Recalls and Alerts: November 17-18, 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 an outbreak consisting of 2 cases of Listeria monocytogenes infections, both hospitalized. The cases (one each in Michigan and Nevada) have been linked to consumption of Enoki mushrooms. The outbreak strain was previously found in one sample of enoki mushrooms that FDA collected at import.

Consumer Alert (New York State): New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets warns consumers not to consume unpasteurized raw milk from the farm of Eric and Jessica Nickol due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Allergy Alert: Phil’s Power Pancake recalls all five varieties of Power Pancakes (5 oz, individually wrapped; UPC 8 37654 48372 5; All product currently on the market) due to undeclared wheat.

Allergy Alert: Fudgeamentals recalls Chocolate Fudge Bites (8 oz; Lot 22301015; UPC 840235800392) due to undeclared walnut.

Food Safety Recall: Green Day Produce, Inc. recalls Enoki Mushroom (200g/7.05oz pkg; sold from September 2022 – October 2022; Product of Korea; UPC 16430-69080) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. recalls approximately 93,697 pounds of raw ground beef products due to possible foreign matter contamination (reflective mirror-like material). Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Naturally Homegrown Foods Ltd. recalls Hardbite brand Wild Onion & Yogurt Potato Chips (150g; Best before 2023 MR 02, 2023 MR 15, and 2023 MR 29; UPC 6 73513 04150 3) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: Groupe Mounet Inc. recalls Mounet Group brand Labneh – Soft Unripened Cheese in Vegetable Oil (350g; Expiration date 2023/08/15; UPC 6 16833 53867 4) due to potential Clostridium botulinum contamination. The recalled product was sold in Québec.

Food Safety Recall: Mehadrin Milk Products Inc. recalls Lactaid brand 4% Milkfat Min. Cottage Cheese (453g; Codes OCT 24 22 to DEC 12 22; UPC 0 41383 15548 2) due to foreign matter contamination (plastic). The recalled product was sold in Québec and Ontario.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Denmark): The outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to consumption of contaminated fish cakes has grown to 10 confirmed cases, according to the latest update from Denmark’s Statens Serum Institut.

Allergy Alert (France): CARREFOUR FRANCE recalls CARREFOUR SENSATION brand Steaks Hachés Pur Bœuf Halal / Halal pure beef chopped steak patties (10 x 80g; Lot V2581122; Best before 15/09/2023) due to undeclared soy and wheat (gluten).

Allergy Alert (France): CRUZILLES recalls CRUZILLES brand Réglette Pâtes de fruits mini-pastilles acidulées / Miniature tart fruit jellies (210g; Mulitple lot codes and Best before dates) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Cesare Fiorucci spa recalls Cesare Fiorucci Spa brand Wurstel SUILLO / Pork sausage (250g; Lot 02441; Best before 09-01-2023) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Gasa Nord Grønt recalls Konventionelle blomkål / Conventional cauliflower (Lots L320 and L321) due to insect pest contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): COMPAGNIE INDEPENDANTE DES EPICE recalls Les Bonnes Epices de Mr Maurice brand Gingembre moulu / Powdered ginger (45g, 250g, 500g, 1 kg; Lots TA0366 & EH1666/EH1728; Best before 30/04/2024) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): COMPAGNIE INDEPENDANTE DES EPICES recalls Les Bonnes Epices de Mr Maurice brand QUATRE EPICES / Four spice blend (45g, 250g, 500g, 1 kg; Lots TA0365/TA0378 & EH1683/ EH1708/EH1725; Best before 30/04/2024) due to Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SARL KALKANDERE RIZE MARKET recalls EKONOMIK brand Helva tahin Nature / Unflavoured tahini halvah (300g; Lot L09 E22; Use by 31/05/2024) due to Salmonella serogroup C contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BEYOND GREEN recalls Transition brand Farine de blé T80 / Wheat flour (1 kg; Lot 191121; Best before 19/11/2022) due to elevated Ochratoxin A.

Food Safety Recall (France): VALFLEURI SA PATES ALIMENTAIRES recalls VALFLEURI brand Spaetzle d’Alsace à l’ancienne / Old fashioned Spaetzle / Egg noodles (500g; Lot L34130, time stamp 0h00 to 6h29; Best before 07/07/2025) due to foreign matter contamination (white plastic wheel).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Goldschmaus Natur GmbH & Co. KG recalls Hot-Dog-Würstchen vom Schwein und Rind / Pork-and-beef hot dogs (32/pkg; Lot 0419163; Use by 17.12.2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recal (Italy): SALUMIFICIO SCARLINO SRL recalls SALUMIFICIO SCARLINO SRL brand LE COCK DI POLLO E TACCHINO / Chicken and Turkey sausages (Multiple pkg sizes; Lot 02/03/23L; Best before 02-03-2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): REWE recalls REWE brand Pizza Classic Tex-Mex (350g; Lots L2262, L2279 & L2287; Use by 06/2023, 07/2023 & 07/2023, respectively) due to foreign matter contamination (plastic).

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Food Safety Authority orders recall of Transition brand Farine de blé / Wheat flour (1 kg; Lot 191121; Best before 19/11/2022) due to ochratoxin A contamination

Food Safety Recall (Spain): Manufacturer recalls CHISTORRA DE NAVARRA (220g; Batch 222429; Expiration dates 02/26/2023 and 02/27/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Prolife Foods Ltd recalls Mother Earth brand Chilli Crispy Mix (260g; All batches and date codes) due to undeclared sesame.

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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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.

Recalls and Alerts: May 15 – 17, 2019

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 / FOOD SAFETY RECALL: FDA, CDC, and state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Concord illnesses linked to “Karawan Tahini and Halva” brand tahini imported from Israel. Brodt Zenatti Holding LLC has recalled all products, including those imported prior to December 2018 and until the final shipment April 2019.

OUTBREAK ALERT: CDC is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup and Salmonella Montevideo infections linked to contact with backyard poultry. As of May 16, 52 cases have been reported from 21 states. Five outbreak victims required hospitalization.

Allergy Alert: Caito Foods LLC recalls approximately 1,767 pounds of salad with chicken products due to undeclared soy. Pleae refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Coolhaus recalls Dairy Free Horchata Frozen Dessert Sandwich (5.8 oz single serve package; Best by dates 06182020, 08012020, 08252020, 10082020 or 10262020; UPC 0085191600365) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: US TRADING COMPANY recalls GLOBAL PRIDE RATTAN SHOOT IN BRINE (24 oz; Lot code/Expiry date 18/09/20; UPC 8855273023148) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert: GHSW, LLC recalls select salads, wraps and salad bar trays sold at two Whole Foods Markets 365 in Texas and at Whole Foods Markets in Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas due to undeclared soy. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Food Safety Recall (Update): DOM International Limited recalls Dom Reserve brand Atlantic Salmon Strips (Hot Smoked) Cracked Black Pepper (150g; Product codes 001996, 002176, 002325, 002371, 02533; All Best Before dates; UPC 7 72945 11150 8) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: City Bread Co. Ltd. recalls City Bread brand Rye Breads – Original Cut and Thick Cut (various sizes; Best Before: MA 14 or MA 15) due to foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination. The recalled products were sold in Manitoba.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): PEDON S.p.A recalls More Than Pasta brand Yellow Lentil spaghetti (250g; Lot 0587; Best before 23/03/2020) and More Than Pasta brand Yellow Lentil Lasagna (250g; Lot 0587; Best before 23/03/2020) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Tony’s Kitchen recalls eight seasoning products due to various undeclared allergens. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (UK): Tony’s Kitchen recalls eight seasoning products due to various undeclared allergens. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (UK): The Jordans & Ryvita Company recalls Dorset Cereals Simply Oat Granola (550g; Batch code 24 02 2020 GCP9116; Best before 24 February 2020) due to undeclared almonds, cashew nuts and hazelnuts.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Delhaize recalls Filet de canard cuit fumé (90g; Lot #912001; Best before 09/06/2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Industry recalls Holland & Barrett good stuff lucky liquorice root (100g; Batch code 130567; Best before end January 2020) due to Ochratoxin A contamination.

Food and Pet Food Safety Recall (UK – England specific): Birmingham Halal Abattoir (UK 4496) recalls sheep and lamb meat and pet food products because they may contain meat that is unfit for human and pet consumption. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.