surfaces between use.

Recalls and Alerts: September 20 – 23, 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.

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

Allergy Alert: GHSW, LLC recalls Trader Joe’s Southwest Style Sweet Potato Sauté Bowl (21.5 oz; Best by 09/23/20, 09/24/20, 09/25/20, 09/26/20, and 09/28/20) due to undeclared milk and egg.

Allergy Alert: Homestead Creamery recalls Homestead Creamery chocolate ice cream (1 qt; Expiry date 5/13/2021) due to undeclared pecans.

Food Safety Recall: Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. recalls Shirakiku brand imported Dried Fungus, also known as Black Fungus or Kikurage (5 lb; All Lots with Item #60403 on the package; UPC 00074410604035) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Real Pet Food Company recalls Billy+Margot Wild Kangaroo and Superfoods Recipe (4 lb bags; Lot code V 07 Feb 2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Canada

OUTBREAK ALERT (ONTARIO): Public Health Ontario is investigating an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to alfalfa sprouts produced by Sunsprout Natural Foods. No details of the outbreak have been released. Please refer to the recall notices listed below.

Food Safety Recall: Kiosque La Vieille Cave recalls Pesto au basilic / basil pesto (110 ml & 250 ml; All product sold up to and including 21 September 2020) due to unsafe production and packaging conditions.

Food Safety Recall: Evergreen International Foodstuffs Ltd. recalls Evergreen International Foodstuffs Ltd. brand Manila clams (25 lb; Lot #21057; Harvested Sep 16, 2020; Processed Sep 17, 2020; Harvest location B.C. 17-20) due to possible presence of a marine biotoxin which causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning.

Food Safety Recall Update: Sunsprout Natural Foods recalls Sprouts Alive brand Micro – Greens Alfalfa (100g; UPC 0 69022 10030 3; All Best before dates up to and including BBOCT13) and Sunsprout brand Micro – Greens Alfalfa (100g; UPC 0 57621 13511 6; All Best before dates up to and including BBOCT13) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Update): Sunsprout Natural Foods recalls Sunsprout brand Micro – Greens Alfalfa & Onion (100g; UPC 0 57621 13516 1; All best before dates up to and including BBOCT05) and Sunsprout brand Micro – Greens Alfalfa & Radish (100g; UPC 0 57621 13512 3; All best before dates up to and including BBOCT05)) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Les Vergers Hillspring recalls Saumon fumé érable et rhum / Maple and rum-smoked salmon (variable weights; product sold up to and including 22 September 2020) because of improper storage temperature and lack of correct storage temperature labeling.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand Pain de viande de poulet à la Flamande / Chicken meat loaf (Lot #892476; Best before 24/09/2020) due to undeclared wheat (gluten).

Allergy Alert (Finland): HKScan Finland Oy recalls HK Thaimaalainen Kanacurry / Thai Kana curry, ready-to-eat meal (290g; Lot #7409; Best before 23.9., 29.9., 30.9., 5.10., 8.10) due to undeclared raw carrots and peppers.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Stockley’s recalls Stockley’s Fruit Sherbets (250g; Batch code 02555; Best before February 2022 and March 2022) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand Pain de viande de poulet à la Flamande / Chicken meat loaf (Lot #892476; Best before 24/09/2020) due to undeclared wheat (gluten).

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Zwanenberg Food Group recalls KIPS Vega Paté (125 gram; Expiry date 19-11-2020) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (UK): Stockley’s recalls Stockley’s Fruit Sherbets (250g; Batch code 0255; Best before February 2022 and March 2022) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (UK): Worthenshaws Ltd recalls Kirsty’s Classic Beef Lasagne (250g; All Use by dates between 2 September to 19 October 2020) due to undeclared oats.

Food Safety Recall Update (Belgium): Eurokip recalls Kok O’Rell brand VIANDE VOLAILLE HACHÉE ASSAISONNÉE / Seasoned ground poultry meat (500g; Lot #134110; Best by 23/09/2020) and Quality Fresh Meat brand HACHE DE POULET / Ground chicken (500g; Lot #02038260; Best by 24/09/2020) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Picard recalls Picard brand Framboises entières surgelées / Whole frozen raspberries (1 kg; Lot #EC072-1-20; Best before end 12/2021) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Netto recalls NETTO brand Haché bolognaise Tendre & Moelleux / Tender and soft ground meat (400g; Lot 102590044; Best before 23/09/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Intermarché recalls Jean Rozé brand Tendre & Moelleux bolognaise / Tender and soft ground meat (400g; Lot 102590044; Best before 23/09/2020) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Société CASTELLI FRANCE SA recalls Castelli France brand Gorgonzola AOP cheese (150g; Lot #P231005; Best before 02/10/2020; Product of Italy) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): La Société CASTELLI FRANCE SA recalls Auchan brand Gorgonzola cheese (150g; Lot  #P230003; Best before 01/10/2020; Product of Italy) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Cora recalls Cora brand Gorgonzola AOP cheese (150g; Lot #P 230005; Best before 01/10/2020; Product of Italy) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Picard recalls Picard brand Framboises entières surgelées / Whole frozen raspberries (1 kg; Lot #EC072-1-20; Best before end 12/2021) due to Norovirus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Industry recalls Holta, Kjörfugl and Króna chicken (whole birds, breasts, legs and pieces; Traceability number 001-20-33-1-02) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Coastguard Seafoods recalls Coastguard Seafoods Smoked Salmon (Batch 208; Use by 31.09.2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Ireland): Faughan Foods recalls Glensallagh Roast Chicken Pieces (240g; Batch codes P3629 and P4629; Best before 02 October 2020) and Glensallagh Tikka Style Chicken Pieces (240g; Batch codes P3629 and P4629; Best before 02 October 2020) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Dunnes Stores recalls Dunnes Stores My Family Favourites Cooked Chicken Pieces (240g; All batch codes and Best before dates) and Dunnes Stores My Family Favourites Cooked Chicken Tikka Pieces (240g; All batch codes and Best before dates) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Polar Salmon Hjerting Lak A/S recalls Salmone Selvaggio Sockeye affumicato / Smoked sockeye salmon (100 g; Lot #19152282; Best before 16/10/2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls Auchan brand Gorgonzola cheese (150g; Lot  #P230003; Best before 01/10/2020; Product of Italy) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Romania): Carrefour Romania S.A. recalls CIOLAN DEZOSAT AFUMAT VID (Lots 3108-0 & 2108-1; Best before 05.10.2020 & 06.10.2020) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK – Northern Ireland): Dunnes Stores recalls Dunnes Stores My Family Favourites Cooked Chicken Pieces (240g; All batch codes and Best before dates) and Dunnes Stores My Family Favourites Cooked Chicken Tikka Pieces (240g; All batch codes and Best before dates) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (UK – Northern Ireland): Faughan Foods recalls Glensallagh Roast Chicken Pieces (240g; Batch codes P3629 and P4629; Best before 02 October 2020) and Glensallagh Tikka Style Chicken Pieces (240g; Batch codes P3629 and P4629; Best before 02 October 2020) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Pak’n Save Manukau recalls Pams brand Sage and Onion Stuffed Hot Roast Chicken, Medium (Purchase date 19 September 2020) due to foreign matter (metal piece) contamination.