Food recalls have been notified by USA, England, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Sweden, Hong Kong and Denmark.
The round-up gallery this week is dominated by products recalled because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
First is Charcuterie Bordelaise in France recalling Rillettes pur porc and Natu Fine Foods issued a notice about salad after it was told by its ham supplier of the possible presence of the pathogen.
Listeria prompted a recall by Smaak & Co of a product sold in Lidl Netherlands and of cheese sold in the US by Fromi USA.
Reitan Distribution recalled cocktail sausages sold at Rema1000 stores due to metal contamination and Waitrose recalled soup due to potential plastic in England.
Reports of allergic reactions led to a recall in US and Canada of ageLOC brand TR90 Protein Boost due to undeclared milk and the same allergen was responsible for a recall of a cookie in New Zealand by MOI Agencies with one reported illness.
Undeclared MSG on pork sausage led to action by Atlas Meat Company in the US and cheese and cashew allergens prompted a recall in Germany by NABA Feinkost due to a mix-up between the jar label and content.
A processing failure on eggs was behind a recall by Stockman Eggs in Australia and quality defects with caps on beer prompted action by ICA in Sweden.
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