Recalls and Alerts: May 12-13, 2022

Chapter 6. Birth of a Pathogen

United States

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION: The CDC has closed its investigation into an outbreak of four cases of Cronobacter sakazakii infections in infants. All four infants were hospitalized, and two of them died. The FDA investigation into the incident, which is linked to consumption of powdered infant formulas manufactured by Abbott Nutrition in Sturgis, Michigan, is on-going.

Allergy Alert: HP Hood LLC recalls Planet Oat Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert ( 1 pt – 473 ml; Best before 12/17/22; UPC 44100709869) and Planet Oat Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert (1 pt – 473 ml; Best before 12/17/22; UPC 44100709906) due to undeclared peanuts.

Allergy Alert: USDA/FSIS issues public health alert due to concerns that Weis Markets’ ready-to-eat (RTE) General Tso Chicken meals may contain milk. Please refer to the public health alert for a complete list of affected products. The products are no longer available for sale.

Food Safety Alert: New York State warns consumers not to consume unpasteurized raw milk from Thomas Miller DBA Miller Dairy Farm due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Canada

Food Safety Recall: Au Quai (Drummondville, QC) recalls HARENG FUMÉ À L’HUILE / Smoked herring in oil (Sold up to 10 May 2022) due to improper packaging that presents a food safety hazard.

Food Safety Recall: Gourmet Laurier inc. (Montréal, QC) recalls multiple cheeses made with raw milk due to the absence of a “raw milk” warning on the labels.

Food Safety Recall: Petits pots et gourmandises (Le Locker Distillerie inc., Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, QC) recalls three products packed in glass jars (750 ml; Sold up to 12 May 2022) due to improper packaging that presents a food safety hazard.

Europe

OUTBREAK INVESTIGATION UPDATE (Belgium): AFSCA reports 62 cases of Salmonella infections linked to consumption of Kinder chocolate products manufactured by Ferrero in Arlon, Belgium. These cases are part of a multinational outbreak.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): AFSCA recalls Chongqing brand Instant Noodle – Hot & Sour Flavour (110g; All lot codes and Best before dates) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Belgium): AFSCA recalls ALL4TRADE – ZINE brand Bulgur grof bruin / Coarse brown bulgur (800g; Best before 10/2022) due to undeclared wheat.

Allergy Alert (Ireland): FSAI warns consumers of undeclared wheat in ALL4TRADE – ZINE brand Coarse brown bulgur (800g; Best before 10/2022)

Allergy Alert (Luxembourg): Food Safety Authority recalls Chongqing brand Instant Noodle – Hot & Sour Flavour (110g; All lot codes and Best before dates) due to undeclared milk.

Allergy Alert (Spain): AESAN recalls ALL4TRADE – ZINE brand Bulgur grof bruin / Coarse brown bulgur (800g; Best before 10/2022) due to undeclared wheat.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Belki NV recalls Carrefour (Belki) brand burger de poulet Halal et burger de poulet nature / Halal chicken burger and plain chicken burger (250g; Lots 220505012 & 220502020; Use by 15/5/2022 & 13/5/2022, respectively) due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Belgium): Carrefour recalls Carrefour brand Fromage d’Abbaye / cheese (230g; All Best before dates between 12/05/2022 and 14/05/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France):  L’Aquarium recalls Huitres No. 2 / Oysters (Lot 050522H) due to E. coli contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): J.C.David recalls J.C.David brand Filets de hareng doux fumé / Smoked sweet herring fillets (200g; Lot 119; Use by 03/06/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): J.C.David recalls La Cuisine du Poissonnier brand Filets de hareng doux fumé / Smoked sweet herring fillets (200g; Lot 119; Use by 03/06/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): LIDL recalls Baguette Céréales Rustique (250g; All lot codes) due to foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (France): SCAMARK E.LECLERC recalls NOS REGIONS ONT DU TALENT brand FILETS DE HARENG DOUX DU NORD / Smoked sweet herring fillets (200g; Lot 119; Use by 03/06/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): CASINO recalls Franprix brand Duo de billes de chèvre Paprika coeur à la tomate et Graines de pavot coeur à la tapenade / Goat cheese ball stuffed with paprika and tomato and goat cheese ball stuffed with poppy seed tapinade (2-pack / 65g; Lots S22-104 & S22-115; Use by 19/05/2022 & 30/05/2022, respectively) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): VIABAT recalls VIABAT brand Salade de Pieds de Bovins Emincés / Sliced beef-food salad (Lot 117; Use by dates between 07/06/2022 and 17/06/2022) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GERMLINE recalls GERMLINE brand Déli’mix sprouts (50g; Lot 220509; Use by 21/05/2022) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): E.LECLERC recalls PECHE OCEAN brand MIETTES DE SURIMI – SAVEUR CRABE / Crab-flavour surimi crumbs (180g; Use by 20/06/2022; Hour stamp between 15:00 and 17:00) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): E.LECLERC recalls LES CROISES brand DUO DE BILLES CHÈVRE TOMATE/PAPRIKA – TAPENADE/PAVOT / Pair of stuffed goat cheese balls – Tomato/paprika and Poppy seed/tapenade (65g; Use by 18/05/2022, 30/05/2022, 06/06/2022 & 07/06/2022) due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): BESNI FOOD recalls Kerem mini figues séchées / Mini dried figs (250g; Lot 21003123 & 22000191; Use by 29/11/2022 & 31/01/2023, respectively) due to aflatoxin contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Fleisch- und Wurstwaren Schmalkalden GmbH recalls Wilhelm Brandenburg, Paprikapastete mit Joghurt / Paprika pie with yoghurt (100g; Lot 260422; Best before 17.05.2022) due to foreign matter contamination (metal).

Food Safety Recall (Germany): Villani S.p.A. recalls Salame Cacciatore italiano DOP / Italian salami (150g; Lot 240222; Best before 15.07.2022) due to possible Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Ireland): Marks & Spencer recalls certain products containing chicken due to possible Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (UK): Cranswick Country Foods recalls multiple cooked chicken products due to potential Salmonella contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Australia and New Zealand

Allergy Alert (New Zealand): Golden Coin Ltd recalls The Grid brand Shanghai Style Pan-fried Buns (all batches and dates) due to undeclared soy.


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