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Recall Summary: Listeria Alert in Canadian and UK Supermarket Recalls

A Listeria monocytogenes alarm has been raised in Canada while two UK supermarkets have announced product recalls.

Recall Summary: Salmonella

Pathogens

The Canadian Goldenway International Trade Co. has recalled its Golden Mushroom Enoki Mushroom brand due to possible contamination Listeria monocytogenes. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) reports that all products sold up to and including May 7, 2021 with the UPC of 8 809201 000039 are affected. According to the CFIA, it is conducting a food safety investigation that may later lead to further recalls.

Mould

While in Canada, the CFIA informed consumers that the Two-Bite branded chocolate banana bread had been recalled due to mold. Mold on food can produce mycotoxins, which can cause disease in humans and be very dangerous. The agency says the product was sold in the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Undeclared allergens

In the US, Natural Way is recalling its 16-ounce jars of original almond butter as they may contain undeclared peanuts. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says people with an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of a serious or even life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product in the recalled jars.

The recalled almond butter was retailed and mail-order nationwide. The affected glasses are marked below with the lot number 505721 and have a UPC of 850001775175.

UK supermarket Tesco is recalling its Tesco Mini Breadsticks (Sixpack) as they may contain sesame seeds, which is not stated on the label According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA), a packaging error resulted in some sesame-coated breadsticks being incorrectly packed in the Mini Breadsticks product. Tesco recommends customers return the affected product to a Tesco store for a full refund. For more information, including the affected product codes, see the FSA website.

Foreign objects

UK grocery retailer Greggs is recalling its two-pack vegetable cakes sold in Icelandic supermarkets because the product may contain small pieces of green glass. Affected products have best before dates of August 15, 2021, August 28, 2021, September 11, 2021, September 12, 2021 and September 26, 2021. Greggs advises customers to return the affected products to an Icelandic store for a full refund. It is important to note that this recall only applies to vegetable cakes sold in Iceland. Those that are sold in Greggs stores themselves are not affected.

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