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OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: FDA releases its weekly outbreak investigation update, including a new investigation into 10 cases of E. coli O157:H7 for which no specific food source has yet been identified.
OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: FDA reports a total of 393 Adverse Event reports and Consumer Complaints relating to the consumption of Daily Harvest brand French Lentil & Leek Crumbles. Complaints include reports of gastrointestinal illness and liver, bile duct, and/or gallbladder illness.
PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PADoA) is warning consumers to discard raw whole milk or chocolate milk sold in Dauphin County and other southcentral Pennsylvania retail stores under the BeiHollow label between October 12 and 21 and BeiHollow pasteurized cheese melt and cup cheese sold between September 20 and October 21, due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the PADoA notice for additional details.
Allergy Alert: Sotto i Trulli INC/DBA Bombolo Biscotti recalls Assorted Italian Cookies (16-oz pkg; Lot 092222; Expiry date 04/05/2023; UPC 852158002272) due to undeclared walnuts.
Allergy Alert: Seed Ranch Flavor Co. recalls Umami Everyday Sauce (5 oz; Lots 010821, 020921, 030821, 051721, 081821, 120321, 012022, 031422, 042522, 081822, 092022; UPC 8-67732-00032-2), Savory Spice Umami Everyday Sauce (5 oz; Lots 120122 & 062521; UPC 8-50000-72724-3) and Everything But The Sushi & Dumplings Sauce (5 oz; Lots 071122, 081822 & 6188 BB061025; UPC 8-60008-58851-7) due to undeclared soy.
Food Safety Recall: FDA reports that Mariscos Bahia, Inc. has recalled multiple varieties of fresh, raw fish after a CDC and FDA investigation linked fresh, raw salmon from this firm to an outbreak of Salmonella Litchfield illnesses in California, Arizona and Illinois. The recall covers the following products, which were shipped to restaurants in California and Arizona on or after June 14, 2022: Fresh Salmon Fillet, Fresh Deep Skin Salmon Fillet, Fresh Salmon Portions, Chilean Seabass (Fillet and Portions), Halibut (Fillet and Portions), Tuna (Fillet and Loin), Swordfish (Loin, Fillet, and Wheel).
Food Safety Recall: Les Colocs Café Resto (Québec, QC) recalls SAUCE À SPAGHETTI and CHILI CON CARNE (Sold up to 25 October 2022) due to lack of adequate storage temperature labeling.
Food Safety Recall: Family’s Choice Distribution recalls Family’s Choice Distribution brand Tahini Extra Sesame Seed Paste (18 kg; Lot 29; Expiry 04/04/2024) due to Salmonella contamination. The recalled product was sold in Ontario.
Allergy Alert (Denmark): DELICATE A/S recalls Salat med Pesto & Pasta / Pesto & pasta salad (275g; Best before 30-10-2022) due to undeclared mustard and egg.
Allergy Alert (Iceland): Miklatorg hf. recalls IKEA brand súkklaðibitakökudeigi / Chocolate chip cookie dough (Best before 12.01.2023) due to undeclared nuts.
Allergy Alert (UK): Co-op recalls Co-op Spaghetti Rings in Tomato Sauce (385g; Best before September 2024) due to undeclared celery.
Allergy Alert (UK): Delibo Wine Agencies recalls Bibo Runge Deserteur De-alcoholised Riesling Wine (750 ml bottles; Batch code L1223; Best before 10 August 2024) due to undeclared sulphites.
Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Delhaize recalls Delhaize Poulet Cuit-Fumé / Cooked smoked whole chicken (±1.3 kg; Lot 5412190116; Expiry date 07/11/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Norenca N.V. recalls Norenca brand Carpaccio de boeuf / Beef carpaccio (±400g; Lot 91001707; Use by 26/10/22 & 27/10/22) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA orders recall of Label Afrik brand Thiéré Lalo Couscous à base de millet et de maïs / Millet-and-corn couscous (450g; Lot TH 050421 BE; Best before 30/04/2023) due to elevated level of aflatoxin.
Food Safety Recall (France): LE SOJAMI recalls Le sojami brand La Buchette- Spécialité lactofermentée soja et amande / Lacto-fermented soy and almond specialty product (135g; Lot 262720; Use by 28/12/2022) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): LE SOJAMI recalls Sojabio brand La Bûche végé -spécialité lactofermentée au soja et amande / Lacto-fermented soy and almond specialty product (135g; Lot 262720; Use by 28/12/2022) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): AUCHAN SUPERMARCHE BLANQUEFORT recalls VIANDE DE BOEUF HACHEE PREPAREE A LA DEMANDE VENDUE EN STAND BOUCHERIE / Ground beef prepared to order (Sold between 11/10/2022 and 26/10/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): CHEVENET SARL recalls Chevrier des Crays brand CABRIFRAIS au lait cru / Cheese made from raw goat milk (Lots 255 – 258; Best before 11/10/2022) due to E. coli O103:H2 contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): ENTRE ELABORATION DES VIANDES GOVADIS recalls POULET FUME AU BOIS DE HETRE RONSARD OVALYS / Beechwood-smoked chicken (Lot 5412190115; Use by 09/11/ 2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food Safety Recall (France): CHEVENET SARL recalls CHEVRIGNY – CHEVRIER DES CRAYS brand Mini Barattes raw goat milk cheese (Lot 272; Best before 14/11/2022) due to possible shigatoxin-producting E. coli contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Delhaize recalls Delhaize Poulet Cuit-Fumé / Cooked smoked whole chicken (±1.3 kg; Lot 5412190116; Expiry date 07/11/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
Food Safety Recall (Israel): Waldman Bihar Sausage and Meat Products Ltd. recalls Alitanaya Sausage brand Boiled sausage (Expiry date 7/12/2022) due to foreign matter contamination (piece of nylon).
Australia and New Zealand
Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Foodstuffs Own Brands Ltd recalls Pams brand Alfalfa Sprouts, Salad Sprouts, Sandwich Selection Sprouts and Spicy Sprouts Combo (100g; Use by 04 11 2022) due to possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been associated with these products as of the recall date.