Food alerts have been made by USA, England, Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Austria, Norway, Netherlands, Greece, Finland, Luxembourg, Germany and Denmark.
Listeria dominates the pathogen related alerts this week but we also feature a few rarely seen reasons behind recalls.
Lakeside Foods Inc recalled frozen peas in Aldi stores in the US due to Listeria, the same pathogen was behind an alert from Flamaglo Foods in Canada and a recall of a variety of cheese in Germany.
Other pathogen related recalls saw milk and cream withdrawn in Australia due to E. coli and Salmonella found in chicken sold in Lidl in Greece.
Hong Kong authorities warned about fish containing malachite green, an industrial dye forbidden for use in food in the country.
High levels of vitamin D led to a recall of Vita-labelled products made by Pharmatech in Norway and Sudan IV in palm oil from Ghana was found on the market in Luxembourg.
Brajlovic Austria recalled two products as levels of PAHs were exceeded while rodent excrement was found on the outside of canned chickpeas imported into Denmark from Italy.
Incorrect labelling leading to soya allergen concerns prompted action by Rosenberg Import in the Netherlands and a mistake in the manufacturing process led to a recall by Puhdistamo Real Foods in Finland.
Milk not emphasised in bold on the ingredient list led to a recall of candy by Interlink Direct in England and undeclared allergens in RTE salad prompted action by Mibo Fresh Food in the US.
Finally, a foreign object found in a ready meal led to a recall in Albert stores in the Czech Republic.
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