Category Archives: Listeria

France – Little fresh cow and cottage cheese – Listeria monocytogenes

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Milk and dairy products
  • Product brand name the cheese box
  • Model names or references P’tit cow fresh Faisselle va 500grs
  • Identification of products
    Lot Date
    11/01 au 14/01 Recommended best before date between 07/02/2023 and 11/02/2023
  • Packaging Naked cheese pot of cottage cheese 500grs
  • Marketing start/end date From 01/11/2023 to 01/15/2023
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark FR 14.479.005
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Departments: CALVADOS (14)
  • Distributors Earl the cheese box

Practical information regarding the recall

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

France – SMOKED SALMON PIZZA – Listeria monocytogenes

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Prepared meals and snacks
  • Product brand name Center E.Leclerc Blois
  • Model names or references SMOKED SALMON PIZZA
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Lot Date
    0201788000000 LOTS : 010 + 011 + 012 Use-by date between 01/14/2023 and 01/16/2023
  • Marketing start/end date From 10/01/2023 to 16/01/2023
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark presence of Listeria monocytogenes in salmon
  • Further information The pizzas were sold in self-service at the rotisserie in our store
  • Geographic area of ​​sale BLOIS and its surroundings
  • Distributors E.Leclerc Blois

Practical information regarding the recall

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

France – SMOKED SALMON FARMED IN NORWAY ASC – 8 SLICES – 300G – Listeria monocytogenes

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Fishery and aquaculture products
  • Product brand name ROUND THE SEAS
  • Model names or references SMOKED SALMON FARMED IN NORWAY ASC – 8 SLICES – 300G
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    3564700016336 Batch: 01436020 Use-by date between 01/23/2023 and 01/29/2023
  • Products Listposter_reminder_salmon_RDM.pdfEnclosed
  • Packaging CASE OF 300G COMPOSED OF 8 SLICES
  • Marketing start/end date From 28/12/2022 to 28/01/2023
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark EN 29.105.501 EC
  • Further information ONLY PRODUCTS BEARING THE ADDITIONAL CODE 09 FOLLOWING THE BARCODE ARE CONCERNED BY THE RECALL.
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France
  • Distributors E.LECLERC

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Risk of presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the product.

France – Organic smoked salmon – Listeria monocytogenes

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Fishery and aquaculture products
  • Product brand name Carrefour BIO
  • Model names or references 2 slices 80g (3245413533654) and 4 slices 140g (3560070949533)
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    3245413533654 01236020 Use-by date 01/19/2023
    3560070949533 01336020 Use-by date 01/19/2023
  • Marketing start/end date From 28/12/2022 to 19/01/2023
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark FR. 29.105.501.EC
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France
  • Distributors Crossroads

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Suspicion of the presence of listeria monocytogenes

France – Comtois – Listeria monocytogenes

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Meats
  • Product brand name Unbranded – Bulk
  • Model names or references Product produced in our butchery workshops and sold in the traditional butchery department
  • Identification of products
    Batch
    Pavé Comtois sold in the traditional department from 01/23/2023 to 01/25/2023
  • Products ListPoster_reminder_pavé_comtois_butchery_trad_30012023.pdfEnclosed
  • PackagingBulk – Traditional showcase Butchery
  • Marketing start/end date From 01/23/2023 to 01/25/2023
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark/
  • Geographic area of ​​sale E.Leclerc store in Lure
  • Distributors E. Leclerc Lure

Practical information regarding the recall

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

USA – Outbreak Investigation of Listeria monocytogenes: Enoki Mushrooms (November 2022)

FDA

FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, is investigating an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to enoki mushrooms. FDA has identified enoki mushrooms distributed by Utopia Foods, Inc. of Glendale, New York and imported from China, and enoki mushrooms labeled as “Producer: Shandong Youhe Biotechnology, Co.,” with an address in China and “Distributed By: Sun Hong Foods, Inc.” as likely sources of illnesses in this outbreak. Enoki mushrooms are long thin white mushrooms, usually sold in clusters. They are especially popular in East Asian cuisine and are also known as enokitake, golden needle, futu, seafood, or lily mushrooms.

As of January 18, 2022, CDC reports three illnesses included in this outbreak. Through ongoing import and product sampling of enoki mushrooms, two strains of Listeria monocytogenes detected on enoki mushroom products have been determined through Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) to be the same strains of Listeria monocytogenes linked to illnesses in this outbreak. Both strains are included in this outbreak investigation.

On January 17, 2023, FDA reported a positive import sample of enoki mushrooms that matched both outbreak strains and resulted in a voluntary recall expansion from Utopia Foods, Inc. Additional sample collection and analysis conducted by the Maryland Department of Health have also identified both outbreak strains of Listeria monocytogenes in two product samples of enoki mushrooms. These products that tested positive are sold in a 7.05-oz (200g) clear plastic package with a brown and green label and include a label on the back of the package that states: “Producer: Shandong Youhe Biotechnology Co.,” with an address in China, and “Distributed By: Sun Hong Foods, Inc.”

On December 17, 2022, FDA issued a safety alert for enoki mushrooms labeled as “Producer: Shandong Youhe Biotechnology, Co.,” with an address in China and “Distributed By: Sun Hong Foods, Inc.,” as a result of a positive product sample collected by Missouri state partners. At that time, these products were not linked to an active outbreak. The strain of Listeria found in these products matches one of the two strains linked to illnesses in this outbreak. FDA’s safety alert has been updated with the most recent information linking these products to an ongoing outbreak investigation.

FDA’s investigation is ongoing to determine a potential source of contamination and whether any other products are contaminated or linked to illnesses. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Recommendation

Consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell, or serve recalled enoki mushrooms from Utopia Foods, Inc. and enoki mushrooms labeled as “Producer: Shandong Youhe Biotechnology, Co.,” with an address in China and “Distributed By: Sun Hong Foods, Inc.” Consumers should check the label on both the front and the back of their enoki mushroom package to view distributor information (see photos below).

Listeria is especially harmful if you are pregnant, aged 65 or older, or have a weakened immune system due to certain medical conditions or treatments. If you are in any of these groups, do not eat any raw enoki mushrooms. For enoki mushrooms that are not recalled or potentially contaminated, always cook enoki mushrooms thoroughly to kill any foodborne germs.

Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms after eating enoki mushrooms:

  • People who are not pregnant usually have fever, muscle aches, and tiredness. They may also get a headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or seizures.
  • Pregnant people usually have fever, muscle aches, and tiredness. However, Listeria can cause pregnancy loss or premature birth. It can also cause serious illness or death in newborns.

Follow FDA’s safe handling and cleaning advice and use extra vigilance in cleaning and sanitizing any surfaces and containers that may have come in contact with these recalled products to reduce the risk of cross-contamination, including retailers who stored or repackaged recalled enoki mushrooms. Listeria can survive in refrigerated temperatures and can easily spread to other foods and surfaces.

USA – Daniele International LLC Recalls Ready-to-Eat Sausage Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

FSIS USDA

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2023 – Daniele International LLC, a Mapleville, R.I., establishment, is recalling approximately 52,914 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) sausage products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The RTE sausage products were produced on various dates from May 23, 2022, through November 25, 2022, and shipped to retail locations nationwide on various dates from December 23, 2022, through January 17, 2023. The following products are subject to recall [view labels]:

  • 6-oz. plastic tray of “FREDERIK’S by meijer SPANISH STYLE charcuterie sampler tray” with sell by date 4/15/23.
  • 6-oz. plastic tray of “Boar’s Head CHARCUTUERIE TRIO” with sell by dates 4/13/23, 4/14/23, and 4/15/23.
  • 7-oz. plastic tray of “COLAMECO’S PRIMO NATURALE GENOA UNCURED SALAMI” with sell by date 12/23/23.
  • 7-oz. plastic tray of “COLAMECO’S PRIMO NATURALE BLACK PEPPER UNCURED SALAMI” with use by dates 12/22/23, 12/30/23, and 1/17/24.
  • 1-lb. plastic tray of “DEL DUCA SOPRESSATA, COPPA & GENOA SALAMI” with sell by dates 4/13/23 and 4/14/23.
  • 1-lb. plastic tray of “DEL DUCA CALABRESE, PROSCIUTTO & COPPA” with  sell by date 5/6/23.
  • 1-lb. plastic tray of “DEL DUCA GENOA SALAMI, UNCURED PEPPERONI & HARD SALAMI” with use by date 5/4/23.
  • 12-oz. plastic tray of “Gourmet Selection SOPRESSATA, CAPOCOLLO, HARD SALAME” with sell by date 4/14/23.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 54” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

FSIS discovered the problem during routine inspection activities where Listeria monocytogenes was found on surfaces in which the product came into contact.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

France – Mortadella Bologna IGP – Listeria monocytogenes

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Meats
  • Product brand name CESARE FIORUCCI
  • Model names or references Mortadella Bologna IGP 7 kg
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    3294380006029 2190333010 Use-by date 02/27/2023
  • Packaging Pieces of 7 kg sold by the cut on the traditional shelf
  • Marketing start/end date From 14/12/2022 to 27/01/2023
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark IT 272 L CE
  • Further information Products sold by the cut in the traditional department
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France
  • Distributors GRAL CENTRALE, FRANCE FRES CENTRALE, BUISSON, O SOLE MIO, LE SALOIR ST REMY (GIE GP GROUPE), SATRAS, LES ARTCUTIERS, SAVEURS D’ANTOINE, SAS PERFORMANCES (Socovol), LGS, GALEC

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Regulatory microbiological non-compliance (presence of L. monocytogenes < 10 cfu/g on 1 part analysed)
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Listeria monocytogenes (causative agent of listeriosis)

USA – Woman’s estate wins big award from Big Olaf in wrongful Listeria death lawsuit – $4 Million

Herald Tribune

SARASOTA — The estate of a 79-year-old Illinois woman who died after eating listeria-tainted ice cream from a Sarasota creamery was awarded $4 million by a U.S. District Court judge in Tampa this week.

The ruling came Tuesday in the wrongful death suit filed last year by Bill Marler, a nationally known foodborne illness attorney who represented the estate of Mary Billman. Marler was retained following Billman’s death on Jan. 29, 2022, and the listeria outbreak identified by federal and state regulators last summer that gained national attention.

RASFF Alerts – Listeria monocytogenes – Smoked Salmon – Leverkass – Goats Cheese – Vegan Organic Cheese and Foie Gras Alternative – Vegan Cheese Alternatives

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Listeria Monocytogenes in leverkaas from Belgium in the Netherlands and Spain

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Listeria monocytogenes in goat cheese from Croatia in Austria

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Listeria monocytogenes in smoked salmon from Norway via Germany in Poland and the Netherlands

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Listeria monocytogenes in vegan organic cheese and foie gras alternative from France in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and the UK

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Possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes in vegan cheese alternatives from France in Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Sweden.