Recalls and Alerts: October 10-13, 2021

TAINTEDHere 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: Butterball, LLC recalls approximately 14,107 pounds of ground turkey products due to possible foreign matter (blue plastic) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Inc. recalls NutriSource brand Pure Vita Salmon Entree Dog Food (12.5 oz / 354g Tetrapak carton; Lots 0629101N1 & 0901101N1; Best by 29 Jun 2023 & 1 Sep 2023, respectively; UPC 0 73893 96202 1) due to elevated Vitamin D levels.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Marché Euro Mix recalls various smoked fish products that were packaged under conditions that represent a potential food safety hazard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Verger Les Jardins d’Émilie recalls various soups and sauces that lack a mandatory storage temperature instruction on the label. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Halal Food Chakirs recalls Chatar brand Figues Sêchées / Dried figs (250 g, 400g & 800g; Lots 2509, 2510, 2506, 2508, 4006 & 8003; Expiry date 31/12/2021) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Cock’s Vleeswaren NV recalls Charles brand Saucisson au persil / Parsley sausage (125g; Use by 02/11/2021) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Finland): Admico Oy recalls Vifon LunchBox Chicken rice noodle (85g; Best before September 30, 2022; Product of Vietnam) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (France): TANG FRERES recalls Ottogi brand Sauce au curry (200g; All lots) due to undeclared milk, fish, soy, wheat, and celery.

Allergy Alert (Sweden): Kiviks Musteri recalls Päron fruktdryck konc 1+4 / Pear fruit drink concentrate 1+4 (Best before 2022-03-28) due to undeclared sulphites.

Allergy Alert (UK): Waitrose & Partners recalls Waitrose Belgian Dark Chocolate with Raisins and Almonds (180g; Best before November 2022) due to undeclared hazelnuts.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Polderse Zaadhandel recalls Voogd brand Artipan Maya bread flour mix (5 kg; Lot #3000453; Best before 01/03/2022) due to foreign matter (pieces of soy bean plant stem) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Rømer Vegan Product ApS recalls Rømer Vegan økologiske Plante pølser / Rømer Vegan Organic Plant sausages (250g; Best before 18.10.2021) due to mold contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Tenax Sild A/S recalls Princip Karrysild / Curry Herring (Best before 16.06.2022) due to foreign matter (glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CARREFOUR FRANCE recalls CARREFOUR BIO brand wheat (400g; Lots E 02445 & E 03229; Best before 30/06/2023 & 31/07/2023, respectively) due to foreign matter (insect) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): STB STALAVEN – EURALIS recalls SAUCISSON A L’AIL FUME BOYAU NATUREL / Smoked garlic sausage (~1 kg; Lot #126501; Use by 06/11/2021) due to inadequate cooking.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): SuperValu recalls SuperValu Long Grain Rice (1 kg; All batches in blue packaging; Product of Netherlands) due to possible foreign matter (wood fragments) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): BIOCOLOMBINI recalls Insalata canasta / Salad (Lot 08/10/21) due to foreign matter (glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): ESSELUNGA recalls I Pronto in Tavola brand BURRITOS (~246g; Best before 14-10-2021) due to possible foreign matter (glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): ESSELUNGA recalls I Pronto in Tavola brand Mezzi Rigatoni All’Amatriciana / Ready-to-eat meal (~360g; Best before 14-10-2021) due to possible foreign matter (glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): ESSELUNGA recalls I Pronto in Tavola brand Tacos (~240g; Best before 13-10-2021 and 14-10-2021) due to possible foreign matter (glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Cora recalls Cora brand Crêpes dessert (250g; Lots/Use by dates E17/09/2021, E24/09/2021, B01/10/2021, D08/10/2021, A15/10/2021, G22/10/2021, F29/10/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Hadar Hapodim recalls Gluten-free health bistro products due to undeclared gluten and undeclared allergens. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Israel): Strauss recalls Delicious brand spicy Malaysian-style noodles (350g; Use by 02/9/2022) due to undeclared milk (traces).

Food Safety Recall (Israel): Palm Grinding Company recalls various Palm tahini products due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Recalls and Alerts: September 30 – October 1, 2021

TAINTEDHere 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 UPDATE: CDC reports 419 confirmed cases of Salmonella Oranienburg infections in 35 states, with 60 people hospitalized. The investigation has not yet identified a food linked to illness.

Enforcement Action: Acting on behalf of the FDA, the U.S. Marshals Service conducted a mass seizure of FDA-regulated spices and food additive products held for sale under insanitary conditions. The seizure was conducted at the premises of the Lyden Spice Corporation in Miami, Florida. The food products seized at the property include more than 25,000 boxes/bags of bulk ready-to-eat spices and food additives, such as monosodium glutamate, crushed red chili and sesame seeds. According to the FDA, the food products were exposed to widespread rodent infestation as well as other pests, such as live and dead insects. 

Pet Food Safety Recall: FROMM FAMILY FOODS recalls multiple varieties of Fromm Shredded can Entrée dog food (12-oz cans; Best by date 082024) due to excessive Vitamin D. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products. Affected recalled products were distributed at neighborhood pet stores nationwide. 

Canada

Food Safety Recall:  Déli 365 Express recalls GRAVELAX and GRAVELAX JALAPENO (8 oz pkgs; Sold up to 30 September 2021) because the items were prepared and packaged under conditions that do not ensure safety.

Food Safety Recall: Fromagerie Carpati inc. recalls Fromage frais de type cottage / Fresh cottage cheese (Sold 23-27 September 2021) because the items were prepared and packaged under conditions that do not ensure safety.

Food Safety Recall: Marché Pêche Pêche recalls SAUMON FUMÉ / Smoked salmon (Sold up to 30 September 2021) because the item was packaged under conditions that do not ensure safety.

Europe

Allergy Alert (France): UN AIR D’ICI recalls JUSTE BIO brand Pignons de pin bio / Organic pine nuts (80-g bag; 210300459; Best before 31/12/2021) due to undeclared pistachios.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Dunnes Stores Luxury Apple Pie (750g; Use by 04/10/2021) contains undeclared almonds.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Aldi recalls Tupelo farm brand Saucisses de poulet – surgelé / Chicken sausages – frozen (1 kg; Lot #211458064; Expiry date 20/01/2023) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Match S.A. recalls Mytilimer brand Moules de Bouchot / Mussels (1.4 kg; Lot #9152709271; Expiry date 07/10/2021) due to E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Delitraiteur recalls Delitraiteur brand  Cordon bleu de volaille / Poultry cordon bleu (500g; Lot #606430; Expiry date 08/10/2021) because the item contains pieces of raw poultry and the preparation instructions on the package are inadequate to ensure safety for consumption.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Leader Price recalls two brands of Cuisse de poulet blanc / White chicken thighs due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for details on the recalled products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Cora recalls MYTILIMER CANCALE brand Moules bouchot / Mussels (1.4 kg; Lot #9152709271; Use by 07/10/2021) due to E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): OCCITANE PLATS CUISINES recalls LES BRASERADES brand SAUCISSON CUIT SOUS VIDE / Vacuum-packed cooked sausage (2-pack; Lot #321266389; Use by 06/10/2021, 07/10/2021, 08/10/2021) due to pre-cooking fault.

Food Safety Recall (France): E. Leclerc recalls Mini Pains au Chocolat Tradibreizh (12-pack; Use by dates between 27/09/2021 & 29/09/2021) due to foreign matter (filaments of soft white plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): E. Leclerc recalls centre E. Leclerc de Gouesnou brand mini viennoiseries (pack of 15; Best before dates between 13/09/2021 and 01/10/ 2021) due to foreign matter (filaments of soft white plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): E. Leclerc recalls Boulangerie E. Leclerc St Brandan MINI VIENNOISERIES (12-pack; multiple lot codes – see recall notice) due to foreign matter (filaments of soft white plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): E. Leclerc recalls Bridor brand mini pains choc BZH (12-pack; Lot #3941838; Use by 10/06/2022) due to foreign matter (filaments of soft white plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): E. Leclerc recalls BRIDOR brand MINI PAIN CHOC BEURRE BZH (12-pack; All lot codes; Use by 30/09/2021) due to foreign matter (filaments of soft white plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SCHOTT recalls Munster fermier au lait cru / Raw milk cheese (11 cm; Lot #249; Use by 06/10/ 2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Food IQ GmbH recalls Go Fresh Selection Wrap Pulled Pork (200g; Best before 04.10.2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Gloster Zöldseg-Gyümölcs recalls ja! Sauerkirschen / Sour cherries (680g; Lot 20/0139 GO 179; Best before 27.06.2023) due to possible foreign matter (clear glass splinters) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Industry recalls Bosna Ready-to-eat Smoked Roast Beef (400g; Best before 03.11.2021; Product of Poland) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Inutec s.r.o. recalls BBQ brand Pepe con macinino – Varieta’ “Steakpfeffer” / Pepper in grinder – “Steakpfeffer” variety (95g; Lots 125111 & 125989; Use by 07/2024 & 08/2024) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Mr Cook recalls Delitraiteur brand Cordon bleu de volaille / Poultry Cordon bleu (500g; Lot #606430; Use by 08/10/2021) due to presence of raw poultry pieces.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Waitrose recalls Waitrose & Partners Plantlife Pulled Oyster Mushroom Burgers (200g; All batch codes; All Use by dates) due to possible foreign matter (small pieces of blue plastic) contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

OUTBREAK ALERT & FOOD SAFETY RECALL (Singapore): Mdm Ling Bakery Pte Ltd recalls Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncake (8 pieces/560g; All dates; Product of Malaysia) after the imported product was associated with five separate gastroenteritis incidents affecting a total of 23 persons. One person was hospitalized.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): VHT Perth Pty Ltd recalls Dao Xiang Cun Peanut Crisp Cookie (145g; Best Before 05-05-20220) due to undeclared soy.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): Devondale Apple Juice Co Pty recalls Devondale 100% Sparkling Apple Juice (750 ml; Best Before 17/06/23, 02/08/2023, 03/08/2023, 26/08/2023​) due to a packaging fault that could result in glass breakage.

Recalls and Alerts: January 17 – 20, 2021

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: Pero Family Farms Food Company, LLC recalls Butternut Squash Trays due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Lancaster Foods LLC recalls Butternut squash noodles, planks, chunks and butternut squash containing medleys and blends due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Hiland Dairy recalls 1% low fat chocolate milk (1/2 pint (236 ml); Plant code 4025; Sell by January 27, 2021; UPC 72060-00156-3) because some of the products may contain food-grade sanitizers, which could cause illness if consumed.

Food Safety Recall: Publix Super Markets, Inc.  recalls select Publix Steam In Bag products prepared in-store containing a specific butternut squash ingredient due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Amy’s Kitchen Inc. recalls Amy’s brand Golden Lentil Dal Soup (398 ml; Lot 30F1520; Best before 06/2023; UPC 0 42272 90593 5) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert: Live Organic Food Products recalls Live. brand Turmeric Wrap (112g; Batch codes 269TW272 and 269TW273; UPC 6 27916 55107 7) due to undeclared gluten.

Food Safety Recall: Charcuterie Richard recalls Mielonka (200 ml and 500 ml glass jars; Sold up to and including 19 January 2021) and Bigos (1 L glass jars; Sold up to and including 19 January 2021) due to lack of “Garder réfrigéré” on the product label.

Europe

Food Safety Alert (UK): Meat products (predominantly lamb, goat, veal, beef), of all meat species, supplied by an unregistered and unapproved Wiltshire based vendor have not been produced in accordance with food safety and hygiene legislative requirements. Please refer to the advisory for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Carbonnades flamandes / Flemish carbonnades (600 g; Use by 24/01/21) due to undeclared wheat, barley, mustard and celery.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Wholefoods recalls Pit & Pit brand Graines du paradis / peppercorns (75g; Lot #LTR98NFYX; Expiration date 01/05/2023) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): EUROKIP recalls Kok O’Rell brand CHIPOLATA DE VOLAILLE / raw poultry sausage (0.250kg – 0.500kg; Lot #139950; Use by 21/01/2021) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Coronet Cake Company ApS recalls Vores Lagkagebunde, lyse, 3-delt / Our Layer Cake Bases, bright, 3-part (Best before 22.02.2021) due to risk of mold growth.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Dagrofa ApS recalls Gestus Lyse Lagkagebunde / layer cake bases (Best before 22.02.2021) due to risk of mold growth.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Huber Mühle GmbH recalls Bio Schoko Dinkelwaffeln / Organic Chocolate spelt wafers (150g; Expiry date 09.09.2021) due to foreign matter contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Lovison spa recalls Salame a punta di coltello / “Knife-tip” salami (~600g; Lot #14102020; Best before 02.02.2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Lidl Nederland recalls gerookte spekreepjes / smoked bacon strips (Expiration dates 03-03-2021 and 04-03-2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Pet Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Mars PetCare recalls Pedigree Vital Protection Adult med Kylling og Grøntsager / Pedigree Vital Protection Adult with Chicken and Vegetables dog food (3 kg and 12 kg; Batch codes 045F9MIN05 and 046C9MIN08, respectively; Best before 06.02.2022 and 10.02.2022, respectively) due to excessive levels of Vitamin D.

Pet Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Mars recalls various Pedigree brand dry dog foods due to excessive levels of Vitamin D. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): K S NSW Pty Ltd recalls Wang Korea Sweet Rice Pancake Original Flavour (180g; Date codes 2021.10.31, 2021.12.31, 2022.02.28, 2022.06.15, 2022.08.31, 2022.09.30) and Wang Korea Sweet Rice Pancake Green Tea Flavour (180g; Date codes 2021.10.31, 2021.12.31, 2022.08.31) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (Australia): Shin Mi Australia Pty Ltd recalls Wang Korea Sweet Rice Pancake Original Flavour (180g ; Date codes 31AUG22, 31JUL22, 28FEB22) and Wang Korea Sweet Rice Pancake Original (480g; Date codes 15JUN22, 15APR22, 31JUL21) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): NZ Bakels Limited recalls Bakels Gluten Free Bread Mix (700g; Batch #2011016; Best Before 01 DECEMBER 2021) due to undeclared gluten.

Food Safety Recall (Australia): O’Brien’s Wholesale Meats Pty Ltd recalls O’Brien’s Leg Ham (Various Weights and “use by” dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.