Recalls and Alerts: May 20–22, 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

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: CDC reports outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to contact with backyard poultry in 43 states. As of May 20, 2021, at least 163 people have fallen ill and 34 have been hospitalized as a result of infection with one of three different Salmonella serotypes: Enteritidis, Hadar and Infantis.

Allergy Alert: Primary Colors Design Corp recalls Peppa Pig Chocolate Chip Cookie Gable Box (7 oz; Lot code 091820; Expiration date 09/18/2021) due to undeclared egg.

Food Safety Recall: Milan Provisions Co. Inc. recalls approximately 6,000 pounds of heat-treated, not fully cooked, not shelf stable chorizo sausage products made using a pork ingredient produced without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for detailed information on the affected product.

Food Safety Recall: Interstate Food Products recalls Little Hatches Jalapeno Cream Cheese (14 oz; Sell by 05/21) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Otten’s Seafood Inc. recalls approximately 46,804 pounds of Siluriformes fish (catfish) because the products were produced, packed, and distributed without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Randall Foods, Inc. recalls all Randall-brand beans because of manufacturing deviations that may pose a potential health risk. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Pet Food Safety Recall: Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. recalls Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets Green Pea & Chicken Formula Dry Cat Food (5-lb and 10-lb bags; Best if used by 10-Mar-2022; Lot code 1008080 06:42N811202:20) due to Salmonella contamination.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: L’Archipel recalls POTAGE DELICATAZEN soup (490-ml glass jars; Sold up to and including 14 May 2021) because of improper packaging that could result in a food safety hazard.

Food Safety Recall: Produits Africa recalls SAUCE MBAMBI — EXTRA-FORTE/ Extra-strong Mbambi sauce (110 ml and 250 ml; Sold up to and including 18 May 2021) because of improper packaging that could result in a food safety hazard

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Norway): The Norwegian Institute of Public Health is investigating an outbreak of 15 cases of Yersinia enterocolitica O3 infections scattered across several different counties. A common food source is suspected, but has not yet been found.

Allergy Alert Update (Belgium): Industry recalls Sau Tao brand Amoy Bean Strip noodles (Expiration dates 01/03/2022, 15/03/2022 & 21/06/2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Cosmofarma recalls various flavors of 4Gold brand Plant-based protein bars (52g; Lots 4G01001, 4G01002, 4G01004, 4G01005, 4G01006; Best by 15/06/2021) due to undeclared wheat. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected flavors.

Allergy Alert (France): SOCIETE DE DISTRIBUTION DU PAYS DE RETZ E.LECLERC ATOUT SUD  recalls OLIVES HALKIDIKI FARCIES AIL ET PIMENT / Halkidiki olives stuffed with garlic and hot peppers (Use by 26/05/2021 and 03/06/2021) due to undeclared almonds.

Allergy Alert (France): EUROPE SNACKS ALDI  recalls Pirato brand TUILES APERITIVES, Paprika (170g; Lot XFE119; Best before 27/01/2022) due to potential for undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Germany): Ciloglu Handels GmbH recalls KAVALA KURABIYE KEKSE MIT MANDELN / Almond cookies (290g; Best before 07.09.2021; 20.09.2021; 15.10.2021; 14.11.2021; 19.01.2022; 01.03.2022; 17.03.2022) due to risk of undeclared peanuts and hazelnuts.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Industry recalls Sau Tao Amoy Bean Strip Noodles (250g; Best before 01/03/2022; 15/3/2022 and any other best before dates where soya is not declared) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert Update (Luxembourg): Industry recalls Sau Tao brand Amoy Bean Strip noodles (Expiration dates 01/03/2022, 15/03/2022 & 21/06/2022) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): Albert Heijn recalls AH 100% notenpasta amandel / 100% almond nut butter (Expiration date 31-07-2021) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert (UK): Waitrose recalls Waitrose Chicken Kofta Kebabs with Spicy Zhoug (110g; Use by 27 May 2021) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert Update (UK): Novo Farina Ltd. recalls Simpleas Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar Pea Snacks (23g; Batch code 119 21; Best before 29 April 2022) due to undeclared gluten (barley, oats, wheat).

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Capra N.V.  recalls fromage de chèvre affiné (différentes marques) / various brands of aged goat-milk cheese due to possible foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Jumbo recalls Jumbo Geitenkaas Gerijpt goat cheese (120-150g; Expiration dates from 22/05/2021 to 27/05/2021) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of plastic) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Carmo Food Nordic A / S recalls Soy-marinated salmon pieces (200g; Lot #12018; Best before 25.05.2021) due to swelling of the packages, which represents a food safety hazard.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Natural milk AMBA recalls several organic whipped cream products due to foreign matter (black flakes) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): EARL DE VILLIERS recalls EARL DE VILLIERS brand Fresh and aged goat cheeses (All lots manufactured from 20/03/2021 onward) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): LA MONTGOLFIERE SAS LAMONTGOLFIERE recalls Kermene brand JAMBON CUIT SUPERIEUR AVEC COUENNE / Superior cooked ham with rind (Lot #114008387; Use by 07/07/ 2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls CAMPO TIERRA brand CHORIZO SARTA PIQUANT / Spicy chorizo sarta sausage (280g; Lot #1021; Use by 26/09/2021) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MOCKERS MARIE-PAULE LA P’TITE GRAINE  recalls Okoland brand DELIKATESS GEFLUGELWIENER / wieners (Expiration date 09/07/2021) due to a packaging defect.

Food Safety Recall (France): DENIR INTERMARCHE recalls Farce porc boeuf / Pork-and-beef stuffing (Use by 08/05/2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall Update (Ireland): Greggs Bakers Ltd. recalls additional best before dates of Vegetable Bakes (2 pack / 310g; Best before 19/06/21; 27/06/21; 04/07/21; 05/07/21; 25/07/21 and 31/07/21; Product of UK) due to foreign matter (pieces of green glass) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): From Our Farm recalls multiple flavours of Biltong Beef Snack due to a packaging defect that could result in presence of mold. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall Update (UK): Greggs recalls additional best before dates of Vegetable Bakes (2 pack / 310g; Best before 26 September 2021, 12 September 2021, 11 September 2021, 28 August 2021, 15 August 2021, 31 July 2021, 25 July 2021, 5 July 2021, 4 July 2021, 27 June 2021 and 19 June 2021) due to foreign matter (pieces of green glass) contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: March 18–20, 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

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: FDA, CDC and the Southern Nevada Health District are investigating an outbreak of five cases of non-viral hepatitis reported in Nevada. The cases appear to be linked to consumption of Real Water brand alkaline water manufactured by Real Water Inc., of Mesa, Arizona. FDA is urging the public not to drink, cook with, sell, or serve “Real Water” alkaline water.

OUTBREAK ALERT: CDC and FSIS are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella Hadar infections that may be linked to consumption of a turkey product. A specific source of the outbreak has not yet been identified.

Public Health Alert: FSIS (USDA) issues a public health alert for products produced without the benefit of federal inspection by One Meat Corp., doing business as Eastern Asia Trading Corporation, a La Puente, Calif. firm. Please refer to the FSIS notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: MINDO CHOCOLATE MAKERS recalls Coffee Toffee Chocolate Bar (75g / 2.65 oz; Lots 190310 through 210310) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: Western Mixers Produce & Nut Company recalls Gelson’s Yogurt Raisins (14 oz; Lot #210330; Sell by  02/02/22) due to undeclared peanuts.

Food Safety Recall: MG Foods recalls three turkey wrap products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Avanza Pasta, LLC. recalls approximately 2,237 pounds of meat and poultry pasta products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Canada

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: PHAC reports that the outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to shell eggs has now increased to a total of 64 cases in Newfoundland and Labrador (26), and Nova Scotia (38). Nineteen people have been hospitalized.

Allergy Alert: Amra Services Ltd. (dba GluteNull) recalls GluteNull brand Goji Berries & Chocolate Cookies (320g; All lot codes up to and including EXP08/20/2021; UPC 6 28451 52913 2) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert: The Fork Food Co. Ltd. recalls Dwarf Stars brand Pumpkin Seed Butter Cups Dark Chocolate (42g; UPC 627987 024913; Lot code HA 456; Sell by 07.21) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert Update: Federated Co-operatives Ltd. recalls Co-op Gold Pure brand Almond Butter – Crunchy Roasted (500g; UPC 0 57316 16814 6; Lots 200839 & 210298; Best before 30 AUG 2021 and 30 APR 2022, respectively) due to undeclared cashew and Co-op Gold Pure brand Cashew Butter (500g; UPC 0 57316 16812 2; Lot 200521; Best before 30062021) due to undeclared almond.

Food Safety Recall: Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary recalls Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary brand Wild Harvested Apricot Kernels (150g & 454g; Lots 40601 & 10601, respectively; Expiry 09/2021) due to possible cyanide poisoning.

Food Safety Recall: District Bagel (Sandwich salades et plus inc.) recalls several soup products packed in glass jars due to lack of “Keep Refrigerated” warning on the label. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (SWEDEN): The Swedish Public Health Agency reports that the outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica that infected 53 individuals during January and February of this year has ended. Based on case comparison studies, it is believed that the outbreak was due to contaminated iceberg lettuce that was distributed to a single restaurant chain.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): Colruyt recalls Boni Selection brand Filet de poulet aux piments / Chicken filet roll with chili peppers (150g; Lot #121050; Use by 7/4/2021) due to undeclared egg.

Allergy Alert (France): TARTEFRAIS recalls LA MAROTTE DE CÉCILE brand Mini Blinis au sarrasin / Mini buckwheat blinis (pkg of 16; Lot #726223; Use by 13/04/2021) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Belle Chèvre recalls Belle Chèvre brand Ambachtelijke geitenkaas met gerookte zalm / Goat cheese with salmon (4x75g; Lot #0803211202; Multiple dates) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Agustson A/S – Nora recalls NORA SEAFOOD Rød stenbider rogn / Red catfish roe (60g; Lot #L0114; Best before 23/10/2021) due to a risk that some containers from the batch contain toxins from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.

Food Safety Recall (France): Denel (Martinique) recalls Royal brand Confitures et gelées / Jams and jellies due to possible foreign matter (pieces of metal) contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): Carrefour recalls Reflets de France brand Mini Mont d’Or et Mini Mont d’Or + céramique cheeses (Lot 3053; various Use by dates) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a list of affected dates.

Food Safety Recall (France): Auchan recalls Monts de Joux brand Mini Mont d’Or cheese (Lot #3053; Use by 06/04/2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): COPACK Tiefkühlkost Produktionsgesellschaft mbH recalls three brands of mixed herbs due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Iceland): Aðföng recalls all batch codes of SFC Take Home Boneless Bucket (650g) and SFC Southern Fried Chicken Strips (400g) due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recal notice for additional details.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): SFC recalls all batch codes of SFC Boneless Box (550g) and SFC Crispy Chicken Dippers (200g) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Auchan recalls Monts de Joux brand Mini Mont d’Or cheese (Lot #3053; Use by 06/04/2021) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Birds Eye recalls Birds Eye 4 Chicken Burgers with Golden Wholegrain (200g; Batch codes L1022 V U124, L1022 W U124, and L1022 X U124; Best before April 2022) due to possible foreign matter (pieces of red plastic) contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Osem advises that Creamed pasta flavored with chicken hot dish (Batch no. 1006282884; Best before 05.07.2021) contains undeclared soy and gluten.

Food Safety Recall (Singapore): Importers recall shell eggs imported from Linggi Agriculture Sdn Bhd in Malaysia (Farm code CEM014; All Best before dates) due to Salmonella Enteritidis contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Food Safety Recall (New Zealand): Lindsay Farm recalls Lindsay Farm brand Organic Raw Milk (unpasteurized) (2L; Lot # 0203, 0303, 0403, 0503,0603, 0703, 0803,0903, 1003, 1103, 1203,1303, 1403, 1503, 1603 and 1703; Use by 06.03.2021 and up to and including 21.03.2021) due to possible Campylobacter contamination.

Recalls and Alerts: July 22 – 24, 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: Pennsylvania Department of Health warns residents not to consume milk from Creamworks Creamery in Waymart, Wayne County, after 17 cases of Yersinia enterocolitica infection and numerous additional digestive illnesses were linked to milk sold at this dairy.

OUTBREAK ALERT UPDATE: CDC reports 93 cases of lab-confirmed Salmonella illnesses in people exposed to pig ear dog treats in 27 states. The outbreak now encompasses four different serotypes of Salmonella, including: 4,[5],12:i:-, Infantis, Newport, and London.

Allergy Alert: CM&R Inc. recalls approximately 25 pounds of ready-to-eat beef stick products due to undeclared milk. Please refer to the recall notice for detailed information on the affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Mountain Rose Herbs recalls Fennel Seed Whole (all sizes; Lot #25031) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Polish Trade Center Ltd. recalls Ryki brand Gouda Cheese Slices (4.76 oz; Product code C29N / 290351; UPC 5 902208 000859) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Gaia Garden Herbals Inc. recalls Gaia Garden Herbal Dispensary brand Gaia Balancing Tea (variable weight; Sold from June 12, 2019 to July 22, 2019, inclusive) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Boucherie Distinction recalls SAUMON FUMÉ SUR PLACE  / Salmon smoked on site (variable weights; Best before 10 August 2019) because the product may be unsafe for consumption.

Europe

OUTBREAK ALERT (DENMARK): The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration reports 50 cases of Campylobacter infections traced to chicken meat from a specific Danish chicken slaughterhouse. The outbreak investigation is ongoing.

Allergy Alert (Denmark): Hanegal recalls IRMA Bygotto with mushrooms (400g; Best before 25.07.2019) due to undeclared celery.

Allergy Alert (Italy): ADRIATIC FISH recalls FILETTI DI ALICI PANATI CONGELATI (5-kg carton; Lot #183747130619; Best before 02-08-2020) due to undeclared soy.

Allergy Alert (Italy): Conad recalls CONFETTURA EXTRA AMARENA Cherry Jam (320g; Lot N19002133; Best before 21-03-2021) due to undeclared sulphite.

Food Safety Recall (France): Casino recalls Saveurs d’Ailleurs (Casino) brand 8 Beignets de Crevettes / 8 Shrimp Fritters (8 x 15g; Lot #192723; Best before 28/07/2019) due to potential Listeria contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Tillman’s Qualitätsmetzgerei GmbH recalls Meine Metzgerei – Gemischtes Hackfleisch / My butchery – mixed minced meat (500g; expiration date Aldi Süd 27.07.19 and Aldi Nord 28.07.19) due to foreign matter (small, red plastic pieces) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): GAEC Froidevaux Cornuet (France) recalls various cheeses made from sheep’s milk due to Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Quorn Foods recalls Quorn Chilled Cocktail Sausages (180g; 27 July 2019, 28 July 2019 and 30 July 2019) due to foreign matter (small pieces of metal) contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Italy): Salumificio Bianco Angelo recalls Salumificio Bianco Angelo brand Salami (approx. 700g; Lot #28/05/2019) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Quorn Foods recalls Quorn Chilled Cocktail Sausages (180g; 27 July 2019, 28 July 2019 and 30 July 2019) due to foreign matter (small pieces of metal) contamination.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (Australia): Greens General Foods recalls Lowan Rice Flakes (500g; Best before 17/01/2020, 4/02/2020, 5/02/2020, 4/03/2020, 5/03/2020, 11/04/2020, 12/04/2020, 29/4/2020, 13/05/2020, 3/06/2020) and Lowan Rice Porridge (500g; Best before 17/01/2020, 18/01/2020, 5/03/2020, 6/03/2020, 12/04/2020, 6/05/2020, 14/05/2020, 3/06/2020, 4/06/2020) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert (Australia): Balfours Pty Ltd recalls Balfours Banger Chilli Cheese Kransky (150g; Batch codes TR9171 and TR9178) due to undeclared sesame.

Allergy Alert (Australia): Bulla Dairy Foods recalls Bulla Ready to Decorate Ice Cream Cake Base (1.5L; Best before 24/03/2021) due to undeclared soy.