RASFF Alerts – Aflatoxin – Groundnuts – Almonds – Hazlenuts – Basmati Rice – Pistachios

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RASFF-aflatoxins (Tot. = 16.6 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts in shell from Egypt in Germany

RASFF-aflatoxins (Tot. = 45.8 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts in shell from Egypt in Germany

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 40.7; Tot. = 44.1 µg/kg – ppb) in almonds from the United States in Italy

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 825; Tot. = 1279 µg/kg – ppb) in groundnuts from Togo in Belgium

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 9.1 µg/kg – ppb) in hazelnuts from Turkey in the UK

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 5.13 µg/kg – ppb) in basmati rice from Pakistan in Italy

RASFF-aflatoxins (B1 = 24 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios from Iran in Spain

RASFF Alert – Listeria monocytogenes – Chilled Bacon

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RASFF-Listeria monocytogenes (presence /25g) in chilled bacon from Poland in Poland

RASFF Alerts – Ochratoxin A – Paprika Powder – Raisins – Dried Raisins – Pistachios

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RASFF-ochratoxin A (31 µg/kg – ppb) in paprika powder from unknown origin in Germany

RASFF-ochratoxin A (15.2 µg/kg – ppb) in raisins from Turkey in Poland

RASFF-ochratoxin A (16 µg/kg – ppb) in dried raisins from the United Arab Emirates in Portugal

RASFF-ochratoxin A (460, 440 µg/kg – ppb) in pistachios from the United States in the Netherlands

RASFF Alert – Moulds – Broccoli Salad

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RASFF-broccoli salad from the Netherlands infested with moulds in Denmark

RASFF Alerts -Salmonella – Paprika Powder – Ground Cumin – Sesame Seeds – Sprouts – Food Supplement – Raw White Legged Shrimps – Salted Chicken Breast – Pork Burgers – Black Pepper – Chicken Meat Preparations

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RASFF-Salmonella (presence in 25g /25g) in salmonella in paprika powder from China in Spain

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in ground cumin from Spain in Belgium

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in sesame seeds from Sudan in Greece

RASFF-Salmonella (present /25g) in sprouts from France in the Netherlands

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in food supplement from France in France

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in sesame seeds from Sudan in Greece

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in frozen raw whiteleg shrimps (Penaeus vannamei) from Vietnam in the Netherlands

RASFF-Salmonella (in 1 out of 5 samples) in frozen salted chicken half breasts from Brazil in the UK

RASFF-Salmonella enterica ser. Lisboa (presence /25g) in sesame seeds from Sudan in Greece

RASFF-Salmonella (present /10g) in frozen pork burgers from Belgium in Belgium

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in black pepper from Vietnam in Spain

RASFF-Salmonella (in 1 out of 3 samples) in paprika powder from China in Spain

RASFF-Salmonella enterica ser. Newport (presence /25g) in frozen chicken breast fillet whith inner from Poland in Italy

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in sesame seeds from Nigeria in Cyprus

RASFF-Salmonella enterica ser. Indiana (presence /25g) in frozen chicken meat preparation from the Netherlands, via Germany in France

Research – Drug-resistant bacteria found in 25% of migrants to Europe


A new review of research on migrant populations in Europe has found that more than a quarter are infected or colonized with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, with evidence suggesting that the pathogens are being acquired along the migration route or in host countries.

The findings are from a review and meta-analysis of observational studies on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in migrants conducted by researchers from Imperial College London and published yesterday in the The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The researchers also found that the prevalence of AMR carriage or infection was even higher among refugees and asylum seekers and in high-migrant community settings. But they did not find high rates of AMR transmission from migrants to host populations.

The findings come amid a recent wave of immigration that has brought more than 2 million migrants to Europe since 2015, an influx that’s been driven in part by conflicts and instability in the Middle East and Africa. The authors of the study suggest that the poor conditions that many migrants are exposed to in transit and in host countries—including crowded refugee camps and detention centers with poor sanitation and little access to healthcare—may promote the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The role of these settings in the spread of infectious diseases has been highlighted in previous studies.

“Poor social conditions in these settings, such as inadequate sanitation, overcrowding, and restricted access to health services (including antibiotics or vaccinations), favour the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections,” the authors write.

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella- Soya for Feed – Poultry Meal – Fish Feed – Rapeseed Meal – Rapeseed Cake

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RASFF-Salmonella in soya for feed – multiple feed products from China, via the United Kingdom in the UK

RASFF-Salmonella (in 3 out of 5 samples /25g) in poultry meal from Italy in Belgium

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in complete feed for fish from Poland in Poland

RASFF-Salmonella enterica ser. Infantis (present in /25g) in rapeseed meal from Russia in Finland

RASFF-Salmonella (presence /25g) in rapeseed cake from Germany in Germany