Recalls and Alerts: September 19–20, 2023

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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From Factory To Food Bowl
PET FOOD IS A RISKY BUSINESS

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“A complete and compelling account of the hidden and not-so-hidden ways the food we give our beloved pets can be contaminated.” – JoNel Aleccia, Health Reporter, Food & Nutrition, The Associated Press.





United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE: FDA reports an increase in confirmed outbreak cases of Salmonella Newport illnesses from 8 to 10. Investigation into the source of the illnesses is ongoing.

Allergy Alert: David’s Cookies recalls Marketside Chocolate Chip Explosion Cake” (7-oz pkg; Lot BS23212) due to undeclared peanuts.

Food Safety Alert (New York State): New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets warns consumers that unpasteurized raw milk from Sunset View Creamer LLC may be contaminated with Campylobacter jejuni and should not be consumed. The producer is now prohibited from selling raw milk until subsequent sampling indicates that the product is free of the pathogen.

Food Safety Recall (Georgia): Rock House Creamery recalls Rock House Creamery whole milk (Best buy dates 9/10/2023, 9/17/2023, 9/20/2023, 9/24/2023, and 10/01/2023) and Rock House Creamery buttermilk (Best buy date 10/02/2023) due to incomplete pasteurization records. The problem was discovered during a routine inspection conducted by the Georgia Department of Agriculture.

Food Safety Recall: Kraft Heinz recalls Kraft Singles American Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product, individually wrapped (multiple package formats and Best when used by dates) due to defective packaging, making it possible that a thin strip of the individual film may remain on the slice after the wrapper has been removed.

Food Safety Recall: Safeway Fresh Foods recalls processed Butternut squash (Date code 09/19/2023; Product of USA) due to E. coli O45 contamination.

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Canada

Allergy Alert: Marché D&T (Montréal, QC) recalls four prepared dishes due to undeclared wheat (gluten) and sesame. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy/Food Safety Alert: Station PV1 (Montréal, QC) recalls Epis Lakay (Units sold up to 19 September 2023) due to undeclared allergens and absence of mandatory storage temperature instruction.

Food Safety Recall: Industry recalls various brands of caffeinated energy drinks due to caffeine levels and labeling issues. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: James Produce recalls Super brand Enoki Mushroom (200g; No batch code; UPC 4 892742 010357) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Alert—Infant Formula: CFIA is warning the public not to consume LittleOak brand Infant Formula made with Natural Goat Milk and LittleOak brand Follow-on Formula made with Natural Goat Milk. The company has not submitted the required pre-market submission, these products have not been evaluated to determine whether they meet Canadian food safety and nutritional standards and regulations. In addition, these products do not meet Canadian labelling and/or composition requirements. 

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Europe

Food Safety Recall (France): LES ELEVEURS DE LA CHARENTONNE recalls LES ELEVEURS DE LA CHARENTONNE brand GALANTINE DE VOLAILLE FORESTIÈRE / Poultry galatine (5 slices/pkg; Lot 23247; Use by 19/09/2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LES ELEVEURS DE LA CHARENTONNE recalls LES ELEVEURS DE LA CHARENTONNE recalls GALANTINE DE VOLAILLE FORESTIÈRE brand Pâté de foie / Liver pâté (250gg; Lot 23248; Use by 24/09/2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ETABLISSEMENTS ROCHEBILLARD ET BLEIN recalls PEGUET brand CHIFFONNADE DE COPPA (100g pack of 12 pieces; Sold from 29/08/2023 through 16/09/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SODICHAR hypermarché recalls élaboré dans nos laboratoire brand milanaise de veau / Veal Milanaise (Use by dates between 09/09/2023 and 14/09/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): COOPERATIVE U ENSEIGNE recalls U brand QUENELLE NATURE (240g pack of 6 pieces; Lot L32560S; Use by 05/10/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ZYRAX recalls Lauburu brand Brebis au cumin / Cumin-flavored sheep cheese (Lot 201 1357; Best before dates between 19/12/2023 and 12/01/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Edmund Merl Feinkost GmbH & Co. KG recalls multiple products due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION (Australia): Queensland Health has identified M & J Chickens’ easy serve breast fillet shredded chicken (2 kg; Batch code A5497; Marked as chilled by 16/10/2023) as the probable cause of Listeria cases across Queensland (5), New South Wales (3) and Victoria (1).


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Recalls and Alerts: September 16–18, 2023

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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TOXIC

From Factory To Food Bowl
PET FOOD IS A RISKY BUSINESS

Available from all major on-line retailers, including:

Enjoy the slideshow as you listen to a sample of TOXIC, narrated by the author.

“A complete and compelling account of the hidden and not-so-hidden ways the food we give our beloved pets can be contaminated.” – JoNel Aleccia, Health Reporter, Food & Nutrition, The Associated Press.





United States

Public Health Alert: FSIS issues public health alert for SPAM Classic canned meat (12-oz cans; Lot code A08173; Best by AUG 2026) due to underprocessing. A recall was not requested because it is believed that the product is no longer available for consumers to purchase.

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Canada

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Calgary, Alberta): Albert Health Services reports a total of 348 lab-confirmed cases of E. coli O157 connected to the Calgary-area daycare centre outbreak, including 27 lab-confirmed secondary cases. Nine patients remain hospitalized, all suffering from haemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Three of the hospitalized patients remain on dialysis. A total of 642 children have been cleared to return to a daycare facility. Due to the secondary cases, seven daycare facilities are under closure and partial closure orders issued September 15 and 16.

Food Safety Recall: Goldenway International Trade Co. Ltd. recalls Golden Mushroom brand Enoki Mushroom (200g; Batch code CE 04 7D; UPC 8 809201 000039) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

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Europe

Allergy Alert (France): AZ DISTRIBUTION recalls PALIRIA brand FEUILLES DE VIGNE / Grape leaves (400g; Lot L 132 22 US6 3700/01289; Best before 11/11/2023) due to presence of sulphur dioxide above permitted levels.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): Bombaymix Sweet and Spicy Ethnic Snacks (200g; Batch E/1-25-09; Best before 20/03/24; Product of Bangladesh) contains undeclared peanut and sesame seeds. This may make the product unsafe for consumers who are allergic to these ingredients.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Boboli recalls Mediterraneo brand Duo Focaccia, Basil & Tomato (2 x 165g; Lot 3250; Use by  07/10/2023 & 09/10/2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): CARREFOUR recalls Carrefour The Market brand Duo focaccia basilique tomate / Basil and tomato focaccia (2 x 165g; Lot 3250; Use by  07/10/2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Delhaize recalls Delhaize brand FOCACCIA BASILIC / Basil focaccia (330g; Lot 3250; Use by  03/10/2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Colruyt Meilleurs Prix et Okay recalls Boni Selection brand Focaccia tomate basilic / Tomato and basil focaccia (2 x 165g; Lot 3250; Use by 07/10/2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Retail Partners Colruyt Group recalls Mediterraneo brand Duo Focaccia, Basil & Tomato (2 x 165g; Lot 3250; Use by 07-10-2023, 09-10-2023 & 12-10-2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Pit & Pit recalls Pit & Pit brand Noix du Brésil bio / Organic Brazil nuts (300g, 900, 2.5 kg; Lots UT17GQ2J, UT17GQ2K & UT17GQ2L, respectively; Best before 27/03/2025) due to elevated aflatoxin.

Food Safety Recall (France): PRO.SAIN PROSAIN recalls PROSAIN brand CURRY JAUNE AUX AUBERGINES ET LAIT DE COCO / Yellow curry with eggplant and coconut milk (650g; Lot F308; Best before 04/11/2025) due to possible foreign matter contamination (glass splinters).

Food Safety Recall (France): MARAICHERS recalls Salade Batavia (300g; Lot M23248; Use by 11/09/2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): EARL LA FERME DE VALATS recalls la Ferme de Valats brand saucisse sèche / Dry sausage (Lot 23/08/23) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Boboli Benelux BV recalls Boboli Mediterraneo brand Focaccia Basilikum & Tomate / Basil and tomato focaccia (2 x 165g; Best before 03.10.2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Colruyt recalls Boni Selection brand Focaccia Tomate Basilic / Basil & Tomato focaccia (2 x 165 g; Lot 3250; Use by 07/10/2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): DELHAIZE recalls DELHAIZE FOCCACIA BASILICUM / Basil focaccia (330g; Lot 3250; Use by 03/10/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): Boboli recalls Boboli Mediterraneo brand Focaccia Basilicum Tomaat / Basil & tomato focaccia (2 x 165g; Use by 3 October 2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Norway): Nordfjord Kjøtt AS recalls Jjøttdeigsnabb / Meat chub (Expiry date 13.06.24) due to possible shiga toxin-producing E. coli contamination.

Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands

Allergy Alert (Israel): Manamim Food Industries Ltd. recalls Waffle rolls filled with nut flavored cream (100g; Expiry date 03/15/24) due to undeclared milk.


TAINTED formats 3
“Reads like a true crime novel” – Food Safety News

Interested in learning more about food safety and the history of foodborne disease outbreaks and investigations?

Click on the link to listen to a short excerpt, then follow the buy links to add a digital, print or audio copy to your personal library.

Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

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Recalls and Alerts: September 14–15, 2023

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.

If you would like to receive automatic email alerts for all new articles posted on eFoodAlert, please submit your request using the sidebar link.


TOXIC

From Factory To Food Bowl
PET FOOD IS A RISKY BUSINESS

Available from all major on-line retailers, including:

Enjoy the slideshow as you listen to a sample of TOXIC, narrated by the author.

“A complete and compelling account of the hidden and not-so-hidden ways the food we give our beloved pets can be contaminated.” – JoNel Aleccia, Health Reporter, Food & Nutrition, The Associated Press.





United States

Public Health Alert: FDA alerts parents and caregivers to concerns about LittleOak infant formulas, which are being sold illegally in the USA without the required premarket notification. Please refer to the Alert notice for complete details.

Allergy Alert: Knickerbocker 365, Inc. recalls Homestyle Hamburger Buns (16-oz pkg; Lot codes I31C, J01C, J02C, J06C, J07C, J08C, J09C and J11C) due to undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall: American Foods Group, LLC recalls approximately 58,281 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O103. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

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Canada

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Calgary daycare outbreak): The number of confirmed cases of E. coli O157 has risen to 337. Ten of the victims are sufferening from hemolytic uremic syndrome and three are on dialysis.

Public Health Notice: Three of the fifteen victims of botulism being investigated by French public health authorities are Canadian residents. Travellers to France who consumed a meal at Tchin Tchin Wine Bar restaurant in Bordeaux between September 4 and 10, 2023 should self-monitor for symptoms, and seek immediate medical care if they develop symptoms.

Allergy Alert: Susie sans gluten (Laval, QC) recalls BISCUIT À L’AVOINE / Oatmeal cookies (192g; Sold up to 14 September 2023) due to undeclared gluten.

Allergy Alert: La bouche qui rie recalls multiple sausages and butcher shop products due to undeclared allergens. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Allergy Alert: Probouchées probites recalls multiple Probite brand protein snacks due to undeclared allergens. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Springwater Meats recalls Springwater Packers brand Mild Pepperonistix (ca. 454g; Packed on 21.06.23) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Les aliments Wah Hoa (Montréal, QC) recalls various tofu and soy products that were prepared or packaged under unsanitary conditons and may be unsafe to consume.

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Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (France): Santé publique France reports that 15 people have now been stricken with botulism in an outbreak traced to artisanal sardines prepared and served in a restaurant in Bordeaux. Ten people remain hospitalized and there has been one death.

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Norway): Folkehelseinstituttet (Public Health Institute) reports that an outbreak of shiga toxin-producing E. coli infections appears to be linked to consumption of hamburger and minced meats. The number of affected individuals has grown to seventeen.

Allergy Alert (Spain): DULCESOL brand Cocoa filled cane (3 units/141g bag; Batch codes  04G, 11G, 21G, 01H, 12H, 25H, 31H) contain undeclared milk.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Spakenburg Paling B.V. recalls forel.nl filets de truite fumée / Smoked trout filets (125g; Lots  L23234, L23240, & L23248; Use by  07/09/2023, 14/09/2023, 21/09/2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): AFSCA recalls forel.nl filets de truite fumée / Smoked trout filets (Lots L23233, L23234, L23235, L23236, L23240, L23241, L23242, L23243, L23244, L23247, L23248, L23249, L232450, L23251 (125g) and Lots L23233, L23234, L23240, L23242, L23248, L23249 (500g); Use by dates from  08/09/2023 to 05/10/2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Cru recalls Salade de truite fumée / Smoked trout salad (150g; Use by dates from 15/9/2023 to 17/9/2023, inclusive) and Plateau de poisson fumé / Smoked fish platter (2p; Use by dates from 1/9/2023 to 22/9/2023, inclusive) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Frapa-Geitenkazen recalls Frapa-Geitenkazen brand Spekkaasje / Goat cheese coated in lard (2 x 65g; Lots 22734, 22735, 2734,2735; Best before 15-11-2023) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Geia Food A/S recalls Seafood Selection brand varmrøget ørredfilet / Hot-smoked trout filets (100g; All best before dates from 08.09.2023 to 05.10.2023, inclusive) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Denmark): Agustson A/S recalls Agustson brand varmrøget dansk ørredfilet / Danish hot-smoked trout filet (80g; Lots L23233, L23234, L23235, L23236, L23237, L23240, L23241, L23242, L23243, L23244, L23247, L23248, L23249, L23250, L23251; All use by dates up to and including 10.10.2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): KERBAR CENTRE E. LECLERC GOUESNOU recalls multiple varieties of PATISSERIE Centre E Leclerc de Gouesnou brand gateaux à base de crème patissière / Cake with pastry cream base (All use by dates between 06/09/2023 and 10/09/2023) due to possible Bacillus cereus contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ASS DEP AMIS PAREN ENFAN ADULT INADAP ATELIER CONSERVERIE – DOMAINE DE GUILHOT recalls Atelier Conserverie – Domaine de Guilhot brand Gesiers de canard confit mis sous vide / Vacuum-packed duck gizzard confit (Lot PUJOS 36; Use by 06/10/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): K+S FRANCE recalls CEREBOS brand sel gros / Coarse salt (5 kg bucket; Lot L73814464) due to foreign matter contamination (small pieces of wood, ~1-10 mm).

Food Safety Recall (France): ZYRAX recalls Lauburu brand CHEVRE SAVEUR BASQUE / Basque-style goat cheese (Lot 101 1255; Best before dates between 17/10/2023 and 11/01/2024) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ZYRAX recalls Lauburu brand VACHE ECHALOTE / Cow milk cheese (Lot 207 1363; Best before dates between 05/12/2023 and 11/01/2024) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ZYRAX recalls Lauburu brand BREBIS PIMENT / Sheep milk cheese with chili (Lot 1861343; Best before dates between 27/12/2023 and 02/01/2024) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CHARCUTERIE PIERRAT recalls CHARCUTERIE PIERRAT brand FILET MIGNON DE PORC SALE AU SEL SEC ET FUME – VPF / Salted and smoked pork filet mignon (Lot 344; Multiple Use by dates) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): HIRUAK BAIONADE recalls Baïonade brand Cèpes en morceaux / Porcini mushroom pieces, canned (Lot 22JR; Best before 31/12/2027) due to canning defect leading to unstable product.

Food Safety Recall (France): KING SEA FOOD ENTREPRISE IAA recalls TRUITE FUMEE FILET / Smoked trout filet (150g; Lot 23240; Use by dates between 29/09/2023 and 05/10/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): TESTEDIS E.LECLERC recalls JAMBON SUPERIEUR 3 NOIX AVEC COUENNE / Superior ham with rind (All Use by dates between 08/08/2023 and 13/09/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): DISTRILYS E. LECLERC recalls SOUBRESSADE DOUCE A CUIRE / Mild soubressade sausage, not ready-to-eat (Lot 230243; Use by 30/09/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Agustson a/s recalls Finest Seafood Geräucherte Regenbogen-Forellenfilets Natur / Smoked Rainbow Trout Fillets Natural and Finest Seafood Geräucherte Regenbogen-Forellenfilets Pfeffer / Smoked Rainbow Trout Fillets – Pepper (125g; Lots L23233, L23234, L23235, L23235, L23236, L23240, L23241, L23242, L23243, L23244, L23247, L23248, L23249, L23250, L23251; All best before dates up to and including 27.09.2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Globus Handelshof GmbH & Co. KG recalls Globus Regenbogen Forellenfilets Natur / Rainbow trout fillets, plain (125g; Best before 08.09.2023 – 05.10.2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Agustson A/S recalls Heißgeräucherte Forellenfilets ohne Haut Verkauf über die Bedientheke / Hot smoked skinless trout fillets, sold over the counter (All best before dates up to and including 05.10.2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Agustson a/s recalls Nautica Regenbogen Forellenfilets in den Sorten ‘Natur’ und ‘Pfeffer’ / Smoked trout fillets, plain and pepper varieties (125g; All best before dates up to and including 05.10.2023) and XXL Nautica Regenbogen Forellenfilets ‘Natur’ / Smoked trout fillets, plain (140g; (All best before dates up to and including 05.10.2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Netherlands): DekaMarkt recalls DekaVers Stokbrood tijger / Tiger baguettes (2 loaves; Expiry date 28-09-2023) due to mold contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Norway): Nordfjord Kjøtt AS recalls multiple brands and varieties of hamburger and minced meat in connection with an outbreak of shiga toxin-producing E. coli. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (Switzerland): Agustson A/S recalls multiple varieties of smoked trout products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Morrisons recalls Morrisons Spanish Chorizo Ring (200g; Best before 08 December 2023) due to Salmonella contamination.


TAINTED formats 3
“Reads like a true crime novel” – Food Safety News

Interested in learning more about food safety and the history of foodborne disease outbreaks and investigations?

Click on the link to listen to a short excerpt, then follow the buy links to add a digital, print or audio copy to your personal library.

Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

TAINTED is available in digital format from all major on-line retailers. Press the button to go directly to your preferred digital bookstore.

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