August 23-24, 2022 – eFoodAlert
Here’s today’s list of food safety recalls, product recalls, allergy alerts, and various compliance issues. Live links will take you directly to official recall notices and company press releases that contain detailed information for each recall and alert.
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OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: The FDA undertook an on-site inspection of a possible source of an epidemic in four states E.coli O157:H7 diseases that have affected 37 people as of August 19, 2022, according to the CDC, and may be linked to the consumption of sandwiches with romaine lettuce at Wendy’s restaurants in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The source of the outbreak has yet to be confirmed.
Public Health Alert: FSIS issues a public health alert for LOST CHICKEN BREAST FILLET WITHOUT GLUTEN (42 oz; Lot #2193; Best if used by 07 12 23) due to foreign material contamination (small pieces of clear plastic and blue dye). The product is no longer available for purchase.
Allergy Alert: FSIS problems a public health alert for poultry and meat products containing corn starch regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which was recalled due to undeclared milk. Please see the FSIS advisory for a complete list of affected products.
Allergy Alert: South Georgia Pecan Co. remember Great Value Chopped Nuts (4 oz pouches; lot #29329; best if used by April 29, 2023; UPC 78742201344) due to undeclared pecans.
Food safety reminder: Rushdi Food Industries (Israel) recalls Mighty Organic Sesame Tahini (10.9 oz squeeze; expiration date 3/28/23; UPC 858313006208) due to a possible Salmonella contamination. This recall was initiated when the company received notification from the FDA and the West Virginia Department of Health regarding the potential presence of Salmonella in this specific batch.
EPIDEMIC ALERT (SPAIN): Two cases of staphylococcal enterotoxin poisoning have been reported by the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country. The cases have been linked to Farmer brand mushrooms fried in olive oil (180g; batch code/date 02/02/2021; use by 02/02/2026).
Allergy Alert (Denmark): Kellogg remember Kellogg’s Classic Crunchy Musli (450g; Best before 07.02.2023) due to undeclared nuts and milk.
Allergy Alert (France): LE PIVERT remember Le Moulin du Pivert brand Twibio Chocolate (150g / 6 pieces; Lot #22073237; Best before 03/11/2023) due to undeclared milk.
Allergy Alert (UK): Westmorland Farmshop with The Cocoabean Co remember various chocolate bar products due to undeclared peanuts. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.
Food safety recall (Belgium): ARDO NV remember ARDO brand FRUITBERRY MIX (1 kg; Lots 58622130 & 58622131; To be used before 11/2024) and ARDO brand FRUITBERRY MIX (2.5 kg; Lot 58622131; Use by 05/2024) due to hepatitis A virus contamination.
Food safety recall (Belgium): Vajra remember Vajra Brand Rye Flour “Demeter” / Rye Flour (500g, 5kg & 25kg; Lots 1121/250322, 0921/180322 & A/215928/180322, respectively; expiry date 11/22/2022) due to high levels of ochratoxin.
Food safety recall (France): JECA remember JECA brand beef snout salad (1 kg; Lot #220815; Use by 05/09/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food safety recall (France): SCAMARK E.LECLERC remember OUR REGIONS HAVE TALENT brand FILLETS DE HERRING DOUX DU NORD / Sweet herring fillets from the North (200g; Lot #203; Use by 08/26/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food safety recall (France): CRUSTA C remember Thawed raw prawns in polystyrene box under ice 60/80 gauge / Raw prawns previously frozen, size 60/80, in polystyrene box under ice (box of 2 kg; Lots 2222280043, 2222290472, 2222300361, 2222300731, 2222310957, 2222340010, 2222341169, 2222350807; DLC between 08/24/2022 and 2028/20) Vibrio vulnificus contamination.
Food safety recall (France): ENSEMBLE SUPER-U remember portion of St Nectaire with raw milk PDO in variable weights (variable weights; Lot D21670018; Use until 08/17/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Food safety recall (Germany): FORELLENZUCHT BADEN-BADEN GmbH remember Forellenfilet geräuchert / Smoked trout fillet (To be used before 22.08.22) due to Listeria contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Swift Fine Foods remember Fit Foods Breakfast Club Porridge with Summer Berry Mix (240g; Use by 8/26/22 and 8/29/22; Product of Ireland) due to hepatitis A virus contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Ardo remember Ardo Frozen Fruit Mix (2500g; Lot 58622131; Best before 31.05.24; Product of Belgium) due to contamination by the Hepatitis A virus.
Food safety reminder (Luxembourg): Food Safety Authority remember Brand Ardo Frozen red berry mix (1 kg; Lot 58622131; To be consumed preferably before 11/11/2024) due to contamination by the Hepatitis A virus.
Food safety recall (Luxembourg): Auchan remember Paella (sold in bulk from 08/17/2022 to 08/24/2022 inclusive) and Thawed raw prawns / Previously frozen raw prawns (sold in batches from 08/16/2022 to 08/24/2022 inclusive) due to Vibrio vulnificus contamination.
Food Safety Recall (Norway): Orkla Foods Norge remember Big One BBQ Chicken Pizza (Best before 10.04.2023) and Grandiosa Tynn Bunn Kylling & Pesto / Thin Crust Chicken & Pesto Pizza (Best to be consumed before 02.05.2023) due to possible contamination by foreign bodies (metal shavings).
Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands
Allergy Alert (Israel): Ashval Functional Food Company remember Sharle pita gluten free (500g / 5 pieces; Best before 12.1.23, 10.3.23, 16.3.23, 17.3.23) due to undeclared soybean oil.
Food Safety Recall (Hong Kong): Linberg’s Limited remember HiPP Organic Sweet Apple Juice (200 ml; Best before October 31, 2023; Product of Hungary) due to contamination by foreign bodies (small magnetic particles).