USA – CDC – Game Day Food Safety Tips


What You Need to Know

  • Wash your hands with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds before, during, and after preparing food and before eating.
  • Separate raw meats from ready-to-eat foods like vegetables when preparing, serving, or storing foods.
  • Make sure food is cooked to a safe internal temperature.
  • Keep hot foods hot (140°F or warmer) and cold foods cold (40°F or colder).
  • Throw out perishable food that has been sitting at room temperature for more than 2 hours (more than 1 hour if it has been exposed to temperatures above 90°F).

Tackling a game day spread? Play by these rules and keep the runs on the field. Make sure your game day favorites are memorable for all the right reasons.

Malta – Nearly 800 reported cases of food poisoning in 2022

Times of Malta

Just over 780 people were reported to have suffered from food poisoning last year, nearly 300 more than the numbers reported in pre-pandemic years, according to official statistics.

In 2022, a total of 781 food poisoning cases were reported to the health authorities, a major increase from the 486 registered in 2019.

The figure last year includes 357 people impacted by 71 outbreaks, up from the 232 people involved in 63 outbreaks of food poisoning in 2019.

The most common food-borne bacteria are Salmonella and Campylobacter, according to the list provided showing the food and water-borne diseases reported by the local health authorities.

Belgium – Pistachios – Aflatoxin


Recall of pistachios by the farmer Bas “Boer Bas” in Bruges
Product: Pistachios.
Problem: Too high aflatoxin content.

In consultation with the FASFC, pistachios in bulk (in jars) are withdrawn from sale and recalled to consumers because of too high aflatoxin content.

The Bas farmer “Boer Bas” asks his customers not to consume this product and to bring it back to the point of sale. We will of course reimburse you for it and have it destroyed.

Product description

– Product name: Pistachio
– Information on the label and batch number: Stat No 0802520000 Poste IR – Batch N°12
– Best before dates (DDM): 08/30/2023 and 08/31/2023
– Sales period : from 05/09/2022 to 01/12/2022
– Nature of packaging: glass jar (reconditioned) with a label on the lid
– Weight: 200gr-500gr (variable according to the size of the jar)


The product was distributed by:

Farmer “Boer Bas” Sint-Pietersnoordstraat 3 8000 BRUGES

For more information please contact:

Jens Mouton, Torhoutbahn 125, 8480 Ichtegem
phone 0472 82 65 98 or

Quebec – Notice not to consume various Montefino cheeses prepared and sold by Ferme Diodati SENC – Food Safety


QUEBEC CITY , Jan. 27, 2023 /CNW Telbec/ – The Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation (MAPAQ), advises the population not to consume the products indicated in the table below, because pasteurization was not carried out in such a way as to ensure their safety.

Product name


Affected batch

“Montefino cheese – fresh cranberries”


11/23/22 (made on)

11/23/25 (best before)

“Montefino cheese – natural fresh”


11/23/22 (made on)

11/23/25 (best before)

“Montefino cheese – fresh with fine herbs”


11/23/22 (made on)

11/23/25 (best before)

“Montefino cheese – fresh hot pepper”


11/23/22 (made on)

11/23/25 (best before)

“Montefino cheese – fresh cracked black pepper”


11/23/22 (made on)

11/23/25 (best before)

France – Mortadella Bologna IGP – Listeria monocytogenes

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Meats
  • Product brand name CESARE FIORUCCI
  • Model names or references Mortadella Bologna IGP 7 kg
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch Date
    3294380006029 2190333010 Use-by date 02/27/2023
  • Packaging Pieces of 7 kg sold by the cut on the traditional shelf
  • Marketing start/end date From 14/12/2022 to 27/01/2023
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark IT 272 L CE
  • Further information Products sold by the cut in the traditional department
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Regulatory microbiological non-compliance (presence of L. monocytogenes < 10 cfu/g on 1 part analysed)
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Listeria monocytogenes (causative agent of listeriosis)

India – Two more arrested in food poisoning case

The Hindu

The police team probing the death of a 33-year-old woman due to food poisoning from a restaurant in Kottayam on Wednesday arrested two more persons from Malappuram in connection with the case.

Philippines – Wantusawa restaurant responds to food poisoning issue

Manilla Bulletin

The oyster bar reassures the public of its commitment to safe and healthy cuisine

In a statement released on social media yesterday, Jan. 25, Wantusawa Oyster Bar addressed accusations of several diners who got food poisoning after eating in their establishment.

The oyster bar disclosed that laboratory tests on samples from the days they received complaints contained “a negative result from bacteria and thus clearing the possibility of any food poisoning.”

Wantusawa also assured the public that “any complaints made will be taken seriously, investigated thoroughly, and dealt with fairly in a timely manner.”

USA – $14 million settlement reached in Famous Anthony’s Hepatitis A outbreak


A $14 million settlement has been reached in lawsuits filed by more than 40 people who claimed they or their loved ones were exposed to a deadly viral outbreak while dining at two Famous Anthony’s restaurants.

Details of the agreement — reached on behalf of four patrons who died and others who were sickened when an employee unknowingly spread hepatitis A — became public during a hearing late Thursday in Roanoke’s federal court

Research – Latest EU audit questions Turkish approach to control mycotoxins


An audit carried out between the months of May and June 2022 by the General Directorate of Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) of the European Commission on the official controls that Turkey applies in relation to mycotoxins in dried figs and pistachios concludes that they are not effective. This conclusion fully coincides with the alerts and rejections at the border level that are notified through the Rapid Alert Network for Feed and Food (RASFF), where figs and pistachios from Turkey are prominent players due to the presence of aflatoxins.

It should be noted that the EU establishes that each shipment of dried figs and pistachios coming from Turkey or through Turkey must have a health certificate issued by the authorities, as well as the results of official sampling that demonstrate compliance with the requirements on maximum levels. of aflatoxins. It should be remembered that no level has been established for Ochratoxin A in dried figs. Figs from Turkey are subject to a 20% analysis frequency by EU countries, while it is 50% for pistachios.

There is a decreasing trend of rejection decisions based on Turkish pre-export tests. This fact contrasts with the results obtained in the controls carried out by the EU countries. In short, the ability of the Turkish control system to ensure that all shipments of exported dried figs and pistachios have been produced in accordance with EU regulations is called into question.

The auditors found that official controls are not designed to verify and control whether farmers implement mycotoxin control measures. Reports on official controls, including the effectiveness of HACCP schemes and controls carried out by processors, are also poor.

USA – Woman’s estate wins big award from Big Olaf in wrongful Listeria death lawsuit – $4 Million

Herald Tribune

SARASOTA — The estate of a 79-year-old Illinois woman who died after eating listeria-tainted ice cream from a Sarasota creamery was awarded $4 million by a U.S. District Court judge in Tampa this week.

The ruling came Tuesday in the wrongful death suit filed last year by Bill Marler, a nationally known foodborne illness attorney who represented the estate of Mary Billman. Marler was retained following Billman’s death on Jan. 29, 2022, and the listeria outbreak identified by federal and state regulators last summer that gained national attention.