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France – Merguez du boucher sold in the traditional butcher’s section -Salmonella

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Identifying information for the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product sub-category Meats
  • Product brand name Butcher’s merguez sold in the traditional butcher’s section
  • Names of models or references Merguez sold in the traditional butcher’s section from 07/21/2021 to 07/24/2021
  • Product identification
    Lot
    Merguez sold in the traditional butcher’s section from 07/21/2021 to 07/24/2021
  • Packaging Traditional butcher’s department
  • Start date / End of marketing From 07/21/2021 to 07/24/2021
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Further information Products sold in the traditional butcher’s section from Wednesday 21/07/2021 to Saturday 24/07/2021.
  • Geographical sales area Altkirch and surroundings
  • Distributors Super U altkirch

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Salmonella detection
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Salmonella spp (causative agent of salmonellosis)
  • Consumer behavior Stop consuming
    Stop using the product
    Destroy the product
  • Sanitary recommendation Food poisoning caused by salmonella results in sudden onset gastrointestinal disorders (diarrhea, vomiting) often accompanied by fever and headaches which generally occur 6 to 72 hours after consumption of the contaminated products. These symptoms may be more pronounced in young children, pregnant women, immunocompromised individuals and the elderly. People who have consumed these products and who present these symptoms are invited to consult their doctor, notifying him of this consumption. In the absence of symptoms within 7 days after consuming the affected products, there is no need to worry and consult a doctor. If the product must be cooked before consumption:
  • Contact number0389409406
  • Compensation modalities Repayment
  • End date of the recall procedure Monday, August 2, 2021

Spain – Withdrawal of fuet and secallona from various commercial brands, due to the possible presence of Salmonella spp.

ACSA

The Public Health Agency of Catalonia of the Department of Health of the Generalitat of Catalonia (ASPCAT) has received notification from the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) – through the State Food Alert Network (SCIRI) – of a alert regarding an outbreak in France with several cases detected during the months of June and July, caused by Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium , presumably associated with the consumption of the product marketed under the name “fuet” and produced by CAULA ALIMENTS SL (previously called EMBUTIDOS CAULA SL, code RGSEAA 10.01865 / GE).

After the first investigations and in application of the precautionary principle, the Catalan Public Health Agency (ASPCAT) has ordered the withdrawal from the market of the following products:

  • Products: FUET and SECALLONA.
  • Trademarks: CAULA, BASSO, LLORENS, ZABALETA, IKI, VIMA, EL ANDALUZ, CASA RAMON, SPAÑA SOL, LE CATALAN and
  • Manufacturer: CAULA ALIMENTS SL (10.0186 / GE).
  • Lot and presentation: any.

The trademarks of the products distributed in Catalonia and in Spain are: CAULA, BASSO, LLORENS, ZABALETA, IKI and VIMA.

The distribution of these products affects Catalonia (Girona and Tarragona), Galicia, Madrid and Navarra, but the main distribution has been in the European Union (mostly in France, but also in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland and the Czech Republic) and in other countries such as Andorra and Equatorial Guinea.

The ASPCAT is carrying out the investigation actions of the alert, the verification of the withdrawal of the product from the market, the investigation of the causes and the application of corrective measures.

To date, no affected person has been detected in Catalonia, or in other Autonomous Communities.

As a precautionary measure, it is recommended that people who have the products indicated above in their home, refrain from consuming them and return them to the points of sale.

In the case of having consumed this type of product and presenting any symptoms compatible with salmonellosis (mainly diarrhea and / or vomiting, often accompanied by fever and headache), it is recommended to go to a health center.

It is also remembered that it is important that this product is kept in a cool and dry place to ensure its correct conservation, as indicated on its labeling.

For more information, you can call the CatSalut Responde 24 hours (061) information and consultation telephone number.

In case of having new information about this alert, ASPCAT will update this communiqué.

Spain – Whip and secallona removal of various trademarks, due to the possible presence of Salmonella spp.

ACSA

The Catalan Public Health Agency of the Department of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya (ASPCAT) has received notification from the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) – through the State Food Alert Network (SCIRI ) – an alert regarding an outbreak in France with several cases detected during the months of June and July, caused by Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium , allegedly associated with the consumption of the product marketed under the name “whip” and prepared by CAULA ALIMENTS SL (formerly called EMBUTIDOS CAULA SL, code RGSEAA 10.01865 / GE).

After the first investigations and in application of the precautionary principle, the Public Health Agency of Catalonia (ASPCAT) has ordered the withdrawal from the market of the following products:

  • Products: FUET and SECALLONA.
  • Trademarks: CAULA, BASSO, LLORENS, ZABALETA, IKI, VIMA, EL ANDALUZ, CASA RAMON, SPAÑA SOL, LE CATALAN and ORGULLO .
  • Manufacturer: CAULA ALIMENTS SL (10.01865 / GE).
  • Lot and presentation: any.

The trademarks of the products distributed in Catalonia and Spain are: CAULA, BASSO, LLORENS, ZABALETA, IKI and VIMA.

The distribution of these products affects Catalonia (Girona and Tarragona) , Galicia, Madrid and Navarre, but the main distribution has been in the European Union (mostly in France, but also in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland , Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland and the Czech Republic) and other countries such as Andorra and Equatorial Guinea.

The ASPCAT is carrying out the actions of investigation of the alert, the verification of the withdrawal of the product of the market, the investigation of the causes and the application of corrective measures.

To date, no affected person has been detected in Catalonia or in other Autonomous Communities.

As a precautionary measure, people are advised to have the products listed above at home, refrain from consuming them and return them to points of sale.

If you have consumed this type of product and have any symptoms compatible with salmonellosis (mainly diarrhea and / or vomiting, often accompanied by fever and headache), it is recommended to go to a health center.

It is also recalled that it is important that this product is stored in a cool, dry place to ensure proper preservation, as indicated on its labeling.

For more information, you can call CatSalut 24 hours a day (061).

In the event that new information is available on this alert, ASPCAT will update this statement.

Germany – Sausages: 30457 Fuet Selection Extra 160 g 30486 Fuet Selection Extra Poivre Noir 30487 Fuet Selection Extra Fine Herbe 30489 Fuet Selection Extra Pimento 160 g – Salmonella

LMW

Warning type:

Food

Date of first publication:

07/28/2021

Product name:

Sausages: 30457 Fuet Selection Extra 160 g 30486 Fuet Selection Extra Poivre Noir 30487 Fuet Selection Extra Fine Herbe 30489 Fuet Selection Extra Pimento 160 g

Manufacturer (distributor):

Manufacturer Embutidos Caula Marketing company Fromi

Reason for warning:

The products will be withdrawn from sale due to suspected contamination with undesirable bacteria (Salmonelle spp).

Durability:

all best before dates affected

Lot identification:

all batches affected

Additional Information:

Reference is made to the company’s customer information sheet attached.

Contact to the responsible authorities:

Baden-Württemberg:

poststelle@mlr.bwl.de

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania:

poststelle@lm.mv-regierung.de

North Rhine-Westphalia:

poststelle@mulnv.nrw.de

Rhineland-Palatinate:

Poststelle.Referat22@lua.rlp.de

Saxony-Anhalt:

poststelle@ms.sachsen-anhalt.de

Press releases and information
title Attachment or web link
Customer information

Germany – Tahini sesame paste of the brand “Baladna” – Salmonella

LMW

Warning type: Food
Date of first publication: 07/28/2021
Product name:

Tahini sesame paste of the brand “Baladna”

Product pictures:

Product image.jpg

Nosor Baladna GmbH

Manufacturer (distributor): Nosor Baladna GmbH Konrad-Zuse-Strasse 6 41516 Grevenbroich
Reason for warning:

Salmonella

Packaging Unit: 850 g
Durability: 12/01/2023
Lot identification: ITM: 021
Additional Information: EAN: 8681506261823

Reference is made to the attached product recall.

Contact to the responsible authorities:

Baden-Württemberg: poststelle@mlr.bwl.de

Bavaria:poststelle@lgl.bayern.de
Berlin:poststelle@senjustva.berlin.de
Bremen:Schnellwarnung@gesundheit.bremen.de
Hamburg:poststelle@justiz.hamburg.de
Hesse:Schnellwarnung@rpda.hessen.de
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: poststelle@lm.mv-regierung.de
Lower Saxony: poststelle@ml.niedersachsen.de
North Rhine-Westphalia: poststelle@mulnv.nrw.de
Rhineland-Palatinate: Poststelle.Referat22@lua.rlp.de
Saarland: poststelle-luv@lav.saarland.de
Saxony: poststelle@sms.sachsen.de
Saxony-Anhalt: poststelle@ms.sachsen-anhalt.de
Schleswig-Holstein: poststelle@jumi.landsh.de
Thuringia: LM-Ueberendung@tlv.thueringen.de
Press releases and information
title Attachment or web link
Product recall

Netherlands – Hoogvliet mixed minced meat – Salmonella

Hoogvliet

Salmonella kswfoodworld

Important Safety Warning

As a precaution, various packages of Hoogvliet mixed minced meat are removed from the shelves of our butchery department. Salmonella was found during a regular check of this product. For the safety of our customers, it has therefore been decided to remove these products from our stores. It concerns the following packaging with only the best before dates (THT) from 28-7-2021 to 31-7-2021 :

  • 1000 grams
  • 500 grams
  • 300 grams

We call on consumers not to consume and throw away the packaging with these best-before dates that they already have in their possession. Customers can get their purchase amount refunded on presentation of their receipt in the Hoogvliet supermarket.

Eating a product with this bacterium is a danger to public health and can especially pose a risk for people with a low resistance, such as the sick, pregnant women, the elderly and young children. If you have complaints, consult your doctor immediately for more information.

Consumers with questions can contact Hoogvliet customer service via telephone number (088) 457 1010 or via the form on the Hoogvliet website.

USA – BrightFarms Announces Voluntary Recall Expansion of Packaged Salad Greens Sold in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana and Michigan -Salmonella

FDA

BrightFarms today initiated a voluntary recall expansion of additional packaged salad greens that are past expiration date and were produced in its Rochelle, Illinois (Ogle County) greenhouse farm sold in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana and Michigan due to potential contamination with Salmonella.

The recall includes the below salad products packaged in clear, plastic clamshells with “best by” dates through 7/26/2021:

1. BrightFarms Baby Spinach (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)

PRODUCT NAME

PACKAGES

UPC

Best by Date

BrightFarms Baby Spinach

4 oz. package
8 oz. package
5706200439
5706200449
Expired

The affected BrightFarms-branded products were sold by retailers listed in the July 15 recall notice below.

JULY 15, 2021 RECALL:

BrightFarms today initiated a voluntary recall of packaged salad greens produced in its Rochelle, Illinois (Ogle County) greenhouse farm sold in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected BrightFarms-branded products were sold by the following retailers:

  1. Illinois: Mariano’s Fresh Markets, Walmart (select stores), Strack Van Till,

Sullivan’s Foods, Caputo’s, Jewel-Osco

  1. Wisconsin: Pick ‘n Save, Metro Market, Copps, Tadych’s, Walmart (select stores)
  2. Iowa: Walmart (select stores)
  3. Indiana: Strack Van Till
  4. Michigan: Tadych’s

Additional retailers may be affected.

Salmonella 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 recall includes the below salad products packaged in clear, plastic clamshells with “best by” dates through 7/29/2021:

  1. BrightFarms NutrigreensTM (3 oz. package)
  2. BrightFarms Butter CrispTM (4 oz. Package)
  3. BrightFarms Harvest Crunch ® (4 oz. package)
  4. BrightFarms Mighty RomaineTM (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  5. BrightFarms 50/50 Spring & Spinach (4 oz. package)
  6. BrightFarms Spring Crunch (4 oz. package)
  7. BrightFarms Spring Mix (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  8. BrightFarms Sunny Crunch ® (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)
  9. 7/28/21 Update: BrightFarms Baby Spinach (4 oz. and 8 oz. package)

PRODUCT NAME

PACKAGES

UPC

BrightFarms NutrigreensTM 3 oz. package 5706200458
BrightFarms Butter Crisp TM 4 oz. package 5706200484
BrightFarms Harvest Crunch ® 4 oz. package 5706200486
BrightFarms Mighty Romaine TM 4 oz. package 8 oz. package 5706200452
5706200491
BrightFarms 50/50 Spring & Spinach 4 oz. package 5706200440
BrightFarms Spring Crunch 4 oz. package 5706200479
BrightFarms Lakeside CrunchTM 4 oz. package 5706200470
BrightFarms Spring Mix 4 oz. package 8 oz. package 5706200441
5706200451
BrightFarms Sunny Crunch ® 4 oz. package
8 oz. package
5706200460
5706200485
7/28/21 Update: BrightFarms Baby Spinach 4 oz. package 8 oz. package 5706200439
5706200449

The recall is limited to these specific products grown at the company’s Rochelle, Illinois indoor farm. BrightFarms products from other BrightFarms greenhouses are not affected.

BrightFarms is taking this action out of an abundance of caution after being notified of illnesses among eleven consumers, some of whom purchased or consumed the above products during the month of June.

Affected retailers have been instructed to remove all affected products from store shelves.

BrightFarms is committed to providing wholesome products, and the health and safety of consumers is the company’s number one priority. In addition to today’s voluntary recall, the company has already begun taking steps to enhance their already rigorous food safety protocols, including testing all products produced in its Rochelle facility for exposure to Salmonella prior to distribution.

Consumers who have purchased the affected products should discard them or return them to their place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions are encouraged to call 1-866-857-8745 8am – 11pm EDT. Consumers can also email info@brightfarms.comwith the subject line: Recall.

Link to 1st Expansion

Link to Initial Recall


Company Contact Information

Consumers:
BrightFarms
 1-866-857-8745
 info@brightfarms.com

Australia Research – Monitoring the incidence and causes of diseases potentially transmitted by food in Australia: Annual report of the OzFoodNet network, 2013–2015

Au Gov

This report summarises the incidence of diseases potentially transmitted by food in Australia, and details outbreaks associated with food that occurred during 2013–2015.
OzFoodNet sites reported an increasing number of notifications of 12 diseases or conditions that may be transmitted by food (botulism; campylobacteriosis; cholera; hepatitis A; hepatitis E; haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS); listeriosis; Salmonella Paratyphi (paratyphoid fever) infection; salmonellosis; shigellosis; Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli(STEC) infection; and Salmonella Typhi (typhoid fever) infection), with a total of 28,676 notifications received in 2013; 37,958 in 2014; and 41,226 in 2015.
The most commonly-notified conditions were campylobacteriosis (a mean of 19,061 notifications per year over 2013–2015) and salmonellosis (a mean of 15,336 notifications per year over 2013–2015). Over these three years, OzFoodNet sites also reported 512 outbreaks of gastrointestinal illness caused by foodborne, animal-to-person or waterborne disease, affecting 7,877 people, and resulting in 735 hospitalisations and 18 associated deaths.
The majority of outbreaks (452/512; 88%) were due to foodborne or suspected foodborne transmission. The remaining 12% of outbreaks were due to waterborne or suspected waterborne transmission (57 outbreaks) and animal-to-human trans-mission (three outbreaks). Foodborne and suspected foodborne outbreaks affected 7,361 people, resulting in 705 hospitalisations and 18 deaths.
Salmonella was the most common aetiological agent identified in foodborne outbreaks (239/452; 53%), and restaurants were the most frequently-reported food preparation setting (211/452; 47%). There were 213 foodborne outbreaks (47%) attributed to a single food commodity during 2013–2015, with 58% (124/213) associated with the consumption of eggs and egg-based dishes.

Research – ECDC rapid risk assessment: multi-country outbreak of Salmonella infections thought to be linked to imported melons

HPS

Article: 55/3004

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has reported that, between 15 March and 6 July 2021, 348 confirmed cases of Salmonella braenderup (S. braenderup) sequence type 22 (ST22) were recorded in 12 EU or EEA countries, and the UK. Of these cases, 68 were hospitalised, with no deaths recorded.

Based on epidemiological, microbiological and traceability investigations, the vehicles of infection are presumed to be melons imported from outside the EU, EEA and UK. A batch of galia melons from a Honduran producer are reported to be a probable source of infection, however the first cases were detected in March 2021, before this batch had been harvested. This indicates that contaminated food vehicles had been circulating in these countries earlier, seemingly confirmed by the April 2021 detection, in Austria, of the outbreak strain in melons.

Further investigations are required to identify the point of contamination along the production chain. The Honduran producer finished harvesting melons in April 2021, and their produce is no longer on the market, with no additional exports from Honduras foreseen until the new season starts in December 2021. Given delays in reporting and the possibility of secondary cases, further infections may still be reported, but with decreasing frequency.

Source: ECDC, 20 July 2021

USA – Voluntary Recall Notice of McCormick Italian Seasoning Products and Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning Due to Possible Salmonella Risk

FDA

Company Announcement

McCormick & Company, Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning, McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning and Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning due to possible contamination with Salmonella.

Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea, 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.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The four products subject to this recall include:

McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning 1.31 oz bottle
UPC NUMBER: 052100049731
MCCORMICK ITEM NUMBER: 901582629
AFFECTED DATE CODES: BEST BY MAY 26 24 K, BEST BY MAY 27 24 K, BEST BY JUN 04 24 K, BEST BY JUN 05 24 K

McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning 2.25 oz bottle
UPC NUMBER: 052100038254
MCCORMICK ITEM NUMBER: 901455463
AFFECTED DATE CODES: BEST BY JUN 30 24 H, BEST BY JUL 01 24 H

McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning 1.75 lbs. bottle
UPC NUMBER: 52100325743
MCCORMICK ITEM NUMBER: 932574
AFFECTED DATE CODES: BEST BY Jun 12 24 H

Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning 153g bottle
UPC NUMBER: 066200021047
MCCORMICK ITEM NUMBER: 901543520
AFFECTED DATE CODES: BB / MA 2022 SEP 06

The four products were shipped to the following locations:

SHIPPING DATES: June 20, 2021 through July 21, 2021
STATES SHIPPED TO: AL, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI
INTERNATIONALLY SHIPPED TO: Bermuda, Canada

The potential risk was brought to McCormick’s attention by FDA during routine testing. This recall affects cases that were shipped of the affected date codes.

McCormick has alerted customers and grocery outlets to remove the product with the affected date codes from store shelves and distribution centers immediately, and to destroy this product in a manner that would prevent any further consumption

Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased. Instead, consumers are urged to dispose of the recalled product and its container. Please contact McCormick Consumer Affairs at 1-800-635-2867, weekdays from 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM (Eastern Time), for a replacement or full refund, and with general inquires.

About McCormick

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor. As a Fortune 500 company with over $5 billion in annual sales across 160 countries and territories, we manufacture, market and distribute spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry including e-commerce channels, grocery, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Our most popular brands include McCormick, French’s, Frank’s RedHot, Stubb’s, OLD BAY, Lawry’s, Zatarain’s, Ducros, Vahiné, Cholula, Schwartz, Kamis, DaQiao, Club House, Aeroplane and Gourmet Garden. Every day, no matter where or what you eat or drink, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick.

Founded in 1889 and headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland USA, McCormick is guided by our principles and committed to our Purpose – To Stand Together for the Future of Flavor. McCormick envisions A World United by Flavor where healthy, sustainable and delicious go hand in hand. To learn more, visit http://www.mccormickcorporation.com or follow McCormick & Company on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

For information contact:

Corporate Communications:
Lori Robinson lori_robinson@mccormick.com


Company Contact Information

Consumers:
McCormick Consumer Affairs
 1-800-635-2867
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