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Recall roundup: Onion salmonella concerns continue in the US

Posted: 29 October 2021 | | No comments yet

This week’s recall roundup features more concerns over a salmonella outbreak among onions in the US, as well as undeclared allergens in Canada.

Recall roundup: salmonella

Pathogens

Onions continue to be a cause for concern in the US, as more recalls are issued over concerns of a possible salmonella contamination. Various retailers have issued recalls relating to onions, including Green Giant, HelloFresh, and EveryPlate. Both HelloFresh and EveryPlate have released information on the recalls, including the exact production weeks of their meal kits which are affected. HelloFresh has reminded consumers that in the event that the onions have been consumed, please note that thoroughly cooking the product to 165ºF/74ºC, as instructed on the recipe, will kill the salmonella bacteria.

In Canada, Carleton Mushroom is recalling Sliced White Mushrooms prepared for Metro Brands from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The affected mushrooms come in a 225g pack and have a best before date of 25/10/21. For more information on the recall, visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) website.

Undeclared allergens

Staying in Canada, Charcuterie L. Fortin Ltée is recalling Charcuterie Fortin brand Salami from the marketplace because it may contain wheat which is not declared on the label. The CFIA says the product, which has been sold in Quebec, is not safe for consumption for those who have an allergy to wheat, celiac disease or other gluten-related disorders. More information on the recall is available here.

Meanwhile, in the UK, supermarket Asda is recalling Asda Maple Flavour Pork Belly Slices because the product contains wheat (gluten) and soya which are not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten and/or an allergy to soya. The pork belly was sold in a pack size of 400g, with a best before date of 29 October 2021. For more information on the recall, visit the Food Standards Agency’s website.

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