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Ireland – Recall of Ballinwillin House Farm Venison, Wild Boar and Goat Minced Meat and Meat Preparations Due to Processing in an Establishment Not Approved for Production of Minced Meat or Meat Preparations

FSAI

Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2021.23
Product: All products listed in the table below with an approval number of IE-2930-EC
Batch Code: All batch codes, all use by dates.
Country Of Origin: Ireland

Message:

All venison, wild boar and goat minced meat and meat preparations from Ballinwillin House Farm, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork are being recalled as they were processed in an establishment that is not approved for the production of minced meat or meat preparations. The products were produced without relevant HACCP based procedures and were not subject to official controls. See examples of some product labels below.

Action Required:

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Retailers are requested to remove the implicated products from sale and to display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the affected products were sold.

Wholesalers/distributors are requested to contact their affected customers and recall the affected products and provide a point-of-sale recall notice to their retailer customers.

Caterers should not use the implicated products.

Consumers:

Consumers are advised not to eat the implicated products.

Ballinwillin House Farm Meat Products.JPG
Ballinwillin House Farm Example labels

Research – Initial reports of foodborne illness drive more public attention than food recall announcements

Journal of Food Protection

Recall announcements by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Food Safety Inspection and Service (FSIS) are important communication tools. Nonetheless, previous studies found that effects of recalls on consumer demand are small. Social media analytics can provide insights into public awareness about food safety related incidents. Using the social listening data this study analyzes how the public, in social and online media space, responds to, interacts with, and references food safety recalls and/or initial announcements of foodborne illness outbreaks as reported by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Analysis suggests that mentions quantified in the social and online media searches conducted moved closer in-step with the CDC’s initial reports of foodborne illness outbreaks than FDA and FSIS recall announcements. Issuance of recalls may not necessarily be a popular source of food risk information in social media space when compared with reactions to the CDC’s initial illness reports. This relative popularity reflects people more often sharing/posting about illness risk regardless of whether a recall occurs. This suggests that recall announcements by FDA and FSIS may not induce wanted changes in consumers’ behavior, while initial illness reports by CDC may. Although recalls by FDA and FSIS may not generate social media posts, their primary role is to take potentially unsafe food items off grocery shelves. Online media analytics provides policy makers with implications for effective food risk communication planning; initial CDC reports drive immediate attention more than FDA and FSIS recalls.

Ireland – Recall of Zena Moringa Powder Due to the Presence of Salmonella

FSAI

Summary
Category 1: For Action
Alert Notification: 2021.19
Product: Zena Moringa Powder; pack size: 100g
Batch Code: Best before date: 31/12/2023
Country Of Origin: Senegal

Message:

Unidex B.V. is recalling Zena Moringa Powder due to the presence of Salmonella. The presence of Salmonella may make this product unsafe to consumepoint-of-sale recall notice will be displayed in stores supplied with the product.

Nature Of Danger:

People infected with Salmonella typically develop symptoms between 12 and 36 hours after infection, but this can range between 6 and 72 hours. The most common symptom is diarrhoea, which can sometimes be bloody.  Other symptoms may include fever, headache and abdominal cramps. The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Diarrhoea can occasionally be severe enough to require hospital admission. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.

Action Required:

Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, caterers & retailers:

Retailers are requested to remove the product from sale and to display a point-of-sale recall notice in stores where the product was sold. 

Consumers:

Consumers are advised not to consume the product

Recall of Zena Moringa Powder Due to the Presence of Salmonella

USA – FDA – Enforcement Report – Week of February 17, 2021

FDA

Product Description:
“LAVVA Blueberry Dairy Free Pili Nut Yogurt. NO SUGAR ADDED. NET WT 5.3OZ (150g) ***KEEP REFRIGERATED***DISTRIBUTED BY EVR FOODS INC. NEW YORK, NY 10010″
Reason for Recall:
Product may contain mold.
Product Quantity:
” 806 cases (9,672 units)
Recall Number:
F-0287-2021
Code Information:
Unit UPC: 00860149001739 Case UPC: 10860149001736 Best By: 2/21/21
Classification:
Class II

Product Description:
Butternut Veggie Spirals Tray, Keep Refrigerated, NET WT 9.5oz (269g)
Reason for Recall:
Butternut Squash products potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Product Quantity:
3,570 cases
Recall Number:
F-0281-2021
Code Information:
Run No./Use by Date: 1222496F/ 1/13/2021, 1222747F/ 1/14/2021, 1222831F/ 1/15/2021, 1222851F/ 1/16/2021, 1222959F/ 1/17/2021, 1223108F/ 1/18/2021, 1223145F/ 1/19/2021, and 1223223F/ 1/20/2021.

Product Description:
Butternut Cubed Butternut Tray, Keep Refrigerated, NET WT 13oz (368g)
Reason for Recall:
Butternut Squash products potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Product Quantity:
7,111 cases
Recall Number:
F-0282-2021
Code Information:
Run No./Use by Date: 1222496F/ 1/13/2021, 1222747F/ 1/14/2021, 1222831F/ 1/15/2021, 1222851F/ 1/16/2021, 1222959F/ 1/17/2021, 1223108F/ 1/18/2021, 1223145F/ 1/19/2021, and 1223223F/ 1/20/2021.
Classification:
Class II

Product Description:
Butternut Squash Tray, Keep Refrigerated, NET WT 12oz (341g)
Reason for Recall:
Butternut Squash products potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Product Quantity:
359 cases
Recall Number:
F-0283-2021
Code Information:
Run No./Use by Date: 1222496F/ 1/15/2021, 1222747F/ 1/16/2021, 1222959F/ 1/19/2021, and 1223223F/ 1/22/2021.
Classification:
Class II

Product Description:
Reese Bearnaise Sauce packaged in glass jars 7.5 oz UPC: 7067060109
Reason for Recall:
Reports of compromised vacuum seal and product expansion which may lead to growth of microorganisms
Product Quantity:
653 cases (12 packages per case)
Recall Number:
F-0277-2021
Code Information:
Best by 11/13/2022
Classification:
Class II

Product Description:
Reese Hollandaise Sauce packaged in glass jars 7.5 oz UPC: 7067060108
Reason for Recall:
Reports of compromised vacuum seal and product expansion which may lead to growth of microorganisms
Product Quantity:
1600 cases (12 packages per case)
Recall Number:
F-0278-2021
Code Information:
Best by 11/16/2022
Classification:
Class II

Product Description:
Butternut Squash Bag, 5 lbs
Reason for Recall:
Butternut Squash products potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Product Quantity:
155 cases
Recall Number:
F-0285-2021
Code Information:
Run No./Use by Date: 1222496F/ 1/13/2021, 1222831F/ 1/15/2021, 1223108F/ 1/18/2021, and 1223198F/1/20/2021.
Classification:
Class II

USA – Mango Raspberry Cheesecake Smoothie Sour Ale Recalled For Safety

Food Poisoning Bulletin

Oakshire Brewing is voluntarily recalling the January 16, 2021 release of Theme From the Bottom Mango Raspberry Cheesecake Smoothie Sour Ale because there are visible signs of refermentation in some of the cans, making them bulge and they may burst. The beer does not meet Oakshire’s quality standards so they are issuing the recall.

USA – Sunstar Americas Inc. Expands Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Paroex® Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse USP, 0.12% Due to Microbial Contamination

FDA

Schaumburg, Illinois, Sunstar Americas, Inc. (SAI) is voluntarily recalling Paroex® Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse USP, 0.12% products bearing an expiration date from 12/31/2020 – 9/30/2022 to the consumer level. This product may be contaminated with the bacteria Burkholderia lata. This is an expansion of the recall initially announced on October 27, 2020.

Use of the defective product in the immunocompetent host may result in oral and, potentially, systemic infections requiring antibacterial therapy. In the most at-risk populations, the use of the defective product may result in life-threatening infections, such as pneumonia and bacteremia.

To date, 29 adverse events have been reported to SAI related to this recall. Affected patients tested positive for Burkholderia lata infections, typically found in sputum cultures while under treatment for other serious medical conditions. Use of the contaminated product on patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions, including those infected with Covid-19, is particularly unsafe.

The prescription oral rinse product, available through healthcare professionals only, is indicated for use as part of a professional program for the treatment of gingivitis and is packaged as follows:

  • 1789P GUM® Paroex® is distributed in cases each containing 6 amber bottles of 16 fluid ounce (473 ml) chlorhexidine rinse. The bottle has a childproof cap and a 15 ml metered dosage cup, is safety sealed, and is decorated with a multiple-panel wrap-around label.
  • 1788P GUM® Paroex® is distributed in cases each containing 24 amber bottles of 4 fluid ounce (118.25 ml) chlorhexidine rinse. The bottle has a childproof cap, is safety sealed, and is decorated with a multiple-panel wrap-around label.

The product can be identified as shown in the images below

Paroex was distributed Nationwide to Dental offices, Dental distributors, Pharmaceutical wholesalers, Dental schools, and Pharmacies.

SAI is notifying its direct distributors and customers by USPS Priority mail and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Patients, pharmacies, and healthcare facilities in possession of these products should stop using and dispensing immediately.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact SAI by phone at 1-800-528-8537 or email us.pcr@us.sunstar.com on Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm CST. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using this drug product.

Affected products and lot numbers follow below:

Product name:Paroex® Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse USP, 0.12%

Size/ Form:16 fl.oz. Amber Bottles

NDC #:052376-021-02

Product Code:1789P

Lots Recalled:ALL LOTS with expiration date from Dec. 31, 2020 through Sep. 30, 2022

Product name:Paroex® Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse USP, 0.12%

Size/ Form:4 fl.oz. Amber Bottles

NDC #:052376-021-04

Product Code:1788P

Lots Recalled:ALL LOTS with expiration date from Dec. 31, 2020 through Sep. 30, 2022

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

Sunstar is committed to delivering safe, fully compliant products of the highest quality and is taking necessary steps to prevent future occurrence of this issue.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

About Sunstar Americas Inc.

Sunstar Americas, Inc., a member of the Sunstar Group of companies, is a global organization headquartered in Switzerland that is a leader in the oral care industry and the manufacturer and distributor of the GUM and Butler Brands.

Original Press Release

Company Contact Information

Consumers:
Sunstar Americas
 1-800-528-8537
 us.pcr@us.sunstar.com
Media:
Greg Belair
 847-794-4241
 Greg.belair@us.sunstar.com

Product Photos

RASFF Alert – STEC E.coli – Chilled Steak Sausage

European Food Alerts

RASFF

shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli (stx1, stx2, eae, v. 14 /25g) in chilled steak sausage from the Netherlands in the Netherlands

RASFF Alert – E.coli – Live Clams

European Food Alerts

RASFF

too high count of Escherichia coli (up to 1300 MPN/100g) in live clams (Ruditapes philippinarum) from Greece in Italy

USA – Wismettac Asian Foods Voluntarily Recalls Dried Fungus Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

FDA

Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc., Santa Fe Springs, CA is issuing a voluntary recall for Shirakiku brand imported Dried Fungus (also known as Black Fungus or Kikurage) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The product was distributed to restaurants in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and British Columbia in Canada.

  • Affected Product:
Item Number Item Description Pack Size UPC Code Product Lot Code Package Photo
#60403 BLACK FUNGUS (KIKURAGE) 5LB 5 LB 00074410604035 All Lots with Item #60403 on the package See below

Wismettac is initiating the recall after the California Department of Public Health discovered the presence of Salmonella in the product. The manufactuer has been made aware of the issue, and is conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the issue so corrections can be implemented.

To ensure consumer safety, all distribution of the affected product has ceased and restaurant customers have been notified for the product removal.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at recall@wismettacusa.com.

Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc.
Food Safety Department
recall@wismettacusa.com


Company Contact Information

Consumers:
Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc.
 recall@wismettacusa.com

Product Photos

France – Tender & Soft Bolognese 400g from Jean Rozé

Oulah

Product recall: Tender & Soft Bolognese 400g from Jean Rozé

ENCOUNTERED PROBLEM

Presence of salmonella

PROPOSED SOLUTION

Those in possession of this product are asked not to consume it and to return it to the point of sale where it was purchased.

Foodborne illness caused by Salmonella results in gastrointestinal disturbances, diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain, often accompanied by fever; these symptoms may be more serious in young children, immunocompromised people and the elderly. The incubation period can range from 6 to 72 hours.
People who have consumed the products mentioned below and who have these symptoms are invited to consult their doctor, notifying him of this consumption.

FURTHER INFORMATION

▸ Type of packaging
400g – tray in a protective atmosphere

▸ DLC
23/09/2020

▸ Lot
102590044

▸ Health
stamp FR-35.360.005-CE

▸ Source
https://www.intermarche.com/