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Belgium – Minced Meat Bun and Minced Meat Sandwich from The Bread Office – Salmonella

AFSCA

Recall of Conway
Product: Minced Meat Bun and Minced Meat Sandwich from The Bread Office.
Problem: possible presence of Salmonella.

In agreement with the AFSCA, Conway is withdrawing the “Minced Meat Roll” and “Minced Meat Sandwich” products from The Bread Office from sale and is recalling them to consumers following the possible presence of Salmonella.
Conway asks its customers not to consume these products and to return them to the point of sale where they were purchased, where they will be reimbursed.

Product description

– Product name: TBO Minced meat sandwich
– Brand: The Bread Office
– Use by date (DLC): from 10/15/2021 to 10/20/2021
– Sale period: from 05 / 10/2021
– Packaging: transparent bag
– Weight: 122 g

– Product name: Minced meat bun
– Brand: The Bread Office
– Best before date (DLC): from 10/15/2021 to 10/24/2021
– Sale period: from 10/05 / 2021
– Packaging: black plastic box
– Weight: 156 g

The products were distributed through various points of sale.

Any customer wishing to obtain additional information can contact our quality department by e-mail at the following address: quality.quality@conway.be .

France – 100% CORA curly heart – Listeria monocytogenes

Gov france

Identifying information for the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product sub-category Fruits and vegetables
  • Product brand name cora
  • Names of models or references100% curly heart in 200g sachet
  • Product identification
    GTIN Lot Dated
    3257983878882 37512 631 021 Use-by date 10/14/2021
  • Packaging200 g
  • Start date / End of marketing From 04/10/2021 to 14/10/2021
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Further information sachet of 200 g
  • Geographical sales area Whole France
  • Distributors cora / Match Supermarkets / Migros / Houra

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Listeria
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Listeria monocytogenes (causative agent of listeriosis)

RASFF Alerts – Listeria monocytogenes – Belgian Pancakes – Chilled Salted Mackerel – Smoked Salmon- Sliced Garlic Sausage – Egg Mayo Sandwich

RASFF

Listeria in Belgian pancakes in Luxembourg and Austria

RASFF

Listeria monocytogenes in chilled salted mackerel fillet from Latvia in Lithuania

RASFF

Listeria monocytogenes in salmone affumicato/L monocytogenes in smoked salmon from Serbia in Italy

RASFF

Listeria monocytogenes in chilled sliced garlic sausage from France in the UK

RASFF

Listeria Monocytogenes in egg mayo sandwich from Ireland in the EU

Canada – Whole raw onions (red, yellow, and white) exported by Prosource Produce LLC, produce of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico recalled due to Salmonella

CFIA

Recall details

Ottawa, October 21, 2021 – Industry is recalling whole raw onions (red, yellow, and white) exported by Prosource Produce LLC of Hailey, Idaho, produce of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below or foods containing these raw onions. Retailers, distributors, manufacturers, and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals, and nursing homes should not serve, use, or sell the recalled products described below.

The following products have been sold in Ontario and Quebec and may have been distributed in other provinces and territories.

These products may also have been sold in bulk or in smaller packages with or without a label and may not bear the same brand or product names as described below. The CFIA will continue its investigation into other possible importers and additional recalls may follow.

Recalled product

Brand Product Size UPC Codes Additional information
  • Big Bull
  • Peak Fresh Produce
  • Sierra Madre Produce
  • Markon First Crop
  • Markon Essentials
  • RioBlue
  • ProSource
  • Rio Valley
  • Imperial Fresh
  • Red onions
  • Yellow onions
  • White onions
  • Mesh sacks:
    • 50 lb
    • 25 lb
    • 10 lb
    • 5 lb
    • 3 lb
    • 2 lb
  • Cartons:
    • 50 lb
    • 40 lb
    • 25 lb
    • 10 lb
    • 5 lb
Variable All products imported between July 1, 2021 and August 31, 2021. Produce of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico

What you should do

If you think you became sick from consuming a recalled product, call your doctor.

Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home or establishment. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the location where they were purchased. If you are unsure of the identity of the onions in your possession, check with your place of purchase.

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems may contract serious and sometimes deadly infections. Healthy people may experience short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

Background

This recall was triggered by a recall in another country. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is conducting a food safety investigation, which may lead to the recall of other products. If other high-risk products are recalled, the CFIA will notify the public through updated Food Recall Warnings.

The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing the recalled products from the marketplace.

Illnesses

There have been no reported illnesses in Canada associated with the consumption of these products.

Public enquiries and media

Public enquiries
Toll-free: 1-800-442-2342 (Canada and U.S.)
Telephone: 1-613-773-2342 (local or international)
Email: information@inspection.gc.ca
Media relations
Telephone: 613-773-6600
Email: cfia.media.acia@inspection.gc.ca

USA – More sick in hepatitis A outbreak traced to restaurants; one required liver transplant

Food Safety News

The patient count in a hepatitis A outbreak linked to Virginia restaurants continues to grow, with 44 people now confirmed as infected. One of the patients has required a liver transplant and one has died.

The cousin of the transplant patient reports the operation took place this past weekend. The outbreak patient’s husband and daughter were also infected, according to the cousin.

Luxembourg – ROAST SHOULDER OF MARINATED DEER 500G – Salmonella

SAP

Aldi stores are recalling the following product due to the presence of salmonella.

name product Roast shoulder of marinated deer 500G
Mark WILD VERMEERSCH BV
Unity 500 g
Bar code 2007030022628
Expiration date 24/10/2021; 10/26/2021
Batch number 21281

Click to access Affiche-ALDI.pdf

Israel – Tahini Salad – Listeria monocytogenes

Aleutmani Salads recalls Tahini Salad (Use by 17.11.2021) due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Click to access RCL_18102021.pdf

USA – Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella Oranienburg: Whole, Fresh Onions (September 2021)

FDA

FDA and CDC are investigating illnesses linked to whole, fresh onions. Do not eat, sell, or serve certain onions from ProSource Inc.

The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg infections linked to whole, fresh onions. FDA’s traceback investigation is ongoing but has identified ProSource Inc. (also known as ProSource Produce, LLC) of Hailey, Idaho as a source of potentially contaminated whole, fresh onions imported from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico.

ProSource Inc. has agreed to voluntarily recall red, yellow, and white onions imported from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico, with import dates from July 1, 2021 through August 27, 2021. Descriptors of these onion types include, but are not limited to, jumbo, colossal, medium, and sweet onions.

Illness subclusters investigated in this outbreak are currently associated with restaurants and food service locations. The investigation is ongoing to determine the source of contamination and if additional products or firms are linked to illness. The FDA is working to determine if these onions were available to consumers through grocery stores. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Recommendation

Advice for restaurants, retailers and consumers: Restaurants, retailers and consumers should not eat, sell, or serve red, yellow, and white onions supplied by ProSource Inc. that were imported from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico from July 1, 2021 through August 27, 2021, or products containing such onions. Consumers should ask if the onions being served or sold were supplied by ProSource Inc. and imported from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico. If you still cannot determine if your onions were supplied by ProSource Inc and imported from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico, do not sell, serve, or eat them, and throw them out.

Potentially affected red, yellow, and white onions from ProSource Inc. were imported between July 1, 2021 through August 27, 2021. Onions can last up to three months if stored in a cool, dry place. Restaurants, retailers, and consumers who suspect having purchased such onions may still have them in storage and should not eat, sell, or serve them, and should throw them out.

FDA recommends that anyone who received or suspects having received such onions imported by ProSource Inc. between July 1, 2021 through August 27, 2021 to use extra vigilance in cleaning and sanitizing any surfaces and containers that may have come in contact with these products to reduce the risk of cross-contamination. This includes cleaning and sanitizing cutting boards, slicers, countertops, refrigerators, and storage bins.

Consumers who have symptoms of Salmonella infection should contact their health care provider. Most people with salmonellosis develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. More severe cases of salmonellosis may include a high fever, aches, headaches, lethargy, a rash, blood in the urine or stool, and in some cases may become fatal.

Suppliers and Distributors: Suppliers, distributors, and others in the supply chain should not use, ship, or sell red, yellow, and white onions from ProSource Inc. that were imported from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico or food products containing such onions. Suppliers and distributors that re-package raw onions should use extra vigilance in cleaning any surfaces and storage areas that may have come into contact with such onions from ProSource Inc. If there has been potential cross contamination or mixing of onions from other sources with such onions from ProSource Inc., suppliers and distributors should discard all comingled and potentially cross-contaminated product.

Investigation Background

October 20, 2021

The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, is investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg infections linked to whole, fresh onions. FDA’s traceback investigation is ongoing but has identified ProSource Inc. (also known as ProSource Produce, LLC) of Hailey, Idaho as a source of potentially contaminated whole, fresh onions imported from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico.

Epidemiological data collected by investigators from the CDC and state and local partners identified 20 illness clusters at restaurants where onions were served. Information from these clusters shows that many ill people ate raw onions. Investigators worked to identify a common food item eaten by all of the sick people in an effort to identify the source of the outbreak.

State officials collected food items from some of the restaurants where sick people ate. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Oranienburg was found in a sample taken from a takeout condiment cup containing cilantro and lime. The sick person reported that the condiment container also contained onions, but none were left in the cup when it was tested. Because multiple food items were present in the container and in the sample that was tested, it is not possible to know which food item was contaminated.

FDA’s traceback investigation identified ProSource Inc. as a common supplier for many of the restaurants that sick people reported eating at, including the restaurant where the sample from the condiment cup containing cilantro, lime, and previously onions, was collected.

The FDA continues to conduct its traceback investigation to determine if additional products or suppliers have been affected. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Recall Information

ProSource Inc. has agreed to voluntarily recall red, yellow, and white onions imported from the State of Chihuahua, MX, with import dates from July 1, 2021 through August 27, 2021. Descriptions of these onion types include, but are not limited to, jumbo, colossal, medium, and sweet onions. Additional recall information will be made public as soon as it is available from ProSource Inc.


Case Count Map Provided by CDC

Outbreak Salmonella Onions Case Count Map Oct 20 2021

Case Counts

Total Illnesses: 652
Hospitalizations: 129
Deaths: 0
Last Illness Onset: September 30, 2021
States with Cases: AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV
Product Distribution: Nationwide

France – Raw Milk Goat Cheese – Listeria monocytogenes

Gov france

Identifying information for the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product sub-category Milk and dairy products
  • Product brand name fromagerie du thouet
  • Names of models or references lot 07/10/21
  • Product identification
    GTIN Lot Dated
    3770018689289 07/10/21 Date of minimum durability 12/05/2021
  • Products List The_name_of_fromages.pdf Enclosed
  • Packaging wooden case
  • Start date / End of marketing From 10/12/2021 to 10/15/2021
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark FR 79 025 002
  • Further information goat cheese
  • Geographical sales area Whole France
  • Distributors Buisson 94 rungis Min, Chastel 94 800 Villejuif, Sté CNF 33520 Bruges, FDL zi perisse 09160 Lorp sentaraille Les Marchés (place des halles 85000 fontenay le comte) the market for gatine flavors 79200 Pompaire
  • List of points of sale Point_de_ventes.pdf

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Listeria
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Listeria monocytogenes (causative agent of listeriosis)

France – Demoiselles sea shell – Listeria monocytogenes

Gov france

Identifying information for the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product sub-category Fishery and aquaculture products
  • Product brand name Unbranded
  • Names of models or references Demoiselles sea shell – reference 200 g
  • Product identification
    GTIN Lot Dated
    3399130019134 21271 Use-by date 09/10/2021
  • Packaging200 g tray
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark FR 60 139 011 CE
  • Geographical sales area Whole France
  • Distributors MONOPRIX and GALEC

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Listeria presence at the end of DLC – DLC expired on 10/09/2021
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Listeria monocytogenes (causative agent of listeriosis)