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October 21–23, 2023: Recalls and Alerts


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: Greenhead Lobster Products recalls all frozen and refrigerated cooked lobster meat products produced from May 9, 2023, through October 19, 2023, due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall: Utopia Foods Inc recalls Qilu Enterprise brand Enoki Mushrooms (200g packages; All lots) due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall: Capitology, LLC recalls Rica Sula TAJADITAS con CHICHARRON Platanos Con Chicharron (5.3-oz. foil pouch packages; Product of Honduras), because Honduras is not eligible to export pork products to the USA. The packages do not bear either an establishment number or a USDA mark of inspection.

Pet Food Safety Recall: TFP Nutrition recalls Retriever All Life Stages Mini Chunk Chicken Recipe Dry Dog Food (50-lb bags; Best by 10 2024 3277 TFP & 10 2024 3278 TFP) due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Canada

Allergy Alert: Hong Dao Business Development Ltd. recalls Yuxiang Aquatic brand Oyster Balls (200g; Batch code 2023/02/22; UPC 841899007424) due to undeclared egg, gluten and milk.

Europe

FOOD SAFETY ALERT (UK): The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) are advising pregnant women and those with a weakened immune system to thoroughly cook Enoki mushrooms before consuming them due to possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes and the risk of severe disease.

Allergy Alert (Netherlands): ALDI recalls Noten Bonenmix Wasabi / Wasabi nut and bean mix (150g; Best before ​01-08-2024​) due to undeclared cashew nuts.

Food Safety Recall (France): SOCIETE NOUVELLE SALAISONS VOSGIENNES recalls OZTAT brand CHIPOLATA DE VOLAILLE AU FROMAGE HALAL / Halal Poultry & cheese chipolata sausages (5 kg; Lot 41061223; Use by 02/11/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): GUERANDIS E.Leclerc recalls E.Leclerc Guérande brand Steak haché / Ground steak (Prepared to order at the butcher counter) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): ANTHALDIS E.LECLERC recalls Steak haché de boeuf / Ground beef steak (Use by dates between 17/10/2023 and 21/10/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SILVE INTERMARCHE recalls Moules de Hollande / Mussels from Holland (15 kg bag; Sold at the fish counter between 18/10/23 and 19/10/23) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SILVE INTERMARCHE recalls Producteurs & Commerçants brand Moules de Hollande / Mussels from Holland (2 kg; Lot 00620; Use by 24/10/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): COOPERATIVE U ENSEIGNE recalls LAIT UHT 1/2 ECREME BLEU BLANC CŒUR U / Part-skim UHT milk (1 L individual bottles and 6-packs; Lot 23 202 F 23 203 F 23 204 F 23 205 F 23 206 F 23 223 F 23 227 F 23 229 F 23 235 F 23 236 F 23 240 F 23 212 F 23 222 F 23 226 F) due to abnormal taste and odor, indicating a possible health hazard.

Food Safety Recall (France): CANDIA recalls Viva, Grandlait, Silhouette, Candia Maxi pack brands of whole, part-skim and skim milk (Multiple package sizes and lot codes; All Best before dates between 21/11/2023 and 17/05/2024) due to abnormal taste and odor, indicating a possible health hazard. Please refer to the recall notice for a complete list of affected products.

Food Safety Recall (France): LRK DIS E. Leclerc recalls Pavé de Saumon / Salmon steak (All Use by dates between 05/10/2023 and 08/10/2023) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SUPERMARCHES MATCH recalls DELTA MOSSEL brand MOULES DE HOLLANDE / Mussels from Holland (2 kg; Lot 00620; Use by 24/10/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): SUPERMARCHES MATCH recalls MOULES DE HOLLANDE VRAC / Bulk mussels from Holland (15 kg; Lot 00620; Use by 24/10/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (France): MARTIN IMPORT EXPORT recalls Delta MOSSEL brand MOULES DE HOLLANDE / Mussels from Holland (2 L, 3 L, 10 kg; Lot 00620; Use by 24/10/2023) due to Salmonella contamination.

Food Safety Recall (Luxembourg): Biogros recalls BIOG brand Bio biscuits épeautre au chocolat / Organic spelt chocolate biscuits (150g; Lot 904-0912; Best before 28/11/2023) due to possible foreign matter contamination (piece of plastic).


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